The League of Gentlemen

Season 1 Episode 3

Nightmare in Royston Vasey

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 25, 1999 on BBC Two
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Nightmare in Royston Vasey
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.

    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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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • 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.

  • NOTES (2)

    • 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.