History Series / GimmeGimmeGimme

9th Jun '17 3:45:02 PM nombretomado
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->This is ''WillAndGrace'', [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on cocaine]], in a parallel universe.

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->This is ''WillAndGrace'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on cocaine]], in a parallel universe.



A {{BritCom}} about Tom, a CampGay man, and Linda, a loud, overweight trashy [[FagHag straight woman]], sharing a flat. Often compared with ''WillAndGrace'', which had a similar gay man/straight woman roommates idea, but the style and humour were a little different. Both leads were {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s...

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A {{BritCom}} about Tom, a CampGay man, and Linda, a loud, overweight trashy [[FagHag straight woman]], sharing a flat. Often compared with ''WillAndGrace'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', which had a similar gay man/straight woman roommates idea, but the style and humour were a little different. Both leads were {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s...
9th Jun '17 2:28:55 PM Kitchen90
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* AsideComent: Linda often looked directly at the viewer and made groans of annoyance or disdain. "Bugger!" was a common one,

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* AsideComent: AsideComment: Linda often looked directly at the viewer and made groans of annoyance or disdain. "Bugger!" was a common one,
9th Jun '17 2:02:39 PM Kitchen90
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* BabyDollBaby: {{Invoked|Trope}}. Suze and Jez keep a doll one episode in order to practice looking after children if they consider having any in the future. When Linda ballses everything up (to the point of being in the local newspaper as a "mentally-challenged sibling of Sugar Walls"), they threaten to call the police for kidnapping when Linda doesn't give the "child" back.

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* AsideComent: Linda often looked directly at the viewer and made groans of annoyance or disdain. "Bugger!" was a common one,
* BabyDollBaby: {{Invoked|Trope}}. Suze and Jez keep a doll one episode in order to practice looking after children if they consider having any in the future. When Linda ballses screws everything up (to the point of being in the local newspaper as a "mentally-challenged sibling of Sugar Walls"), they threaten to call the police for kidnapping when Linda doesn't give the their "child" back.



* TheBeard: Tom becomes this to the American tourist Gloria in the last episode of the first season because she wants to stay in the UK legally and be with her girlfriend India. They eventually marry, despite Linda's jealousy and attempts of sabotage.

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* TheBeard: Tom becomes this to the American tourist Gloria in the last episode of the first season because she wants to stay in the UK legally and be with her girlfriend India. They eventually marry, despite Linda's jealousy and attempts of sabotage.



*** However, his claims of being middle-class could be false and just claims to be middle-class because he lived a better life than Linda by comparison. When Linda assumes that Tom is lying about his social class, Tom defends this by saying that he's warn jodhpurs, but fails to explain what they are when Linda's confused.

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*** However, his claims of being middle-class could be false and just claims to be middle-class because he lived a better life than Linda by comparison. When Linda assumes that Tom is lying about his social class, Tom defends this by saying that he's warn worn jodhpurs, but fails to explain what they are when Linda's confused.



'''Tom:''' OH, GO AND PUT YOUR '''''BLOODY BRIDESMAID DRESS''''' ON!!!!

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'''Tom:''' OH, GO AND PUT YOUR '''''BLOODY '''''BLOODY ... BRIDESMAID DRESS''''' ON!!!!



* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Sugar was a mild version. While she hated her family (as well as the implied abuse that Linda got for being slow), she runs away from home and believes that she unselfishly did the right thing, despite Linda stating that their mother had a mental breakdown because of it.
** Not to mention, there's an implication that their parents [[TheUnfavorite began abusing Linda]] ''because'' of her little sister's disappearance.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Sugar was a mild version. While she hated her family (as well as the implied abuse that Linda got for being slow), she runs away from home and believes that she unselfishly did the right thing, despite Linda stating that Linda's claims of their mother had having a mental breakdown because of it.
** Not to mention, there's
it. There's also an implication that their parents [[TheUnfavorite began abusing Linda]] ''because'' of her little sister's disappearance.



* CashCowFranchise: [[invoked]] Sugar Walls prepares to appear in a new West End stage production called ''Toothache'' by Ben Elton. She says that it's been planned to be released as a stage production, a movie adaptation, a novelisation, a television series, a radio adaptation, and a DanceSensation ... at the same time.

