Friday, October 10, 2008

The ambassador's faulty reception

Harry Enfield suddenly finds himself reinvented as the Bernard Manning de nos jours:

These days it seems as if every government, every religious body, every charity has someone on the payroll whose sole purpose is to watch the telly, keeping an eye out for stuff by which they might advantageously be offended. The latest culprit is that monster of depravity Harry Enfield, whose show Harry and Paul has aroused the wrath of the Philippine ambassador to the UK, Edgardo Espiritu, with its allegedly racist depiction of a Filipina housemaid...

Full thing here.


Geoff said...

I'd say the sketch in question is anti-racist but not particularly funny.

The On The Buses sketch was much funnier.

Tim F said...

Sadly, I don't think the Philippine ambassador would have held off had it been more amusing. I suspect that might have provoked him further.