History Series / Room101

9th Dec '17 5:37:29 PM ading
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* SciFiGhetto: A number of guests during Paul Merton's run as host put in sci-fi and fantasy products for no apparent reason apart from this trope. One dropped the pretence and nominated the entire sci-fi genre.

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* SciFiGhetto: A In-universe, a number of guests during Paul Merton's run as host put in sci-fi and fantasy products for no apparent reason apart from this trope. One dropped the pretence and nominated the entire sci-fi genre.
9th Dec '17 5:37:10 PM ading
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* SciFiGhetto: A number of guests during Paul Merton's run as host put in sci-fi and fantasy products for no apparent reason apart from this trope. One dropped the pretence and nominated the entire sci-fi genre.
20th Feb '17 5:26:11 PM nombretomado
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* AppealToVanity: one of Creator/StephenFry's choices for Room 101 was collector's plates - decorative crockery with terrible artwork sold at absurd prices (often advertised in [[BritishNewspapers the Daily Mail]]) to people who quite wrongly think they will appreciate in value. Merton then presented him with a plate depicting Fry himself, which he loved, and offered him a SadisticChoice: he can put all the ghastly plates into Room 101, but if he does then the one of him goes in with them. Fry gave in and kept the plate.

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* AppealToVanity: one of Creator/StephenFry's choices for Room 101 was collector's plates - decorative crockery with terrible artwork sold at absurd prices (often advertised in [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers the Daily Mail]]) to people who quite wrongly think they will appreciate in value. Merton then presented him with a plate depicting Fry himself, which he loved, and offered him a SadisticChoice: he can put all the ghastly plates into Room 101, but if he does then the one of him goes in with them. Fry gave in and kept the plate.
28th Nov '16 6:15:27 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EverybodyHatesMath: Richard E. Grant put in maths teachers. Kathy Burke put in mathematics itself.

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* EverybodyHatesMath: Richard E. Grant Creator/RichardEGrant put in maths teachers. Kathy Burke Creator/KathyBurke put in mathematics itself.



** Spike Milligan put in his own house and Portsmouth.
** Peter Cook nominated the British countryside.

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** Spike Milligan Creator/SpikeMilligan put in his own house and Portsmouth.
** Peter Cook Creator/PeterCook nominated the British countryside.



** Jo Brand put in Bonn.

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** Jo Brand Creator/JoBrand put in Bonn.
24th Jul '16 2:38:06 PM nombretomado
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* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: One of BillBailey's reasons for hating the 1980s.

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* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: One of BillBailey's Music/BillBailey's reasons for hating the 1980s.
21st Jun '16 2:16:44 PM gewunomox
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* ThatCameOutWrong: Kirsty Young was [[BrokenPedestal disappointed]] meeting Jon BonJovi: "He actually made me gag..." (pause) Paul: "So you did get on rather well then?"

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* ThatCameOutWrong: Kirsty Young was [[BrokenPedestal disappointed]] meeting Jon BonJovi: Music/BonJovi: "He actually made me gag..." (pause) Paul: "So you did get on rather well then?"
5th May '16 1:04:36 PM aye_amber
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* RunningGag: For the final Merton-hosted episode (which proved to be the final episode of the run until the {{Retool}}ed series), the guest was Ian Hislop, Merton's opposing team captain on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' and the only guest to appear twice in the original run. He deliberately chose items he knew Merton liked, such as TheBeatles and Creator/CharlieChaplin, all of which were refused[[note]]Piers Morgan was accepted to go in, only to be rejected on the grounds he was "too toxic for Room 101"[[/note]], culminating in the final choice being Merton himself.

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* RunningGag: For the final Merton-hosted episode (which proved to be the final episode of the run until the {{Retool}}ed series), the guest was Ian Hislop, Merton's opposing team captain on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' and the only guest to appear twice in the original run. He deliberately chose items he knew Merton liked, such as TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles and Creator/CharlieChaplin, all of which were refused[[note]]Piers refused [[note]] Piers Morgan was accepted to go in, only to be rejected on the grounds he was "too toxic for Room 101"[[/note]], 101" [[/note]], culminating in the final choice being Merton himself.
19th Mar '16 7:14:57 AM Outis
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** At the end of the episode Fry pulled the same thing on Merton: he wanted to put ''Room 101'' into Room 101[[labelnote:*]]Not as a bad programme in itself but as a symbol of negativity in the media generally - "Why are there so many programmes thare are about things that are crap?"[[/labelnote]], and Merton said he wasn't sure he could do it as the programme would then disappear into itself. Fry replied, "But if you don't, I've got to take it with me." Merton: "So it's either give it to you or commit professional suicide. ''(Pause.)'' It's going in."

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** At the end of the episode Fry pulled the same thing on Merton: he wanted to put ''Room 101'' into Room 101[[labelnote:*]]Not as a bad programme in itself but as a symbol of negativity in the media generally - "Why are there so many programmes thare that are about things that are crap?"[[/labelnote]], and Merton said he wasn't sure he could do it as the programme would then disappear into itself. Fry replied, "But if you don't, I've got to take it with me." Merton: "So it's either give it to you or commit professional suicide. ''(Pause.)'' It's going in."
22nd Jan '16 10:26:31 PM nombretomado
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* AppealToVanity: one of StephenFry's choices for Room 101 was collector's plates - decorative crockery with terrible artwork sold at absurd prices (often advertised in [[BritishNewspapers the Daily Mail]]) to people who quite wrongly think they will appreciate in value. Merton then presented him with a plate depicting Fry himself, which he loved, and offered him a SadisticChoice: he can put all the ghastly plates into Room 101, but if he does then the one of him goes in with them. Fry gave in and kept the plate.

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* AppealToVanity: one of StephenFry's Creator/StephenFry's choices for Room 101 was collector's plates - decorative crockery with terrible artwork sold at absurd prices (often advertised in [[BritishNewspapers the Daily Mail]]) to people who quite wrongly think they will appreciate in value. Merton then presented him with a plate depicting Fry himself, which he loved, and offered him a SadisticChoice: he can put all the ghastly plates into Room 101, but if he does then the one of him goes in with them. Fry gave in and kept the plate.



* BerserkButton: Often one particular little thing is what causes the guest's annoyance with their nomination. For example StephenFry's dislike of 'New Agers' was mostly to do with the misuse of the word "energy".

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* BerserkButton: Often one particular little thing is what causes the guest's annoyance with their nomination. For example StephenFry's Creator/StephenFry's dislike of 'New Agers' was mostly to do with the misuse of the word "energy".
16th Oct '15 6:26:08 AM PaulA
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* BookEnds: In-universe; during Fay Ripley's appearance, Merton brings out a tan scale on which both the lowest and highest levels are Michael Jackson.

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* BookEnds: In-universe; during Fay Ripley's appearance, Merton brings out a tan scale on which both BookEnds:
** Ian Hislop,
the lowest only person to appear as a guest more than once in the chat-show version, was one of the first guests and highest levels are Michael Jackson.then the very last.
** Paul Merton's first episode as host ended with a mocking version of the song "My Way". So did his last episode.
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