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26th Apr '16 1:32:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* WholesomeCrossdresser: There's one skit about Scottish soldiers in World War I wearing ladies' tights under their kilts, both to keep warm and to defend against gas attacks.
18th Apr '16 6:15:04 PM foxley
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* HistoricalCharacterConfusion: One Cliff Whiteley segment opens with Cliff on the phone telling a newspaper "Albert Einstein was the one with a theory of relativity. Frank''en''stein was the one with a monster. Now print an apology!"
19th Feb '16 9:53:10 AM PaulA
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** In a rare but grievous error for the series, the concept of the black spot is in fact entirely fictitious, having been invented by Robert Louis Stevenson for {{Treasure Island}}.

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** In a rare but grievous error for the series, the concept of the black spot is in fact entirely fictitious, having been invented by Robert Louis Stevenson for {{Treasure Island}}.''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
4th Jan '16 2:32:20 PM nombretomado
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* MediumAwareness: Frequent. At one point, Cliff Whiteley asks Mary Seacole if she'd like to appear on a "historical sketch show for the BBC". When she sceptically asks him "It any good?" he turns and [[BreakingTheFourthWall grins into the camera]]: "It ain't bad!"

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* MediumAwareness: Frequent. At one point, Cliff Whiteley asks Mary Seacole if she'd like to appear on a "historical sketch show for the BBC". When she sceptically skeptically asks him "It any good?" he turns and [[BreakingTheFourthWall grins into the camera]]: "It ain't bad!"



* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: Death's song in the Scary Special was built up to be this, but surprised audiences by being a pastiche of [[TheSoundOfMusic "My Favorite Things"]] instead, except for the Thrilleresque dancing ghouls.

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* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: Death's song in the Scary Special was built up to be this, but surprised audiences by being a pastiche of [[TheSoundOfMusic [[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic "My Favorite Things"]] instead, except for the Thrilleresque dancing ghouls.
27th Dec '15 4:32:05 PM wonkeymonkey
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** In a rare but grievous error for the series, the concept of the black spot is in fact entirely fictitious, having been invented by Robert Louis Stevenson for {{Treasure Island}}.
14th Dec '15 6:34:28 AM sotnosen95
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** Death's relationship with his two (literal) skeleton sidekicks -- joined by a mummy in the fourth series -- has definite overtones of this; they're supposed to be an [[ComicBook/XFactor X-Factor-esque]] judging panel, but Death's apparently the only one that can hear the others' opinions (and berates them loudly when he disagrees). He also occasionally holds staring contests with them.

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** Death's relationship with his two (literal) skeleton sidekicks -- joined by a mummy in the fourth series -- has definite overtones of this; they're supposed to be an [[ComicBook/XFactor [[Series/TheXFactor X-Factor-esque]] judging panel, but Death's apparently the only one that can hear the others' opinions (and berates them loudly when he disagrees). He also occasionally holds staring contests with them.
13th Dec '15 7:46:29 PM nombretomado
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** Death's relationship with his two (literal) skeleton sidekicks -- joined by a mummy in the fourth series -- has definite overtones of this; they're supposed to be an [[XFactor X-Factor-esque]] judging panel, but Death's apparently the only one that can hear the others' opinions (and berates them loudly when he disagrees). He also occasionally holds staring contests with them.

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** Death's relationship with his two (literal) skeleton sidekicks -- joined by a mummy in the fourth series -- has definite overtones of this; they're supposed to be an [[XFactor [[ComicBook/XFactor X-Factor-esque]] judging panel, but Death's apparently the only one that can hear the others' opinions (and berates them loudly when he disagrees). He also occasionally holds staring contests with them.
16th Nov '15 8:19:25 AM FF32
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Despite all the goofiness, the show has picked up a sizeable PeripheryDemographic, thanks both to increasingly sophisticated writing -- riffing largely off adult comedy classics like Creator/MontyPython and ''{{Blackadder}}'' -- and a core troupe of talented character comedians who also happen to be some of the most attractive {{Parental Bonus}}es on television today: Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Ben Willbond, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard and Martha Howe-Douglas.

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Despite all the goofiness, the show has picked up a sizeable PeripheryDemographic, thanks both to increasingly sophisticated writing -- riffing largely off adult comedy classics like Creator/MontyPython and ''{{Blackadder}}'' ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' -- and a core troupe of talented character comedians who also happen to be some of the most attractive {{Parental Bonus}}es on television today: Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Ben Willbond, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard and Martha Howe-Douglas.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Mostly (and impressively) averted -- there's apparently a production assistant on-set at all times whose sole charge is to ensure historical accuracy, and when they are made aware of a slip, they'll do their best to correct it in a later show (or in at least one case, the DVD release). On the other hand they're often deliberately trying to keep things simple to avoid confusing their young audience (they routinely modernise geographic references, for instance) and are always giving RuleOfFunny as much priority as they can. The net result, as one academic put it, is best thought of as a slightly more conscientious ''{{Blackadder}}''.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Mostly (and impressively) averted -- there's apparently a production assistant on-set at all times whose sole charge is to ensure historical accuracy, and when they are made aware of a slip, they'll do their best to correct it in a later show (or in at least one case, the DVD release). On the other hand they're often deliberately trying to keep things simple to avoid confusing their young audience (they routinely modernise geographic references, for instance) and are always giving RuleOfFunny as much priority as they can. The net result, as one academic put it, is best thought of as a slightly more conscientious ''{{Blackadder}}''.''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.



* ThingOMeter: Bob Hale is fond of them. The "French Revolution Report" has a Head-Cutting-Off-O-Meter and a [[BlackAdder Cunning-Plan]]-O-Meter, for example.

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* ThingOMeter: Bob Hale is fond of them. The "French Revolution Report" has a Head-Cutting-Off-O-Meter and a [[BlackAdder [[Series/BlackAdder Cunning-Plan]]-O-Meter, for example.
31st Oct '15 5:03:44 PM Teakay
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* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X07qnxXmeQ0 Joan of Arc song]], Joan is pronouced "guilty of heresy - and wearing men's trousers!"

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* ** In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X07qnxXmeQ0 Joan of Arc song]], Joan is pronouced "guilty of heresy - and wearing men's trousers!"
31st Oct '15 5:03:22 PM Teakay
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X07qnxXmeQ0 Joan of Arc song]], Joan is pronouced "guilty of heresy - and wearing men's trousers!"

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X07qnxXmeQ0 Joan of Arc song]], Joan is pronouced "guilty of heresy - and wearing men's trousers!"trousers!"
** In the Magna Carta rap, the irate barons list the civil rights they're demanding from King John, adding, "there's also some stuff about fishing in the rivers."
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