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Men Behaving Badly

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Comedy Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1992 - 19987 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Free Services AcornTV Tags: Medical Mature Country: United Kingdom

Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom that was created and written by Simon Nye. It follows the lives of Gary Strang and his flatmates, Dermot Povey and Tony Smart. It was first broadcast on ITV in 1992. A total of six series were made along with a Christmas special and three final episodes that make up the feature-length "last orders".The series was filmed in and around Ealing in west London and the final scene of series six was filmed at the Cerne Abbas giant. The setting however is implied to be South London and many references are made to Surrey.It was produced by Hartswood Films, and Thames Television co-produced the first two series for ITV. They also assisted with production of the third series onwards that aired on the BBC.After being moved to a post-watershed slot on BBC1, Men Behaving Badly became highly successful. It was voted the best sitcom in the BBC's history at BBC Television's 60th anniversary celebrations in 1996. It also came sixteenth in the Britain's Best Sitcom poll commissioned in 2004 on BBC2. It has also won the Comedy Awards' best ITV comedy, and the first National Television Award for Situation Comedy.Men Behaving Badly featuring Justine Bateman and Martin Clunes has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Acorn TV (Via Prime Video), free on Tubi TV, and available for purchase on Prime Video. It's a comedy show with 65 episodes over 7 seasons. Men Behaving Badly is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.3 (701 votes).

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18 episodes (28%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV).

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42 episodes (65%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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#79 Ranked in TV on AcornTV

#106 Ranked in Mature TV

#1666 Ranked in Comedy TV

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Intruders

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Feb 18, 1992
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Intruders Feb 18, 1992 Gary wants to leave his girlfriend, Dorothy, but she decides to leave him first. Gary owns a flat and needs a lodger to help pay the mortgage. Unfortunately, he's got Dermot as a lodger and he's no help at all. A young woman named Deborah moves into the flat upstairs and Dermot immediately decides he's in love with her. The feeling isn't mutual though!

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Bet

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Feb 25, 1992
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The Bet Feb 25, 1992 Gary and Dermot play chess to decide who will win an evening of pleasure

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Season 01, Episode 03 Alarms & Setbacks

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Mar 3, 1992
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Alarms & Setbacks Mar 3, 1992 Gary tries to impress Deborah by installing a burglar alarm while Dermot tries to impress her by offering his body!

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Season 01, Episode 04 Animals

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Mar 10, 1992
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Animals Mar 10, 1992 Gary suggests to Dorothy that they should have an ""open relationship"". Much to his surprise, she agrees. Dermot makes greater efforts to get somewhere with Deborah

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Season 01, Episode 05 Sex & Violence

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Mar 17, 1992
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Sex & Violence Mar 17, 1992 Dermot organises a romantic dinner for Deborah

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Season 01, Episode 06 My Brilliant Career

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Mar 24, 1992
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My Brilliant Career Mar 24, 1992 Gary thinks that he's been offered a new job so takes his staff out to dinner so that he can tell them that he's leaving! Will he be correct? Meanwhile, Dermot loses his job after he dangles a customer by the ankles.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Drunken Proposal

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Nov 14, 1996
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Drunken Proposal Nov 14, 1996 Kevin proposes to Sarah while drunk. When Sarah jokingly accepts, they both wind up at the altar.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Gary and Tony

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Sep 7, 1992
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Gary and Tony Sep 7, 1992 Dermot has left the flat and gone abroad so Gary advertises for a new lodger. After interviewing a string of very strange and weird applicants, Gary offers the room to a bloke called Tony. Also, Anthea asks Gary for a pay rise and gets locked in the stationery cupboard.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Rent Boy

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Sep 14, 1992
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Rent Boy Sep 14, 1992 Tony tries to impress Deborah by pretending that he can speak German - His plan backfires, however, when Debs gets a letter from a German customer and asks him to translate it for her! Gary begins to suspect that Tony is gay.

