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Gay Byrne inadvertently calls a woman after her daughter died

  • 11-12-2011 2:51am
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,574 whirlpool


    I remember that. And it was so awkward that I can't watch it again!


    Edit: I watched it after all. It wasn't so awkward, actually. It was touching.


    P.S. Did anybody else's heart stop for a second when the nun said "I don't believe in accidents?" My face: :eek: But then, my face: :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ yenom


    What did she win? Don't tell me it's a car


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    yenom wrote: »
    What did she win? Don't tell me it's a car

    Yup, it was a car. Such an amazing clip though, only Gay Byrne could have handled it so well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 489 ✭✭ mlumley


    My F**KING GOD. Why the hell do you bring this up again after soooooo0 many years? Gay said he was sorry at the time, why are you bringing it up now????? Do you think he did it for fun. How in GODs name was he to know that the person had died? Ibsee in the title it is under COOL PICS AND VIDEOS, can I ask you what is so cool about it? Unless youi are a sick twat. And I do not say sorry for whay I have wrote. Just think how the poor woman feels abvout this being draged up again after so many years.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 554 ThePower11


    If only Peter was home


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,613 ✭✭✭✭ whiskeyman


    I remember that too. Thanks for link.
    Imagine if Tubs had to deal with that!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    mlumley wrote: »
    My F**KING GOD. Why the hell do you bring this up again after soooooo0 many years? Gay said he was sorry at the time, why are you bringing it up now????? Do you think he did it for fun. How in GODs name was he to know that the person had died? Ibsee in the title it is under COOL PICS AND VIDEOS, can I ask you what is so cool about it? Unless youi are a sick twat. And I do not say sorry for whay I have wrote. Just think how the poor woman feels abvout this being draged up again after so many years.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    It reminds us how good a TV show host Gay Byrne was, that he was a consumate professional regardless of what happens. Nobody ever said that he did it on purpose, it just happened to be the luck of the draw. The woman was treated with the utmost respect by Gay, the guests and the audience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 58,498 ✭✭✭✭ ibarelycare


    Oh god... that's actually really sad :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,370 ✭✭✭✭ Son Of A Vidic


    Could you imagine if it was the muppet Kenny that had rang that woman.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,575 Captain Darling


    Could you imagine if it was the muppet Kenny that had rang that woman.

    Or that other string bean, Tubridy? I dont know how he'd jazz hands his way out of that one.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 554 ThePower11


    mlumley wrote: »
    My F**KING GOD. Why the hell do you bring this up again after soooooo0 many years? Gay said he was sorry at the time, why are you bringing it up now????? Do you think he did it for fun. How in GODs name was he to know that the person had died? Ibsee in the title it is under COOL PICS AND VIDEOS, can I ask you what is so cool about it? Unless youi are a sick twat. And I do not say sorry for whay I have wrote. Just think how the poor woman feels abvout this being draged up again after so many years.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    Calm the fuck down will you, I'm sure the OP didn't post it as a skit!

    Is there a follow up story to the OP?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,917 cursai


    At 6.55 when the two dreadlockies wouldnt even clap with the audience. Dunno just got to me


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,668 Sauve


    Or that other string bean, Tubridy? I dont know how he'd jazz hands his way out of that one.

    As much as I hated Gaybo at the time, he really was a gent who took his profession very seriously.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,574 whirlpool


    As much as I hated Gaybo at the time, he really was a gent who took his profession very seriously.

    Why did you hate him?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 554 ThePower11


    Gay "why did she die"

    Woman "are you trying to be funny"

    Cringe!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,575 Captain Darling


    cursai wrote: »
    At 6.55 when the two dreadlockies wouldnt even clap with the audience. Dunno just got to me

    Yeah, i'd say they felt it inappropriate to clap. It had a lot of people squirming in their seats.

