Affiche Randling
  • 1 saisons
  • 27 épisodes
  • Début :
    2012
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    En Cours
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Randle. n. “A nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as an apology for farting at a friend.” Admit it, you always knew there was a word for that... The above definition comes from Mrs Byrne’s Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words. As a book, it’s pretty much the same as the Oxford English Dictionary, except smaller. And funnier. It’s just one of the many amazing resources collected by Andrew Denton in a lifetime of preparation for a game show about the endlessly entertaining world of language, the thing that sets us apart from the animals. Except spelling bees. Obviously. Randling, created for ABC1 by Andrew Denton and Jon Casimir, the gentlemen behind The Gruen Transfer, is a game show that hearkens back to the good old days when a point was a point and a team was something worth barracking for. Using sporting competition as inspiration and framework, Randling pits ten amazing teams against each other over 27 rounds of bone-crunching combat. All of it hurtling towards the 2012 Randling Grand Final and the presentation of a trophy which has cost the ABC so much cash that from next year, Four Corners will be Three Corners And A Gap. White-water rafting for the brain, Randling is a show where smart people can be funny and funny people can be smart, where actual knowledge may help you, but just as likely won’t. It’s a cheeky, surprising show that allows Mr Denton to live up to his hosting motto: “I’m Andrew and I’m not here to help”. Mostly, Randling is a show where brilliant performers can come to play. And that’s play for fun as well as play to win. It’s a half hour filled with insight and insults, brilliance and bullshit. We guarantee every episode of will leave you at least 1% smarter and 100% happier.

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S01E01 Match 01: West Coast Odd Sox VS Southern Furies 02/05/2012 The West Coast Odd Sox, radio host Merrick Watts and political journalist Annabel Crabb, continue their hundred year-old blood feud with the Southern Furies, TV host Julia Zemiro and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams.
S01E02 Match 02: Fitzroy Fireballs VS The Argopelters 09/05/2012 In tonight's second round match, comedians Dave O'Neil and Anthony Morgan take on the might of The Chaser's Chris Taylor and First Tuesday Book Club's Jennifer Byrne.
S01E03 Match 03: Roget's Ramjets VS The Help RC 16/05/2012 Silver Logie-winning actor Rob Carlton and head librarian Robyn Butler go up against performer Angus Sampson and theatre actor Toby Schmitz.
S01E04 Match 04: The Ducks of War VS Northern Thrusters 23/05/2012 Comedians Felicity Ward and Heath Franklin go up against Renaissance woman Wendy Harmer and writer Benjamin Law.
S01E05 Match 05: The Bette Davis Cup Squad VS Manchester & Haberdashery United 30/05/2012 It's the final match of the first round and the last two of our ten duos make their debuts. The Bette Davis Cup Squad are up against Manchester and Haberdashery United.
S01E06 Match 06: The Help RC VS Southern Furies 06/06/2012 It's the start of round two. The Southern Furies meet The Help: Julia Zemiro and Michael Williams grapple with Angus Sampson and Toby Schmitz.
S01E07 Match 07: The Ducks of War VS Roget's Ramjets 13/06/2012 Kapow! Sock! Crunch! What have Batman graphics and sound effects have to do with a game show about words? The Ducks of War (Felicity Ward and Heath Franklin) and Roget's Ramjets (Robyn Butler and Rob Carlton) find out.
S01E08 Match 08: West Coast Odd Sox VS Manchester & Haberdashery United 20/06/2012 The West Coast Odd Sox (Annabel Crabb and Merrick Watts) parade their latest moves against a highly motivated and possibly dangerous Manchester and Haberdashery United (Genevieve Morris and Toby Truslove).
S01E09 Match 09: Fitzroy Fireballs VS Northern Thrusters 27/06/2012 This week a no-holds barred tussle between The Fitzroy Fireballs and The Northern Thrusters: Anthony Morgan and Dave O'Neil versus Wendy Harmer and Benjamin Law.
S01E10 Match 10: The Bette Davis Cup Squad VS The Argopelters 04/07/2012 The match-up every English teacher's been waiting for, The Bette Davis Cup Squad versus The Argopelters. Jonathan Biggins and David Marr take on Chris Taylor and Jennifer Byrne in a knock-em-down, drag-em-out contest.
S01E11 Match 11: Southern Furies VS The Ducks of War 11/07/2012 This week on Randling, a very special Either Or. We won't ruin the surprise by telling you what it is, but let us be clear: it may be simultaneously the hardest and yet stupidest so far. Attempting to scale its impossible north face are the Ducks of War and The Southern Furies: Felicity Ward, Heath Franklin, Michael Williams and Julia Zemiro. Other things to watch out for include: some rather rude airport identification codes, the terror of the Thought Grenade and the even greater terror of this week's Hard Sell invention, the 'Apparatus For Facilitating The Birth Of A Child By Centrifugal Force'.
