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11th Jan '17 7:29:24 PM nombretomado
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* LordPeterWimsey is also a member of more than one Smoky Gentlemen's Club; the novel ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'' mostly takes place within one of them.

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* LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey is also a member of more than one Smoky Gentlemen's Club; the novel ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'' mostly takes place within one of them.
5th Jan '17 5:47:45 PM SwampAdder
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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes stories, note how often Holmes and Watson end up in one of those clubs to meet a client or expose a villain.
** Not to mention Holmes' brother [[BrilliantButLazy Mycroft]] belongs to the Diogenes Club - a club for antisocial gentlemen, which treasures silence so much that talking in the wrong room is an offence punishable by expulsion.

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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes stories, note how often Holmes and Watson end up in one of those clubs to meet a client or expose a villain.
** Not to mention Holmes'
Literature/SherlockHolmes' brother [[BrilliantButLazy Mycroft]] belongs to the Diogenes Club - a club for antisocial gentlemen, which treasures silence so much that talking in the wrong room is an offence offense punishable by expulsion.
25th Dec '16 11:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* At least two episodes of ''TheTwilightZone'': "Back There" and "The Silence", seem to be set in this sort of club.

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* At least two episodes of ''TheTwilightZone'': ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "Back There" and "The Silence", seem to be set in this sort of club.
7th Dec '16 12:14:02 PM __Vano
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* Parodied in ''Film/LuckyLukeAndTheDaltons''. The meeting room in a railroad carriage where Lucky Luke meets the politicians who hire him is covered in a large, trick, barely transparent cloud of tobacco smoke, descending to as low as waist level.
2nd Dec '16 11:25:04 AM Berrenta
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* The Season Four opening arc of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', "Yanks in the U.K.", included a visit to a Gentlemen's Club. The [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage American]] [[BikiniBar implications]] of the term are [[PlayingWithATrope discussed]].

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* The Season Four opening arc of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', "Yanks in the U.K.", included a visit to a Gentlemen's Club. The [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage American]] [[BikiniBar American implications]] of the term are [[PlayingWithATrope discussed]].
30th Nov '16 8:31:58 AM Morgenthaler
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Alternatively, [[BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats just a place upper-class men can be out from under the feet of their wives and servants]]. Not to be confused with the [[BikiniBar other]] kind of "gentlemen's" clubs, or indeed the ''[[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame other]]'' other kind.

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Alternatively, [[BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats just a place upper-class men can be out from under the feet of their wives and servants]]. Not to be confused with the [[BikiniBar other]] other kind of "gentlemen's" clubs, or indeed the ''[[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame other]]'' other kind.
23rd Oct '16 11:17:48 AM nombretomado
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* [[TheAlcoholic "Rowley]] [[TheUnintelligible Birkin,]] [[BunnyEarsLawyer QC"]] of ''TheFastShow'' seems to be speaking from a club like this.

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* [[TheAlcoholic "Rowley]] [[TheUnintelligible Birkin,]] [[BunnyEarsLawyer QC"]] of ''TheFastShow'' ''Series/TheFastShow'' seems to be speaking from a club like this.
13th Jul '16 4:51:30 AM BiggerJ
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rn68PxJ2Ik One gag]] involves a London gentlemen's club that resembles the above-mentioned Diogenes Club in both location and most famous trait (if only to the letter of the law).
9th Jun '16 6:40:00 PM SantosLHalper
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* The craze for establishing social clubs, in England at least, really caught on during the Regency. Due to the Napoleonic War the English upper class were prevented from participating in fashionable European society and therefore had to look to each other for amusement. The original clubs were exclusive to aristocrats, but later clubs extended membership towards the middle-classes. By the Edwardian Era, there was a club for everyone: soldiers, civil servants, colonial service members, doctors, reform politicians, artists, sportsmen, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Scotsmen]] etc. Each club generally provided a place for political discussion, gambling, fine dining, and a healthy amount of nepotism and insider dealing. Every reputable man of a good trade or living was expected to participate in at least one club, and those who do not are seen as dangerously anti-social.

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* The craze for establishing social clubs, in England at least, really caught on during the Regency. Due to the Napoleonic War the English upper class were prevented from participating in fashionable European society and therefore had to look to each other for amusement. The original clubs were exclusive to aristocrats, but later clubs extended membership towards the middle-classes. By the Edwardian Era, there was a club for everyone: soldiers, civil servants, colonial service members, doctors, reform politicians, artists, sportsmen, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Scotsmen]] etc. Each club generally provided a place for political discussion, gambling, fine dining, and a healthy amount of nepotism and insider dealing. Every reputable man of a good trade or living was expected to participate in at least one club, and those who do not are seen as [[LonersAreFreaks dangerously anti-social.]]
9th Jun '16 6:38:25 PM SantosLHalper
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* The Drones Club in Creator/PGWodehouse is another heroic version; membership includes [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]], [[Literature/{{Psmith}} Rupert Psmith]], [[Literature/BlandingsCastle Freddie Threepwood]], and most of their friends. [[TheJeeves Jeeves]] meanwhile mingles with his fellow valets at the Junior Ganymede.

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* The Drones Club in Creator/PGWodehouse is another heroic version; version (insofar as {{Upper Class Twit}}s can be considered heroic); membership includes [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]], [[Literature/{{Psmith}} Rupert Psmith]], [[Literature/BlandingsCastle Freddie Threepwood]], and most of their friends. [[TheJeeves Jeeves]] meanwhile mingles with his fellow valets at the Junior Ganymede.
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