Peep Show

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (231)

  • Mark: "I am the lord of the bus," said he.

  • Mark: You can handle it; use the power of reason.

  • Toni: I'm not some kind of next-door fuck jar.

  • Super Hans: The track's shit? Jez, the track's THE shit.

  • Mark: Sophie is the one. Toni is Russia: vast, mysterious, unconquerable. Sophie is Poland: manageable... won't put up too much of a fight.

  • Toni: I tell you, you find out who your real friends are when you set fire to Hampton Court maze because you can't take anymore of your husband's shit.

  • Super Hans: It's not who you know... It's who you blow.

  • Jeremy: You're a posh spaz. Mark: Oh really? Well I'd love to know in what way I am a posh spaz. Jeremy: In the way that you do posh, spazzy things like... tidying up and... ironing your socks. Mark: I do not iron my socks! Jeremy: Socks, shirts, whatever!

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Notes (8)

  • Instead of the usual end credit music, "Somethin' Stupid" by Carson and Gaile plays at the end of the episode.

  • This is the last episode of Peep Show that Elizabeth Marmur would star in. Her character as of this episode vanishes.

  • For a while this was thought to be last ever episode of the programme. Channel 4 (the channel which broadcasts Peep Show) was reluctant to recommission the programme due to bad ratings.

  • The actor who plays Sophie's brother went on to front UK indie band Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong.

  • Series 4 of Peep Show is filmed on a set. Previously it had been filmed in a real flat, but as it burned down between series', the (real) flat had to be rebuilt as a set.

  • This episode marks a long tradition of episodes "not ending correctly". At the end of the episode nothing is cleared up and the events have yet to come to a close. This is presumably due to a result of the show only being a half-hour long each week.

  • From the invitation, we see that Mark graduated from the Polefield School in 1991, so he is probably 33 or 34 years old now.

  • This is the second stag night featured in Peep Show, as Jeremy had his own stag night out with Mark, Tony and Super Hans.

Trivia (14)

  • When Mark chases Sophie to the bus, the music from his headphones can be heard; when he gets terrorized by the kids, however, the music has stopped even though he is wearing headphones again.

  • At the party, the name on Toni's forehead is Tim Henman. Jeremy is David Blunkett.

  • The three band names debated by Jeremy and Super Hans are "The Hair Blair Bunch," "Spunk Bubble," and "Momma's Kumquat."

  • This is the first appearance of Alan Johnson.

  • When Johnson first appears in Mark Makes a Friend, he can be seen drinking a number of times with Jeremy and Mark, so it is a bit inconsistent how he was an alcoholic who now preaches sobriety.

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Big Suze. Having being mentioned repeatedly in past episodes, she is Jeremy's ex long-term girlfriend, and is one of the recurring characters of this season.

  • The book Sophie reads in the coffee shop is A Child Called It.

  • In this episode, Jeremy plays his "Sex Mix CD," which was previously played by Mark in Mugging, when he was trying to seduce Sophie.

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Allusions (12)

  • Leonardo DaVinci
    Jeremy: Now I know how whatshisname felt when he finished the Mona Lisa...Knackered.
    Jeremy is referring to the painter Leonardo DaVinci, who painted the Mona Lisa. This is a painting of a woman who is smiling in what many believe to be a very mysterious manner.

  • Let's Get it On
    Jeremy: Let's get it on, baby.
    "Let's get it on" as a sexual innuendo was popularized by the Marvin Gaye song of the same name.

  • Somethin' Stupid
    Jeremy: Everyone needs their "Somethin' Stupid."
    He is referring to the song, "Somethin' Stupid" by Carson and Gaile. That very song plays during the end credits of the episode, and Mark sings part of it on the phone when he calls Sophie.

  • Jeremy Clarkson
    Jeremy: Will you walk like some sort of stupid duck, or will you drive like Clarkson?
    This is a reference to Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of the motoring program, Top Gear.

  • Comedy Lab
    Jeff: It's a Brand New Beamer.
    This is a reference to the Comedy Lab episode Daydream Believers: Brand New Beamer, also starring Mitchell and Webb.

  • The Beatles

    Mark: John or Paul, who is the best?

    He is asking about two members of the band, The Beatles, and referring to a long-standing debate about whether Paul McCartney or John Lennon is the best of them.

  • Love Story

    Toni: Jez, I've seen Love Story, yeah? I know how it ends; here's a clue: somebody dies.

    She is referring to the 1970s film about two young people in love; at the end, somebody does, in fact, die.

  • House of Cards: When Carla tells Jeremy, "You might think so, but I couldn't possibly comment," she is referring to the catchphrase made famous by Francis Urquhart of the House of Cards trilogy.

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