History Series / Benidorm

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Lesk. See TyrantTakesTheHelm

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Lesk.Les. See TyrantTakesTheHelm
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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”.
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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.
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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.
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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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** Mick is much less of a LowerClassLout later on in the series, and his relationship with his wife is much more stable than it was in the first three series.
12th Aug '15 10:31:22 AM FezJez
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** Now averted because (as of 2015), it has run for seven series and two specials with an eighth series due in 2016.
* TheBusCameBack: A number of characters return either in guest appearances or full time after being PutOnABus including Geoff, Noreen, Martin, and Janey.



** At one point, Janice notes that she sees Donald and Jacqueline at the Solana every year. Donald reveals that they book the same week every year.



* DenserAndWackier: Series 1 rarely strayed from the hotel and stayed pretty grounded. Years later; we have plots involving loan sharks, gangsters, and the Hairdressing Mafia.
** Best illustrated by comparing the Series 1 and Series 7 finales. In the Series 1 finale, the Garveys visit the local beach, Michael suffers a PottyFailure in the hotel pool, and Martin and Kate deal with [[spoiler: the aftermath of her [[YourCheatingHeart sleeping with Mateo]]]]. In the Series 7 finale, [[spoiler: Mateo is held hostage by his shotgun-wielding mother-in-law.]]



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

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* HiddenDepths: Mateo is an accomplished Flamenco dancer.
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[[spoiler: Years spent doing his [[WholesomeCrossdresser dad's]] nails]] has helped Liam develop [[spoiler: manicurist skills worthy of a professional.]]]]
* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler: Brandy’s]] entire relationship with [[spoiler: Martin]] is a front to [[spoiler: rob the Solana]].
** She also sleeps with Mateo to [[spoiler: steal his staff room key]].


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* KarmaHoudini: Jacqueline suffers no legal fallout from [[spoiler: her and Donald’s life insurance scam]] thanks to being good friends with a judge who is a fellow swinger. [[spoiler: Donald has to [[TakingTheHeat take the fall]] though.]]
** Tiger. Bloody. Dyke. In the space of seven episodes; he aggressively barters down the price of hiring a mobility scooter and hires it with a fake ID so he and Michael can sell it at the at the end of the hire period, crashes the scooter when drunk, gets Michael drunk and [[spoiler: persuades him to get the word “Benidorm” tattooed on his forearm in massive letters]], steals a pack of Solana wristbands and sells them to the public for €20 each, steals Madge’s herbal tanning pills and sells them to an upper class stag party claiming that they’re drugs, steals another mobility scooter and gives it to Madge to get back in the Garveys’ good books, and sets Elena’s Pedalos out to sea when it becomes clear she’s not interested in him. And he gets away with everything thanks to a combination of circumstances and being a worryingly ConsummateLiar


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* LongList: When Mateo tells Noreen that Jeff is a Muffalatta (gay) she asks what it means. His response is a rapid-fire list of euphemisms for homosexual lasting almost twenty seconds.
* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Approaching this with only three of the original cast (Madge, Geoff, and Noreen) slated to return for Series 8. All of which have been PutOnABus at various points.


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* MistakenForGay: Mateo falls victim to this several times which he vehemently denies. Though [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown his dalliance with Troy]] in Series One [[AmbiguouslyBi suggests otherwise]].
** Joyce is under the impression that [[LadyDrunk Pauline]] is gay, telling Mateo “Do not serve the angry alcoholic lesbian”.
** Kenneth refuses to believe that Liam is straight. His somewhat camp mannerisms, crossdressing father, and sensitive demeanour don’t help matters


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* NoodleIncident: Martin’s mother’s past is never explained but her being well known by the nickname “Dirty Diana”, recognised by Donald and Jacqueline, and propositioned by Mateo of all people is certainly a clue.
** We never find out exactly how Janice got revenge on [[spoiler: Mohammad for trying to scam Madge.]] Though all the evidence points to an attempt at medieval torture.


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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Tiger rarely understands his father’s pop culture references.
* PutOnABus: Happens to a number of characters thanks to the programme’s revolving cast. Though sometimes [[TheBusCameBack The Bus Comes Back]].
* RealityEnsues: When Janice headbutts someone in the face, her immediate reactions “Fucking hell that hurt”.


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* TookALevelInKindness: Mateo from Series 4 onwards and Tiger Dyke in Series 7.
** Madge temporarily when [[spoiler: she mistakenly thinks she's dying.]] It doesn't last.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Tiger is this to Michael in Series 6.


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* UltimateJobSecurity: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in the case of Kenneth. Although his salon is at the Solana, it’s an independent business and the space is rented, meaning that Joyce has no power over him.


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* WeWantOurJerkBack: Happens retroactively in Series 6. When Madge [[spoiler: mistakenly believes that she has less than a month to live]], she becomes a much more caring, introspective, and generous person. Much to the surprise and worry of her family. She instantly snaps back when she discovers the truth, prompting Mick to note almost happily that “Madge is back”.
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Janey in Series 7.
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* TheSociopath: Jack is seemingly a very mild version of this.



* StraightGay: Troy

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* StraightGay: TroyTroy.



* TeenPregnancy: 'Telle in Series 1

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* TeenPregnancy: 'Telle in Series 11.
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Benidorm (2007-) is an award-winning British comedy-drama set in the well know Spanish resort of Benidorm after which the show is named, with an EnsembleCast. Broadcast by {{ITV}}.

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Benidorm (2007-) is an award-winning British comedy-drama set in the well know known Spanish resort of Benidorm after which the show is named, with an EnsembleCast. Broadcast by {{ITV}}.
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