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17th Sep '17 5:35:45 AM nighttrainfm
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* BalefulPolymorph: One of Satan's most-used punishments is to turn the victim into something demeaning. While he mostly reserves this for Thomas, at one point he turns the Professor into a bluebottle to cut him off mid-argument.
-->"Yes, I know that's a pretty cheap way to win an argument..."



* FallenAngel: Satan, of course. Some of the other demons in Hell (including Gary and Scumspawn) are also fallen angels who supported his rebellion.
** And at the end of season 7, [[spoiler:Gabriel]].

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* FallenAngel: FallenAngel:
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Satan, of course. Some of the other demons in Hell (including Gary and Scumspawn) are also fallen angels who supported his rebellion.
** And at the end of season 7, [[spoiler:Gabriel]].[[spoiler:Gabriel.]]



* GodIsEvil: Not quite... God is petty, easily-offended and vengeful. The reason Hell is so overcrowded is that God has set such impossibly high standards that almost nobody gets into Heaven. He has given up listening to the prayers of the faithful, but he will turn up if there's a chance of a nice pancake.
** And as of season seven has completely lost interest in humanity, and gone on sabbatical. Apparently Sarah Palin was the last straw.

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* GodIsEvil: GodIsEvil:
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Not quite... God is petty, easily-offended and vengeful. The reason Hell is so overcrowded is that God has set such impossibly high standards that almost nobody gets into Heaven. He has given up listening to the prayers of the faithful, but he will turn up if there's a chance of a nice pancake.
** And as of season seven seven, has completely lost interest in humanity, humanity and gone on sabbatical. Apparently Sarah Palin was the last straw.



* IronicHell: most of them.

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* IronicHell: most Most of them.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It is buried '''extremely''' deeply in his cold, unwelcoming shell but ''sometimes'' (okay, twice) Thomas does do some nice things. One of the season two episodes had the OnceAnEpisode Professor vs Satan beat be whether or not Thomas had any good in him. [[spoiler: He does.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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It is buried '''extremely''' deeply in his cold, unwelcoming shell but ''sometimes'' (okay, twice) Thomas does do some nice things. One of the season two episodes had the OnceAnEpisode Professor vs Satan beat bet be whether or not Thomas had any good in him. [[spoiler: He does.]]



* 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. It's very long.

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* ListOfTransgressions: ListOfTransgressions:
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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. It's very long.



* NotGrowingUpSucks: This is why Satan spends much of series 7 trying to return baby Patrick to the living world instead of to Heaven. As there is [[TheAgeless no aging]] in Heaven or Hell, it is the only way to stop Patrcik from remaining a baby forever.

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* NotGrowingUpSucks: This is why Satan spends much of series 7 trying to return baby Patrick to the living world instead of to Heaven. As there is [[TheAgeless no aging]] in Heaven or Hell, it is the only way to stop Patrcik Patrick from remaining a baby forever.



* RetCon: In Season 3, we meet the Angel Graham, the messenger who told Mary she was with child, who's annoyed [[AccidentalMisnaming his name was miswritten]]. In Season 7, we meet a completely different Angel Gabriel.

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* RetCon: RetCon:
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In Season 3, we meet the Angel Graham, the messenger who told Mary she was with child, who's annoyed [[AccidentalMisnaming his name was miswritten]]. In Season 7, we meet a completely different Angel Gabriel.



* RunningGag: 'Scumspawn, you're the only demon in Hell who...' (does something exceptionally un-demonic, for example, donating to a donkey sanctuary).

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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'Scumspawn, you're the only demon in Hell who...' (does something exceptionally un-demonic, for example, donating to a donkey sanctuary).
11th Sep '17 9:12:48 AM nighttrainfm
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11th Sep '17 9:12:30 AM nighttrainfm
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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth

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* TooSpicyForYogSothothTooSpicyForYogSothoth: Several of the mortals stuck in Hell. Series two, for instance, has a gag involving a group of country and western singers. Whenever the demons come up with a new torment for them, they just write a song about it.



* VillainHasAPoint: When 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 borne out almost as often as not, though never so completely that the professor will concede.

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* VillainHasAPoint: VillainHasAPoint:
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When 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 borne out almost as often as not, though never so completely that the professor will concede.
11th Sep '17 9:08:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* ShoutOut: When Satan summmons Creator/AgathaChristie and Creator/ArthurConanDoyle to help solve Edith's murder, Dame Agatha suggests the plots of ''The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side'' and ''Murder on the Orient Express''.

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* ShootTheDangerousMinion: Satan vaporizes Chuckles because he's too cunning to be a trustworthy right hand. He eventually appoints Scumspawn as his assistant because he's too loyal (and soppy) to ever be TheStarscream.
* ShoutOut: When Satan summmons Creator/AgathaChristie and Creator/ArthurConanDoyle to help solve Edith's murder, Dame Agatha suggests the plots of ''The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side'' and ''Murder on the Orient Express''.:
11th Sep '17 9:00:29 AM nighttrainfm
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* DrunkWithPower: Satan temporarily puts Nero in charge of Hell. In less than a day, he fills it with statues of himself and comes up with tortures that even horrify the demons.
-->'''Satan:''' Clearly -- clearly, Nero, the power's gone to your head.\\
'''Professor:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, that was REALLY hard to predict.]]
9th Sep '17 8:42:27 AM Sontin
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** It's also very likely that Satan was doing this deliberately to mess with Thomas.
31st Aug '17 2:45:06 PM nighttrainfm
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Satan's list of the types of sinners who are continually arriving includes murderers, rapists, blackmailers, robbers, arsonists, and people who support Manchester United Football Club who aren't from Manchester (which is all of them).

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArmorPiercingQuestion: In the first series, the Professor notes that even if he ''did'' accept Satan's belief that humans are rotten by nature, that would open up one interesting question: if humans are inherently, unavoidably evil, what is the point of Hell?
-->'''Satan:'''...Well, how should I know?! I just work here!
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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Satan's list of the types of sinners who are continually arriving includes murderers, rapists, blackmailers, robbers, arsonists, and people who support Manchester United Football Club who aren't from Manchester (which is all of them).
26th May '17 3:38:32 PM ading
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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, though never so completely that the professor will concede.

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* VillainHasAPoint: Whenever When 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, out almost as often as not, though never so completely that the professor will concede.
4th May '17 2:23:39 PM Gregzilla
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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]]. 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).

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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]]. 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).
28th Feb '17 3:44:34 AM Outis
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Professor's name (Richard Whittingham) is stated in the first episode and occasionally thereafter, but he is nearly always referred to simply as "the Professor".

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Professor's name (Richard Whittingham) (Richard) is stated in the first episode and occasionally thereafter, but he is nearly always referred to simply as "the Professor".
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