Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.
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1991   1990  
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Vic Reeves ...
 Various / ... (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Captain Birdseye / ... (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Fred Aylward ...
 Les (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Applauding Undertaker / ... (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Emma Cafferty ...
 Judith Grant (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.

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Les would later to go on and have his own short lived spin-off show. See more »

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[repeated line]
Vic Reeves: What do we cry when we see the Man With the Stick?
Audience: What's on the end of the stick, Vic?
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Spin-off Les Lives (1993) See more »

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The start of a great career
26 December 1999 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Big night out is probably the worst show ever on English television - but that is what makes it so great. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer guides us through a world of their own including Les - a man who fear chives and people being sentenced to being part of the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar for a year.

Anyone with a taste for the bizarre should see this show.


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