• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • To post you need to register an account and await approval. Click Here to sign up!

Why is RTÉ Comedy so Lame and Crap?

El Chaval.

Respected Member
Political Irish
Joined
Oct 31, 2015
Messages
1,544
Likes
2,676
Points
163
#21
I think RTE was always out of touch regarding comedy.
Even in the 70s and 80s it was dire.
They rejected the Father Ted concept, and instead pushed Twink and that fat fella who dressed up as a schoolboy.
 
OP
OP
Tadhg Gaelach

Tadhg Gaelach

Legend
Political Irish
Donator
Joined
Jan 14, 2016
Messages
23,538
Likes
19,031
Points
313
#22
some of the funniest people out there are on this site if u ask me. wud luv to see a sitcom based on the colonel, sword, irish warrior, roc, dogsgod and a few others here who all live in the same flat complex but dont know that their on line sparring partners live in the same building. the colonel lives in the basement and pisses everyone off by hanging his teabags out on the line for re-use and plays the korean national anthem full blast evry nite before he goes to bed. roc is actually a nice guy who fancies sword, dogs god is a big poodle and irish warrior is a little 90 year old lady who is always trying to jump on the colonels bones. and im the landlord from hell. now that bates brigid and eamon any day.

That's actually a great idea for a sitcom. Someone should just do it on You Tube on a super low budget - but then You Tube is coming under the cosh now too.
 

SwordOfStCatherine

Legend
Political Irish
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Messages
6,027
Likes
7,126
Points
313
#25
some of the funniest people out there are on this site if u ask me. wud luv to see a sitcom based on the colonel, sword, irish warrior, roc, dogsgod and a few others here who all live in the same flat complex but dont know that their on line sparring partners live in the same building. the colonel lives in the basement and pisses everyone off by hanging his teabags out on the line for re-use and plays the korean national anthem full blast evry nite before he goes to bed. roc is actually a nice guy who fancies sword, dogs god is a big poodle and irish warrior is a little 90 year old lady who is always trying to jump on the colonels bones. and im the landlord from hell. now that bates brigid and eamon any day.
This is the thing- real life when you stand back is often very much more objectively hilarious than formal comedy. I have little doubt that roc_ wants to shag me senseless and I also have little doubt that he has convinced himself at least a part of himself that I want to round up any of slightly Jewish and slaughter them (I neither want to shag roc_ or have genocidal attentions against Jewry). I have a friend who was a pretty based Zionist Jewess (she has since converted-Buruch Hashem!- to a pretty extreme form of Eastern Christianity), who I had some objectively extremely funny episodes with the funniest being this-

Tel Aviv- the world's most homosexual city!
 

SwordOfStCatherine

Legend
Political Irish
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Messages
6,027
Likes
7,126
Points
313
#26
Excellent post a chara.
I don't want to blow my own trumpet but it does raise serious issues. Libtards believe they are talking "truth to power" when attacking more traditionally minded Gaels, particularly I feel when they are women, however who actually wields the sword to put it Biblically? Also Americanization if it goes further will mean the replacement of the historic Gaelic women who was both tough and kind, not with some pornographic fantasy but with the arrogant and sentimental American woman. I don't think things will go that far but if they do you learn that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. I'm not saying you don't but a lot of other people need to start thinking things through seriously.
 

FUN da MENTALIST

Member
Political Irish
Joined
Dec 15, 2017
Messages
508
Likes
514
Points
93
Location
mothers gaff
#28
This is the thing- real life when you stand back is often very much more objectively hilarious than formal comedy. I have little doubt that roc_ wants to shag me senseless and I also have little doubt that he has convinced himself at least a part of himself that I want to round up any of slightly Jewish and slaughter them (I neither want to shag roc_ or have genocidal attentions against Jewry). I have a friend who was a pretty based Zionist Jewess (she has since converted-Buruch Hashem!- to a pretty extreme form of Eastern Christianity), who I had some objectively extremely funny episodes with the funniest being this-

Tel Aviv- the world's most homosexual city!
thats mad, knew a czech lad ages ago who had travelled for years all over and he said the exact same thing bout tel aviv, he was totally creeped out over there and told me never to go near the place. which i wont now for other reasons also!
 

Macushla

Member
Political Irish
Joined
Mar 14, 2017
Messages
334
Likes
396
Points
63
Location
Monaghan
#30
They can feck off with their folky feel-good propaganda. It's a laugh sometimes to watch some of their output for the hiding behind the couch cringe. The Late Late Show Valentine's Day special is truly something else. The cream of the entertainment world could not script something that bad.
I imagine it'll be a whole lot of miscegenation?
 

Macushla

Member
Political Irish
Joined
Mar 14, 2017
Messages
334
Likes
396
Points
63
Location
Monaghan
#31
Fr. Ted is a brutal thing in that it ridicules opposition to mass immigration for generations. Every time there's a mention of immigration it's all "SO YOURE A RACIST NOW, FATHER!", like you're really fucking witty quoting a sitcom which hasn't been on the air for 20 odd years. Real wit. But it actually feeds into people's souls, they have that Fr. Ted shite ingrained into them. That they will actually remember that Chinese episode and shut off listening to you when someone says that line.

