Cuckoo Series 1 Episode 6 Review

A Stag party to remember, or forget?

Cuckoo and Rachel’s marriage is found to be invalid so while a stag do is planned, other plans are afoot…

This series has shown the versatility of Greg Davies, Andy Samberg, Helen Baxendale and the emerging acting talent that is Tyger Drew-Honey but while I enjoyed the final episode of the series it didn’t give much scope for a second series. Ken’s warming to Cuckoo as a son-in-law could limit the show somewhat.

After finding out that Rachel and Cuckoo’s wedding wasn’t legal, despite the two halves of coconut produced as proof, the pair decided to get married for real this time. While Lorna was overjoyed at the fact that now she would be in attendance at her daughters wedding, Ken tried to convince them that perhaps marriage wasn’t for them – even if Cuckoo was deported without the marriage. With the pair set on marriage, Ken despaired while Lorna tried to get Rachel to have the wedding of her dreams (Lorna’s dreams, not Rachel’s) and Steve whose marriage had crumbled after Cuckoo’s intervention in his wife’s career last week was out for revenge.
Arranging a stag party seemed in order for the groom and Ken, Dylan, Steve (who had a plan and had managed to get the role of best man) and Cuckoo set off in the potato/spiritual enlightenment van to Liverpool. With Cuckoo ridiculously dressed the foursome enjoyed the strip clubs, getting horribly drunk along the way as Steve attempted to implement his fiendish plan to ruin Cuckoo’s wedding by hiring a girl to come on to Cuckoo to show the evidence to Rachel. The girl arrived and Cuckoo’s heartfelt conversation with Ken made him decide against the plan but after Steve drugged him and he awoke amidst storage containers the race was on to save Cuckoo and get him to the wedding on time. Meanwhile Dylan was having a great time with the girl Steve had hired and his boasts fell on deaf ears on his return.

Ken’s desperate struggle to find Cuckoo after Steve had kidnapped him was actually some great acting by Greg Davies, his hungover plaintive cries echoed around the storage containers and his panic seemed genuine. Another actor who doesn’t seem to mind looking daft for his comedy art. His warmth towards Cuckoo after all of their differences was heart warming but as I said before, potentially this could make a second series a little awkward a the main hook of the story is the constant struggle between Cuckoo and Ken with Ken often being inadvertently outwitted by Cuckoo.

Their antics have provided me with six weeks of genuinely funny, if a little politically incorrect humour and whether there is a second series, we will just have to wait and see.