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Ruprect
1st January 2011, 21:22
I see that blacking up is now acceptable again. How? Is it 'ironic'?

MaryPoppins
1st January 2011, 21:25
Not sure it's acceptable. Seems like an attempt to make a load of crap funny.

Ruprect
1st January 2011, 21:29
Haven't laughed once yet. V poor

Moscow Mule
1st January 2011, 22:02
First time I saw it, it was reasonably funny. Second time around I turned it off.

MarillionFan
1st January 2011, 22:54
It was quite funny.

The 'blacking up' bit is acceptable as they are playing characters(they did it in Little Britain as well) as opposed to being overtly racist.

Clippy
1st January 2011, 23:00
It was quite funny.

WHS.

Probably because I didn't watch Little Britain, I've seen a few clips and am familiar with the majority of characters, so this is my first real viewing of any Lucas/Walliams comedy.

thunderlizard
2nd January 2011, 02:09
Just 'cause Matt Lucas can carry it off, that doesn't necessarily mean anybody else can. He's a breed apart.

mudskipper
2nd January 2011, 09:37
It was quite funny.

The 'blacking up' bit is acceptable as they are playing characters(they did it in Little Britain as well) as opposed to being overtly racist.

Don't know that it was particularly funny, but I don't think it was racist, just as the dressing up as women wasn't misogynistic.

gricerboy
2nd January 2011, 12:21
I see that blacking up is now acceptable again. How? Is it 'ironic'?

Haven't you heard of Darkie Day?

link (http://www.daeschner.com/darkie_trivia.html)

They've been blacking up in Padstowe for centuries. ISTR Diane Abbott trying to get it banned a few years ago.

norrahe
2nd January 2011, 12:56
Don't know that it was particularly funny, but I don't think it was racist, just as the dressing up as women wasn't misogynistic.

Same here, it looked promising, but not very funny really.

I was quite surprised though to see this article (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/michaeldeacon/100050208/come-fly-with-me-is-it-racist/) in the Telegraph

Zippy
2nd January 2011, 13:09
Same here, it looked promising, but not very funny really.

I was quite surprised though to see this article (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/michaeldeacon/100050208/come-fly-with-me-is-it-racist/) in the Telegraph

The flaming and posturing going on in the comments below the article are a lot funnier than the show. :laugh
(I hope the old boy signs up with CUK)

Ruprect
2nd January 2011, 13:38
Just 'cause Matt Lucas can carry it off, that doesn't necessarily mean anybody else can. He's a breed apart.

So its ok to be racist as long as you're Matt Lucas. Thanks for clearing that up :grin

MarillionFan
2nd January 2011, 14:19
So its ok to be racist as long as you're Matt Lucas. Thanks for clearing that up :grin

I think that misplaced accusations of racism are just as damaging as racism itself. I was once rounded on by three idiots who accused me of being racist because I liked Jim Davidson! FFS. Knobheads all three of them.

I wonder if the OP is one of them.:eyes

CheeseSlice
2nd January 2011, 14:39
I see that blacking up is now acceptable again. How? Is it 'ironic'?

I didn't think anything of the blacking up personally. If you want to act as a black person to represent the make up of our population, you need to do it somehow. Remember that all central characters are performed by Matt and David, with only secondary roles by other actors.

However I did grimace whilst watching the Japanese school girl sketch. That was wrong on so many levels :laugh

http://www.comedy.co.uk/images/library/comedies/300/c/come_fly_with_me_3.jpg

Ruprect
2nd January 2011, 20:41
I think that misplaced accusations of racism are just as damaging as racism itself. I was once rounded on by three idiots who accused me of being racist because I liked Jim Davidson! FFS. Knobheads all three of them.

I wonder if the OP is one of them.:eyes

Jeez, it clearly has become acceptable again. :eyes

For the record, as you're the one who likes Jim Davidson I don't think it's me who's the knobhead

Ruprect
2nd January 2011, 20:45
I didn't think anything of the blacking up personally. If you want to act as a black person to represent the make up of our population, you need to do it somehow. Remember that all central characters are performed by Matt and David, with only secondary roles by other actors.

However I did grimace whilst watching the Japanese school girl sketch. That was wrong on so many levels :laugh

http://www.comedy.co.uk/images/library/comedies/300/c/come_fly_with_me_3.jpg

Errrrrmmmmm, by using actors perhaps?

I can see I'm in the minority here (no pun intended) but Matt Lucas' representation of the black waitress (in particular) was undoubtably racist

Zippy
2nd January 2011, 21:03
Errrrrmmmmm, by using actors perhaps?

I can see I'm in the minority here (no pun intended) but Matt Lucas' representation of the black waitress (in particular) was undoubtably racist

I thought Jar-Jar Binks when I saw it, I must admit.

gingerjedi
2nd January 2011, 21:03
Errrrrmmmmm, by using actors perhaps?

I can see I'm in the minority here (no pun intended) but Matt Lucas' representation of the black waitress (in particular) was undoubtably racist


All of the characters in Come Fly with Me are ridiculous, but their ridiculousness is to do with their personality and behaviour, not with the colour of their skin.

How else could they represent a cross section? To portray only the white characters as ridiculous would have been patronising shirley?

minestrone
2nd January 2011, 21:12
I went down to Cornwall this year.

Darkie day?!

thunderlizard
2nd January 2011, 22:10
To portray only the white characters as ridiculous would have been patronising shirley?

Indeed. Or, in Matt Lucas' case, only the Jewish ones...

minestrone
2nd January 2011, 22:20
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/09_01/russabbot0709_228x411.jpg

I was so offended I nearly fell off my sheep.

MarillionFan
3rd January 2011, 23:11
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/09_01/russabbot0709_228x411.jpg

I was so offended I nearly fell off my sheep.

Why is Spod wearing a kilt?