This original series of Peep Show, broadcast in the autumn of 2003, introduced viewers to Jeremy and Mark for the first time. At this stage Mark was in hot pursuit of the love of his life, co-worker Sophie. Jez meanwhile is living in awe of his idiotic mate Super Hans and trying to find a way to get into the pants of their beautiful but brittle next-door neighbour Toni. As the series develops, so do the guy's frustrations, and it ends up with the two teaming up to prank call Sophie and launch a pepper spray attack on Super Hans. The series ends with Mark nearly succeeding in having sex with Sophie, but this chance is scuppered by Jez passing out in the living room.
Jez and his girlfriend, a confused Californian Christian called Nancy embark on a 'visa wedding' which Jez hopes will be 'the happiest administrative procedure of their lives'. Mark meanwhile still has eyes for only one girl, and they've been getting on really well - especially since he started hacking into her emails! But there's an obstacle in the way of Mark's quest for Sophie's love - its in the form Jeff, his macho co-worker at JLB Finance.
After two years, Mark finally gets together with his beloved Sophie but all goes wrong when she's relocated to Bristol. Their relationship soon stagnates, however this doesn't stop Mark from proposing though... he does so accidentally! Meanwhile Jez's beautiful ex-girlfriend, Big Suze steps back into his life which leads to Jeremy conducting a series of ill-fated relationships with women - one of whom is Mark's sister.
Mark spends a horrific weekend with Sophie's argumentative parents, tries to get his gym instructor sacked, and is involved in a spot of arson in series four. Meanwhile, Jeremy performs some 'handy work' for a male pop star, does something pretty unspeakable to a dog and, worst of all, sleeps with Sophie's mother.
In last year's series, Mark had to face the horror of having to face his estranged wife at work having all but jilted her at the altar in Series 4. Meanwhile Jeremy had a rude awakening when the money he'd been subsisting on finally ran out and he was forced to try and find a new source of income. Jeremy's mother soon appears on the scene and it becomes clear why he's ended up as he is! Also: Mark goes speed dating and discovers money can buy you love; Jeremy and Superhans play at a Christian rock festival; the flat suffers multiple burglaries; and the boys endure their worst ever night out... they have to go to the theatre.
Having discovered that Sophie is pregnant, Mark and Jeremy have to face up to the possibility that either one of them might be the father. How will this affect Mark's pursuit of Dobby? And will it help or hinder Jeremy as he falls for his dream woman; dope-dealing-musician-activist Elena? Super Hans becomes a man with a van, Jeremy owns up to watching porn to save a friend from humiliation at work, while Mark discovers the truth about what it is like to work closely with Johnson, the boss he worships.
Mark has become a father. Burdened with a new and frightening responsibility, he finds that he can't get a decent job and is forced to continue to work as a waiter. Jeremy, on the other hand, stumbles upon a new and exciting source of income, power and responsibility. Miraculously walking away from the wreckage of his affair with Elena, Jeremy also meets a new love interest.
Last time we saw Mark and Jeremy they had just been mildly electrocuted in a field, abandoned by Dobby despite their declarations of love. It looked like the end of the El Dude Brothers. But now time has passed, and while Jez has some rather constrictive new living quarters, and Mark has a new flatmate and has landed a bank job, it seems that the wounds have not yet healed.