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Live webchat with Doodle Do presenter Chris Corcoran, Friday 10 July, 1-2pm

(567 Posts)
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Jul-09 10:52:27

Chris Corcoran, presenter of CBeebies' Doodle Do will be joining us for a live webchat on Mumsnet on Friday between 1-2pm.

And, lovely chap that he is, he's recorded a special pre-webchat video for you to watch - see below.

To celebrate Children's Art Week (6-12 July), Chris has joined forces with Haliborange to host a series of exclusive creative master classes for its newly launched Shiny School. Chris has created three imaginative tutorials for Haliborange Shiny School, designed to suit ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years and needing no specialised or expensive equipment. The site gives parents ideas and tips on how to have fun and learn something new as a family, and also provides nutritional advice.

Chris is happy to answer all your questions (within reason!) during this sponsored chat, and will also be giving some creative inspiration for things to do with your children over the summer holidays.

If you can't make it on the day, please feel free to post your advance questions here.

HuffwardlyRudge Wed 08-Jul-09 10:57:21

shock shock shock You put a VIDEO in a post shock!!!

I like Chris.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 08-Jul-09 10:59:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Jul-09 10:59:26

Clever, isn't it?

<air of techy nonchalance>

I love him and his lilty Welsh voice. I make my children watch Doodle Do even though they are too old. Must try to think of some intelligent question though.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 08-Jul-09 11:01:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LOL at Chris! "You can ask any question" <sudden fear that Mners will ask him the size of his equipment> "Any question within reason". Sorry, but that made me lol grin

Oh Chris, I wish you would answer my question as the Fonz completely ignored me last week. Please Chris, you made me so happy with your off the wall comments on Doodle Do in the days when I watched it (the children could never understand why Mum was so keen to watch the same episode twice in one day!) I would like to ask you if you ever had ambitions to be a singer as your Elvis impersonation was one I will never forget.

Oh and which is your favourite Doodle-doer, go on admit it is Stick and the other 2 are just a nuisance you have to put up with. And is Stick gay and how do you feel about having him crawl up your leg?

I was convinced he ad-libbed the script depending on what the spiders had to say - I always felt cheated when they only showed a cut-down of a programme to fill five minutes or so - and I too enjoyed his Elvis impression. My DH thought I was completely off my rocker!

I doubt he's going to get many sensible nutritional questions asked of him - MN will have to have virtual security and a firewall to block rude words!

I would crawl up his leg grin

AitchTwoOh Wed 08-Jul-09 11:06:28

he's top of my list of childrens tv presenters i'd doodle-do, i must say. very funny guy.

chris, do you think that rob brydon's a bit of a whinge, really? he's very funny and a snappy dresser but you were like, his nan or something on that Welsh programme. he should give you a job on his next thing, you were very sweet and kind to him (despite the fact that some people might have wanted you to shake him strongly by the lapels and tell him to get over it, he's WELSH and should be proud).

anyway, yes. more grown-up comedy for you? if you don't do it now you might have to do a Kristen and threaten to get your top off.

Phew notwavingjustironing, I thought for a moment after I had posted my question that I had dreamt his Elvis impersonation. Glad to know someone else remembers it too! Or do we share the same warped minds?

very possibly, but I'd like to think we were in good company wink

Aitch

"off, off, off"

AitchTwoOh Wed 08-Jul-09 11:09:21

uh-huh. [pelvis]

AitchTwoOh Wed 08-Jul-09 11:09:50

lol notwaving.

grin

Stretch Wed 08-Jul-09 11:12:51

OMG!!! gringringringrin

totalmisfit Wed 08-Jul-09 21:04:38

i don't get it, he just seems really bored and impatient all the time (my dd 3 yr old loves ya though, Chris, and she wouldn't let me get away with saying such a thing)

morningpaper Wed 08-Jul-09 21:06:06

AHA this is the thread I was looking for

<settles down in armchair>

Let me just get my notes...

morningpaper Wed 08-Jul-09 21:18:33

<shuffles notes>

1. Are you gay? This is important. Lie if necessary.
2. Do you have a girlfriend?
3. Are you interested at all in slightly portly middle-aged women who look a bit like Ronnie Corbett but with yellow hair? (I would prefer a lie here too if needed)
4. OK CHILDREN and CRAFT. This is a funny sort of specialist subject for a stand-up comedian. Can you tell me a bit about the day when some chappie or other came up to you and said: "Look, we've got this great idea for a programme, where you live in this house and there are spiders in the attic that do craft activities for children and you go into the attic and play crafts with the spiders". Did you go hmm?
5. Do you like children?
6. Do you like craft?
7. Mixing children and craft is HORRIBLE. Have you ever really actually tried this without another grown-up clearing up after you?
8. Stand-up comedians and children's television. Like that Miles Jupp. It seems like a terribly dangerous mix. Don't you find yourself about to make nasty anal sex gags and then realise that your front row is 8 years old and expecting something with a paper plate and wool?
9. Who wrote your Wiki entry? <stern glare>
10. Do you have any idea how tight your trousers appear on that programme? Is there any reason for that or is it just to torture depressed mothers with the thought of your monstrous phallus?

I think that is enough questions for now

I may think of some craft or vitamin related questions later on

Macdog Wed 08-Jul-09 21:19:10

gringringrin

<<Immediately cancels all appointments for Friday>>

Must run off and think of some pervy sensible questions for the mighty god of making

morningpaper Wed 08-Jul-09 21:23:27

oh wait

11. I noticed on your facebook page that you have a picture of the entire Doodle Do crew who appear to be on some sort of mountaineering jaunt on the top of a mountain. The programme is surely filmed in some sort of student flat in Epping and does not really need global trekking. What was that about then?

squeaver Wed 08-Jul-09 21:26:28

Bugger, not around then.

Here's my question: is Stick gay? Or just very effete?

And what mp asked.

And, btw, yes you are in the premier league of MN heart-throbs, but you're no Henry Winkler so don't go getting above yourself.

squeaver Wed 08-Jul-09 21:27:27

Oh, and what Aitch said, especially the Rob Brydon bit.

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Wed 08-Jul-09 21:27:57

<screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaam>

Chris

I would doodle-do you in a heartbeat.

<swoon>

morningpaper Wed 08-Jul-09 21:32:58

Just for reference in case you need to picture the chap

OK it's not quite a leather jacket and speedos but you have to start somewhere

god, we are all on HEAT aren't we?

Cadelaide Wed 08-Jul-09 22:02:38

I must be tired.

I thought OP said; "Chris has created three imaginative turds for Haliborange Shiny School".

F* you MP, you have grabbed the limelight again. When did you do all that research?

wink

morningpaper Wed 08-Jul-09 22:10:39

funnily enough I have a personal interest in children's vitamins and the marketing campaigns thereof

edam Wed 08-Jul-09 22:13:09

Chris, why are you the only childrens' TV presenter who doesn't gurn or act like an over-excited toddler? (This is A Good Thing, btw, wish others would follow your example.)

snice Wed 08-Jul-09 22:33:48

Chris, is there a fabulous CBeebies Christmas Staff Party every year at which all the presenters get drunk and photocopy each others bottoms?

Or do you all hate each other?

ruddynorah Wed 08-Jul-09 22:37:21

what's the most rubbish make you've done so far? i'd have to say the baby wipe with a peg butterflies were pretty shite.

and the best? i'd say those pigs made of milk cartons..followed by your marvellous farm yard play. genius.

do you love seeing how the kids on the vt bit do their own version of the episode's make? and do you get to script your own voice over for it or does someone write it for you? cos that bit is hilarious grin

LupusinaLlamasuit Wed 08-Jul-09 22:52:29

If there was a 3 way fight comedy stand off between you, Big Cook and Little Cook, who would win?

LupusinaLlamasuit Wed 08-Jul-09 22:53:48

What will you do for a job when the spiders get repetitive strain injury?

Have they ever done a little bit of stuff for YouTube involving middle fingers? Go on, they have haven't they?

edam Wed 08-Jul-09 23:00:48

lupus, Chris obviously (unless Big Cook just sat on him). grin

<disclaimer - I am on the lardy side myself>

He's on facebook? Where, where, where? I need links.

i'd like him to admit that none of the show is scripted. It can't be, its just so funny. Those spiders just spend all their time trying to wind him up.

Best bit of the show - when the spiders do their own making, the voice over for the children's making, and the story where the spiders join in. Is that the whole show? blush

GreenMonkies Wed 08-Jul-09 23:32:02

Dear God, you do all realise he's actually going to read these questions/comments/propositions/declarations of lust etc don't you? shock

I second edams's question/comment about the way all other childrens presenters seem to be whacked up on speed and skittles.

<wonders off sadly, as my kids like Mr Maker, and I think he's a twat.......>

moondog Wed 08-Jul-09 23:48:36

He does a programme on BBC Wales on Sunday morning with Rhod Gilbert which is always amusing.It keeps me company while my children go riding.

JackBauer Wed 08-Jul-09 23:55:37

<<deletes three posts for obscenity reasons>>

<<deletes 2 more>>

<<attempts to think up serious question>>

1. Okay then, craft boy, what would you suggest for a highly excitable 3 year old and a 21 month old who likes to chuck and eat things, but is a dab hand with a crayon?

2. Why are tv crafts of the 'glue in a nice tippy-overable pot' 'here is a nice shallow tray of paint for you to throw' variety. Is it because you don't have to tidy it up?

3. Who comes up with the craft ideas, is there some sweatshop hell of blue peter presenter rejects forced to design objects from the contents of the average bin bag?

And are you doing more doodle do? Please? Maybe just for us?

