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Sum Thucker
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Real or a television skit? I vote skit because of the editing. I only know that I laugh every time I watch it. Laughing Interview
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Rehcsif
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I vote fake -- too much laughing over not enough funny -- particularly at the very end.

Although the other guy does sound an awful lot like Winnie the Pooh...

-Tim

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TuFurg
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At this point I could go either way. I have no idea what they're saying, but the sound of Pooh's voice seems enough to set this guy off- and the guy does sound funny.

Certainly plausible IMO and if it were a skit I'd expect more of a scripted part for Pooh- him getting angry or whatever. Instead he (and every else) pretty much reacts like I might expect- no one else is laughing and doesn't quite know what to make of it.

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Ulkomaalainen
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I vote Dutch. Apart from that I vote real. This guys voice surely should not freak you out, but it may do.

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Electrotiger
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I agree with Sum, the camera switching looks to be done to be sure and catch the host's laughing, and the guest's reaction to his laughing.

I can't imagine a control room crew specifically going to those shots in a situation like this.

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Autumn Neko
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quote:
Originally posted by Rehcsif:
I vote fake -- too much laughing over not enough funny -- particularly at the very end.

Actually, that's why I thought it might be real... I know I've been in situations where I got to laughing at something really stupid and just could not stop -- and the more I try to hold it in, the worse it gets. It's bad when you're in the middle of a class or in a movie theater (or, I'd imagine, in the middle of an interview [Razz]

Although it's hard to vote real or fake without understanding what's being said.. is the couple being interviewed having some kind of marital problem?

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Rehcsif
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quote:
Originally posted by Autumn Neko:
I know I've been in situations where I got to laughing at something really stupid and just could not stop -- and the more I try to hold it in, the worse it gets.

Me too, but never to the point where I was screaming with laughter. But ya never know.

I, too, would love a translation, if anyone could do that.

-Tim

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Sum Thucker
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Found a much longer clip containing the previously posted one. Watch it all and I think you'll agree we're deal with a brief "mockumentary" of sorts.

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lazerus the duck
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I say fake not watched the second clip yet but I was more interested in the audience. Not one hint of a reaction, like some one has told them to look indignant. It seems unlikely that through the whole of that not one person would have had even a slght giggle with the interviewer.

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Emke
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I can tell you for a fact that it's fake! It's an scetch (sp?) for a belgian TV show called "In de Gloria".
You could compare it to the monthy python style of old, but not as good (of course!). Still is darn funny though!! [Big Grin]

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TuFurg
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quote:
Originally posted by Emke:
I can tell you for a fact that it's fake! It's an scetch (sp?) for a belgian TV show called "In de Gloria".
You could compare it to the monthy python style of old, but not as good (of course!). Still is darn funny though!! [Big Grin]

Can you fill us in on what's going on there? It's obviously about funny voices, but are these guys in on the "joke" or what? If it's all acted- it's pretty good.

Not that it matters, but I did see several people crack smiles and the guy behind "Pooh" had his face covered most of the time and looked like he was having a difficult time keeping a straight face. MOst of what I'm getting in searches is in Belgian, and obviously I'm not Belgian.

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Ulkomaalainen
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At the risk of being a wise guy, "Belgian" would be "Flemish" and in effect "Dutch" [Smile]

Anyway, none of the sites I found gave a transcript of the spoken words, and my understanding of spoken Dutch is close to nought unfortunately (reading is way easier since Dutch is very closely related to the Lower German dialects of my region).

Still, apparently not everyone knows this show, but all get corrected on the sites I found. It's of course just as Emke stated, "In de Gloria" being a sketch show making fun of standard TV formats, this here being the talk show of "Boemerang". Maybe Emke can give a general gist of what they are talking about?

Ulkomaalainen

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TuFurg
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quote:
Originally posted by Ulkomaalainen:
At the risk of being a wise guy, "Belgian" would be "Flemish" and in effect "Dutch" [Smile]

Wouldn't have thought that at all... I almost put "Belgiumese" for the heck of it [Razz] Actually I appreciate it- I'm officially smarter now.

Or perhaps I should say "more intelligent". [Wink]

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Emke
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Well..it's supposed to be about the woman who had an operation when she was younger , but the docter messed up and now she's paralised. It's all acted (thank god...imagine if it weren't).
If you've watched the full version...it's an interview with the host of the show, who is now a star and they look back on some of his "best moments", the laughing interview being one of them.

