History Series / RussellHowardsGoodNews

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''.
16th Feb '16 3:15:13 AM LordAaronus
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* RuleOfThree:
** One story is about a live rugby broadcast somehow getting interrupted with porn, which is immediately spoofed by Russell ''interrupting his own show'' with an S&M clip ''starring himself''. Cue Russell going "IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney". Then they do it a second time ("I was a bit older but I still needed the money.") and the third clip instead has Russell replaced by [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Asian man he outsourced part of his work to,]] [[ButtMonkey the one time he's NOT the sub.]]
16th Feb '16 3:10:45 AM LordAaronus
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* BlackComedy; They get away with far more here than on ''MockTheWeek.'' You'd be forgiven for thinking it was ''Frankie Boyle's Good News''.



** That little red and black Hoover vaccuum cleaner that gets put in one ridiculous situation after another.

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** That little red and black Hoover vaccuum vacuum cleaner that gets put in one ridiculous situation after another.


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* UnexpectedCharacter: It's easy to forget that YouTube is responsible for a lot of the clips used, leading up to [=YouTubers=] like Glozell and Shay Carl getting airtime.
7th Feb '16 12:16:22 AM LordAaronus
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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Russel himself for reenactions and some cutaway gags.
30th Jan '16 6:48:24 AM LordAaronus
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* {{Retool}}: The show underwent a very mild one when it transferred to [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] for Series 10. "The Mystery Guest" segment was replaced by a more conventional interview without a mystery or participation element. Guests thus far have included journalist John Simpson and wildlife photographer Doug Allen.


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* 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.''
* {{Retool}}: The show underwent a very mild one when it transferred to [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] for Series 10. "The Mystery Guest" segment was replaced by a more conventional interview without a mystery or participation element. Guests thus far have included journalist John Simpson and wildlife photographer Doug Allen.
28th Jan '16 6:41:49 AM LordAaronus
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* 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''.
28th Jan '16 5:42:56 AM LordAaronus
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** One that goes ''across seasons'' - after the gag about cutout animals used to reenact animal attacks got phased out, there's a story about a Japanese zoo training its staff to deal with a RampagingRhino by having them go up against ''a papier-mache rhino''. At least this one's in 3D.

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** One that goes ''across seasons'' - after the gag about cutout animals used to reenact animal attacks got phased out, there's a story about a Japanese zoo training its staff to deal with a RampagingRhino [[RhinoRampage Rampaging Rhino]] by having them go up against ''a papier-mache rhino''. At least this one's in 3D.
28th Jan '16 5:30:36 AM LordAaronus
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* Big News: Always at the start.
* Sports
* Celebrity
* Society
* Weird Politics
* Law & Order
* Art and Culture
* Animals
* Religion
* World Politics
* Kids
* Observational
* Education
* I Did Not Know That
* Technology
* Mystery Guest: Somebody from the news that week is invited onto the show and Russell, not knowing who they are, has to guess. They then (depending on who they are) demonstrate or let Russell have a go at their activity. The "Mystery" was dropped in Series 9, being a straight interview with someone in the news Russell found fascinating.
* What Were They Thinking?
* Stand Up: In the ''Extra''/extended version only. A stand-up comedian is brought on and does a ten minute routine.
* It's Not All Doom and Gloom: Ends every single episode. Invoked CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming from that week in the news, somebody just doing something amazing (usually for other people, like charity work).

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* Big News: First off, an opening number where bits of video are taken from actual news reports, and WAY out of context.
* '''Big News''':
Always at the start.
start.[[note]]Though one season kept pre-empting it with coverage of the Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding.[[/note]]
* Sports
'''Sports'''
* Celebrity
'''Celebrity'''
* Society
'''Society'''
* Weird Politics
'''Weird Politics'''
* Law '''Law & Order
Order'''
* Art '''Art and Culture
Culture'''
* Animals
'''Animals'''
* Religion
'''Religion'''
* World Politics
'''World Politics'''
* Kids
'''Kids'''
* Observational
'''Observational'''
* Education
'''Education'''
* I '''I Did Not Know That
That'''
* Technology
'''Technology'''
* Mystery Guest: '''Mystery Guest''': Somebody from the news that week is invited onto the show and Russell, not knowing who they are, has to guess. They then (depending on who they are) demonstrate or let Russell have a go at their activity. The "Mystery" was dropped in Series 9, being a straight interview with someone in the news Russell found fascinating.
* What '''What Were They Thinking?
Thinking?'''
* Stand Up: '''Stand Up''': In the ''Extra''/extended version only. A stand-up comedian is brought on and does a ten minute routine.
* It's '''It's Not All Doom and Gloom: Gloom''': Ends every single episode. Invoked CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming from that week in the news, somebody just doing something amazing (usually for other people, like charity work).



* BaitAndSwitch: One story is about China banning all movies with time travel, to prevent the notions of rewriting history, whereupon Russell claims he would rewrite history to undo one of history's greatest evils... by which he means interrupting the parents of JustinBieber during sex.

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* BaitAndSwitch: One story is about China banning all movies with time travel, to prevent the notions of rewriting history, whereupon Russell claims [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct he would rewrite history to undo one of history's greatest evils... evils...]] by which he means interrupting the parents of JustinBieber during sex.
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