And please answer MP's questions.

<<goes for cold shower>>

RedLentil Thu 09-Jul-09 00:15:10

You talk to children as if they have brains and a sense of humour.
Thankyou. smile

MrsKitty Thu 09-Jul-09 08:12:35

The Fonz AND Doodly Chris in the space of a week - fabulous!

I'll be on my way to work during the webchat sad Perhaps you'd like to come to my house for a pre webchat 'craft' session?

I second what redlentil said about the way you present the show - love it.

flamingobingo Thu 09-Jul-09 08:31:32

Chris - I'm so glad you're coming for a webchat here, but I won't be here when you're on <sob>

I just wanted to thank you, as RedLentil did, for talking to children the way you do. It is refreshing. Does it come naturally to you to say things the way you do?

NorkyButNice Thu 09-Jul-09 08:45:41

Chris - if you could answer the following I'd be most appreciative

1) why does my 21 month old insist on grabbing the felt tip pens from the art case that grandma "kindly" bought him, ignoring the crayons and pencils?
2) do you have any top tips for removing felt tip pen from magnolia walls and cashmere jumpers?

Also - Big Cook Little Cook both look as though they'd rather be eating horse manure than presenting a kids tv show (the self loathing in their eyes is excruciating to watch). How have you avoided this? Or has crafting for children always been in your life?

flamingobingo Thu 09-Jul-09 08:55:17

Norky - buy crayola washable felt-tips - they really are washable!

Stick etc are SPIDERS?? really?

NorbertDentressangle Thu 09-Jul-09 09:39:56

lol at you lot.

Its a brave man that will still turn up for this webchat after reading this thread wink grin

dear Chris
was that Elvis impersonation your idea?
did no-one try to talk you out of it :-)

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Thu 09-Jul-09 10:06:20

I have just been reading the Haliborange Shiny School website and disovered this,

"Chris will be doing his doodle-do across the UK, to help parents unlock their child’s artistic potential."

Chris, I am not that worried about unlocking my children's artistic potential, but wondered whether you would be willing to do your doodle-do round these parts anyway? I have glue and feathers if that helps.

oh Chris don't worry we are only being ironic
<leers>

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Thu 09-Jul-09 10:18:22

I wonder if our mums felt this way about Tony Hart?

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:20:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lizzylou Thu 09-Jul-09 10:33:14

Oh no, I thought I was the only one who fancied Chris? angry

He has lovely hands.

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Thu 09-Jul-09 10:39:06

Mr. Maker, though possibly the better artist (sorry, Chris) just doesn't have that same appeal, in a purely arty crafty sense, of course.

Chris, are you friends with Mr. Maker or bitter rivals?

midnightexpress Thu 09-Jul-09 10:44:41

I'd like to quiz Chris on his knowledge (or otherwise) of Miniature Schnauzers. <hard stare>. Unfortunately I don't know doodle-do about dogs.

Who cleans up the spiders after the show?

And what's with the worms in the box of sand? They're a bit rubbish, aren't they?

Otherwise, you and your show are very much better than Mr Maker and his annoying bloody cuckoo.

Jux Thu 09-Jul-09 10:46:03

Well Chris, I think you're a thoroughly nice chap (but I'm sorry, I don't swoon - you're far too young for me). I just wanted to say I loved the way you talked to the spiders in Doodle-Do, and I used to take you as my ideal for how I dealt with dd. Thank you extremely much.

midnightexpress Thu 09-Jul-09 10:46:13

Did anyone else notice Mr Maker masquerading as a cyclist in Grandpa in my Pocket?

Jux Thu 09-Jul-09 10:47:06

midnightexpress, dd used to love those worms!

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 10:49:59

I do love Chris's voiceover on the video. You can tell he is basically saying: "Well, it's a bit ... shit"

JackBauer: I understand your pain. I tried to post something wholesome on the Henry Winkler thread but every time I tried to say: "I really respect your input in this important area" it came out as: I WANT TO LIE ON YOUR NAKED CHEST AND LISTEN TO YOU TALK. In the end I gave up.

midnightexpress Thu 09-Jul-09 10:51:30

Oh all right then Jux. I take it back.

Are you reading through this thread and having second thoughts?grin

Everything that MP asked.

Oh and <<swoon>>

midnightexpress Thu 09-Jul-09 11:14:49

Are you a stand-up who can draw, or a rather funny artist?

sockmonkey Thu 09-Jul-09 11:16:02

Poor Chris... what is he letting himself in for?

Chris, if you are scared, you can come and hide at my house... we have an its and bits box grin

GreenMonkies Thu 09-Jul-09 12:32:37

I'm actually a bit surprised that Mumsnet Towers have set this up, they must have known it would descend into filth!! Poor Chris, I think he's a brave man.

serenity Thu 09-Jul-09 12:39:15

The video's not working sad sad

Can somebody fix it please? (says user's withdrawn in when I try and play it)

RubberDuck Thu 09-Jul-09 12:45:03

wail the YouTube video doesn't work

midnightexpress Thu 09-Jul-09 12:47:16

It's probably worn out.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-Jul-09 12:48:53

Oops, sorry, BigTech broke it - probably in a fit of pique at me taking all the credit for putting it up there in the first place.

He says he'll fix it pronto - as long as I call him Clever Video-Embedding BigTech for the rest of the day...

TigerFeet Thu 09-Jul-09 12:57:00

I'd love to ask an interesting and insightful question but I appear to have lost the power of rational thought

<drool>

JackBauer Thu 09-Jul-09 13:12:30

<<waiting>>

midnightexpress Thu 09-Jul-09 13:13:36

Tomorrow JB, tomorrow.

or are you just getting a front-row seat

<anxious>

JackBauer Thu 09-Jul-09 13:16:15

<< realises it's not friday yet, slinks off hoping no-one noticed>>

ShowOfHands Thu 09-Jul-09 13:21:19

Insightful questions...

Um. In this er era of recession, um what's going to happen to your attic? Will you have to downsize? Will that orange cheap as chips bloke be round poking about looking for things to sell from your attic? Is it all really Gordon Brown's fault or is he, you know, just a man albeit a slightly grey and uninspiring one?

Or...

If Stick spilt glue all over you, would you deign to take your top off? To music perhaps. And then you could spill more glue on your trousers...

Where was I?

I think I should go and lie down.

I had a career once. And a life. I hadn't heard of Doodle Do. The world was a terrible place back then.

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 09-Jul-09 13:21:37

Message withdrawn

RubberDuck Thu 09-Jul-09 14:00:57

Not that I'm sat here trying repeatedly or anything, but OI BIGTECH! VIDEO STILL DOESN'T WORK angry

blush
grin

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 09-Jul-09 14:04:15

Well done MNHQ.

I've no even vaguely intelligent or inspired questions to ask. I just had to say that I think Chris is fabulous. The ds's are a bit past Cbeebies now but I they still love Doodle do.

My all time favourite Doodle Do was the one in the snow and that fabulous song.

Stick's my favourite.

I'm far too old to get quite so excited by a children's programmeblush

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 14:06:42

what did the video say?!?!

Jux Thu 09-Jul-09 14:07:26

wink @ midnightexpress

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 14:10:56

They are spiders?!?!?!

Are you drunk when you film or do you just naturally talk to hand puppets with no trace of kids tv grin?

I think I would like the answers (and the video) to ShowOfHands questions. (ooooh SOH - shall we get demons in there too?)

Erm, I am just grinning insanely over this.

Who were the MNers that stalked you/him (depending on who is going to answer my question wink) at a stand up show?

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 14:12:25

I like the shape song where everyone else was round and the square was, well, square.

Mister Maker is a moron btw - he has nothing on you and I am Very Annoyed that my children don't see that.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 14:15:52

I can't help thinking this webchat would have been better scheduled for late evening...

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 14:16:30

And, er, is it possible to have him answering the questions via a video link...? [hopeful]

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 14:16:56

naked.

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 14:17:18

I was just planning on getting pissed at lunchtime Soupy

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 14:17:37

perhaps with a strategically placed Prittstick?

<swoon>

Do you remeber me? We had a chat in the glee Club in Cardiff about breast pads. Well, actually, my friend talked at you about breast pads and you just shifted uncomfortably from one foot to the other and I just looked on in a hammered type of fashion on account of the fact that I'd had a baby 4 weeks previously and my drinking stamina had been ruined.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 14:22:06

Pritt stick or a sti... no, I'll stop there.

[spoonerism]

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 14:23:07

Or perhaps a strategically place glove puppet...

<<volunteers as puppeteer>>

Do you think he's going to wimp out?

serenity Thu 09-Jul-09 14:28:47

VIDEO!!!!!!

(please)

My lot don't even watch CBeebies anymore, but I'm still looking forward to tomorrow.

jemimacat Thu 09-Jul-09 15:12:33

Oh I'm loving it!! The perfect antidote to PND

FenellaFudge Thu 09-Jul-09 15:38:21

(*) (*) Hi Chris Corcoran from Doodle-Do!!!

I will be back with a question as soon as I can figure out how to change the following statement -

I love you. And your accent. And your big, chunky, manly arms.

- into question form.

NorkyButNice Thu 09-Jul-09 15:54:04

Fenella - did you just show Chris your norks?

Talk about lowering the (already gutter level) tone...

JackBauerDoodleDoes Thu 09-Jul-09 15:57:05

Are you all aware that if you click on the Shiny School link there are videos of Chris 'doing' art things.

I seriously want to know if you actually liked art and crafty things all along or if you were offered a job on the show first?

