A is an effective skewering of the ludicrous broadcasting restrictions then in place, but it's a bit too one note to qualify as very funny. It's an okay gag though. B's use of language is inspired and the mounting hysteria is beautifully played and very funny. The fucking kettle's on fire!
Post by darknessfish on Sept 13, 2019 10:57:13 GMT
I thought that The Day Today was probably the finest satire of the modern age, better than Brass Eye or Jam. I love the end of the sketch too, just the unlikeliest sentence to be used on the news.
I like the use of language in B, but I've never really found Withnail that funny, and I seem to be alone in that. It's a great setting, the dialogue is beautifully florid, but it just doesn't hit me in the funny bone. Bruce Robinson's book on Jack the Ripper (They All Love Jack) is brilliant though, and just as florid and sweary.