Review: Creature Comforts 1.1

Creature Comforts

In the US: CBS, at all sorts of times

In the UK: Not yet acquired

I’ve been getting an eerie sense of déjà vu watching this. It’s not because this is a US version of the UK 2003 show, although maybe some of the animals are the same. It’s because Aardman has been doing this show in various guises for a long time now.

You know the formula from the ads and previous shows: Aardman interviews various members of the public. It then puts their words into the mouths of appropriate animals with appropriate mannerisms and the comedy reigns. Sort of. This time they interview Americans instead of Brits.

But it’s not actually that funny. It’s endearing. It might (or might not) give you a bit more insight into everyday Joe Public-style Americans as a result, although maybe not as much as you might get from Friday Night Lights. But it’s not really belly laughs material.

The best I can say about it is that you can watch it while doing the ironing and not be too bored. For real fun though, you’ll need Wallace and Gromit.

Here’s a YouTube clipette


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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