The Bare-Arsed Naked Cook (featured in Series 2, episode 10, Storming Up A Cook) is given the real name of Jamie Hardy, in tribute to comedy duo Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy: the character is a spoof of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who was at the time known as the 'Naked Chef'.
Avalon and Sky hoped to sell Time Gentlemen Please to America, and so Series 1 stretched from the British sitcom standard of 6-8 episodes in length to the US series standard of 22 half-hour episodes. A Christmas special was produced in 2001, and another 14 shows in followed as Series 2 shortly after.
The character played by Dean Cook, Greg Thompson's nephew, appears to change names between episodes. He is initially referred to as Cary, but soon becomes Ashley Thompson.