Little Britain

Season 3 Episode 1

Series 3 Episode 1

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2005 on BBC
8.2
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Bubbles bumps into her ex-husband and his new wife at the health spa. • Lou and Andy visit an aquarium • Dudley's new Thai bride, Ting Tong, arrives, but she is not what he was expecting. • Vicky and her gang are challenged to a dance-off. • Mrs Emery meets an old friend at the supermarket • Emily Howard has a 'small' facial hair problem • Sir Norman Fry reveals a personal secret on TV. • Carol Beer starts work in a travel agents • Dafydd starts his new job as a rent boy. • Anne takes part on Stars in Their Eyes • Linda has a meeting with a bald student. • Marjorie has had an accident with her tanning cream. • Sebastian discovers the PM's plan about Iran - what will he do? • Lou and Andy visit an airshow - but where's Andy got to?moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • this episode was good

    7.0
    the episode was great and i am so glad that it has started again you need a bit of ann and lou and andy in your life



    when you see bubbles ex-husband and his wife you look and think wow he must like big people and how can they be ex ballerina and a show jumper come on



    her ex-husband wife look like bubble but was bigger and a different colour.



    this episode was must see and now you can sit watch the episodes with the new little britan dolls cool!!!!moreless
Di Botcher

Di Botcher

Pharmacist

Guest Star

Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley

Stars in Their Eyes Host

Guest Star

Sam Beazley

Sam Beazley

Mr. Jenkins

Guest Star

Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon

Roman De Vere

Recurring Role

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head

Prime Minister (as Anthony Head)

Recurring Role

Joann Condon

Joann Condon

Fat Pat

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • A character who looks and sounds identical to Dudley is seen in a deleted scene from series 2.

    • Age check: Ting Tong gives her age as 19.

    • Goof: In the DVD subtitles; Dr. Beagrie is misspelled as "Dr. Bigree".

    • Funny place names: Mike McShane estate in Bruise, Buxom, SpongeBob SquarePants, Gash.

    • Opening Titles: Characters featured in the opening titles during Series 3 are as follows.
      • Vicky outside a block of flats with 6 little girls all wearing the same pink tracksuit.
      • Bubbles, Roman De Vere and Desiree
      • Daffyd holding a sign saying 'Gay rights for Gays!'
      • Dudley and Ting Tong Macadandang.
      • Carole Beer outside the travel agents.
      • PM and Sebastian near Big Ben
      • Anne, Dr. Lawrance and Dr. Beagly
      • Emily and Florance on a Merry-go-round.
      • Lou with Andy behind him jumping on a trampoline.

    • First Apperances: Roman De Vere, Desiree De Vere, Dudley, Ting Tong Macadandang, Mrs. Emery, Sir Norman Fry.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Lou: Excuse me aquarium employee, could you tell me where the octopuses are?
      Aquarium Employee: We have a few octopi, they're just down the next corridor, past the sea horses.
      Lou: Oh it's Octopi is it?
      Aquarium Employee: Yes.
      Lou: What did I say?
      Aquarium Assisstant: Octopuses.
      Lou: Oh silly me, always getting me pusses and me pi mixed up!

    • Emily: Oooh, help me Florence, I'm a lady with a beard!

    • Cat Deeley: Tell me, do you have any funny stories that have happened to you over the years?
      Anne: No.

    • Cat: Tell me a little bit about who you're gonna be, give us your clues.
      Anne: She's originally from Quebec, she represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest. She sung the theme tune to Titanic and she's got an old fat husband with a beard.
      Cat: Okay... err.. so tell us Anne, who are you gonna be tonight?
      Anne: Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be Celine Dion!

    • Narrator: Mrs. Emery is what we in Britain call an OAP, which stands for old and putrid.

    • Vicky: Who the Hollyoaks omnibus is that?

    • Vicky: Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got, I'm just Vicky Pollard from... round the corner from the block.

    • Narrator: Britain, Britain, Britain! A bloody lovely place to live. Discovered in 1972, lost in 1974, then found again a few years later hiding under Belgium! But what makes Britain so fandabidozzy? Why, it's the great British public. Ah, push it! Push it good! Ah, push it! Push it real good!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 26, 2009 on HBO Comedy

    • According to the DVD commentary; the decision to change Carol Beer's job from the bank to the travel agency came from the comedic potential of her having information that her clients needed to know.

    • A few days after this episode aired; The Bladder and Bowel foundation released a press statement that criticised the show's lack of sensitivity on the subject of incontinence in the elderly.

    • According to unofficial overnight viewing figures, this episode totalled 9.5 million viewers. This was later updgraded to approximately 11 million viewers. This is the highest ever audience for a Little Britain episode so far.

    • Between 7pm and 9.30pm on the night this show was premiered, Tom Baker was let loose as continuity announcer for BBC ONE. This included presenting two editions of 'Eastenders' 'Bleak House' 'The Worst Week of My Life' and 'Little Britian' itself. Quotes included:

      Tom: In half an hour it's Little Britain, but now on BBC One, Will Jenny find her book? Will Richard admit to stealing Cynthia's shoe? Let's find out in the last ever episode of the EastEnders, tonight. Let's do it!

      Tom: And now my friends, the time has come! So stand up, take your clothes off and solute the arrival of a brand new series of Little Britain on BBC One! Bring it on!

      Tom: I'm going now, next on BBC One, the first in a new series of Worst Week of My Life. Watch us wreck the mic', watch us wreck the mic', watch us wreck the mic', psych! Good pie!!!

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Narrator: Meanwhile at the Mike McShane estate....

      Mike McShane is an American actor and comedian who is best known for appearing in the British version of Whose line is it anyway?

    • Person: Margeret Thatcher

      Narrator: In Britain, we can proudly say we have transvestites from all walks of life. Between 1979 and 1990, even the British prime minister was a transvestite.

      The narrator is cheekily referring to Margeret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister between 1979 and 1990. However she, of course, wasn't a transvestite.

    • Character Name: 'Ting Tong Macadandang'

      Phonetically the words 'Ting Tong' mean 'Crazy' in the Thai language.

    • Anne appears on 'Stars in Their Eyes'

      Stars in Their Eyes is a long running ITV show which features ordinary members of the public who happen to sound like well-known singers, performing on stage. The best is picked out from an audience and viewer pole and the winner wins a place in a grand final, in which the ultimate, best sound-a-like is chosen. The show used to be hosted by Matthew Kelly, referenced jokingly by Anne using the famous catchphrase "Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be..." even though she is speaking to Cat Deeley.

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