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2022-10-06 9:59:52 AM  
Weirdly, in my line of work, we deal with the same kind of people, in that they're short-sighted and selectively deaf whenever we tell them no.

It's only when the thing they were expecting to happen doesn't happen because they weren't listening when we told them it wasn't going to happen do they get royally pissed off and demand to know why the thing that was never going to happen... didn't.

Then it's all 'you're going to get fired' this... and 'I demand to speak to your manager' that... and 'what do you mean you ARE the manager?' what...
 
2022-10-06 10:08:07 AM  
Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!
 
2022-10-06 10:51:31 AM  

The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!


And despite the sometimes low brow humour, he keeps it classy somehow.  He's fairly skilled as a host/moderator.   I believe most of the 'mistakes' are deliberate - maybe not planned, but it's a decision to not worry about them for atmosphere.

I just don't give a crap about the musical guests and hate the big red chair skit.
 
2022-10-06 11:08:59 AM  

The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!


greg davies tells the best stories.
 
2022-10-06 11:22:19 AM  

You Are All Sheep: The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!

greg davies tells the best stories.


Lee Mack's Joke Leaves John Cleese In Near Tears | The Graham Norton Show
Youtube dmbpagijVkk
 
2022-10-06 11:25:39 AM  
Father Noel Furlong Best Bits - Father Ted Compilation
Youtube lk_-E2eBrrQ
 
2022-10-06 11:31:12 AM  

Unsung_Hero: The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!

And despite the sometimes low brow humour, he keeps it classy somehow.  He's fairly skilled as a host/moderator.   I believe most of the 'mistakes' are deliberate - maybe not planned, but it's a decision to not worry about them for atmosphere.

I just don't give a crap about the musical guests and hate the big red chair skit.


He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up.  One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.
 
2022-10-06 11:48:01 AM  

Myk-House of El: Unsung_Hero: The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!

And despite the sometimes low brow humour, he keeps it classy somehow.  He's fairly skilled as a host/moderator.   I believe most of the 'mistakes' are deliberate - maybe not planned, but it's a decision to not worry about them for atmosphere.

He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up. One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.


I'm not too familiar with his work outside of Father Ted but I must say, with all these rousing endorsements, I'm having a difficult time not molesting this multi-talented charmboat!
 
2022-10-06 12:01:38 PM  
If you're a fan of the biz, i highly recommend Down and Dirty Pictures, by Peter Biskind, who also wrote Easy Rider, Raging Bulls.   The book revolves around the rise of independant film, but it 75% about Weinstein.     I tell you, the rapey stuff that came to public knowledge decades later pales in comparison to how he ruined lives in other ways.    Just a diabolically evil, larger than life man in every facet of his conduct.
 
2022-10-06 12:24:11 PM  

Myk-House of El: Unsung_Hero: The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!

And despite the sometimes low brow humour, he keeps it classy somehow.  He's fairly skilled as a host/moderator.   I believe most of the 'mistakes' are deliberate - maybe not planned, but it's a decision to not worry about them for atmosphere.

I just don't give a crap about the musical guests and hate the big red chair skit.

He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up.  One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.


Dick Cavett's show in the late '60s, early '70s was fun.  He'd end up with 4 or 5 guests, actors, athletes, writers, politicians all there.  He would focus on each as they came out, but often, they'd interact so you might find Joe Frazier asking Norman Mailer a question or something.
 
2022-10-06 12:33:43 PM  

Myk-House of El: He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up.  One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.


I vaguely remember The Late Late show with James Corden trying a similar format with multiple guests altogether, etc. I say "vaguely remember" because I realized very quickly I can't stand Corden so I watched a grand total of maybe two episodes from five-ish years ago.

/Norton's show is great
 
2022-10-06 12:40:17 PM  

Killer Cars: Myk-House of El: He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up.  One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.

I vaguely remember The Late Late show with James Corden trying a similar format with multiple guests altogether, etc. I say "vaguely remember" because I realized very quickly I can't stand Corden so I watched a grand total of maybe two episodes from five-ish years ago.

/Norton's show is great


Corden's version is inept, but he at least gets credit for trying.
 
2022-10-06 1:23:23 PM  

Myk-House of El: Unsung_Hero: The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!

And despite the sometimes low brow humour, he keeps it classy somehow.  He's fairly skilled as a host/moderator.   I believe most of the 'mistakes' are deliberate - maybe not planned, but it's a decision to not worry about them for atmosphere.

I just don't give a crap about the musical guests and hate the big red chair skit.

He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up.  One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.


The last time I remember watching such an American talk show, it was Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" with George Carlin and Anne Coulter.  There was a dialogue going and George behaved himself because late night NBC.
 
2022-10-06 1:48:49 PM  

T.rex: If you're a fan of the biz, i highly recommend Down and Dirty Pictures, by Peter Biskind, who also wrote Easy Rider, Raging Bulls.   The book revolves around the rise of independant film, but it 75% about Weinstein.     I tell you, the rapey stuff that came to public knowledge decades later pales in comparison to how he ruined lives in other ways.    Just a diabolically evil, larger than life man in every facet of his conduct.


