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''Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps'' (commonly shortened to ''Two Pints'' or ''Two Pints of Lager'') is a BBC sitcom written by Susan Nickson. It is set in the town of [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Runcorn]] in [[OopNorth Cheshire, England,]] and revolves around the lives, loves and assorted issues of five friends, consisting of the [[TeamMom motherly]], caring, yet slobbish Janet Keogh (ne้ Smith), [[TheSlacker slacker]] but sensitive and all-round nice guy Jonny Keogh, who is Janet's long-term boyfriend and later husband, the laddish Gaz Wilkinson, whose [[TheDitz brain power definitely isn't his strong point]], the ambitious and hot-tempered Donna Wilkinson (ne้ Henshaw), who is Gaz's long-term girlfriend and later wife, and the narcissistic, insensitive and often [[CloudCuckoolander rather bizarre]] Louise Brooks. In later seasons, Timothy "Tim" Claypole, the Archer's [[CampGay bitchy and camp]] new barman, and Donna's new boyfriend, the overly Cockney, initially [[{{Jerkass}} unpleasant]] but later rather friendly Wesley Presley, were added to the cast roster. The show was first broadcast in 2001, and ran for nine series over a decade, making it one of BBC Three's most popular shows.

While the first two seasons of the show consisted of a [[BritishBrevity mere six episodes]] each, the later seasons were much longer. There have also been four "special" episodes - a musical special, which was standalone, a horror special, which, while non-canon, was added on to the end of the sixth series, a live special, which was the seventh season opener, a Comic Relief special, and two specials that aired in 2009, consisting of another musical, and a ''SlidingDoors'' parody.

Although ''Two Pints'' is a comedy series, it has shown itself to be more dramatic and serious, usually towards the end of a season. The final episodes of each season tend to end on a bittersweet, and sometimes quite a [[TearJerker sad]] note.

The show is mainly known for its adult, sometimes scatological humor, mostly involving references to sex and private bodily functions. The humor has also become rather surreal at times, most notably in the "special" episodes. The series is also known for rather naughty language. However, the word "fuck" is uttered only once in each series, and always in the final episode.

The show's ninth season aired in 2011, with two new characters, after Sheridan Smith (Janet) and Kathryn Drysdale (Louise) stated they would not be returning to their roles. This prompted... [[http://z3.invisionfree.com/twopints/index.php?showtopic=2368 mixed reactions]], [[BrokenBase to say the least]]. Despite the ninth series ending with the intention of the show continuing, the show was [[LeftHanging cancelled]] a short while after it finished.

Came sixtieth in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Jonny.
* AffectionateParody: 'When Jonny Met Sharky'. (See ParodyEpisode and JumpingTheShark below.) 'When Janet Killed Jonny' may also count, as it spoofs the horror genre.
** Also 'When Janet Met Jonny', which contains many pastiches of assorted music videos and artists (including: Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/DestinysChild, Music/{{TLC}}, Sean Paul, Music/{{Meatloaf}}, Music/MarilynManson, Music/RobbieWilliams, Nelly, and many others.)
* TheAlcoholic: Brian, Louise's father. Louise later ''claims'' to have become one (or, rather, "tries too hard to become one"), thanks to the discovery that her father is one, but she doesn't keep it up for very long.
* AlienLunch: Several people mistaking the pot pourri for crisps in the eighth season.
* TheAllegedCar: Jonny's short-lived "[[ChickMagnet chick magnet]]" car, [[Film/TheLoveBug Herbie]].
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Flo
* {{Angrish}}: Donna, on occasion. In one episode, she can't find the words to describe Louise (who was driving her absolutely crazy at that point), so she settles for unintelligible angry noises instead.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Donna tearfully blurts out "I love you" to Gaz when [[spoiler:he is lying severely injured in hospital.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: An unusual trope for a sitcom, but there you go: [[spoiler:Jonny]] and [[spoiler:Flo]]. Also, although it is obviously non-canonical, ''everyone'' in the horror special.
* AnythingThatMoves: Kelly the Barmaid. Also, Flo, Donna's sexually promiscuous mother, is a heterosexual example.
* AttentionWhore: Louise fits this trope like a glove.
