The Royle Family

Season 1 Episode 2

Making Ends Meet!

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Aired Unknown Sep 21, 1998 on BBC
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Making Ends Meet!
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The family sit themselves in front of the TV, after having dinner, and are forced to listen to Jim's moan's about the cost of the wedding.

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      • Jim: (to Barbara) What do you keep buying that bloody cheap toilet paper for? It's cutting my arse to ribbons.
        Denise: Mam, tell him, he's doing it on purpose now.
        Barbara: When I was buying the dear stuff you complained.
        Jim: I didn't.
        Barbara: You did, said you 'may as well wipe your arse on pound notes.
        Jim: (Jim starts to laugh hysterically) Oh, yeah, I did, yeah, I did, yeah.

      • Barbara (talking to Denise who obviously isn't listening): Oh - you know that Donna who works with me. Well, she only works half days - afternoons. And her Mam usually picks the kids up for her; anyway - her Mam's going into hospital and she won't be able to pick the kids up for her. So, Donna, wants to swap to mornings', so - she has to see Pauline. So, she goes and sees Pauline and she says "Can I swap to mornings?" and she tells her, you know, about her Mam going to hospital and all that. And Pauline's not having any of it - she's got herself in a right pickle. What's she going to do?
        Denise: What are you on about?
        Barbara: Donna!
        Jim: What's the matter with her?
        Barbara: Well, her Mam you see normally picks the kids up for her in the afternoons' after school - but she's going into hospital so she won't be able to. So Donna wanted to swap - Pauline won't let her. So she's stuck with someone to pick the kids' up for her, ain't she.
        Jim: Well, what's that got to do with you? I mean it's not your bloody problem is it?
        Barbara: I'm just telling you!
        Jim: Well, don't you think I've got enough to worry about myself?
        Barbara (sighs): You've no interest in anyone but yourself, Jim!

      • Jim: I'll pick what I want in me own house and when she gets her own house she can pick what she likes - her nose, her arse, her teeth. Just go and treat yourself.
        Barbara: Oh, I'm ashamed of this family, I am really.

      • Jim: Whats the matter with you Denise? You got a face like a smacked arse.

      • Jim: Your mother won't have long now I bet.
        Barbara: Jim!
        Jim: Well, she's had a good innings.
        Barbara: You're a miserable sod at times you. What sort of thing is that to say?
        Jim: Uh, I think I've cheered myself up. Is there any Penguins left?

      • Denise: Dad, stop fiddling with yourself.
        Jim: I'm not fiddling with myself...I paid a quid for these underpants. I've got fifty pence worth stuck up my arse.

      • Denise: Ma'am, will you tell Antony to stop slurping his tea?
        Barbara: Antony, stop slurping your tea.
        Antony: Dave eats like a pig and you never say owt to him.
        Denise: He doesn't eat like a pig. That's asthma thanks very much.

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