Four friends decided to showcase love for Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner by showing up at their friend's 18th birthday party as Jim, Jackie, Martin and Wilson. The others, however, were left surprised by their outfits.
A group of four friends decided to dress up as the Friday Night Dinner gang for a fancy dress party and got so successful in their dress up game that they ended up confusing a room full of 'sexy Bond girls and Elle Woods', who were left speechless at the sight.
Students from Oxford - Anna, 18, Katie, 17, Isabel, 18, and Millie, 18 decided to come up with their idea to showcase love for Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner by taking inspiration for their outfits and showing up at their friend's 18th birthday as Jim, Jackie, Martin and Wilson.
"We have loved the show for many years and we wanted to express our love for the characters by attempting to recreate their iconic looks," Anna told.
"The theme of the 18th party was TV and movie characters, and little did we know at the party everyone had gone full glam. There were some sexy Bond girls, and Elle Woods [Legally Blonde] looking cute, ready to take pictures. Picture the scene; we entered looking absolutely hideous, so hideous in fact there was an audible break in the conversation where people's jaws quite literally dropped at the sight," Anna explained.
"I mean Jackie alone would have been enough to kill the mood, but matched by Martin, Jim and the sight of Wilson was something else to behold, I genuinely wonder how we got the vibe so wrong."
In fact, Anna's turn as Jim proved so convincing that one of her friends didn't even recognise her, while someone thought Isabel's Marin was Margaret Thatcher.
"We looked as out of place as dead fox in a freezer," she told. "We definitely were not going to be getting any 'nippy nippy' that night, let alone be regarded as potential 'females'. We even missed the judging of the best costumes (which undeservingly went to a pair of minions!). After a night of successfully dodging photos and sharing our schmoigle we departed from the party with bigger regrets than Johnny's tattoo and feeling like we had lived fast and wanted to die young after the embarrassment of the evening."
"On the way to the party we stopped off at a petrol station and went in in costume to see if we would get recognised and the people working at the till couldn't stop laughing at us," Anna said.
However, the love for the show has not been affected by the unique experience.
"When we come into school in the morning we greet each other with 'hello bambinos'. It would be amazing to meet the actors in real life."
Fiona McDermott, head of comedy at Channel 4, told LADbible: "We're delighted that audiences love Friday Night Dinner as much as we do at Channel 4, and are thrilled that it will be returning.
"It's always brilliant when audiences for a show grow over time and we're thrilled that more and more people are falling in love with the Goodmans. We are so pleased to be making a new series with Robert and Big Talk."