Big Train (1998–2002)

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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.


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Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews

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26 July 2004 | robgas68
Absurdist comedy at its absolute best
I'm surprised to see the largely negative response to this programme.

I think it's one of the best Pythonesque shows that has emerged. I watched it religiously and was hyperventilating with laughter.

There are so many classic skits: Ming the Merciless hanging around his house and singing along with the telly tubbies, A Cat and a mouse having a fight after a night at the pub, show jumpers wanting to be fire fighters and, of course, the staring competition grand finals. What made the sketches so appealing was the immense absurdity of the whole thing, yet the amazing cast was able to ground it in some reality.

These great actors have since emerged in shows like "Spaced" and "How do you want me?". That's an indication of what level they were at.

The best show of its kind in decades. It buries "The Fast Show".

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