It wasn`t until I came to this site to review REVOLVER that I found out that the series I`d just seen had been a follow up to a series from 2001 . I don`t recall seeing the first series . Or maybe I did . You see that`s the problem with REVOLVER - It`s truly unmemorable
REVOLVER is a comedy sketch show done in a highly surreal manner with actors best known from sit-coms in the 1970s , actors like Roy Barraclough , Stephen Lewis and John Inman . Unlike JAM the surreal sketch show from Chris Morris the jokes themself aren`t in any way offensive but they`re also very unfunny .
Example : Woman stands in park shouting " Here boy here fetch " . Man appears and says " I`ve got a name you know " Don`t you get it ? The audience expect the woman is talking to a dog but she`s talking to her husband . Try not to laugh - I know I didn`t
Or this example : Man is seen pushing massive boulder along street . He is clearly dead on his feet from the physical ordeal . He staggers to a door and rings the bell and a woman answers
Man : I was just passing through the area and was wondering if you were interested in buying a giant boulder ?
Woman : Not today thank you
If anyone understood that " joke " can they send me a private message explaining it please ?
And one last point . If you`ve got a sketch featuring two hetrosexual men fighting over a women do you honestly believe Melvyn Hayes and Lionel Blair are well cast as the protagonists ?