I saw something online where people said they actually prefered the Comic Strip Presents...Bad News over This Is Spinal Tap.
I couldn't believe anyone could favour the pale Channel 4 imitation of the seminal mock-rock-doc that is Spinal Tap, but one of the first things I discovered was that Bad News predates Spinal Tap by a year or so. Wow. I guess you knew that, but I always thought Tap came first. Maybe I came to Bad News when they did More Bad News. I probably wasn't allowed to stay up late when the original came out.
Anyway, so at least it wasn't a rip-off of Tap, which is what I thought.
I still reckon Tap is much better though. Might have to go look at Bad News again to be 100% sure, but...