Will's Birthday

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"Will's Birthday"
The Inbetweeners episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 3
Directed by Ben Palmer
Written by Damon Beesley & Iain Morris
Produced by Christopher Young
Production code 2:3 (3)
Original air date 16 April 2009
Running time 22 minutes[1]
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Will's Birthday is the third episode of the second series of The Inbetweeners. It first aired on 16 April 2009 on E4.


Jay steals a flyer for a "sexy" party being held by Louise Graham from their school and the boys decide to attend. However, the party clashes with Will's sophisticated birthday dinner and he eventually persuades his friends that his birthday is more important. The boys all attempt to get a date for Will's dinner, but everyone seems to be going to Louise's party, including Will's love interest, Charlotte.

Simon is having to look after a French exchange student named Patrice (played by Vladimir Consigny) and brings him along to Will's house. Will's mum takes a particular shine to Patrice. Will's birthday comes and his present from his mum is an unflattering black vest that she thinks makes him look cool. This rather disappoints Will, as he had been hoping for driving lessons. His mother guilt trips him into wearing the vest that evening anyway. The day does not get much better as at his dinner party, there is not a female in sight. After being branded "paedophiles" by a group of drunken young girls and finding an angry stripper on the doorstep, Will agrees that maybe going to Louise's party is better than his.

The boys (except Patrice) are denied entry to the party and all but Will decide to climb the fence, with Will opting to crawl underneath it (passing through dog dirt in the process). Having to take his jacket off, he reveals his birthday present and is ridiculed by the party guests for it. Will then receives a shock when he finds Patrice and Charlotte in bed together.

The boys receive a brief respite from their bad day when Donovan turns up looking for Charlotte, and the prospect of Patrice getting beaten up by the psychotic school bully is a happy one. Unfortunately their happiness is short-lived as, when they leave the party, they are again spotted by the group of drunken young girls who send their older brother running after them with a cricket bat.


Actor Role
Simon Bird Will McKenzie
Joe Thomas Simon Cooper
James Buckley Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison Neil Sutherland
Emily Atack Charlotte Hinchcliffe
Emily Head Carli D'Amato
Greg Davies Phil Gilbert


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