About the Show
Many years ago, before The Fast Show, Big Train or Little Britain, came this influential Scottish sketch show. A splendid blend of comedy craft and surreal lunacy.
Series 1 Summary
Designed for the partially here and hard of being, Absolutely sketches some very curious characters indeed.
Written and performed by a talented team of six, the show's first series, originally shown in 1989, features bewildered Scotsmen Don and George, troubled pensioner Bert Bastard, a little girl with a lot of knowledge, and the mind-crushing simpleton Calum Gilhooley.
Don and George undertake an undertaking, a little girl tackles death and there's an informative seminar on 'Getting to Work'.
Get an insight into US immigration policy, watch Bert Bastard getting to grips with a rowing boat, or learn how the Nice family deal with the untimely death of a hamster.
A poor unfortunate underestimates the dangers posed by newspaper supplements, some shop workers rehearse for a royal visit and an old man struggles with his kitchen.
The beginnings of Scottish country dancing are revealed and the Nice family exchange Christmas gifts. If you've got any daughters, lock them up - the Vikings are coming.
Learn more about the mystical art of Beefeating, learn more about how to play a scene opposite a balloon or learn about people in power from a little girl.
Two shy men attend a party, the Nice family open their morning post and the infamous Stoneybridge Council debate the promos, jingles, and slogans to promote their town.