There’s no doubt that the Inbetweeners is one of the most quotable shows ever (Picture: Getty)
The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison has urged for people to stop screaming ‘bus w****r’, and regrets how successful some of the show’s most iconic phrases have become.
The Channel 4 sitcom first appeared on our screens in 2008, and spawned three series and two spin-off films, blessing viewers with some now-infamous quotes.
Side note: We still say ‘oooh friend’ at any given opportunity.
But Blake – who played Neil Sutherland – admitted he feels bad for contributing to the rise of people being branded a ‘bus w****r’ when they’re just waiting at a bus stop.
Appearing on the Distraction Pieces podcast, the 35-year-old said: ‘It’s weird because you think, well I don’t think I’ve given the world anything great…
‘It’s like the word “clunge”. Or people shouting “bus w*****s” at people standing at bus stops.
Blake Harrison opened up about some of the more awkward phrases (Picture: WireImage)
‘I kind of rather people didn’t do that. It doesn’t feel like the nicest or the best thing in the world to have contributed to.’
Despite being responsible for some awkward phrases making their way into daily life, Blake revealed that hearing someone famous, or someone he admires, quoting from the show is something that never gets old.
The star continued: ‘In terms of people using phrases, when it is someone very popular that comes out with a “something freind” or whatever, you go, “Well that is kinda cool.
‘”So you clearly liked the show and you might think I’m funny, that is really nice.”
We last saw the Inbetweeners gang in 2014 (Picture: YouTube)
‘You can’t not like that. You can’t get fed up with that. That’s really lovely.’
We last saw the Inbetweeners gang in 2014, with the release of the second film – following Neil, Simon (Joe Thomas), Jay (James Buckley) and Will (Simon Bird) as they travelled to Australia.
Show creator Iain Morris recently revealed that he would love to work the gang again – and teased that they may reunite the cast one day.
‘I love everybody involved in it so much, and we all still talk, and we’ve got a hilarious WhatsApp group,’ he previously told Digital Spy. ‘And, you know, I can’t imagine not doing something with them ever again. I don’t know if it would be The Inbetweeners.’
Co-creator Damon Beesley added: ‘If we could think of something and thought, “Oh, that’s a brilliant idea for those four characters!” I think it would be the easiest thing in the world to just go back there and do it.’
Hopefully they steer clear of ‘clunge’ and ‘bus w*****s’…
The Inbetweeners is available to stream on All4 now.
Credit: Original article published here.