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Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow
Bungalow TitleName.jpg

Da Bungalow Titlecard from Series 5
Format Gameshow
Starring Richard McCourt,
Dominic Wood
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 266
Production
Running time 180 min (series 1 & 2)
120 min (series 3-5)
60 min (series 5, Sundays only)
Broadcast
Original channel CBBC Channel (2002-2006)
BBC One (2003-2005)
BBC Two (sometimes in 2005, permanently from 2006)
Original run 31 August 2002 – 11 March 2006

Dick and Dom in da Bungalow was an Award winning CBBC children's television series presented by the double act Dick and Dom - Richard McCourt ("Dick") and Dominic Wood ("Dom"). In the final series, Series 5, five children and one celebrity guest (known as Bungalow Heads) came to "stay the weekend" in their "bungalow". Throughout the two shows (on Saturday, 9 am to 11 am and Sunday, 9 am to 10 am), the Bungalow Heads attempted to win bungalow points, by playing various oddly-named and weirdly themed games, which converted to prizes at the end of the episode. At the end of each episode, the 'Bungalowheads' threw 'Muck Muck' at each other and usually trashed the bungalow. The show also featured the talents of the other cast members: Lee Barnett, Dave Chapman, Ian Kirkby and Melvin Odoom as random other characters as required. The show was produced by Steve Ryde and directed by Simon Hepworth. The last episode was aired on Saturday 11 March 2006.

Although the show was aimed at the CBBC Channel's target audience, it enjoyed a large cult following amongst students.

Since the bungalow ended on the BBC, there have been other shows that were made by the same production team who created Da Bungalow. Shows including The Slammer (which featured the four main bungalow regulars). Harry Batt (which had a guest appearance from Dick & Dom and the bungalow regulars - although it was only one episode for CBBC's Gina's Laughing Gear. None of the stars of Da Bungalow have appeared in the recent CBBC show made by Steve Ryde, Chute!, apart from when Dick & Dom made an appearance on the sixth episode of the current series, which was broadcast on Thursday 8 November 2007.

When the website closed down a while after the show ended in 2006, the games they had were kept on CBBC website's games section. But since Monday 3 September 2007, the games were kicked off for the re-launch of CBBC's website and they are no longer available to play.

The show happened to end the same day as CBBC's rival CITV launched its own channel. And the show was replaced by TMi from September 2006.

Contents

Series overview

Series 1 & 2

The first two series were broadcast on the CBBC Channel in 2002/3, with each programme lasting three hours (9am to 12pm, and repeated later the same day, 1pm to 4pm).

Basement set used in series 3 & 4.

Series 3

Recommissioned for 2003/4, the show was cut to two hours on both days. Series 3, beginning on 20 September 2003, gained a much bigger audience when it became BBC One's flagship Saturday children's show, replacing The Saturday Show for six months of the year. However, the Sunday show remained only on the CBBC Channel.

The new series saw many new characters being introduced, some of which became regulars to the show. At the start of the series they tried a number of ways of bringing in the prizes before using the Prize Idiot. A number of other short-term characters, used mainly for just one game were played by both Dick and Dom. The basement set was used as an alternative place for some of the games, as well as containing a celebrity 'locked up' in the cage.

Series 4

Series 4, broadcast 2004/2005, retained the same format as the previous series. Notable additions to this series was the addition of an attic to the bungalow, which was mainly used for the 'Drop Your Guts' game (see games section). During this series the Sunday edition became pre-recorded, where previously it was broadcast live. Prior to Sunday's editions being recorded one notable event was a fire alarm which went off during a cartoon, resulting in an extra cartoon having to be played out by CBBC before they could return to the bungalow to finish the show.

Comic Relief in da Bungalow

- During the week leading up to Red Nose Day 2005, Dick and Dom allowed six celebrities each day into their bungalow to raise money for Comic Relief.

The programme was broadcast live from Monday 7 March to Thursday 11 March 2005 at 4:30pm on BBC One and at 6:00pm on BBC Two. On Friday there was a highlights show, only broadcast on the CBBC Channel.

