History Literature / JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy

12th Mar '16 12:24:59 PM morenohijazo
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: In ''Johnny And The Bomb'', a bomb lands on the pickle factory during the Blackbury Blitz, causing a short rain of vinegar. Kirsty also mentions a mysterious rain of fish from last September ("You mean, when there was that gas leak under the tropical fish shop?")
23rd Aug '15 7:04:42 PM PaulA
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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990s gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.

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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990s gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary cemetery - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of ''Johnny and the Dead'' comes straight from a contemporary scandal when Westminster Council sold three cemetaries for 5p each.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of ''Johnny and the Dead'' comes straight from a contemporary scandal when Westminster Council sold three cemetaries cemeteries for 5p each.
23rd Aug '15 6:43:25 PM PaulA
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* AlmostFamousName: A running joke in ''Johnny and the Dead'' in regard to the local cemetery. For instance, Einstein is buried there -- not AlbertEinstein the physicist, but Solomon Einstein the taxidermist.

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* AlmostFamousName: A running joke in ''Johnny and the Dead'' in regard to the local cemetery. For instance, Einstein is buried there -- not AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein the physicist, but Solomon Einstein the taxidermist.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names, though Johnny has to stop and think about it for a while before remembering what they are.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we We do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names, though Johnny has to stop and think about it for a while before remembering what they are.
21st Aug '15 6:18:25 PM Bissek
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* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Johnny has to stop and think for a bit to remember what the given names of his friends are when talking about them with adults.



* ObliquelyObfuscatedOccupation: In the second book, people keep asking representatives of the holding company trying to buy the cemetery what they actually do. Nobody ever gets an answer.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names.names, though Johnny has to stop and think about it for a while before remembering what they are.



* PoliceAreUseless: not only do they get in the way, but they fail to get in the way very successfully.

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* PoliceAreUseless: not Not only do they get in the way, but they fail to get in the way very successfully.
21st Aug '15 6:13:14 PM Bissek
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* ComicallySmallBribe: Blackbury's cemetery is about to be sold for fivepence. Johnny walks into the town council meeting and offers a counterbid of one pound.


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* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Johnny has to stop and think for a bit to remember what the given names of his friends are when talking about them with adults.
9th Aug '15 5:46:15 AM LentilSandEater
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** Wouldn't this be just the background hum of the gaming system instead?
15th May '15 4:03:27 PM SharleeD
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* SubliminalSeduction: Wobbler once returned a Music/CliffRichard single, claiming that when he played it backwards he could hear messages about staying in school and going to church.

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* SubliminalSeduction: Wobbler once returned a Music/CliffRichard Pat Boone single, claiming that when he played it backwards he could hear messages about staying in school and going to church.
9th Apr '15 3:58:28 PM samanato
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* TeleFrag: It is theorized that occupying the same place as a solid object might be a very bad idea.

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* TeleFrag: It is theorized that occupying the same place as a solid object might be a very bad idea.idea, for reasons involving [[StuffBlowingUp the atoms fusing together]].
12th Mar '15 2:29:43 PM Vilui
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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990's gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.

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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990's 1990s gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.
29th Dec '14 12:00:53 PM TheUnsquished
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The ''Johnny Maxwell Trilogy'' is a series of three books comprising ''Only You Can Save Mankind'', ''Johnny and the Dead'' and ''Johnny and the Bomb'', written by Creator/TerryPratchett. It concerns the adventures of Johnny Maxwell and his friends, Wobbler, Bigmac, Yo-less, and Kirsty, as they deal with whatever weird thing the Universe throws at them this week. ''Only You Can Save Mankind'' has been adapted for radio, the other two for TV (''The Dead'' for ITV in 1995 and ''The Bomb'' for TheBBC in 2006). There's also been a [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations stage musical]] of ''Only You Can Save Mankind'', with accompanying soundtrack CD.

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The ''Johnny Maxwell Trilogy'' is a series of three books comprising ''Only You Can Save Mankind'', ''Johnny and the Dead'' and ''Johnny and the Bomb'', written by Creator/TerryPratchett. It concerns the adventures of Johnny Maxwell and his friends, Wobbler, Bigmac, Yo-less, and Kirsty, as they deal with whatever weird thing the Universe throws at them this week. ''Only You Can Save Mankind'' has been adapted for radio, the other two for TV (''The Dead'' for ITV in 1995 and ''The Bomb'' for TheBBC Creator/TheBBC in 2006). There's also been a [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations stage musical]] of ''Only You Can Save Mankind'', with accompanying soundtrack CD.
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