TFI Millionaire wank-fest

I’m late to the party, but I’ve just watched the first episode of the ‘return’ of the once iconic music and chat show ‘TFI Friday’.

Sigh.

Oh. My. God.

What’s with all the old people? I mean, not just old people, but old millionaires. It’s a millionaires’ wank-fest.

So, there on stage was U2. An old man’s band, all exceedingly rich and all in their mid to late 50s. And all completely out of touch with the youth of today, playing instead to an audience that ideally should be made up of a thousand Jeremy Clarksons.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Take That were there. Another set of really old granddads who also happened to be millionaires.

Bloody hell. Now who’s that being interviewed? Well, it’s another old person and millionaire, comedian Steve Coogan. He’s the one that does Alan Partridge, and in real life moans about things like a whiney socialist.

Thinking about it, most people on this first TFI Friday are millionaire socialists and old. And out of touch with modern culture.

They did have somebody in who was not as old as them. In fact she was about the right age to be any of these old fellas’ daughter. It was the young millionaire actress Saoirse Ronan who was there getting paid to advertise her latest whatever it was that she was appearing in. Oh yes, it was that Suffragette film.

Was there anything else in the first episode of TFI Friday that I missed? Not really. I spied in the audience some of Chris Evans’ other millionaire friends and ex wives who are also millionaires. Okay, they were all mingled in with members of the proletariat who had been herded in to try to make the set look hip and modern and Top of the Pops style trendy.

In keeping with the original TFI Friday series which promoted the idea that fun could not be had without everybody being drunk or stoned, once again all the millionaires were sitting there holding on to their alcohol and making loud annoying drunk-people noises to order.

All in all I guess it was aimed more at the Radio 2 audience than the original TFI Friday ever was. Today’s TFI Friday is what dad and granddad watch whilst modern youth are busy with today’s stuff on Youtube and Snapchat and would never dream of watching TFI Friday.



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