Black Books


Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 4/15/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Fed up with being stuck in the dusty old bookshop on a Friday night, and with the hopes of meeting a delectable young lady at a party, Manny and Fran persuaded Bernard to attend a party. After a night of heavy drinking, a very sloshed Bernard has a nasty surprise waiting for him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dylan Moran

    Bernard Ludwig Black

  • Tamsin Greig

    Fran Katzenjammer

  • Bill Bailey

    Manny Bianco

  • Elizabeth Chadwick


  • Andy Riley

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • On a friday night, manny, fran and bernard decide to go to a party where manny finds a girl he likes.

    By mgcrules, Feb 09, 2009

  • I don't know what it is about this episode, but it's unforgettable. Perhaps it's seeing the more vulnerable side to Bernard, who knows? But it's one of those episodes that just stays with me. Very special

    By parizada, Dec 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Manny: You don't actually have a heart, Bernard. Just a shard of ice. Fran: Flint. Manny: Sorry? Fran: Flint, I always thought of it... as a piece of flint.

    • Manny: I didn't want to leave that party! I was enjoying it, it was great! Bernard: No it wasn't. The music was too loud, the food was cold, the drinks were too few, and the people many. It was everything I expected... and less. Anyway, I'm never going outside again unless I need someplace to throw up.

    • (scruffy and drunk from the party) Fran: My hair. Is my hair still good? Bernard: Yeah you're a vision.

    • (drunkenly coming back from the party, on the other side of the door) Bernard: The key, the key it won't go in the thing! Fran: Bernard, you are using your finger. Bernard: Oh yeah.

    • Fran: Do you notice anything different about me? My hair! I got it done! Isn't it perfect, aren't I divine, don't you think I'm more me than I've ever been? I can't believe you didn't notice. Bernarnd: Men have a different way of noticing hair and appearance... which is not noticing.

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    Notes (1)

    • The scene where Bernard makes fun of Rowena had to be reshot at least 20 times because Tamsin Greig couldn't stop laughing.

    Trivia (5)

    • In this episode the door sign has "open" on both sides. In episode 1.2 "Manny's First Day" it had "closed" on both sides.

    • The Chalkboard reads: "CAN'T"

    • Manny was drinking Delicio's Beetroot Liquor, Fran was drinking Bludge, and Bernard was drinking a blue liquid which he described as a choc-ice mixed with bleach.

    • Fran's birthname is Enid.

    • When Bernard hits the ceiling with the broom and chunks fall down, the close up of Fran shows her with her hand up by her neck. The longer shot shows her with both hands lower down her body.

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