55 thoughts on “Worst Wacky Races Ever

  1. Willie Banjo

    They should have got Joe Duffy for that dad’s Army remake, he’s the spit of Capt Mainwaring….he would of course have been a more expensive option,.

    The car is a Ford Zebedee (1914).

  2. Funster Fionnanánn

    Duffy barley concealing his history bore horn.

    Sinn Fein and RTE the only eejits in any way interested in this 1916 nonsense.

    1916 is nothing to celebrate. It’s barely worth acknowledging, like yer ma.

      1. bertie blenkinsop

        Choon.

        Loved The Bangles, “going down to Liverpool” was an old mixtape favourite.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          I thought it was called ‘Going Down In Liverpool, and other Record Company offices.’

          Maybe I’ve misjudged The Bangles’.
          I suppose they ‘could’ve’ been a proper band, if you squint your eyes hard enough.

      2. C Sharp

        That playlist is like the incessant 2fm playlist from 1986 – 1995 and was responsible for the massive levels of emigration in that era.

  3. cavhob

    I don’t get Katherine Thomas… what massive secret does she know that keeps her on every single show on RTE?

      1. classter

        There is a point there though,

        RTE is a big fan of ‘talent’ which is willing (and ‘able’) to work across all types of programmes, topics & formats.

          1. ahjayzis

            ITV are far bigger culprits.

            They’re working on a new stimulant drug so that Phil Schofield can present 24 hours a day.

  4. ahjayzis

    They’re just the WORST, all of them.

    Overexposed, undertalented, overly lauded, unwhelming, overremunerated w@nkers the lot of them.

  5. The Real Jane

    – Hello. Here I am in an outfit sitting in a car with some colleagues in commemoration of 1916.

    How does that commemorate 1916?

    – Kathryn Thomas is wearing a big hat. How does that *not* commemorate 1916?

  6. mauriac

    how many fake,” production companies ” can you fit in one car ?
    what a terrible idea

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        I don’t know ANY of them.
        Beat that.

        I’ve no idea what I’m talking about.
        Ipso Facto, I win.

  7. ahjayzis

    Call me a history-bore, but I don’t think many people shy of the upper class were as morbidly obese as Duffy back then.

  8. Eoin

    I wonder how RTE will apply their general pro-establishment bias towards celebrating 1916? Had they been reporting back then they probably wouldn’t have even mentioned the rebellion or the fact that Dublin was being shelled by a warship for fear of annoying the establishment (ie the Brits).

  9. Drogg

    It’s weird that they have done this when RTE is very anti republican and how they use their soap boxes to do nothing but give out about how the rising was conducted and what the focus of the signatures of the proclamation wanted from the new republic.

    1. ahjayzis

      How are they anti-Republican? I presume they believe in the form of government called a republic?

      Maybe they’re anti-Sinn Fein? That is not equal to being anti-republican.

      1. Drogg

        Not new republicanism; old republicanism. But in saying that they have been very biased against any reporting of Sinn Fein. They are all known to gleefully talk about how civilians of Dublin hated the rising and joe wrote a whole book about civilians who died during the rising and they are not really known for crediting as am important moment in the foundation of the state. They also don’t respect this republic as their reporting in the lead to the election they where not very neutral in their unfair treatment of smaller parties and independents. Sure if Miriam had any respect for the election she would have excused herself from coverage when her brother was a candidate. I get that you want to think that I am some shinnerbot but really in my simple opinion the national broadcaster and the majority in that picture have been very disrespectful to what is yes a grizzly but also very important part of our shared history.

  10. realPolithicks

    Why isn’t the rising celebrated on April 24th the date on which it occurred, rather than Easter Sunday. The rising didn’t even begin on Easter Sunday, it actually began the next day.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      …it’s only March…. 8 more months.

      And sure once easter is over… you’ll have those wanting to do it all again on the actual dates of the Rising…. in April !!!

  11. Boba Fettucine

    Surely once we get past 24 April that’s yer lot? Or will we have “RTE Presents: Its the Executions! With Des Bishop who is executed by an Irish Language firing squad. Firing… LAUGHS”

    I swear, nobody in RTE can have seen I’m Alan Partridge. Monkey Tennis must be in development.

  12. Tish Mahorey

    No way Mammary O’Callaghan was going to dress down as a slum dwelling mother of seven. And there’s Sean Donkey O’Rourke as he sees himself.

    Most of them are dressed as those who OPPOSED the rising.

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