Thursday, October 2, 2008

TV: LITTLE BRITAIN USA "EPISODE 1"



While on vacation to Mississippi, British tourist check into a motel; Ellie Grace heads to a summer camp; and a sheriff shows off his guns in "Season 1 Episode 1" of "Little Britain USA".

This series premiere to the popular British sketch comedy show takes a while to get used to. But after the first couple of sketches I became more comfortable with the weird characters and the guys playing women, as there is not a one woman in the cast, only two guys and lots of characters. Rosie O'Donnell does show up to poke fun at herself and there is a lot of poking. She is a great sport through it all and almost too great based on the jokes.

My main problem with the show is the laugh track which isn't too bad actually but, you know, it's a laugh track. Also, there is never a steady flow of funny jokes. With each sketch there is a few laughs and then a final big laugh, but the final big laugh is always a good one. That's how sketch shows go though, you have some that work and some that don't. Most of "Little Britain USA" works though. My favorite was the astronaut guy talking to the boy scouts and the most uncomfortable goes to the final sketch with the two guys at the gym.

LITTLE BRITAIN USA "EPISODE 1": 7 OUT OF 10



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"Little Britain USA" airs Sunday's at 10pm on HBO.

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