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.
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.
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."