caz963: (DW Ten PiC grin)
I'm poking around the internet when I should be doing other stuff. I missed this first time around, and it's hilarious.

caz963: (ye hande)
Anyone who's been paying attention, will know of my love for the CBBC show Horrible Histories. It won the award for Best Sketch Show at this year's British Comedy Awards (a kids' show - gasp!) and deservedly so. It's the BBC at its best - educational AND entertaining.

Each episode contains a song which uses a recognisable style - from Gilbert and Sullivan to rap - and in the first episode of the new series (which started today) we got Dick Turpin by way of Adam Ant, even down to the drumming and the "huh!" :-)


caz963: (ten goodbye)
Sarah-Jane's Greatest Moments... well, some of them.

On You Tube: BBC Classic Doctor Who Channel
caz963: (stupid hurts)
I HATE and LOATHE WITH A PASSION this twice-yearly pissing about with the clocks. Isn't it about time we stopped it and just stuck with the one time-zone?



and while we're on the subject -

WooHoo!

Jan. 23rd, 2011 12:28 am
caz963: (tennant buzzcocks)
I an utterly delighted that Horrible Histories won the award for the Best Sketch Show at the British Comedy Awards tonight.

I know it's a show I've mentioned several times before, but if you've not seen it, or looked at clips on You Tube, then you're missing out. It's the first time a children's show has been recognised this way, and it's about damn time it got noticed. As the guy who made the speech said, they have to make a show that's historically accurate and as entertaining for adults as it is for kids on a CBBC budget! And they do it brilliantly. It IS factually accurate, even if its approach to history is, as is that of the books on which it's based, "History with the nasty bits left in" - because as we all know, kids are fascinated by wee and poo and gore and guts and exploding monarchs!

They've made two series so far - and I hope this award will guarantee them many more. It's easily my kids' favourite show - they've got it on DVD and watch the repeats when they're on.

But the thing that continues to impress me is the quality of the songs they do each week. Writing a GOOD parody is very hard to do - and whoever writes the these - lyrics AND music - is incredibly skilful. Not only are the facts accurate, but the musical styles are recognisable and things that the kids can easily relate to. In the last series we had the Women of WWII singing like Girls Aloud, Vikings doing ZZ Top and Ancient Spartans a la High School Musical - and that's just three out of the twelve that were in this series along (they do one a week - at least).

And - not that I'm a prude, the whole thing is accomplished without excessive innuendo or expletives.

If I've not converted you already, here's a few tasters:

here be links )
caz963: (Ten & Donna JE)
Today - OMG WTF? Season finale.

I was gonna be with you... fovever. )

It still makes me cry like a baby.

Nuff sed.
caz963: (respect the thing)
Today’s post is about my favourite quote.

Yeah. Another Mission Impossible. As any self-respecting West Wing fan knows, there is a WW quote for practically every occasion, so it’s going to be impossible to choose ONE favourite.

LOADS of quotes under the cut )
caz963: (doc & donna laughing)
Today's task - An episode you've watched more than 5 times

Blimey. It's not getting any easier as the days pass, is it?

The diffculty here is the word AN as in only one, because there are quite a few. As you'd expect, they all come from my favourite shows... stands to reason really, because you wouldn't watch an episode more than five times if you didn't like it, would you?

So I can't name just one episode I've seen more than five times.

Lists and vids under here )
caz963: (Josh!thud)
I've been waiting for this one :-)

Today's brief - Your favourite show EVER.

Well - that was predicable )
caz963: (wtf?)
[livejournal.com profile] gatsbyfan posted a fabulous video of Bohemian Rhapsody a la muppets the other day, and it reminded me of something.

Much as I love the song, I can't hear it nowadays without recalling the stupendous version which was released by Bad News in the 90s.




For anyone who's in doubt, it's a spoof by the guys from The Comic Strip, Peter Richardson, Ade Edmondson, Rik Mayall and Nigel Planer - and yes, it is Bryan May totally cocking things up on the guitar! I've just listened to it for the first time in ages, and seriously, I've got tears rolling down my face and Mr Caz has just handed me my asthma inhaler.
caz963: (Default)
I can't believe I'm doing this... Mr Caz was poking around on You Tube earlier and stumbled across this -



I was sceptical to say the least, I mean, come on - one man and his ukelele? But this guy is amazing - give it a listen. I've never heard anything like it! In a good way :)
caz963: (Piggy)
Taking a break from the serious ranting I've been doing today; having had a couple of days off has also given me time to watch some more TV! I can't remember the last time I managed to watch this much ;-) But anyway, I've started watching Leverage which I like a lot.

I remember when I first read the premise - bunch of ex-cons scam really bad guys - thinking that it sounded somewhat like the BBC's Hustle, which has been running for a few years now. And it's pretty much the same set up, with certain changes to the group (2 women instead of one, no Robert Vaughn!), and it's a lot slicker and more hi-tech. If you've not seen Hustle it's worth checking out, especially the earlier seasons, with Adrian Lester and Marc Warren.

But Leverage is great. I like the characters, it's fun and funny and best of all, the writing doesn't make me wince in pain! I've watched six episodes, I think, so still have a few to go, and am beginning to wonder whether Gina Bellman can do other accents!

Oh, and I was just sent a link to this rather amusing little compliation. Every car should have one :-)

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