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Post by Tracy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:07 pm

Me too... will be interesting to see new characters, and how our favourite chavette copes in a boot camp! :lol:
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Post by Tracy » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:12 pm

(moved because thought they should be here, not in the general 'tv' thread' :)
girl wrote:I hate when pure British awesomeness gets turned into some gellatinous goo directed to allure stupid American audiences.

Case in point:
Matt Lucas and David Walliams(the sexmo) just aired their American debut of Little Britain USA. I was not impressed.
Bex wrote:Ooh. I didn't see it. Was it a bit offensive to an American audience?

As a Brit, I'm constantly offended (in an embarrassed way, not a serious way) by British accents in American shows. Doesn't matter if it's working class Northen English, Southern posh English, East -End London, Glaswegian Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish... They all sound retarded.

Even shows that I love do it. Case in point: Go God, Go! - The episode of South Park featuring Richard Dawkins. In real life he has the simplest, well-spoken upper-middle-class English accent. In South Park he sounds like he's an Australian who's had a stroke. :lol:
alex wrote:I found it impossibly bad. Unwatchable. So no change from the British version really. Just perhaps even less thought going into the "scripts" - although that is perhaps a misuse of the word. Laugh free.
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Bex wrote:Ooh. I didn't see it. Was it a bit offensive to an American audience?
Offensive? No. I was just disappointed that they felt the need to cater to "american" humor to such an extent. I felt they lost some of their charm in doing so.

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alex wrote:I found it impossibly bad. Unwatchable. So no change from the British version really. Just perhaps even less thought going into the "scripts" - although that is perhaps a misuse of the word. Laugh free.
Yeah I've heard a few people say the same thing.
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Post by Beast » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:31 am

You think it catered to US audiences? I thought it was just the same as normal - unless the version shown in the US was different. It was ok. It's too crude for my liking a lot of the time. I enjoyed Marjorie Dawes though and was impressed by the accents! David always sounds the same so the fact that he can do a US accent (as bad as it maybe was - sounded ok to me) was a nice surprise.
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Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:08 am

For me LB's characters have always had about as much depth as a melted ice cube & hold about as much appeal as Gary Glitter :(.

I've just never liked (apart from parts of S1) Since then they have been ploughing that same old field with such lazy montony that its become a dustbowl!

I've never understood its great appeal I'm afraid. I'm rather flummoxed that the great HBO should be involved in this USA version :shock:

Matt Lucas is a good comic actor, but LB :oops: - urgh!
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Post by mama lazarou » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:01 pm

I agree. I've hated Little Britain from the start. David Walliams practically plays the same two characters over and over. I get embarrassed watching him.
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Post by miss denton » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:22 pm

I did like Little Britain when it first started. I even went to see it live at the Hammersmith Apollo back in 2005, but now i have really gone off it. Little Britain USA was awful. I like Matt Lucas as an actor though.

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Post by girl » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:09 pm

I've actually warmed up to Little Britain USA. I think it happened when Sebasian said "What" in that deep voice of his. :lol:

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Post by Beast » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:25 pm

I gave up with it. There are a few gem moments but mainly it's just the same thing over and over each week. :( I still love them though.
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Post by a1tiptop » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:49 pm

As one of the scariest super-fans of Little Britain that ever lived, I have to announce the death of my fan adoration. It's very sad. I just don't find Little Britain remotely funny any more, or David Walliams even that interesting. It was a long, drawn out illness of six months, but now it is completely deceased.

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Post by Beast » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:19 pm

Ah Tara I'm sorry about that. I understand why though. But there will always be the memory of series 1 when it was all fresh and also Rock Profile which is genius. And other stuff they did that I didn't see I'm sure.
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Post by a1tiptop » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:34 pm

Beast wrote:Ah Tara I'm sorry about that. I understand why though. But there will always be the memory of series 1 when it was all fresh and also Rock Profile which is genius. And other stuff they did that I didn't see I'm sure.
Possibly I'd give you the LB Radio series and Rock Profile. But I need to get through my mourning period and, when the pain has dulled a bit, pull out the DVDs and see if they raise a smile. ;)
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Re: Little Britain - NO TOUR SPOILERS, PLEASE!

Post by BabaLazarou » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:35 am

Love Little Britain. Think it was the first British comedy show I watched. Can definitely see all of the LOG influences that a lot of comedies have now.
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