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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hello, I'm Frank Skinner and welcome to Room 101,
the show where three guests compete
to condemn their deepest dislikes to the dreadful Room 101.
They'll have to argue their case well because, in each round,
only one item can be chosen. The final decision is mine.
Let's meet this week's guests.
Joining me tonight are King of the North, Alun Cochrane,
Queen of the South, Gabby Logan,
and Richard the Nerd, Richard Ayoade.
LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE
OK, let's get ready to grumble. LAUGHTER
And let's see what's upsetting Gabby Logan.
Half and half football scarves, Frank.
-Yeah, they are a recent phenomena.
I would say it's only in the last six or seven seasons
-that they have become a thing.
-To the point now,
where there is almost not a Premier League fixture that goes by
where people don't feel the need to be peddling and, therefore,
other people buying these half and half scarves.
I've tried hard to work out if there is a justification,
if there is a reason why they should exist
and I shouldn't be quite so angry about them.
I can't think of anything.
The whole point of football is to be parochial, to be tribal,
to be committed to a team in your area, and it's just wishy-washy,
it's indecisive, it shows a lack of commitment and they've got to go.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
I mean, some people could argue, I suppose,
that it suggests a lack of aggression and that partisan thing,
and there's love in the room -
I love both these teams, I want them both to play well.
But I hate that idea.
-Can I just check...? Sorry.
-Are these things mocked up on a match-by-match basis?
-So, what's your knitwear bill?
I just can't think of anybody who'd grow up in Liverpool
and be a massive Red - that's a Liverpool fan...
-OK, not a commie.
-But they could be both.
-They could be both.
Do you get any commie-fascist scarves?
They go, "I don't know, they both seem extreme ideologies."
Liverpool, actually, have got
the best half and half scarf I've ever seen, which is this one.
-That, I find acceptable.
-Because what that means, Richard...
-It says there are only two teams
-and actually, there IS another team. It's called Everton.
-For the same town?
So, they're making the joke that they don't exist.
-Right. They're good, aren't they?
It seems wrong, I agree.
I mean, the half and half military uniform, England/Germany thing,
never caught on in the '40s.
For obvious reasons.
And I feel in a similar way about it -
you've got to pick your team and stick with that team.
I worry that it just is indicative of a deeper kind of,
deeper rooted problem in the nation,
that people just can't make their minds up,
including government, and so, I mean, we've seen,
obviously, the trend to throw referendums around willy-nilly,
and, you know, they can't make their mind up and let the people decide,
and I'm slightly worried that we are just becoming indecisive,
maybe, as a nation, and the football scarf is just the beginning.
We need a strong man to come in and take over.
I don't know, maybe, like,
an international businessman of some kind.
LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE
I worry about the nature of that applause!
As if people are thinking, "This is actually a great idea!"
It's strange, to me, that they've gone for the scarf
as the half and half souvenir of knitwear.
You'd think gloves would lend themselves....
Because then any surplus that are not sold could be rematched
-to an opposite for a future Liverpool or United game.
-And thus, they cut down on waste.
-That is better.
I've got a towel, which has got two halves - white and...
..and not white.
-And it's got "FACE" on one side.
-And I can't re...
I think ELBOW on the other, I always get those mixed up.
But anyway, you use it accordingly.
Which, at least, has got a practical message behind it.
The thing is, these great rivalries that we have in football
in this country, obviously, the local derby rivalries,
Newcastle against Sunderland, you've got, in Scotland,
-Glasgow Rangers against Glasgow Celtic.
Liverpool, Everton. And the idea that you would have...
OK, say Aston Villa go back to the Premier League, OK.
The idea that you'd have a scarf that has Aston Villa on one side
and West Bromwich Albion on the other must fill you with delight,
-the idea of wearing that.
-Well, it's not dissimilar to this.
What do you think about this version of the half and half?
This is a sort of romantic version.
-"Together since 2014."
To me, that looks like, "Together since she was 14."
And if it started when he was 20, you should not be applauding that.
The problem with that, though,
is if he wears it to five-a-side and she's busy, it just looks weird.
-No, I didn't mention his name is Paul Together.
There's a song, Paul Together Now.
See, I've got twins and one's an Arsenal fan and one's a Spurs fan.
-They couldn't have, you know...
-So, you've got half and half children!
-And you mind a scarf.
But the idea that they would get together and have a scarf made...
-No way, no way.
