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You think you know and love someone. Then suddenly, from out of the blue, they announce that they've never heard of Spaced.

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bran Mon 20-Jul-09 14:18:00


I've been married to DH for 18 years and last night he said that he'd never heard of Spaced. There was something on tv about funniest characters or series and the talked about Spaced. I said something like "That was such genius, we should get the DVD", and he said "What is it? I've never seen it."

Obviously marriages have crumbled under lesser stress, but I am fighting the good fight and ordering both series today so I can have a good laugh to educate DH.

I blame myself, how could I be so out of touch with the state of my marriage that I didn't know about this. blush


LaurieFairyCake Mon 20-Jul-09 14:19:05

I've never heard of it.

and I'm dead cool and groovy me.

motherinferior Mon 20-Jul-09 14:19:21

Bran, darling, I'm so sorry. Take things slowly, and there may be a chance of making it all work...but really, I think you'd be better off with a clean break.

Pack his bags NOW.

bran Mon 20-Jul-09 14:20:30

OMG, I have fallen through to a parallel universe where Spaced was never made. shock What a bleak and grey universe this must be.

<starts designing a wormhole generator to get back to my own universe>

At least there is MN here. grin

Iklboo Mon 20-Jul-09 14:20:33

Never heard of Spaced??

bran Mon 20-Jul-09 14:21:27

Thank goodness for MI. grin Shouldn't I at least let him see the DVD first? Or should I just take them with me and watch them alone?

BunnyLebowski Mon 20-Jul-09 14:22:01

Would be a deal breaker for me - he'd be out the door lol grin

Luckily DP and I are wannabe Tim Bisleys and Daisy Steiners!

squilly Mon 20-Jul-09 14:22:03

I'd pack his bags. Spaced is the only comedy in the last 20 years worth watching! (Apart from all the others I love as well)

LaurieFairyCake Mon 20-Jul-09 14:23:39

<wonders what the fuck everyone is talking about> hmm

When was it made? If recently then no wonder I've not seen it.

But it cant have been made recently as your and your dh would presumably have watched it together in last 18 years hmm

<fucks off to amazon to look it up>

bran Mon 20-Jul-09 14:23:59

I think you are all being a bit tough on him. He only said that he hadn't heard of it, which may be fixable. If he had said that he didn't like it then obviously he would be out on his arse straightaway. grin

LaurieFairyCake Mon 20-Jul-09 14:25:33

Right, it was made in 1999 - so surely you watched it together.

It was rubbish - don't find Pegg funny at all.

brimfull Mon 20-Jul-09 14:25:56

I have vague recollection of Daisy woman but not the name Spaced.
I am sooo cool .

BunnyLebowski Mon 20-Jul-09 14:26:22

Get the box set out then bran - an excuse to watch the whole thing again!!

Me and DP did this a few weeks ago,and actually tried to spot all the movie/tv references and wrote....them.....down. How sad!

KingRolo Mon 20-Jul-09 14:36:07

Spaced was fantastic, especially Marsha.

"Oh, hello Brian"

bran Mon 20-Jul-09 14:42:00

I thought we had watched it together Laurie, but he says not. sad I remember discussing it at the time. Now I wonder whether I might have been at it with work colleagues behind DH's back and supressed the memory of it through guilt.

He was away a lot around that time, commuting back and forward between London and Berlin so I may have been starved of the opportunity to share TV experiences. Not that that excuses my behaviour in any way. I'm sure it's mostly his fault though, for instance he could have asked me to record it and wait for him to come home at the weekends.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 20-Jul-09 14:48:42


<hopes bran is joking>

bran Mon 20-Jul-09 14:50:53

grin at Laurie. By 'at it' I do mean 'discussing Spaced' obviously.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 20-Jul-09 14:57:00

ah yes, obviously

<shuffles out with dirty mind> blush

ButterbeerAndLemon Mon 20-Jul-09 15:31:19

It's OK for people in the wrong age group not to have heard of it, but I'd be suspicious of someone of my generation who hadn't. Friends who had the poor judgement to be out of the country at the time or born too late have long since been bought copies.

asicsgirl Mon 20-Jul-09 19:09:48

'spot of the old vino collapso?'

<goes off into nostalgic haze>

Sparkletastic Mon 20-Jul-09 19:14:12

I named my first born after Ms Steiner.
I fully intend to name future dog 'Colin' - "dance Colin dance!!"

Watch it with DH under control conditions - if he doesn't wee himself slightly due to hysterical laughter then consult a member of the legal profession.

TrillianAstra Mon 20-Jul-09 19:21:29


I am a bit confused as to how you hid your Spaced- watching from him. And why?

You selfish woman, you must have watched Spaced behind your DH's back and not intorduced him to it!!! grin

KingRolo Mon 20-Jul-09 19:56:05

Just been on the David Walliam's thread and remembered him playing a transexual performance artist called Vulva on Spaced. grin

Flamesparrow Mon 20-Jul-09 20:08:09


ExpositionDesMains Mon 20-Jul-09 20:47:09

Oh no. How terrible.

Has he heard of Black Books? That would be the dealbreaker for me.

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