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From somewhere 'inbetween' insanity and reality, The Inbetweeners was born. Now, we recap our favourite quotes from the last three seasons...

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For those of you who haven’t seen The Inbetweeners – where have you been? It’s one of Britain's biggest shows, and enormously entertaining, following the lives of four distinctively average sixth form boys attending Rudge Park Comprehensive. Simon Cooper (played by Joe Thomas), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley), Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison) and Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) make up the verbally and physically clumsy Inbetweeners; four teenagers who - courtesy of the awkward years ‘inbetween’ childhood and adulthood - continuously suffer the indignity, embarrassment and insecurity of growing up. What makes The Inbetweeners so viewable is the relatable nature in which its protagonists are portrayed – I mean, who doesn't know a Will, Simon, Jay or Neil of their own?

First screened in 2008, The Inbetweeners has quickly become one of the most talked about (and quoted) shows of my generation and for good reason.  Will’s awkward upper-class, private schoolboy behaviour and bully-magnet briefcase; Jay’s filthy mouth and never-ending lies about his 'sexploits'; Simon’s unrequited love for the pretty Carli D’Amato and his over-gelled hair; and Neil’s simple - yet sweet - personality and repeated denials of his father’s homosexuality – all reasons why the show has done so well, so quickly.

Last week, the date for the expected release of an Inbetweeners film was announced as the summer of 2011. The movie-adaptation of the popular series is expected to tell the story of the boys on holiday in the party town of Malia, Crete. Four 18-year-olds...on holiday...in Crete - what's not to like? So, to pass the time between now and August I’ve re-watched all three series of the show and (with some difficulty, as every line of every episode is brilliant) would like to present my top ten quotes from the show.

10. "Feisty one you are"

Will: Feisty one you are!
Lauren: Why are you talking like that?
Will: It was Yoda....from Star Wars. It’s the same impression I was doing on the coach for about an hour.
Lauren: Oh! Was that what that was? Oh good, I thought you might have a problem.

9. "Bus wankers"

Jay: Slow down a minute Si. (To a bus stop full of people) BUS WANKERS!
Simon: Where did that come from? Bus Wankers.
Jay: I dunno, it just felt right.
Will: You could see their little faces drop as they thought – ‘We must be the Bus Wankers’.

8. "Will when drunk"

Will: You Bumder!

7. "Will craps himself"

Jay: At least they won’t call you briefcase mong anymore.
Will: Oh well, that's good.
Jay: No, they'll call you shit pants mong.
Neil: Or Shitty Shitty Bang Bang.
Will: Any more?
Simon: Wayne Pooney, Take Shat.
Neil: Dr Poo.
Jay: The Lion, the Witch and the speccy kid who shat himself.
Simon: We can keep this up all summer you know.
Will: Brilliant - looking forward to it.
Simon: Brad Shit.
Jay: Bumlog Millionaire.
Will: Alright!
Simon: How about Vladimir Pootin?
Neil: Who?

6. "Eventful day"

Simon's Dad: You've had an eventful day - bunking off school, buying alcohol illegally, defacing Carli's drive and insulting Neil's dad - have I missed anything?
Will: We also hit a spastic with a Frisbee.

5. "Neil's pitiful defence"

Neil: My Dad's not gay!
Jay: Well...let's look at the evidence... 1) your mum left him because he loves cock.

4. "Hideous first date"

Will: A few years ago I went to see King Kong at the cinema, now I'm on a date with her.

3. "Family finger fun"

Will: No one would get fingered for a bet Jay... with the possible exception of your sister.
Jay: Take that back.
Will: You're right I do take that back, on the other hand your mum would probably get fingered for a packet of biscuits.

2. "Jay's friend"

Simon: Oh he’s just some friend from when Jay had trials at West Ham that never happened.
Will: Don’t forget the thumbs up.
Simon, Neil and Will: Oh friend! Friend! Please can I be your friend?
Jay: Fuck you lot, where’s the beer?

1. "Really, Jay?"

Jay: Morning Benders, jump in the minge mobile.
Will: Strange thing to call your mums car.

(PS: Current rumours are suggesting that our American counterparts are currently producing a USA-friendly version of The Inbetweeners . A warning to said Americans:  Do not ruin it like you have with other British shows (cough, cough - The Office) - or you’ll run the risk of generating even more student protests in the UK.)

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Comments 

 
#1 Please no remake! Caleb Leland 2011-01-21 01:16
This show is perfect just as it is. Why my fellow Americians feel the need to destroy that which is good and right in the world I'll never know. Nice list, though. Definitely hard to pick with so many great lines over the last three seasons.
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#2 WOOOO rachel 2011-10-06 08:37
oooooooooo feisty one you are!!!!!!!!
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#3 Fish Scene Joe Mann 2012-09-06 20:42
What about the fish scene?
"It's not a *****ing shark, is a fish. and we're only in the harbour what are they going to do, tow us four feet closer to the shore!"
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