Twangers and B@lls

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  1. BigBadBoombox

    BigBadBoombox Boombox Cakes superior!

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    sorry I'm not sure where else to post this, but damn did i laugh when i saw it.

    I put this up on Digg for all you diggers too
    Digg - WTF? Twangers and B@lls?

    * I apologize if this shouldn't be in this section, I didn't see a video category in general*
     
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  2. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    LOL That was the most bizarre and histericol thing I have ever seen! Awesome find!
     
  3. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Old, but still hilarious.
     
  4. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    This never gets old! One of the funniest things I've seen on YouTube.

    Now time for a History Lesson, especially for anyone who thinks this aired on t.v.

    The "adult" version

    In 1979, the cast and crew of Rainbow made a special exclusive sketch for the Thames TV staff Christmas tape, sometimes referred to as the "Twangers" episode. This show featured plenty of deliberate sexual innuendo (beginning with Zippy peeling a banana, saying "One skin, two skin, three skin, four..." before being interrupted), and never shown at the time (as it was never intended to be screened to the general public.) It also included Geoffrey convincing the viewers to play with their balls, but if they didn't have any balls, they could ask a friend and play with his. Jane also claimed that she was banging with Rod and Roger. Soon, Zippy asked them to stop suggesting whether to play with a blowing tube and maraccas, so they could start singing the 'Plucking Song'.

    The clip became famous after being aired on Victor Lewis-Smith's Channel 4 programme TV Offal (1997) and was jokingly referred to as "the pilot episode", which it clearly wasn't as Geoffrey Hayes was presenter at the time. The clip has become widely-spread, first in emails as an attachment and later via online video websites such as YouTube. This has led to many erroneous claims that the episode was publicly broadcast as a regular episode.

    TV Offal also broadcast some very risqué material featuring members of the cast as guests on a variety show hosted by comedian Jim Davidson in the 1980s; the sketch in question, which featured former children's TV presenter Tommy Boyd, asking a question about Adam and Eve. Boyd and Davidson used some profanities in the sketch, along with some innuendo from George (presumably again not intended for broadcast like the above), but the most shocking moment was when Zippy exclaimed to Geoffrey: "The fucking Garden of Eden!" This sketch would in all likelihood have been filmed during rehearsals.

    Comedian Bobby Davro also parodied Rainbow as a comedy sketch in his own TV series in the early-1990s, playing the part of Geoffrey alongside exaggerated versions of Bungle and the puppets, which contained some mild sexual innuendo. Davro had appeared in a regular edition of the show, in which he performed impressions of the characters in front of them.

    While never explicitly adult, most interviews featuring Zippy and George since the show's demise commonly portray them as somewhat more edgy in terms of personality. For example, in an episode of SMTV Live they call Bungle an, "Idiotic, blundering creature."
     
  5. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    I remember seeing this a while ago, and I was in tears! And thanks for the history leason, netkid, because now I know. And knowing is half the battle!
     
  6. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    G.I.JOE!

    Sorry, but when ever I say "Now I know" my brother always follows me up with -"AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!!!"

    According to Buzzbeak, when asked "then what's the other half?" the answer is "Shutting the fuck up."

    :lolol 
     
  7. Admiral Thrawn

    Admiral Thrawn Well-Known Member

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    no, it's MERCHANDISING
    :D 
     
  8. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    :lolol  :lolol  :lolol 

    I always bust a kidney when watching this....KEEP ON PLUCKIN'!
     

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