Coupling

Season 1 Episode 2

Size Matters

3
Aired Unknown May 19, 2000 on BBC Three
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8.8
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  • Steve and Susan's first date. Alone.

    8.6
    Steve and Susan arrange to go on another date, this time without the others. This is done predominantly via Steve making a phone call to Susan, during which he can't think of anything to say. Susan suggests that she will cook for Steve, which Jeff and Patrick both claim is a sign that sex will follow. This prompts Jeff to explain the mysteries of the "Sock Gap" to Steve. Meanwhile, Sally has to reconcile her desire to have sex with Patrick (who Susan assures her is very big indeed) with the fact that he's a Tory. Patrick's reputation also plays on Steve's mind.
  • "I have forgotten in one moment of embarrassment, the ENTIRE english language..." Puppies in a car, package size and the sock gap.

    8.0
    Jeff-isms are coming thick and fast now! The Sock Gap is when you're undressing for sex, and are you all ready for the act, or are you a naked person wearing socks?
    Susan's invited Steve over for dinner, and the guys and the girls are asking the question: Is it dinner, or is it dinner and sex?
    Steve's a little nervous, either way. First he keeps 'pausing' when on the phone to Susan, then the boys tell him to 'check out Susan's remote controls'. Performance anxiety, package size, the 'fish course' and whom you have sexual fantasies about. Sally takes a sudden interest in Patrick. Terrific stuff.
  • Steve and Susan's first at-home date- with cooking!

    8.8
    The subject of socks and nakedness, when does cooking for your date mean more than just cooking, what remotes reveal about a gal, how intermixed are politics and a good shag, and are your friends nearly as wierd as Jane?

    A hilarious discussion of phone pauses, which are likened to The Blob- and for which Patrick comes up with a brilliant metaphor!- accompanies a discussion of The Sock Gap.

    At dinner, Steve explains how women are one up on guys during a date.

    Jane goes unorthodox with her definition of homosexuality. ("Person-sexual!")

    Sally tries to throw over her political convictions for some time with Big Boy Patrick.

    A very fun episode that's highly recommended!
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