The Footy Show has been axed!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Talk' started by Super Freak, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Morkel

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    I must say, the first time they had Fatty and The Big Marn in that dark room that they had to feel their way through had me rolling around laughing. It got old in the end, but that first time, where it was genuine, classic stuff.
     
  2. Molan was one of the reasons the show was going down the shitter, though. She wasn't very well liked. But they still had Fatty there to keep people watching, until they got rid of him.
     
  3. Yeah it's definitely not her fault, honestly maybe she could do well in a different format. It's just seriously one of the worst produced shows I've ever seen, the serious parts are boring, the funny parts are cringe, the panel are all terrible choices.

    You need someone with serious charisma to lead a show, Molan doesn't have it. Yvonne Sampson on the other hand... She's an excellent host but they lost her to Fox.
     
    The show hasn't been the same in years. It was better when Sterlo, Fatty and Chief were running it.
     
  4. Steve Irwin's appearance on the show was a good laugh. And the chilli challenge. Sterlo's head looked like a strawberry. The Daredevil Dudes stuff was also pretty funny.

    I also really liked the interviews. Gould didn't hold back in some of those.
     
  5. **** no. Too soon. ****.
     
  6. Broncs_Fan

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    Honestly the show was a bit of light anti-PC entertainment. Once they tried to sanitise it, they ruined it. Erin Molan is a perfectly competent sports reporter but a horrible person for that show.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
  7. Foordy

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    I haven't watched that show for years anyway ...

    I don't know about this years version ... but previous years have been more of a variety show than a footy show
     
  8. Renegade

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    It accelerated it sure, but for years people had been complaining about it. Fatty going mightve been the death knell, but even if he stayed I think it mightve got canned sooner rather than later anyway.
     
  9. Morkel

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    I reckon Sterlo's exit killed it. He was the sensible opposition to Fatty that made it work.
     
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  10. mitch222

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    Getting rid of fatty was the end of the show. They said Molan was bringing in new viewers but forgot the old existing viewers were still there because of people like fatty and they were the strong arm of the show. They were the ones who propped it up for 25 years not the blow ins who might watch it once a month because they now had a woman on it. The other major factor was foxsports got their shit together and put a league channel on. The true league die hards have Foxtel which caters for the every needs on rugby league. It the exact same for the AFL footy show which isn't doing much better.
     
  11. Renegade

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    I think you've touched on something I briefly mentioned - both the traditional afl and nrl footy shows are going the way of the dodo.

    I think that's partially the professionalism of both codes taking the next step. You look at other major codes and yes while they do have a relaxed or low key show or two, most of it is either heavy hitting in terms of tactical breakdowns or proper recaps about recently played fixtures and the greater impact of them (finals positioning, players and their form, contracts etc etc).

    The variety hour show as the main flagship for a code is no longer the standard benchmark.
     
  12. When l started watching NRL and paying attention to the Footy Show, Sterlo was still it and the show had a genuine larrikin feel to it. it was an honest fun show to watch but it slowly declined and eventually Fatty was the last man standing from the golden era.

    Anti-ads were funny
    Dare Devil stuff with chief was hilarious
    Dark Rooms
    Chilly eating
    There was a lot of random funny moments, gained a lot of respect for Sterlo after the paint ball challenge; he is a hard nut but has no love for the Broncos.

    However one thing stayed with me

    Never seen someone crushed like that it was fucked up.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
  13. Morkel

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    Awwwww ****, was that legit?
     
  14. Well there are people in the comments saying that they admitted afterwards it was fake so I don't know.
     
  15. I think it was, there was something in the paper about it during the week. Honestly if it wasn't genuine that guy deserves an Oscar.
     
  16. That is good, l thought that bloke would be scared for life.
     
  17. broncos4life

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    ****. I hope that was fake, because that was brutal.
     
  18. Alec

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    Imagine if they tried doing some of that shit now, like the cross dressing. The outrage would be insane. I miss the days when people didn't really get offended often.
     
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