History Series / RussellHowardsGoodNews

10th May '18 6:19:41 PM nombretomado
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** Though ''[[TopGear The Stig]]'' came higher on the list;

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** Though ''[[TopGear ''[[Series/TopGearUK The Stig]]'' came higher on the list;
4th Mar '18 8:13:19 PM nombretomado
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** For example, [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Phillip and Prince Harry]] are depicted as a DirtyOldMan and a drunken Neo-Nazi, while StephenHawking is a ''pimp'' surrounded by lapdancers. No, ''seriously!''

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** For example, [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Phillip and Prince Harry]] are depicted as a DirtyOldMan and a drunken Neo-Nazi, while StephenHawking Creator/StephenHawking is a ''pimp'' surrounded by lapdancers. No, ''seriously!''
20th Feb '18 8:52:47 AM Buck
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: ZigZagged, Russell is an atheist and condescendingly refers to God as "the magic man". Depending on the subject and person, he'll use this trope to describe people who use faith to justify inhumane/idiotic ideas and or try to use faith as an excuse to avoid talking about controversial subjects. For example when Donald Trump avoided talking about the Vegas mass shooting by saying that the victims "will be in their prayers" and he "will ask for god to help them through their grief". Russell was furious because he refused to acknowledge gun control or pay attention to practical and safeguarding solutions to prevent more mass shootings. On the other hand however Russell is very quick to act on egalitarianism when racists, homophobes and sexists make offensive protests and statements.

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: ZigZagged, Russell is an atheist and condescendingly refers to God as "the magic man". Depending on the subject and person, he'll use this trope to describe people who use faith to justify inhumane/idiotic ideas and or try to use faith as an excuse to avoid talking about controversial subjects. justify ignorance. For example when Donald Trump avoided talking about the Vegas mass shooting by saying that the victims "will will be in their prayers" and he "will ask for god to help them through their grief". supported by god. Russell was furious because he refused to acknowledge gun control or pay attention to practical and practical, safeguarding solutions to prevent more mass shootings. On the other hand however Russell is very quick to act on egalitarianism when racists, homophobes and sexists make offensive protests and statements.



* PatrioticFervor: As much as Russell mocks British values, he's quick to admit his admiration towards them. He was understandably angry when President Trump made a pridefully callous remark towards Theresa May about Britain's tragedies from terror attacks. Russell angrilly deconstructed his response by talking about the amount of shootings in America, poor healthcare and the puerto rico tragedy. He also said that while the UK has several divides, Britain doesn't support racism.

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* PatrioticFervor: As much as Russell mocks British values, values and quirks, he's quick to admit his admiration towards them.the country. He was understandably angry when President Trump made a pridefully callous remark towards Theresa May about Britain's tragedies from terror attacks. Russell angrilly deconstructed his response by talking about the amount of shootings in America, poor healthcare and the puerto rico tragedy. He also said that while the UK has several divides, Britain doesn't support or ignore racism.
15th Feb '18 1:21:56 PM Buck
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: ZigZagged, Russell is an atheist and condescendingly refers to God as "the magic man". Depending on the subject and person, he'll use this trope to describe people who use faith to justify inhumane/idiotic ideas and or try to use faith as an excuse to avoid talking about controversial subjects. For example when Donald Trump avoided talking about the Vegas mass shooting by saying that the victims "will be in their prayers" and he "will ask for god to help them through their grief". Russell was furious because he refused to acknowledge gun control or pay attention to practical and safeguarding solutions to prevent more mass shootings. On the other hand however Russell is very quick to act on egalitarianism when racists, homophobes and sexists make offensive protests and statements.
23rd Jan '18 9:03:40 AM Buck
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* GoodFeelsGood: Russell is very open with his philanthropy. Often ending his shows with stories about people who have done good deeds, on "Power Hour" he started asking fans to send messages and stories of their good deeds. No matter how big or small deeds are, the stories involve a dentist providing free dental care for the homeless and a man starting a "tenner for good" campaign, where he'd hide money with a note telling the finder to do only good deeds with it.
15th Jan '18 1:24:46 AM Buck
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* PatrioticFervor: As much as Russell mocks British values, he's quick to admit his admiration towards them. He was understandably angry when President Trump made a pridefully callous remark towards Theresa May about Britain's tragedies from terror attacks. Russell angrilly deconstructed his response by talking about the amount of shootings in America, poor healthcare and the puerto rico tragedy. He also said that while the UK has several divides, Britain doesn't support racism.
25th Nov '17 5:05:24 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Frequently aimed at ''The Daily Mail'' and similar tabloids.
25th Nov '17 5:02:59 PM DarkPhoenix94
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Satirical programme presented by stand-up comedian Russell Howard, of ''Series/MockTheWeek'' fame, airing on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Three]]. It started in 2009 and still ongoing, as of 2016 it's up to ten series - usually having two series per year and with 8-12 episodes a series.

