I discovered Mongrels completely by accident and am I ever glad I did! Never before has a cast of puppets made me laugh so hard. Metrosexual Fox Nelson, It-Bitch Destiny, obscurely accented stray cat Marion, vengeful pigeon Kali and foul mouthed fox Vince star in this adult, cross species, puppet comedy about life in the backyard of an East London pub (and beyond).
The jokes border on the controversial, there is a smattering of swearing and sex and plenty will find offence in certain jokes. BUT it is done with such charm and the characters are brought to life with so much care and attention that really none of it matters. There are cameos from some surprisingly up-for-it BBC "celebrities" including Eamon Holmes, Clive Anderson, Scott Mills etc, as well as a song sung by one of the furry cast members in each episode, see especially "Everybody loves a lesbian", "Breaking up is such a faff" and "Middle-Class is magical."
But ultimately this is a comedy which sets out to make you laugh, not to offend. There is a real intelligence to the humour, unlike most of the dross usually found on this show's home channel. Mongrels is something worthy of your attention and you'll find someone to relate to, whether it be the awfully middle-class Nelson, the murderous Kali or the highly strung Destiny. These are episodes that you can watch time and time again and will have you laughing (and singing) for days after.
Buy it, now!