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This is such an enjoyable programme. Often quite excellent, it never falls below the label 'good' for entertainment value. Frank Skinner is a fantastic comedian, and this show is brilliant to watch in recording, or live, depending on how it's done for each series. The show will start with Frank singing 'Fun Time Frankie', the theme tune, with musical backing from The Skinnerettes, of whom sadly 2 of the original 4 are now deceased. The Skinnerettes are a team of veteran musicians Frank uses for this. Frank will then launch into his stand-up routine and will show a sketch he has created, often hilarious, and these are based on recent news and events. Then Frank introduces a guest, and this is usually followed by a second guest after the break. He always has good people on and the show is very memorable. Very funny. Past guests include Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Tony Blair, Westlife and Ant & Dec. A great show, just like most of Frank's accomplishments, and very worth watching.
This English talkshow is actually quite funny. Of course i was watching this at 2am so i hope i wasn't drunk or just plain out of it. Though there are a lot of references to British pop culture and such i understood pretty much everything they talked about. The guests are interesting people (which makes this show unique), as opposed to most of the annoying celebrities found on David Letterman or Jay Leno. Frank Skinner is a really funny guy. If you get the chance take a look at it.
Frank Skinner has been a popular stand-up comedian in the UK for some years, but probably became more widely known as a TV presenter on Fantasy Football League and Baddiel And Skinner...Unplanned. What started as a rather dodgy chat show some 7 years ago (Frank was no natural interviewer, but got better with practice!) has become a must watch show in the UK. Mixing his witty stand-up routines with star interviews (Britney Spears for example) and even singing his own theme song (Fun Time Frankie) the show has gone from cult viewing to must watch TV - who can forgot the Tara Palmer Tomkinson interview? So, well done Frank....just a shame about the Brit Awards :)
Coming from the same part of the UK as Frank Skinner, I really appreciate his humour. Frank is proud of his local heritage, being a famous fan of West Bromwich Albion and a Freeman of his local town. I will not comment on the format of the show other to say that it works. I particularly like the stand up routine and the sketches. On one show Frank made fun of false child abuse accusations made against Matthew Kelly. When Kelly came on the show as a guest, he questioned Frank about the matter. It did make riveting television but Frank defended himself quite well. This programme has now been going for 10 years and repeats are on the cable channels all the time. Long may it continue.
This is one of a select few British shows that have started on BBC
television then switched to the commercial ITV channel . THIS IS YOUR LIFE ,
TILL DEATH US DO PART , THE BENNY HILL SHOW and QUATERMASS have all done
this , though both THIS IS YOUR LIFE and TILL DEATH US DO PART did switch
back to the BBC . Interesting trivia point there
Frank Skinner shows he`s a very witty guy in a chat show that`s great fun to watch . Frank starts by singing the " Fun loving Frankie " signature song then makes a few wisecracks about the week`s news and sometimes might chat to an audience member :
" You`re smartly dressed . Did you come straight from work ? "
" I don`t know about straight but I`ve just finished work "
The guests are always excellent and enjoy letting Skinner`s humour shine . One week world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis was discussing his victory over Oliver McCall
" He called himself the atomic bull - and he was full of that " piped Skinner
But I reckon the best guest was Sean Bean . Bean is a very good actor but he`s even better as a chat show guest because he`s - well how can I put it kindly ? - not the sharpest card in the pack . He keeps having an attack of the giggles which leads me to think he`s the male equivalent of a bimbo . Bean was discussing his role as Boromir in THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ( A role Bean played flawlessly in my opinion ) and in a blatant display of product placement Skinner started showing Bean some merchandise from the film: A Boromir doll which didn`t exactly resemble the character in the film , a Legolas Greenleaf doll that could fire an arrow , and some " Middle Earth ale " that Bean was invited to sample . So Bean was sipping away at the ale and asked :
" How much does this cost then ? "
" Ten quid a pint "
Bean gave a shocked look , took another sip of the ale then exclaimed " F****** ` ell "
Here`s hoping Boromir becomes a regular on chat shows . I`ll drink to that
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