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What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:12 pm

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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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:12 pm

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
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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:13 pm

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.

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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:38 pm

in Australia its used to raise funds for SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
 
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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:53 pm

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!
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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:13 pm

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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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:54 pm

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

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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:03 pm

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
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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:12 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):

Do the public give them money to make them stop?

No, because the public is also German.  Wink


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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:15 pm

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 !
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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:22 pm

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 !
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"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
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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:55 pm

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 !

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RE: What Is Red Nose Day?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:46 pm

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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