8.2
143 votes
Phoenix Nights

Phoenix Nights

Channel 4 2001

Award-winning comedy. Peter Kay plays Legendary social club owner Brian Potter and his hapless band of staff and regulars are determined to make the Phoenix Club a success no matter what.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Phoenix Nights

Phoenix Nights - S1E3

#1 - Disco Inferno

7.81

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Phoenix puts on a ""Pyskick"" night. But following a fire safety inspection the club is forced to close. Brian fakes a heart attack to prevent a speeding fine, and later blackmails fire safety official Keith Lard into granting them a fire safety licence by using a forged photos of Keith getting frisky with a dog. The Show goes on with ""pyskick"" Clinton Baptiste offending the punters and calling one a ""nonce"" leading to him getting knocked out. Paddy and Max discuss Sean Connery's wigs.

The episode was rated from 190 votes.

Phoenix Nights - S1E1

#2 - Opening Night

7.84

Season 1 - Episode 1

The Phoenix Club is re-opening tonight with the help of Roy "It's The Way I Tell 'Em'" Walker and Brian and the crew have to make sure everything runs smoothly which isn't helped by a Nazi-themed bandit, singing builders, a power cut, a racist folk band and Max and Paddy. Opening Night is sure to be great.

The episode was rated from 339 votes.

Phoenix Nights - S2E4

#3 - Quiz

7.85

Season 2 - Episode 4

Brian decides to have a Quiz night, without Jerry's Knowledge, he offers a very generous prize.

The episode was rated from 124 votes.

Phoenix Nights - S1E2

#4 - Wild West Night

7.85

Season 1 - Episode 2

Following new DJ Ray-von's first use of his home made sound and entertainment system, cashier ""The Captain"" dies of smoke inhalation. Owner Brian orders The Captain's corpse moved into the pennine suite as in there his death would be viewed as natural causes instead of manslaughter. During the Captain's funeral the club tv is stolen from under the nose of the club locals and bar staff. Elsewhere Brian brings in a bucking bronco instead of the broken snooker table. Inspired by the bucking bronco compare Jerry organise's a wild west night featuring Wild Bill and Trigger the horse, line dancing and a staged gun fight featuring the Preston Posse vs the Keightly confederates where rivalries lead to a bar brawl. Meanwhile Trigger the horse consumes a large amount of beer while he is tied up in an empty suite leading Brian to use the classic phrase ""I KNOW A PISSED HORSE WHEN I SEE ONE""

The episode was rated from 237 votes.

Phoenix Nights - S1E6

#5 - Talent Trek Finals

7.92

Season 1 - Episode 6

In the final episode of the series, Jerry is relieved to get the all clear from the hospital, and Brian is delighted to get Bolton's yearly biggest show, The Talent Trek Grand Final at the Phoenix after telling the judges that Jerry is in fact dying in order to win the sympathy vote. Jerry then reveals the offer of a job on a cruise ship and considers taking it. As Talent Trek is being staged at such short notice, regular backing band Les Alanos are unavailable and are sacked, being replaced by Right Said Frank, a tribute band to Right Said Frank. They proceed to make fun out of all the acts while stealing car stereos from the car park on their breaks. This leads to a fight with bouncers Max and Paddy and Brian re-employing backing band Les Alanos. As everyone believes Jerry is dying, Brian takes the opportunity to reveal the results of Jerry's tests and singing it's a celebration as Jerry has the all clear. After the show ends rival club owner Den Perry discards his cigar in the toil

The episode was rated from 143 votes.

#6 - Brian Gets Everyone Back Together
7.93
Season 2 - Episode 1

The club has burnt down (rival Den Perry did it) and Brian has been barred from holding a licence due to safety shortcuts and insurance fiddles. But, inspired by old mate Hoss Cartwright (Jim Bowen) who runs Blackpool's La Ponderosa, Brian has plans for a revival. He needs the help of his former employees, especially Jerry St Clair, who has been reduced to the role of singing salesman at Asda. Features Bob Carolgees and Spit The Dog hosting a Kilroy-like TV talk show.

The episode was rated from 148 votes.
#7 - Crimetime
7.95
Season 2 - Episode 3

To get publicity, Brian arranges for the Phoenix Club to be featured on TV show Crimetime (presented by Stuart Maconie), recreating the night of the blaze. It turns into a blatant plug for the club – and features Jerry's performance of Reach For The Stars. Meanwhile, the Chinese cooks are stir frying everything and the seedy Spencer (Daniel Kitson) is hired as a barman.

The episode was rated from 132 votes.
#8 - Ladies' Night
7.97
Season 2 - Episode 5

Brian is trapped on his stairlift in a powercut ("What would Thora Hird do?"). It's Ladies' Night at the club, where Patrick steps in to strip (as Lord Love Rocket) for the sex-crazed women. Max gets asked by a woman to bump off her husband.

The episode was rated from 127 votes.
#9 - Singles Night
8.06
Season 1 - Episode 4

It's Single's Night at the Phoenix! Brian runs over a lady's foot with his wheelchair which leads to sparks flying between the two. Brian quickly thinks he's falling in love and buys a new water bed only to discover his new lady works for the council and is investigating him for false disability claims.

The episode was rated from 163 votes.
#10 - Comedy Robot Wars
8.09
Season 1 - Episode 5

Jerry goes to the hospital for tests that are worrying him and the Phoenix puts on an alternative comedy night and robot wars. The comedy night proves unpopular with the locals until an upset Jerry brings some students down a peg or to with his own brand of witty one-liner's, this leads to him being offered a job on a cruise ship. Bouncers Max and Paddy clean up on robot wars after pursuading DJ Ray-von to build the robot for the competition, this leads to a disagreement over the prize money.

The episode was rated from 167 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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