Comedy Clicks – Outnumbered

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that became famous due to the adorable children and the family stories in this comedy – Outnumbered

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About the Show

Summary of Plot

A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children.- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

5 Seasons


Hugh Dennis – Pete

Claire Skinner – Sue

Tyger Drew-Honey – Jake

Daniel Roche – Ben

Ramona Marquez – Karen



+ Although some of the speech is written, a large amount of the interaction (especially between the children) is completely improvised.

+ Hugh Dennis’ real first name is Pete (short for Peter), just like the character he plays on the show. He uses his middle name Hugh professionally because there was already a Peter Dennis registered with Equity (the British actors’ union) when he started his career.

+ The children, especially during the earlier series, could only act for 30-45 minutes at a time. Often when they were out of shot, the directors would often stand in their place so that the adults would know where to look.

+ Claire Skinner and Samantha Bond both provided the voices of Jhinna and Eike in Strings(2004).

Classic Clips




Baby Questions

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