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Season 02, Episode 03 How to Dump Your Girlfriend

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Sep 21, 1992
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How to Dump Your Girlfriend Sep 21, 1992 Deborah is ill, so Tony decides to look after her. Meanwhile, Tony decides that his girlfriend is getting too serious for his liking so sets about finding a way of dumping her without having to tell her face to face!

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Season 02, Episode 04 Troublesome 12

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Sep 28, 1992
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Troublesome 12 Sep 28, 1992 Dorothy demands an explanation when Tony sells one of her LP records, which is a 'rare' collectors' item worth £200, which is green in colour. Gary has to find a replacement! - The replacement LP is black, so Gary tries to paint it green! When Dorothy is not convinced, he has to pay her £200. Then, Tony tells him that there was a misprint in the catalogue - the green LP was only worth a few pounds!!!

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Season 02, Episode 05 Going Nowhere

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Oct 5, 1992
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Going Nowhere Oct 5, 1992 Gary and Deborah are trapped in a lift together. Tony has bought an old van and equips it with an electric blanket - Can you guess why?!

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Season 02, Episode 06 People Behaving Irritatingly

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Oct 12, 1992
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People Behaving Irritatingly Oct 12, 1992 Tony's brother has come to stay and so does his girlfriend. Gary ends up wanting to kill both of them. Then he finds out that her parents have a holiday villa which might be available for a free holiday. Now he'll have to be nice to them both!

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Season 02, Episode 07 Here We Go Again

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Here We Go Again Jamie has to find either a new roommate or a new job after Kevin's marriage. Enter Steve, who is looking to get out of his relationship and soon falls for Brenda's new neighbor Katie.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Lovers

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Jun 30, 1994
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Lovers Jun 30, 1994 Gary is upset when he discovers that he's had well below the average number of sexual partners for a man of his age, so goes to great lengths to prove to Dorothy that he's VERY experienced. Meanwhile, Deborah has split up with her boyfriend, making Tony thinks he's ""in with a chance""!

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Season 03, Episode 02 Bed

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Jul 7, 1994
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Bed Jul 7, 1994 It's a wild and stormy night. Deborah can't sleep because she has digestive problems and because the garden fence is flaping around in the wind. She solves this problem by sending Tony to fix the fence and sends Gary to the shops. In the middle of the night!, to look for indigestion tablets!

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Season 03, Episode 03 Casualties

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Jul 14, 1994
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Casualties Jul 14, 1994 Deborah has become very depressed, so she decides to sell her flat and leave the country (As you do!!!). To prevent her from leaving, Gary and Tony do everything they can think of to convince potential buyers that her flat is a terrible place to live!

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Season 03, Episode 04 Weekend

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Jul 21, 1994
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Weekend Jul 21, 1994 Tony gets a job as a barman, working for Les. Gary and Dorothy compare fantasies.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Cleaning Lady

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Jul 28, 1994
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Cleaning Lady Jul 28, 1994 Dorothy orders Gary to hire a cleaner because she is fed up with the dirty state of the flat. Gary agrees, reluctantly, and becomes obsessed with his new cleaning lady! Tony loses his job at the pub when Les's brother comes to stay, but finds a new job as a male model.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Marriage

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Aug 4, 1994
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Marriage Aug 4, 1994 Tony resorts to bugging Deborah's flat in an attempt to find out what she sees in her new estate agent boyfriend. Gary takes Dorothy to the ""Pasta Pig"" for a romantic meal. Carried away by the wine and the atmosphere, he forgets himself and proposes! - Dorothy accepts!! Next morning, Gary has second thoughts but how can he escape marriage?

