We've all been forced to watch English movies or English television shows that weren't quite funny. I was never a fan of Monty Python (I can hear the hissing already from some of you). I found Merchant Ivory films incredibly slow and cumbersome and I hated Remains Of The Day. I never found some of those English comedies very funny that seem to be on PBS all hours of the day. I guess I just never found English comedy .... well, I didn't find it very funny (with the exception of The Young Ones and Shaun Of The Dead which absolutely rocked!!!).
Maybe my humor is too low brow. Maybe I need something like Jackass where guys sit in their tidy whities and throw a dog's rawhide bone at one another's sacks. I just couldn't picture the English getting into this sort of thing.
How wrong I was!! The BBC has now created a show that caters to my simple minded personality. It's called Ed vs. Spencer and it is one of the most brilliant concepts ever!
This show is a guy's show. It's about 2 guys who pretty do anything to cockblock one another. It's a show about those type of best friends where one guy gets drunk and his best friend writes all over his forehead with a Sharpie things like 666, I Eat Cock, and so on. So far, it's been hilarious. One of the two guys, Ed, is the typical Spicoli type but much more devious. In one episode, they have to date 3 women and see whom the ladies will like better. Ed switches one of the girls with a friend of his and tells her to act completely bored and annoyed with Spencer. Ed also takes one of the women, an 86 year old, to a strip club. How great is that? To give you an idea of what they are doing, here is a listing of upcoming shows:
March 23rd - Who Can Make Himself the Sickest?
March 30th- Who Can Stay Handcuffed the Longest?
April 6th - Who's the Most Attractive to Women?
April 13th - Who Can Survive in the Woods the Longest?
April 20th - Who Can Make the Best Porn?
April 27th - Who Is the Hardest?
May 4th - Who Do Kids Like More?
May 11th - Who Can Put On the Most Weight?
May 18th - Who Can Make Himself More Famous?
May 25th - Who Can Make the Most Money in Three Days
If this is the new wave of UK comedy, then I am definitely moving to the UK so that I can steal Kate Winslet or Kate Beckinsale away from their current beaus, grab some fish & chips, and watch Ed try to fuck over Spencer in any way possible.