Any fans of "The Viz" on here?

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Re: Any fans of "The Viz" on here?

Post by PeeJay1980 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:10 pm

I actually like the satirical articles. I remember reading one based on "Take a Break" where a woman would claim to have found her true holiday love, over and over. She was being used each time but there was always some unreal reason as to why it happened. The letters page is also hysterical. I a gree it's not as funny as it once was, but it's done well to stand the test of time.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:33 pm

That article was only last year! Appearing Viz's "magazine-within-a-comic" titled Take A Shit! - "Something to read on the bog during the break on Jeremy Kyle" :lol:
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Post by Gordon Bennett » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:31 am

I liked Billy the Fish. Student Grant was my favourite overall. I also quite liked Roger Mellie and Sid the Sexist, plus several of the one-off strips. On their website there was a Flash based voiced animation of Doctor Poo. I don't know if it's still there.

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Post by crusto » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:56 pm

Does anyone remember reverent ramsden's ringpiece cathedral? That was quite funny, about a priest who was convinced the was a cathedral up his arse :lol:

Other old favourites of mine..

Mr Logic
Sid the sexist
Terry fuckwitt
Buster gonads
Victorian dad

I haven't read t for effing years, probably 15 years or so I reckon. Incidentally, did anyone ever read Zit? That was quite funny too, one article I can remember laughing out loud to was titled "Road Rage in Toyland". Noddy got battered to a pulp by mr angry beetle :lol:
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:05 am

I've recently done an "interview" with Nigel Maughan, who did stuff for Viz, Zit, Spit, Smut, Gas... Pretty much every "rude" comic going. Lots of behind-the-scenes details and stuff, juicy gossip!
http://twoheadedthingies.blogspot.co.uk ... tains.html
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Post by Negative Creep » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:49 pm

Or the Thieving Gypsy bastards, which had to be changed after real Thieving Gypsy bastards complained
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:03 pm

Changed to "The Nice, Honest Gypsies" :lol:
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Post by Mallo » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:23 pm

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Post by TheDude18 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:39 am

Viz' Facebook page still gives me a chuckle but the magazine less so. Cant decide if its me getting older or the quality of the magazine in decline.
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Post by SCALEBACK » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:19 pm

Shinobi wrote: Desperate Dan or whatever he was called in the Viz
Desperately Unfunny Dan.

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Post by phil8715 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:32 pm

My faves are Biffa Bacon, Real Ale Twats, Buster Gonard, & Postman Plod.

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Post by oldtimer » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:34 pm

Roger Mellie... the man on the telly BOLLOX :D
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Re: Any fans of "The Viz" on here?

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:44 pm

Does anyone remember watching the spoof documentary on Channel 4 about Viz magazine? It's the one where they interview a lot of famous celebrities and apparently they're upset about being ridiculed in the magazine. There's supposedly a letter back from the Queen. It basically, goes into the history of how the magazine was founded, etc. There's also the fact that interviewer has a wind problem - and that cracks the staff of Viz up! :lol: Here's it's IMDB reference :-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947096/boa ... _=tt_bd_sm

I don't think that it has ever been repeated on TV. It doesn't seem to be on YouTube. I scanned a few torrent sites as well.

I think there's a Culture Show special on Viz on YouTube.

I think also, that the editor appeared on HIGNFY a long time ago - in Deayton's days.

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Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:31 pm

^ Not the documentary being referred to but better than nothing, the bits about Viz from that Comics Britannia thing that was on BBC Four a few years back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVpqu0xe3s

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Re: Any fans of "The Viz" on here?

Post by forestville » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:57 pm

The top tips sections are great, mostly very funny, hey any top tips out there
Press play on tape

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