History ComicBook / Viz

7th Feb '16 12:28:34 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* SommelierSpeak: The Real Ale Twats (or at least the one who speaks) use this to describe their beer. He is particularly fond of the phrase "a hop on the nose".
29th Jan '16 10:23:32 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Grassey Knollington. When his dad twisted his ankle on a stray walnut, Grassey realised that it was the work of the Bilderburg Group, and not just some ludicrous "lone nut" theory.
25th Jan '16 2:44:52 PM LondonKdS
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* InternetToughGuy: The bimonthly "letter columns on ridiculously mundane subjects" spoofs always include a spoof Twitter thread in which a completely banal and inoffensive tweet is followed by multiple graphic death threats in response.

* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Roger Mellie lives by this rule. Put it this way, he's faked his death a couple of times just to sell some merchandise. Whenever a scandal involving him is reported in the media his first thought is usually to use it to plug whatever product or show he is doing at the time.
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In universe, Roger Mellie lives by this rule. Put it this way, he's faked his death a couple of times just to sell some merchandise. Whenever a scandal involving him is reported in the media his first thought is usually to use it to plug whatever product or show he is doing at the time.

* TheProductionCurse: Their spoof article on the Curse of ''Series/DadsArmy'' where they implied all the cast were under a curse of death after being in the show. [[note]]The fact most of the cast were in their seventies, eighties or nineties had nothing to do with it. Naturally. [[/note]]
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* TheProductionCurse: Their Invoked by their spoof article on the Curse of ''Series/DadsArmy'' where they implied all the cast were under a curse of death after being in the show. [[note]]The fact most of the cast were in their seventies, eighties or nineties had nothing to do with it. Naturally. [[/note]][[/note]] * PurpleProse: The comic regularly runs spoof obituaries for celebrities written by "Tony Parsehole" (a vicious parody of real tabloid newspaper columnist Tony Parsons). They are always incredibly sentimental, badly researched, reliant on repetition to bulk out the word-count, repetitive to make the article longer, and padded out with constantly repeated sentences with slightly different word order. They usually cut off in mid-sentence as soon as the word-count is reached to make it clear that Parsehole is only writing for money and doesn't really care at all about OK that's enough, pls send cheque soonest.
16th Jan '16 10:42:09 AM StFan
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During the 1980s, ''Viz'' was repeatedly threatened with prosecution by [[Creator/DCThomson DC Thomson]], the Scottish publishers of famous British children's comics ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and ''TheBroons'', for copyright infringement over their coarse parodies of DC Thomson characters. Viz retaliated by printing a one-off strip featuring "DC Thomson", a cartoon Scotsman obsessed with intellectual property. DC Thomson responded with an issue of the ''Dandy'' that parodied the "war" in a strip featuring their recurring Scots vs. Sassenachs characters "The Jocks and the Geordies". More seriously, the publishers of ''Viz'' were threatened with criminal prosecution for incitement to racial hatred in 1990 because of the content of a one-off strip called "Thieving Gypsy Bastards". Ironically, the gypsy gentleman who tried to sue the ''Viz'' for this comic was later [[StopBeingStereotypical found guilty of handling stolen property.]] (They had also printed a strip called "The Overwhelming Majority of Honest Gypsies" on the very next page.)
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During the 1980s, ''Viz'' was repeatedly threatened with prosecution by [[Creator/DCThomson DC Thomson]], the Scottish publishers of famous British children's comics ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and ''TheBroons'', ''ComicStrip/TheBroons'', for copyright infringement over their coarse parodies of DC Thomson characters. Viz retaliated by printing a one-off strip featuring "DC Thomson", a cartoon Scotsman obsessed with intellectual property. DC Thomson responded with an issue of the ''Dandy'' that parodied the "war" in a strip featuring their recurring Scots vs. Sassenachs characters "The Jocks and the Geordies". More seriously, the publishers of ''Viz'' were threatened with criminal prosecution for incitement to racial hatred in 1990 because of the content of a one-off strip called "Thieving Gypsy Bastards". Ironically, the gypsy gentleman who tried to sue the ''Viz'' for this comic was later [[StopBeingStereotypical found guilty of handling stolen property.]] (They had also printed a strip called "The Overwhelming Majority of Honest Gypsies" on the very next page.)
25th Dec '15 4:10:27 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* BadLiar: Aldridge Prior the Hopeless Liar. Aldridge is a compulsive liar who lies about absolutely everything, however unbelievable his lies might be. This goes up as far as claiming that the Nolan Sisters live in his fridge.
28th Nov '15 11:48:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: An unusual case with regard to two of the adaptations, as they ''did'' bother with accents, but not the correct ones. As mentioned above, Fulchester is based on Newcastle, where the locals usually have a Geordie accent. However, the Billy the Fish animated series had everyone speaking in Scouse accents, while the ''FatSlags'' film had the Fulchester locals speaking with a Lancastrian accent. The latter was doubly wrong since the Fat Slags don't even come from Fulchester to begin with, but Mansfield (the locals of which don't speak in Lancastrian accents either).
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: An unusual case with regard to two of the adaptations, as they ''did'' bother with accents, but not the correct ones. As mentioned above, Fulchester is based on Newcastle, where the locals usually have a Geordie accent. However, the Billy the Fish animated series had everyone speaking in Scouse accents, while the ''FatSlags'' ''Film/FatSlags'' film had the Fulchester locals speaking with a Lancastrian accent. The latter was doubly wrong since the Fat Slags don't even come from Fulchester to begin with, but Mansfield (the locals of which don't speak in Lancastrian accents either).

