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Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner is a British TV sitcom that began in 2011, and has been renewed for 2020. It is some inspired silliness that I and the fam have enjoyed immensely. There was talk of an (ugh) American remake by Greg Daniels, but (thank God) the pilot never went to a series. I can already picture it,  gags playing to leaden silence, cancellation after one season.

Each episode begins with the two sons arriving at their parents’ house for their weekly Friday night dinner, and the shenanigans that ensue.

The principals. A secular Jewish family, based on the creator, Robert Popper’s, experiences. This is silliness and un-PCness at a high level a la Fawlty Towers. If that is not your bag, stay away. How I wish American sitcoms could capture this brand of humour. Gavin and Stacey was another series we adored.

There is a universal appeal to the tarvails of this deeply neurotic family, and its equally damaged neighbours, a gentleman whose large dog has the better of him. I haven’t had a better time watching TV, nor laughed so hard.



I am a Sansei, with two teens, and a hamster. This blog is a repository for ideas and observations, expressed in cartoon form, by and large. A bit of a journal too. Feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM @ WILTOONS, (the Twitter for people who like to go out) where I post a journal comic. Thanks for dropping by! The pic is of me and my boy Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. (not really a fan but he wanted his pic with me) © Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons, 2009 to 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. So there.

2 thoughts on “Friday Night Dinner

  1. I believe we downloaded back in the day. Now it is illegal to do so (for personal profit). There may be clips on Youtube. My mother loves the show, but she’s an ex-pat Brit, so tastes may vary!

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