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High Hopes: The Late Late Show-Friday 8th October 2021

  • 07-10-2021 7:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭

    A return to lifting the spirits of the nation, as usual, for Mr. Fun, for he has gathered together an entertaining selection of misery porn (with the possible exception of Ruth Negga, and maybe, Peter Schmeichel).

    Cue some mumbled and clumsy nonsense honing in on Ruth's ethnicity for starters.

    "Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga and model Rosanna Davison are among the guests for this Friday night's Late Late Show.

    Loving star Negga will join Ryan Tubridy to discuss her incredible career both on-stage and on-screen as well as her new film Passing."

    He'll relish his chat with Rosanna, for reasons which are even made apparent in the pre-show blurb.

    "Davison will talk to Tubridy about her turbulent journey to motherhood. From suffering 15 miscarriages, surrogacy, to the surprise of carrying identical twin boys throughout the pandemic."

    Peter is an unusual guest, must be writing a book or something.

    "Famed goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel will be on the show to talk about his hugely successful spell at Manchester United, his regrets about leaving the club, his father who was a Polish double agent and the pride he feels in his own son - Leicester and Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel."

    This...this is blatant exploitation and I'm saying SFA about it 😒

    "Andrew McGinley will discuss life after the deaths of his three young children at the hands of his wife and the children's mother, Deirdre Morley."

    Even the musical acts are ripe for a tumescent Tubridy to get off on.

    "Steve Garrigan from Kodaline will be talking about a life dealing with shyness, anxiety and panic attacks and he will also be performing his song High Hopes."

    "There will also be music from Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill singing the duet Are We Free? and Clannad legend Moya Brennan will perform her new single with world-renowned accordion player Liam O'Connor."



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,192 ✭✭✭Samsgirl

    What light entertainment for a Friday night ;(

    This is beyond ridiculous at this stage.

    Have nothing against any of the guests but for RTE to peddle this as a light entertainment programme and continue to churn out misery after misery is unacceptable.

    I will bet a week's wages that he will have Vicky Phelan on in the next few weeks to grill her about how she feels about dying and how her family and children are preparing.

    This has to stop.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭mr_edge_to_you

    I don't think Moya Brennan has been on since September.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭archfi


    The bit that gets me is RTE's webpage revealing the guests and topics.

    No matter there's death and misery on the menu, this is the clowns face greeting visitors to that page.🤡

    The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.

    The Entryism process: 1) Demand access; 2) Demand accommodation; 3) Demand a seat at the table; 4) Demand to run the table; 5) Demand to run the institution; 6) Run the institution to produce more activists and policy until they run it into the ground.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,184 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN

    Yeah, the big 'reveal' each week, like the guests are amazing A-listers, when nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭20/20

    "Andrew McGinley will discuss life after the deaths of his three young children at the hands of his wife and the children's mother, Deirdre Morley."

    Andrew McGinley will not be on the Late Late tonight. Would love to know why not.

    He was supposed to launch a fund raising event.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,401 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    That ghoul Tubridy would rot your soul.....

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

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭Pelvis Parsley

    I hope for the poor man's sake he pulled out-but no doubt it will be a Tubridy pre-record.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,184 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN

    I often wonder is it really an Irish media obsession with misery and sad stories


    Do a large number of Irish people actually like misery and sad stories?

    Lets be honest, the LLS gets fairly big viewing figures, yet it has been peddling misery as entertainment for many years now.

    So why aren't people turning off in their droves?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭Pelvis Parsley

    Posted without comment.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,323 ✭✭✭✭ednwireland

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,530 ✭✭✭PieOhMy

    Had an appointment in verdansk last week so in advance of anocht please see below for last week's updates. I assume there wasn't a toy Show mention.

    Late Late Show Segements 2021/2022: 20

    Friends of RTE: 2 (10%)

    Sport: 4 (20%)

    Music: 1 (5%)

    Misery (Illness / death): 5 (25%)

    Other: 8 (40%)

    *Bonus* Toy Show mention: 2/4 (50%)

    Special Eposides: 1 - Geldof Birthday 

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,711 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    Well at least Graham Norton is back. He has

    Jodie Comer on tonight and some other people who I have never heard off but they are still probably a lot more famous than any of the people that the plank Tubridy has on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,134 ✭✭✭screamer

    it goes from worse to worst.

    I caught about 15 mins of Gob Geldof the screen last week and that was enough.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭Pelvis Parsley

    Misery quotient is going to go off the scale this evening.

    “That’s the past, what you saw in the last 18 months is behind us now. This is The Late Late Show reboot. We are back with a bang. We are optimistic. We are hopeful. We are positive. We are post-pandemic in so many ways. Obviously we know there’s still things going on, but we are extremely excited about what the possibilities are in this hyper-vaccinated country.” - R. Tubridy, 2021.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,184 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN

    ....So tell me how you felt when you found out your kids were murdered.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,929 ✭✭✭✭Ash.J.Williams

    It’s all they have , it’s Ryan’s only trick

    cant do sport , non commercial music, fun, Hollywood, conversation

    out of them all I would suggest conversation would be good trait for a talk show host but who am I only a gobshite on the couch

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,929 ✭✭✭✭Ash.J.Williams

    reme the savage eye , the minister for saying 3 things to make a point

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,401 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    Its abit of an echo chamber in here....i agree with most contributors...we all know tubridy is a ghoul, a misery merchant....

    Where are the fans of tubridy...those that think he is worth 500k a year....

    Do they exist?.....if so...whats wrong with them?

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

  • Registered Users Posts: 54,979 ✭✭✭✭walshb

    Kodaline. No. Please. God. No!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭Skid X

    Peter Schmeichel's finest hour

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,595 ✭✭✭✭Ol' Donie

    I love you all dearly, but I'm not putting myself through that tonight.

    The Fugitive is on RTE 2. That's the antidote.

    God, I bet Ryan would love to interview Dr Richard Kimble. Wife murdered. Sent to prison even though he was innocent. Whatever was wrong with that kid he diagnoses when Julianne Moore is looking for him. Was in the Chicago St Patrick's Day parade.

    That's a full house.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,134 ✭✭✭screamer

    This fella is his cousin….. savage eye

    but LLS… savage shite

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,530 ✭✭✭PieOhMy

    He would love the one armed man too and talking about how hard it is be a hired goon with a disability

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,207 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman

    Joseph O’Connor in the Boomtown Rats documentary on BBC Four right now saying ‘the whole country would shut down just to watch the LLS on a Friday night.’

    Different times :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,045 ✭✭✭Icsics

    Rosanna never misses a chance to make money

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    I'm awake and just in time. I do like Mick Flannery 💗💗

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,510 ✭✭✭✭elperello

    If anyone wants to take a break from making fun of real life tragedy etc. on this thread.

    BBC 4 has an Irish band night, starring guess who - The Boomtown Rats.

    Rock on Sir Bob 🙂

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    That poor McGinley man though 😔 How is Ryan going to manage such awfulness in an authentic way.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,456 ✭✭✭ford fiesta

    Is the lead singer of Northern Irish band Relish, a member of The Late Late house band ?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,207 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman

    Nearly forgets...