For such a flippant and occasionally dark-humoured comedy, there are quite a few good moments.
- After it's revealed that Angela has broken up with Trent, Karen is first to give her a hug.
- Jake lying to Karen about his bruises in Season 1. (He's being bullied). Borderline Tearjerker but its sweet he'll protect his little sister and stop his family worrying.
Karen: (On seeing the bruise). "What's that? Where did you get it?"
Jake: "From uh, playing."
Karen: "Playing what?"
Jake: "A big boys game. But let's not tell anyone...Lets keep it as our little secret? Kay?"
- Plus, he looks terrified when Karen starts questioning. The situation's really scaring him, but he just won't say anything.
- The ending to Series 1, Episode 6. Come to it, any moment where the normally dysfunctional Brockmans act like a normal family is this.
- In 'The Wedding' Pete and Jake's efforts to keep Sue apart from Angela. (The sisters normally fight). While a comic moment, its adorable to see the father and son work together. And it shows how much they care about Sue.
Pete: "Well, maybe we can avoid a fight. Your mother seems to be on top of things."
Jake: "Yeah...yeah she does."
Pete: "They're walking towards each other."
Jake: "I'm on it."
- Sue, Pete and Frank all sorting out the old people's home arrangements for Frank, who mercifully does not mind being sent in one at all.
- Jake attempting to calm Pete after Karen has been hit by a car. Followed not long after by Ben's reaction of concern and Sue and Pete reconciling.
- Pete attempting to help Jane out, despite all the problems she causes, in the first Christmas special.
- Pete's mum telling him that she's proud of him after he reads the eulogy.
- Pete reflecting that, on balance, their Christmas do went well and made him feel a lot better about his family. Followed by them playing blind football.