Garden used in series 5

Series 5

Series 5 started broadcasting on 10 September 2005, and saw many noticeable changes. The Saturday edition remained two hours long on both BBC One and the CBBC Channel; however, the Sunday edition was cut to one hour on the CBBC Channel. Most of the games were changed, and some features were removed.

Other significant changes to this series saw the bungalow getting a garden, which replaced the basement set. Additionally, Series 5 saw the replacement of the sixth child Bungalow Head with an adult replacement. On Saturday the final Bungalow Head was a celebrity, and on Sunday it tended to be someone who the other Bungalow Heads knew (eg. relative, teacher, etc). This drew some controversy as Dick and Dom previously mentioned that one of the main "rules of The Bungalow" was that no celebrities were allowed in. This rule was seemingly forgotten after Series 4.

Group pic from the final episode

From the beginning of 2006, the Saturday show was moved to BBC Two while the BBC experimented with their Saturday morning lineup. BBC Two shows were moved to BBC One in return. The last episode was broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday 11 March 2006. From the end of the previous Sunday and throughout the final episode they built up to the big finale, which involved all the cast members singing a song and getting covered in "creamy muck muck". Then, for the first time ever, viewers were shown the outside of the bungalow, which subsequently collapsed under creamy muck muck. A final post-credits scene shows the "Big BBC Boss" (Alan Yentob) waking up in bed and saying to the camera, "Oh, what a terrible dream!" Dick and Dom then sit up either side of him and end the show with a theatrical cackle.

Highlights shows of Dick and Dom were shown the next day and on the following weekend.

The following day on Sunday 12 March, there was a special Behind Da Bungalow programme broadcast on the CBBC Channel between 9 & 10am which featured an interviewer asking questions to Dick & Dom, The Prize Idiot, The Next Door Neighbour's Cat, DI Harry Batt, Mr Choosey, Melvin Odoom and other past characters on the show.

The following weekend on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March the team broadcast the highlights show of Da Bungalow which saw Dick & Dom when they were older, sitting in two separate chairs in a posh house while telling their grandchildren what they did every week on Da Bungalow when they were younger.

Show format

For Series 5 the programme was adjusted slightly. Whereas in Series 1-4, the points total at the end of Saturday - with an extra prize for the winner on Saturday - was carried over to the Sunday show, and prizes were awarded at the end of that show, they now awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes on the basis of Saturday's scores only.

The first and second prizes were usually desirable items such as a TV or games console, but the third prize was always a 'booby prize' like a hubcap, a cake made of carpet, a hairy cheese, bottled water from the River Hull or a chocolate tea pot. At the very end the Bungalow Head with the least points was gunged, sitting on the toilet - though for the last series this practice was largely dropped, possibly because the contestants were already covered in "creamy muck muck" and the finale was becoming more and more chaotic!

Points were earned through success in Bungalow games, although points could be awarded or taken away at any time by Dick or Dom. Although they threatened to do this, for example, when a particular child was being troublesome, this was mostly never carried out. Occasionally, at the end of the show, a phone call was taken from The Almighty Kid. The Almighty Kid's identity was unknown, but changed each time he/she called. The Almighty Kid could award or take away points from one Bungalow Head for no reason at all.

The show's games were broken up by random features, and cartoons.

The picture frame

Each week Dick and Dom had a famous celebrity's picture on a picture frame with a moving mouth. One week, for example, the picture in the frame was of Tony Blair. Usually the person in the frame said something silly, for example when Noel Edmonds was in the frame and started singing "I'm Roly, I'm Poly...", or Terry Wogan said 'Wiggity wiggity wah!'.

Season 5 saw the picture frame being used less than in previous seasons and in addition, there were attempts to implement numerous tricks with the picture frame, including firing gunge and pushing out small objects like bouquets of flowers. e.g. when Huw Edwards was in the picture frame he said "News just in, this just out" before the person operating the mouth hosed gunge out of his mouth.

