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Here's a Teaser for Channel 4's New Comedy 'Scrotal Recall'

If you're wondering what kind of sitcoms are premiering over in the UK this fall, here's a particularly intriguing teaser for a new Channel 4 series that deserves a standing ovation for the title alone: Scrotal Recall. The show will follow a man named Dylan Witter (played by musician Johnny Flynn), "a lovelorn young guy forced to seek out his ex-girlfriends when he's diagnosed with chlamydia. In each episode, Dylan will set out to find a different girl from his past, as he tries to make sense of all his romantic missteps from over the years." Sure, the title was probably conceived before the plot, but it will definitely give [...]

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg to Bring Their Trilogy to its (World's) End

Wright and Pegg's Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (spelling flavors with a "u", classic), which so far has included Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, will reach its conclusion soon. Wright and Pegg will film The World's End this fall, with intention for a spring 2013 release. As before, Wright will direct with Pegg starring with Nick Frost. Here's the synopsis:

"20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his [...]

Hulu To Air New Episodes of 'The Thick of It'

Hulu and the BBC announced today that they're going to work together to produce a much-anticipated fourth season of Armando Iannuci's The Thick of It. The fantastic British political comedy has been off the air since 2009, back when Gordon Brown was still Prime Minster (British politics joke – nailed it). If you aren't familiar, the previous seasons and specials will be up on Hulu on July 29. This move effectively makes Hulu the official destination of hearing cursing in British accents.

The Time When John Cleese Wrote and Bet and Got Angry at a Newspaper

Letters of Note has a exchange from 1982 between John Cleese and the editor of The Sun, which stemmed from a report in that paper claiming that on the set of The Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Cleese got frustrated at the weather and chastised a bunch of extras dressed as Zulu warriors by asking "Which one of you bastards did a rain dance?" Cleese, however, did not agree that he said that so he wrote a strongly worded letter. That ended with:

"I know what happened. I am a zany madcap comic, and your writer thought of the joke and decided to attribute it to [...]

Henson is Producing a Show of British Puppets for British Humans

If you liked the above video, you are in luck because the BBC is going to be airing a new Jim Henson Company produced puppet program (or programme, to put it Britishly). English comedian Danny Baker will be running the show with the Henson team. Entitled No Strings Attached, the puppets apparently won't be able to move their likely string-based appendages or maybe they will. Considering that British people and Muppets are the two most adorably voiced things in the world, I think the kids are going to be all over this thing like kids watching a television show they like.

Chris O'Dowd and Nick Frost to Strap on Rival Dancing Shoes

In more British funny things news… What do you think of when you hear Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead)? Rival salsa dancers! No? Well, get read to start thinking that because the unlikely pair has signed on to star in Cuban Fury, a new comedy from the producers behind Hot Fuzz. Frost plays a former dance legend whom was usurped by O'Dowd, of course. It will shoot after Frost shoots The World's End, the last in the Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright trilogy. The film was written by Jon Brown, who previously wrote on the British series Misfits. The movie is going to be so British. [...]