Cunk on Christmas

I don’t believe I’ve posted the incomparable Philomena Cunk’s “Moments of Wonder” piece on Christmas, part of Charlie Brooker’s “End of Year Wipe: 2016”. (If I have, forgive me, and watch it if you haven’t already.) Don’t miss the mention of Richard Dawkins at 0:28.

h/t: David

20 Comments

  1. Posted January 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    I forgive you, but given your fondness for her I can’t believe you’ve forgotten.

    • Mobius
      Posted January 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

      I was thinking Jerry had posted this before.

  2. Geoff Toscano
    Posted January 23, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    She’s great isn’t she. It’s tiny detailed quirps that I admire; what seems throwaway but is actually very funny, such as referring to Christmas being in ‘normally sacred places like churches’.

  3. Roger Maxson
    Posted January 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Yes, so you have but what the heck. It’s awesome. She’s awesome, and it’s very telling the subject matter that is deemed suitable for an English audience, how liberating.
    Thanks,

  4. Graham
    Posted January 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    I missed it first time round, so many thanks!

  5. grasshopper
    Posted January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Cunk’s mockumentaries are in the best tradition of the gormless interviewer being accepted as a serious media personality, while the interviewee is deeply puzzled as to how any media organization would hire such a clueless person.

    One of the pioneers of the genre was Garry McDonald in Australia back in the mid 70s, in the guise of Norman Gunston. His interview with Sally Strothers from “All In The Family” is a highlight of his style.

    Also worth watching is his interview with Frank Zappa, who takes Gunston as he comes and is unfazed by his style.

    Chris Langham as Roy Mallard in the radio and television series “People Like Us” from the BBC is another example, although his interviewees were also actors.

  6. BJ
    Posted January 23, 2017 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    The Chaplain to the Queen seems to have quite a good sense of humor (oh, sorry Brits, should I have said “humour”? Well, you can stuff your silly, unrecognized-by-spellcheck spellings right up your “arses”).

    Jerry, your obsession with Ms. Cunk is becoming increasingly worrying. As her lawyer, do I need to draw up a restraining order?

    Oh, I’m Ms. Cunk’s lawyer. Just, you know, by the way.

    Merry Christmas!

    • BJ
      Posted January 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      “This music was very loud…probably to keep Jimmy Saville away.”

      Ha!

      This entire program was extremely enjoyable.

      • Mike
        Posted January 25, 2017 at 6:57 am | Permalink

        As we invented the Language, I think we should be the final arbiters of how a word is spelt or pronounced, when it comes to the English language as she is spoke,we are always correct, so there.

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted January 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

      @BJ In their ongoing mission to spread Mormon brand awareness beyond U.S. shores, the Starwars-like LDS Church [UK branch] awarded the Rev. Canon Ann Easter their annual Family Values Award.

      She accepted & smiled winningly for the cameras. The reason she accepted the award [& is in this video] is she is in love with column space & airtime.

      • Frank Bath
        Posted January 23, 2017 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

        The best drag artist I’ve seen in many a while.

        • Michael Fisher
          Posted January 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

          @ Frank B. Now you mention it… LOL

        • Mike
          Posted January 25, 2017 at 6:58 am | Permalink

          You insult the woman I love sir !

          • Michael Fisher
            Posted January 25, 2017 at 7:10 am | Permalink

            *caluuunK* gauntlet hits the ground
            *shiiicK* sword pulled from scabbard
            *pitter patter pitter* [fading] as Mr Bath ‘remembers’ an appointment in another county

          • Michael Fisher
            Posted January 25, 2017 at 7:12 am | Permalink

            caluuunK ~ gauntlet hits the ground
            shiiicK ~ sword pulled from scabbard
            pitter patter pitter [fading] ~ as Mr Bath ‘remembers’ an appointment in another county

    • Jonathan Wallace
      Posted January 24, 2017 at 4:02 am | Permalink

      ‘oh, sorry Brits, should I have said “humour”? Well, you can stuff your silly, unrecognized-by-spellcheck spellings right up your “arses”’

      Actually I think I’d prefer “hugh-myrrh” if that’s ok.

      • BJ
        Posted January 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

        Ugh, fine!

        Stop screwing with our language. We Americans invented English, don’t you know?!? Before us, people in the UK spoke in grunts and whistles.

  7. reasonshark
    Posted January 24, 2017 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Good lord, this was hilarious. It’s the delivery, it must be: the way she speaks in deadly serious wonder and solemnity while coming out with the most outrageous non-sequiturs and garbled interpretations. 😀

  8. Mike
    Posted January 25, 2017 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    A Jedhi or a Womble ?wonderful.


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