Radio: So Wrong Its Right
So Wrong It's Right is a BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show hosted by Charlie Brooker. It bills itself as a celebration of failure where panellists are rewarded for providing objectionable, embarrassing, morally appalling - in a word, wrong - suggestions and anecdotes. Three series were broadcast in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
So Wrong It's Right provides examples of:
- Accentuate the Negative: Doesn't so much demonstrate this trope as revolve around it.
- Crapsack World: Ours. One of the rounds is actually called "This Putrid Modern Hell," and it's introduced with feeling.
- The Cynic: Charlie Brooker's persona, towards which panellists are encouraged to gravitate by the format.
- Digital Piracy Is Evil: Discussed in one episode. Everyone ends up agreeing that the trope is hateful, with Brooker even announcing that he likes having his work pirated.
- I Want My Jetpack"I thought the biggest developments of the 21st Century would involve the introduction of jetpacks, holidays on the Moon, and robot concubines in every home. Instead we got Simon Cowell and Nando's."
- Literal-Minded: Josie Long, who responded to a prompt about bad restaurant chains by describing the most repellent act of cruelty she could imagine (murdering a teacup pig).
- New Technology Is Evil: One of Brooker's favourite tropes. One development that was deemed particularly depressing was the inclusion with mobile phones of pre-programmed texts such as "I love you too."
- Signing Off Catch Phrase: Brooker ends every episode the same way."GO AWAY."
- Spin the Bottle: Lee Mack's anecdote about his catastrophic First Kiss.
- The Points Mean Nothing: Like most comedy panel shows, the points are really just an excuse for funny rants and banter.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Rufus Hound delivers one to Brooker after naming him as the worst thing about modern life, though it's more of a veiled compliment, describing Rufus' frustration that someone else expresses his opinions with so much more panache.