BAFTA-winning sitcom Lyan's Boys script writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are startled by US studio boss Merc Lapidus's offer to work on a remake in Hollywood. Sean persuades suspicious Bev, who is at least impressed by the grand, albeit fake, residence they get to use, despite the insufferably dull security guard. Their superb Shakespearian lead star Julian Bullard was supposed to be part of the deal, but Lapidus insists on a 'formality audition', which goes wrong on account of accent prejudices. The Brits are startled to hear the studio intends to sign up sitcom (Friends, Joey) star Matt LeBlanc. Yet by now they know the studio isn't committed to anything content-wise.
Did You Know?
The opening scene is seen again in Episode Six. See more
When Sean and Beverly first arrive in Los Angeles, the taillights on their Mustang convertible are all red except for a small reverse lamp in the lower inside corner of each lamp. As they pull up to their gated community in Beverly Hills, the tail lamps now have a full-height reverse lamp segment in each taillight with red brake/turn lamps on either side. See more
[In the wake of winning a BAFTA Award for their television series, Beverly and Sean are approached by Merc Lapidus, an American network executive
You know what my fantasy is?
I'm gonna guess. Either shoes or nuns.
[Merc and Sean laugh
My fantasy is, I wake up tomorrow, and I've got your show on my network.
Well, that's very flattering.
No, no, I'm not just blowing smoke here. I love your show. I love it. Seriously... I want to have sex with your show.