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Friday Night Dinner creator baffled by Netflix description as show returns to streaming site

Friday Night Dinner creator baffled by Netflix description as show returns to streaming site

It certainly is a bit of a tongue twister

Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper has been left baffled by the show's Netflix description, after it returned to the streaming site this week.

Producer and actor Popper took to X to inform his followers that five seasons of the comedy series had returned to Netflix - and it's even standing at number three in the UK's most-watched shows.

But those who have never watched the comedy, which starred Simon Bird and the late Paul Ritter, may have been left confused over the description.

The sitcom centres around the regular dining experience of London-based family, the Goodmans, every Friday night.

It stars Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap as a family of four and their eccentric neighbour, Jim.

Each ep focusses on the family's weekly Friday night meal together, which often ends up being somewhat chaotic.

But the Netflix description is rather peculiar.

It kind of reminds us of that Friends episode where Joey uses a thesaurus to re-write Monica and Chandler's adoption reference letter.

It reads: "Set in London, this quirky sitcom follows along as the Goodmans - a Jewish family led by an eccentric patriarch - convene every Friday for dinner."

Friday Night Dinner's creator was baffled by the show's Netflix description.

"FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER is now on netflix. Just a shame the show description was written by an early model of AI but hey ho," Popper captioned the photo.

People thought it was hilarious, with one writing: "The pic they've chosen makes it look like a thriller of some sort."

While another said: "That description has made it sound naff... also yay it’s on Netflix."

Despite the description, heaps of viewers were pretty happy that it's back, with many gushing about the show in the comments.

One wrote: "I genuinely adore this show, one of my favs of all time."

While another added: "Watched all 6 series in the first 2 days of 2020 lockdown. Didn't regret it."

The show ran for six seasons.
Channel 4

The iconic British comedy came to an end in 2020 after six seasons.

Last year, Popper told LADbible that he felt the final episode of the sixth season was the perfect way to end things.

When asked if this had always been the plan, though, he said: "It wasn't, actually. I never really know until I start.

"I have all my ideas and I have my board up on a wall, but I never really know, until I start an episode, what it's going to be about.

"But I did think half-way through it would be great if they both brought girls round, and then I thought that one of them was pregnant and then 'oh, what happens if they're both pregnant?' So I thought that was good.

"And then, yeah, I was thinking this will be the end, because I didn't want to do a series where they had kids and babies, and Jim would have seven dogs, also, like, the world's weirdest dog that you couldn't find seven of."

We can't wait to re-watch this on Netflix ASAP.

LADbible has contacted Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix