Coupling

Season 3 Episode 1

Split

2
Aired Unknown Sep 23, 2002 on BBC Three

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  • Trivia

    • While the length of Steve & Jane's relationship was quoted at three different lengths in the first three episodes of the series, this episode confirms that Steve & Jane dated for four years (Susan confirms it at the Temple Of Woman).

    • If you listen really carefully during the dream scene where Steve gets kicked out of Susan's house, you can hear a really distorted version of "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps".

    • In the scene where the girls are walking towards the beauty salon (the long shot) it is not Kate Isitt (Sally) walking with Sarah Alexander (Susan) and Gina Bellman (Jane).

    • If the episode carries on directly from series 2, how did Steve get a haircut? Where did Susan get her jacket from? And where did Giselle disapear to?

  • Quotes

    • Jeff: Yeah. I hate phoning, you never know who is gonna answer.

    • Sally: Do you know what my neck needs?
      Susan: To be left alone. You've already got enough products on you to make a spare woman. If anti-aging cream actually worked, you'd be back in puberty.

    • Dream Steve: Why are you always turning up in these dreams?
      Dream Jeff: It's a gift.

    • Dream Susan: What are you doing here? (in her dream)
      Dream Jeff: (Arms full of porn videos) Spooky, isn't it?

    • Jeff: (to Steve) You phone someone, someone you know...or a woman...

    • Sally: You're a woman; 'needy' is our golf.
      Susan: What does that mean?
      Sally: I don't know. I didn't think it through.

    • Sally: You've always got to send a man a book when you split up, to prove how you're a caring, giving person, and how they're going to die in a pit of their own filth.

    • Steve: Lap dancing is the ultimate nightmare of man. Porn that can see you.

    • Steve: I'm single again. I need to look at naked women.
      Susan: I'm single again. I need to look good naked.

    • Jeff: No, I don't talk to women when they're emotional. They're allowed to slap you.
      Steve: Over the phone?
      Jeff: Well, she'll remember for next time. Women remember, Steve. It's like they've got minds of their own.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Jeff: It's me! Jeff Murdock!
      Jenny: Oh my god! Scary Jeff!

      This reference goes back to episode 5 of season 1 (The Girl With Two Breasts), when Jeff rants on about how all the girls in school used to call him "Scary Jeff".

    • Jeff's comments to "Shoot the dogs" and "Make her do the crawl action" while Patrick is playing Playstation means that they are playing one of the Tomb Raider games as buxom British heroine Lara Croft.

    • The episode's title could be a slight in-joke about how the episode is shot "split"-screen.

    • : Dialing "1471"
      For the American viewers, '1471' is equivalent to '*69', though less sub-texty...

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