Season 1 Episode 5

Episode 5: Samuel L. Jackson

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Aug 18, 2005 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • The song played in the is episode is 'There's nothing like this' by Omar. It was released in 1991 and reached No. 14 in the U.K. Top 40 in June of that year.

  • Quotes

    • Andy: [to Dullard] And don't take this the wrong way, I looked at you and thought: 'what a pathetic loser'.

    • Dullard: We're a tragic couple, we are!
      Andy: We're not a couple. His wife left him. And I'm out shagging regular as clockwork.

    • Andy: He doesn't think you're a racist.
      Maggie: He does. He's just seen me say to a black woman, "you're not allowed to sit on this bus". It's like that whole racism-on-a-bus incident all over again.
      Andy: The Rosa Parks incident?
      Maggie: It wasn't in a park. It was on a bus.

    • Dullard: It's a wonderful gift, that. Laughter.
      Andy: Yeah, the gift that keeps on giving as well. Anyway, I've got to go and slash my wrists.

    • Dullard: You remind me of a mate of mine - Pete. Pete Shephard. Used to run the launders near me, and, god, we used to have a laugh together.
      Andy: Did you?
      Dullard: Oh! I was in hysterics every time I saw him. He was a Chelsea fan. I used to support Spurs. When we used to meet, we'd have a chat and a laugh.
      Andy: Yeah, why are you telling me this?
      Dullard: Well, we used to have a laugh. We'd have a chat and a laugh every time, and one day a couple of kids, they're messing around in his shop, and they chuck bleach in his eyes, and it blinded him. I went to visit him in the hospital. Tears were coming out of his bandaged, frazzled, useless eyes. He went, "I don't think I'll ever laugh again." You know what?
      Andy: No.
      Dullard: I don't think he has.

    • Dullard: Quite incredible, eh?
      Andy: Huh?
      Dullard: Mr. Samuel L. Jackson in our midst.
      Andy: No, I'm not Sam Jackson. See your confusion. We look alike, but..
      (Dullard laughs)
      Dullard: I've hit gold, eh? I found the joker in the pack!
      Andy: I don't know about that.
      Dullard: No, I'll tell you what. Seriously, that is great. That is, mate. That is brilliant. That's a gift, that is, the gift of laughter.

    • Andy: [to Maggie] Who would you rather have waiting for you when you got home tonight: Johnny Depp or O.J. Simpson?

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