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One of the comedy greats who will forever remain in our video collections for the various characters and Send-ups that he Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke did to gain our interest and liven up our humour zones which we must do so UNSTIFFEN THAT STIFF UPPER LIP!!!!!!!!!
Harry Enfield and chums was made in 1994, i liked this one totally better than harry Enfield's tv programme that was made in 1990. This one i think was better because it had allsorts of characters such as Harry and Lulu. i give this one 10 out of 10.
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I can't really remember seeing the normal show, but I saw the Yule Log Christmas Special which was brilliant. BAFTA nominated Harry Enfield is one of the greatest sketch show people I know, and along with Paul Whitehouse (The Fast Show) and BAFTA nominated Kathy Burke it is a really good show. I can't really say much about the show, so I'll say about the Christmas one. The characters that really stuck out for me were: Kevin and Perry the Teenagers (I've seen them on special video, Kevin's Guide to Being a Teenager); Frank and George (who used to be in the Hula Hoops adverts); The Rich Guy ("I am considerably richer than you!"); Honest John; Michael Paine and many other weird and wonderful people. One of the funniest sketches of the Christmas Special for me was the Telecocknies (a spoof of Teletubbies). It was nominated the BAFTA for Best Light Entertainment (Programme or Series). Kevin the Teenager was number 15 on The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Waynetta Slob was number 37 on The World's Greatest Comedy Characters, The Christmas Special was number 34 on The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments, and The Slobs - Brown Baby was number 11 on The 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches. Very good!
Most of the 1994 series is just as good as the previous two Harry
TV Program series but it starts off very badly. Who exactly is warped
enough to think that jokes about mental retards, not to mention tinnitus,
are in the slightest bit funny? They just come across as malicious. Why
these sketches were included in the video of the series is a mystery. And
the two characters talking in that pub do no more than shout about
celebrities in rather infantile name-calling torrents of
However, the 1994 series thankfully picks up. The send-ups of 40's documentaries are as hilarious as ever, Mr Don't and the Old G*ts are at their best and there are also some inventive new characters - Kevin the teenager, the randy old ladies etc.
The fourth series (first shown in 1997) is just a waste of time. Though it has its moments, it just seems filled with unfunny sketches about gays, northerners and the like. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who found that dated stereotypical German to be nothing but offensive. The 'Mr Dead' sketches are okay and there are some humorous send-ups of 40's adverts, documentaries etc, but most of it's just tired and the humor is mostly forced.
He did aswell. He aslo made some of the funniest catchphrases ever. e.g. "Only me", "I am smokin a fag" and thouroughly bloody nice bloke". He used to be hilarious but now he doesnt cut it. classic comedy sktches, some of the best ive seen. 3/5
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