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British Men Behaving Badly (1992–1999)
"Men Behaving Badly" (original title)

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This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
 Gary (44 episodes, 1992-1999)
Caroline Quentin ...
 Dorothy (42 episodes, 1992-1998)
Leslie Ash ...
 Deborah (42 episodes, 1992-1998)
 Tony (38 episodes, 1992-1999)
Ian Lindsay ...
 George (25 episodes, 1992-1998)
Valerie Minifie ...
 Anthea (25 episodes, 1992-1998)


This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking beer at the local Pub, or at home having all MALE conversations on the couch (while drinking beer). Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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Although well known as a BBC series, the first two series were originally shown on rival network ITV who cancelled the series after two years. See more »


In the early seasons Gary had a driving licence and was shown having hired a car to spy on Dorothy as seen in season 4, episode 2, "Infidelity", and in season 3, episode 2, "Bed" is seen borrowing Dorothy's car to go to the chemist to buy antacid; but by season 6 he can't drive and has never driven, as seen in season 6, episode 3, "Jealousy" See more »


Dorothy: You really are a yob aren't you Gary?
Gary Strang: On the contrary, I think I'm remarkably sensitive.
Dorothy: Oh, that must be why you refer to Luciano Pavarotti as "that fat git".
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29 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A classic example of great brit TV that didn't make the grade when translated into an American sitcom. (You may recall the "Men Behaving Badly" with Rob Schneider, Ron Eldard and Ken Marino which flopped despite a good cast, decent chemistry and desperate reformatting.) I wished it to survive due to my partiality to this original.

The formula is simple: Responsible guy with wacky roommate, relationship humor and sticky situations...but it works splendidly. It's comparable to Dennis' better known "Coupling", which is scripted just a bit tighter, and obviously more attractive. But "MbB" is just every bit as witty while being a little more down to earth and not confined to the sexual humor genre.

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