to find Dame Edna the most unfunny, cringeworthy celeb ever?

(46 Posts)
usuallyright Fri 11-Oct-13 13:24:51

On Loose Women now.
I have to turn off. I can not watch. Not funny.
Cringe.

londonmum14 Fri 11-Oct-13 13:28:53

Me too usually smile
Can't put my finger on it but she gives me the creeps.

Lottapianos Fri 11-Oct-13 13:30:12

Surely the most unfunny, cringeworth celeb ever is a toss-up between Miranda and Bruce Forsyth? grin

Dame Edna can be funny, most overrated though

EntWife Fri 11-Oct-13 13:33:06

as an Aussie I am amazed that brits ever got Dame Edna. she is a parody of a particular type of provinical Australian woman circa 1960's.

but I agree her time has passed.

FreudiansSlipper Fri 11-Oct-13 13:37:05

Barry Humpheries s a genius

she is meant to give you the creeps and make you feel uncomfortable <whispers for she is a man>

i love Sir Les Patterson he is revolting grin

Tweasels Fri 11-Oct-13 13:38:49

Surely the presenters on Loose Women are generally the most unfunny, cringeworthy celebrities ever?

specialsubject Fri 11-Oct-13 13:42:04

er....Dame Edna is an acting part, not a real person nor a celeb. 'she' is supposed to be annoying.

not watching though, the shrieking harpies of Loose Women as glimpsed once or twice make me want to do something violent.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 11-Oct-13 13:45:09

I think it's type of humour that has had it's time.

My grandparents always enjoyed.

NadiaWadia Fri 11-Oct-13 13:57:13

I find him/her funny.

reelingintheyears Fri 11-Oct-13 13:59:56

YABU, that accolade belongs to Ricky Gervaise.

Closely followed by Frankie Vile and Steve Coogan.

Oh, and Russell Brand.

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Oct-13 14:03:31

YANBU. Loose Women has become unwatchable with or without Dame Edna Everage.

pianodoodle Fri 11-Oct-13 14:07:16

YABU for watching Loose Women!

Dame Edna's alright though possum smile

corlan Fri 11-Oct-13 14:24:48

YABU - Dame Edna is comedy gold - although she's at her best when being filthy, which she probably couldn't get away with on a lunchtime show.

PresidentServalan Fri 11-Oct-13 14:28:42

Lotta Couldn't agree more - Brucie and Miranda are both totally overrated and completely unfunny.

Dawndonnaagain Fri 11-Oct-13 14:38:00

Miranda makes me shudder.
Barry Humphries is a very kind and nice man. Won't hear a bad word about him.
Still like Dame Edna, clever humour when not on daytime television.

usuallyright Fri 11-Oct-13 15:40:28

am quite surprised that there are people who like dame Edna, but then I guess that's why he's still on the telly! He massively gives me the creeps.

LightSky Fri 11-Oct-13 15:45:07

I have always been very fond of Barry Humphries and Dame Edna. It is very knowing, and sort of sexually cheeky, subversive in a joyful way. Although its set in Australia, its not a million miles a way from Mrs Bucket in the UK dare I say?

I loved that other Australian comedy, with the two female comediennes playing mother and daughter in a suburb. Whats the name? It was on for one series maybe, then vanished forever.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 11-Oct-13 15:46:58

YABU. Humphries is terrific. So quick-witted and acidic in Dame Edna mode. The Unfunny Cringeworthy Award has to go to John McCririck

LightSky Fri 11-Oct-13 15:47:46

Mel and Kim? <or am I very confused, Friday afternoon>

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Oct-13 15:52:47

Kath and Kim Light the funniest thing on TV. Ever. look at moi!!

MrsCakesPremonition Fri 11-Oct-13 15:56:32

Dame Edna is much, much less creepy than anything (everything) done by Leigh Francis.

LightSky Fri 11-Oct-13 15:56:42

I remember the classic - BabyCheeses/BabyJesus Kath & Kim easily confused! grin

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 11-Oct-13 15:57:45

I can take or leave her but I did like her One Way or Another duet with the Debster a few years back.

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Oct-13 15:59:25

The Christmas film Kath&Kim was brilliant Light

yorkshirewoman Fri 11-Oct-13 17:18:15

Dame Edna is creepy

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