Now our Quest for the Lost Buzzcocks takes us to Series 16, the last great season of Buzzcocks under the Lamarr era. Tonight, we’ve got a nice amount of trusted regulars- Richard Park from Fame Academy is hear, as well as the lovable, and loudly dressing, Martin Fry from ABC.
Therese fronts Swedish dance act Stonebridge. Mylo is a electronic/dance mixer from the Isle of Sky.
Mark, introing Richard, says he counts Geri Halliwell as a friend, and won’t hear a word said against her. Then, he throws him a pair of sound-canceling headphones and goes “…you might need them.”
Bill, looking at this particular still from Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’ video:
Mark: “You say it like you’ve cracked the puzzle.”
Bill: “hm…AH! YES!”
Bill: “It’s John McCrirrick before he’s had a bit of a wash and brush up. Or, perhaps what Bez sees in the mirror…”
Mark, introing Jay-Z: “And the guy who’s been shot at more times than the Jodie Marsh calendar…”
Richard: “Dannii Minogue went out, for a while, with, he’s a famous radio personality, Dr. Fox.”
Phill: “Right. Dannii went out with Fox, and 50 Cent was raised by bats.”
Halfway through Intros, Mark cracks open the bottles of Vodka given to him for the JayZ-Chopin round, and has a sip of each. By the time Richard’s ready to start an intro, Mark starts faux-drunkenly yelling at him. “HEY RICHAR’…I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY MATE!”
Then, while Phill and Richard are doing their 2nd intro, Mark goes over to Mylo, hands him the bottle of vodka, and says “here, this might help…”
Bill, after a LARGE SIP of the Chopin vodka: “STICK YER QUIZ UP YER ASS!”
Martin, all the while opening the other vodka: “easy, Bill…”
Mark, after a few old guys in their underwear come up, holding ‘ROUND 3’ signs, to Therese: “Doesn’t happen on quizzes in Sweden, does it? Wait, actually it does…”
Phill’s ID Parade is a keyboardist, so Phill wonders if they can see his fingers, so Mark asks them to hold out their hands.
Mark: “OH, I LOVE THIS…Lumberjack zombies…’MUST KILL BEAVERS…'”
Mark: “Bill’s team, you need 13 points to win. Unheard of?”
Bill: “Has it ever been achieved?”
Mark: “There’s only 12 cards…”
Overall: Lighter episode- Richard and Martin made this one good, as the rest of the panel, and the rest of the show, didn’t give me tons to write about. Still, there were a few nice moments.
Best Regular: Mark
Best Guest: Richard
Best Runner: Chopin Vodka