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    What did he say?

    Could you please help me to understand what is being said here:
    http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=89wvn9ZyQpA

    "Thank you, Jerry. Nice to be patronised by a man who (......) world of television."

    The gist of it, I assume, is "you are not the one to be patronising", but I'd like to know the exact words.

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    Re: What did he say?

    "Thank you, Jerry. Nice to be patronised by a man who who has brought so much quality to the world of television."

    The gist of it, I assume, is "you are not the one to be patronising", but I'd like to know the exact words.
    Your interpretation is correct. He is speaking ironically.

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    Re: What did he say?

    Thank you.

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    Re: What did he say?

    Is it me, or he swallows the word "brought" that I can't hear it?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Is it me, or he swallows the word "brought" that I can't hear it?
    Listen closely, he enunciates the word but the emphasis is on the initial "br" sound with the rest tailing off...it's the British way.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Is it me, or he swallows the word "brought" that I can't hear it?
    Now that I know it's there I hear it.

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    Re: What did he say?

    I hear only "br" and hear it not very distinctly...
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: What did he say?

    If it weren’t for our American friends I’d transcribed that red section as who has brought some of those qualities to the... What do you think?

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    If it weren’t for our American friends I’d transcribed that red section as who has brought some of those qualities to the... What do you think?
    It makes sense, however, the speaker is stressing the overall quality of the material, whereas your phrase is referring to specific qualities, as if they had already discussed them.
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    Re: What did he say?

    But this clip doesn’t give us much idea about what they’ve been talking about.

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    But this clip doesn’t give us much idea about what they’ve been talking about.
    Here's longer clip: http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=OcpHpetXH4w

    Guests of this BBC quiz show were presented with some video clips and now they have to guess what news story those clips represent.

    What's also relevant is that the host is, back in America, the host of a lowbrow TV show (I gathered that much from Wikipedia), hence that gibe which I was asking about.

    If it's not too much trouble, I'd also like to know what is said at the very end, after "So that's it for ....". Something about hookers and Nazis?

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    Re: What did he say?

    What with the hookers is more or less clear - keep low-key equals to don't spend too much on hookers, that's funny; where do the Nazis come in here remains unknown to me.
    To be praised by a host of a lowbrow TV show who has brought so much quality to the world of television is also funny. I don't get all that hilarity about queen’s crackers and other cost cutting measures the queen is taking in the run-up to Christmas. Why did the line Is she getting cheaper crackers? cause so much fun?

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    If it weren’t for our American friends I’d transcribed that red section as who has brought some of those qualities to the... What do you think?
    I clearly hear the word "much" in the clip, so the "some of version" isn't right, but he may indeed be saying "qualities" instead of "quality." I believe he made a slip of the tongue, vacillating between the phrases "so much quality" and "so many qualities."

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    Re: What did he say?

    "So that's it for the hookers and the Nazi ski weekend in San ????".

    I think the Nazi reference is to a Halloween Party that one of the princes attended in a Nazi costume. I can''t quite make out the second word in the location of the ski weekend.

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by doninphxaz
    "So that's it for the hookers and the Nazi ski weekend in San ????".

    I think the Nazi reference is to a Halloween Party that one of the princes attended in a Nazi costume. I can''t quite make out the second word in the location of the ski weekend.
    I hear "Moritz" as in St. Moritz Ski Vacation http://stmoritz.ski.com/ which is pronounced [sàN mə ríts] http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/st%2520moritz.html

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    I don't get all that hilarity about queen’s crackers and other cost cutting measures the queen is taking in the run-up to Christmas. Why did the line Is she getting cheaper crackers? cause so much fun?
    Maybe this cracker cutback is so minor it sounds ridiculous when one considers the Queen's wealth, see:
    The 82-year-old monarch has a personal fortune of 320 million pounds (475 million dollars, 355 million euros), according to The Sunday Times newspaper's 2008 Rich List, but is not a spendthrift.

    The sovereign has ordered a festive crackdown to acknowledge the credit crunch starting with her Christmas crackers
    http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news ... rs/400030/

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    Why did the line Is she getting cheaper crackers? cause so much fun?
    Here's my analysis, for what it's worth.

    J: ...the news, that the Queen's crackers are gonna be cheap ones this year, and as a credit crunch Christmas approaches...
    It's here that the news about Queen's Christmas crackers is introduced and it's here that it's getting its duly laughs. But the news is ridiculous and Paul wonders whether it is a true story, not just something invented by tabloids:

    P: ...Queen seriously buying cheaper Christmas crackers? Is that true story?
    to which Jerry answers

    J: That's what I'm asking you: what other cost-cutting measures is the Queen taking in a run-up to Christmas?
    You see, by this question Jerry acknowledges the matter of crackers to be one of the "other" cost-cutting measures, but it is not, he has already introduced it himself. So what Paul does, he assumes his mocking manner, which you might not catch but the audience knows it very well, and says

    P: Is she getting cheaper Christmas crackers?
    So, the laugh that follows is not about crackers, it's about Paul ribbing Jerry. Then he follows with

    P: I'm answering my own questions here. I could stay at home and have as good a time as I have now.
    which actually, I think, means "you are not as good a presenter as you should be". Jerry comes back with

    J: So could we.
    which actually, I think, means "We also could have as good a time as we have now if you stayed at home." Then he maybe decides that that was too much or maybe just wants to wrap things up and says

    J: No, no, you are doing very well.
    but Paul's on the ball:

    P: Thank you, Jerry. Nice to be patronised by a man who has brought so much quality to the world of television.

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    Re: What did he say?

    You are very good at catching British accent. I remember that barely distinguishable "Seems fair to me". Have you been, lived, worked there?

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    Re: What did he say?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    You are very good at catching British accent. I remember that barely distinguishable "Seems fair to me".
    Not really. Though it's true that I like to listen to funny, as I perceive them, British accents and, though I don't remember it, it might be that I've heard that phrase with that accent in a film or somewhere; I got it right away.

    Have you been, lived, worked there?
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    Re: What did he say?

    Please tell me what are the words at the very end.

    "...Oh, how exciting, young people texting and the young prime minister texting back! Oh, we (.....)."
    [video:3jjnxxi2]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsKgDzVvhUM[/video:3jjnxxi2]

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