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Harris is a relatively normal celeb and the show is a little dull as a result
bob the moo from United Kingdom
11 October 2002
Louis Theroux arranges to spend time with Keith Harris as he prepares for
production of his pantomime Cinderella which he will direct and star in.
follow Keith as he revisits the heights of his success, visits his parents
and eventually reads the reviews of his pantomime.
Of this second series of `When Louis Met...' this one was the one I cared
the least about. However I was nicely surprised because I was interested
Harris. How can a man who got fame with his hand up a duck and a monkey
all these years later - he must be nuts at least! Happily Harris is
perfectly normal and seems very grounded despite being a little bitter.
aren't you on TV anymore? asks Louis - `because I'm not a chef' comes the
reply. Emotions run high when he views old videos at his parents house but
it never spills over into total bitterness.
Harris also opens up a little about his wives and why some lasted and some
didn't, although it is god to see that his current wife seems perfectly
happy. During the pantomime Harris shows how professional he is and even
lets Louis have a role (pantomime, gay porn - is there anything he hasn't
done?). It is a little ironic that Harris has digs at current
one moment and then fills his show with teenage soap stars the next - but
Louis doesn't push to hard and seems a little disappointed that Harris
appear well grounded and normal. Only occasionally does Harris let his
guard down, most notably when he sees a bad review in The Big Issue. The
two get on well but the relationship is quite plodding at times and never
This means that it isn't quite as much fun to watch as you'd hope,
it is still interesting on one level. Overall this is good but is no
near the best of the series - the subject isn't the most interesting as he
is quite normal and really there's not much to be looked at or
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