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Posted by Matt on November 17, 2009

The stars of Trailer Park Boys have got a new comedy next year.

Some background: my friends are all big fans of TPB, owning all the DVD sets. I’ve seen plenty of episodes, and the show is quite good. So, on the onset, seeing the guys behind that show working on something else is good.

What really interests me is that they namedrop League of Gentlemen, which is not something to take lightly. I personally haven’t seen it, but I know enough from reading about to understand the kind of implications that brings. Of course, the guys could just be referring to the fact that, like LoG, the show is a sketch comedy with a narrative, which is also what Monty Python can fall under in an abstract way. But that doesn’t mean that they haven’t taken inspiration from the show’s brand of ‘humor’, which is basically just being as horrifying as possible. The fact that the show features characters on hallucinogens and a cult seems to go in that direction, as well.

I’m looking forward to it. I want to see more shows inspired by BBC surrealist comedy on TV.


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