BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.
A sitcom about two dreamy London roommate: gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere; and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has ... See full summary »
Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours. The serene setting with miles upon miles of old semi-detached ... See full summary »
Kevin and Perry are two 15-year-old boys whose desperation to lose their virginity is so great that it inspires a sort of awe. In the rare moments when they're not thinking about girls, Kevin dreams of being a singer and Perry aspires to be a dance-music DJ. When they manage to stop a bank robbery, they're given a sizable cash reward and decide to go on holiday to Ibiza, which is supposedly populated with thousands of beautiful women willing to sleep with anyone. Bu after the boys pack plenty of condoms and sunscreen, Kevin's parents announce that they're tagging along. Undeterred, Kevin and Perry make the trip and meet superstar DJ Eyeball Paul , who may or may not listen to their demo tape. The boys also encounter Gemma and Candice, two scruffy teenage girls who are nearly as eager as Kevin and Perry to get horizontal.Written by
The scene where Kevin and Perry are scrubbing Eyeball Paul's floor had to be shot quickly because Rhys Ifans had to get on his flight to America to film The Replacements. See more »
When Kevin and Perry land in Ibiza, they are seen leaving the airport terminal. as they are leaving, a young man in a Rangers FC shirt is seen walking past behind them. When Kevin and Perry notice their dream girls, the camera pans to the girls then back to them, where the same young man in the same Rangers FC shirt is seen walking past again. See more »
[after his parents reject him a vacation in Ibiza]
I can't take it anymore! I'm adopted! My real parents couldn't possibly treat me like this!
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Harry Enfield is credited twice at the end credits, once as himself (playing Kevin Patterson) and once as Henry R Enfield GCE (playing the executioner). See more »
In all of the American releases most of Perry's dialogue (played by Kathy Burke) was dubbed over so that the audience could understand her 'dumb' comments. See more »
Currently rated just 5.4, I guess that it's more indication that it's not the kind of humour most reviewers like. There is perhaps s conflict between its viewpoint of adults with experience of bringing up a hormonal mid teenage boy, who are by this stage in life probably more into politely showing off their new kitchens to friends and family than guffawing at painful reminders of their gross male adolescence.
It is very Harry Enfield who no doubt has a very nice kitchen but retains a memory of his own awkward teenage phase and has no inhibitions against lampooning his younger self. Today's (or 2000's) teenagers in contrast probably find its portrayal of them as...So Unfair!
Harry Enfield is very good but Kathy Burke's Perry is inspired: "Sorry Mrs Pa-erson". Our sympathies go out to the film's hero, played by James Fleet as cashier, chauffeur, porter - and father.
It's gross fun in the sun and funny.
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