A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.
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...  Various Roles 12 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Various Roles 12 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Various Roles 12 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Various roles 7 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Various roles / ... 7 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Various Roles 7 episodes, 1998-2002
...  Various roles 6 episodes, 2002
...  Various roles 6 episodes, 2002
Barry Davies ...  Stare-Out Commentator 6 episodes, 1998
...  Stare-Out Commentator 6 episodes, 1998
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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

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Like reality, only better!

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Большая возня  »

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Customer: [a customer enters a ball shop, footballs, tennis balls etc]
Customer: Hi, I'd like a ball please.
Ball Shop Owner: Terribly sorry, but we don't sell balls.
Customer: Oh... ok. Bye
Customer: [he leaves]
Ball Shop Owner: [notices the balls on the walls] Oh wait...! We've got plenty of balls.
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Featured in 50 Years of BBC2 Comedy (2014) See more »

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Big Train
Performed by Max Greger and his Orchestra
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Good in parts, but has studio laughter
26 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

At times this is an original sketch show, with surreal, witty moments. Someone should have told them that the staring sketch simply wasn't funny once, let alone being repeated in different forms again and again - not just in the first episode, but the second, the third - and probably all the rest. Luckily the DVD can be skipped; but still skipping a DVD past bits you don't like isn't a particularly good thing to have to do.

Generally the trouble is that a point is made, and then is overmilked - we get the joke, move on. One of the reviews here implies there's no studio (canned?) laughter - but there is - at least on the UK DVD, and it is quite inappropriate, it should be optional. We also have the BBC forcing its previews - so you can't put the DVD in, leave it to go through the copyright stuff, and come back ready at the menu. 7 out of 10, needs better editing.


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