Am I the only one who cannot watch Sir Brian Cox because he is creepy?

(65 Posts)
nevergoogle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:14:38

I just cannot listen to his voice. I've just had to ask DH to change the channel because I was getting all irritated.

Am I alone?

xigris Sun 24-Feb-13 23:02:19

Most annoying voice ever and soooo smug for one who was in D:ream! grin

Beamur Sun 24-Feb-13 23:03:36

freddiemisagreatshag - I can't believe there are people on MN who missed your legendary thread about Prof. Cox.
I reckon he's great on the telly and my little girl goes all hands in the air and 'wow' about science when he's on so he can't be that bad.

Beamur - it's official. I Am A Prat. grin <wears badge with pride>

BeckyBrandon Sun 24-Feb-13 23:05:07

his grin is a little creepy..

tribpot Sun 24-Feb-13 23:16:03

I do love the VIP sketches "stay on me, Gary". Charlie Brooker did a good piss take this week as well where he had his faux-commentators talking about how it seemed like he was on a week long acid trip and someone had been filming him talking about the chickens disturbing the cosmos and stuff.

Perhaps as a proper science boffin his stuff works better when it's tempered with some TV-pizzazz, like the recent FANTASTIC programme with Dara Ó Briain.

tribpot Sun 24-Feb-13 23:20:14
MagzFarqharson Sun 24-Feb-13 23:31:29

Haha thanks tribpot - didn't want to wake dd up to ask her how to find the link grin

VBisme Sun 24-Feb-13 23:40:59

Really not a fan, he's smug and his voice is extremely odd.

Also I went to see D:Ream at Birmingham uni in the 90's and they were just dreadful. (and their parents were doing the merchandising).

Startail Mon 25-Feb-13 00:04:12

I don't mind him, nor does my 15yo science loving DD1. My 12yo DD2 agrees totally with the OP she can't stand him.

I sort of see what they mean he is a bit soppy and ingratiating, he does sort of creep into your head.

Mind you DD2's ideal man is the Merlin night with muscles and sleeveless armor.

Startail Mon 25-Feb-13 00:04:43

Knight, opps

MrsMymble Mon 25-Feb-13 14:28:31

I like him. But neither myself nor DH can see him on telly any more without having to say 'keep it on me Gary!' grin

cowmop Mon 25-Feb-13 14:40:00

I like the show a lot and find it interesting, but my mind wanders all the time and I end up missing the important bits. Nine pm is just too late for my little brain.

There was a very funny sketch on Charlie Brookers programme on Friday night.

MrsBucketxx Mon 25-Feb-13 16:12:47

I'm the same cowmop.

EstherRancid Mon 25-Feb-13 16:26:39

i'm the same as you cowmop but my mind wanders onto norty fings - DH loves PBC as it gets us both int'mood wink

as for PCSs DW - you lucky cah! grin

Cooroo Tue 26-Feb-13 13:47:41

Another fan here, but my OH is allergic so I record and watch at odd moments. Am also a big Infinite Monkey Cage fan. We saw Robin Ince live and he was brilliant.

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