Which Royle is the most annoying, Jim or Denise?

The Royle Family. Image shows from L to R: Dave Best (Craig Cash), Antony Royle (Ralf Little), Denise Royle / Best (Caroline Aherne), Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson), Barbara Royle (Sue Johnston), Norma Speakman (Liz Smith). Copyright: Granada Productions / Jellylegs.

The Royle Family

The Royles are a family of couch potatoes who watch television in their dirty living room whilst chatting, arguing, and drinking copious amounts of tea and alcohol

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Wwe222 333

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 2:56pm [Edited]
  • Blackpool, England
  • 173 posts

What do you think? Denise because she cooks such bad meals for Dave.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 3:15pm [Edited]
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,916 posts

They're essentially the same character.

Both selfish lazy arsed sods.

So yep.

Both of em'.

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zooo

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 3:53pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,201 posts

I think Jim is annoying on purpose, whereas Denise can't really help it.

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zooo

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 4:01pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,201 posts

The Royle Family. (Have now edited the title.)

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Aaron

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 5:13pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,740 posts

Nana.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 5:39pm
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Quote: Wwe222 333 @ December 29 2012, 2:56 PM GMT What do you think? Denise because she cooks such bad meals for Dave.


Nowt wrong with Dairylea on toast

Nom!

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enigmatic

  • Sunday 30th December 2012, 2:38pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 241 posts

Denise. She occasionally veers dangerously close to being the sitcom trope I hate the most - the "ditsy" blonde - but luckily she's played very straight and the rest of the family is on the same mental plain.

Jim may be an arsehole, but you couldn't write too many minutes of an episode without giving him screen time.

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Gelgoog

  • Sunday 30th December 2012, 10:21pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 172 posts

Denise, the main reason I avoid the show and these Christmas episodes we're being plagued with year after year. I know it's all fiction and I appreciate what they're doing, but I gave up because the scripts just seem to vindicate her for being so selfish. I don't find it funny. Other shows can make it work but not this one, I feel.

Jim by contrast is at least likeable. I've actually had discussions with my own family as to if the show has become less enjoyable as we've seen the rise of the self indulgent chav lifestyle during its time on air.

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Wwe222 333

  • Sunday 30th December 2012, 10:43pm
  • Blackpool, England
  • 173 posts

Denise has the best part

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David Carmon

  • Sunday 30th December 2012, 11:17pm [Edited]
  • Cheshire, England
  • 2,030 posts

Jim's nose knocks me sick. Yuk.