Saturday, May 24, 2008

I think your FAB but...

The Most Annoying Pop Moments (BBC3)

Most Annoying TV… We Love To Hate (BBC3)

You might have seen me on one of these shows recently?

The first one, “The Most Annoying Pop Moments” is billed as “…a light-hearted countdown of those memorable moments in pop that have annoyed and enthralled us in equal measure”.

While the second one, “The Most Annoying TV… We Love To Hate” is billed as “…a light-hearted countdown of those memorable moments in television that have annoyed and enthralled us in equal measure”.

So I got this email this week…

“Dear Jo, think your fab but why do you appear on all them rent-a-gob 100 Best/Worst/Most Annoying People type shows. You should have you’re own show”

Okay – a couple of things.

Number 1 – That’s not how you spell ‘YOUR’.

Number 2 – I actually enjoy doing those ‘most annoying’ list shows because I like the exercise of writing jokes on subjects I wouldn’t usually tackle in my live shows, and I like giving my opinion.

YOU try giving YOUR opinions, unprompted, about Elton John to the ladies in Waitrose Supermarket and they’ll look at you like your mad!
Well that’s what they did to me.
The first time.
Now they just ignore me.

Of course some people say there’s too many of these type of shows around and they should all be scrapped to free up more TV space for Russell Brand or Nigella Lawson… Mmmmm. Yes.

Anyway I was watching myself on The Most Annoying Pop Moments the other night (because I have nothing better to do with my life) when I realised they’d cut out my profound insights on Elton John.

Which are...

1) If Lady Diana had lived, Elton John’s career would have died.

2) Show me someone who can name Elton John’s last 5 singles (or his last 2 albums) and I’ll show you someone who knows an awful lot of information about bland, meaningless, insipid music.

Not really profound insights, more a long post just to tell you how much I loathe Elton John.

Mission accomplished.

And now my Top 10 favourite numbers between 1 and 10:

At number ten – 10
At number nine – 9
At number eight – 8
At number seven – 6
At number six – 5
At number five – 3
At number four – 4
At number three – 7
At number two – 1
And at number one – 2.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm

You quote the email “Dear Jo, think your fab but why do you appear on all them rent-a-gob 100 Best/Worst/Most Annoying People type shows. You should have you’re own show” and then say "Okay – a couple of things.

Number 1 – That’s not how you spell ‘YOUR’."

But then write "YOU try giving YOUR opinions, unprompted, about Elton John to the ladies in Waitrose Supermarket and they’ll look at you like your mad!"

That's not spelt correctly either. It should be "YOU try giving YOUR opinions, unprompted, about Elton John to the ladies in Waitrose Supermarket and they’ll look at you like you're mad!"

I don't really care whether this is cleared and printed or not - I just thought you might want to edit it!!

Jo Caulfield said...

Well spotted. You are right, I am wrong. Shame you didn't use your real name or leave your details, I would have sent you a CD.
Jo

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't like leaving my contact details on the internet, too scared of trawlers! I wasn't trying to be mean, honest. I'm just pedantic.

Susie said...

Hee! Love getting some of your, you're, you most annoying moments! Actually, just remembered I just taped a "Dumb Ideas" show for a CNN talking head. Had to write 15 pages of jokes. And how is this CNN show different than all the other comedy talking head shows? Good question. It aint.