History Series / RussellHowardsGoodNews

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).
5th Apr '17 8:23:06 AM Buck
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* WeirdnessMagnet: Russell has he fair share of weird encounters.

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* WeirdnessMagnet: Russell has he his fair share of weird encounters.
5th Apr '17 4:38:06 AM Buck
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* WeirdnessMagnet: Russell has he fair share of weird encounters.
27th Dec '16 6:59:29 PM nombretomado
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** And, just to make things all the more awesome, at the end of Series Eight, Russell had his Mystery Guest ([[spoiler:BrianBlessed]]) recite both the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kLgkN4HGrs Liquid Ass]]" and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEf5VFKplzw "Ain't nobody got time for that!"]] gags. As with just about anything involving the man's voice, it was quite the spectacle to behold.

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** And, just to make things all the more awesome, at the end of Series Eight, Russell had his Mystery Guest ([[spoiler:BrianBlessed]]) ([[spoiler:Creator/BrianBlessed]]) recite both the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kLgkN4HGrs Liquid Ass]]" and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEf5VFKplzw "Ain't nobody got time for that!"]] gags. As with just about anything involving the man's voice, it was quite the spectacle to behold.



* SpecialGuest: The Mystery Guests usually include one every series who is a celebrity (usually someone who was a big star around the time of Russell's childhood or teenage years). This has included [[spoiler: Jet from ''Series/{{Gladiators}}'', former footballer John Barnes, and BrianBlessed]].

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* SpecialGuest: The Mystery Guests usually include one every series who is a celebrity (usually someone who was a big star around the time of Russell's childhood or teenage years). This has included [[spoiler: Jet from ''Series/{{Gladiators}}'', former footballer John Barnes, and BrianBlessed]].Creator/BrianBlessed]].
18th May '16 2:44:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Satirical programme presented by stand-up comedian Russell Howard, of ''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 ''MockTheWeek'' ''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.



* BlackComedy; They get away with far more here than on ''MockTheWeek.'' You'd be forgiven for thinking it was ''Frankie Boyle's Good News''.

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* BlackComedy; BlackComedy: They get away with far more here than on ''MockTheWeek.''Series/MockTheWeek.'' You'd be forgiven for thinking it was ''Frankie Boyle's Good News''.



--> '''Rubber Duck''': Look at you! You used to be on ''MockTheWeek''!
* MythologyGag: Nods back to ''MockTheWeek'' can happen once a season.

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--> '''Rubber Duck''': Look at you! You used to be on ''MockTheWeek''!
''Series/MockTheWeek''!
* MythologyGag: Nods back to ''MockTheWeek'' ''Series/MockTheWeek'' can happen once a season.
15th May '16 9:10:44 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Bigotry tends to annoy him and bring out his more vicious jokes.
** American gun politics absolutely enrage him, particularly after a gun massacre, leading to this memorable remark:
--> Put down the guns you redneck [[KissingCousins cousin]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuckers!]]



* FriendToAllChildren: is particularly good with children, which is probably why Sandy Hook and the like particularly pissed him off.



* 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.
* SelfDeprecation: More often than not, he takes the piss out of himself.



** Usually directs pretty epic ones at American Republicans and American gun politics, the nature of which is a particularly major BerserkButton for him.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Russel himself for reenactions and some cutaway gags.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Russel Russell himself for reenactions and some cutaway gags.
27th Feb '16 12:06:00 AM LordAaronus
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** [[CallingYourOrgasms "Sounds like what this guy yells out when he cums!"]]



** [[ToiletHumor "It sounds like X having a tricky shit!"]]



* ShoutOUt: One story was about a stolen [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]] statue being recovered on a beach, leading Russell to guess that it had a ''really'' wild night. Cue a BingeMontage with the E.T. statue InTheStyleOf the end credits of ''Film/TheHangover''.

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* ShoutOUt: ShoutOut: One story was about a stolen [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]] statue being recovered on a beach, leading Russell to guess that it had a ''really'' wild night. Cue a BingeMontage with the E.T. statue InTheStyleOf the end credits of ''Film/TheHangover''.
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