Remotely Funny

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Remotely Funny
Remotely Funny title card.png
Genre
Directed by Joe Grace
Neil Baldock
Presented by
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 35
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Helen Soden
  • Hugh Lawton
Producer(s)
  • Erin McPartland (series producer)[1]
  • Findlay McRae
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Twenty Twenty Kids
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBBC
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 13 February 2017 (2017-02-13) – present

Remotely Funny is a British children's game show hosted by Sara Forsberg. The show is produced by Twenty Twenty Kids for CBBC.[2] The show features three children from across the United Kingdom connected remotely via webcam competing in various challenges to win points known as 'Samojis'.[3] The series began on 13 February 2017.[3]

Format[edit]

In each episode, there are three contestants (except for the Sibling Special) who take part in games, activities and quizzes to win points known as 'Samojis'. Host Sara Forsberg can also give out 'Samojis' for doing something funny or any other reason. The winner wins a Remotely Funny jumper. The runners up win Remotely Funny merchandise, like a memory stick or highlighter.

Rounds[edit]

Between rounds, Forsberg will also ask a contestant a question about their family.

  • "Bedroom Bonanza": Forsberg will read out a description of an item like 'something you would never want to give away' and the contestants must race to find something matching that description in their bedroom. The first person back wins 3 of her 'priceless' Samojis. She may also give Samojis to people that chose something good, so if the description was 'something you would bring on a desert island' and someone brought a water bottle, they would get an extra Samoji.
  • "Toilet Takedown": In the first part, Forsberg will read a trivia question like 'How many toilets does Wembley Stadium have?'. The contestant must writer their answer on toilet paper, the contestant with the closest answer wins. In the second part, Forsberg will show the contestants a video on LooTube (a wordplay on YouTube) and ask a question asking what they think is going to happen next. The first person that flushes the toilet gets to answer.
  • "Food Flash": Forsberg shows the contestant a picture of a Finnish food dish, then the contestants must then make the food dish they saw. The winner is the contestant's dish is closest to the actual dish. The contestants must also use ruskeakastike, a Finnish gravy and one of Forsberg's favourite foods. They can also win a bonus Samoji if they get their parents to try it.
  • "Kitchen Lol-lympics": Introduced in Series 2.
  • "Meet the Family (Remotely Funny Families)": The contestant's parents must finish the lyrics to a famous song or use pedometers and get the most steps while dancing. These are then looped repeatedly.
  • "The Decider (Say What You See Moji):" Forsberg shows the contestants a set of 'see mojis', representing a catchphrase, a movie or something else. The contestants must work out what they represent. Then Forsberg reveals the winner.

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120[3]13 February 2017 (2017-02-13)10 March 2017 (2017-03-10)
215[3]26 February 2018 (2018-02-26)16 March 2018 (2018-03-16)

Series 1 (2017)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Director
11"Italy[4]"Joe Grace13 February 2017 (2017-02-13)

Contestants: Charlotte from Tyne and Wear, Alex from Eastbourne and Catriona from Glasgow.

Winner: Charlotte
22"Finland"Joe Grace14 February 2017 (2017-02-14)

Contestants: Leonie from Devon, Hope from County Durham and Molly from Aberdeen.

Winner: Leonie
33"Netherlands"Joe Grace15 February 2017 (2017-02-15)

This episode is a sibling special
Contestants: Ioan & Nate from Hampshire, Molly & Eloise from Bedfordshire and Karim Zeroual & Lianne from London.

Winners: Molly & Eloise
44"China"Joe Grace16 February 2017 (2017-02-16)

Contestants: Maisie from Chester, Aman from North West London and Bridie from Derbyshire.

Winner: Bridie
55"Brazil"Joe Grace17 February 2017 (2017-02-17)

Contestants: Zayd from Essex, Erin from Liverpool and Ewan from Nottinghamshire.

Winner: Erin
66"Denmark"Joe Grace20 February 2017 (2017-02-20)

Contestants: Eve from the Scottish Borders, Katja from Hertfordshire and Amy from County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

Winner: Amy
77"India"Joe Grace21 February 2017 (2017-02-21)

Contestants: Tyger from Tyne and Wear, Rocco from Surrey and Amy from Birmingham.

Winner: Tyger
88"Poland"Joe Grace22 February 2017 (2017-02-22)

Contestants: Jessica from County Down in Northern Ireland, Matthew from County Durham and Emma from Dorset.

Winner: Emma
99"Greece"Joe Grace23 February 2017 (2017-02-23)

Contestants: Finley from Cornwall, Alice from Gloucestershire and Radzi Chinyanganya from Wolverhampton.

Winner: Finley
1010"Austria"Joe Grace24 February 2017 (2017-02-24)

Contestants: Mia from Surrey, Jenson from Hertfordshire and Jess from County Durham.

Winner: Jess
1111"Sweden"Joe Grace27 February 2017 (2017-02-27)

Contestants: Kiki from Bristol, Fraser from Norwich and Nasser from Eastbourne.