Bungalow games

In accordance with UK children's television tradition many games involved the participants being gunged. This was particularly true of the final game of every show, Creamy Muck Muck. Some of da bungalows games were Yum Yum Yack, Musical Splatues, Nae Body Move, Baby Race, Toddler Tug of War, Er Yum Yum

Creamy Muck Muck

Creamy Muck Muck was always played just before the end of every Saturday show. Throughout the series the precise theme varied. The games were sometimes presented by the other members of the crew, Dave, Ian and Melvin. If not, then they were featured somewhere in the background, often chucking "creamy muck muck" (custard) at whoever was currently answering a question. Bungalow Heads were also equipped with their own buckets of muck muck, which they could flick at each other.

Towards the end the words "Go! Go! Go!" were shouted (Usually by Dick) and a gunge-fest began, accompanied by the song "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead. There followed a minute's frenetic creamy muck muck throwing, as a lead in to the end of the show. By the end of the process, it was extremely rare to see anything or anyone on the set not completely covered in "muck muck". On rare occasions Creamy Muck Muck was temporarily replaced with Custard Pies

During Series 1 to 4 there was no precise nature or specific theme to Creamy Muck Muck, except for its ending. It has seen simple pie throwing in earlier series, various sport based themes, a murder mystery, and many where they have pretended that they were not going to be throwing muck muck. For the end of Series 3 there was a surprise This Is Your Muck Muck a spoof of This Is Your Life, which involved many of Dick and Dom's family and friends, as well as featuring Pat Sharp.

For Series 5 the theme was normally a parody of a traditional game show, most of which aired many years earlier, long enough for the contestants not to be old enough to know them. In whatever format the game took, the current 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed Bungalow Heads - The Prize Winners - competed against the 4th, 5th and 6th placed Bungalow Heads - The Prize Losers. If the Prize Winners won, then they would keep their current positions, and win the three prizes on offer. If the Prize Losers won, then they became the new 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and take the prizes off the previous Prize Winners. Past spoofs have included Name That Tune, The Crystal Maze, Call My Bluff and Deal or no Deal (with the names changed to something like "Muck or no Muck").

Forfeit Auction

The Forfeit Auction

The Forfeit Auction only ever featured on the Sunday editions of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow. Dick and Dom had "traditional" culinary objects to throw at the Bungalow Heads. Dick dressed up as 'Tomdickunharry', a Cockney geezer, and auctioned forfeits "for hard earned bungalow points, to stitch up your bungalow mates". His catchphrase was "Alright me darlin's?" He often also said "Bourbon Biscuit? Lovely Bourbon biscuit? Can I sell you a lovely Bourbon biscuit? No? Well wrap up warm!"

Usually, these forfeits included a Bungalow Head being covered in different foods, known as 'the usual', including Creamy Muck-Muck and 'Dirty Norris' (originally a Marmite-like substance, later replaced by chocolate custard), chopped tomatoes and mushy peas.

The forfeits were of two types: The first that was auctioned was usually a task for a Bungalow Head that lasted the whole show, for example 'The Clockwork Kid', or 'The Caveman Kid'. The second involved a Bungalow Head dressing up and being covered in the items explained above. For example, in one instance where a Bungalow Head was transported back to Victorian London, he had to ask for more from characters like "Jack The Let One Ripper", "Florence Nightingale", "Victorian Barry Manilow" and "Queen Victoria" (who made him king).

For the fifth series, due to the reduction in broadcast time, the forfeit auction was changed. Only one auction remained, which unsurprisingly was the messy one. Also 'blind bidding' was introduced where the Bungalow Heads would write their bids down, this was done to help save time. At the end of the final Sunday episode (5 March 2006), Tomdickunharry revealed himself to have been Dick all along on-screen.

Baby Race

The Baby Race started in series 4 and continued through to series 5. In the game, six babies and their parents were brought in to the studio. Each parent sat at one end of a mat and the first baby to get from one parent to the other was the winner. Usually the parent on the far side held an object or toy that the baby liked, or found interesting. The race was treated much like a horse race (to get points the Bungalow Heads had to bet on which baby they thought would win) up to and including the humorous commentary where other 'race tracks' are referred to as if baby racing was a popular sport. In one episode in the fifth series a baby stopped crawling and took their first steps live on TV. "It was a touching moment," said Dick and Dom afterwards.

