History Series / DropTheDeadDonkey

5th Jul '17 12:45:44 AM JackG
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* GoldDigger: In the ending, [[spoiler: Helen tries to talk Sally out of marrying a very rich ObviouslyEvil businessman, until Sally reveals that she's seen his medical records and agreed to the harsh pre-nuptial contract because it guarantees her his fortune when he dies in a year or two.]]

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* GoldDigger: In the ending, [[spoiler: Helen tries to talk Sally out of marrying a very rich ObviouslyEvil businessman, until Sally reveals that she's seen his medical records and agreed to the harsh pre-nuptial contract because it guarantees her his fortune when he dies in a year or two. The last time we see them, she's leading him up a long staircase with a rickety bannister...]]
20th May '17 5:18:07 PM nombretomado
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* PokeThePoodle: In one episode, George tries to emulate Gordon Gekko from ''WallStreet'' and fails miserably.

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* PokeThePoodle: In one episode, George tries to emulate Gordon Gekko from ''WallStreet'' ''Film/WallStreet'' and fails miserably.
16th Nov '16 2:05:05 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Gus and Damien are both virgins for most of the series, which may contribute to why they're both craven, venal and unlikable {{Jerkass}}es.
7th May '16 8:35:21 PM nombretomado
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* KentBrockmanNews: The show that makes ''NewsRadio'' look like ''HappyDays''.

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* KentBrockmanNews: The show that makes ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' look like ''HappyDays''.''Series/HappyDays''.
19th Mar '16 9:04:10 AM Hossmeister
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18th Jan '16 1:14:00 PM AgProv
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* YetAnotherBabyPanda: Often forced into the show by Gus so the program doesn't have any room for stories that criticize the conservative party or Globelink's owner, Sir Royston.

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* YetAnotherBabyPanda: An alternative name for the TV news practice of "dropping the dead donkey". Often forced into the show by Gus so the program doesn't have any room for stories that criticize the conservative party or Globelink's owner, Sir Royston.
21st Nov '15 10:37:17 AM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sir Royston for any media baron, e.g. Robert Maxwell or RupertMurdoch.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sir Royston for any media baron, e.g. Robert Maxwell or RupertMurdoch.UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch.
12th Aug '15 10:54:44 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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In case you were wondering, the title refers to a filler article that's been lined up to pad out the bulletin falling foul of a real story breaking.
20th Jul '15 10:12:18 AM nombretomado
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** Sally, season 2, "Drunk Minister": "I do seem to be getting all the depressing items to announce again...in the last two weeks I have announced to the nation--three air crashes, two rail crashes, six serious fires, two motorway pile-ups...three famines... ''and a live interview with John Gummer!''"[[note]]In the Thatcher years, which abounded in creepy, heartless, self-caricaturing and generally abominable Tory politicians, John Gummer excelled in odiousness. Not only was he a right-wing Tory, he dressed his narrow-minded bigotry up in religious unctuousness, coming over like the sort of priest you'd steer your children away from. In an attempt to rehabilitate McDonalds from concern over its sourcing of ingredients, he marched ''his own children'' to the local outlet in his constituency and force-fed them burgers, announcing that if it was safe enough for his kids it was safe enough for ''everyone's''. He was never charged with child abuse...[[/note]]

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** Sally, season 2, "Drunk Minister": "I do seem to be getting all the depressing items to announce again...in the last two weeks I have announced to the nation--three air crashes, two rail crashes, six serious fires, two motorway pile-ups...three famines... ''and a live interview with John Gummer!''"[[note]]In the Thatcher years, which abounded in creepy, heartless, self-caricaturing and generally abominable Tory politicians, John Gummer excelled in odiousness. Not only was he a right-wing Tory, he dressed his narrow-minded bigotry up in religious unctuousness, coming over like the sort of priest you'd steer your children away from. In an attempt to rehabilitate McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds from concern over its sourcing of ingredients, he marched ''his own children'' to the local outlet in his constituency and force-fed them burgers, announcing that if it was safe enough for his kids it was safe enough for ''everyone's''. He was never charged with child abuse...[[/note]]
17th Jul '15 3:24:37 PM AgProv
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** Sir Royston Merchant, whose initials are '''RM'''. As are those of two Real Life media barons, newspaper proprietors seeking at the time to break into television. '''Rupert Murdoch''' and the deceased '''Robert Maxwell'''.
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