Dear CBS….

Uncle AndrewUncle Andrew
Filed under: @ 8:13 pm

It was with utter delight that I tuned into the premiere of [the American version of] Nick Park’s Creature Comforts. This is easily the best prime-time-ready program to come along since the original Looney Tunes cartoons debuted in the movie theaters in the ’30s.

In a time slot dominated by pap, pugilists and pudenda, this program is as clever as it is hysterical, showcasing the very best of the sense of timing and whimsy that made Aardman Animation such a force for good in entertainment.

Here’s how serious I am about my praise for you in choosing to air this wonderful show. My wife and I DVRed the program, as we do most of what we watch on television. However, we are so determined to reward your excellent judgment–and do our part to keep Creature Comforts on the air–that we specifically sat through the commercials, looking for something we might want to buy from your sponsors. Unfortunately, there weren’t many things advertised during the show that were even in a loose parabolic orbit around our shopping list, not being big aficionados of anti-aging lip cream, fast food or Fantastic Four movies.

It took a while, but we finally found something that we might actually use. I pledge to you here and now, that before the week is out we will own the largest container of Resolve Carpet Cleaner I can find at my local supermarket.

Thank you, thank you for helping to bring this gem of a program to the airwaves. Please give your programming department our heartfelt kudos. And tell Reckitt & Coleman that if they keep advertising during Creature Comforts, I’ll throw an economy-sized can of Brasso into my cart next week.

Most Gratefully,


UPDATE: I am as good as my word.


2 Responses to “Dear CBS….”

  1. EditorPenguin Says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for the great review! I was one of the editors on the show and am very happy with how it turned out. It’s nice to finally get it seen by people and get such wonderful feedback as this. If you want to know more about how the show was put together, check out our production blog at:


    Thanks for the support and tell all your friends!

  2. Uncle Andrew Says:

    Wow, I’m thrilled that word got all the way back to you! Or did you just Technorati the phrase “Creature Comforts”? 🙂

    Seriously, great job, back slaps all around. And I did tell all my friends; you’re soaking in them. 😉

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