Saturday, April 08, 2006

The British Are Coming

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.

24 comments:

MsAbcMom said...

I don't know about that show....maybe it's a guy thing.

An English comedy that I LOVED though was Absolutely Fabulous. To me, that show rocked! I know it was rude, crude and crass but that is what made it work. Now that i think about it, it kind of sounds a lot like your show... hmmm
:-)

yournamehere said...

You are right about the Young Ones, so wrong about Monty Python. Have you ever seen The Holy Grail? That's some funny shit.

A. Estella Sassypants said...

I can get behind anything described in "cockblock" terms. It's the best word ever.

NML said...

Hmmm, I live in England and don't know this new show at all...I shall check it out...Monty Python went right over my head...

DCNats said...

I need your legal assistance at my blog- this girl who is a law student is arguing that illegal immigrants do not have a legal right to protest... not to mention she says they should all be deported... anyway I thought you would be a good addition to the arguement... and I never really found Monty Python to be that great- I chuckled a bit during the Holy Grail, but thats about it.

Alan said...

Yes, I wouldn't hold out for a second series. I also live in Britain and have never even heard of this show. I imagine it must be on one of the new "try-out" channels.

There's one comedy show on over here that sounds like it would be right up your street though. It's called "Shameless" and is on Channel 4. It's basically a show about the worst family in the world, who spend all their time getting drunk and trying to screw everybody over. If it turns up in the States, give it a watch.

Also, what about Dirty Sanchez. Which is basically Jackass squared (possibly cubed). A show in which three Welsh guys find new and interesting ways to hurt themselves and each other.

Ruben said...

Try the show Footballers wives. It is a great show and it has nudity. lol

mary worth's smug sense of self-satisfaction said...

The British are always so polite. I like that.

sonrisa morena said...

mmmm, fish and chips!!!

DCNats said...

dude- you haven't posted in like forever... you better not be dead!

Lindsay said...

govt must have you working pretty hard, eh?

sonrisa morena said...

yeah, where are you?

texacaligal said...

I watched a lot of Brit com, especially when I had cable. A really good show was Chef about a nice so nice guy (an ***hole really, who (surprise) was a chef at a fancy restaurant. Sounds boring but it was great. Another good one is Red Dwarf. I actually rented the series from Netflix and watched them again because they are so funny. Definitely not family oriented though. Anyhow, I read someplace that you were thinking about going to grad school and you were originally from Texas. I'm from Houston in CA in grad school. Texas is really taking a beating and I feel as though that stick reaches all the way over here (for sure!) Do you ever get defensive about the big TX? Is there some reason why you are a little hush-hush about it?

A. Estella Sassypants said...

I miss you!

Chelle said...

You better be on a great vacation. Come back with a ton of pics to make us all jealous.

JHD said...

Dude, I thought government jobs meant MORE time to blog, not less.

Regina said...

Didn't he blog about going to Ireland in May? Maybe he's there now.

deeesguy said...

No,no....he's neither dead nor abroad. He's just become a working stiff. C'mon, Devil, get your priorities in order, and give the people what they want!

DCNats said...

quiter!

Lindsay said...

No really, WHERE ARE YOU?!

Chelle said...

Seriously dude - you ever coming back?

Lost your tongue.

Can't think of anything to say?

No thoughts on the world at large?

Miss you.

DCNats said...

This perhaps one of the greatest blog abandonments ever... He just walked away without a word, hint, or clue that this would happen. I feel like a bride left at the alter.

JHD said...

OK, we know you're out there, you've been seen posting on Joel's blog in the last couple of days.

*waves Cherry Limeade* Come out, come out, wherever you are and post!

sonrisa morena said...

yeah dude!!! you've left us waiting for waaay too long.