S01E12 Match 12: The Help RC VS The Argopelters 18/07/2012 This week on Randling, another round of mortal combat on the battlefield of language, the place Sun Tzu, legendary author of The Art Of War, referred to as 'the grooviest frontline of all'. On their third tours of duty, we welcome back The Help and The Argopelters: Angus Sampson, Toby Schmitz, Jennifer Byrne and Chris Taylor. Things to watch out for: a wrestling hold called 'La Guillotina Suicida', a loving tribute to the Q&A school of shoe throwing, the declaration 'I would put a fighting cock in my mouth' and a list of much less attractive things people actually do put in their mouths.
S01E13 Match 13: Roget's Ramjets VS Northern Thrusters 25/07/2012 This week on Randling, is it a paint colour or is it a porn star? The Northern Thrusters and Roget's Ramjets - Wendy Harmer, Benjamin Law, Robyn Butler and Rob Carlton - contemplate whether the hottest Ginger of all was on Gilligan's Island, and why 'adult movie' scripts only seem to have vowel sounds. Other moments to look out for include: Wendy auditioning for series two of The Voice, Rob and Robyn adding another chapter to the history of rap, and a soft drink that guarantees 10,000 milligrams of pig placenta in every bottle.
S01E14 Match 14: West Coast Odd Sox VS The Bette Davis Cup Squad 01/08/2012 This week on Randling, a player's shocking admission about performance-enhancing drugs kicks off a night of fun, frivolity and high-wire tension. The West Coast Odd Sox and Bette Davis Cup Squad - Jonathan Biggins, David Marr, Annabel Crabb and Merrick Watts - battle each other and themselves as they try to tell the difference between baby names and IKEA products. Other things to look out for include: the casual character assassination of Jamie Oliver and Rupert Murdoch, David and Jonathan demonstrating the Maroubra stomp and the catchy phrase: 'How long have you two guys been married?' Randling, created for ABC1 by Andrew Denton and Jon Casimir, the gentlemen behind The Gruen Transfer, is a game show that hearkens back to the good old days when a point was a point and a team was something worth barracking for. Using sporting competition as inspiration and framework, Randling pits ten amazing teams against each other over 27 rounds of bone-crunching combat. All of it hurtling towards the 2012 Randling Grand Final and the presentation of a trophy which has cost the ABC so much cash that from next year, Four Corners will be Three Corners And A Gap. White-water rafting for the brain, Randling is a show where smart people can be funny and funny people can be smart, where actual knowledge may help you, but just as likely won't. It's a cheeky, surprising show that allows Mr Denton to live up to his hosting motto: "I'm Andrew and I'm not here to help".
S01E15 Match 15: Fitzroy Fireballs VS Manchester & Haberdashery United 08/08/2012 This week, on an all-star Randling, The Fitzroy Fireballs take on Manchester and Haberdashery United in a knock down, drag out contest. In one of the most twisted Either Ors yet, Anthony Morgan, Dave O'Neil, Genevieve Morris and Toby Truslove prove it isn't always easy to spot the difference between a cat and a currency. Other elements to watch out for include: Genevieve's astonishing fluency in both Eritrean and a Scottish dialect called Billy Connollese, a Finnish word of maximum rudeness and Dave's uncanny ability to almost (but not quite) know the right answer.
S01E16 Match 16: The Help RC VS West Coast Odd Sox 15/08/2012 This week, a Randling episode you will never forget, mostly thanks to a national television moment described by West Coast Odd Sox forward Annabel Crabb as "the stupidest thing I have ever done in my entire life". We're not going to give it away, but it involves dancing, papier mache and chickens. Joined by teammate Merrick Watts, Crabb's Odd Sox take on The Help, Angus Sampson and Toby Schmitz. Other bonuses to look out for include: some very good reasons not to buy nail polish, the world's most phallic building, the only English word with six z's in it, and the well-known phrase, 'Stop talking Four Eyes!'
S01E17 Match 17: Fitzroy Fireballs VS Southern Furies 22/08/2012 This week on Randling, the Southern Furies unveil 'The Awkward Hug', their answer to the Fitzroy Fireballs' trademark Fist Pump. Julia Zemiro and Michael Williams demonstrate the uncomfortable move they hope will sweep the nation. It's game on as The Fireballs, Anthony Morgan and Dave O'Neil, respond by showing an uncanny ability to tell the difference between Shakespearean characters and cars. Also worth looking out for this week: Anthony's acronyms, a list of dwarf names Disney rejected during the making of Snow White, and Dave showing off his grasp of Liverpudlian and Flemish accents.
S01E18 Match 18: Manchester & Haberdashery United VS Northern Thrusters 29/08/2012 This week on Randling, Northern Thruster Wendy Harmer vows to bring the niggle in the confrontation with Manchester and Haberdashery United. See Harmer and teammate Benjamin Law take on Genevieve Morris and Toby Truslove in their last hit-out before the Randling finals begin. Other reasons to tune in: to find out about Hans Christian Andersen's slightly less Christian side, to hear some extraordinary suggestions about the derivation of the phrase 'to let the cat out of the bag', and to understand, from the scientific point of view, why sex with smurfs is so satisfying.