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Satirical programme presented by stand-up comedian Russell Howard, of ''Series/MockTheWeek'' fame, airing on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Three]]. It started in 2009 and still ongoing, as of ended in 2016 it's up to after its ten series - usually having two series per year and with 8-12 episodes a series.
series. It's since moved over to Sky 1, retitled as ''The Russell Howard Hour'', following much the same format.



-->'''Russel''': USE THIS CONDOM! We don't want you having a baby!\\

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-->'''Russel''': -->'''Russell''': USE THIS CONDOM! We don't want you having a baby!\\



* BerserkButton: Whenever the audience "aww"s at anything cute Russell loses it. The only exception is if it's part of the uplifting segment at the end.

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* BerserkButton: Whenever the audience "aww"s at anything cute cute, Russell loses it. The only exception is if it's part of the uplifting segment at the end.



** As of ''The Russell Howard Hour'', he mostly just seems to find American gun politics less infuriating, more exhausting and depressing.



** Russell himself to the producers, thanks to the Mystery Guest segment.

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** Russell himself to the producers, thanks to the Mystery Guest segment.segment, at one point wondering out loud why he always winds up getting beaten up by old women.



* DeletedScene: An extended version is broadcast a few days after the programme is aired, which typically includes extra material and a brief comedian routine.

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* DeletedScene: An extended version is broadcast a few days after the programme is aired, which typically includes extra material and a brief comedian comedy routine.



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Shown in the intro, it's practically the TropeNamer.

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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Shown in the intro, albeit ironically, it's practically the TropeNamer.



* RecklessGunUsage: PlayedForLaughs with one Mystery Guest segment about bodyguards. Russel gets to disarm a 'gunman', who's actually armed with [[http://nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-vortex-praxis-blaster:BD09B281-5056-900B-1089-639A0C58B2C2 this menacing firearm]], then gets his swagger on and asks if he could cut it as a bodyguard... before pulling the wrong catch and ''making the magazine drop to the floor.''

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* RecklessGunUsage: PlayedForLaughs with one Mystery Guest segment about bodyguards. Russel Russell gets to disarm a 'gunman', who's actually armed with [[http://nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-vortex-praxis-blaster:BD09B281-5056-900B-1089-639A0C58B2C2 this menacing firearm]], then gets his swagger on and asks if he could cut it as a bodyguard... before pulling the wrong catch and ''making the magazine drop to the floor.''''
** This strikes a contrast with his views on American gun politics, which is one of the few subjects that gets him genuinely angry.



** It got a more complete one when it moved to Sky One as ''The Russell Howard Hour''.



* SadClown: hints at this in his brief off-the-cuff rap, saying that it's his job to make jokes about the misery and the absurdity to make it better.

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* SadClown: hints Hints at this in his brief off-the-cuff rap, saying that it's his job to make jokes about the misery and the absurdity to make it better.
6th Oct '17 11:54:25 AM AaronHong
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Satirical programme presented by stand-up comedian Russell Howard, of ''Series/MockTheWeek'' fame, airing on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Three]]. It started in 2009 and still ongoing, as of 2012 it's up to seven series - usually having two series per year and with 8-12 episodes a series.

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Satirical programme presented by stand-up comedian Russell Howard, of ''Series/MockTheWeek'' fame, airing on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Three]]. It started in 2009 and still ongoing, as of 2012 2016 it's up to seven ten series - usually having two series per year and with 8-12 episodes a series.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''The Russell Howard Hour'', which does a lot of the same stuff but has time for more like surveying schoolkids. They even kept the newspaper armchairs from the guest interviews.
19th May '17 11:00:33 PM nombretomado
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** Footage of an American pastor using the words 'Mister Long-Legged Mack Daddy' to describe UsefulNotes/BarackObama was used in the second series whenever the host mentioned Obama (along with a comical apology). This was spoofed with a clip of Howard himself using a similar title when UsefulNotes/NickClegg was mentioned. The latter is actually used as a FanNickname (Mister Long-Legged Cleggy-Weggy, which managed to become the top trending {{Twitter}} topic in the UK on the day of the 2010 Election).

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** Footage of an American pastor using the words 'Mister Long-Legged Mack Daddy' to describe UsefulNotes/BarackObama was used in the second series whenever the host mentioned Obama (along with a comical apology). This was spoofed with a clip of Howard himself using a similar title when UsefulNotes/NickClegg was mentioned. The latter is actually used as a FanNickname (Mister Long-Legged Cleggy-Weggy, which managed to become the top trending {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} topic in the UK on the day of the 2010 Election).
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