I can imagine this very real scenario down the line, say an immigration focused nationalist party gets off its feet. They're on the Jewbox on one of those shite political panel shows. Someone in the audience yells "I hear you're a racist now, father". Everyone laughs. The true nationalist Gael there will be humiliated and will be made a show of. And RTE will plan it all..

The National Party had an article on this Fr. Tedmania last year. http://www.nationalparty.ie/hear-yo...-reflections-overexposure-certain-90s-sitcom/
 
OP
OP
Tadhg Gaelach

Tadhg Gaelach

Legend
Political Irish
Donator
Joined
Jan 14, 2016
Messages
23,538
Likes
19,031
Points
313
#33
Fr. Ted is a brutal thing in that it ridicules opposition to mass immigration for generations. Every time there's a mention of immigration it's all "SO YOURE A RACIST NOW, FATHER!", like you're really fucking witty quoting a sitcom which hasn't been on the air for 20 odd years. Real wit. But it actually feeds into people's souls, they have that Fr. Ted shite ingrained into them. That they will actually remember that Chinese episode and shut off listening to you when someone says that line.

I can imagine this very real scenario down the line, say an immigration focused nationalist party gets off its feet. They're on the Jewbox on one of those shite political panel shows. Someone in the audience yells "I hear you're a racist now, father". Everyone laughs. The true nationalist Gael there will be humiliated and will be made a show of. And RTE will plan it all..

The National Party had an article on this Fr. Tedmania last year. http://www.nationalparty.ie/hear-yo...-reflections-overexposure-certain-90s-sitcom/

Yes, in Ireland comedy is very much about ridiculing anyone who fails to "get with the program." Be they Catholic priests, Republicans, Nationalists, the Pro-Life Movement, anyone opposed to the Gaystapo - or just someone who enjoys a hurling match better than rugby.
 

Myles O'Reilly

Legend
Political Irish
Donator
Joined
Feb 3, 2017
Messages
3,420
Likes
2,702
Points
263
Location
Ireland
#34
Talk to your average girl from a working class or small farming background in the West of Ireland, she wont be little ms sophisticated but she will be naturally very polite if a bit shy, but there is also an inner toughness there as well as a real kindness which are totally interwoven in her soul- there is actual a lot of potential in these girls and women, if you can make an idea that maybe seem abstract and obscure in some way direct and concrete they can really absorb it.
I bet if you dumped a load of N!ggers in there they'd absorb them alright
 

Heraclitus

Member
Political Irish
Joined
Mar 31, 2017
Messages
950
Likes
328
Points
63
Location
Dublin
#35
ZZZ... I read that turgid sh1tepile a few months ago.
Cringe-worthy drivel sprang to mind; and a couple of harsher adjectives not suited for polite company.
If exaggerating the significance of a quirky 90s sitcom wasn't bad enough, the author makes a bigger clown of themselves by shoveling on heaps of flowery horse manure for good measure.

Is this the state of contrarian thinking in Ireland? Pseudo-intellectual w4nkery masquerading as social critique?
Pathetic.

It also serves to show how the NP will never be anything other than a fringe circle jerk for moving statue devotees.
 

El Chaval.

Respected Member
Political Irish
Joined
Oct 31, 2015
Messages
1,544
Likes
2,676
Points
163
#36
I had some of my London Irish family visiting me in the 90's when Podge and Rodge was on RTE.
I thought P and R were funny enough, but the cockney roared out.
"Fackin 'Ell. You lot still have puppets over 'ere?"
 

Finished Symphony

Member
Political Irish
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Messages
1,084
Likes
897
Points
113
#37
I had some of my London Irish family visiting me in the 90's when Podge and Rodge was on RTE.
I thought P and R were funny enough, but the cockney roared out.
"Fackin 'Ell. You lot still have puppets over 'ere?"
Did they ever watch South Park? If cartoons aren't just for children, puppets are hardly a stretch either surely.
 

Esto Praesidium

New
Political Irish
Joined
Jun 9, 2016
Messages
78
Likes
60
Points
18
#38


Can anyone think of the last time RTÉ produced a funny comedy? The Savage Eye is about the last thing I can remember - and that was amusing more for its crudity than for actually being funny - though there were a few good sketches along the way.

Contradiction is the seed of all comedy, and Ireland today has no shortage of contradiction - Continued English occupation of our six north eastern counties, mass immigration, the Irish becoming a minority in Ireland, the continued destruction of our native language and culture, the continued vice grip of landlordism, mass homelessness, the fact that fewer and fewer jobs offer enough wages for a family to live on, massive police and political corruption, etc. etc.

So why is RTÉ unable to produce a decent comedy? Could it be that the very topics that would be the material of a fantastic comedy - are the very topics that RTÉ comedy is never allowed to mention, i.e. Continued English occupation of our six north eastern counties, mass immigration, the Irish becoming a minority in Ireland, the continued destruction of our native language and culture, the continued vice grip of landlordism, mass homelessness, the fact that fewer and fewer jobs offer enough wages for a family to live on, massive police and political corruption, etc. etc.

So, like the Savage Eye ten or fifteen years ago, RTÉ comedy must stick with the safe topics - clerical child abuse, the savage nature of the Irish peasant - particularly those with Republican leanings, the savagery of all native Irish culture, harmless police and political inefficiency, etc. etc.
I don't think the Savage Eye was funny except for his Seamus Heaney sketch. I find McSavage annoying.