The BEST Episodes of Men Behaving Badly
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2019
Network: BBC One
Gary needs a lodger to help pay the mortgage on his flat. Unfortunately, neither of his lodgers seems to be able (or willing) to pay any rent at all! First there's Dermot and then Tony. Both of these fall for Deborah, who owns the flat upstairs, but get nowhere. Gary also has thoughts in that direction - his problem being the fact that he has a regular girlfiend, Dorothy, who he lives with!
#1 - Delivery
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 28, 1998
In the final episode, Tony takes up his new job as a postman; however Deborah believes he's become boring as a result. Meanwhile Gary gets heavily drunk to break the news to George and Anthea the office is closing down; and Dorothy goes into labour, but with a drunken Gary and Tony (who's now back to his old ways) and an unconscious midwife.
#2 - Pornography
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 8, 1995
Gary organises a dinner party which proves to be a total disaster while Tony's new girlfriend tells him that he'll have to get rid of his collection of soft-porn magazines or she'll leave him.
#3 - Jealousy
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 20, 1997
Tony becomes obsessively jealous when he thinks that Deborah fancies another man. Gary and Dorothy, Tony and Deborah spend a weekend in a caravan out in the country. Gary is trying to give up smoking.
#4 - Your Mate v Your Bird
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 11, 1996
Gary has to decide between keeping Tony as a flatmate and living with Dorothy. He finally decides to ask Tony to leave. Tony moves to a room in ""The Crown"". Then Dorothy announces that she's decided to move in with Deborah! Tony tries to prove his love for Deborah with a do-it-yourself tattoo.
#5 - Cardigan
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 18, 1996
Gary is upset when he's mistaken for George at the office. He decides to prove that he isn't becoming ""middle aged"" by taking Dorothy, Tony and Deborah to an all-night rave. The evening is a complete disaster!
#6 - Cowardice
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 4, 1996
Gary makes himself look like a coward in a 'road rage' incident so he hatches a plan to make himself look macho. He hires someone to pretend to pick a fight with him in the pub but ends up fighting the wrong man. Deborah has a female friend staying with her. Gary and Tony are convinced that she's going through a ""lesbian phase""!
#7 - The Good Pub Guide
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 27, 1996
Deborah has become interested in astrology. Tony thinks he can use this new interest as a way of getting her to sleep with him. Dorothy gives Gary a lesson in bad behaviour. Gary and Tony are horrified when they discover that Les has been sacked as manager of ""The Crown"". They're even more horrified when they learn that the new landlord plans to completely refurbish the pub. They set about finding a new 'local'. They also fill their flat with some strange mementoes of the 'old Crown'.
#8 - Three Girlfriends
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 22, 1995
Gary's dad has come to stay so he has to find a partner to take to a party. Tony has three girlfriends at the same time and he's finding it difficult to keep them apart. He's also making Gary very jealous!
#9 - Rich and Fat
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 25, 1996
Everyone keeps telling Tony that he's getting fat, so he tries to lose weight. Tony discovers that Gary has £33,000 in his savings account and soon everyone knows about it. Dorothy 'persuades' Gary to make a donation to the hospital appeal fund but everyone is after Gary for a handout. He solves the problem by pretending that he's blown all of his money on expensive watches and Harrods lager.
#10 - Bed
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 8, 1994
It's a wild and stormy night. Deborah can't sleep because she has digestive problems and because the garden fence is flapping around in the wind. She solves this problem by sending Tony to fix the fence and sends Gary to the shops. In the middle of the night, to look for indigestion tablets!
#11 - Sofa
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 11, 1997
Dorothy talks Gary into getting rid of his 25-year-old sofa. Gary reminisces about the events his sofa has 'witnessed'.
#12 - Performance
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 25, 1998
Gary and Dorothy are determined to try for a baby; however Gary has a slight impotence problem so collects a heavy collection of pornography to solve the problem. Meanwhile, Tony decides to move in with Deborah.
#13 - Sex & Violence
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 17, 1992
Dermot organises a romantic dinner for Deborah
#14 - Drunk
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 29, 1995
Gary is supposed to be having a romantic meal with Dorothy, but he gets held up in the pub with Tony. Then Les announces a ""Beers of the World"" promotion and Gary and Tony have to help with the tasting. Will he ever get to the romantic meal?
#15 - Lovers
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 1, 1994
Gary is upset when he discovers that he's had well below the average number of sexual partners for a man of his age, so goes to great lengths to prove to Dorothy that he's VERY experienced. Meanwhile, Deborah has split up with her boyfriend, making Tony thinks he's ""in with a chance""!
#16 - My Brilliant Career
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 24, 1992
Gary thinks that he's been offered a new job so takes his staff out to dinner so that he can tell them that he's leaving! Will he be correct? Meanwhile, Dermot loses his job after he dangles a customer by the ankles.
#17 - Home-Made Sauna
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 1, 1996
Dorothy and Deborah have gone away on a sailing weekend. Tony is building a sauna in the garden shed - a ""shedna"" as he calls it. Gary and Tony meet Paula and Carol, who are staying at the house next door for the weekend. They invite the girls round for a barbecue. Tony makes a play for Paula, but discovers that she's a happily married mother. Gary is seduced by Carol. When Deborah and Dorothy come home, Tony talks Debs into trying out the ""shedna"" with him, but it blows up before they can use it! Gary obviously keeps quiet about his weekend activities with Carol.
#18 - Watching TV
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 27, 1997
Gary, Dorothy, Tony and Deborah spend an evening watching television. At least, Tony tries to watch television. The other three seem hell bent on making Tony look like an idiot.
#19 - Infidelity
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 1, 1995
Deborah tells Tony that she prefers people who help others, so he tries to become a Samaritan. Meanwhile, Gary suspects Dorothy of ""playing around"" and goes to great lengths to confirm his suspicions.
#20 - Rent Boy
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 1992
Tony tries to impress Deborah by pretending that he can speak German - His plan backfires, however, when Debs gets a letter from a German customer and asks him to translate it for her! Gary begins to suspect that Tony is gay.
#21 - Going Nowhere
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 1992
Gary and Deborah are trapped in a lift together. Tony has bought an old van and equips it with an electric blanket - Can you guess why?!
#22 - Casualties
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 15, 1994
Deborah has become very depressed, so she decides to sell her flat and leave the country (As you do!!!). To prevent her from leaving, Gary and Tony do everything they can think of to convince potential buyers that her flat is a terrible place to live!
#23 - Intruders
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 18, 1992
Gary wants to leave his girlfriend, Dorothy, but she decides to leave him first. Gary owns a flat and needs a lodger to help pay the mortgage. Unfortunately, he's got Dermot as a lodger and he's no help at all. A young woman named Deborah moves into the flat upstairs and Dermot immediately decides he's in love with her. The feeling isn't mutual though!
#24 - Hair
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 20, 1996
Tony is away travelling around Europe. Meanwhile, Gary and Dorothy have a very romantic time and Dorothy decides that she'll move in with Gary. She also decides that Tony will have to leave the flat if he moves in! Tony comes home with a beard and is shocked to find a tidy flat with a fridge full of food instead of lager. Gary agonises about ways of breaking the news to Tony that he'll have to leave the flat.
#25 - Playing Away
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 13, 1995
Tony has toothache but can't face a trip to the dentist. He decides on a 'do-it-yourself' extraction and ends up in great pain. Gary and Deborah have gone away on a weekend writing course. Tony calls Dorothy at the hospital and she comes round to help him. They end up in bed together.