Just Good Friends (1983–1986)
Paul Nicholas: Vince Pinner
Vince Pinner : Pen, what's wrong with you?
Penny Warrender : Can't you tell?
Vince Pinner : What?
Penny Warrender : God, what a zonko! Vincent, you are the most cretinous, slow-witted, irritating moron that I've ever come across.
Vince Pinner : Don't mince words with me, Pen. Have you got something to say?
Stan : 'ere let me ask you something, who's in charge here?
Vince Pinner : Go on, Stan. I ain't heard this one.
Stan : You are the assistant manager, I make the decisions.
Vince Pinner : Stanley, so far today you've decided to turn down good business, give fraud a bad name, and to accept a bet on an elephant race. In my opinion you are to bookmaking what Wayne Sleep is to rugby league. No offence.
Penny Warrender : What have you been doing with yourself today, hmm?
Vince Pinner : Well, I've been window shopping. Looking for new bedding, that sort of thing.
Daphne Warrender : [sarcastically] Pity the army surplus store has closed down.
Vince Pinner : Yes. I imagine you must miss it terribly, Daphne.
Vince Pinner : Pen, what I have to say isn't going to be easy. So would you just for this once allow me to speak without interrupting? You see, Pen...
Penny Warrender : What do you mean interrupting? I never interrupt.
Vince Pinner : No. I must be thinking of someone else.
Penny Warrender : Yes, you must.
Penny Warrender : The very first night we met you tried your luck.
Vince Pinner : Nothing happened between us for a long time.
Penny Warrender : Only because I wouldn't allow it. I'd known you for exactly one hour. You'd bought me a coca-cola and tried to undo my bra. I can remember thinking "I'm glad I didn't order a Bacardi with it".
[Les is telling Vince about a villain that he stood up to]
Les Pinner : He used to be an enforcer for the Kray Brothers - till they sacked him for being too aggressive. He knew I was earning and he wanted his cut. Now unlike you, Vincent, I ain't never been a fighting man. But I knew I had a straight choice. I either paid him what he wanted and had him on my back for the rest of my natural, or I fronted him out. And that's what I did. I was scared, petrified, but I stood up to him. And do you know what? I discovered I had an inner strength. It was as if it weren't me fighting - it was another feller, stronger than me, who had no fear. Every blow was considered in a calm and clinically violent way. George Fimbo never came near or by that yard again.
Vince Pinner : And were you hurt?
Les Pinner : Hurt? Three months in a convalescent home, eighteen months before I could walk without a stick!