The Likely Lads

The Likely Lads (1976)

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Terry Collier: That's just one of life's bitter ironies Bob.
Bob: I suffer a lot from those.

Bob: Of course you always had an irresistible sexual magnetism.
Terry Collier: True but its not just that.
Bob: What is it then, I'm dying to know.
Terry Collier: Well once I've got them up here, there's no way they're going to risk leavin this dodgy area after dark.

Bob: These streets are ugly, but they have a kind of beauty.
Terry Collier: Working class sentiment is the indulgence of working peopled created through football and rock-and-roll or people like you who moved out to the elm lodge housing estate at the earliest opportunity.
Bob: Well I didn't want my kids growing up in these streets.

Thelma: She must have quite a hold on Terry.
Bob: Probably at this very moment.
Thelma: Maybe we should invite Chris and Terry to badminton club.

Christina: I learn much this weekend Terry, it has been, how you say in English, an eyesore.

Bob: I think I'm going through what psychiatrists call an identity crisis.
Thelma: Is that what Alan Pooley had?
Bob: I think Alan just liked dressing up in women's clothes.

Bob: When it comes to women you're hardly Omar Sharif.
Terry Collier: If Omar Sharif lived in Gateshead I doubt he'd be Omar Sharif.

Terry Collier: You kicked it up there.
Bob: Not on purpose, was only making a strong clearance.

Fireman: We've got better things to do with taxpayers money.
Bob: I'm sorry, when I get to the top I just lost me nerve.
Terry Collier: Keeps your hand in doesn't it, better than polishing your bell up all afternoon.

Terry Collier: I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

Bob: I'm going through a very depressed state recently, I think we should talk it through.
Thelma: Oh Bob, we've got so much to get done, can't we talk about if later over a cup of tea, it'll keep won't it.
Bob: Of course, its not important Thelma, I'm only questioning the validity of my entire life.

Thelma: I know the city is a bit grey but outside we're surrounded by breathtaking grandeur, aren't we Bob?
Bob: Oh yes, breathtaking.

Terry Collier: Back in time for a drink, watch the box this afternoon - that's what a weekend should be - sport, sleep, slippers and sex.
Bob: Not necessarily in that order.

Revealing mistake: In the first shot of Bob pulling into the petrol station there is a green Ford Escort parked on the forecourt behind him. When Bob tries to overtake the lorry that Thelma and Chris are riding in he has to swerve to avoid the same escort driving towards him, causing him to crash into the caravan.

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