S01E19 Match 19: The Ducks of War VS The Argopelters 05/09/2012 This week, a Randling episode also known as 'Sledge-O-Rama!' The Ducks of War and The Argopelters come closer to actual blows than any previous match-up on the show, after some early niggling from Pelter Jennifer Byrne gets under the skin of Ducks Felicity Ward and Heath Franklin. Every point is fought for, every tiny victory celebrated like it's VE Day. Things to look out for along the way: Pelter Chris Taylor's snake salesmanship, whale-flavoured ice cream, 'the fruit that God made while he was watching television' and three highly believable definitions for the word 'quonking'.
S01E20 Match 20: The Bette Davis Cup Squad VS Roget's Ramjets 12/09/2012 This week on Randling, the last game of the regular season, the very last chance for teams to gather momentum as they head into the finals series. Needing to rack up some quality points to stay in the comp, The Bette Davis Cup Squad - David Marr and Jonathan Biggins - grapple with Roget's Ramjets Robyn Butler and Rob Carlton. It's an action-packed half hour. Some things to watch out for: slightly awkward racial profiling, cruelty to frogs, Rob's powerfully erotic demonstration of a wild turkey's mating dance and Jonathan's very special brand of enthusiasm.
S01E21 Match 21 - Quarter Final: The Bette Davis Cup Squad VS Fitzroy Fireballs 19/09/2012 This week on Randling, the heat is on as the finals series kicks off. It's a sudden death match between two teams with long and noble histories, the Bette Davis Cup Squad and the Fitzroy Fireballs. See David Marr and Jonathan Biggins go 'mano e mano' with Anthony Morgan and Dave O'Neil. Each team has all the usual tools in its kitbag, plus a finals-only Powerplay - the chance to double its points in the game of its choice. Dave's Vichy French accent is worth looking out for as well as some ridiculous rock climbing routes, Korean toilet pigs and the phrase "It's just another dead junkie!"
S01E22 Match 22 - Quarter Final: West Coast Odd Sox VS The Argopelters 26/09/2012 The knockout quarterfinals continue on Randling with a tense and at times almost terrifying bout featuring the Argopelters and the West Coast Odd Sox. Watch as Chris Taylor and Jennifer Byrne search for chinks in the armour of Annabel Crabb and Merrick Watts. Thrill as they deploy the finals series Powerplay. Gasp as they try to tell the difference between a Catholic prayer and a poisonous plant. And while you're there, keep an eye out for: some amazing hieroglyphical work from Annabel; Merrick channelling his inner card sharp; and this comment from one of the female guests... "I'm totally distracted by titty".
S01E23 Match 23 - Quarter Final: Roget's Ramjets VS The Help RC 03/10/2012 The third sudden death Randling quarterfinal brings together arch rivals Roget's Ramjets and The Help. See cup hopefuls Rob Carlton and Robyn Butler take on Toby Schmitz and Angus Sampson in an epic battle, a contest that minstrels will write songs about for centuries to come. From a veritable litany of highlights, here are just a few things to watch out for: Toby's encyclopaedic knowledge of comic book lore, Rob's levitational prowess, a bold and successful Powerplay move and a pair of Filipino superheroes called Mr Badassman and Captain Thermodynamics.
S01E24 Match 24 - Quarter Final: The Ducks of War VS Manchester & Haberdashery United 10/10/2012 This week on Randling, the fourth and last quarter finals: a battle royale between competition heavyweights The Ducks Of War and Manchester and Haberdashery United. See Heath Franklin and Felicity Ward use every trick in the playbook as they attempt to overcome the awesome force of Genevieve Morris and Toby Truslove. It's an episode that asks a lot of questions, including: 'Should you ever rub a horse on your neck?', 'Would there be a market for 0055 sex chat with jockeys?' and 'Is that an impersonation of Mr Ed or are you having a stroke?'
S01E25 Match 25 - Semi Final: Fitzroy Fireballs VS The Help RC 17/10/2012 We started with ten teams. Now there are four. This week on Randling, the first all-guns-blazing semi-final. One team will go on to grand final glory, while the other will put the cue in the rack and marvel at how close they went. It's the Fitzroy Fireballs versus The Help, Anthony Morgan and Dave O'Neil staring down Angus Sampson and Toby Schmitz. Among other things to look out for: Dave's surprisingly convincing New Zealand accent, a list of Australian toilet-related place names and the unforgettable phrase, 'No man, I'm smokin' that shit!'
S01E26 Match 26 - Semi Final: The Ducks of War VS The Argopelters 24/10/2012 The game that decides who will take on The Fitzroy Fireballs in the Grand Final. It's the Ducks of War versus the Argopelters, Felicity Ward and Heath Franklin throwing everything at Jennifer Byrne and Chris Taylor for a sniff of cup-winning glory. It's high stakes, high anxiety and occasional high farce. Look out for: a discussion of new show Bogan Masterchef, the meanest Hieroglyphics game in the whole series, checkout rapper Price Cube and a quite extraordinary tactical gambit from the Ducks during War of the Words.
S01E27 Match 27 - Grand Final: Fitzroy Fireballs VS The Ducks of War 31/10/2012 And then there were two. The Fitzroy Fireballs and the Ducks of War. Anthony Morgan, Dave O'Neil, Felicity Ward and Heath Franklin, Randling's wordiest warriors. After 26 Moments of Truth, this is the real one. Who will win?

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