History Recap / AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath

20th Apr '15 11:47:38 PM Patachou
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* VacationEpisode: Asterix and Obelix travel to Rome.
25th Nov '14 8:42:54 AM Patachou
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** The animal keeper in the arena who has had to watch the animals eat each other as Asterix and Obelix refuse to go into the arena is a caricature of French actor and circus owner Jean Richard (whose other claims to fame include a 23-year stint on French television as [[GeorgesSimenon Jules Maigret]]).

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** The animal keeper in the arena who has had to watch the animals eat each other as Asterix and Obelix refuse to go into the arena is a caricature of French actor and circus owner Jean Richard (whose other claims to fame include a 23-year stint on French television as [[GeorgesSimenon [[Creator/GeorgesSimenon Jules Maigret]]).
24th Nov '14 11:05:29 AM Erpegis
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Civilian Romans are portrayed very sympathetically here.
19th Nov '14 8:20:51 PM grapesandmilk
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* AccentDepundent: This exchange in the English edition:
--> Flawed, at that.
--> You'll be floored too if you're not careful!



'''Impedimeta''': [[CurseCutShort VITALSTATISTIX!]]

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'''Impedimeta''': '''Impedimenta''': [[CurseCutShort VITALSTATISTIX!]]
19th Nov '14 8:14:52 PM grapesandmilk
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* AccentDepundent: This exchange in the English edition:
--> Flawed, at that.
--> You'll be floored too if you're not careful!
24th Oct '14 4:54:26 PM mlsmithca
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* PunnyName: The lawyer, Titus Nisiprius, is named for the legal phrase "nisi prius" (translation: "unless first"). "The court of ''nisi prius''" means the court of original jurisdiction for a case (generally one which has been appealed to a higher court).
28th Sep '14 12:50:53 AM mlsmithca
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Fortunately for the Gauls, Humerus has business at Caesar's palace the next day; as he is too hung over from the previous night's party to go himself, he sends the delighted Gauls in his place. However, Goldendelicius, ever more paranoid about being replaced as major-domo by Typhus' museum pieces, has gone ahead of them and reported them as assassins plotting to murder Caesar; reasoning that at least they'll be in the palace at last, Asterix plays along, and they are arrested and imprisoned. That night, they search the palace for the laurel wreath in secret, knocking out every guard they pass as quietly as possible. The search turns up empty, and Asterix vows to continue the next night.

The next day, the scene of disarray prompts the panicked Romans to schedule the two Gauls' trial for that very day, and the lawyer Nisiprius arrives to defend Asterix and Obelix. He notes their conviction is assured, and Asterix is intrigued to learn that this will mean being thrown to the lions in front of Caesar himself. As the trial's verdict is already known, Nisiprius plans to use it as a chance to show off his oratory skills, but when the prosecutor begins to give the same speech, Nisiprius tries to have the trial postponed. The impatient Asterix interrupts and makes an impassioned plea to the court that their crimes - wrecking Typhus' stand, getting into Humerus' house under false pretences to get closer to Caesar to assassinate him - cannot be overlooked, and the emotionally overwhelmed court sentences them to be thrown to the lions.

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Fortunately for the Gauls, Humerus has business at Caesar's palace the next day; as he is too hung over from the previous night's party to go himself, he sends the delighted Gauls in his place. However, Goldendelicius, ever more paranoid about being replaced as major-domo by Typhus' museum pieces, has gone ahead of them and reported them as assassins plotting to murder Caesar; reasoning that at least they'll be in the palace at last, Asterix plays along, and they are arrested and imprisoned. That night, they break out of their cell and search the palace for the laurel wreath in secret, knocking out every guard they pass as quietly as possible. The search turns up empty, and Asterix vows they return to their cell with plans to continue the next night.

