History Series / EastEnders

23rd Oct '16 12:14:25 PM Morgenthaler
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15th Oct '16 7:56:01 AM F1Krazy
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* AccidentalPervert: Billy Mitchell was hazed on the day before his wedding and found himself wearing nothing but his boxers. He tries to ask a woman for some spare clothes, but then her dog tears off his boxers and she calls the police (even though she could clearly see the dog did it).

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* AccidentalPervert: Billy Mitchell was hazed on the day before his wedding and found himself wearing nothing but his boxers. He tries tried to ask a woman for some spare clothes, but then her dog tears tore off his boxers and she calls called the police (even though she could clearly see the dog did it).



** Two notable examples being the death of Saskia Duncan by Steve Owen using an ash tray to defend himself and more recently the death of Heather Trott by Ben Mitchell using a photo frame. Both examples also involved a cover up.

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** Two notable examples being the death of were Steve Owen killing Saskia Duncan by Steve Owen using with an ash tray to defend himself ashtray in self-defence, and more recently the death of Heather Trott by Ben Mitchell using a photo frame. Both examples also involved a cover up.



** Ben also does it to Louise.

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** Ben also does it did to Louise.



** Mark.

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** Mark.Mark Fowler. Justified as he was HIV-positive at the time of his exit, and arguably invoked as the reason he left in the first place was because he didn't want his family and friends to watch him slowly die of AIDS.


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* ToughActToFollow: This is the reason Joe Absolom, who played Matthew Rose, left the show: he thought the storyline surrounding the murder of Saskia Duncan was so good that he wouldn't be able to top it.
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** One pre-recorded episode during the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics was intercut with live footage of Perry Fenwick, in-character as Billy Mitchell, taking part in the official Olympic torch relay, before quickly dashing off to witness the birth of his (InUniverse) great-granddaughter.
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** The chain continues: exactly a year later, Ronnie tries to murder Vincent by paying some thugs to kidnap him and leave him tied up in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. She obviously didn't give them a detailed enough description of Vincent because instead, they kidnap [[spoiler:Fatboy]] (who looks ''nothing like Vincent!''), and he ends up getting crushed to death instead.

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** The chain continues: exactly a year later, Ronnie tries to murder Vincent by paying some thugs to kidnap him and leave him tied up in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. She obviously didn't give them a detailed enough description of Vincent because instead, they kidnap [[spoiler:Fatboy]] (who looks ''nothing like Vincent!''), and he ''he'' ends up getting crushed to death instead.



* OhCrap: Done at least once per episode, usually followed by those closing drums. An extremely good one occurred during the show's Christmas 2015 arc. Ronnie orders some thugs to kidnap Vincent, tie him up, and lock him in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. It looks as though they've managed it... [[WhamShot until Vincent brazenly strolls into the Queen Vic]].

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* OhCrap: Done at least once per episode, Happens almost OncePerEpisode, usually followed by those closing drums. An extremely good one occurred during the show's Christmas 2015 arc. Ronnie orders some thugs to kidnap Vincent, tie him up, and lock him in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. It looks as though they've managed it... [[WhamShot until Vincent brazenly strolls into the Queen Vic]].



* RatingsStunt: The build-up to the reveal of Lucy Beale's killer.

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* RatingsStunt: The build-up to Most of the reveal of big storylines: "Who Shot Phil?", "Who Killed Archie?", "Who Killed Lucy Beale's killer.Beale?", etc. Many were also timed to coincide with major anniversaries.



