Back into the depths of Buzzcocks for an episode featuring Johnny Vegas, Take That’s Mark Owen, and Hear’Say’s Noel Sullivan AND Kym Marsh. Lot of miming, and incoherency, abound.
Noel, on the Bowie Indescipherable Lyrics: “The first line is ‘I’ve laughed and I’ve needed muff’
Sean: “YOUR MOTHER’S HERE FOR GOD’S SAKES!”
Sean: “Next one’s ‘ain’t got no money and ain’t got no hair’
Noel: “The Elton John Story, i reckon.”
Noel’s actually pretty damn funny here…
After Sean’s IL round ends with ‘Owen Owen Owen Owen”
Mark O: “Can I hear that ‘OWEN OWEN OWEN’ bit again? Cause it’s been a long time.
Sean: “You had your moment, don’t worry…”
Mark O: “This is me comeback, I think.”
Johnny: “I thought it was a quiz but apparently it’s a relaunch.”
Oh dear. Phill’s team has to do Indescipherable Lyrics for metal core band Mudvayne. Not since the Napalm Death one have we seen so much incoherent screaming.
Mark, on Mudvayne: “That’s Bruce Forsythe…”
Mark L: “I’d love it if Bruce just came out and went “…AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!”
Mark O goes to perform the lyrics. Sean, of course, goes “good luck with the comeback.”
Kym translating: “Knickers are ripped, they will do for the dog…”
Mark: “…why does a dog need knickers, Kym?”
Kym: “When I was a kid, we had a dog, and it was, you know, it was a bitch, and it was menstruating, and so I put knickers on it.And I cut a hole in it for its tail and everything…”
Johnny, absolutely serious: “I did that with me mum…”
Johnny has a ‘BECAUSE IT IS’-esque breakdown about knowing Bergerac, which leads to a breakdown about gardening and knives, and culminates in him ripping his shirt open (Jarred Christmas-style) and Mark getting him to go on with the round. Johnny’s not always my cup of tea, but him at his most animated is still pretty funny.
Other than some Johnny moments, or Mark screwing with Mark O about not getting any intros, there’s not a ton in this one.
Noel: “Wasn’t #3 on Only Fools and Horses?”
Sean: “Now, Noel, #3 might be coming down your chimney this Christmas!”
Johnny: ‘Is there any biological reason why #4 can’t join his hands together?”
Sean: “BECAUSE HE’S THE GRIM REAPER!”
Mark: “Let me take you down, cause I’m going to.”
Johnny: “Daww naww naww naww…”
Mark: “HANG ON, LET ME WRITE THAT DOWN…DAWW NAWW NAWW NAWW…”
Overall: Light episode, but with a few good moments, featuring unhinged Johnny Vegas, Mark Owen desperate for a comeback, and Sean not getting a word in edgewise in Next Lines. Didn’t really gain anything by seeing this one late.
Best Regular: Phill
Best Guest: Johnny
Best Runner: Mark vs. the sound guy