Don't Feed the Gondolas

Don't Feed the Gondolas
Don't Feed the Gondolas
Genre Comedy, satire
Format Panel game show
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
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 channel Network 2
Original run 1 December 1997 – 26 March 2001

Don't Feed the Gondolas is an Irish comedy panel show, similar in format to the BBC's Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 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?"[citation needed]

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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