Forget that one. Nevertheless, all those pale into insignificance, compared to this. I hate to indulge in hyperbole (great word) but this is THE GREATEST THING EVER AND OH MY GOD YOU MUST WATCH ALL OF THIS RIGHT NOW.
As a student, I naturally love Countdown - it's an institution, of course. But it's only watching this pilot episode of the show that I realise what an unbelievably brave/stupid decision it was to commission it for national television in the first place. There's three parts, and it will take 30 minutes out of your day, but I URGE you to watch it.
ALL of it is brilliant, but some parts to particularly look out:
- 2:55 (video 1)
- The most brilliantly urbane Scotsman since Sean Connery as James Bond
- 3:00 (video 2)
- 4:50 (video 2)
- Ted Moult being so painfully out of his depth
- 8:10 (video 2)
- 1:00 (video 3)
- 3:28 (video 3) (WHERE'S HE GONE? WHAT'S HAPPENED TO HIM?!)
- 7:10 (video 3)
- The splendid shade of pink used at the end.