|The Man Show|
|Series 02, episode 05|
|Date aired||10 December 2004|
|Previous episode||University Challenge|
The Man Show is the fifth episode of Peep Show series 2.
Sophie tells Mark that Jeff, who has become her boyfriend, is moving in with her and doesn't want her to speak to Mark anymore. Mark figures that he can remedy this by befriending Jeff. He researches typical "manly" subjects, but still feel uncomfortable talking to a guy like Jeff, so he brings Jeremy along, knowing that Jeremy is "more of a fun kind of guy".
Jeremy winds up charming Jeff quite a bit, taking Mark's place as Jeff's new friend. Mark has a second idea for hanging out with Sophie- doing a charity bungee jump, which Mark chickens out on.
Mark decides to tell Jeff that he's gay, hoping that Jeff won't mind him seeing Sophie if he thinks he's gay. Jeff tells him that he never had a problem with Mark seeing Sophie, gay or straight, because he knows Mark poses no threat. Mark realizes that Sophie was the one who didn't want to see him, and it wasn't Jeff's decision.
Mark ends up going to Sophie's house anyway, to watch a film with her, while Jeremy and Jeff go partying. She is visibly annoyed that he's there, but agrees to hang out with him anyway. While Jeremy is out with Jeff, he sees Jeff cheat on Sophie. Later he makes the mistake of telling Mark about it "for a laugh". Mark, of course, tells Sophie the next day at work.
Sophie comes to Mark's place that night, crying. Jeff realises Jeremy told about the cheating, so he arrives to confront Jeremy and speak to Sophie. Mark tries to "broom" Jeff by sticking a broom out the mail slot to ward him off. Sophie tells Mark to let Jeff in, which he does. Jeff takes Sophie home.