History Series / Benidorm

12th Oct '17 1:56:18 PM Malady
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** In series 6, the Solana holds an [[ManVFood "Hombre Vs Food"]] competition.

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** In series 6, the Solana holds an [[ManVFood [[Series/ManVFood "Hombre Vs Food"]] competition.
19th Aug '17 5:42:15 AM Curiousconfusion
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** Rob once drank too much and couldn't get back to his hotel room. Luckily, Giles, a university friend of Rob's, spotted him and helped him back. Rob's parents saw them together and wondered if they were a couple. It probably didn't help that both Rob and Giles had their arms around each other, Giles was dressed up as the construction worker from the Village People and Giles said he was "Trying to get this young man into bed".
19th Aug '17 5:29:53 AM Curiousconfusion
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Rob Dawson looks after and is very protective of his little sister Jodie.
9th Mar '17 7:35:10 AM GaryKing95
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* FreudianTrio: Joey (the Id), Tiger (the Ego) and Rob (the Superego).
21st Oct '16 9:29:19 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Unsurprisingly, as the town the series is set in is almost entirely populated by tourists and expats even in RealLife.
21st Sep '15 11:32:44 AM GaryKing95
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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Lesk. See TyrantTakesTheHelm

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Lesk.Les. See TyrantTakesTheHelm
15th Sep '15 5:47:28 PM FezJez
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* RealityEnsues: When Janice headbutts someone in the face, her immediate reactions “Fucking hell that hurt”.

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* RealityEnsues: When Janice headbutts someone in the face, her immediate reactions reaction is “Fucking hell that hurt”.
15th Sep '15 5:44:50 PM FezJez
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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Les. See TyrantTakesTheHelm

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Les.Lesk. See TyrantTakesTheHelm



* IResembleThatRemark: Pauline has a trio of these in Series 4 Episode 6; She first asserts to Les that she is sober moments before collapsing, shortly afterwards says that she “certainly does not need a drink” before leaping on Jacqueline like a wild animal to steal her vodka and orange seconds later, and later bitterly says to Noreen that she makes it sound like she (Pauline) can't function without alcohol before diving into her back for a discreet swig of mouthwash.

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* IResembleThatRemark: Pauline has a trio of these in Series 4 Episode 6; She first asserts to Les that she is sober moments before collapsing, shortly afterwards says that she “certainly does not need a drink” before leaping on Jacqueline like a wild animal to steal her vodka and orange seconds later, and later bitterly says to Noreen that she makes it sound like she (Pauline) can't function without alcohol before diving into her back bag for a discreet swig of mouthwash.
15th Sep '15 5:41:13 PM FezJez
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* AscendedExtra: [[WholesomeCrossdresser Les/Lesley]] was a minor recurring character in Series 3 before reappearing in the Christmas Special and becoming a regular from Series 4 onwards.
** [[AsHimself Asa Elliot]] first appeared in the Christmas Special auditioning to sing at the Benidorm Palace's Christmas show before becoming Neptunes' full-time singer in Series 5.
* AsHimself: Neptunes' resident singers Shaun Foster-Conley (Series 1 - 4) and Asa Eliot (Series 5 onwards) are always credited as themselves.
** Vicky Leyton aka Sticky Vicky in Series 3 Episode 1.
** Cilla Black, [[Series/HiDeHi Su Pollard]] and [[spoiler:Roy Wood]] in the Christmas Special.
** [[Music/{{Bananarama}} Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward]] in Series 4 Episode 6.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: When Tiger is posing as a German footballer and Terri as his agent (see TheCon); whenever they speak between themselves to better sell the image, they just say random nonsense that sounds vaguely like German.



* AttractiveBentGender: [[spoiler:Mateo]] looks much better in drag than Les.



* BilingualBonus: At the Solana’s 1980s night in Series 4, Pauline sings [[Music/{{Falco}} Rock Me Amadeus]].



