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.
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
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.
I have to say that I was a little disappointed. I feel that League of Gentlemen moved the goalposts for this kind of thing, and just felt that this didn't measure up. It just seemed to be trying a bit too hard and lacked the intensity of acting of something like League or Spaced.
Love Little Britain though. Big fan of Matt Lucas.
I remember seeing a one off the Vic and Bob did for Channel 4 years ago. I think it was really funny as I recall. It must have been a good number of years ago though.
That one where they played a detective and his ghostly sidekick. Randall and Hopkirk deceased. That was good stuff.
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