<<Tries to make up for forgetting what day it is....>>

bronze Thu 09-Jul-09 16:04:56

this thread has had me in stitches.
I love watching Chris too but purely for humour reasons etc

I want to know did he realise that he seems to appeal to the mums maybe more than the children?

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 16:21:44

Hang on - its just occurred to me that you ladies suggested a pritt stick?! How insulting must that be to the poor bloke? He would surely need one of those big bottles of paint or summat...

ShowOfHands Thu 09-Jul-09 16:21:50

TheFool, I think an angel too for variety.

<<writes crossover Doodle Do/SPN>>

The links are somewhat tenuous but there's full frontal.

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 16:25:20

<awaits fic eagerly> Thinking the glove puppets turning evil?

ShowOfHands Thu 09-Jul-09 16:28:15

Oh yes. Oh I hadn't thought of including a plot but yes, epic possessed glove puppet battle with exploding pots of glue and er, well yes, I'll try and expand on a plot as I'm writing the nudity.

Rhubarb Thu 09-Jul-09 16:31:34

Didn't Chris Corcoran once make a patronising remark about a load of bored housewives on a parenting site fancying him?

Just come back to this thread - I see it continued in a similar vein to when it started.

So Chris, to sum up, this is what you need to know:-

there are probably about 20 MN'ers lusting after you (apologies if I have missed anyone)

technically, we are not interested in spiders, paint, vitamins or glue

we need to see more "video" of you and...

oh go on then, I'll ask a sensible question.

Do you genuinely think that children benefit from taking vitamins such as Haliborange (I admit to giving them to my children)

and, more importantly, why do I spend half an hour getting the "craft" things out, covering half the kitchen with newspaper and shower curtains, only to have them spending precisely two minutes making an absolute mess and professing to be "finished" and "bored". Can you suggest what I am doing wrong? More input from me or less needed do you think?"

And apologies for my inappropriate comments. It's very hot round here at the moment. Thanks. grin

midnightexpress Thu 09-Jul-09 17:01:52

Good points nwji. I'd like to know if it was you, CC, who had the genius idea of sending someone else to film the real children doing the art, while you get to work with three rather compliant glove puppets, who do your bidding and never spill paint on your trousers.

mustrunmore Thu 09-Jul-09 17:29:45

I'd just like to say that I've only just seen this thread, but being on it late doesnt mean I dont love you less than these lot do smile. However, you are a bit young by my usual standards (how old are you actually?), so I'm happy to wait in line for a few years grin. Of course by then I'll probably like younger men hmm

If you loved the spiders, you wouldnt continue to make them live up the loft would you? You'd want to share your home with them. So you're actally being mean, or lying to them about your feelings. A fatal flaw in the show concept.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 17:40:02

"Didn't Chris Corcoran once make a patronising remark about a load of bored housewives on a parenting site fancying him? "

TBH, given the way this thread has gone, I think it was probably a fairly pertinent remark.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 17:40:38

I thought of a fabulous question on my way to pick DD up from nursery but it's gone clear out of my mind.

TheFool Thu 09-Jul-09 17:41:02

Rhubarb - we don't care if he likes us or not, just as long as he will strip.

mustrunmore Thu 09-Jul-09 17:45:37

Stop it, youre too ill for lust.

MrsKitty Thu 09-Jul-09 17:46:29

He has got lovely hands. And arms. And...Oh just lovely.

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 17:55:27

HA he doesn't know about vitamins

He just wants to do funny gags and impress the laydeez

Haliborage are v. brave

(There is probably some poor bugger at Haliborage getting beaten over the head with a paper-plate while someone is screaming: "I TOLD YOU TO CALL MISTER TUMBLE YOU TWAT")

Cappuccino Thu 09-Jul-09 19:28:13

Rhubarb is right

he said you were all hormonal and bored

and of course everything you have said so far has blown this out of the water hmm well done

I've always been concerned that if you did get intimately involved with him he would chirp "Doodle Do! That was fun" immediately post-coitus

Anyhooo - what about older children; there is stacks of stuff for the under 3s and anyway you just have to give them paint and stand well back

let's talk 4-9 years

and not SMART type stuff good grief 'let's punch a series of perfectly-placed holes in a cola can and then make Indian art with powder paint just before you send them off to art college

I need art for the utterly talentless

Rhubarb Thu 09-Jul-09 19:36:28

That was it! There was a thread about him waaay back and someone said he was interviewed and mentioned that on a parenting site he was a sex symbol to some hormonal and bored women.

I've searched for the original thread but can't find it, so I'm glad someone else remembers it. It was a very very patronising remark.

No doubt he only wants to come onto Mumsnet so he can have his ego massaged and stroked by all these hormonal and bored housewives hmm

I prefer Sidney myself!

Cappuccino Thu 09-Jul-09 19:37:19

Boogie Pete for me please

I like it when he dresses up like a policeman

Cappuccino Thu 09-Jul-09 19:39:52

I'm really looking forward to this webchat by the way I have a special interest

if you google the words 'craft' 'children' and 'talentless' you end up reading my blog

Rhubarb Thu 09-Jul-09 19:40:38

Is that his quote Cappucino? grin

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 19:42:20

Rhubarb you are right
mr maker on the other hand is very nice in rl

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 19:46:49

Simples you have a worrying first-hand knowledge of the Doddle-Doers and Mr Makers of this world <stern look>

do they hang out in some sort of bar with Mr Tumble??

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 19:47:54

ill mail you.

Rhubarb Thu 09-Jul-09 19:48:57

Yup, I can just see them all, on a Friday, hanging out in some grim and dirty bar getting absolutely sloshed and proclaiming their hatred of kids! grin

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 19:49:54

sounds like me and my chums TBH

Not sure what is patronising about saying he is admired by bored and hormonal housewives. You could call that self-deprecation.

LovelyRitaMeterMaid Thu 09-Jul-09 20:05:01

Can't believe I will be out tomorrow at the relevant hour, taking DD to a music class. Sigh.

I would be very happy to Doodle-Do you smile.

I think others may be ahead of me in the queue though.

emsiewill Thu 09-Jul-09 20:15:51

Hi Corky, nothing at all to say about Doodle Do, my kids are far to old to have even seen it. I'd just like to say I love you and Rhod on a Saturday morning - I'm the one who prompted Rhod's rant about Twitter, and whose husband texted in the next week to say that he agreed.

And I'm the one who texted in about "politeness costs nothing but by 'eck it pays dividends" earlier this year.

Do you remember? Please don't let me believe that you read the texts out and then instantly forget them...

scrappydappydoo Thu 09-Jul-09 20:21:17

I've just thought of a genuine questions (well kind of).....
Does Justin et al actually operate the puppets or do they just do the voices and how do they see what their hands are doing??
Also - inspire me to get off mumsnet and do something crafty with my daughters (they're 1 and 3) - it must be something edible (teething 1 year old), easy to set up, easy to clear up and the least amount of mess as possible.
Thanks

btw - is this thread going to appear on the haliborange site like the cooking one already on there???

MARGOsBeenDrinkingTea Thu 09-Jul-09 20:26:19

Please answer my question, it's very important.

Do you hate it when play dough/plasticine colours get mixed up and all you end up with is a mush of brown with occasional swirls of blue and green?

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 20:28:57

Apparently (i.e. according to Wikipedia) the chap that does Stick is the same chap that did George off Rainbow

which explains a lot

He must be about 80

TheOldestCat Thu 09-Jul-09 20:33:57

Oh I like Chris, I'm a Welshie living in England and his voice makes me happy.

Right, here's my question (I am not a bored housewife, but I am hormonal). My mother-in-law used to work behind the scenes on Play School back in the day and sometimes they used to do filthy things with Hamble and co. Are there any silly out-takes of you with the puppets?

Washersaurus Thu 09-Jul-09 21:14:34

My question is.....Am I missing the connection between crafts and nutritional advice?

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Thu 09-Jul-09 21:14:43

This is what he actually said;

"In an interview on ICWales, the Welsh presenter says of his newly-found status as a sex symbol: ' It’s brilliant – I mean you can’t fault a load of interest from yummy mummies, can you? But then, you’ve got to put it in some sort of context, haven’t you? Those yummy mummies are home all the time, fairly bored, hormones rushing around them like nothing on earth."

He was making light of his sex-symbol status, rather than making fun of us. He calls us yummy!

(I actually had no idea I was quite so obsessed with the man - this is the most I've posted on any one thread.)

Washersaurus Thu 09-Jul-09 21:18:11

Hmm and putting all this adulation into perspective, if you line up all the cbeebies presenters there isn't exactly much competition is there grin

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 21:19:22

It's Policywonk doing her out-and-about touring: everyone thinks we are yummy rather than wheezing munters

Washersaurus Thu 09-Jul-09 21:24:04

Oh yes, we are all as beautiful and clever as Policywonk.

<whispers> Chris, will you take me for a beer sometime please?

grin

morningpaper Thu 09-Jul-09 21:36:30

Chris you really need a website with your tour dates on so that you can be stalked by middle aged women consolidate your brand with an online presence

COINCIDENTALLY, I do websites for very good price

FenellaFudge Thu 09-Jul-09 21:40:40

Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!

The manly Chris did NOT say mean and patronising things about us, he was beng selp-depracating.

I'll go look for the quote.

Won't have anyone trying to dampen my ardour <harrumph>

FenellaFudge Thu 09-Jul-09 21:42:18

being self-deprecating hmm

(*) (*)

FenellaFudge Thu 09-Jul-09 21:46:17

Right, I see it's already been clarified by Livinglavidaloca.

Good, good.

Now - no more nonsense about Chris Corcoran from Doodle-Do being anything other than fascinated by and captivated by me us.