* ReallyGetsAround: Pretty much every female Slater (even Lynne [[{{HollywoodHomely}} for some reason]]), Roxy Mitchell, Bianca (but not anymore), Kim Fox (she'd like you to think so anyway), Lauren Branning. On the male side of things; Max and Jack Branning, Dean Wicks, Ryan Malloy, Sean Slater, Dennis Rickman, Den Watts, Peter Beale and Tyler Moon have all had many sexual encounters.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Pretty much every female Slater (even Lynne [[{{HollywoodHomely}} for some reason]]), Roxy Mitchell, Bianca (but not anymore), Kim Fox (she'd like you to think so anyway), Lauren Branning. On the male side of things; things, Max and Jack Branning, Dean Wicks, Ryan Malloy, Sean Slater, Dennis Rickman, Den Watts, Peter Beale and Tyler Moon have all had many sexual encounters.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Yusef Khan's entire tenure on the show can be considered this as almost all of his actions (especially those that directly and indirectly effected Zainab, Masood and their family) are to get back together with Zainab and (if December 2011 is any evidence) attempt to remain with her utilising fear and violence. Ultimately his intimidation tactics proved to be his undoing but briefly it looked as if his money left to Zainab would tear apart the family yet again. However, despite all this. not only have the Masood family reunited but they appear to be stronger then ever.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: RoaringRampageOfRevenge:
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Yusef Khan's entire tenure on the show can be considered this as almost all of his actions (especially those that directly and indirectly effected Zainab, Masood and their family) are to get back together with Zainab and (if December 2011 is any evidence) attempt to remain with her utilising fear and violence. Ultimately his intimidation tactics proved to be his undoing but briefly it looked as if his money left to Zainab would tear apart the family yet again. However, despite all this. not only have the Masood family reunited but they appear to be stronger then ever.ever.
** Matthew Rose had an absolutely ''epic'' one after Steve Owen successfully framed him for the murder of Saskia Duncan. After Matthew was exonerated and freed, he began stalking Steve, trashing his flat and graffitiing "Dead Man Walking" on his front door. Finally, he confronted Steve in his club, demanding money, and when Steve refused, Matthew showed him a tape of him planting lightbulb bombs in Steve's flat, which would explode when Steve's sister turned the lights on. Steve then pulled a gun on Matthew, but [[CrazyPrepared Matthew had already emptied the gun beforehand]] and knocked Steve unconscious with a glass bottle. When Steve woke up, he was tied to a chair and Matthew was pouring what seemed to be petrol all over the club, threatening to set it alight. Steve was quickly reduced to a gibbering wreck, helplessly begging for mercy, at which point Matthew revealed that the "petrol" was actually water, the tape of him planting the lightbulb bombs was fake, and that all he really wanted was to see Steve grovel. Having accomplished that, Matthew left the Square for good. ''Wow''.



* SmokingIsCool: I don't know how Dot Cotton hasn't keeled over yet with her penchant for the puffies.

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* SmokingIsCool: I don't know how It's pretty amazing that Dot Cotton hasn't keeled over yet with her penchant for the puffies.considering how much she smokes.



* StepfordSmiler: Whitney became one in 2016 after suffering a miscarriage; when she got out of the hospital she had a near-permanent smile on her face and dismissed the whole thing by saying she can always just get pregnant again. Absolutely nobody was fooled, and if anything it just made them even ''more'' concerned about her.



* TangledFamilyTree: The huge Branning-Jackson clan and the Mitchells as well. The fact that Jack Branning has managed to impregnate sisters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell AND their cousin Sam Mitchell, must make things even worse! Through blood, marriage and adoption, Big Mo and Little Tiffany are related to about 70% of the other characters.

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* TangledFamilyTree: The huge Branning-Jackson clan and the Mitchells as well. The fact that Jack Branning has managed to impregnate sisters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell AND their cousin Sam Mitchell, must make things even worse! Through blood, marriage marriage, and adoption, Big Mo and Little Tiffany are related to about 70% of the other characters.



*** No-one ever talks about sport, least of all football; Big Impression had a long sketch in which someone actually tried this in the Queen Vic and was met with blank incomprehension.

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*** No-one ever talks about sport, least of all football; Big Impression had a long sketch in which someone actually tried this in the Queen Vic and was met with blank incomprehension.[[note]]This isn't ''entirely'' true; a few characters are known to be [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague West Ham]] fans, and on one occasion when they were promoted to the Premier League, an episode shortly afterwards had a hastily-inserted scene in which a character celebrated said promotion.[[/note]]



** A fair amount of the series' most ruthless villains end up driven over the edge in their closing moments, most explosive examples ([[DrivenToSuicide literally]]) include [[spoiler: Trevor, Yusef Khan, Stella Crawford, and May Wright]].