    The poor woman on the phone was very dignified on the phone and Gay reacted as he probably would have in real life as well, not just on television.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 554 ThePower11


    whirlpool wrote: »
    Why did you hate him?
    He's a very arrogant man in fairness, I never liked him.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 8,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Andrew76


    ThePower11 wrote: »
    Gay "why did she die"

    Woman "are you trying to be funny"

    Cringe!

    Yeah very awkward. I assume he meant "how" did she die. Very sad clip that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,972 cofy


    I often tought of that woman and her family and wondered how they are? But it just goes to show that you just don't know what people are going through. A smile and salute may make the world of a difference to some one, it costs nothing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 554 ThePower11


    cofy wrote: »
    I often tought of that woman and her family and wondered how they are? But it just goes to show that you just don't know what people are going through. A smile and salute may make the world of a difference to some one, it costs nothing.
    It was very poignant that it was her daughter that sent the card in, she was very dignified the the phone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,668 Sauve


    whirlpool wrote: »
    Why did you hate him?

    Cos I was just a kid and he was a 'boring old man'.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,949 Samich


    That's awful sad :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,873 ✭✭✭ Skid


    I remember watching that, It was unbelievable.

    The Nun was very clumsy "I don't believe in accidents ... that you happened to be picked tonight"

    Firstly making it sound like God planned the Car accident.

    And then that God arranged for her to win the car. By having her card picked out second. And having Peter stay late at the Tennis Club.


  • Registered Users Posts: 489 ✭✭ mlumley


    ThePower11 wrote: »
    Calm the fuck down will you, I'm sure the OP didn't post it as a skit!

    Is there a follow up story to the OP?

    Is there any reason that after all these years OP, that it needs to be brought up again?I dont think so. Just try to imagion how you would feel if it was one of your family. Would you like to be reminded of it? Gay treated it with the utmost respect, but dose that mean that it should be brought up again for no rerason? No I dont think so. And for you, the power, DONT belittle my views, and I wont belittle yours.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,574 whirlpool


    mlumley wrote: »
    Is there any reason that after all these years OP, that it needs to be brought up again?I dont think so. Just try to imagion how you would feel if it was one of your family. Would you like to be reminded of it? Gay treated it with the utmost respect, but dose that mean that it should be brought up again for no rerason? No I dont think so. And for you, the power, DONT belittle my views, and I wont belittle yours.

    Yeah, I've heard that that woman, who is most likely at LEAST aged 67 at this stage, frequents After Hours actually. :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 554 ThePower11


    mlumley wrote: »
    Is there any reason that after all these years OP, that it needs to be brought up again?I dont think so. Just try to imagion how you would feel if it was one of your family. Would you like to be reminded of it? Gay treated it with the utmost respect, but dose that mean that it should be brought up again for no rerason? No I dont think so. And for you, the power, DONT belittle my views, and I wont belittle yours.
    If you don't like the thread why are you even here?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 10,492 Mod ✭✭✭✭ xzanti


    God that was very sad, I don't remember it tbh..

    I wonder did it the event have some small part to play in Gaybo adorning the roll of Chairman of the Road Safety Authority?

    How's the head mlumley?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 321 ✭✭ Socialist_Pig


    was only talking about this the the other day.I work in a call centre offering tech support and a colleague rang to se if the fault had been fixed and the person who had logged the fault had since died.Awkward doesnt come near it.He didnt handle it as well gaybo did though


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 321 ✭✭ Socialist_Pig


    mlumley wrote: »
    My F**KING GOD. Why the hell do you bring this up again after soooooo0 many years? Gay said he was sorry at the time, why are you bringing it up now????? Do you think he did it for fun. How in GODs name was he to know that the person had died? Ibsee in the title it is under COOL PICS AND VIDEOS, can I ask you what is so cool about it? Unless youi are a sick twat. And I do not say sorry for whay I have wrote. Just think how the poor woman feels abvout this being draged up again after so many years.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    lol:D get over yourself!!


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  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,423 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    yenom wrote: »
    What did she win? Don't tell me it's a car

    Poor woman lost her daughter and won a Rover 214, that's bad karma


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