The BEST episodes of Lunch Monkeys

Every episode of Lunch Monkeys ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Lunch Monkeys!

The administration department of personal injury law firm of Fox Cranford is a gathering place for school-leavers, no-hopers and general misfits – and if they monkey around till lunch, its guerrilla warfare in the office till dinner. Straight out of school, and into a job they don’t want, Darrel, Kenny, Asif, Shelley and Tania are going nowhere fast. Looked down on by the solicitors they work for, they face constant criticism by their power hungry supervisor Gloria Stevens. Bored senseless for eight hours a day, the post room gang fill their time fighting, flirting, winding each other up and generally causing mayhem whilst dodging disciplinary action and the occasional irate client. Not to mention the office sleepover, mistaken identity, ghosts, tramps and a serious case of fatal attraction!

Last Updated: 12/25/2022Network:BBC Three
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Big Trouble in Little Cranford
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#1 - Big Trouble in Little Cranford

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/10/2011

It’s Fox Cranford’s 30 year anniversary, but the celebration is a damp squib involving Gloria’s home made cake. Kenny’s panic stricken when he mistakenly thinks that Tania is pregnant, Mike’s on the verge of meltdown, the firm’s going under and the icy Miss Fox, a silent partner, is on the prowl - busting balls and sorting out the firm’s inefficiencies. Tania and Shelley decide to hold a proper party to cheer Mike up. Kenny’s in charge of the food and drink and with Darrel and Asif’s help it quickly goes pear-shaped. Will Mike top himself? Is Shelley pregnant? Or is it Tania?

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Spacepants
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#2 - Spacepants

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/2009

Boss Mike is driven nuts by new girl Shelley who takes a two hour lunch to get a tattoo. Office Manager Gloria is too lazy to do Shelley's induction and leaves it to Darrel - bad move. Asif thinks an angry client wants to kill him with a death ray. Kenny tries to ask Tania out, but ends up trying to find spacepants and anyhow Tania might have AIDS, may be a lesbian and is possibly pregnant, but she definitely has a boyfriend.

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Dog Boy Darrel
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#3 - Dog Boy Darrel

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/17/2009

Solicitor Charlie tries to persuade Tania to get rid of their baby. Down in the post room, Darrel thinks he is Jason Bourne and Asif thinks he is Jackie Chan. They have a fight and Darrel loses a client's cheque, but gains a pair of Gloria's pants. The client who is owed the money is coming in to confront the boss, Mike. Asif has learnt hypnosis and puts Darrel in a trance to try and find the cheque - with alarming conseqeunces. Shelley discovers that gambling is brilliant, which leads to an interesting discovery.

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Ice Pops
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#4 - Ice Pops

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/24/2009

Asif has a crush on hard-nosed solicitor Lee Ann and is determined to ask her out, but she only goes out with rich businessmen.

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Fire
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#5 - Fire

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/2009

A fire-safety officer is due to visit personal injury firm Fox Cranford so office manager Gloria needs to appoint a fire warden.

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Temp
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#6 - Temp

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/8/2009

Darrel is surprised when an office temp takes a shine to him, but the course of true love fails to run smoothly. Meanwhile, Tania is disciplined and sues the firm in retaliation.

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Ghost
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#7 - Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/2009

The admin team are working late and Tania is in charge, in the concluding episode of the comedy series about the slackers in personal injury firm Fox Cranford.

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Super-visor
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#8 - Super-visor

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/3/2011

Tania's having a bad day. Darrel's living in the office, Gloria's winding her up, Asif's running away to Wales, Shelley's flat-hunting and Kenny's kissing strange girls and drawing pictures. The post room is in chaos and it's Tania's first appraisal as supervisor. Asif is so stressed that he enlists evil Charlie's help in convincing his family that he is a top lawyer. They want him to sue the optician who sold faulty glasses to his Auntie Reena. Can Tania pull it all together, pass her appraisal and get back on board the Kenny boat before it sails for good?

Directors: Matt Holt
Writer: David Isaac
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Monkey Love
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#9 - Monkey Love

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/10/2011

Darrel's in love. The only problem is that it's with Mike's daughter, who is hell-bent on causing as much trouble at work as possible so she can go skiing with her mates. Kenny and Tania are in love too, and trying to find five minutes away from Asif to enjoy a spot of heavy petting. With Gloria off sick, Shelley is her unlikely replacement and organises a presentation for Mike to remember.

Directors: Mike Holt
Writer: David Isaac
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Smoke and Mirrors
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#10 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/17/2011

Shelley wakes up in the office with the hangover from hell, annoys the other monkeys all day and smells terrible. Kenny and Tania's sex life is under scrutiny when Tania lets slip to Gloria that they didn't spend the previous night together and rumours fly through the office. Darrel's counter-espionage only makes things worse and his relationship advice for Asif, who has a crush on the office flower girl, isn't working. And there's a limo in Mike's personal parking space, so he's going up the wall.

Directors: Mike Holt
Writer: David Isaac
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Dream a Little Dream
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#11 - Dream a Little Dream

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/24/2011

Kenny is back from a week on tour with the band for which he does photos and flyers. Tania has missed him, but Asif has missed him more. Tania has planned a motivational exercise involving hats and five-year life plans which puts the fear into Kenny. Is this it? Work, marriage, kids then death? Tania wants everyone to think about their dreams for the future, but Shelley can only think about her recurring nightmare featuring household chores. Darrel's life plan involves replacing Tania as postroom supervisor. And why is Darrel too embarrassed to share the contents of his dream?

Directors: Mike Holt
Writer: David Isaac
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Who's the Daddy
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#12 - Who's the Daddy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/3/2011

Darrel’s estranged dad, Pat turns up doing odd jobs at Fox Cranford. Pat soon spots an opportunity to find a new home at Darrel and Shelley’s flat having been kicked out by his ex. Shelley sees Pat for the unreliable self-obsessed tit that he is and verges on the point of violence. It’s a big day for Asif – if he passes his driving test he’s been promised a new set of wheels by his dad. And Kenny is stressed because everyone thinks he’s boring now he’s settled with Tania and sets out to prove them wrong.

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