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** After Steve Owen framed Matthew Rose for the murder of Saskia Duncan, Matthew's consequent ''epic'' RoaringRampageOfRevenge reduced Steve to a gibbering wreck, helplessly begging for his life. Which is exactly what Matthew wanted.
** A fair amount of the series' most ruthless villains end up driven over the edge in their closing moments, moments; the most explosive examples ([[DrivenToSuicide literally]]) include [[spoiler: Trevor, Yusef Khan, Stella Crawford, and May Wright]].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Janine Butcher, Stella Crawford, Sean Slater, May Wright and Phil Mitchell. As was seen coming a mile off, Ben Mitchell finally snapped from years of abuse from Phil.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Janine Butcher, Stella Crawford, Sean Slater, May Wright Wright, and Phil Mitchell. As was seen coming a mile off, Ben Mitchell finally snapped from years of abuse from Phil.Phil.
* TheWorfEffect: Most notably when Dennis Rickman first appeared and immediately proved his bad boy credentials by decking Phil Mitchell.
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* AccidentalMurder: Two notable examples being the death of Saskia Duncan by Steve Owen using an ash tray to defend himself and more recently the death of Heather Trott by Ben Mitchell using a photo frame. Both examples also involved a cover up

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* AccidentalMurder: AccidentalMurder:
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Two notable examples being the death of Saskia Duncan by Steve Owen using an ash tray to defend himself and more recently the death of Heather Trott by Ben Mitchell using a photo frame. Both examples also involved a cover upup.



* AloneWithThePsycho: Stella and her treatment of Ben Mitchell. Also Mad May.

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* AloneWithThePsycho: AloneWithThePsycho:
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Stella and her treatment of Ben Mitchell. Also Mad May.



* AwayInAManger: The 1990 Christmas Day episode.

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* AwayInAManger: AwayInAManger:
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The 1990 Christmas Day episode.



* BackForTheDead: Owen.

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* BackForTheDead: BackForTheDead:
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Owen.



* BadassFamily: What the Mitchells believe themselves to be (with the exception of Billy).
** And Danielle and Ben.
** Ben might not be quite 'badass'. But he's ruthless and heartless.
*** Even Billy has his moments, occasionally.

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* BadassFamily: What the Mitchells believe themselves to be (with the exception of Billy).
** And Danielle and Ben.
** Ben might not be quite 'badass'. But he's ruthless and heartless.
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be. Even Billy has his moments, occasionally.occasionally.
* BaldOfAwesome: Phil and Grant.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Mitchells.
** The Beale/Fowler clan, the Butchers, the Brannings, the Slaters, the Masoods. ''Every single family'' fits this trope.
* BaldOfAwesome: Phil and Grant.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Mitchells.
** The
Mitchells, the Beale/Fowler clan, the Butchers, the Brannings, the Slaters, the Masoods. ''Every single family'' fits this trope.
* BaldOfAwesome: Phil and Grant.
trope.



* BusCrash: Mark.
** Kathy and her death to bring in Ben Mitchell.
*** [[spoiler: Subverted as of February 2015.]]

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* BusCrash: BusCrash:
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Mark.
** Kathy and her death to bring in Ben Mitchell.
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Mitchell. [[spoiler: Subverted as of February 2015.]]



* CliffHanger: Pretty much ''every other episode'', but especially the ones at the end of each week, and the Christmas episodes. All are accompanied by the famous drum beats.
** A few examples: Phil and Ian crashing their car. Phil getting shot. Jamie getting run over on [[SoaplandChristmas Christmas]] [[ChristmasEpisode Day]].

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* CliffHanger: Pretty much ''every other episode'', but especially the ones at the end of each week, and the Christmas episodes. All are accompanied by the famous drum beats.
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beats. A few examples: Phil and Ian crashing their car. Phil getting shot. Jamie getting run over on [[SoaplandChristmas Christmas]] [[ChristmasEpisode Day]].



* ContrivedCoincidence: When DC Emma Summerhayes texted Lucy Beale's killer asking to meet up, all 13 other suspects also received a text at the same time.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: ContrivedCoincidence:
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When DC Emma Summerhayes texted Lucy Beale's killer asking to meet up, all 13 other suspects also received a text at the same time.



