Recap: Your Gen, August 1st 2010

Well, we had the first episode of the new season of TBYG tonight and I enjoyed it. The guests (William McInnes, Jimeoin and Ricki-Lee) were a good choice for mine, and Jimeoin’s nonchalant attitude was worth a few laughs.

There were a few new games, but generally it was the same enjoyable format.

Games included: Accessory before the Fact (which item belonged to which TV/Movie character), TV Spin Offs and As Quick As (A fast round timed by a kettle; will we see other devices in future?!)

For the board choices, Gen Y picked Noises Off, BB  had Watch Your Mouth and Gen X played Mash Up, which Shaun preferred to call Bands on the Pun.

The topic for all generations was Love (L’amour) and the end-game, worth 17 points, was a rat maze.

Gen X won the Benalla District Dance Association Runner Up trophy donated by Peter Gibson.

That’s my thoughts, what did you think? 🙂

Doing the talking circuit

Shaun was on radio this morning, spruiking Sunday night’s episode of Your Gen. I caught his quick appearance on Classic Rock 91.5, where he talked about the chair he used to sit in (was the Vega studio), confirmed the guest list and joked that he was expected to get similar ratings to Masterchef.

When discussing the end-game, it seems the Maze will be a one-week event, but be prepared for more elaborate ones to come.

Being Classic Rock, the presenter asked what his favourite classic rock artist – to which he dryly replied: Sade.

YourGen returns on Sunday

Yes, now that the cooking show has finished, we can look forward to Shaun on a Sunday night again.

From the ads, it looks like Jimeoin and Ricki-Lee are amongst the guests this week. [And William McInnes too – thanks Julie!]

So, 7:30, Channel 10, Sunday. Got it? 🙂

TAYG on a plane – and back in 2 weeks

According to the ads and forums, Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation is returning on August 1st, in the same Sunday night slot – but you can expect a twist on some of the games! Watch the ad here.

In other news, if you fly with Qantas, you may also be aware they are showing cut down episodes of TAYG on their domestic flights. That should go someway to making up for all the trouble it takes to actually board the plane!

Shaun, trophy redistributor

In case you haven’t frequented the official site/Facebook of Talkin’ Bout Your Gen (Tbyg), you wouldn’t know that the call has been put out for unwanted trophies!

In the 1st season, Shaun seemed to give out his own personal trophies as a prize to the team who won that week – including one of his Logies for The Micallef P(r)ogram(me)!? He must of run out by Season 2, as a more standard trophy was awarded to the best generation.

Now it seems that old awards, medals, certificates from viewers will be the prize in Season 3 – sounds like an idea Shaun would have! Got one you want to be rid of? Read the full info.

Welcher & Welcher now available on DVD!

It has been eight years coming, but the very clever sitcom written and staring Shaun, Welcher & Welcher, is now available for you to watch over and over in the private space that is your own home.

The only special feature is outtakes, but the series itself is worth it for any Shaun fan.

So get to your local store (or online*), exchange your cash for a plastic disc in a plastic box, put the disc in the thing that looks like a cup tray and prepare to laugh and laugh. And cry. Then laugh again.

* Spotted at EzyDVD ($30) and JB Online ($25) – “Pretty Good for the Price!