History Series / GimmeGimmeGimme

8th Nov '16 9:31:52 AM Kitchen90
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[[caption-width-right:271:Linda (left), and Tom]]



* BabyDollBaby: {{Invoked|Trope}}. Suze and Jez keep a doll one episode in order to practice looking after one in the future. When Linda ballses everything up to the point of being in the local newspaper, they threaten to call the police for kidnapping when Linda doesn't give the "child" back.

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* BabyDollBaby: {{Invoked|Trope}}. Suze and Jez keep a doll one episode in order to practice looking after one children if they consider having any in the future. When Linda ballses everything up to the point of being in the local newspaper, 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.
27th Oct '16 1:20:49 PM Kitchen90
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* UncannyValleyMakeup: Being to busy bragging to Linda about going to act alongside Creator/TomCruise, Tom throws so much make-up on his face, making his face {{black|face}} with red eyes and lips, dusty hair, and a sink stuck to his bottom.
27th Oct '16 5:40:52 AM Kitchen90
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* NeverMyFault: Tom blames everyone but himself if a situation goes wrong. Linda is possibly an easy target because of her literal-mindedness and stupidity.
** 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).
27th Oct '16 4:02:49 AM Kitchen90
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** Tom is excited for his birthday, but Linda's supposed forgetfulness annoys him. He tries to hint at it by saying that 30 years before, his mother was rushed to hospital because "she had something in her tummy", making Linda remember when the same thing happened to her when she had constipation, and how she "pushed and pushed for three hours" and "gave birth to a gonk". [[spoiler:In the third season, it is revealed that she has an estranged son that she forgot about... [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who is black]]!]]

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** Tom is excited for his birthday, but Linda's supposed forgetfulness annoys him. He tries to hint at it by saying that 30 years before, his mother was rushed to hospital because "she had something in her tummy", making Linda remember when the same thing happened to her when she had constipation, and how she "pushed and pushed for three five-and-a-half hours" and "gave birth to a gonk". [[spoiler:In the third season, it is revealed that she has an estranged son that she forgot about... [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who is black]]!]]
27th Oct '16 3:55:06 AM Kitchen90
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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: There are several moments of Tom and Linda slapping each other, pushing each other over, and even punching each other in the face. Although, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Tom is on the receiving end much more than Linda,]] whereas violence towards Linda is hilariously-shocking because of how rare Tom gets the chance to do it.
27th Oct '16 3:50:16 AM Kitchen90
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* CuckoolandersMinder: Jez to his wife Suze, who goes along with her beliefs, no matter how much everyone else finds them weird.
* DepravedHomosexual: Linda's ideology about lesbians. In some meetings with lesbians, she thinks that they want to rape her.

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* CuckoolandersMinder: CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Jez to his wife Suze, who goes along with her beliefs, no matter how much everyone else finds them weird.
* DepravedHomosexual: Linda's ideology about lesbians. In some meetings with lesbians, she thinks that they want to rape her.her and snaps at them. She sometimes has this view about gay men too, despite being [[ImStandingRightHere friends with one.]]
27th Oct '16 3:45:56 AM Kitchen90
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-->'''Linda:''' At least I go out! At least I don't go wandering around Albert Square with a shopping bag! ''[smugly]'' Extra... extra...\\

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-->'''Linda:''' At least I go out! out and speak to people! At least I don't go wandering around Albert Square with a shopping bag! ''[smugly]'' Extra... extra...\\



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Suze. She can prove to be really quite cruel towards Linda. Perhaps justified by Linda's own nastiness towards her.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Suze. She can prove to be really quite cruel towards Linda. Perhaps justified by as vengeance after Linda's own nastiness towards her.


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** Tom convinces Linda having a close relationship with an cat isn't as strange as she assumes. Most people aren't immune to it.
--->'''Tom:''' Look at Creator/RichardGere.\\
'''Linda:''' I know. Creator/CindyCrawford [[ComicallyMissingThePoint was a]] [[DeadpanSnarker right dog]].
26th Oct '16 11:31:48 AM Kitchen90
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* BerserkButton: Tom gets rather annoyed whenever Linda teases him about his first TV role being an extra on ''[=EastEnders=]''.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
** Suze loathes when she's referred to as working-class.
*** When the newspapers call the apartment a council estate, she snaps at her husband that they should sue the editors.
*** The death of Beryl makes the residents assume that she committed suicide and wonder if she left a note in her apartment. Suze suggests that someone should break in, but doesn't volunteer herself because she's a middle-class citizen that "used to own ponies."
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Tom gets rather annoyed whenever Linda teases him about his first TV role being an extra on ''[=EastEnders=]''.''Series/EastEnders''.
-->'''Linda:''' At least I go out! At least I don't go wandering around Albert Square with a shopping bag! ''[smugly]'' Extra... extra...\\
'''Tom:''' OH, GO AND PUT YOUR '''''BLOODY BRIDESMAID DRESS''''' ON!!!!



* CuckoolandersMinder: Jez to his wife Suze, who goes along with her beliefs, no matter how much everyone else finds them weird.



* PageThreeStunna: Sugar Walls. Tom and Linda make off-hand comments of her posing topless and underwear for magazines and newspapers.
-->'''Tom:''' What's SHE doing?! Getting her tits out for Mencap again?! [[note]]Mencap is a British charity that campaigns for disability rights.[[/note]]



** 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 is best known by the British public as a woman slated in the media who 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 is was a weather presenter, best known by the British public as a woman slated in the media who because she has at least four children with four different fathers.[[/note]]
25th Oct '16 5:46:14 AM Kitchen90
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** One of Linda's uncles was an enthused photographer.
--->'''Linda:''' ''[to Sugar]'' D'you remember Uncle Ernie's photographs of me in my nappy? Clicking away for hours, he was. I was late [[BaitAndSwitch for work.]]
25th Oct '16 5:38:44 AM Kitchen90
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--->'''Linda:''' [She had the baby] for six weeks, then she had to give it back. I mean, I said to him at the trial "you should've asked permission."

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--->'''Linda:''' [She had the baby] for six weeks, then she had to give it back. I mean, I said to him her at the trial "you should've asked permission."
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