Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sir Trevor McDoughnut Does Satire

Is anyone watching Trevor McDonald's News Knight programme? Funniest thing I have seen on TV for ages. I never thought he had it in him. Now, do you think that is enough to get an invite onto the next edition? Thought not. Must perfect my crawling technique.

32 comments:

Adrian Yalland said...

all down to good script writing!

Nicholas Bennett said...

And editing. I agree it is one of the best ITV programmes in a longtime.

Gollywog said...

If he does satire, I'm a Sambo

Mary-Anne said...

Good lord.

mutleythedog said...

I have been invited on..!!

By the way can you delete the gollywog/sambo thing please?

jailhouselawyer said...

Word verification "lipgod" no wonder all the girls find me adorable...

He's done alright on Have I Got News For You before, and he was funny with Lenny Henry...

Steven Bainbridge said...

I've got to say, I thought the programme was dreadful. It was simply cringeworthy, had no structure and I even thought many of the jokes were poor. A cheap attempt to imitate the irreplaceable Have I Got News For You.

verity said...

mutleythedog - you're the boss of Iain's blog? You're giving orders?

"By the way can you delete the gollywog/sambo thing please?

Why?

Could you patrol your own property, please?

verity said...

Trevor McMoron is a joke. Try to get him to answer a question. And you get a hissy fit.

He's an angry, self-regarding little nit.

Agree with Gollywog, this silly, self-regarding jerk doesn't do satire.

mitch said...

only thing i didnt like was that brigstock bloke hes about as funny as
prescotts armpit on a hot day.

ranter said...

Lenny Henry funny? When was that then? I don't know why the BBC keeps giving him his own programmes - or do I?

jane said...

Not funny. Embarrassingly bad. Sir Trev should be ashamed. He must have got an enormous package (ooh er missus it's true what they say) to have accepted it.

Peter Jenkins Jones said...

In the Thatcher years your ambition seems to have to become an MP. Now the "celebrity" years are here you number one ambition was to be on HIGNFY, is this now superceded by News Knight?

Fame gone to your head, dear boy?

Curly said...

McDoughnut? Satire?

Does he have any soul?

Christopher Glamorgan said...

Is it all about celebrity and raking in the cash these days? Where do I sign-up? :>D

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear me, more media tarting from Mr Dale..

Anonymous said...

Ah, verity, since we are allowed to use any lingo here, because we aren't allowed to dictate terms, only Iain, can you take your obese personage back to the americas and stick your ugly visage up your fundament ?

Just expressing my 'freedom of speech' there, honeybun ;-]

tapestry said...

Trevor MacDonald's OK - a nice bloke - but he's there because he's a token. He's not a natural comic. It's just comical to take a straight-laced news reader and put daft words in his mouth.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 10.49

(or should I call you Mike?)

I don't think that this is the real Verity posting a comment. She would never bother to quote another person, who she disagrees with in itallics.

Though, if it is the real Verity, welcome back!

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

Still waiting for your shadow cabinet predictions Iain.

Anonymous said...

Iain, Since you have ditched politics on this blog and concentrating on celeb stuff now - have you any news on how Paris Hilton is getting on?

sir bentley pauncefoot said...

I fear our brave host Iain has lost the will to blog this morning, inconsolable as he must be at the trouncing of his little chipmunk.

(I say, trouncing the chipmunk isn't some frightful code for something unspeakable, is it? Hate to upset the lingo-police...)

Little Black Sambo said...

Was the loathsome and unspeakable Mark Steele also on the programme?

Daily Referendum said...

Off subject,

Has Bertie Ahern promised Ireland a referendum on the UN Treaty?

I can't find any news of it on the BBC.

Anonymous said...

Telegraph says Ireland will be be having a referendum. Not surprising it's not on Al-Beeb.

Richard John said...

the reason you dont get more network media coverage is because you are not actually that good in front of the camera. Sorry, but it's a fact, sometimes you are mind-nombingly dull, and sometimes you talk so quietly, you need more charisma.

Also, if you hope to become an MP, I think you need to be more statesman like, all this gossip and mud-raking is great if you want column inches, but if you want to be taken seriously in politics. Stop trying to out-do Richard Littlejohn.

Sorry, I don't mean it in a horrible way, but that's just how I feel!

Anonymous said...

ahern - doesn't matter if he has. he's PM of A DIFFERENT COUNTRY.
ah, but ireland has referenda, so it must be better? no. it also has PR, so do you want that as well? and its constitution mentions the catholic church's special place in national life.
we're not a referendum country, except in truly exceptional circumstances, of which there has been one.
when the tories win the election, i'm sure they'll be only too happy to have lots and lots of referenda (heavy irony).

Daily Referendum said...

Surely this is today's major story?

All I can see on News 24 are constant reports of rain.

mutleythedog said...

Honestly! I said please didn't I? I have no intention of getting myself involved in this kind of high-level political dispute - the debate is too complicated for a simple soul like me , just a plea for some politeness...

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

daily referendum - Ireland are to hold a referendum according to one the nationals I read this morning.

Maybe DC will use this to step up the campaign for a referendum in the UK too?

verity said...

Anonymous 11:17 - It was the real Verity. And presumably the real "Mike".

I was motivated to post because Mutley the Dog has no right to dictate the terms on someone else's blog. I didn't like the "there's a good chap" dismissive,proprietorial air.

Thanks, Anonymous 11:17 a.m. I am going to get an icon to post with my name. It my cat I brought from France with me. I just have to figure out how to do it.

Mike - I'm already in N America so there's no question of my going "back". What is this obsession you have with obese women? It's icky.

Anonymous 11.17 am said...

Welcome back Verity!

The trolls have been getting away with far too much in your absence...