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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

So You're In The Know

You've had the chance to see two new types of episodes by now. The News & Updates ones and the Ranjit ones. News on this then. 
Next episode #99 is going to be another News/Updates one. This time we'll FINALLY get to see Andy's Tolopotos drawing! you can see that this upcoming Sunday.

You'll perhaps have also noticed that the news and Ranjit ones each have their own playlists too. This way, even if you are a person who doesn't like the format and prefers the straight up what he "duzn't" know format, you can skip them by sticking to the playlist you like. 

I had a suggestion from one viewer that I ought to collect together all of the DAK "best of" bits and make a compilation episode for #100. I've always found this enforced feeling one gets from "milestone" numbers a bit hard to swallow. That and I really don't think I have the time to go through every episode and compile all of that, for the viewer numbers the show still has. If we were having thousands or hundreds of thousands of hits then I could perhaps justify diverting A LOT of my precious time to doing it. 
I do have a lot on my plate in real life, lots of commitments and other interests/hobbies/channels. I have a family life I need to take care of too, people who rely on me.

If someone else wanted to make a "best of Andy" as they see it, about 3 or 4 mins long as a big push to make it viral, then heck go ahead, but if you do, please make sure you upload it as private and send it to me so I can upload it on the main channel. I would credit and link to you for compiling it and even allow your video of you talking about it, if you so wished.

Episode 100 still needs to be filmed. I'm thinking it's going to be a challenge episode, but this all depends on what the standard of the material is.

101 is the last of the Ranjit trilogy. Not sure what else you'll be seeing yet, as it hasn't been filmed. 

Friday, 30 September 2011

New Feature: Updates & News - Coming Soon

A new type of episode is coming your way, DAK viewers. 'Updates & News' will carry a date in its title that it applies to.
In these episodes we will keep you up to date on background information about the show and what is new with Andy and I, perhaps in a manner that we normally might not within the scope of the normal show itself.
There are things to inform you of, to keep you abreast of. Things like, what is going on with Andy's African Girlfriend right now? How does the situation stand? Is he going back there? Will he still be getting married?
The initial concept is to place them in length at around the 8-12 minutes mark each, roughly.

You will be able to watch the first of these episodes this upcoming Monday 3rd October as DAK #93. Check it out and let us know what you think of it.

We filmed much more than we are able to use actually, so if the information in it still applies come the next episode, we could use more of that, perhaps to tell you more.

As always viewers, thanks for sticking with the programme. We've been on a long trip together and it's always fun to try something new.

See you there!

RJF

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

'Duz Andy Know?' Featured/Reviewed By 'Moonpies'

The YouTube self help channel Moonpies has focused his latest episode as a workshop on none other than Duz Andy Know?
He says a lot of constructive things about the show and understands where we are coming from.
I want to say thanks to him, for that.

You can watch the video where he talks about us below -

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Episode Release Dates


Next episodes:
Episode 91 Andy Unseen 5 Deleted Scenes - Coming 25th Sep
Episode 92 Andy & The Animals - Coming 26th Sep

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Upcoming Episodes Guide

Here's the lowdown for you on what is to come.

I can nail down a couple of dates for you right now, firstly.

12th Sep Episode 89 - RE: R.E. 2 - Yeah, the series on religion is back. This time Andy confronts the topic of Genesis but a spider threatens to steal the show?

19th Sep Episode 90 - RE: R.E. 3 - We continue the discussion on religion, this time talking about Adam & Eve and other biblical matters.

Soon after we'll see episode 91 - Andy Unseen 5. More previously unseen deleted scenes or moments from recent episodes.

This will be rapidly followed by episode 92 - Andy & The Animals - Part 1 of a new trilogy of episodes where I test Andy's basic knowledge of the animal kingdom to find out if he's little better than they are!

Episode 93 isn't filmed yet. My plan is to make this the first of the show's updates and news episodes, where Andy and I tell you the viewers what is new with us and the show itself, plus a chance to look at any extra behind the scenes or knock on consequential moments from having made the show. Should be interesting right? I hope so,

Episode 94 - Andy & The Animals 2. Milking. A. Bull. Nuff. Said.

Episode 95 - Andy & The Animals 3. The concluding part of this trilogy that should give you viewers a stronger understanding of Andy's lesser understanding...if that makes sense?


Alrighty, that's your future sight divination done with for now. Ye must now look away from the scrying glass, lest ye be sucked into it for eternity, somewhere between the void of space inside Andy's brain and the hamster wheel inside his head with the skeletal hamster upon it.

Take care, all the best, see you soon!

RJF

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

Upcoming Episode Guide

Here's some insight into what is coming up next on DAK.

