Some very funny shows (and the odd drama) set in London have said some very funny things about the city. Here are nine of our favourites. Tell us yours in the comments below.
Lost on the tube, Spaced
Tim: Where are you?
Mike: Err, Sheffield.
Tim: What are you doing in Sheffield?
Mike: Fell asleep on the tube.
Tim: The tube doesn't go to Sheffield, Mike.
Mike: Yeah, I know. I um must have changed at King's Cross.
An introduction to east London's art scene, Nathan Barley
15Peter20: Hi, ho, hi. I'm 15Peter20 and I believe that pissing is like crying through your genitals.
Rhino thriller movie pitch, Only Fools and Horses
Rodney: I don't believe this! Nobody knows it's escaped? What about the eight million people living in London? Don't none of them spot it?
Del: Yes! But the ones who spot it — they're the ones who get trampled to death!
Getting rid of an unwanted Aussie, Peep Show
Mark: I've been thinking... it's been great having you here. But you've done the south now — the London Eye, the Trocadero - so you probably want to be heading up north...
Pining for the countryside, Hancock's Half Hour
Hancock: There is no happiness in this world today for a man of my intellect. So, I've decided the only solution is to become a recluse. I'm going back to nature! I'm going to renounce all my worldly goods and live in the woods...
Sid James: Where?
Hancock: Clapham Common.
On Watson having just killed a London cabbie, Sherlock
Sherlock: He was a bad cabbie. You should've seen the route he took us to get here.
A proper scary Cockney knees-up, The Mighty Boosh
The Hitcher: EELS! EELS! EELS! Join in with me, boy.
Howard Moon: Eels?
The Hitcher: Yeah, It's a good one, ain't it?
A proper, proper scary Dalek, Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Dalek Supreme: Rebels of London! This is our last warning! Our final offer! Show yourselves in the open streets. You will be fed and watered, but work is needed from you. The Daleks offer you life! Rebel against us and the Daleks shall destroy London completely.
A proper offensive rant - The Thick of It
Jamie: What we're having here is a secret conversation, and I'm hoping that this time, you can keep the fucking secret, because normally you're about as secure as a hymen in a south London comprehensive.
Terri: Yep, well done. That's offensive on a number of levels, in a very concise way.
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