History Main / SmithOfTheYard

16th May '17 5:39:43 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/SpikeMilligan wrote a serial for ''TheTwoRonnies'' entitled ''the Phantom Raspberry-Blower of Old London Town''. The investigating officer was Corner of the Yard, aka. Ronnie Corbett.

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* Creator/SpikeMilligan wrote a serial for ''TheTwoRonnies'' ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' entitled ''the Phantom Raspberry-Blower of Old London Town''. The investigating officer was Corner of the Yard, aka. Ronnie Corbett.
18th Mar '17 6:44:55 PM eroock
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* Nick Carter from ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'' has "America's Greatest Detective" written on his office door, the newspapers report about his cases and even his arrival in Prague makes the headlines.
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* Nick Carter from ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'' has "America's Greatest Detective" written on his office door, the newspapers report about his cases and even his arrival in Prague makes the headlines.
18th Mar '17 6:44:04 PM eroock
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* Nick Carter from ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'' has "America's Greatest Detective" written on his office door, the newspapers report about his cases and even his arrival in Prague makes the headlines.
18th Mar '17 6:25:46 PM eroock
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Subtrope of FamedInStory.
18th Mar '17 6:23:58 PM eroock
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--> --''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''

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--> --''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''
-->-- ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''
6th Mar '17 12:41:42 AM DoctorNemesis
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Not so for Smiths of the Yard. They are very well-known. The newspapers follow their activities. When there is a major crime and they are involved, the papers will say, "Smith of the Yard is on the case". If they're not and the crimes are particularly diabolical, the papers will call for their involvement. In RealLife, the Yard is Scotland Yard, headquarters for the Metropolitan Police of Greater London. The Yard has become synonymous with police to the extent that any police version of the NationsOfTheWorldMontage will feature a shot of the New Scotland Yard sign.

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Not so for Smiths of the Yard. They are very well-known. The newspapers follow their activities. When there is a major crime and they are involved, the papers will say, "Smith of the Yard is on the case". If they're not and the crimes are particularly diabolical, the papers will call for their involvement. And needless to say, he (Almost) AlwaysGetsHisMan.

In RealLife, the Yard is Scotland Yard, headquarters for the Metropolitan Police of Greater London. The Yard has become synonymous with police to the extent that any police version of the NationsOfTheWorldMontage will feature a shot of the New Scotland Yard sign.
23rd Feb '17 4:53:33 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Played with in ''Series/TheXFiles'', where Special Agent Fox Mulder has developed a certain amount of fame and repute for his investigations, but it's primarily limited to underground ConspiracyTheorist circles populated largely by kooks, eccentrics and paranoiacs.
23rd Feb '17 4:50:48 AM DoctorNemesis
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* [[Creator/AgathaChristie Hercule Poirot]]

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* [[Creator/AgathaChristie Hercule Poirot]]Poirot]] has this reputation, and has earned a certain amount of international renown for his brilliant crime-solving. As he is ''incredibly'' vain, he sees this as entirely his due, and tends to get a bit irritable when someone ''doesn't'' recognise him.
22nd Jun '16 6:07:31 AM gewunomox
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* A post 1930s example: Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Pilcher Norman Pilcher]] of the Drug Squad, who gained a certain level of fame and notoriety in the 1960s by being the police officer at the centre of a number of high-profile celebrity drug busts, including [[RollingStones Mick Jagger]], Donovan, [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon and George Harrison]]. Given that it was nearly always the same man present, this led to accusations that he was either only going after them to increase his profile in the tabloids and / or actively planting drugs on them to secure a conviction (not that they weren't already actively using drugs for the most part, but still). The fact that he was later convicted of perjury and obstructing the course of justice didn't help his credibility when it came to these accusations.

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* A post 1930s example: Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Pilcher Norman Pilcher]] of the Drug Squad, who gained a certain level of fame and notoriety in the 1960s by being the police officer at the centre of a number of high-profile celebrity drug busts, including [[RollingStones [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]], Donovan, [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon and George Harrison]]. Given that it was nearly always the same man present, this led to accusations that he was either only going after them to increase his profile in the tabloids and / or actively planting drugs on them to secure a conviction (not that they weren't already actively using drugs for the most part, but still). The fact that he was later convicted of perjury and obstructing the course of justice didn't help his credibility when it came to these accusations.
13th May '16 10:17:07 AM Grudgeal
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* Gamed in MontyPythonsFlyingCircus in the episode ending where a series of policemen keep entering to arrest everyone and introducing themselves, to be greeted with shouts of "Flying _____ of the Yard!" The last one complains that under the Getting Out Of Sketches Without Proper Punchlines Act "You can't keep ending every bleeding sketch by having a policeman come in and say 'I'm So-and-So of the Yard.....' Oops!"

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* Gamed in MontyPythonsFlyingCircus ''LiveActionTV/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' made a RunningGag out of these characters, as can be seen in the episode ending where a series of policemen keep entering page quote. This eventually led to arrest everyone and introducing themselves, to be greeted with shouts of the "Flying _____ Fox of the Yard!" The last one complains that under the Getting Out Of Sketches Without Proper Punchlines Act "You can't keep ending every bleeding Yard" sketch by having (which closed off the famous "Argument Clinic" sketch), where a policeman come in and say 'I'm So-and-So called Inspector Thompson's Gazelle of the Yard.....' Oops!"Yard arrests the entire show on, amongst others, the charge of [[HypocriticalHumor "always saying it's 'so-and-so of the yard' whenever the fuzz arrives"]].
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