Both bus and briefcase w***ers nationwide may have been excited to hear about Fwends Reunited, a tenth anniversary celebration of Channel 4 comedy The Inbetweeners.
But the actual result? Hilarious for some, but a (red-doored) car crash of a show to many others.
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Although the show served up the funniest clips from the hit sitcom and films, some viewers couldn’t help feel the studio segments were a tad “awkward”.
Is anyone else just finding this really awkward? #FwendsReunited
— Abbie (@abbatwoille) January 1, 2019
And many had a problem with host Jimmy Carr, who kept interrupting the show’s main cast – Simon Bird (Will McKenzie), Joe Thomas (Simon Cooper), James Buckley (Jay Cartwright) and Blake Harrison (Neil Sutherland) – mid-anecdote.
Jimmy Carr talking like he's actually a character in The Inbetweeners is unbelievably cringey. #FwendsReunited
— Charlotte | Black Lives Matter (@Fjar) January 1, 2019
Some even wanted comedian Greg Davies (who played Mr Gilbert) to take over presenting duties…
Jimmy Carr ruins this show as host. Should be Greg Davis! #FwendsReunited
— Jack (@JackRalston) January 1, 2019
In fact, many thought Davies, who stayed in character, was the best part of the show…
Greg Davies just absolutely wins it???? #FwendsReunited
— Becca Simmons???????? (@beccasimmonsX) January 1, 2019
…alongside the revelation that Matt Smith, star of Doctor Who and The Crown, was almost cast as Will.
— annie ????????⚕️???? (@annie_rebeccaaa) January 1, 2019
However, overall the show couldn’t be saved for many viewers, with Fwends Reunited ultimately as successful as the boys’ fishing trip.
— Ben (@benjminmoss) January 1, 2019