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Super, smashing, grave

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Thunderhead, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Mar 14, 2018
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    Thunderhead Full Member

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    Jim Bowen dead, didn't realise he was only 80, always looked ancient.
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    Kentonio Full Member

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    This is wierd, I watched some Bullseye at the weekend for the first time in about 20 years. Great flashback to how different life used to be back then.

    RIP Jim, I hope there's a Bully Bonus waiting for you on the other side.
  3. Mar 15, 2018
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    Honest John Full Member

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    Bowen: "What do you do for a living?"
    Contestant: "I'm unemployed Jim"
    Bowen: "That's super smashing, great"

    RIP
  4. Mar 15, 2018
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Read Bill Bryson's "Notes From a Small Island", it's a great insight into how anyone "non-English" would consider the horror show that was Bullseye.
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    Kentonio Full Member

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    Looking back at it now, its surprisingly sweet. When Jim talks to the contestants its like he's actually speaking to them like people, not trying to set up some sneering laugh for the audience, or looking down on them. I was actually surprised by how nice it all felt.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    The 'taches alone are the stuff of nightmares. And as for the men...

    It was such a great show, and a real celebration of the English working classes, naff shabbiness and all. Jim was a perfect host for the show; excellent off the cuff and never taking any of it too seriously. The idea he counted the money out in the ad break :lol:

    RIP sir.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    langster DJ Stink mouth, so soppy few pints very wow! Scout

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    RIP a true gent and he will be sadly missed. Damn.
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    The Purley King Full Member

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    It used to take him a long time to count out £150, a full 3-4 minute ad break :)
    Absolutely loved that show growing up. My brother and I used to practice all the time to be able to hit 101 or more in 6 darts....
    Also, the show was probably responsible for the sudden increase in people from Rotherham owning speedboats!!
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    Grinner Fat gutted, hairy shouldered, stinky Arse. Staff

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    I wonder if Bryson ever saw Indoor League.



    "Don't be put off by the headband, ee's no sissy"
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    Kentonio Full Member

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    "He's like a big coloured steamroller!"

    Oh the seventies.. :lol:
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    "He really has been turning the girls on in indoor league, a good looking boy with muscles too, what more could any girl want?" :lol: