Re: Christmas (Singing) Turkey It should be worth knowing that Eurovision 2008 was in Serbia, and as they won the 2007 contest with a serious ballad and tried to win it again with a serious ballad, pretty much every entry that wasn't 100% taking it seriously was booed to oblivion.
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Re: Christmas (Singing) Turkey Warning, warning. He's back, after six years. Along with Zig and Zag, and legendary Irish puppet Bosco, plus a new one from the current generation of kids characters on RTE, Pajo.
Seriously, though, this is major. The Irish version of Childline faces closure due to to government cuts, and this cover of We All Stand Together has been hastily produced to raise funds to save it. Disgusting that this is even a thing, but that's politics for you.
It's nice to see Dustin, Bosco and.. yeah, I suppose Zig and Zag... back on our screens together for the first time in donkey's, as they've done solo stuff in the last few years.
Aren't charity singles meant to make you want to buy them? Lol.
It's probably the "please, take all my money and do whatever you want to do, but please don't stop singing" kind of single.
But I would think it's cool, too, if I grew up with any up these puppies. Well, the reunion is cool, not so the fact that there isn't enought funding for childen TV anymore.
Something that can't happen in Germany. They have an idependent commission who checks the demands of the public broadcasters and ultimately decides how much money they get to fulfill their public task. Having politicians deciding the budget is against constitution, as politicians aren't allowed to influence programming decisions and deciding about the budget is influencing programming.
So all problems our many public broadcasters face are: still spending more money than they have and getting more money every fews, but not as much money as they wanted to get. And the need to spend so much money on administration, pensions and everything but programming itself.
Re: Christmas (Singing) Turkey Oh Childline is a charity for children. Like a phone number they can call if they're being abused or not treated properly. It's obviously a worthwhile cause, so let's hope there are a lot of people with not great hearing out there buying the single
Although, I'd say having to watch that creepy turkey amounts to some kind of abuse in itself.
Re: Christmas (Singing) Turkey Yep. Apart from last year's Xmas single, and unexpectedly being one of the judges for Ireland's selection contest for this year's Junior Eurovision, Dustin has been semi-retired for the last couple of years. I thought it was because his puppeteers had called it quits, but it was actually because they were relaunching Zig and Zag in Ireland. They had a primetime show called Zig and Zag's Superbloopers, which was just one of those 'let's all laugh at YouTube fails' shows, long after they stopped being all the rage, and was basically an extended plug for their own 20th anniversary DVD a few years ago. Which I bought, obviously.
The animated series began this year on RTEjr, then a few months later was picked up by CBBC for UK broadcast. It was amusing for me to see the contrast in the print media; in Ireland, it was like 'OMG Zig and Zag! Remember The Den?! 2phat?! The singles?! Great!', in Britain it was more like 'OMG Zig and Zag... The puppets you annoyed your parents with. Now they're the cartoon characters your kids are gonna annoy you with. Enjoy.'