YMMV / Benidorm

  • The Character Died with Him: Mel in the Christmas Special. Geoffrey Hutchings passed away while the episode was being written.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Mel's rendition of Lonely Girl.
    • Madge belting out "Up, Up And Away" at the karaoke, high as a kite on ecstasy.
    • Mick's reaction to Madge saying she should have ordered the 'beef curtains'.
    • Madge stirring up a conflict between the Garvey's and the Dyke's in Series 6.
    • Madge vs. Scary Mary.
    Scary Mary: I'm here for something long overdue.
    Madge: Sorry love, we don't do botox here.
    • Basically, any scene involving Madge is bound to have a few laughs.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Leslie, leading to "her" becoming a regular in Series 4.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In series 4, Donald pretends to have cancer to fake his suicide, only for him to show up the next series due to him being caught. His actor died of cancer as series 7 was being filmed. Unlike Mel, he didn't die in-universe, and he is last heard (voiced by a stand-in) on the phone, inviting Jaqueline away from the hotel.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: During series 1, an enraged Geoff screams at his Mum that he wishes he were adopted (among other things) after he loses to the Garveys in the pub quiz. Fast forward to series 7, and he's revealed to have been adopted all along. This would be Harsher in Hindsight if not for the fact that Geoff takes this revelation reasonably well.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Septa Unella is Tonya Dyke.
  • The Scrappy: Joyce. Temple. Savage. She would have been a textbook Replacement Scrappy for ousting the fantastic Chrissy Rock (Janey) as the Solana's manageress, but it goes deeper than her just being new. She is nails-on-a-chalkboard annoying, and painfully obsessed with getting the 4-star rating, despite having absolutely no clue what she's doing. Thankfully she doesn't become the Wesley, because right from the get-go, everyone involved hates her - The staff, the holiday makers...and quite a lot of the viewers.
  • Seasonal Rot: The first three series are consistently good, though at the end of Series 3 many of the characters are Put on a Bus and the show gets considerably Denser and Wackier. Some of the new characters introduced in later series weren't as well received as the original cast either.
  • Tear Jerker: Mel's death.
    • Mick's reaction upon hearing about it on the phone. Then Michael, Madge and Janice all crying when Mick tells them.
    • The end to Series 3.
    • Noreen revealing to Geoff that he was adopted when they're both stuck in a lift.
  • The Woobie: Martin is quite probably the most hard-done-to person in the series, being abandoned by his wife by the end of the second series, and used by another girl in the third.

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