* DeathIsCheap Dirty Den, or Grant Mitchell for who it is not so much cheap, as buy one, get one free. Nasty Nick faked his own death before finally returning and dying of a bad Heroin trip.

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* DeathIsCheap DeathIsCheap: Dirty Den, or Grant Mitchell for who whom it is not so much cheap, as buy one, get one free. Nasty Nick faked his own death before finally returning and dying of a bad Heroin heroin trip.



* DiabolusExMachina: Just moments after Ronnie found out Danielle was her long-lost daughter, Danielle was suddenly accidentally run over by Janine.

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* DiabolusExMachina: DiabolusExMachina:
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Just moments after Ronnie found out Danielle was her long-lost daughter, Danielle was suddenly accidentally run over by Janine.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Joe Macer, who died from falling out of a window after killing Pauline.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: DisneyVillainDeath:
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Joe Macer, who died from falling out of a window after killing Pauline.



* TheDogBitesBack: Ben Mitchell's bully Jordan Johnson picked on him one too many times and Ben attacked him with a spanner, fracturing his skull.
** The most memorable example, however, was Little Mo Mitchell whacking her abusive husband Trevor with an iron. She went to prison for it, only to return and bite back ''again'' when Trevor threatened to resume his abuse.

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* TheDogBitesBack: TheDogBitesBack:
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Ben Mitchell's bully Jordan Johnson picked on him one too many times and Ben attacked him with a spanner, fracturing his skull.
** The most memorable example, however, was Little Mo Mitchell whacking her abusive husband Trevor with an iron. She went to prison for it, only to return and bite back ''again'' when Trevor threatened to resume his abuse.



* DramaticIrony: Ronnie unwittingly persuading her secret daughter Danielle to have an abortion when she was haunted by the loss of said daughter.

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* DramaticIrony: DramaticIrony:
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Ronnie unwittingly persuading her secret daughter Danielle to have an abortion when she was haunted by the loss of said daughter.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: When Andy Hunter was killed by Johnny Allen he was pushed off a flyover.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: DroppedABridgeOnHim:
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When Andy Hunter was killed by Johnny Allen he was pushed off a flyover.



* DrugsAreBad: Nasty Nick Cotton and his heroin addiction, which finally killed him when Dot Cotton found out how truly dreadful he was and refused to call an ambulance. In her defence, she stayed by his side all night so that he wouldn't die alone.
** Phil and cocaine. An EXPLOSIVE mix.
*** Phil was also an alcoholic.

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* DrugsAreBad: DrugsAreBad:
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Nasty Nick Cotton and his heroin addiction, which finally killed him when Dot Cotton found out how truly dreadful he was and refused to call an ambulance. In her defence, she stayed by his side all night so that he wouldn't die alone.
** Phil and cocaine. An EXPLOSIVE mix.
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mix. Phil was also an alcoholic.



* EnemyMine: Peggy and Pat are not friends at first - though it reaches that point by the end - and they fight like there's no tomorrow. '''''However''''', Pat is the only one allowed to fuck with Peggy... and Peggy is the only one allowed to fuck with Pat. God in heaven help you if you fuck one of them off and the other is around. Right, Harvey?

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* EnemyMine: Peggy and Pat are not friends at first - though it reaches that point by the end - and they fight like there's no tomorrow. '''''However''''', However, Pat is the only one allowed to fuck with Peggy... and Peggy is the only one allowed to fuck with Pat. God in heaven help you if you fuck one of them off and the other is around. Right, Harvey?



*** Culminated in 2013 when [[spoiler:Michael tried to strangle Janine, then got stabbed by Alice, and Janine finished him off]]. Lesser of the evils indeed.

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*** ** Culminated in 2013 when [[spoiler:Michael tried to strangle Janine, then got stabbed by Alice, and Janine finished him off]]. Lesser of the evils indeed.



** Except from Ben. He seems to blame his Dad for everything. Not to mention Steven Beale, who blamed his dad for his problems too.
*** Mind you, considering who Ben's father is (and his abuse at the hands of Stella) he ''may'' have a point.
** Unless you're Janine, but even she doesn't believe that excuse anymore.
*** Michael, as described above, seems to use this trope too.

