History Series / CameraCafe

25th Feb '17 7:11:27 AM annette12
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* CatchPhrase: several.

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* CatchPhrase: several.Several.



* ShoutOut: several.

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* ShoutOut: several.Several.



* TookALevelInDumbass: Paolo. In a lot of season 4 episodes he's dumber than [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] and [[WesternAnimationFamilyGuy Peter Griffin]] combined. It gets toned down in season 5 but only because they manage to introduce a character who is even dumber than him, Gloria.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: Paolo. In a lot of season 4 episodes he's dumber than [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] and [[WesternAnimationFamilyGuy [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]] combined. It gets toned down in season 5 but only because they manage to introduce a character who is even dumber than him, Gloria.
25th Feb '17 7:10:04 AM annette12
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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Played straight with [[TheChewToy Patti]] (and sometimes Wanda) but averted with all the other female characters(with rare exceptions) who are rarely involved in slapstick unlike the male characters.

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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Played straight with [[TheChewToy Patti]] (and sometimes Wanda) but averted with all the other female characters(with characters (with rare exceptions) who are rarely involved in slapstick unlike the male characters.
25th Feb '17 7:06:44 AM annette12
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* RunningGag: several.

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* RunningGag: several.Several.



* {{Schemer}}: Paolo and Luca always a ZanyScheme that provides the plot of most episodes.

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* {{Schemer}}: Paolo and Luca always have a ZanyScheme that provides the plot of most episodes.
25th Feb '17 7:01:30 AM annette12
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* TheGhost: Several, mostly related to Paolo, the AntiRoleModel. Paolo's family (his wife Valeria and his sons, Brad and Jonathan) and criminal buddies (Pino, the one nicknamed Budello, as well as Maruska the hooker). There's also Lello, along with his restaurant; the President of the company (the first one and the new one after season 3); Silvano's mom and her old next-door neighbour, Mrs Bollini.



* StalkerWithACrush: Lucrezia towards Paolo.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Lucrezia towards Paolo.Paolo in season 5.



* TooDumbToLive: Silvano, Paolo (more in the later seasons) and Gloria.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Paolo.

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* TooDumbToLive: Silvano, Paolo (more in the later seasons) and Gloria.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Paolo. In a lot of season 4 episodes he's dumber than [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] and [[WesternAnimationFamilyGuy Peter Griffin]] combined. It gets toned down in season 5 but only because they manage to introduce a character who is even dumber than him, Gloria.



* {{Troperiffic}}: you've already seen the tropes not related to specific episodes. Keep in mind this is a sketch show. As a consequence, many and brief episodes means many subjects covered, with some episode being based about tropes themselves. You get the picture.

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* {{Troperiffic}}: you've You've already seen the tropes not related to specific episodes. Keep in mind this is a sketch show. As a consequence, many and brief episodes means many subjects covered, with some episode being based about tropes themselves. You get the picture.



* TheUnfairSex: if the men are plotting a plan to get to have sex with any of the women, be sure that by the end of the sketch the plan will backfire and the women will react [[DisproportionateRetribution accordingly]].
* TheUnseen: several, mostly related to Paolo, the AntiRoleModel. Paolo's family (his wife Valeria and his sons, Brad and Jonathan) and criminal buddies (Pino, the one nicknamed Budello, as well as Maruska the hooker). There's also Lello, along with his restaurant; the President of the company (the first one and the new one after season 3); Silvano's mom and her old next-door neighbour, Mrs Bollini.

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* TheUnfairSex: if If the men are plotting a plan to get to have sex with any of the women, be sure that by the end of the sketch the plan will backfire and the women will react [[DisproportionateRetribution accordingly]].
* TheUnseen: several, mostly related to Paolo, the AntiRoleModel. Paolo's family (his wife Valeria and his sons, Brad and Jonathan) and criminal buddies (Pino, the one nicknamed Budello, as well as Maruska the hooker). There's also Lello, along with his restaurant; the President of the company (the first one and the new one after season 3); Silvano's mom and her old next-door neighbour, Mrs Bollini.
accordingly]].



* WritingLines: Paolo once screwed with the women, and as a result they forced him to write several times the [[AnAesop supposed Aesop]] on a giant paper sheet that ''covered the entire floor''.
** The punishment is ''even worse'' than it seems since Paolo is an illiterate of epic proportions.
* XanatosPlannedThisIndex: basically ''everyone'' gets a moment in which he or she is plotting something. ''Everyone''. Except any ButtMonkey, maybe.

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* WritingLines: Paolo once screwed with the women, and as a result they forced him to write several times the [[AnAesop supposed Aesop]] on a giant paper sheet that ''covered the entire floor''.
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floor''. The punishment is ''even worse'' than it seems since Paolo is an illiterate of epic proportions.
* XanatosPlannedThisIndex: basically Basically ''everyone'' gets a moment in which he or she is plotting something. ''Everyone''. Except any ButtMonkey, maybe.
25th Feb '17 5:05:41 AM annette12
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* OnlySaneMan: Luca. It can't be otherwise since he's always dealing with Paolo's antics and he and Paolo are 95% (if not more so) of the show.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Luca. It can't be otherwise since he's always dealing with Paolo's antics and he and Paolo are 95% (if not more so) of the show.



