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Post by tanuki » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:37 pm

I could not stop laughing when I discovered this one today :lol:
Maybe because the main character looks very much like a Scimitar friend of mine ... Viv' - aka Coco La Blanc - :mrgreen:

https://www.facebook.com/BritishComedy/ ... 849997609/


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Post by drcdb15 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:15 pm

tanuki wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:37 pm
I could not stop laughing when I discovered this one today :lol:
Maybe because the main character looks very much like a Scimitar friend of mine ... Viv' - aka Coco La Blanc - :mrgreen:

https://www.facebook.com/BritishComedy/ ... 849997609/
Indeed a classic, which I remember from when it was first shown. I guess as the show fades into history this gem will become meaningless to newer generations of petrolheads. Such is life :?


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:07 pm

Brilliant. Never seen this before.


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Post by drcdb15 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:58 pm

In fact, the idea is not new, it originates with a Monty Python sketch from years ago, about Alan Whicker:



Alan Whicker was a David Frost cum Piers Morgan years before "celebrity" was ever thought of, and reality TV had yet to be conceived. In fact, Whicker was born into a world that barely had radio, much less television, in 1921.

He was essentially one of a kind, so much so that his "Whicker's World" globe-trotting reporter, interviewing the rich and famous, format ran for over 30 years. Full life story here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Whicker

As a result, towards the end it seemed like every time you turned on the telly there he was, in some new exotic desert island paradise with yet another wannabe film star or business mogul - hence the Monty Python spoof, and the location, a desert island somewhere in the south Pacific, Whicker Island.


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