Friday, 26 May 2017

Videos Of The Week #1: Steed's Crunchie Opera

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been thinking about introducing some regular features and... well, this is one of them. Each Friday, I'll be bringing you 3 videos (or more, if I feel like it) off of the You Tubes or other such videogram hosting sites and presenting them into your face. They aren't always going to be fresh, but they will always be things that I like or mildly tolerate.

So, let's get on with it...

A dirty little lake of sugary goodness

Seeing as it's a Friday, let's give you that Friday feeling with Crunchie. If you have no idea what I mean, then Crunchie is a well-known chocolate bar in the UK that was originally made by Fry's, but these days is made by Cadbury and for quite some time, they have encouraged us to eat one in order to "Get that Friday feeling" in adverts such as this one and this one. Anyway, the first video below comes from My Virgin Kitchen - one of my favourite YouTube channels and is part of a regular series, in which Barry and his mate James make giant versions of well-known food products. They have done loads of them and this one is their latest, as they attempt to make a giant Crunchie...

You seem to be tagging on a wank, there

Next, we have an old favourite of mine from Smith and Jones - a series that is long overdue a repeat and really needs a proper DVD release. I vividly remember watching this sketch when it was first transmitted and finding it way too funny for a child of my age at the time. It stuck in my mind and no matter how many times I watch it, it always makes me laugh like a bastard. Enjoy!

Incidentally, this sketch was written by Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews - the creators of Father Ted - and it was their first ever script to get on TV.

Sally can wait

And finally for this week - after the horrific events in Manchester on Monday night - I thought I'd include the video to a song that says a lot about the city itself and its people. On Thursday, a minute's silence was held as a mark of respect and following on from that in St Ann's Square in Manchester, the crowd broke out in applause and a rendition of this very song from a certain Manchester band. The title says it all. 

See you next week.

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