Thanks livinglavida. That was my point. Well made by you.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 21:53:59

Fenella, put your norks away. He's not here til tomorrow and they'll get cold.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 21:54:26

Is the video at the bottom ever coming back??

[plaintive]

LOL Soupdragon, it was only about 20 seconds worth of Chris saying hello Mumsnetters, I am coming for a webchat and you can ask me anything except the size of my penis.

FenellaFudge Thu 09-Jul-09 22:02:49

Soupy, stop looking at my breasts hmm perv.

FenellaFudge Thu 09-Jul-09 22:04:58

Are we allowed to ask how tall he is?

Chris Corcoran from Doodle-Do - How tall are you?

Washersaurus Thu 09-Jul-09 22:18:28

Chris, do you actually like children? Or are you just in it for the money and adulation (Its just that I get the impression that Big Cook Ben seriously dislikes little uns and all the cbeebies stuff)

I don't think that quote is at all patronising, is it? if anything, it is startlingly accurate and prescient

AitchTwoOh Thu 09-Jul-09 22:35:22

lol harpsi. indeed. [yummy] [bored]

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Thu 09-Jul-09 22:41:41

Chris from Doodle-Do - do all the male CBeebies presenters fancy Sarah-Jane or is her appeal limited to my DH, who only developed aforementioned interest when he heard of her contortionist past?

Right. I'm off to bed now.

Yurtgirl Thu 09-Jul-09 22:41:54

I too was convinced he ad-libbed the script depending on what the spiders had to say - plagurised comment from someone (cant remember who!) earlier in the thread

When the spiders were tickling your leg - you were deffo ad libbing - I reckon the spiders know more about you than they let on!!

JackBauerDoodleDoes Thu 09-Jul-09 23:06:09

sad I have just realised I am not going to be here tomorrow for the live chat. So if Chris doesn't answer my questions I will be very upset <<stern glare>>

Q1) Do you currently do any other children's programs?

Q2) Can you take over the bedtime hour slot please.

FenellaFudge Thu 09-Jul-09 23:13:32

"Q2) Can you take over the bedtime hour slot please"

Snurk

thumbwitch Thu 09-Jul-09 23:49:32

well THAT's no flippin use - the video's gone! angry
<huff>

What happened to the livechat then? Has the poor bastard fled the country under an assumed name by any chance?

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 10-Jul-09 00:48:28

No he's still a comin' - it's just that BigTech has broken the video [sigh]. Don't worry though, we're confident that HelenMumsnet will be along soon to fix it smile.

LucilleAustero Fri 10-Jul-09 01:37:33

Chris - I love Doodle Do. Here is how it is when you first become a mother: one minute you are a normal person with a job and quite nice clothes, the next you are a big leaky bucket of hormones, imprisoned in your house by a tiny alien creature for whom you are - shockingly - entirely responsible and who is torturing you by alternately screaming and gnawing on your tits. Turning on CBeebies is like russian roulette because you know that if you should accidentally catch a glimpse of Big Cook Little Cook, the last shred of hope will be ripped from your soul. But if luck is on your side, there will be Chris Corcoran, alone again in the prison of his loft where he too is inexplicably responsible for some tiny alien creatures, wearing an air of such good-natured acceptance of this bizarre situation that suddenly everything seems normal and good and full of love again.

So thanks for that.

But I really want to know all about Stick. I suspect that he is secretly the funniest man on children's TV. Is this true?

Macdog Fri 10-Jul-09 07:08:53

Chris, will you be doing any gigs in Glasgow/West of Scotland any time soon??

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 08:08:58

I think my favourite part of Doodle Do is you doing the voiceover for the kids drawings - when they proudly hold up a splodge that you clearly have no idea what it is (like the rest of us), and when they excitedly announce you say something like "Oh yeah, Charlotte's made a stripy octopus... with wings... flying through some clouds..."

MayorNaze Fri 10-Jul-09 08:35:32

hello chris

i am sorry that the video is worn out broken and i didn't get to see it.

anyway, most of the things i owuld like to know have already been asked.

but i would like to know:

1) do you have to sing the song EVERY episode or is it just some sort of edited thing?

2) do you find yourself singing the song elsewhere (shower, bus etc)?

3) are you pals with any other beebies characters or are any of them total nobs in real life?

4) do you get recognised by mners kids and mobbed when you are out and about?

many thank yous

this thread has made me laugh so much. He'd better be good grin

sandcastles Fri 10-Jul-09 09:49:01

LOVING morningpaper's Qs! grin

KirstyJC Fri 10-Jul-09 10:01:22

Hi there Chris, my five year-old son would like to know what you and the puppets do whilst he is at school?

Thanks! smile

BigTech (MNHQ) Fri 10-Jul-09 10:05:23

Really sorry about breaking the video.
I was jealous about the credit that HelenMumsnet was taking for the video and i had to assert my power over the wonderful Talk.

Actually, it was an accident. wink

All fixed now. I'm glad you like it....

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 10-Jul-09 10:05:38

OK some proper questions then:

Were you always into arty stuff or did you feign interest to get a job working with spider puppets (it must have been a very tempting prospect, having your leg felt by puppets)? What was the draw with Doodle-Do - the puppets, the attic or the chance to encourage children to get 'doing stuff'?

Do you think there is sufficient arts teaching going on in schools or has it rather fallen by the wayside, along with PE?

Were you envious that Rhod Gilbert was chosen to be the face of Wales in those Wales Holidays adverts? He got to go mountain biking and everything.

By the way, I have an attic available should you ever need it, but my husband is rather frightened of spiders........Stick can come along though, he's great.

And Minature Schnauzers? Genius!

RubberDuck Fri 10-Jul-09 10:15:25

Still not fixed BigTech - says it's a private video and you have to accept the sender's friend request.

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 10:16:13

Hurrah. It's Chris Corcoran from Cbeebies day. I'm wearing my best hat in anticipation.

PortAndLemon Fri 10-Jul-09 10:42:41

Agree with RubberDuck -- this is clearly some new and interesting defnition of the word "fixed" with which I was previously unfamiliar...

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 10-Jul-09 11:14:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

if they are spiders, there's obviously been some horrible accident because, well, they only have 5 legs. Perhaps that's how Chris keeps them in check. Threatens to remove more legs...

PortAndLemon Fri 10-Jul-09 11:25:21

They are also very large, brightly coloured, with two eyes apiece and the abilitiy of speech, so perhaps they are mutant spiders affected by the radiation levels that have led them all to take refuge in Chris's nuclear shelter "attic" in post- nuclear holocaust Cardiff, which would obviously be much more cheerful than the whole leg-removing option.

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 11:30:34

PAL, you're thinking of Torchwood.

PortAndLemon Fri 10-Jul-09 11:38:06

Actually, can you imagine a Doodle Do / Torchwood crossover? The Torchwood team burst into the Doodle Do attic to apprehend the strange alien spider things...

Or, alternatively, a Cbeebies-friendly version of Torchwood in which Captain Jack and various loveable/cuddly aliens launch into song and dance routines around the Hub before breaking off for a little structured craft activity and learning to tell the time. John Barrowman's got the musical theatre background, after all. And he's done the Cbeebies bedtime story before.

(that was a (largely rhetorical) question for midnightexpress, by the way, not a question in advance for Chris)

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 11:40:31

...and of course we are all familiar with Mr Corcoran's Elvis impersonation.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Fri 10-Jul-09 11:44:58

Is it just in my house that we call Chris "sarcastic Welsh dude"?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 11:55:22

It still won't play BigTech!!!

TheTeaThings Fri 10-Jul-09 11:58:13

my friend actually RL knows Chris [boast]

<whispers> and she really loves him but he doesn't realise shockshock

Proper questions. Chris when you did the snow scene Christmas special, you know, ages ago, were you really there...or

in the Cbeebies garden and polystyrene? Big argument between ds and myself can finally be resolved.

Do you make the programme at Teddington lock studios I won't hang about outside I promise?

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 12:10:04

I'd love to see the Torchwood thing. But that would mean John Barrowman would have to snog all the spidery things, Chris and some of the craft equipment

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 12:14:05

<sob> i think I'm too ill to stay awake for the chat

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 12:18:27

test

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 12:19:17

<squeak>

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 10-Jul-09 12:19:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheTeaThings Fri 10-Jul-09 12:23:36

<hugs knees>

CMOTdibbler Fri 10-Jul-09 12:25:43

mmm, Captain Jack and Chris ....

serenity Fri 10-Jul-09 12:27:32

I still can't watch it, because apparently MN isn't my friend *sulks and pouts in the corner*

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 12:29:53

how's this for dedicated? dying in bed of a cold swine flu and have brought laptop with me. excus bad typing - laying down

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 12:39:26

Am possibly to excited to eat my lunch, he is going to answer all the questions from yesterday as well isn't he? I also have a vested interest in the replies the lovely chris gives to morningpaper's questions, am off to check out the facebook page while I wait :-)

NorbertDentressangle Fri 10-Jul-09 12:44:12

Poor bloke is probably, at this moment in time, knocking back a few swift brandies for Dutch courage -I bet he's petrified. grin

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 12:45:15

I'm loving the shiny website btw I have been

[swot]

especially this tip

"Don’t let children pester you into buying unhealthy foods in the supermarket. Make a shopping list – and then buy only what’s on the list."

<weeps with laughter>

KorkeysFanClub Fri 10-Jul-09 12:47:53

Hi Chris

I just wondered if you really are that arty and came up with some of the creative ideas yourself or are you just following instructions?

