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The Daily Toad: Proudly disseminating sensationalised rubbish since 1645. 12th Jan 2011.

Neils unite in name slur protest

Men named Neil were yesterday protesting outside e4's offices, apparently at the continued slur that many people named Neil have endured over the years.

"It's outrageous," said a spokesman for the Respect Neil Campaign, "once again TV scriptwriters are making us the laughing stock, and quite frankly we've had enough. First it's Neil of the Young Ones, now it's Neil in the Inbetweeners. When are they going to leave us alone?"

Another Neil went on to add: "We've only just managed to shake off the stigma from one character when it starts all over again. Why can't comedy twits be named Brian and Keith, like in the old days?"

Another unamed protestor who said he wanted to be known simply as 'Neil' explained that it wasn't just the depiction of stupidity that was insulting, but that the stupidity didn't seem to evolve into a better form of stupidity. "Dumb in the eighties looks very much like dumb today," he replied, "why can't we be dumb in new and vibrant ways? The world has moved on, and so should we."

The number of Neils gathered were around ten. There might have been more, but the others either overslept, got lost, or had the day written wrong in their diaries.

Josh Hatchett, reporting for The Toad.

Neil from Young Ones

A Neil in the eighties

Neil from The Inbetweeners

A Neil today

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