History Series / MenBehavingBadly

18th Sep '15 3:57:18 PM bernardthebeanpole
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* TookALevelInJerkass: As the series goes, Deborah seems to become increasing bitchy and occasionally plays cruel tricks on Tony. Dorothy, on the other hand seems to have TookALevelInKindness
27th Jun '15 7:39:51 PM mlsmithca
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Along with HaveIGotNewsForYou, it is probably the single most-referenced show title for British newspaper headline writers and has been shamelessly ripped off for the titles of countless documentaries.

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Along with HaveIGotNewsForYou, ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'', it is probably the single most-referenced show title for British newspaper headline writers and has been shamelessly ripped off for the titles of countless documentaries.



* CardboardPal - When Tony and Gary have fallen out, Gary makes a fake Tony out of a sex doll and Tony's clothes so they can continue having their lager-fuelled conversations on the sofa.

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* CardboardPal - CardboardPal:
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When Tony and Gary have fallen out, Gary makes a fake Tony out of a sex doll and Tony's clothes so they can continue having their lager-fuelled conversations on the sofa.



* CloudCuckooLander - Ken. Simon Nye notes he was written as an over-promoted, incompetent PointyHairedBoss, but John Thompson played him as being borderline mentally ill.

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* CloudCuckooLander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Ken. Simon Nye notes he was written as an over-promoted, incompetent PointyHairedBoss, but John Thompson played him as being borderline mentally ill.



* TheGhost - Clive, "Gary's Only Other Friend". Often referred to, but never seen save for a brief glimpse in "Wedding" (where he's played by the writer Simon Nye in a cameo).

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* TheGhost - TheGhost:
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Clive, "Gary's Only Other Friend". Often referred to, but never seen save for a brief glimpse in "Wedding" (where he's played by the writer Simon Nye in a cameo).



--> (Gary and Tony have been discussing Dorothy's new boyfriend Jamie
--> '''Tony:''' What a bastard

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--> (Gary -->''(Gary and Tony have been discussing Dorothy's new boyfriend Jamie
--> '''Tony:'''
Jamie)''
-->'''Tony:'''
What a bastardbastard!



--> '''Tony:''' No

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--> '''Tony:''' No-->'''Tony:''' No.



--> '''Tony:''' No

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--> '''Tony:''' No-->'''Tony:''' No.



--> '''Tony:''' No - Tony Blackburn!
* PornStash - at least three separate episodes (and possibly more) -

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--> '''Tony:''' -->'''Tony:''' No - Tony Blackburn!
* PornStash - at At least three separate episodes (and possibly more) - more).



--> '''Dorothy (to her newborn baby)''': This is Tony...you're going to have his old room where he's had lots of adventures...most of them involving ''Razzle'' magazine!

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--> ---> '''Dorothy (to her newborn baby)''': This is Tony...you're going to have his old room where he's had lots of adventures...most of them involving ''Razzle'' magazine!



* SurroundedByIdiots - Gary towards George and Anthea.
** Dorothy towards Gary and Tony
*** Deborah towards Gary and Tony
**** Well, ANYONE towards Gary and Tony.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute - Averted when Ken replaced Les as the landlord of the Crown; they devoted an episode to the shift, and Ken was written as a very different character.

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* SurroundedByIdiots - SurroundedByIdiots:
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Gary towards George and Anthea.
** Dorothy towards Gary and Tony
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Tony. And Deborah towards Gary and Tony
**** Well,
Tony. And ANYONE towards Gary and Tony.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute - SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
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Averted when Ken replaced Les as the landlord of the Crown; they devoted an episode to the shift, and Ken was written as a very different character.



* VulgarHumor - In the second installment of "Last Orders", the hotel is the... Groyne View.



* VulgarHumor - in the second installment of "Last Orders", the hotel is the... Groyne View.
18th Apr '15 11:55:03 PM tenryufan
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* HeyItsThatGuy - Deborah's friend Stewart in the season 2 episode ''How to dump your girlfriend'' is Robin Hood from ''Series/MaidMarianAndHerMerryMen''.
** One of the people trying to buy Deborah's flat is Creator/CatherineTate. Possibly RetroactiveRecognition.



