YMMV / Harry Hill's TV Burp

  • Acceptable Targets:
    • Norwich. Although this was more of a My Friends... and Zoidberg gag after it was listed after several more glamorous global cities as being at risk on Eleventh Hour.
    • Paul Burrell. During Australian Princess, he gets repeatedly slaughtered over his alleged theft from Princess Diana.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The show has elements of this all the time, but there are also some that stand out, such as the occasional Running Gag of Harry and a guest marching around the desk accompanied by music and two versions of the Queen Vic bust from EastEnders.
    • Harry also likes to subvert or deconstruct this for humour — he will set up a BLAM, then try to carry on as though nothing had happened, but real life intervenes and elements from the BLAM keep interrupting him (such as actors involved in a BLAM sketch walking away behind him throughout the next segment as he tries to carry on).
  • Continuity Lockout: Yes, even on a sketch show. There are just so many Running Gags to keep track of. It doesn't help that, because of licensing issues with the clips from other programmes, it isn't available on any official catch-up services.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Audiences have noted that there are several moments where Harry manages to get away with things that many comedians couldn't today, through the absurdity of his universe. Moments include cheering on Adolf Hitler of all people when he turned up in one of Harry's fights and joked about a character on EastEnders attempting to rape Pauline Fowler.
  • Ear Worm:
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In series 3, Harry made fun of ex-footballer George Best's alcoholism, claiming his favourite foods were "red wine in a white wine sauce" and "ale and ale pie". Little over a year after the broadcast of that episode, Best would die from a kidney infection brought on by over-drinking''.
    • Not long before her death, the show mocked Jane Goody's turn on Celebrity Wife Swap.
    • In the 5th season, Jimmy Savile makes a cameo in the Celebrity Big Brother house, receiving a cheer from all of the contestants, who gleefully take turns to hug him. This leads Harry to make his studio audience to make an impression of Savile's strange mannerisms when he presented his kids' show Jim'll Fix It.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the first episode of season 3, Harry joked that by 2006, Tony Blair would still be Prime Minister, Jordan and Peter Andre would have had their third child, and Pat from EastEnders would be back at law school. Hey, as Meatloaf once said, "Two out of three ain't bad".
  • Memetic Mutation: "There's only one way to find out...FIIIGGHHHT!" Self-parodied, to an extent, when said phrase was used in an episode of EastEnders in a conversation preceding a fight. Probably an intentional Shout-Out on the part of the 'Enders scriptwriters.
  • Narm Charm: The whole show runs this.
    • A surprisingly poignant example was the last musical number. It is mostly one of those things that Makes Sense In Context.
  • Tear Jerker: Everything about the final episode.
    "That's all from us...goodbye!"
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: A running gag on TV Burp following Hole In The Wall changing presenter from Dale Winton to Anton Du Beke.
  • Values Dissonance: The subject of a joke in the TV Burp Book, which mentions that the first ever children's TV show was a puppet show called "Jive the Monkey". "All copies are believed to have been wiped."