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X does America on RTE

  • 31-08-2020 9:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭ Bellbottoms


    Ugh, I have seen an advert for The Two Johnnies (?) do America.
    Why?
    This format has been done to death, off the top of my head I can remember Kevin McGahern and John Connors doing the same show in the last three years.
    Didn't Daniel and his misses just do a show about touring the US?
    And they always cover the same territory. Guns, race, etc.

    Yawn


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  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ nutjobb


    Maybe actually watch it before forming an opinion on it...


  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭ Bellbottoms


    nutjobb wrote: »
    Maybe actually watch it before forming an opinion on it...

    It is a format that has been done to death at this stage. Do you really think they can bring something new to the table?

    Do you think they can do a better job then Clive James, Billy Connelly or Stephen Fry?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ StevenToast


    Reason not to pay licence fee #612

    Imagine paying for these clowns to go travelling!

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Hector did it too. Assault rifles, rodeo etc.
    I think Kathryn Thomas did it as well.


    It is worse on British telly, just about any celeb you can think of has done the America documentary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭ Bellbottoms



    It is worse on British telly, just about any celeb you can think of has done the America documentary.

    I suppose it's great if you are a production company. You get paid to make the same show over and again. All that changes is the presenter.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,415 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Several things can be guaranteed.

    Their journey will be in one of those 1950s open top classic cars that no one in America actually drives anymore.

    One or both will wear a cowboy hat.

    Interviewees will consist of some gun nut militias, black gospel choir, strippers, legalise marijuana types, visit to a prison, country n western singer etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,744 ✭✭✭ theoneeyedman


    Hector did it too. Assault rifles, rodeo etc.
    I think Kathryn Thomas did it as well.


    It is worse on British telly, just about any celeb you can think of has done the America documentary.

    Marty Morrissey and yer man off the radio too.... so original!


  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ nutjobb


    I'm not sure, I am glad to see them get a chance on TV though. I don't watch much TV but I do listen to their podcast going to work and do get a laugh from it.

    I do agree somewhat about the format though, as in everything we do these days seems to be influenced heavily from the yanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Several things can be guaranteed.

    Their journey will be in one of those 1950s open top classic cars that no one in America actually drives anymore.

    One or both will wear a cowboy hat.

    Interviewees will consist of some gun nut militias, black gospel choir, strippers, legalise marijuana types, visit to a prison, country n western singer etc.
    You forgot the Elvis impersonator, maybe a whole convention of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Johnnies can be funny, culchie funny :P


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  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭ Bellbottoms


    nutjobb wrote: »
    I do agree somewhat about the format though, as in everything we do these days seems to be influenced heavily from the yanks.

    I don't know who they are. They might be great. But my whole point is that this format is done to death.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Something I noticed about this format: they nearly always start in New York and travel through the country to finish in LA.
    They always spend a really short amount of time in both those places, the majority of their trip seems to be spent in the southern states.
    All the weird and interesting stuff seems to go on down south. East and west coasts are boring.


  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭ Bellbottoms


    Marty Morrissey and yer man off the radio too.... so original!

    I forgot about that one.

    The same show, every year for FIVE years.

    2020 The Two Johnnies
    2019 Daniel O Donnell and his wife.
    2018 Marty and yer man from the radio
    2017 John Connors
    2016 Kevin McGaharn


    Can anyone think of any more.

    Did John Creddon do a show travelling around the US?


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Has Francis Brennan or Dermot Bannon done any (yet)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    Murphy's America.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,415 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    I forgot about that one.

    The same show, every year for FIVE years.

    2020 The Two Johnnies
    2019 Daniel O Donnell and his wife.
    2018 Marty and yer man from the radio
    2017 John Connors
    2016 Kevin McGaharn


    Can anyone think of any more.

    Did John Creddon do a show travelling around the US?

    PJ Gallagher in his Jake Steven's guise (Makin Jake, it was terrible) 2007

    Murphy's America, late 70s, been repeated a few times. Very watchable as you might expect from Mike Murphy. His series on Australia was very good too.

    There was a show on TG4 pre Hector circa 2000, cant remember name. Cute girl with short hair. Was ok.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Did Vogue do something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,415 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Theres a new one on BBC, the comedian wan with the glasses from Bake Off. Promo naturally has her firing an assault rifle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Theres a new one on BBC, the comedian wan with the glasses from Bake Off. Promo naturally has her firing an assault rifle.
    Jo Brand?
    They changed it up a while ago by sending two people together: Sean Locke and John Richardson, Ronnie O'Sullivan and his friend.
    The latest thing is a father and son: Bradley Walsh, Martin Kemp.

    I forgot about Ozzy and Jack.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71,905 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    There was a few US holiday prizes on Late Late Show where it appeared they had flown over Irish 'celebrities' to appear in the promo video for the prize.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,415 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Jo Brand?
    They changed it up a while ago by sending two people together: Sean Locke and John Richardson, Ronnie O'Sullivan and his friend.
    The latest thing is a father and son: Bradley Walsh, Martin Kemp.

    No the thin lesbian one.

    Sue Perkins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭ Ger Roe


    I forgot about that one.

    The same show, every year for FIVE years.

    2020 The Two Johnnies
    2019 Daniel O Donnell and his wife.
    2018 Marty and yer man from the radio
    2017 John Connors
    2016 Kevin McGaharn


    Can anyone think of any more.

    Did John Creddon do a show travelling around the US?

    This will reveal my age somewhat, but in the interests of accuracy, it has to be done.

    The original of the species, on RTE TV was .... Mike Murphy.
    'Murphy's America' first aired in 1978 on the newly launched RTE 2 TV channel. It was repeated for nostalgic value in 2007.

    Details here -

    http://www.superannrte.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2937:murphys-america-take-two-2937&catid=52&Itemid=106

    This was before the name change when we then ended up with RTE 1 with no RTE 2, and Network 2 with no Network 1.

    When the bold Mike headed off stateside it was the most exciting development on Irish TV since Gaybo married Ms Watkins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Karl Pilkington travelling around America was one of the better ones.
    The people he met almost made him look normal and balanced.


  • Registered Users Posts: 803 ✭✭✭ human 19


    Nice to see RTE are taking the advice from last year and cutting their cloth...:rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,594 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    I wouldnt be getting too worked up about it lads, plenty of other things to watch. Having said that I'll probably give it a watch as the 2 lads are gas.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    I wouldnt be getting too worked up about it lads, plenty of other things to watch. Having said that I'll probably give it a watch as the 2 lads are gas.

    It was a bit of craic


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭ technocrat


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    It was a bit of craic

    Thought it was surprisingly good.

    Not as scripted as similar shows and refreshingly funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭ Sam Hain


    Wow, how did anyone think that was going to be a good show. Paddywhackery at its most embarrassing. Unfunny people doing uninteresting things in America. Tick all the boxes for RTE. Absolute scutter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,573 ✭✭✭ mr_edge_to_you


    "claaaaasss"

    "deadlyyyy"


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,685 ✭✭✭✭ siblers


    The Podcast is very good and they do some really good interviews on it but they just don't really work on TV. This was pretty awful, just very cringe and been done to death loads of times before, probably would have worked better as 5 minute episodes on YouTube or Instagram etc

    The voice over script/narration is awful too, was hoping it would have been for better


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