History Series / DadsArmy

26th Jul '17 4:00:05 PM Aurelian
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* BlindWithoutEm: Corporal Jones. He accidentally signs the desk when he enlists in the Home Guard.

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* BlindWithoutEm: Mainwaring takes his glasses off in a coffee shop and struggles to find the door a few feet away. Corporal Jones.Jones too. He accidentally signs the desk when he enlists in the Home Guard.


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* TheLoad: Godfrey. Jones, too, is more often a hindrance than a help.
25th Jul '17 12:58:17 PM Aurelian
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* HiddenDepths: Captain Mainwaring knows how to play the bagpipes. (See Sexless Marriage for the reason why.)

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Captain Mainwaring knows how to play the bagpipes. (See Sexless Marriage for the reason why.))
** Pike can drive a train.
25th Jul '17 5:45:03 AM Aurelian
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* TheStarscream: Frazer. He never misses an opportunity to casually undermine his superiors and position himself for promotion. In " Room at the Botton", when the rest of the platoon ask for Mainwaring to be reinstated, Frazer anonymously puts his own name forward to be captain. In another episode he gets to lead the platoon for a few days and relishes it.
24th Jul '17 11:46:03 AM Aurelian
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* TorchesAndPitchforks: Before they get their rifles, the platoon have to make do with makeshift weapons along these lines.
24th Jul '17 10:45:42 AM Aurelian
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* FoodAsBribe:
** As a butcher with access to rationed meat, Jones does this often.
** Hodges promises people onions (also rationed) if they agree to donate blood for the ARP, who are competing with the Home Guard in a donation drive.


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* MealTicket: There are hints that Mrs Fox's interest in Jones is due to his ability to get extra meat for her. Even Jones has his suspicions.
23rd Jul '17 3:46:21 AM Aurelian
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* LimitedAdvancementOpportunities: Numerous platoon members are promoted or demoted over the course of the series. However, as StatusQuoIsGod, none of these rank changes lasted long.


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* WeWantOurJerkBack: In "Room at the Bottom", Mainwaring is demoted to private. However, without him in command, morale and discipline plummets, so the others (except Frazer) write to GHQ asking for him to be reinstated.
21st Jul '17 4:58:31 AM Aurelian
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** Also happens to [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Private Cheeseman]], who vanishes after series seven without any explanation. The character got a mixed reception and was seen as the ReplacementScrappy in the wake of James Beck's death. WordOfGod also stated that the other actors, especially John Laurie, felt Cheeseman was getting too many laughs.

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** Also happens to [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Private Cheeseman]], who vanishes after series seven without any explanation.Cheeseman]]. The character got a mixed reception and was seen as the ReplacementScrappy in the wake of James Beck's death. WordOfGod also stated that some of the other actors, especially John Laurie, felt that Cheeseman was getting too many laughs.laughs. He disappeared after series seven without any explanation.
20th Jul '17 4:35:03 PM Aurelian
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** Also happens to [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Private Cheeseman]], who vanishes after series seven without any explanation. He suffered from being TheReplacementScrappy in the wake of James Beck's death. WordOfGod also stated that the other actors, especially John Laurie, felt Cheeseman was getting too many laughs.

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** Also happens to [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Private Cheeseman]], who vanishes after series seven without any explanation. He suffered from being TheReplacementScrappy The character got a mixed reception and was seen as the ReplacementScrappy in the wake of James Beck's death. WordOfGod also stated that the other actors, especially John Laurie, felt Cheeseman was getting too many laughs.
20th Jul '17 4:32:13 PM Aurelian
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Miss King vanishes without a trace after series one. Also happens to [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Private Cheeseman]]; AscendedExtra Private Desmond, who had a role in one episode and was never heard from again; and Private Bracewell, a character who appears only in the first episode. WordOfGod has it that Bracewell was intended to be a recurring character but was cut because the producers felt his character was too much like Godfrey's.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Miss King vanishes without a trace after series one. one.
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Also happens to [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Private Cheeseman]]; Cheeseman]], who vanishes after series seven without any explanation. He suffered from being TheReplacementScrappy in the wake of James Beck's death. WordOfGod also stated that the other actors, especially John Laurie, felt Cheeseman was getting too many laughs.
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AscendedExtra Private Desmond, who had a role in one episode and was never heard from again; and again.
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Private Bracewell, a character who appears only in the first episode. WordOfGod has it that Bracewell was intended to be a recurring character but was cut because the producers felt his character was too much like Godfrey's.
20th Jul '17 4:05:00 PM Aurelian
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ''The Battle of the Giants'', Mainwaring hits a balloon in mid air with a pistol at the first attempt.
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