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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2008
  • Season #: 1
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6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: The award-winning sketch comedy comes stateside with its creators/stars on board.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 100
    Indeed, the only real downside of the program is that they've made only six episodes.
  2. 80
    You don't like comedy that pushes the boundaries of good taste, you have no business here. But the material is presented with enough comic skill, cultural resonance, and clever mockery to rise above.
  3. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    75
    The show is vulgar, crude and over the top. The jokes are usually cynical and occasionally cruel. That doesn't make them less funny; it just means you might feel guilty for laughing.
  4. It's not that Americans can't master the outlandish sketch comedy exemplified by Little Britain USA. It's just that, from Monty Python to Borat to Eddie Izzard, the British invariably do it so much better.
  5. Some of it works, much of it doesn't.
  6. 40
    Though there are exceptions and a few bits work, the skits that weren’t funny in one episode don’t become funny when they are repeated, with minor alterations, in the next.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    30
    While I know the show has avid fans, this version leaves me cold much like the original does.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Sep 8, 2011
    7
    I was pleasantly surprised at how actually funny the US translation of the show was. New characters, mostly amusing ones too, and the audiences seemed to find the show enjoyable, instead of there being an awkward transatlantic tension where they don't understand the jokes. Expand
  2. Jul 11, 2014
    5
    Varies really hard, from unfunny af till very funny
  3. Oct 27, 2010
    4
    "Little Britain USA" is funny, but not as good as the original UK version. It seems that all the political correctness and censorship needed in the US has done much harm for the brand, and it also seems that if Americans see a good foreign show, they take it and "American-ize" it. Expand

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