* TheCon: The Garveys fall victim to a serial con artist in the Series 1 finale who charges them €5 a head to rent sunbeds on the beach. She later turns up in Neptune’s trying to scam money out of Troy and Gavin, allegedly to help a sick child. Janice notices her and a thoroughly deserved arse-kicking ensues.
** Gary Snelling’s stock-in-trade; cheating Mateo out of €100 in a game of chance using ExactWords, stealing Donald and Jacqueline’s phones and €60 under the pretence of modifying them so they can make free calls, and running a scam where he cons the elderly into selling him their homes at a ridiculously low price which he then sells on to property developers for a huge profit. It’s also implied that he cheated Mel out of €5000 by offering him a cut of this scheme. Oh, and of course [[spoiler: he robs every room in the Solana with Brandy]].
** Tiger Dyke is also very adept at this, as his entry for KarmaHoudini shows.
** The Dykes as a family pull off two of these:
***: After Michael and Tiger lose money to Mateo on their volleyball match against Donald and Jacqueline (The latter have an unfair advantage in by wearing spring-loaded shoes; which Mateo, who is refereeing, allows), Clive bets Mateo that Tonya will win that night’s karaoke competition. He eagerly agrees, seeing her practicing and noticing that she’s utterly terrible. It turns out this was a front and she absolutely smashes the competition.
*** In Series 6; Clive falls victim to a property development scam where he puts down thousands of Euros on a villa that the seller doesn’t even legally own, and his family team up to pull a reverse one. Tiger poses as a rich European footballer named Gunther and Terri as his agent, convincing the developer that they want to buy the entire lot of villas so he will refund Clive’s deposit plus compensation.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Liam to Natalie in Series 4.
** Tiger to Annie in Series 7.



** [[spoiler: Years spent doing his [[WholesomeCrossdresser dad's]] nails]] has helped Liam develop [[spoiler: manicurist skills worthy of a professional.]]

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** [[spoiler: Years spent doing his [[WholesomeCrossdresser his dad's]] nails]] nails has helped Liam develop [[spoiler: develop manicurist skills worthy of a professional.]]



** In Series 4, she hysterically claims that a freak thunderstorm is a terrorist attack and later claims that the excellent weather the following day is part of a cover-up.



* IResembleThatRemark: Pauline has a trio of these in Series 4 Episode 6; She first asserts to Les that she is sober moments before collapsing, shortly afterwards says that she “certainly does not need a drink” before leaping on Jacqueline like a wild animal to steal her vodka and orange seconds later, and later bitterly says to Noreen that she makes it sound like she (Pauline) can't function without alcohol before diving into her back for a discreet swig of mouthwash.



** Pauline's confrontation with Mateo after she finds out the staff will no longer serve her alcohol:
-->'''Pauline:''' Apart from your own narrow-minded prejudices, on what do you base the wild assumption that I’m an alcoholic?
-->'''Mateo:''' You drink all day and all night, you do not eat, you stagger around smelling of alcohol, you cannot remember which room you are staying, you find it difficult to stand without swaying from side to side, and you spend every night sitting on your balcony singing and crying until the early hours of the morning.
-->({{Beat}}).
-->'''Pauline:''' And just because of that, you assume I’m an alcoholic?



** Joyce is under the impression that [[LadyDrunk Pauline]] is gay, telling Mateo “Do not serve the angry alcoholic lesbian”.

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** Joyce Janey is under the impression that [[LadyDrunk Pauline]] is gay, telling Mateo “Do not serve the angry alcoholic lesbian”.



* MistakenForProstitute: [[spoiler:Mateo]] by an undercover police officer in Series 4 Episode 6 thanks to him being in drag and a lot of AccidentalInnuendo.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Said almost word for word by [[spoiler:Mateo]] when [[spoiler:Natalie and Sam]] see him being bundled into a police van after he is MistakenForProstitute.



* ThePollyanna: Regardless of how insane or Squick-inducing the situation gets, Donald and Jacqueline will always be cheerful and upbeat about it. Donald even looks back at [[spoiler: his time in prison with a positive attitude.]] Until [[spoiler: his personal “Mr Big” (an armed robber named Lenny Chapman) arrives at the Solana.]]

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* ThePollyanna: Regardless of how insane or Squick-inducing {{Squick}}-inducing the situation gets, Donald and Jacqueline will always be cheerful and upbeat about it. Donald even looks back at [[spoiler: his time in prison prison]] with a positive attitude.]] attitude. Until [[spoiler: his personal “Mr Big” (an armed robber named Lenny Chapman) Chapman)]] arrives at the Solana.]]Solana.
--> (On sifting through a bathtub of his own faeces to retrieve [[ItMakesSenseInContext a key he swallowed]])
-->'''Donald:''' It was rather like the closing round of "It's A Knockout" but all good life experience.



* ShoutOut: In series 6, the Solana holds an [[ManVFood "Hombre Vs Food"]] competition.

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* ShoutOut: Mick often insults Mel and Madge by comparing them to various celebrities and TV characters such as calling them "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Davros]] and Series/DoctorWho".
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In series 6, the Solana holds an [[ManVFood "Hombre Vs Food"]] competition.


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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: It takes a while for [[Music/{{Bananarama}} Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward]] to convince Janey that they aren’t a tribute act.
14th Sep '15 2:53:01 PM GaryKing95
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** Mateo has very few, if any, redeeming qualities in the first three series, but undergoes quite a bit of character development in later series and becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, mostly due to his friendship with Les/Lesley.
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