Jack and Edna's pet parrot dies after laying an unusually large egg which hatches out into a very ugly and fairly large black bird. Initially it does not speak but Jack comes to like it, ... See full summary »

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Jack and Edna's pet parrot dies after laying an unusually large egg which hatches out into a very ugly and fairly large black bird. Initially it does not speak but Jack comes to like it, unlike his wife. Jack suspects Edna of infidelity and comes to see the bird as an ally who will check up on her behaviour for him. Needless to say he is in for a surprise. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 August 1984 (UK)  »

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Tales of the Unbearable. Genuinely left me speechless.
21 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jack returns home from work, and finds wife Edna entertaining friend Charlie on the piano. Company that is different from their entertaining pet Parrot, who constantly says 'shifty eyes' and the names of train stations in Europe. Jack becomes a little jealous of Charlie's recent visits. The couple are awoken one night by loud squawking, and discover the bird hurt, something has broken in and attacked the bird. A few days later the bird lays an egg, but sadly dies. Charlie offers a lot of help, Jack begins to get irritated by Charlie's frequent presence. An unusual bird hatches, and soon starts telling Jack stories.

Once again, you can't help but ask yourself 'what on Earth were they thinking?' This is another in the latest string of virtually unwatchable episodes.

The stories have always been a little far fetched, but this one has completely lost the plot, the realms of reality have now gone, those early stylish thrillers we used to get are a thing of the past.

Not as bad as Wet Saturday, but still really bad.

2/10


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