History Characters / AlanPartridge

7th Sep '15 4:07:08 PM G-MANN
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* DumbassDJ: He could best be described as Chris Moyles, Norwich Edition.
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* DumbassDJ: He could best be described as Chris Moyles, Norwich Edition. Speaks with a typical smarmy, irritating radio DJ voice. --> '''Dave''' I think you're splidding hairs a little bit there Alan. --> '''Alan''' Sorry, "splidding"? --> '''Dave''' Yeah, splidding, you know. --> '''Alan''' Sorry, it’s difficult to understand you when you say "splidding" Because I know in real life you say “splitting”. It’s interesting the way you substitute a “d” for a “t” when you’re broadcasting. If you ask me, it’s the behaviour of a "dosser".

* SmugSnake

The manager of the Linton Travel Tavern, Susan appears to be a stereotypical front-desk worker, with a dazzling smile and sickly sweet manner. However, even these forced skills are not enough to deal with Alan's clumsy, half-hearted flirting and mindless anecdotes. Alan frequently makes tactless comments to Susan about her appearance (once suggesting to her that she "could have been throwing up all night" but that her smile would not falter). In reaction to these comments, Susan's painted-on smile is sometimes momentarily replaced by a look of shock and bemusement.
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The manager of the Linton Travel Tavern, Susan appears to be a stereotypical front-desk worker, with a dazzling smile and sickly sweet manner. However, even these forced skills are not enough to deal with Alan's clumsy, half-hearted clumsy flirting and mindless anecdotes.inane comments. Alan frequently makes tactless comments to Susan about her appearance (once suggesting to her that she "could have been throwing up all night" but that her smile would not falter). In reaction to these comments, Susan's painted-on smile is sometimes momentarily replaced by a look of shock and bemusement.

* RantInducingSlight: At Alan's leaving party when he makes a mild joke at her expense, Susan leaps on the opportunity to tell him what she thinks of him.
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* RantInducingSlight: At After she orders a drunken Michael to leave his Alan's leaving party when he makes a mild joke at farewell party, Alan says to Ben and Sophie "Don't know what her expense, problem is" and Susan leaps on the opportunity to tell him what she thinks of him.snaps.

A recently employed receptionist at the Travel Tavern, Sophie is also rarely without a smile; however, in her case it is normally because she is suppressing a laugh over Alan's antics. While Susan brushes off Alan's social faux pas with a smile, Sophie is rarely able to control her laughter at Alan's appalling lack of social skills, and often has to leave reception to prevent laughing in his face. Much to Alan's annoyance, he is sometimes aware that Sophie often jokes about him behind his back.
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A recently employed receptionist at the Travel Tavern, Sophie is also rarely without a smile; however, in her case it is normally because she is suppressing a laugh over Alan's antics. While Susan brushes off Alan's social faux pas with a smile, Sophie is rarely able to control her laughter at endures Alan's appalling lack of social skills, and skills with a smile, Sophie often can't contain her amusement and has to leave reception to prevent laughing walk away so she doesn't laugh in his face. Much to Alan's annoyance, Alan is bemused by her behaviour and is annoyed when he is sometimes aware that Sophie often jokes about him behind his back.overhears her doing an impression of him.

* BitchInSheepsClothing * {{Jerkass}}
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* BitchInSheepsClothing * {{Jerkass}}

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* SmugSnake: Her relationship with Alan is like a snotty teenage girl laughing at a dorky boy.

Ben is another member of staff at the Travel Tavern and Sophie's boyfriend. Alan is jealous of Ben's romance with Sophie, and does his best to sabotage their romantic trysts. In later episodes, Alan attempts to forge a friendship with Ben, despite Alan's earlier irritation at Ben's informal and somewhat laid-back manner. Predictably, Alan's attempts to befriend Ben are clumsy and unsuccessful.
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Ben is another member of staff at the Travel Tavern and Sophie's boyfriend. Alan is jealous of Ben's romance with Sophie, irked by his youth and does his best to sabotage their romantic trysts. In later episodes, Alan attempts to forge a friendship with Ben, despite Alan's earlier irritation at Ben's informal and somewhat very laid-back manner. Predictably, approach to his job, but later when Ben admires Alan's attempts to befriend Ben are clumsy new Bang & Olufsen speaker set, they have a brief chat about music and unsuccessful.Alan feels a moment of bonding with him, but he still ends up acting like an out-of-touch old fart.

