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Little Britain USA

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

U.S. take on Brit hit pushes the comedy envelope.

TV HBO Comedy 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

Extremely sexual

Don't watch it is extremely sexual
age 17+

Somewhat problematic but funny

While some of the skits are slightly problematic, it is evident that it is satire and it addresses America from an outside perspective

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (3 ):

American fans of the original Little Britain don't need to worry: A transatlantic move hasn't dulled the duo's work. U.S. audiences may even end up preferring this version, since the social undertones will be more familiar to them than the British ones were -- making the humor just that much more relatable. The show also benefits from a number of American guests who shine along with the stars, including Rosie O'Donnell, Vivica A. Fox, and Sarah Chalke.

While Walliams and Lucas are happy to prove once again that there's no edgy comedy challenge -- be it obese female body suits or adult breastfeeding -- they can't take on together, this over-the-top series definitely isn't for younger viewers. From language to sexual content, it's as graphic as you'd expect a pay-cable series to be, and no group is spared from the duo's barbed jokes. So save this one for after the kids are in bed.

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