TWEETS: People absolutely loved the Toy Show last night, although it had some moments of... controversy
Whisper it, but that may just have been the best Toy Show in recent memory.
Say what you want about Ryan Tubridy and The Late Late Show, but the man always pulls it out of the bag this time of the year when it comes to the Toy Show.
He was vibrant, funny, and enthusiastic to the point of fault with all the kids and their toys last night in what was certainly one of the best Toy Shows in recent years.
I've said it before & I'll say it again, Ryan is excellent with kids & comes alive presenting the #LateLateToyShow 👏🏼👏🏼
— Niall McGarry (@MrNiallMcGarry) December 2, 2016
The predictable but nevertheless wonderful moments when children were surprised by their heroes is enough to dampen even the driest of eyes... come on folks, we all know you were weeping into a pillow when Dermot Bannon showed up completely* out of the blue.
*We knew he was coming from the moment he was touted as a hero of hers.
So what did the public think of it all?
There was the patriotic reaction...
— Will Leahy (@willleahy) December 2, 2016
Some had difficulty in letting go...
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) December 2, 2016
#LateLateToyShow is over. Sad times. Now, back to the emerging major geopolitical crisis caused by Trump in the last hour. Stay happy kids.
— Mark_Coughlan (@Mark_Coughlan) December 2, 2016
2016. I've never felt so in need of a #LateLateToyShow.
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) December 2, 2016
Dermot Bannon officially (not really) broke the internet...
"What do you want to be when your older?"
girl: "a fashion design-"
tubs:" AN ARCHITECT?"
*Dermot Bannon walks out again*#LateLateToyShow
— Peter Ganley (@SeePeterG) December 2, 2016
They'll come back from the next ad break and Bannon will have cleared the entire set and put a massive window at the back. #LateLateToyShow
— Schmidt Happens (@RossOCK) December 2, 2016
Still finding my mind wandering back to when DERMOT BANNON surprised that girl. HOW did they snag him? Unbelievable #LateLateToyShow
— Her.ie (@Herdotie) December 2, 2016
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) December 2, 2016
An ode to Tara the lamb who controversially went to wooly heaven...
Darragh had a little lamb
Whose fleece was white as ivory
And once he'd fattened up enough
Dad took him to the factory.#latelatetoyshow
— Colm O'Regan (@colmoregan) December 3, 2016
Darragh had a little lamb,
His father shot it dead.
Now he carries it to school,
Between two slices of bread.#LateLateToyShow
— John O' Donoghue (@jodonoghue1983) December 3, 2016
Then there was the bizarre...
USA 🇺🇸: fascist
UK 🇬🇧: gone to shit
Ireland 🇮🇪: Child chanting "Tipp, Tipp, Tipp" to House of Pain's Jump Around #LateLateToyShow
— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) December 2, 2016
"WHO WANTS TO BE JFK" - Ryan Tubridy as he pulls out a gun#LateLateToyShow
— Ryan Cullen (@RyanCullen90) December 2, 2016
And finally, the nostalgic...
— Darragh Mc Donagh (@darraghmcdonagh) December 2, 2016