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The Tommy Tiernan Show Thread - Mod warning, see OP



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,724 ✭✭✭ take everything

    Yeah it did come across as somewhat disrespectful but she dealt with it well. I liked Becky. Great achievement (that seems to have gone unheralded) for an Irish person.

    I think the odd questions are now a feature from Tommy. I mean where did he arrive at "were you lonely as child" from what she talked about and presented to him up to that point. I wonder is there projection going on at times.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,539 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

    I only actually watched the last interview live last night.

    I just watched the one with Becky now and I think it was a great interview. Its certainly not not like what a lot of people on here have being saying it was like. I thought Tommy was very nice and respectful to her and they both had some laughts.

    I love when Tommy says he will be watching it and she says Do you wana come on over to Which Tommy goes no not that much lol.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,929 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    Becky, I could take or leave.

    Camera man, great interview.

    Dolores, interview of the series.

    Can't wait for the next series.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,343 ✭✭✭✭ briany

    Yeah, Tommy sometimes asks questions out of nowhere, but I think that's kind of the point. Some interviewees will like this approach better than others, but an unexpected question can often give you an unexpected answer and that's part of why people like the show.

    Some people go, "Argh, why did he ask that question??" or "Why didn't he ask this question???" Look, he's only a human being. It's an unscripted interview and he'll go where his mind takes him. That may not be where other people wish the conversation to go, but that's just how it is.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,700 ✭✭✭ Pentecost

    Yeah I'd be a fan of Becky's and I felt the interview was more or less what you'd expect from Tommy. He doesn't know anything about wrestling and was skeptical about it which is fine. The childhood questions came a bit out of nowhere but he can be like that anyway. I got the sense he was warming up to her by the end and his interest was piqued a little bit. She is very successful in her field and is quite well known outside of Ireland. She's had a few roles in TV shows in the US outside of WWE.

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  • Agreed on the jeopardy of the wrong thing being said being part of the appeal of the show. Its well worth the price of the great interviews it yields and the great interviews outnumber the bad ones 20 to 1.

  • Registered Users Posts: 78,737 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1

    I'd love a film biopic of Dolores Keane

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,361 ✭✭✭✭ gormdubhgorm

    There would be a lot of drink product placement in it!

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,361 ✭✭✭✭ gormdubhgorm

    I was thinking there what Tommy badly needs on his show is a co-host. Someone to balance him out a bit and reel him back into the conversation when he 'strays' or goes AWOL.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,343 ✭✭✭✭ briany

    There are aspects of the co-host idea which I like, but the show would lose too much of its intimate character.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,929 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    The co-host is an interesting suggestion but I think the connection between TT and his guest is vital to the show.

    Maybe co-hosting should be tried on the LLS though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,343 ✭✭✭✭ briany

    I don't really watch current wrestling, but last time I looked, there were at least 3 Irish wrestlers high on the card in WWE. Those being Becky, Finn Balor (AKA Prince Devitt) and Sheamus. A cursory google tells me there are at least a couple more in NXT.

    Pro wrestling may not be as big as it used to be, but it's still great to see a few Irish sitting at the pinnacle of it. We big up the actors and sportspeople we have who make it big over in the states. Wrestlers should get a bit of that treatment, given that they're kind of both at the same time.