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Posted by gauloises1 on July 7, 2010

Let’s be frank. I have never liked the Bryan brothers. They irritate me. They creep me out. They leave me a certain skin-crawly feeling that they would shove my face through a woodchipper soon as look at me (not an uncommon reaction, I’m sure). But tonight, I love them, because they have indirectly led to the epicness below.

Tonight, Andy Murray appeared on James Corden’s World Cup Live (the ‘live’ is important), a benign and irritating show which I have strenuously avoided up until now. For those who aren’t familiar, Corden is the co-writer and one of the stars of Gavin & Stacey, a position he has parlayed into an irritating media omnipresence. However, he is undeniably charming and worked with Murray on this segment of a truly epic sketch for Sport Relief earlier this year:

That relationship has been translated into Murray’s appearance on the show tonight. God, I love him. Watch his bits (heh) from the live ITV show tonight, I promise it’s worth it:

Only the perennially well-intentioned Corden could get away with mocking Andy this much to his face and not make me hate him. Bonus ribbing from the ITV4 segment:

Go on. Don’t love him. I dare you.

14 Responses to “Auto-auto-auto-auto-AUTOGRAPH!”

  1. irefusetotellyou said


    Although Muzz looked a bit surly throughout the first part of the interview, I loved his obvious shame when “Autograph” came on. … although perhaps my favorite part was Corden’s reaction when Muzz was trying to hit those balls off the vuvuzelas (“OH GOD! HE’S HITTING IT SO HARD!”)

    Thanks, Gaul, for posting it for us non-UK viewers! Twas quite entertaining.

    (P.S: Who was the guy in the suit on the couch next to Andy? Was he a cohost of some form?)

    • gauloises1 said

      Fellow guest Dermot O’Leary – he hosts the X Factor, I don’t think you have that in the US but it’s sort of like American Idol?

  2. kefuoe said

    I share your reaction to the Bryan Bros. I actually feel a little guilty about it since they are mostly seem to be nice, normal guys. But for me they are human marzipan (my dislike for which is so strong, I must have been traumatized by it as an infant). For that reason, I’ve managed to avoid all their forays into the music industry (I also can’t abide dilettantes). I had no idea that song was so….like that.

  3. Jess said

    Except for some Americans, the creepiness of Bryans Bros is universal. Plus ‘their cool dude image’ of besides tennis, they can mix :/. I prefer Dima’s mix – that’s way better.

  4. Westney said

    I was recently in London and stumbled upon this show and couldn’t help thinking it was pretty lame. But this was absolutely fantastic.

  5. lauren said

    Awesome description of James Corden!
    Wish I hadn’t watched that last clip though, because I’ve got the Autograph earworm now. Astonishing that the Bryans’ music so successfully channels the early 90’s.

    • neilintoronto said

      I think you may have redefined the word successful for me LOL.

      I maintain, though i have no proof, that they sleep in bunkbeds in matching cowboy flannel pj’s

  6. harini said

    LOL James Corden. Loved that first video of him and Murray “playing” tennis.

    That was fun Gaul. I wondered what all the excited tweeting was about yesterday 😀

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