Harry and Paul
is a British Sketch Show
which debuted in 2007 and is currently airing its third season (the first one was titled Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul
). The concept is to bring back together Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, who had previously worked together on Harry Enfield and Chums
— Whitehouse is now at least as well known for The Fast Show
. Other Fast Show
actors, such as Simon Day, started appearing in series 2.
A running theme seems to be that of class warfare and cultural divisions in British society. This was true to some extent in Harry Enfield and Chums
, but is more obvious here. A second major theme, growing more prominent over time, is that of examining past attitudes with Retraux
and Deliberate Values Dissonance
The show has had a mixed reception: Some people love it, others hate it.
Harry and Paul provides examples of the following tropes: