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Collected Item: “Carrot in a box”

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Carrot in a box

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Video from 8 Out of Ten Cats Does Countdown

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During Lockdown in the search for routine and some sort of normality, usually my weekdays finish with ABC News at 7pm followed by 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown at 7:30. Being a news snob I have always watched ABC, but recently 8 out of 10 Cats has become a new daily routine that provides regular humour relief from a bleak day inside. Hosted by Jimmy Carr and filled with stupidity as well as 'play-at-home' Countdown gameshow rounds, I have really fallen in love with it. The show is reliable, positive and immature, three things that are hard to come by at the moment. Further to that a pipe dream of mine is to one day live in the UK, and with borders closing until the end of 2021 that feels like a very long pipe, but getting to watch it even now makes me feel like maybe I'll watch it with a cup of tea in London somewhere. This particular clip was one of the funnier things I've ever seen on TV, let alone on this show, and made a mediocre night watching TV a conversational piece about a carrot in a box.

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#countdown, #sean, #jon, #jimmy, #carrot, #box, #panel, #comedy, #london, #england, #gameshow, #panel, #sbs

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp04HZDCELw&ab_channel=Channel4

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Channel 4

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2020-09-28
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