...not in the sense that it is the best of it's genre, but in the sense that it is typical of it. If you needed to to have just one exemplar of british 'silly' humour, this would fit all the requirements. Reminiscent of it's predecessors The Goons, Dad's Army and (early) Carry On, and probably inspirational to followers such as The Goodies.
Packed with 'faces' that anyone over thirty who grew up here will recognise.
Two builders find themselves one floor-board short of a house. So they go to the timber yard to get one. That's the story. All of it...except the details. It's the details that make the rest of the film, and make it so damn funny, as the hapless pair unknowingly wreak mayhem and chaos.
It shouldn't need to be said - but I'll say it any way :-) - that there is a level of genius required to make an entire film out of just that. But then it is the work of Eric Sykes (recently seen in 'Harry P & the Goblet of Fire' and 'The Others', for younger viewers) who has been a mainstay of British humour, both as a writer and performer, for several decades now.
Incindentally if you don't quite 'get' the image of the incompetent British workman portrayed in this film find a copy of Bernard Cribbens' 'Right, Said Fred' and listen to it. Everything will become clear!
Oh, and there's a kitten, too.