The Easter Montrising.

A 1916 special on tonight’s Late Late Show on RTÊ 1 with Montrose staff, from left, Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Marty Morrissey, Liz Nolan, Marty Whelan and Sean O’Rourke.

There are no words.

But that must not stop you.

Previously: Worst Wacky Races Ever

52 thoughts on “THIS!?

  1. Dave

    Hmm I felt when they rolled out the tank and Bosco popped out they went too far, and the firing squad for Vincent Browne and Pat Kenny was in poor taste. Tubs reading the proclamation to the soundtrack of Frozen was a nice touch though, for the kids like.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Japers, Dave, I’m sorry now that I never watch The Late Late – that sounds ab fab

  2. Gary

    Reminds me of the time I watched David Frost interview William Hague after dropping two microdots

      1. St. John Smythe

        which of the three are we to understand dropped the two microdots in that sentence

        1. Gary

          It was me on a couch in Palmerstown in the late nineties; And no my mind has still never been the same.

  3. Truth in the News

    If RTE were around in 1916 they would condemm the Rising and support the
    British, as to their current effort, it must be viewed as hypocrisy, since the just
    after 1966 when a certain clique infiltrated RTE, they have used every means
    possible to suppress any mention of 1916 and to ban even music associated
    with the Rebellion and even to deny it ever happened…..Who fears to speak
    of 1916 or the dead of other Irish Rebellions.

      1. Twunt

        Some really need to learn their history. Actually fup that, glib comments are better than understanding how things got to be.

  4. Spagnolia von Hoop

    RTE Director General: ‘So kids, whaddya wannado for de Rising?’

    Staff: ‘Ooh, can we dress up?’

  5. Truth in the News

    And don’t forget the DG’s wife’s new record release for 1916, and Sean O’Rourke’s
    promotion of it on his programme earlier this week…he never mentioned anythnig
    about who was connected to who.

  6. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Did the audience boo them?

    Because I’ve got a “Whelan in the Jeers” pun here I’m just dying to use…..

    1. Drebbin

      I’m not sure what turn of events could justify Wake Up And Smell Ní Chofaigh, but I’m poised to press send.

  7. Wandra

    It’s not RTE’s fault – we live in a society now where we think every celebration (or COMMEMORATION) is some type of festival, where you get dressed up in costume and where the ultimate aim is novelty and spectacle. The costumes were very well made, though, didn’t you think?

    1. Clampers Outside!

      They were lovely…. speaking of costumes and making money off all types of commemoration or celebration….

      I was at a fancy dress party / piss up…. on the Jeanie Johnston…. dressed as a pirate….. >_<

      That too was a good costume.

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      My brother has a bull mastiff exactly like Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh. *

      * I don’t have a brother. **

      ** But if I did….

  8. Eamonn Clancy

    Next time the to licence man or woman comes knocking on your door remember you’re under no obligation to answer any questions, let alone open the door to them. Think of this photo when you’re slamming the door after removing their “implied right of access”.

  9. Junkface

    Would ye look at that lot, they only look Gorgeous so they do. I want to make them tea and cake all day.

  10. Caroline

    hahahahahahaha – chimp’s tea party chic

    last of de ireland vuvuzelas

    g’wan de repubbalick

    1. (Desperate?) Dan

      No problem with that; you got a problem with the Public Service Broadcaster recording the Anniversary in a way that most people will be happy with? They do their research; if problem is with RTE bias, supply specifics please :-)

  11. some old queen

    Oh dear. Dowdy old people wearing dowdy old clothes. Apart from Bláthnaid who rocked that early Irish Drag Queen look. And she Mentioned the word ‘Socialism’ which is never a good career move within RTE..

    Apart from self promotion on RTE’s behalf, what was the point of this? It is the Late Late in 2016 after all so no real point I suppose. Checking a model’s face to see if there is any semblance of facial expressions was just about as interesting as it got.

    And next up is the adverts…

  12. St. John Smythe

    5 RTE employees but only 4 glasses of water laid on. they’re all looking at each other wondering which one of them will get the trap door

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