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The Man with Two Legs
Season Two, Episode One
Air date 3 September, 2001
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Martin Dennis
Episode guide
The Cupboard of Patrick's Love
My Dinner in Hell

The Man with Two Legs is the first episode of the second season of Coupling. It aired on the 3 September, 2001.


Jeff falls in love with a woman he’s seen on the train, but has only seen her leg. He accidentally tells her he has a wooden leg only to find out that her brother lost his leg when she arranges for Jeff to meet him and his disability support group. Meanwhile Sally can’t stop bragging about her perfect new boyfriend but he soon turns out not to be everything Sally’s made him out to be.

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Jeff has fallen in love with a woman who gets on his train every morning. By the time he gets a chance to speak to her he is in such a state of hyper-tension that he manages to blurt out that he’s only got one leg. Chrissie is enchanted, thinking Jeff is very brave.

She introduces him to her brother, who is an amputee, and his disability support group. She also offers Jeff a night of passion with her and her gorgeous flatmate, and a whole load of saucy lingerie. A weeping Jeff begs Sally’s new boyfriend to chop his leg off.

Embarrassing Moments[]

Jeff is introduced to the guys from the disability support group and is asked what sort of prosthetic he has. He makes one up. This is a low point even by Jeff's admittedly pitiful standards.


Main cast[]

Supporting and guest cast[]

  • Alison King as Chrissy
  • Paul Moody as David
  • Simon Chadwick as Liam
  • Imogen Bain as Woman on train


  • In the scene where Jeff finally converses with Chrissy, the train is clearly sitting still the whole time (you can see the same people standing at the station in the background). Steven Moffat explained that the train made too much noise when it moved, making the dialogue inaudible, so they had to film the whole scene with the train standing still.