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This flashback to the 1982 Late Late Show Valentine's special is an absolute joy

Oh Nelly Gray.

DUBLINERS AREN’T EXACTLY known for their romantic acumen.

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We’ll find this out on the annual Late Late Show Valentine’s special tonight, but what were things like back in 1982?

Lookit Gay looking all dapper! They took to Henry Street amist Henri Newsagents and Quinnsworth to ask the Irish public to sing them a song or give them a romantic poem.

Roll it there Colette, please

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These two lovely ladies sang a bit of Love is a Many Slendored Thing

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This woman read a bit of A Red, Red Rose

She couldn’t help but laugh, though.

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This group of teens sang the Beatles, because they’re teens

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Quinnsworth!

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This lad’s rendition of Nelly Gray didn’t impress the guy to his right

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And this woman forgot the words

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Overall, it’s a complete joy.

Source: RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA/YouTube

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