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Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:03:21 PM   
Johnny P


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I think it is. 

It is at best a hit and miss affair and much of it tends to be essentially the same gag wheeled out one week to the next.  Work of genius it certainly ain't.

In ten years time it will have dated about as well as the Fast Show.
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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:09:53 PM   
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I agree with you on Little Britain, Johnny P. What's so brilliant and funny about this show? Not much. I mean that teen character played by that funny looking chubby guy isn't funny at all. Completely overrated!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:10:49 PM   
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Yes.  The press seem to have a bit of a hard-on for them.  Still, they are good, just not that amazing.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:15:26 PM   
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Hate it. Really can't think of anything to say other than that

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:30:11 PM   
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Definitely. The recycled catchphrase formula became incredibly tiresome by Series 3.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:32:54 PM   
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My God, I was all set for four angry responses telling me how wrong I was and how it's the greatest thing since, like, ever! 

Thanks Bubs, Wedge, Joe and Jack, nice to know I'm not alone!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:38:53 PM   
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quote:

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I think it is. 

It is at best a hit and miss affair and much of it tends to be essentially the same gag wheeled out one week to the next.  Work of genius it certainly ain't.

In ten years time it will have dated about as well as the Fast Show.


The Fast Show was way funnier than Little Britain, which is a you put it , a tad overrated.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 4:55:54 PM   
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Yeah, I loved the Fast Show at the time too Newander but if you watch it again you'd have to admit that it's aged badly - barring the excellent stuff such as Ralph and Ted, of course!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 5:07:46 PM   
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Hate it. Really can't think of anything to say other than that


What they said.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 5:13:48 PM   
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I still love the fast show, even if it does date from time to time. But Little Britain, in my opinion, was never funny.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 5:22:50 PM   
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Did anyone watch Big Train? Now that was a good sketch show

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 5:24:43 PM   
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Big Train was completely ACE and in contrast to Little Britain, one of the most underated sketch shows of recent years.

Not our fault if the media and general public don't appreciate good comedy though, eh?  

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 5:47:54 PM   
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All Hail Big Train

Jesus and the office joker.

The cat and mouse in the pub (why don't you piss off and eat some cheese)

Jockeys in the wild.

Chaka Kahn vs The Bee Gees.

All time classic show!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 5:50:45 PM   
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I've never seen or heard of Big Train, do they ever show it on BBC?

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 6:02:47 PM   
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These kind of catchphrases were mildly amusing at best, but become somewhat tiresome after the thousandth time!
Spaced
Peep show
Black Books
The above are all British comedy shows that don't get nearly enough recognition. It's a crime!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 6:08:58 PM   
Johnny P


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quote:

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I've never seen or heard of Big Train, do they ever show it on BBC?


Not recently.  Look out for it though, it's excellent.  

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 6:14:48 PM   
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All Hail Big Train

Jesus and the office joker.

The cat and mouse in the pub (why don't you piss off and eat some cheese)

Jockeys in the wild.

Chaka Kahn vs The Bee Gees.

All time classic show!



Not to mention the Stare-out, the wanking in the office sketch and the evil hypnotist. 

Artist Formerly Known as Prince/Jockeys in the wild thing is a work of genius, thank you for reminding me about that.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 6:25:07 PM   
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That Prince sketch is indeed excellant. I'm playing it out in my mind now!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 7:19:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Johnny P

quote:

ORIGINAL: emogeek

All Hail Big Train

Jesus and the office joker.

The cat and mouse in the pub (why don't you piss off and eat some cheese)

Jockeys in the wild.

Chaka Kahn vs The Bee Gees.

All time classic show!



Not to mention the Stare-out, the wanking in the office sketch and the evil hypnotist. 

Artist Formerly Known as Prince/Jockeys in the wild thing is a work of genius, thank you for reminding me about that.


I'd forgotten those two!

You have to understand, he is an evil hypnotist!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 7:19:58 PM   
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I hate it. I just think it's a couple of smug idiots making fun of people less fortunate than themselves. That's been going on for years and is just another example of class snobbishness, but the really weird thing about Little Britain is that 10 years ago it would never have become a mainstream comedy programme. I'm not exactly sure what changed to allow that to happen.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 8:19:22 PM   
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Little Britain a symbol of class warfare? Im sorry, am I reading a new, shorter version of the Communist Manifesto?

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 9:13:53 PM   
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i think its funny in small doses,but its definitely jumped the shark,3 seasons is plenty they should move onto somthing else now,anyone watch that mitchell and webb look? now thats a funny sketch show,numberwang!

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 9:14:40 PM   
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I used to think Big Train was funny but it was really only the Staring Contest that made me laugh.

As for Little Britain, well it's certainly run it's course.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 22/12/2006 10:05:49 PM   
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Come on, Little Britain was funny, just not as funny as advertised.  Hopefully, this years xmas special will be it's last hurrah. 

For me, Mitchell and Webb Look was quite a disappointment after the glory that was Peep Show.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 23/12/2006 3:04:18 AM   
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Big Train was excellent. Little Britain was good at the start of series one, in my opinion, but even by the end of that it was getting old. The show lost me when it introduced the peeing woman and the vomiting racist. Simply not funny.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 23/12/2006 10:53:21 AM   
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I think the reason that Big Train didnt really take off was that it didnt rely on repeating the same catchphrase for ever, some of it was a bit hit and miss but the good stuff is great (the kid who sets on fire when hes learning to ride a bike..........)

Little Britain is too indebted to League of Gentlemen and especially Reeves and Mortimer. Andys catchphrase is completely ripped off Vics half wit character that worked in Paul Barons Club in Bang Bang.

They should have done a whole series based in that club, the one where Les Dennis is captured is comedy gold.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 23/12/2006 12:16:21 PM   
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Big Train - Good
Little Britain - Mediocre at best

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 23/12/2006 2:37:03 PM   
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I think the reason that Big Train didnt really take off was that it didnt rely on repeating the same catchphrase for ever, some of it was a bit hit and miss but the good stuff is great (the kid who sets on fire when hes learning to ride a bike..........)

Little Britain is too indebted to League of Gentlemen and especially Reeves and Mortimer. Andys catchphrase is completely ripped off Vics half wit character that worked in Paul Barons Club in Bang Bang.

They should have done a whole series based in that club, the one where Les Dennis is captured is comedy gold.


They did... ish, it was called Catterick.

As for Little Britain; Rock Profile is still the best work that the two have done together. Matt Lucas, I think is a pretty decent comedy actor, David Walliams isn't. He's a talentless, unfunny, giddy twat.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 24/12/2006 12:54:29 AM   
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Have really tried to get into it, but i'm simply not amused by it. I guess i'm more of a Mitchell & Webb kinda guy. However i'm a big fan of Matt and David in general.

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RE: Little Britain: Overated? - 24/12/2006 1:42:08 AM   
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Mitchell and Webb is a lot funnier. Little Britain has it's moments, but most of the time it's too concerned with gross out weirdness. They may have pushed the envelop too far into distaste.

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