History Series / GimmeGimmeGimme

15th Oct '17 5:04:51 AM Kitchen90
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* AllGoodGuysAreGay: Linda meets Ron in a factory and falls for his joke about "having a man in his life". Linda rages about being surrounded by homosexuals until Ron says that he was referring to being close with his father.

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* AllGoodGuysAreGay: AllTheGoodMenAreGay: Linda meets Ron in a factory and falls for his joke about "having a man in his life". Linda rages about being surrounded by homosexuals until Ron says that he was referring to being close with his father.
15th Oct '17 5:02:32 AM Kitchen90
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Actually maybe that isn't so different.

The characters live in a grotty run down flat, that they rent from an ex-prostitute, rather than a plush apartment, and generally the characters were less middle class and the humour broader and more risqué. This is an example of a typical British reaction to those impossibly glossy and unlikely American sitcoms such as ''Series/WillAndGrace'' - stripping off the American gloss and deliberately replacing it with more familiar grot.

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Actually Actually, maybe that isn't so different.

The characters live in a grotty run down flat, that they rent from an ex-prostitute, rather than a plush apartment, and generally the characters were less middle class middle-class and the humour broader and more risqué. This is an example of a typical British reaction to those impossibly glossy and unlikely American sitcoms such as ''Series/WillAndGrace'' - ''Series/WillAndGrace'', stripping off the American gloss and deliberately replacing it with more familiar grot.


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* AllGoodGuysAreGay: Linda meets Ron in a factory and falls for his joke about "having a man in his life". Linda rages about being surrounded by homosexuals until Ron says that he was referring to being close with his father.
13th Oct '17 5:40:01 AM Kitchen90
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** Tom makes Jez and Suze guess who is going to turn up to his apartment. When they fail to name her twice, Tom clues them with "[[SlutShaming dirty old slapper]] who's been on TV", making the couple say, "Ulrika Johnsson?" [[note]]Ulrika Johnson was a weather presenter, best known by the British public as a woman slated in the media because she has at least four children with four different fathers.[[/note]]

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** *** Tom makes Jez and Suze guess who is going to turn up to his apartment. When they fail to name her twice, Tom clues them with "[[SlutShaming dirty old slapper]] who's been on TV", making the couple say, "Ulrika Johnsson?" [[note]]Ulrika Johnson was a weather presenter, best known by the British public as a woman slated in the media because she has at least four children with four different fathers.[[/note]]



---->'''Linda:''' You've only known him five minutes.\\

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---->'''Linda:''' --->'''Linda:''' You've only known him five minutes.\\
13th Oct '17 5:38:51 AM Kitchen90
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*** When Tom hopes to move in with Vic, Linda is confused.
---->'''Linda:''' You've only known him five minutes.\\
'''Tom:''' Well, in gay years, that's a lifetime.


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** When Tom hopes to move in with Vic, Linda is confused.
---->'''Linda:''' You've only known him five minutes.\\
'''Tom:''' Well, in gay years, that's a lifetime.
13th Oct '17 5:20:10 AM Kitchen90
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* CatchPhrase:
** Tom has, "big, fat, hairy bollocks!" when something doesn't go his way.
** Linda has, "[[AsideComment Bugger!]]"
11th Oct '17 1:00:33 PM Kitchen90
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-->'''Linda:''' She'll also take into account that Suspect A ''[points to herself]'' is far better looking than Suspect B ''[points at Tom]''\\
'''Tom:''' Oh, so I look like the back end of a bus, do I?\\

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-->'''Linda:''' She'll also take into account that Suspect A ''[points to herself]'' is far better looking than Suspect B ''[points at Tom]''\\
Tom]''. It stands to reason, [the stranger's] mine.\\
'''Tom:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, so I look like the back end of a bus, do I?\\I?]]\\



--->'''Linda:''' ''[crossly, at the group of concerned women]'' Oh, calm down!! It ain't alive!!

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--->'''Linda:''' ''[crossly, at the group of concerned women]'' Oh, calm down!! [[ThatCameOutWrong It ain't alive!!alive]]!!



* ExpospeakGag: When Tom tries to explain his reasons for marrying an American lesbian to Linda, this occurs:
-->'''Linda:''' But Tom, are you still gay?\\
'''Tom:''' Given if I was to be trapped in a lift with Shirley Williams or Music/RobbieWilliams, I think I'd go for Robbie.\\
'''Linda:''' ''[crossly]'' [[SuddenlyShouting ANSWER THE BLOODY QUESTION]]!!\\
'''Tom:''' '''''[[BigYes YEEEEEEEEEEESS]]'''''!! I'm still gay!



* 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.

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* 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" Gibbon", "silly, fat tart" and "a ginger fag hag with enough cellulite to cover {{Japan}}", to name a few.
10th Oct '17 12:57:10 PM Kitchen90
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* TheGhost: Both Tom and Linda's parents. Linda's parents are justified because her mother died prior to the series and her father refuses to see her, claiming that his "iron lung" operation prevents him to do so, however, we later meet Tom's parents on his 30th birthday.
10th Oct '17 12:41:19 PM Kitchen90
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** In fear of the garden turning into a holiday camp, Tom snaps at the council that if they don't take action, "Before you know it, they'll be knobbly knees contests, gardening on Geity Green, a bloke called Freddy standing in the toilets with his pecker out..."
--->'''Tom:''' ''[thoughtfully]'' [[NoodleIncident Or was that just MY experience at Butlin's...?]]
10th Oct '17 12:36:51 PM Kitchen90
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* NoodleIncident:
** Many of Tom's recent acting jobs. Many episodes focus on Tom struggling to find work between jobs, constantly reminding Linda that he ''does'' get work. He'll talk about being in ''Series/SilentWitness'' and mentions being in the musical version of ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'' as Linda either pretends to listen or is too focused on her own woes to pay attention.
** Some of Linda's stories about her family. Tom either ignores her or [[YouDontWantToKnow treats it as a]] NonSequitur.
9th Oct '17 1:18:44 PM Kitchen90
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* AsideComment: Linda often looked directly at the viewer and made groans of annoyance or disdain. "Bugger!" was a common one,

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* AsideComment: Linda often looked directly at the viewer and made groans of annoyance or disdain. "Bugger!" was a common one,one.
* AskAStupidQuestion: In the first episode, Linda suspects that the stranger in hers and Tom's flat slept with her instead of Tom because she's much more attractive.
-->'''Linda:''' She'll also take into account that Suspect A ''[points to herself]'' is far better looking than Suspect B ''[points at Tom]''\\
'''Tom:''' Oh, so I look like the back end of a bus, do I?\\
'''Linda:''' If buses mince.
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