Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The British sitcom Men Behaving Badly is the tale of three mismatched roommates. Needing a fellow lodger to help pay the mortgage on his flat, Gary (Martin Clunes) takes in first Dermot (Harry Enfield) and later Tony (Neil Morrissey), both of whom are loutish chauvinists and neither of whom ever seem to have enough money to pay the rent. Both of Gary's lodgers are desirous of bedding their sexy upstairs neighbor, Deborah (Leslie Ash). As for Gary, he goes to great lengths to avoid making a lasting commitment to his girlfriend, Dorothy (Caroline Quentin), though eventually he does relent and marries her. Based on Simon Nye's novel of the same name, Men Behaving Badly debuted in 1992, lasting six seasons and 42 episodes. During its first two years on the air, the show was carried by the British ITV network to lukewarm response; it fared far better when it moved to BBC1 in 1994. Two years later, an American version of Men Behaving Badly, starring Rob Schneider and Ron Eldard, settled in for a brief run on NBC.
bachelor, chauvinist, roommate