The Fashion Show
Season 3, Episode 1
You should be
Air date 13th September 2010
Written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris
Directed by Ben Palmer
Episode guide
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The Fashion Show is the first episode of the third series of The Inbetweeners. It first aired on September 13th, 2010 on E4.


Carli organizes a fashion show for charity; the boys provide their unique brand of help. To raise money for an ill, student named Alastair who is suffering from kidney disease and uses a wheelchair, Rudge Park hosts a fashion show with students as models. Simon, having been asked by Carli to model, practises his walking in a bid to impress her. Jay, angered that he has not been asked to model, pierces his ear in the hope of getting a "reserve" spot. Neil agrees to help out backstage in order to see the female students changing but finds out he is only helping the male models with the unwanted attention of Mr. "Paedo" Kennedy. Will is forced to collect donated money, despite disagreeing with "vain" fashion shows, as just something for popular kids, but changes his mind when Charlotte Hinchcliffe arrives to model and asks him to model with her. He competes with the irritating wheelchair-using boy for Charlotte's attention and manages to model quite successfully, but is downhearted when Charlotte says she would never go out with him again after. Jay's pierced ears become infected and he has to leave the fashion show for hospital. Carli, impressed by Simon's modelling, asks him to replace her modelling partner Chris Yates who was revealed to have a "disgustingly" hairy back, wearing just Speedos. Simon, despite being worried that he will get an erection over Carli in the revealing Speedos, agrees when he sees Carli in her revealing outfit. He concentrates hard on not getting an erection, but because of this, he fails to notice his testicle hanging out of the side of his Speedos, and shows it to the whole school. Will and the disabled student briefly stop arguing to inform Simon of this, and Carli thinks Simon did it on purpose to make fun of her and storms off. Meanwhile, Mr. Kennedy attempts to get Neil to undress but is dragged off by Mr. Gilbert. At the end of the episode, Simon and Will discuss the Speedo incident. Neil and Jay join them and Jay claims that he had sex with the school nurse, even though Simon say's she is another student's nan. Neil reveals he kissed Charlotte to a surprised and heartbroken Will, although mimes what he really did with her to Jay and Simon behind Will's back, and the gang head home instead of going to Mark Donovan's party.


Actor Role
Simon Bird Will McKenzie
Joe Thomas Simon Cooper
James Buckley Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison Neil Sutherland
Emily Head Carli D'Amato
Greg Davies Mr. Gilbert
Emily Atack Charlotte Hinchcliffe
Robin Weaver Mrs. Cooper
Martin Trenaman Mr. Cooper
Dominic Applewhite Andrew Cooper
Waen Shepherd Mr Kennedy
Steven Webb Alastair
Caroline O'Neil Model's Mum