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** Except from Ben. He seems to blame his Dad for everything. Not to mention Steven Beale, who blamed his dad for his problems too.
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too. Mind you, considering who Ben's father is (and his abuse at the hands of Stella) he ''may'' have a point.
** Unless you're Janine, but even she doesn't believe that excuse anymore.
*** Michael, as described above,
anymore. Michael seems to use this trope too.



* [[{{GETOUT}} GET OUTTA MOY PAB!]]
** Some weeks Peggy Mitchell would only pop on-screen to say this line. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy5q0AnX4QE Here's]] her greatest hits.



* TheGhost: The launderette owner, Mr Popadopolous, and Big Mo's erm... friend Fat Elvis.
** Elvis did eventually get an on-screen appearance when he and Mo announced their engagement.

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* GetOut: Some weeks Peggy Mitchell would only pop on-screen to say "GET OUTTA MOY PAB!" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy5q0AnX4QE Here's]] her greatest hits.
* TheGhost: The launderette owner, Mr Popadopolous, and Big Mo's erm... friend Fat Elvis.
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Elvis. Elvis did eventually get an on-screen appearance when he and Mo announced their engagement.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In [[ChristmasInSoapland Christmas 2011]], Yusef sets fire to the B&B in an attempt to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Masood]]. Zainab tricks him into going back inside by lying that their daughter Afia is still in there, and while Masood gets rescued in the end, Yusef is trapped and succumbs to his own fire.
** Before that, Trevor, who had doused his and Little Mo's house in petrol and threatened to set it alight. When it did catch fire, Little Mo escaped but Trevor perished.
* HopeSpot: Done deliberately straight with Danielle and Ronnie.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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In [[ChristmasInSoapland Christmas 2011]], Yusef sets fire to the B&B in an attempt to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Masood]]. Zainab tricks him into going back inside by lying that their daughter Afia is still in there, and while Masood gets rescued in the end, Yusef is trapped and succumbs to his own fire.
** Before that, Trevor, who had Trevor doused his and Little Mo's house in petrol and threatened to set it alight. When it did catch fire, Little Mo escaped but Trevor perished.
* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
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Done deliberately straight with Danielle and Ronnie.



* [[{{ILLKILLYOU}} I'll Flaming Well Kill You!]]
** Invented for Peggy Mitchell, along with "GET OUTTA MOY PAB!" (above)
** '''Pat''': You bitch! *slap*
** '''Peggy''': You cow! *slap*

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* [[{{ILLKILLYOU}} I'll Flaming Well Kill You!]]
IllKillYou:
** Invented More precisely, "I'll flaming well kill you!" was invented for Peggy Mitchell, along with "GET OUTTA MOY PAB!" (above)
PAB!"
** '''Pat''': You bitch! *slap*
''[slap]''
** '''Peggy''': You cow! *slap*''[slap]''



* JerkassHasAPoint: Derek at Christmas 2012 saying that no one in Walford has any idea about marriage. Said this before [[spoiler: dying after a heart attack]].

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* JerkassHasAPoint: JerkassHasAPoint:
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Derek at Christmas 2012 saying that no one in Walford has any idea about marriage. Said this before [[spoiler: dying after a heart attack]].



* KarmaHoudini: Janine Butcher avoiding punishment for Barry's death. She did almost get sent down for Laura Beale's death wrongly though before Pat changed her mind about testifying in court.
** Janine's ability to dodge trouble (legal trouble at least) has been frequently lampshaded, and ensured that (minus about 4 people) everyone despises her openly, leading her to at least suffer several unpleasant (but comparatively insignificant) moments in life to balance things a little.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Janine Butcher avoiding punishment for Barry's death. She did almost get sent down for Laura Beale's death wrongly though before Pat changed her mind about testifying in court.
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court. Janine's ability to dodge trouble (legal trouble at least) has been frequently lampshaded, and ensured that (minus about 4 people) everyone despises her openly, leading her to at least suffer several unpleasant (but comparatively insignificant) moments in life to balance things a little.



* KilledOffForReal: Oh, so very many.



* LiveEpisode: The 25th Anniversary episode.

