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Spaced with Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes – S01 E03 – Art

03/04/2020

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After accepting some cheap speed from some violently friendly Scottish blokes, Tim has spent all night fighting zombies (or, more accurately, hallucinating while playing Resident Evil 2) and Mike has somehow managed to get to Sheffield on the Tube. Daisy has a job interview at a classy women’s magazine (“Flaps”) and Brian has an invitation to a new art show by Vulva (David Walliams), his former partner and non-gender-specific-ex-chaste-heterosexual-lover. This causes much angst and feelings of inferiority all around. “Girl Power!” fails to impress the magazine editors, Brian’s much-practiced air of indifference fails to impress Vulva, and Tim’s Twiglets allergy and hallucinations of zombies leads to Vulva getting a much-deserved punch in the face. The episode concludes with Daisy’s idea for performance art, a parody of Bruce Nauman‘s work “Clown Torture”, which leads Tim to remark that it is obviously harder than it looks.

Wikipedia

Spaced is a British television sitcom created, written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, and directed by Edgar Wright, about the (comedic and sometimes farcical and action-packed) misadventures of Daisy Steiner and Tim Bisley, two twenty-something Londoners who, despite only having just met, decide to move in together after she gives up on squatting and he is kicked out by his ex-girlfriend. Supporting roles include Nick Frost as Tim’s best friend Mike, Katy Carmichael as Daisy’s best friend Twist, Mark Heap as lodger Brian who lives downstairs and Julia Deakin as landlady Marsha.

The first series of the show, comprising seven episodes, premiered in the UK on Channel 4 24 September 1999, and the second and final series, also consisting of seven episodes, premiered on 23 February 2001 before concluding on 13 April, with the final episode of the second series also serving as the series finale.

Both series were nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Situation Comedy.

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