Winner: Kiki
1212"Russia"Joe Grace28 February 2017 (2017-02-28)

Contestants: Josh from Leicester, Sophie from Newcastle and Shanai from East London.

Winner: Josh
1313"England"Joe Grace1 March 2017 (2017-03-01)

Contestants: Morgan from Aberdeenshire, Sofia from Bristol and Ollie from Bristol.

Winner: Ollie
1414"Scotland"Joe Grace2 March 2017 (2017-03-02)

Contestants: Freddie from Brighton, Yasmin from Merseyside and Tristan from Stoke-on-Trent.

Winner: Yasmin
1515"Spain"Joe Grace3 March 2017 (2017-03-03)

Contestants: Deanna from Bradford, Mia from Berkshire and Ben Shires from Yorkshire.

Winner: Ben Shires
1616"Japan"Joe Grace6 March 2017 (2017-03-06)

Contestants: Laura from Glasgow, Matthew from Middlesex and Farah from Surrey.

Winner: Matthew
1717"Hawaii"Joe Grace7 March 2017 (2017-03-07)

Contestants: Arwen from Lincolnshire, Daniel from Hartlepool and Axelle from Basingstoke.

Winner: Arwen
1818"Thailand"Joe Grace8 March 2017 (2017-03-08)

Contestants: Harry from Glasgow, Thea from Northampton and Eve from Huddersfield.

Winner: Thea
1919"Germany"Joe Grace9 March 2017 (2017-03-09)

Contestants: Manon from Derbyshire, Madeleine from Hertfordshire and Rion from London.

Winner: Madeleine
2020"France"Joe Grace10 March 2017 (2017-03-10)

Contestants: Jennifer from the Scottish Borders, Stella from Leicestershire and Rowan from Glasgow.

Winner: Jennifer

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Director
11"Brokenwind"Neil Baldock26 February 2018 (2018-02-26)

Contestants: Grace from the West Midlands, Molly from Middlesbrough and Rhys Stephenson from East London.

Winner: Grace
22"Lost"Neil Baldock27 February 2018 (2018-02-27)

Contestants: Ayana from Leicester, Zeph from Plymouth and Olivia from North London.

Winner: Olivia
33"Nether Wallop"Neil Baldock28 February 2018 (2018-02-28)

Contestants: Emma from Essex, Marius from Edinburgh and Rosie from South London.

Winner: Rosie
44"Donkey Town"Neil Baldock1 March 2018 (2018-03-01)

Contestants: Ashley from North London, Freddie from Lincolnshire and Grish from Warwickshire.

Winner: Ashley
55"Ugley"Neil Baldock2 March 2018 (2018-03-02)

Contestants: Tabby from Hertfordshire, Lyle from Glasgow and Shazia from North London.

Winner: Tabby
66"Giggleswick"Neil Baldock5 March 2018 (2018-03-05)

Contestants: Megan from Fife, David from Hertfordshire and Naiara from Edinburgh.

Winner: Naiara
77"Trump Street"Neil Baldock6 March 2018 (2018-03-06)

Contestants: Rhys from Norfolk, Lucy from Surrey and Paddy & Matt from Got What It Takes?

Winners: Paddy & Matt
88"Scratchy Bottom"Neil Baldock7 March 2018 (2018-03-07)

Contestants: Yvie from Devon, Gregor from Rochford and Michelle from Newport.

Winner: Michelle
99"Ramsbottom"Neil Baldock8 March 2018 (2018-03-08)

Contestants: Ariana from Wiltshire, Scarlett from Edinburgh and Emma from Hertfordshire.

Winner: Ariana
1010"Dull"Neil Baldock9 March 2018 (2018-03-09)

Contestants: Libby from Lancashire, Joe from Cornwall and Amelia from East Lothian.

Winner: Joe
1111"Deans Bottom"Neil Baldock12 March 2018 (2018-03-12)

Contestants: Alisha from London, Eve from Manchester and Ricky Martin from Art Ninja.

Winner: Eve
1212"Barton in the Beans"Neil Baldock13 March 2018 (2018-03-13)

Contestants: Aadya from London, Evan from West Lancashire and Kirsty from Surrey.

Winner: Kirsty
1313"Great Snoring"Neil Baldock14 March 2018 (2018-03-14)

Contestants: Lara from Buckinghamshire, Harley from Manchester and Aimee from Yorkshire.

Winner: Lara
1414"Splott"Neil Baldock15 March 2018 (2018-03-15)

Contestants: Lola from Berkshire, Theo from Devon and Beth from County Durham.

Winner: Beth
1515"Mumbles"Neil Baldock
Helen McGrath
16 March 2018 (2018-03-16)

Contestants: Nerys from South Wales, Dylan from Cornwall and Hacker T. Dog from Wigan.

Winner: Dylan

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08fr5j0
  2. ^ "CBBC orders webcam gameshow". c21media.net. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "BBC - Remotely funny - Media Centre". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fjw89k/remotely-funny--s1-e1-italy