Next episode #83 will be titled: Andy Disney Know.
I will be talking to him about popular Disney productions and famed characters to discover if his skewed view of general events flows over into even this.

#84 will be a step in a totally new direction for the show. 'Gone Crazy Editing Andy' will be an episode featuring me, using the editing software to make the show but showing what the strain of having to edit Andy's foolishness does to a person...

#85 will be part 2 of the Disney episodes.

#86 will be the concluding part of the Disney trilogy episodes.

#87 & #88 are blank slates at present. I'm hoping I can get a couple of unusual types of episodes in here, to appease fans. This all of course, as always though depends upon Andy's willingness to do his part. For example, one viewer wants Andy to do an exercise video. This will require further than usual participation and effort on Andy's part and, well we know he's not too good with "effort" is he?
We'll see what we get done, but I will try my best to get something unusual in there if he lets me.

#89 Is going to be the return of RE: R.E. This time a focus on the Bible's Genesis. What happened in the creation of the Earth? What's it all about? Plus a spider totally steals the show!

#90 Another RE: R.E. This one about Adam & Eve. Does Andy really understand who they were?

# 91 This is going to be a 3 minute or so collection of Deleted Scenes from previous episodes. 'Andy Unseen 5' to go into the Deleted Scenes playlist.

Beyond that, I have no affixed ideas yet, except to say I'm currently working on some footage of Andy talking about the animal kingdom.

The End Of The World - Episode 82 Duz Andy Know?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd6RA3jplvM

Thursday, 21 July 2011

500 Subscribers

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that we've passed the 500 subscribers mark. Thanks everyone.

Lots of differing themed episodes on the way. Next one is all about the topic of "Mythology".

Monday, 27 June 2011

Upcoming Episode Info as of 27/6/11

Next episode is
74 - Where you will see Andy and I on screen together in front of the camera singing (or trying to sing) the Beatles 'If I Fell'. It has tricky harmonies which I try to teach him...

Episode 75 - Another Andy Unseen, this time the 4th installment which will bring you scenes you wouldn't normally have seen.

Episode 76 - General Ignorance 4. Yup, this is the bread and butter of DAK really isn't it?

Episode 77 - Describe A molecule. A user submitted question. I didn't know what would happen because I've never asked him about molecules before. The results as you might imagine turned out to be...interesting...

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

New Playlist: Deleted Scenes

A new deleted scenes playlist is now available to view via the Duz Andy Know channel page.
When on the channel, just click the playlists tab and you will see the playlists to choose from.

The new one is for the deleted scenes episodes we do. Two such eps are made thus far and two more are on the way soon (eps 72 & 75), so it made sense to give them their own place.

You the viewer can watch the sort of content you are in the mood for.

RJF

Andy Hands Up!

A shot from an upcoming episode, to add to your collection of Andy...


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Please Submit Words For Andy To Define

Could you guys send me some words you think that might be good to have Andy define on camera?
I'm setting up for an episode focusing on his definitions of common words.

Appreciated.

Thanks!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Upcoming Episode Information

Here's the lowdown on what's coming up next for DAK.

The unfortunately numbered episode 69 will be '2 Girls, 1 Cup, 1 Andy (Reaction Video)'

Episode 70 will be called 'First Impressions' where Andy attempts (poorly) to do impressions of known celebs. We're just having some fun. He's not an impressionist.

Episode 71 is 'Singing and Playing Guitar'. Yes, Andy has a guitar and yes you're going to see him trying to play it and sing three songs of his choice...Curious? I bet you are.

Episode 72 'Andy Unseen 3 (Deleted Scenes)' Another chance to fill in yet more gaps left in the episodes themselves. A collection of unusual moments, many of which are good quality in of themselves but either didn't fit the theme of the episode they came from or simply made it run on too long. These things find a good home here. This ep actually has more singing in it as well.

Episode 73 'Andy On Dinosaurs'. One of my favourite DAK episodes ever. I really think you're going to enjoy this one a lot!

What else is coming?

Well, nothing else is numbered but, I am editing some things right now. I'm editing an episode where Andy and I are on screen singing harmonies and trying to nail the Beatles 'If I Fell'. The results are disastrous, so you might enjoy it.  :P
Also, I have some footage in the can of Andy talking about Disney characters, conveying the degree of his understanding...oh boy.

I hope that gave you something to look forward to.

RJF

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Playlists Set Up For 'Duz Andy Know?'

This should help you guys. I've now created several playlists to choose from at the 'Duz Andy Know?' Channel page. Just choose "Playlists" from the tabs at the top and you'll be greeted with the following playlist choices:

  • All Episodes
  • What He Duzn't Know
  • Famous Sayings Misunderstood
  • Get To Know Him Detailed/Longer
  • Challenge Episodes
So that should help you discern better what sort of content you're in the mood for. I want to give you the viewer as much control as I can, because there are so many different types of episodes. The serious involved ones where we talk about his trip abroad to see for the first time the African woman he met online are very different from testing Andy's knowledge base on the subject of religion, for example. 