Well, I went to West Brom-Manchester City
and they lost 4-0 at home to Manchester City
and there was a period when we actually had the ball for a bit
and the fans started going...
# We've got the ball We've got the ball
# We've got the... We've lost the ball. #
They kept that going for about 20 minutes.
It puts tremendous pressure on the players, I think.
I feel that should be the theme song of football.
-It's basically football commentary...
..melted down to a quintessence.
That's the haiku version of football.
So, what's upsetting Richard?
I mean, that could be enough,
but audiences cheering at the name of the town in which they reside.
I don't quite... I just don't see why you need to emit that sound.
I'm from Ipswich, so, obviously, I can't emit joy.
So, it seems very strange to me. I've never understood it.
-You say, "Hull."
It seems odd. I don't know what I'm meant to do with that information.
Are you happy about Hull?
You're happy. OK.
-I think it's a form of missionary work.
It's that man saying,
"You probably think it's terrible coming from Hull."
-No, it's all right.
-"When, in fact, it's, hey!"
-I think he's selling Hull as a concept.
Yeah, I mean, it's not a LONG pitch for Hull.
It makes me feel like everyone's been hypnotised and someone's said,
"When your town's name is mentioned,
"obviously you'll have to go, 'Yay.'" And someone's gone...
And they've never been snapped back out of it.
It would make life difficult.
I mean, you obviously stand up and, you know,
perform in front of an audience.
You all do that and, actually, it's the easiest way
to get a few people on side, to just mention a town.
Look, let's specify here,
because I feel we're maybe getting off on the wrong foot.
I'm not talking about the response to a specific enquiry
addressed to an audience as to where they live.
"Hooray!" is a fine response.
We can't all say, "Nine of us are from Preston."
-A FEW AUDIENCE MEMBERS:
What I find odd is the mere mention of the name,
in a Pavlovian sense, eliciting a "Hooray".
That seems odd, because why should that only exist in crowds?
You should follow it through any time, when you're on your own,
if you see it on a map. Any time, then say it.
It would be odd if you were on your own, though,
and you were watching the news and, "This evening,
"we're bringing you news of a fatal accident in Hull." Yay!
If you're going to do it, follow it through.
Don't just do it cos you're in a public place.
Yeah, I think you could have a clause,
"Not after the announcement of a fatal accident."
That would be reasonable.
I just find it very strange that anyone would be proud
of where they're from.
I don't think you should be...
I don't think you should be proud of anything.
When I first started in comedy,
which was...before the old king died...
..I'd say, "What do you do?" And people would say,
"I'm a plumber" or something of that nature, and now they say to me,
"I'm a consultative HR area managerial cooperative officer."
-And then I say, "Where are you from?" And they say, "Ipswich."
And I say, "Did you come on a tractor?" It gets a big laugh.
-It's a tough business, Richard.
It's more the spontaneous whoop when a town is mentioned,
and also, it's existing in a group dynamic
if I were to say, "I went to Ipswich," and you went, "Yay!"
-in a group of less than four...
..I don't know when it becomes all right to say, "Yay!"
-Is there a critical mass?
-What if it was just me and you talking?
-Yeah, just mention Ipswich.
-I did this gig in Ipswich...
OK, so what's upsetting Alun?
LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE
Advice, Frank, is what I'd like to put in Room 101, cos I think...
Maybe I'm arrogant, but when people say,
"I've got some advice for you," I often just think, "No."
No, don't bother. But a lot of advice is terrible.
Like, when you tot it up, a whole life,
there's probably about three bits that are any use
and one of them's yellow snow.
And the rest of it, I just think is waffle, just bad, bad advice.
A friend told me that he was told, when he was younger,
dress for the job you want, not for the job you've got.
Have you heard that? That's apparently business advice.
And people think it's good. It's not.
He is serving a custodial sentence
for repeatedly impersonating a police officer.
I think it's bad advice.
I'm trying to remember if I've ever given Alun any advice.
-I don't think so.
Cos comedians do, especially, you know, elder statesmen comics,
like myself, sometimes.
I remember an American comic,
he said, "I'll tell you something about stand-up comedy,"
and I thought, "This could be handy."
He said, "Always take your wallet on stage."
And another guy, an English magician, actually,
and he said to me, "I'll tell you something." I was very new.
He said, "I'll tell you something, Frank.
"When you get a BMW - and you will..."
"..get power-assisted steering."
That is the comedy advice that I've had. In my whole career, that's it.
You must get a lot of people...
