One of the reasons Harry Enfield’s Kevin The Teenager character was so successful is because it was unflinchingly accurate.
In one heartbreaking sketch Kevin’s father gives Kev and his sidekick Perry a lift home from a teenage party and the gruesome twosome communicate in a series of whispers, grunts and clicks as poor old dad tries his best to talk to his son.
As they’re joylessly driving along, dad says: “Oh look, the shoe shop’s closed down. The lady in that shop adored you. You loved her as well, you used to run up to her, give her a great big hug...”