History Series / GimmeGimmeGimme

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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.
28th Dec '16 11:54:19 AM Kitchen90
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* [[invoked]] ActorAllusion: Su Pollard's character, Heidi Honeycomb, is greeted by Linda; [[Series/HiDeHi "Heidi, Hi!"]]
28th Dec '16 11:34:36 AM Kitchen90
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* BlackGuyAndWhiteGalDrama: Jez and Suze's marriage.



* CampStraight: Lots of examples.
** The hired bodyguard for Tom that his agent got is TheVoiceless, but when he eventually speaks, [[spoiler:he has a camp voice and puts the moves on Tom]].
** Vic Cheesecloth from the couch commercials, who prances around and talks with a stuffy, posh voice, making Tom fall in love with him. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that Vic's HappilyMarried to a woman.]]

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* CampStraight: Lots of examples.
** The hired bodyguard for Tom that his agent got is TheVoiceless, but when he eventually speaks, [[spoiler:he has a camp voice and puts the moves on Tom]].
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Vic Cheesecloth from the couch commercials, who prances around and talks with a stuffy, posh voice, making Tom fall in love with him. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that Vic's HappilyMarried to a woman.]]



* CelebrityResemblance: There's a running gag of Linda being compared to actress Su Pollard, and then HilarityEnsues when Su (portraying Heidi Honeycomb) turns up as Tom's vocal coach.



* FatalFlaw: Being used to being a self-made orphan that ran away from her family problems, Sugar Walls sneaks away when she feels smothered by her sister (even though ''[[{{Irony}} she's a celebrity]]'').

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* FatalFlaw: Being used to being a self-made orphan that ran away from her family problems, Sugar Walls sneaks away when she feels smothered by anyone that gives her sister affection (even though ''[[{{Irony}} she's a celebrity]]'').celebrity]]''), which probably explains her {{maneater}} status in the media.



* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Linda usually mentions hers at least once an episode. Moments include:

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* HeroesLoveRedheads: Linda tries to use this trope to get with men. It's unsuccessful.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Linda usually mentions hers at least once {{once an episode.episode}}. Moments include:


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* StraightGay: The hired bodyguard for Tom that his agent got is TheVoiceless, but when he eventually speaks, [[spoiler:he has a camp voice and puts the moves on Tom]].


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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Jez and Suze's marriage.
28th Dec '16 11:21:22 AM Kitchen90
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: They did this a few times. One notable one was Linda saying to Tom, "Remember Sugar? You know -- my sister from the last series?"

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: They did this a few times. One notable one was Linda saying to Tom, "Remember Sugar? You know -- my sister from the last series?"BlackGuyAndWhiteGalDrama: Jez and Suze's marriage.


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* BreakingTheFourthWall: They did this a few times. One notable one was Linda saying to Tom, "Remember Sugar? You know -- my sister from the last series?"


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* CoolOldLady: Beryl.
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