History Series / ShootingStars

18th Apr '17 10:32:00 AM CumbersomeTercel
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Brainchild of British surrealist comedians [[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.

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Brainchild of British surrealist comedians [[Series/VicReevesBigNightOut Vic Reeves]] and [[TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer [[Series/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.



* TheCastShowoff: The "George's Song" round, which allowed Matt Lucas to a perform an original song or a cover (which would often lead into a completely different song for laughs).



* ForeignRemake: Parodied by one of the film clips, which is supposedly a remake of ''TheIncredibleHulk'' TV series done on a shoestring budget by the [[OopNorth Sunderland Independent Film Trust]].

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* ForeignRemake: Parodied by one of the film clips, which is supposedly a remake of ''TheIncredibleHulk'' ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' TV series done on a shoestring budget by the [[OopNorth Sunderland Independent Film Trust]].



* HeAlsoDid: ''ShootingStars'' is generally more mainstream and well-known than Vic and Bob's sketch shows such as ''Series/VicReevesBigNightOut'' and ''TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer''.
29th Mar '17 5:22:12 AM TrippyDippy
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* TheCastShowoff: The "George's Song" round, which allowed Matt Lucas to a perform an original song or a cover (which would often lead into a completely different song for laughs).



* ChirpingCrickets: Vic usually decides to tell a joke, despite being warned off by Bob. It always bombs; the lonely wind howls, the others look embarrassed or turn their faces away from him. Often, a tumbleweed drifts through the studio.

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* ChirpingCrickets: Vic usually decides to tell a joke, despite being warned off by Bob. It always bombs; the lonely wind howls, the others look embarrassed or turn their faces away from him. Often, a tumbleweed drifts through the studio. At one point, a whole funeral procession appears, complete wth Grim Reaper.
10th Jan '17 4:22:52 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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.

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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 ''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'').''Series/LittleBritain''). Sometimes George's mother, Marjorie, (also played by Lucas) would take over.
6th Jan '17 7:04:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Peter Serafinowicz also appears as Brian Butterfield in one episode, and MattBerry inexplicably as the musician Vangelis in another.

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** Peter Serafinowicz also appears as Brian Butterfield in one episode, and MattBerry Creator/MattBerry inexplicably as the musician Vangelis in another.
23rd Oct '16 9:58:56 AM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: As on Vic and Bob's other shows, a common gag is to give incongruous Geordie accents to characters you wouldn't expect to have them.
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.
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