OracleInaCoracle Fri 10-Jul-09 12:54:32

Chris, are you currently pleading with mnhq to let you just go home? and would you like me to hold your hand?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 12:56:15

<looks at lissielou pointedly> that is not his hand and you know it!

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 12:56:48

it's quite quiet round here

is everyone off getting into their burlesque outfits?

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 12:58:15

<adjusts peacock feathers>

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 10-Jul-09 12:58:18

<jostles way to the front and parks ample backside on shooting stick (not related to Doodle-Do Stick)>

suwoo Fri 10-Jul-09 12:58:20

I would like to christen this chat....the moistfest grin

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 12:59:09

I'm here - wiping snot off my face and trying to hack into a hankie in an alluring way

OracleInaCoracle Fri 10-Jul-09 13:00:28

thefool - isn't it? <whistles annoyingly> if dh is allowed a crush on sarah-fecking-jayne then im allowed a crush on chris!

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 10-Jul-09 13:00:34

The moment has arrived and we have Chris Corcoran live from his home (I think) in Wales - Welcome to Mumsnet Chris Corcoran...

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 10-Jul-09 13:00:55

<quietly remonstrates with MP, bloody peacock feathers obscuring my view>

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:01:44

Chris

DEfend yourself from what you said about us before.

And are you nicer than Mr maker?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:02:13

(o)(o) (to distract from the snot)

Oh my, this is possibly the most exciting thing to happen on a Friday for AGES!

Chris, would you ever consider doing an art programme for older children? Then I could watch it with dd and pretend I was being a lovely supportive mother, who is taking an interest in herblush

RubberDuck Fri 10-Jul-09 13:02:32

Okay, I have finally worked out my question:

Chris, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being perfectly calm and 10 being on the next plane out of here, just how scared are you right now? grin

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:02:41

Washersaurus – not at all. Crafts creative, nutrition creative. You need loads of ingredients to make a cup and ball game and you need a load of ingredients to make stuff to stop everything tasting of chicken.

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:02:55

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO CHRIS!!!

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:03:11

Hi all nice to be here - let the fun begin!

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 10-Jul-09 13:03:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 10-Jul-09 13:03:32

OK some proper questions then:

Were you always into arty stuff or did you feign interest to get a job working with spider puppets (it must have been a very tempting prospect, having your leg felt by puppets)? What was the draw with Doodle-Do - the puppets, the attic or the chance to encourage children to get 'doing stuff'?

Do you think there is sufficient arts teaching going on in schools or has it rather fallen by the wayside, along with PE?

Were you envious that Rhod Gilbert was chosen to be the face of Wales in those Wales Holidays adverts? He got to go mountain biking and everything.

By the way, I have an attic available should you ever need it, but my husband is rather frightened of spiders........Stick can come along though, he's great.

And Minature Schnauzers? Genius!

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:04:03

A - Notwavingjustironing - More videos available on the Shiny School website! Re the vits – my Mum swears by them especially vit c when she has a cold! Saying that she has no medical qualification whatsoever. I think it doesn’t do any harm and if it gets kids thinking more healthily generally then I reckon that’s a good thing.
More input, but don’t do it for them. Give them heavier things to play with – might not solve the problem but might help with the throwing around.

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:04:14

what if you like the taste of chicken... or you are eating chicken???

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:04:41

Ha Dumbledoresgirl! I love singing but I would say that I can hold a note rather than sing – so I reckon my ambition ends at the shower, long journeys and Panto!

I love them all like they were my own children! No problems with Stick on my leg. There is a fair chance he will grow up to be gay but that’s cool, puppets are very chilled out about that kind of thing.

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:05:03

chris
you said we were hormonal and somehting else insulting.
you were kidding.

werent you angry

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:05:19

Hi AitchTwoOh, Na, he’s a great bloke and genuinely is proud of being welsh. Good fun that programme. And yes more grown up comedy for me – doing a tour of Wales soon The ‘what goes on tour stays on tour’ tour, regularly do ‘chris corcoran’s committee meeting’ show in Pontypridd and wirting second series sit com ‘Those That Can’t’ for bbc radio wales now. well not right now I’m doing this. Didn’t watch Kirstens top off show – seen them too many times before! Its how she says hello.

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 13:05:41

We are hormonal, Simples. Not all of us are cold fish.

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:05:49

Mr maker and you.
in a fight.
who would win?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:05:55

ok, actual choking at stick being gay

Do you tour in the South East? If so, how do I find out where/when? Have searched without results.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:06:43

Hi RealityisMyOnlyDelusion - yep Stick is a star

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:06:47

i repeat - mr maker is a twat. no contest

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:07:15

Helllllllllooooooooooo TheFool

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Fri 10-Jul-09 13:07:40

Anyone who thinks Mister Maker is nicer than Chris should look at this. <<shudders>>

Hi Chris <<flutters eyelashes>>

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:07:45

Is he flirting with you ?

<heads back to skirting boards>

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:08:26

blushshock

CMOTdibbler Fri 10-Jul-09 13:08:30

Do you ever have get to meet other CBeebies presenters ? If so, could you give bloody Big Cook and Little Cook a good kicking for me ?

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 10-Jul-09 13:09:02

Mr Maker angry DD2 loves him and I've had to Series Link it on my Sky+. Pah!

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 10-Jul-09 13:09:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:09:11

Mister Maker gives the impression of someone who needs his medication adjusted

Chris, there are about 4000 questions below

chop chop with the typey typey

NorkyButNice Fri 10-Jul-09 13:09:43

At least Mr Maker looks better in black and white than he does in day-glo orange.

Your avoidance of fake tan is very pleasing Chris.

is sarah jane a terrible slut?

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 10-Jul-09 13:09:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:09:59

Hi Grumpyoldcaaaaaaa (great name!!!!!) Got GCSE Art grade B - feigned interest from that point on...no not enough art being taught. Or drama, history, PE, politics, philosophy - too much pointless Maths!
Na Rhod's is my mate and only he can look that stupid in a wet suit!

He called us hormonal?! shock.

OracleInaCoracle Fri 10-Jul-09 13:10:12

which childrens tv presenter do you fancy the most <note, if you say Sarah-Jayne I may cry>

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:11:56

Don't say Mr Tumble

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:11:56

if you say mr tumble we may cry more...

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:12:10

Hi mildmanneredjanitor - Sarah Jane is a true lady in the victorian sense of the word!

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:13:04

Maths pointless? When you need to put up a ladder to tend to the myriad spiders webs in your attic, do you not find the simple equation of a+b+a random number divided by the square root of diddley squat is essential to stop you falling short of the wall?

And algebra, well, we all need algebra in order to er...

Nah, tis bolleaux. More art and drama.

EdwardBitMe Fri 10-Jul-09 13:13:08

Sarah Jayne is far too fond of jazz hands. And she need to get a shirt that fits!!

CCon the other hand is always looking lovely...
<EBM does sycophantic swoon>

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:13:18

she once came on here CC

she was not pleased.

OracleInaCoracle Fri 10-Jul-09 13:13:26

if you say mr tumble then im selling all my goods and going to live in a cave.

NorkyButNice Fri 10-Jul-09 13:13:31

Didn't someone on here say that Mr Tumble has a giant <ahem> pritt-stick?

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:13:38

Hi morningpaper – we had budget left over so they flew us to The Alps to do a Winter Special where we made a snow covered mountain out of card, paint and glitter. The resemblance was uncanny. The model was so realistic at one stage an Austrian tried to ski down it.

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:14:01

CC how are YOU going to get an honour a la Mr Tumble?

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 10-Jul-09 13:14:05

<faints>

yappybluedog Fri 10-Jul-09 13:15:02

can't you get those spiders in to help with the typing?

So do random middle aged women shout "I want to doodle do you" all the time?

awww i love mr tumble

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 13:15:16

Chris are you avoiding the BIG questions (see MP from yesterday) arts and crafts lovely and all that but are you single...

EdwardBitMe Fri 10-Jul-09 13:15:21

Chris,
How do you get Pritt stick glue off your clothes? Do you have any laundry tips?

MissAnthrope Fri 10-Jul-09 13:15:34

Is it true that you used to teach History?

<sensible non-smutty hat on>

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:15:48

this is the list we want answering:

1. Are you gay? This is important. Lie if necessary.
2. Do you have a girlfriend?
3. Are you interested at all in slightly portly middle-aged women who look a bit like Ronnie Corbett but with yellow hair? (I would prefer a lie here too if needed)
4. OK CHILDREN and CRAFT. This is a funny sort of specialist subject for a stand-up comedian. Can you tell me a bit about the day when some chappie or other came up to you and said: "Look, we've got this great idea for a programme, where you live in this house and there are spiders in the attic that do craft activities for children and you go into the attic and play crafts with the spiders". Did you go hmm?
5. Do you like children?
6. Do you like craft?
7. Mixing children and craft is HORRIBLE. Have you ever really actually tried this without another grown-up clearing up after you?
8. Stand-up comedians and children's television. Like that Miles Jupp. It seems like a terribly dangerous mix. Don't you find yourself about to make nasty anal sex gags and then realise that your front row is 8 years old and expecting something with a paper plate and wool?
9. Who wrote your Wiki entry? <stern glare>
10. Do you have any idea how tight your trousers appear on that programme? Is there any reason for that or is it just to torture depressed mothers with the thought of your monstrous phallus?

(from morningpaper)

SparkyFartDust Fri 10-Jul-09 13:16:51

Hi Chris. Generally arts & crafts programmes feck me off as the assumption is as a proper mother I should have copius amounts of lolly pop sticks, empty loo rolls, crepe paper and the like to hand.

