Quote: Chappers @ 23rd September 2018, 10:14 PM
I'd hardly call that surreal.
Given the dictionary definition of surreal as: "strange; not seeming real; like a dream; esp. the combining of items that are never found together in reality", I have always considered some of the plotlines very surreal.
The unsolicited delivery of a giant plastic fly that goes unexplained, the collection by Mrs Warboys of a gorilla costume from the dry cleaners instead of Victor's suit ("You must have seen it as a mistake when you brought it out" "Well I don't know what your suit looks like do I?") and "the shower is full of midges" are just 3 examples that spring immediately to mind.
Even the BBC comedy website referred to it as surreal (3 lines down in the second section):
as does Wikipedia at the end of the 2nd paragraph in its "One Foot in the Grave" entry.