The Best Episodes of Peep Show
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2019
Essentially, a take on the 'odd-couple' sitcom, Peep Show revolves around the lives of two twentysomethings, Mark and Jeremy, who share a flat. Mark is an office worker, with a bleak outlook on life. who obsesses over his co-worker, Sophie. Jeremy in contrast, is a lazy, shallow guy trying to make it in the music industry. A unique twist that immediately sets the show apart form other sitcoms is the use of the first person view point [nb. the original show title was POV], where we get to see from the characters own eyes. We also get to hear internal thoughts and opinions which reveals stuff they wouldn't say out loud.
#1 - Wedding
Season 4 - Episode 6
It's Mark's wedding day. He is torn about whether he should go through with it or not. Jeremy discourages him but Mark continues. On the way to the reception, Sophie breaks down and runs away. Jeremy comforts Mark as the 'El Dude Brothers' are reunited.
#2 - Holiday
Season 4 - Episode 5
Jeremy takes Mark on a stag weekend, with a rented canal boat. There, they meet two sisters, Aurora and Lucy, and their father. Jeremy falls in love with Aurora, whilst Lucy becomes sexually attracted to Mark. The father offers Mark a job in India, a way out of his impending marriage to Sophie, whilst Jeremy accidentally kills, and then eats a bit of Aurora's dog.
#3 - Das Boot
Season 6 - Episode 6
Time is running out for Jeremy as Elena and Gail's marriage is imminent. However, he thinks there may be a way to get Gail off the scene and win Elena back. Meanwhile Mark, although conflicted about becoming a father, is worried that Jeff is becoming a potential rival dad. He decides that he's going to learn to drive so that he can take Sophie to the hospital when the baby arrives. Sophie is delighted, but learning to drive doesn't prove that easy.
#4 - Handyman
Season 4 - Episode 4
Jeremy meets his hero, techno musician Russell "The Orgazoid". He ends up working as his handyman, which leads Mark to become suspicious, as it seems that Jeremy's job consists of making smoothies for him. Meanwhile Mark meets Sally at his school reunion, one the few girls who actually ever liked him. It turns out that she has married one of Mark's childhood tormentors, Foz. Mark decides to try and seduce Sally whilst Sophie is away on a business trip.
#5 - The Party
Season 6 - Episode 5
As a last desperate hurrah before the baby arrives, Mark and Jeremy decide to throw a party. Mark sees it as his final opportunity to reignite his relationship with Dobby, while Jeremy imagines it's a chance to make Elena insanely jealous. But as the evening proceeds, it all becomes a bit of an emotional roller-coaster.
#6 - A Beautiful Mind
Season 7 - Episode 3
Jeremy holds a book group at the flat in an effort to try and impress Zahra but apart from Mr Nice, Jeremy has never read a book. Mark is concerned by not being able to satisfy Dobby's sexual needs and decides to get some help for the problem.
#7 - Mark's Women
Season 5 - Episode 6
Mark gets into online gaming and live role play with Dobby and wonders whether she may be The One. Meanwhile, Mark and Sophie finally sort out their annulment. Jeremy joins a cult.
#8 - Shrooming
Season 3 - Episode 3
Jeremy plans to throw a secret magic mushroom party in the flat, where he hopes to seduce his ex, Big Suze. But when Mark suddenly comes home from work with gastric flu, Jeremy's plans go to pieces.
#10 - The Test
Season 6 - Episode 2
Mark makes a final play for Dobby, the object of his desires. Meanwhile, Jeremy meets a new love, Russian émigré Elena. Both guys are determined to impress, but one of them is an expectant father. And when the pregnant Sophie spills the beans, both Mark and Jeremy's worlds change forever.
#11 - Seasonal Beatings
Season 7 - Episode 5
Mark has invited his parents over for Christmas dinner. Everything has been planned down to the last detail but Jeremy has become over excited and Dobby and Super Hans show up as unexpected guests.
#12 - St. Hospitals
Season 7 - Episode 1
Mark and Jeremy are at the hospital awaiting the birth of Mark's baby. Sophie is determined to have a natural birth and doesn't want Mark to transfer any of his anxiety to the baby. Meanwhile, Jeremy is convinced he will never get over losing Elena, until he meets Zahra, whose boyfriend is in a coma.
#13 - The Love Bunker
Season 8 - Episode 3
Simon, Dobby's ex-boyfriend, invites Mark, Dobby, Jeremy and Superhans to join him and his friends for a paintballing weekend. Mark is convinced that Simon is using the weekend as a cover to get back with Dobby, and Jeremy is convinced he can life coach Neil, Simon's best friend.
#14 - Quantocking II
Season 8 - Episode 6
Dobby is offered a job in New York by ex-boyfriend Simon. Uncertain about the offer, Dobby suggests that she and Mark spend a weekend in the country. The perfect time, as far as Jeremy is concerned, to get a few things off his chest.
#15 - Threeism
Season 9 - Episode 3
As Jeremy's love life takes a surprising turn, Mark deals with his own matters of the heart. A girl he has had a crush on since university is launching her new book, so he seizes the opportunity to see her, telling himself it is endurance, not stalking. He invents a fictitious dinner party to get her into the flat, but things do not look good when she calls to ask if she can bring her husband. In an effort to bolster numbers, Mark gets Jeremy and his friends on board last minute, and by the end of the night the truth about Jez's new romance is revealed to all.
#16 - Dance Class
Season 2 - Episode 1
Can you love two people at the same time? Jeremy believes you can, and his gorgeous new American girlfriend puts his taboo bashing beliefs to the test. Mark believes you can only love one person. Besides, he and Sophie, the object of his unrequited love, are getting on really well, especially since he starting hacking into her emails.
#17 - Big Mad Andy
Season 8 - Episode 4
Jeremy finally agrees to leave the flat and move in with Super Hans. Mark employs a decorator, Andy, to repaint the kitchen, and Jeremy helps out by giving him free 'life-coaching' advice. Meanwhile, Mark enrolls on a business studies evening course and meets Stephanie an attractive older woman.
#18 - Jeremy in Love
Season 6 - Episode 3
Jeremy realises that he's in love with Elena and decides to be generally less selfish to win her affection. He also thinks it might be a good idea to tell her he loves her, but Mark isn't so sure...
#19 - Jeremy's Mummy
Season 5 - Episode 4
Jeremy's tortured relationship with his very sweet mother comes under the spotlight. It emerges that Jez has been living off handouts from his mum for years and now he's in line for half of her £40,000 bequest from an aunt. Jeremy's need to self destruct kicks in immediately, as does Mark's inability to stop his excruciating attempts to ingratiate himself with any mature grown-up. He adores Jeremy's mum and hero-worships her Scots Guardsman boyfriend.
#20 - Gym
Season 4 - Episode 3
In order to avoid spending time with Sophie, Mark gets a gym membership. Whilst there he discovers that Jeremy's ex-wife Nancy is working there. Mark tells Jeremy who then becomes desperate to get back together with her. He decides to take a job as a cleaner at the gym and sets about stopping her from dating Mark's personal trainer Matt.
#22 - Kid Farm
Season 9 - Episode 5
Jeremy and Super Hans come to blows over the rights to a tune they wrote back in the noughties, while Mark's play date with his son doesn't quite go to plan.
#25 - Jeremy Therapised
Season 8 - Episode 1
Mark has asked Dobby to move in with him, and Jeremy is faced with the prospect of moving out to make way. But Jeremy has been dragging his heels and Mark is increasingly worried that Dobby will move in with his rival, Gerrard instead.