A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series derives humor from stereotypes; groups mocked include Hispanics, Southerners, homosexuals, the handicapped, the overweight, and many more. Body humor is prevalent -- in one scene, a man pees on a swimmer in a pool; in another, a woman crouches behind a bush in a park to poop.
Violence & Scariness
A few scenes feature guns, but they're just props, and there's no shooting.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Simulated sex between men in anatomically correct nude suits. Lots of bare female breasts and butts, most often during the two male stars' cross-dressing skits. Sexual references are common and ribald; one episode alone includes graphic mention of masturbation, blow jobs, lesbianism, transsexuals, pornography, and sexual desire between men. In one segment, a man gets an erection and ejaculates in his pants.
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Frequent, uncensored use of everything from "damn" and "ass" to "f--k" and "s--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some lighthearted references to drinking and drug use, none of which mention realistic consequences of the actions.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this outrageous sketch comedy series has even more iffy stuff than the original British version. It relies on exaggerated stereotypes for most of its laughs, poking fun at minorities, homosexuals, and overweight people, among many others. Sexual content is prevalent and graphic: Men in nude body suits simulate sex, a man ejaculates in his pants, and references to blow jobs, masturbation, and pornography are common fare. In cross-dressing scenes, men strip to reveal female undergarments and nude female body suits. Language is also pervasive; multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "ass," and "damn" are unedited.
Is It Any Good?
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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