Every week, from Wikishuffle HQ in the middle of provincial England, we press the Random Article button on Wikipedia and see what it throws up. Then we share our findings with you, the grateful listener. In a podcast.
There's a new episode every other Wednesday.
In November 1993, BBC One aired the first episode of Goodnight Sweetheart, the time-travelling sitcom from Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks. Gary Sparrow spent the next six years to and fro up Duckett's Passage, and we're going to by journeying with him all the way in our fortnightly podcast retrospective.
With Jack gone forever so begins our Saved by the Bell: The New Class years, or that bit in Buffy when she wasn’t at school anymore and had to deal with a whole host of new problems.
We expect to gather up some new hip cool listeners, yet retain our original core of Wikishufflers, casting aside any die hard Jack fans, who I’m sure will go on to watch his spin off. Like Joey.
In our substitute teacher chair and making her spectacular return is friend of the show Ruth Bradley, testing her Potato snack knowledge against our very own resident Potato Man. Thanks to Mark Winter for contributing, what appears to be a life long ambition of his. We have found the YouTube video, Mark.
After a quick trip to Baker Street for a catch up with that Cumberbatchian autistic dope fiend violinist and his best friend / closetted love interest, we go on to look at some unsettling holes.
"If the bog in the Indian doesn't have a window, you'll be bhaji-ed."
Oh, Ron. Bhaji isn't a verb. But don't worry, Gary will still let you be his designated scapegoat for episode 4 of series 2. In this undeniably classic episode Gary's having two dates at the same time. Sure it's not the first time that ever happened in sit-com history, but let's not worry about that. Nor the fact that a disproportionate chunk of this week's podcast is devoted to Alpen, foreplay and the plight of Potato Pete, the wartime anti-squanderbug. More chicken tikka, Sanjay!
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