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It tells the story of Guy (Guy A. Lepage) and his longtime girlfriend Sylvie (Sylvie Léonard), a couple in their late 30s (and as the series progressed, early 40s) living together. Most episodes would feature three segments revolving around a specific location or activity (in bed, at the restaurant, having friends over, going on vacation), sometimes telling a linear story throughout the segment and sometimes having it being random skits revolving around the setup. The show is a comedy, based around the clashing personalities of Guy and Sylvie. Guy tends to be more rational and educated, but is prone to being callous and haughty while Sylvie tends to be more emphatic and social, but can also be naive (if not outright ditsy) and emotional. Adding to the show's humor and drama is that Guy can have a bit of a womanizing side, while Sylvie is extremely possessive and suspicious of any lack of faithfulness from her boyfriend. A big stylistic choice is that the camera focuses heavily on Guy and Sylvie, to the point where several key supporting characters' faces aren't seen, sometimes being the camera's point of view.

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It tells the story of Guy (Guy A. Lepage) and his longtime girlfriend Sylvie (Sylvie Léonard), a couple in their late 30s (and as the series progressed, early 40s) living together. Most episodes would feature three segments revolving around a specific location or activity (in bed, at the restaurant, having friends over, going on vacation), sometimes telling a linear story throughout the segment and sometimes having it being random skits revolving around the setup. The show is a comedy, based around the clashing personalities of Guy and Sylvie. Guy tends to be more rational and educated, but is prone to being callous and haughty while Sylvie tends to be more emphatic and social, but can also be naive (if not outright ditsy) and emotional. Adding to the show's humor and drama is are that Guy can have a bit of a womanizing side, while Sylvie is extremely possessive and suspicious of any lack of faithfulness from her boyfriend.boyfriend. Alongside this, Sylvie's mother and Guy have a profound dislike for one another, with Guy unable to repress his dislike of Sylvie's mother to her face, while Sylvie's mother actively tries to turn her daughter against Guy. On the flip side, Sylvie equally hates Guy's co-worker Genevieve, constantly suspecting her of trying to seduce Guy. A big stylistic choice is that the camera focuses heavily on Guy and Sylvie, to the point where several key supporting characters' faces aren't seen, sometimes being the camera's point of view.


It tells the story of Guy (Guy A. Lepage) and his longtime girlfriend Sylvie (Sylvie Léonard), a couple in their late 30s (and as the series progressed, early 40s) living together. Most episodes would feature three segments revolving around a specific location or activity (in bed, at the restaurant, having friends over, going on vacation), sometimes telling a linear story throughout the segment and sometimes having it being random skits revolving around the setup.

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It tells the story of Guy (Guy A. Lepage) and his longtime girlfriend Sylvie (Sylvie Léonard), a couple in their late 30s (and as the series progressed, early 40s) living together. Most episodes would feature three segments revolving around a specific location or activity (in bed, at the restaurant, having friends over, going on vacation), sometimes telling a linear story throughout the segment and sometimes having it being random skits revolving around the setup.
setup. The show is a comedy, based around the clashing personalities of Guy and Sylvie. Guy tends to be more rational and educated, but is prone to being callous and haughty while Sylvie tends to be more emphatic and social, but can also be naive (if not outright ditsy) and emotional. Adding to the show's humor and drama is that Guy can have a bit of a womanizing side, while Sylvie is extremely possessive and suspicious of any lack of faithfulness from her boyfriend. A big stylistic choice is that the camera focuses heavily on Guy and Sylvie, to the point where several key supporting characters' faces aren't seen, sometimes being the camera's point of view.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Sylvie suspects Guy of this all the time. In a bit of irony, despite spending the first few seasons vehemently defending his loyalty to Sylvie, Guy ''does'' end up having an affair with Genevieve. For extra irony this happens right as Sylvie admits she's treated him unfairly and he's been nothing but loyal. The fallout of this affair becomes a major arc for a season, and later becomes a sore point for Sylvie, even after the two make up.

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The series was a huge success, spawning more than 30 adaptations for other markets, including an American adaptation, ''Lovebitess'' and a French adaptation, also titled ''Un Gars, Une Fille'', starring Creator/JeanDujardin. That particular adaptation never caught on at all, but some adaptations became quite popular in their own countries.

