History UsefulNotes / ComicRelief

28th Oct '17 4:36:18 AM DaibhidC
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* 1989 saw the death of Harry Enfield's Loadsamoney character. While this initially appeared to be a one-off gag, it turned out Enfield was worried about MisaimedFandom and took the opportunity to retire the character.
1st May '17 5:30:03 PM nighttrainfm
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* The same year featured a sketch where Lauren's class got a new English teacher played by Creator/DavidTennant. Cue avalanche of ''Series/DoctorWho'' jokes (this was after Tate had appeared in "The Runaway Bride", but before she was a year-long companion).



* ''TopGear [[Series/TopOfThePops of the Pops]]'' (2007), a crossover between the car show and the music showcase, featuring the ''Top Gear'' presenters introducing various musical acts instead of cars, talking about music-related topics during the news, charging Music/McFly with writing a new song for the special using the words "sofa", "Hyundai", and "administration", and concluding with a performance of "Red Light Spells Danger" by the ''Top Gear'' Band.

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* ''TopGear ''Series/TopGear [[Series/TopOfThePops of the Pops]]'' (2007), a crossover between the car show and the music showcase, featuring the ''Top Gear'' presenters introducing various musical acts instead of cars, talking about music-related topics during the news, charging Music/McFly with writing a new song for the special using the words "sofa", "Hyundai", and "administration", and concluding with a performance of "Red Light Spells Danger" by the ''Top Gear'' Band.
1st May '17 5:28:03 PM nighttrainfm
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* 2013 had Music/JessieJ shaving her head and skits where [[Series/TheXFactor Simon Cowell]] gets [[{{Narcissist}} married]] [[SelfDeprecation to himself]] and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], alongside the cast of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'', tries to stop the birth of the most terrifying being the universe has ever seen... Jedward.

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* 2013 had Music/JessieJ shaving her head and skits head, a skit where [[Series/TheXFactor Simon Cowell]] gets [[{{Narcissist}} married]] [[SelfDeprecation to himself]] himself]], and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], alongside the cast of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'', tries trying to stop the birth of the most terrifying being the universe has ever seen... Jedward.
26th Mar '17 2:43:12 PM Michael
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* The 2017 campaign is currently under way, with the telethon hitting the screens on March 24th. Among other things of note, WebVideo/JonathanPie is now moving from the fake version of UsefulNotes/ChildrenInNeed featured in his live show, to provide the same kind of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVKhsWPtZ8&feature=youtu.be&a parody behind-the-scenes material]] for a very real version of Comic Relief.

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* The 2017 campaign is currently under way, with the telethon hitting hit the screens on March 24th. Among other things of note, WebVideo/JonathanPie is now moving moved from the fake version of UsefulNotes/ChildrenInNeed featured in his live show, to provide the same kind of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVKhsWPtZ8&feature=youtu.be&a parody behind-the-scenes com/watch?v=ueV8BLU4gsY parody]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXsan94Ov7c behind-the-scenes]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJqKRp95p8 material]] for a very real version of Comic Relief.
19th Mar '17 9:38:58 AM Michael
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* All profits from the sale of ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' and ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' were donated to Comic Relief.

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* All profits from the sale of ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' and ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' were donated to Comic Relief.
* The 2017 campaign is currently under way, with the telethon hitting the screens on March 24th. Among other things of note, WebVideo/JonathanPie is now moving from the fake version of UsefulNotes/ChildrenInNeed featured in his live show, to provide the same kind of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVKhsWPtZ8&feature=youtu.be&a parody behind-the-scenes material]] for a very real version of Comic
Relief.
30th May '16 8:05:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TopGear [[TopOfThePops of the Pops]]'' (2007), a crossover between the car show and the music showcase, featuring the ''Top Gear'' presenters introducing various musical acts instead of cars, talking about music-related topics during the news, charging Music/McFly with writing a new song for the special using the words "sofa", "Hyundai", and "administration", and concluding with a performance of "Red Light Spells Danger" by the ''Top Gear'' Band.

