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Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by Pablo » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:59

...and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar

Anyone see this? I thought it was wonderful, but from what I've seen on other forums opinion is divided on the subject. It seems to be one of those cases where some people automatically say it's not as good as what they've done before, but I loved it. As usual, the Cheeky Girls excelled themselves
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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 13, 2008 13:00

I liked it too.

Who won in the end? I couldn't stay awake until the second programme.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Oct 13, 2008 13:02

i was really looking forward to seeing this, but we were out and missed it. hopefully it'll come up on the on demand thing on our cable.

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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by Pablo » Mon Oct 13, 2008 13:06

I've not watched the last bit yet, but I'm led to believe that it's fairly predictable who wins. I've also heard - and this might be a complete lie - that the record is actually getting released.

I thought all the cameos were marvellous. Rick Astley and Lionel Blair in particular
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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 13, 2008 13:07

That's a shame. Two Up, Two Down were clearly the superior act.

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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by Sylvie » Mon Oct 13, 2008 13:38

I didn't think it was that great. I think if he'd done it three years ago, it would've been ok, but he's sort of missed the boat as X Factor takes the piss out of itself these days and doesn't really need a spoof. There was the odd funny moment, but on the whole I thought it was poor.
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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 13, 2008 13:41

The documentary thing afterwards was piss poor. He doesn't half play up to his own image sometimes, I think.

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Post by linus » Mon Oct 13, 2008 14:53

the documentary thing in the middle nearly, very nearly, made me not be arsed with the second half of 'pop factor'... I was peter kayed out... but I stuck with it... I thought it was very good- the 'pop factor' thing- the choice of songs were inspired and the guest 'stars' really made it... it was an improvement on that paddy and max thing and reminded me why I enjoy peter kay's acting/telly stuff... I don't think 'x factor' is a parody of itself really, it's just become more obviously craven and transparent now... I can't imagine cowell ever taking the rise out of himself in the same way that peter waterman and dr fox did last night

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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by Concrete » Mon Oct 13, 2008 21:14

linus wrote:I can't imagine cowell ever taking the rise out of himself in the same way that peter waterman and dr fox did last night
That's true at the moment, but only because he still has a financial interest in the format still being taken seriously, surely? I reckon he'll see the funny side of it once it's no longer topping up his pension fund. I didn't think the bits with the judges were that good, really. I thought they just diluted the good bits and a lot of the things they said weren't even pisstakes of X Factor, they were just quotes from the 2006 and 2007 series. Everyone at work's been reliving the "observational" moments from it today, but I sort of felt I'd heard funnier observations when discussing X Factor with people. I get texts from one of my sisters most Saturday evenings which are far more cutting.

But a lot of the incidental jokes were properly funny and it got better towards the end, as a lot of Peter Kay things do actually, I'd have just preferred it to be cut down, focussing more on Geraldine and less on the celebrity judges. But I guess the people who liked the other bits would have slated it had they done that.

Doesn't Rick Astley look great for his age?

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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by sunshine/pirate » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:14

Dear Channel 4,

My name's Peter Kay, remember me? I'm from the North. We worked together on that Max and Paddy thing a while back, I played Max. Anyway, things have been pretty quiet up here in the North, apart from massacring an episode of Doctor Who a while ago I've been pretty bored, in the North.

So, I've got this Idea for a new show. It's called "Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar SuperStar" That's pretty funny, right? well imagine how funny it'll be when you've heard Cat Deeley say it 140 times in the space of 2 hours!
It's pretty much going to be a spoof of the X-factor, although, when I say "spoof" what I mean is "bizarely detailed recreation of the final night of X-Factor with the bare minimum of jokes sprinked throughout"
It will focus on the three finalists, myself (playing A WOMAN, IN A DRESS! LOL!) "R Wayne" (he's going to be a bit northern) and "2up2down"(lots of "edgy" wheelchair humour). I'll use these characters to explore some of the cliches and funny traditions of the x-factor, and some of it will actually be really funny, but my plan is to drag the show on for soooo long that no-one will care.

Obviously a spoof of the X-Factor wouldn't be complete without mocking the judges, but that's what the audience would expect. So to shake it up a bit rather than getting actors or impressionists to perform as the current X-Factor judges I'm planning on hiring Pete Waterman and Dr Fox and that other woman to do it! remember them? no me neither, but I think their wooden performances and entirely unoriginal and pointless observations will definatly bring an edge to the programme.

I've got lots of other ideas too, but if all else fails we can just repeat the same jokes over and over again and pad the show out with song after song after song.
The plebs are going to love it.

Hope to hear from you soon.
Peter Kay.
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Re: Britain's got the Pop Factor

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:15

Did you like it then?

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