History Series / AlloAllo

14th Nov '17 9:02:33 PM civetcatcoffee
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* {{Corpsing}}: In one episode Herr Flick and Helga get sprayed by dirt from an explosion. Kim Hartman gets the giggles due to how ridiculous Richard Gibson looked and completely loses it because Gibson absolutely refuses to break character and reacts as Herr Flick would have.
9th Nov '17 2:46:29 PM xcountryguy
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: It's the cruelty that arouses Helga in Herr Flick.

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It's the cruelty that arouses Helga in Herr Flick.



* CampGay: Gruber. Also General von Flockenstuffen.

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* CatchPhrase: This show is probably a prime example. Not only does ''every'' character have at least one, but in later episodes, the characters occasionally [[BorrowedCatchphrase "borrow" them from other characters.]] In fact, [[Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums Harry Enfield]] once claimed that the show had so many catchphrases, all of which appeared at least OnceAnEpisode, that there were only about ten minutes' worth of original dialogue per show. It nonetheless stayed fresh because so many situational spins could be put on the catchphrases.

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This show is probably a prime example. Not only does ''every'' character have at least one, but in later episodes, the characters occasionally [[BorrowedCatchphrase "borrow" them from other characters.]] In fact, [[Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums Harry Enfield]] once claimed that the show had so many catchphrases, all of which appeared at least OnceAnEpisode, that there were only about ten minutes' worth of original dialogue per show. It nonetheless stayed fresh because so many situational spins could be put on the catchphrases.



* TheCharmer: Bertorelli.

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* TheCrimeJob: The episode "The Bank Job".

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* DirtyOldMan: Monsieur Alphonse.

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** Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber disguised themselves in Spanish Flamenco dancer dresses, trying to flee / sneak across the border into Spain. [[spoiler: The plan didn't work, so they returned to the Café René to hide there. The waitresses suggest the two men disguise themselves as ladies of the night, but put them in less classy dresses first so they'll "blend in" better]].

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** Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber disguised themselves in Spanish Flamenco dancer dresses, trying to flee / sneak across the border into Spain. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The plan didn't work, so they returned to the Café René to hide there. The waitresses suggest the two men disguise themselves as ladies of the night, but put them in less classy dresses first so they'll "blend in" better]].



* DuringTheWar

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* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench

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* IncompatibleOrientation: Gruber and René.

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* JustFollowingOrders: Gruber was chosen to lead the firing squad who shot [[spoiler: Rene]]. He did not like the task and did not what to do it, but he had to.

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* JustFollowingOrders: Gruber was chosen to lead the firing squad who shot [[spoiler: Rene]].[[spoiler:Rene]]. He did not like the task and did not what to do it, but he had to.



* NeverLiveItDown: Gruber led the firing squad that shot [[spoiler: Rene]], but he was just following orders. He is constantly reminded of this well into the later seasons.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Gruber led the firing squad that shot [[spoiler: Rene]], [[spoiler:Rene]], but he was just following orders. He is constantly reminded of this well into the later seasons.



* NonFatalExplosions: Played with. Explosions never kill any characters, so in that regard the trope is played straight, however they are not entirely harmless either. Multiple times characters, mostly Herr Flick and Von Smallhausen, end up injured due to being caught in an explosion, but they always make a full recovery.

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Played with. Explosions never kill any characters, so in that regard the trope is played straight, however they are not entirely harmless either. Multiple times characters, mostly Herr Flick and Von Smallhausen, end up injured due to being caught in an explosion, but they always make a full recovery.



* NoSwastikas: In the early seasons, swastikas are only mentioned. The Nazis gain swastika armbands from about season 3/4 onwards -- perhaps once the show was established enough to get away with it. The exception to this was that the [[MacGuffin painting of the Fallen Madonna with the big boobies]] was hidden originally in a sausage whose only distinguishing mark was a small swastika which you can hardly see on screen. There are swastikas present in all seasons. They are simply used realistically. Majority of the scenes are shot in and around the Café René and virtually all Germans are either Wehrmacht or Gestapo officers (swastika armbands were worn only by members of the SS). Whenever their presence is required (flags in front of German command post, insignia in Herr Flick's office, authentic photograph of Heinrich Himmler etc.), swastikas are in place. They are prominently displayed during [[spoiler: René's execution]] in season 1. Helga wore swastika lingerie, too.

