History Main / TuxedoAndMartini

17th Jul '17 4:18:36 PM crazysamaritan
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Everyone knows this character. He wears a tuxedo with a small [[BowtiesAreCool Bowtie (which Is Cool)]], a martini in one hand ([[DrinkOrder shaken, not stirred]], naturally) and a pistol or revolver in the other. Announcing himself as "[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Surname... Forename Surname]]", he engages in witty DoubleEntendre speak with busty high society women that leads into the bedroom. And just in case he finds himself in a particularly hopeless situation, he'll have a gadget hidden in his cuff links that will allow him to defeat the {{mooks}} ([[BondOneLiner with a bad pun or two thrown in posthumously]]) and save the day.

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Everyone knows this character. He wears a tuxedo with a small [[BowtiesAreCool Bowtie (which Is Cool)]], bowtie, a martini in one hand ([[DrinkOrder shaken, not stirred]], naturally) and a pistol or revolver in the other. Announcing himself as "[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Surname... Forename Surname]]", he engages in witty DoubleEntendre speak with busty high society women that leads into the bedroom. And just in case he finds himself in a particularly hopeless situation, he'll have a gadget hidden in his cuff links that will allow him to defeat the {{mooks}} ([[BondOneLiner with a bad pun or two thrown in posthumously]]) and save the day.



* When Music/PoetsOfTheFall performed their live CoverVersion of ''{{Film/Casino Royale|2006}}'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA You Know My Name]]," for The Voice's ''Livenä Vieraissa'' compilation album, they engaged in Film/JamesBond cosplay, in stereotypically immaculate tuxes and {{Bowties|AreCool}}.

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* When Music/PoetsOfTheFall performed their live CoverVersion of ''{{Film/Casino Royale|2006}}'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA You Know My Name]]," for The Voice's ''Livenä Vieraissa'' compilation album, they engaged in Film/JamesBond cosplay, in stereotypically immaculate tuxes and {{Bowties|AreCool}}.bowties.
15th Jul '17 3:49:30 PM nombretomado
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* In WorldWarII both the British and American services recruited a large number of gentleman-spies. Some of them like TropeNamer Creator/IanFleming and [[Literature/TheQuietAmerican Graham Greene]] retired to write SpyFiction. Creator/DennisWheatley is best known for his paranoia-laden occult thrillers. Others like Nicholas Eliot continued as a career. Kim Philby found [[TheMole a second career.]]

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* In WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII both the British and American services recruited a large number of gentleman-spies. Some of them like TropeNamer Creator/IanFleming and [[Literature/TheQuietAmerican Graham Greene]] retired to write SpyFiction. Creator/DennisWheatley is best known for his paranoia-laden occult thrillers. Others like Nicholas Eliot continued as a career. Kim Philby found [[TheMole a second career.]]
25th Apr '17 12:32:20 PM Psyclone
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-->'''Bond:''' I'll have a martini.\\

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-->'''Bond:''' I'll have a Vodka martini.\\
17th Jan '17 2:34:31 PM Kalaong
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* Played with a lot in ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. Chuck Bartowski is the furthest thing from James Bond you can find. But he still tries, because he's FunctionalGenreSavvy. When he evolves from TheWoobie to IronWoobie, he makes it work. In fact, because he's so successful (thanks to Casey, Sarah and the Intersect) that the default name he uses when he goes on a mission becomes feared by the enemy agents as a Bond-esque Tuxedo super-spy. Bryce Larkin, in the early episodes, highlights the 'international superspy' as he should be, and Roan Montgomery basically IS Bond, if he were allowed to genuinely age.

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* Played with a lot in ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. Chuck Bartowski is the furthest thing from James Bond you can find. But he still tries, because he's FunctionalGenreSavvy. When he evolves from TheWoobie to IronWoobie, he makes it work. In fact, because he's so successful (thanks to Casey, Sarah and the Intersect) that "Charles Carmichael" - the default name he uses when he goes on a mission - becomes feared by the enemy agents as a Bond-esque Tuxedo super-spy. Bryce Larkin, in the early episodes, highlights the 'international superspy' as he should be, and Roan Montgomery basically IS Bond, if he were allowed to genuinely age.
2nd Jan '17 11:52:05 AM Premonition45
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* Even the ''Film/JamesBond'' films occasionally have their fun with this, especially the slightly DarkerAndEdgier Creator/DanielCraig {{reboot}}s.

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* Even the ''Film/JamesBond'' films occasionally have their fun with this, especially the slightly DarkerAndEdgier Creator/DanielCraig {{reboot}}s. The only films Bond doesn't wear a tuxedo in are ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.



--->'''Bond:''' I'll have a martini.\\

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--->'''Bond:''' -->'''Bond:''' I'll have a martini.\\
16th Nov '16 4:50:16 AM BrokenEye
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* ''[[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} The Illuminatus! Trilogy]]'' contains a particularly meta example in the form of Fission Chips, aka Agent 0000[[ArcNumber 5]], who joined the [=MI-6=] on a whim after realizing that [[TuxedoAndMartini his personality, tastes, mannerisms, and physical appearance were basically the same as those James Bond]], and is considered a bit of a laughingstock within the agency because of it, despite otherwise being a very good agent.
** Chips's other main flaw is that he's a ConspiracyTheorist, convinced that he's one step away from proving the existence of the vast underground super-criminal network known as [=BUGGER=][[note]]read: [=SPECTRE=][[/note]]. This being ''[[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} The Illuminatus! Trilogy]]'', his theories naturally [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight turn out to be 100% correct on nearly every detail]] (though he did get [[TheIlluminati the name]] wrong).
28th Sep '16 5:39:55 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Haywire}}'', in which Paul, who Mallory believes to be an MI-6 agent sent to help her and who behaves just like this, is actually not a suave British spy but a thuggish Irish PsychoForHire who's been hired to kill her and another target and frame her for the other guy's death.
2nd Sep '16 3:48:46 AM erforce
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** Playing ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' while wearing the Tuxedo nets Naked Snake an amusing and annoyed lecture from [[TheAce The Boss]] about how impractical it is. There's also a conversation about James Bond with the other characters (specifically the Major, who is a complete James Bond fanboy) suggesting silly things (like a gun shaped like a snake) that he could use.

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** Playing ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' while wearing the Tuxedo nets Naked Snake an amusing and annoyed lecture from [[TheAce The Boss]] about how impractical it is. There's also a conversation about James Bond with the other characters (specifically the Major, who is a complete James Bond fanboy) suggesting silly things (like a gun shaped like a snake) that he could use.



* Harry Tipper of ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters''. In the second he is strapped to a bed with a laser aimed at him...

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* Harry Tipper of ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters''. In the [[VideoGame/TimeSplitters2 second game]] he is strapped to a bed with a laser aimed at him...
31st Jul '16 7:13:25 PM Aiguille
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* When Music/PoetsOfTheFall performed their live CoverVersion of ''{{Film/Casino Royale|2006}}'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA You Know My Name]]," for The Voice's ''Livenä Vieraissa'' compilation album, they engaged in Film/JamesBond cosplay, in stereotypically immaculate tuxes and {{Bowties|AreCool}}.
23rd Jul '16 2:59:06 AM JackG
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* ''Das Unsichtbare Visier'' (1973-79). Alarmed over the growing underground popularity of James Bond among their youth, the East German government created this TV series in which a Stasi agent played by Armin Mueller-Stahl battled the evil CIA, West Germany, resurgent Nazis, and other forces of decadent Western capitalism.
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