Season 1 Episode 1

Nelson the Online Predator

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 22, 2010 on BBC Three
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Episode Summary

Destiny is forced to go to "doggy dancing" competitions by her owner, Gary. While there, she meets a disobedient dog called Rivers, and decides to misbehave in order to get into the same obedience class as him. Meanwhile, Nelson falls in love with a chicken, and Marion poses as an elderly lady's lost cat - Only to find out that the cat is scheduled to be neutered.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Songs appearing in Episode 1
        1. "Reach for the Stars" - S Club 7
        2. "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana - Carl Orff
        3 "Bad To The Bone" - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
        4 Take That - Greatest Day (2008)
        5 "F*** Chickens" - Vince
        6 "Killing In The Name Of" - Rage Against The Machine
        7 "Propane Nightmares" - Pendulum

      • The scene where Nelson and Wendy knock a man out with a bag of grain in order to board a boat which only allows two occupants is a reference to the classic "fox, chicken and grain" puzzle, where a man has purchased a fox, a chicken and a bag of grain, and must cross a river using a boat that can only carry himself and one of his purchases at a time.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Destiny: Oh my god, it's Wednesday! OMG, it's Wednesday! Don't just stand there, you stupid bastard! (grabs Nelson by the throat) Do you know what Wednesday means?!
        Nelson: (choking) "Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers"?
        Destiny: Worse!

      • Dog Trainer: Play dead.
        Dogs: Hello. I'm Richard Whitely.

      • Marion: It is Ruth. She is wanting me to have little snip downstairs, so I thought "why not?"
        Roland: Why not?! It's not like getting a haircut! They won't just grow back!
        Marion: I knew that! (to himself) I didn't know that...

      • Destiny: (about the "Strictly Dog Dancing" contestants) Look at these losers! Seriously, most people have to fly a plane into a building before they're surrounded by this many virgins!

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Kali is named after the Hindu goddess "Kali", who is often depicted as a figure of annihilation.

      • When Nelson tells Marion what the group have been up to, the following flashbacks are parodies of scenes from Only Fools and Horses: The wine bar scene from "Second Time Around", the chandelier scene from "A Touch of Glass", and Rodney finding Uncle Albert dead, from "If They Could See Us Now".

      • "Strictly Dog Dancing" is a parody of the TV show Strictly Come Dancing.