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2013-01-20 11:29:02 AM  
*clicks on link*

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-20 11:42:41 AM  
Tomorrow's Special Guest Host:

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-20 11:57:19 AM  
Sanduskied them
 
2013-01-20 12:02:30 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Monitoring this thread.
 
2013-01-20 12:05:21 PM  
Who cares? Does the character on the show molest little children? No? Do kids in the UK have any idea who Jimmy Savile is or what he did? I hope not.

Then it's just a comical mistake.
 
2013-01-20 12:05:35 PM  

vudukungfu: Sanduskied them


I know you love the Sandusky story, but he is like the street rapist to Savile's Professor Moriarty. The scale just isn't even in the same league.
 
2013-01-20 12:07:48 PM  
Reads article... I don't get it... am I missing something?
 
2013-01-20 12:08:15 PM  
"Max from Tweenies dressed as Jimmy Savile just now nearly chokes on my cornflakes"

umm.... barney the dinosaur dressed as michael jackson choking on my cornflakes... sounds ok. i'm up for it.
 
2013-01-20 12:09:29 PM  

NobleHam: Who cares? Does the character on the show molest little children? No? Do kids in the UK have any idea who Jimmy Savile is or what he did? I hope not.

Then it's just a comical mistake.


This, basically. The episode is about 12 years old, and was just run in rotation. Deserving of a dopeslap? Maybe. Deserving of all the pearl-clutching going on in that article? No.
 
2013-01-20 12:11:07 PM  
Well, you can bet someone was thinking of the children.
 
2013-01-20 12:13:05 PM  
Something happened, it must be trolling.
Trolled! What a troll!
 
2013-01-20 12:13:07 PM  
i'm not sure how this is more scandalous than the fact that the simpsons episode featuring the WTC is still in syndication. and i think it would be scandalous if that episode wasn't still in syndication.

static.disclose.tv
 
2013-01-20 12:14:51 PM  
The puppet was dancing to Gary Glitter's "Do You Wanna Touch Me There?"
 
2013-01-20 12:15:03 PM  

the801: i'm not sure how this is more scandalous than the fact that the simpsons episode featuring the WTC is still in syndication. and i think it would be scandalous if that episode wasn't still in syndication.

[static.disclose.tv image 361x303]


hahahah!! scandalous
 
2013-01-20 12:16:26 PM  
Oh no, they showed a repeat from 11 years ago.
 
2013-01-20 12:18:21 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Tomorrow's Special Guest Host:


Gacey and Friends?
 
2013-01-20 12:22:03 PM  

Richard C Stanford: Lionel Mandrake: Tomorrow's Special Guest Host:

Gacey and Friends?


Gacey is dead.

But Pogo lives.
 
2013-01-20 12:22:53 PM  
The episode, which was filmed in 2001

Spare me your outrage.
This is like the efforts to remove every instance of the WTC after 9/11 from every form of media.
 
2013-01-20 12:25:10 PM  
statepenned!
 
2013-01-20 12:26:15 PM  

FormlessOne: NobleHam: Who cares? Does the character on the show molest little children? No? Do kids in the UK have any idea who Jimmy Savile is or what he did? I hope not.

Then it's just a comical mistake.

This, basically. The episode is about 12 years old, and was just run in rotation. Deserving of a dopeslap? Maybe. Deserving of all the pearl-clutching going on in that article? No.


Yes and no. This isn't just about Savile being able to sneak under the radar as a pedo for decades; this is a continuing tale of the BBC being rather inept at handling the matter. Since Newsnight pulled a report on Savile at the same time that two tribute programs were aired at the same time. Considering how much flak Auntie has taken in the last 12 months over this, you would think they'd take a moment and make sure their programming didn't give people a reason to mock them again, especially childrens' programming.

All that said, I look forward to the first episode of the next Top Gear season. I'm sure Clarkson will unload both barrels on everybody.
 
2013-01-20 12:32:15 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-20 12:39:31 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Richard C Stanford: Lionel Mandrake: Tomorrow's Special Guest Host:

Gacey and Friends?

Gacey is dead.

But Pogo lives.


img849.imageshack.us

Truer words were never spoken.
 
2013-01-20 12:40:20 PM  

the801: i'm not sure how this is more scandalous than the fact that the simpsons episode featuring the WTC is still in syndication. and i think it would be scandalous if that episode wasn't still in syndication.

[static.disclose.tv image 361x303]


That simpsons episode edits out the WTC scene (I think Homer goes up WTC to pee?) when shown in syndication.
 
2013-01-20 01:08:41 PM  
Brits... how did you guys not figure out this crap earlier?

I mean... just look at him.

static.guim.co.uk

I'm American and knew nothing of him or his work before this whole scandal broke... but I'd keep my kid cousins away from him if he had just walked into the room.