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* CashCowFranchise: [[invoked]] Sugar Walls prepares to appear in a new West End stage production called ''Toothache'' ''Toothache'', written by Ben Elton. She says that it's been planned to be released as a stage production, a movie adaptation, a novelisation, a television series, a radio adaptation, and a DanceSensation ... at the same time.



* DepravedHomosexual: Linda's ideology about lesbians. In some meetings with lesbians, she thinks that they want to rape her and snaps at them in defense. She sometimes has this view about gay men too, despite being [[ImStandingRightHere friends with one.]]

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* DepravedHomosexual: Linda's ideology about lesbians. In some meetings with lesbians, When she meets some, she thinks that they want to rape her and snaps at goes outof her way to try and scare them in defense.away. She sometimes has this view about gay men too, despite being [[ImStandingRightHere friends with one.]]



* EverybodySmokes: Only Tom and Linda smoke. On exercise shows them stepping on and off a coffin while moving their cigarette hand back and forth.



* FloweryInsults: Tom's insults are full of these, and there are probably enough to fill a book. Most are directed towards Linda, who he's called a "galumphing great Gibbon" and "a ginger fag hag with enough cellulite to cover {{Japan}}", to name a few.



** Although Tom is an actor with an agent, he and Linda are rarely seen working, but Tom's recent appearances on television and on stage are usually mentioned whenever Tom wants to remind Linda that he does get employed.

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** Although Tom is an actor with an agent, he and Linda are rarely seen working, but Tom's recent appearances on television and on stage are [[NoodleIncident usually mentioned mentioned]] whenever Tom wants to remind Linda that he does get employed.



* GayTheaterGeek: As well as being a PerformanceArtist, Tom proves how focused he is on acting by randomly throwing out information about stage shows, movies, or even actors to Linda. He probably knows something about any actor that has ever existed, ranging from Hollywood to an extra in the background of a low-budgeted car commercial.

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* GayTheaterGeek: As well as being a PerformanceArtist, Tom proves how focused he is on acting by randomly throwing out information trivia about stage shows, movies, or even actors to Linda.Linda when she never asked him to. He probably knows something about any actor that has ever existed, ranging from Hollywood to an extra in the background of a low-budgeted car commercial.



** Shown mostly through the second episode of the third season. Tom is set to appear in a production that boasts acting appearances from Hollywood, and spends the entire episode boasting at Linda of [[BlatantLies getting an enormous part]] and how he'll prepare to set upon the stage. When it unsurprisingly fails, he sets upon the production team for greenlighting a shitty play (that he was praising moments before) and how shit the director was (despite calling her one of the best playwrights of all time), and then snapped at Linda for saying [[TheScottishTrope The Scottish Play]] (despite saying the word about three times, when she assumed it was Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}, and walking under a ladder several times).

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** Shown mostly through the second episode of the third season. Tom is set to appear in a production that boasts acting appearances from Hollywood, and spends the entire episode boasting at Linda of [[BlatantLies getting an enormous part]] and how he'll prepare to set upon walk the stage. When it unsurprisingly fails, he sets upon the production team for greenlighting a shitty play (that he was praising moments before) and how shit the director was (despite calling her one of the best playwrights of all time), and then snapped at Linda for saying [[TheScottishTrope The Scottish Play]] (despite saying the word about three times, when she assumed it was Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}, and walking under a ladder several times).



** At a dinner party, Suze asks Tom if he knows any gay strangers that she's spoken too. Tom angrily snaps that just because he's gay doesn't mean he knows a lot of gay men.

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** At a dinner party, Suze asks Tom if he knows any gay strangers that she's spoken too.to. Tom angrily snaps that just because he's gay doesn't mean he knows a lot of gay men.


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* SarcasmBlind: Linda, who take Tom's insults as compliments.
1st Apr '17 5:15:47 AM Kitchen90
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* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Linda and Suze both try and impress Jez and Tom with their knowledge on race and sexuality.
** At a dinner party, Suze asks Tom if he knows any gay strangers that she's spoken too. Tom angrily snaps that just because he's gay doesn't mean he knows a lot of gay men.
** Linda tries to seduce Jez by talking about her favourite black musicians. Jez sees through it and leaves.
24th Jan '17 2:18:29 AM Kitchen90
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** Tom gets rather annoyed whenever Linda teases him about his first TV role being an extra on ''Series/EastEnders''.

