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Don't Be Cheeky
Episode # 6 (Season 1, Ep. 6)
Airdate September 8, 2013
Length 2:32

The sixth episode in The Rosen Family Chronicles, also the second in the "Telly Trilogy", and the first appearance of the titular show which makes several appearances over the course of the series. Watch it here.


The episode begins, and Michael introduces the new show he started with Brian to replace the cancelled What's This Ear, saying "Hello! Welcome to Don't Be Cheeky, the Michael Rosen crazy talk shOOOOOOOOOw."

Given that the show has already aired a few episodes off-screen at this point, Michael wastes no time in introducing his first interviewees, Paul and Phil Hartnoll of Orbital.

Orbital introduce a new track of theirs, and Michael and Brian start dancing to it. When the track is over, Michael says he likes it, but Brian says he doesn't like it. Michael asks him why he was dancing, and Brian says that he had rats in his arse.

After a long silence in which Michael and Paul look shocked and Phil smiles amusingly, Brian accuses Phil of having stuffed the rats in his arse, but Michael points out that Phil, being on a video feed, is too far away to have done so. Michael thanks Orbital for appearing on the show, and Phil jokingly says "see you next week". Brian shudders.

Michael then announces that it's time to reveal the winners of their sweepstakes, and asks Brian to do a drum roll. Brian points out that they don't have drums, so Michael tells him to just do something. Brian says "plum" over and over mimicking a drum roll, and Michael announces the winner: entry 48-203, A.K.A. Link. Link celebrates with his usual "I won!", freaking out The King. Michael closes with "That's all for today, see you next time", and the show ends.


  • "Private Eye" by Kevin Macleod
  • "Distractions" (demo) by Orbital


256Pi's The Rosen Family Chronicles Episodes
Season 1: Meet the Rosens: Michael Rosen Vs. The Lollipop Lady! | Michael Rosen's Random Train Ride | Michael's Parents Get High | Michael Rosen Vs. The Lollipop Lady, Round II | What's This Ear? | Don't Be Cheeky | The Six O'Clock Nose | Michael Goes To The Fridge | Michael's Horrible Halloween | Michael's Dead Book of Solomon Jizz | The Presents Inspector | Michael's Somewhat Noice Christmas | Michael's Chocolate Swiss Cafe Adventure | Shakespearean Michael

Season 2: The Rosens Go To Rio: Harrybo's House | Beneath The Café | Rio Rosen | The Royal Snatch | The Six O'Clock Nose Returns | The Last Stand of Augmented Reality Rog | Clichés at the Café | Brian's Stories | Michael's Big Zeydon't of The Corner of The Youngest Dead Fryingpan | Michael's First Horrible Halloween | Michael Rosen Vs. The Lollipop Lady, Round III

Season 3: More Stuff Happens, But Not Much Of Note: Michael's Somewhat Noicer Christmas | Ten Rosen Family Vacation Tapes | One Day At Chocolate Swiss Cafe | Michael's Not-So-Birthday-Related Birthday | Augmented Reality Rog's Triumphant Return | Hackney's Got Talent | Two Tales from Nothingham | Michael's Last Ice Cream To Me Every Dead Floor Roaring Downstairs | Michael's Other Horrible Halloween | Christmas Procrastination | Tim Gets His Own Episode | Hackney's Got Talent 2 | Chocolate Chase | Michael's Memory Lane Movie Making

Season 4: The Drip-Fed Conclusions: Michael's Tangentially Fridge-Related Adventure | Brian's Tangentially Fridge-Related Adventure | Michael Rosen Butchers Bullitt | Michael's Cold Chutney, Warm Stinks, and Hot Mouth When You're Eating Dead Ice Cream | Sir Chameleon's Last Questioning (or, The Backstory Episode) | A Verybo Merrybo Harrybo | The Rosens' Disappointing Stateside Vacation | One Particularly Windy Evening... | The Michael Rosen London Foodfight | The Return to Rio | TBA

Related series/videos: The King & Friends Randomness | The Rosen Venture | Dave-K's Tower | The Michael Rosen Birthday Collabs | Nintendom64's King & Mick's Mealy Trilogy (King & Mick's Bready Adventure | Mike & Harky's Milky Crusade | TBA) | Harrybo & The Michael Rosen have a lovely dinner