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18th Apr '18 5:50:10 PM SantosLHalper
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* In one video a queens guard becomes friendly with a child for his birthday and in another video, a guard in Sweden played with a child. It's still not a good idea to try something with them as they will give strong responses to people who cause too many problems or break too many rules, royal guards are meant to be the best of the best since they are protecting royalty.

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* In one video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_wNqxOxB44 a queens guard becomes friendly with guardsman posed in a child photo for his birthday a child's birthday]] and in another video, a guard in Sweden played with a child. It's still not a good idea to try something with them as they will give strong responses to people who cause too many problems or break too many rules, royal guards are meant to be the best of the best since they are protecting royalty.
16th Apr '18 3:56:55 PM Ninamarie124
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7th Apr '18 5:57:52 PM nombretomado
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* Street performers in London use this getup as an alternative to the LivingStatue. [[IThoughtItMeant No]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_statue the other kind.]]

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* Street performers in London use this getup as an alternative to the LivingStatue. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_statue the other kind.]]
2nd Mar '18 11:23:26 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': While it is unlikely they're actually Royal Guards there are guards wearing something near identical to the uniform standing in the dock when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20171113 arrives in England.]]

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': While it is unlikely they're actually Royal Guards there There are guards wearing something near identical to the uniform standing in the dock when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20171113 arrives in England.]]
2nd Mar '18 1:10:01 AM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': While it is unlikely they're actually Royal Guards there are guards wearing something near identical to the uniform standing in the dock when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20171113 arrives in England.]]
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24th Feb '18 6:43:02 PM JMQwilleran
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* At least once one of these was a guest on ''Series/WhatsMyLine''. He appeared in the full get-up and the panel was blindfolded to prevent recognition. Despite this, Arlene Francis was forced to disqualify herself due to recognizing his name, though the rest of the panel was unable to figure out his occupation, so he won the full prize.
18th Feb '18 12:36:03 PM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', Mater tries to get one of these to laugh shortly before his knighting ceremony.
18th Feb '18 12:13:05 PM ngh93
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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''.
20th Sep '17 2:49:16 PM x_countryguy
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* One WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes story involved Daffy Duck trying to get a British Royal Guard to laugh. He fails so very, very miserably. [[spoiler: Though, as a crazed Daffy said as he was being taken away, the guy was indeed laughing on the inside.]]

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* One WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes story involved Daffy Duck trying to get a British Royal Guard to laugh. He fails so very, very miserably. [[spoiler: Though, [[spoiler:Though, as a crazed Daffy said as he was being taken away, the guy was indeed laughing on the inside.]]



* The ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode ''The Sign of Three'' features a guard as one of the clients. He is shown remaining absolutely still and expressionless while on duty, and changing with the appropriate theatrical stiff arm waving. Tourists take pictures with him and such, but none of them make an active attempt to bother or get a rise out of him. He does, however, [[spoiler: have a stalker who is using him as the test subject for a murder.]]
* The above picture comes from a ''Series/MrBean'' skit where the title character would do an assortment of increasingly pesky things to a guard in preparation for a posed photograph, all while the guard remains perfectly still. It all basically amounts to one hell of a MotionlessMakeover. Among the things Bean does to the guard, he polishes the trigger of his gun, trims the guard's mustache to resemble [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler's]], and decorates him with flowers. [[spoiler: At the end, the guard receives his orders to march to his next post, just before the picture could be taken.]]
* ''Series/ILoveLucy's'' European vacation story arc during the show's fifth season began in London where Lucy visited Buckingham Palace and missed out on seeing the Queen when she became preoccupied with desperately attempting to get a guard to crack a smile. [[spoiler: If one looks really closely, one can see the guard's lips curling up slightly.]] This scene originally aired four years before the Queen's Guard ceased maintaining posts outside Buckingham Palace and prior to several controversies between foreign tourists and the guards in RealLife.

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* The ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode ''The Sign of Three'' features a guard as one of the clients. He is shown remaining absolutely still and expressionless while on duty, and changing with the appropriate theatrical stiff arm waving. Tourists take pictures with him and such, but none of them make an active attempt to bother or get a rise out of him. He does, however, [[spoiler: have [[spoiler:have a stalker who is using him as the test subject for a murder.]]
* The above picture comes from a ''Series/MrBean'' skit where the title character would do an assortment of increasingly pesky things to a guard in preparation for a posed photograph, all while the guard remains perfectly still. It all basically amounts to one hell of a MotionlessMakeover. Among the things Bean does to the guard, he polishes the trigger of his gun, trims the guard's mustache to resemble [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler's]], and decorates him with flowers. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end, the guard receives his orders to march to his next post, just before the picture could be taken.]]
* ''Series/ILoveLucy's'' European vacation story arc during the show's fifth season began in London where Lucy visited Buckingham Palace and missed out on seeing the Queen when she became preoccupied with desperately attempting to get a guard to crack a smile. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If one looks really closely, one can see the guard's lips curling up slightly.]] This scene originally aired four years before the Queen's Guard ceased maintaining posts outside Buckingham Palace and prior to several controversies between foreign tourists and the guards in RealLife.
30th Aug '17 9:58:11 PM Premonition45
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** The episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E4TheReginaMonologues "The Regina Monologues"]] sees the family vacation in London, where Homer crashes their car through the front gate at Buckingham Palace and into the Queen's carriage. Royal guards beat Homer senselessly but stop half-way through to observe the Changing of the Guard. Homer's beating continues at the hands of the next group of guards on duty.

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** The episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E4TheReginaMonologues "The Regina Monologues"]] sees the family vacation in London, where Homer crashes their car through the front gate at Buckingham Palace and into the Queen's carriage. Royal guards beat Homer senselessly but stop half-way through to observe the Changing of the Guard. Homer's beating continues at the hands of the next group of guards on duty.



---> '''Homer:''' Hey! Are you like one of those English guards who can't laugh or smile or anything? [makes noises and faces at him and gets punched in the face] Ow!
---> '''Marine:''' No, ''sir''! U.S. Marine Corps, ''sir''!
** And yet another episode sees Homer mistake Shaolin Monks, and a monk responds by ripping his heart out, [[AndShowItToYou showing it to him]], then putting it back in.

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---> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Hey! Are you like one of those English guards who can't laugh or smile or anything? [makes noises and faces at him and gets punched in the face] Ow!
---> '''Marine:''' --->'''Marine:''' No, ''sir''! U.S. Marine Corps, ''sir''!
** And yet another episode "Goo Goo Gai Pan" sees Homer mistake Shaolin Monks, and a monk responds by ripping his heart out, [[AndShowItToYou showing it to him]], then putting it back in.
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