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Rum Doings Episode 124: Question Time

by on Dec.13, 2012, under Rum Doings

Episode 124 of Rum Doings sees us getting into a Christmas mood with, er, a bottle of Bacardi Breezer. Taking Christmassy questions from Twitter, we begin by discussing favourite Christmas presents (Nick’s is of course a videogame), and then divert off onto John’s late grandmother and her lying ways. Nostalgia sweeps over both of us, before diverting yet again toward Harry Enfield, and his Question Time sketch.

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6 Comments for this entry

  • Gassalasca

    Nick is right, naturally, when it comes to dark chocolate, but I can’t say I concur re the nuts.

  • mister k

    You’ve reminded me of the not the nine ‘o clock news sketch of a similar topic
    I have to say John was very amusing in this one, loved the glue gun.

  • sinister agent

    I would definitely read a book called the Famous Five versus the Black Person.

    Bah and pish to you both then. I am the worst gift getter ever, it makes me uncomfortable, and then if it’s something I don’t want I have to pretend to be grateful, which just feels dishonest and wrong and arrgrh. Just keep the money, it’ll be a lot easier for everyone.

    Aanyway. The second best christmas film is In Bruges. Like Die Hard, it’s set around christmas, but that’s not a critical part of the plot. And it’s great. I do bloody love Planes Trains and Automobiles, though.

  • Steve

    The finest Christmas film is undoubtedly Trading Places. What says Christmas better than Dan Ackroyd as a drunk Santa Claus eating smoked salmon through his beard on a bus?

  • Hidden_7

    As someone who was much let down by John’s approval of The Big Bang Theory, and who is glad that he’s (very rightly) gone off it, I concur with him that Go On is quite good. Much better than it has any right to be given the premise.

    It’s important to stress when you say that it’s about a group of people dealing with loss that it very much is a comedy, and frequently quite funny. It gets sentimental at times, as is necessitated by its premise, but it’s one of the top comedies on TV right now for making me laugh.

    It actually reminds me a lot of Community in its core set-up, in that it’s about a life changing event happening to someone forcing them into a group of screwballs they initially think they are to good for, but that they come to see the value in, and eventually care for. Hijinks happen along the way.

  • Sören Höglund

    I always forget that Lethal Weapon is set during Christmas, and I still think that movie is a lot of fun, even if it’s no Die Hard. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is another fine non-mawkish Shane Black Christmas movie.

    “No, my question, I get to go first: Why in pluperfect hell would you pee on a corpse?”