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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2008
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 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 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. EK.
    Sep 30, 2008
    10
    Very funny and sick. I love it.
  2. PeterR.
    Oct 9, 2008
    10
    Fabulous show. It really hits the spot when it comes to entertaining.
  3. MarjorieH
    Mar 1, 2009
    10
    I loved the British version so had low expectations for this but I was surprised to find that it was great--actually more crude in a way than the British version, but really as wonderful and creative. Expand
  4. DavidP.
    Oct 5, 2008
    5
    The firs show was ok. I didn't laugh for quite a lot of the show. The duo should stay in Britain and make fun of us, which is what you are good at. Expand
  5. ChrisM.
    Oct 7, 2008
    4
    Hit and miss so far. Some characters are funny (Mr. Doggy, the old married couple) but most are droll and unfunny (Fat Fighters, the inane receptionist, Bubbles Devere). I have no problem with any of the "gross out" humor, but most of those sketches are one-dimensional and kind of boring. Just because they show some fake wang and breasts doesn't make it funny. Also, if they got rid of the laugh track, that would be a move in the right direction. Expand
  6. IanA.
    Sep 29, 2008
    3
    These guys seem to think that being funny is about finding the right balance between wigs and 'dirty words.' Talented performers might accomplish more with this material, but there don't seem any willing to touch it, so it just hangs out there, trying hard but doing nothing, like a teenager's penis. Expand
  7. RichS
    May 24, 2009
    0
    Tedious, wincingly unfunny claptrap. They seem obsessed with the homosexual, fat, and racist variety of human kind. Dysfunctional humour? You got it.

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