Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Season 3 Episode 3

Secrets and Flies

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 23, 2001 on BBC
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Secrets and Flies
Linda gets a surprise when her son appears out of nowhere to catch up on things. No one can believe it when he turns out to be black. Also, Suze begins going into labor.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • When Linda shoves Suze to the floor, her hands sink into her "pregnant" belly.

      • Linda and Tom act totally shocked by the fact that Linda has a son. Yet, in the season 2 episode 'Dirty Thirty', Linda tells Toms "I pushed and pushed and pushed and gave birth to a gonk... Don't ask". So if she remembered then and he was told, why are they so shocked?

      • When Zippy arives at Tom & Linda's flat, he is sitting on the couch while Tom & Linda, sit at the table, when Zippy raises his hand, Tom says 'My god he's got his hand up' Linda then replies 'Up what?' then begins to laugh

    • QUOTES (16)

      • Tom: (Regarding Linda's new appearance) You know, you do look like a tranny, actually. A really bad tranny. You know, one of those dreary gay clubs in Driffield. It's a Monday night, Human League's playing on the jukebox, couple of rent-boys in the corner, then you.... Brain! Stood there in your wife's clothes, rolling your own.

      • Linda: (about Zippy) Get rid of him. He's cramping my style, guy.

      • Linda: ...I'm sweating like a glass-blower's arse under all this acrylic.

      • Linda: Sorry mate, I'm Larry Flynt, skint.
        Tom: Funny, I had you down as more of a Helen Hunt.

      • Linda: I don't know if this may come as a bit of a shock to you, Zippy, but if I remember rightly, your daddy was black.
        Tom: ...Are you taking the piss!?
        Linda: It's true, I'm not messing!

      • (Suze is giving birth on the sofa, while Baryl is holding a video camera watching it all)
        Baryl: Come on fall of the couch... I'll get 250 quid.

      • Suze: Tom, I'm having the baby
        Tom: Not in here your bloody not, get out side!

      • Suze is standing infront of the door, Linda wants to get through
        Linda: Oh get out of my way b**th!
        She shoves a pregnant Suze to the ground

      • The phone rings
        Suze: Well I can't get it, I'm pregnant.
        Tom: I can't get it I'm homosexual
        Linda: Well I guess I better get it, as I'm the only one here who's normal!!
        She slaps Suze's face, and kicks her legs to get to the phone

      • Tom: You? Your parents probably threw you raw meat every other day.
        Linda: Well a girl's gotta eat!

      • Linda: Psssster, psssssster
        Tom: What? What?

      • Linda: I feel like that f***ing tranny off Coronation Street.
        Zippy: Mum! Don't swear! Ladies don't swear!
        Linda: And ladies don't sweat either. But I tell you what mate, I'm sweating like a glass blowers arse under all this acrylic!

      • Zippy puts his hand up to speak
        Tom: Oh my god look, he's got his hand up
        Linda: Up what?

      • Linda: Ere mate 'ow old are you?
        Zippy: 28
        Linda: LIAR! Tom that's biologically impossible, he's older then I am!

      • Eeeuurgh! Your Swimming Pool's OUTDOORS?: Zippy

      • Linda: I feel like that fucking tranny from Corination street.

        Zippy: MUM! Don't swear, Ladies don't swear.

        Linda: And ladies don't swear neither but i tell you what mate i am sweating like a glassblowers arse under all this acrylic

        Zippy: MUM!!! (pause) What's for tea?

        Linda: Oh have a cigarette

        Zippy: A real mummy would make me bangers and mash, toad in the hole, but No!!

        (Linda threatens to punch Zippy but doesnt)

        Linda: Tom, can i talk to you in the bedroom please!!!

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Linda: Well, you're named after a character in a show that I used to watch quite a lot when I was pregnant.
        Tom: And what's your name?
        Zippy: Zippy.

        The show that Linda mentioned is the 1972 kids show, Rainbow. The Character, Zippy, was puppet with a zip for a mouth.

      • Episode Title: Secrets And Flies.
        This is a parody of the 1996 film, Secrets And Lies, starring Timothy Spall and Phylis Logan.

      • Linda: I feel like that f***ing tranny off Coronation Street!

        This is a reference to the 1960's soap, Coronation Street. The 'tranny' that Linda refers to is the transsexual character in the soap, Hayley Cropper.