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31st May '16 6:43:34 AM Q4
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* PhraseCatcher: Anyone who accompanies Satan to the land of the living will invariably ask "Are you sure they can't see us?". Even The Professor keeps asking long past the point where he should be used to it.
31st May '16 6:34:35 AM Q4
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* StoryArc: Season 2 has Satan's search for a new assistant, Season 5 concerns Satan's attempts to reduce the amount of sin in the world, and Season 6 has Edith's WhoDunnitToMe storyline.
31st May '16 6:30:06 AM Q4
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** The Pope Enclosure, and Satan keeping all of the damned Pontiffs perpetually pregnant was referenced with regularity during the first two seasons.

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** The Pope Enclosure, and Satan keeping all of the damned Pontiffs perpetually pregnant was referenced with regularity during the first two seasons.seasons, and about OnceASeason thereafter.
** Whenever Satan takes one of the other characters to see the living world, being asked "are you sure they can't see us?" and Satan pointing out what would happen if they could.
** Any character protesting that they don't have to do something just because Satan tells them to, prompting the response "You ''really'' haven't got the hang of this place, have you?"
22nd May '16 6:27:58 AM Q4
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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The series is set up by Thomas and the Professor dying in a car crash. On a smaller scale, many single-episode subplots are also triggered by the deaths of guest characters in what could be considered an inversion of [[BodyOfTheWeek]]. Soul of the Week, if you will.

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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The series is set up by Thomas and the Professor dying in a car crash. On a smaller scale, many single-episode subplots are also triggered by the deaths of guest characters in what could be considered an inversion of [[BodyOfTheWeek]].BodyOfTheWeek. Soul of the Week, if you will.
22nd May '16 6:27:25 AM Q4
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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The series is set up by Thomas and the Professor dying in a car crash. On a smaller scale, many single-episode subplots are also triggered by the deaths of guest characters in what could be considered an inversion of [[BodyOfTheWeek]]. Soul of the Week, if you will.
16th May '16 1:20:46 AM Q4
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* VillainHasAPoint: Whenever Satan and the professor have an argument (which is what drives most episodes in the first four series), Satan's cynical view of human nature is generally borne out.
15th May '16 3:59:07 PM Q4
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* DoomsdayDevice: When Satan arranges for the Grand Unified Theory of physics to be published in the living world, the British government (and presumbly others) immediately start pumping money into research with the hope of using it to build a bomb capable of destroying the universe.
13th May '16 3:02:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DealWithTheDevil: Satan briefly alludes to having signed TonyBlair up to such a deal.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Satan briefly alludes to having signed TonyBlair UsefulNotes/TonyBlair up to such a deal.
16th Dec '15 11:50:09 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Many of the plots of the first four series involve Satan having lengthy philosophical discussions with the Professor, played by James Grout, a WideEyedIdealist and FlatEarthAtheist. Satan would often try to persuade the Professor that HumansAreBastards, while the Professor would take the opposite view. Satan's chief minion was originally ReliableTraitor Gary, replaced by [[BumblingSidekick cringing lackey]] Scumspawn. Other characters included Thomas, a man with no redeeming qualities (and the driver of the car that killed both himself and the Professor), and numerous historical figures who had somehow ended up in Hell (including foul-mouthed Jane Austen, hypocritical Thomas Jefferson and meretricious Will Shakespeare).

In season five, Satan left Hell, subverting his usual role by visiting world leaders and trying to persuade them to get people to live more virtuous lives in order to ease the over-crowding in Hell. At the end of each episode he would return to Hell in order to sort out the messes his subordinates had made in his absence.

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Many of the plots of the first four series involve Satan having lengthy philosophical discussions with the Professor, played by James Grout, a WideEyedIdealist and FlatEarthAtheist. Satan would often try to persuade the Professor that HumansAreBastards, while the Professor would [[HumansAreGood take the opposite view.view]]. Satan's chief minion was originally ReliableTraitor Gary, replaced by [[BumblingSidekick cringing lackey]] Scumspawn. Other characters included Thomas, a man with no redeeming qualities (and the driver of the car that killed both himself and the Professor), and numerous historical figures who had somehow ended up in Hell (including foul-mouthed Jane Austen, hypocritical Thomas Jefferson and meretricious Will Shakespeare).

In season five, Satan left Hell, subverting inverting his usual role by visiting world leaders and trying to persuade them to get people to live more virtuous lives in order to ease the over-crowding in Hell. At the end of each episode he would return to Hell in order to sort out the messes his subordinates had made in his absence.



*HellHasNewManagement: Roland Kingworthy attempts this in season 5. He starts by bringing the demons onto his side with his effortless charm. Satan talks his army out of attacking, and Roland immediately claims he was attempting to expose the treacherous demons. Satan doesn't believe a word of it, and has an abyss he's been saving specially...
-->'''Satan''': ''I never trust anyone who puts that much effort into his effortless charm.''



* HollywoodAtheist, subverted: The Professor is undoubtedly the kindest and most idealistic character in the series.
** PlayedForLaughs: The Buddha is in Hell, because he didn't believe in God. Nietzsche is in Hell, too.
* HornyDevils: Averted as all the devils have no genitalia so they can't.
** Maybe in later series, but in Season One Thomas offers to take over the tedious task of ravishing Marilyn Monroe from Gary.
*** This may be more to the fact Satan, as well as being able to shape-shift, can change the form of his demons and the damned as their CoolAndUnusualPunishment requires it

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* HollywoodAtheist, subverted: HollywoodAtheist,
** Downplayed;
The Professor is doesn't believe in the existence of God but is undoubtedly the kindest and most idealistic character in the series.
** PlayedForLaughs: The Buddha ''The Buddha'' is in Hell, because he didn't believe in God. Nietzsche is in Hell, too.
* HornyDevils: Averted as all the devils have no genitalia so they can't.
HornyDevils:
** Maybe in later series, but in In Season One Thomas offers to take over the tedious task of ravishing Marilyn Monroe from Gary.
*** This may be more to ** Averted as all the fact devils have no genitalia so they can't. Satan, as well as being able to shape-shift, can change the form of his demons and the damned as their CoolAndUnusualPunishment requires it



* ListOfTransgressions: In episode one, when Thomas arrives in Hell, Satan can't find his list -- only finding the various things he did for charity and when he's about to let Thomas go he finds the list. And it's very long.

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* ListOfTransgressions: In episode one, when Thomas arrives in Hell, Satan can't find his list -- only finding the various things he did for charity and when he's about to let Thomas go he finds the list. And it's It's very long.
10th Nov '15 5:39:40 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: A lot of insults are hurled at Robert Maxwell, RichardNixon, and Jeffrey Archer.

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* TakeThat: A lot of insults are hurled at Robert Maxwell, RichardNixon, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, and Jeffrey Archer.
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