The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)
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When his father walks out on his mother and himself, bespectacled, nerdy Will McKenzie is forced to leave his private school and enroll at the local comprehensive, where his accent and ... See full summary »

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Gordon Anderson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Bird ... Will McKenzie
James Buckley ... Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison ... Neil Sutherland
Joe Thomas ... Simon Cooper
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Mark Donovan
Anabel Barnston Anabel Barnston ... Susie
John Seaward John Seaward ... John
Greg Davies ... Mr. Gilbert
Richard Hart Richard Hart ... David Glover
Emily Head ... Carli D'Amato
Belinda Stewart-Wilson ... Polly McKenzie
Alex Macqueen ... Kevin Sutherland (as Alex MacQueen)
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Pamela Cooper
Andrew Brooke ... Barman 1
Tim Faraday ... Steve
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Storyline

When his father walks out on his mother and himself, bespectacled, nerdy Will McKenzie is forced to leave his private school and enroll at the local comprehensive, where his accent and appearance make him an easy target for the school psycho. Seeking to make friends with 'normal' boys he pals up with Jay, Neil and Simon, but none of them are exactly winners, as is evidenced when they try to buy alcohol in a pub. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jay has an Australian driving licence which he is going to use as his fake ID. The address on it actually exists, located about 60 miles SW of Melbourne, Australia. See more »

Goofs

When Will attempts to buy cider from the bartender he is told that he must be accompanied by an adult in order to get served. However, the bartender had already served Jay with his fake ID so they were actually already accompanied by an adult. See more »

Quotes

Will McKenzie: They say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Except for polio.
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References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

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Foundations
(uncredited)
Written by Kate Nash and Paul Epworth
Performed by Kate Nash
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as this pilot episode goes along, things get much better and much funnier
23 December 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

In its opening moments, this pilot episode of the popular British teen comedy "The Inbetweeners" felt very cliche and mostly unfunny (despite having a few good laugh lines here and there), but as it continued the laughs increased rapidly and I soon found myself falling head over heels for this simplistic and relatable tale of teenage lusts (and laughs). The comedy is definitely raunchy, but it is also witty and the show is much more intelligent than it at first seems to be. The characters are very likable and understandable, even when we're laughing at their own expense. The show may seem distinctly British at first, but it really focuses on themes of a universal nature, especially for those who live in the West and aren't bombarded with much worse issues than mere girl troubles and sexual longing (which is not to say that those issues are particularly minuscule, as they can cause much stress to any young man, especially one that was naturally brought up in a more "privileged" environment). Anyway, this pilot definitely gave me a great first impression and I'm looking forward to digging into this show much more.


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