Coupling

The Melty Man Cometh (2)

Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 9/24/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Following their disastrous encounter, Patrick seeks reassurance from Steve & Jeff, who explain to him the theory of the Melty Man, and Sally seeks reassurance from Jane & Susan, who try to comfort her with their own "failure" experiences.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Moffat

  • Martin Dennis

  • Gresby Nash

    Mark

  • Eddie Allen

    Patrick's friend

  • Ben Miles

    Patrick Maitland

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Patrick's had a 'failure'. Is it because Sally is more important to him than even he realises?

    By colmorgankydd1, Jul 31, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (to Patrick) Sally: I don’t need you to think of me as 'a person' - I have women for that.

    • Susan: I told you he wasn’t your type... Sally: I’m surprised he was ever yours! What did you see in him? He’s so dull. I need personality, verve, humour. At least now I know why you called him “Donkey Brain”! Susan: Actually, I called him “Donkey”. Sally: Yeah, but I got the point. Susan: No, you didn’t… Sally: What? You mean… you mean… Susan: Some men are born lucky. Some men were born very lucky. Sally: What was Patrick born? Susan: A tripod.

    • (having just seen Patrick's rather large natural endowment in the lavatory) Mark: Does size really make a difference? You know what women always say... Patrick: Ouch?

    • Patrick: What would I be without my 'partner'? Sally: Literate?

    • Steve: (to Patrick, about what 'calls' to the Melty Man) ... Now you're blushing and have an erection- no one's got that much blood!

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    Notes (3)

    • CODE RED: Sally asking Patrick to scare off unwanted dates by showing Junior Patrick out and intimating that Sally was unsatisfied with Patrick.

    • Martin Dennis, the shows director is the body of the 'Melty Man' while Richard Coyle (Jeff), is the voice.

    • This episode features a clip from the season one episode "Size Matters".

    Trivia (2)

    • The Melty Man is possibly the only creation from Jeff's mind that Steve actually acknowledges as realistic.

    • In "Her Best Friend's Bottom" Steve rings Susan's house and Sally exits the bedroom after one ring. This time the phone rings several times before she comes out.

    Allusions (6)

    • Candy Man The scene with Patrick saying the name "Melty Man" only to be subsequently attacked by him is a reference to the horror movie Candy Man where a similar scene happens.

    • Patrick: Come on, Rocket Man. Let's fly her to the moon. Likely a quick reference to "Rocket Man" by Elton John and "Fly Me To The Moon" by Bart Howard.

    • Jeff mentions Professor Moriarty, who is the arch-enemy of famed British sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

    • Jeff: It's the engines, Cap'n, they cannae take it. Jeff is doing an impersonation of Chief Engineer Scotty from the original Star Trek television series. Scotty was always complaining about how his engines were being strained during all the difficult missions the crew went on.

    • Mirror Jeff: Oh, and don't think about The Crying Game. References the movie where Jaye Davidson, a man, played a man perceived as a woman for a great portion of the movie. The scene in which the character first disrobes was the "shocker" secret of the film.

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