* ThrowItIn - Most of the really juvenile parts of the show's humour were ad-libbed by the cast, such as the "Wanker Song", and Gary's line when Tony complains about "why does Debs like (her latest boyfriend) when he's got a face like an arse?" Gary: "Maybe he's got a huge knob?" Also at one point Gary has spent the night watching porn in bed, and Dorothy then comes home, climbs in and settles down, oblivious. The actress decided that she would then raise her head to reveal a tissue stuck to the side of her face.
31st Oct '14 9:40:33 AM FezJez
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The show lasted six seasons, with a follow-up trilogy of three extra-long episodes, and a final reunion sketch (though without Leslie Ash or Caroline Quentin) on Channel 4 that was broadcast on the 24th October as part of "Feeling Nuts", a programme broadcast to raises awareness about testicular cancer.

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The show lasted six seasons, with a follow-up trilogy of three extra-long episodes, and a final reunion sketch (though without Leslie Ash or Caroline Quentin) on Channel 4 that was broadcast on the 24th October as part of "Feeling Nuts", a programme broadcast to raises raise awareness about testicular cancer.
31st Oct '14 9:40:08 AM FezJez
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The show lasted six seasons, with a follow-up trilogy of three extra-long episodes.

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The show lasted six seasons, with a follow-up trilogy of three extra-long episodes.
episodes, and a final reunion sketch (though without Leslie Ash or Caroline Quentin) on Channel 4 that was broadcast on the 24th October as part of "Feeling Nuts", a programme broadcast to raises awareness about testicular cancer.


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** In the reunion sketch for the 2014 testicular cancer awareness show "Feeling Nuts", [[spoiler: Gary and Tony are both divorced and temporarily fill the void with cloth dummies that have Deborah and Dorothy's faces on them.]]
17th Jul '14 9:45:00 PM LordAaronus
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* ForeignRemake: ''It's A Man's World'', starring RobSchneider.
25th Apr '14 5:31:53 AM LongLiveHumour
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Classic British sitcom written by Simon Nye, very loosely adapted from a not-particularly-successful novel he wrote in the late 80s. The main cast consists of Martin Clunes as Gary, Caroline Quentin as Dorothy and Leslie Ash as Deborah; the first season had Harry Enfield playing Dermot as secondary lead, while all the subsequent ones replaced him with Neil Morrissey as Tony. It's generally acknowledged that this second season was the moment when the show [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]]. There are several reasons for this - Tony was a more interesting character than Dermot, the show moved from ITV to BBC1 and the lack of adverts meant that Nye had a few more minutes to play with, and it hit a moment of zeitgeist as the late 80s/early 90s New Man was being brushed aside by a resurgence of laddish masculinity.

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Classic British sitcom written by Simon Nye, very loosely adapted from a not-particularly-successful novel he wrote in the late 80s. The main cast consists of Martin Clunes as Gary, Caroline Quentin as Dorothy and Leslie Ash as Deborah; the first season had Harry Enfield playing Dermot as secondary lead, while all the subsequent ones replaced him with Neil Morrissey as Tony. It's generally acknowledged that this second season was the moment when the show [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]]. There are several reasons for this - Tony was a more interesting character than Dermot, the show moved from ITV to BBC1 [=BBC1=] and the lack of adverts meant that Nye had a few more minutes to play with, and it hit a moment of zeitgeist as the late 80s/early 90s New Man was being brushed aside by a resurgence of laddish masculinity.
24th Apr '14 11:04:03 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** Tony himself is an aversion as the replacement for Dermot.
21st Oct '13 12:32:37 PM nombretomado
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** One of the people trying to buy Deborah's flat is CatherineTate. Possibly RetroactiveRecognition.

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** One of the people trying to buy Deborah's flat is CatherineTate.Creator/CatherineTate. Possibly RetroactiveRecognition.
14th Jun '13 6:20:07 PM Sifr1889
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* CompanionCube: In "Your Mate V Your Bird", when it looks like Gary will be left living alone in the flat, he temporarily fashions his own "Tony" out of a blow-up sex doll, with a string to make it drink beer.



* FriendVsLover - The central focus of the show. One episode uses it as the title - "Your Mate V Your Bird".

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* FriendVsLover FriendVersusLover - The central focus of the show. One episode uses it as the title - "Your Mate V Your Bird".
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