History Series / HorribleHistories

14th Jul '17 9:05:25 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* YouLookFamiliar: In the rebooted series, Simon Farnaby reprises his role as King George III. The final sketch of the episode sees George being interviewed by Death ... who is also played by Simon Farnaby. In fact, the trope name is spoken verbatim.
14th Jul '17 9:00:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CastingGag: The 2015 rebooted series features a sketch about Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman empire. Suleiman is played by Naz Osmanoglu, who is, in real life, an Imperial Prince of the Ottoman Empire.
4th Jul '17 12:45:13 PM WildKatGirl
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** From the same sketch:
-->'''Greg''': I'M SHOUTING FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER!
11th Jun '17 3:27:50 PM LadyJafaria
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* NotHelpingYourCase: A suffragette running out onto a horse race course (and being trampled by a horse) to get the attention of her MP. He reacts by saying "We can't let women vote if they're so silly they'll do that!"
10th Jun '17 11:09:03 AM nombretomado
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* EarTrumpet: Type 2. At one point during the Prom special, famously deaf LudwigVanBeethoven is provided a literal trumpet by Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, in order to more comfortably argue over which of them was the Greatest Composer Who Ever Lived.

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* EarTrumpet: Type 2. At one point during the Prom special, famously deaf LudwigVanBeethoven Music/LudwigVanBeethoven is provided a literal trumpet by Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, in order to more comfortably argue over which of them was the Greatest Composer Who Ever Lived.
28th May '17 4:25:37 AM EmeliaEr
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: The old lady in the 'Witchfinders Direct' advert. She initially protests her innocence, but then faces her imminent burning with solemn silence.
13th May '17 2:18:39 AM foxley
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* OldTimeyAnkleTaboo: The "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMZuObBv8uM Surfing the Web Safely"]] video has a prudish Victorian going online and being shocked by all kinds of smut: such as women showing their ankles, or appearing in public without gloves.
11th May '17 3:46:25 PM foxley
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* VandalismBackfire: The cop in charge of investigating the Great Fire of London tells one his subordinates to "Clear his desk!" and then dramatically sweeps everything off the desk to emphasize his point. His subordinate then looks from the desk to his boss and says "That's not my desk".
18th Apr '17 6:38:40 PM WaterBlap
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* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: Bananas and pineapples are even funnier in the hands of seventeenth-century folk who've never seen them before. One man tries to eat a banana by biting into the side of it, unpeeled, and the Stuart-era Historical Masterchef contestant nearly panics at the suggestion that she serve a pineapple as food: "Are you out of your mind? You can't just ''eat pineapple!'' ...It's been on the lord of the manor's mantelpiece for weeks, he puts it there to show off how rich he is."



* InherentlyFunnyWords: To show his insanity, George III is particularly fond of throwing them around at random, especially "kangaroo" and "[[FundamentallyFunnyFruit banana]]."

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: To show his insanity, George III is particularly fond of throwing them around at random, especially "kangaroo" and "[[FundamentallyFunnyFruit banana]]."banana."
11th Mar '17 3:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* BlandNameProduct: The historical-character-uses-the-internet sketches incorporate historically-themed renames of familiar software and websites: [[VideoPhone Trype]], [[Website/{{Google}} Gargoyle]], [[Website/{{Facebook}} Macebook]], [[MicrosoftWindows Stained-Glass Windows]]...

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* BlandNameProduct: The historical-character-uses-the-internet sketches incorporate historically-themed renames of familiar software and websites: [[VideoPhone Trype]], [[Website/{{Google}} Gargoyle]], [[Website/{{Facebook}} Macebook]], [[MicrosoftWindows [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Stained-Glass Windows]]...
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