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Post by Derek Hazell » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:47 pm

I just heard Countdown mentioned in "The Office", and I thought we should have a thread for when we hear Countdown mentioned in other shows or films.

Here is a pretty good list to start with: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138228/movieconnections
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Post by Douglas Wilson » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:15 am

In About at Boy, Hugh Grant is seen watching Countdown on more than one occasion.

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Post by Mike Brailsford » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:04 pm

Adrian Edmonson in 'Teenage Kicks' and French & Saunders have mimicked the clock in sketches.

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Post by Douglas Wilson » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:48 pm

In Corrie about 6 months ago, Betty was working behind the bar and mentioned to one of the regulars (I can't remember who) that her son Gordon had applied to go on Countdown.

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Post by Kieran Child » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:58 pm

gordon williams hasn't been on though, so he didn't pass the audition clearly.

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:59 pm

Douglas Wilson wrote:In Corrie about 6 months ago, Betty was working behind the bar and mentioned to one of the regulars (I can't remember who) that her son Gordon had applied to go on Countdown.
Was it this episode?
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Post by Ben Hunter » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:06 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Douglas Wilson wrote:In Corrie about 6 months ago, Betty was working behind the bar and mentioned to one of the regulars (I can't remember who) that her son Gordon had applied to go on Countdown.
Was it this episode?
Didn't see any mention of Countdown in that clip, I think you meant this episode, Kai?

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Post by Sue Sanders » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:52 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:
Douglas Wilson wrote:In Corrie about 6 months ago, Betty was working behind the bar and mentioned to one of the regulars (I can't remember who) that her son Gordon had applied to go on Countdown.
Was it this episode?
Didn't see any mention of Countdown in that clip, I think you meant this episode, Kai?
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Post by Mike Brown » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:21 pm

Kieran Child wrote:gordon williams hasn't been on though, so he didn't pass the audition clearly.
His surname was Clegg, IIRC, but he still hasn't been on yet... :)

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Post by Lesley Hines » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:03 pm

Stephen Fry listed it as one of his guilty pleasures. To be fair the show was called "Stephen Fry's guilty pleasures" (or similar) so I'm not sure if it counts, but the man's a fan, anyway. :)
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Post by David O'Donnell » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:43 am

Lesley Hines wrote:Stephen Fry listed it as one of his guilty pleasures. To be fair the show was called "Stephen Fry's guilty pleasures" (or similar) so I'm not sure if it counts, but the man's a fan, anyway. :)
Likewise Peter Cook was depicted as playing Countdown with his Asian girlfriend in the biopic that was shown a few years ago.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:08 am

Countdown must have been mentioned on the UK version of The Office, or Kevin Bishop must have confused a UK version with a US version.

Anyway, there have been a handful of Weakest Link questions with the answer of Countdown.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:23 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Anyway, there have been a handful of Weakest Link questions with the answer of Countdown.
They could put them all together and have a special where all the questions have the answer "Countdown".

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:27 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:Anyway, there have been a handful of Weakest Link questions with the answer of Countdown.
They could put them all together and have a special where all the questions have the answer "Countdown".
Reminds me that on April 1 one year they did an edition where all the questions in the first round had the answer "bank".

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Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:30 pm

A clip was on It'll be Alright on the Night last night, where DesO made an inappropriate remark to a young lady contestant.
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Post by James Robinson » Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:37 pm

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A clip was on It'll be Alright on the Night last night, where DesO made an inappropriate remark to a young lady contestant.
I saw it too. And the original showing of the original showing of the programme around 12 months ago
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Post by Thomas Wood » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:51 pm

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A clip was on It'll be Alright on the Night last night, where DesO made an inappropriate remark to a young lady contestant.
I've just put the clip up on the Countdowngoofs channel for anyone that is interested. Link is below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63r2qJHj88U

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:58 pm

Thomas Wood wrote:
Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A clip was on It'll be Alright on the Night last night, where DesO made an inappropriate remark to a young lady contestant.
I've just put the clip up on the Countdowngoofs channel for anyone that is interested. Link is below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63r2qJHj88U
Awesome service as usual Thomas. Did you ever explain why you do this slash why you love Countdown so much? (you're welcome to answer simply "yes" and I'll go and find the welcome thread post myself)

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Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:56 pm

I can see it now.

"What is the first letter of the English alphabet?"

"Countdown."

