Much to the distress of UK fans, Channel 4's multi-award-winning The Inbetweeners ended in 2010 after three hilarious series.
In the very same year - after an unsuccessful first attempt in 2008 - American TV bosses got the go ahead for a US remake, with an encouraging pedigree. Arrested Development's Brad Copeland developed the show, while Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, creators of the original, oversaw it.
The 12 episode series premiered on US TV in August 2012, as the hapless foursome started their first term at an American high school. Simon (Bubba Lewis) still had a crappy yellow car with a door missing, Will (Joey Pollari) was still a briefcase, er, user, Neil (Mark L Young) was a lanky buffoon and Jay (Zack Pearlman) had a dodgy bowl cut. But while fans of the original will recognise (word for word) the contents of the US clip below, taking Will and the boys out of England has arguably lost some of the grubby charm of the original.