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Season 04, Episode 01 Babies

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May 24, 1995
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Babies May 24, 1995 Deborah leaves her keys with Tony so that he can let the gas engineer in to service her boiler. Tony can't resist the chance to have a peep in Deborah's underwear drawer, with disastrous consequences! Gary and Dorothy think they might have a baby - Dorothy begins to wonder whether Gary is mature enough to be a father.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Infidelity

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May 31, 1995
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Infidelity May 31, 1995 Deborah tells Tony that she prefers people who help others, so he tries to become a Samaritan. Meanwhile, Gary suspects Dorothy of ""playing around"" and goes to great lengths to confirm his suspicions.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Pornography

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Jun 7, 1995
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Pornography Jun 7, 1995 Gary organises a dinner party which proves to be a total disaster while Tony's new girlfriend tells him that he'll have to get rid of his collection of soft-porn magazines or she'll leave him.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Three Girlfriends

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Jun 21, 1995
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Three Girlfriends Jun 21, 1995 Gary's dad has come to stay so he has to find a partner to take to a party. Tony has three girlfriends at the same time and he's finding it difficult to keep them apart. He's also making Gary very jealous! Gary's dad has come to stay. Gary has to find a partner to take to a party.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Drunk

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Jun 28, 1995
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Drunk Jun 28, 1995 Gary is supposed to be having a romantic meal with Dorothy, but he gets held up in the pub with Tony. Then Les announces a ""Beers of the World"" promotion and Gary and Tony have to help with the tasting. Will he ever get to the romantic meal?

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Season 04, Episode 06 In Bed with Dorothy

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Jul 5, 1995
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In Bed with Dorothy Jul 5, 1995 Dorothy has had an operation to remove her appendix so Gary insists that she stays with him so that he can look after her. He isn't happy when she shows no interest in having sex with him. Tony is discovered wearing spectacles.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Playing Away

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Jul 12, 1995
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Playing Away Jul 12, 1995 Tony has toothache but can't face a trip to the dentist. He decides on a 'do-it-yourself' extraction and ends up in great pain. Gary and Deborah have gone away on a weekend writing course. Tony calls Dorothy at the hospital and she comes round to help him. They end up in bed together.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Hair

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Jun 19, 1996
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Hair Jun 19, 1996 Tony is away travelling around Europe. Meanwhile, Gary and Dorothy have a very romantic time and Dorothy decides that she'll move in with Gary. She also decides that Tony will have to leave the flat if he moves in! Tony comes home with a beard and is shocked to find a tidy flat with a fridge full of food instead of lager. Gary agonises about ways of breaking the news to Tony that he'll have to leave the flat.

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Season 05, Episode 02 The Good Pub Guide

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Jun 26, 1996
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The Good Pub Guide Jun 26, 1996 Deborah has become interested in astrology. Tony thinks he can use this new interest as a way of getting her to sleep with him. Dorothy gives Gary a lesson in bad behaviour. Gary and Tony are horrified when they discover that Les has been sacked as manager of ""The Crown"". They're even more horrified when they learn that the new landlord plans to completely refurbish the pub. They set about finding a new 'local'. They also fill their flat with some strange mementoes of the 'old Crown'.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Cowardice

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Jul 3, 1996
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Cowardice Jul 3, 1996 Gary makes himself look like a coward in a 'road rage' incident so he hatches a plan to make himself look macho. He hires someone to pretend to pick a fight with him in the pub but ends up fighting the wrong man. Deborah has a female friend staying with her. Gary and Tony are convinced that she's going through a ""lesbian phase""!

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Season 05, Episode 04 Your Mate v Your Bird

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Jul 10, 1996
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Your Mate v Your Bird Jul 10, 1996 Gary has to decide between keeping Tony as a flatmate and living with Dorothy. He finally decides to ask Tony to leave. Tony moves to a room in ""The Crown"". Then Dorothy announces that she's decided to move in with Deborah! Tony tries to prove his love for Deborah with a do-it-yourself tattoo.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Cardigan

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Jul 17, 1996
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Cardigan Jul 17, 1996 Gary is upset when he's mistaken for George at the office. He decides to prove that he isn't becoming ""middle aged"" by taking Dorothy, Tony and Deborah to an all-night rave. The evening is a complete disaster!