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Post by Jimmy Gough » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:02 pm

Thomas Wood wrote:
Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A clip was on It'll be Alright on the Night last night, where DesO made an inappropriate remark to a young lady contestant.
I've just put the clip up on the Countdowngoofs channel for anyone that is interested. Link is below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63r2qJHj88U
It's already on youtube :arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPvv5uQndc8

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Post by Martin Smith » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:44 am

This happened the day before I was on, and was mentioned by the previous days's returning champion. I was slightly disappointed when I saw the episode on TV, a) because the gaffe was cut, and b) because I expected her to be better-looking.

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Post by Derek Hazell » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:49 am

Martin Smith wrote:This happened the day before I was on, and was mentioned by the previous days's returning champion. I was slightly disappointed when I saw the episode on TV, a) because the gaffe was cut, and b) because I expected her to be better-looking.
Yeah, they were a bit over-zealous in cutting that I think. After all it is a phrase which can be used perfectly innocently, and it is up to the viewer how they take it. Just like in the Carry On films which are broadcast during the day all the time.
On the other hand, perhaps they get a fee for submitting something to one of those gaffe shows, and if so I'd be right behind it.
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Post by Sue Sanders » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:35 am

'What was the first programme to be broadcast on Channel 4' has just been a question on this morning's 'Deadly Knowledge' (C4- 10a.m) It's a great example of TV that leaves you wondering 'how did they get through the audition', along with a terrible fear for the future and a strong urge to shout 'stop giggling and being so friggin' gormless' at the telly. The presenter, David Berry, is one of those who came to the fore when being a 'geezer' was flavour of the month. Surely it is easier to say 'Dee Aitch Lawrence' than it is to say 'Dee Haitch Lawrence'; and just what and where, is 'Sowsbury Cafedral'.

The current series is a repeat from about 3 years ago and a disproportionate questions seem to be about Jade Goody!
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Post by Sue Sanders » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:01 pm

Vord of the Board on the Paul O'Grady show tonight - well, NOW, if you can manage to put your brain in a bucket for the rest of the show.
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Post by Derek Hazell » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:16 pm

Derek Hazell wrote:On the other hand, perhaps they get a fee for submitting something to one of those gaffe shows, and if so I'd be right behind it.
Indeed, they do. I've just read a bit in Damian's book which said they would get £100 for these "clangers", with the bonus of the primetime exposure.
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Post by Alec Rivers » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:24 pm

Sue Sanders wrote:... put your brain in a bucket ...
Hmm, clever euphemism. ;)
(Sorry to lower the tone.)

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Post by Julie T » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:35 pm

Sort of a mention in 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' tonight:

The host read out a statement, then said something like "to see if that was a joke, let's consult joke corner", and cut to Phil Jupitus studying a book titled 'joke dictionary' which looked suspiciously like an ODE2r!

It did seem fairly amusing at the time. :)
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Post by Jimmy Gough » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:54 pm

Yes, I thought that too Julie.

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Post by Martin Bishop » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:30 pm

Did anyone spot Harry Hill's knitted character on Monday's episode of Countdown? On TV Burp they have a competition where you have to spot the knitted character and this week he/she/it was on Rachel's chair.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:44 pm

Martin Bishop wrote:Did anyone spot Harry Hill's knitted character on Monday's episode of Countdown? On TV Burp they have a competition where you have to spot the knitted character and this week he/she/it was on Rachel's chair.
Yeah, see the spoilers thread. I didn't watch Countdown that day and used the mention to enter the competition :)

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Post by Sue Sanders » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:47 pm

Martin Bishop wrote:Did anyone spot Harry Hill's knitted character on Monday's episode of Countdown? On TV Burp they have a competition where you have to spot the knitted character and this week he/she/it was on Rachel's chair.
That was brilliant :D (though didn't see it other than on HH) My ex husband and I used to try and catch eachother out with my knitted monkey. He went into the bread bin, in with the hoover bag, to Fuertaventura to be buried, in a carrier bag, in the sand with his tail sticking out. And he was twice the size of that knitted creature so not easy to sneak out of the house!

Anyway. I digress.

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Post by Derek Hazell » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:48 pm

Sue Sanders wrote:Back to the topic, please.
Jack Hurst selflessly shared it with everybody, and some cheeky woman who isn't even a member of the forum ended up winning it!
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Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:54 pm

Sue Sanders wrote:My ex husband and I used to try and catch eachother out with my knitted monkey.
Gross.

Was surprised to see that Derek hadn't posted this already.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:05 am

There's a new TV commercial for Terry's Chocolate Orange that uses the Countdown clock music.

