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 the UK sitcom that was entirely different to anything else on television at the time – Men Behaving Badly
Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking beer at the local Pub, or at home having all MALE conversations on the couch (while drinking beer).- IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Martin Clunes – Gary
Neil Morrissey – Tony
Caroline Quinten – Dorothy
Leslie Ash – Deborah
- The first two series, (the first starring Harry Enfield, Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash and the second starring Clunes and Neil Morrissey along with Quentin and Ash), were actually produced by ITV who then cancelled the show. The BBC then took over two years later in 1994 for the remainder of the show’s run, retaining the series two cast.
- Originally a vehicle for Harry Enfield who left after the first series feeling that he was the weak link and that the job would be more suited to a ‘proper’ actor. The producers obviously took this on board and cast Neil Morrissey as his replacement.
- The sitcom was parodied in The Fast Show (1994).
- The series spawned an American version of the same name which starred Rob Schneider and Ron Eldard. The series premiered in the United States on 18th September 1997 and ran for 2 seasons.