this morning with richard not judy
THIS MORNING WITH RICHARD NOT JUDY SERIES ONE, SHOW FOUR - BROADCAST 8th March 1998 - WATCH ONLINE
All right. Have to be really quick this week. Viewing figures went right down this Sunday (0.4 million- 0.5 million - 0.5 million). We presume this is because we were up against the Grand Prix, which sucks a bit. Lots of complaints too, mainly about inappropriate language and religious content.
SHOW 4 STUFF
TITLES - Rich is in bed with a monster. Stu was smoking a soap bubble pipe. Rich's fridge was full of chemical flasks. "BBC" logo appears in the bottom left of the screen when Stu gets out of bed (joke - Rob). A picture Louise was on the front of Rich's fridge with "I love you, Rich" and "Be my friend, Rich" speechbubbles.
TMWRNJ - Rich keeps messing this up and saying TWMRNJ. He claims this is a witty joke to show how difficult it is to say. But the reality is that he is a hopeless idiot.
Nicholas, the French Exchange Student is played by Ben Moor, from the world of adverts and the awful early morning comedy show Planet Mirth (ITV) . Ben also writes and performs delightful and witty one man shows which he does each year in Edinburgh and London. Go and see one if you get the chance. Stu accidentally called him Ben at one point. Did you see? Ha, what a nit.
Unusual Priest - This really seems to be kicking in now. We did tell you, but did you listen?
Organ Gang - The nation (and Rich and Stu) are split over whether this is great or rubbish. We had to cut this one down a lot. We'll probably put up a full version of the script for all comedy completist nits. One man has e mailed to say he is in love with Lily Liver, whilst another says he thinks she looks like Uhuru from Star trek. Is this deliberate? Who knows? No-one can fathom the depraved and strange mind of cartoonist Joseph Champniss.
Ironic Review - This is the last of these for the moment. This sketch was originally part of a much longer one (combined with the sketch that was broadcast in week 2) Again, a lot of good stuff got cut, but it still just about works.
Men of Achievement 1974 - still the least popular item, though a few people have come round to it. There's nothing more to it. It's just taking the piss out of the blokes who paid to be in the book. We might have a phone in vote on whether it should continue or not.
Millenium chat - This routine is based on Stephen Jay Gould's excellent book "Questioning the Millenium". We spent about an hour working out the maths which is kind of correct, except if there was such a thing as base 9 and a half we expect all numbers would be different too. We asked Dave Allen to come on to the show, but he declined.
Jerry Hall routine - this is another routine that evolved on the last tour (or in Australia, can't remember).
Roger Crowley - we're not getting much feedback either way on this strand. What do you think? Roger Mann takes off his shirt and dons the unusual hat for the role.
Jesus - Rich is actually Jesus and so all the Christians who are getting annoyed by him saying so better watch out, because if they don't start believing in him and liking him better than Stu, then he's going to make sure they go to Hell.
Water on the moon - We managed to do a routine about the moon without even mentioning a stick.
Life is Life was a hit in the 80s for Euro-pop sensations Opus. This song also featured heavily in Rich's play "Excavating Rita".
On the whole this show felt a bit disappointing to us - The audience seemed a bit reserved and we weren't really cooking. But Show 3 was always going to be a hard act to follow (and at least hardly anyone saw it!) Thanks for watching. Please tell your friends to. We are better than the Grand Prix and we won't let anyone else come through and win on purpose.
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