Unfortunately there are only two tickets, hence the pair play a game of to win them. . Meanwhile, Tony meets Deborah's mother, and despite his best efforts, things go from bad to worse. During a meal with Anthea, George and Dorothy, celebrating Anthea's birthday at Deborah's restaurant, Gary intends to tell them the bad news. Tony and Dorothy get drunk and have sex, and are discovered by Gary on his return.
Tony has found a modelling job and intends to use the cleaning lady to make Deborah jealous, by pretending that she is his girlfriend. Dorothy contemplates splitting up with Gary, who is trapped in a lift with the career-troubled Deborah. Gary and Deborah are away on a creative writing course. Deborah is now a and Tony feels rejected, while simultaneously jealous of her newly-found student friends. Meanwhile, Tony decides to move in with Deborah. The evidence prompts Gary to ask Dorothy outright upon her arrival at the flat, to which she simply replies 'that it's for you to find out'.
Tony is jealous of Deborah's new relationship, and sets up a bugging system to listen in on the couple. Season 1, Episode 17 April 9, 1997 Season 1, Episode 17 April 9, 1997 Kevin Ron Eldard plans a birthday party for Sarah Justine Bateman , who asks Brenda for a special present: to go on a date with Jamie Rob Schneider to keep him away from the gathering. Tony and Gary are then left to entertain their attractive female neighbours with a barbecue — a wooden one made by Tony. The other major characters are Gary's girlfriend Dorothy Bishop and the occupant of the flat above, later Tony's girlfriend, Deborah Burton. Tony in the meantime has woken up after a drunken night out and realises he's brought home a live. This ultimately leads to chaos, as he accidentally spills orange juice into her underwear drawer, after reading her diaries.
But his plan backfires when Sarah invites Jamie along. Dermot starts a new job in marketing where he meets the sister of an -girlfriend. 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. Each episode follows the lives of flatmates Gary Strang and Tony Smart - except series 1, in which Dermot Povey is Gary's flatmate. Gary also has thoughts in that direction - his problem being the fact that he has a regular girlfiend, Dorothy, who he lives with! First there's Dermot and then Tony. Nevertheless the foursome head off for a weekend away in a , where Tony gets jealous of their camping neighbours and Gary attempts to prove to the group that he can instantly stop smoking, leading to hair-tearing chaos. Tony pretends he speaks in order to a letter for Deborah from a customer at her restaurant.
Gary has only had sex with three women, but claims that he has had sex with 50 - and sets out to fake proof of his supposedly many ex-lovers to an unconvinced Dorothy and Tony. Kevin and Jamie are two roommates. In contrast, Dorothy and Gary seem to despise each other. Meanwhile, Deborah has decided to sell her flat. He dreads about telling George and Anthea that they are going to lose their jobs. It was first broadcast on from 1992, moving to from 1994 to 1998.
Tony is embarrassed with the glasses he has to wear, and is determined the others will not find out that he has to wear them. Tony gets a job in The Crown. However, after Dermot informs Gary that Gary's prospective employer is not going to recruit him, he no longer needs to tell them. Gary advertises for a new flatmate. He gets a job as a waiter at Deborah's restaurant. Unfortunately, neither of his lodgers seems to be able or willing to pay any rent at all! Gary wins; Dermot tells Deborah that his wallet - with the tickets - has been stolen.
He visits Tony at his workplace, where he finds out that he is less successful than he claimed and runs a second-hand record store. Ken Marino was my favorite character in this series!! Tony gives an unfavourable fake translation, after which Dorothy - who studied German - translates it properly. Season 1, Episode 10 December 18, 1996 Season 1, Episode 10 December 18, 1996 In an attempt to avoid Christmas with Sarah's family, Kevin claims he can't leave Jamie alone for the holiday. In the depth of night, Deborah tells Tony to fix the fence; he tries repeatedly, until giving up. Meanwhile, Tony takes Deborah on a date.
He is very disappointed with the prospective flatmates whom he interviews; he chooses record seller Tony Smart. Dermot is dismissed for kissing a customer in front of her boyfriend. Season 1, Episode 18 April 16, 1997 Season 1, Episode 18 April 16, 1997 When Kevin learns that Harry has been kicked out by his wife, he offers him a place to stay---but soon regrets his hospitality. Such fears are dashed when it turns out to be a slim bottle-blonde woman, Deborah. Dorothy asks Tony, who says that he is not. Gary decides to play detective in order to find out Dorothy's whereabouts and begins by hiring a disguise a Mexican hat and a red Nissan Micra which he sits in outside Dorothy's parents' house to keep watch on any suspicious visitors. The comic relief on this show was more than adequate for a prime time television slot, and most people I know really found this show to be extremely entertaining!!! Dorothy has agreed to marry Gary, but the events of their wild make the pair think otherwise.