Dick and Dom's Top Ten All Time Favourite Games

On the final ten Saturday shows Dick and Dom replayed their favourite games on the bungalow ever. These were:

  1. Make Dick Sick (or Make Dom Vom)
  2. Musical Splatues
  3. Do Not Laugh Or You Will Lose
  4. Heads Shoulders Knees and Toast
  5. Don't Go Daddy
  6. Fairly Hairy Fizzogs
  7. The Mucky Puddle Power Shower Game
  8. Sweet Face
  9. The Bungalow Small Change Hunt
  10. What A Sweaty Flap

List of other games

Some other games featured include:

  • Baby Race
  • Balloon Bang-a-Bang
  • Bangers and Dash
  • Barky Cluckinson's Alfresco Pie Challenge
  • Blind Man's Buff Man
  • Bogey Cars
  • Brum Brum Ding Ding Sing Sing
  • Bungalow Battle Bots (including many variations of this game)
  • Bungalow Boffin (where they played a game invented by a viewer)
  • Bungalow Bingo
  • Bungalow Head Bungalow Heads
  • Bungalow Head Household Appliances
  • Bungalow Rodeo
  • Cat Mad Do
  • Caution! Wet Wildlife
  • Celebrity Two Word Tango (later appeared as a feature on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1)
  • Cereal Race
  • DC Harry Batt's Interrogation Game
  • Do I Know You Or Snot?
  • Do Not Laugh or You Will Lose
  • Don't Drop Your Guts / Don't Drop The Sausage
  • Don't Go Daddy
  • Euugghhhh... Yum Yum
  • Eeenymeanymackerrackerraridominackashickapoppadickywhopperrompomstick [Series 5 It was called Eeenymeanymackerrackerraridominackashickapoppadickapoppaompomstick]
  • Fat On Your Back
  • Ferrity Trousers
  • Get Out Of That!
  • Grasping Rasping Wrinklies
  • Harry Batt's Interrogation Game
  • Make Dick Sick (or Make Dom Vom)
  • Melvin Odoom's Gurn Baby Gurn
  • Mince Pie Mouthfuls
  • Muck or No Muck?
  • Musical Splatues
  • My Gang
  • Nae Body Move
  • Painty Painty Paint Paint Painty Paint Paint
  • Pop My Saggy Bags
  • Pumpy Rumpy
  • Push Plop Protein
  • Raymond Farmer's Farmyard Races
  • Repetition Competition
  • Run Prize Idiot Run
  • Santa's Sack Race
  • Shave and Vac
  • Short Change Hunt
  • Sloppy Feet
  • Snot Danglies
  • Splat and Scatter
  • That's the Stuff
  • The All Electric Granny Snog Quiz
  • The Big Bad Blooming Bungalow Bonus Bonanza Banging Booty Break
  • The Crying Game
  • The Dubbing Game
  • The Mucky Puddle Power Shower Game
  • There's a Face in My Bucket
  • There's a Famous Face in My Bucket (with the end face tending to represent Rachel Stevens )
  • Toddler Tug of War
  • Translation Game
  • Tricky Training
  • Two Word Tango
  • Wappy Feet (Variations include hoppy and sloppy feet)
  • What a Sweaty Flap
  • What's In The Box
  • Watch Out, Yeti's about
  • Yes I Have Trifle* Trousers (* or mini-meringue, or pies, or jelly and ice cream-birthday cake etc.)
  • You'll Never Do That With a Carcass On Your Hands
  • Yum Yum Yack

Bungalow (regular) features

Bungalow Features normally took place outside the Bungalow, and were shown in short film segments during the show. They were mostly for entertainment purposes and had no bearing on the points totals of the Bungalow Heads. These included Dick and Dom's Dirty Day in which the two competed to get as messy as possible with help from the general public, Public Transport in which Dick and Dom had to be transported somewhere via the public, for example via piggy backs or being carried.

