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'You look like a Supply Teacher!'

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BertieBassett2, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Thus spoke Noel Fielding to Joe Wilkinson on last night's 'Bake Off: An Extra Slice'. Now, of course I laughed, but did wonder why Noel chose to compare Joe to a supply teacher rather than, say, a Geography teacher? What does a supply teacher look like? I've posted it here rather than on the Supply forum as Personal gets more traffic. [​IMG]
     
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  2. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    Bizarre thing to say.

    Did Wilkinson respond to Fielding with "yeah, and you look like a poundshop Elvis?"

    Supply teachers generally look like people. I'm not being sarcastic, Bertie - I just find it a very odd thing to say about someone.
     
  3. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Personal does get more traffic but it has to be a certain type of transport.
     
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  4. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    I know! That's why I thought I'd put it here to gauge reaction! The trouble is, that show is so scripted that Wilkinson probably wasn't allowed to respond!
     
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  5. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Some similarity to here.
     
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  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I did think it an odd comment when I heard it. Like a teacher, yes, but why particularly a supply teacher? o_O
     
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  7. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Isn't Joe wilkinson the one on last leg the other night who, when asked about dressing up for Halloween said "looking out of the dark and scaring people is kind of a busmans holiday for me"?
     
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Maybe nobody at Bake Off had given him a key to the kitchen or left him with a recipe.
     
  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    He does dress like teachers did when I was at school, I suppose, although Noel is considerably younger than me. Comedy depends on timing, something to do with the syllables, some words are funnier than others but it could have been history, geography, physics. .. probadly not Nursery, Home Economics, art. I don't imagine it was intended as a slur on supply teachers.
     
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  10. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    I agree with you, but I think it puzzled me because a lay person may not have a pre-conceived idea of a 'supply teacher'? (Well, they have now...) As a supply teacher myself (albeit with absolutely no work this term) maybe I am being over-sensitive?
     
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  11. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I went to see Julian Clary once . He used to comment similarly - maybe drawing attention to tank tops . It made me laugh
     
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  12. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    It wasn't the face. It was the outfit. And like most stereotypes, 30 yrs out of date.

    And as for Fielding - if you're going to dye your hair Unsuccessful Blond, at least have the courage to wear it instead of covering it with a stupid hat.
     
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  13. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I don’t think Noel thinks like that ? !
     
  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    That'll be when he was last in a school.

    I've always found Noel Fielding creepy.
     
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  15. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Exactly.
     
  16. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Because those watching (the students/audience) think that they're someone who isn't an expert in what they're doing?
     
  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Do please enlighten me as to how Neil thinks? His apogee was before my time.
     
  18. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Personally although I know three supply teachers, I still have no way of knowing if they are the only three supply teachers who don't possess the bearded avuncular charisma of your pictured chap.
    So in fact you really ought to post this with the picture on the Supply Forum, and just the simple question "Do you look like this man?". Add the vote options "yes" or "no" and ta da! Proper Scientific Inquiry!
     
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  19. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I don 't think he cares about his ' unsuccessful blond ' dye job - probably just fancied wearing a hat !!! ....and I love him ...
     
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  20. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Me too. Might have mentioned it before.
     
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