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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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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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8 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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British Men Behaving Badly See more »

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(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

Dermot: See the graffiti in the gents has reached new heights of literacy.
Gary Strang: Oh yeah, whats it say?
Dermot: "West-Ham is a poof".
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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 The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002) See more »

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Inspired, raucous...I miss it so much!
5 June 2000 | by archer1267See all my reviews

Not since The Young Ones have I been so hooked on a British comedy!

I lived in England for a brief period and while over there was introduced to Men Behaving Badly, possibly THE funniest sitcom I've ever seen. I was embarrassed when we (that is, the United States) tried to remake it with Ron Eldard and Rob Snyder (how does this guy continuously get work??). As TV censors are more uptight here, it was impossible to replicate the show's madcap, off-color humor, which is what made it work in the first place. (Ditto when High Society - another sitcom that thankfully flopped - tried to mimic Ab Fab.) The part where Gary finds his girlfriend's diaphragm and tries fitting it in his mouth - the way little kids do orange sections - was priceless, and would never make it past censors here, aside from maybe a Saturday Night Live sketch.

As a woman, I probably should have been repelled by some of Tony and Gary's antics, but found them oddly endearing and fun to watch. (Of course, if I was dating either one, the story would be different!) The only complaint I have was that the Gary-Dorothy romance wasn't very convincing...but then again, maybe she dated him because "I wanted someone I could feel superior to!" as she herself once said.

Gary's dad/officemates are also a hoot...I don't know if it's just because ageing British eccentrics are played for laughs (see The Major on any Fawlty Towers episode) or what.

I wish this show would come out on video!!!!!!


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