Comic Relief

Season 7 Episode 8

RND 2007 - The Big One

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Mar 16, 2007 on BBC
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RND 2007 - The Big One
The biggest Red Nose Day ever and an evening of funny, money and fundraising for Comic Relief. Highlights include a special come-back short episode of The Vicar of Dibley, celebrity filled sketches from the Catherine Tate show, Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin perform a karaoke duet, the live final of Fame Academy and several excerpts from Little Britain Live. Click recap for a full schedule list.moreless

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  • By Midnight Comic Relief had raised £34,269,843.00

    Yes this year Comic Relief was brilliant...

    It started off with Girls Aloud and the Sugarbabes singing the Comic Releif theme song and just got better.

    The Mr Bean sketch was hysterical...then we had David Tennant as a English teacher trying to teach Catherine Tate...which was really good. In between all of the acts you get clips of all those poor children in Darfur and Africa..the conditions they live in day after day are just squalid, It makes you cry and it made me feel so guilty eating my dinner....infact if just couldnt eat it at all.

    But the whole aim is to get us to feel like that so we will help and give money, if we dont who will.?

    As the show progressed..there were more great sketches..there was the very last ever Vicar of Dibley with Sting..doing a wife swop..another Catherine Tate with Tony Blair and i must say it was very very good, and Catherine Tate with Daniel Craig..which was also funny....

    Little Britain had loads of sketches all brilliant..then while the news was on it switched to BBC2 for Top Gear of the Pops which was unusual and good.

    Then the great Ricky Jervais did his thing with Jamie Oliver, Bob Geldoff, Andi Peters and Steven Merchant..another great sketch, and another Catherine Tate...doing Deal or No Deal with Noel Edmonds...(she plays her granny).

    I nearly forgot, Borat did a sketch which was delightful.

    The show had quite a few hosts but my favourites are Jonathon Ross and Graham Norton who came on at you know its getting naughty. so another great yearmoreless
Patrick Kielty

Patrick Kielty

Presenter (Fame Academy)

Guest Star

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman

Presenter (Fame Academy)

Guest Star

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg

Presenter (Best of Comic Relief)

Guest Star

Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry

Himself (Catherine Tate Sketches)

Recurring Role

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Mr Bean (Mr. Bean's Wedding)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Watch out for: During the AardmanAnimation made Wellard sketch, Wellard is seen in kennels. In the kennel next to Wellard is Gromit from Aardman Animation's signature animation seriesWallace and Gromit.

    • Goof: The suit made for Lenny Henry came with a device in the sleeve that shot fire balls into the air when Lenny activated it. However, the device failed to activate on cue. Lenny exposed the blunder with one of his trademark Joshua Yarlog catchphrases "I love live television, it is brilliant!"

    • Goof: Presenters heralded Ricky Gervais' appeal from Africa in the same serious tone as genuine appeals by other celebrities, seemingly unaware that it was going to be a satirical sketch.

    • Goof: The show over ran by 90 minutes.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Catherine Tate sketch)
      Tony Blair: Lauren?
      Lauren: Yeah?
      Tony: Am I bovered?
      Lauren: What?
      Tony Am I bovered though?
      Lauren: What d'you say?
      Tony: But I aint bovered.
      Lauren: You can't say that!
      Tony: Look at my face.
      Lauren: What you doin'?
      Tony: Is my face bovered?
      Lauren: Wait a minute!
      Tony: Does my face look bovered though?
      Lauren: Are you messing with my mind?
      Tony: Face, bovered? Top Shop, Centre Parks, trainers, small feet, Rich Tea, bandages, Ryan, Lis'? I ain't bovered!

    • (Ricky Gervais sketch)
      Daniel: (giving Ricky a U2 cassette) I keep it to remind me of my brother.
      Jamie Oliver Turkey twizler?

    • (Ricky Gervais sketch)
      Stephen: A lot of people are less fortunate than you are.
      Ricky: Most people are.

    • (Vicar of Dibley sketch)
      Alice Horton: (to Sting) I just wanna say something very serious. You are quite good looking and Geraldine is after all just a woman, but every little thing she does is magic and as far as I'm concerned she walks in fields of gold. So if I had to leave you a message in a bottle it would be; every move you make, every breath you take...(threateningly) I'll be watching you!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Donations:
      TK Maxx T-shirts - £2,000,136.
      Walkers WalkEars - £1,001,219.
      Sainsbury's - 7,008,242.
      Radio 1's Chris Moyles Ralyoke - £600,000
      Müller - £351,249
      Little Britain Live DVD - £750,000
      Andrex - £428,629.
      Kleenex - £76,334

    • Total progression:
      19:25 - £2,256,037
      20:20 - £7,430,542
      21:09 - £15,139,826
      21:54 - £26,820,554
      23:53 - £34.269,843
      01:35 - £38,157,240
      03:03 - £40,236,142

    • Axed sketch: In late 2006 the BBC had filmed a sketch to be shown during this event. The sketch, a spoof quiz show entitled 'A Question of Comedy', featured host Jack Dee and team captains Dara O'Brian and Frank Skinner. Amongst the guests was Jade Goody who later went on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother during which she became involved in an international scandal regarding racism. In light of the public stigmata involving Jade the BBC felt it unwise to include Jade in the show as it would detract from the point of event - to raise money.

    • Charity single: The official Comic Relief single for the 2007 appeal was a cover of Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way'. It was sung by a collaboration of girl bands Girls Aloud and Sugababes. Also released was a DVD single of Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin singing 500 Miles. Both singles reached the top of the singles charts following their respective release dates.