Bogies

The most infamous part of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow was a game called Bogies. In this game Dick and Dom situated themselves in a quiet public place such as a museum or restaurant and took turns to shout "bogies" at gradually increasing volumes, until one of them didn't shout as loud as the other (judged by the Bogeyometer, or Snotometer, which appears on screen to rank the bogey), or quit due to embarrassment. Variants of this game, such as Pro-Celebrity Bogies - involving a challenge from a minor celebrity to Dick or Dom - were seen in Series 5. Series 4 also included Premier League Bogies, which involved playing the game in extremely intense circumstances, such as a during a performance of a play in a theatre, and during a session of yoga. Euro Bogies saw the game being played in prominent places throughout continental Europe, often resulting in Dick and Dom being ejected from the premises involved. The term used for "bogies" in French was "crotte de nez" (literally "nose droppings"), and in Italian "moccio" (Italian for "snot").

The memorable commentary for bogies was done by the show's producer, Steve Ryde, who invented it.

Diddy Dick and Diddy Dom

When Dick and Dom opened the cupboard during the final episode.

Inside the Bungalow was a large purple cupboard, and once or twice during each show, away from the attention of Dick, Dom and the Bungalow Heads, the cupboard doors would open to show the adventures of Diddy Dick and Dom. These were short sketches, no more than a minute in length, with Dick and Dom donning black clothes and attaching a small puppet's body around their necks. Both Diddy Dick and Diddy Dom spoke with very squeaky voices, edited in post production.

The sketches involving Diddy Dick and Diddy Dom tended to be either slapstick humour, puns or, more often than not, toilet humour. Eamonn Holmes was a guest inside the cupboard on two occasions, both times appearing as a head inside Diddy Dick and Dom's TV. According to the final episode, Diddy Dick and Dom left the cupboard to go to Hollywood. Also in the final episode Dick and Dom venture to look inside the cupboard to find the "mice" that have been there ever since the show began. Instead, they find Diddy Dick and Diddy Dom. Diddy Dick and Diddy Dom now have a 5 minute show on CBBC called Diddy Dick and Dom on CBBC, where some of the classic sketeches are shown.

Eeny Meeny Macka Racka Rair Rie Dominaka Shickeywhoppa Dickypoppa Om Pom Stick

This oddly named game took place in the streets of a random town. It involved Dick and Dom placing stickers of their own faces of increasing size on the backs, or other places, of unsuspecting members of the public. The game was over when a member of the public discovered that they had been a victim, and the loser was the one who placed that sticker. Classic strategies of ensuring a successful "lay" (sticker placement) involved asking members of the public for the time, and as they turned giving them a tap on the small of their back, thus delivering the sticker. Hoods of coats were also a common target.

Commentary was provided by "Alan Sanchez" (Ian Kirkby) in a very convincing Northern Irish accent, who often became excited about any attempts at a "lay-on-lay" - where Dick or Dom placed a sticker on top of an existing sticker placed by their opponent.

The game returned for Series 5 (with the name misspelled as Eeny Meeny Macka Racka Rari Dominacka Shickapappa Dickapoppo Om Pom Stick) and it saw some remarkable "lays", including a very large sticker on a pregnant woman's stomach, and a large sticker on a businessman's tie.

Cat's Britain

The next door neighbour's cat

Until Series 5 of 'Da Bungalow', each week a short five minute feature would be shown of the travels of 'next door's cat', who would visit the Bungalow to recount the tales of his adventures. The Cat has never been named. It was puppeteered and voiced by Dave Chapman, with a gruff West Yorkshire accent.

The film was normally a short segment about a town, full of irreverent comments about the people and the monuments that the Cat came across. Such towns included Uckfield, Ely, Goring, Sandwich, Wetwang, Letchworth and Stoke-on-Trent, a song about which was one of the highlights of the third series.

