Battle of the breakfast shows

These two tweets came out a few minutes apart this morning.

Guess which channel is working hard, and which is phoning it in?

breakfast shows


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  • John1234

    TV1 Breakfast is unwatchable. Three idiots talking about irrelevant crap. All I want is the news and weather without uninformed comment.

    TV3 isn’t great, but it’s far better than the alternative.

    • cows4me

      I love the shows, they are so good I have to go and shift the stock.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Come back Paul and Pipper…all is forgiven………PLEEEEAAASSSEEE come back.

      • johnbronkhorst

        Comedy gold.
        How come these people got upset because he READ OUT what others had said???

      • Sponge

        Paul Henry was a bit of a cock sometimes but shit I miss having him on the tv and radio. I have never watched breakfast tv since he left.

        The only thing that came close way Hoskins and Hawkesby but perhaps that because I always thought Hawkesby to be quite hot.

        • “I have never watched breakfast tv since he left.”

          Good point. Neither have I.

        • Travis Poulson

          ” I always thought Hawkesby to be quite hot.” John or Kate? :)

          • Sponge

            Oh god…


            I do wish she would gobble a couple of pies though.

          • Travis Poulson

            A good ol’ steak & cheese or 2 wouldn’t hurt her husband either.

      • Lion_ess

        How awful, commenting on a woman with a moustache..
        She must have been proud of it, because clearly any woman with a brain, wouldn’t go on national tv with a moustache, if she expected it would go unnoticed.
        Good on Paul for stating the bloody obvious that the circus wasn’t in town and she hadn’t escaped – there she was, she could have bleached it, removed it, or shown it off proudly – as she did. Why not notice?

        • Sponge

          Christ – imagine what her munge looks like……

      • Michael

        So many people didn’t get Paul Henry – look at his reaction to being called a dickhead by Josh Kronfeld.

    • sheppy

      Gave up watching it as well as shopping at Countdown/Foodtown/Woolworths when they pressured TVNZ to get rid of Paul Henry. Shows as dull as dishwater now and progressive enterprises have lost a lot of business!

    • Or we could assume, as does the ABC in Australia, that adults can watch the news without needing sniggering juvenile “jokes”, watch and unleavened by “lifestyle” and “celebrity” pieces.

      In fact not only do they have a choice at breakfast, Australians can access a ABC24, a 24 hour news channel which avoids all these things; and even Sky doesn’t descend to “Dikshit” or nonsense polls.

      Are NZers incapable of, or unwilling to, digest information that hasn’t be pre-masticated and delivered with “brrm brrm, here comes the train” jollity? I think not.

      • Sponge

        dikshit? – snigger…

      • johnbronkhorst

        Well rex……Yes the humour was at times juvenile….nothings changed there. But under Paul and Pipper, we had some news and comment on the news…most of the time “dikshit” also came from a NEWS/current affairs item and was at first reading amusing, as has been the case for decades, when a foreign persons name is pronounced in English and means something else in this reading. (many manipulations of my name have been used for humour). My suggestion to Mrs Dikshit, is that she grow a thick hide and get over it.
        Besides this campaign against Henry was orchestrated by minto and his ridiculous followers, how do you think a minister in India even found out about it? Doubt she was watching the show. Politically Henry leans toward the Nat’s, he made several leftist politicians and would be politicians look as stupid as they really are. WITHOUT showing bias in his interviewing (he attacked Nat’s as well).
        As for the current crop, this appears more like a home movie, where they entertain themselves with all sorts of antics (they call them “challenges”), stupid jokes, fluff etc It is now more of a magazine (woman’s day) type of show. Where the news makes unwelcome (in their eyes) interruption every 1/2 hour and the weather gets more analysis. As for news comment (almost nil). Instead we get greens /labour policies quoted verbatim as if they were ever right or had any influence.

      • Pissedoffyouth

        I have the perfect picture to respond with

  • GregM

    I would award both of them first equal. They are both shit.

  • Josh Metcalfe

    To be honest, I don’t care as long as TV1 brings back a proper current affairs show at 7pm, Q+A would be a good replacement.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Namby pamby pinkos the lot of them

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I recommend a show which is hosted by Sheep and Hippie…could be good fun :-)

  • Lion_ess

    Stopped watching Breakfast when Paul Henry left. Petra Bagust must have shooed most of the remaining viewers away – she was so awkward and clearly not a trained journalist. Since Paul/Pippa the Breakfast format remains character-based chatty, without any characters.
    I don’t mind Rachel Smalley in the mornings – I think she does a grand job solo, just delivering the news without any bullshit.

  • Dave Broad

    Breakfast was pretty good (& funny) hosted by Ali & Pippa too.

    • Lion_ess

      Yes, they were pretty good together.

    • Sponge

      There is an image I can live with…

  • Rat

    I dont watch either of them, but I am assuming that one channel is doing a “copy and Paste” version and calling it their own..

    A bit like going to a website and finding it full of YouTube videos