Having chipped a bit off one of my two remaining Wisdom teeth last night, I have been in need of a bit of sympathy and a chuckle or two...
Elaine provided the former (thank you xxx) and watching a re-run of a couple of episodes of the recent series of Mrs Brown’s Boys certainly supplied more than a few of the latter.
I realise that “comedy” is very subjective and I reckon this Irish
sit-com will fall under the heading of “love it or hate it”... opinions will differ and I certainly wouldn’t criticise anyone for disagreeing (even though they’d be wrong...) but this is the funniest show I’ve seen in many a long year...
Admittedly, there is a liberal use of bad language and some may argue that using swear words for comic effect is puerile... well so is the noise of someone farting, but it still makes me laugh every single time...
I don’t usually analyse television programmes too deeply... a sit-com either makes me laugh or it doesn’t; the whys and wherefores are largely irrelevant. Not many shows have laugh-out-loud moments, but Mrs Brown’s Boys has
actually reduced me to tears more than once (the previous time that happened was a Shooting Stars sketch involving Christine Bleakley... have a look on YouTube... it’s brilliant).
Clearly the cast (many of whom are related) enjoy their work... there are so many examples of ad-libs, gaffes and corpsing in amongst some very superbly delivered funnies and I haven’t tired (well not yet) of watching the episodes several times over... Brendan O’Carroll is a gifted writer and I’m really looking forward to seeing the live show at the Newcastle Arena in June... we went last year; it was brilliant and we had no hesitation at all in snapping up tickets when they went on sale this time around.
Anyway, rather than try and transcribe some of the jokes and lose all effect in the process, I’ll simply close with a few screen stills from the recently-ended series... “That’s nice”...
PS: I've got an appointment with the Dentist at 12:20 next Tuesday...
All my own work... almost.