Saturday, February 18, 2006

Podge and Rodge: Sexual Innuendo's A-Go-Go

The run away genius of the Blizard of Odd confirmed that when RTE turned in on itself to feast on its own entrails for inspiration things often turned out fantastic. The trend would certainly seem to be continuing that way as two relatively new chatshows get up and running from the burnt out remains of what was the Den puppet family back in the days of Ray D'arcy.

First up is Dustin's Daily News Round Up which is a quirky current affairs and news show. On five days a week to keep kids just home from school entertained in the run up to Home and Away. The show sees Dustin tearing after every chance to exploit his inate Eamonn Dunphy like qualities to deliver swarthy sarcastic pub style abuse to the punters. The more perverted branch of the RTE puppet family, Podge and Rodge, two rotund rural bachelors holed up in the ruins of an abandonned asylum in Ballydung are also now doing interviews on late night mid week TV.

So far they've well managed to get the boot in on several all round muppets. Gavin Lambe Murphy was called a "cock" as the pair ridiculed him on the unison bottle yellow colour of his hair and face, and explained how "you weren't as big of a prick as we thought you were.
Her of Echo Island/Live at Three fame and the instantanously forgettable name was subjected to probing questions on the colour of her pubes, while Micheal O'Muircheartaigh was reduced to providing commentary for weasal racing.

But with sexual innuendos splashing around at the rate of blood in an abbatoir, this could get tiring and quick.
Are the rest of its presenters so fucking inane, that RTE's now resting its hopes on its puppets for its late night "yoof" viewing? For those of us that remember programmes in the mid nineties, like Sean Moncriefs first vehicle The End which provided continuity between a string of left of centre comedic gems on Friday and Saturday nights - the national broadcaster's still got a stretch to go if its going to entertain the yoof.

Anyone interested in checking out the early days of Podge and Rodge on the The Den should check out www.ballydung.com

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