Cunk:”Moments of Wonder” about Christmas and the Apocalypse

Reader Michael sent me two of the BBC videos hosted by the incomparable Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan). The first, 30 minutes long, is her Christmas “Moments of Wonder” episode, while the second, six minutes long, is on the Apocalypse of 2016. I’m putting them up now because the BBC will assuredly have them taken down quickly. Watch while you can! (The first is available at the BBC site, but can’t be viewed outside the UK.) I haven’t yet seen the first one.

And here’s Philomena’s “Moments of wonder” on The Apocalypse, part of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe. Philomena’s bit starts at 1:33, and the Science Man happens to be Brian Cox.

21 Comments

  1. Merilee
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    So

  2. Merilee
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Whoops, that was supposed to be soob.
    Strange to see an unsmiley Brian Cox!

    • phoffman56
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

      I suspect he was unable to hold that grim visage for more than a fraction of a second after the
      ‘..sucked off through a hole..”.
      So that’s where the clip ended.

  3. dougeast
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Through nefarious means I watched it live on BBC yesterday. Love her delivery. The “History Lady” (Kate Williams) one of my favorite Brit historians.

  4. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Yeah, Ms. Cunk’s interview with Brian Cox was all doom-and-gloom about the end of the universe, but at least they finished on a high note, wondering “what it feels like to get sucked off through a hole.”

    She slays.

    • Graham Head
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 10:14 am | Permalink

      I wonder how many takes Brian Cox needed to keep a straight face to that question?

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted December 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

        Gotta love a woman who knows her way around a double entendre.

      • HaggisForBrains
        Posted December 31, 2016 at 5:26 am | Permalink

        And how many takes for the food expert when told that bread sauce looks “just like jizz”. His face was a picture!

  5. Barry Lyons
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    “If air is really there, how come we can’t grab it?”

    I love this woman.

  6. Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Charlie Brooker originally pictured a posh Philomena Cunk ; imagine that!

    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/playing-idiot-easy-diane-morgan-philomena-cunk-motherland-miserable/

  7. bluemaas
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    O my ! Ms Cunk, in both of these and particularly within her history one, has totally outdone even herself !

    These are simply smashing: from Mary’s “ghost sperm” to “must’ve been hell pushing out Jesus with a big yellow circle on his head” to History Lady’s affirmative answer re “Could there then‘ve really been 15 Three Wise Men?” to her entire explanation of the uses for tinsel to Santa’s barometer re “children’s goodness” being based utterly upon the kiddos’ “parental income” to “For Christmas dinner, what kind of gravies go well with peacock?” to the EastEnders’ and Die Hard’s “renditions” of the December holidays and her “Very New Year” – toast !

    So, so fine and funny !
    Blue

    • BobTerrace
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

      I agree. That 30 minute one was brilliant. One had to pay particular attention to every word she said. The second one was not as good, except “sucked off through a hole”.

      • Michael Fisher
        Posted December 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

        Special magic @ 18:37 – Philomena accurately assesses Sir Roger Moore’s acting capabilities

  8. Graham Head
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I liked the (Lancastrian) Diane Morgans dig at Yorkshire. ‘Living in a cave was better than living in Yorkshire. And still is.’

  9. Posted December 30, 2016 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    The Christmas special was brilliant.

  10. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Christmas 2016 is one long laugh. Especially liked when the lady was talking about a fragrance and Cunk says, Manure. The smells of Xmas.

  11. GBJames
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    That Christmas episode is brilliant!

  12. Mobius
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Gotta love Philomena.

  13. rickflick
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas,…and a very new year.

  14. Richard Bond
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    There is quite a long interview with Philomena at:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b085xvss

    It starts at about two and a half hours in.

  15. womanseekstypewriter
    Posted January 3, 2017 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    love love love


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