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The Morgana Show. Morgana Robinson. Copyright: Running Bare Pictures.

The Morgana Show

Sketch show for Channel 4 starring newcomer Morgana Robinson as a multitude of different characters

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AngieBaby

  • Saturday 27th November 2010, 6:59pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts

I saw a poster for this, it was a woman snogging a donkey, so I doubt I'll be watching this. I wonder which demographic they are trying to appeal to?

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james2

  • Sunday 28th November 2010, 2:08am [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 3 posts
Quote: Timbo @ November 18 2010, 12:57 PM GMT

The film crew were also pretending to be retarded. I recall one of the writers commenting that the only reason that this had not caused an outrage was that no-one was actually watching.


I think that is about to change when this goes on air. I can't imagine the mental disabilities charities like MENCAP or the Downs Syndrome Society not making a complaint to Ofcom. I certainly hope there is a big backlash against this. How can British comedy have fallen to the extent that this passes as "comedy"? Imagine the uproar if someone had tried to make a comedy like this just after "Rainman" portrayal by Dustin Hoffman of an autistic man?
Also Timbo, though I've just joined the forum I wouldn't use the word "retarded" in front of anyone connected with mental health, you probably meant no offence but families don't tend to react well to that label.

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james2

  • Sunday 28th November 2010, 2:29am [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 3 posts
Quote: Gwendolyn Matthias @ November 18 2010, 11:49 PM GMT


"these trailers ree-ee-ee-ally bother me. Does anyone else feel like they are laughing at people with mental health issues,


Hey Gwendolyne, I don't think you are taking things too seriously at all, I don't think there is any level of "too serious" you can approach this and try and make laughing at people with mental disabilities funny.

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 28th November 2010, 11:11am
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

I think people should wait untill they actually see sketches featurung this boy character before damning Morgana and the show. Unless you already have, of course.

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chipolata

  • Sunday 28th November 2010, 11:34am
  • England
  • 30,101 posts

This show has had the worst reviews before anybody's actually seen it ever.
That said, it really does look shit.

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 28th November 2010, 11:47am
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts
Quote: chipolata @ November 28 2010, 11:34 AM GMT

This show has had the worst reviews before anybody's actually seen it ever.


I'd say the comments about Horne And Corden pre-broadcast were on a par!

Regarding the 'retarded' boy character, I noticed this clip on YouTube, which doesn't suggest he's anything more than a weird young boy wearing glasses that make him look a bit backwards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voCE_LjG3zE&feature=related

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Aaron

  • Sunday 28th November 2010, 7:44pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,742 posts

I think the character is probably meant to be a bit on the 'slow' side, but from his appearances on TNT Show I'm pretty sure you're meant to be amused be everyone else's reactions to him, rather than laughing at him because he's "not normal".

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 30th November 2010, 11:13pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,872 posts

Christ!
Apart from a passable Fearne impression that was about as bad as could be expected.
And hot on the heels of the Frankie Boyle debacle.
Not a vintage night for C4

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Tursiops

  • Tuesday 30th November 2010, 11:14pm
  • Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 9,788 posts

I just find this show a bit cruel and heartless - I mean, what evil sod fooled let this poor deluded woman into believing that she had a talent for comedy?

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zooo

  • Tuesday 30th November 2010, 11:17pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,201 posts

I liked some of it. Her Fearne Cotton was perfect.

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 1st December 2010, 12:35am
  • England
  • 15,786 posts
Quote: Timbo @ November 30 2010, 11:14 PM GMT

I just find this show a bit cruel and heartless - I mean, what evil sod fooled let this poor deluded woman into believing that she had a talent for comedy?

Laughing out loud

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potato owl

  • Wednesday 1st December 2010, 2:15am [Edited]
  • stoke-on-trent, England
  • 2 posts

Just watched on 4od. I wasn't expecting much due to the trailers, but that was a good thing because it made me enjoy it more. Okay, it wasn't brilliant, but there was a couple of sketches which stood out. The Fearne Cotton impression was the best part.

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Matthew Stott

  • Wednesday 1st December 2010, 8:58am
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

Only saw the first half so far, but I rather liked it; she has obvious ability as a performer.