History Series / BlackBooks

5th Apr '18 1:07:41 AM tigerstar
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* FingertipDrugAnalysis: Bernard employs a particularly inventive variant of this when a customer tries to return a book; discovering sand between the pages, he sprinkles some on Manny's tongue, who is able to identify not only the country and region, but the ''specific beach'' the sand came from, foiling the customer's attempt to return his holiday read.
12th Mar '18 3:59:55 AM tigerstar
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* MisspellingOutLoud: Manny stumbles over his spelling after Bernard starts a wager with him over who can sell the most books.
-->'''Manny:''' Ha! You're toast! T-O-E-A-R-S-T ...toearst.
26th Jan '18 6:01:41 AM RedScharlach
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Manny's parents, who call each other Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa. Moo-Pa invariably starts singing "The Chatanooga Choo-Choo" whenever he's bored, or embarassed, or just loses focus on what's going on around him, which is pretty much all the time.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Manny's parents, who call each other Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa. Moo-Pa invariably starts singing "The Chatanooga Chattanooga Choo-Choo" whenever he's bored, or embarassed, embarrassed, or just loses focus on what's going on around him, which is pretty much all the time.



--> ''*beep* Oh yeah, I forgot to mention... Manny, please don't bring that drunken Irish bast-- * message deleted*''

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--> ''*beep* Oh yeah, I forgot to mention... Manny, please don't bring that drunken Irish bast-- * message *message deleted*''



** "Bludge", the drink Fran returns from Roweena's party with. "You don't even have to drink it, just rub it on your hips and it goes straight to your liver."

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** "Bludge", the drink Fran returns from Roweena's Rowena's party with. "You don't even have to drink it, just rub it on your hips and it goes straight to your liver."



* GoodCopBadCop: Parodied wonderfully when Manny gets sucked into playing the good cop while interrogating a police suspect. His overly flattering comments, such as, "You have lovely eyes," unsettle the perp enough to confess.

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* GoodCopBadCop: Parodied wonderfully when Manny gets sucked into playing the good cop while interrogating a police suspect. His overly flattering comments, such as, as "You have lovely eyes," unsettle the perp enough to confess.



-->''"Uhh, ok let's see... Millwall! That's the one. You know that chant, 'Millwall, Millwall, you're all really dreadful, and all your girlfriends are unfulfilled and alienated!'"''

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-->''"Uhh, ok okay, let's see... Millwall! That's the one. You know that chant, 'Millwall, Millwall, you're all really dreadful, and all your girlfriends are unfulfilled and alienated!'"''



* RefugeInAudacity: The scene in the final episode with [[spoiler:Fran convincing Bernard that his supposedly dead former fiancée, isn't. It starts with Fran showing Bernard her full name in her phone. It then escalates to Fran showing him Emma's Dental Records, a Birth Certificate and a picture of Emma wearing an "I Love Life" t-shirt and holding a copy of that day's newspaper.]]

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* RefugeInAudacity: The scene in the final episode with [[spoiler:Fran convincing Bernard that his supposedly dead former fiancée, isn't.fiancée isn't actually dead. It starts with Fran showing Bernard her full name in her phone. It then escalates to Fran showing him Emma's Dental Records, dental records, a Birth Certificate birth certificate and a picture of Emma wearing an "I Love Life" t-shirt and holding a copy of that day's newspaper.]]



* SpitTake: A drunken Manny pops out from under the table with pigtails, causing Bernard to spray 20 year old vintage ''Vin du Rosier'' (worth £7000) all over the table like a broken hose. Probably the most expensive spit-take in history (£1295, [[FreezeFrameBonus according to]] the on-screen price ticker).

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* SpitTake: A drunken Manny pops out from under the table with pigtails, causing Bernard to spray 20 year old 20-year-old vintage ''Vin du Rosier'' (worth £7000) all over the table like a broken hose. Probably the most expensive spit-take in history (£1295, [[FreezeFrameBonus according to]] the on-screen price ticker).



* TwiceShy: Manny and Roweena.

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* TwiceShy: Manny and Roweena.Rowena.
26th Nov '17 6:12:36 PM nombretomado
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** Also, the identity of the strange products in Fran's shop in the {{Pilot}} can be figured out if you read the [[JapaneseLanguage katakana]] on the boxes. The Japanese fetish magazine Manny finds himself on the front of at the end of season 1 accurately reads 'Big and Beardy'.

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** Also, the identity of the strange products in Fran's shop in the {{Pilot}} can be figured out if you read the [[JapaneseLanguage [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage katakana]] on the boxes. The Japanese fetish magazine Manny finds himself on the front of at the end of season 1 accurately reads 'Big and Beardy'.
16th Aug '17 8:45:21 PM LeeM
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*** Sadly there are no commentaries for Series 3.



** Sadly there are no commentaries for Series 3.
16th Aug '17 8:43:53 PM LeeM
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** Sadly there are no commentaries for Series 3.
31st Jul '17 2:02:23 AM PaulA
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** Manny and Bernard trying to replace a priceless bottle of wine with freely available home-and-garden taste substitutes is treated akin to [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein and Igor creating the Monster]].

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** Manny and Bernard trying to replace a priceless bottle of wine with freely available home-and-garden taste substitutes is treated akin to [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} [[Film/{{Frankenstein1931}} Dr. Frankenstein and Igor creating the Monster]].
2nd Jul '17 5:45:02 AM needsanewhobby
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* EdgyBackwardsChairSitting: Manny does this rather too aggressively, and immediately regrets it.
29th Jun '17 8:50:06 PM DustSnitch
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** The first episode had him in a white (hospital) robe, with long flowing hair (well, it's Bill Bailey) and an expression of serenity from swallowing ''The Little Book of Calm'', giving him such an aura of calm that he can soothe dogs and car alarms with a wave of his hand. Both a punch-drunk Bernard and a pair of nervous Christians mistake him for {{Jesus}}.

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** The first episode had him in a white (hospital) robe, with long flowing hair (well, it's Bill Bailey) and an expression of serenity from swallowing ''The Little Book of Calm'', giving him such an aura of calm that he can soothe dogs and car alarms with a wave of his hand. Both a punch-drunk Bernard and a pair of nervous Christians mistake him for {{Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}.
21st May '17 3:59:58 PM medytator
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* BrickJoke: The guy looking for a book about Music/FranzSchubert in season 2 finale.
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