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"We have to put a stop to this. Doesn't he understand, these people are British. You're not allowed to talk to your neighbours until you've nodded at them for fifteen years."
George Sands
Series Being Human
Season 1, Episode 2
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Air date February 1st, 2009 (UK)
August 1st, 2009 (US)
Writers Toby Haynes
Director Toby Whithouse
Producers Toby Whithouse; Matthew Bouch; Alison Law; Rob Pursey
Starring Lenora Crichlow; Russell Tovey; Aidan Turner
Episode guide
"Flotsam and Jetsam"
"Ghost Town"

"Tully" is the second episode of series one of the British supernatural drama Being Human and the third episode of the program overall. It was directed by Toby Haynes and written by series creator Toby Whithouse. It first aired in the UK on BBC 3 on Sunday, February 1st, 2009. It first aired in the US on BBC America on August 1st, 2009. In this episode, George meets another werewolf, Tully, who becomes his mentor and role model - that is until George learns a disturbing secret that links the pasts of both men.

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  • Viewership total: 974,000.

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • Vin Diesel: One of Aidan's guests professes to be an expert on Vin Diesel. Vin Diesel is an American movie actor, best known for his work in the action and science fiction genres. Up until the time that this episode aired, Vin Diesel had distinguished himself in several notable films including Saving Private Ryan, Pitch Black, The Fast and the Furious, xXx and The Chronicles of Riddick.
  • Pitch Black: Pitch Black is a science fiction/action film released in 2000. It stars Vin Diesel and is referenced by the Vin Diesel fanatic seen at Aidan's party.
  • Mini-Me: After George makes an embarrassing remark in the style of Tully, Aidan and Annie refer to him as Tully's "Mini-Me". Mini-Me is a character featured in the Austin Powers film series and is played by Verne Troyer. The character is a clone of the films' antagonist Doctor Evil, but is only 1/8th his size, thus earning the unfortunate moniker of Mini-Me.
  • Britain's Got Talent: Lauren makes reference to Britain's Got Talent. This is a British television talent show competition which started in June 2007 and originated from the Got Talent series. The show is produced by FremantleMedia's Talkback Thames (now Thames Television) and Simon Cowell's production company SYCOtv. The show is broadcast on ITV in the UK and TV3 in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Is as Does: At one point in the episode, Lee Tully says "Tully is as Tully does". The line is later re-used by George who says, "George is as George does". This may or may not be a reference to the 1994 film Forrest Gump, which featured the memorable line "Stupid is as stupid does".

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • John Mitchell: I've been thinking. This whole thing, getting the house, it was to participate. To join humanity. What have we done? A few trips down to the pub. It's pathetic. This is what being human is about. This is what I chose.
  • George Sands: You chose?
  • John Mitchell: We chose. We all chose. We can't just dip our toe. We need to dive into the churn of humanity.



  • George Sands: A few weeks ago, Tully was in London and got attacked by some vampires.
  • John Mitchell: Vampires are arseholes. This is hardly news.

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