My Hero

Season 5 Episode 9

Big Bother

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Mar 18, 2005 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Big Bother
Janet becomes furious with George when she discovers that he has been secretly filming her for the Ultronian reality show, Ther-mowatch. The tables are turned on George, who is preoccupied with his new career that he doesn't notice when the producers surreptitiously film him for another reality TV show.moreless

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  • The Ultronians in Janet's life have been filming for Ultronian reality tv. An actress asks Piers for help.

    The subject of reality tv, ambush tv, and our fascination with stars is smartyly skewered in this episode.

    We also meet Tyler's cousin, who tries to get Tyler some help.

    George is filming the family, Arnie films him and Mrs. Raven (on the Filth Channel, natch!), and a third show threatens more than just our guys' ratings!

    Piers being his lummoxy self segues to a fun payoff with a Piers breakfast tv appearance.

    The early highlight is Janet's 'Perfect Day' from George, which sets events in motion and a the first reveal.

    A quick, fun half hour for anyone, and a good introduction for new viewers!moreless
Con O'Neill

Con O'Neill


Guest Star

Lorna Gayle

Lorna Gayle

Ultron TV Technician

Guest Star

David Summer

David Summer


Guest Star

Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha Kaplinsky


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Janet: Did you just call my mother, 'Satan's Sister'?
      George: That's what the viewers call her. They had a vote. It was either that or, 'Queen Bitch of the Universe'.

    • George: What's the most romantic thing in the world, you can possibly imagine being given?
      Janet: A great big diamond ring!
      George: Okay, what's the second most romantic thing you can possibly imagine being given?
      Janet: A weekend in Paris?
      George: Okay, what's the third most...

    • Mrs Raven: You alright, George?
      George: Oh, never take your clothes off, please, I'm begging you!
      Mrs Raven: What did he mean by that?
      Piers: I have no idea… probably sound advice, though.

    • Piers: Oh, I think I've died and gone to heaven!
      Mrs Raven: Makes a change, it's normally your patients.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Book: 1984

      This episode may also be a reference to the 1950 book by George Orwell in which the government, "Big Brother," was always watching and able to read even your thoughts.

    • The title, Big Bother is a reference to the reality show, Big Brother and to how much upheaval being the subject of a documentary can bring.