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6th Jul '16 2:44:38 PM SeanMurrayI
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** And yet another episode has Homer mistake Shaolin Monks as the British guards. He's met with [[strike:similar]] ''impressive'' results - a monk rips his heart out, [[AndShowItToYou shows it to him]], then puts it back in.
-->'''Homer''': I hope you washed that hand.

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** And yet another episode has sees Homer mistake Shaolin Monks as the British guards. He's met with [[strike:similar]] ''impressive'' results - Monks, and a monk rips responds by ripping his heart out, [[AndShowItToYou shows showing it to him]], then puts putting it back in.
-->'''Homer''': I hope you washed that hand.
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6th Jul '16 10:38:44 AM Eddy1215
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-->'''Homer''': I hope you washed that hand.



* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' once had to tip one over (cow tipping) to get into a club. The guard falls like a tree.

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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' once had to tip one over (cow tipping) (CowTipping) to get into a club. The guard falls like a tree.
15th Jun '16 9:31:37 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/ARoyalNightOut'' parodies this, as the Buckingham Palace guards snap to attention whenever the princesses walk by - one of them even doing so while in the middle of reading a magazine.
15th May '16 6:30:19 AM Jeduthun
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* On a lighter note, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSoJqdPi4Iw This guy]] posed for a photo with a royal guard at Buckingham Palace and engaged in some good-natured comic riffing, proving that it ''is'' possible to succeed in [[{{corpsing}} getting a guard to break up laughing]].

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* On a lighter note, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSoJqdPi4Iw This this guy]] posed for a photo with a royal guard at Buckingham Palace and engaged in some good-natured comic riffing, proving that it ''is'' possible to succeed in [[{{corpsing}} getting a guard to break up laughing]].
15th May '16 6:29:52 AM Jeduthun
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* In an incident [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQCSWPFnjbU caught on video]], an annoying tourist demonstrated exactly why you don't mess with the Queen's Guard: He stupidly grabs the guard by the shoulder, only to find himself immediately at the business end of a mounted bayonet in the hands of a very angry trained soldier yelling in his face. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said that the guard had an entirely appropriate reaction.
* On a lighter note, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSoJqdPi4Iw This guy]] posed for a photo with a royal guard at Buckingham Palace and engaged in some good-natured comic riffing, proving that it ''is'' possible to succeed in [[{{corpsing}} getting a guard to break up laughing]].
* Sometimes human nature takes its course and even the Queen's Guard aren't immune from [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11534602/Buckingham-Palace-guard-slips-in-front-of-tourists.html slipping and falling]].
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27th Apr '16 2:02:54 PM SeanMurrayI
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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an ''[[TankGoodness armoured]]'' cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.

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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an ''[[TankGoodness armoured]]'' armoured cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.
27th Apr '16 8:38:41 AM 20person
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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an [[TankGoodness ''armoured'']] cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.

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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an [[TankGoodness ''armoured'']] ''[[TankGoodness armoured]]'' cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.
27th Apr '16 8:38:25 AM 20person
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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an ''armoured'' cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.

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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an ''armoured'' [[TankGoodness ''armoured'']] cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.
12th Apr '16 9:47:18 PM SeanMurrayI
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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state -a high-value terrorist target since way before anyone had ever heard of Osama Bin Laden- and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an ''armoured'' cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.

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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state -a high-value terrorist target since way before anyone had ever heard of Osama Bin Laden- state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an ''armoured'' cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.
12th Apr '16 2:58:43 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Maisy}}'' and her friends encounter one, an owl-person, in the ''My Friend Maisy'' picture book ''Maisy Goes to London'' and Maisy takes a photo. The narration describes that the guard "is very serious. He doesn't even smile."


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Maisy}}'' and her friends encounter one, an owl-person, in the ''My Friend Maisy'' picture book ''Maisy Goes to London'' and Maisy takes a photo. The narration describes the guard as very serious. "He doesn't even smile."
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