History Series / ShootingStars

23rd Jul '16 1:17:13 PM nombretomado
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: While it has yet to be explicitly brought up, (and is most likely coincidence) both current team captains -- founder captain Ulrika Johnsson and new captain Jack Dee -- have won ''Celebrity BigBrother''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: While it has yet to be explicitly brought up, (and is most likely coincidence) both current team captains -- founder captain Ulrika Johnsson and new captain Jack Dee -- have won ''Celebrity BigBrother''.Series/BigBrother''.
7th Jul '16 9:53:41 AM gewunomox
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* StealthPun: One of the film clips is supposedly of the band TheWho, but its members have been replaced with different incarnations of the Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* StealthPun: One of the film clips is supposedly of the band TheWho, Music/TheWho, but its members have been replaced with different incarnations of the Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
9th Mar '16 1:15:28 PM Hossmeister
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The show was hosted in a traditional PanelGame format, with Vic and Bob in the middle acting as quizmasters and two teams on either side, headed a regular team captain. Team B was always hosted by TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson, while Team A was initially hosted by greasy-haired 1950s throwback Mark Lamarr (who himself hosted the PanelGame ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' for over a decade) and later by English intellectual and novelist Will Self. Comedian Johnny Vegas became a regular contestant on Ulrika's panel. The scores would be read out by George Dawes, a giant baby played by Matt Lucas (later the star of ''LittleBritain''). Sometimes George's mother, Marjorie, (also played by Lucas) would take over.

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The show was hosted in a traditional PanelGame format, with Vic and Bob in the middle acting as quizmasters and two teams on either side, headed a regular team captain. Team B was always hosted by TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson, while Team A was initially hosted by greasy-haired 1950s throwback Mark Lamarr (who himself hosted the PanelGame ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' for over a decade) and later by English intellectual and novelist Will Self. Comedian Johnny Vegas became a regular contestant on Ulrika's panel. The scores would be read out by George Dawes, a giant baby played by Matt Lucas (later the star of ''LittleBritain''). Sometimes George's mother, Marjorie, (also played by Lucas) would take over.
10th Jan '16 9:53:44 PM phoenix
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* ReallyGetsAround: Ulrika Jonsson is, as we were frequently told in 2002, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny football crazy]], even football mad[[note]]"He's [[TheBeautifulGame football]] crazy, he's football mad" was a lyric from a popular song in Britain, and lives on as a {{meme}}[[/note]], to the point where Bob Mortimer couldn't think of a footballer that Ulrika hadn't had.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Ulrika Jonsson is, as we were frequently told in 2002, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny football crazy]], even football mad[[note]]"He's [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] crazy, he's football mad" was a lyric from a popular song in Britain, and lives on as a {{meme}}[[/note]], to the point where Bob Mortimer couldn't think of a footballer that Ulrika hadn't had.
25th Oct '15 7:54:56 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series - whilst still pretty quirky - played out more like a conventional panel show, with more regular general knowledge questions and George Dawes only showing up to read out scores. By series 2, Dawes' role increased and the format began to resemble the anarchic and zany humour that Vic and Bob are reknowned for.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series - whilst still pretty quirky - played out more like a conventional panel show, with more regular general knowledge questions and George Dawes only showing up to read out scores. By series 2, Dawes' role increased and the format began to resemble the anarchic and zany humour surreal style that Vic and Bob are it's most reknowned for.
25th Oct '15 7:53:05 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series - whilst still pretty quirky - played out more like a conventional quiz show, with George Dawes only showing up to read out scores. By series 2, Dawes' role increased and the show began to resemble the anarchic and surreal humour that Vic and Bob are reknowned for.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series - whilst still pretty quirky - played out more like a conventional quiz panel show, with more regular general knowledge questions and George Dawes only showing up to read out scores. By series 2, Dawes' role increased and the show format began to resemble the anarchic and surreal zany humour that Vic and Bob are reknowned for.
25th Oct '15 7:49:52 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series - whilst still pretty quirky - played out more like a conventional quiz show, with George Dawes only showing up to read out scores. By series 2, Dawes' role increased and the show began to resemble the anarchic and surreal humour that Vic and Bob are reknowned for.
4th Jan '15 6:52:16 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Possible subtle example in Series 5. At the end of every episode (like every other series) the panel members start dancing about to the theme song. However in Series 5 they are joined by an otherwise unseen attractive woman who walks in from off camera and otherwise has nothing to do with the proceedings. This ''may'' be a HotterAndSexier version of MorecambeAndWise's "Lady Who Comes Down At The End" gag, especially since Vic and Bob are often compared to Eric and Ernie in chemistry.

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* ShoutOut: Possible subtle example in Series 5. At the end of every episode (like every other series) the panel members start dancing about to the theme song. However in Series 5 they are joined by an otherwise unseen attractive woman who walks in from off camera and otherwise has nothing to do with the proceedings. This ''may'' be a HotterAndSexier version of MorecambeAndWise's Creator/MorecambeAndWise's "Lady Who Comes Down At The End" gag, especially since Vic and Bob are often compared to Eric and Ernie in chemistry.
2nd Aug '14 6:07:12 PM ThePope
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** Once Bob asked Ulrika what name she would use if she was a [[Series/{{Gladiators}} Gladiator]], then asked the same question to guest Noddy Holder. Noddy replied "Cup-a-Soup!", which had been the TrademarkFavouriteFood of his band Slade when Vic and Bob had mocked them in ''TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer''.

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** Once Bob asked Ulrika what name she would use if she was a [[Series/{{Gladiators}} Gladiator]], then asked the same question to guest Noddy Holder. Noddy replied "Cup-a-Soup!", which had been the TrademarkFavouriteFood TrademarkFavoriteFood of his band Slade when Vic and Bob had mocked them in ''TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer''.
2nd Jul '14 4:29:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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Brainchild of British surrealist comedians [[VicReevesBigNightOut Vic Reeves]] and [[TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer Bob Mortimer]], and a loving parody of British celebrity PanelGames. The questions made little sense, the answers made ''no'' sense, and the top prize could be as much as £120.

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Brainchild of British surrealist comedians [[VicReevesBigNightOut [[Series/VicReevesBigNightOut Vic Reeves]] and [[TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer Bob Mortimer]], and a loving parody of British celebrity PanelGames. The questions made little sense, the answers made ''no'' sense, and the top prize could be as much as £120.



* HeAlsoDid: ''ShootingStars'' is generally more mainstream and well-known than Vic and Bob's sketch shows such as ''VicReevesBigNightOut'' and ''TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer''.

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* HeAlsoDid: ''ShootingStars'' is generally more mainstream and well-known than Vic and Bob's sketch shows such as ''VicReevesBigNightOut'' ''Series/VicReevesBigNightOut'' and ''TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer''.



* MythologyGag: Or possibly just recycling -- e.g., Donald Cox the Sweaty Fox first appeared as a glove puppet on ''VicReevesBigNightOut''.

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* MythologyGag: Or possibly just recycling -- e.g., Donald Cox the Sweaty Fox first appeared as a glove puppet on ''VicReevesBigNightOut''.''Series/VicReevesBigNightOut''.



** The 2011 series has seen "What's in Angelos' Bag" (a variation on "What's on the end of the stick, Vic?" from ''VicReevesBigNightOut'') as well as the appearance of Vic and Bob's recurring characters the Stotts as exorcists.

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** The 2011 series has seen "What's in Angelos' Bag" (a variation on "What's on the end of the stick, Vic?" from ''VicReevesBigNightOut'') ''Series/VicReevesBigNightOut'') as well as the appearance of Vic and Bob's recurring characters the Stotts as exorcists.
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