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Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas.
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Series cast summary:
Greg Davies ...  Ken / ... 33 episodes, 2012-2019
Helen Baxendale ...  Lorna / ... 33 episodes, 2012-2019
Tyger Drew-Honey ...  Dylan / ... 31 episodes, 2012-2019
Kenneth Collard ...  Steve 27 episodes, 2012-2019
Esther Smith ...  Rachel 27 episodes, 2014-2019
Taylor Lautner ...  Dale 20 episodes, 2014-2018
Matt Lacey ...  Ben 17 episodes, 2014-2019


Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas.

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Tamla Kari (Rachel) was replaced by Esther Smith at the start of Series 2. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.97 (2015) See more »

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Best new comedy show in over a year...
3 October 2012 | by georgegatesSee all my reviews

==What to expect==

I dislike almost all programming on the BBC, with the exception of Horizon (and other rare occasional documentary feats). None of the current US comedy programming is really satisfactory to me either, with the exception of Saturday Night Live. If you feel similar then Cuckoo might just be the show for you.


Accent-wise Cuckoo is about 1/3 American and 2/3 British with light accents and is perfectly comprehensible. The show is lightweight and upbeat, with a modern touch and starts out with a single lady and her girlfriend in Thailand, with the setting soon transitioning to the familiar UK (or is it Ireland?). There is no British humor, or any of the typical "Britishness" one comes to expect from most BBC shows.


The story in the first episode revolves around the big news which the not-so-single-lady-anymore brought home to her family and the resulting struggle of coping with the new family circumstances. The story doesn't really matter much though, because the script and acting is simply consistently hilarious. I am hooked. (Episode 2 is even funnier, so the pilot wasn't just a "glitch")

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