Episode 1.4 - Johnny Vegas

Northern comedian and actor Johnny Vegas examines the hopefully genuis ideas brought to him.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers


- Dating insurance which consists of each member of the couple paying a pound a week. Whoever gets dumped gets the cash: Not genius

- Torture boxes: Designed to punish inanimate items: Winning genius

- Zip-up animal suit which your pet wears. When it dies, you put another animal into the suit and children don't know the pet is dead: Genius

- The conveyer duvet: a duvet that is twice the width and surrounds the bed, so when one partner pulls the duvet to their side, the duvet just turns around: Not genius

Red Button Extras

- Extra idea - Rebuild the British Empire by invading all 21 countries that do not have armies: Not genius

- Speed genius: Johnny considers some more ideas and gives his view instantly: Standardise the full English breakfast so that people are no longer short-changed on sausages (Genius); Central locking houses (Not genius); A plan to solve kangaroo overpopulation and destroying minefields (Genius); Painting a large turquoise square in your garden so it looks like a swimming pool from far up (Genius); A film called "Oompa-Loompas vs. the Munchkins" (Not genius); Vibrating sofas which filters loose change into a tray (Not genius); A plan to create a dietary supplement which could reduce heart disease which would involve... (Time runs out).

- An extended conveyer duvet scene.

Episode Notes

This episode was moved back a week because of the Masters golf tournament.

First Broadcast Details

Fri 17th April 2009
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Mon 5th Jul 2010 (8:20pm, Dave)
  • Sat 11th Dec 2010 (7:40pm, Dave)
  • Fri 7th Oct 2011 (2:20am, Dave)
  • Fri 4th Nov 2011 (2:30am, Dave)

Episode 1.4 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Dave Gorman (I) ... Host / Presenter
Guest Cast
Johnny Vegas ... Guest
Production Team
John L Spencer ... Director
Simon Nicholls ... Producer
Ali Bryer Carron ... Exec Producer
Armando Iannucci ... Exec Producer
Simon Rogers ... Production Design
Mark Lawrence ... Editor
Nick Peto ... Editor

Video Clip From This Episode

The Conveyer Duvet

Here's Dave Groman and Johnny Vegas in bed together, with a duvet which circles the whole bed.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, Johnny Vegas.

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