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Post by Derek Hazell » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:27 am

Charlie Reams wrote:
Sue Sanders wrote:My ex husband and I used to try and catch eachother out with my knitted monkey.
Gross.

Was surprised to see that Derek hadn't posted this already.
Nope, I don't find knitted monkeys gross. I got one free with some tea once. Admittedly it does have a rather suspicious hole in its mouth though.

Am off work today, and just saw the knitted character on This Morning, sitting between Holly and Phillip*, if anyone wants another go.

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Post by Martin Bishop » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:30 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Martin Bishop wrote:Did anyone spot Harry Hill's knitted character on Monday's episode of Countdown? On TV Burp they have a competition where you have to spot the knitted character and this week he/she/it was on Rachel's chair.
Yeah, see the spoilers thread. I didn't watch Countdown that day and used the mention to enter the competition :)
Sorry. As usual, I'm about a week behind in my countdown-watching and associated forum-reading.

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Post by Sue Sanders » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:11 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:There's a new TV commercial for Terry's Chocolate Orange that uses the Countdown clock music.
There's an old TV commercial for Terry's Chocolate Orange that uses the Countdown clock music that Terry's have decided to resurrect
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Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:13 pm

Sue Sanders wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:There's a new TV commercial for Terry's Chocolate Orange that uses the Countdown clock music.
There's an old TV commercial for Terry's Chocolate Orange that uses the Countdown clock music that Terry's have decided to resurrect
Yeah it was on around this time last year, the royalty cash paid for the new set. I assume Phil meant a new one with the same music, but is it actually just recycled?

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Post by Brian Moore » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:23 pm

Martin Bishop wrote:Sorry. As usual, I'm about a week behind in my countdown-watching and associated forum-reading.
I shouldn't try to get up-to-date, as again 4oD has failed to post today's show yet. Still, fingers crossed it won't get three days behind, as it did the week before last.

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Post by Sue Sanders » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:38 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Sue Sanders wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:There's a new TV commercial for Terry's Chocolate Orange that uses the Countdown clock music.
There's an old TV commercial for Terry's Chocolate Orange that uses the Countdown clock music that Terry's have decided to resurrect
Yeah it was on around this time last year, the royalty cash paid for the new set. I assume Phil meant a new one with the same music, but is it actually just recycled?
What I saw looked familiar - set in an office with everyone nicking the segments while the girl's on the phone or something (don't pay much attention to ads) but damn fine to know that it put a decent amount of money into CD coffers
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Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:46 pm

Found this. The dog hates the squirrel. Can't find a better link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa9AoFXO5ZI

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Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:48 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Found this. The dog hates the squirrel. Can't find a better link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa9AoFXO5ZI
A better version (for those uninterested in dogs/squirrels).

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:11 am

Yeah that's the one, didn't realise it had been on before. Surprised that the programme benefited from the music royalties - I'd have expected them to go to Alan Hawkshaw.

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Post by Sue Sanders » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:29 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:Found this. The dog hates the squirrel. Can't find a better link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa9AoFXO5ZI
My dad hates squirrels because they steal his hazelnuts. So he puts traps out to catch them. The really stupid thing is, the nuts then sit in the fruitbowl uneaten, for months, until they turn to dust. But it allows for plenty of cheeky 'dad's nuts' innuendo to brighten our little household (nut season is longer than plum season!)
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Post by Derek Hazell » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:39 pm

On Russell Howard's Good News this week, he was talking about tunes you wouldn't want to have sex to, and the Countdown theme was one of them. He then speculated about whether Richard Whiteley used to have sex to it, and demonstrated other fun on Countdown by playing a clip of a young Carol Vorderman giggling when "POO" came up on the board, and then giggling further as it turned into "POOF".
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Post by Phil Reynolds » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:54 am

Derek Hazell wrote:On Russell Howard's Good News this week, he was talking about tunes you wouldn't want to have sex to, and the Countdown theme was one of them.
Just to be pedantic :roll: it was the clock music rather than the theme tune.

On this week's Beautiful People, there was a reference to Simon having made a collage of Carol Vorderman out of sequins.

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:02 am

Derek Hazell wrote:playing a clip of a young Carol Vorderman giggling when "POO" came up on the board, and then giggling further as it turned into "POOF".
Was that my game?

