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December 31, 2014 9:06 AM   Subscribe

In Praise of Philomena Cunk. The funniest moments from the funniest person on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe.
posted by Nevin (15 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
Here's the collected clips from the End of 2014 Wipe. She's by far the best thing in the hour long special. Trust me though, you'll want to miss Brooker's audition for the Sleaford Mods rap song at the end -- which is the last 4 minutes of this clip.
posted by Catblack at 9:21 AM on December 31, 2014 [6 favorites]


I feel like you'd want to wipe more than weekly. But that's no my business.
(trudges off away from camera)
posted by boo_radley at 9:25 AM on December 31, 2014


<derail>OMG that Black Mirror Christmas Special OMG OMG</derail>
posted by gwint at 9:26 AM on December 31, 2014 [5 favorites]


What a great New Year's present. Thank you, Nevin and Catblack.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:54 AM on December 31, 2014


(best crossword puzzle clue ever was "You can't stand having one", 3 letters...)

Hooray for Philomena Cunk .
posted by sidereal at 10:16 AM on December 31, 2014


I about lost it when she said, "Now black people can be whatever they want in America. As long as it's President or shot."

Crunk does usually have the funniest lines, but let's not forget Brooker's amazing ability to insult people. When he was speaking about the I-can't-believe-they-aired-that The Plane That Vanished: Live the line "Fronted by no more an authority than Donald MacIntyre." is so subtle, but all the more cutting because of it.
posted by ob1quixote at 10:27 AM on December 31, 2014 [6 favorites]


Full Charlie Brooker 2014 Wipe
posted by Nevin at 11:14 AM on December 31, 2014 [8 favorites]


I slightly resent the end of year Wipes for inevitably covering things that I was feeling quite smug about having avoided seeing. I'd have quite happily seen out my days without having my eyeballs and brainpan sullied by Dapper Laughs were it not for Mr Brooker.

There's also my general feeling that the world the Wipes are set in is on its way to becoming more odd and unrealistically dystopian than the Black Mirror universes...
posted by sobarel at 11:28 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


Two things about the full show. First, the documentary in the middle… Oh, dear.

Second, concerning Release the Hounds, wasn't that one of the fake shows in The Running Man? The fact they produced, shot, and aired this show makes me more depressed than that documentary segment.
posted by ob1quixote at 11:29 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Philomena Cunk
Harbinger
posted by Spatch at 11:31 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


As much as I love Philomena, she bears a striking resemblance to Rose Leslie as Ygritte in Game of Thrones, which means that whenever I watch an episode with Ygritte, I start calling her Philomena, and whenever I watch a Wipe episode, I start making Jon Snow jokes.
posted by Katemonkey at 12:49 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


I am also quite fond of Barry Shitpeas.

Thank god for Charlie Brooker. I haven't had heroes since I was a child, but if I still did, he'd be one.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:18 PM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


ob1quixote: “ [W]asn't Release the Hounds one of the fake shows in The Running Man?”
Finally found it, the show in the movie is Climbing for Dollars, but it does have people being attacked by dogs for money. So we've got that going for us. Which is nice.
posted by ob1quixote at 6:14 PM on December 31, 2014


Her standup comedy duo is with Joe Wilkinson, another person I have only seen in bit parts on a TV show.
posted by squinty at 6:47 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


On Russell Brand: "He was good because when politicians talk they use all this boring language normal people don't use, that you can't understand, but he cut through all that by talking in Victorian."

I loved that bit because I knew where the joke was going, but still didn't expect to take that route and end at that destination.

Trust me though, you'll want to miss Brooker's audition for the Sleaford Mods rap song at the end

I learned that the Blockheads are still going sans Dury, and Diane Morgan gets to be something other than Philomena.
posted by holgate at 11:43 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


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