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* LiveEpisode: LiveEpisode:
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The 25th Anniversary episode.



* {{Malaproper}}: Honey.

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* {{Malaproper}}: {{Malaproper}}:
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Honey.



* MonochromeCasting: The East End hasn't been this white in nearly half a century.
** A variation in 2009 when they had an episode with an all-black cast.

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* MonochromeCasting: The East End hasn't been this white in nearly half a century.
** A
century. There was a variation in 2009 when they had an episode with an all-black cast.



--> ''Little Mo:'' "What's wrong, Trevor? ''[[IronicEcho Cat got your tongue?!?]]''

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--> ''Little Mo:'' "What's -->'''Little Mo:''' What's wrong, Trevor? ''[[IronicEcho Cat got your tongue?!?]]''



* OhCrap: Done at least once per episode, usually followed by those closing drums.
** An extremely good one occurred during the show's Christmas 2015 arc. Ronnie orders some thugs to kidnap Vincent, tie him up, and lock him in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. It looks as though they've managed it... [[WhamShot until Vincent brazenly strolls into the Queen Vic]].
--->'''Ronnie''': How did you do it?
--->'''Vincent''': Do what?
--->'''Ronnie''': Escape from the car.
--->'''Vincent''': What car?
--->[''after a moment of dawning realization, Ronnie dashes over the the Arches in a blind panic only to find that the car has already been taken to the scrapyard'']

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* OhCrap: Done at least once per episode, usually followed by those closing drums.
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drums. An extremely good one occurred during the show's Christmas 2015 arc. Ronnie orders some thugs to kidnap Vincent, tie him up, and lock him in the boot of a car that's due to be scrapped. It looks as though they've managed it... [[WhamShot until Vincent brazenly strolls into the Queen Vic]].
--->'''Ronnie''': -->'''Ronnie''': How did you do it?
--->'''Vincent''': -->'''Vincent''': Do what?
--->'''Ronnie''': -->'''Ronnie''': Escape from the car.
--->'''Vincent''': -->'''Vincent''': What car?
--->[''after -->[''after a moment of dawning realization, Ronnie dashes over the to the Arches in a blind panic only to find that the car has already been taken to the scrapyard'']



* PapaWolf: Dirty Den may be a scumbag, but do NOT fuck with Sharon.
** Phil is so angry when he finds out Ben has been abusing Louise, he ''punches him out.''
*** And goes apeshit when he finds out Ben himself was being abused by his fiancee Stella, pretty much [[DrivenToSuicide driving her to suicide]] when he is robbed of the opportunity to just strangle the life out of her.

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
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Dirty Den may be a scumbag, but do NOT fuck with Sharon.
** Phil is so angry when he finds out Ben has been abusing Louise, he ''punches him out.''
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'' And goes apeshit when he finds out Ben himself was being abused by his fiancee Stella, pretty much [[DrivenToSuicide driving her to suicide]] when he is robbed of the opportunity to just strangle the life out of her.



* RedOniBlueOni:
** Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell, respectively. Ronnie has been described as the 'ice to Roxy's fire'.
** played straight with Jack and Michael, the owners of the boxing club and childhood friends - Jack is aggressive and passionate, wears his heart on his sleeve and exudes a serious and intimidating demeanour. On the other hand we have Michael, who is almost constantly calm and collected (even when being beaten to a pulp) and seems to enjoy a good laugh yet remains dead inside, hoarding secrets and lying compulsively as he happily sets he sets his [[ThePlan gambits]] in motion. Accordingly, whilst they both wear black suits, Jack wears [[OrangeBlueContrast orange]] shirts with the top button undone whilst Michael wears [[OrangeBlueContrast lavender]] shirts with a tie.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Yusef Khan's entire tenure on the show can be considered this as almost all of his actions (especially those that directly and indirectly effected Zainab, Masood and their family) are to get back together with Zainab and (if December 2011 is any evidence) attempt to remain with her utilising fear and violence. Ultimately his intimidation tactics proved to be his undoing but briefly it looked as if his money left to Zainab would tear apart the family yet again. However, despite all this. not only have the Masood family reunited but they appear to be stronger then ever.



