Hotel Babylon

Season 2 Episode 2

Episode 10

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 22, 2007 on BBC



  • Allusions

    • Charlie: A famous pig once said, "All men are equal, but some are more equal than others," but it's precisely because it's always the pigs who say stuff like that, that the rest of us shouldn't accept it.

      This is an allusion to George Orwell's Animal Farm, a satire of Stalinism in the Soviet Union, but Charlie's quotation isn't quite right. The animals of Animal Farm invented the slogan "All animals are equal". After the pigs took over the farm, they added to the slogan "...but some animals are more equal than others".