I get a lot of people who write to me for advice about, you know,
"I want to get into sports broadcasting, I want to do this..."
and I feel a real burden of responsibility.
-I always reply and I...
-Yeah, I feel...
I don't like being asked for advice, because I feel like
if I get this wrong and I screw up their career or their life...
It's someone less to worry about...
..in your line of work.
My dad... I grew up in a Roman Catholic household,
he was big on advice, my dad,
he gave me "going into a darkened room" advice,
which you don't hear very often.
And his argument was, when you go into... I'm going to stand.
When you go into a darkened room, you walk like this...
..so you can, you know, in case you walk into anything.
Why did you preface this with,
"I grew up in a Roman Catholic household"?
Because in all my many conversations with my father,
it's the only time he acknowledged the existence of genitals.
My dad also told me to keep salt in my pocket,
so that if anyone approached me after dark in the street,
I should throw it in their faces.
See, I think that's good advice.
I'm going to make that four...
-..that you get in a whole lifetime.
And also, if you need to grit snow at short notice.
He even told me the method.
He said what you would do if someone came over
and said, "Give me your wristwatch,"
you'd go, "Oh, look, I don't want any trouble, I'll just... Ha-ha!"
And then you'd get the salt. LAUGHTER
He said, "Cos you want their eyes to be...
"Make sure they're open. Don't give them any kind of hint."
-And then you...
-Will you pass that advice on to your son?
No, because we've got, you know, mace and stuff now.
You've got to move with the times, I think.
Now everyone uses sea salt,
you'd have to just crumble it in their eyes.
It's Jamie Oliver's fault.
When I was a young man, I was in a pub, and a man told me,
"If ever a dog bites you and locks its jaws...
"..put your finger up its bottom and it will open its mouth."
-That's what he said.
I based a cutting-edge ventriloquist act on it in the '80s.
Frank Skinner and Bongo. Do you remember it?
Does that work just for that particular bite?
If it bites again, you can do it again.
It's not like a bee, where it bites you and then it dies.
No, but at some stage, you've got to get that finger back out.
And then where are you? You need a net.
-No, they open their mouth...
-So, you've got it open.
-Yeah, but now it's annoyed.
Well, it's got something to say on the matter.
It's either annoyed or quite attached. It's certainly attached.
-You've started a dialogue.
-It does... I've seen it work.
-Oh, have you?
OK, so... I'm glad of any kind of cheering or applause I can get
-at any gig, so I don't want to close down any areas.
-So, you know...
Advice, I mean, one does get good advice
and I know it's thin on the ground,
but when you get it, it can be really brilliant and uplifting.
I just can't put in all advice.
However, the half and half scarf, I think,
is probably what's gone wrong with Great Britain and Europe.
And so, I'm going to put half and half scarves into Room 101.
Righty-ho. On we go with Gabby Logan.
People who are afraid of flying.
Which sounds like I have no empathy
and I'm very intolerant
and it sounds like I don't care.
-Um, I don't, actually.
-LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE
If you sit next to me on a flight... I've had a few of them lately.
-You've bought the ticket, you know how it works.
We're getting on a plane, we're going somewhere.
It cannot be a surprise to you that we are going to take off.
You've not watched The A-Team.
LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE
I've had a few bad experiences in the last 12 months
and this has brought this to a head.
I was on my way to Newcastle - just a quick hop,
from London up to Newcastle -
and the lady sat next to me in the middle,
she sat down and pulled her coat off
and she started kind of rubbing herself in an almost sexual manner,
and I thought, "What's going on here?"
And then she started sweating a bit and she started rocking
and I thought, "We have somebody who's scared of flying,
"so I'm going to be there for her." I start off with a lot of compassion.
I said, "Would you like some water?" She went, "No, no, no, I'm fine.
"I'm on a bus, I'm on a bus, I'm on a bus, I'm on bus."
I said, "No, we're on a plane. But, listen..."
"That's better, because this is a lot safer than being on a bus.
"You are far more likely to die being on a bus than a plane.
"You're in a good place right now."
So, she carries on with this whole thing and I said,
"Look, I give this advice to anybody I sit next to
"who's scared of flying, and it's this.
"Have you ever met anybody who's had a little shunt at 35,000 feet?"
And she said, "No." And I said, "No, that's cos they die." So...
And it didn't occur to you
that dying might be the thing she was afraid of?
I mean, because that is a legitimate fear.
I think the only time I've been... concerned about crashing,
I was on a flight with Ant and Dec...
