History Series / TheOldGuys

19th May '16 9:48:43 PM nombretomado
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''The Old Guys'' is a sitcom starring Clive Swift and Roger Lloyd-Pack and was created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the minds behind ''PeepShow''. The show follows Tom (Lloyd-Pack) and Roy (Swift) as they navigate their twilight years. Sounds idyllic, right? They're basically expies of [[PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.

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''The Old Guys'' is a sitcom starring Clive Swift and Roger Lloyd-Pack and was created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the minds behind ''PeepShow''.''Series/PeepShow''. The show follows Tom (Lloyd-Pack) and Roy (Swift) as they navigate their twilight years. Sounds idyllic, right? They're basically expies of [[PeepShow [[Series/PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
28th Sep '15 6:15:23 AM Morgenthaler
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''TheOldGuys'' is a sitcom starring Clive Swift and Roger Lloyd-Pack and was created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the minds behind ''PeepShow''. The show follows Tom (Lloyd-Pack) and Roy (Swift) as they navigate their twilight years. Sounds idyllic, right? They're basically expies of [[PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.

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''TheOldGuys'' ''The Old Guys'' is a sitcom starring Clive Swift and Roger Lloyd-Pack and was created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the minds behind ''PeepShow''. The show follows Tom (Lloyd-Pack) and Roy (Swift) as they navigate their twilight years. Sounds idyllic, right? They're basically expies of [[PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
28th Sep '15 6:15:14 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Apr '15 6:09:35 PM tenryufan
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Roy, Clive Swift, is Richard of ''KeepingUpAppearances'' and Lloyd-Pack was Owen on ''TheVicarOfDibley''.
** I think Richard finally got fed-up with being hen-pecked and ran off to another show and changed his name to get away from Hyacinth!
** Tom's daughter Amber is Jen from ''TheITCrowd'', and Amber's boyfriend, Steve, is [[Series/TheThickOfIt 'Blinky' Ben Swain]].
3rd Dec '13 12:41:06 PM LongLiveHumour
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** Tom's daughter Amber is Jen from ''TheITCrowd'', and Amber's boyfriend, Steve, is [[TheThickOfIt 'Blinky' Ben Swain]].

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** Tom's daughter Amber is Jen from ''TheITCrowd'', and Amber's boyfriend, Steve, is [[TheThickOfIt [[Series/TheThickOfIt 'Blinky' Ben Swain]].
6th Jul '12 9:29:57 AM MSPachina
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''TheOldGuys'' is a sitcom starring Clive Swift and Roger Lloyd-Pack and was created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the minds behind ''PeepShow''. The show follows Tom (Lloyd-Pack) and Roy (Swift) as they navigate their twilight years. [[BetterThanItSounds Sounds idyllic, right?]] They're basically expies of [[PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.

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''TheOldGuys'' is a sitcom starring Clive Swift and Roger Lloyd-Pack and was created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the minds behind ''PeepShow''. The show follows Tom (Lloyd-Pack) and Roy (Swift) as they navigate their twilight years. [[BetterThanItSounds Sounds idyllic, right?]] right? They're basically expies of [[PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
6th Jun '12 1:43:53 PM movie007
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27th Mar '12 8:44:48 PM movie007
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-->''"I'm happy, I'm happy, I'm happy, I'm happy. I'm happy, I'm happy, '''and I'll punch the man who says I'm not.'''"''

''TheOldGuys'' is a sitcom starring Clive Swift and Roger Lloyd-Pack and was created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the minds behind ''PeepShow''. The show follows Tom (Lloyd-Pack) and Roy (Swift) as they navigate their twilight years. [[BetterThanItSounds Sounds idyllic, right?]] They're basically expies of [[PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
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!!This show provides examples of:

* ComedicSociopathy: Sally and Tom.
* CringeComedy
* DeadpanSnarker: Roy. "Partial rather than abject humiliation, hurray."
* {{Expy}}: Picture Jeremy and Mark in 30 years. Actually, just check the top of the page!
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: If Roy tries to convince everyone that he is not a doddering old man whose mind is going, he will invariably end up on the floor of a public toilet, having just accidentally peeked on a man with his trousers down, pretending that he's senile to escape the usual fallout.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Sally, the next-door object of the boys' desperate affections. Also "Sexy Barbara", the HotLibrarian.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Tom and Roy. One episode involves Tom trying to get Roy to marry him as part of a pension scam, and Roy agrees after Tom promises "No bed stuff!"
* HeyItsThatGuy: Roy, Clive Swift, is Richard of ''KeepingUpAppearances'' and Lloyd-Pack was Owen on ''TheVicarOfDibley''.
** I think Richard finally got fed-up with being hen-pecked and ran off to another show and changed his name to get away from Hyacinth!
** Tom's daughter Amber is Jen from ''TheITCrowd'', and Amber's boyfriend, Steve, is [[TheThickOfIt 'Blinky' Ben Swain]].
* NotSoAboveItAll: Roy appears very sophisticated, but he's not above getting involved in childish tests of will, like who will break and do the big shop first.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Tom and Roy again. Roy is normally polite, but Tom is a {{jerkass}}.
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