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*** However, his claims of being middle-class could be false and just claims to be middle-class because he lived a better life than Linda by comparison. When Linda assumes that Tom is lying about his social class, Tom defends this by saying that he's warn jodhpurs, but fails to explain what they are when Linda's confused.
--->'''Tom:''' Jodhpurs! They're a sort of upper-class shell suit.[[note]]Shell suits are multicolored tracksuits, whereas jodhpurs are just riding trousers.[[/note]]
** Tom also gets rather annoyed whenever Linda teases him about his first TV role being an extra on ''Series/EastEnders''.



* RoommateCom: The show is about a CampGay man and his FagHag friend sharing a flat near in the UsefulNotes/HomeCounties. They said that they've been roommates for years ever since they met up at a nightclub whilst intoxicated on drugs. For everybody else's sake, it's best that they stay together [[VitriolicBestBuds for the sake of their sanity]].

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* RoommateCom: The show is about a CampGay man and his FagHag friend sharing a flat near in the UsefulNotes/HomeCounties. They said that they've been roommates for years ever since they met up at a nightclub whilst intoxicated on drugs. For everybody else's sake, it's best that they the two of them stay together [[VitriolicBestBuds for the sake of their sanity]].everyone's sanity]].
* ScrewballComedy: A non-romantic, but subtle example. Tom and Linda are completely different opposite sides of the British social spectrum who live together in a flat, but the only things they have in common is that they're sexually attracted to men and enjoy going to nightclubs at the weekend (that's even how they became friends in the first place.) There are occasions when one of them has to [[BreakTheHaughty have the haughty broken out of them]] by the other, though, especially when it comes to fighting over men.
21st Jan '17 5:37:59 AM Kitchen90
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* InterClassRomance: The middle-class Suze and her (unspecified class) husband Jez.
15th Jan '17 9:54:52 AM nombretomado
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** Shown mostly through the second episode of the third season. Tom is set to appear in a production that boasts acting appearances from Hollywood, and spends the entire episode boasting at Linda of [[BlatantLies getting an enormous part]] and how he'll prepare to set upon the stage. When it unsurprisingly fails, he sets upon the production team for greenlighting a shitty play (that he was praising moments before) and how shit the director was (despite calling her one of the best playwrights of all time), and then snapped at Linda for saying TheScottishPlay (despite saying the word about three times, when she assumed it was Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}, and walking under a ladder several times).

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** Shown mostly through the second episode of the third season. Tom is set to appear in a production that boasts acting appearances from Hollywood, and spends the entire episode boasting at Linda of [[BlatantLies getting an enormous part]] and how he'll prepare to set upon the stage. When it unsurprisingly fails, he sets upon the production team for greenlighting a shitty play (that he was praising moments before) and how shit the director was (despite calling her one of the best playwrights of all time), and then snapped at Linda for saying TheScottishPlay [[TheScottishTrope The Scottish Play]] (despite saying the word about three times, when she assumed it was Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}, and walking under a ladder several times).
13th Jan '17 4:12:42 PM Kitchen90
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* ShipTease: Bizarrely between Linda and Tom, despite Tom's homosexuality. There are several moments when their relationship gets very close to WillTheyOrWontThey territory.
*** [[spoiler:The New Year's Eve kiss.]] Linda claimed that she was only doing that because she felt sorry for Tom, but they were both drunk and on the onset of depression. They also wanted the night to be special with the possibility of getting laid at their planned parties.
*** [[spoiler:In season 2 finale, Tom and Linda act out dating scenarios to practise their flirting skills. This ends with Linda (pretending to be a builder who's asked Tom out) escorting Tom out of the room. And then the end credits roll before the audience can make any assumptions.]]
** One could theorise this as an emotional dependence through the promise of sex. The two of them constantly fight over men (including a cold war over being the next person to have a one-night stand), but when they fail and become miserable, they begin to flirt with each other until there is a MomentKiller or a DespairEventHorizon. Would they have gone all the way if they had a little more oomph?
29th Dec '16 7:29:03 AM Kitchen90
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* HeroesLoveRedheads: Linda tries to use this trope to get with men. It's unsuccessful.

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* HeroesLoveRedheads: HeroesWantRedheads: Linda tries to use this trope to get with men. It's unsuccessful.
28th Dec '16 4:04:13 PM Kitchen90
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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Jez and Suze's marriage.
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