..and it did occur to me that if the plane went down,
they would get top billing in the...
-The headline would be, "Ant and Dec die."
And then, "Brummie comedian also perishes."
And that, I must say, I was glad when we got off that plane. I was...
I understand that people might, you know,
might have an apprehension about it but I don't see why it's any more,
that they would have an apprehension about getting on a bus or...
-People don't go...
-I'm getting in the car!
The car is much more dangerous than the plane.
-It's not, though.
-It IS, it's fact.
-Also, I DO do that before I go into cars.
It's a lot more likely that you're going to die in a car accident
-than a plane accident.
No, what you mean is,
it's a lot more likely that you're going to have a car accident,
but it's a lot more likely
that you're going die in a plane accident.
Can I give you some statistics?
The US National Transport Safety Board did a survey
of commercial airlines and these are the odds of dying in a plane crash.
They are 1 in every 1.2 million flights.
And this is what amazes me.
Out of the planes that do crash, 96.7% of passengers survive.
See, your death thing isn't even any comfort.
-We may crash,
and there's a good chance we're going to survive this bloody thing.
Thus, the odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 11 million.
-Those odds are too high for me.
Apparently, stewardesses often survive because they are protected
by the hardened shell of their make-up.
Here's a man now -
this man was on an aeroplane and it was said that he drank
all of his duty-free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK,
and in the end, he attacked a woman, spat on other passengers
and screamed the plane was going to crash.
And so they duct taped him to his seat.
Here he is.
Now, I wonder, if that plane crashed,
maybe he might be the only person who'd survive,
and we'd all discover that is actually the safest way to travel.
I was due to fly to Loch Ness with David Baddiel on a private jet,
with some other people,
and he had had a dream that it crashed and he was very anxious
and making me anxious.
We were waiting for the car to take us to the airport,
and the drivers always got his name wrong,
they just couldn't cope with "Baddiel".
It seems straightforward, but it's an unusual name.
And the phone went from the door,
you know, and he picked it up
and a voice said, "Mr Buddy 'Olly?"
OK, so, what's winding up Alun Cochrane?
It's people laughing out loud when reading a book.
And it's especially people near ME
laughing out loud when reading a book.
I don't know why it grinds my gears quite as much,
but that thing of, like... "Ha-ha-ha!"
Yeah, all right, we get it. We can all read.
I think there's a bit of show-offiness, like,
"Yeah, I'm reading a book!"
And I think,
"I've read loads of books, but I'm not showing off about it."
There's just a self-aggrandi-i...
-There's a show-offiness about it.
You need to read more books! LAUGHTER
You say something funny, we go, "Ha-ha."
But if somebody's written something funny,
I feel like you should type, "LOL", or just write down, "Laughed."
-In a notebook to the side of the book, just go, "Laughs."
You could have marginalia. You could write, "Ha-ha" next to things.
I think that's a perfectly appropriate response
and I think there's a bit of people reading in public,
going, "Oh, I'm reading."
So, if I'm on a train and somebody near me's like,
"Ha-ha-ha-ha," I just think, "Get a room."
-Just read this in the comfort of your own...
-Is this OK?
Yeah, that's fine.
Because it's not an assault on me living my life,
-which is what extraneous noise is to me.
-Actual, really audible laughter.
Maybe it's other people's tangible existence that you don't like.
Yeah, I just find it very irritating.
I'm surprised it's getting so much resistance,
cos I thought this was a thing.
I read an autobiography recently
and I really laughed out loud on several occasions,
which you would condemn me for.
-Who's autobiography were you reading?
-It WAS actually mine.
This is one of the pluses of age-related memory loss.
-And you were laughing out loud?
-I laughed out loud.
It's properly funny, my autobiography.
I know that's not going to have the same impact as a recommendation.
"I laughed out loud while re-reading it,
-"having forgotten it."
-"Said narcissist Frank Skinner."
-Have you ever seen the thumb thing, by the way?
The thumb thing is a special gadget for reading books,
and this is what the blurb says.
"Ever relaxed on the beach with a book?"
"Likely you held the book in front of your face with your thumb
-"to block the sun from your eyes."
-Yeah, done that.
"A few minutes later, your thumb gets tired
"and the book smacks you in the face."
That's never happened to me, ever.
But the thumb thing is invented for that. So, you get your book...
And you can hold it like that and it does give you,
if you can see there, it gives you a lot of extra support.
-It's a simple thing, but so many of the best inventions are.
-How's it doing?
