Podcast 273: This is our Christmas Everest, Part Seventeen – Bruce Forsyth’s Generation Game, 1973
Day 17 of the This Is Our Everest Advent calendar inevitably sees Edward and Ian watching The Generation Game Christmas Special from 1973. Both of your heroes are thrilled to bits to see Frankie Howerd again and are effusive in their praise for both him and the show’s titular host (he’s in charge), Bruce Forsyth. Ian is very busy this episode, explaining the evolution of Christmas crackers, commiserating with the balding younger gentleman and wondering out loud whether your team’s manager making a cameo on The Generation Game is what is really needed during a relegation battle. However, leave it to Edward to explain exactly why The Generation Game is called The Generation Game. All bases: covered. If you’d like to see what all the fuss is about, you can watch it here.
Tomorrow, it’s time for something that you almost certainly won’t have heard of if you’re British, but it’s the weirdest TV show I’ve ever seen. It’s The Lawrence Welk Show‘s Christmas Special from 1972.
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