The Noose (TV series)

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The Noose
The Noose Logo.jpg
The title screen of The Noose
GenreComedy-satire
FormatSitcom
Created byPrem Anand
Written byPrem Anand
StarringChua En Lai
Alaric Tay
Suhaimi Yusof
Judee Tan
Gurmit Singh (Seasons 1-2)
Michelle Chong (Seasons 1-5)
Country of originSingapore
No. of episodes40 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Remesh Kumar
Producer(s)Sebastian Leang
Tan Ing How
Running time30 minutes (with commercials)
Broadcast
Original channelMediaCorp TV Channel 5
MediaCorp HD5
Original runNovember 4, 2007 – present
External links
Website
 
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The Noose
The Noose Logo.jpg
The title screen of The Noose
GenreComedy-satire
FormatSitcom
Created byPrem Anand
Written byPrem Anand
StarringChua En Lai
Alaric Tay
Suhaimi Yusof
Judee Tan
Gurmit Singh (Seasons 1-2)
Michelle Chong (Seasons 1-5)
Country of originSingapore
No. of episodes40 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Remesh Kumar
Producer(s)Sebastian Leang
Tan Ing How
Running time30 minutes (with commercials)
Broadcast
Original channelMediaCorp TV Channel 5
MediaCorp HD5
Original runNovember 4, 2007 – present
External links
Website

The Noose is a Singapore comedy television series produced by MediaCorp Channel 5 which has aired in Singapore for six seasons. Although the name of the show plays on the word The News, the literal gallows humor of the program's name is unlikely to be missed by viewers in a country which executes people by hanging. The third season began airing on June 1, 2010.[1][2] The fourth season began airing on March 8, 2011.[3] The fifth season began airing on December 27, 2011 and features topics such as the Mayan Calendar and doomsday and other relevant current issues. A sixth season is slated to air starting April 2, 2013.[4] Michelle Chong will not return to the cast for the sixth season.[5]

The Noose is a parody of local news programmes such as News 5 Tonight, with fictional news reports and a presentation mimicking that of the actual news. For example, every episode of News 5 Tonight begins with a CGI clock indicating the time, while every episode of the first two seasons of The Noose would spoof it by displaying the time using something more mundane, such as a plastic clock hanging on a wall or an alarm clock. At the beginning of every episode, there is a candid disclaimer (voiced by Alaric Tay) telling the viewer that the stories are not true. Each episode stars Michelle Chong, Chua En Lai, Alaric Tay and Suhaimi Yusof, with various actors and actresses as newscasters and interviewees, often with parodic mannerisms and names.

The show has received recognition both locally and internationally. It earned a nomination at the International Emmy Awards 2011 in the comedy category.[6] The cast has also been nominated and won awards and commendations at the Asian Television Awards.[7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Characters of Gurmit Singh[edit]

Roy Terse[edit]

Part-time TOTO results announcer for 93.3 Radio (Age 30 - 35)
Anchor for Al Abishgebaboom Network during the "US War against Terrorism" (Age 35 - 45)

Windy Miao[edit]

Characters of Michelle Chong[edit]

Nancy Goh[edit]

Adrianna Wow[edit]

Leticia Bongnino[edit]

Nida Goodwood[edit]

Barbarella Bikini Babe[edit]

Lulu[edit]

Barbarella, Leticia and Lulu were also featured in the new launch of the "Jewel @ Buangkok" condominium advertisement.

Characters of Chua En Lai[edit]

Jacques Ooi[edit]

B. B. See[edit]

Esmond Wan Mo Peh[edit]

Kim Johnny Un[edit]

Pornsak Sukhumvit[edit]

Channel 5 held a talent search programme, Are You Noose Enough, for a cameo in The Noose 6. Pornsak explained the eligibity requirements, and cameos featured include Alaric Tay, Darin Law, Chris Brownie and Diablo Tay.

Characters of Alaric Tay[edit]

Andre Chichak[edit]

Nicholas Le Fong[edit]

Kim Chiong Hil[edit]

Xin Hua Hua[edit]

Richard Wang[edit]

Kevin Kang Ah Roo[edit]

Characters of Suhaimi Yusof[edit]

Jojo Joget[edit]

Henderson Pooper[edit]

His name is a play on CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Characters of Judee Tan[edit]

Kim Bong Cha[edit]

See Yan Yan[edit]

Personalities Spoofed[edit]

Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNomineeResult
2010Asian Television AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceAlaric TayNominated
(Highly commended)
Chua En LaiWon
Michelle ChongNominated
(Highly commended)
Best Comedy ProgrammeThe Noose 3Won
2011[14]Asian Television AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceAlaric TayNominated
(Highly commended)
Chua En LaiNominated
(Highly commended)
Suhaimi YusofWon
Best Comedy ProgrammeThe Noose 4Won
International EmmyBest Comedy AwardThe Noose 3Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Noose (3D) returns July 1, 2010". MediaCorp TV Channel 5. June 30, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce J. Chansingh (May 29, 2010). "Two anchors, four reporters and zero credibility". MediaCorp TV Channel 5. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Noose returns March 8, 2011". MediaCorp TV Channel 5. February 12, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ First look at "The Noose" Season 6 - Channel NewsAsia Link updated 20 April 2013.
  5. ^ First look at "The Noose 6" - Channel NewsAsia
  6. ^ International Emmys Nominations
  7. ^ "The Noose nominated for Best Comedy at International Emmys". Channel News Asia. 5 October 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e MediaCorp TV Channel 5 (November 4, 2007). "The Noose Episode 1". xinmsn. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d May Seah (May 31, 2010). "We not serious, meh?". MediaCorp Channel NewsAsia. MediaCorp. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  10. ^ theplaidnightmare (November 4, 2007). "The Noose". WordPress. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  11. ^ bluetwelve (January 8, 2008). "Simple Plan Interview on "The Noose"". Youtube. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ Andrew Willis (February 18, 2011). "Asia Pacific's Top Paid Politicians". cnngo. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  13. ^ MediaCorp TV Channel 5 (October 21, 2008). "The Noose Ep 7: Quah Liao Sian". xinmsn.com. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  14. ^ Asian Television Awards 2011 Winner List

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