Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that started with Andy Samberg as the lead but saw him leaving and Taylor Lautner taking over. Today we look at Cuckoo

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Cuckoo is every parent’s worst nightmare – a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. –IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

5 seasons

Characters:

Greg Davies – Ken

Helen Baxendale – Lorna

Tyger Drew-Honey – Dylan

Kenneth Collard – Steve

Taylor Lautner – Dale

Esther Smith – Rachel

Andy Samberg – Cuckoo

Trivia

+The name Rachel follows Baxendale in her 3 major TV roles. Rachel Bradley, her character in Cold Feet (1997). In Friends (1994) her character is involved in a love triangle with Ross and Rachel. In ‘Cuckoo’ her character has a daughter called Rachel.

+ Tamla Kari (Rachel) was replaced by Esther Smith at the start of Series 2.

+ In February 2014, it was announced that Samberg would not return for the second series, with Taylor Lautner replacing him as Cuckoo’s long-lost lovechild Dale due to Sambergs busy schedule

Classic Clips

Rachel by Cuckoo

Cuckoos Thoughts on Love

World Class Baby Yoga

Dale Wants To Go To Uni