Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Supermatch game, Supermatch game, Supermatch game...Supermatch game!

There are loads of these on YouTube and they're great for summoning up the spirit of the times. Look at those well-known faces. We know them all.

I wonder who they'd have on today? Ex-Big Brother winners, Hollyoaks stars and people famous for being bad. No Kenny Everetts or Beryl Reids.



Ishouldbeworking said...

You might be the one who can tell me who "Amii McDonald" was, F-C. She was always on Blankety Blank, but I never saw her on anything else and nobody in our house had a clue who she was.

I'm sure there's a modern day equivalent of Amii. But what am I saying -she was a ropey-looking blonde with an annoying voice, there are bloody hundreds of 'em.

Five-Centres said...

I remember she always had black fingernails, purposely, not because she was grubby.

She was one of those comediennes who provided a back-up role on things like Celebrity Squares. Other than that, I don't really know that much about her.

Five-Centres said...

Just looking her up on Wikipedia and she had affairs with John Stonehouse and allegedly John Major!

And last year she appeared in Doctors.

We may call her 'the lovely Aimi McDonald' apparently.

Ishouldbeworking said...

I just had a look at that Wiki entry - she was a right goer, wasn't she? And I note she's been busy in Uganda. Surely someone from Private Eye added that.

Chris Hughes said...

Have you seen the one with David Jason doing his actually-not-bad Jim Callaghan impression (bloody hell, we really are going back)? He seemed to be pitching himself as some sort of wisecracking zany comedian back then.

Actually, it would be the usual panel-show cattle now - Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert, all that lot. And half of the Loose Women team being "smutty". Oh, and Ben Shepherd would be a shoo-in for the top-right dullard berth.

Clair said...

Amii McDonald was, I always think, the pre-Carol Cleveland Carol Cleveland; the dumb blonde chosen by the Cambridge lot when a bit of comedy glamour was required in the Sixties.