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Why did they do it?

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Why did they do it?

The BBC has released an updated version of the Generation Game to an unsuspecting public.

 

To say it was dire is an understatement.The hosts were appalling, the jokes flat and what were the 'guests' there for on the sofa? Even Jim Davidson's stint seemed excellent compared to that!

 

Made me laugh that the hosts and contestants wore safety glasses for the plate spinning. Something I don't remember seeing in the 70's and 80's. Maybe plates are more dangerous these daysRoll eyes

 

If this was an attempt to pay homage to Bruce Forsythe they failed, miserably.

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Re: Why did they do it?

Some days I’m glad we don’t watch much tv

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Re: Why did they do it?


@Mav wrote:

The BBC has released an updated version of the Generation Game to an unsuspecting public.


 

Made me laugh that the hosts and contestants wore safety glasses for the plate spinning.s:

 

 


 

Which..... when you think about it.... is plain stupid..... if a plate fell off the stick, it would fall on the floor, and the bits would be about ankle level,  so why were they not wearing steel toecap safety boots....  ?

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Re: Why did they do it?

There is a new series where people who can't sing have to prove it to a live audience, then they have singing lessons and come back still unable to sing!  What genius came up with that idea?

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Re: Why did they do it?

I suppose we are lucky.

If Keith Chegwin was still around it could have been re-vamped as the naked Generation Game.

Though that would have been miles better than this dire trash.

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Re: Why did they do it?

They were certainly scraping the game show barrel that's for sure, and nothing like a half hearted second attempt to make you realise how good the originals were.

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Re: Why did they do it?

The BBC will eventually admit it was a serious error cancelling kids programme on the 4- 6pm slot on BBC One and replacing them with mindless adult "games" shows.

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Re: Why did they do it?

Think I read somewhere that only two were recorded.

I came into this about 10 minutes before it finished, while waiting for something else to begin.

I'm no fan of the screechingly loud Mel and supposedly intelligent Sue anyway. But I'm shocked that their agents allowed them to get into this drivel. Should be taken outside and shot.

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@shutter Steel toe caps... Or builders helmets and hi-viz jackets.

H&S must have been asleep on the job.

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Re: Why did they do it?

I saw the trailer and clocked the eye goggles and decided then to give it a wide berth.

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Re: Why did they do it?

The new Blind Date isn't worth watching either.  When you've seen Naked Attraction you've seen it all (pun intended).  Maybe shows from the past are best left in the past, and on Youtube.