Not nearly smarmy or nasty enough, and the denouement is far too rushed and has no emotional impact whatsoever.
Watch out for that extraordinary middle section, as Julie takes over the operatic role - and watch also for a rather smarmy peck on the shoulder at the end.
Don't vote for some smarmy career-men in suits who buckle like paper cups the second the slightest pressure is applied.
Marc's smarmy false congratulations are another reminder to Josie of his ability to destroy her bliss.
Year in year out, hairdresser after hairdresser couldn't resist giving her that daft coiffe, those silly smarmy marmy waves.
Pretty, sweet, charming and as far from the slick, besuited, smarmy sort of double glazing type sales rep I had expected.
And yeah the characters can be annoying sometimes, but they're not nearly as smarmy as most other sitcoms, so it's ahead by default.
Most of it, however, sounds like last night's carnival, a smarmy brand of entertainment, too self satisfied to show real soul.
Never mind that as he reads from the monitor, Springer radiates smarmy insincerity.
The way he was paraded round the country as part of the cornet-licking, handholding, smily-wily smarmy double act made me heave.