Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Power Of Laughter

I have never watched a whole episode of I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!
That kind of screaming reality show leaves me all rather cold.
But last night, all wrapped up with a lem sip , a menstruating bulldog and a roaring fire, I turned on the TV to watch a couple of celebs face the "  hilarious " Bush Tucker Trial .
The trial consists of the celebs being faced with consuming various " disgusting " small meals. to the delight of the baying audience. If the celebs retch or God forbid vomit up their cow anus or kangaroo bollocks the screaming front men Ant & Dec curl themselves up with horrific delight.
It's a depressing spectacle for sure.
Last night the two celebs kind of turned the tables on the whole thing by realising just how ridiculous the contest was.
They literally laughed their way through it!
Carol Vorderman and the wonderfully named Scarlett Moffat exuded warmth and good humour in their scenes together and within minutes I was enjoying their interactions and natural mischievousness much more than the fact they were faced with eating some poor animals arsehole!


The programme underlines that we don't need all this " throwing Christians to the lions"  in order to entertain ourselves.
Watching two friends laughing loud and strong is much more attractive a spectacle in my eyes

18 comments:

  1. I have only caught glimpses of this programme in the past. One of the things I despise about it is the careless disrespect for other creatures - be it cockroaches, spiders, snakes or locusts. Instead of being the entertaining focus of "bush tucker trials" these wonderful creatures should be cherished and marvelled at. Another thing - who gives a fig about a bunch of minor celebrities having film fun in a fake Australian jungle setting?

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    1. I'm absolutely with you here, Y.P. The thought of the poor beings who are made to 'provide' the eats, for me more than outweighs the 'entertainment' value (with the 'yuk' factor) in their consumption. Maybe I'm just lacking in SOH!

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    2. Yes. And I have been told that I have no SOH.

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    3. Agreed, the casual cruelty displayed by this show makes me sick. It's not a kind of program I'd watch anyway, but the odd clip I've seen is pretty sick.

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  2. I was once told that kangaroo bollocks are a good non fattening alternative for Scotch eggs and about the same size. Would you care for me to send you some?

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  3. I like Scarlett on "Gogglebox," but I think I'll give this one a miss.

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  4. However funny there is no way on heaven or earth I would watch this trash
    Now I know you are ill but..............

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  5. I'm another who can't stand the thought of the living things they eat, so I haven't watched this show since the very first series.

    It looks like Scarlett and Carol made it more fun though. You sound like me, I watch rubbish tele when I'm ill too.

    I once had a hangover so bad I watched a full five hour Hollyoaks omnibus.... it was easier than getting off the sofa to switch channels (we didn't have a remote then).

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  6. Whose the blond with the hair? Someone give her a hairbrush.

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  7. Oh I love a bit of trash tv. I don't like it when they eat anything living though.

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  8. I had to look up ''lem sip''....

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  9. The woman in the middle looks like Batiste' s wife from The Missing!!

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  10. I haven't watched a good comedy in quite some time

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  11. That's kinda why I enjoy podcasts. The ones where a couple or a few people have a chat and enjoy each others' company. I don't watch Telly any more though. Can't stand the ads, artificial drama, or lack of content.

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    1. PS sorry about your custard tart. Some days it really feels like the Universe wants to give you a last kick in the pants to really teach you how to rise above. Having said that, think what a lucky day that gull was having!

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  12. I blame the Japanese; didn't they invent the whole idea of torturing people for the TV entertainment of others?

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  13. I wish I could get those channels/shows here ... we will not discuss how truly boring and dreadful the television programming is here ... whether it is just Florida or the entire US .. it is awful.

    Cro Magnon ... you musn't forget the Germans etc when being so bigoted.

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  14. Wish Vorderman would stop flaunting her threepenny bits = put em away love.

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