However, our (loosely termed) 'arts and crafts box' contains the following:

1. various chewed up and grubby looking crayons
2. some scrobbled up and scribbled on paper.
3. glitter- not enough
4. purple paint (banned for being a bastard for staining).

so my question to you is what would you make from the above crap?

kanga5 Fri 10-Jul-09 13:17:01

hello Chris

my children love craft and making, but it always ends in me saying never again when i see what is left behind!

school holidays approaching....5 children aged 3 months to 8 years...what do you suggest they could all do creatively without making the mother of all mess for me to clean up. Or is that just my job?

ho hum

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:17:12

I used to teach history.
Its a mugs game, and rather dull after a while dont you think? there is only so long ww1 can be interesting

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:17:49

Simples tell me all about SJ coming here.

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:18:13

do you agree that Smart is crap?

do you agree that if you are really that talented you should immediately get a place at art college?

why does it go from making things out of pipe cleaners at 5 years old to being interested in professional sand sculptures at 7?

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 13:18:44

Are you still there Chris? has he gone, have we scared him off? maybe a live video link would allay my fears...

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:18:47

i will, later.

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:19:02

fartdust the way to get lots of lolly sticks is to eat lots of Magnums

that's my tip of the week

InmyheadIminParis Fri 10-Jul-09 13:19:06

<summons every ounce of courage>
I think I love you!
<runs away blushing furiously>

weegiemum Fri 10-Jul-09 13:20:01

He's scared of MP's questions! He is!

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Fri 10-Jul-09 13:20:06

Chris: Do you ever want to smack Alex in the face for the pitying expression he wears the whole feckin time (or is that just me)??

I think you've scared him off!

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:21:30

Hi MP! Right then...in order...

Not gay
Yes girlfriend
Absolutely! Bizarrely that is what my GF looks like!
All sounded normal to me
Yes. used to teach and always enjoyed it
Prefer rugby and Sartre
Never tried it no - I see your point
Of course not - in the same way I never swear in a shop for no apparent reason!
No idea - like to know thaat myself
Yes - all part of the plan. Sorry

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 10-Jul-09 13:21:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jesus if it takes this long to type i dread to think how lng it would take you to build a scale model of the taj mahal from lolly sticks, pva glue, cereal boxes and glitter...

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:21:44

I'd just like to point out that I am neither hormonal nor bored. Well, sometimes I'm hormonal, it comes and goes you see. I'm certainly not bored. Why just this morning I rearranged my tins. Which should be a euphemism. But sadly isn't.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:22:37

Thanks edam – my theory is kids are just little humans and they don’t need to be spoken too any differently. Don’t know why no one else does it. Maybe it helps I used to be a teacher!

LOL at SOH.

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:22:50

is alex the deathly dull new guy?

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:23:02

Hi snice everyone hates each other. All kicked off last year between the Tweenies and Teletubbies – luckily Postman Pat was there to calm everyone down by reading loads of junk mail till everyone got bored and went to the bar for Tizer. P.s. very hard to photocopy someone else’s bottom – best thing to do is do your own and then give them the copy.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:23:35

Hi Ruddynorah Yep peg butterflies hands down.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:24:01

Hi Ruddynorah Best? Cup and ball game – no question

snice Fri 10-Jul-09 13:24:19

CHRIS SPOKE TO ME!

<swoon>

kanga5 Fri 10-Jul-09 13:24:22

help

as i said there is a toolbox-worth of mixed up crayons pencils and scissors and rulers scattered from one end of house to the other, shall we play 'pick up sticks'?

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:24:24

hi ruddynorah yeah I improv the commentary – I liked tht bit too!

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:24:38

<cries with laughter>

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:24:42

OK thank you very much. I had to do some cross referencing there.

Can I just conclude for everyone: HE LIKES BIRDS AND WEARS THOSE TROUSERS JUST FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

ALL GOOD NEWS

SparkyFartDust Fri 10-Jul-09 13:24:48

SOH grin

claireybee Fri 10-Jul-09 13:25:21

But he does have a girlfriend MP sad

snice Fri 10-Jul-09 13:25:42

<Incidently is not hard to photocopy someone else's bottom - seen it done on many an occasion sadly>

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:25:57

I've never photocopied my bottom. Am I missing out?

I don't have a photocopier and my only access to one is in a public library? Is this a misuse of free facilities?

Shall I try and improvise something with my webcam? How will I press the button in that position?

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:26:01

likes birds? What is he, Bill Oddie?

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 13:26:04

Do you speak from experience when you say "very hard to photocopy someone else’s bottom – best thing to do is do your own and then give them the copy. " ?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:26:30

next week's round up is just Chris isn't it?

but i'm sure he could be swayed if we showed him our stretch marks and episiotomy scars

SparkyFartDust Fri 10-Jul-09 13:26:49

SOH - 'doodle do' yourself a prodding stick made of lolly pop sticks!

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 13:26:49

A scanner would work, SOH.

Allegedly.

weegiemum Fri 10-Jul-09 13:26:59

I have 3 children Fluffy Spiders in my house who need to be taught to actually do the tidying up and putting away bit. Would you like to come round to our house and sing the song and demonstrate?

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Fri 10-Jul-09 13:27:13

TheFool - yes, this is Alex. I want to slap his silly face. His eyebrows irritate me immensely.

brimfull Fri 10-Jul-09 13:27:16

what age group did you teach?

teenage girls would learn nowt from you in those trousers

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:27:20

Girlfriends can disappear <looks knowingly>

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:27:33

I think I would cry if I photocopied my bottom

Imagine if you needed more than 2 sheets of A3

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:28:02

I think they would learn very much ggirl

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:28:18

Hi JackBauer – your 3 Q in order…
Crayon darts

Ha1 yeah we had runners to do that for us.

A brilliant arty called Lizzie who was Mad Lizzie on that other art programme I forgetten the name of!

MrsMcCluskey Fri 10-Jul-09 13:28:25

do you still live in Wales?
If so is it near me?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:28:36

Oh yes, mine sing the song but tidy sod all.

slug Fri 10-Jul-09 13:28:41

Hi Chris. My daughter loves you and wants your job when she grows up (obviously she will fit in with her fairy duties as well). My question is, apart from practising being a presenter by explaining every step of every creation she makes <<gritted teeth emoticon>> is there anything she can do to increase her chances of getting the job? (I'm not talking about sleeping with postman Pat either)

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 13:28:55

MP, that's what the reduction option on a copier is for.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:28:56

oops 'forgotten' not 'forgetten'. Once a teacher always a teacher!

Washersaurus Fri 10-Jul-09 13:29:09

Oh at least Alex has his horrible skinny freckly arms covered up in that photo <vom>

Hi Chris, thanks for answering my questions. I agree - Stick's sexuality isn't really an issue, it is just nice to know as the gaydar doesn't always work that well over the airwaves.

Have you answered the question as to whether Stick is your favourite puppet? I know you said you love them like your kids, but honestly, even parents have a secret favourite. What are the other two called anyway?

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:29:23

Don't scanners get a bit hot? Isn't there a chance the plate could crack? God it'd be like childbirth all over again.

I'll fashion myself a poking stick and go with the webcam route. I'll upload the pic later. Hope you've got widescreens.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:30:03

Showofhands god know get in there! Thats what libraries are there for.

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:30:33

<swoon> pedantic too

brimfull Fri 10-Jul-09 13:30:55

do you get called coooorcoran

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:31:28

Soupdragon of course. Never advise on anything unless you have done it yourself

shock.

A teacher you say?!

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:31:28

Stick, er Scribble and Arachno.

<<doesn't pay attention to the spiders much>>

EdwardBitMe Fri 10-Jul-09 13:31:53

My friend Alli went up to Chris after a (Rufus Wainwright?) gig in the CIA and started chatting away. She thought he looked familiar and was an old friend.
It was only as she walked away she realised in horror that it was "Doodle do bloke" and that she should have got a autograph for her 3yo!!

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:32:10

were your parents taking the piss with a name beginning with C with a surname like that?

scrappydappydoo Fri 10-Jul-09 13:32:20

This is the best webchat ever!!!!

Chris - do you get fed up with people recognising you from a kids tv programme rather than a stand up comedian?

sockmonkey Fri 10-Jul-09 13:32:24

dib-dab!!

weegiemum Fri 10-Jul-09 13:32:24

Oh I've just figured out from this (I think) that you were a HISTORY teacher!

Have gone right off you now <<grumpy GEOGRAPHY teacher glare>>

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:32:40

hi ggirl you only need to tap the letter keys once

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:32:47

SOH - DibDab

Chris do you agree that boys are like dogs?

<tries not to squeeeee with excitement>

Oh yes I was interested in how you pronounced your surname - you sort of made 2 syllables out of it - more Cockran than I imagined it was said. Is that a teenage nickname or is like Chomondley being pronounced Chumley?

Yes Geography teachers tend to be much better looking IME.

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:33:50

Arachno would be GREAT

I don't think it's right though

Chris, can you tell us more about your World Tour bringing Craft to the Nation Sponsored by Haliborange (not quite sure of details) because I'm sure there are bored hormonal women here who would like to attend

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:33:50

Do you remember IntergalacticWalrus (think it was her name then) harassing you post show drunkenly telling you about mumsnet?

brimfull Fri 10-Jul-09 13:33:54

arf

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:34:09

But I'm a librarian by profession. I'd be castigated.

It was so unfair having access to such a super photocopier. You don't know restraint until you've not photocopied your bottom during your lunchbreak.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:34:52

hi Edwardbitme - yeah it was odd because I thought she was my first stalker. We didn't exchange numbers.

