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The Dinner Party

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Episode Num
Serie 2, Episode 4
Friday September 14, 2007

The Dinner Party: Series 2, Episode 4


Jen has found love and is giving a dinner party with her new boyfriend to six of their single friends. But when the three male invitees drop out at the last moment, Jen is forced to call upon Moss, Roy, and Richmond.


Jen is planning a dinner party with her new partner Peter and three of each of their single friends, but when her boyfriend's guests drop out she has to turn to Moss, Roy, and Richmond if she wants the party to continue.

When they arrive at Jen's house she drills the three of them on how to act normally, and for a while, things seem to go well. Roy chooses to sit with a model named Paula, but discovers that she was recently in a car accident and her face is wrapped in bandages, so he is uncertain whether or not she is still as beautiful as she used to be; Moss pairs up with another of the three single friends Margaret, and the two of them inadvertently start acting as if they are married; Richmond unexpectedly hits it off with the last of Jen's friends Jessica. Moss asks "do you think you'd die if you drank wee?"

During the dinner party, Roy and Moss discover that Peter's full name is Peter File, which sounds similar to the word 'pedophile', which causes much amusement. Roy takes Paula home and is impressed by her house, which has many games consoles. Roy asks Paula out for a drink, but Paula turns him down and says that he is not her type.

Jen and Peter set off for a romantic holiday to Paris, but she abandons him at the airport as his name is too embarrassing.

During the credits, Roy and Moss are playing loud music in the basement. Jen turns it down before realising that Roy and Moss had the music up loud in order to drown out Richmond and Jessica's love making. Jen then turns the music up again before returning to her office.


  • Roy's Shirt: A pixilated Pirate flag
  • Song at the end of the episode: Guided By Voices - Game of Pricks
  • This would be Richmond's last appearance until Series 4's Reynholm v Reynholm.


Roy: Oh, I see. Peter File

Moss: Who's a pedophile? - Moss, after mishearing Roy say Peter's second name