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on 18 March 2004
The Day Today is one of the funniest and down right entertaining television programs ever.... I wish Chris Morris would start making his shows last longer than 6/7 episodes!!!
If you loved 'Brasseye', and/or 'My Wrongs' short film, and/or 'Jam', and/or 'Blue Jam'..... then do not miss this essential DVD.
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on 20 October 2015
Funny quick witted comedy
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on 22 August 2011
The day today is one of the best parody TV show ever made. When people walk in on the Day Today, they will think its a real news program at first. This is because they've put a great detail into making it extremely similar to real News Channels. Most of the show is just exaggeration on real TV.

It can be hilarious but there is sometimes a long gap without any laughs. there isn't as much of a episode structure as something like Simpsons. That is just because you cannot really put a structure into a news show. Also, the episodes are longer then usual TV programs. So, because of all that, it can get boring after 30 minutes.

But it is good and you should get it if you like Steve Coogan and Chris Morris.
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on 22 April 2004
A review which picks out individual scenes, sketches and characters cannot do this (much welcomed) DVD release justice. It's not even beenreleased as I write this review, but it is the most essential DVD that youwill buy this year. Forget Alan Partridge for a moment - Chris Morrisspilled his talent and his guts into this program to give his own uniquevision of what Britian is really like - a society of idiots, bloodydo-gooders and sheep. It is the funniest thing you will see this side ofthe Conservatives being in power. It's satire, it bites hard like a rabidrottweiler, and it should be cherished by anyone who has an IQ over50.
And that's pretty much all of you isn't it? Isn't it?!
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on 4 July 2015
Another sons choice
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on 16 July 2000
This really is a fantastic video. It's far funnier than I actually remember the program being, and I still remembered it as being funny enough to warrant buying it... or something. Just BUY IT.
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on 23 May 2004
"The Day Today reminding you the world is in fact a cube, and FACT X IMPORTANCE = NEWS"
Absolutly hilarious, and spot on in every way. Very frightening how accurate to British media this now looks, only making it more comedic. Armando Ianucci must be some funny guy ;)
Even if you don't like Chris Morris, which means you're brain dead, you have to get it for the Alan Partridge input, this was his debut show and the material her is classic! "GOOOOAAL...He must have a foot like a traction engine!" after a goal is scored.
Buy it now!
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on 16 February 2006
This is actually quite tiring to watch. It is so far outfield, nothing really compares. It is quite relentless and actually demonstrates an extremely high level of craft on the part of the writers and performers. To some extent, one loses the capacity to laugh anymore because it's so disturbingly caustic and satirical. Bizarre beyond whatever you could imagine - "news kidney" "the world is a cube" "political decapitation" - I'm tired watching its brilliance. Bravo!!
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on 27 April 2003
When this show first aired on BBC2 in 1997, the mind boggled and the jaw dropped at the outlandish graphics, the inane presentation and the sheer audacity of its attack on TV News.
However, in the immediate aftermath of the war on Iraq, and the corresponding war between the news networks, one can finally appreciate the scale of the genius of the Day Today team.
To see the coverage of Gulf War II on Sky News, CNN, BBC News 24 et al, one had to wonder if the presenters, producers and graphics people responsible for the coverage had either never seen The Day Today, or had seen it with such a lack of irony that they used it as a template for their programming!
The animated tanks forming the station identifiers, the over-excited and ghoulishly voyeuristic anchorman, the utterly clueless reporter in the battlefield under the impression that "This Is My War!", and the ridiculous, portentous outpourings of reporters eager to impress their personality on the war coverage.
All of this appallingly skewed "infotainment" was being funnelled onto our screens 24 hours a day under the guise of "news", and all of it was delighfully lampooned by Morris et al 6 years before the event!
And that's only 10 minutes of this video - worth the cover price alone!
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on 30 December 2015
Good series.
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