Coupling's Jeff Murdock
Coupling's Jeff Murdock and the ladies.
In the smash hit TV show Coupling, Jeff Murdock is a character played by British actor Richard Coyle. Jeff is let say, the socially handicapped guy. He gets so nervous around women that what blurts from his mouth is just hysterical. And of course his lack of luck with the ladies made him obsessed with sex. A subject on which he has some pretty weird ideas. I discovered Coupling and Jeff Murdock a while ago (the original British show, no the US version) and I am a big fan.
Coupling = "Friends" on viagra
Coupling is a BBC TV show aired from 2000 to 2004. Think about it as "Friends" on viagra and of course a hundred times funnier. The Brits sure know how to make excellent TV comedies.
The episodes revolved around the life of 6 friends, in their late 20's. Most of the episodes take place in a pub, and from time to time in a flat or at their jobs. Their main interest in life is relationship and of course sex.
The dialogs are brilliant, and honestly you can't just stop laughing.If you have a wicked sense of humor, you'll catch all those innuendos.
And please, don't bother with the American version.
BBC's Coupling theme song
Perhaps perhaps perhaps sang by Mary Wilson
Who is Jeff Murdock?
Who is Jeff Murdock?
Coupling Seasons 1-4 - The Jeff seasons
Having a girlfriend is like legalised sex." -Jeff
Jeff is coupling's funniest character. He is such a big looser when it comes to dating, that whatever weird excuses or ideas he can have just seems natural and not one bit "too much". His character while being funny and totally hysterical remains credible. Some more about Jeff Murdock:
Name: Jeffrey Murdock
Age: late 20's, early 30's
Born in: his strong Welsh accent supposed he was born in Wales
Lives in: London, UK
Occupation: works in an office, probably as an accountant
Best friend: Steve
His father: we know nothing about his father.
His mother: has certainly traumatized him with her threats of emasculation with a miniature guillotine if he kissed a woman. He refers often to his mother, and apparently her favorite line was a discouraged "Oh Jeffrey"
His favorite occupation as a kid : write the word naked on a bit of paper hundreds of times and rub his face in it.
His crush as a child: Britt Ekland (the Swedish actress). He would watch the TV all time, hoping to see her naked. It got to the point where he would get arouse every time the TV was switched on..
Learn a little more about Jeff Murdock
What Jeff has on his mind:
He's got female body parts multiplying in his brain
Jeff got a job interview....the problem is: he can't "turn off the naked people" in his head, thanks to his friend Patrick
Flirting according to Jeff:
Your ears will be the pride of my ear bucket!
Tonight is Jeff's best chance to score. You see this beautiful girl doesn't speak English!
Jeff's favorite pick up line:
you look so good you should be embalmed
Jeff's foreplay tips:
The sock gap:
"Miss it - and suddenly you're a naked man in socks."
The world according to Jeff
Some of Jeff's weird concepts:
The Giggle Loop
For once, his obsession does not revolve around sex!
The "zone" - and the unflushable
In the event of Steve's death, the first thing I will do is go straight to his house and remove all the pornography before his parents can find it
"She's leaving the country...she doesn't speak English...I insulted her friend's breasts...and she thinks I collect women's ears in a bucket"
"I need breasts with brains. I don't mean individual brains, obviously... I mean, not a brain each. You know, I like intelligent women, but you've got to draw the line somewhere... I think breast brains would be over-egging the woman pudding."
"I love the word naked, it's brilliant isn't it, 'naked'. When I was a kid I used to write the word naked on a bit of paper hundreds of times and rub my face in it."
"Steve's whole fantasy life revolves around Mariella Frostrup If ever meets Mariella Frostrup in person his right hand will shout 'mother'."
"All of us in our time are visited by the Melty Man... Don't say his name, Patrick. Don't even think his name, or he will rise from the shadow dimensions to do his evil work inside your terrified pants."
"I am a prison for sperms. Those poor little tadpoles have been sentenced for life in Jeff Murdock's groin. And let me tell you, that can be a pretty lonely place."
"Having a girlfriend is like legalised sex."
"Women remember, Steve. It's like they've got minds of their own."
"When God made the arse, he didn't say, 'Hey, it's just your basic hinge, let's knock off early.' He said, 'Behold ye angels, I have created the arse. Throughout the ages to come, men and women shall grab hold of these, and shout my name.'"
"I get very tense around apples... Well, I get very tense generally. I think I've fallen into the trap of blaming fruit."
"Sex can be very stressful for men. You judge us on technique, sensitivity, stamina...we're just happy if you're naked...half naked...one breast"
Jeff's coupling friends
What his friends think about him
You're a pioneer in paranoia!
"When the van comes for you, Jeff, go quietly." -Susan
"Jeff, every morning I wake up glad I'm not you." -Steve
"Let me explain, Patrick. Here on earth, there is a gap between seeing someone you like and having sex with them that we like to call *conversation*. In Jeff's case, it can last for up to ten years." -Steve
"Sorry [Jeff] , it's hard to tell which part of the story is meant to be interesting. " -Patrick
Jeff Murdock Is The King!!????
Also let me know if you have written a lens on other great british TV shows!
I will visit you (and everyone else of course)