Nevermind Watchdown: S21E07, or I just promoted your fucking tour!!

On one team tonight, we have Antony Costa, one of the most game dartboards in the history of Buzzcocks that doesn’t go by Kenzie, and Martin Freeman, your friendly neighborhood John Watson (also occasionally goes by Dentarthurdent). From that alone we should be in for a pretty nice show.

Kate Nash is a singer-songwriter who was dating fellow NMTB star Ryan Jarman at the time. Mathew Horne is a sitcom actor and comedian.

Simon: “And finally, what do you do when you have three talented and sexy pop stars and you need a fourth? You do what Blue’s management did and call…ANTONY COSTA!”
Even at the first barb of the night, Antony is already pretty kind to it all. Just wait, man.

Simon: “I’m a big fan of Blue.”
Antony: “…no you’re not.”
Simon: “…I tried my best, I had a good go at it!”

Antony says he’s a bit scared of what Simon’s gonna say after he took the mick out of Blue.
Simon: “I didn’t try to take the piss out of Blue. You would just come on and say very stupid things, Antony..”

Bill, to Antony: “If you were Sting, he wouldn’t do that.”
Antony: “Yeah he would…because it’d be STING!”
Simon: “Well, we couldn’t get Sting…”
Bill: “That’s what I mean!”
Simon: “We couldn’t even get LEE!”

On this bit in the Paul video:
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Bill: ‘What is he doing down on one knee? NO, PAUL, DON’T GO DOWN THAT ROAD AGAIN! WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME!”

Bill: “This video was actually shown in the divorce court…at which point the judge said ‘ACTUALLY, I COULD DANCE BETTER THAN THAT…”

Simon: “But which of these three things made him ij-iNJURE-”
Antony: “Hurry up…”
Simon: “COUGH*LEE!”

Simon: “Do you still talk to them, or do you not even bother?”
Antony: “Yeah, I still talk to them.”
Simon: “And what do you say?”
Antony: “‘Hello'”
Simon: “And who writes that?”

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Phill’s reaction when Simon tells him HarMar Superstar and Kelly Osborne had a thing allegedly.

Simon mentions that Matt’s best bit in Gavin and Stacey is his sigh to the camera, which Matt says he copied from Martin…so they each go back and forth doing the fourth-wall sigh at each other. It’s a brilliant moment.

Intros round is a bit more quiet, other than some more Simon jabbing at Martin’s facial expressions.

Simon: “Groove is in the Heart was a huge hit for Deee-Lite, but they struggled to follow it up. But let’s not make fun of one-hit-wonders, especially when Antony Costa’s here.”
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Simon: ‘…at least not ’til he’s had one…”
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At least Antony’s a really nice sport, because Simon just keeps hitting harder and harder tonight.

Bill: “#3 is staring with an almost…quite…”
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Bill: “…pathological intensity.”

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NOW SHE’S REARED UP!

The back and forth between #3 and Bill is, however, pretty great:
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This is my favorite- he’s given up and is now trying to pick her up.

Simon: “Let’s say these were…Blue groupies.”
Martin: “Bluepies.”
Simon: “Which one, Antony, would you get?”
Antony: “…None of them, because they’d all go for the other three…”
Audience: “.AAAAWWW….”
Phill: “…BUT THEIR MUMS! HELLO!”

Simon: “By the way, I have some news…Antony Costa…”

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He’s already bracing for it…

Simon: “…is doing a UK tour this year.”

Simon does a bit where he throws a press-box on Antony’s desk and gets the panel to ask him questions.
Antony: “…You’re out of order.”
Simon: “What do you MEAN I’m out of order! I just promoted your fucking tour!!!”
Antony nods and laughs at this, going ‘fair play’. He’s still a pretty good sport, even if he did evoke the Preston card and said Simon was out of order.

After the shipping of Matt and Kate has begun to break Alex, Simon: “Okay, so who’ll be having sex later.”
Matt: “Me and Nash, hopefully, later, now can we move on?”
Kate: “My sisters and cousins are in the audience!”
Matt: “Okay, I’ll have them! Whatever!

Overall: Something of a highlight, even if Simon was being a bit too mean again. Antony was a generally good sport, but by the end it was wearing on him, and you could tell that Matt was getting tired of Simon getting too personal with him. Martin, however, had a very dry, funny turn on the program (first of many), and Kate and Matt did well when they weren’t being shipped. So…on the whole, a victory.

Best Regular: Bill
Best Guest: Martin
Best Runner: Simon’s Antony jokes.

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One thought on “Nevermind Watchdown: S21E07, or I just promoted your fucking tour!!

  1. Simon: I think tonight it would be good to sort of set the record straight on Antony’s part in the band, because it was generally assumed in the past that Lee and Simon were the talents, Duncan was quite good looking, and Antony had a PlayStation…

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