The pair's follow-up to The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, this BBC comedy sketch show features more surreal vignettes, as well as an ongoing mockumentary series called The Club - a parody of popular British series of the time.
After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.
I'm surprised to see the largely negative response to this programme.
I think it's one of the best Pythonesque shows that has emerged. I watched it religiously and was hyperventilating with laughter.
There are so many classic skits: Ming the Merciless hanging around his house and singing along with the telly tubbies, A Cat and a mouse having a fight after a night at the pub, show jumpers wanting to be fire fighters and, of course, the staring competition grand finals. What made the sketches so appealing was the immense absurdity of the whole thing, yet the amazing cast was able to ground it in some reality.
These great actors have since emerged in shows like "Spaced" and "How do you want me?". That's an indication of what level they were at.
The best show of its kind in decades. It buries "The Fast Show".
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