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

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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.

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 24-Feb-13 23:04:48

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

VIP clip

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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