-No, the invention. Is it selling well?
Oh, sorry. LAUGHTER
-THIS is selling extremely well, apparently.
-Is THAT funny?
Um, I've never actually, um...
I HAVE read it. LAUGHTER
And if you were offended at someone laughing on a train,
you should have been there when I read THAT!
There some books which I would be edgy about reading on a train.
Would you read Fifty Shades Of Grey on a train?
-What about this one?
I'd like to read this on a train and every now and again,
stare at female passengers and go...
"Any luck, missus?" LAUGHTER
How did you find that book? Was it Amazon Recommends?
Yeah, "People who bought this also like..." I got one of those.
-"Hi, Frank, we thought you might like..."
I once got a news story on a news feed I have and it said,
"Here's a story you might like."
And it was a couple who'd been eaten by cannibals while on holiday.
Spot on. LAUGHTER
I'd love to read... I WOULD read this on a train.
There's something brilliant about that.
I would have thought that was the least of their problems,
-their carbon footprint.
They did a lot of bad, but they did offset a lot of it with trees.
Yeah. Respect to them.
I think... Just on THAT point, I mean.
Not generally. Righto, and so to Richard.
-I don't understand it.
I don't know... whether it's possible.
And I think, if you describe something as fun,
that's a bad thing.
It trivialises it.
If you think of anything you actually like,
and if you were to describe it to someone else,
I don't know that you'd use the word "fun".
It seems to be quite a word that's only really appropriate
for describing a Wham! video.
And only some of them.
And what's the flipside of fun?
-..is the flipside.
And also, every time someone has said,
"This is going to be fun," you know they're lying. It's not.
I mean, if someone says, "This will be tolerable"...
-..I'd go, "I'm there."
-That's one of my chat-up lines.
I mean, that, to me, is a boast.
Well, I suppose the most concrete example of fun
that one can get is this.
This is a fun-sized Mars Bar,
which suggests that your standard Mars Bar is a bit of a slog.
What they're saying is, if we take that...
If, when you're eating a Mars Bar, this section of it is actually fun.
-After that, it's about knuckling down
and just getting the job done.
-That applies for a lot of stuff.
What about fun snaps? Do you like those?
-Do you know fun snaps?
-What even are they?
-Oh, come on! Do you know fun snaps?
-It's the worst word...
You put "fun" in front of anything and it's a bad time.
Look, these are fun snaps.
-Oh! That's fun.
Come on, that's fun.
Sometimes when you think something's going to be fun,
it absolutely isn't.
Take this, for example.
-Ready? Are you ready? Ready, steady, go!
Lift your legs up.
DAD LAUGHS ON VIDEO
That sounds like you.
You see, I think that's a very potent symbol
-of how fun often turns out.
I think the dad filming it is having GREAT fun.
Do you think you've ever had fun?
I hope not.
Some people don't even want to be seen to be having fun.
I'm not saying you're in this category, Richard,
but look at this guy.
HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE
That's right. Don't document his fun. Don't spoil that moment.
He was connecting to the performer.
OK, we come to the end of that round.
I don't think you can put people who are afraid of flying in,
because they've got enough problems.
They're probably also claustrophobic,
so if we put them in the vault, they'll have a screaming fit.
People laughing out loud when they read a book -
I sort of respect the fact there's anyone left who reads a book.
Any reaction they get, I don't mind. And if it's my...
I have seen people reading my book and laughing,
but it was in the mirror.
-Fun. I tell you what. Fun, the way we're talking about it.
-That fun was, "Wahey, let's have fun!"
-Yes, Radio 1 Roadshow fun.
-Yeah, that kind of "fun".
-No, you're right.
-I don't like it and I'm going to put fun into Room 101.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
OK, we've got time for a bonus choice,
so let's see what Richard went for.
-Now, I don't have any anecdotes, um, but I've heard them,
and I've often heard people retell an anecdote,
knowing that I've already heard that anecdote,
if a new person enters.
So, I'd say that specific category of someone going,
"I'm sorry, you've heard this before,"
then doing the same thing while you're there,
because I feel I ought to be able to flip channel at that stage.
So, it's more of a subset of anecdotes,
which is repeating it in the company of someone
you've already told that anecdote to.
Yeah, I mean, if I do that,
I often try and throw in something extra, just for them.
-Yeah, and that's humane, that's nice.
But sometimes, it's got to be done,
because when you've got a beauty, you've got to share.
I've just never heard anything worth repeating.
