** Conversely, Jeff's [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement]], Oliver, was played by a Welsh actor (Richard Mylan) who had to do an ''English'' accent in order to avoid the character being ''too'' similar to Jeff.
** Conversely, Jeff's [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement]], Oliver, was played by a Welsh actor (Richard Mylan) who had to do an ''English'' accent in order to avoid the character being
* FullNameUltimatum: Jeff's mother's reaction to the (very many) times she [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown caught him doing something embarrassing]] was always "Oh, ''Geoffrey''..."
** The main character: Steve
** The Muscle: Patrick
** The Quirk: Jeff/Oliver
** The Pretty One: Sally
** The Smart One: Susan
** The Wild One: Jane
* '''Susan Walker''': A snarky and practical blonde with the occasional mean streak, who starts dating Steve after breaking up with Patrick.
* '''Jeff Murdock''': Steve's best friend. A paranoid ManChild obsessed with women's bits who provides the show's most awkward moments.
* '''Sally Harper''': Susan's beauty-obsessed best friend. Although originally written as a one-note character, she gets plenty of serious character development after the first series.
* '''Patrick Maitland''': Susan's ex, a laid-back casanova who ''does'' have his heart in the right place on occasion. He is also very well-endowed (a "tripod", apparently). Although he's not too bright, he has his serious moments.
* '''Jane Christie''': Steve's ex. A walking mess of crazy with many hidden layers of even more crazy, although hidden underneath all of ''that'' crazy, she seems to be a very sweet, very scared woman.
* '''Oliver Morris''': The final series' replacement of Jeff. Owns a fantasy/sci-fi store and is worse with the opposite gender than the rest of the cast combined. Notably, even Jane thinks he's crazy.
** Jane mentions early in the show that she's bisexual, and mentions it often, but Susan thinks [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians she isn't bisexual at all]]. At one point in "Size Matters" she claims that being bi means she can go out with gay men, and simply won't believe the gay man in question when he tries to [[IncrediblyLamePun put her straight]]. However, in the episode "Nine and a Half Minutes", when Susan snogs her in order to turn on Steve, Jane is very obviously affected by it. Later in the series though, in the episode "The Naked Living Room", Oliver points out to Jane how these claims are all part of her tendency to [[AttentionWhore do anything to get attention]]. When she denies it, [[SubvertedTrope he shows her a foldout from a lads mag and she squeals and turns away in horror]].
** Played straight in the U.S. version, in one episode it's strongly implied that Jane slept with weather girl Connie.
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