Comic Relief

Season 8 Episode 12

RND 2009 - Funny For Money

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Mar 13, 2009 on BBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Endorsements & Merchandise:
      CD Singles
      The Saturdays - Just Can't Get Enough (released March 2nd)
      Nessa Jenkins & Bryn West feat. Tom Jones - Barry Islands In The Stream (released March 9th)

      For the first time, three red noses were released, each with a different facial expression; 'This One' (Smiling), 'That One' (Glasses, Smiling), 'The Other One' (Shocked). A pin badge nose is also available, as is a car nose sticker and a teddy nose which giggles when thrown to the floor.

      Now That's What I Call Comedy (released March 2nd) - This DVD carries the 'Now That's What I Call Music' CD branding and features the best of British and Australian stand-up and sitcoms, with some special Comic Relief sketches and a preview of 'Barry Islands In The Stream'.

      Jamie's Red Nose Recipes (released January 30th) - Annual Comic Relief cookbook with recipes by Jamie Oliver.

      Supermarkets across the country will be donating a percentage of some sales from certain wines directly to Comic Relief, in a incentive called 'Wine Relief', some supermarkets will be donating the percentage sale of some products such as Jammie Dodgers to Comic Relief as well.

      Babybel cheese is running a singing competition in which Kevin Adams & Carrie Grant will give the winner a singing lesson.

    • Alongside the television broadcast, BBC Radio 2 broadcast 'Friday Night is Comic Relief Night', in which stars of the West End will be performing well-known songs. It broadcast between 7.30pm and 9.15pm.

  • Allusions

    • Jamie Oliver appears in Sainsbury's television adverts ahead of the event publicising his recipe book and the Red Noses available to purchase from the shop. Whilst Kevin Adams & Carrie Grant appear in Babybel adverts advertising a competition raising awareness of Comic Relief.

    • Both 4Music & TMF broadcast Comic Relief video compilation shows ahead of the event. Teachers TV also broadcast a series of educational films presented by Lenny Henry, to raise awareness of were the money raised goes.

    • Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders also appear as Julie Walters and Meryl Streep (respectively) as part of a good luck message to Jo Brand in this episode of Let's Dance for Comic Relief.