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The Wrong Door 

Comedy sketch show set in a surreal parallel universe where film and TV special effects are part of everyday life. In this world, superheroes, wizards and dinosaurs are commonplace in the ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
David Reed ...  Various 7 episodes, 2008
Neil Fox Neil Fox ...  Dr Fox 6 episodes, 2008
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall 6 episodes, 2008
Pippa Haywood ...  Lady Libido 6 episodes, 2008
Humphrey Ker ...  Various 6 episodes, 2008
Alex Macqueen ...  Captain Justice 6 episodes, 2008
Lucy Cudden ...  Various 6 episodes, 2008
Ingrid Oliver ...  Various 6 episodes, 2008
Kate O'Sullivan Kate O'Sullivan ...  Various / ... 6 episodes, 2008
Thom Tuck Thom Tuck ...  Various 6 episodes, 2008
Lorna Watson Lorna Watson ...  Various 6 episodes, 2008
Laurence Hobbs ...  Various 5 episodes, 2008
MyAnna Buring ...  Various 5 episodes, 2008
Gareth Tunley 5 episodes, 2008
Lloyd Woolf Lloyd Woolf 5 episodes, 2008
Tom Andrews Tom Andrews ...  Various 4 episodes, 2008
Zina Badran Zina Badran ...  Lucy 4 episodes, 2008
Luke Bailey ...  Ed / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Stephen Bent Stephen Bent ...  Various 4 episodes, 2008
Caroline Bragg Caroline Bragg ...  Various 4 episodes, 2008
Edward Dede ...  Danny 4 episodes, 2008
Tommy Franzen ...  Various 4 episodes, 2008
Rasmus Hardiker ...  Various 4 episodes, 2008
Del Mak Del Mak ...  Self - Co-Choreographer & Principle Dancer 4 episodes, 2008
Neil Maskell 4 episodes, 2008
Sean Pertwee 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Price Tom Price ...  Various 4 episodes, 2008
David Schaal 4 episodes, 2008
Matt Berry ...  Various 3 episodes, 2008
Allyson Brown 3 episodes, 2008
Chris Hannon Chris Hannon 3 episodes, 2008
Madra Ihegborow ...  Various 3 episodes, 2008
Leila Joyce Leila Joyce ...  Various 3 episodes, 2008
Jon Key Jon Key 3 episodes, 2008
Jessica Regan ...  Various 3 episodes, 2008
Will Sharpe ...  Various 3 episodes, 2008
Thomas Nelstrop ...  Various 3 episodes, 2008
Gina Bellman ...  Jill / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Brian Blessed ...  Captain Goiter 2 episodes, 2008
Naomi Cooper-Davis ...  Jane 2 episodes, 2008
Robert Emms 2 episodes, 2008
Joel Fry ...  Various 2 episodes, 2008
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ...  Various 2 episodes, 2008
Laurence Howarth Laurence Howarth ...  Cheeks 2 episodes, 2008
Nick Mohammed 2 episodes, 2008
John Nicholson John Nicholson 2 episodes, 2008
Amanda Rawnsley 2 episodes, 2008
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Comedy sketch show set in a surreal parallel universe where film and TV special effects are part of everyday life. In this world, superheroes, wizards and dinosaurs are commonplace in the daily merry-go-round of car chases, explosions and disasters. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (UK) See more »

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Väärä ovi See more »

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(6 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Showcase for lame CGI mistaken for a comedy
1 September 2008 | by tedcunnSee all my reviews

The summary says it all really - some people must have had a bunch of short CGI clips (varying in quality from dreadful to okay) and decided the only way they could get it on television was to turn it into a sketch show. I'm not saying this is really what happened, but it's what everyone I've spoken to about this show thinks.

Therefore, you have a clip of a giant robot smashing up various London landmarks. It doesn't look bad. You could certainly imagine somebody knocking this up at home, being damn proud of it and putting it on a show-reel. Unfortunately, for the remit of the show, you have to put a joke in there. And that joke is that the giant robot is looking for its lost keys. Also, it swears, which is presumably supposed to be hilariously edgy.

90% of the show is like this - take a special effect and try to fit a punchline into it somewhere (or just some swearing). There are a couple of nice set-ups but they forget you have to build on these with actual moments of humour. The woman bringing her boyfriend - who's a CGI dinosaur - to meet her parents is a good set-up but the makers of this show seem to be labouring under the mistaken belief that putting a dinosaur in a living room is funny enough to carry a whole (far too long) sketch on its own.

After a while (well, ten minutes of an episode at most) I began to wonder if the people behind this understood comedy at all. The sketches are bad enough, but when they try to finish on a punchline it becomes a thousand times worse. Even what I felt was the funniest sketch (which featured no CGI) was hampered by an OTT, stupid punchline that was obvious from the very beginning.

There's a CGI character in this (The Most Annoying Creature in the Universe) that tells really bad jokes. They're supposed to be really bad, because it's supposed to be annoying. What really happens is you realise that very, very few of the jokes elsewhere are any better.

If The Wrong Door achieves anything of note, it's of being the worst comedy featured on a channel (BBC3) well know for broadcasting the most dreadful comedies of recent years.


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