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Series / The Wrong Door

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A sketch show shown on BBC 3 that seems, at least, to have been trying to do something new and creative. The show's distinguishing features are:

  • The lack of a fixed cast or characters with only the "Superhero Tryouts" judges being in every episode.
  • Several sketches that are parodies of other things, such as Njarnia, a parody of both Narnia and Ikea.
  • Attempting, with varying success to reach Pythonesque levels of surrealism.
  • The use of some element of CGI in almost every scene.

Some of it is genuinely hilarious, especially those scenes with CAPTAIN GOITIER of the Train Pirates, others can leave you feeling like the joke was on you.

Includes examples of:

  • Are We There Yet? - A favourite line of the Most Annoying Creature Ever.
  • Drop Pod: Anti-pirate trains are deployed from orbit, after being launched from inside the Gherkin.
  • Ninja Vs Pirate - Vs Clowns
  • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late - "The Train Pirates", disenfranchised modern people who swapped their suits and briefcases for 17th century dress and cutlasses but took to the rails rather than the seas and rode aboard "The Whore of Clapham" led by Captain Goitier (played by BRIAN BLESSED!!!!!).
  • Weaponized Landmark: The Gherkin in London is in fact a launch pad for anti-pirate trains.
  • Weirdness Censor - A woman's family and friends don't seem to notice that her latest boyfriend is a carnivorous dinosaur. Even when he starts eating people, it causes no more than slight social awkwardness.