For those of you who didn’t catch it, a quick round up of all the gags featured in last night’s opening episode of Horne & Corden’s new sketch show. All thirteen jokes are present, including the successful one.
Introduction, with the actually quite amusing sight of a fat man being overexcited. Ruined by a damp punchline squib.
A fat man suddenly notices he is fat and throws away his burger.
A camp news reporter in Iraq, ripped directly from Steve Coogan’s portrayal of Pauline Calf.
A vaguely accurate David Brent impersonation.
Teachers show a class how to draw cocks. Potentially a good gag, ruined by the fact that no cock I ever saw on any exercise book looked like that, because they looked like this.
The perfume ad you’ve already seen that features a naked fat man.
A relay race in which a fat man can be seen trying to compete.
A man pushes another man over on his arse in a supermarket.
Superman chats to Spiderman. Spiderman is fat and we see his big, fat bottom.
A fat man is having sex and can’t finish up.
Whilst discussing strategy, an army officer asks if anyone has a Nokia charger. Eerily reminiscent of a Fast Show classic.
An alcoholic fat man humiliates his ex-schoolmate in front of his family.
Westcountry magicians do a dance routine, in the hope that it will be made funny by the fact that one of them is fat.
It’s good to see BBC3 continuing with its schedule of rushed-out, underwritten and flimsy sketch shows. It’s looking like Horne & Corden is a worthy addition to that tradition. Roll on next week.