* BitchInSheepsClothing * {{Jerkass}} * ServileSnarker
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* BitchInSheepsClothing ServileSnarker: Is clearly enjoying himself when he comes up to Alan's room to disconnect the adult movie channel from his TV, when it's quite obvious Alan doesn't really want him to, despite his claims to the contrary. * {{Jerkass}} * ServileSnarker TheSlacker
7th Sep '15 2:58:52 PM G-MANN
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* BadBoss: He's too much of a coward to tell his production staff that he didn't get a second series, insteadchoosing to gradually fire them for ridiculous reasons at random. He doesn't tell his secretary she's been fired so he can date her, and later announces she was sacked on the radio.
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* BadBoss: He's too much of a coward to tell his production staff that he didn't get a second series, insteadchoosing instead choosing to gradually abruptly fire them one at a time for ridiculous reasons at random.absurd random reasons. He doesn't tell his secretary she's been fired so he can date her, and later announces she was sacked on the radio. He would even be able to retain two of his staff if he swapped his big Rover 800 for a Rover 100 aka Metro, but he absolutely will not drive a "Mini-Metro", so he opts for a Rover 200 and everyone gets sacked.

* StupidBoss: He disregards Lynn's often sensible advice, in one case refusing to switch from his current car to a mini-metro to save his production company and responding to this suggestion with, 'I'll just talk over you' and proceeds to do just that.
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* StupidBoss: He disregards Lynn's often sensible advice, in one case refusing to switch from his current car big Rover 800 to a mini-metro humble little Metro to help save his production company and responding company, but Alan is far too proud to this suggestion with, 'I'll just talk over you' and proceeds to do just that.be seen dead driving a "Mini-Metro". He settles for the second smallest car in the Rover range even though it still means sacking all his staff.

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Although Alan doesn't view him as such, and he's a bit tougher than he maybe needs to be, Tony gives good reasons for not giving Alan a second series. He does so in a tactful way, which is especially admirable considering Alan punched him in the face with a turkey. * SitComArchNemesis: To Alan, of course, although Hayers tries not to engage when Alan becomes aggressive.
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Although Alan doesn't view him as such, and he's a bit tougher than he maybe needs tries to be, Tony gives good reasons for not giving let Alan go as gently as he can and shows a second series. He does so in a tactful way, which is especially admirable considering lot of patience as Alan punched him desperately pitches increasingly terrible ideas for programs, until in the face with a turkey. end he has no choice but to put his foot down. * SitComArchNemesis: To Alan, of course, although Hayers tries not to engage when Alan becomes aggressive. aggressive.

* TheUnintelligible: A mild example. His Geordie accent can be difficult to understand, especially when he speaks fast, and Alan often points this out. Eventually he grows to understand Michael a little more.
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* TheUnintelligible: A mild example. His broad Geordie accent can be difficult to understand, especially when he speaks fast, and Alan often points this out. Eventually he grows to understand Michael a little more.
7th Sep '15 2:25:19 PM G-MANN
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7th Sep '15 2:24:37 PM G-MANN
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Although is repeatedly stated that Alan hails from Norfolk, Mancunian Steve Coogan just gives Alan a more smarmy, arrogant version of his own voice.
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Although is repeatedly stated that Alan hails from Norfolk, Mancunian Steve Coogan just gives Alan a more smarmy, arrogant version of his own voice.
7th Sep '15 2:23:44 PM G-MANN
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Although is repeatedly stated that Alan hails from Norfolk, Mancunian Steve Coogan just gives Alan a more smarmy, arrogant version of his own voice.