* OppositesAttract: Luca and Alex.
* OutOfFocus: Gaia, Giovanna and Emma in season 4 before [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome totally disappearing]] in season 5.
* ThePerfectionist: Maria Eleonora.

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* OppositesAttract: Luca and Alex.
* OutOfFocus: Gaia, Giovanna and Emma are DemotedToExtra in season 4 before [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome totally disappearing]] in season 5.
* ThePerfectionist: Maria Eleonora.Eleonora's defining trait.



* ReallyGetsAround: Alex, and damn proud of it. She'd have sex with almost AnythingThatMoves, much to her [[FromACertainPointOfView "boyfriend"]] Luca's chagrin.

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* ReallyGetsAround: ReallyGetsAround:
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Alex, and damn proud of it. She'd have sex with almost AnythingThatMoves, much to her [[FromACertainPointOfView "boyfriend"]] Luca's chagrin.



* RedOniBlueOni: Paolo and Luca.
* ResetButton: nothing ever stays the way the sketch ends, [[StatusQuoIsGod but rather]] [[SnapBack the way]] [[NegativeContinuity the sketch begins]] (without counting major events such as [[JumpingTheShark the aforementioned merger]]).

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* RedOniBlueOni: Impulsive {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Paolo is the red and Luca.
snarky, intelligent Luca is the blue. Although Luca is the more bad-tempered and hammy of the duo, he's usually the StraightMan to his friend's over the top behaviour.
* ResetButton: nothing Nothing ever stays the way the sketch ends, [[StatusQuoIsGod but rather]] [[SnapBack the way]] [[NegativeContinuity the sketch begins]] (without counting major events such as [[JumpingTheShark the aforementioned merger]]).



* {{Schemer}}: Again, Paolo and Luca.

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* {{Schemer}}: Again, Paolo and Luca. Luca always a ZanyScheme that provides the plot of most episodes.



* SitcomArchNemesis: the whole [[NoNameGiven unnamed company]] has the Digitex Company in the same building; in season 4, with the union of the two companies Paolo sees Digitex worker Michele Carminati as this (being also his rival in his selling job) but Carminati doesn't hate Paolo back and wants him to join his working team instead.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: the SitcomArchNemesis:
** The
whole [[NoNameGiven unnamed company]] has the Digitex Company in the same building; in season 4, with the union of the two companies Paolo sees Digitex worker Michele Carminati as this (being also his rival in his selling job) but Carminati doesn't hate Paolo back and wants him to join his working team instead.



* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: played straight with [[TheChewToy Patti]] (and sometimes Wanda) but averted with all the other female characters.
** There are exception though.
* TheSnarkKnight: Luca.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Luca defines himself "tall, charismatic, charming, honest, serious, socially conscious, idealist and a cinema expert". Oh well. He's ''really'' kind of a cinema expert anyway. About the rest...
** Paolo also qualifies.

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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: played Played straight with [[TheChewToy Patti]] (and sometimes Wanda) but averted with all the other female characters.
** There
characters(with rare exceptions) who are exception though.
rarely involved in slapstick unlike the male characters.
* TheSnarkKnight: Luca.
Luca. Sarcastic comments and snarky comebacks are about 90% of his dialogue.
* SmallNameBigEgo: SmallNameBigEgo:
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Luca defines describes himself as "tall, charismatic, charming, honest, serious, socially conscious, idealist and a cinema expert". Oh well. He's ''really'' kind of a cinema expert anyway. About the rest...
The rest is BlatantLies.
** Paolo also qualifies.overestimates himself. Like Luca, he has little to no redeeming qualities.



* SpannerInTheWorks: any stupid character will ruin any plan at the worst moment possible.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Geller and Maria Eleonora in season 4.
** Patti in season 5, ''so much'': there are several episodes completely about Patti, her pregnancy and Silvano, in which Luca and Paolo don't even appear and they are supposed to be the main characters!

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* SpannerInTheWorks: any Any stupid character will ruin any plan at the worst moment possible.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: SpotlightStealingSquad:
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Geller and Maria Eleonora in season 4.
** Patti in season 5, ''so much'': there 5. There are several episodes completely about Patti, her pregnancy and Silvano, in which Luca and Paolo don't even appear and they are supposed to be the main characters!characters.



