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What Is Red Nose Day?  
User currently offlineCLEfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

When I go onto the BBC website, they have sections promoting Red Nose Day, yet nothing about what it is, the history, or what it celebrates. Any ideas about what it is?

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User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

It is basically a glorified flag day, instead on a flag or sticker you wear a red nose. it is run by an operation called Comic Relif who spend money raised in Africa and the UK .There is a big telethom style show on BBC tonight as part of the fundraising with all the usual comedy suspects doing their bit. The public are also encouraged to do their bit by doing stupid things to raise cash
http://www.rednoseday.com
Me, I'll be watching The live Superleague Huggersfield Giants v Widnes Vikings on SkySport!



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

CLE its a fund raising effort - Comic Relief. Most of tonights TV (well, the BBC) will be taken up with this. Lots of spoof sketches, people doing stupid things for charity and generally using comedy to raise money.

Lots of big names in the UK take part along with news readers, weathermen/girls etc. Usually quite funny but gets a bit much.

Oh, and the name "Red Nose Day" comes from the merchandise which includes a red nose of various outrageous designs. This years one is sort of hairy and horrible.

Anyway, hope this helps. I am sure someone else will fill you in even further.

Cheers

Andy



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

in Australia its used to raise funds for SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Courtesy of Pro7 we now have it in Germany, too.

Although it's for a good cause, I'd like to see some entertainment innovation from within instead of just copycatting EVERYTHING!
 biting 



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 4):
Courtesy of Pro7 we now have it in Germany, too.

Comic Relief in Germany? Bet that's a scream!  Wink



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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Yes, and "luckily" we have Germany's "best" "comedians" at it, too.

 expressionless 



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 6):
Yes, and "luckily" we have Germany's "best" "comedians" at it, too

Do the public give them money to make them stop?  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):

Do the public give them money to make them stop?

No, because the public is also German.  Wink


pelican


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
Do the public give them money to make them stop?

Red Knees Day 2005

Funny German host in baked-bean-filled lederhosen: "Zat was Fritz Ubenflugen and his Amazing Juggling Herrings ! Thank you Fritz ! But seriously, volk, if you want to stop this kind of horrific abuse, phone in now with your pledges. Did you see the little faces on those herrings ? Only YOU can help. Call now, our merry laughing funny English-style comic phone operators are standing by. If we don't reach 1 million Euros by midnight, I'm afraid Fritz will be coming back !
(slaps self with giant foam bratwurst)
"Und now, on viz der show. Ha. Ha. Isn't zis fun ?"
(staggers brokenly off stage)


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
Red Knees Day 2005

Funny German host in baked-bean-filled lederhosen: "Zat was Fritz Ubenflugen and his Amazing Juggling Herrings ! Thank you Fritz ! But seriously, volk, if you want to stop this kind of horrific abuse, phone in now with your pledges. Did you see the little faces on those herrings ? Only YOU can help. Call now, our merry laughing funny English-style comic phone operators are standing by. If we don't reach 1 million Euros by midnight, I'm afraid Fritz will be coming back !
(slaps self with giant foam bratwurst)
"Und now, on viz der show. Ha. Ha. Isn't zis fun ?"
(staggers brokenly off stage)

It's hardly representative if you only choose their funniest bit, is it?  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
It's hardly representative if you only choose their funniest bit, is it?

Yeah, well, it's hardly promising material is it. Not a Dawn French or a Jennifer Saunders anywhere east of the Rhine, I'm afraid. One does one's best !

 Silly


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

I'll only be watching it for the Little britain special, apparently it's absolutely hillarious, once that's been on, i'll turn it off.

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