History Literature / TKKG

28th Mar '16 9:08:20 AM Tron80
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* TheOtherDarrin: In the popular audio dramas, the speaker of Gaby changed twice yet, and her father's changed once.



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26th Sep '15 6:35:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** The TabletopRPG ''1W6 Freunde'' (1d6 friends), which also parodies ''TheThreeInvestigators'' and EnidBlyton's ''TheFamousFive'', but mostly TKKG.

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** The TabletopRPG ''1W6 Freunde'' (1d6 friends), which also parodies ''TheThreeInvestigators'' ''Literature/TheThreeInvestigators'' and EnidBlyton's ''TheFamousFive'', Creator/EnidBlyton's ''Literature/TheFamousFive'', but mostly TKKG.
26th Oct '13 8:02:41 PM JIKTV
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* TheCult: The JAA (Jünger aus Atlantis - Disciples from Atlantis), a sect somewhat inspired by Hare Krishna, Baghwan's sanyassins and the Moonies.

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* TheCult: {{Cult}}: The JAA (Jünger aus Atlantis - Disciples from Atlantis), a sect somewhat inspired by Hare Krishna, Baghwan's sanyassins and the Moonies.
4th Feb '13 6:00:15 AM BonsaiForest
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* HighlyVisibleNinja: In the TV series, the kids wear sweaters (often even in the same color), with their initials prominently on their chests. Good for advertising themselves, not so good for inconspiciousness.
4th Feb '13 5:51:36 AM Frank75
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** TheHero: Tiger (German version: Tim)

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** TheHero: TheHero / TheLeader: Tiger (German version: Tim)



* GoodBadTranslation - Given the translation largely being for the benefit of Germans, catchphrases abound, including - "Is it true that you have the best machines of anybody in the town?". Also, rather archaic slang, such as "They've given her the Mickey Finn".

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* GoodBadTranslation - GoingColdTurkey: A schoolmate of Tim.
* GoodBadTranslation:
Given the translation largely being for the benefit of Germans, catchphrases abound, including - "Is it true that you have the best machines of anybody in the town?". Also, rather archaic slang, such as "They've given her the Mickey Finn".Finn".
* HighlyVisibleNinja: In the TV series, the kids wear sweaters (often even in the same color), with their initials prominently on their chests. Good for advertising themselves, not so good for inconspiciousness.
4th Feb '13 2:37:18 AM Frank75
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* ShoutOut: There's a [[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Doktor Mubase]], Karl's last name is "Vierstein"

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* ShoutOut: There's a [[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Doktor Mubase]], Karl's last name is "Vierstein""[[AlbertEinstein Vierstein]]"
2nd Nov '12 10:46:35 AM MaxSinister
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** The TabletopRPG ''1W6 Freunde'' (1d6 friends), which also parodies ''TheThreeInvestigators'' and EnidBlyton's ''FiveFriends'', but mostly TKKG.

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** The TabletopRPG ''1W6 Freunde'' (1d6 friends), which also parodies ''TheThreeInvestigators'' and EnidBlyton's ''FiveFriends'', ''TheFamousFive'', but mostly TKKG.
2nd Nov '12 10:45:56 AM MaxSinister
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* AffectionateParody:
** ''Die Ferienbande'', a radio show about the friends Bernd (formerly Beate), Baul, Billy (nicknamed Bröckchen), Babsi and dog Bambi.
** The TabletopRPG ''1W6 Freunde'' (1d6 friends), which also parodies ''TheThreeInvestigators'' and EnidBlyton's ''FiveFriends'', but mostly TKKG.
14th Jun '12 12:06:16 PM adeg
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* DoNotCallMePaul: After he couldn't be called Tarzan anymore for legal reasons, Tim stated that he had seen the ''{{Tarzan}}'' movie, [[TakeThat didn't like the protagonist]] and didn't want to be called by his nickname.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: After he couldn't be called Tarzan anymore for legal reasons, Tim stated that he had seen the ''{{Tarzan}}'' movie, [[TakeThat didn't like the protagonist]] and didn't want to be called by his nickname. In the German version, he ''also'' doesn't like his given first name Peter, so he prefers being called Tim, which is short for his second name Timotheus (after his grandpa).
9th Feb '12 4:52:00 AM Frank75
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Rather the other way round - many criminals are pretty ugly.



* CityWithNoName: We know it has over a million people (so it has to be either Berlin, Hamburg or Munich), but WordOfGod says it's completely fictional.
* ComicBookTime: The current year is never mentioned, and the kids stay the same age (around 13) forever.
* ContinuityNod: Sometimes the characters meet people from earlier stories again.
* TheCult: The JAA (Jünger aus Atlantis - Disciples from Atlantis), a sect somewhat inspired by Hare Krishna, Baghwan's sanyassins and the Moonies.
* TheCutie: Gaby has elements of this trope.



* DoNotCallMePaul: After he couldn't be called Tarzan anymore for legal reasons, Tim stated that he had seen the ''{{Tarzan}}'' movie, [[TakeThat didn't like the protagonist]] and didn't want to be called by his nickname.



* TheGameOfTheBook: Came out in 1985, for C64 / Atari. During 1997 to 2009 16 more games with the characters were made, but those aren't based on any books.



* IdenticalStranger: This trope happens in TKKG stories more often than statistically probable.
* InSeriesNickname: "Tarzan", "Computer", "Klößchen" and "Pfote". It's never mentioned who actually invented them.



* KungFuKid: Tim qualifies, being just 13 / 14 (forever). Strictly speaking, he doesn't know Kung Fu but Judo and Jiu-Jitsu instead, but he's still pretty good at them for his age.



* MistakenNationality: Tim has dark, curly hair and a tan (which becomes an InformedAttribute in the series and movies). At least once, some German racist mistook him for Italian or another foreigner.



* TheMovie: Two of them, in 1992 and 2006 respectively.



* TheOtherDarrin: In the popular audio dramas, the speaker of Gaby changed twice yet, and her father's changed once.



* PutOnABus: Quite many teachers, relatives, classmates and friends of TKKG appear in exactly one book and are never mentioned again. Seems it's not easy to get into their circle of trust.
* TheSeries: Ran from 1985-87
* ShoutOut: There's a [[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Doktor Mubase]], Karl's last name is "Vierstein"
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Karl
* StatusQuoIsGod



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* {{Whodunnit}}: The second book. A classmate of the gang his disappeared, and there are several suspects: A blind clairvoyant [[spoiler:who fakes his blindness]], an Italian restaurant owner, and a bully from their school. All of them are pretty unsympathetic and have possible motives. At the end, they find out that [[spoiler:the victim "kidnapped" himself, because he was fed up with his parents; his father [[WhenYouComingHomeDad is preoccupied with his work as an architect]] and his mother spends her time imagining she was a reincarnated medieval noblewoman.]]
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