History Series / DadsArmy

22nd Apr '17 6:42:29 AM LentilSandEater
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* TheGhost: Mainwaring's wife. Closest we get to seeing her is the large overhang she leaves in the bunk bed.
** She is finally seen in the 2016 movie.

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* TheGhost: Mainwaring's wife. Closest we get to seeing her is the large overhang she leaves in the bunk bed.
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bed. She is finally seen in the 2016 movie.



** Mind you, Mainwaring really should've left his revolver with Wilson or Jones before going over to help.
28th Mar '17 7:31:41 AM Clare
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* TruthInTelevision: In the final episode, Corporal Jones and Mrs Fox's wedding cake consists of several cardboard "cakes" which are dismantled to reveal a small, uniced sponge cake. This was standard practice at wartime weddings since sugar rationing meant a traditional wedding cake wasn't an option.
24th Feb '17 6:22:43 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ButtMonkey: If anyone is going to be getting soaked to the skin, clumsily tripping over themselves or otherwise being made to look like an idiot, it's Private Pike. This was something of a justified / invoked trope, since the actor was one of the younger members of the cast and thus one of the few who was still actually capable of doing such physical comedy without potentially risking serious injury or illness.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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If anyone is going to be getting soaked to the skin, clumsily tripping over themselves or otherwise being made to look like an idiot, it's Private Pike. This was something of a justified / invoked trope, since the actor was one of the younger members of the cast and thus one of the few who was still actually capable of doing such physical comedy without potentially risking serious injury or illness.
** Corporal Jones also tends to get subject to a lot of physical humiliation over the course of events. Similarly to Pike, he was actually played by one of the younger actors despite the character's age, meaning he could safely be subjected to a lot more physical comedy.
22nd Feb '17 6:25:35 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ButtMonkey: If anyone is going to be getting soaked to the skin, clumsily tripping over themselves or otherwise being made to look like an idiot, it's Private Pike. This was something of a justified / invoked trope, since the actor was one of the younger members of the cast and thus one of the few who was actually capable of doing such physical comedy without potentially risking serious injury or illness.

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* ButtMonkey: If anyone is going to be getting soaked to the skin, clumsily tripping over themselves or otherwise being made to look like an idiot, it's Private Pike. This was something of a justified / invoked trope, since the actor was one of the younger members of the cast and thus one of the few who was still actually capable of doing such physical comedy without potentially risking serious injury or illness.
7th Dec '16 10:37:18 PM foxley
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* SeaMine: In "Menace from the Deep" the Walmington-on-Sea platoon is stranded on the Walmington-on-Sea Pier. The situation becomes worse when a sea mine drifts underneath the pier. When Hodges falls of the pier, the magnetic mine is attracted to his steel helmet.
24th Nov '16 4:37:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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Came fourth in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. A feature film remake was released in February 2016 starring Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy as Sgt. Wilson. ''We're Doomed'', a DocuDrama about the behind-the-scenes making of the show, aired in December 2015.

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Came fourth in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. A feature film remake was released in February 2016 starring Toby Jones Creator/TobyJones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy Creator/BillNighy as Sgt. Wilson. ''We're Doomed'', a DocuDrama about the behind-the-scenes making of the show, aired in December 2015.
29th Sep '16 6:04:16 PM foxley
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* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: The AnimatedCreditsOpening shows Swastika-emblazoned arrows sweeping over western Europe (including one that gets lost for a bit), while the lone Union Jack arrow retreats back to its start point, then sticks its tail out further and pulls back across the Channel. All set to a [[SoundtrackDissonance jaunty tune about how Britain's not beaten yet]].
17th Aug '16 11:45:47 AM talltalltree
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** Also in the 2016 film, Mainwaring borrows Jones's "Don't panic, don't panic" when breaking the news that a Nazi spy is in Walmington.



** In the 2016 movie, the mention by Walker's girlfriend that Rose Winters's dress is Chanel. [[spoiler:This leads the men to the discovery that she is the Nazi agent they're looking for - Cissy and Dolly Godfrey contacted the Chanel company, who confirmed that Rose is a regular customer from Berlin.]]



** She is finally seen in the 2016 movie.



-->'''Mainwaring:''' Yes, Elizabeth. I think I may have a little surprise for you tonight...
** One episode revolved around the platoon trying to find out whether a parachute that had landed in a nearby field was a British parachute (which are white) or Nazi parachute (which are cream.) Unfortunately, Walker had found it and had it made up into women's lingerie to sell. HilarityEnsues as Mainwaring visits each of Walker's customers and has to ask to see their underwear...

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-->'''Mainwaring:''' Yes, Elizabeth. I think I may have a little surprise for you tonight...
tonight ...
** One episode revolved around the platoon trying to find out whether a parachute that had landed in a nearby field was a British parachute (which are white) or Nazi parachute (which are cream.) Unfortunately, Walker had found it and had it made up into women's lingerie to sell. HilarityEnsues as Mainwaring visits each of Walker's customers and has to ask to see their underwear...underwear ...
28th Apr '16 10:45:34 PM PaulA
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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The first episode started in the 1960s with Captain Mainwaring addressing a Rotary Club dinner and reminiscing about his time in the Home Guard, before flashing back to the story of the founding of the platoon. This was never referred to again in the remainder of the series.



* WarWasBeginning: The very first scene of the series takes place in 1968, as Mainwaring (who is an alderman and Chariman of the Rotary Club by this point) speaks at a function in support of the then-contemporary "I'm Backing Britain" campaign and describes how the war began and the platoon was formed.

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* WarWasBeginning: The very first scene of the series takes place in 1968, as Mainwaring (who is an alderman and Chariman Chairman of the Rotary Club by this point) speaks at a function in support of the then-contemporary "I'm Backing Britain" campaign and describes how the war began and the platoon was formed.
21st Apr '16 10:42:14 AM pi4t
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Came fourth in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. A feature film remake is being produced for release in February 2016 starring Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy as Sgt. Wilson. ''We're Doomed'', a DocuDrama about the behind-the-scenes making of the show, aired in December 2015.

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Came fourth in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. A feature film remake is being produced for release was released in February 2016 starring Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy as Sgt. Wilson. ''We're Doomed'', a DocuDrama about the behind-the-scenes making of the show, aired in December 2015.


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** Near the beginning of the 2016 film, we see Hitler borrow the lines from the title song.
--> ''Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Churchill?''
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