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The other side of Britain Essay Question: How far would you agree that 'Little Britain' mocks rather than celebrates British Culture? It all started when Matt Lucas and David Walliams decided to make a radio show few years ago called 'Little Britain'. Who would have known that some radio show would then be turned into a TV show and attract almost everyone in 'Little Britain'? Now that it is very successful and has been running for a few years, have the producers run out of funny jokes? Now that the jokes are predictable and unfunny, the produces decided to make their jokes even ruder to make it funny again, which worked differently for everyone. Some people thought that they took a step too far and others are still hard fans of the show. ...read more.


The humour was created by visual comedy and language. As the show went on and the third series started, the humour started relying more on sexual and racist jokes. There are some fans who thought that the third series were painful and disgusting to watch. But it's not everyone who agrees that 'Little Britain' is bad. There are some fans that think it is good to have this kind of shows to make them feel better and forget their problems. Every episode starts with the narrator - Tom Baker talking about Britain. One of his quotes: "Britain, Britain, Britain. We've had running water for over ten years, we have a tunnel connecting us to Peru and we invented the cat". Because his accent is posh you think that he is going to say something intelligent but instead he always says something ridiculous like inventing the cat or something like that. ...read more.


Also the costumes are stereotyped. Emily and Florence wear dresses to look more feminine which are old fashioned dresses from Victorian times. Women used to wear those kinds of dresses and the show is stereotyping the old fashion in Britain. Another stereotype is Judy and Maggie's sketch. They are from Women's Institute who taste different foods at voluntary or charity events. After Maggie find out that she is eating food that is prepared by someone non-white, heterosexual she vomits a lot, usually on someone. This just stereotypes that British do not like people who are not their race or gay. Some people could say that 'Little Britain' celebrates the country because it shows little things that represents Britain, but in a funny, humorous way. They could say that those jokes about race, sexuality or size are funny because it happens in everyday life, but the bottom line is that this show satirizes Britain. Send any comments about this article to: news@thenewspaper.co.uk Kamola Erghasheva 10C1 ...read more.

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