Don't Feed the Gondolas

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Don't Feed the Gondolas
Genre Comedy, satire
Written by Seán Moncrieff
Directed by Colm Crowley
Presented by Brendan O'Connor (2000-2001)
Seán Moncrieff (1997-2000)
Starring Eddie Bannon
Des Bishop
Dara Ó Briain
Brendan O'Connor
Kevin McAleer
Patrick McDonnell
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
Producer(s) Colm Crowley
Location(s) RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30-35 minutes
Distributor RTÉ
Original network Network 2
Original release 1 December 1997 – 26 March 2001

Don't Feed the Gondolas is an Irish comedy panel show, that ran for four series on Network 2 between 1997 and 2001. The show was hosted by Seán Moncrieff and the longest-serving panellists were Brendan O'Connor and Dara Ó Briain.

The name of the show is attributed to a remark made by a Wicklow County Councillor, Jimmy Miley, during a meeting regarding Blessington Lake. When the meeting proposed putting a gondola on the lake, he remarked: "That's all very well, but who's going to feed it?" [1]

A running gag of the show, whereby the host Seán Moncrieff would make prank calls under the alias 'Monica Loolly' and claim to be from a small town in Galway named Ahascragh.


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