For those of you back in the States that have BBC America on your cable network, you have got to check out Little Britian. This sketch comedy show, is off the hook funny — Eddie Murphy Saturday Night Live funny!
Matt Lucas and David Walliams take viewers on a unique tour of the UK, from the rolling hills of England to the Scottish highlands and green valleys of Wales. Little Britain delights in all that is mad, bad, quirky, and generally eccentric about the people and places of Britain.
A few of my favorite characters include:
Daffyd: Committed ‘homosexualist’ Daffyd lives in the Welsh town of Llanddewi Brefi. Proud to be gay, Daffyd flaunts his sexuality in a variety of rubber outfits, to the villagers’ complete indifference. He refuses to accept he’s not the only ‘gayer’ in the village, and is outraged when fellow gays trespass on his patch.
Lou & Andy: In Herby City live Andy and his carer Lou. Lou selflessly dedicates his life to looking after wheelchair-bound Andy and Andy selfishly dedicates his life to making things as difficult as possible for Lou. What Lou doesn’t know is that there’s nothing wrong with Andy’s legs, and whenever he turns his back, Andy’s off out of his chair and gambolling about like a fat, balding, semi-naked spring lamb.
Marjorie Dawes: Marjorie Dawes is the terrifying leader of weight loss support group Fatfighters. Every week, she mercilessly belittles and humiliates the group for being so, well, fat, while all the time oblivious to her own size, and desperately trying to conceal her compulsive consumption of biscuits, crisps and any other junk she can get her hands on.
Vicky Pollard: Vicky Pollard is your common-or-garden teenage delinquent, the sort you can see hanging around any number of off licences in Britain, trying to persuade people going inside to buy them 10 fags and a bottle of White Lightening. Whether nicking stuff from the supermarket or swapping her baby for a Westlife CD, Vicky reacts to any accusation with indignant outrage, while filling you in on ‘this fing wot you know nuffin about’.
Sebastian & Michael: Sebastian is the Prime Minister’s aide, and loves him deeply. Clingy, bitchy and insanely jealous, Sebastian wants nothing more than to have the Prime Minister all to himself. The Prime Minister only just tolerates Sebastian’s erratic behaviour, but is largely oblivious to his aide’s obsession – even when Sebastian is forcibly slow-dancing with him to Careless Whisper.
Funny stuff I tell you! Real funny stuff!