Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Season 2 Episode 6

Sofa Man

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 18, 2000 on BBC
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Tom gets to appear in a sofa advert, while Linda stars working on a factory line, squirting mashed potato and flirting with her male colleague. Tom makes friends with a celebrity and brings him home, but he hates Linda ("Butt out or get pretty!"), causing friction in the flat.moreless

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    • QUOTES (16)

      • Linda: No, straight men don't wave like that.

      • Tom: ...Richard Clayderman is tinkling in the corner-
        Linda: Use a bloody toilet!

      • Linda: You've only known him five minutes.
        Tom: Well in 'gay years' that's a lifetime.

      • Linda: (to Rick) Oy! Stop bossin' him about!
        Rick: Oh Linda, butt out or get pretty - one or the two eh?

      • Tom: Rick says 'kiss a smoker, kiss an ashtray'
        Linda: I say 'kiss a Rick, kiss a prick'

      • Tom: I'll just get my PA to pass me a pen (to Linda) PA?
        Linda: P-off!!

      • Tom: What dya call a nun with a washing machine on her head?
        Linda: Strong.
        Tom: 'Sister-matic'.

      • Tom: I like the men in my life to be strong, and stand up for what they believe in. Not be so far back in the closet they're in fucking Narnia.

      • Tom: Shush! I'm reading my stars.
        Linda: Is the moon in your anus.

      • Linda: The skin on my arse is as tight as a tambourine. Bang it baby!

      • Linda: And can you tell your boyfriend the next time he uses the bathroom to lock the door, I went in and my trousers were round my ankles and my cheeks were on the rim before I even realised he was there!
        Tom: Rick went to public school he very physically uninhibited.
        Linda: My uncle Billy was physically uninhibited and he got arrested for it.
        Tom: Rick wouldn't flash at schoolgirls.
        Linda: Billy wasn't a flasher, he was just absent-minded...

      • Linda: I didn't say borstal, you deaf bastard! I said Portsmouth, it's where I come from, can't you tell by me accent?

      • Tom: (reading horoscope) Leo: 'Avoid wearing mini-skirts, you look like a stupid fat cow in them' oh well! Well it's spot on, then.
        Linda: 'Spot on!' 'Spot on!' Freak!
        Tom: It's just a saying, like 'mutton dressed as lamb'.
        Linda: Well here's another one: Kiss my ass!

      • Linda: And can you tell your boyfriend the next time he uses the bathroom to lock the door, I went in and my trousers were round my ankles and my cheeks were on the rim before I even realised he was there!
        Tom: Rick went to public school he very physically uninhibited.
        Linda: My uncle Billy was physically uninhibited and he got arrested for it.
        Tom: Rick wouldn't flash at schoolgirls.
        Linda: Billy wasn't a flasher, he was just absent-minded

      • Tom: What do they call you?
        Linda: 'The bike', but it's just jealousy.

      • Linda: (to Daisy) YOU!?
        Daisy: Oh hi Linda.
        Linda: You four eyed ginger headed bitch, you know what really irritates me about you? your breathy voice and the way your head bobs up and down.
        Daisy: I can't help it.
        Linda: Really?
        Daisy: Yeah look!
        (opens the door to show Ron, shagging Daisy)
        Ron: Oh hi Linda.
        Linda: (angry & upset) Uh, I just called to say I'll be late for work on Monday, I've got an interview with a modeling agency, (nearly crying) somebody spotted me in the street and told me I looked beautiful.
        (Linda walks towards the stairs)
        Linda: URGH!!!!

    • NOTES (1)

      • In the first scene where Ric is advertising the sofas, the last customer, who says that his sofa is his best friend, is the creator and writer of the show, Jonathan Harvey!

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Tom: Richard Clayderman is tinkling in the corner.

        Richard Clayderman is well-known French pianist.

      • Tom: I like the men in my life to be strong, and stand up for what they believe in. Not be so far back in the closet that they're in f*****g Narnia!

        This is a reference to The Chronicles Of Narnia, a collection of books written by C.S. Lewis, in which, 4 children stumble across a wardrobe that leads to a magical land called Narnia.

      • Tom: Well, slit me a fish and call it Wanda!

        This is a reference to the 1988 film, A Fish Called Wanda, starring Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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