The next day, the scene of guards regain consciousness and find the palace in disarray prompts but the Gauls still in their cell; suspecting them of wizardry, the panicked Romans to schedule the two Gauls' their trial for that very day, and the lawyer Nisiprius arrives to defend Asterix and Obelix. He notes their conviction is assured, and Asterix is intrigued to learn that this will mean being thrown to the lions in front of Caesar himself. As the trial's verdict is already known, Nisiprius plans to use it as a chance to show off his oratory skills, but when the prosecutor begins to give the same speech, Nisiprius tries to have the trial postponed. The judge and prosecutor are about to agree to the request when the impatient Asterix interrupts and makes an impassioned plea to the court that their crimes - wrecking Typhus' stand, getting into Humerus' house under false pretences to get closer to Caesar to assassinate him - cannot be overlooked, and the emotionally overwhelmed court sentences them to be thrown to the lions.
26th Sep '14 4:14:15 PM mlsmithca
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An unwilling Asterix and Obelix have accompanied an even more unwilling Vitalstatistix on a visit to Lutetia with his wife, Impedimenta, to see her wealthy and uppity brother, Homeopathix, who has always looked down on Vitalstatistix. Over the course of the evening, Vitalstatistix gets very drunk and, tiring of Homeopathix' snobbery, [[LiquidCourage bets him that he can cook him something he's never eaten before]] - a stew flavoured with [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar's]] laurel wreath. The equally drunk Obelix declares that he and Asterix will go to Rome on the chief's behalf to get the wreath, and Homeopathix decides to take him up on his boast.

Flash back to the present; Asterix points out to Obelix that their usual tactic of marching in and beating up every Roman they see will not work with the crack troops guarding Caesar's palace. They notice a man leaving the palace; plying him with drink, they learn he is a slave, purchased from Typhus, Caesar's personal supplier. They decide to offer themselves as merchandise to Typhus, but when the other slaves on Typhus' stand dismiss them as cut rate junk, a fight breaks out, with Asterix and Obelix triumphant. An amused patrician offers to buy the two Gauls, who assume he is Caesar's major-domo (whom Typhus has been expecting at any minute) and that they are finally on their way to Caesar's palace.

However, the patrician, Osseus Humerus, has actually bought the Gauls as slaves for his own household, which includes his wife Fibula, his daughter Tibia, and his alcoholic son Gracchus Metatarsus; they quickly earn the enmity of Humerus' own major-domo, Goldendelicius, who is determined not to let these fragile Typhus trinkets replace him. Asterix and Obelix, however, are more interested in getting Humerus to return them to Typhus to be bought by Caesar, and try everything they can to get the sack. They throw everything in the kitchen into a disgusting stew, but this only succeeds in curing Metatarsus' hangover. They march through the house in the middle of the night banging pots and pans, but they only inspire the family to have a loud, drunken party.

Fortunately for the Gauls, Humerus has business at Caesar's palace the next day; as he is too hung over from the previous night's party to go himself, he sends the delighted Gauls in his place. However, Goldendelicius, ever more paranoid about being replaced as major-domo by Typhus' museum pieces, has gone ahead of them and reported them as assassins plotting to murder Caesar, and they are arrested and imprisoned. Still, they're in the palace at last, and that night, they search the palace in secret, knocking out every guard they pass as quietly as possible. The search turns up empty, and Asterix vows to continue the next night.

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An unwilling Asterix and Obelix have accompanied an even more unwilling Vitalstatistix on a visit to Lutetia with his wife, Impedimenta, to see [[ObnoxiousInLaws her wealthy and uppity brother, Homeopathix, Homeopathix]], who has always looked down on Vitalstatistix. Over the course of the evening, Vitalstatistix gets very drunk and, tiring of Homeopathix' snobbery, [[LiquidCourage bets him that he can cook him something he's never eaten before]] - a stew flavoured with [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar's]] laurel wreath. The equally drunk Obelix declares that he and Asterix will go to Rome on the chief's behalf to get the wreath, and Homeopathix decides to take him up on his boast.

Flash back to the present; Asterix points out to Obelix that their usual tactic of marching in and beating up every Roman they see will not work with [[EliteMooks the crack troops guarding Caesar's palace.palace]]. They notice a man leaving the palace; plying him with drink, they learn he is a slave, purchased from Typhus, Caesar's personal supplier. They decide to offer themselves as merchandise to Typhus, but when the other slaves on Typhus' stand dismiss them as cut rate junk, a fight breaks out, with Asterix and Obelix triumphant. An amused patrician offers to buy the two Gauls, who assume he is Caesar's major-domo (whom Typhus has been expecting at any minute) and that they are finally on their way to Caesar's palace.

