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4th Nov '17 11:09:49 AM OlfinBedwere
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the earliest Jack Black strips, Jack's aunt was named Jessie and was married to Jack's uncle, and the humour of the strips was based around his attempts to solve ridiculous "mysteries" such as why there was a cabbage lying in the roadside. The setup soon changed to its current format as a parody of Boy's Own-style adventures and middle-class hypocrisy, with his aunt named Meg and apparently a spinster. The art style was also very different until the current and best-known artist (Simon Ecob) took over the trip.

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In the earliest Jack Black strips, Jack's aunt was named Jessie and was married to Jack's uncle, and the humour of the strips was based around his attempts to solve ridiculous "mysteries" such as why there was a cabbage lying in the roadside. The setup soon changed to its current format as a parody of Boy's Own-style adventures and middle-class hypocrisy, with his aunt named Meg and apparently a spinster. The art style was also very different until the current and best-known artist (Simon Ecob) took over the trip.


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** The first Sid the Sexist strip depicted the title character just going around and making misogynistic remarks to women, seemingly for the hell of it. It naturally didn't take the strip's artist long to figure out that this wasn't particularly funny in and of itself, but then he got the idea to remodel the character after a friend of his who had a lot of bravado around women, but whose attempts at actually chatting them up always went spectacularly wrong, leading to the more familiar version of the character.
1st Nov '17 7:14:28 AM LondonKdS
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* BourgeoisBohemian: John Fardell's most frequent strips, "The Modern Parents" and "The Critics" are caricatures of this type of person. The protagonists of both strips are smug, affluent cultural leftists with shallow, ignorant political views, who are actually huge social and intellectual snobs despite their professed ideals.


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* CelebrityLie: From 2016 on "Tony Parsehole" was joined by "Pierce Dorgan", a vicious parody of Piers Morgan whose obituaries for celebrities always rapidly devolve into transparently-false boasts about how close he was to the dead person and what great friends he is with other celebrities.
28th Sep '17 2:38:36 AM LondonKdS
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* WritingAroundTrademarks: In Tasha Slappa's first appearance, the strip was titled Kappa Slappa, after the low-budget sportswear brand. It was renamed afterwards for easily-guessable reasons.
8th Sep '17 2:37:38 AM LondonKdS
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** Also invoked in a "Sid the Sexist" strip which abandoned the strip's usual subject matter completely to parody Novocastrian outrage at the relegation of Newcastle United FC from the UsefulNotes/PremierLeague in 2016 - not so much at the relegation as at the fact that hated local rivals Sunderland had stayed up.

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** Also invoked in a "Sid the Sexist" strip which abandoned the strip's usual subject matter completely to parody Novocastrian outrage at the relegation of Newcastle United FC from the UsefulNotes/PremierLeague UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague in 2016 - not so much at the relegation as at the fact that hated local rivals Sunderland had stayed up.
8th Sep '17 2:37:04 AM LondonKdS
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* FandomRivalry: Invoked in canon with a strip where Roger Mellie goes to an SF fan convention to con money out of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans by falsely claiming to have been a Dalek operator. Even after they realise he's a fake and he insults them, what drives them to severely beat him is when he calls them "[[Franchise/StarTrek Trekkies]]".

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Invoked in canon with a strip where Roger Mellie goes to an SF fan convention to con money out of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans by falsely claiming to have been a Dalek operator. Even after they realise he's a fake and he insults them, what drives them to severely beat him is when he calls them "[[Franchise/StarTrek Trekkies]]".Trekkies]]".
** Also invoked in a "Sid the Sexist" strip which abandoned the strip's usual subject matter completely to parody Novocastrian outrage at the relegation of Newcastle United FC from the UsefulNotes/PremierLeague in 2016 - not so much at the relegation as at the fact that hated local rivals Sunderland had stayed up.
1st Sep '17 2:04:56 AM LondonKdS
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* StrawmanPolitical: Millie Tant (lesbian feminist), The Modern Parents (trendy liberal/environmentalist), Victorian Dad (reactionary), Major Misunderstanding (reactionary), Billy Britain (racist/fascist), Meddlesome Ratbag (right-wing MoralGuardian), Young Jack Black (leans towards fascism). All are buffoons and/or hypocrites.

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* StrawmanPolitical: Millie Tant (lesbian feminist), The Modern Parents (trendy liberal/environmentalist), Victorian Dad (reactionary), Major Misunderstanding (reactionary), Billy Britain (racist/fascist), Meddlesome Ratbag (right-wing MoralGuardian), Young Jack Black (leans towards fascism).fascism), The Daily Male (far-right-wing AnthropomorphicPersonification of ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Mail]]''). All are buffoons and/or hypocrites.


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** 2016-on issues introduced "Wee Radge Joe", who is a Violent Glaswegian with a HairTriggerTemper, the RunningGag punchline of all the strips being whoever he is provoking or threatening turning out to be a better fighter than he is and beating him up.
3rd Aug '17 10:28:33 AM AgProv
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** There's more. Sweary, corrupt TV presenter Roger Mellie, The Man on The Telly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYglDJUtGBE also had a series]] ({{NSFW}}). The voice of Roger may sound [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cook familiar]].

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** There's more. Sweary, corrupt TV presenter Roger Mellie, The Man on The Telly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYglDJUtGBE also had a series]] ({{NSFW}}). The [[Creator/PeterCook voice of Roger Roger]] may sound [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cook familiar]].
27th Jun '17 9:36:49 AM SeanMurrayI
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Viz contains so many tropes that one can confidently predict that this page is going to grow. Here are a few obvious ones for a startoff.

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!! Viz contains so many tropes that one can confidently predict that this page is going to grow. Here are a few obvious ones for a startoff.
15th Jun '17 7:13:59 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* {{Bouncer}}: Norman the Doorman is such an extreme example that he refuses to let his wife enter their fridge.
21st May '17 10:07:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* StrawFeminist: Millie Tant

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* StrawFeminist: Millie TantTant, a fat, ugly and possibly lesbian extreme feminist who spouts a lot of S.C.U.M.-esque nonsense and many strips end with her turning out to be a [[Main/StrawHypocrite hypocrite]].
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