I don't find Russell Brand funny, never have. His George Bush/retard gag at the MTV Awards is among the most hackneyed one liners in the book and I can't believe he gets paid for delivering that kind of crap, but I understand he has an audience - even if it's full of coke-frenzied, vodka shot-snorting groupies who have been brainwashed into thinking this bloke is somehow desirable.
By contrast, Jonathan Ross was funny once. Unfortunately, that was a long time ago and I can't remember the specific occasion. Ha ha. See that? A joke!
Nowadays, with an ego as big as his pay packet, fuelled largely by the overdose of Hollywood A-listers that land on his sofa every Friday night, he thinks that slipping the F word into conversation with his guests counts as 'comedy'.
But, even with such a dim view of the culprits involved, I am really taken aback by this Andrew Sachs episode.
What I find most astonishing is the sheer nastiness of it all. Forget about 'shock value', forget about it being entertainment, forget about about whether or not it should have been edited out before broadcast.
All I can see is that these two bullies think it's acceptable to ring up a 78 year old grandad and snigger about one of them having bedded his grand daughter.
What lovely people they are.