What's that old saying? 'When a man is tired of Peep Show he is tired of life.' You know the one, it was Samuel Johnson or George Orwell, or Orson Welles, or someone like that who said it.
Fortunately, no one is tired of Peep Show, because whether you're man, woman, child or goat, we as Brits love seeing other people stuck in awkward moments. Go on admit it, you secretly love watching others misjudge a handshake or linger behind a social circle, desperately longing to break in: 'Accept me!' Well Peep Show is the television equivalent of that.
Like The Office before it, Peep Show revels in the trials and tribulations of a pathetic cast of misfits inhabiting a depressing London landscape. The camera work a series of excruciating closeups of the cast's grey skin and sweaty brows. If that all sounds depressing, it's not, it's hilarious and life affirming and wonderful.
So with last night's triumphant return of the cult sitcom, we've compiled a list of the most awkward and amusing Peep Show lines and moments.
Mark's Rainbow Dance
This scene ended with the immortal line: 'God it's so easy being a freak, no wonder they're 10 a penny.'
Johnson being Johnson
Not one to watch with granny at Christmas
Mark's reaction though...
So much delicious loneliness
You could write a book on Mark quotes
We almost forgot about Dobby
And Super Hans
Catch the final season of Peep Show every Wednesday on Channel 4 at 10pm, or watch the whole series on 4OD.
Words by Finlay Renwick