Coupling

Season 2 Episode 9

The End of the Line

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Aired Unknown Oct 29, 2001 on BBC Three

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  • Trivia

    • As Jeff and Patrick play Playstation, it can be seen that there are no cords extending from the back of the Playstation. No power cord or cord to connect it to the TV.

  • Quotes

    • Patrick: What's wrong?
      Steve: Susan slept with Australia!

    • (Susan, who's pretending to be Giselle "The French bitch", is calling Steve, who is pretending to be Bruce "The Australian Guy")
      Susan: Where am I phoning?
      Steve: Bruce's bar and grill, I told you.
      Susan: Where is that?
      Steve: Where?
      Susan: In Australia?
      Steve: No, no, London. Standler Street.
      Susan: Ah, I know Standler Street. Where?
      Steve: Near Susan's.
      Susan: Susan's?
      Steve: Yeah, you know, Susan's. The bar.
      Susan: The bar?!
      Steve: Yeah, you might not have heard of it. It's for Australians!
      Susan: There's a bar… for Australians… called Susan's…. in London?
      Steve: Oh yeah, you always find a whole bunch of Australians at Susan's.
      Susan: This must seem like a stupid question but… does this bar have anything to do with Susan Walker?
      Steve: You know Susan Walker…?!

    • (After Sally saying Susan practically slept with everybody in Australia)
      Susan: She's exaggerating!
      Sally: We always knew it was time to skip town when a new bar was named after her.

    • Sally: Why were you talking French anyway?
      Susan: Oh, new client, Giselle. "The French bitch"!
      Sally: There's someone you don't like? Oh I love it when that happens! Makes you seem like a person...

    • Steve: Susan!
      Susan: What?
      Steve: Where are you going?
      Susan: It's up to you.

    • Jeff: How badly can you phrase 'yes'?
      Steve: (flashback to earlier, to The Girl In The Bar) No.

    • Jeff: How many French bitches could there be?
      Patrick: Seven.
      Jeff: What?
      Patrick: In my experience.

    • Jane: I've always wanted to be French, but I've never had the opportunities.

    • Susan: Well, you know what it's like at the start, when they're all fiery-eyed, and eager, and they haven't seen you naked yet. And it's like he's smashing at your door with his mighty battering ram. And he's promising to ravish you forever. So you brace yourself for man overload, and throw open the doors, and what do you find standing there? An oversized toddler who wants his dinner. And before you can say 'there's been a terrible mistake', he's snoring on your sofa, the fridge is full of empty bottles and the whole place smells of feet.

    • Steve: There are three things all men should know, and it's time you did too. You're never going to be famous, you're fatter than you think, and most important of all, they don't keep wearing stockings.

    • Jeff: Having a girlfriend is like legalised sex.

  • Notes

    • Sarah Alexander (Susan) translated all the french herself with a bit of help from her translator brother. She also speaks perfect spanish.

    • Dick Darlington are the last names of two of Steven Moffat's friends.

  • Allusions

    • Patrick: No, I'm Dick Darlington.


      The way in which the confusion arises between who is Giselle and who is Dick Darlington is very reminiscent of the Spartacus scene where everybody claims they are Spartacus to protect Spartacus himself.

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