* AcceptableTargets: Homosexuals, overweight people, invalids, old people, trans people...Really, the series' attempts to offend ''everyone'' was why critics eventually turned on it.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Just about every character is either repugnant or weak. The Prime Minister seemed to be the exception, until it was revealed that he cheated on his wife and was eventually {{flander|ization}}ised into sleeping with everyone except Sebastian. With nobody to cheer for, audiences understandably got tired of watching horrible people get what they want while honest people suffer.
* FunnyAneurysm: Bernard Chumley trying to seduce an aspiring actor. In the 2010s (particularly 2017), numerous men in the film industry have been outed as coercing young actors into sex in exchange for getting their careers off the ground.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This show is quite popular in Germany.
* HoYay:
** Sebastian, the prime minister's right hand man. Come on, guys!
** Anne has a fixation on one of the therapists and has an ambiguous gender.
** In ''Little Britain Abroad'' Maggie tries to seduce Judith, only to throw up when it's pointed out that this makes her a lesbian.
** Bernard Chumley puts the moves on an actor.
** Norman Fry "accidentally slipped and fell inside another young man".
** Des Kaye in ''Little Britain Live'', albeit with pederastic undertones.
** Everyone around Daffyd Thomas, though he'll deny it.
* MemeticMutation: Virtually every single catchphrase in the show was this for a while between 2003 to 2008.
* MoralEventHorizon: Kenny Craig crossed it when he was revealed to have hypnotised a woman into sleeping with him.
* OneSceneWonder: Boris the Russian babysitter, from episode eight of the first season.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: If the audience's reaction is anything to go by, it's [[spoiler:the PM and Gregory kissing]] in season 3.
** Any time someone puts Marjorie Dawes in her place.
** [[spoiler: Computer says "Yes!"]]
* RecycledPremise: The show has been criticized for ripping off the surreal and grotesque humour found in ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', of whom Lucas and Walliams are both fans and friends. That said, ''League of Gentlemen'' member Creator/MarkGatiss served as one of the co-writers on series 1.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Andy's new caretaker Mrs Mead is [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Dolores Umbridge]].
* TheScrappy: Nearly any character introduced after series 1 has had a pretty frigid reception compared to the series 1 characters, due to the series' increasing dependence on shock-humour. Carol Beer was the major exception, with "computer says no" and variants thereof achieving MemeticMutation status for a while, and Sir Norman Fry was considered somewhat amusing by the standards of series 3, albeit the "sleazy Tory" stereotype that he embodied was getting old even in 2005.
* SubbingVersusDubbing: In Austria, Little Britain is shown with subtitles. In Germany, it's dubbed. '''But:''' the dubbing is done by comedians Oliver Welke and Oliver Kalkofe, who used to have a similar radio show.
* ValuesDissonance: There's a lot of sketches featuring Matt and David wearing blackface or its variants, often with little justification. With awareness of ethnic actors being underrepresented in film and television, there's no way you'd get that on public television.
* TheWoobie: Lou. He's little more than a slave to Andy and has at one point had to risk his life for the ungrateful lout. [[http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/to-do-l-little-britain.jpg Here's his to-do list.]] Check out the last line.
** The fatfighters take a lot of abuse. They stand up to Majorie and leave in the series 2 finale, but are back in series 3 because they can't lose weight on their own.