Those who want to see shorter viral sized ones can just pick the "What He Duzn't Know" option for example. 
Those who want to know who he is, to explore his personality, his thoughts on things should definitely look at the "Get To Know Him" one and so on. 

Hope that's interesting!

All the best!

RJF

Sunday, 5 June 2011

RE: Australasia and Ep 49

Hey guys from down under. I love the Aussies and Kiwis that follow the show!

EMI has put a block on Ep 49's music 'Old Yellow Bricks' by Arctic Monkeys (our show's theme band) over in Australasia for some bizarre reason. It's not a copyright strike against me even, just that EMI blocked it in a territory. How blimmin' odd that is!

So to my friends down under, very sorry about that. Ep 50 awaits thee sooner than expected.

Andy Smug Pic

Here's Andy looking pervy, or is it smug? Or perhaps some other terrible filthy idea in his mind. It makes me nervous, that's all I know...

Still Capture From Upcoming Episode

A still from an upcoming http://www.youtube.com/user/DuzAndyKnow comedy episode about Dinosaurs I've been editing.



New Picture of Andy - For those who like to look at Andy...erm, yeah.

Here's Andy looking pretty sorry for himself




If you were him, wouldn't you? Like, generally?

Saturday, 4 June 2011

I'm Just Saying 6 - Episode 67 Duz Andy Know?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIFgOycp3ag&feature=channel_video_title

Got Rid Of Guestbook

Yeah I got rid of it, but no one was using it so what was the point eh? Indeed, you're over on the YouTube channel commenting there instead. I don't blame you. But in the meantime, I hope to show you something else that the YT pages can't.

RJF

Hello Russia

I just noticed that Russia is really tuning into this blog in a bigger way than anyone else at the moment. Absolute respect and call out to you guys!
I hope you're enjoying the show. If you're not already subscribed it would be appreciated. We need all the help we can get. We're just a little show.

p.s. I love Zangief in Streetfighter    :p

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Andy Playing Guitar And Singing?

How would you guys like to see Andy performing on his guitar and singing? Or perhaps a sing along with me as well?
   Well, footage of this is already recorded and I'm planning on getting more. If we get enough total upload views and new subscriptions then we will show the footage to you. So, don't just bookmark or watch whenever, subscribe to have YouTube helpfully offer a new episode to you whenever it comes out and show us you like what we're doing.

All the best

RJF

Monday, 23 May 2011

For Those Who Liked The Fairy Tales Episode...

If you liked episode 64 'Andy On Fairy Tales' then you are going to see more of that in episode 66. That is the other half of the footage I shot that day where I cover some other fairy tale stories such as Jack and Jill and Little Miss Muffet.

See you there!

What Andy Duz Know - Episode 65 Duz Andy Know?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHuArg9mYbc

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A question About Future Shows

One of the fans wrote and asked if I might put an episode together of questions Andy is good at.

Here was my reply:


Well, I have pitched all sorts of ideas at the man. He always tends to let me down on them, if his participation is needed.


At Xmas time I asked him to film some of the day to show us how he spends xmas. He didn't do it. Just like I asked him to film his Ghana trip. I asked if I could film his mother and sister who live in the house with him. They said no. I meet so many obstacles (and believe if you saw those two, you would understand quite a few things about who he is and where he is from).


I might well run some questions some time on his comfort subjects. But it's funny you ask about What Andy Duz Know, because that's the name of the very next episode! 
We will be looking at some of his drawings. This of course turned into something silly as usual towards the end, as you'll see: on the subject of a black woman called 'Diamond'.


If we get enough views of total upload views I am thinking I might release footage of Andy singing AND sort of playing guitar. I might even sing a note or two...


RJF

Episode 64 - Andy On Fairy Tales...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edFxCeEyuKU

Friday, 6 May 2011

New Andy Photo From Outside Episode

We filmed some DAK footage outside again. This time we went to a local (but traffic noisy) park. Here's an image from that footage.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The "You Know" "I Don't Know" Game Upcoming

In the planned upcoming episode 60, we will be asking Andy a viewer submitted question - but during that, we will also be playing a game! We will keep track of how many times he says "I don't know" and "You Know" with our on screen counters!

So, the time is now, to start betting with each other which he will say the most before the episode is done.
Did I have the right answer I hear you ask?
Hmmmm
I don't know, you know?

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Upcoming Release Schedule 27/4/11

You'll notice I've been putting a couple of episodes out a week right now. I'm going for a big push to get lots of content out there.

