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Chanel 9 was a recurring sketch in the British sketch comedy TV show The Fast Show. For information about The Sketch Show TV programme, see The Sketch Show. ... It has been suggested that Scorchio be merged into this article or section. ...


Chanel 9 is a fictional television channel from an imaginary country (ultimately revealed as an island dictatorship known only as "Republicca"), the idea being originally to parody the sort of programmes that British people end up watching whilst on vacation around the Mediterranean (in particular in Spain and Greece). The sketches' stars, usually Paul Whitehouse, Paul Shearer and Caroline Aherne, speak entirely in a nonsensical fictional language, which is mostly based on Spanish and Italian, but also contains words from other languages including English, Greek and large doses of gibberish. The hosts dress in garish 1970s-style suits and dresses and also appear otherwise glitzy. The sketch would often begin by appearing from untuned signal snow interference effect from what looked like the middle of a different sketch and itself appearing to be halfway through, giving the impression you were accidentally receiving a different programme on a foreign channel for a short while. It would then untune and faze out again into the what looked like the middle of another sketch. Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims about reality. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... Suits you Sir Mark Williams (left) with Paul Whitehouse (right) The Fast Show For the motor vehicle and aircraft painter, see Paul Whitehouse (painter). ... Paul Shearer is a British actor who is most well known as a minor member of the Fast Show team. ... Caroline Aherne (born December 24, 1963, Manchester, England) is an English comedienne. ... Gibberish is a generic term in English for talking that sounds like speech, but has no actual meaning (such as the maves rint ist slanpehed up uthep yongrish). This meaning has also been extended to meaningless text or gobbledygook, such as hogtdkypopgjifgjdfgyfykk. Some gibberish words include guzoinkdiddle, klappamaticallitygoshic, blsbpewfglknrwlknjwerglknjeglknerglkngelj... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


In the first season, the only program shown was the news, which always concluded with the weather forecast by meteorologist Poula Fisch (played by Aherne). The weather was always entirely "scorchio" (meaning scorching sunny hot) for the whole country, and the appearance of a single small cloud on one occasion triggered a panic on the set and was followed by an emergency on-site news report: "Sensacio! Nimbocumulus a costa!". The news was always interrupted by commercials for useless products ("te auto gizmo", "te garden gizmo" etc., actually the same object every time) of the sort advertised in late-night infomercials, complete with girls in skimpy outfits grinning inanely. Satellite image of Hurricane Hugo with a polar low visible at the top of the image. ...


In later seasons, sketches also included other Chanel 9 shows: a garish, word-triggered game show; a lottery draw; the mysogynistic telenovela Macho Fantastico; and light enertainment specials such as [Holy] Sprog (a disco-rock-opera of the Christian nativity story) and Singing Ringing Binging Plinging Tinging Plinking Plonking Boinging Tree (a parody on The Singing Ringing Tree). Further Chanel 9 celebrities were introduced, including overweight 70s disco freak Miki Disco, as well as additional adverts for dubious brands such as "Pissi Bir" and "Futha Mukka Piney Shine". A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Adoration of the Shepherds (1535-40), by Florentine Mannerist painter Agnolo Bronzino The Nativity of Jesus, or simply the Nativity, refers to the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, although it is also used for the birth of Mary, especially in iconography. ... The Singing Ringing Tree (German: Das singende, klingende Bäumchen) was a childrens film made by East German studio DEFA in 1957 and shown in the form of a television series by the BBC. It was a story in the style of the Brothers Grimm, directed by Francesco Stefani. ...


Examples of Chanel 9 speak

  • Bono estente (meaning "good evening")
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali (meaning "goodbye")
  • Scorchio (meaning sunny / scorching sunny hot weather)
  • te, ton (often used for "the")
  • ethethethe... is often inserted into phrases
  • Sminki-pinki
  • Falia helee, falia helii, falia helaa
  • Chris Waddle

Boutros Boutros-Ghali CC (Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي) (born 14 November 1922) is an Egyptian diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996. ... Christopher Roland Waddle (born December 14, 1960 in Heworth, Gateshead) is an English former footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. ...

External links

  • Chanel 9 Neus on YouTube

 
 

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