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Gogglebox best bits: Episode 5, Season 9

Every evening in Australia, more than four million of us choose to spend a night in front of the telly. Have you ever wondered what other people are watching and how they're reacting to the shows you're loving or hating?

Each week we will bring you the best bits of each episode, from thought provoking Goggleboxer insights to the hilarious reactions we all love.

Forever young

The Goggleboxes are watching Instant Hotel when they meet happily married couple, Sharon and Gene. The pair boast of their luxurious lifestyle, indulging in the things that keep them young. Di is quick to notice and shares her thoughts, "That man's face is despicable," she says. " Mick replies with a cheeky remark, "But it's not his own face." 

At the Dalton's, Kate makes her own judgement of the colourful house. "This would be a swingers pad, wouldn't it?" Matt is quick to agree. "Oh, big time!" And with that, Gene's next sentence confirms it all when he reveals one of the house rules, or lack thereof. "Clothes are optional!"  Kate is thrilled that she picked it, and yells with arms wide open, "My god, we're all over it!" Glad someone is. 

Back at Gene and Sharon's, they've invited their guests for a complimentary pole dance. One of the guests is taking a spin, sparking some interior design inspo for Mick and Di. Mick sarcastically pitches the idea to his wife saying, "That's what our apartment's missing. A pole-dancing pole." You do you, Mick. 

Dog eat dog

In the land Married at First Sight, the Goggleboxers are witnessing adult behaviour at its finest. After a physical fight between two of the newly betrothed brides, an expert instructs the instigator to apologise to the other. Adam is loving the entertainment, as he quips, "This is like your dad saying, 'Go and apologise to your mum for yelling at her.'" 

After the sorry-not-sorry apology takes place, the recipient appears to not have fully mastered the art of forgiveness. She offers some advice to her attacker, saying she could have a successful career as the face of Pedigree Pal dog food. The Goggleboxers are aghast, and Matty stands up for canines when he says, "Don't you insult dogs like that!" 

Close call 

The Goggleboxers are watching a David Attenborough documentary on lions, and are on the edge of their seats. A male lion is surrounded by a pack of hyenas, and it appears dire - until his mate, Tatu comes trotting over to break up the situation and saves the day. 

With the lion now saved, Matty considers how the lion would recall the event to his other lion mates. "Cuz! I took about ten of them at once! Before you got here, you should have seen me!" Sarah-Marie jumps on the bandwagon and continues the lion's version of events, adding, "Cuz, like, lucky you came when you did, 'cause I was gonna kill one of them."

Best friends

The 90s rom-com My Best Friend's Wedding is on the telly starring Julia Roberts, and as Isabelle Silbery comments on how beautiful she is, Mick is soon to spoil the moment when he exclaims, "She's got a big enough mouth!" Tim also offers his perspective. "She's like Luna Park," he says. 

But the commentary doesn't end there, as the epic bathroom fight scene arrives, showcasing some strong hairstyles. Grant notices a particular curly-do and delivers his verdict: "Looks like someone from Penrith."

At the end of the film, Adam has one main takeaway which he shares while staring at Symon. "This makes me really wonder if your best friend's going to come and break up your relationship." After a long pause, Symon just shakes his head. What are friends for?

Stream new episodes of Gogglebox weekly or watch 7.30pm Wednesdays, first on Foxtel.

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