Remember Shit Girls Say – the stomach-ache-inducingly funny web series which descended on the internet and then proceeded to stick around until it had been parodied, quoted, embedded and giggled at by every blogger in cyberspace? Well the man beneath the wig is back, with his new series Pure Breeds which premiered on Nowness this morning. And it’s great.
Episode one looks at the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; chronicling the breed’s history, from popularisation by King Charles II to Graydon’s own pooch, Miley: “Some say the character of Falcor in The Neverending Story was based on Miley, but that’s just absurd, that’s… that’s just a dirty filthy lie.” We even see the pups leaping around a child’s doll in soft focus, perched on plinths in front of colourful backgrounds behind gusts of smoke and falling confetti, and playing joyfully in the garden with King Charles himself. Here’s hoping for a whole encyclopedia of dog breed-based comedy from Graydon.
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