* RedHerring: All the major suspects in Lucy Beale's murder started acting suspiciously even before they were told about it.
** In the end it turned out [[spoiler: all of the suspects were red herrings]].
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Notably Leslie Grantham (Den Watts) because of his cybersex scandal, but other actors have been suspended after arrests or drunken misbehaviour.

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* RedHerring: All the major suspects in Lucy Beale's murder started acting suspiciously even before they were told about it.
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it. In the end it turned out [[spoiler: all of the suspects were red herrings]].
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: RedOniBlueOni:
** Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell, respectively. Ronnie has been described as the 'ice to Roxy's fire'.
** Played straight with Jack and Michael, the owners of the boxing club and childhood friends - Jack is aggressive and passionate, wears his heart on his sleeve and exudes a serious and intimidating demeanour. On the other hand we have Michael, who is almost constantly calm and collected (even when being beaten to a pulp) and seems to enjoy a good laugh yet remains dead inside, hoarding secrets and lying compulsively as he happily sets he sets his [[ThePlan gambits]] in motion. Accordingly, whilst they both wear black suits, Jack wears [[OrangeBlueContrast orange]] shirts with the top button undone whilst Michael wears [[OrangeBlueContrast lavender]] shirts with a tie.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Yusef Khan's entire tenure on the show can be considered this as almost all of his actions (especially those that directly and indirectly effected Zainab, Masood and their family) are to get back together with Zainab and (if December 2011 is any evidence) attempt to remain with her utilising fear and violence. Ultimately his intimidation tactics proved to be his undoing but briefly it looked as if his money left to Zainab would tear apart the family yet again. However, despite all this. not only have the Masood family reunited but they appear to be stronger then ever.
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor:
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Notably Leslie Grantham (Den Watts) because of his cybersex scandal, but other actors have been suspended after arrests or drunken misbehaviour.



* SayMyName: "[[CatchPhrase RICK]]''[[MemeticMutation AYYYYYY!!!]]''"

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* SayMyName: SayMyName:
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"[[CatchPhrase RICK]]''[[MemeticMutation AYYYYYY!!!]]''"



* TheStinger: Pat Butcher's funeral had one, in which her son Simon Wicks (who hadn't appeared on the show for ''22 years'') turned up at her gravestone to lay flowers and say his goodbyes.

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* TheStinger: TheStinger:
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Pat Butcher's funeral had one, in which her son Simon Wicks (who hadn't appeared on the show for ''22 years'') turned up at her gravestone to lay flowers and say his goodbyes.



* TakeThat: When Bryan Kirkwood (Producer of Series/Hollyoaks for the last 4 years) was incoming as producer in 2010, the outgoing producer Dierdick Santer's last storyline was a bunch of the teenage characters staying in an abandoned house in the woods, which seemed to be a shallow attempt at a [[DarkerAndEdgier Hollyoaks Later]] storyline.

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* TakeThat: When Bryan Kirkwood (Producer (producer of Series/Hollyoaks for the last 4 years) ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}'') was incoming as producer in 2010, the outgoing producer Dierdick Santer's last storyline was a bunch of the teenage characters staying in an abandoned house in the woods, which seemed to be a shallow attempt at a [[DarkerAndEdgier Hollyoaks Later]] storyline.



* TeenPregnancy: Loads. Sonia Jackson, Kat Slater, Lucy Beale, Lisa O'Brien, and Demi Miller to name but a few. Demi took it UpToEleven by being just ''thirteen'' when the child was conceived.
** Michelle Fowler was the UrExample. The resultant child, Vicki, ended up in the same situation herself, but opted for an abortion.
* TelevisionGeography: The London Underground station, Walford Mosque (which has only appeared once) and the speedway track where Rickaaaaaaaay raced in one arc, have all come and gone as locations.

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* TeenPregnancy: Loads. Sonia Jackson, Kat Slater, Lucy Beale, Lisa O'Brien, and Demi Miller to name but a few. Demi took it UpToEleven by being just ''thirteen'' when the child was conceived.
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conceived. Michelle Fowler was the UrExample. The resultant child, Vicki, ended up in the same situation herself, but opted for an abortion.
* TelevisionGeography: TelevisionGeography:
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The London Underground station, Walford Mosque (which has only appeared once) and the speedway track where Rickaaaaaaaay raced in one arc, have all come and gone as locations.



