Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 6

    Decoy

    Aired 12/14/01

  • S 3 : Ep 5

    Singing in the Drain

    Aired 12/7/01

  • S 3 : Ep 4

    Trauma

    Aired 11/30/01

  • S 3 : Ep 3

    Secrets and Flies

    Aired 11/23/01

  • S 3 : Ep 2

    Lollipop Man

    Aired 11/9/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kathy Burke

    Linda La Hughes

  • Beth Goddard

    Suze

  • Rosalind Knight

    Beryl

  • Brian Bovell

    Jez

  • James Dreyfus

    Tom Farell

  • show Description
  • Linda La Hughes (Kathy Burke) shares a flat with Tom Farrell (James Dreyfus). Linda is overweight, loudmouthed and not particularly attractive. She thinks she's gorgeous and irrestible, however. She's also sex mad and obsessed with men. Tom is an aspiring actor. He's got an agent, but finds it difficult to get parts. He doesn't like Linda much, in spite of (or perhaps because of) the fact that they share a flat. She isn't completely comfortable with his homosexuality, perhaps because she finds it difficult to live with a man who doesn't find her sexually attractive.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (139)

    • Tom: What are you looking at? Beryl: I'm just pruning my bush, dear.

    • Linda: How would you like it if you were parking your breakfast and a load of people walked in on you!?

    • Linda: I'm surprised to see you here actually, leaving the trade indoors. Or did he get off? Tom: Trade? Linda: Some gay tart in a pair of boxers, farting about in my living room. Tom: Well its bugger all to do with me! Linda: Well he didn't come round to sort out my plumbing! Tom: I've never seen him before in my life! Linda: (Talks to cashier) Hurry up, Slut! Tom: No wait! Are you honestly telling me that you know absolutely nothing about that man in our flat?! What if he's broken in? Linda: In a pair of Calvins? Do me a favour. Tom: He had a very nice back. Linda: And an ass like two eggs in a hankie! (Both agree and laugh).

    • (Linda is shopping, and is reaching for some milk. When some blonde woman reaches out bumping into Linda, and grabs some milk) Linda: Lesbian!

    • Linda: (To Tom) Some lesbian's just tried to get hold of me! Tom: What again? Linda: On my life, they're round flies round shit today, well bees round honey anyway. (See's the woman) WHAO! Lesbo alert pretend to be me husband.

    • Linda: I need fags. Beryl: Well, there's two in your flat at the moment, isn't there?

    • Jez: Um, Linda, you got, um... Linda: Hmm, yes? Jez: Sorry... Linda: Baby? Tom: YOU'VE GOT A BIT OF SPINACH HANGING OUT YER GOB!!

    • (Trevor walks up to Linda with a package) Trevor: Could you send this off please? Linda: Sure. Mavis catch. (Linda throws the package at a woman, who catches it) Linda: Well she's the office trained bike.

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    Notes (17)

    • The group singing 'Tomorrow' at the end of the episode are The Pink Singers, a London-based gay and lesbian choir.

    • Elaine Lordan makes her final appearance as Sugar Walls.

    • Rosalind Knight (Beryl) does not appear in this episode.

    • Brian Bovell (Jez) and Beth Goddard (Suze) do not appear in this episode

    • Anna Keaveney who played Tom's mum Sheila died of lung cancer aged 55 on Saturday 20th November 2004.

    • Brian Bovell (Jez) and Beth Goddard (Suze) do not appear in this episode.

    • Kathy Burke, David Schneider and Moya Brady worked together in the 1995 TVM Life's a Bitch.

    • In the first scene where Ric is advertising the sofas, the last customer, who says that his sofa is his best friend, is the creator and writer of the show, Jonathan Harvey!

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    Trivia (21)

    • Goof: Keep an eye on an empty carton of orange juice at the breakfast table, Linda knocks it over (whether Kathy Burke did it by accident or not is unknown) but at different intervals it is standing and then on it's side.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, when Joe and Shirley have the broken legs, there is a shot of Linda, Tom, Shirley and Joe altogether. There is a boom mic visible at the top of the screen.

    • In this episode it is revealed to us that Sugar Walls's real name is Sharon LaHughes.

    • There is no mention of Suze, Jez or Beryl.

    • Goof: In the scene where Jez and Suze are telling Tom and Linda about the doll, in one instance (after a gag from Linda) Jez has his hand over the doll's face yet when the camera cuts back to Tom and Sugar in the foreground he seems to be cradling it again.

    • Baryl is revealed to have a twin sister- who dies in this episode

    • Linda's Relatives: Cousin Simon, who had dodgy eyes. He could see both ends of a bus at the same time.

    • Revealed this episode: Linda is cross-eyed without her glasses.

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    Allusions (20)

    • Episode Title: Saturday Night Diva. This is a parody of the 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney.

    • Episode Title: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do This is a reference to the song I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do by Abba, who also sung the original version of the song Gimme Gimme Gimme, the main theme of the show.

    • Terry Clinger This is a parody of the American talkshow, The Jerry Springer Show, hosted by Jerry Springer.

    • Tom: Have you seen the movie Green Card? This is a reference to the 1990 film, Green Card, starring Andie MacDowell.

    • Tom: It's the Madonna song, Material girl! Madonna is a well-known actress and singer. Her song, Material Girl, was released in 1985.

    • Linda: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Oh! What a rip-off! Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is well-known quiz show, where contestants are asked a series of questions for money.

    • Tom: Why are you wearing more makeup than Scritti Politti? Scritti Politti were a famous 70's and 80's band.

    • Linda: Bet you've had Shane Ritchie! It is actually intended to mock Linda's character, as she regards Shane Ritchie as a major celebrity, which, although every working class family on every estate in England knows who Shane Ritchie is, his is not.

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  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • A fat, ugly and deranged women who thinks she is Catherine Zeta-Jones' double, and an open gay man who is also a struggling actor. Throw them in a flat together and what have you got? Gimme Gimme Gimme!

    By harryathouse, Jan 04, 2008

  • Wondeful.

    By awakeningjenny, Aug 04, 2007

  • Gimme Gimme Gimme Is A Very Good Show

    By jakef1minardi, Aug 11, 2006

  • The world cant go on without lindy and tommy baby

    By ggg_m87, Dec 25, 2005

  • Lewd, crude, side-splittingly funny, and with James Dreyfuss and Kathy Burke engaging in verbal fisticuffs, whats not to like?

    By the_agony_scene, Sep 18, 2005

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