YBF has been going since I can remember, it started in 1989 and apparent success has ensured it is still going to this day. It is produced by Granada and is currently shown on ITV1.
Being a very big fan of seeing stupid people get hit on the head with things I have always liked you've been framed. I love Harry Hill as well so his taking over from Lisa Riley is good news indeed.
However there is a limit to just how excited you can get with seeing endless footage of derr brains getting clunked and thumped, some genuine, some obviously staged. Each clip shown receives £250 to cover the shame of...well...appearing on you've been framed.
If you know what to expect then YBF can be a funny little distraction, it's on at about 6:30- 7 on a saturday so perfect for something not too heavy or engaging while you're getting ready for a night out.
During the advert break Harry invites us to guess what will happen next on a certain clip, where the first part is shown then the second part is revealed after the break. Ummm I think I might know whats going to happen...is the man going to fall over??? He Is?!?!? Well stone me I never would have thought it!!!
As long as you know what to expect YBF can be an amusing little diversion for half an hour, Harry Hill is a loveable scamp and always provides a cheeky bit of commentary for each clip.
In summary YBF is good for a laugh but hard to go over the top for, if you have kids they'll probably love it, and if you want something you can just switch into or switch off at the drop of a hat then YBF is the programme for you.
It always really amazes me that there are so many people holding camcorders and filming in the right place at the right time when people make silly mistakes or have accidents. Undoubtedly this show offering £250 for each clip they use has encouraged entrepreneurs to try and create and contrive their own scripted comical videos rather than just submit spontaneous ones. My friends and I when we were younger for example tried to imagine what we could do to cash in by capturing on tape one of us being hit by a football but we never did anything about it and so were not successful. Sometimes when a person has had a mishap I have heard those around him say "if only we had been filming, we could have posted the tape to You've Been Framed and made some money", I have said this to people myself in fact.
Despite this obviously a lot of the footage is genuine as some of the things that take place look like they could be pretty painful or even like serious injury could result from them and I wouldn't want to go through all that on purpose for just £250. Also there are a lot of videos from weddings where there is never a shortage of camcorders and also children doing silly things when parents are filming so they can look back in the future and have good memories.
Favourites are like I said from weddings during the ceremony and also at the reception afterwards, children singing or babies being cute, animals going crazy or exhibiting some kind of talent, cyclists, paddling pools with water also a sure fire way to see an accident or relatives having a mishap like sitting down and the chair collapsing.
Honestly although the occasional clip makes me laugh I think that once you have seen one of these shows you have seen them all, although in recent years the commentary by Harry Hill has added something different and he has a unique style for sure.
Often when I watch and someone crashes their bicycle or something I think "ooh" that must have hurt but at other times as long as the people are not seriously hurt I think it is ok to laugh, as after all sometimes if you have had an accident yourself after a while you are able to look back and laugh and remember they have probably received £250 or had a share of it anyway.
This programme has been around for a long time and I like it because there are some funny thing that happen on the clips that are shown and they make me kill laughing sometimes.
It is a programme where viewers send in their funny clips about accidents that have happened anywhere from at home to holidays and the clips last from a 30 seconds to a minute and sometimes longer, depending on where the funny part is because it has a build up to the main feature.
For every person who sends in a clip and it is shown on television they are given £250 and I think this has been the same amount from my memory because I once sent in a clip of my mother taken one Christmas day as she was just taking off a mother Christmas outfit off and as she took the outfit past her legs, her skirt came down with the outfit and I was in fits of laughter and I taped it with my video camera lol, it was my mothers reaction and her face at the time I thought would make a nice funny clip to use but they sent me the video back unused lol, I do not know why because I thought it was absolutely brilliant but they cannot have thought so, poor mummy lol.
The programme is aired on ITV 1 usually on Saturdays and at the moment it is presented by the comedian Harry Hill and he is a very funny man and perfect for the show.
It was first presented by Jeremy Beadle in 1990 and other presenters have been Jonathon Wilkes and Lisa Riley.
The voice over by these presents sound very funny as they add a little of what they are thinking and so makes it more interesting as they sometimes say watch for the man in the background etc and you then know where to look on the screen and sometimes they have an arrow pointing so you know which person they are talking about.
My favourite is Harry Hill as he is such good fun to listen to and with him being a comedian he knows how to do the job perfectly.
I do think now it does have a lot of the same thing over and over again, but one clip that has always stuck in my mind was one at a wedding and I think it was the mother of the bride staring at a guest and then pulling her finger towards her glaring for him or her to come directly to her to have the photo taken and I guess she would have been embarrassed when she saw the wedding video played back to her at home lol, I just thought it was hilarious to see that and her face being so innocent and it was probably her usual way of behaviour and her family probably wanted to send it to the show lol.