* AuthorAppeal: It's mentioned in one of the documentaries that the number of {{shirtless scene}}s involving [[MrFanservice Will Mellor]] is a conscious choice by Susan Nickson.
* BastardBoyfriend: Jonny tries ([[PokeThePoodle and fails]]) to be one of these on one occasion.
* BestialityIsDepraved: In one episode set when Gaz and Donna have broken up and Kelly is trying to win Gaz for herself, Donna, to get revenge against Gaz, informs Kelly of the one thing that will drive Gaz wild in the bedroom... a sheep. She is, of course, lying, and Gaz's reaction to the nasty surprise at the end of the episode is [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes not one of joy]], to say the least.
* BigNo: Parodied, when Gaz discovers that Donna has done away with his monumental PornStash. (He gets it back later.)
* BitchInSheepsClothing:
** Louise shows signs of this, although all of her friends know very well just how bitchy she can be.
** Then there's Jonny's temporary girlfriend Kate. At first, she comes across as nice if [[TheDitz a little dim]] and very cheerful, but later she is frequently shown giving Janet backhanded compliments and thinly veiled insults (while still in her cheerful demeanor) and at one point gives Janet a gift... which happens to be Janet's ''own'' ironing board, that Kate and Jonny broke while having sex on it, and seems to enjoy rubbing her relationship with Jonny in Janet's face. YMMV on whether Kate is being genuinely nasty or is just [[InnocentlyInsensitive too ditzy to realise that she's being hurtful]]. The very last episode with Kate, however, shows that she definitely has a nasty side, outright insulting all of Jonny's friends in front of them and demanding that Jonny make a choice - her or his friends. He chooses the latter.
* BlackComedy: "When Janet Killed Jonny" runs on this.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and spoofed by Louise (who is, of course, black) in the horror special:
-->'''Louise''': Anyway, you know the rules. [[GenreSavvy The black one always dies first]]. ''({{Beat}})'' [[CloudCuckoolander And nobody here's black]]!
--> (Everyone stares at her)
** [[spoiler:Amusingly, Louise is, of course, the first one to die.]]
* {{Blackmail}}:
** Louise loves this.
** Also, when Jonny blackmails Janet's dad in order to convince him to allow Jonny to marry her.
* BloodyHilarious: The horror episode has some examples of this, most notably with Donna's reanimated (and bisected) corpse asking Gaz for sex.
-->'''Gaz''' (regarding Donna's exposed intestines): "There's no way I'm gonna slip it in that. It'd be like shagging mince."
* ABloodyMess: When Jonny is feeling unwell and vomits into a fruit bowl, Gaz takes a look at the mess and sees a red substance in it. He panics, believing it to be blood, until Jonny tells him that is is simply tomato ketchup that he drank when he was feeling delirious.
* BondageIsBad: Averted -- Donna is initially disgusted when Gaz tries out BDSM, but, in the following episode, she decides to give it a try herself. She's weirded out at first, but, just as she's starting to get into her role as "the Donnanatrix", Munch walks in. HilarityEnsues.
* TheBrainlessBeauty: Louise, especially in the earlier seasons.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The live and UsefulNotes/ComicRelief specials have several fourth wall-breaking moments.
* BreathlessNonSequitur: Louise loves this trope.
* BritCom
* BrutalHonesty
* BuffySpeak: Jonny does this fairly often.
* ButICantBePregnant: Well, sort of. [[spoiler:Corinthian is initially believed to be Jonny's child, after Gaz discovers that he has a low sperm count. However, Jonny was obviously still unsure, and arranged a DNA test without telling anybody. It is later discovered that Gaz is actually the father, although he decides not to tell Janet, as she sees Corinthian as the only thing she has left of Jonny after he dies]].
* ButWeUsedACondom: Averted when Gaz and Janet have a one-night stand - they are so caught up with each other that they forget to use the condom, something they deeply regret afterwards. [[spoiler:Of course, it does have a consequence, and that consequence is named Corinthian.]]
* ButtMonkey: Pretty much the entire cast achieves this status at some point or another, but it tends to happen to Jonny on more occasions.
** As of the seventh and eighth seasons, both Tim and Wesley have their moments.
** Louise is also a ButtMonkey on several occasions, but mainly in the earlier seasons.
* CampGay:
** Tim, in [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday spite of his constant denials]]. [[spoiler:He eventually comes out in season nine.]]