* TheLondonUnderground: How the Slaters escape Walford. Kat, Zoe, Little Mo and Charlie have all exited Walford (and the show) in this manner.
* TheScrappy: The entire Ferreira family.



** Ronnie Mitchell. That is all.



* VillainousBreakdown: Janine's normally a few steps from this at the best of times, and Christmas 2010 was most definitely one of her worst.
** And then came Christmas 2013. Hoo boy.

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* VillainousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown:
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Janine's normally a few steps from this at the best of times, and Christmas 2010 was most definitely one of her worst.
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worst. And then came Christmas 2013. Hoo boy.



*** Let's not forget Johnny Allen, who suffered a massive heart attack in prison and died as a result.

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*** Let's not forget ** Johnny Allen, who Allen suffered a massive heart attack in prison and died as a result.



* WhosYourDaddy: Heather and her baby. [[spoiler: Teenage Darren]] disappointingly turned out to be the father.]]
** Years before that, there was Michelle Fowler's teenage pregnancy. That time the father turned out to be her best friend's dad, aka. Dirty Den Watts.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Janine Butcher, Stella Crawford, Sean Slater, May Wright and Phil Mitchell.
** As was seen coming a mile off, Ben Mitchell finally snapped from years of abuse from Phil.

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* WhosYourDaddy: WhosYourDaddy:
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Heather and her baby. [[spoiler: Teenage Darren]] disappointingly turned out to be the father.]]
father.
** Years before that, there was Michelle Fowler's teenage pregnancy. That time the father turned out to be her best friend's dad, aka. Dirty Den Watts.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Janine Butcher, Stella Crawford, Sean Slater, May Wright and Phil Mitchell.
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Mitchell. As was seen coming a mile off, Ben Mitchell finally snapped from years of abuse from Phil.



* [[YoureNotMyFather You Ain't My Muvva!]]: Zoe screeching about her sister Kat not being her mother... [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo funny thing about that]].

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* [[YoureNotMyFather You Ain't My Muvva!]]: YoureNotMyFather: Zoe screeching about her sister Kat not being her mother... [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo funny thing about that]].
31st Aug '16 12:19:25 AM PaulA
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* LongRunner: 2015 marked the 30th anniversary.



* NamesTheSame: Billy Mitchell and Billie Jackson, Big Mo and Little Mo, Tiffany Mitchell and Tiffany Dean. The Billies were introduced at different times, the Mos joined the show at the same time and [[JustifiedTrope are grandmother and granddaughter]], while Tiffany Dean [[DeadGuyJunior was named after]] Tiffany Mitchell. There's bound to be other examples in such a LongRunner.

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* NamesTheSame: Billy Mitchell and Billie Jackson, Big Mo and Little Mo, Tiffany Mitchell and Tiffany Dean. The Billies were introduced at different times, the Mos joined the show at the same time and [[JustifiedTrope are grandmother and granddaughter]], while Tiffany Dean [[DeadGuyJunior was named after]] Tiffany Mitchell. There's bound to be other examples in such a LongRunner.
19th Aug '16 12:29:09 PM smalltime
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** Dean Wicks being found not guilty for the attempted rape of Roxy despite all the strong evidence against him.
15th Aug '16 12:32:36 PM smalltime
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** Les, Sylvie, Claudette and Abi all decided to go out around the same time before Babe was locked in the walk-in freezer.

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** Les, Sylvie, Claudette and Abi all decided to go out around the same time before Babe was locked in the Queen Vic's walk-in freezer.
15th Aug '16 12:31:17 PM smalltime
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** Les, Sylvie, Claudette and Abi all decided to go out around the same time before Babe was locked in the walk-in freezer.
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* TakeThat: When Bryan Kirkwood (Producer of Series/Hollyoaks for the last 4 years) was incoming as producer in 2010, the outgoing producer Dierdick Santer's last storyline was a bunch of the teenage characters staying in an abandoned house in the woods, which seemed to be a shallow attempt at a [[DarkerAndEdgier Hollyoaks Later]] storyline.
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