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Gavin & Stacey. Owain Hughes

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CorrieDale Sat 14-Sep-13 21:24:02

Can anyone explain this to me? 'Owain Hughes - and before you ask, no I don't.'

I want to be on nessa and Bryan's team and get the joke!

Furball Sun 15-Sep-13 07:13:15

(do you) owe wayne hughes (money).......

disappointed aren't you? grin

deepfriedsage Sun 15-Sep-13 07:16:43

I never got it either, thanks.

LovesBeingOnHoliday Sun 15-Sep-13 07:17:47


shiningcadence Sun 15-Sep-13 14:45:45

I think they just made it up to demonstrate that the Welsh have funny little 'isms' that the English don't understand. I'm from Barry and have lived all over Wales and never heard this joke/saying. I'm sure there was a thread on this before and there were all sorts of explanations - one I remember was that 'hues' means 'smells' so Owain hues/smells but I don't think it is that. I'd love to ask Ruth/James because it has been bugging me since I heard it!

mejon Sun 15-Sep-13 17:11:58

I'm with shiningcadence - I'm from Cardiff, Welsh-speaking with a norh-Walian mother and father with links to Cardiganshire and the SW valleys so have pretty much most of the country covered but I've never heard it as a joke/saying either. Don't think the hues/smell thing is correct either. The writers could just be having a laugh at our expense and it really does mean nothing.

Shakey1500 Sun 15-Sep-13 17:20:22

A question about G&S . I've only watched sporadically,couldn't tell you which series etc

Watched it last night,it was the episide where all were in Essex and Gav's Mum gets pissed at their house where there's a party going on,baby Neil is there and Nessa and whasis name wake up in bed together. At the end,Gav wakes up and reads a text and looks stunned,as does Stacy,Ness and whasis name. What was the text???? Because the next episode didnt make any ref?? May have been out of sync though?

shiningcadence Sun 15-Sep-13 18:17:00

I haven't seen that episode for ages but if I remember correctly Smithy texts Gav to say he's woken up to Nessa, Gav shows Stacey the text, Stacey texts Nessa to say you've slept with Smithy! Nessa reads the text, turns to look at Smithy and is shocked. The pair of them were rat arsed the night before and can't remember getting into bed together.

Optimist1 Sun 15-Sep-13 18:30:09

Spot on, Shining!

mrsmika Sun 15-Sep-13 22:15:13

I read something ages ago, that said James Corden and Ruth Jones didn't have an answer for that or what happened on the fishing trip.

wintera Sun 15-Sep-13 22:41:34

They just put some things in to mess with the viewers. Its like when Nessa orders a really delicious sounding meal from the Indian restaurant and she's describing it. I thought god that sounds lovely but the dish doesn't really exist.

DameSquashalot Mon 20-Mar-17 21:58:23

That Owain Hughes joke has been bugging me...

manon1360 Tue 15-Aug-17 18:47:09

I've lived in wales all my life and speak the language fluently and have racked my brains but... nothing. I think its just something you're not supposed to understand.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 15-Aug-17 18:50:48

It's supposed to make you confused. It's not actually a joke. The audience is supposed to be as baffled as Gavin is.

BestIsWest Tue 15-Aug-17 22:43:03

Not a clue sorry and I'm Welsh.

As an aside, I've just watched the wedding episode.

If there's a finer bit of acting than Bryn reading the letter from her Dad to Stacey, I can't think of it. On both parts. Her look out of the car window at the end is heartbreaking.

MsHarry Sun 08-Oct-17 17:22:53

furball answered in the second post. Is that not right then?

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 08-Oct-17 17:27:21

wintera Jamdhani hashh didn't exist... but it does now! At least one takeaway in Cardiff has started doing it in response to demand.

bespawler Sun 08-Oct-17 17:27:23

I always took it as "Owe Wayne Hughes"!

MsHarry Sun 08-Oct-17 17:29:20

That's what furball said bespawler
I thought it must mean he vomits as in he Hughie and Ralph being a metaphor for being sick.

LucyTheLocalBike Mon 09-Oct-17 08:15:38

The writers have said previously there is no joke, it's just designed to show how out of place Gavin feels

Pidlan Fri 29-Dec-17 20:03:31

I don't buy the Owe Wayne Hughes thing. I don't think there is an actual punchline. (Welsh speaker here)

Thedietstartsnow Fri 29-Dec-17 20:04:52

Why oh why won't they do another series..I don't get's the best thing to ever be on tv ,why stop after two series dosnt make sense

topcat2014 Fri 29-Dec-17 20:06:44

I love G&S. Bit disappointed to find the house used by Pamela and Mick was not actually in Essex, but near Cardiff..

diddl Fri 29-Dec-17 20:08:20

There were 3 series weren't there?

LolitaLempicka Fri 29-Dec-17 20:09:34

I think it is way funnier that it is not an actual joke. If it turned out to be 'owe Wayne Hughes' I would be very disappointed, it's not in the least funny, but I really think it is just no joke.

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