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Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Final Lad's night Out - The End of a era as the Inbetweenrs ends!

When its announced a series will end you come to expect certain things. Maybe a long serving character will plunge to their death off a ravine, someone from the show’s past will return and sweep a main character (who they’ve secretly loved from years ago) off their feet and drive off with all the other characters waving lovingly. But when earlier this year it was announced E4’s Inbetweeners would come to a close we knew for certain none of that would apply.

It’s a series which has never been shy of stepping over boundaries and throwing every ounce of caution to the wind. You’d have had to have never seen the series before or at the very least never been able to watch E4 to assume that the series would end with our four unlikely heroes hugging and waving goodbye to each other with any degree of sentimentality. However if you went strolling into a local casino a bet your last penny on the series ending with Simon’s infamous yellow prat mobile sinking into a misty lake or one of the lads being almost overjoyed after contracting an STD you’d be absolutely rolling in it by now.

Bizarrely there was quite a touching scene that saw the boys laying in a tent talking about how much they’d miss Simon when he moves to Swansea. (that’s despite Neil confusing the Welsh town for an animal)  The quick scene saw the boys in their own unique way showing some a degree of affection for one another this was only slightly ruined by err let’s think…. Oh yes all four of them vomiting uncontrollably! That’s more like it!

Bizarrely there was quite a touching scene that saw the boys laying in a tent talking about how much they’d miss Simon when he moves to Swansea. (that’s despite Neil confusing the Welsh town for an animal)  The quick scene saw the boys in their own unique way showing some a degree of affection for one another this was only slightly ruined by err let’s think…. Oh yes all four of them vomiting uncontrollably! That’s more like it!

Perhaps its because the state of the sitcom is very nearly dead now (just look at Reggie Perrin on BBC1 should you need any proof of that) but I was quite upset when the final credits rolled. The series wasn’t exactly the best big thing but it was strangely brilliant and addictive  Of course if you were of the wrong generation its just a blur of terrible language and inappropriate images  There was entire scene in this send off where the lads discussed where they would Sh*t in a field which would’ve given mother or grandmother enough motivation to seek out the number for Points of View  But for those who just wanted to tune into for a Monday night giggle the inbetweeners was wonderful escapism and with absolutely nothing to fill the gaping hole the series will leave in a TV schedule which is painfully lacking in the comedy department what the heck are we to watch now? Phoneshop anyone? No, No I’ll pass thanks.

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