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BoneYard Fri 16-Oct-09 20:47:40

How hilarious is this??? grin - just discovered it with DSs on CBBC / IPLAYER.

Very clever (taking a bit of influence from Monty Python methinks). I love the fact that it doesn't 'dumb down' and it had me laughing in a way i haven't for ages at a sketch show (poss since the fast show).

Sooo - either it's very funny or i have a very juvenile sense of humour.....

<wanders off singing "stupid deaths, stupid deaths, they're funny 'cause they're true">

mrmump Fri 16-Oct-09 20:55:47

How bizare, we've just been discussing this on the Sarah Jane thread!

MayorNaze Fri 16-Oct-09 20:58:22

i LOVE this! dh and i were in stitches ealier - and he is humanities teacher!!

lol lol lol at stupid deaths grin

BoneYard Fri 16-Oct-09 20:58:24

What was the conclusion?
Where is this thread??

BoneYard Fri 16-Oct-09 20:59:41

And the scene inside the Trojan Horse!!! - i was nearly in tears <not very sophisticated>

BertieBotts Fri 16-Oct-09 21:05:07

Is it based on the books? I haven't seen it but I love the Horrible History books. And Horrible Science - I am absolutely certain I got an A at GCSE science because of these books.

mrmump Fri 16-Oct-09 21:07:33

Yes I think the books were first. But do us parents like the programme more than the DC?

bea Fri 16-Oct-09 21:33:15

they are fab! strange i was about to start a thread on them... we love the historical wife swaps... and the great songs.... all 3 of ours regularly give us a rendition of Divorced Beheaded and Died... in the car!!!
Fantastic and very very well written!

we love them as much as kiddies.... they're on cbbc in the morning at the moment and dh regularly stands at the doorway on his way out to work transfixed by it!!! grin

surely best thing on the telly at the moment for the kiddies (and parents!!!)

mrmump Fri 16-Oct-09 21:39:07

Don't forget to do the "stupid deaths" song and dance to entertain the DC. Oooooh, I'm thinking Halloween Costume......

spudmasher Fri 16-Oct-09 21:44:52

My favourite is the King boy band- think it is George- Born To Rule Over You. Hilarious.
We are big fans of Divorced, Beheaded...as well.
I use them in history lessons at work....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCEvdUV0euI

glasjam Fri 16-Oct-09 23:03:11

Now am I being a wuss (that should be a subject of its own perhaps?) - but I won't let my 5 nearly 6 year old watch this even though he's caught a bit of it and thought it funny. I just thought that the some of the historical stuff was a bit too "horrible" for him to be exposed to yet (you know talk of beheadings, burning at the stake etc.) What age are your children who are watching and enjoying this?

I do sometimes fret a little that some of these programmes are aiming a little too cleverly at the adults. All the references that only an adult can get IYSWIM?

BoneYard Sat 17-Oct-09 09:19:18

My two are 6&8 glasjam. They love it and i would have done at that age too.

I do like the way it doesn't talk down to children and the fact that it has all the 'horrible' bits in is their way of drawing kids in and it seems to work.

Must admit the Henry VIII 'this is your life' was a bit near the knuckle though grin.

bea Sat 17-Oct-09 11:29:30

my 3 are 8, 5 and 3!!!! shock

we're at that awkward stage where older two enjloy cbeebies... large family, charlie lola etc... but like cbbc too... the 3 yr old just slots in unfortunately... she does a great rendition of the Gorgeous Georgian Lady song!!! blush

bea Sat 17-Oct-09 11:30:49

... and the 3yr olds recognition of historical ages tudors / victorians /georgians is very good!!!grin Has been known to shout divorced beheaded and died when spotting anything tudorish (namely pics of henry viii)

hippipotamiHasLost72lbs Sat 17-Oct-09 11:40:07

My two are 6 and 10 and absolutely love Horrible Histories. The 10 year old also devours the books at an alarming rate smile

I love love love stupid deaths, we all love teh divorced beheaded song and ds and I once sang it going round Hampton Court blush

Fab programme, one we sit and watch together smile

BobbingForPeachys Sat 17-Oct-09 11:47:44

I have 8 and 9 year olds that love this too

Considering getting the HH game for ds1 at some point

hippipotamiHasLost72lbs Sat 17-Oct-09 13:07:24

Ooooh Peachy, what is the game??

Prunerz Sat 17-Oct-09 13:13:54

My son is nearly 6 and I let him watch it. The only sketch I've had qualms about was the making-candles-out-of-Christians one - because I then had to explain what a Christian is and then why he made candles out of them and it was just a bit too gruesome, and I know he didn't have any understanding of the religious context at all and won't for years, really.

I just think it is hilarious. My favourite is the Helen of Troy sketch, and the 4 Georges too. DS is completely switched on to history for the moment and I can't help thinking that's a great thing.

TspookyChasm Sat 17-Oct-09 13:15:24

We love HH too!

The song about all the King Georges was hilarious grin

I'm sad enough to provide a Linkgrin

PandaG Sat 17-Oct-09 13:39:30

my two (7 and nearly 10) love it. DS been reading the books for a long time, DD is getting into them as a result of the programme - and getting a free horrible geography in with National Geographic for kids.

BobbingForPeachys Sat 17-Oct-09 13:43:56

the game

<<peachy notes she does not endorse Game above all other retilers, except that ansty one in town where it smells of teenage boy sweat and the staff are rude>>

wink

I might put on lovefilm list, see if its any good.

hippipotamiHasLost72lbs Sat 17-Oct-09 23:33:24

Ah, fab! thank you Peachy smile

<adds game to Christmas wishlist, for the dc you understand wink>

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