/and good lord, look at those teeth
 
2013-01-20 01:09:51 PM  

offmymeds: Monitoring this thread.


That stench you smell is the author of gunslinger girl shiatting himself
 
2013-01-20 01:11:19 PM  

Begoggle:
This is like the efforts to remove every instance of the WTC after 9/11 from every form of media.


What did the WTC ever do that's so bad?

/agrees with UNC_Samurai
 
2013-01-20 01:12:38 PM  

Begoggle: The episode, which was filmed in 2001

Spare me your outrage.
This is like the efforts to remove every instance of the WTC after 9/11 from every form of media.


No it isn't.

The WTC never hurt anybody or masqueraded as something wholesome whilst being something else.

Trying to remove references to the WTC as if it never existed is pathetic and embarrassing.

Removing references to someone who we now know to be a paedophile from a children's TV show is sensible and shows that the BBC management have got half a clue what they are doing.
 
2013-01-20 01:27:42 PM  
If it wasn't show by the BBC, it wouldn't be such a big deal, but as the BBC and how they've handled the whole thing is the biggest source of outrage, the fact that they're the ones to show it makes it all the more in bad taste funnier.

And yes, in the UK EVERYONE knows who Jimmy Saville is, even the little kids, especially the little kids.
 
2013-01-20 01:41:23 PM  
It would have been better if Rock and Roll Pt 2 was playing during the sketch.
 
2013-01-20 01:48:05 PM  
When an entertainer who was a pervasive part of your culture turns out to have been a kiddie fiddler, it tends to haunt you.
 
2013-01-20 01:48:21 PM  
'Too soon?'

To make fun of a massive case of sexual abuse/exploitation of children by a publicly well-love man who got away with it because certain people at the BBC helped cover it up?

Fark, YES, you stupid, farking wankers.
 
2013-01-20 01:51:08 PM  

UNC_Samurai: FormlessOne: NobleHam: Who cares? Does the character on the show molest little children? No? Do kids in the UK have any idea who Jimmy Savile is or what he did? I hope not.

Then it's just a comical mistake.

This, basically. The episode is about 12 years old, and was just run in rotation. Deserving of a dopeslap? Maybe. Deserving of all the pearl-clutching going on in that article? No.

Yes and no. This isn't just about Savile being able to sneak under the radar as a pedo for decades; this is a continuing tale of the BBC being rather inept at handling the matter. Since Newsnight pulled a report on Savile at the same time that two tribute programs were aired at the same time. Considering how much flak Auntie has taken in the last 12 months over this, you would think they'd take a moment and make sure their programming didn't give people a reason to mock them again, especially childrens' programming.

All that said, I look forward to the first episode of the next Top Gear season. I'm sure Clarkson will unload both barrels on everybody.


Perhaps - I'm not saying I don't agree with you, but I am saying that perhaps the reaction is a bit strong. It's not as if BBC has decided to launch a four-hour Jimmy Savile retrospective.They aired an episode of a children's show, filmed more than a decade ago, that had a character which, for one skit, loosely parodied Jimmy Savile. Like I said, it's probably deserving of a dopeslap, but not much more than that.
 
2013-01-20 01:58:32 PM  
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For the farkers in the United Kingdom......this guy seemed like the perfect fit to host children's television shows? Totally not a pervert right?
 
2013-01-20 02:11:37 PM  
You can't tell me that this pederast managed to rape everything that moved for over half a century and yet the BBC was completely oblivious to it!

BULL


FARKING


SH*T!!


I'm suspecting that the "the Beeb" knew about this sh*t all along. Hell, some BBC execs and stars may have diddled some kids of their own that were provided pre-groomed by Jimmy. They just waited for the little creep to die off first so that he can't name names if put into the dock.

I sure hope Jim kept a secret journal somewhere that do name those names (as insurance) and Jim'll posthumously fix some Pedobears in high places.
 
2013-01-20 02:18:15 PM  

Begoggle: The episode, which was filmed in 2001

Spare me your outrage.
This is like the efforts to remove every instance of the WTC after 9/11 from every form of media.


But we have to pretend it ever existed. That's what you do when something bad happens, right?

Seriously, though- it was just a dumb mistake, and now it will live forever on the internet so that people can figure out what was so wrong about it.
 
2013-01-20 02:20:43 PM  

Marine1: Brits... how did you guys not figure out this crap earlier?

I mean... just look at him.



I'm American and knew nothing of him or his work before this whole scandal broke... but I'd keep my kid cousins away from him if he had just walked into the room.

/and good lord, look at those teeth


It's like the mouth of Sauron.
 
2013-01-20 02:31:58 PM  
Come sit on uncle Pribars lap and we will talk about the first little old thing that pops up, ok?
 
