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Bernard is inspired by a real bookshop owner in Dublin whom Dylan Moran described as "he looks like he's swallowed a cup of sour milk and peed himself at the same time. He has this green bilious expression, years of displeasure have shaped his face".
Manny's last name, Bianco (Italian for 'white'), is the obvious counterpart to Bernard Black.
"Katzenjammer" is a German slang word for annoying noise (like bad singing), literally meaning "cat-wailing".
Tamsin Greig was pregnant during the filming of series 1.
The bookshelf behind Bernard's desk has "Property of St. John and Red Cross Hospital Library Dept" stamped on it.
Bill Bailey's character Manny was originally Jewish
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