Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: January 17, 2020
Youtube Publication Date: January 17, 2020
Please Welcome a Man
Who is sick and tired of dealing with all the rubbish his daughter is bringing home.
Richard Herring’s Levitating Saucepan Trampoline Podcast
I was hanging out at Butter Cross just before the show. I was trying to dismantle it and take it to Cranbury Park. But all the locals got together and forced me to leave it where it was. I had to make my a replica. The people who stopped me…
Guest Best Known
For playing Peter in The Weirdos Comedy Club reproduction of the film Hook.
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Member Member Note Unnamed suggested that Robin Williams play Del Boy in a remake of Only Fools and Horses, which would also feature RH as Grandad
Do you ever get confused with *another person with the same name as guest*?
*RH mentions that the other John Kearns was 95 at the time of his death.* Ninety-five? No, what – no one knew who he was? *Conversation wanders when JK asks RH what he would want played at his funeral.*
Where do you get your crazy ideas from?
Oh, I knew it was coming. I knew that was coming. I don’t think you’ve seen me do a show.
If you could take one item from any museum or art gallery – and you’re allowed to take it home with you – in the world, what would you take?
I’ve worked at two museums. Natural History Museum. *RH makes reference to a large dinosaur.* Well, that’s on tour. Dippy the diplodocus – that’s on tour. It’s not in the main hall anymore. The blue whale is there now. And I worked at the Science Museum in a full-sized replica of Wallace and Gromit’s house. 2008 the Intellectual Property Office wanted to get more people interested in if they had an idea, getting the IP on it. So they spent two million pounds building a full-sized replica of Wallace and Gromit’s house because he was an inventor. And then the idea was kids came in and learned about intellectual property. *RH asks whether Aardman Animations sued.* No, Aardman were there. I met Nick Park. And you know who I let in for free one day? Raymond Briggs. He came up to the desk – and I love Raymond Briggs. Oh, I love him. Big fan. Big fan. I traced – when I was twelve – I traced with a Biro the entire Father Christmas book. And then I bought a folder and, like, had it bound. And then I showed my mum, yeah? And she saw the first page, and you know he says, “Bloomin’ Christmas?” She said, “Why do you have to make him swear?” So I tippexed out all the “bloomin’s”. *RH suggests that Raymond Briggs approached JK to reproach him about the intellectual property theft in tracing his book.* I wasn’t selling it. No, yeah, but I let him in. He was with his grandson. And I was like, “Yeah, man, you go in. You go in.” And they had the original sets. I’d speak to the kids. *RH reproaches JK for not dressing up as Wallace or Gromit while on the job.* What, on all fours? How would I speak to them? He doesn’t speak. I don’t know. They had to draw an idea and then I’d pin it on a kind of… What character would I be? *RH accuses JK of being out of place in a place he shouldn’t be.* What do you mean, shouldn’t be? I worked there? It’s in the Science Museum. They didn’t build a house in the middle of a neighbourhood. Well, I had to wear black trousers and a red polo top – with their faces emblazoned. And it said, “Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Ideas.” And the idea was you got kids to come up with ideas and then you pin them on a, like a thing that went around the whole museum. And they watched it and it was like, yeah those ideas are going to Wallace. *RH pushes the notion that Wallace should have been hosting, rather than JK.* Well, they were plasticine; there was the garden – and there was green plasticine. The idea was that they could make little trees. *RH asks again what JK would take from the Science Museum.* Oh, was that the question? I don’t know – Wallace and Gromit’s house. There we go. Yeah, Stephenson’s Rocket. Drive around in that with your coffin. Do you know, Stephenson’s Rocket killed an MP. *RH notes that the MP in question was William Huskisson.* Yeah, wow. You did know that. But it didn’t go that fast.
Recorded at the Theatre Royal Winchester.
This is JK’s second appearance.
RH mentions possibly having been considered for nomination for a CBE.
Episode makes references to the previous interview with actor Richard E. Grant. At the request of Grant’s team that episode was not released.
RH describes himself as having been “genuinely brilliant” during the Ricky Wilson interview.