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Episode Guide: Series One: Official: Episode One
20th May
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He was a broken-hearted skateboarder, she was a direction-less, wannabe journalist. Fate kicked them onto the streets to find each other for the first time in a greasy North London café. Defeated by the horrors of flat hunting in the big city, they conspire to share accommodation under the guise of a professional couple, when they discover a bargain flat that might just save them both. These then are the adventures of Tim Bisley and Daisy Steiner, two disillusioned twenty-somethings occupying a world in which reality is as subjective as their taste in shoes.

Completest guide to references:

(For anyone who wants to know everything.)

02:59 'Music from the King and I'
03:19 The exchange between Tim and Daisy when Tim is wearing his alien costume is from Return of the Jedi when Luke and Han meet again.
03:55 Edgar Wright's mum used to call him 'Pickle' when he was little.
05:06 The name Tim Bisley is taken from the graphic artist Simon Bisley. The artwork was done by Jim Murray and Jason Brashill of 2000AD fame.
05:47 Dark Star comics based on Dark Horse comics
05:49 The band 'God's Third Leg' were a real band that existed in the late eighties featuring Simon Pegg on drums.
07:15 Michelle from Eastenders did indeed get a third.
07:39 The animation is done in the style of the BBC sci-fi series 'Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy'.
08:14 'Green Card' obviously.
09:45 Everything from 'Perfect for a child..' to the twin girls is from 'The Shining'.
13:05 Both the Director Edgar Wright and the Director of Photography, Andy Hollis, are among the comotosed flatmates. They were not actually stoned.
16:09 As Daisy approaches the monster box if you listen you can hear a faint version of the '2001 a space odyssey' music. A reference to the famous monolith.
16:05 Scooby Dooby Doo.
21:06 The aerial shot is ripped straight out of Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead 2'.
22:33 Daisy Duke and Boss Hog are characters from the 70's redneck show'The Dukes of Hazard'.
23:08 The crash zooms and 'dutch' shots are "inspired" by a gunfight sequence in Sam Raimi's 'The Quick and the Dead'.

Spaced fact:
Bizarrely enough, Edgar Wright is a Sam Raimi fan.

Spaced recommended viewing :

The King and I (1956)
Green Card (1990)
The Shining (1980)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Quick and the Dead (1995)

Spaced recommended listening :

Fatboy Slim "The Weekend Starts Here"
David Holmes "Gritty Shaker"
Mercury Rev "Delta Sun Bottle Neck Stomp" (Chemical Brothers Remix)
Tai - Fun "Space Food"

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