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Little Britain is a British character-based sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written and performed by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas.
Why It Sucks
- Horrible acting.
- It mocks gays, blacks, obese people, and the disabled all at once. Yes, Really.
- Stupid concepts, such as the homophobic gay, which sounds purely hypocritical since it consists of a person who hates homosexuals, yet he/she is gay.
- Unfunny and gross-out humor.
- Almost everyone has a catchphrase and very few make sense: Andy Pipkin (an able man who pretends he's disabled) says "Yeah, I know."
- A laugh track plays at the least-funny jokes.
- They use the same jokes over and over again.
- Overuse of Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
- The final season, Little Britain USA, magnifies all of the faults of the earlier episodes while adding offensives stereotypes about Americans, and having an extremely annoying laugh track dubbed on.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- The first season relies more on surreal situational humor than the gross-out gags and offensive stereotyping of latter seasons, and can actually be quite funny at times.
- The characters Lou and Andy were originally created for Rock Profile (1999), where they were Lou Reed and Andy Warhol. The characters were changed slightly, but their relationship and voices were established in the earlier show. They new characters retain the original first names.
- After the show ended, David Walliams started writing kids' books. Walliams has since denounced the show as being offensive and unfunny.
- Lucas himself has also denounced the show, saying that some of these jokes would never be done today.