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Season 05, Episode 06 Rich and Fat

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Jul 24, 1996
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Rich and Fat Jul 24, 1996 Everyone keeps telling Tony that he's getting fat, so he tries to lose weight. Tony discovers that Gary has £33,000 in his savings account and soon everyone knows about it. Dorothy 'persuades' Gary to make a donation to the hospital appeal fund but everyone is after Gary for a handout. He solves the problem by pretending that he's blown all of his money on expensive watches and Harrods lager.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Home-Made Sauna

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Jul 31, 1996
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Home-Made Sauna Jul 31, 1996 Dorothy and Deborah have gone away on a sailing weekend. Tony is building a sauna in the garden shed - a ""shedna"" as he calls it. Gary and Tony meet Paula and Carol, who are staying at the house next door for the weekend. They invite the girls round for a barbecue. Tony makes a play for Paula, but discovers that she's a happily married mother. Gary is seduced by Carol.When Deborah and Dorothy come home, Tony talks Debs into trying out the ""shedna"" with him, but it blows up before they can use it! Gary obviously keeps quiet about his weekend activities with Carol.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Stag Night

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Nov 6, 1997
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Stag Night Nov 6, 1997 Gary and Tony set out to celebrate Gary's stag night after Dorothy decides that it's time Gary showed ""real committment"" by marrying her. Gary suggests to Dorothy that buying a dog together might be an alternative!

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Season 06, Episode 02 Wedding

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Nov 13, 1997
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Wedding Nov 13, 1997 The day of Gary and Dorothy's wedding arrives and both of them are having second thoughts. Tony, however, is ""on a promise"" if the wedding goes ahead.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Jealousy

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Nov 20, 1997
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Jealousy Nov 20, 1997 Tony becomes obsessively jealous when he thinks that Deborah fancies another man. Gary and Dorothy, Tony and Deborah spend a weekend in a caravan out in the country. Gary is trying to give up smoking.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Watching TV

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Nov 27, 1997
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Watching TV Nov 27, 1997 Gary, Dorothy, Tony and Deborah spend an evening watching television. At least, Tony tries to watch television. The other three seem hell bent on making Tony look like an idiot.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Ten

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Dec 4, 1997
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Ten Dec 4, 1997 Tony tries to talk Deborah into making love in unusual places. He also has to try to make a good impression on Deborah's mother. Dorothy talks Gary into seeing a relationship counsellor.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Sofa

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Dec 11, 1997
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Sofa Dec 11, 1997 Dorothy talks Gary into getting rid of his 25-year-old sofa. Gary reminisces about the events his sofa has 'witnessed'.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Jingle B***s!

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Dec 25, 1997
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Jingle B***s! Dec 25, 1997 Christmas time should be a time filled with love, food, and fun. However at Gary's home Christmas it's quite the opposite. Gary is determined to save the holiday, but Deborah wants to split up with Tony.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Performance

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Dec 25, 1998
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Performance Dec 25, 1998 Gary and Dorothy are determined to try for a baby; however Gary has a slight impotence problem so collects a heavy collection of pornography to solve the issue.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Gary In Love

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Dec 26, 1998
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Gary In Love Dec 26, 1998 Gary attends a conference in Worthing, and Dorothy, Deborah and Tony tag along for the trip; Tony and Gary make the local headlines by stealing a large ornamental fish, and Gary falls in love - and not with Dorothy.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Delivery

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Dec 28, 1998
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Delivery Dec 28, 1998 In the final episode, Tony takes up his new job as a postman; however Deborah believes he's become boring as a result. Meanwhile Gary gets heavily drunk to break the news to George and Anthea the office is closing down; and Dorothy goes into labour, but with a drunken Gary and Tony (who’s now back to his old ways) and an unconscious midwife, events descend into disaster.

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