Paul Chuckle Blasts CBBC's ChuckleVision Snub On Twitter
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.... which is exactly what happened to Paul Chuckle recently following a CBBC tweet ranking the channel's best programmes.
The surviving Chuckle Brother took to Twitter in protest and accused CBBC of disrespecting him and his siblings after the children's broadcaster released a chart ranking 30 of its most famous shows over the past 30 years.
Sadly, ChuckleVision - the show Paul starred in alongside his brother Barry, who passed away in 2018 - was placed in the 'mid-tier' list towards the bottom of the pile.
"Did we get it right?" asked CBBC in the text accompanying the tweet, to which Paul angrily responded: "No actually you didn't in my opinion @cbbc get it right #Chucklevision 294 episodes over 21 years."
He added the hashtag #GetVoting to further emphasise his point.
When asked to clarify his comments, 71-year-old Paul later added: "They dumped us without comment or even letting us know ten years ago so I wasn't surprised to be honest that @cbbc would do this."
While shows such as Horrible Histories, Get Your Own Back, 50:50 and The Sarah Jane Adventures all ranked highly in the 'top tier', ChuckleVision was left adrift at the bottom of the pile.
This prompted a barrage of furious responses from all over Twitter, leaping to Paul's defence and demanding to know why the long-running show was not considered worthy of legendary status.
No actually you didn't in my opinion @cbbc get it right #Chucklevision 294 episodes over 21 years #GetVoting https://t.co/QXT4HZn117
- Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) August 21, 2019
"I think @cbbc is trolling us, knowing full well that putting Chucklevision in the mid-table would break the British millennial internet," claimed one user.
Another added: "Paul sir, I'm a grandad, and you have 3 generations of this family saying 'to me, to you' and 'oh dear'. There's no other CBBC show that can claim that stat, and not just my my brood. My very best to you. And @cbbc who else in your top tier has a special BAFTA? Sort it out!"
Strong words indeed.
Even the BBC itself got in on the act, with the official 5Live account tweeting its support directly to CBBC: "This is outside our usual remit but you're comparing Chucklevision to a side struggling for survival when it should be a multiple Premier League champion"
With a career spanning three decades, a BAFTA and a set of catchphrases that will live on in British slang forevermore, it's obvious that Paul and Barry are total legends, and no mere chart can take that away from them.
LADbible has contacted CBBC for comment.
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