Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Welcome to the private world of Jeremy and Mark - two very ordinary weirdos.
Did You Know?
In an interview for The Culture Show
(2004) Jesse Armstrong
and Sam Bain
said that two of the main inspirations for Peep Show were the scene in Annie Hall
(1977) where Alvy and Annie are talking and their real thoughts are shown as subtitles, and also the documentary Being Caprice
(2000) (which in turn was inspired by Being John Malkovich
(1999)), which used a POV style of filming that they thought was an arresting technique which would go well with the inner thoughts/voice-overs of Mark and Jeremy. They also cited Danny in Withnail & I
(1987) as an inspiration for the quirky, drug-addled Super Hans (also the dynamic of an even weirder third character alongside a double act). See more
Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
(theme Series 2-)
by Harvey Danger See more