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Post by JimBentley » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:53 am

Derek Hazell wrote:On Russell Howard's Good News this week, he was talking about tunes you wouldn't want to have sex to, and the Countdown theme was one of them. He then speculated about whether Richard Whiteley used to have sex to it
One of my friends' mums had a friend who once went on a date with Richard Whiteley and we used to do this exact same joke, except in our version Richard would then say "Very good. Now here's Carol to show you how it should have been done!" :mrgreen:

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Post by Derek Hazell » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:20 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Derek Hazell wrote:playing a clip of a young Carol Vorderman giggling when "POO" came up on the board, and then giggling further as it turned into "POOF".
Was that my game?
Well spotted, Kai, but no it wasn't this game, as it was before she glammed up, and the P, O, O and F were the first four letters on the board that time.
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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by James Robinson » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:45 pm

Did anyone see Roy Walker's Gameshow Top 50 on Challenge last night?

The launch of Countdown came in at No.34. Rude words from Countdown past got to No.6.

Although I think the word gameshow was a bit loose considering the others in the list were hardly gameshows.

For example, the Eurovision Song Contest cropped up a few times.
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Post by Martin Smith » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:00 am

Season One of That Mitchell Webb look included a sketch called Numberwang, a gameshow parody spoofing obscure rules, over-cheerful contestants and nonsensical catchphrases. Episode three featured Gyles Brandreth as a guest in 'Number Corner', telling a story largely unrelated to the game itself halfway through.

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Post by Allan Harmer » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:36 am

There was a mention by Julie Walters in Victoria Woods's brilliant 'Mid Life Christmas' on Xmas Eve, playing the actress who played Mrs Overall in Acorn Antiques, who was trying to resurrect her career. She turned down the offer of a place on 'I'm A Celebrity' and said that if she really wanted to do that then she would go on CD as a guest in Dictionary Corner.

This programme was one of the funniest things I have seen for many years, with a great send up of Larkrise To Candleford and had me convulsing with laughter. Great stuff!

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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by Derek Hazell » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:15 pm

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments, a 2004 show (revised 2005) which was repeated this Christmas on More4 had a segment on the Countdown Christmas Special from 1997. Richard Whiteley was interviewed about the show, in which he played Carol (billed under her married name of Carol King), and lost on a crucial conundrum. Richard said that he pressed the buzzer immediately out of habit from pressing a button to start the conundrum, which handed the rest of the time to Carol (although she only needed 1 second more anyway!).

Another brilliant conundrum it was by the way, being "LostMeTie", when of course Richard was so well known for his love of said appendage.
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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by James Robinson » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:09 am

Interesting Countdown mention on last night's QI.

It gave a list of the top 10 ten play-off tunes for people who die, and the Countdown theme tune was No.1 :!: :shock: :o

It seemed to good to be true, but there you go.

The rest of the top 10 wasn't mentioned by the way.
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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by Martin Bishop » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:49 pm

James Robinson wrote:Interesting Countdown mention on last night's QI.

It gave a list of the top 10 ten play-off tunes for people who die, and the Countdown theme tune was No.1 :!: :shock: :o

It seemed to good to be true, but there you go.

The rest of the top 10 wasn't mentioned by the way.
Alan Davies clearly doesn't watch the show, as his attempt to hum the tune was shockingly bad.

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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by Junaid Mubeen » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:31 pm

After a torrid display, Clarke Carlisle was given a ribbing on MOTD today (he was also mentioned on Football Focus earlier). Alan Hansen went as far as to say he didn't think he should have gone on Countdown whilst Burnley were fighting relegation. Fool probably thinks it's a live show.

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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by James Robinson » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:40 pm

Junaid Mubeen wrote:After a torrid display, Clarke Carlisle was given a ribbing on MOTD today (he was also mentioned on Football Focus earlier). Alan Hansen went as far as to say he didn't think he should have gone on Countdown whilst Burnley were fighting relegation. Fool probably thinks it's a live show.
I remember watching Soccer Saturday earlier and Jeff was trying to defend him as best he could, despite the fact that he gave away 2 penalties.
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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by Junaid Mubeen » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:54 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Junaid Mubeen wrote:After a torrid display, Clarke Carlisle was given a ribbing on MOTD today (he was also mentioned on Football Focus earlier). Alan Hansen went as far as to say he didn't think he should have gone on Countdown whilst Burnley were fighting relegation. Fool probably thinks it's a live show.
I remember watching Soccer Saturday earlier and Jeff was trying to defend him as best he could, despite the fact that he gave away 2 penalties.
There's no doubt he was awful today, but to blame his appearance on Countdown is too convenient.

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Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Post by Alec Rivers » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:55 am

I did like the fact that Burnley scrambled his name on the team sheet which they'd given to the match commentators. I can't remember exactly, but it was something like RACKLE SCALLIER. :)

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