The Inbetweeners – Five Funniest Moments

The cast of The Inbetweeners grace the cover of the new issue.

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This should come as no surprise to regular readers, since the hit comedy won Best TV Show at the NME Awards earlier this year, and I wrote a piece recently about why it’s the funniest show on TV.

A perfect opportunity, then, to look back on some of the funniest Inbetweeners scenes to date.

5. Punching a fish to death
Four clueless blokes adrift on the open sea (well, a few yards from shore anyway). What could possibly go wrong?

4. Puking on Carly’s brother
Simon’s drunken attempt to woo Carly ends in gross-out calamity. The bit moments before, when Simon asks her to “pleasure herself” in front of him? Writer Iain Morris actually did this once.

3. Squirrel-based sorrow
When Jay deliberately runs over a squirrel, initially he’s triumphant (“Now who’s the fucking mug!”), but pride soon gives way to melancholy when he realises what he’s done: “His eyes look sad”.

2. Testicle-gate
Simon’s male-modelling debut ends in shame when he unwittingly exposes himself. “That testicle,” James Buckley (Jay) tells us, “has overshadowed everything.”

1. “Bus wankers!”
OK, it hardly counts as a comic catchphrase, but Jay’s pointless insult has nonetheless entered popular usage. You can even buy a Bus Wankers T-shirt. Perfect for family get-togethers.

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