I do hope it was not any dooyoo members family lol, if so I think it was the best clip I have seen on the programme.
I rate it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
You've been framed first hit our screens on ITV back in 1990 and I can't believe it was that long ago but I guess I remember watching it regularly when I was younger. I have to admit I don't watch it too much any more but did used to and it was always a pretty good laugh from what I can remember. Jeremy Beadle used to be the host and in my opinion he was always pretty good value in whatever he did and added something to it. He also used to appear between clips so it fell like a proper show. Over the years the presenters have changed and now it's Harry Hill who I like but as far as I'm aware, although could be wrong he doesn't appear any more and he is really just a voice over. This takes a bit away from it for me as it is just a clip show and without seeing the host to break things up you can lose interest.
The idea for the show is simple and popular which is probably why it has remained on our screens for so long. Even if we don't admit I think we all secretly enjoy someone else's misfortune as long as we know they weren't hurt in the incident. I know if I'm in the sreet and trip there is always someone about who will snigger to themselves as it's just a natural reaction to do so. This is the idea for the show. Members of the public send in their home video clips featuring funny moments and unfortunate accidents like people falling off bikes or into ditches etc. As an incentive if their clip is shown on the show then they get £250 for their contribution.
I have always been of the opinion that some of these clips are real and submitted honestly and really are genuine, but it's hard enough to get something like that on camera and I couldn't help wondering at times whether some were fabricated to make them look real. I know that's quite a cynical view but that's sometimes what I thought. Having said that I think the vast majority of clips are very funny. However, with website such as You Tube growing by the day you have to think how long with this programme survive, although I guess if they are still paying for viewers to submit their videos then perhaps a fair while. My main concern is that it will go stale and the videos will cease to be original..
You've Been Framed.
You've been framed is a long standing programme shown on ITV and over the years has had a few presenters , though you don't see them just here their voices, anyway the show is made up of various home video clips sent in by Joe Public, they are rewarded with a payment for doing the deed and making a show of their nearest and dearest.
It is a show that complies these clips in to sections ... Kids, animals , falls, accidents and the scared groom fainting at the alter, it is like watching you tube with the best bits without having to spend hours searching for them , but if you are like me and enjoy a clip you will go and search for it just to get the link to send to friends who may of missed the show.
The show is narrated by Harry Hill at the moment and is full of funny comments, he is sure to make you laugh even if some of the clips do not tickle the funny bone.
Harry Hill in a way really makes the programme in my eyes as half of the clips I have seen over the recent weeks are ones that I have seen on other similar programmes or via a link in an email, so some of them to me have lost there "laughable quality " to me and i tend to sit there saying "seen it" like some bored teenager deciding on a dvd.
Although I have seen some of the clips my children , with whom I watch the show have not and to see them in fits of giggles is worth the repeat of the clips as i get a lot of enjoyment out of watching them split their sides with laughter.
Overall if you have not seen it , I do recommend it as it can be really funny and can set you up for a night on the town, because if i recall it is shown over the weekend so watching this before heading off out can really put you in the mood , and is also a great conversation starter on dull Monday morning in the office as you will sit and say to Miss Hungover "did you see that clip on you've been framed" they are bound to say "no" as they have been partying , so then you spend an hour searching for it and send the link then before you know it half the office will be laughing and it can be a real pick me up from the normal Monday morning blues.
Call me a bore, and humourless, if you like, but I don't find making a fool of other people funny. OK that is not strictly true.
I will admit that in places, I haven't been able to help myself being in guffaws at some of the antics on this programme.
If you haven't seen this programme, the producers invite the public to send in video tapes and home movies of those hilarious moments when things go wrong - the public would be (rightly so) paid for the clips to be shown. I haven't paid enough attention to the programme in recent years to know if contributors are still paid.
The trouble is, I associate this program too much with Beadle's About. I appreciate they are very different programs - Beadle deliberately went out to make a fool of people - this programme, in the former at least, sought to find clips of people who had, by accident or design, had made a fool of themselves. Latterly, it is clear that the programme shows clips of people making a fool of themselves by design - very well designed and though out in fact.
I hated Beadle's About - I felt the practical jokes amounted to bullying - I feel in some respect that You've Been Framed, is in a similar sense.
Give it a miss!
