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post Aug 7 2005, 04:43 PM
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Though 1.2 is not my favourite episode, it contains one of my all-time favourite Spaced moments: the look on Brian's face when he opens the door expecting to see Father Christmas and finding only Tim.

Other highlights: Mike presenting Daisy with a land-mine; 'I can hear sex noise!'; 'Look at them - they're all so thin!'.
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post Aug 8 2005, 12:14 AM
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The 'fake sex noise' cutaway scene was an absolute classic, one of several key standout moments I kept remembering long after my fragmented viewing patterns during Spaced's first airing. The character positioning of the scene, with Tim in the foreground engrossed in his PlayStation, and Daisy in the background jumping almost childlike on the sofa, was just (and still is) so damned funny - it stuck in my mind for ages afterwards. And the dialogue either side of this wonderfully brief cutaway sequence was a fantastic framing for what remains an iconic Spaced moment for me.

And as Zoe has rightly mentioned, the 2001/refridgerator homage, along with Field Of Dreams' "If we have it, they will come", and the Close Encounters homage at the foot of the stairs (preceeded of course by the brilliantly eery of "Join Us...") really drove home the fantastic otherworldliness of the series.

But as well as the brilliant movie homages of course, there are so many great character moments:

The first proper introduction of Mike:

Tim: "I think you may have missed the puppet show, though"
Girls: "Fuck Off!!"
Tim: "What did you say?!?!"
Mike: "They said 'fuck off'"
Tim: "I know what they said, Mike!"

(I just love Mike's pronunciation there) biggrin.gif

Tim inviting Brian (I won't quote the entire, brilliantly mirrored exchange):

Tim: "There'll be girls at the party"
Brian: "Really?"
Tim: "Yes"
Brian: "Mmmmm..."

And of course, Marsha's catchphrase "'Ulloooo" to the paperboy at the very end. So many other moments to mention....

If I'm honest, I would say Episode 2 was truly where the series first fired on all cylinders for me.

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- Chapman Baxter   Gatherings: the best bits   Aug 7 2005, 04:43 PM
- - Sir_Robin_the_brave   "I'll have half" "It's a mi...   Aug 7 2005, 04:48 PM
- - Zoe   The 2001 homage in front of the fridge is what Spa...   Aug 7 2005, 04:55 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (Zoe @ Aug 7 2005, 05:55 PM)The 2001 ho...   Aug 11 2005, 12:55 PM
- - Ingram   So many excellent moments in this episode. The li...   Aug 7 2005, 04:59 PM
- - PrincessKate   "...Just a load of Teenage girls." The L...   Aug 7 2005, 05:01 PM
- - Timothy Bisley   FAKE SEX NOISES!   Aug 7 2005, 07:09 PM
- - Igmeister   "I see it as a tribute to Christo, the artist...   Aug 7 2005, 08:12 PM
- - blackcherry   "Daisy, I can hear sex noise!" - jus...   Aug 7 2005, 08:45 PM
- - thirtyhelens   QUOTE (Chapman Baxter @ Aug 7 2005, 08:43 AM)...   Aug 7 2005, 11:52 PM
- - Ade   The 'fake sex noise' cutaway scene was an ...   Aug 8 2005, 12:14 AM
- - Jabba the Princess   For some reason I just love the "Guacamole Wi...   Aug 8 2005, 05:27 AM
- - Timothy Bisley   Oh my god how could I forget! Joooooooooiiiii...   Aug 8 2005, 09:30 AM
- - Henry Krinkle   Brian making the save and taking the coat to ...   Aug 8 2005, 11:36 AM
|- - Silky   QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Aug 8 2005, 11:36 AM)B...   Aug 11 2005, 01:21 AM
- - girlyrotten   The tin foil! I love Daisey's little creat...   Aug 8 2005, 02:33 PM
- - Punkass   "Bring the Glock seventeeeen"   Aug 8 2005, 08:17 PM
- - Ingram   Mike: I was providing some much needed security T...   Aug 8 2005, 11:49 PM
- - maian   -''We can cut back on the fake sex noises...   Aug 9 2005, 05:36 PM
- - feckless_dykey_prostitute   The Father Christmas gag between Tim and Brian is ...   Aug 9 2005, 07:55 PM
- - Spider-Mouse   I think this has to be one of my favourite episode...   Aug 10 2005, 07:16 PM
- - spacegurl   Tim finding Mike standing behind the door with hs ...   Aug 11 2005, 01:10 AM
- - VashTheLecher   the father christmas part is always funny. the fak...   Aug 16 2005, 07:49 AM
- - Cazza   For starters....... Daisy- We're not organisi...   Aug 16 2005, 06:52 PM

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