Coupling

Jane and the Truth Snake

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 10/1/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Jane gets the sack as a traffic reporter for a local radio station, and decides on a new career in children's entertainment. She starts rehearsing with a pink snake hand puppet, which turns out to have an unstoppable ability to tell the bald truth. Patrick is trying to dump his latest girlfriend Lynda, but when she says she's interested in a threesome, he desperately starts backtracking.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Moffat (I)

  • Martin Dennis

  • Susan Earl

    Lynda

  • Shaughan Seymour

    Jeremy Phillips

  • Ben Miles

    Patrick Maitland

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jeff: The fact is some women don't have large breasts, and they're people too.

    • Jane (a.k.a. Jake the Snake): I am the Snake of Truth and I will not be denied!

    • Jane: I had a moment of madness... I’ve taken an overdose. Sally: What?! Susan: Oh my god! Sally: You’re not serious?! Jane: I’m so sorry, I just couldn’t take it anymore. Susan: Oh Christ, call an ambulance! Sally: Yes! Susan: Jane, listen to me. You’ve got to try and stay conscious and you have got to tell me everything you’ve taken. Jane: Paracetamols. Susan: How many? How many did you take, Jane?! Jane: Two.

    • Jane (on the traffic report): Now drivers, before we go any further, let us start with a big mediation and an induced road congestion. So come on everybody, close your eyes! (cars are colliding down on the streets)

    • Jeff: Steve, it’s a bad idea to actually count women’s breasts. The whole bus stares at you.

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    Notes (2)

    • At the end of the episode when the Jane's traffic report is introduced it's Ben Miles (Patrick) doing the voice.

    • This episode was actually the last episode of season two to film.

    Trivia (2)

    • "Ivan" (Patrick's "answer phone double") is possibly referring to the character of the same name in "Dressed" (two episodes later).

    • In the scene where Steve is talking to Jeremy, Jack Davenport mistakenly flubs a line and says "breast" when he intended to say "rest". In fact, according to the DVD commentary he made the same mistake on three or four takes before they decided to just leave it in.

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