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Quiz: How well do you remember Gaybo's best bits?

Let’s find out.

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WITH THE IMPACT Gay Byrne has had on Irish audiences for decades, we wanted to test your knowledge of the legendary broadcaster’s best bits from over the years. 

In Byrne’s final episode as presenter of The Late Late Show on 21 May 1999, Bono and Larry Mullen Jr from U2 rode into the studio on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. After being prompted to sing, Bono broke into an acapella version of what?
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Where the Streets Have No Name
The Late Late Show's theme tune

Sweetest Thing
Glenroe's theme song
When Scottish writer RD Laing appeared on The Late Late Show in 1985, Gay wasn't too impressed when he admitted to having "a couple of half-pints of Guinness in the course of the day". What happened after Gay accused him of appearing "slow" and "under the weather"?
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Laing stormed off stage
Gay stormed off stage

The audience gave Gay an earful
They both knocked back a few more half-pints
During a 2015 interview with Stephen Fry on The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne, the pair discussed God and the meaning of life (naturally). What happened after a TV viewer claimed comments made in the interview were blasphemous?
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Gardaí launched a blasphemy probe into Fry
Fry apologised personally to the offended viewer

Fry is still serving time in prison
Gardaí launched a blasphemy probe into Byrne
During Byrne’s interview with Annie Murphy in 1993, Murphy said the former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey was the father of her son Peter. What happened after Gay said: “If your son is half as good a man as his father, he won’t be doing too badly.”
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The interview carried on as normal
She replied and quickly left the set

She slapped him
The show cut to an ad break
During an appearance on Mike Murphy's sketch show The Live Mike in 1982, what famous phrase did Gay mutter after recognising Murphy as the over-enthusiastic football fan in his camera shot.
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Do you understand the expression 'roll it there, Colette'? Do you?
Do you understand the expression 'feck off'? Do you?

Do you understand the expression 'I'm Mike Murphy from RTÉ'? Do you?
Do you understand the expression 'fuck off'? Do you?
During their first appearance on the Late Late show, why did Gay let journalist John McKenna introduce U2?
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Gay forgot their name
He knew more about U2 than Gay

U2 requested Gay not say their name
They needed no introduction...
The Late Late Show infamous ‘Bishop and the Nightie’ incident happened in 1966. During a quiz, Gay picked a couple from the audience and asked each of them a series of questions. One of the questions was about the colour of Eileen's nightie on their honeymoon. Richard said it was transparent. What did Eileen say?
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It was Mr Tayto themed
She wasn't wearing any

It was owl themed
It was bishop blue
Former politician Pádraig Flynn appeared on the Late Late Show 20 years ago and discussed accountability. The interview prompted WHO to proceed with evidence for the Mahon Tribunal?
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Tom Gilmartin
Eamon Dunphy

Bertie Ahern
Gay Byrne
During 1992's Toy Show, what did Zig & Zag chase Gay around the studio with?
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A water gun
An axe

A remote control car
A dream
According to Gay, he was once asked to be the agent of what band during his time as a tv presenter in Manchester?
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The Rolling Stones
U2

The Beatles
Boyzone
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Dog!
Pawsitively perfect!
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Clever Cat!
Almost purrrfect.
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Fintastic!
Flippin' good.
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What are ewe doing!?
B'aaah here.
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Turtley Awful!
Shell of an effort
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