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  4. THE MELTY MAN COMETH 24/09/01

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We find out what was really going on in the previous episode...

Sally can’t resist the idea of Patrick the human tripod any longer. She suggests that they finally get it together. Bizarrely, and for the first time in his life, Patrick finds himself unable to perform. Sally is convinced that she has become repellent to men, and confronts Patrick in a desperate attempt to reclaim her self-respect. Either he admits that she is hideous, or he admits that he is impotent. Patrick suggests a third way: they should just have sex.

Both have terrible second thoughts. Sally worries that she is putting Patrick through agonies just to boost her self-esteem. Meanwhile, Patrick struggles with ‘The Melty Man’ - the embodiment of impotence. Both of them realise the unthinkable: the real problem is that they actually care about each other. Patrick is triumphantly standing to attention, but Sally has slipped out of the flat without saying goodbye.

The Wisdom of Jeff: "All of us in our time are visited by the Melty Man... Don’t say his name, Patrick. Don’t even think his name, or he will rise from the shadow dimensions to do his evil work inside your terrified pants."

Most embarrassing moment:
Patrick, the greatest lover since Casanova, has to admit to his friends that he has had a visit from the Melty Man.

Quick question:In which unlikely location does Patrick first meet the Melty Man?
Find out...

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Her Best Friend's Bottom

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The End of the Line

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

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Nine and a Half Minutes

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Circus of the Epidurals

The Naked Living Room

Nine and a Half Months

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