To give you an idea of the type of show...they did the thing with "what is the stangest place you have had sex?" Hilarious!! For those of you who do understand Dutch : http://users.pandora.be/gva/indegloria.wmv

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Neffti Noel
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Warning, after watching this a couple times you may start to laugh along.

That has got to be the sweetest "warning" I have ever read in my life.

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Sister Ray
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Okay, I do not have speakers on my computer, thus no sound. What's so funny about the interview?

Sister "curious" Ray

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Neffti Noel
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The male interviewee has a very strange, fey squeaky voice, and appears to be talking about a subject very sad and dear to his heart. The juxtaposition of daft voice with tragic subject means that the interviewer keeps corpsing with laughter whenever this man begins to reply. It all looks (and sounds) very staged, as has been shown above.

Monty Python it ain't.

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funny and staged for sure
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The ending is like some kind of screwed-up symphony - the man in the back growling, Pooh squeaking, and the interviewer screaming all at once. I don't know why it's so funny, since I don't understand the language. I guess laugther really is contagious! [Big Grin]

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Joseph Z
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I'm only laughing because the idiot is laughing. I don't even understand what they are saying. I need a foreign (video displays it as a .IS) translator to find out what it is they are saying.

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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph Z:
I'm only laughing because the idiot is laughing. I don't even understand what they are saying. I need a foreign (video displays it as a .IS) translator to find out what it is they are saying.

.is = Iceland. The adress in the clip only takes you to an Icelandic "funny videos" site, like the one in the OP.

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quote:
Originally posted by Autumn Neko:
quote:
Originally posted by Rehcsif:
I vote fake -- too much laughing over not enough funny -- particularly at the very end.

Actually, that's why I thought it might be real... I know I've been in situations where I got to laughing at something really stupid and just could not stop -- and the more I try to hold it in, the worse it gets. It's bad when you're in the middle of a class or in a movie theater (or, I'd imagine, in the middle of an interview [Razz]


I've been there too!

On a BBC blooper compilation (one of the shows hosted by Terry Wogan) there was a serious interview being conducted about minesweeping - I think it was something to do with the Falkland Islands - and for no clear reason the interviewer (never named) got a fit of the giggles after an unwise bon mot early on. The show displayed nine takes of the same moment, in which half the time the interviewer didn't even get a single word out before corpsing.

It was hilarious.

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quote:
Originally posted by Felessan:
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On a BBC blooper compilation (one of the shows hosted by Terry Wogan) there was a serious interview being conducted about minesweeping - I think it was something to do with the Falkland Islands - and for no clear reason the interviewer (never named) got a fit of the giggles after an unwise bon mot early on. The show displayed nine takes of the same moment, in which half the time the interviewer didn't even get a single word out before corpsing.

It was hilarious.

OT but I sometimes watch those blooper programmes as wallpaper but I can’t stand the ones that show someone cracking up then showing them cracking up in 5/6/7/8 more takes. It’s really boring. More people being head butted by goats and less crack ups please, Terry Wogan.

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I watched one live...

A TV station in Cleveland circa 1990, ran a fluff story about something that was just ridiculously funny, and both anchors were laughing their heads off. Then the camera tightened in on the female anchor...

She cleared her throat and got a serious look, saying something along the lines of, "And on to a more serious subject: the multiple gang-rape of a local woman *BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH..."

She could NOT hold it together - and the story was horrific in its content. The male anchor was falling out of his chair while trying to hold it together (and failing).

She tried four or five times, but lost control and began to twitter and chortle, then guffaw... they finally they cut to commercial - then didn't run the story when they came back

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Richard W
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quote:
Originally posted by Red Squirrel:
OT but I sometimes watch those blooper programmes as wallpaper but I can’t stand the ones that show someone cracking up then showing them cracking up in 5/6/7/8 more takes. It’s really boring. More people being head butted by goats and less crack ups please, Terry Wogan.

I agree... when I was younger I'm sure these programmes used to be funny. These days they're mostly just six takes of somebody messing up their lines slightly and swearing. Normally the swearing is bleeped but if it's "TV's Naughtiest Blunders" they show exactly the same clips without bleeping the swearing. Where are all the women with their clothes falling off?!

I suppose there was more archive footage to look through when they were first broadcast whereas now they only have the last few month's worth of "new" material.

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