It’s the show that makes it’s own rules. It may just be the most daftest, most crazy, most unpredictable show on tv now or ever!
Celebrity status seems to be everything at the moment, but every week, 4 people in a business that one bad move could end your career, they don’t care, the more civilised equivalent version of ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’?
I’d be surprised if the show was scripted, even more surprised if the questions used on ‘Shooting Stars’ had a definitive ‘true’ or ‘false’ to them before they were asked. Four or five times Vic and Bob flip between the answer is a strong possibility. I remember watching it when I was 10 or so, it didn’t make sense then, and I watched the latest series and nothing has changed, it really is 30 minutes of improv with fixed sketches and routines in-between.
I think it’s because like a lot of times in life, you just need to escapism, some choose soaps, some choose comedy, some choose action, it’s all yarn at the end of the day, but you can find solace in it. With great prizes like a bike that caught on fire, or a camel on a rope… But no camel… Merely rope.
Sometimes you need that random, crazy humour, not everyone “gets” Shooting Stars or The Mighty Boosh dish out. You just can’t help but think what the hell?