Brendan O’Carroll, the creator of Mrs Brown’s Boys, has promised to continue the contentious series.
We just witnessed the’most startling episode ever,’ in which Danny O’Carroll’s character planted a kiss on his father, alias Agnes Brown, during the Christmas Day mayhem.
Ahead of the New Year’s Day episode, the 68-year-old – who doubles as both creator and titular character – dropped the beans on the comedy’s future.
‘As long as the BBC keeps asking, we’ll keep creating episodes,’ he said in a recent talk.
‘It’s down to what the BBC want and what we can plan around.’
‘We are definitely making more specials,’ he added to the Daily Star. ‘Whether we do another full series or not depends on dates.’
For the past few years, BBC viewers have spent the holiday season with Mrs Brown and her family, with many split on the shows.
This year’s holiday offering faced stiff competition because it was scheduled to run seconds after that classic episode of EastEnders, in which ‘The Six’ gathered against the men of Walford – after 10 months of teasing.
Many questioned the choice to schedule the contentious comedy immediately after the shocking visit to Albert Square, comparing it to “being stabbed.”
Despite regular criticism, the comedy has been running since 2011, and Brendan has responded to individuals who have criticised his initiative.
‘First of all, I’m well aware that comedy is very subjective,’ he told BBC Radio Sounds in a recent interview.
‘What some people like, other people just detest. So I don’t take it too serious.
‘When we started… by about the fourth or fifth episode, we got a couple of letters from people who had autistic children.
‘It started as a couple of letters and it’s now been over 3,000. And they said that their kids watched Mrs Brown and they heard them laugh in context for the very first time.
‘One woman said she was in the kitchen and heard her son laughing for the very first time.
‘So when you get a letter like that, I don’t care what the critics say. That’ll do me.’
The Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year’s Special airs at 10pm on New Year’s Day.