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The series was a huge success, spawning more than 30 adaptations for other markets, including an American adaptation, ''Lovebitess'' and a French adaptation, also titled ''Un Gars, Une Fille'', starring Creator/JeanDujardin.Creator/JeanDujardin and Alexandra Lamy. That particular adaptation never caught on at all, but some adaptations became quite popular in their own countries.


The series was a huge success, spawning more than 30 adaptations for other markets, including an American adaptation, ''{{Lovebites}}''. That particular adaptation never caught on at all, but some adaptations became quite popular in their own countries.

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The series was a huge success, spawning more than 30 adaptations for other markets, including an American adaptation, ''{{Lovebites}}''.''Lovebitess'' and a French adaptation, also titled ''Un Gars, Une Fille'', starring Creator/JeanDujardin. That particular adaptation never caught on at all, but some adaptations became quite popular in their own countries.

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* CastingGag: Most of Guy's old friends are played by members of "Rock & Belles Oreilles", a comedy troupe which Guy A. Lepage was part of.


* OldFriendNewGender: Happens when Guy meets an attractive woman at a gay pride parade who claims to have known him in high school. Guy is initially confused until the woman reveals she's a {{transsexual}} and Guy knew her back when she was a guy, when they played together on the hockey team.

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* OldFriendNewGender: Happens when Guy meets an attractive woman at a gay pride parade who claims to have known him in high school. Guy is initially confused until the woman reveals she's a {{transsexual}} {{trans|gender}} woman and Guy knew her back when she was a guy, presented as male, when they played together on the hockey team.


* ActingForTwo: A number of actors played multiple roles throughout the series.



* CastingGag: Most of Guy's old friends are played by members of "Rock & Belles Oreilles", a comedy troupe which Guy A. Lepage was part of.



* TheDanza: Both Guy (Guy A. Lepage) and Sylvie (Sylvie Léonard).



* RealLifeRelative: Sylvie's best friend Loulou was played by Guy A. Lepage's wife Louise Richer. In the "1968" skit, a fictional story about how Guy and Sylvie would have met each other as children, young Guy is played by Guy A. Lepage's real-life son while young Sylvie is played by Sylvie Léonard's real-life daughter.


''Un Gars, Une Fille'' ("A Guy, A Girl") was a French-Canadian television series created by Guy A. Lepage (of ''Rock Et Belles Oreilles'' fame), spun off from a series of short sketches he'd done for his talk show ''Besoin D'Amour'', that ran on Radio-Canada from 1997 to 2003.

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''Un Gars, Une Fille'' ("A Guy, A Girl") was a French-Canadian television series created by Guy A. Lepage (of ''Rock Et Belles Oreilles'' fame), spun off from a series of short sketches he'd done for his talk show ''Besoin D'Amour'', that ran on Radio-Canada [[Creator/{{CBC}} Radio-Canada]] from 1997 to 2003.


* BerserkButton: For Guy it's the idea of spending time with his mother-in-law, for Sylvie it's a jealous rage over Guy's HotAmazon business partner Genevieve.

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* BerserkButton: For Guy it's the idea of spending time with his mother-in-law, for Sylvie it's a jealous rage over Guy's HotAmazon business partner Genevieve.


The series was a huge success, spawning more than 30 adaptations for other markets, including an American, ''{{Lovebites}}''.

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The series was a huge success, spawning more than 30 adaptations for other markets, including an American, ''{{Lovebites}}''.American adaptation, ''{{Lovebites}}''. That particular adaptation never caught on at all, but some adaptations became quite popular in their own countries.


* OldFriendNewGender: Happens when Guy meets an attractive woman at a gay pride parade who claims to have known him in high school. Guy is initially confused until the woman reveals she's a {{transsexual}} and Guy knew her back when she was a guy, when they played together on the hockey team.



* SomethingsDifferentAboutYouNow: Happens when Guy meets an attractive woman at a gay pride parade who claims to have known him in high school. Guy is initially confused until the woman reveals she's a {{transsexual}} and Guy knew her back when she was a guy, when they played together on the hockey team.

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* FakeAmerican: The show typically got the same Canadian actor to play American characters. Sadly, the only American accent he seemed to know was a southern drawl, which didn't work when the American in question came from Chicago, Illinois.


* RunningGag: A large number, including the destruction of plush bunnies resembling Sylvie's childhood one, as well as the "Road Runner".

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* RunningGag: A large number, including the destruction of plush bunnies blue teddy bears resembling Sylvie's childhood one, as well as the "Road Runner".

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