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I'm a laadddy!
Member Name: west_jenn
Date: 11/11/04, updated on 22/12/04 (1959 review reads)
Disadvantages: you may start saying phrases from the show
You know when you’re a Little Britain fan when you have little catchphrases from the show that you use. Me and my other half are big fans and we have reached this sad stage, our favourite being “I’m a laaadddy” (this won’t mean a thing to you if you never watch it.
Little Britain is presented as a look at different groups in Britain hence the title. It’s a bit politically incorrect in places, without being offensive. It’s a series of short sketches about different sets of characters. Here are some of my favourites.
ANDY AND HIS CARER
Andy has the demeanour of someone with learning difficulties. His carer pushes him around in a wheelchair, but Andy can secretly walk. Some of the funniest scenes are when his carer turns his back and Andy beats people up, climbs up trees and rides horses without his carer being any the wiser. His biggest catchphrase is “I want that one” and then “don’t want that one” when given it. Also when told anything by his carer he just says “yeah I know”.
In the last series there was just the one, but now Florence has a trainee transvestite with a fetching moustache! They are the sort of truly awful transvestites who are obviously men. They have a very strange idea of what women do and often say “I’m a lady” in a very loud voice. They dress in strange Edwardian looking clothes and have big hair and try and be very coy. In the last episode they were going to the opera and whilst booking their tickets kept saying “two ladies for the operetta”. The funniest line from the last episode was when one of them said “I wanted to be a ballerina but became a hod carrier”.
This is about a cringingly awful slimming club. The co-odinator is fat, patronising, rude, Small minded and racist. Her tone of voice is hilariously funny. She says things like “your problem is you’re fat and old” “of you waddle back to your seat”. She loves to advocate the eating of dust as part of a diet. She’s absolutely awful to the Asian lady and always says horrendous things like ‘in English please deary’ when the woman is speaking perfect English.
THE ONLY GAY IN THE VILLAGE
Davvid is the only gay in the village, or so he would like to think. He wears very stereotypical gay clothes and is very in to gay rights in his small welsh village. It escapes his notice that everyone in this tiny village is very liberal and not at all homophobic. He is determined to be the only gay in the village, despite the fact it seems to be full of gays and lesbians.
Everyone seems to be nonplussed by his loudly proclaimed gayness, but he wants them to be outraged. In the last episode he tried to set up a gay book section in the library and the grey haired spectacle wearing librarian asked him if he’d ever been past travel and showed him the huge gay section already there and all the lycra wearing gay men browsing in it.
These are some of my favourite characters from Little Britain. Some of its characters are stereotypes that are stretched beyond belief to the point of humour. In this new series there is the typical WI lady who projectile vomit’s the cakes she has been handed at fetes, Christmas carol concerts etc when she discovers they have been made by someone gay, black, homeless etc. Also there is the grown up man whose mother breastfeeds him in front of his horrified fiancée and her parents. Unfortunately the new series isn’t on normal tv (the 5 channel variety) but if you can get BBC 3 its on there at 9pm on Tuesdays.