** Kevin, a man whom Louise has a crush on in the first season (she is completely oblivious to the fact that [[TransparentCloset he is clearly gay]], much to his bemusement).
* CampStraight: Louise's (brief) fashion designer boyfriend. ("Feerrrrrrreaaaak!")
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Gaz does this. A lot.
* CannotTellAJoke: Janet. Her questionable impression of Trevor [=McDonald=] also fails to impress the other characters.
* TheCastShowOff: ''Everybody'' in the live episode. [[ActorAllusion Natalie Casey (Donna) really did once sing a song called "Chick Chick Chicken"]], which made her the record holder for the youngest person to ever hit the UK Singles Charts. (She was ''3''.)
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown
* ChainedToABed: Gaz does this to ''himself''.
* ChivalrousPervert: Gaz has his moments.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
** Kelly completely disappears after the end of the sixth season with no explanation as to where she's gone (although, according to some fans who were in the studio audience when some episodes were being filmed, her disappearance was explained, but the scene was deleted from the finished episode). Munch also disappeared completely during season 5 with no explanation, only to return for season 7. However, he did not appear in season 8, and, again, no explanation has been given as to his disappearance.
** Louise's [[spoiler:birth parents]]. Her [[spoiler:birth mother and her husband]] appear in one episode, and, in the following episode[[spoiler:, her father,]] Brian, turns up. They disappear after their respective episodes and are never seen from (and rarely mentioned) again.
** Kate is also never seen or heard from after Jonny breaks up with her, although she is mentioned a few times.
* CloudCuckoolander: Louise, although this is more emphasised in the earlier seasons. Munch also definitely qualifies (as well as being a full-blown idiot).
* ClingyJealousGirl / {{Yandere}}: Louise shows a few signs of this on the occasions where she's in a relationship: ''especially'' during her time with David.
* ComedicSociopathy
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Gaz does this. A lot.
* CompanionCube: Jonny's ActionMan, which he named Corinthian (and later named his son after it).
** Janet has a mannequin named Jonny 2, which she has dressed exactly like Jonny. This is only featured in one episode, in which she uses it as a source of comfort when she's in labour.
* CrossOver: The UsefulNotes/ComicRelief special 'When Janet Met Michelle' features characters from ''{{Grownups}}'' and ''Coming Of Age''. The fact that Sheridan Smith plays both Janet and ''Grownups''' Michelle is a source of major awe and confusion for some of the other characters.
* CurseCutShort: Visual example. In ''Borry'', Donna scratches the letters [[CountryMatters 'CUN']] onto Gaz's car as revenge for him [[spoiler: having an affair]]. Gaz arrives before she can finish the word, and asks what a 'cun' is.
* CutenessProximity: Played with in one episode. Donna greatly resents that she and Gaz have to babysit for Corinthian, due to the possibility that Gaz may be Corinthian's biological father, but, as soon as she witnesses Corinthian's first smile...
* ADateWithRosiePalms
* DeadpanSnarker: Kelly definitely has her moments, as does Donna (when she's not ranting, anyway).
* DeliveryGuy: When Louise gives birth in the seventh series, Munch is there to assist her in his own... unique way. After the child is born, Louise claims that she will name the baby "Louise Munch Brooks" after him. [[spoiler:It turns out that she was lying, and names the baby "Louise Louise Brooks" instead.]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "He just smiled at me with his mouth."
* DisappearedDad: Dion is the father of Little Louise, but wants nothing whatsoever to do with her.
* DirtyOldMan: [[TheVoiceless Arthur]], and pretty much all of the other male elderly pub regulars.
* TheDitz: Louise, Gaz, Munch and Kate.
* DoomedNewClothes: [[spoiler:Janet's original wedding dress choice]].
* DoubleEntendre
* DrinkOrder: Right there in the title.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Jonny]] is killed off-screen [[spoiler:after he is eaten by a shark in Hawaii]], as [[spoiler:Ralf Little]] wanted to leave the show to pursue a career in movies and other TV shows. [[spoiler:Flo, Donna's mother]], also suffered a similar fate when [[spoiler:she is hit by a truck off-screen]], as [[spoiler:Beverley Callard]] wished to leave the show to return to her role on [[spoiler:''CoronationStreet'']].
