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Customer Review

on 30 April 2002
I don't like giving 5 star reviews, because everyone does it for everything, but this really does deserve it. Brass Eye is without a doubt one of the best things that has eve been on television. Fans have been waiting a long long time to see it released on video, or even repeated on TV, which it eventually was just before the special was aired. But now it's finally here with all the episodes including the extremely 'controversial' new episode, so it's worth it.
Morris brilliantly satirises news programs, similarly to the Day Today. I once fooled someone into thinking the Day Today was actually the news, and they were quite worried, but that's how accurate it is. However, I think Brass Eye is much better than the Day Today, which is a huge compliment believe me. It is quite amazing to watch as celebrities are fooled into saying the most ridiculous things without questioning them. That's the part of Brass Eye that is most famous, but the rest of it is hilarious too.
The special episode is perhaps not quite as funny as the others, but I think the satire in it is the most effective. It was aired just as I...[was] getting fed up with the way tabloid papers dealt with paedophile stories, and sends up the coverage of such stories brilliantly....It was quite funny to see the papers the day after it was shown, as they reacted in exactly the way that Morris had ridiculed.
Anyway, I imagine there will be much focussing on the special episode, but the other episodes are all classics too. Such classic moments include the (fictional) drug Cake ("he thought he had a month to cross the street"), which Morris manages to get mentioned in parliament, "Bury the beds!", smoking cannabis through a dog, "you're wrong, and you're a grotesquely ugly freak!", and many more...
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