It's Been 10 Years Since 'The Inbetweeners' First Aired
It's been 10 years since we first heard the insult 'brief case wanker'. Yup, believe it or not, a decade has passed with Will, Simon, Neil and Jay first hit our screens and brought with them some of the best one-liners of our times.
What were we all calling our mate with glasses ten years ago before we had Will? How did we accurately describe a bullshitter without being able to say, 'he's like Jay off The Inbetweeners'?
The three series were so hugely popular that two films were made - and they too were massively successful. When it was released in 2011, The Inbetweeners Movie became the highest grossing British comedy movie of all time and even the second film - which let's be honest, wasn't a patch on the first - was still a box office hit.
Hopes of another series - or film - were dashed last year when Will, sorry, Simon Bird told the Guardian: "Yep, I can confirm The Inbetweeners is over.
"[The films were] a massive surprise. Then again, every step of the way with The Inbetweeners was a surprise.
I can't emphasis enough how small that show seemed. It was the first sitcom E4 ever made, with a shoestring budget, first-time writers and a first-time cast."
However, there have been whispers of a reboot, back in March last year, the Radio Times revealed production company Banijay UK 'wanted to bring the comedy to a new generation'.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Bird said that the idea of a reboot with a new cast was 'really weird'.
Adding: "More weird than the fact it will be with a new cast - which would just be necessary seeing as we're all about 54 years old - it's the fact that it'd be without the writers.
"In that case it's just not going to be The Inbetweeners. It'll just be a different show with the same title."
But who knows? Maybe a reboot could work, as long as it was British. I think that's one of the key elements of The Inbetweeners.
The show was so quintessentially British that attempts at a US version flopped. A 12-epsiode season, which aired on MTV, was dropped in 2012 - but not before it managed to piss off a lot of fans of the original series. One IMDB reviewer wrote: "As a huge fan of the original version I am very annoyed at this.
"When I first saw the trailer for this show I was thinking this has to be the biggest piece of crap of the year. I was wrong. It is the biggest piece of crap in at least five years." Ouch.
What do you guys reckon? Is it time for a reboot 10 years on or should we all just be content with the re-runs?
Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/The Inbetweeners