Tag: Noel's House Party

  • Pirates Of The Crinkley Bottom
    Pirates Of The Crinkley Bottom

    There’s an interesting credit at the end of Noel’s House Party. It looks like this. It’s interesting partly because Noel had been using this game in previous incarnations of the show, and it’s a borrowed format, but it’s more interesting because of Jay Wolpert. Jay Wolpert is the co-story writer of Pirates Of The Caribbean. […]

  • Noel Meets Shatner (Sans Bassoon)
    Noel Meets Shatner (Sans Bassoon)

    In another one of those incongruous TV moments through the years, here’s a series of sketches starring William Shatner and Noel Edmonds. They featured in Noel’s New York House Party, which aired, live from New York, on March 15, 1997. This was because TC1 at Television Centre, the usual home of Crinkly Bottom, was being […]

  • Noel’s Overseas House Party
    Noel’s Overseas House Party

    Whatever your thoughts about Noel’s House Party, it was a monster hit, and at its height, Noel himself ruled the screen for that hour. It was so well-watched that it’s no wonder the show was sold overseas and re-made in different countries. On RTL4 in the Netherlands, the show was called Monte Carlo. Mr Blobby […]

  • A Dutch Blobby
    A Dutch Blobby

    Let’s be honest, the only reason this post exists is because I am a child and found the title too funny to ignore. Anyway. Noel’s House Party sold to five overseas territories. Here’s the Dutch version, called Monte Carlo, which aired on RTL4. Just found the Dutch version of Noel's House Party (with a Dutch […]

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    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

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    Re-Casting Keanu

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