Jesus, I remember back in the day when he was just a concert promoter in WNY (Harvey, Corky, & Tice).  They ran all the shows it seemed.
 
2022-10-06 1:53:57 PM  

Kris_Romm: Killer Cars: Myk-House of El: He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up.  One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.

I vaguely remember The Late Late show with James Corden trying a similar format with multiple guests altogether, etc. I say "vaguely remember" because I realized very quickly I can't stand Corden so I watched a grand total of maybe two episodes from five-ish years ago.

/Norton's show is great

Corden's version is inept, but he at least gets credit for trying.


As he said, Corden to this day does this.  And, obviously people have wide opinions on Corden's personality and host ability, but, the format does lend itself to things to spontaneously happen like this last week of the guests just completely taking over the chat for 2-3 minutes a minute into the chat:

Max Greenfield Is a TikTok Sensation
Youtube ODPfjnV5VDg
 
2022-10-06 3:06:38 PM  

The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!


Oh sure, I'd go on Norton's show, but the whole time I'd be thinking of Craig Ferguson.
 
2022-10-06 3:18:13 PM  

You Are All Sheep: The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!

greg davies tells the best stories.


And Miriam Margolyes
 
2022-10-06 3:28:11 PM  

Myk-House of El: Unsung_Hero: The Silver Mullet: Graham Norton is the one talk show I would actually appear on, were I in any way famous. It looks like a really fun time, the conversations flow between the guests (and are usually damn funny), and you can drink!

And despite the sometimes low brow humour, he keeps it classy somehow.  He's fairly skilled as a host/moderator.   I believe most of the 'mistakes' are deliberate - maybe not planned, but it's a decision to not worry about them for atmosphere.

I just don't give a crap about the musical guests and hate the big red chair skit.

He's incredibly skilled at guiding the conversation, getting people to loosen up.  One of the things I we lost in US talk shows after Carson was the panel.  How guests would stay there, move down a spot and you'd get interactions.


Sometimes you get guests who try to overpower the situation and make the show their own. I thought Jamie Lee Curtis was a bit like that on the most recent episode, but to be faaair, she was the biggest star on the sofa.

Jonathan Ross' ITV talk show has a similar format of having all the guests on at the same time. And funnily enough, he's the reason that Norton's got the prime BBC talk show. Norton's show was already running when Sachsgate happened, but Ross' was the top tier, Norton's was second fiddle.
 
2022-10-06 4:13:07 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: T.rex: If you're a fan of the biz, i highly recommend Down and Dirty Pictures, by Peter Biskind, who also wrote Easy Rider, Raging Bulls.   The book revolves around the rise of independant film, but it 75% about Weinstein.     I tell you, the rapey stuff that came to public knowledge decades later pales in comparison to how he ruined lives in other ways.    Just a diabolically evil, larger than life man in every facet of his conduct.

Jesus, I remember back in the day when he was just a concert promoter in WNY (Harvey, Corky, & Tice).  They ran all the shows it seemed.


The book mentions those days!  It was in that industry that he honed the skills that made him a successful producer/distributor in film.   Basically learning how to leech off other people's art, bastardize it to his own liking, then packaging into a new thing that was more marketable.   He was good at it... i won't deny that.
 
2022-10-06 4:22:40 PM  

T.rex: Dr Jack Badofsky: T.rex: If you're a fan of the biz, i highly recommend Down and Dirty Pictures, by Peter Biskind, who also wrote Easy Rider, Raging Bulls.   The book revolves around the rise of independant film, but it 75% about Weinstein.     I tell you, the rapey stuff that came to public knowledge decades later pales in comparison to how he ruined lives in other ways.    Just a diabolically evil, larger than life man in every facet of his conduct.

Jesus, I remember back in the day when he was just a concert promoter in WNY (Harvey, Corky, & Tice).  They ran all the shows it seemed.

The book mentions those days!  It was in that industry that he honed the skills that made him a successful producer/distributor in film.   Basically learning how to leech off other people's art, bastardize it to his own liking, then packaging into a new thing that was more marketable.   He was good at it... i won't deny that.


I thought by-and-large that the song Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich by Warrant was an overblown caricature.  I guess not.
 
2022-10-06 6:05:20 PM  
Daniel Radcliffe is Guillotined by Graham Norton - QI Series 8 Highlight - BBC One
Youtube ugzTPANQOvM
 
2022-10-06 6:51:30 PM  

iron de havilland: Sometimes you get guests who try to overpower the situation and make the show their own. I thought Jamie Lee Curtis was a bit like that on the most recent episode, but to be faaair, she was the biggest star on the sofa.


I thought she came off as an idiot well out of her depth, but I would like to believe she was suffering from jet lag or something as I've enjoyed her acting in everything I've seen her in.
 
2022-10-06 7:13:25 PM  
Graham is pretty saucy.
 
2022-10-06 7:13:39 PM  
I wonder if butt ugly people trying to make it in Hollywood have to go through this too.
 
2022-10-06 10:09:03 PM  

stevenvictx: I wonder if butt ugly people trying to make it in Hollywood have to go through this too.


Next time you order lunch in L.A. you can ask them.
 
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