Some answers about Dog Poker
Was it difficult to get the dogs to play poker?
Dogs are naturally talented poker players. This is because no matter how carefully you look at their faces you can't work out what cards the dogs are holding.
Why isn't dog poker on telly more often?
The real problem with dog poker is that while the dogs are very much interested in cards they have very little interest in money because they find it very hard to get served in shops. Build the commercial infrastructure for dogs to go shopping and I predict a professional dog poker league will emerge, maybe walk round slowly in a circle, then go back in again and sit on a cushion.
Do any of the dogs enjoy Poker Face by Lady Gaga?
The big dog quite liked it, but most of them found it too superficial and the provocative dancing left them feeling exploited and then saddened.
Was one of the dogs was actually a man dressed up as a dog?
That's right. It's quite hard to spot but we actually had an actor playing the little white dog who was sat next to the large dog with the human face drinking the cider.
This was all very well but what about cat bridge?
That won't work. They can't hold the cards.
Hopefully that addresses most of the issues surrounding the sketch, but if you have any other questions or suggestions for future animal-based late night TV formats, do get in touch.
Gareth Edwards is the Producer of That Mitchell and Webb Look, which you can see on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC Two.