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Even stars now sick of ‘Little Britain’

Although the pair have no immediate intentions to quit churning out episode after episode of catchphrase-based comedy, Little Britain creators Matt Lucas and David Walliams have annouced that even they have grown weary of the show’s repetitious, endlessly quoted toilet humour. “It’s a dilemma, because we’re sick to death of it, but it’s just so lucrative,” Lucas said. “The BBC keeps asking us to do more, and we say yeah, but no, but yeah, but no. But then they wave even more money at us, and we say yeah.”

“We were struggling to find a catchphrase for our new character Dame Mondas,” said Lucas. “She’s an upper-class old lady with a bit of an odour problem. I was looking for more of a ‘How’s your Aunt doing?’, while David wanted something like ‘My vagina stinks.’ We stared at each other for a minute, then David sort of sighed.”

“At that point, all the joy went out of it for me,” explained Walliams. “Now, whenever someone asks me to say ‘I’m a laydee!’, I feel like projectile vomiting onto a plate of biscuits. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the fame, money and endless tabloid stories linking me to Page 3 girls, I’d quit today.”

Media experts realised Little Britain had reached its peak when retailers reported a sharp upswing in well-meaning but out-of-touch aunties buying ‘Lou & Andy’ birthday cards for their nieces and nephews. “When a cult program gets commodified and oversaturates the market with endless repeats and tons of merchandise, the core audience often feels betrayed,” said sociology professor Anthony Cooper. “Plus, there are only so many times you can watch a fat man ponce around in a string vest.”

Upon realising how fed up they were with their creation, Lucas and Walliams decided to put the show on hiatus. “We took random sketches from past shows and packaged them together for broadcast while we took a break,” said Lucas. “No-one noticed.”


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