November 13, 2004

Dick and Dom in da Bungalow

The Guardian and I must have some kind of telepathic link. As soon as I discover/come up with something which I intend to blog about, the woolly liberal rag gets in there first. It happened a lot around the US election – see previous blogs – and today it happened again.

I first saw Dick and Dom in da Bungalow about a year ago, and thought it was a pile of wank, so I watched Ministry of Mayhem on the other side, which, despite being of much the same quality, at least had a comely female co-presenting. However, after spending a completely innocent night over at my ex's last Friday night, I was encouraged to give it another chance. And I was pleasantly surprised.

Now, rather than explain what is so good about it, I'll just refer you to the article in today's Guide section (it's the cover story – you can't miss it) of the Guardian because it basically sums up my argument. The piece's only shortcoming is that it fails to mention the brilliantly so-bad-it's-good Batfink double bill which they have at roughly 10.30, after the famous – and needless to say, utter genius – Bogeys game.

What can I say? Next Saturday, set your alarms and check it out.


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  1. ddddd

    FUCK

    23 Nov 2004, 16:17

  2. Thanks for your input, ddddd. Your mother must be very proud.

    24 Nov 2004, 17:53

  3. lee

    I honestly believe, after watching Dick and Dom for two years (not cotinuously you understand) that these chaps are the next Reeves and Mortimer. Whether or not they would cut it as entertainers for a primarily adult audience is a superfluous argument – the Bungalow on Saturday and Sunday mornings is a show for adults: watch out for its many references to Fawlty Towers, the Mini D+D' straight out of Reeves and Mortimer in the early 90's, the bizarre strangely talented (think Vic Reeves' Novelty Island in the late 90's) and a vaguely sexual undercurrent that is always abruptly cut short. So abruptly, in fact, that you can't help noticing it. This is the deconstruction of kids TV and TV in general with regular references to the failings of the unseen members of the crew (who are often heard sniggering as Dom is frankly brusque to the Bungalow Heads – who seem to love it). It is sadism at its most gentle. Roald Dahl once said that children like to be scared. The proof is here. You'll love it.

    01 Dec 2004, 18:03

  4. kayleigh

    message dick and dom
    addresss please
    dick and dom
    da bungalow
    po box x 38894
    london
    w12 6xa

    03 Dec 2004, 12:59

  5. milly

    eh?

    Dick and Dom are indeed freaking ace and I should know, I introduced them to you.

    Last year I spent the Friday night on the sofa so I didn't need to move in the morning.

    04 Dec 2004, 10:36

  6. james

    asiling iz well fit

    16 Jan 2005, 09:29

  7. rebecca

    i really love dick and dom i watch it on the cbbc channel and i watch it every saturday and sunday? i really love dom coz i think he is so fit
    xxxxxxbyexxxxxxx
    love u becky

    23 Jan 2005, 09:54

  8. Smolsky

    ok no need 2 be rude1 these guts are funy but are soooooooo annoying i say slate 'em!

    08 Feb 2005, 16:28

  9. jessica

    how can i email you because iv tryed every time and i carnt do it so please can u help me please

    06 Mar 2005, 10:11

  10. Louise

    Dick and dom is MINT… best kids show ever?! I tihnk they're brilliant. MOM has nothing on them! I want their babies! lol

    10 Mar 2005, 17:49

  11. Amy

    I don't know why people like Dick n Dom. All my mates watch it,I think its pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 Mar 2005, 18:49

  12. Stelly

    Dick & Dom are indeed quality tv!
    As a 33 year old mum, i insist that my son get's out of bed and watches it! we even play some of the daft games after the show!
    Gutted to read that it will be the final series in september 2005 :-(

    20 May 2005, 23:54

  13. amy

    it is da best show in da world

    08 Jul 2005, 13:23

  14. Toni

    Yeah i believe so, it's the best TV Programme in the world! I love them and it's back soon and i can't wait! Dick and Dom rule the world ;)

    08 Jul 2005, 17:29

  15. shell

    Im such a big fan of this show and you do get odd looks from people when I say I love them since Im 26 years old, enjoying the show so far, Harry Batt has been the star on this series as well as Melvin Odoom and of Course the Boysas well, I believe the Bungalow ends on the 18th of March 2006 and Hopefully for a few weeks there will be Best of's the Bungalow, something really spectacular will have to replace this show

    16 Nov 2005, 01:09

  16. The more I watch Dick and Dom, the more I'm convinced that it's actually aimed at students with hangovers and the fact that it works as kids' entertainment is merely a useful by-product. There are so many jokes and things that kids would never understand. I think they missed a trick by not calling the feature Dick and Dom's Dirty Weekend.

    And DC Harry Batt is a legend.

    26 Nov 2005, 19:15

  17. Alan melling

    thank for bing good comidans u are the best u are brilliant ever weekend

    28 Nov 2005, 19:13

  18. Well, there is only the one of me, but thanks.

    29 Nov 2005, 23:08

  19. Samantha

    i think that dom is proper fit (no efence 2 dick).

    20 Jan 2006, 21:29

  20. Laura

    Dick and Dom are amazing! I will miss not watching them on Saturday morning! Good Luck guys! x

    11 Mar 2006, 11:13

  21. Rachel

    yea dick and dom in da bungalow is brilliant i cant believe its finished i actually cried when it did.. why are so many people so stuck up that they have to axe the show?

    12 Mar 2006, 20:27

  22. paige clements

    bye dick and dom ill miss u and ill never wake up again on a saturday

    14 Mar 2006, 08:34


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