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What are your Late Late Show memories?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,165 ✭✭✭hayrabit

    one from recent times

    the #bekind príck going on about their first ever appearance on the show (in Gay's time) #despite being told not to, when Boyzone made an appearance on the show not so long ago

    and his folksy "arrah go on tell us" schtick to boot 😒

    also, with the same idiot, overriding memory is that of death and misery :rolleyes:

    kerrnt !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt

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  • Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭ThePentagon

    As a small kid in the late 80s/early 90s I watched many an episode of the LLS with Gay as host - rarely, incidentally, out of choice because we didn't have a second tv or more than 2 channels in our house until about 1991.

    It definitely felt like more of an 'event' when Gaybo hosted it, probably because there weren't as many channels or, of course, any internet back then so I assume more of the population were likely to be viewing. What stands out in my memory were the 'serious' segments. For some reason they felt more serious during the Gaybo era than with subsequent presenters. Once Gay started the introduction it was like an icy chill came over the show.

    I recall around '94 or '95 he had Jamie Bulger's parents on. I can't remember it exactly but Gay asked Jamie's father what he would do if he ever encountered his son's murderers. The father replied very matter-of-factly that he would kill them, which prompted a rather shocked, indignant response from Gay. Even as a small kid, I remember it being painful but riveting tv.

    In a similarly depressing vein, a year or two later the parents of one of the girls murdered by the Belgian serial killer Marc Dutroux were guests. It just stands out in my memory because it had been a huge news story at the time and for how bloody bleak it was.

    Thankfully though by the serious stage of the show I was wrecked after a long week at school and I usually just drifted off to sleep on our sitting room couch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭Ezeoul

    Gay Byrne interviewing lesbian ex-nuns, September 13 1985.

    It was a very brave thing to do at that time.

    (eta) Video added.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm

    Not only was the daughter (Linda) killed, she posted the postcard into the competition for her mother (Rita). The last one she posted.

    And it just added another layer of heartbreak to it all. Plus, the fact that the woman won a car, after her daughter was killed by car was a cruel irony.

    Handled excellently by Byrne and those involved.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,186 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number

    Brigette Nielsen in 2004.

    One minute she was crying because her son was sick, the next she was jumping around the place.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭Ezeoul

    I read somewhere he became a journalist. Hard to believe he'd be around 40 now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,304 ✭✭✭thesandeman

    Gay and Mel Brooks having a shouting match about American spelling.

    The young wan who nearly orgasmed when she thought Daniel O'Donnell was appearing on the country music show only to see Mario Rosenstock arriving. She had another claim to fame not long after when she was in court for fraud or being a gangster's moll or something.

    The Toyman cursing in front of a child when he spilled a drop of of orange on himself (he's denied this happend so the 800,000+ viewers at the time must be hard of hearing).

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,968 ✭✭✭applehunter

    Someone got cancer.

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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,186 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number

    Pat Kenny interviewing Pete Doherty and only asking him about drugs and Doherty getting thick with him.

    On a topical note, I remember the 'He f*cked your granddaughter' girl doing some dance with a group shortly after that whole controversy.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭silliussoddius

    It’s ok, you got Alan Partridge’s Knowing me knowing you mixed up with PK era The Late Late Show. It happens the best of us.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,730 ✭✭✭Duckworth_Luas

    It's true, although sometimes it was hard to tell the difference between Pat's tenure on the LLS and the first English speaking chat show to be presented from a jacuzzi!

  • Registered Users Posts: 531 ✭✭✭pawdee

    1. When Annie Murphy was on and some burger faced wagon in the audience started calling her a liar. Makes my blood boil even thinking about it now.
    2. When some young lady was on singing a song standing next to a piano and wearing a long dress. The minute she finished singing she got the gawks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭Ezeoul

    I just realised Pat Kenny and Patrick Kielty have the same initials, as I was trying to figure this out.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,120 ✭✭✭saabsaab

    Oliver Reed wrestling with Susan George on the couch!

    I think he'd had a few before coming on..

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭silliussoddius

    Someone explaining to Gaybo what a 69 is?

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,106 ✭✭✭✭Arghus

    Pop Will Eat Itself during some show in the 90's. I remember watching it as a kid.

    Started jumping around and taking the piss, making it entirely obvious that they weren't playing live.

    Absolute silence from the audience at the end.

    Gas stuff.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭Ezeoul

    "Roll it there Colette, please".