History Radio / RevoltingPeople

17th Feb '16 12:25:39 PM john_e
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* ShoutOut: Learning that Cora has been writing pornography, Sam wonders why she can't write something about [[Literature/HarryPotter a cute school for wizards]], or [[Literature/TheHobbit something with elves and dragons]], or [[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves a nice book about punctuation]].



* ShoutOut: Learning that Cora has been writing pornography, Sam wonders why she can't write something about [[Literature/HarryPotter a cute school for wizards]], or [[Literature/TheHobbit something with elves and dragons]], or [[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves a nice book about punctuation]].


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* StoryArc: Season 4 has one, involving Brimshaw trying to negotiate peace between the two sides.
17th Feb '16 12:20:27 PM john_e
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* SimilarSquad: In "Reunion" the cast meet (one of) [=McGurk=]'s families. Like Sam, he has daughters called Mary (a firebrand) and Cora (married to a windbag), a son Joshua (a GentleGiant) and a wife who's come out as gay. It comes as quite a relief to Sam when he discovers the other Cora's husband ''isn't'' called Ezekiel.
17th Feb '16 12:01:41 PM john_e
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Captain Brimshaw describing the situation in George III's court: "At the moment he's surrounded by a corrupt clique of neo-Conservative extremists -- but only an insane, drink-damaged buffoon would let a situation like that persist."
17th Feb '16 11:49:58 AM john_e
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder:
-->'''[=McGurk=]:''' Now, then I sense a little dip in our spirits, and d'you know what we soldiers do whenever we want to raise our morale? \\
'''Sam:''' You burn a village.
22nd Jan '16 3:21:16 PM john_e
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Sam confidently predicts that an independent America will abolish private property and adopt a Communist government.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: ItWillNeverCatchOn:
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Sam confidently predicts that an independent America will abolish private property and adopt a Communist government.government.
** A revolutionary asserts that "gun violence will have no place in the new America".
22nd Jan '16 3:16:07 PM john_e
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* SeriesFauxnale: The Series 3 finale has a number of characters revealing hidden depths (Joshua's low intelligence becomes ObfuscatingStupidity, for example). The first episode of series 4 returns everyone to their normal characterisation, explaining it as AllJustADream.
4th Dec '15 12:24:29 PM john_e
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* ActorAllusion: In one Season 4 episode, Sam has a dream that he's gone to Hell for refusing to take a side. Satan turns out to [[Radio/OldHarrysGame sound a lot like Sergeant McGurk]].



* TheOtherDarrin: Three different actresses played Mary Oliphant and two played Cora.
30th Nov '15 1:05:57 PM john_e
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* {{Prospector}}: Mad Pete in "Them Thar Hills", who shows up at Sam's shop with a map to where gold (Or [[GoldFever GOLD!!!!!!]] as the map puts it) can be found. [[spoiler:It turns out to be where a man called Mr Gold lives.]]
13th Nov '15 11:43:30 AM john_e
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* BrickJoke: In "The God-Given Talent", [=McGurk=]'s "[[ShameIfSomethingHappened business relationship]]" with a local printer.


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* DoorStopper: Cora's pornographic "novella" turns out to be 311 pages long.


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* ShoutOut: Learning that Cora has been writing pornography, Sam wonders why she can't write something about [[Literature/HarryPotter a cute school for wizards]], or [[Literature/TheHobbit something with elves and dragons]], or [[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves a nice book about punctuation]].


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* ThisIsGoingToBeHuge: Ezekiel's top three philosophers are [[FamousFamousFictional Aristotle, Plato and Humphrey Butterwick]]. Asked who Butterwick is, Ezekiel replies "A philosopher who will stand the test of time."
13th Nov '15 11:04:20 AM john_e
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* DreamSue: "The God-Given Talent" opens with a dream sequence set in 2004, with a party of visitors being shown round Britain's most famous tourist attraction: [=McGurk=] Palace. In pride of place is a 40-foot portrait of its founder, the famous war hero, Prime Minister and sexual athlete, Lord Roy [=McGurk=].
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