Cat's Britain was also referred to as 'The Pussycat's Travels' in the fourth series of the show. This feature was repeated on Sundays in the fifth series, with the Cat claiming he visited the same places again, met the same people and made exactly the same films.

Prize Idiot On The Job

The prize idiot

This feature followed Dick and Dom's neighbour, The Prize Idiot (played by Lee Barnett), in his attempts to get a job. He tried several professions—including being a farmer, a librarian, a baker, a airline steward for Jet2.com—without much success and invariably got 'the sack' at the end of the day.

This feature was first broadcast on Saturdays during the fifth series but moved to Sunday's show a few weeks later, replacing the Looney Tunes cartoon. The feature was relatively short lived as it was discontinued later in series 5.

The Pants Dance

Towards the end of the programme, the Bungalow Head with the fewest bungalow points had to do "The Pants Dance", in which he or she danced with a pair of underpants on the head, singing:

I've got my head in my pants
(I wouldn't believe it 'less I'd seen it)
I'm in a groovy disco trance
(Are you sure that that's hygienic?)
They were clean on just last week
(Good grief they're gonna reek!)
Yeah, yeah baby, look at me
You gotta dance in your pants
Just like they do in France
You gotta take a chance
And do the knickers on your noodle prance
And dance in your pants!

(Lines in brackets are only sung in the accompanying music track, and not by the bungalowheads.)

Although the second line is "I'm in a groovy disco trance", Dick & Dom sing the line "I've got a groovy disco trance". This has previously been brought up on the show.

List of other features

  • Bungalow World Record Attempt
  • Dirty Day
  • Public Transport
  • Strangely talented

Regular characters

Either as part of the games or features, peripheral characters played by the other members of the cast often appeared on a regular basis. One of them was The Prize Idiot, played by Lee Barnett, who was the next door neighbour of Dick and Dom's bungalow. As the name implied, the character often came out with strings of logical errors and tautologies.

Another was Raymond Duck / Raymond Farmer / Raymond Newsreader. This character often provided links between cartoons that had been split in two. Raymond Farmer, played by Ian Kirkby, was also involved in several games in earlier series. In the Raymond Newsreader sketches Bungalow regualrs such as Melvin O Doom were invited to discuss the severity of the situation (relating to the cartoons) and often cartoon characters biggest fans would make an appearance also to discuss to cartoon or at times just talk rubbish!

Some other characters included:

  • Mr Choosy, a character with a balloon for a head. His routine was to come in, run around to his theme song and burst his head with a pin. Different substances would come out, such as glitter or "muck muck" (usually played by Melvin Odoom).
  • DC Harry Batt (sometimes DI or DCI Harry Batt), a policeman with a broad Geordie accent (played by Ian Kirkby) who would address crimes in the Bungalow. One such example in when during a game of "That's the stuff" in which Dick, Dom or one of the regulars had to eat copious amounts of disgusting items, Dom replaced Garlic Mayonnaise with yoghurt. DI Batt uncovered this (in reality he was stitched up by a crew member) and for the rest of the series Batt would randomly appear to try and force Dom to consume mayonnaise. It wasn't until the very last episode where he gained success by forcing Dom to eat a mixture of disgusting foods.
  • Melvin Odoom, a breakdancer and a regular extra who played many characters and was referred to by Dick and Dom as "tomorrows star". He famously replaced Rachel Stevens on the first edition of Series 5 when she refused to take part in Creamy Muck Muck.

Controversy and criticism

In 2004 the programme was the subject of a reprimand by media watchdog Ofcom after a viewer complained that Dom's T-shirt with the slogan "Morning Wood" referred to a state of male sexual excitement (rather than (good) Morning (Dominic) Wood).[1]

On 17 January 2005 the programme was debated in parliament when Peter Luff (Conservative MP for Mid Worcestershire) attacked it for its "lavatorial" content.[2] Referring to the show's web site, he invited the Culture Secretary to "join me in playing How Low Can You Bungalow, a test to see your response to grossly embarrassing personal situations, largely of a lavatorial nature; Pants Dancers in the Hall of Fame, photos of children with underwear on their heads; Make Dick Sick, a game which I think speaks for itself; and finally Bunged Up, in which you play a character in a sewage system avoiding turtles' poos coming from various lavatories". He added, "Is that really the stuff of public service broadcasting?"