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Wesley seems like a perfectly unassuming name (although Gaz finds it funny at first)... until you learn that his surname is Presley.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName:
** Corinthian [=McVitie=] Keogh. (Arguably, also a case of EmbarrassingFirstName.)
** Louise's baby daughter, Louise Louise Brooks, may also count (she's sometimes referred to as Little Louise, to avoid confusion).
* EnforcedMethodActing: Happens most notably in the live episode. There is a scene in which Janet downs a pint of lager in one sip (in real life, a trick glass was used, so that Sheridan Smith didn't actually have to drink an entire pint) and as a result belches twice. The second belch was completely by accident, and the surprised/amused expression on Sheridan Smith's face is genuine. Natalie Casey (Donna), standing right next to Smith at the time, is also clearly struggling to contain her laughter.
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: When Jonny reads a letter written to Janet from her ex-boyfriend, Andy, he imagines it being said in a French accent.
* FagHag: Louise tries to be one in the first season, because she thinks it will make her "cool".
* {{Fanservice}}: Donna in a whip-wielding, [[HelloNurse dominatrix nurse outfit]]? Check. Janet dressing up in a bikini made entirely out of pasties? Check. Gaz [[ShirtlessScene getting his shirt off]] in several episodes (complete with cheers and whistles from the studio audience)? Check. Donna's {{Stripperific}} outfit from the live special? Check...
* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins: Donna]]
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Janet
** TheLancer: Jonny
** TheSmartGuy: Donna
** TheBigGuy: Gaz
** TheChick: Louise
* {{Flanderisation}}: Donna, Louise and Jonny especially suffer from this in the later seasons. Some are annoyed by it; others either [[TropesAreNotBad don't mind or love it]]. It depends on who you ask.
* TheFool: Gaz
* FriendshipMoment: Lots and lots, usually between Gaz and Jonny and Donna and Janet.
* GeneHunting: Louise, when she discovers that she is adopted. She manages to find her birth parents, but the relationships don't work out (especially since her birth father, Brian, turns out to be an alcoholic conman), and learns to accept the fact that she is adopted.
* GenreSavvy: Louise in the horror special.
* TheGhost: Louise's mentally unstable [[spoiler:adoptive]] mother, and her late [[RunningGag "Auntie Nigel"]] are mentioned frequently, but are never seen. The same goes for Donna's father (although she is seen having a phone conversation with him in one episode, but his voice is never heard), and Janet's mother.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Courtesy of Louise:
--> Bad dude. Gangstery motherflipper.
* GranolaGirl: Louise has some elements of this.
* GroinAttack: Poor, poor Gaz.
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Woman She Used To Be]]: Donna in the horror special.
* HappilyMarried: Janet and Jonny, to an extent.
* HardWorkMontage: Used... interestingly in the episode 'Fat', featuring Gaz's... um, [[ADateWithRosiePalms unique]] method of losing weight. It's even set to an instrumental version of ''Eye of the Tiger''. (The entire sequence is most likely a {{Parody}} of this trope.)
* HelloNurse: Donna's [[WhipItGood whip-holding]] alter-ego, the Donnanatrix.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gaz and Jonny.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Colin [=McFarlane=], who plays Brian, would later appear as Police Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** [[Series/{{Hollyoaks}} Jambo and Carol]] are a couple -- and her mum's [[CoronationStreet Liz McDonald]]!
* HilariousOuttakes: There is an entire CompanionShow dedicated to the show's outtakes, titled ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Two Pints Outtakes]]''. The show also features interviews with the cast and creators, and behind-the-scenes footage.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Louise.
* HistoricalInJoke: Janet is scouted as a cruise ship singer while performing at the pub. She sang ''My Heart Will Go On'', the ''{{Titanic}}'' theme song.
* ICallHimMisterHappy: Gaz names his penis "Mr. Nudge".
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: Louise attempts to avoid giving any indication that [[spoiler:Gaz]] is Corinthian's father. She eventually encounters Gaz and says she's not going to tell him [[spoiler:he himself]] is the father.
