Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights is the first solo series from the razor-sharp Glaswegian comic Frankie Boyle, it blends acerbic stand-up with hilarious sketches crafted in the darkest recesses of the human psyche...
Confirmed for 6 episodes on Channel 4.
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights contains examples of:
- Addiction-Powered: The premise of The A-Team parody.B.A. Baracus: You'd better not be giving me no drugged milk so you can get me on no damn plane!
Hannibal Smith: No, this has PCP in it to give me the strength to fight you. [Hannibal chugs the milks then slugs BA unconscious] We ain't even getting on a plane! Who else wants some?!
- Addled Addict: "Knight Rider" explores the idea that Michael is a drug addict who is hallucinating his crime fighting career, including the voice of KITT.
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Spoofed at the end of each show with a deeply perverted cowboy delivering a deeply wrong message.
- Audience Participation: Each episode begins with Frankie singling out someone in the audience and making fun of him/her.
- Back for the Finale: The cowboy at the end of the final episode is briefly seen lecturing the "Magic Wee Hing" kids, who return after their one appearance in a previous episode while punching the "Wee Hing" in the face.
- Black Comedy: This show, almost in its entirety, consists of darker than the darkest pits of hell comedy.
- Black Comedy Rape: Invoked in the Batman parody, where in his performance review, Robin's fondest moment was apparently "using stolen Wayne Enterprises technology to swap bodies with The Joker and fulfil your lifelong ambition of fucking yourself"Robin: He ain't smiling anymore, baby!
- The Blank: Seen in the Untitled Street sketch.
- British Brevity: Six episodes, that's it.
- Catchphrase: "Fatherfuckers", because no one cares about the word "motherfuckers" anymore.
- Darker and Edgier: The entire series represents the darkest and edgiest depths that Frankie has ever reached.
- Deconstructive Parody:
- Knight Rider and The Green Mile, to name but two.
- "The Magic Wee Hing" is Five Children and It, but if the kids were absolute bastards.
- Another sketch involved The A-Team as a bunch of Vietnam veterans whose experiences had made them psychopathic drug addicts. Cue copious amounts of drug taking and extreme violence.
- But probably the darkest parody they've done would've been The Benny Hill Show parody.
- Embarrassing Superpower: One sketch has a professor who comes up with masturbation-powered Time Travel.
- Flanderization: As opposed to Mock the Week, Frankie's act here is almost entirely offensive for the sake of being offensive.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: In the A Team parody, Face manages to decapitate an enemy mook by swinging Murdoch around by the legs.
- Intimate Healing: In the "Green Mile" parody, the central character heals people in much the same way as in the source material; however, he does it by having sex with them.
- Kids Are Cruel: The whole point of the "Wee Hing" sketch.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Averted with George Michael's Highway Code.
- Running Gag: The cowboy at the end of almost each episode and masturbation jokes.
- Sketch Show
- Take That!: Against The BBC trying to be politically correct with Untitled Street.