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Published on April 1st, 2018 | by Flipside

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BBC Sport Show Same Grandstand April Fools Video For 500th Year Running

01/04/1618: The Americas had recently been discovered (again), toilets, indoor plumbing and the rights of the proletariat were still distant dreams, however one thing was to remain constant for the rest of time…The BBC Grandstand April Fools Video.

We have all seen it a young (yet somehow still old looking) Des Lynham tries do host the old sports show Grandstand while a chaotic argument breaks out in the background, escalating to punches and the eventual disintegration of the set. Comedy gold indeed. But who would have thought this simple skit would endure for the centuries which it has.

A spokesperson for the BBC has recently commented,

“If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. And that has long been our motto here at the BBC, even when things are broken. The video was funny 500 years ago, so why can’t it be funny now. It cost well over £2 to make and that isn’t money we want to shell out again any time soon. Yes you could call us lazy, yes you could call us cheap. But we want to milk the April Fool’s Day fun without doing any work. Leave us alone. It has gone well for 500 years and we expect it to run for at least 500 more. Just to be that prank which ran 1000 years to disappoint you even more © Proclaimers.”

Flipside would also like to remind people that we do this shit every day, and it is bloody annoying to see shitty publications like the Independent and Daily Mail trying to get in on the joke. You are already a joke, deal with it.

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