When Don Antonio dies, Thomas is in the need to reestablish his artistic abilities and of the company to save the theater of falling in the hands of the very ambitious Mauro, nephew of Don Antonio who wants to tare it down in order to build a gymnasium. I beg to differ with a lot of people's opinion on how the 3rd series went down hill. If there is something wrong with this series is that it's a bit reliant on the scatological content to pad out moment's of surreal genius. Series two worked so well because guests thought they either talking to a genuine weirdo or they were appearing on a children's show with a puppet bear. A promo was shown of both videos and there was also a behind-the-scenes show made. Bear up a tree interviews minor celebrities each week,getting them to read him a bedtime story which always ends up with some smutty scenario.
No Martin Bashir related jokes here,that's for sure. I thought it was hilarious and Leigh Francis is still as much a comical genius as ever. The best bits of the show are with Avid Merrion and his celebrity stalking activities; British R'n'B sensation Craig David, who is now from Leeds, is incontinent and has kestrel called Kes; his Michael Jackson, which is nothing like the real Jacko - he is hyperactive, ladens every sentence with profanity ect. Obsessive fan Avid Merrion, aided by the Bear and rubber-masked celebrities, hosts the eight-part series from the squalor of his bedroom, guiding viewers through an eclectic mix of celebrity stories, interviews and gossip in his unique style. To criticise the show for the impressions not being very good is missing the point of course although Mel B is strangely familiar.
Ozzey Ozzey Rezat was Avid's landlord and next door neighbour, who spent his days creating shirts featuring celebrity photos for Avid. Vol 3 - The Complete Third Series Celebrity stalker Avid Merrion returns with a third instalment of Bo' Selecta! Not for the easily offended. Either way, I like it at the moment, but as I'm only 18 I'm still in it's target audience. The outrageous comedy is just unbeatable. Of course not, the point of Bo' Selecta is not accurate impressions but of twisting celebrities into grotesques of themselves. Many other characters are parodied by this guy, whatever his real name is. And there's the very welcome return of old favourites including Crag David, Michael Jackson and Mel B.
If davideo even watched this show he would know that in the 2nd series the michael jackson character carries around blanket and is always followed by Martin Bashir. Totally bizarre yet, when on top form, utterly brilliant. He also kept his dead mother in his closet. Personally I think the ball was dropped a bit in the 3rd season, but it does have it's moments oh hilarity. I'll just say watch it and weep with laughter Unfortunately Francis has become a victim of his own success and series three reflects this. Give it a few years and we'll see. So the sketches are repetitive, not all of them are funny the first time anyway and potential catchphrases are desperately shouted all over the shop until you know some cock will be repeating them at work on monday.
The show began on September 6th 2002, and ran for six episodes, with an additional two episodes featuring clips from the first series and new sketches in February of the the following year. It is sometimes disgusting, but still a hilarious entertainment sketch show. It is true i do find it hard some times to watch Avid Merrion's transilvanian stalker but he is still very funny. This is basically a gross impression programme with only a glint of realness to the people. You seen the lionay bro? Most of the sketches seem to be thought up on set just before they are filmed, although repeating cathphrases is also a large part of the show. The series pretty much followed the same premise as the first, more cameos were made and new characters introduced.
Written and created by Leigh Francis, the programme involved lampooning celebrity culture, featuring Francis himself in a series of surreal, often crude, celebrity imitations using rubber masks. Michael Jackson sky-diving dressed as Peter Pan while Martin Bashir ran about on the ground fretting about feeding his baby was a particular highlight. Craig David, another highlight, has bladder problems, carries around his peregrin falcon Kes and hails from Leeds. Written and performed by comedy artists Lee Francis Bo Selecta is a British sketch show known for his surreal take on popular culture and the entertainment industry. Avid first appeared in adverts for Big Brother last year, and built up a cult following soon after.
. You only need to see him in an interview to see how humble and,especially for someone of his age,well spoken the guy is. Avivon also has other characters in the series; probably the most popular is The Bear; a small bear up a tree who invites celebrities to his tree house to read him a story and have a chat. Celebrity stalker Avid Merrion fantasizes about meeting various celebrities,despite restraining orders. This special disc also contains Proper Crimbo! Now in it's 2nd series,Bo Selecta gets funnier every week. David Blaine is sex obsessed and uses his street magic only to fondle the ladies. The most popular acts involve Francis wearing a caricatured mask of famous people such as Elton John, Michael Jackson and Craig David.
This release contains the complete first series and features real life cameo appearances from some well known celebrities including Davina McCall, Geri Halliwell, Tess Daly, Liberty X, Mariella Frostrup and Christine Hamilton. As it is,it's just a non event,rarely,if ever,funny,with tired,frequently recycled gags,produced by a man with an off putting fascination with a fickle,superficial culture of celebrity and just goes to show the depths certain Channel 4 programming will plummet to. Check out Britney, David Beckham and the hilarious Mel B. That worked,and was funny,because it perfectly parodied the celebrity figures it was taking the mick out of,and did,in fact,do it to a tee. Avid merrion is the creation of Leigh Francis, a gifted comedian. Is there any point even in pondering why the Transylvanian born Avid sounds Portugese? It doesn't conform to standard 'set-up, punchline' routines.
In Avid's toilet was Da Craig Big Brother winner Craig Phillips who Avid kept hostage in his bathroom. He sends him up in the costume he wore in his Beat It video,as though the last 20 years have never happened or something. Avian I don't know how he spells his name or what he is! The show is also known for beginning new trends in colloquial catchphrases and the perverted bear that can not control his lust around certain celebrities. A now camped up, gay Ozzey was Avid's make-up artist. And then there's the Craig David parody. The new format takes some adjusting but the way the new fame has been handled i think is very nicely done.