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British Men Behaving Badly 

Men Behaving Badly (original title)
Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Martin Clunes ...  Gary 45 episodes, 1992-2014
Caroline Quentin ...  Dorothy 42 episodes, 1992-1998
Leslie Ash ...  Deborah 42 episodes, 1992-1998
Neil Morrissey ...  Tony 39 episodes, 1992-2014
Ian Lindsay Ian Lindsay ...  George 25 episodes, 1992-1998
Valerie Minifie Valerie Minifie ...  Anthea 25 episodes, 1992-1998
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Storyline

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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English

Release Date:

8 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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British Men Behaving Badly See more »

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Runtime:

(38 episodes) | (4 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Martin Clunes (Gary) & Caroline Quentin (Dorothy) also worked together on three episodes of Doc Martin (2004) as Dr. Martin Ellingham & Angela Sim respectively. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Deborah: Oh look Tony I'm really sorry if I've hurt you.
Tony: How do you mean?
Deborah: Oh, y'know, me going out with Ray.
Tony: Hardly even noticed to be honest.
Deborah: So why did you open the window and shout "get lost smug estate agent bastard" at him?
Tony: No, you see that wasn't him, that was this other estate agent on the other side of the road.
Deborah: And he says he caught you pushing potato peelings through his car window.
Tony: Oh yeah, I did do that. What, so you want me to stop?
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Alternate Versions

On the original broadcast, there were no on-screen episode titles (which are rare in British sitcoms), but they have been added to the Video & DVD releases. See more »

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Referenced in Storage Hunters UK: Leeds (2015) See more »

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So true, it's scary!!!
11 February 2003 | by irateSee all my reviews

This is the only comedy series I have ever watched that whether you are male or female you can absolutely relate to.

Either you have done or experienced first hand everything that happens in each episode.

Series 1 with Harry Enfield was fantastic, but when Neil Morrisey replaced him in Series 2 things only got better!

If you have the DVD set (a great investment) then don't forget to check out the outtakes (via the Pub Quiz) - Very funny!

Having read comments from others and external reviews, decided to add a bit more to my comments...

Men Behaving Badly was interesting because it was a show that jumped channels. It started on ITV (only Series 1 I think) and then moved to the BBC. However it was still Pearson TV that were behind it so I'm not sure if the change of channel contributed to the fact that Series 2-6 and Last Orders were better (not only my opinion) than Series 1 or if it was purely better chemistry between the leads plus the public becoming more and more comfortable with them that gave this impression.

In any case, I am only happy that I have never been subjected to the US version of this and I can remember it in its original mode!


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