Post by yorkshiremoorsviv on Jun 10, 2011 7:47:52 GMT 10
Mining the gold seam that was the variously titled Shaun Micallef Breffkast Radio Program(me): bit.ly/bOpboE Latest: 10 May 06 (uploaded 23 Oct 2011) Loads of Micallef stuff: bit.ly/gjcspr Youtube: t.co/78NuwYc
Shaun's family were in the audience, including his Mum & Dad.
MC: Is there anything anyone would like to ask Shaun? You, young man. One of Shaun's boys: What's for dinner? I don't know where they get it from...
Newstopia may not be totally dead and buried. It may return in a different format. A sort of spiritual successor. Avec live audience. Think The Daily Show, I guess. Hey, it's not like Channel 10 is saturated with news & current affairs programmes, so fingers crossed!
I gots me a copy of the Tayg Book Of Everything Ever today. Looks pretty fun and interesting so far. It even has a 'Forewarned' by Shaun, and also fetures a lovely nude statue of him on the back cover...alas it's only photoshopped.
I think Michael Ward, Shaun, and Gary McCaffrie should all write a book together, but only if it would physically possible to handle how awesome said book would be.
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2011 15:26:22 GMT 10 by sottovoce
'Good tv is like an impossible steak; it's rare when it's well done' - Shaun Micallef
Post by p1cklepepperpiper on Aug 28, 2011 8:17:20 GMT 10
Time to kick this forum in its fabulous scrotum and get it moving again!
What should Shaun be doing next year? TAYG is all well and good (some days, even better than that), but after three years I think he should just get started on a show with Tony Martin already. With Gary McCaffrie and Michael Ward along for the ride. With the obligatory yoghurt hug from Josh every episode.
The mandarin is far too compliant in my perfectly ordinary view, what with its skin that folds off the moment you try remove it with our inadequate human fingers. So too the banana, offering at first token resistance then off it comes! The SLUT! But the watermelon - at least that puts up a fight! Before revealing unto you the beauteous harvest of its innards!
Agreed that it's time for Shaun and TAYG to part ways (especially now while the show's still great), but in the current television climate it's difficult to see where he could possibly end up (unless he went back to SBS maybe) that wouldn't give him even less opportunities to do what he does so well.
TAYG seems relatively low-maintenance for him, considering that it's not his baby. He only has to spend around 12-15 weeks a year working on it, so he's probably happy sticking with it while spending the rest of the time with family and working on other things.
It really is a matter of what the networks want to put their money on. It's nothing personal against Shaun.
As Micallef fans we're used to failure and crushing disappointment, so while it's a shame, it's no big deal.
While the ads for it look pretty dire, let's hope Good News World sparks some kind of sketch comedy revival. As for a variety show, I'm happy to give it a few more years. Look at how Shaun interacts with his guests on Micallef Tonight. Now compare it to TAYG. A massive difference in confidence and comfort.
...ANYPOODLE, Back on topic; how great does this Sunday's episode look?