I am Not an Animal

BBC Two (ended 2004)


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  • It was funny and all of that but it's kind of sad that Chef quit...

    It was funny and all of that but it's kind of sad that Chef quit... I wish he'd come back, but really it's stupid to quit over something stupid like Scientology. But, the underlying message was funny. It was funny when he says "Well maybe he's okay... No really.. They say that the last person craps his pants before he dies
  • Great animated comedy about animals.

    Great animated comedy about animals. As is normal with good television shows, this one did not last long enough. This is a show that I would suggest watching if you get the chance. Check the bargain bins at Wal-Mart, the online movies sites (Amazon.com and such) and all of the cable channels that run old shows. Nick at Nite and TV Land are great for theses kind of shows. They will even do a week long spot for shows that only had 6 or so episodes. Then you have your super stations. They run a bunch of old shows too. All in all a pretty good show that did not get a good enough chance. Sometimes it is a simple as the show it is up against. Look at Law & Order. It is one of the longest running shows on TV. They moved it to go up against Lost. After about 2 weeks of getting pounded in the ratings it was moved back to it's original time slo t. Shows like this should be given more of an opportunity.
  • Superb. What all comedy should be like.

    A great British comedy show. Scripted by Peter Baynham who has worked on shows such as I'm Alan Partridge, and Brass Eye, this show also pushes at the boundaries of taste. Because it was animated, Baynham was able to show things such as a rat prostituting itself, or a monkey masturbating over the Queen's image on a five pound note. The Medium also allowed for some completely original storylines, as the characters struggle to survive in the real world.

    The cast is exceptional, and it's hard to think of another comedy in the past few years that has managed to bring together such a strong ensemble. The actors actually workshopped their characters beforehand and improvised a lot of the lines, so the relationships between them all are beautifully written and each have their own characteristics and idiosyncracies that develop as the series progressess.

    One begins to love every single one of them, even down to the one joke character Niles - who never actually grows tiresome. The last episode is a joy to behold, as *Spoiler* each character is confronted with an improved version of themselves, possessing the one thing that they've always wanted but cannot have *Spoiler*. Because of this, the series actually achieved a kind of profundity, and was often tragic, as the characters failed to realise that they would never fit in with the world.

    It does not seem like there will be a second series, and I'm glad. These 6 episodes stand up as some of the most finely written, acted, and directed half-hours in British comedy to date.