* OopNorth: In the 30th Anniversary issue they lampooned the way London based media tends to present the whole of northern England as one place by having The Critics comment on Viz's anniversary. They referred to Newcastle as a [[YouFailGeographyForever "tiny Lancashire mill town"]] (a jab at the ''FatSlags'' film, where Fulchester was depicted this way even though it's meant to be an {{Expy}} of Newcastle) and having [[YouFailGeographyForever "Merseyside Docks"]].
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* OopNorth: In the 30th Anniversary issue they lampooned the way London based media tends to present the whole of northern England as one place by having The Critics comment on Viz's anniversary. They referred to Newcastle as a [[YouFailGeographyForever "tiny Lancashire mill town"]] (a jab at the ''FatSlags'' ''Film/FatSlags'' film, where Fulchester was depicted this way even though it's meant to be an {{Expy}} of Newcastle) and having [[YouFailGeographyForever "Merseyside Docks"]].
25th Nov '15 11:47:00 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* MurphysLaw: Gilbert Ratchett routinely ignores this, to the extent of actively giving his devices harmful modes for no sane reason.
25th Nov '15 11:17:28 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** The majority of Big Vern strips conclude with him blowing his own brains out.
5th Nov '15 1:13:48 PM StFan
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* {{Snowlems}}: In the '90s the comic would feature a seasonal parody of ''TheSnowman'', in which the snowman is a violent, drunken pervert who takes the young boy drinking and gambling with him.
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* {{Snowlems}}: In the '90s the comic would feature a seasonal parody of ''TheSnowman'', ''ComicBook/TheSnowman'', in which the snowman is a violent, drunken pervert who takes the young boy drinking and gambling with him.
31st Oct '15 4:45:07 PM nombretomado
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During the 1980s, ''Viz'' was repeatedly threatened with prosecution by [[Creator/DCThomson DC Thomson]], the Scottish publishers of famous British children's comics ''TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and ''TheBroons'', for copyright infringement over their coarse parodies of DC Thomson characters. Viz retaliated by printing a one-off strip featuring "DC Thomson", a cartoon Scotsman obsessed with intellectual property. DC Thomson responded with an issue of the ''Dandy'' that parodied the "war" in a strip featuring their recurring Scots vs. Sassenachs characters "The Jocks and the Geordies". More seriously, the publishers of ''Viz'' were threatened with criminal prosecution for incitement to racial hatred in 1990 because of the content of a one-off strip called "Thieving Gypsy Bastards". Ironically, the gypsy gentleman who tried to sue the ''Viz'' for this comic was later [[StopBeingStereotypical found guilty of handling stolen property.]] (They had also printed a strip called "The Overwhelming Majority of Honest Gypsies" on the very next page.)
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During the 1980s, ''Viz'' was repeatedly threatened with prosecution by [[Creator/DCThomson DC Thomson]], the Scottish publishers of famous British children's comics ''TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and ''TheBroons'', for copyright infringement over their coarse parodies of DC Thomson characters. Viz retaliated by printing a one-off strip featuring "DC Thomson", a cartoon Scotsman obsessed with intellectual property. DC Thomson responded with an issue of the ''Dandy'' that parodied the "war" in a strip featuring their recurring Scots vs. Sassenachs characters "The Jocks and the Geordies". More seriously, the publishers of ''Viz'' were threatened with criminal prosecution for incitement to racial hatred in 1990 because of the content of a one-off strip called "Thieving Gypsy Bastards". Ironically, the gypsy gentleman who tried to sue the ''Viz'' for this comic was later [[StopBeingStereotypical found guilty of handling stolen property.]] (They had also printed a strip called "The Overwhelming Majority of Honest Gypsies" on the very next page.)

** Many parodies of "General Jumbo" from ''TheBeano'', about a boy who owns a remote-controlled miniature army.
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** Many parodies of "General Jumbo" from ''TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', about a boy who owns a remote-controlled miniature army.
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