* StatusQuoIsGod: the trope is generally in full effect, as the only thing remotely resembling a coherent continuity is the change of said status quo between seasons.
** However, the trope is [[MediumAwareness acknowledged]] and [[DeconstructedTrope sort of deconstructed]] by Luca in a Season 5 sketch, where Silvano [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity being fired for the nth time]] invokes in the former an... ''unusual'' reaction. Luca spends the whole time of the sketch in front of the coffee vending machine, constantly ranting in CreepyMonotone about how "it's always the same story, nothing ever changes, nothing ever happens", etc. This creeps out De Marinis so much, that he thinks it's another strategy of Luca to help Silvano keeping his job (and it ''isn't''); Silvano then hugs Luca in gratitude, and he replies [[CreepyMonotone "You see? Nothing happened."]] After Luca acknowledged the never-changing status quo, he basically took advantage of it to help Silvano by ''doing absolutely nothing.'' At the end of the sketch, Paolo remarks that "You've been there since this morning... I can't see you like this, let's go home". As soon as they leave, ''the coffee machine falls over''. Considering it could have ''crushed'' Luca, he snaps out of his depression and says in a surprised voice, [[MoodWhiplash "Oh well, so something DOES happen!"]]

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* StatusQuoIsGod: the StatusQuoIsGod:
** The
trope is generally in full effect, as the only thing remotely resembling a coherent continuity is the change of said status quo between seasons.
** However, the The trope is [[MediumAwareness acknowledged]] and [[DeconstructedTrope sort of deconstructed]] by Luca in a Season 5 sketch, where Silvano [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity being fired for the nth time]] invokes in the former an... ''unusual'' reaction. Luca spends the whole time of the sketch in front of the coffee vending machine, constantly ranting in CreepyMonotone about how "it's always the same story, nothing ever changes, nothing ever happens", etc. This creeps out De Marinis so much, that he thinks it's another strategy of Luca to help Silvano keeping his job (and it ''isn't''); Silvano then hugs Luca in gratitude, and he replies [[CreepyMonotone "You see? Nothing happened."]] After Luca acknowledged the never-changing status quo, he basically took advantage of it to help Silvano by ''doing absolutely nothing.'' At the end of the sketch, Paolo remarks that "You've been there since this morning... I can't see you like this, let's go home". As soon as they leave, ''the coffee machine falls over''. Considering it could have ''crushed'' Luca, he snaps out of his depression and says in a surprised voice, [[MoodWhiplash "Oh well, so something DOES happen!"]]
24th Feb '17 7:22:16 AM annette12
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** Anna, definitely. Even Olmo, who is love with her, admits that she's rather dumb.

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** Anna, definitely. Even Olmo, who is in love with her, admits that she's rather dumb.
24th Feb '17 7:19:53 AM annette12
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** Silvano is by far the biggest Butt Monkey due to being Luca's and Paolo's favorite target. He gets all kids of abuse, beatings, and cruel pranks in any given episode. Basically everyone in the company considers him the office's punching bag.

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** Silvano is by far the biggest Butt Monkey due to being Luca's and Paolo's favorite target. He gets all kids kinds of abuse, beatings, and cruel pranks in any given episode. Basically everyone in the company considers him the office's punching bag.
24th Feb '17 7:18:46 AM annette12
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* TheEeyore: Anna, who combined with with TheWoobie and FragileFlower, but it's justified since her life seems pretty horrible.

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* TheEeyore: Anna, who combined with combines this with TheWoobie and FragileFlower, but it's justified since her life seems pretty horrible.
24th Feb '17 7:17:05 AM annette12
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** Anna can't catch a break. Her home life is horrible, she's a single mother of two kids who is always struggling with money. Her ex-husband was a DomesticAbuser and every man she meets him turns out to be violent as well (PlayedForLaughs!). At work she gets no respect either, her boss constantly yells at her, and she's the butt of many jokes by the other colleagues who show NoSympathy towards her situation.

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** Anna can't catch a break. Her home life is horrible, she's a single mother of two kids who is always struggling with money. Her ex-husband was a DomesticAbuser and every man she meets him turns out to be violent as well (PlayedForLaughs!). (PlayedForLaughs!) At work she gets no respect either, her boss constantly yells at her, and she's the butt of many jokes by the other colleagues who show NoSympathy towards her situation.
24th Feb '17 7:14:52 AM annette12
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* {{Jerkass}}: ''Everyone'' in this show is a complete and shameless jerk. Luca, Paolo, De Marinis, Andrea, Vittorio, and Alex are the most obvious examples, the women are all bitchy and manipulative who abuse of TheUnfairSex trope, and the others, while not openly mean, are BitchInSheepsClothing who would TakeALevelInJerkass any time they have a chance.

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* {{Jerkass}}: ''Everyone'' in this show is a complete and shameless jerk. Luca, Paolo, De Marinis, Andrea, Vittorio, and Alex are the most obvious examples, the women are all bitchy and manipulative who abuse of TheUnfairSex trope, and the others, while not openly mean, are BitchInSheepsClothing who would TakeALevelInJerkass TookALevelInJerkass any time they have a chance.



* ManipulativeBastard: The director, Mr. De Marinis embodies this trope wholeheartedly, but two characters are [[UpToEleven even better
than him]] at this, namely his daughter Chiara, and that in-universe NightmareFuelStationAttendant that is Guido Geller.

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* ManipulativeBastard: The director, Mr. De Marinis embodies this trope wholeheartedly, but two characters are [[UpToEleven even better
better than him]] at this, namely his daughter Chiara, and that in-universe NightmareFuelStationAttendant that is Guido Geller.
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