Caught in the U-Bend is a documentary about the early, unseen years of Shit Happens, from the original 'lost' season through the more familiar territory of Shakra's tenure on the scene.
A selection of lost episodes are presented along with commentary and context provided by the stars of 'Shit Happens'.

Originally presented: 12/22/2010
Marmite Munchies
Halifax has lived alone for six months until the uncertain role of a screwdriver and one man's desperation in the grips of the dreaded Marmite Munchies bring him together with a prospective flatmate whose social skills leave a little to be desired.

Shakra's first appearance.

Originally presented: 12/26/2010
Shakra the Halifax
Tired of watching Halifax get the girls, Shakra decides the best way to be like Halifax is to become Halifax.

Originally presented: 01/03/2011
Shakra's Bum Rap
After watching 'Eight Mile', the impressionable Shakra decides a rapper's life is the life for him. What could possibly go wrong?
HINT: However badly you think this goes, you are mistaken.

Originally presented: 01/10/2011
Pilot episode. Corky tries to kill two birds with one stone when moving in an old friend, while flatmate Halifax develops an odd phobia.

First appearance of Halifax and Corky.

Originally presented: 01/17/2011
Whatever Happened to Katie Corcoran?
A misunderstanding over a box of clothes leads Halifax and Shakra to question one another's sexual proclivities as only two closet homophobes can.

Originally presented: 01/24/2011
Sofa, So Good
A trip to the furniture shop leads to chaos when Halifax and Dionne ignore Corky's instructions to not wander off.

Originally presented: 01/31/2011
Halifax the Prostitute
Halifax undergoes a philosophical crisis when he discovers a one-night stand has left him a wad of money.

Originally presented: 02/07/2011
Shakra the Occasional Table
Reality does not match up to Shakra's fantasy when he is 'discovered' and asked to appear as a model at an art exhibit.

Originally presented: 02/14/2011
Double Helix
Halifax and Cadence take a walk through both the city of Manchester and the past as they discover they have more in common than they thought.

Originally presented: 02/28/2011
The Return of the Superturd
When Shakra discovers the figurehead of a trendy new religion is his arse-born son Superturd, a sentient piece of crap, he tries to engineer a family reunion. Fanime adapted from unaired script.

Originally presented: 03/07/2011
Bob the Jock
Shakra's grandfather Bob the Jock discovers the Grand Canyon-sized gap between Shakra's letters home and the reality of the situation.

Originally presented: 03/15/2011
Death Comes to Gothereswick
Corky becomes convinced she has photographed the Grim Reaper, Dionne goes on a ghost hunt, and a newspaper article convinces Halifax that he's dead. But of course, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation.

Originally presented: 03/21/2011
Windward Square
Leaving Gothereswick behind, Shakra and estranged sister Maya move into a London suburb. They soon discover that all is not as it seems when a teen is arrested on charges of vandalism. (Previously unaired.)

Originally presented: 03/28/2011
A Girl, a Gay, Two Drunks and a Tranny
Dionne gets a new gay friend while Corky gets in touch with her girly side. Meanwhile, Halifax and Bob begin spending increasing amounts of time at the pub.

Originally presented: 04/11/2011
Gothereswick Tarot
A break from the episodes as we present the complete Major Arcana of the ill-fated Shit Happens tie-in Tarot deck.

Originally presented: 04/18/2011
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...
Adapted from an early draft script, Halifax and Shakra take turns scaring each other during a blackout in this, the original pilot episode.

Originally presented: 04/25/2011
Gay Dad, Straight Dad
A trip to the park turns into a gay rights rally and a pre-pubescent piss-up.

Originally presented: 05/02/2011
Robot Boy & Juliet
Honey meets a boy at school who turns out to be constructed from the remnants of Shakra's robotic progeny, Mecha-Shakra.

Originally presented: 05/16/2011

All writing DR Williams 2003-2013 unless otherwise noted. All artwork by DR Williams (except for the bits that aren't.)