Any questions I had have been answered sad

Hi Chris grin

OMG a history teacher? Can I go back to school please? My favourite subject taught by my favourite CBeebies presenter.

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:35:31

I'd like to point out that the mumsnet web chat with Lesley Waters was reproduced on this shiny website business

here

Take a hold of yourselves. We are supposed to be role models for other poor parents.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:36:09

TheFool - maybe although that wasn't the name she used on the night

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 13:36:23

I thought Mad Lizzie was that woman who did keep fit on breakfast telly. Or the waether or something?

<confused>

I'm finding it hard to keep up. Have a piece of hob-nob stuck in my throat.

EdwardBitMe Fri 10-Jul-09 13:36:52

OMG !!!! HE SPOKE TO ME!!!!!

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:37:00

ah yes, but i can't be expected to remember people's REAL names.

Cappo is that really you ???

<swoon>

Ha ha Chris, we were all here the night before she met you giving her instructions as to what to say/do to you!

shock nearly missed this thanks to children wanting to paint and stuffwinkgrin
Waves..Hi Chris

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 13:38:04

Isn't the arty one Bizzy Lizze? always wiping her grubby fingers over the camera lens and scribbling on it with a felt pen. Just like my 3 year old as it happens...

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:38:16

Isn't the woman on smarteenies who encourages kids to put inky thumb prints on all the glass called lizzie?

chris-are we what you expected?

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:38:39

oh boysarelikedogs

they'll swoon at anyone round here

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:38:55

Hi scrappydappydoo na, not really! People are always great and come to gigs having seen doodle which is great

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:39:00

I'm a farking great role model. I didn't photocopy my bottom for many years. What more do you want?

History teachers beat geography teachers every time. Our geography teacher reeked of mothballs and wore court shoes fgs. History teacher was cool. Ran off with a student though. But that's what you get for going to a small town comprehensive.

I am swooning at you

You awright mate?

Great to see you

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:39:29

and are you on Twitter?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:40:07

*awaits to stalk follow on twitter*

PLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE tell me where I can find out about these gigs of which you speak <hotcross is panicking they are a secret, and will never see the lovely Chris in RL>

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 13:40:49

Ah yes. BUSY Lizzie. Different kettle o fish completely.

Chris, are you going to be performing in the Edinburgh Festival?

CMOTdibbler Fri 10-Jul-09 13:40:52

I just looked at the Shiny School website to look at what they edited Lesley's webchat to, and noticed that one of your projects is fruit puppets - have you no shame man ? Banana puppets to entertain your parents with ?

I fancied MANY of my teachers, I have an authority fetish, but my geog teacher was ridiculously good looking.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:41:21

hi themildmanneredjanitor yes exactly what I expected - good fun this. One thing though why do you all have such long names it takes about a day to reply! You should all have names like Janey or Jane or J. Not all of obviously - you get my point

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:01

am loving that there is very little talk of arts, crafts or vitamins,Chris could you come back tomorrow and answer serious questions ? (racks brain to think of some..)

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:13

we abbreviate. TMMJ knows that is mildmannered etc...

yappybluedog Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:21

copy & paste Chris - it's an amazing thing you know

sockmonkey Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:28

<sockmonkey desperately tries to think of a question>

<wibble>

SparkyFartDust Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:28

well, I am still waiting for you to answer my question...you can call me farty if the long name is what's stopping you.

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:31

I'm not entertaining my Dad with a banana puppet. He has a weak heart. He saw Lily Allen on Glasto coverage and had to have a tablet.

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:36

<<deletes obscene comment about being entertained by a a banana puppet>>

RubberDuck Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:42

Tsk, didn't they tell you to learn to touch-type before you arrived?!

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:46

yes, come back tomorrow. pref after wine o clock

wouldnt worry about it all names tend to get shortened in the end..or they do by me...maybe I am just lazyhmm

Just abbreviate. I go by the name of DG wink

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:53

Abbreviate, man, abbreviate.

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:43:05

you can call me Cappy. Right after you tell me exactly how to entertain my bloody annoying eight year old

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 13:43:16

I have a short name, say hi to me :0

InmyheadIminParis Fri 10-Jul-09 13:43:17

<swaps name to J immediately in the hope cc will pat her on the head like dib-dab>

i had a huge crush on a biologu teacher-was always hoping he would need me to asist with a practical[fnnaaarf fnaarf]

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:44:07

I refuse to reply to someone who has such a bleak outlook towards my gender boysarelikedogs. Dontknowwhatiddowithoutboys and we can talk

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:44:09

Can a single haliborange tablet remove the need to cook actual meals for ungrateful brats picky eaters?

EdwardBitMe Fri 10-Jul-09 13:44:13

Crap, just realied I may have outed myself by relaying that "My friend the CC stalker" story
<EBM toddles off to name change>

oh need some good tips to entertain an anti crafts 5yr old whose only love is playing/watching/gaming football

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:44:44

Chris honey, what do you want my name to be?

[coquettish]

(why am I pretending to be a hooker. I repeat, in a previous life, I was a librarian. I'm a mother too. I'm on the web pretending to be a hooker. Where has my life gone?)

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:44:56

You REALLY need a decent website

Did I mention that I am very cheap

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:45:09

hi arwen. see? Sense at last. Thats the Welsh to do it too!

dibdab - thats the irritating other one! Who thought up the puppet's names? have you said whether the voices of the puppets are provided by the puppeteers?

awwww

Mine need a run twice a day, widdle on trees and gives wet kisses.

grin

serenity Fri 10-Jul-09 13:45:36

You can abbreviate nicknames, they won't mind (they'll probably take it as a token of affection)

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:45:50

and MP ain't talking about her web design costs!

So... twitter?

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 13:46:12

Ah Cappy, now that is a question that needs answering.

Like in space. I thought by 2009 we'd all be eating bloody tablets instead of real food.

sockmonkey Fri 10-Jul-09 13:46:16

My name is after something crafty i make
<sockmonkey desperate to be liked blush>

serenity Fri 10-Jul-09 13:46:36

SoH - you can't blame me for this one grin

caeoli Fri 10-Jul-09 13:47:01

how come i could never find any merchandise? would have paid good money for puppets, dvd etc as my eldest now 6 was a huge fan when doodle-do started. my little 'un age 2 is also an adoring fan. help-we need stuff lol!!! x x xgrin

RubberDuck Fri 10-Jul-09 13:47:09

Yes, we need to know your Twitter addy.

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:47:10

SOH -your life has been different for a while... would old you have been interested in wincest?

LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 10-Jul-09 13:47:24

Questions from daaaaaaays ago:

Have those spiders <are they spiders actually?> ever done a little bit of stuff for YouTube involving middle fingers? Go on, they have haven't they?

If there was a 3 way fight comedy stand off between you, Big Cook and Little Cook, who would win?

We want you to drop the words 'Mumsnet' and 'nice ham' into your next programme: go on, do it for the very clever PhDs pretending to work hormonal housewives. We will love you for ever and buy all your books and go to all your shows.

grin

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:47:35

Showofhands, its ok, go have a camomile tea and a hot bath you'll be fine. Oh and stop pretending to be a hooker. Or if you really must then have the strength of character to see it through and go and make a few quid!

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 13:47:40

sadly am not welsh, just an elven princess in my spare time. Would you like to come on a mumsnet meet up? you might get some good craft tips (ahem)

InmyheadIminParis Fri 10-Jul-09 13:47:59

<finally plucks up enough courage to ask a question>
Are your chats with the spiders as improved as they seem? Can we cut out the crafty stuff and just have you nattering with the spiders for 20 mins please?

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:48:02

many a thread on here where we all said how we shout

"shut your mouth lizzie"

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:48:18

caeoli you could roll up a pair of socks, force your husband + socks into a pair of very SMALL jeans and ta-da! Instant free Doodle-Do Chris

does that help at all

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:48:37

Hi caeoli never understood why myself. Marketing people aren't actually human so no point applying human logic

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:49:28

I am not interested in wincest, I repeat not interested. Three way loving with an angel maybe, but just Wincest NO. Don't you cast aspersions now TheFool.

serenity, I've stopped blaming you and started thanking you now. You've opened my naive and prudish eyes.

MrsMcCluskey Fri 10-Jul-09 13:49:34

Do you still live in WALES?!!

Lupusina, I thought that said we would go to all his showers for a moment.

Come on Chris, answer some of the silly questions! (ie everything that has been asked of you)

brimfull Fri 10-Jul-09 13:50:39

<<<<sparys cold water on over excited mnetters>>>>

OracleInaCoracle Fri 10-Jul-09 13:50:56

aw Chris, you can call me lissie <simpers>

so which presenter do you fancy?

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 10-Jul-09 13:51:12

Chris

Minature Schnauzers. 800 of. Explain?

sockmonkey Fri 10-Jul-09 13:51:26

Chris - what happens to the stuff you make on Doodle-do? Is your house full of wet-wipe butterflies and stuff?

LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 10-Jul-09 13:51:31

Or if your producer bans you from saying bumsex Mumsnet, you could do fruitshoot and nice ham. Ah no, that would be advertising.

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:51:42

a few quid Chris Corcoran from Cbeebies? a few quid?

Okay...

<<dons fishnets>>

Nobody tell my husband. He's a police officer you see and some people still think we're respectable.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:51:50

Hi inmyhead...paris quite a lot was improvised. the intro to show was scripted, the make was all improvised and the performancy bit at the end was half scripted and half improvised. The puppeteers were brilliant. I suggested we did more of just me and them chatting on a subject improv stlye as they used to make me howl with laughter. If they did second series i think we would have done it.

midnightexpress Fri 10-Jul-09 13:52:16

Yes, what's with the dogs?

