Season 2 Episode 4

Episode 4: Chris Martin

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2006 on BBC Two

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  • This is my absolute favorite episode of the series.

    From the 'cradle to the grave,' this episode is my all-time favorite. The episode opens with Andy doing a commercial to raise attention and money for suffering children in third world nations. Following after him is Chris Martin.

    Martin appears on the set for the fund raiser commercial after Andy and is clearly only interested in trying to get the most attention and promotion possible for Coldplay's upcoming 'Greatest Hits' album. As he is wrapping up the commercial, he notices Andy from 'When the Whistle Blows,' and tells him that he should appear on the show, being that Andy's sitcom has an average of 6 million or so viewers, and Martin believes this is an excellent chance to promote the upcoming Coldplay album. Andy wants nothing to do with Martin appearing on 'When the Whistle Blows,' but, as usual, he does not get his wish and Martin appears on the show and performs one of Coldplay's most famous songs.

    The verbal scene (which is 'quoted' in the guide to this episode) that centers around a muffin, an aggravated Andy, a toilet-cleaning Barry, and the 'worst agent ever' Darren is the funniest thing I have ever seen. Andy is nominated for a BAFTA award, and when he is at the awards ceremony, his night couldn't possibly go worse. He has been banned forever from any BAFTA related functions because of a drug related situation he is mistakenly involved in, thanks to Darren and Ronnie Corbett in the stall of a men's restroom. Darren creates a terrible distraction while a life time achievement award is being presented that focuses all the negative attention onto Andy, and, finally, one of Andy's ex-girlfriends finds out from Maggie that the reason why Andy broke up with her was because he found her to be 'the most boring person in the world.' As she is at the podium receiving her award, she announces to everyone in attendance that 'Andy Millman is a pathetic man who didn't lose his virginity until he was 28 years old to a girl who looked like Ronnie Corbett,' which leaves the audience 'in stitches.'