* ImAHumanitarian: In the horror special, Jonny seems remarkably keen on the idea of [[spoiler:feasting on Louise's flesh after she dies.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The 'special' episodes: 'When Janet Met Jonny', 'When Janet Killed Jonny', 'When Jonny Met Sharky', and 'When Janet Met Michelle'.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Kate towards Janet, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation although her level of innocence is debatable]].
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: Kelly does this in one episode, when she decides to start dressing and acting exactly like Donna.
* InstantBirthJustAddWater
* ItsNotPornItsArt: Gaz claims this in the very first episode.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although all of the characters have their moments, Louise fits this trope most often. Also, when he's introduced, Wesley starts off as one - he takes utter delight in deriding Donna's friends, and is constantly showing off his iPhone to lord it over them that he has a lot more money than they do. However, as the series progressed, [[TookALevelInKindness he spends a lot of time trying to improve himself]], and becomes very friendly with Gaz and Janet.
** [[{{Slimeball}} Phillip]]. Dear god, ''Phillip''.
** Jonny's absolutely horrible superior from one of his short-lived jobs. [[TheBully She mercilessly bullies him]], [[AttentionWhore rants over and over about how many children she has]], and makes nasty, judgemental comments about Janet, who she's never even met. She's so horrible Jonny ends up breaking his personal code of WouldntHitAGirl.
** Dion. See TeensAreMonsters below.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Again, most of the cast from time to time, although Gaz seems to fit the trope better.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: Louise is usually saddled with keeping sordid secrets from the rest of the group -- such as Janet sleeping with Gaz, and the fact that [[spoiler:Gaz is Corinthian's father]]. She's generally very bad at it. She comes close to spilling the beans on the first secret (until Jonny eventually finds out for himself), but she's downright ''useless'' at [[IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou keeping the second one]].
* KillEmAll: The horror special.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Jonny]] and [[spoiler:Flo]].
* TheLadette: Janet has many elements of this.
* LamazeClass: Played with - both Gaz and Jonny attend a class similar to this, with a toy monkey and a baby doll (in really bad condition) respectively. While Gaz surprisingly does a good job of it, Jonny completely screws it up.
* LargeHam: Wesley has his moments, as does Tim. Louise's father, Brian, also counts.
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]]: Gaz certainly has his moments.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The show generally avoids this, but the 2009 special had the cast of ''three'' programmes.
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Gaz becomes impotent in a few episodes, leaving him very disheartened, until he manages to get it up again after Donna's smug, slimy tutor Phillip makes him fly into a rage. When he experiences the same problem a few episodes later, Donna tries to make him angry again by wearing a mask of Phillip, and by getting him to leave a message on the answering machine so that Gaz can listen to it. It doesn't work.
* LovableSexManiac: Gaz
* LoveTriangle: Donna/Gaz/Janet, Jonny/Gaz/Janet, Janet/Jonny/Kate, Janet/Jonny/Andy.
** The Donna/Gaz/Janet triangle is a big plot point of the seventh and eighth seasons.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Happens in 'When Janet Killed Jonny':
-->[[spoiler:'''Louise''' (after partially sawing through her own thigh)]]: "Oh, would you look at that."
* MakeMeWannaShout:
** Played with in a few episodes - naturally, given her infamously squeaky voice, Louise gets these moments. In one episode, her screams can be heard all the way across Runcorn, rendering Kelly partially deaf for a short while, and, in another, her squealing manages to shatter a glass in the Archer.
** In Season 8, Donna's yelling renders Gaz deaf for a short while after she catches him having ADateWithRosiePalms in the middle of the Archer.
* MasochistsMeal: In one episode, Gaz eats an omlette made out of slugs (or, as he likes to call it, a "sluglette").
* MistakenForGay: Jonny is mistaken to be gay by Louise's dad, Brian, who spends much of the episode in which he appears trying to come on to him.
* MistakenForPregnant: Janet, at the end of the first season, and Donna, at the beginning of the second season (the latter episode is set immediately after the former). In a mild subversion, both girls also mistakenly believe themselves to be pregnant, until Janet takes a pregnancy test and Donna gets her period. Both Jonny and Gaz freak out accordingly.
