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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.
8th Aug '17 11:02:01 AM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''Film/Sharknado5GlobalSwarming'', the guards in London remain stoic and don't move during a Sharknado. Fin yells at them that protecting the Queen is their job, which finally gets them to move, then they gun down several sharks.

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* In ''Film/Sharknado5GlobalSwarming'', the guards in London remain stoic and don't move during a Sharknado. Fin yells at them that protecting the Queen is their job, which finally gets them to move, then Then they gun down several sharks.
6th Aug '17 10:20:40 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/Sharknado5GlobalSwarming'', the guards in London remain stoic and don't move during a Sharknado. Fin yells at them that protecting the Queen is their job, which finally gets them to move, then they gun down several sharks.
22nd Jul '17 9:06:50 PM DrOO7
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* In the Hallmark Channel movie ''A Royal Christmas'', the prince and his girlfriend do everything they can to get a reaction out of the royal guards, who of course, stand impassively no matter what.

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* In the Hallmark Channel movie ''A Royal Christmas'', the prince and his girlfriend do everything they can to get a reaction out of the royal guards, who of course, stand impassively no matter what. They do break into huge grins at the end, when the couple marry.
18th Jul '17 1:31:10 PM SeanMurrayI
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-->'''Garfield''': The British are coming! The British are coming! (To Odie) Well you made him crack anyway!

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-->'''Garfield''': The British are coming! The British are coming! (To Odie) Well [To Odie] Well, you made him crack crack, anyway!
18th Jul '17 10:59:25 AM Seawolf
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-->'''Garfield''': The British are coming! The British are coming!

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-->'''Garfield''': The British are coming! The British are coming!coming! (To Odie) Well you made him crack anyway!
26th Jun '17 6:27:47 PM nombretomado
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As TheOtherWiki will tell you, guards at Buckingham Palace haven't even been posted outside the Palace's gate since the late 1950s ''because'' of the annoying tourists (likely trying to imitate a scene from ''Series/ILoveLucy'', below) as a measure to prevent any bad incidents for the good of the guards and the safety of the tourists. However, the guards posted at St. James's Palace are still stationed in areas open to the public.

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As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki will tell you, guards at Buckingham Palace haven't even been posted outside the Palace's gate since the late 1950s ''because'' of the annoying tourists (likely trying to imitate a scene from ''Series/ILoveLucy'', below) as a measure to prevent any bad incidents for the good of the guards and the safety of the tourists. However, the guards posted at St. James's Palace are still stationed in areas open to the public.
24th May '17 6:54:31 AM SeanMurrayI
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Another inaccuracy in the media is that often the guard is quite small, or at least only average height [[CompensatingForSomething (hence the great big hats)]]. In fact, the Brigade of Guards traditionally insists on recruits being [[TheBigGuy at least six feet tall]].

If you're really in a mood to play games with these guys, [[BullyingADragon don't expect to come out unscathed.]] RealityIsUnrealistic; you have been warned.

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Another inaccuracy in the media is that often the guard is quite small, or at least only average height [[CompensatingForSomething (hence the great big hats)]]. hats). In fact, the Brigade of Guards traditionally insists on recruits being [[TheBigGuy at least six feet tall]].

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If you're really in a mood to play games with these guys, [[BullyingADragon don't expect to come out unscathed.]] unscathed. RealityIsUnrealistic; you have been warned.
23rd May '17 8:25:55 PM Sylderon
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Another inaccuracy in the media is that often the guard is quite small, or at least only average height [[CompensatingForSomething {hence the great big hats)]]. In fact, the Brigade of Guards traditionally insists on recruits being [[TheBigGuy at least six feet tall]].

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Another inaccuracy in the media is that often the guard is quite small, or at least only average height [[CompensatingForSomething {hence (hence the great big hats)]]. In fact, the Brigade of Guards traditionally insists on recruits being [[TheBigGuy at least six feet tall]].
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