Also, does Sarah-Jane actually have enormous elephant feet? She always seems to be wearing unfeasibly large clown shoes.

caeoli Fri 10-Jul-09 13:52:37

hhhhmmmm-we should force these 'marketing peeps' to have kids-then they'd understand lol
morningpaper-you've not met my hubby. would be a very inferior substitute, trust me. still , entertaining so you never knowwink

bronze Fri 10-Jul-09 13:52:40

I want to know if you will dare come back again after this?

Bron (if Bronze is just too long) I even answer to B

Your name abbreviations are fabulous Chris. grin

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:53:26

Chris
how much did laliborange giev you?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:53:39

Why was there no second series?

SOH - sorry spn porn wink

bronze Fri 10-Jul-09 13:53:54

SoH if CC has made you prostitute yourself does that technically make him your pimp?

Jools78 Fri 10-Jul-09 13:53:59

Hillarious, morningpaper!

Ooooh, please do a Doodle-Do sitcom thing, just with you and spiders, after the watershed. Would be very populargrin

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:54:31

I cannot get through a whole summer holiday drawing faces onto fruit

do you have any other ideas?

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:54:32

twitter

InmyheadIminParis Fri 10-Jul-09 13:54:46

<tries not to colapse with sheer pleasure> WHAT DO YOU MEAN, NO SECOND SERIES?? (sorry for shouting) Surely some mistake?
You can tell some of the puppeteers comments have really tickled you (and us... but that's another story).
Please tell us you're going to be doing something else for cbeebies? Or have I missed a huge part of this thread?

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 13:54:48

am watching the thing on Youtube

Lol at " you might want the mums and dads to have the permanent pens"

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:54:51

caeoli: Two pairs of socks? You don't have to look from the waist up?

Simples: You are so rude. He is undoubtedly paid in One-A-Day Vitamins and as many housewives as he can eat

So there has only been one series of Doodle Do? Does that mean the BBC didn't like it or you didn't?

Also, that means you are talking about something you did years ago (my kids haven't watched CBeebies for at least 2 years). Are you pissed off that we are all asking you about something you did so long ago and we have little idea what you have been doing to pay the mortgage ever since?

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 13:55:02

Chris, I've snagged my fishnets on my thigh high boots. Is there a crafty way of repairing them or can I turn them into an alternative sock puppet for a preschooler? I await your advice with anticipation.

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:55:22

that would be great - you could have random friends visiting you in your loft.

Why are you in a loft btw?

InmyheadIminParis Fri 10-Jul-09 13:55:43

meant pleasure of having an answer from cc - not pleasure at no second series, natch.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:56:23

lissielou- sophie 'posh' thingy who reads the news. And Jeremy Clarkson

LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 10-Jul-09 13:56:26

Oh god yes. Do an adult version.

caeoli Fri 10-Jul-09 13:57:02

just been reading some earlier posts as only just joined in. what's with all the spider talk. aren't they hands or am i just slightly mad????????

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 13:57:24

You know we would know more about your current projects if you had TWITTER and a WEBSITE

I mean my mother does more social networking than you

slug Fri 10-Jul-09 13:57:46

Keep up Chris, keep up!! Is it you who is doing the typing or Scribble?

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 13:57:59

Have you ever considered doing a show on the Isle of Wight? The last 'comedians' we had down here were the fecking Chuckle Brothers.

You could push them down the loft ladder if you didn't like them! I vote John Barrowman for first guest - stick would be beside himselfgrin

LOL mp, maybe he has a real life?!

sockmonkey Fri 10-Jul-09 13:58:28

I made the boys some doodled-do spiders for christmas a year or so ago from some fluffy gloves and stuff they were that desperate for merchandise.
Chris - get on to you agent and get a 2nd series and some toys organised. Tell 'em Mumsnet made you! wink

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 13:58:29

Inmyhead... no second series I doubt, everything stick said off camera was funny, scribble said 'jupiter' a lot which was hilarious! I doubt I'll do anymore cbeebies but never say never.

ChrisCorcoranIsMyPimp Fri 10-Jul-09 13:58:52

Settled down for a webchat, got a new career.

Thanks!

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 10-Jul-09 13:59:10

Just spoken to Chris and he's going to hang around for another ten minutes (such is his enjoyment) and then he'll have to head off - so get your questions in quick...

KorkeysFanClub Fri 10-Jul-09 13:59:47

I've been trying for ages to persuade this man to get a decent website listing all upcoming gigs. But to no availe!

So keep harassing him. Sorry Korkey! grin

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 13:59:47

DG - what you sayin about MP's mum's life then?? Hmmm??

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 14:00:06

Inmyhead...got a clip of stick doing ertha kitt 'santa baby' he did off camera on vhs - its hilarious! I'll get it onto my facebook fan page for xmas - if you like Doodle Do you HAVE to see it. Must remember!

LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 10-Jul-09 14:00:18

Is he in the office there with you RachelMN? grin

CC, so what are you doing next in your career?

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 14:00:23

yes web presence is v poor.

Chris - how did you get from history teaching to talking to glove puppets on national TV?

(Call me Dread btw)

bronze Fri 10-Jul-09 14:00:28

CCIMP/SoH you really confused me then

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 14:00:36

TWITTER

<implodes

look-paper plate fish

have you gained a little weight chris?

Have you ever been asked to go on Top Gear?
<hotcross faints at idea of CC and the Hamster on the same show>

ChrisCorcoranIsMyPimp Fri 10-Jul-09 14:00:56

I met the wife of a Chuckle Brother once. I gave her a helpline number in case she couldn't get out.

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 14:01:53

Sorry KFC - you are quite right - will do! Look out for What Goes On Tour Satys On Tour Tour of wales - stand up!

OracleInaCoracle Fri 10-Jul-09 14:01:53

chris, do you want to stay here for the rest of the day. we will ply you with cake, tea and sexual favours!

Chris! What's your phone number? Don't worry, you can contact me privately by clicking on the little envelope by my name. I won't give it out to anyone else.

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 14:02:37

Do you have any crafty tips for turning a middle aged actuary into a fairly good copy of your good self?

caeoli Fri 10-Jul-09 14:02:47

def never say never as you were(&undoubtedly still are lol)fab. i have to admit to loving the programme & sitting down to watch rather than doing the dishes or something equally fascinating. all mumsnetters should petition the merchandisers. all together now...............grin

Washersaurus Fri 10-Jul-09 14:03:00

So can I just feed my children haliborange tablets instead of proper food? I could then spend time with them crafting the packaging into something amazing.....

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 14:03:02

Cappuccino: That watercolour cathedral is a bit depressing isn't it?

KorkeysFanClub Fri 10-Jul-09 14:03:40

YEAH!!!!! Finally.

KFC - now I sound like chicken! lol

Just heard on Radio 2: the Royal Family are now on Twitter. So what's your excuse Chris?

Cappuccino Fri 10-Jul-09 14:04:14

Yes. MP Yes. It is tragic.

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 14:04:17

SoupDragon: see my previous tips about socks and small jeans. And only looking from below the desk

I will try this on my husband after I have got him out of the leather jacket and speedos (it's been a BUSY week)

InmyheadIminParis Fri 10-Jul-09 14:04:25

thank you! smile blush

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 14:04:32

so any chance the tour migt be extended over the bridge? say, hampshire for example

caeoli Fri 10-Jul-09 14:04:59

ah ha-you have a facebook page. that's me sorted then

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 14:05:05

lisielou sounds delightful - but i have to go to the ashes test!

morning paper - video me is on shiny school website not me touring shiny school stuff. But me touring soon sstand up likely!

Mildmannered - cheeky. yes.

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jul-09 14:05:10

No, seriously, it needs more then socks. He's a actuary FFS.

paisleyleaf Fri 10-Jul-09 14:05:47

Oh did Stick et al not get the vitamin gig?
I hope there's not been a big fall out about it

Isle of Wight would be a good place to start I reckon.

ChrisCorcoranIsMyPimp Fri 10-Jul-09 14:06:35

What does Coinbin Manned translate to in English?

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 14:06:44

caeoli - yeah got fan page on facebook so facebooked up - intend to get more stuff on it clips etc but technically challenged so be patient!

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 14:06:53

did the vit people expect some actual publicity from this?

OracleInaCoracle Fri 10-Jul-09 14:07:05

<sulks> oh alright then. thank you for brightening my day anyway. work shall be bearable tonight.

it suits you!wink

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 14:07:18

what on earth is an acutary?

PortAndLemon Fri 10-Jul-09 14:07:32

That Facebook fan page for all you salivating hordes fans.

caeoli Fri 10-Jul-09 14:07:39

that's ok-so am i lolhmm

ChrisCorcoran Fri 10-Jul-09 14:07:42

paisleyleaf - puppets don't take vitamins. different target market.

TheFool Fri 10-Jul-09 14:07:48

i was gonna ask that simples

slug Fri 10-Jul-09 14:08:01

Ooo!! Ooo!! Can I do it for you Chris? I'm quite techy (simpers embarrasingly)

Anyone else wondering what has happened to Stick et al now that DoodleDo has been scrapped. Are they still in the chest of drawers in your attic, or has your Auntie whoever adopted them?

Please don't tell us they are in the back of a BBC props cupboard. Some of our children read over our shoulders you know.

arwen Fri 10-Jul-09 14:08:11

I quite like the taste of haliborange actually, EXTEND THE TOUR

Have you any doodle-dos and doodle-don'ts for us?

caeoli Fri 10-Jul-09 14:08:26

portandlemon-cheers will get straight on it x x x