Thursday, July 20, 2006

Channel 4 in Monkey Spanking Furore

Popbitch reports: Channel 4 was set up in 1982 as a public serviced broadcaster "to offer a benchmark of quality and innovation". The channel says its "public service remit extends beyond the value we offer to the viewing public to our contribution to the strength and diversity of the British creative economy." This week, C4 proudly announced that it would be screening a Wankathon, a group masturbation session being held in London next month. Andrew MacKenzie, the channel's factual entertainment commissioning editor said, "We feel this is exactly the type of provocative and mischievous programming that Channel 4 should be making."

Rumours that the chamber of the House of Commons has been hired for the occasion are unfounded, as is the rumour that Jonathan Ross would have been sitting in the Speaker's Chair...

I don't know if this is one of those reality TV shows where someone is ejected (yes, I said ejected) after each round, but I'd love to know the method of ejection.

A number of other jokes spring to mind, but let's leave it there...

21 comments:

Andrew Woodman said...

Wonder if this will lead to a sticky situation for the channel 4 chairman?

beethoven writes said...

Any PSB (Public School Boy) could tell you that the Soggy Biscuit competition has been going on for years. My money is on an Old Etonian - I hear they're experts!

Graeme Archer said...

No really it's too much. Is this a wind-up? We were eating dinner just here with Radio4 on - absolutely dreadful standup "comedy" - and I distinctly heard one of the "comics" say "f***ing", this before 7pm on R4. I remarked that I knew civilisation was over at that point. Then I log on here and read about this. I nearly weep. It is a wind-up isn't it?

Graeme Archer said...

No really it's too much. Is this a wind-up? We were eating dinner just here with Radio4 on - absolutely dreadful standup "comedy" - and I distinctly heard one of the "comics" say "f***ing", this before 7pm on R4. I remarked that I knew civilisation was over at that point. Then I log on here and read about this. I nearly weep. It is a wind-up isn't it?

Anoneumouse said...

"chamber of the House of Commons"

A mass debating centre if ever there was one to compete with the Berlaymont. Or is that burly-men tugging in Brussels

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horizontal jogger said said...

I bet that most of the C4 executives who thought up this disgusting idea, took part in a pilot programmne and finding themselves "not up to scratch" opened it up to the general public.
Having said that, C4 has an inexhaustible supply of low grade porn films for the contestants to watch, should they find it difficult to remain in the perpendicular position.
Anyway, I thought wank-ing was a town in China........

Anonymous said...

Anything to say about the Yougov tracking poll, that shows that Camerons approval rating is dropping like a stone since the Hooddie/EPP 'thing' Suppose you'll come out with your usuall sycophantic 'love that man' crap. Hang on channel 4 got another couple of w*****s for your programme, guess who

Anonymous said...

perhaps the show will air on the same day that tone is interviewed by Isp Yates of the Yard

Curly said...

The event will be given an official send off at 8.30 in Admiralty House!

Ross F said...

This is something that really should be taken in hand.

FellDweller said...

lets see... its the silly season; Channel 4 needs some headlines; someoens trying to provoke the Daily Mail;

Perm any one from three. Unfortunately all of them are probably true.

Anonymous said...

Ian there is a double plagiarism in this story of your. Why is it not attributed to the place from which you pinched it? Or are you more Archer than something of the Knight?

ThunderDragon said...

And I thought that TV could not get lower and more crass than Big Brother and Celebrity Love Island!

What next will C4 think up under "exactly the type of provocative and mischievous programming that Channel 4 should be making."?!

David said...

It doesn't make much difference to be honest, there have always been tossers on Channel 4. It's just most of the ones they've had before prefer to be locked in a studio for 12 weeks and shouted at by Davina McCall ;)

Iain Dale said...

Anonymous at 10.36.Obviously your own onanistic activities have rendered you blind. Look at the first two words of the story.

Popbitch reports...

The clue's there somewhere...

WmByrd said...

C4.
How appropriate.

Eleni said...

Well here's one Bliar would win hands down!

Daniel said...

Ah yes, I'd heard that Channel 4 had commissioned a fly-on-the-wall documentary at UKIP headquarters.

Alfred of Wessex said...

If you think this is funny, I despair for this country.

Maggie Thatcher fan said...

This is probably where C4 got the idea from....


http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0720061cam1.html?link=rssfeed

The Remittance Man said...

I thought the BBC had the contract for all parliamentary coverage.

RM