For a generation weened on geek culture and bottle fed on cult movies, Spaced was the perfect comedy. With a loose set up bringing together a bunch of disparate drifters (Simon Pegg's lovable comic book artist, Jessica Stevenson's lazy author and Nick Frost's army obsessive amongst others), each episode was little more than a collection of film and TV references strung together on an unlikely plot - luckily it had the good grace to be very funny and very clever.
Battles (Series 1, Episode 4). Tim and Mike go paintballing and encounter the odious Duane Benzie (the slimy git who stole Tim's girlfriend). If only for the paintball in the knackers gag, this is Spaced at its very best.
At the end of the last episode of series one during the scene where Tim and Daisy are dancing in the pub and discussing porn, the band playing is actually fronted by Simon Pegg's real dad.