2013-01-20 02:35:20 PM  

Richard C Stanford: Marine1: Brits... how did you guys not figure out this crap earlier?

I mean... just look at him.

I'm American and knew nothing of him or his work before this whole scandal broke... but I'd keep my kid cousins away from him if he had just walked into the room.

/and good lord, look at those teeth

It's like the mouth of Sauron.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

"Hey!  Don't associate me with that son of a biatch!!"
 
2013-01-20 02:41:21 PM  
How do you punish Hitler after he's dead?
 
2013-01-20 03:11:18 PM  

FormlessOne: It's not as if BBC has decided to launch a four-hour Jimmy Savile retrospective.


Yeah, they already made that mistake, and it cost Entwhistle his job.
 
2013-01-20 03:13:42 PM  
What, did they change the schedule for the remainder of season 7 of Doctor Who?
 
2013-01-20 03:47:29 PM  
As a Republican I'm not yet sure if im supposed to be outraged by this Savile thing. Afterall, none of my boys have weighed in on wether or not these cases constitute "Legitimate" rape....
 
2013-01-20 04:07:23 PM  

Marine1: Brits... how did you guys not figure out this crap earlier?

I mean... just look at him.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

I'm American and knew nothing of him or his work before this whole scandal broke... but I'd keep my kid cousins away from him if he had just walked into the room.

/and good lord, look at those teeth


Holy shiat, I've never seen a picture of this guy before, but he looks EXACTLY like how I picture the character Goss from China Mieville's "Kraken".

Good book, by the way. And, from what I'm reading about Savile, maybe not a bad comparison.
 
2013-01-20 04:18:00 PM  

NobleHam: Who cares? Does the character on the show molest little children? No? Do kids in the UK have any idea who Jimmy Savile is or what he did? I hope not.

Then it's just a comical mistake.


Everyone knows who Jimmy Savile is. Everyone knew before the scandal broke. He is a very distinctive character. It's a pity he turned out to be a nonce as it's completely destroyed parodies of him. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, did a Jimmy Savile impression at one time or another.

Also,

p.twimg.com
 
2013-01-20 04:38:35 PM  

Gordon Bennett: NobleHam: Who cares? Does the character on the show molest little children? No? Do kids in the UK have any idea who Jimmy Savile is or what he did? I hope not.

Then it's just a comical mistake.

Everyone knows who Jimmy Savile is. Everyone knew before the scandal broke. He is a very distinctive character. It's a pity he turned out to be a nonce as it's completely destroyed parodies of him. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, did a Jimmy Savile impression at one time or another.

Also,

[p.twimg.com image 448x600]


Private Eye FTW
 
2013-01-20 05:16:13 PM  

Begoggle: The episode, which was filmed in 2001

Spare me your outrage.
This is like the efforts to remove every instance of the WTC after 9/11 from every form of media.


Pretty much this.

My first impulse is to wish some painful fate upon the people making trouble over such things. They are pests, and they get in the way of the life that people should be getting on with in the wake of the deeds of bad men, and they deserve to be punished for compounding the evils that bad men bring into the world.

But, you know, I just can't think of anything that could be done to the sort of person who who could be outraged over the mere appearance of now-destroyed buildings or disgraced celebrities in television reruns -- at least nothing that could make them suffer worse. Life must be Hell for people that delicate.
 
2013-01-20 05:39:29 PM  
And for good measure he was also quite probably a necrophiliac. And he spent several days alone with his Mother's corpse.
 
2013-01-20 05:49:22 PM  

Suede head: And for good measure he was also quite probably a necrophiliac. And he spent several days alone with his Mother's corpse.


He was, apparently, a trysexual, so, yeah, I'm sure he cracked open a cold one at least once.
 
2013-01-20 05:54:50 PM  
www.burningshadow.dk
 
2013-01-21 04:02:31 AM  

ShannonKW: Begoggle: The episode, which was filmed in 2001

Spare me your outrage.
This is like the efforts to remove every instance of the WTC after 9/11 from every form of media.

Pretty much this.

My first impulse is to wish some painful fate upon the people making trouble over such things. They are pests, and they get in the way of the life that people should be getting on with in the wake of the deeds of bad men, and they deserve to be punished for compounding the evils that bad men bring into the world.

But, you know, I just can't think of anything that could be done to the sort of person who who could be outraged over the mere appearance of now-destroyed buildings or disgraced celebrities in television reruns -- at least nothing that could make them suffer worse. Life must be Hell for people that delicate.


Pretending that a perfectly fine, normal building never existed solely because it was destroyed in a terrorist attack and/or being offended by the fact that images of said building appear in programmes made before it was destroyed is NOT the same as being offended by a children's TV show broadcast today featuring references to a man who we now know used his status as a children's tv host to abuse children.

If you cannot see a difference you are clearly not playing with a full deck.
 
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