To be honest, its difficult to see the point in Youve Been Framed in the age of Youtube. The show consists entirely of viewer-generated clips of people falling onto their backsides, dancing pets, waterskiing accidents, kids performing silly antics and the like, and though its all rather tedious it can offer some brief, escapism, especially given that the show is now narrated by an offscreen Harry Hill, who offers up entertaining observations just like on his main show 'Harry Hill's TV Burp'. This improves the quailty of the show quite considerably, especially given the teethgrindingly unfunny segments offered up by previous presenters Lisa Riley and Jeremy Beadle.
Youve Been Framed is generally utterly mediocre, but occasioanlly a clip will pop up that gets the slapstick formula just right and will have you in fits of laughter. Theres also the obligatory game of 'spot the set-up', in which viewers try to identigy which clips were deliberaetely orchestrated by the participants in order to lay their hands on the £250 prive monney offered per clip.
Its an undemanding show that the whole family can enjoy, and as far as family clip shows go this is undoubtedly the best one. Pretty low-brow stuff all in all, but not without its appeal, especially given Harry Hill's well-made comedic observations. A guilty pleasure.
Once upon a time, You've Been Framed was a great show, but that time has passed considerably. In the mid-1990s, before I had access to the Internet, and chiefly, YouTube, it had a firm place on mine and many others' TV schedules, for it celebrated the inanity and idiocy of Britain's population. However, through numerous line-up changes, including Lisa Riley and, bemusingly, Harry Hill, it has become increasingly less relevant in an age where more unique and daring prat falls are a few mere clicks away.
The show has a very simple concept: you send in clips of people you know being idiots, and you'll be paid a variant sum (usually £250) for the clip. Back in the hey-dey, the show was a big hit, because there was nothing quite like it and it was a nice niche of harmless, silly entertainment. People would fall over and give themselves minor injuries in a multitude of silly ways, and it's safe to say that the ITV producers really had a goldmine on their hands, as it was clearly an absolute cakewalk to make.
However, speaking in 2009, the show has lost all of its groove. Perhaps it's that I'm now 21 and want something with more edge and "darkness" to it, but the show just doesn't deliver anything I haven't seen before. When I can watch a YouTube compilation of more brutal and original accidents than an entire series of this show offers, you know that the jig is up. Its family friendly orientation ultimately works against it, as it rests its laurels on the same slapstick-type gags, and has become a very worn concept indeed. I don't know anyone who still watches that, and given the opportunities of the Internet, why would you?
You been framed is a video clip show where viewers send in footage of something remotely funny and for this get £250. It is aired on itv 1 and is hosted by the hysterically witty Harry hill.
This show has been airing on TV for the last 20 years. I remember laughing till my ribs hurt as a 14 year old when the show first started and was presented by Jeremy Beadle the master of mishap TV. Since then presenters of the show have included Lisa Riley and Jonathan Wilkes. However I used to think that the links provided by the presenters were very cheesy and made the show even cheaper in appearance than what it already is.
producers seem to have realised this though, and so there is no back to studio interruptions in the new series. Instead they have enlisted the talented Harry Hill to commentate during the running of the clips and to me this is the only funny thing regarding this show.
Many of the mishap clips are obviously staged in order to try to earn a quick £250. These clips I find even more irritating than the rest. Also I find it incredible and always end screaming at the TV when a parent is filming a child who has just fallen or on the brink of falling. I end up getting myself into a bit of a state shouting put that stupid camera down and go see if your child is alright you idiot!!!!!!!
I think that generally the format of the show works well. Its just that after 20 years of seeing the same sort of clips of people falling over. I feel the show has nothing more to give. It is like hearing a really good joke, first time its funny but after hearing it time after time it becomes really irritating.
The only reason why it is still being watched in our house, is due to my 5 year old son who does not watch hardly any TV. as he is quite hyper. But as soon as you've been framed comes on he will sit and watch it in its entirety and be in kinks of laughter. So both me and my husband end up laughing. Not at the clips but at my sons reactions.
The only clips which I will never tire of is the baby clips, they are so cute. I love the clips where they show the mess over the baby's face after he's eaten. Or the ones where the baby is giggling uncontrollably. I think these clips are guaranteed to provoke a smile.
The one saving grace of this show is Harry Hill. his quips while the clips are running are worth tuning in to see. He is very witty and has certainly saved this long running show from going down the pan. However I would have to say taking everything into account that I really do believe that this show has had its day and should be sent to TV heaven.
you've been framed is currently being aired on a Saturday. Late afternoon. Which is the best time to put it on. As it settles the kids down and allows me time to get everything prepared for tea so we can all sit and watch the extravaganza that is the x factor later on in the evening.
