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A Brit Forced Me To Watch "Peep Show" And Uh... I Had A Lot Of Questions

"Is all British humour this dry and dark?"

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Recently, we challenged each other to each watch an iconic show from each of our countries. She chose Peep Show for me, which is apparently big in the UK yet I'd never heard of it before.

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Remee told me to watch "Dance Classes" which is apparently one of the best episodes.


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Remee: Ok I actually don't know where this song is from either but isn't it catchy? Not in an mmm-boopity-boop-boop-Taylor-Swift way. Catchy in a British way. Depressing.


2. Who do these people look the same and why is this not a nude game show like the title suggests?

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Remee: This show should really be called "Awkward White People". More accurate and no expectations for something sexy.

This show is anything but sexy.

3. Wait... Mark... as in... is this THE "Well Hitler promised not to invade Czechoslovakia, Jeremy" Mark?

Remee: I'm glad Mark has some level of notoriety where you are, because the world needs to be appreciate what a true icon he is. He's like that weird uncle everyone has, a total fucking embarrassment most of the time, but yet wise in so many ways.

4. "What would you know about love and happiness?" Damn. Is all British humour this dry and dark? If so, I'm here for it.

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Remee: The whole reason this show is funny is because Mark and Jez are AWFUL people who are awful to each other, and that's how we do shit in the good ol' UK. Imagine how crap everything would be if you went round saying nice things to your mates like "Oh you look nice today!" instead of "Why are you dressed like a fucking twat?"

It would be rubbish.

5. Wait...are they about to have a threesome? IS THIS WHAT BRITISH PORN IS LIKE??

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Remee: I mean, I know nothing about British porn. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

AND IF I DID KNOW SOMETHING (and I'm NOT saying I do), IF I DID, then yeah it probably is like this tbh. Just three very average-looking people awkwardly touching each other up with their clothes still on.

Also, if you're frightened already just you WAIT until the end of this episode, this is JUST the warm-up.


6. Is that Jeremy's formal wear? Is that normal formal wear for you lot? Because that's literally what my dad wears to work.

Remee: Ok first of all, THIS IS MARK. Jeremy is the one that wears slogan T-shirts and lots of camouflage and sometimes silk kimono robes.

Secondly, Mark is basically Jeremy's dad anyway, so yeah, his dad attire makes complete sense. And this isn't his FORMAL wear, it's his EVERYDAY wear. What do you expect from a man who works at a..wait what does Mark even do? Something fucking boring, anyway.

Besides, it's cold and wet in Croydon, you live there long enough even you would start wearing a nice sensible V-neck jumper from M&S.

7. Also, are you guys just born with an immunity to these hella jumpy camera angles? Because my head HURTS from all this shaking.

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Remee: The camera angles are exactly why this dancing scene is so fucking tragic. You feel like you're actually there, dancing like a twat with loads of other twats. It's all so cringe-worthy you want to die, and that's what makes it funny, that's the fun bit Michelle!

8. Wait, what? They’re suddenly having sex? I guess Jeremy isn’t that awkward after all if he can go from dad dancing to fucking in one this ~normal~ viewing for y'all?

Remee: Mate, this is the only kind of viewing for us. Besides, this is actually tame for Jez and Nancy, trust me. Things get a lot worse. A lot worse.

9. HANG ON. WHAT A WASTE OF YOGURT. I get that our Aussie dollar is pretty shit compared to the pound but, damn. Surely that's an expensive way to spice things up in the bedroom...right???

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Remee: I'm not condoning the frankly sacrilegious use of some nice Müller yoghurt here, but I mean, he WAS having sex and sex IS Jeremy's job. He's a sexer. Weren't you listening???


10. Oh god. What did they do with Mark's toothbrush? WHAT COULD THEY HAVE DONE WITH IT???

Remee: I think we all know what they did with the toothbrush. And this is why everyone should just live alone. So you can stick whatever you want up your own bumhole.

11. Hold on. Was that blonde girl Jeremy's girlfriend before dance class? If not, that was VERY quick progression. That is not like us at ALL.

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Remee: This isn't like us either BUT this is Nancy and she’s American, so she’s a lot less inhibited and loves wild sex things but also believes in Jesus –which is what British people think Americans are like.

12. Hang on, they’re skinny dipping? In BRITAIN? How are they not dead? I don't think they'd even do this in Neighbours.

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Remee: People like to think us Brits are prudes but the truth is, you ply us with enough alcohol and we'll probably do anything. Although I'm not sure they were drinking before this, which means they were probably on drugs.

15. So... this is a full-blown orgy. I'm watching this full-screen in front of a glass wall and people walking past can see it. Is there room in the UK for me to fly over and hide for the rest of my life?

Remee: Welcome to the best of UK comedy my dear friend: Awkward, difficult to watch, and completely humiliating.

I'm sending you the boxset right now, but in the meantime, here's an actual naked gameshow you and the rest of Australia should check out...