Bernard's back!

Season Two of the UKs Channel 4 TV unimaginable and unorthodox Black Books is coming to the US, November 14th.

Black Books – The Complete Second Series (2001)
Starring: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig
List Price: $24.98

As we have discussed before – Bernard Black is a bookseller, Bernard prefers to read and drink and doesn’t like customers cluttering up his store. His assistant Manny cleans up Bernard and Bernard’s messes and gets no respect. Fran is Bernard’s best friend and drinking buddy who is like the other two stooges, completely mad.

If you liked Season one, released last January, you will love Season two. If you didn’t like Season one, you may find Season two much more betterer, as there are many more bookstore injokes.

Moo-Pa: So, Bernard, the shop’s still called “Black Books”, is it?
Bernard: Yeah. I was going to call it “World of Tights”, but you know how stupid people are, you have to spell everything out!

Customer: Look, there’s no other way to say this, but I didn’t come in here to be insulted.
Bernard: Well, I didn’t ask for the job of insulting you. In another life, we could have been brothers. Running a small, quirky taveria in Sicily. Maybe we would have married the local twins instead of wasting each other’s time here in this dump. But it was not to be. So hop it.

[the shop has been robbed]
Bernard: So, what did you tell them? They got in through the back?
Manny: Yeah.
Bernard: Yeah, it wouldn’t do to let them know that we went out and you left the front door open, would it?
Manny: Yeah, well, what sort of world is it that you can’t go away and leave the front door open without getting robbed?
Bernard: It’s this sort of world, Gandalf!

Fran: Look Bernard, look at my new phone! Look, look, look, look, look! It’s got web access, it’s got a camera, it can do everything…
Bernard: Daaggh! Can it stop boring conversations?
Fran: No, none of them can do that.
Bernard: Mine can.
[Bernard picks up his phone receiver and speaks into it]
Bernard: Shut up about your phone.

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