The League of Gentlemen

Season 1 Episode 3

Nightmare in Royston Vasey

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 25, 1999 on BBC Two
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Nightmare in Royston Vasey
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An employee working on the new road stumbles into the lair of Edward and Tubbs, breakfast at the Denton's is not what Benjamin was expecting, and a tortoise has an unfortunate encounter with Dr. Chinnery.

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  • Episode 3. Tubbs learns of the outside world. Hillary tries selling his "special stuff" to maurice. Pauline tries to teach about interveiw techniques in a superbly written sketch.

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    This is my favorate episode of series 1. Nearly all the main charchtars had sketchs and storys. It's intresting to see how Tubbs is starting to grow and see the world that's out there, much to the disgust of Edward. The pauline sketch was superb as it really showed all 3 charchters (pauline,ross and mickey) in there moments. The ending is a clever nod to Hammer horror that has influenced the leagues work.moreless

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Rev Bernice: 'And lo, the scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he finally saw the true light, the way unto the Lord!' At least that's what it says here. Lord, I am tired. Well, so much for the road to Damascus, what about the road to Royston Vasey we're finally getting? Hallelujah!
      Let's just hope we don't get a visit from Pog or Loopy, those soap dodging road protesters! Driving round in their converted ice cream vans. Pierced belly buttons, pierced eyebrows, pierced tongues…I bet they'd have their arseholes pierced, if they could get their cheeks into the machine! If I had my way, I'd shepherd them all into one of their tunnels knock out all the pit props and see how they like being close to the earth then! Well I welcome this road, and every blast of carbon monoxide it brings. If God had meant us to walk everywhere, he wouldn't have given us Little Chefs! Hymn number 143 – 'Drive Them Unto Me, Thy Saviour".

    • Workman: Isn't this the joke shop?
      Lance: Two pairs of plastic tits in the window, a jar of fart sweets on the counter. No mate, it's the bloody butchers. Jesus! Yes, this is the joke shop, shop being the key word, so if you've come here to laugh at the bumper stickers and the wind up willies, you can sod off out of here now, alright?

    • Pauline: Okey cokey, pig in a pokey! Good morning, job seekers! Now then. It's been brought to my attention that certain of the gents on my restart have been taking the pens home with them. Stealing the pens! Pauline's pens! So I warn you now, if it happens again I shall start chaining them to the tables…AND the pens! That was a joke, Ross. Don't crack your face, will you?

    • Pauline: Okey cokey, pig in a pokey! Good morning, job seekers! Now then. It's been brought to my attention that certain of the gents on my restart have been taking the pens home with them. Stealing the pens! Pauline's pens! So I warn you now, if it happens again I shall start chaining them to the tables…AND the pens! That was a joke, Ross. Don't crack your face, will you?

    • Uncle Harvey: Perhaps you're a naturally slothful person, sluggish and indolent. A dawdling flaneur, content to waste his life spread-eagled on the pillows, forever indulging himself in the pleasures of the palm.

    • Geoff: Brian says Cheryl looks like a moose. He said I can't believe he's marrying that old moose.
      Brian: I never said that, Mike. Geoff did.
      Geoff: No, I said she looked about a hundred years old, I didn't say like a moose.

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    • A deleted scene on the DVD reveals the entire story regarding Mrs. Rains' tortoise. The tortoise killed by Chinnery lands on Bab's Cab when it is blown out of the window. It then bonces off into the window cleaner's bucket, and finally gets tossed into a passing baby carriage. In the deleted scene, the baby carriage goes by Mrs. Rains' apartment, and she is horrified to see the remains of her tortoise again.

    • The roleplay ASDA interview in the Pauline sketch is based on Reece applying for a job interview at ASDA. They turned him down because he was too smart.

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