Trivia: Skins

  • Fan Nickname: Sorry Mandy but being the threat to the Naomily ship has earned you the unflattering name of "Giant-Not-Naomi".
    • And after a stroppy Merveille Lukeba (Thomas) tweeted about "the nation's favourite lesbian couple", it became a nickname for Naomily the fans were only too happy to pick up.
      • Some fans also use "DJ Merv" as a sarcastic nickname for him — his big ego has not made him particularly well liked within fandom.
    • Alo, Rich, Grace and Franky are called the Fab Four.
    • The Triangle of Doom - referring to the second generation's love triangle of Freddie/Effy/Cook.
    • In a similar vein, the Franky/Matty/Liv triangle in generation 3 has been nicknamed "FML", for the characters' initials and most fans' reaction to it.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: In the first series, you may recognize Tony as a grown-up version of the star in About a Boynote . He later went on to play Hank McCoy and star in A Single Man and Warm Bodies.
    • Game of Thrones fans will recognize Gilly as Cassie and Gendry as Chris. Chris also appears in a number of medical dramas (Series/Doctors, Peak Practice, and Sweet Medicine) and the films One For The Road and Heartlands.
    • Maxxie also had a major role in Britannia High around the same time.
    • Dev Patel is probably the best known actor in the series, having starred in Slumdog Millionaire and The Last Airbender.
    • Look out for Jay from The Inbetweeners as a minor character in season one.
    • Pretty much all the parents are played by recognisable (mostly comic) British actors.
      • Peter Fucking Capaldi as Sid's dad.
      • Chris Addison, Capaldi's co-star on The Thick of It, is Professor Blood in generations two and three.
      • Whose Line Is It Anyway? alumnus Josie Lawrence is Sid's mum in the first generation, and host John Sessions plays one of Franky's dads in the third.
      • Harry Enfield plays Effy & Tony Stonem's dad.
      • Manny as Maxxie's dad!
      • Sophie is Naomi's mum and Super Hans is Cook Sr.
      • Sally Phillips is Pandora's overprotective mother.
      • Ronni Ancona (Emily and Katie's mum) is well known for Alistair Mc Gowan's Big Impression. Mc Gowan himself pops up as Nick's South African football coach in series 5.
      • H from Steps makes a small cameo as a hairdresser who works with the Fitches' mum in series 4.
      • Archie is Mini's dad in the third generation, and Kristine Kochanski her mum.
      • Alan Statham from Green Wing pops up as Chris's dad in the first generation, and Martin Dear from the same series as Alex's dad in the third.
      • Freddie's dad and Michelle's mum both came from The Fast Show.
      • Several parents have had recognisable roles in Eastenders, including Anwar's mum (also Goodness Gracious Me), Jal's dad, and Michelle's dad (who is also Danny Dyer).
    • Franky from the third generation was already fairly recognisable as Lyra from The Golden Compass.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Had S4 had the full 9-10 episodes instead of getting Screwed by the Network, Pandora and Naomi would have had their own episodes. In fact, the finale was initially planned to be all Naomi's, but because of the shorter season they had to use it to wrap up some other storylines, too.
    • Even among those who didn't like the U.S. remake, many are upset over the show's cancellation simply because they wanted to see how much or how little the second season would diverge from its British counterpart. Particularly of interest is how Elsley was planning to redeem the Tony/Tea/Betty triangle from its Relationship Writing Fumble in the first season.
    • A lot of fans of the British version are wishing it because of how Elsley's return changed the plan for Series 6. Especially lesbian viewers, since Brittain had promised to develop Mini's sexuality more in S6, and fans of Grace or her relationship with Rich, as she probably would not have died since Brittain had said he was planning to abandon the previous generations' "rise and fall" pattern.