I can tell you some info about the next episodes but I'm not sure what their release dates will be. I tend to work by feel on this, so it's always best to subscribe to Duz Andy Know? on YouTube to get the lowdown.

Next is:
Episode 57 - I'm Just Saying 3
Episode 58 - As (Brain)dead as a Dodo
Episode 59 - Andy Still Duzn't Know

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Episode 54 - General Ignorance 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtVB9B3R0kI&feature=feedu

User Submitted Questions

Upcoming episodes #55 & #56 will both be user submitted questions. Will yours be featured? Tune in to see.
Keep those questions and challenges coming in. They are the lifeblood of the show. Without you, we would have a clearly defined finishing point.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Next Episodes Pre-Release Info 7/4/11

Next episode #51 will be titled RE: R.E. A religious based Q&A session where I test Andy's basic comprehension of religious knowledge. We had so much fun after all with Noah's Ark didn't we?

Episode #52  'Challenge Wrap A Present' will be exactly what it sounds like.

After that the current plan is to make #53 a new 'I'm Just Saying' episode where I test Andy's knowledge of known sayings and if he actually understands what they mean.

For #54 I either plan to run another general ignorance Q&A episode or use one of the viewer submitted questions. It's all rather good and I can't decide what to use just yet. When I come to edit it then we'll see I suppose. Either way, this will give you a clue to what the following episode might be about too.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Pre-Release Info For Episodes 48 and 49

48 is going to be about Andy's knowledge or lack thereof of famous authors and the works he should have heard of...SHOULD have that is...

49 will see a continuation of the show's spiritual musical band 'Arctic Monkeys', in that it will feature a song from their 'Favourite' Worst Nightmare' album. In this episode we will simply be taking a tour from Andy's front door up into his bedroom, seeing what he sees on his way there and commenting as we go.

See you there!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Facebook Page Shutdown & Update On Releases

I have decided that I dislike facebook to the degree that I don't want to be a part of it anymore. This unfortunately means that Duz Andy Know?'s facebook page will also close. But quite honestly, if you haven't seen the videos on youtube yet, then there's not much more I can do. Anyone wanting to keep up should of course sub the series via Youtube itself. You can still get your Andy related updates on here as well, of course.

As for the "days are numbered" post I made - yes I can certainly see a conclusion on the horizon still. I'm not a mug after all - I won't keep making videos if youtube won't give better public access to new unknown creative content. Many people are indeed complaining about Youtube's commercialism of late - and how restrictive it even is to see updates for videos that you're subscribed to! Gosh!

I am planning on making some more DAK episodes, even though there hasn't been a release in a little while. This isn't helped of course by the fact that arranging a filming session with Andy is about as difficult as nailing jelly to a tree. He's a slippery snake of a customer, that one. I might even make an episode about that very thing...hmmm...
Again though, I emplore those who are interested in the concept of the show: Please submit fresh ideas for content. If I like it, I'll use it. You will have the intrigue and pride of seeing your idea on screen as well.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Duz Andy Know? Days Are Numbered?

The thing with a show like DAK. You need a lot of viewers. Youtube doesn't make that easy these days, with its promotions heavily focusing on the big branded contracts who pay THEM. A lot of people don't know the show exists and marketing has proved to be difficult (because it's so) restrictive within youtube.

The reason lots of viewers are the lifeblood of the show is that I can only think of so many things to ask him. There comes a time when the viewers contributions of questions/challenges for him need to take me by surprise and aid in making the show. With (at the time of writing) 43 episodes done, I think I've worked really hard for the very low amount of views it has actually had - but continued episodic output in those conditions is not feasable for a finite time.

Therefore, what I am trying to say is that it would appear that DAK is going to be pulling to a close soon. There are a few more ideas I would like to get done, but without enough support and mass interest the show cannot go on.
Of course, it doesn't help that a number of viewers feel there is something morally wrong with the making of the show. The public's opinion of it is usually divided. It has its hardcore fans (a cult following?), I'll say that, but they aren't enough alone. I justify the show always, by saying the following:

Andy is not mentally disabled in any way. He hasn't concentrated or bothered to retain anything in life, so he doesn't know anything. He is the absolute greatest example of ignorance I have ever seen. I see the show as a tongue in cheek documentary, tracking his mind in an attempt to understand just how ignorant he actually is. That is therefore the comedy angle. I can cite another show that does the same thing: 'The Ricky Gervais Show'. If you don't know what that is, give it a look on google - and look for Karl Pilkington too. Karl is to Ricky what Andy is to me.
That's the other thing with a show like this. It is fresh and dangerous. It goes into new ground, (as the Ricky Gervais Show was a radio prog before a T.V. one and as a viewable media, DAK tuhsly pre-dates it).