Bottle Boys is universally despised by the critics and by the time it rumbled onto the screens in the mid eighties it was a decade out of date with its embarrassing( even then) stereotypes such as the token black character, a drunken Scotsman and a tarty secretary who was sex obsessed and the constant butt of jokes. Yes a lot of it at the time was excruciating to watch and Bottle Boys had the dubious distinction of being completely flattened by Live Aid one night, but on the other hand several million viewers still gave Bottle Boys a chance and a second season suggested the sitcom did have a following.
Yet for all the critics loathed Bottle Boys then and now, and fair enough it is pants in places, it seems like another reviewer has said to have a sort of appeal is it was very much the last of its kind: a bawdy sitcom similar to On The Buses, which was ten years too late and also featuring a star whose great days were ten years earlier as well, Robin Askwith of the Confessions films. Also Eve Ferret's ridiculous hairdo, which was often like a birds nest had fallen on her head, and Anna Nicole Smith style vacuousness have an appeal. I am seriously tempted to hunt down a DVD of this show.
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