* TheModestOrgasm: Taken UpToEleven with Kelly, whose orgasms are completely deadpan (and she gets them when she isn't even doing anything remotely sexual).
-->'''Janet''': ''(in disbelief)'' "You're having an orgasm?"
-->'''Kelly''': ''(indignant)'' "Of course not!" ''(a beat; deadpan)'' "Now I am."
* MoneyDearBoy: Ralf Little, according to his appearance on ''Never Mind The Buzzcocks''.
* {{Montages}}: Each season tends to end with a montage depicting flashbacks to earlier events in the season. Some, but not all, are [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]].
* MoodWhiplash:
** The horror episode is the very definition of this trope -- although several moments in it are clearly played for laughs, the episode as a whole is a lot darker and is considered to be quite shocking and disturbing in places, especially to those who are used to the show's usual formula. Not only is the humour far darker, but there is a surprising amount of gore and features ''all'' of the lead characters getting killed off in assorted gruesome ways.
** The show's more dramatic and tearjerking moments also count, most notably the end of the seventh season opener, in which it is revealed that [[spoiler:Jonny has died]]. Although the very end of the episode throws in some humour to lighten the mood a little, it is still an unexpectedly shocking and heartbreaking moment.
** Also, the very end of the eighth season finale, ''Keep On Running''. Again, the last few minutes do have some moments of humour thrown in, but overall it is a quiet, romantic, and heartwarming moment, combined with a good healthy dosage of WhamEpisode. In the very same episode (and a few minutes before the "[[WhamEpisode Wham]]" moment), the [[OnceAnEpisode once a season]] PrecisionFStrike isn't played for laughs, as is usually the case, but is used in a much more serious context.
* MouthyKid: Dion.
* MusicalEpisode
* MyLocal: The Archer.
* NegativeContinuity: The first episode shows Donna practically begging Janet to set her up on a date with Gaz, after they briefly met at a football match. Conversely, "When Janet Met Johnny" depicts them meeting for the first time at a nightclub, and Donna being utterly repulsed by him.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Subverted in the horror episode, after Louise (supposedly) dies:
--> '''Jonny''': "Although, how much did we ''really'' like her, anyway?"
* NewscasterCameo: The episode "Dead" had ''North West Tonight'''s Gordon Burns as himself.
* NiceGuy: Wesley slowly becomes this over the course of season eight.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Nobody believes that Louise has managed to get herself a fashion designer boyfriend, when, in fact, she has. This trope is subverted at the end of the episode when the guy finally gets sick of her, as no-one else (except Kelly) sees him before he leaves.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Janet's father ''really'' doesn't like Jonny and is a total asshole towards him.
* ObviousPregnancy: Louise gets a huge bump pretty quickly, although the episode in which her bump becomes prominent is set several months after the previous episode. Being a complete CloudcuckooLander, she doesn't think that her bump is that obvious. Everyone else begs to differ.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Louise does this to ''herself'' in the horror special]].
* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Jonny is outraged at Janet still trying to drink during pregnancy - she even cracks open a beer when she starts to go into ''labour'' (which, naturally, outrages him even more). Donna later makes an insulting comment about Corinthian, claiming that "(he) looks like (Janet) drank heavily during pregnancy".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Munch's real first name has yet to revealed. Also, very few people refer to Gaz by his full name of Gary. The same goes with Flo (her full name is Floella).
* OnlySaneMan: Donna takes this role on occasion.
* OopNorth
* OrWasItADream: The ending of [[spoiler:the horror special]].
* OrphanedPunchline: Inverted in an episode which sees Janet trying to be funny by telling (in the other characters' opinion, awful) jokes - the viewer hears the beginning of some of the jokes, but not the punchlines.
* OverprotectiveDad: Janet's father.
* ParentalIssues: Donna does not get on with her father at all, and takes the fact that he didn't even [[spoiler:attend Flo's funeral]] especially hard.
* ParodyEpisode: Sort of. 'When Jonny Met Sharky' is a parody of the JumpingTheShark trope.
* PornStash: Gaz loves his porn, oh yes he does.
* PrecisionFStrike: As mentioned above, the word "fuck" is only uttered once per season, and always in the season finale. While it is usually played for comic effect, however, it is used in a dramatic context in the eighth season finale.
