Autodidact: self-taught

Nov
29
2012

Come Sue with Me

by V. L. Craven

aaaaaaaall of the offensiveness

Come Fly with Me is a new sketch show by Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the people behind Little Britain.

This one is set in and around an airport in London with Lucas and Walliams playing all of the main characters.

Wow.

Just when I thought House doing black face was the most offensive thing British people could get away with that Americans could never do…

Lucas and Walliams show up and do their level best to offend everyone.

Starting with Precious Little, a black woman who runs a coffee shop. She’s lazy, hypocritical and always singing songs about Jesus.

My hypothesis is that, whilst writing the series, Lucas and Walliams had a giant poster reading, ‘Leave No One Unoffended.’ A good drinking game would be to take a shot every time someone says or does something that would get an entertainer in America sued blind.

Interestingly, there are no American characters, either being offended or being offensive. They get everyone else, though, including Welsh, Irish and Scottish people, so they’re not only taking the piss from those who have different amounts of melanin in their skin.

During the commentary of Little Britain in America David Walliams said he’d sometimes forget he was dressed as an old woman and would be trying to chat up girls between takes. So, in Come Fly with Me the actors had to stand around in public between takes while dressed as some staggeringly racist characters. There had to be moments when they were standing there thinking, ‘What the hell have I done… This seemed like a much better idea when we were writing it…’

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