Additionally 40 people complained about the last episode of series 4. During the finale Richard McCourt was seen to give birth to a countless number of babies, though they were dolls covered in "muck muck".

No celebrities allowed

The main rule of 'da Bungalow' was that there were no celebrities allowed, except for Comic Relief. Celebrity Bungalow Heads included: Fearne Cotton, Chris Parker and Timmy Mallett.

The lack of celebrity was symbolised in earlier series by the presence of a minor, and often somewhat cult, celebrity, locked up in a cage in the dungeon of the Bungalow. In later series, the celebrity would sit in the attic. In both cases they would say nothing and often do nothing. Some people who have been in the cage or the attic include: Vince Earl, Sarah Greene, John Kettley, Hugo Myatt (as Treguard from Knightmare [1]), Su Pollard, Bodger and Badger and Peter Simon.

For the final series, however, this rule was changed, and five Bungalow Heads were joined by a Celebrity Bungalow Head.

The first celebrity to enter the Bungalow was Rachel Stevens. It seems, however, that she did not know what she was letting herself in for; she later stormed out when it was time for the finale of the show, Creamy Muck Muck: Muckversity Challenge.[3] Melvin Odoom had to take her place in the sketch, given that she obviously did not want to be covered in creamy muck muck. Reports suggest that Dick & Dom have banned Rachel Stevens from any live broadcast they do in the future.

List of celebrities

Comic Relief in Da Bungalow In order of appearance;

Pro Celebrity Bogies In order of appearance; (* indicates they won the game)

Series 5 In order of appearance;

Merchandise

  • Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow: Da Book 2006 (book)
  • Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow: Da Book 2007 (book)
  • Dick & Dom's Joke Book (book)
  • Dick & Dom's Guide to Life (book)
  • Dick and Dom's Mucktivity Book (book)
  • Dick & Dom's Doodle Book (book)
  • Dick & Dom's Stinky Sleepover Kit (book)
  • Dick and Dom Funfax (Funfax)
  • Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow: Muck-azine (released by DeAgostini)
  • Dick & Dom Birthday Cards (6 different cards)
  • Da Board Game (Bungalow board game)
  • Dick & Dom in da Bungalow Music CD (Audio CD - 2 discs)

DVD and Video releases

On 18 October 2004, a DVD and Video was released under the title Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow - The Dirty Norris Files. This contains several 'best of' clips from the third series of the show.

In Da Bloomsbury!

On 30 April 2006 Dick and Dom did a show for the charity Myeloma UK, [2], in the Bloomsbury Theatre, London There were two shows (one at 2pm and another at 5pm), which consisted of games from the show including the Outboard Motor Gob Game, Sloppy Ploppy Choosy Pops and the Cereal Race. The 5pm show was filmed and is available on DVD.

Related TV series/programmes

Diddy Dick and Dom on CBBC

After TMi each Saturday on BBC Two there is a 5mins program looking at some of the best clips from the original Diddy Dick and Dom . There are now regular repeats of the series on CBBC.

Harry Batt

The BBC brought back the Bungalow character Harry Batt in his own comedy series. A 30-minute pilot based around the fictitious policeman aired as part of the CBBC comedy showcase series Gina's Laughing Gear on 12 January 2007.

The Slammer

In August 2006, six months after the end of Da Bungalow, a new programme was announced that would feature some of the regular cast from the programme.

According to Broadcast magazine "The Slammer" would be a programme where "the inmates are performers incarcerated for crimes against creativity". Each week the governor, played by actor Ted Robbins, puts on a show where four novelty acts perform in front of a "parole board" of 50 children to determine which will be released. Celebrities with special skills are also being lined up to become performing inmates.

Around half of each 30-minute show is scripted as a sitcom starring the cast of Da Bungalow, headlined by Ian Kirkby who played policeman Harry Batt. Melvin O'doom, Lee Barnett and Dave Chapman also feature.

