RIP Bruce Forsyth

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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Positive Passion » 19 Aug 2017, 00:57

He was mediocre at nearly everything, which suited the British public. Strictly gave him a new lease of life, but actually is much better now (probably the only show on TV with two principal female presenters). However his reputation largely rests on a legendary Palladium session improvised (with Norman Wisdom, I think) during a TV technicians' strike.
If you ask me he was all that was shit about TV.

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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Bruce Fourlines » 19 Aug 2017, 22:02

I'm not really dead
It's merely a joke
There's still twenty years
Till I'm due to croak
Nice to see you
To see you nice
Mine's a curry
With plenty of rice

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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Bruce Fourlines » 19 Aug 2017, 22:55

Some people maintain that I wasn't all that
They forget my achievements - I invented the hat
I've saved the Queen's life and prevented World Wars
All the while wearing my wife's frilly drawers
Nice to see you

To see you nice

Mine's a curry

With plenty of rice

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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Nikki Gradual » 21 Aug 2017, 10:58

Never liked him, force of personality over talent. Seemed to be mediocre at everything, but must have had some kind of on-screen charm. I say must have because when I saw him in a shop in Ascot High Street when I was a kid (he and Anthea lived locally) he was a complete prick – rude, arrogant, up himself, and worst of all conspicuously courting attention and then berating people when they actually gave it to him.
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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby OCT » 21 Aug 2017, 11:15

:o

Saying nasty things about dead people!
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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Deebank » 21 Aug 2017, 11:16

From the bits I saw of the various tribute programmes, I was impressed with his 'syrup' evolution.

From his mid '70's 'threadbare Brillo' (presumably his actual hair), to his early '80s dead ferret look and on to his more plausible adhesive-bonded wind-resistant Strictly lid it was a real rollercoaster ride.

How come he never got the flak that Daniels attracted?
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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Nikki Gradual » 21 Aug 2017, 13:14

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Saying nasty things about dead people!


Yup. My anti feelings possibly exaggerated by the ridiculous fawning over him. Ditto Jerry Lewis, when I've replenished my bile I might go back and have another go at him.
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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Geezee » 21 Aug 2017, 13:40

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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby The Great Defector » 22 Aug 2017, 19:09

Genuinely gonna miss him on the telly. Has to be the last who was still working from that era.
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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby K » 25 Aug 2017, 22:40

In the New Statesman, Helen Lewis made a remarkable observation: Bruce Forsyth was born 16 months before Anne Frank. Boggles the mind. (Or mine, at least).
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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby Tactful Cactus » 25 Aug 2017, 23:51

K wrote:In the New Statesman, Helen Lewis made a remarkable observation: Bruce Forsyth was born 16 months before Anne Frank. Boggles the mind. (Or mine, at least).


His first TV appearance was in 1939. TV! Thats mind boggling too.

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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby C » 29 Aug 2017, 21:02

Mediocre? Yes

A British institution? Yes

It was nice to see you and I'll have the cuddly toy

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Re: RIP Bruce Forsyth

Postby billy » 29 Aug 2017, 21:14

He actually predates sliced bread.

One for the old popbitch fans there.
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