Taskmaster


#201

So we started watching this about a month back and are now at the end of series 4. Bloody love how deadpan Alex Horne is, and how willing he is to put really weird food in his mouth.

As a big Noel Fielding fan, I’m obvously loving S4


#202

Yeah, all looking good for S7.

Agreed, for anyone who hasn’t seen it, Acaster’s Netflix four-parter is well worth a watch.

Also, that Liza Tarbuck cake sitting wouldn’t have been out of place as a Sally Phillips effort, the pair of messy pups. :cake:


#203

Jeez, I had no idea! I had heard Secret Soundz by then but didn’t become a big fan of Pictish Trail until Vol.2 in 2012. Damn my uncultured ears.


#204

Sounds a bit Taskmastery?:

The Time it Takes is a hilarious, warm and very silly new Saturday-night game show for BBC One, hosted by brilliant comedian Joe Lycett.

It’s the only quiz in the world where the contestants decide how much time they have to answer the questions…

What takes longer - unwrapping every Werther’s Original in a family pack, filling a welly with custard using a turkey baster, or deflating an air bed and putting it back into its original box?

Could be terrible, could be alright. Quite like Joe Lycett. Tickets for the Glasgow filming here, if you’re so inclined: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_time_it_takes_2018


#205

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#206

Yeah. I was overly distracted by the custard bit. Custard’s always fun, right?


#207

BBC light entertainment seem to be watching Taskmaster closely, picking up the talent but giving them terrible shows and missing the point entirely. We had Rob Beckett on that shite sing-a-long tribute act show, Alex Horne as the voice of a button and now Joe Lycett will be forced to pretend he’s enjoying watching families pissing about while reminding himself of his mortgage repayments.


#208

Quite enjoyed The Button


#209

Still felt like a waste of his talents though - any number of the live shows I’ve seen him do could probably be adapted for TV. That said, the Horne Section TV pilot was strangely poor.


#210

Eh, was just a frothy bit of family entertainment, worked well enough for me. The Horne Section pilot was a disaster.


#211

I know, I’ve no idea why. Maybe they were saving all the old favourites like ping pong drums for the series that now won’t get made :frowning:


#212

I was mates with Alex Horne growing up and into our twenties - but not seen him in about 7 years now…,…lovely guy from a lovely family you may be unsurprised to know…


#213

What’s his number


#214

Yep, met him very briefly after he did a gig in Aberdeen (about 7 years ago, funnily enough) and he was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Really glad he’s starting to get the recognition he deserves.


#215

i’ve watched random episodes in the past but never kept up with a whole series (partly cos my housemate is usually watching stuff in the evenings, and then i didn’t have Freeview for about 7 months) but they’ve been showing the voted-for 10 best episodes recently and it’s reminded me how great it can be. Joe Wilkinson potato-gate was a genuine rollercoaster of emotion.


#216

One of the best TV moments of modern times in my opinion…


#217

i’ve seen that episode twice, and the second time i had forgotten most of what happened there, so i had to relive the whole rollercoaster again. tense!


#218

Here we go!


#219

thoughts?

only caught the second half of the episode, guests generally seem fine but unremarkable, there’s no real standout like a Tim Key or a Joe Wilkinson. i’m guessing James Acaster is supposed to fill that role but don’t find him particularly likeable or interesting at all really (probably in the DiS minority there)

Rhod Gilbert seems the best value so far, usually find him fairly average but think he might be the best suited to the format.

did i miss any standout moments in the first half?


#220

James Acaster should be good fun - he’s usually got a very different way of looking at things - which is what you need on this show.

Rhod Gilbert seems to be really good pals with Greg Davies. I suspect there’ll be some good-natured banter back and forth between those two.

Feels like a much better group than the last five.