Do Shut Up
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Homer Simpson is a big fan of Do Shut Up. The show is about a hard-drinking-yet-loving family of soccer hooligans. According to Homer's description, "If they're not having a go with a bird, they're having a row with a wanker." Homer enjoyed watching the show, but got frustrated when it was interrupted for a PBS pledge drive hosted by Betty White. In order to get the network to resume showing the program, Homer made an anonymous $10,000 pledge. He got into trouble with PBS, however, when the network's Pledge Enforcement Team tracked him down and confronted him at home in order to make him fulfill the pledge. The team made Homer go to his bank to withdraw the money for the pledge, but Homer was forced to admit that he didn't have $10,000 and had made a fake pledge. At this, Betty White sicced a mob of PBS characters on him, among them the hooligans from Do Shut Up.
Do Shut Up is produced by Thames Television. The show is billed as England's longest-running series, with a total of seven episodes.
Behind the Laughter
Do Shut Up being billed as England's longest-running sitcom in spite of having only seven episodes is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the tendency for British sitcoms to have what American audiences would consider to be very short broadcast runs, in terms of the number of episodes aired. For example, the hotel sitcom Fawlty Towers, which has been successful in the USA as well as the UK, had a broadcast run of only twelve episodes.