History Series / Room101

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.
16th Oct '15 1:59:33 AM PaulA
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* BaitAndSwitch: Part of Mark Steel's case for putting Creator/BenElton in Room 101:
-->When he went off and did that thing with Andrew Lloyd Webber, at that point I did think, "Oh, come on, I never was a big fan, but at least at some point you did have a little, tiny sliver of principles and talent. Whatever made you give all that up and go and work with Ben Elton, I just can't imagine."
8th Oct '15 8:16:15 AM ading
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* TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks: Put in by Anne Robinson.
29th Aug '15 4:20:09 PM ading
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* StraightEdgeEvil: Room 101 is a no-smoking area, as Nick tells Richard Wilson in order to explain why he won't put in smoking.
21st Aug '15 9:19:33 AM ading
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* EverybodyHatesMath: Richard E. Grant put in math teachers. Kathy Burke put in math itself.
** Surely 'Maths'. It's an English program, after all...

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* EverybodyHatesMath: Richard E. Grant put in math maths teachers. Kathy Burke put in math itself.
** Surely 'Maths'. It's an English program, after all...
mathematics itself.
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