[[caption-width-right:350:Tom and Roy]]

-->''"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.'''"''

''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 ''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 [[Series/PeepShow Mark and Jeremy]], so their twilight years consist of verbal abuse, lusting after unattainable women, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
!!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!"
* 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}}.