Going Out For An English, the greatest restaurant sketch ever

Oh no, two YouTube posts in a row! Well on Saturday we went to an Indian restaurant in town, and invariably our favorite restaurant related video was brought up. Goodness Gracious Me (Wikipedia entry) was a half hour comedy sketch show that ran on BBC One and Two from 1998 to 2001. In case you have never heard of it and you’re in the U.S., it was a little bit like the ’90s comedy show In Living Color, except that the cast in GGM was almost all Asian (as in South Asian, or Indian), who also wrote all the sketches. It poked fun at many British and British-Asian things. One of the best routines was one that made fun of a typical outing to an Indian restaurant. This sketch is called Going Out for an English. I don’t think you have to be Asian (as in South Asian) or British to find it funny…it’s how a lot of people still behave, at any ‘ethnic’ restaurant!

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I adore this sketch

And the way the English waiter is treated is a perfect reflection of how I’ve seen groups treat Indian/Bangladeshi staff.
It hasn’t dated in the slightest.

Loretta | 15 April, 2008 - 16:06
Tess | 16 April, 2008 - 19:46

What really got me laughing

What really got me laughing was the “24 plates of chips”!! hahahaha But damn, I love poppadums (sp?)!

Jeanna | 19 April, 2008 - 14:57

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