However, the patrician, Osseus Humerus, has actually bought the Gauls as slaves for his own household, which includes his wife Fibula, his daughter Tibia, and his alcoholic son Gracchus Metatarsus; they quickly earn the enmity of Humerus' own major-domo, Goldendelicius, who is determined not to let these fragile Typhus trinkets replace him. Asterix and Obelix, however, are more interested in getting Humerus to return them to Typhus to be bought by Caesar, and try everything they can to get the sack. They throw everything in the kitchen into a disgusting stew, but this only succeeds in [[HideousHangoverCure curing Metatarsus' hangover.hangover]]. They march through the house in the middle of the night banging pots and pans, but they only inspire the family to have a loud, drunken party.

Fortunately for the Gauls, Humerus has business at Caesar's palace the next day; as he is too hung over from the previous night's party to go himself, he sends the delighted Gauls in his place. However, Goldendelicius, ever more paranoid about being replaced as major-domo by Typhus' museum pieces, has gone ahead of them and reported them as assassins plotting to murder Caesar, Caesar; reasoning that at least they'll be in the palace at last, Asterix plays along, and they are arrested and imprisoned. Still, they're in the palace at last, and that That night, they search the palace for the laurel wreath in secret, knocking out every guard they pass as quietly as possible. The search turns up empty, and Asterix vows to continue the next night.



However, on the day their sentence is to be carried out, the jailer reveals that Caesar is away fighting the pirates, and Asterix and Obelix refuse to go into the arena. The animals end up devouring each other, and the enraged crowd starts a riot, during which the Gauls escape.

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However, on On the day their sentence is to be carried out, Asterix takes a swig of magic potion on the way to the arena so that he and Obelix can grab Caesar's laurels and then fight their way out. However, the jailer reveals that Caesar is away fighting the pirates, and so Asterix and Obelix refuse to go into the arena. The animals end up devouring each other, and the enraged crowd starts a riot, during which the Gauls escape.



Back in the village, Homeopathix is finally sitting down to the stew flavoured with Caesar's laurels as Vitalstatistix enjoys his victory. However, the unimpressed Homeopathix begins criticising the cut of meat used in the stew, and the chief's anger finally boils over as he punches his brother-in-law sky high. The dazed Homeopathix lands in front of the bound Cacofonix, who wonders if Homeopathix was also punished for trying to sing, while the concluding narration notes that the Gauls' hangover cure led to a surge in drinking among the Romans, and ended up causing the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

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Back in the village, Homeopathix is finally sitting down to the stew flavoured with Caesar's laurels as Vitalstatistix enjoys his victory. However, the unimpressed Homeopathix begins criticising the cut of meat used in the stew, and [[RageBreakingPoint the chief's anger finally boils over over]] as [[MegatonPunch he punches his brother-in-law sky high.high]]. The dazed Homeopathix lands in front of the bound Cacofonix, who wonders if Homeopathix was also punished for trying to sing, while the concluding narration notes that the Gauls' hangover cure led to a surge in drinking among the Romans, and ended up causing the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
20th Sep '14 7:38:28 PM mlsmithca
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* RageBreakingPoint: At the final banquet, Vitalstatistix is looking forward to finally getting one over on his snobbish brother-in-law Homeopathix by serving him something that, in spite of his wealth, he has never eaten before: a stew flavoured with the laurels from Caesar's wreath. Homeopathix agrees that he's never eaten anything like it - the meat is not top quality and has been overcooked. After having spent the entire book limiting his anger to drunken verbal outbursts, Vitalstatistix finally snaps and knocks Homeopathix flying with a MegatonPunch.
20th Sep '14 7:32:22 PM mlsmithca
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]LiquidCourage: The whole plot starts because a drunk Vitalstatix offers his brother-in-law a stew flavoured with Julius Caesar's laurel wreath. And a possibly drunker Obelix gets enthusted with this.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]LiquidCourage: The whole plot starts because a drunk Vitalstatix offers his brother-in-law a stew flavoured with Julius Caesar's laurel wreath. And a possibly drunker Obelix gets enthusted with this.enthused at the idea.
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