I'm not sure why You've Been Framed has only got an average of 2 Dooyoo Stars out of 5! In it's current form I'd give it the full 5!
You've Been Framed is a clip-show that has been running since 1990 when it was hosted by the brilliant Jeremy Beadle right up until 1997.
I stopped watching when the truly awful Lisa Riley took over in 1998 and ruined the show. In 2004 they ditched having a presenter and I found that I could enjoy the show again without getting annoyed at the cr*p presenting of Lisa Riley and the dull and un-funny Jonathan Wilkes who only lasted a year on the show.
You've Been Framed! is now narrated by the genius Harry Hill. He has no screen time and this helps the clips run much more freely and I find that once I start to laugh it makes the rest of the clips even funnier! Harry Hill's narration is very witty and well written and this just makes the show even funnier!
For those of you that don't know, You've Been Framed! is a clip-show that is made up by videos that the public send them. If your clip is shown on the show you even get £250.
I'm not sure how people manage to capture all the funny moments and it must just be luck that they were filming when something funny happens. Sometimes the clips are quite obviously set-up and it's a little annoying that they are included. On the few occasions that I watched when Lisa Riley was presenting, there seemed to be a lot more "staged" clips but now there doesn't seem to be as many as video cameras are much more accessible now so more people film things.
A lot of people think that You've Been Framed! is past it's sell-by-date but I think that Harry Hill has saved the show and I'm glad that it is still on on a Saturday afternoon. The show is only 30 minutes long so if you don't like it, watch something else and stop complaining!
I like this show as you don't really have to pay attention to it. It's really funny, Harry Hill is great and what is funnier than home videos of cats fighting, kids falling into ponds and men getting hit in the balls!?
If you're like me and like to laugh at people getting hurt, then You've Been Framed! is the show to keep you entertained!
My favourite clips include...
Kids falling over.
People dancing when drunk.
Old women falling off chairs.
Accidents involving bikes.
Anything with cats.
&... Men getting hit where it hurts!
You've been framed is a TV program that played funny clips submitted by the viewers at home usually of people hurting themselves or falling over or funny clips of animals and kids too sometimes. The show has a simple format of clip after clip with talking commentary and laughter tracks over the top of each one.
The show used to be presented by Lisa Riley who did a really good job of it I thought however it stopped for a while before coming back being presented by Harry Hill who I like in his own show but not as much in this one.
The clips are not always funny either, a lot of them do make me laugh but after years of viewing this program it's a kind of seen it all thing. I know what's coming and so its not that funny, in fact when you watch an episode I do think a lot of the clips are just re used and that's probably because they have to fork out £250 for each clip any way.
The program is on Saturday nights before Harry Hills own TV burp so its kind of a good hour of Harry Hill iv your watching ITV on a Saturday night. I don't always watch this one but its usually on and I can stand it although it doesn't have me laughing out loud any more like it used to.
After being aired on our TV screens for 20 years now you've been framed is still ticking, banging out clip after clip of embarassing moments of the great british public. Personally I strongly feel that the show is a complete set up, and many people around the world are setting up acts that seem painful to aquire £250 that You've been framed more than happily pays out.
A lot of people now on you've been framed set up shelf acts in which the shelf falls down, and can somebody please tell me what is so funny about a shelf falling down?
Regardless of whether it is being commentated on by a TV comedian legend, 80% of the clips shown on you've been framed aren't funny!
They consist of shelves falling and grown men falling over. Occasionally there will be a ice breaker that lift's the mood but it dosen't make the fact that the previous video's and clips are terrible any better!
Recently (when there was nothing else on of interest) I sat and watched an episode of You've been framed and am more suprised at how it has changed from back in the day. It now seems to feature children and animals more frequently than usual, and then when the focus shift's it goes on to old women falling over .etc.
It may be just for people on a saturday night having a laugh, but for day to day watching it isn't very entertaining as a whole show.
Yes I admire the fact that they have tried something different by showing the embarrassment of the public, however the simple thing is this - It just dosen't work!
The Point of the show is?
Too many fools trying to make a quick buck.
Why on earth is this still on TV!
This program is meant to be lots of 'funny' moments sent in by viewers who then get £250 if it is used, you know the type of moments where you find it that funny that you 'wish you had a camera' - well guess what these people do!
However, half of the moments are far from funny. You can tell that they have been set up to try and make some money. For me the fact that the producers allow these to appear on the programme just shows that most people do not tend to have their camera to hand for those 'funny' moments.
