2Phat

2Phat was an Irish television programme that was shown twice weekly on Network 2 from 1998 to 2000.[1] It reunited Ray D'Arcy and Zig and Zag, who had previously appeared together on The Den.[2][3] Following the demise of this show, all three would not appear together again until 14 November 2008, when D'Arcy hosted a Den Reunion Reunited special on his Today FM programme The Ray D'Arcy Show.

Format

The theme music for the opening of the TV show was a version of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" by Propellerheads. Other music was provided by DJ Lee.[4]

The show typically consisted of 15 audience members,[5] and would involve a series of short sketches which led a question. The person who buzzed in first got a chance to answer the question. At the end of the show one person would be selected at random (from the people who answered a question correctly) to play the final round. The final prize was a motor scooter.[5][6]

Recurring segments included several involving "Velcro Girl", a model (Tracy Sheridan) dressed in a velcro-covered catsuit. Items stuck to the suit provided hints to an artist's identity, which the audience would guess.[7]

References

  1. "Zig & Zag Join KC Tomorrow Morning - Here's A Look Back At Their Career". Redfm.ie. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. "RTÉ Archives - Stills Library - 2phat (1998)". RTÉ. 1998. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. "Zig-zagging their way home". Irish Times. 19 September 1998. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  4. "2 Phat - Behind the scenes (1999)". RTÉ. 1999. Retrieved 24 October 2018 via YouTube.
  5. "Real-Life Rom Com – The Dublin DJ Who Married Velcro Girl". Her.ie. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2018. 2Phat [..] Launched in 1998, [..] was the RTÉ show that reunited Zig and Zag with their old co-host from The Den, Ray D’Arcy, and pitted fifteen friends/audience members each other in an attempt to win a scooter
  6. "The big analogue TV and radio theme quiz: the answers". Dailyedge.ie. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 24 October 2018. 2Phat, a music-themed show on the then-Network 2 [..in which..] The big prize was a Honda Scooter
  7. "Phat chance". The Irsh Times. 13 November 1999.
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