Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Season 7 Episode 1

When Jonny Met Sharky

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 13, 2008 on BBC Two
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When Jonny Met Sharky
After the Archer reopens following a refurbishment, all the girls decide to apply for the new barmaid's job. Jonny leaves for Hawaii to go shark-jumping, after winning a competition, leaving Gaz to try and find something more exciting to do.

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  • just to say what i thought of the two pints special

    i've just watched the live special i enjoyed it i absolutely love the program and have watched it for years i've seen them all aswell as my mum and we wouldnt of missed the new series for anything but i wish jonny was still in it and i hope that hes some how still alive and i wish you could some how bring him back by saying his wallet had been robbed and the actual person that got eatin by the shark was just the person that robbed him. but its just an idea because it dont quite feel like two pints without jonny and i also hope to see a bit more of munch. i wish kelly the barmaid could of still been in it as she definitly was part of two pints but id just like to say i think you all did brilliantly on the live special and cant wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.moreless
  • WARNING!!! My classification is a pun on the storyline played throughout this episode, it did not indeed jump the shark

    The best episode of the series just so happens to be shown on a live broadcast. Congrats to the Two Pints cast for perfoming so well and giving Johnny a proper goodbye. This episode was not only fantastically hilarious from its breaking the fourth wall gags to the devastation of the sad news delivered to Janet. After the Archer reopens following a refurbishment, all the girls decide to apply for the new barmaid's job. Janet and Donna competing in a battle of talent was hilarious and Louise realising she doesnt enunciate was a job well done. Meanwhile, Gaz tries to find something more exciting to do now Johnny's away. And tim 'gelled' in well with the rest of the cast as a new barman.moreless
  • Two Pint's Goes LIVE!

    Sad to see a few cast members weren't included but I soon got over it when the amazing episode continued especialy the references to bbcthree(the channel they are aired on). Louise was great in this episode her deepening voice was hilarious!

    I loved the tricks and stunts they did which I never expected, especialy with fire! Although the ending was quite sad the episode as a whole was one of the funnyest they have written, truly a series classic and the best possible way to kick start their there new series (series seven)!

    If you never watched it, you might have to wait for the DVD if they don't air a repeat fingers crossed though I'd love to watch this hilarious episode again!moreless
Kerry Shale

Kerry Shale

Mane Ventura's Voice

Guest Star

Phillip Browne

Phillip Browne

Arthur's Voice

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • When Janet downs a pint in one go, the bottom of the glass is clear in the middle and dark around the rim, indicating that it was actually a trick glass.

    • The music played when Tim activates the karaoke, is a short track called 'Asteroid' from the old 'Pearl and Dean' cinema adverts.

    • Mistake: When the camera zooms in on Jonny's photo in the TV magazine, the word 'competition' is mispelt as 'competion'.

    • When Gaz is doing the taped balloon dance, you can see he is wearing a flesh coloured pop-sock to cover his manhood.

    • This episode makes numerous references to "Jumping the shark", a term used when a television programme starts using whacky, nonsensical plots or gimmicks.

    • The 'fourth wall' is broken several times in this episode, first when Tim mentioned Marc Wootton Exposed (BBC3 show)starting in 20 minutes in which it did, and also when Janet mentions that she just turned on BBC3 and was confused at what she saw as she would have seen the scene in the pub with Louise and Tim.

    • The uncredited character of Arthur is played by actor Mickey Baker, who starred in the films 'Funny Bones' and 'Cry of the Banshee', and also appeared nude in an artwork by Sutapa Biswas, called 'The Trials and Tribulations of Mickey Baker'.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Louise: So Tim, You've had a tart in a tyre and some inappropriate poetry, surely by now you must see, even with my slight speech impediment I'm far more qualified for the job?
      Tim: Slight? Slight speech impediment? Sweetheart you sound like Flipper being fisted!

    • Louise: I need to practise my diction.
      Janet: Oh, is that what the kids are calling it these days?

  • NOTES (1)


    • 'Timothy Claypole' was also a character in the BBC childrens show Rentaghost.

    • Janet: Aaay!
      This is a reference to Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli, one of the main characters from 'Happy Days', who also jumped a shark in one episode.

    • Donna's karaoke song was a reference to the fact that Natalie Casey released a single of that song Chick Chick Chicken, when she was three years old, making her the youngest person to have a UK top 75 hit.

    • When Gaz rides his little motorcycle, he wears a costume similar to the stunt rider Evel Knievel.