* PunnyName: The R-Soles, and a more family-friendly example is their member, Scott Chegg.
* ReadyForLovemaking
* RecurringCharacter: Munch, Kelly, Tim, Flo, David...
* RememberTheNewGuy: Dion, Donna's unpleasant younger brother. He only appears in the sixth season finale. (Although an early season episode showed a young boy sitting at the dinner table in Donna's mother's house -- it is never explained who he is, so it is quite possible that this is a younger Dion.)
* RightBehindMe: Used in one episode, in which a rather insecure Gaz is ranting to Janet about Donna's decision to start college (he feels as though she's abandoned him), then, without missing a single beat, ends it with "...and she's in the kitchen, isn't she?". The next few moments make it quite clear that Donna did indeed hear every word.
* RomanticFalseLead: Kate
* RunningGag: Several, notably Louise's "Auntie Nigel" [[TheGhost who is only mentioned and never shown]] and Gaz's sheep phobia.
* TheScream: Happens in one episode with Louise's ''extremely'' loud squealing.
* ScreamingBirth:
** When Janet gives birth to Corinthian. She compares the sensation of labour to "someone opening an umbrella in (her) arse". This trope is initially subverted during the beginning of her labour, though. When her water first breaks, she is generally very calm and not in pain, which freaks Jonny out somewhat. When the pains suddenly start, [[GenreSavvy Jonny is pleased that Janet is now "sticking to the rules".]]
** Subverted when Louise gives birth to Little Louise - the most noise she makes consists of grunting and groaning. Somewhat surprising, given her habit of squealing.
* SexEqualsLove - Donna and Gaz's relationship starts out based purely on sex (she even admits in one episode that she only started dating him because she liked the way he looked), but, as their relationship develops, they later realise that they love each other.
** Also, in a plotline that is considered by many to be fairly bad, [[spoiler:Gaz and Janet]] suddenly fall in love, years after they had a one-night stand.
%%* SatelliteLoveInterest: Kate
* ShoutOut:
** Tim's full name, Timothy Claypole, is a reference to ''{{Rentaghost}}''.
** Wesley apparently has a fear of [[Series/DoctorWho Cybermen]].
** When Gaz asks why anyone would want to jump a shark, Janet replies [[HappyDays Fonz-style]].
** The horror special contains a reference to the Stanley Kubrick film version of ''Film/TheShining'', when Jonny creeps up behind Janet and says the famous "Heeeeeerrrreeee's Johnny!" line.
** Jonny's "favourite lullaby" as a child was the theme tune to ''{{Thundercats}}''. He is also fond of ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''WesternAnimation/DogtanianAndTheThreeMuskehounds'', and ''The Tweenies'' (he really likes the theme tune).
** Jonny names his car [[Film/TheLoveBug Herbie]].
** Janet being dragged through the pub door towards the end of "When Janet Killed Jonny" bears a striking visual resemblance to a scene in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.
* SitCom
* SixthRanger: Tim in the seventh season. Munch and Kelly may also count, although to a lesser extent.
* TheSlacker: Jonny.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The musical special, and the horror special.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Done deliberately and [[PlayedForLaughs humourously]] in the horror special when the pub's jukebox suddenly turns on all by itself... and starts playing "Bring It All Back" by SClub7.
* {{Stripperific}}: Donna in the live special: [[spoiler:She throws off a thick coat to reveal a skimpy dancing outfit. And then she strips ''again''.]] [[MaleGaze Not that]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer anyone is complaining, of course...]]
* SurrealHorror: Used a few times in "When Janet Killed Jonny".
* SurrealHumour: Used on a few occasions, especially in "When Janet Killed Jonny".
* SurroundedByIdiots: A lot of the time, Donna's rage is caused by Gaz's stupidity.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Tim. Kelly completely disappears between Season 6 and 7, and, as she has never been mentioned since then, her disappearance is a mystery.
* TakeThat: Courtesy of Tim:
--> If I wanted vermin in my flat, I'd invite round the cast of ''The Only Way is Essex''.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Subverted. Donna's college tutor, Phillip, is clearly interested in her, which makes her vastly uncomfortable. He later proves just how much of a slimeball he is when he tells Donna that, unless she sleeps with him, he'll give her bad grades.
