Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Anyone remember the BBC VT coffee cup?

Way back in the Middle Ages of TV, when VTR meant proper big expensive machines, there was a running gag in the Christmas specials, based on the VT coffee cup moving around the world in 80 cuts - I'm sure it's out there on YouTube somewhere.

The gag lives on across the pond: here's how the NBC 'Tonight' show has moved from the reign of HM Jay Leno I to HM Conor O'Brien. (This a big deal over there). It's worth watching just for the scale of ambition,

If the Embed doesn't work (I've found it temperamental) the html page link is here