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.
BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.
A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, then hosted by Simon Amstell until his departure in 2011. From that point forward the show ... See full summary »
The popularity of Shooting Stars has always been a mystery to me. The so-called humor is definitely surreal but to say that it lacks the intelligence of Monty Python, Spike Milligan, or even Morecambe and Wise is to put it mildly. It is Surreal but not funny, Isuppose the same could be said for Salvador Dali so I'll have to qualify it further, it is also completely lacking in any evidence of talent or intelligent endeavor. Most grownups would soon tire of the antics of a children's' clown, if you're not one of these people then you may be one of the apparently many folks who enjoy watching Shooting Stars from beginning to end.
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