Inbetweeners’ James Buckley was ‘furious’ at doing one of Jay's most famous scenes
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The Inbetweeners’ star James Buckley has revealed he was ‘furious’ after being asked to do one particular joke in the hit sitcom.
As fans of the show will know, The Inbetweeners didn’t shy away from using colourful language and filthy jokes to get a laugh out of viewers.
However, it was a much more PG friendly gag that left Buckley ‘furious’ while filming.
Appearing on The Useless Hotline podcast, Buckley was asked to fill in the blanks for some classic Jay lines - and one of them was from an episode in which Charlotte Hinchcliffe (played by Emily Atack) asked Jay: “Go on then funny man, make me laugh.”
You can see the clip here - but it does have some adult language, so be warned:
In response, Jay does an impression of the Crazy Frog - except when it came to filling in the blank for that particular scene Buckley refused.
After realising what the blank was, he quickly told the hosts Max and George: “No way, mate. I didn’t even… I was furious about doing it at the time. I didn’t like doing it at the time.” Fair enough.
Buckley then added: “Imagine us talking about the Crazy Frog. I mean, that has dated The Inbetweeners. Out of all of those awful, disgusting jokes, the one thing that dates it the most is the Crazy Frog reference.” He’s not wrong, is he?
In a recent interview with LADbible, Buckley pointed out that comedy has ‘evolved’ since Channel 4 launched the show almost 15 years ago.
"Comedy will always evolve and it's always evolving,” Buckley said.
“That's what's great about comedy. You can't just keep doing the same thing over and over again, because it doesn't stay funny.”
He went on: “My nan used to have VHS tapes of Love Thy Neighbour. And I saw an episode of that [...] when I was sort of 13, 14. And obviously, I found it shocking. And that was it. It was just put down to, 'Well, that's what people were like back then'. We're not anymore are we? That's good, isn't it?
“Yeah. So I think that's it really. [...] Taste and comedy. It all evolves, it's always changing. And whether or not The Inbetweeners would be considered controversial these days or whatever. I don't think that's important.
"I just think people will be bored of it. I just think people go, 'They've already done this. They did this 15 years ago'."