BBC renews Vic And Bob's House Of Fools

News Louisa Mellor 18 Mar 2014 - 09:08

Hooray! Vic and Bob sitcom House Of Fools will be returning for a second series...

They made us wait a little for the news, but the BBC has finally done the right thing by Vic and Bob's House Of Fools and commissioned a second series. Six episodes of the surprising, inventive and supremely silly comedy aired on BBC Two earlier this year, with a regular cast including Dan Skinner, Morgana Robinson, Matt Berry and Daniel Simonsen.

The series takes place in Bob's titular house, shared by his Norwegian son Erik (Simonsen), Vic, and Vic's ex-con brother Bosh (Skinner). Nextdoor is the lascivious Julie (Robinson), and regular visitor Beef (Berry). The first series was a comedy that, once you relaxed into its songs, cutaways and colourful antics, was capable of cheering up even the grumpiest of Tuesdays. Hooray for its return.

Bob Mortimer made the announcement on Twitter this morning, in between giving advice on onion placement in vegetable arrangements, divining very specific horoscopes and generally being a flipping delight. 

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Wow - I am surprised. I personally loved it. When it was funny, it was really funny but sometimes the jokes were a bit hit and miss and some episodes as a whole were better than others. I know quite a few people who really hated it and since I've seen better programs get the chop I didn't hold much hope for this. I'm really glad it's coming back tho as everybody involved is great in this.

I decided to give this a go being a big Vic and Bob fan and was not one bit disappointed and the added bonus of Matt Berry, I was hooked from start to finish. Okay, it won't be to everyone's taste and can come across as a bit childish and slap dash but that's just what makes me laugh. Roll on series 2.

Great news. Since the series ended I have found myself constantly talking using Beef's (Berry) tone of voice!

Yes- I am still singing "didn't we have a lovely day the day we killed Bruce Willis?"

I partly agree. It made me laugh but with some 'iffy' moments. However, I think it really started to hit its stride in the last two episodes, so I'm looking forward to this.

I didn't care for this show at all. However, anything that isn't Mrs Brown's Boys gets my vote for "not the worse thing ever made!"

Great news! And while I'm at it, does anyone now what the chickenwalksong is?

Only ever saw the first episode, never got round to watching any more (although I did enjoy it). Was particularly struck by the use of Throbbing Gristle's 'Hamburger Lady' on the soundtrack.

I can imagine it was completely TV marmite this show. Most Vic'n'Bob is, and this show was very Vic'n'Bob

Beef's intro songs were the best part for me:

Blew my giro
on this erotic biro;
I'm love in with a beautiful lady.
When you turn it around,
her knickers fall down.
It's the greatest thing since Joseph and Maaaaaarrrrrryyyyyyyy!

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