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16th Jan '18 6:36:03 PM eowynjedi
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* AlliterativeName: King Kaiser, though a conversation with Leo reveals that his real first name is Stan.


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* FailedASpotCheck: Apparently, not once during the entire week of rehearsals did Alan Swann realize that "Comedy Cavalcade" is a live broadcast. (Though given how soused he usually is, perhaps it's not that surprising.)


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* PunnyName: "Kaiser" is the German equivalent of the title "Caesar."


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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Leo calls King Kaiser by his real name of Stan when trying to convince him to stop the Boss Hijack sketch, but Kaiser refuses anyway.
13th Jan '18 9:30:46 PM eowynjedi
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* DeadpanSnarker: Swann tends to speak almost entirely in the type of quips that make up the majority of heroes' dialogue in swashbucklers. It becomes a bit less prominent as he gets to know Benjy better.



* GentlemanSnarker: Even as himself, Swann usually speaks with the exaggerated nonchalance and penchant for quips that the typical swashbuckler hero employs.



* HonorBeforeReason: Rojak implicitly threatens to kill King Kaiser if he continues performing the "Boss Hijack" sketches.King Kaiser refuses as he believes that "you never cut funny" in his line of work.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Rojak implicitly threatens to kill King Kaiser if he continues performing the "Boss Hijack" sketches. King Kaiser refuses as he believes that "you never cut funny" in his line of work.
30th Dec '17 9:19:51 PM eowynjedi
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* BigBad: Karl "Boss" Rojeck, despite having only one scene in the movie, he acts as a dire threat towards King Kaiser and his production due to his "Boss Hijack" sketch which mocks him and makes sure Kaiser gets into an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]" or have his goon squad take care of him.

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* BigBad: Karl "Boss" Rojeck, despite having only one scene in the movie, he acts as a dire threat towards King Kaiser and his production due to his production. Because he can't handle being mocked in the "Boss Hijack" sketch which mocks him and makes sure he decides to have Kaiser gets into an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]" or have his goon squad take care of him.



* DeadpanSnarker: Swann tends to speak almost entirely in the type of quips that make up the majority of heroes' dialogue in swashbucklers. It becomes a bit less prominent as he gets to know Benjy better.
* DefeatByModesty: Swann inflicts this on one of the goons in the climatic swordfight.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Hey Jeanine! When are you gonna let me into your box?"

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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"Hey Jeanine! When are you gonna let me into your box?" box?"
** After Swann unzips his trousers in front of Lil, the scene cuts to mustard getting put on a couple of hot dogs.



* HonorBeforeReason: Despite being threatened to take the "Boss Hijack" sketch off the air otherwise it's his life, King Kaiser refuses as he believes that "you never cut funny" in his line of work.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Despite being threatened Rojak implicitly threatens to take kill King Kaiser if he continues performing the "Boss Hijack" sketch off the air otherwise it's his life, sketches.King Kaiser refuses as he believes that "you never cut funny" in his line of work.



* PenName: Benjy declines to use his real, Jewish surname of Steinberg and is instead credited as Stone, something which irritates his mother.



* RealitySubtext: Peter O'Toole's own drinking habits are (or were-- he's supposedly given it up for health reasons) [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/hellraising-a-toast-to-peter-otoole-7936310.html legendary]] in themselves.

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* ReactionShot: When Swann enters the ladies' room by mistake and decides to use it anyway he unzips his trousers (with the camera still on his face) and remarks that "this" is also for ladies only. Lil looks down and then back up with an appreciative grin.
* RealitySubtext: Peter O'Toole's own drinking habits are (or were-- he's supposedly given he gave it up for health reasons) [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/hellraising-a-toast-to-peter-otoole-7936310.html legendary]] in themselves.



* RousingSpeech: When Swann confesses to being afraid to meet [[spoiler:his daughter]] face to face, Benjy gives him one of these.

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* RousingSpeech: When RousingSpeech:
** Benjy gives one of these when King wants to drop Swann from the show by [[ReversePsychology agreeing that Swann is too much of a risk]] and then saying that if King may one day be in the same position and need the same help. King is ''not'' happy, but then comes back and agrees because he was impressed that Benjy had the balls to talk to him like that. Swann also thanks him for the stirring defense once he's conscious.
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Swann confesses to being afraid to meet [[spoiler:his daughter]] face to face, Benjy gives him one of these.
28th Dec '17 5:15:53 AM eowynjedi
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* BigGood: King Kaiser is this of the movie, aside from his nickname "King," he is the employer of Benjy, who he left in charge of taking care of his guest star Swann, and believes in comedy to be HonorBeforeReason when he refuses to bow down to Rojeck to take his skit off his show.

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* BigGood: King Kaiser is this of the movie, aside from his nickname "King," he is the employer of Benjy, who he left in charge of taking care of his guest star Swann, and believes in comedy to be HonorBeforeReason when he refuses to bow down to Rojeck to take his skit off his show.