The Slammer was made in-house for a Friday afternoon slot on BBC One. It went into production in early September 2006, with the first broadcast on 22 September 2006. There was later a second series.

It Started With Swap Shop

Broadcast on 28 December 2006, the programme focused on the first four versions of the BBC's Saturday morning output so like The Saturday Show and TMi, Dick and Dom were not featured in their own section, however a small number of clips were show in the 'Back in Time' and 'Up to Date' compilations.

Basil's Swap Shop

Continuing from 'It Started With Swap Shop, the BBC brought back a loved favourite to be hosted by a puppet just as old. The major link was the continuing Bungalow-style comedy and constant contributor and 'presenter' Melvin O'Doom. Later on, it was presented by Barney Harwood instead of Melvin O'Doom

Chute!

From the same producer as Da Bungalow and The Slammer also came another series 'Chute'. It too followed the previous by similar jazzy title music and comedic values. Ross Lee is trapped down the Chute with various old BBC archive material which is played in some might say a clip show. Dick and Dom both made an appearance as celebrity guests in an episode of series 1.

The Legend of Dick and Dom

A sitcom began at the start of 2009, Friday 4.30pm BBC1.

The overview of the show is a plague breaks out and after the antidote is made Prince's Dick and Dom are the first (and last) people to be cured after breaking the potion jar. They are then banished until they've retrieved all the items needed to remake the antidote. To make things worse the ingredients are very hard to get eg. a piece of fruit from the Nehii Tribe, which is comprised of nothing but fruit-hating children. Other series regulars included Steve Furst of Little Britain fame.

It was discovered at the end of series 1 (aired on 27/03/2009) that the team have been collecting the ingredients for a potion curing athletes' foot. A second series was recorded and was first broadcast in March 2010.

Da Dick and Dom Dairies

A new show started on BBC2 in January 2009 which is a compilation of the best bits of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow and some brand new sketches from Dick and Dom and the original cast. Dick and Dom only feature minimally in new sketches, one at the start of the show and one at the end. They are shown now to be living in a posh big house and we are told that only a few of their treasured Bungalow possessions survived the Muck Muck explosion. These possessions include their "Dairiy" which the show is based on. New sketches include

  • Game or No Game in which Little Noely (a parody of Noel Edmonds played by Ian Kirkby who appeared in the Bungalow on two occasions) presents a parody of Deal or No Deal in order to determine whether or not a game will be shown or not. Little Noely invited viewers to pick one of two boxes. We are led to believe that if the "No Game" box is picked the show will end. If the "Game" box is picked the name of the game shown in the box is played.
  • Good Game Good Game Gamey Game Game in which parodies of Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly pick random cards each enlisting a game until a pair is found. The game which is the subject of the pair is subsequently shown, after "Bruce" says "What do we do with a pair?" and "Tess" says something like "Eat it!". For some reason in this feature Tess Daly is just a mini spinning cardboard cut out which talks with a gruff northern accent!
  • Batt Files in which Harry Batt interrogates former Bungalow Heads and relieves classic Bungalow moments. The Prize Idiot also features who we are now told is a Police Constable working for DI Batt.
  • Good Bungalows Go Bad Melvin O Doom features in a sketch in which he relieves some of his personal favourite Bungalow moments.

20 half-hour episodes of the show were produced and shown between January and February 2009 on CBBC on TWO in the mornings.

In the final episode, the Creamy Muck Muck finale was the final ever Muck Muck fight where the Bungalow exploded.

References

  1. ^ OFCOM Programme Complaints Bulletin, 20 September 2004 regarding 'Morning Wood'.
  2. ^ Parliament debate, criticism by Peter Luff MP
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (Sunday, September 11, 2005). "Rachel Stevens angered by Dick and Dom". Digitalspy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a24351/rachel-stevens-angered-by-dick-and-dom.html. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 

External links

Preceded by
The Saturday Show
Dick and Dom in da Bungalow
2002–2006
Succeeded by
TMi







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