History Characters / AlanPartridge

16th Dec '17 8:44:44 PM DoctorNemesis
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* TheBully: Toward Lynn and Phillip Schofield. He frequently belittles Lynn's appearance and usefulness despite relying on her for everything and never shows a shred of gratitude. With Phillip Schofield, he refers to having bullied him with his colleagues during his younger days, which included filling his shoes with piss. Several of his interactions with his guests on ''Knowing Me, Knowing You'' can often take on a bullying, hectoring tone, especially if they've somehow annoyed him.

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* TheBully: Toward Lynn and Phillip Schofield. He frequently belittles Lynn's appearance and usefulness despite relying on her for everything and never shows a shred of gratitude. With Phillip Schofield, he refers to having bullied him with his colleagues during his younger days, which included filling his shoes with piss. Several of his interactions with his guests on ''Knowing Me, Knowing You'' can often take on a bullying, hectoring tone, especially if they've somehow annoyed him.him or if he's trying to get them to do something they don't want to do.
15th Dec '17 3:40:25 PM LentilSandEater
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* SympatheticAdulterer: Although Alan himself doesn't view it this way (not entirely unreasonably, it must be said if we're being fair), it's heavily implied. At the very least, one doesn't have to observe Alan for long to realise that being married to him probably wasn't a tremendously happy experience.

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* SympatheticAdulterer: Although Alan himself doesn't view it this way (not entirely unreasonably, it must be said if we're being fair), way, it's heavily implied. At the very least, one doesn't have to observe Alan for long to realise that being married to him probably wasn't a tremendously happy experience.
15th Dec '17 3:35:05 PM LentilSandEater
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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.

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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.
29th Nov '17 3:47:22 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ServileSnarker

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* ServileSnarkerServileSnarker: Since she works at the Travel Tavern and Alan's a paying customer, she clearly can't unless the full force of her disdain for him if she wants to keep her job. But she manages to work around it plenty.
29th Nov '17 3:42:57 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TookALevelInKindness: His experiences with alcoholism and drug addiction leave Dave with a much more optimistic, friendly and humble personality. He even manages to become friends with Alan.
* WittyBanter: Their interactions aim for this, but it goes about as well as how two people almost completely lacking in wit who viciously hate each other aiming for this trope usually works out.

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* TookALevelInKindness: His experiences with alcoholism and drug addiction leave Dave with a much more optimistic, friendly and humble personality. He even manages to become friends with Alan.
Alan, if ''Nomad'' is to be believed.
* WittyBanter: Their interactions aim for this, but it goes about works out as well as how this trope usually works out between two people almost completely lacking in wit who viciously hate each other aiming for this trope usually works out.other.
29th Nov '17 3:40:02 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SympatheticAdulterer: Although Alan himself doesn't seem to view it this way (not entirely unreasonably, it must be said if we're being entirely fair), it's heavily implied. At the very least, one doesn't have to observe Alan for long to realise that being married to him probably wasn't a tremendously happy experience.

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* SympatheticAdulterer: Although Alan himself doesn't seem to view it this way (not entirely unreasonably, it must be said if we're being entirely fair), it's heavily implied. At the very least, one doesn't have to observe Alan for long to realise that being married to him probably wasn't a tremendously happy experience.
29th Nov '17 1:57:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: His early appearances in ''On The Hour'' and ''The Day Today'' take place in a very surreal and absurdist world of which he is, arguably, one of the sanest parts. ''Knowing Me Knowing You'' is still quite absurd and silly but more down-to-earth, and Alan is still relatively sensible (if still egocentric and bombastic). When ''I'm Alan Partridge'' comes along, things are a lot more naturalistic and most of the jokes are at his expense.

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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His early appearances in ''On The Hour'' and ''The Day Today'' take place in a very surreal and absurdist world of which he is, arguably, one of the sanest parts. ''Knowing Me Knowing You'' is still quite absurd and silly but more down-to-earth, and Alan is still relatively sensible (if still egocentric and bombastic). When ''I'm Alan Partridge'' comes along, things are a lot more naturalistic and most of the jokes are at his expense.
29th Nov '17 1:57:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: His early appearances in ''On The Hour'' and ''The Day Today'' take place in a very surreal and absurdist world of which he is, arguably, one of the sanest parts. ''Knowing Me Knowing You'' is still quite absurd and silly but more down-to-earth, and Alan is still relatively sensible (if still egocentric and bombastic). When ''I'm Alan Partridge'' comes along, things are a lot more naturalistic and most of the jokes are at his expense.
19th Nov '17 12:46:40 PM DoctorNemesis
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* ParentalNeglect: Reading through the lines in his memoirs, this appears to have been the default mode of his parents towards him (although it probably wasn't anywhere near as abusive as he tries to make out). Alan himself also wasn't the most attentive father to his kids.

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* ParentalNeglect: Reading through between the lines in his memoirs, this appears to have been the default mode of his parents towards him (although it probably wasn't anywhere near as abusive as he tries to make out). Alan himself also wasn't the most attentive father to his kids.
19th Nov '17 12:46:08 PM DoctorNemesis
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* StrawmanPolitical: Alan is basically a dictionary definition of the stereotypical small-minded "Little Englander" Tory.

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* StrawmanPolitical: Alan is basically a walking dictionary definition of the stereotypical small-minded "Little Englander" Tory.
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