* CigaretteOfAnxiety

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* CigaretteOfAnxietyCigaretteOfAnxiety: Swann grabs Alice's cigarette, takes a puff of it, and gives it back when he learns that he's going to be performing live.



* CompositeCharacter: Benjy is a combination of a young Creator/MelBrooks (who executive produced the film) and a young Creator/WoodyAllen, both of whom wrote for ''Your Show of Shows'' around this time.

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* CompositeCharacter: Benjy CompositeCharacter:
**Benjy
is a combination of a young Creator/MelBrooks (who executive produced the film) and a young Creator/WoodyAllen, both of whom wrote for ''Your Show of Shows'' around this time.



* DartboardOfHate: Kaiser's writers have one of these with his photo.

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* DartboardOfHate: Kaiser's writers have one of these with his photo.photo, which they hastily clear off when King enters the room.



* HypocriticalHumor: Immediately after lamenting that he gets away with too much, Swann decides to steal a police officer's horse.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Immediately after lamenting that he gets everyone lets him get away with too much, everything and he's sick of it, Swann decides to steal a police officer's horse.



* WhichRestroomDilemma: Lyle Swann enters the ladies' rest room because he's too drunk to tell the difference, not to mention too blasé about it to care.

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* WhichRestroomDilemma: Lyle Alan Swann enters the ladies' rest room because he's too drunk to tell the difference, not to mention too blasé about it to care.



-->'''Lyle Swann:''' (unzipping his pants) "So is this this, ma'am, but every once in a while I have to run a little water through it."

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-->'''Lyle -->'''Alan Swann:''' (unzipping his pants) "So is this this, ma'am, but every once in a while I have to run a little water through it."
24th Dec '17 11:01:07 AM nombretomado
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** Swann is a combination of ErrolFlynn and O'Toole himself, whose RealLife alcoholism and off-screen antics mirrors a lot of what happens in this film.

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** Swann is a combination of ErrolFlynn Creator/ErrolFlynn and O'Toole himself, whose RealLife alcoholism and off-screen antics mirrors a lot of what happens in this film.



* RomanAClef: Benjy is Creator/MelBrooks, Alan Swann is ErrolFlynn, King Kaiser is Sid Caesar, etc.

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* RomanAClef: Benjy is Creator/MelBrooks, Alan Swann is ErrolFlynn, Creator/ErrolFlynn, King Kaiser is Sid Caesar, etc.
28th Sep '17 6:32:05 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* CowardlyLion: Swann is considered one, due to his inability to visit his daughter and eventual StageFright that prompts Benjy to call him out for being a DirtyCoward, until Swann redeems himself by saving King Kaiser from Rojeck's henchmen on-set.
19th Sep '17 11:43:09 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* BrokenPedestal: Benjy grows disgusted with many aspects of Swann's behavior, especially his minimal contact with his daughter. Swann does [[RebuiltPedestal redeem himself at the end, though]].

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* BrokenPedestal: Benjy grows disgusted with many aspects of Swann's irresponsible and cowardly behavior, especially his minimal contact with his daughter. Swann does [[RebuiltPedestal redeem himself at the end, though]].
6th Sep '17 11:08:07 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* BrokenPedestal: Benjy grows disgusted with many aspects of Swann's behavior, especially his minimal contact with his daughter. Swann does redeem himself at the end, though.

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* BrokenPedestal: Benjy grows disgusted with many aspects of Swann's behavior, especially his minimal contact with his daughter. Swann does [[RebuiltPedestal redeem himself at the end, though.though]].
4th May '17 9:03:36 PM OddHack
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* RomanAClef: Benjy is Creator/MelBrooks, Alan Swann is ErrolFlynn, King Kaiser is Sid Ceaser, etc.

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* RomanAClef: Benjy is Creator/MelBrooks, Alan Swann is ErrolFlynn, King Kaiser is Sid Ceaser, Caesar, etc.
28th Jan '17 6:23:44 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Kaiser frequently goes into hysterics, running around the corridors yelling at people because he thinks he's in the wrong costume (when he's usually not) or has the wrong script. He tries to make up for it by buying his staff strange gifts, like whitewall tires. He also rejects Swann at first and threatens to fire Benjy when Benjy tries to appeal with a NotSoDifferent speech, but later admits that Swann is pretty good.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Kaiser frequently goes into hysterics, running around the corridors yelling at people because he thinks he's in the wrong costume (when he's usually not) or has the wrong script. [[BenevolentBoss He tries to make up for it by buying his staff strange gifts, like whitewall tires.tires]]. He also rejects Swann at first and threatens to fire Benjy when Benjy tries to appeal with a NotSoDifferent speech, but later admits that Swann is pretty good.
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