My new Phonecall album…

by Robert Popper on September 3, 2014 · 2 comments

Here it is – ‘The Timewaster Phonecalls’…

As you know, I’m fond of the occasional silly phone call. Well, way back between around 1996 and 2000, I used to call up the brilliant London (and now national) radio station, LBC, and well, muck about.

I’ve posted a couple of these calls before, but decided to do a sort of album thingy of lots of the calls for you all to enjoy/not enjoy. Anyway, here they are…

Track Listing:

1. Putting Up Shelves
2. Knock Knock
3. Coughing
4. Lady Di
5. Lionel Blair’s Turkey Sandwich
6. Reading from a Gardening Book
7. Iceland
8. 29 Stone Man
9. Apricots & Peaches
10. Pieter Carp
11. Stung by a Wasp
12. Coronation Street’s Terry Duckworth
13. Onion Soup

Enter the Sandman

by Robert Popper on August 24, 2014 · 0 comments

Warning: May contain terror.

A friend of mine, Alex Godfrey emailed me with the following message: “I just went to an odd little thing in a little park called the Clerkenwell Festival. Bands, bouncy castle, dog show, jumble sale. As I was leaving with a friend we came across this very strange and kind of scary little table with a cardboard machine on it, and these two terrifying dolls on the grass in front. Some little kids came along to look at it and the man at the table asked me to pour a bag of sand into the machine…”

What happened next seriously freaked him out. But luckily Alex found a clip online of these dolls in action. Enjoy.

Such a subtle movie trailer

by Robert Popper on August 20, 2014 · 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but I want to go and see this film right now.

Thanks to @linopolis for this horror. Actually, while you’re all here, you might as well go and see this one too…

Cheers to TheAliciaKraft for this extra horror.

If only Tupac were here now…

by Robert Popper on August 19, 2014 · 0 comments

This is just so great. A kinda gentle, and (and kinda terrible) Irish rap tribute to Tupac.

Props to Keiran Goddard and Simon Wroe for this gem.

The dance routine to end all dance routines

by Robert Popper on August 17, 2014 · 0 comments

I was flicking through the ‘stranger’ TV channels the other night, and instantly got glued to this crazy show. It seemed to be coming from a living room somehwere, and involved lots of dancing. Anyway, when this chap came on, I… well, watch it for yourself. And make sure you don’t miss the excellent jump at 1:45.

Somehow this isn’t Tim and Eric

by Robert Popper on August 9, 2014 · 1 comment

Such lovely levels of awful…

Prancercise is back!

by Robert Popper on August 7, 2014 · 1 comment

And it’s bigger and badder than ever…

If you remember this, then you’ll go crazy for this…

This woman can talk to cats

by Robert Popper on July 17, 2014 · 4 comments

Yes, cats. She can talk to cats. In cat language. To cats. She can talk to cats. (Oh – about their testicles).

Big miaows to @lawrencearabia.

In the late 1980’s, my cousin gave me a cassette that instantly became an obsession of mine. It was a tape, compiled by a UK record company – and made purely for internal use – featuring the worst songs they’d ever been sent from the thousands of demo tapes they received each year.

There were no details of any of the ‘artists’, and it’s all quite mysterious, but as someone who has heard loads of terrible demo tape complilations, this one is definitely the best/worst. Get ready for the dullest rendition of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, a spooky lady singing about ‘Alfreston’ while playing the organ, and the genuinely terrifying end track, ‘All the People With the Money’. By the way, I lost the tape years ago and thought all hope was lost, until my buddy Peter Serafinowicz found it last week in a box in his office. We celebrated with a listen and a good ole sing-a-long. Hope you guys sing along too…

Here it is on Mixcloud.

Friday Night Dinner – Ep 2 : ‘The Fox’

by Robert Popper on June 26, 2014 · 6 comments


I’m really excited about this week’s episode – ‘The Fox’. Without too many spoilers, it’s all about the boys finding dad hiding a dead fox in the freezer, and how they keep mum from seeing it. It was definitely the script I enjoyed writing the most, and I can’t wait for you folk to see it. Hopefully it’s completely agonising (in a good way) to watch, as dad gets into some truly awful situations.

The cast are particularly fantastic in this ep, but this week’s show is really all about dad, and once again, Paul Ritter does not disappoint. I do hope he gets the recognition he really deserves (hint: awards). He’s a real one-off.

Here’s a clip.

Anyway, that’s all. Hope you like.