7.7/10
5,790
22 user

British Men Behaving Badly 

Men Behaving Badly (original title)
Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.
Reviews
Popularity
2,051 ( 203)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2014   1999   1998   1997   1996   1995   … See all »
9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle
Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse
Open All Hours (1973–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron
The Young Ones (1982–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer
Bottom (1991–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Kathy Burke
Men Behaving Badly (1996–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Kevin and Jamie are two roommates. Kevin is irresponsible and sloppy, but compared to super-slob and slacker Jamie, Kevin looks almost anal-retentive. While both are content to wallow in ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Schneider, Dina Spybey-Waters, Ron Eldard
Porridge (1973–1977)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
Bottom Live (Video 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Richie buys an inflatable doll named Monica as his lover, and he tries to conceal it from Eddie. But it all goes terribly wrong when Richie accidentally super glues Monica to his groin, mistaking Eddie's super glue for Handcream.

Director: Marcus Mortimer
Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte
The Fast Show (1994–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

Stars: Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir
They Think It's All Over (1995–2006)
Comedy | Game-Show | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Comedy panel quiz show on the theme of sport.

Stars: Rory McGrath, Nick Hancock, Gary Lineker
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
Ian Lindsay ...
Valerie Minifie ...
Edit

Storyline

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). Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

British Men Behaving Badly  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(38 episodes) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 for 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. See more »

Goofs

In the early seasons Gary had a driving licence and was shown having hired a car to spy on Dorothy as seen in season 4, episode 2, "Infidelity", and in season 3, episode 2, "Bed" is seen borrowing Dorothy's car to go to the chemist to buy antacid; but by season 6 he can't drive and has never driven, as seen in season 6, episode 3, "Jealousy" See more »

Quotes

Tony: Why does Dorothy still live with her parents?
Gary Strang: Her Mother keeps threatening to kill herself if she moves out, I think she should risk it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ian Hislop & Paul Merton (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

So true, it's scary!!!
11 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is the only comedy series I have ever watched that whether you are male or female you can absolutely relate to.

Either you have done or experienced first hand everything that happens in each episode.

Series 1 with Harry Enfield was fantastic, but when Neil Morrisey replaced him in Series 2 things only got better!

If you have the DVD set (a great investment) then don't forget to check out the outtakes (via the Pub Quiz) - Very funny!

Having read comments from others and external reviews, decided to add a bit more to my comments...

Men Behaving Badly was interesting because it was a show that jumped channels. It started on ITV (only Series 1 I think) and then moved to the BBC. However it was still Pearson TV that were behind it so I'm not sure if the change of channel contributed to the fact that Series 2-6 and Last Orders were better (not only my opinion) than Series 1 or if it was purely better chemistry between the leads plus the public becoming more and more comfortable with them that gave this impression.

In any case, I am only happy that I have never been subjected to the US version of this and I can remember it in its original mode!


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'La La Land' Producer on the Art of Espionage

Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart." Plus, Kevin Smith reveals his favorite Sundance movies of all time.

Watch now