Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Saint of Killers » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:07 am

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Saint of Killers wrote:There needs to be more Brooker and less of everyone else by quite a large amount. (Not including Stanhope who needs to come out of retirement and make me chuckle.)


It's the same as the Daily Show really, the best bits are almost always the host taking the piss out of news/TV show clips.


This is much worse as we only get 6 (5?) eps a year of Brooker. Also TDS correspondants are funnier than the two gimps on Wipe.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by LFF » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:11 am

I agree that there's a little too much of them but I personally don't mind the talking heads too much, even if their jokes are never as good as Brooker's.


Jake Yapp's segment is fun though but the Zeb character however is just annoying.

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PostCharlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by mrspax » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:14 am

Maybe I am wrong, but do they generally use ITN clips for news items? Seems odd. Maybe they use BBC footage but it doesn't stand out cos there isnt the stupid logo in the corner.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Cribs » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:21 pm

I am a fan of Cunk and Shitpeas, however I still prefer Limmy to the rest.

I also agree that Morgana, the impressionist woman, is pretty awful due to the overly lengthy pieces.

Jake Yapp I don't care for.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by satriales » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:54 pm

I'm not a fan of the blogger character either, but I do like the 'related Youtube videos' and such at the side of the screen. The last episode first had a cat, then a Golliwog, then "Shitpeas joins UKIP" :lol:

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by TV Dinner » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:41 am

Saint of Killers wrote::lol: That Greg Wallace (bald Master Chef chap) thing was amazing. Especially all the strawberry floating mentions he got on shows he wasn't even on!



That was probably the best thing in this series so far. I for one welcome our new bald greengrocer overlords.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by chalkitdown » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:07 pm

The Greg Wallace stuff on this week's episode :lol: I'd never even heard of that guy before.

The best bit was Ed Miliband's answer to that question where he wasn't supposed to mention the government. What a knobhead.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Fade » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:16 pm

"Outside of politics"

Continuously mentions politics.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Skippy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:25 pm

Here's that all-Brooker episode we wanted

Edit: Never mind, there's some Cunk at the end. Mostly Brooker then

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by satriales » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:37 pm

Cunk was the best bit in that episode.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:25 pm

satriales wrote:Cunk was the best bit in that episode.


:dread:

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by chalkitdown » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:38 pm

:dread: Jesus Christ. That's some Frank or even Glowy levels of bad opinion right there.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Advent7 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:16 am

I don't even try to watch the cunk etc bits now, just immediately fast forward until Brooker is on again which means each episode lasts about 10 mins for me.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by LFF » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:53 pm

Felt like Brooker didn't have as much to talk about this week, making for a slightly weaker episode.


Wasn't bad by any means but going back to the tax avoidance story felt a little odd.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Fade » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:43 pm

The Cunk bit wasn't too bad this week. Made me chuckle a couple of times.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by chalkitdown » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:47 pm

Liked the TOTP gimmick they used to segue into pieces.

Is next week the last episode as usual before a 6th episode full of clips of the previous 5? :dread:

I'll never understand why they don't run this for months at a time like other news programmes. 5 episodes a year is piss all.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Fade » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:14 pm

I'm guessing because getting a show written filmed and edited in a week is quite hard work.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Irene Demova » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:52 pm

It's so strawberry floating weird, "here's the news from this week" for five weeks then nothing all year.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by chalkitdown » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:58 pm

Fade wrote:I'm guessing because getting a show written filmed and edited in a week is quite hard work.


So just like every other weekly scripted show, then.

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PostRe: Charlie Brooker's Wipe Thing
by Fade » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:00 pm

chalkitdown wrote:
Fade wrote:I'm guessing because getting a show written filmed and edited in a week is quite hard work.


So just like every other weekly scripted show, then.

What other shows are you referring to?

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