Sunday, 25 April 2010

Graham Norton Nerd-rage


If you're as narked about that as I was, do what I did - complain to the twats at the BBC.

Good open letter over at Den of Geek here.

I was about to say Very Rude Words Indeed - only the presence of the 6-year old Not Really A Nephew stopped me.

6 comments:

  1. I've seen this exploding across the internet, and I was surprised, because it didn't happen here (Brighton). That's not to say I wouldn't have been angry if it had, of course...

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  2. I believe it only happened on the SD feed and not on the HD one. I'm not actually a huge fan of modern Who but was watching it at friends - this had been a really good episode as well.

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  3. Yes, it was a bit annoying to have this occur on the best episode yet.

    Apparently it didn't happen in Scotland either, nor on the HD channel, as you say. And the BBC has issued an apology already, which is nice, and may mean that it won't happen again.

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  4. Wow, this particular nerdjihad passed me by entirely (HD channel). I'm just ticked they stretched it into a *rassa frassa* 2-parter.

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  5. I still don't get the Grahm Norton show, like at all, is it just because he's effeminate? haven't they moved past the phase where homosexuality is a giggly novelty? I thought we were the repressed rednecks....

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  6. I still don't get the Grahm Norton show, like at all, is it just because he's effeminate? haven't they moved past the phase where homosexuality is a giggly novelty? I thought we were the repressed rednecks....

    Norton belongs to a long tradition of British camp humour whereby gay entertainers can play on their public persona of being a non sexually threatening male to get very close to the knuckle and essentially get away with "blue" material that a straight entertainer wouldn't. Mostly aimed at women (particularly middle aged ones) and ironic gays. Curiously enough much of Who's fanbase is also made up of ironic gays.

    I find him quite funny but his US show was rubbish since he was quite drastically reined in and clearly don't want to cause offence. He's not as good when doing the general "BBC presenter" thing as he has to keep all the bile inside.

    Although Are You Being Served seems to have cult appeal in the US, I'm not sure his humour (and that of Julian Clary etc.) really travels well.

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