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Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 29, 1999 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Tom and Linda dream up their ideal New Year's parties, but end up just sitting indoors, watching television and playing charades.

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  • One of the best episodes

    This special was a complete delight to watch. Very simple set-up, essentially one long conversation between Tom and Linda, but every line is a laugh. For me some of the most memorable jokes from the whole series are found in this episode.

    The chrades scene is classic, Linda doing the film sign as she says it's a song, and then singing the song as the clue! The joke when Tom asks her to see whats on tele and she can't followed by the excuse that shes dyslexic and Tom replies "Thick" still has me in fits. But acotrs excelled in this episode and every joke was gold.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Linda: I ain't phobic about homos, I just can't stand the sight of 'em!

    • Tom: You know, sometimes you make me physically sick.
      Linda: Daddy used to say that! He used to tie me to the roof rack of his car, drive 70 miles per hour round The Isle Of Dogs and say: Linda Lahughes, you make me physically sick! Bless him!

    • Tom: It's your fault that I never go to the theatre! Always showing me up. Jumping on the stage during Annie!
      Linda: I was born to play that part! (sings in awful voice) The sun will come out, tomorrow!
      Tom: And when we went to see Cats, what did you shout at the lovely Elaine Paige?: "Show me your pussy, and I'll show you mine!". And when we went to see Jesus Christ Superstar, you ran around at the interval telling all the children: "He dies at the end!".

    • Linda: (Reading T.V Times) Who Want's To Be A Millionare? Oh what a ripoff! Phone a friend? Phone a friend? What if you haven't got any friends?!

    • Linda: It's quite nice 'avin' a patty

    • Linda: Oh it's good for ya though Tom, getting pissed - not so good when ya piss the bed, but it is good...

    • Tom: What are my clothes made of?
      Linda: Something cheap!

    • Tom: Why are you wearing more makeup than Scritti Politti?

    • Linda: D'you know, I think they must a got a puppy for Christmas, cos I could hear her fella shouting in the background 'I'm not havin' that dog back in my house', then she said 'Party's off'.
      Tom: (pauses, then realises, smirking) You're such a sad bitch!

    • Tom: And you wonder why he never answers the telephone?
      Linda: How can he? He is in an iron lung!
      Tom: Yeah, right...
      Linda: Yeah right! You've seen the picture!
      Tom: Right... (gets picture) I'm supposed to believe that's an iron lung, am I?
      Linda: Well, what else would it be?
      Tom: It's a sideboard.

    • Tom: That's right! When in doubt, resort to homophobia!
      Linda: I ain't phobic about 'omos, I just can't stand the sight of 'em.

    • Linda: Well they do say people kill themselves more at New Year.
      Tom: Oh well that's really cheered me up, thanks very much.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Tom: It's the Madonna song, Material girl!

      Madonna is a well-known actress and singer. Her song, Material Girl, was released in 1985.

    • Linda: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Oh! What a rip-off!
      Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is well-known quiz show, where contestants are asked a series of questions for money.

    • Tom: Why are you wearing more makeup than Scritti Politti?
      Scritti Politti were a famous 70's and 80's band.