Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, television correspondent at the Greenygrey. I had a backlog of TV programmes to catch up on upon return from the search for Andy Wolfhol; where my expertise in hilltop howling came in particularly useful, but alas ultimately unsuccessful; so I was delighted to make a great Greenygrey find in one of the first programmes I watched. But then it turned into a marathon research job to relocate it!..
Have I Got News For You? Yes!
I’ve been a fan of Have I Got News For You for many years, and usually wait until the Have I Got a Bit More News For You longer version, as I think it’s worth it. However, having just watched and listened to them a few times I’ve realised how much I miss, and probably need to watch the longer version about three times to get all the jokes!
Yes, having not long returned I watched Have I Got a Bit More News For You, as it was already available (it’s broadcast a few days after the shorter version). And I thought I saw and heard Warwick Davis talk about a website ingeniously called http://www.www.com.
This of course reminded me of our recent blog about the original umbrella groups of the Greenygrey being WWW, like the world wide web initials. Moreover, but of course obviously not inspired by the Greenygrey, Warwick Davis also mentioned playing Yoda, who also featured in a recent blog of ours.
Have I Got a Bit More News For You? Yes! Yes!
I was going to blog it yesterday, but was listening to Have I Got News For You on the computer while doing other work to check it out and see when it was in the programme, but didn’t hear it. So I listened to Have I Got a Bit More News For You again, and missed it again! So they called Susie in, and I think she did a great emergency-blog-substitution job.
This morning, I watched Have I Got a Bit More News For You again, to try and find the elusive www reference. As the programme wound on I started to think I’d dreamt the www, but then, thirty-four minutes into the forty-five minutes programme the www joke appeared.
It was in the Odd One Out round, and Warwick Davis did indeed say that his character in Star Wars was called Wicket W. Warwick, and that its website was called http://www.www.com. Although there was no mention of ‘ingeniously’; not now at least?! (And there is no such website.)
I checked the Odd One Out round on Have I Got News For You again; twenty-three minutes into the half hour programme; and found that the http://www.www.com joke hadn’t made the shorter programme peak-time version. At least I hadn’t missed it in that programme!
Being a fan of the show, and Warwick Davis in Life’s Too Short, it was a thrill to have him telling a joke recently featured on the Greenygrey.
The research also provided a great example of how the editors cut the programme down from forty-five minutes to thirty. Not having given it much thought and notice, I would have guessed they cut large chunks out before, but now see that they (also?) cut out little snippets, and additional jokes.