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* NoSwastikas: In the early seasons, swastikas are only mentioned. The Nazis gain swastika armbands from about season 3/4 onwards -- perhaps once the show was established enough to get away with it. The exception to this was that the [[MacGuffin painting of the Fallen Madonna with the big boobies]] was hidden originally in a sausage whose only distinguishing mark was a small swastika which you can hardly see on screen. There are swastikas present in all seasons. They are simply used realistically. Majority of the scenes are shot in and around the Café René and virtually all Germans are either Wehrmacht or Gestapo officers (swastika armbands were worn only by members of the SS). Whenever their presence is required (flags in front of German command post, insignia in Herr Flick's office, authentic photograph of Heinrich Himmler etc.), swastikas are in place. They are prominently displayed during [[spoiler: René's [[spoiler:René's execution]] in season 1. Helga wore swastika lingerie, too.



* ReplacementFlatCharacter: See under Characterisation Marches On.

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* SitCom

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* TheSpock: Herr Flick.
* SpockSpeak: Herr Flick.

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* SpySpeak: Played for laughs.

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* WorldOfHam

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15th Sep '17 9:12:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The infamous apron camera Rene is forced to use in one episode alludes to a scene from AreYouBeingServed in which Kaye appeared. In it, he was a Scotsman who wished to buy a raincoat. While trying it on, it looks like he's practicing flashing people. When Mr. Humphries and Mr. Lucas enquire what he's doing, he reveals that he's actually an ambush photographer. He then demonstrates by using the camera concealed in his kilt's sporran.

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** The infamous apron camera Rene is forced to use in one episode alludes to a scene from AreYouBeingServed Series/AreYouBeingServed in which Kaye appeared. In it, he was a Scotsman who wished to buy a raincoat. While trying it on, it looks like he's practicing flashing people. When Mr. Humphries and Mr. Lucas enquire what he's doing, he reveals that he's actually an ambush photographer. He then demonstrates by using the camera concealed in his kilt's sporran.
16th Jul '17 11:31:47 PM Ulathon1
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** One of the two MacGuffin paintings is actually a variant of Van Gogh's ''Sunflowers''. Pity they value it less than the fictional ''Madonna with the Big Boobies''.

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** One of the two MacGuffin paintings is actually a variant of Van Gogh's ''Sunflowers''. Pity they value it less than the fictional ''Madonna ''Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies''.


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** When von Klinkerhoffen wants a report on the search for the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies, Gruber tells him that they have "[[{{Film/Casablanca}} rounded up the usual suspects.]]"
21st Jun '17 3:52:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A 1980s Creator/{{BBC}} sitcom, set in Occupied France during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Lasted from December, 1982 to December, 1992. A total of 85 episodes in nine seasons.

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A 1980s Creator/{{BBC}} [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] sitcom, set in Occupied France during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Lasted from December, 1982 to December, 1992. A total of 85 episodes in nine seasons.
2nd Jun '17 6:12:42 AM DougSMachina
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* Bad French accents. In fact, all of the accents were bad, including the British ones. Whilst all the dialogue was actually in English, comical 'national' accents were used [[JustAStupidAccent to imply the language being spoken]] -- several times, a 'French' character overhears a conversation in e.g. a British accent, then tells another 'Frenchman' (in the show's default French-accented English) they have no idea what was said, as they don't speak English. Maria's accent in particular became so extreme that other characters would reach for towels to wipe away the spit.

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* Bad French accents. In fact, all of the accents were bad, including the British ones. Whilst all the dialogue was actually in English, comical 'national' accents were used [[JustAStupidAccent to imply the language being spoken]] -- several times, a 'French' character overhears a conversation in e.g. in, say, a British accent, then tells another 'Frenchman' (in the show's default French-accented English) they have no idea what was said, as they don't speak English. Maria's accent in particular became so extreme that other characters would reach for towels to wipe away the spit.
10th May '17 9:31:55 AM BlackTemplar
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* NeverLiveItDown: Gruber led the firing squad that shot [[spoiler: Rene]], but he was just following orders.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Gruber led the firing squad that shot [[spoiler: Rene]], but he was just following orders. He is constantly reminded of this well into the later seasons.
8th May '17 8:41:58 AM BlackTemplar
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: It's the cruelty what arouses Helga in Herr Flick.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Captain Bertorelli is seen by this by most of the principal female cast. He has much better luck with extras.
** Von Smallhausen towards anyone he approaches.
** Helga sees Von Klinkerhoffen as one.
** Rene feels this way about Gruber's advances, not that Gruber is horrible about it, but since Rene is straight, he is not comfortable with Gruber's advances.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: It's the cruelty what that arouses Helga in Herr Flick.Flick.
** She also found Gruber attractive when [[ItMakesSenseInContext he played Hitler]] because if his forceful nature.
8th May '17 8:27:58 AM BlackTemplar
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** Averted with the Hitler and Goering look-alikes. Possibly the only people killed by an explosion in the whole show.
8th May '17 8:19:27 AM BlackTemplar
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** A frequent disguise of Helga's.
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