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* ''TopGear [[TopOfThePops [[Series/TopOfThePops of the Pops]]'' (2007), a crossover between the car show and the music showcase, featuring the ''Top Gear'' presenters introducing various musical acts instead of cars, talking about music-related topics during the news, charging Music/McFly with writing a new song for the special using the words "sofa", "Hyundai", and "administration", and concluding with a performance of "Red Light Spells Danger" by the ''Top Gear'' Band.
13th May '16 2:55:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* 2007 saw a crossover between Lauren Cooper of ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' and... then Prime Minister TonyBlair, in which he became increasingly exasperated after listening to two straight minutes of her constant chattering, finally responding [[FunnyMoments with her own catchphrase]].

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* 2007 saw a crossover between Lauren Cooper of ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' and... then Prime Minister TonyBlair, UsefulNotes/TonyBlair, in which he became increasingly exasperated after listening to two straight minutes of her constant chattering, finally responding [[FunnyMoments with her own catchphrase]].
9th May '16 10:21:02 AM twilicorn
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** During the actual show, Series/MrBean made a triumphant return, [[TheFunInFuneral wreaking havoc at a funeral.]] There was also a ''Series/LittleBritain'' sketch where David Walliams looked after his new patient, UsefulNotes/StephenHawking ({{as himself}}). In a separate segment, Walliams broke the world record for most kisses received in 30 seconds (by 5), with help from Creator/OrlandoBloom and Barbara Windsor.
9th May '16 10:06:26 AM twilicorn
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For several years there was an American version of Comic Relief, which was [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except that it aired on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, ran irregularly instead of every two years (the last HBO Comic Relief special was for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and didn't involve any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. On May 21, 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and the charity America Gives Back revived Comic Relief in America in the form of a Red Nose Day telethon. The first of its kind in America, and the first Comic Relief-related special across the pond since the aforementioned Hurricane Katrina benefit almost 9 years previously, this telethon is significantly closer to the British version except its focus is mainly on helping children and families who are living in poverty.

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For several years there was an American version of Comic Relief, which was [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except that it aired on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, ran irregularly instead of every two years (the last HBO Comic Relief special was for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and didn't involve any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. On May 21, 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and the charity America Gives Back revived Comic Relief in America in the form of a Red Nose Day telethon. The first of its kind in America, and the first Comic Relief-related special across the pond since the aforementioned Hurricane Katrina benefit almost 9 years previously, this telethon is significantly closer to the British version except its focus is mainly on helping children and families who are living in poverty.
poverty. The initial telecast proved to be so popular that NBC decided to make it an annual event. Starting with the second edition, plastic red noses have been Walgreens exclusives.
24th Mar '16 6:33:48 PM nombretomado
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The skits in the Comic Relief telethons often either special versions of BBC comedy shows, or specially made for the telethon. These usually include spoofs, pieces involving a comedian with a celebrity, or a CrossOver between two different programmes (which have a good chance of being [[IntercontinuityCrossOver from two completely different shows]]). The most notable of these is the ''Series/DoctorWho'' spoof ''The Curse of Fatal Death'', the centrepiece of Red Nose Day '99, which was written by Creator/StevenMoffat, the writer of {{Coupling}}, some of the most critical and fan acclaimed episodes of the new Who, and current showrunner.

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The skits in the Comic Relief telethons often either special versions of BBC comedy shows, or specially made for the telethon. These usually include spoofs, pieces involving a comedian with a celebrity, or a CrossOver between two different programmes (which have a good chance of being [[IntercontinuityCrossOver from two completely different shows]]). The most notable of these is the ''Series/DoctorWho'' spoof ''The Curse of Fatal Death'', the centrepiece of Red Nose Day '99, which was written by Creator/StevenMoffat, the writer of {{Coupling}}, ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', some of the most critical and fan acclaimed episodes of the new Who, and current showrunner.
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