The Noose (TV series)

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The Noose
The Noose Logo.jpg
The title screen of The Noose
GenreComedy-satire
Created byPrem Anand
Written byPrem Anand
Presented byChua En Lai
Alaric Tay
Suhaimi Yusof
Judee Tan
Gurmit Singh (Seasons 1-2)
Michelle Chong (Seasons 1-5, 7)
Siti Khalijah (seasons 7- )
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
Created byPrem Anand
Written byPrem Anand
Presented byChua En Lai
Alaric Tay
Suhaimi Yusof
Judee Tan
Gurmit Singh (Seasons 1-2)
Michelle Chong (Seasons 1-5, 7)
Siti Khalijah (seasons 7- )
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, and the use of "neck-cuffs". 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 began airing on April 2, 2013, aligned with the renumbering of MediaCorp news programmes.[4] Michelle Chong will not return to the cast for the sixth season.[5] A seventh season began airing on 1 April 2014 (April Fools' Day),[6] with Chong set to return to the show.

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, most notably by using the line 'Believing us is like believing that...' (Eg, believing that drinking a certain energy drink (Red Bull) makes you fly). 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.[7] The cast has also been nominated and won awards and commendations at the Asian Television Awards.[8]

Cast and characters[edit]


Characters portrayed by 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 portrayed by Michelle Chong[edit]

Nancy Goh[edit]

Adrianna Wow[edit]

Leticia Bongnino[edit]

Nida Goodwood[edit]

Barbarella[edit]

Lulu[edit]

Barbarella, Leticia and Lulu were ambassadors in the new launch of the "Jewel @ Buangkok" condominium advertisement. Lulu needed no reminder for the Mandarin TVC.

Characters portrayed by 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. A Noose report featuring the Are You Noose Enough contestants as the main cast, was also shown in the final episode.

Characters of Alaric Tay[edit]

Andre Chichak[edit]

He is the ambassador for Secrets of the Fallen Pagoda: Treasures from Famen Temple and the Tang Court at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Nicholas Le Fong[edit]

Kim Chiong Hil[edit]

Xin Hua Hua[edit]

Richard Wang[edit]

Kevin Kang Ah Roo[edit]

Characters portrayed by Suhaimi Yusof[edit]

Jojo Joget[edit]

Henderson Pooper[edit]

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

Characters portrayed by Judee Tan[edit]

Kim Bong Cha[edit]

See Yan Yan[edit]

Rose Pork[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[15]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. ^ Theatre actress Siti K. joins The Noose and makes Channel 5 debut Link updated 5 February 2014.
  7. ^ International Emmys Nominations
  8. ^ "The Noose nominated for Best Comedy at International Emmys". Channel News Asia. 5 October 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d e MediaCorp TV Channel 5 (November 4, 2007). "The Noose Episode 1". xinmsn. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c d May Seah (May 31, 2010). "We not serious, meh?". MediaCorp Channel NewsAsia. MediaCorp. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ theplaidnightmare (November 4, 2007). "The Noose". WordPress. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ bluetwelve (January 8, 2008). "Simple Plan Interview on "The Noose"". YouTube. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  13. ^ Andrew Willis (February 18, 2011). "Asia Pacific's Top Paid Politicians". cnngo. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  14. ^ MediaCorp TV Channel 5 (October 21, 2008). "The Noose Ep 7: Quah Liao Sian". xinmsn.com. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  15. ^ Asian Television Awards 2011 Winner List

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