Goodness Gracious Me: Series 3 [VHS] 
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Complete third series of the British-Asian television comedy sketch show. Performers Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir and Nina Wadia create a series of eccentric characters, including the ultra-English Kapoor Family (who insist their surname is pronounced 'Cooper') and the man who thinks everything good comes only from India.
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The show is extremely funny too. It kept me in stitches every week. It's been pretty topical, and while it's not for everyone (certain skits involving the 'Coopers' didn't go down to well with the Church of England), I feel that most people will find their own favourites in the show. Popular recurring characters include the Indian mother, who believes she can make anything you want for nothing (except a small aubergine), the 'Innit' kids, the wannabe-English 'Coopers' and the man who believes that every feat of human courage and achievement was fronted by an Indian. "Churchill was Indian."
I recommend this to comedy fans, particularly open minded ones at that. While some of the references will be lost on younger audiences as the series ages, I think you should pick up a comedy. You will laugh until it hurts.
The comedy is pitched exactly right and is accessible to non asians (like myself) as well as asians (such as my better half). Occasionally a reference is used which goes over my head - but this is a rarity.
If you haven't experienced Goodness Gracious Me you have many delights to look forward to:
Skipinder, The Bush Kangeroo.
The Mahariji Yogi
The Rough guide to the UK (of course you haven't seen the *real* England until you've seen the villages - I went to a place called Guildford, and you'd think that they'd never seen a brown face before!)
The Kapoors... and so on.
My favourite? The man who claims everything is Indian.
The Royal Family? Indian!
All live in the same house? Indian! All work in the family business? Indian! Can't marry without parent's permission? Indian! All except Charles of course. He's African.
Have you seen those ears?
In short, Goodness Gracious Me is a delight.
Whilst I'm at it, I can also recommend the writings of Meera Syal - for example: 'Anita and Me'.
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The video contains a lot of material from the first series but has some new stuff. All the cast are wonderful, especially at the end as the Coopers (Kapoor). Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2000 by email@example.com