Posted by sean on October 15, 2005 at 11:16 pm in Leeds United, Television with No Comments

I stayed round at a friends last night and was forced (in exchange for a cooked breakfast) to watch part of Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow on BBC1. All I really knew about this show up until Saturday was that it was a highly popular and fast paced children’s television programme. It wasn’t until I actually experienced it myself that I realised how disturbing it actually was…

The show is extremely erratic and there doesn’t seem to be any structural basis to the way it is produced. It is presented by two grown men, presumably named “Dom” and “Dick”. These employees of The British Broadcasting Company behave like they have either stayed up all Friday night smoking crack or have a serious Attention Deficit Disorder.

One may be called “Dick” but they’re both twats

Most disturbing though is that they are left in charge of twentysomething kids who, obviously fuelled with Smarties and fizzy drinks are also out of control. This is then broadcast on live television to millions of minors across the UK with their parents unaware of what their children are watching.

Myself and friend Dan (of Daninthemix and Hobart’s House) believe the only rational action to take is to warn parents of this show and ask any MP to get it taken off air as it is just wrong. I personally think that Wacaday should be brought back in its place. I used to watch that, presented by Timmy Mallet during the school holidays. While it was amusing and full of kids humour it was far more controlled and instructive. Timmy Mallet actually played word association games and took educational trips around the world. The only trips these Dick and Dom characters seem to take involve taking a pack of acid tabs. For those who have forgotten about Wacaday and want some great nostalgic memories check out this website.

Moving on from D&D guess where Leeds are in the league? They’re up to 4th with WITH a game in hand. They beat Burnley 2-1 away from home. Burnley were originally in the lead after a penalty was awarded on the hour mark. It wasn’t long until Eddie Lewis grabbed the equaliser for Leeds and Rob Hulse (now known as “The Incredible Hulse”) scored the winner. The last time Leeds came from behind to win AWAY from home was against Hapoel Tel Aviv in The Uefa Cup, November 2002. In the league you’ll need to go back to Ipswich in September 2001!

This has been the best result in years, ok Burnley are only an average at best Championship side but to come from behind is an achievement and by this stage in the season you can get some indication as to how the year will pan out. The league tables don’t lie. Leeds are indeed the fourth best team in their league and improving. A return to the Premiership is looking on the cards :o)

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