Saturday, 14 March 2009

Red Nose Day 2009

I really enjoy the humour of Comic Relief as well as finding out about how they spend the money they raise.

It’s really tearjerking stuff watching those children in Africa die of malaria and the high number of women who die in childbirth. No wonder the celebrities break down when they are filming. Although it's hard to watch it's great to see how they spend the money both in this country and in Africa.

On the lighter side here are some of my favourite comedy parts of the night.

Mama Mia
Loved the take off by Jennifer Saunders, Dawn Fench, Joanna Lumley and Phllip Glennister. I thought about Gill when I was watching it and her post about the singing from the film Mama Mia. There are a couple of other clips but my favourite is The Winner Takes it All! I really detested the Meryl Streep version but I do like most of the other songs from the film. I digress, anyway judge for yourself.

I Just Can't Get Enough - The Saturdays
I liked the earlier version of this by Depeche Mode but I love the official song release for this year by The Saturdays. For the Golden Oldies watch out for a brief glimpse of Muffin the Mule.

I found the Robbie Williams and Little Britain sketch really funny. I think Robbie Williams has found his niche. Well he’ll have to do something as he didn’t have the sense to go back to Take That. They’ve only posted the first part of the sketch and it was the final part that was funniest.

One of the funniest parts of the night was when they showed the filming of the video of Is This the Way to Amarillo? with Peter Kay and others from an earlier show in 2005. Yes, the bit where Ronnie Corbett fell off the treadmill. They showed you how it was filmed with Peter Kay telling how it happened and everyone trying not to laugh when he fell. It was so funny and luckily he wasn't hurt. I don't think they'll match that in a hurry! If you want to see it again here's the original.

I’m not a fan of The Office and I didn’t find The Office Opera sketch funny at all but if you’re a fan you can find it on You Tube and there are lots more clips from last night’s programmes including The Royle Family and Harry Hill's TV Burp.


  1. I enjoyed Mama Mia-even Meryl Streep. I found her brave to take on such a role.

    I love comedy too. I'll have to check out your videos later because officially, I'm still working.

  2. Dear Winifred -~ I enjoy comedy also and music. I do
    love all the Abba music - it
    never seems to age. Mama Mia was a good movie.
    Thanks for your visit and glad you enjoyed the Peacock joke. My leg is juat so-so. I avoid walking as much as I can. I see the docto again next week. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

  3. Hi again Winifred ~~ Thank you for your message about Gwen who was a lovely friend and she will be missed.

    Glad you enjoyed the jokes ~~ about
    Mr. Gorsky and the Queensland school answering machine, saying much of what we all think. Take care, my friend,Love, Merle.

  4. I had to do some comic relief research to find out all about "Red Nose" day. I think I've got it now. I'm certain lots of good things come out of the celebration,and a lot of fun for all.

  5. I never did see Mama Mia. I never watch movies so perhaps that is why.

  6. I didn't see very much on the night but did tape it to watch at a later date. They did a marvellous job on the night to raise so much money.

    I saw "Mamma Mia" and have to say I thought Meryl Streep was fantastic as she is no singer! I really loved it. Now looking forward to seeing the Comic Relief take off. A x


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