Have you ever sat in a room with comedians,
swapping anecdotes, as it were?
No, I don't think I have.
I've been asked to leave rooms of comedians...
..but no, not really, not like a full kind of...
Especially when people stand up for them
and, you know, clear a space, then I'm worried.
When I get anxious is when people say, "You'll love this,"
and I always think, never, ever start an anecdote like that.
Or they'll say, "A funny thing happened to me..."
and I always say, "Well, I'll be the judge of that."
Just to put them on the back foot.
I think once you start an anecdote, you have a duty,
if you've got an audience,
ie a few people listening to you, you have a duty to make it
as interesting as possible, and make it snappy as possible.
And it's very annoying when your other half is near you
and they decide to start interrupting
and correcting what might be slight mistruths that you're just
using to pepper the story, give it a little bit more oomph, you know?
Because nobody's getting hurt in the telling of this anecdote, you know?
We don't need to be so factual...
This is a very roundabout way of telling him this.
Well, you've been told!
Have you ever been with those couples when one of them
-wrestles the anecdote off the other...
Often their wife -
they'll let their wife do all the hard yakka at the beginning,
the set-up, the characters, then they'll come in towards the end
and get all the glory.
Morecambe and Wise, that's... Whenever they were on a chat...
I remember Eric Morecambe being on a chat show
and there was some story and he said,
"You tell it, Ernie, I'll interrupt and get a couple of laughs."
Which, in a way, is quite a good description of their relationship.
I think with anecdotes, you've got to be precise.
But I just feel there's something...
about suddenly telling someone a thing with
the confidence that they are going to enjoy it, where I just go...
because I'm counter-suggestible, I'll go, "I'm out. I'm out of this.
"I don't need to be here."
That's what I think. I think, "This exists independently of me.
"Type it up and I'll read it when I'm on the Tube.
"I don't need this to exist in real time."
But if you laugh at it on the Tube, he'll be absolutely furious.
I've got a friend who tells an anecdote,
-and I have the kind of go against your subsection, because...
..I could listen to this story almost every day,
and it's the story of how this guy's dad lost both his thumbs.
LAUGHTER I like it so far!
How does he... How does he read on the beach?
Does he laugh as soon as he announces it, as that story?
-"You'll love this..."
He tells it with wide-eyed enthusiasm and wonder every time.
Basically, this guy worked in a sawmill in New Zealand,
and one day, he was cutting a piece of wood and chopped his finger off.
About six months later, somebody else started at this sawmill
and they said, "Hey, Ched, how did you lose your thumb?"
and he said, "Oh, I did this..." and he actually cut his other thumb off,
while he was demonstrating what he'd done.
See, that's what I call an anecdote!
No, not the telling of that story, but the guy who,
in order to give his anecdote real verve,
actually reproduced the accident!
And at least that has a one-off-ness.
-But he hadn't done that before.
He's not telling that anecdote a third time.
But when people have said to me that something's happened with us
and it's been funny, and they've said,
"Oh, man, I've dined out on that story,"
and I always think, where?!
Have you ever gone into a restaurant and said,
at the end of the meal, "Do you take anecdotes?"
And they say, "Oh, I'll just get you the microphone, sir."
I'm thinking never!
Also, isn't there a feeling that if you said something to someone,
within a conversation, that in some ways,
it's a betrayal of that moment
to pimp out that narrative around the globe?
For me, I feel it's a betrayal of the magical moments
that I have in every interaction.
I was on Burnham Sands with my family and friends,
and I got very thirsty, so I walked into someone's house,
their door was ajar, I walked into the house, they went,
"Oh, er, are you Frank Skinner?"
I said, "Yeah, I'm really thirsty, please,"
and they said, "Oh, what do you want?"
and I said, "Just water's fine."
So, they gave me water, and they were having breakfast and I said,
"I'm actually... I'm a little bit peckish."
They made me a bacon sandwich, and then as I was leaving,
I thanked them, Andy and Shona, they were called, and they said,
"Do you want a can of Coke to take with you?"
And I said, "Oh, thanks very much.
I said, "This is really very kind of you,"
and Andy said, "Well, it's an anecdote, isn't it?"
OK, so, Richard,
it's a bonus choice, it's going into Room 101.
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And that brings us to the end of the show.
Well done, Gabby, you were the most persuasive guest,
-so you are this week's winner.
-Thank you very much.
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Thanks very much, Alun Cochrane, Gabby Logan and Richard Ayoade.
And thank you. Goodnight.
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