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20th Aug '15 5:31:46 AM supergod
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* AmbiguouslyBi: He often has weird dreams where he dances in his underwear to a crowd of men, and he has shown some curiosity towards "ladyboys". However, Alan generally has right wing leanings and has in the past described himself as a 'homo-skeptic', but has lately become more accepting of it, in his attempts to be more politically correct.
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* AmbiguouslyBi: He Though he really only shows interest in women, he often has weird dreams where he dances in his underwear to a crowd of men, men wearing a codpiece, and he has shown some curiosity towards "ladyboys". However, Alan generally has right wing leanings and has in the past described himself as a 'homo-skeptic', but has lately become more accepting of it, it in his attempts to be more politically correct.
20th Aug '15 4:44:52 AM supergod
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He's interested in women, so it's this trope instead.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Alan’s sexuality is a topic of much contention. He describes himself as a 'homo-skeptic' but has lately become more accepting (if not entirely politically correct). He actually pens a rather touching (for him, anyway) chapter in his self-serving autobiography about his friendship with Glen Ponder. At the same time, he displays both homophobic and homosexual tendencies.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Alan’s sexuality is AmbiguouslyBi: He often has weird dreams where he dances in his underwear to a topic crowd of much contention. He describes men, and he has shown some curiosity towards "ladyboys". However, Alan generally has right wing leanings and has in the past described himself as a 'homo-skeptic' 'homo-skeptic', but has lately become more accepting (if not entirely of it, in his attempts to be more politically correct). He actually pens a rather touching (for him, anyway) chapter in his self-serving autobiography about his friendship with Glen Ponder. At the same time, he displays both homophobic and homosexual tendencies.correct.
29th Jun '15 6:52:24 PM Vox
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* BirdsOfAFeatherL She's Alan's first interest who seems to go beyond being a LustObject; they connect because she's just as socially awkward and weird as he is.
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* BirdsOfAFeatherL BirdsOfAFeather: She's Alan's first love interest who seems to go beyond being a LustObject; they connect because she's just as socially awkward and weird as he is.
2nd Jun '15 5:48:25 AM Vox
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** JerkassWoobie: In ''Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'' and occassionally elsewhere in the series. Of particular note is his appearance in the one-off special 'Welcome to the Places of My Life' where it's heavily implied that he just manages to dodge a terminal illness. He becomes slightly more introspective and self-pitying.
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** JerkassWoobie: In ''Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'' and occassionally elsewhere in the series. Of particular note is his appearance in the one-off special 'Welcome to the Places of My Life' where it's heavily implied that he just manages to dodge a terminal illness. He becomes slightly more introspective and self-pitying. He strayed into this on ''Knowing Me Knowing You'' when dealing with guests who were even worse than he is and when things go wrong that simply aren't his fault. * OnlySaneMan: On ''occasion.'' Despite being, well, Alan Partridge, from time to time he deals with people who are even weirder and/or more obnoxious then he is, and at times like that he actually comes across pretty well. This rarely lasts long, however.

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** JerkassWoobie: In ''Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'' and occassionally elsewhere in the series. Of particular note is his appearance in the one-off special 'Welcome !!Angela Ashbourne ->'''Played By:''' Monica Dolan * BirdsOfAFeatherL She's Alan's first interest who seems to the Places of My Life' where it's heavily implied that he go beyond being a LustObject; they connect because she's just manages to dodge a terminal illness. He becomes slightly more introspective as socially awkward and self-pitying.weird as he is.
2nd Jun '15 5:36:33 AM Vox
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* PungeonMaster: He’s ''deeply'' fond of puns.
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* PungeonMaster: He’s ''deeply'' fond of puns. Although even he seems [[EverybodyHasStandards disgusted]] with "[[IncrediblyLamePun chatty-chatty-bang-bang]]".
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