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21st Jan '17 9:02:15 AM SteveMB
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** This has changed over the years. When first introduced, Alfred was primarily there for comic relief, particularly in the role of a self-styled detective who either had to be rescued from the danger his bungling efforts got him into by Batman and Robin, or who triumphed by sheer luck and/or slapstick humour. Later, the detective angle was dropped, but one thing that remained that exemplifies this trope is that Alfred turned up at the door of Wayne Manor one day, announced to a startled Bruce and Dick that he had come to take up the role of butler to the household (which was news to them!), walked in, took up his self-appointed duties and never left. More recent versions of the character have him employed by the Waynes before the murder of Bruce's parents and make him a substitute father to the young orphan. Once the comic aspect was toned down, he's been the perfect gentleman's gentleman -- that is, extrtemely competent at everything he does, with the possible exception of getting Bruce to look ater himself -- with a touch of razor-sharp wit that comes out in occasional glimpses of him as a DeadpanSnarker.

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** This has changed over the years. When first introduced, Alfred was primarily there for comic relief, particularly in the role of a self-styled detective who either had to be rescued from the danger his bungling efforts got him into by Batman and Robin, or who triumphed by sheer luck and/or slapstick humour. Later, the detective angle was dropped, but one thing that remained that exemplifies this trope is that Alfred turned up at the door of Wayne Manor one day, announced to a startled Bruce and Dick that he had come to take up the role of butler to the household (which was news to them!), walked in, took up his self-appointed duties and never left. More recent versions of the character have him employed by the Waynes before the murder of Bruce's parents and make him a substitute father to the young orphan. Once the comic aspect was toned down, he's been the perfect gentleman's gentleman -- that is, extrtemely competent at everything he does, with the possible exception of getting Bruce to look ater after himself -- with a touch of razor-sharp wit that comes out in occasional glimpses of him as a DeadpanSnarker.
11th Jan '17 7:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* LordPeterWimsey's valet Bunter is not, in fact, smarter than his amateur-detective employer, but he does have a number of useful skills that his boss doesn't -- like knowing how to develop a photograph.

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* LordPeterWimsey's Literature/LordPeterWimsey's valet Bunter is not, in fact, smarter than his amateur-detective employer, but he does have a number of useful skills that his boss doesn't -- like knowing how to develop a photograph.
7th Jan '17 10:05:50 AM nombretomado
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* In ''LauraBow: The Colonel's Bequest'', there is a butler named Jeeves.

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* In ''LauraBow: ''VideoGame/LauraBow: The Colonel's Bequest'', there is a butler named Jeeves.
27th Dec '16 3:55:07 PM witwoud
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** Also subverted with Brinkley who Bertie hires when Jeeves is temporarily working for someone else. Brinkley turns out to be an incompetent, violently alcoholic Communist who ends up setting the house that Bertie is staying in at the time on fire.

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** Also subverted with Brinkley who Brinkley, whom Bertie hires when while Jeeves is temporarily working for someone else. Brinkley turns out to be an incompetent, violently alcoholic Communist who ends up setting fire to the house that Bertie is staying in at the time on fire.house.
16th Dec '16 10:55:38 PM Luppercus
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** In ''La Niñera'' the Hispanic version of the character also fit the profile; Fidel in the Argentinian remake and Nicolás in the Mexican.

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** In ''La Niñera'' the Hispanic version of the character also fit fits the profile; Fidel in the Argentinian remake and Nicolás in the Mexican.
16th Dec '16 10:55:19 PM Luppercus
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** In ''La Niñera'' the Hispanic version of the character also fit the profile; Fidel in the Argentinian remake and Nicolás in the Mexican.
16th Dec '16 10:52:00 PM Luppercus
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* The basic premise of the sitcom ''Series/MrBelvedere'' is this, serving for an American Middle class family.
16th Dec '16 10:50:12 PM Luppercus
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* Lurch in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' fit in every single characteristic other than been British (as far as we know).
23rd Oct '16 10:17:10 AM nombretomado
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* Because he apparently hated butlers (going so far as to say they had their own circle of hell, [[LaserGuidedKarma where kitchen-maids and journalists could watch their torments from Heaven]]), Creator/HilaireBelloc wrote a different kind of subversion in ''The Emerald of Catherine the Great''. The butler acts like TheJeeves around his master (except his schemes don't work), but is thuggish to the other servants. He even switches between [[BritishAccents posh dialect and Cockney]], depending on whether there are toffs around or not.

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* Because he apparently hated butlers (going so far as to say they had their own circle of hell, [[LaserGuidedKarma where kitchen-maids and journalists could watch their torments from Heaven]]), Creator/HilaireBelloc wrote a different kind of subversion in ''The Emerald of Catherine the Great''. The butler acts like TheJeeves around his master (except his schemes don't work), but is thuggish to the other servants. He even switches between [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents posh dialect and Cockney]], depending on whether there are toffs around or not.
13th Sep '16 3:35:24 AM Tarkas
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** This has changed over the years. When first introduced, Alfred was primarily there for comic relief, particularly in the role of a self-styled detective who either had to be rescued from the danger his bungling efforts got him into by Batman and Robin, or who triumphed by sheer luck and/or slapstick humour. Later, the detective angle was dropped, but one thing that remained that exemplifies this trope is that Alfred turned up at the door of Wayne Manor one day, announced to a startled Bruce and Dick that he had come to take up the role of butler to the household (which was news to them!), walked in, took up his self-appointed duties and never left. More recent versions of the character have him employed by the Waynes before the murder of Bruce's parents and make him a substitute father to the young orphan. Once the comic aspect was toned down, he's been the perfect gentleman's gentleman -- that is, extrtemely competent at everything he does, with the possible exception of getting Bruce to look ater himself -- with a touch of razor-sharp wit that comes out in occasional glimpses of him as a DeadpanSnarker.
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