Just as this dumb-ass year comes to a close, my Stateside brothers and sisters have thrown up one last reminder of American ingenuity and the great promise we represent to the world.
We are shuttered inside due to a worldwide pandemic and our response is … “What if that couch was really a cake?”
Podcast: Paris Hilton is in a kitchen, cooking lasagne. #CookingWithParis. Doesn’t sound that great, but it is. Is she desperate? Or is she just out to make an honest sliving? Sean and Robin hail a work of comic genius. Contains onion. No wait, it doesn’t.
Thanksgiving. A time to reflect on all we have … food, family, friends and football (the one played with hands). I don’t actually watch football (either kind), but lots of Americans watch it on Thanksgiving weekend and it begins with an “f”, so I added it to the list.
It’s a C-list humanitarian crisis in here. The captive slebs have had their guts crammed with sweets, chocolate and crisps and now they’ve had to scarf down chips, pies, burgers, kebabs and parmo in one sitting.
Podcast: The celebs are back on Channel 5 with Britain’s Favourite Crisps, in the series that’s turned into a cult. Dom Joly, Vanessa Feltz, Basil Brush and all that lot, holed up in the studio, chewing fatty snacks. Robin Gibson and Sean Gollogly crunch the numbers. Contains salt and vinegar.
Podcast: Robin and Sean digest MasterChef – the bottomless stew of sustenance where the beating, boiling, grinning and gurning go on for ever and ever.
You cannot beat the first round of the first episode of 239 of a new series of MasterChef. Clumped noodles (Gary). Soggy plums (Maria).
Podcast: Dairy Milk? Haribo? Black Jacks? What confection sums up pre-Brexit Britain? By popular demand, Robin and Sean visit the Channel 5 celeb factory. Contains sugar.
You’ve got to be thinking Channel 5 have mixed emotions about this series. Did you know it was a series? It wasn’t that clear when Britain’s Favourite Chocolate Bar aired. But yes! BFCB was only episode one.
I never expected the reaction to be so profound. I never expected a reaction at all. Who could feel that strongly about 1980s British cheese documentaries?
Podcast: Is the vogue for self-restraint a conspiracy to flog fake gin? Robin and Sean dive into the media torrent of #Veganuary and #DryJanuary. Contains Piers Morgan (not in person, though).
There were four channels: BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4. (You British are very creative with your naming schemas.)
It was a tough choice between this and the interactive Black Mirror. But it’s no time of year for a DIY dystopia.
Oli stuck a can of beer up a duck’s arse and put it in the oven, which didn’t surprise Monica Galetti, but was probably a shock for the duck.
There’s no empathy. You just can’t feel the feelings of such as Richard Madeley, Gemma Collins or Victoria Coren-Mitchell.