Little Britain's racist, isn't it? Page 5

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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Chappers

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 4:48am
  • Surreyish., England
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The whole show is in bad taste - that's not in dispute!

But as I say Ting Tong is ridiculing saddoes who buy Oriental women.

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Badge

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 4:52am
  • London, England
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Quote: David Chapman @ March 29, 2008, 12:48 AM

The whole show is in bad taste - that's not in dispute!

But as I say Ting Tong is ridiculing saddoes who buy Oriental women.

And I say I believe that's the intention but that's not how it comes across to me.

FIGHT!

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zooo

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 4:55am
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Quote: Badge @ March 29, 2008, 12:52 AM

And I say I believe that's the intention but that's not how it comes across to me.

Same here.
But I won't fight, I've just eaten.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 4:59am
  • Surreyish., England
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Well of course the whole thing about Little Britain is it's anti gay.

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zooo

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 5:00am
  • United Kingdom
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Yup. Matt hates the gays.

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thing

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 5:17am
  • England
  • 561 posts

Well what do they expect.

I don't have many prejudices but if the're going to wear tight, purple shorts like that that they don't do themselves any favours.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 5:29am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Laughing out loud

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sootyj

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 2:32pm [Edited]
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With Vicky, I think she'd be funny as a gormless teenager. The "she's a shit single mum as well," seems like mean spirited over statement. As for Ting Tong, the bought wives thing is a funny idea.

Monkey Dust did it better. And didn't need to say how funny Asians look and sound, which LB does.

LB does seem to like an extra, naughty joke, on top of a good joke. This can lead to some of the humour feeling a but gratuitous.

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paul toft

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 2:37pm [Edited]
  • pontypool, Wales
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I ain't buying it. What about the Fat Fighters sketch? Taking piss out of Indian woman, not being able to understand her. I ain't a member of the PC brigade, but it's a case of double standards. They get away with it because of who they are. They're in the BBC comedy clique.

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sootyj

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 2:42pm [Edited]
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With fat fighters, it is pretty clear it's Marjorie who doesn't get the Indian woman. It's a rare example in the show of them getting it note perfect.

As for aren't women with no clothes on funny (and how ridiculous they might consider themselves attractive), and fat black women more so!

Plus the only Gay in the Village, is Daily Mail- esque obsessing with what gay people do,

The show is at times quite funny. But there's a nasty thread to it. That feels like it's allowing it's irate of Tunbridge Wells viewers, to laugh at the funny diferent people.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 2:45pm
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Quote: sootyj @ March 29, 2008, 10:42 AM

With fat fighters, it is pretty clear it's Marjorie who doesn't get the Indian woman.


Precisely! It's not racist at all. The point of those sketches is that Marjorie is ignorant and self-centred, and has pre-decided that she doesn't understand what the Indian lady says, just because she's Indian. There's no racism to it in the slightest.

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T.W.

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 2:48pm [Edited]
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Quote: sootyj @ March 29, 2008, 10:32 AM

With Vicky, I think she'd be funny as a gormless teenager. The "she's a shit single mum as well," seems like mean spirited over statement.

Having grown-up in Bristol (where Matt Lucas lived and got the idea for Vicky Pollard) I met 'Vicky Pollards' a number of times. And I would say that if anything Lucas tried to make the character more sympathetic than the real-life Vickys.

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paul toft

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 2:50pm
  • pontypool, Wales
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know anyone black who finds it racist? I do.
Anyway i'm dropping it now. most of their stuff ain't funny that's all i shall say. As for naked women being funny. The TITTY BANG BANG sketch, now that's hilarious, come to think of it so is the rest of the show. no sorry i was thinking bout a burning baby int burning building.

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sootyj

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 2:58pm
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Monkey Dust rules, and shows the way.

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sootyj

  • Saturday 29th March 2008, 3:15pm
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Hey I sent a sitcom to the BBC the other day, about 2 rag and bone men 9father and son) who don't get on. One of them calls the other a dirty old man alot.