History Series / DropTheDeadDonkey

7th May '16 8:35:21 PM nombretomado
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* KentBrockmanNews: The show that makes ''NewsRadio'' look like ''HappyDays''.

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* KentBrockmanNews: The show that makes ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' look like ''HappyDays''.''Series/HappyDays''.
19th Mar '16 9:04:10 AM Hossmeister
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18th Jan '16 1:14:00 PM AgProv
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* YetAnotherBabyPanda: Often forced into the show by Gus so the program doesn't have any room for stories that criticize the conservative party or Globelink's owner, Sir Royston.

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* YetAnotherBabyPanda: An alternative name for the TV news practice of "dropping the dead donkey". Often forced into the show by Gus so the program doesn't have any room for stories that criticize the conservative party or Globelink's owner, Sir Royston.
21st Nov '15 10:37:17 AM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sir Royston for any media baron, e.g. Robert Maxwell or RupertMurdoch.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sir Royston for any media baron, e.g. Robert Maxwell or RupertMurdoch.UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch.
12th Aug '15 10:54:44 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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In case you were wondering, the title refers to a filler article that's been lined up to pad out the bulletin falling foul of a real story breaking.
20th Jul '15 10:12:18 AM nombretomado
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** Sally, season 2, "Drunk Minister": "I do seem to be getting all the depressing items to announce again...in the last two weeks I have announced to the nation--three air crashes, two rail crashes, six serious fires, two motorway pile-ups...three famines... ''and a live interview with John Gummer!''"[[note]]In the Thatcher years, which abounded in creepy, heartless, self-caricaturing and generally abominable Tory politicians, John Gummer excelled in odiousness. Not only was he a right-wing Tory, he dressed his narrow-minded bigotry up in religious unctuousness, coming over like the sort of priest you'd steer your children away from. In an attempt to rehabilitate McDonalds from concern over its sourcing of ingredients, he marched ''his own children'' to the local outlet in his constituency and force-fed them burgers, announcing that if it was safe enough for his kids it was safe enough for ''everyone's''. He was never charged with child abuse...[[/note]]

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** Sally, season 2, "Drunk Minister": "I do seem to be getting all the depressing items to announce again...in the last two weeks I have announced to the nation--three air crashes, two rail crashes, six serious fires, two motorway pile-ups...three famines... ''and a live interview with John Gummer!''"[[note]]In the Thatcher years, which abounded in creepy, heartless, self-caricaturing and generally abominable Tory politicians, John Gummer excelled in odiousness. Not only was he a right-wing Tory, he dressed his narrow-minded bigotry up in religious unctuousness, coming over like the sort of priest you'd steer your children away from. In an attempt to rehabilitate McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds from concern over its sourcing of ingredients, he marched ''his own children'' to the local outlet in his constituency and force-fed them burgers, announcing that if it was safe enough for his kids it was safe enough for ''everyone's''. He was never charged with child abuse...[[/note]]
17th Jul '15 3:24:37 PM AgProv
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** Sir Royston Merchant, whose initials are '''RM'''. As are those of two Real Life media barons, newspaper proprietors seeking at the time to break into television. '''Rupert Murdoch''' and the deceased '''Robert Maxwell'''.
23rd Apr '15 7:53:19 PM 102372
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[[caption-width-right:280:Clockwise from bottom: Sally, Helen, Henry, George, Damien, Joy, Dave, Gus ]]

->'''Gus Hedges''': ''"Morning hotshots. Are we cooking with napalm? You bet."''

->'''Gus Hedges''': ''"There is just something I'd like to pop into your percolator, see if it comes out brown."''

->'''Gus Hedges''': ''"Yes, well, publicity-wise this is a rather regrettable gonads-in-the-guillotine situation."''

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[[caption-width-right:280:Clockwise from bottom: Sally, Helen, Henry, George, Damien, Joy, Dave, Gus Gus.]]

->'''Gus Hedges''': ''"Morning Hedges:''' Morning, hotshots. Are we cooking with napalm? You bet."''

bet.

->'''Gus Hedges''': ''"There Hedges:''' There is just something I'd like to pop into your percolator, see if it comes out brown."''

brown.

->'''Gus Hedges''': ''"Yes, Hedges:''' Yes, well, publicity-wise publicity-wise, this is a rather regrettable gonads-in-the-guillotine situation."''
situation.



Much like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the show was produced close enough to its airtime that constant {{Take That}}s were made to weekly issues. Possibly the most cynical look at a Newsroom ever - and that's with some stiff competition.

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Much like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the show was produced close enough to its airtime that constant {{Take That}}s were made to weekly issues. Possibly the most cynical look at a Newsroom ever - and newsroom ever--and that's with some stiff competition.



** Sally, season 2, "Drunk Minister": "I do seem to be getting all the depressing items to announce again... In the last two weeks I have announced to the nation - three air crashes, two rail crashes, six serious fires, two motorway pile-ups... three famines... ''and a live interview with John Gummer!''"[[note]]In the Thatcher years, which abounded in creepy, heartless, self-caricaturing and generally abominable Tory politicians, John Gummer excelled in odiousness. Not only was he a right-wing Tory, he dressed his narrow-minded bigotry up in religious unctuousness, coming over like the sort of priest you'd steer your children away from. In an attempt to rehabilitate McDonalds from concern over its sourcing of ingredients, he marched ''his own children'' to the local outlet in his constituency and force-fed them burgers, announcing that if it was safe enough for his kids it was safe enough for ''everyone's''. He was never charged with child abuse...[[/note]]

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** Sally, season 2, "Drunk Minister": "I do seem to be getting all the depressing items to announce again... In in the last two weeks I have announced to the nation - three nation--three air crashes, two rail crashes, six serious fires, two motorway pile-ups... pile-ups...three famines... ''and a live interview with John Gummer!''"[[note]]In the Thatcher years, which abounded in creepy, heartless, self-caricaturing and generally abominable Tory politicians, John Gummer excelled in odiousness. Not only was he a right-wing Tory, he dressed his narrow-minded bigotry up in religious unctuousness, coming over like the sort of priest you'd steer your children away from. In an attempt to rehabilitate McDonalds from concern over its sourcing of ingredients, he marched ''his own children'' to the local outlet in his constituency and force-fed them burgers, announcing that if it was safe enough for his kids it was safe enough for ''everyone's''. He was never charged with child abuse...[[/note]]
17th Feb '15 9:38:56 PM LeeM
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Because of the show's topicality, new introductions were added for reruns and DVD releases summarising each episode's historical context.
2nd Feb '15 3:09:35 AM JanDark
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[[caption-width-right:280:Clockwise from bottom: Sally, Alex, Henry, George, Damien, Joy, Dave, Gus ]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:Clockwise from bottom: Sally, Alex, Helen, Henry, George, Damien, Joy, Dave, Gus ]]
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