Strutter (TV series)

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Strutter is a show on MTV broadcast in the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Sweden, Serbia, Romania, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. It stars Paul Kaye as Mike Strutter and Thaila Zucchi as Mrs. Strutter. The show focuses on clips of people getting hurt, Strutter making fun of music videos of indie bands, emo bands and boy bands, a German couple who like to mix extreme sports with sexual intercourse, and mock commercials promoting fictitious "Struttergear" merchandise. The show is produced by the Objective Productions comedy office, where Peep Show was made.

The character of Mike Strutter originally appeared in a Dennis Pennis video release named Dennis Pennis RIP: Too Rude to Live in which he "killed off " the Pennis character. Kaye had wanted to do something with the character for years, so he and comedy writer/performer Paul Garner developed a format. Garner has said in interviews he would sit at home watching TV making his own Strutter-style voiceovers. The show has so far aired two full series, in 2006 and 2007.

DVD status[edit]

In 2011 Strutter writer Paul Garner (comedian) wrote on his official website: "It has been a constant source of frustration and incredulity to myself and Paul Kaye that MTV have never released a DVD of Series 1 & 2. Paul and I have not given up pursuing an official release and will keep you posted. Many requests have come in from fans of the show in Romania, Holland, Poland, Scandinavia, France and many other territories around the world where Strutter has been broadcast and we will endeavour to repay your support by getting something released one way or another. Keep checking back on my website for any news."


Strutter also holds the Guinness world record for "Most swear words in a TV show"[1]

The character also appears on a track on the new album by the Fun Lovin Criminals where he mocks their recent legal battle with their former manager.


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