This programme has been going for years. When it first came out it was hosted by Jeremy Beadle in front on an audience and allocated prime time on a Saturday evening and yes it was funny. However, over the years they have got rid of the host (had others in the meantime), got rid of the audience and it is put on to what I can only describe as fill the blank TV moments.
The videos often get repeated and you can tell they are repeated as they are so old. The types of videos are the same as are the categories. You have the wedding category, this usually involves one of the bridal party fainting during the vows, help written on the bottom of the shoes of the groom or the bride crying that much that you cannot hear her. Then you have the bad dancing relative - one of those funny moments where you needed to be there?
The other categories are children and some of these can be funny but they are few and far between, pets same as with the children can be funny. Then you have what I call the on purpose moments - you know the ones were someone 'accidently' does something that really should hurt or break something but gets up and laughs. Great way to make £250 I suppose.
I am sure there are many people out there who enjoy it - but for me it should be where most ancient things are - in the archives where it should remain.
Am I one of the only people who actually misses Jeremy Beadle? Jeremy was the man who really sold the show to me. Despite his onscreen image as a bit of a prankster, he was a very intelligent and humble man offscreen who did a lot of charity work. This is partly why I found his presenting so appealing, as he was so affable. Nowadays we get the voice over from Harry Hill, which is fine, though it it doesn't feel quite the same.
The format of the show is simple enough. Members of the public send in their video clips of hilarious mishaps and get paid £250 if their clip is shown. The show runs for half an hour and usually has an ad break in the middle.
What can I expect?
People fainting at weddings, cats leaping off tables, people falling over, accidents in go karts, men in gardens being macho then ending up in hedges, you get the idea.
The introduction of Lisa Riley was a faux pas a few years back. Lisa's jovial manner was fine, though she looked out of her comfort zone and appeared to be doing it as a side-line, a little money spinner. She lacked the presence of Beadle and the wit of Harry Hill, who took over from her.
The show used to make me laugh, but now cynical old me just finds it poor. Maybe there are only so many times you can laugh at Dawn falling down a step. I am sure to the familes who send them in, the clips are positively hysterical, but to the casual viewer, the show does little more than remind me what a nation of bufoons we are. The fact we are cheap enough to want the nation to see us make fools of ourselves, for the princely sum of £250, is also quite demeaning.
On the plus side, the show passes a few minutes and the clips with animals are amusing, as they clearly have not been faked. I would like to see the show return with a studio host. I am thinking Tom Baker, who would command a sophisticated and discerning audience.
You've Been Framed can either be described as a very popular and successful ITV clip show or as the reason for the fall in standards in the western culture. It certainly isn't the most high-brow show on television, so why has it managed to remain successful for so long?
If you are like me, then when you see a child fall off his bike or an old woman fall over in the street then your first inclination is to laugh. If you laugh and then want to kick yourself for not having a video camera to record the incident, then you are probably going to like You've Been Framed. I expect You've Been Framed was one of the first shows when footage that would otherwise has laid dormant in the box in the attic for many years was made available to TV companies. In the 80's many people started to purchase their own video cameras, mostly to record their family's special days - wedding, birthdays and christenings.
What tended to happen was one member of the family got very drunk, one may have been too big for a chair or you might have bought some duff candles. That footage of people falling over on a dancefloor, people with plastic chairs stuck to their arses and babies trying to blow out candles was then sent off to You've Been Framed and that individual was then presented with a cheque for £250.
You've Been Framed is basically a clips show and is probably the cheapest show to make on TV. Various videos of varying quality are shown one after the other under a catch-all theme to music. It can be very funny and you do end up getting drawn into the programme, especially if its [people falling off motorbikes or fat old drunk people falling off of swings that they should never have got on in the first place.
The show is currently 'hosted' (voice-overed) by Harry Hill, but in the past Lisa Riley and Jeremy Beadle (god rest his mortal soul) have had a go. In the old days Beadle had an audience and invited the people involved in the videos themselves on to talk about how wet they got when they fell in the lake. This was quickly changed when he left to Lisa Riley and canned laughter. When Lisa Riley became too much to look at, then she was sacked and Hill got the gig.
He does a reasonable job, mostly talking with a mock-interested voice and taking the mickey out of the sad saps to have sent the videos in. In fact, there have been so many episodes of You've Been Framed over the years, it's hard to imagine that there's anyone left in the UK who hasn't been on it. It's quite the reverse though, as I know of no one who has ever been on You've Been Frames.
So whatever your opinion, You've Been Framed is popular and bridges the gap between the football scores and the ITV Saturday afternoon news.