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Misanthrope

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Rentaghost.
« on: 10 December, 2010, 08:25:10 pm »
Rumour has it, that there are plans to make a film of this 70's kid's TV show.

Russel Brand is set to star in it.

Hollywood has officially run out of ideas.
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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #1 on: 10 December, 2010, 08:35:52 pm »
wish Russell Brand was in the position to be a ghost, ie dead >:(

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #2 on: 10 December, 2010, 09:51:53 pm »
Hollywood has officially run out of ideas.

That happened 20 years ago Ratty.

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #3 on: 10 December, 2010, 09:55:28 pm »
Are you sure Hollywood has anything to do with this?

I'm suprised thet'd want to touch anything parochial and quintisentially British

like Rentaghost.

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #4 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:06:16 pm »
Wasn't Rentaghost literaly the shittest thing ever? Why in god's name would anybody want to remake that?
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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #5 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:15:18 pm »
Wonder what happened to the guy who played Claypole? I remember him being the most annoying twat on tv as a kid.

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #6 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:26:03 pm »
Rumour has it he died of Aids.

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #7 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:29:27 pm »
Actually it's not a rumour. A quick jaunt over to IMDB.COM reveals:

Michael Staniforth (15 December 1942 - 31 July 1987), died of an Aids related illness.

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #8 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:30:12 pm »
Rentaghost is before my time, but I'll admit that I like Brand a lot. I wasn't sure about him at first, but he won me over. In a world of dead-eyed, bland celebrities, he comes across as quick-witted, energetic and actually has something to say. The sort of person who should be famous.

His Newsnight interview with Paxman (who seemed to admire him a lot) was a great bit of TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-NCDovAWB8
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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #9 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:31:47 pm »
Rentaghost so bad in soo many ways. Nearly as bad and but not as surreal as Animal Kwackers.

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #10 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:40:54 pm »
Enough of this unfeasible anti-Rentaghost chatter! Rentaghost was bloody wonderful, and if you don't agree I'm sending in my pantomime horse to leave hoofmarks all over you rotters.

It even had Biggins in it! What more do you want?  :)

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #11 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:42:26 pm »
Oh god, I'd forgotten about that stupid bloody thing. Thanks for that.

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #12 on: 10 December, 2010, 10:46:54 pm »
Its all coming back to me now (unfortunatley). Wasn't Rentaghost a spin off of another show called The Ghosts of Motley Hall or something like that?

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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #13 on: 11 December, 2010, 07:47:13 am »
Rentaghost is before my time, but I'll admit that I like Brand a lot. I wasn't sure about him at first, but he won me over. In a world of dead-eyed, bland celebrities, he comes across as quick-witted, energetic and actually has something to say. The sort of person who should be famous.

His Newsnight interview with Paxman (who seemed to admire him a lot) was a great bit of TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-NCDovAWB8

I tried to watch, but he has got one of the most annoying voices I have ever heard.
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Re: Rentaghost.
« Reply #14 on: 11 December, 2010, 08:12:33 am »
I hope Tharg's lawyers are sharpening their claws, this 'Rentaghost' thing sounds like a clear steal of the Dandridge IP.

I really enjoyed the first few Rentaghosts, when it was Davenport and the miserable Mumford (?) playing off Mr. Claypole, but once those two left it just seemed to be Claypole and that bloody Dobbin non-stop.  And then that awful Scots witch arrived.