Rik Mayall's Grim Fairy tales gave old favourites like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, King Thrushbeard and many others a new lease of life by giving them a modern and totally irreverent interpretation. Mayall's wacky approach to the stories was complimented by a smattering of local accents ranging from cockney, Brummie, Lancanshire and even Irish that lended colour to various character impressions.
You had to watch him in action whether he imitated mean, spoilt princesses (picking their nose, burping etc) or witches (same as above).
Here's an example of his description of a 'really bad smell': "..(the witch) smelt like no one had cleaned the lav. for a year.."
This was British comedy in its full tainted glory that was targeted at the kids but gained many adult fans as well.
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