July 23, 2007

Yiannakis Loses It

It is such a pain when you miss insane behaviour on CyBC. The one day I took my psychiatrist's advice and avoided watching the Yiannakis Nicolaou show, the man went ballistic on air.

It seems the rather timid Costas Themisocleous managed to push poor Yiannakis over the edge. Did the presidential candidate call Yiannakis a white sock wearing, second rate, Bulgarian trained journalist? No, he simply aired his grievance about the State broadcaster not giving him any air time. And this, Themistocleous insisted, must have been as a result of CyBC taking orders from the presidential palace to shun the former Minister of Agriculture.

And that's when Yiannakis suddenly burst into hysterics. He started screaming at Themistocleous, calling him a liar, describing his attitude as being unacceptable (and why, dear boy, is it unacceptable?) and, just as the audience thought Nicolaou would froth at the mouth and fall crashing to the floor, he got all cocky and told Themistocleous that although the slot ran another 2 minutes he was going deny him any further air time. "Pame diafimiseis..."["cut to commercials"] he screamed , repeatedly. But the camera stayed on Themistocleous who repeated his claim.

And just when it seemed Nicolaou's head was about to explode, or start spinning around, a la Exorcist, we had the infamous devil's advocate , Yiannakis Kareklas, intervene via the intercom (who must have oibviously been stirred from his afternoon nap with the other children in the newsroom) to also have a go at Themistocleous, accusing him of being a shameless liar.

It seems the whole thing pushed the boundaries of insane pomposity as the Yiannakises seemed horrified by the fact that someone had the temerity to doubt their impeccable journalistic credentials, approach and responsibility.

Full marks to the CyBC producer who ignored Nicolaou's hilarious tantrum and simply stayed on Themistocleous who repeated his claim as the others carried on with the shit fit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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03 August, 2007 18:48  
Blogger Noullis said...

I was wondering the same thing. Why indeed?

Thanks for the answer, dear anonymous, and we will treat it as expert opinion.

03 August, 2007 19:04  

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