* TeensAreMonsters: Donna's younger brother, [[TheScrappy Dion]], is a particularly nasty example of this trope. He's aggressive, spiteful, foul-mouthed, and has no problem with destroying other peoples' possessions just to be a dick (eg. Gaz's prized mechanic trophy), and threatens to call the police on Gaz when the latter quite rightfully reacts with anger during this incident. There's also the fact that he got Louise pregnant and wanted [[ParentalAbandonment absolutely nothing to do with the baby]]. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and he]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy tries too hard to be black.]])
* TitleDrop: Uttered by Donna in the very first episode.
* ToiletHumour
* TokenEvilTeammate: In the later seasons, Louise seems to fill this trope.
* TookALevelInJerkass: David.
* TookALevelInKindness: Wesley.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Jonny loves biscuits. A lot. So much, in fact, that he gives his son, Corinthian, the middle name of [=McVitie=], his dream job is working in a biscuit factory, and, in one episode, Janet rubs Jammy Dodgers (Jonny's absolute ''absolute'' favourite) over her cleavage to try and seduce him.\\
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In an ironic twist (and played for laughs), the horror episode features a giant ''killer'' Jammy Dodger that [[spoiler:''eats Jonny's head'', and turns him into a Dodger-headed zombie. What a way to go!]]
* TransparentCloset: Tim.
* TrueCompanions
* UnCancelled: Two Pints was originally cancelled in 2006, but high demand caused BBC THREE to revive the series in 2008. However, that didn't last long......
** It was uncancelled again in 2011, but only for a short new season.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Usually played straight, but sometimes averted, when, in a few episodes, some characters (usually Donna, in early episodes) wear some of the same clothes they've worn a few episodes back.
* UnusualEuphemism
* VisualInnuendo: Jonny polishing the long, thin pepper grinder is a notable example.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Janet and Donna often seem to feel this way about Louise, and vice versa.
* TheVoiceless: Arthur. (Although he does record "sound bites" for Louise in one episode, but it is uncertain as to whether that is his actual voice or not.)
* WackyCravings: Louise bites into a lump of coal as one would an apple when she is in her early stages of pregnancy.
* WeddingDay: Janet and Jonny, Donna and Gaz.
* WhamEpisode: The episode 'Filthy Brunching', in which [[spoiler:Jonny is shot by the police at the episode's climax]], the episode 'Dead', which begins with [[spoiler:Flo's funeral]], the live episode 'When Jonny Met Sharky', in which [[spoiler:Jonny is killed off-screen by a shark]], and the eighth season finale, 'Keep On Running', in which [[spoiler:Gaz is involved in a freaking ''car explosion''.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"...Jonny died..."]]
* WhosYourDaddy: It is initially uncertain as to who is the father of Corinthian: Jonny or Gaz. [[spoiler:It later turns out to be Gaz, although Janet is oblivious to this fact]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Gaz is terrified of sheep [[spoiler:(at least, until he takes steps to cure it in the seventh season - which doesn't seem to have worked all that well by the time the eighth season rolls around)]]. In later episodes, he is forced to deal with them, most notably in the last two episodes of the fifth season, in which he forces himself to face his fear so that he and Donna can move into their dream house in the countryside. [[spoiler: [[StatusQuoIsGod Naturally, it doesn't go according to plan and they end up staying in Runcorn anyway]].]] The eighth season episode 'D.I.V.O.R.C.E.' reveals the origin of his fear - [[spoiler: Donna and Gaz are shown meeting for the first time, as five-year-olds, and Donna is holding a toy sheep that she has named Satan. She tells Gaz that he is a "devil sheep" who "comes in the night and [[EyeScream eats your eyes]]".]] Cue the sheep phobia.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Played a ''lot'' in the eighth season with Gaz and Donna, and also with Gaz and Janet in both the seventh and eighth season.
* WindowPain: In the second-season opener, Donna is trying to get Janet's attention by throwing small stones at one of her upstairs windows. She accidentally throws one of them a ''little'' too hard.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Jonny, initially (until his [[TheBully female superior at work bullies him into it]]). After this event, he also comes close to hitting Janet on two occasions.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Played for laughs in one episode.

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