Little Britain's racist, isn't it? Page 16

Little Britain. Image shows from L to R: Matt Lucas, David Walliams. Copyright: BBC / Little Britain Productions.

Little Britain

Matt Lucas and David Walliams take a comic look at British life in this character-based sketch series

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KM378

  • Thursday 11th June 2020, 6:32pm
  • London, England
  • 5,634 posts

In the first series of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, in 1993, Vic and Bob used blackface to portray ludicrous versions of Otis Reading and Marvin Gaye in various sketches.

In the second series, in 1995, the Otis and Marvin characters returned but Vic and Bob no longer used blackface.

Is it reasonable to assume that blackface was dropped because some considered it offensive? I think so.

So the BBC's argument that times have changed since Little Britain was made in 2003 seems a bit disingenuous. If it was offensive in 1993, what happened to stop it being offensive a decade later?

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lofthouse

  • Sunday 14th June 2020, 3:16pm [Edited]
  • Nowhere, England
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Little Britain took the piss out of everyone

Fat fighters with Marjorie Doors ripped the shit out of overweight people

The elderly- pissing on the floor in supermarkets etc

Transvestites - i am a lady and all that stuff

Homosexuality- the only gay in the village who was this grotesque horrible character - and the guy who was always trying the feel up the Prime Minister - basically all gay men are sex obsessed weirdos

Vicky Pollard was having a go at 'chavs'

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Sunday 14th June 2020, 4:50pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,306 posts

I consider two opposing responses to this thread title in the Fawlty Towers thread.

Quote: lofthouse @ 14th June 2020, 3:16 PM

Little Britain took the piss out of everyone

Good point. It was the same with Viz, which ripped the shit out of everyone but was accused of sexism for Fat Slaggs.