Lazy, arrogant Jeremy (Robert Webb) is a wannabe rock star with little talent, whilst Mark (David Mitchell) is an obsessive, pretentious nerd in the sitcom that uses the unique device of hearing the thoughts of our two anti-heroes out loud as they try to find their place in the world and endeavour to find love and fulfilment.
In Series 9, Mark and Jez are still not speaking after both declared their love for Dobby (Isy Suttie). Mark is still profoundly unsuccessful in both his professional and personal life, while Jez... well, Jez is living in Super Hans' (Matt King) bathroom. Enough said.
Presumably, then, life can't get much worse for the two old friends. At least, you'd think so, wouldn't you? But as we join the El Dude Brothers for one last, tragic stint in their Croydon flat, it seems that things can always go downhill, even when you're at rock bottom.
Signing out in suitably brilliant fashion, this last series reminds us why Peep Show found its way into all of our hearts - even if we had to watch through our fingers.