History Series / ImAlanPartridge

17th Jun '17 2:56:27 PM madhatter42
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17th Jun '17 2:56:26 PM madhatter42
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* EroticDream: A recurring gag in the first series has Alan frequently segue into a kind of daydream in which he offers to do a lap-dance for a variety of men whilst wearing a leather codpiece and one of his Pringle jumpers with the nipples cut out, whenever he's whoring himself to get back on TV.

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* EroticDream: A recurring gag in the first series has Alan frequently segue into a kind of daydream in which he offers to do a lap-dance for a variety of men Tony Hayers (the man who cancelled his series) whilst wearing a leather codpiece and one of his Pringle jumpers with the nipples cut out, whenever he's whoring himself to get back on TV.
17th Jun '17 2:50:28 PM madhatter42
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* AmbiguouslyBi: The only characters Alan develops crushes on or ends up being together with are women, but he has bizarre [[EroticDream daydreams]] in the first series, which ''all'' involve dancing for men, and then there's his obsession with 'ladyboys'. He has displayed slight homophobic tendencies, however (describing himself as a homosceptic), but later becomes more tolerant in his attempts to be seen as politically correct.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: The only characters Alan develops crushes on or ends up being together with are women, but he has bizarre [[EroticDream daydreams]] in the first series, which ''all'' involve dancing for men, the producer who cancelled his series, and then there's his obsession with 'ladyboys'. He has displayed slight homophobic tendencies, however (describing himself as a homosceptic), but later becomes more tolerant in his attempts to be seen as politically correct.
24th May '17 9:34:38 PM DoctorNemesis
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** He's a blinkered hypocrite.[[note]]He snidely calls Joni Mitchell 'blinkered' for not acknowledging his pedantic point above, despite the fact that he's the one apparently completely failing to spot the intended metaphor and lyric poetry in order to make a pedantic point that supports his political views.[[/note]]

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** He's a blinkered hypocrite.[[note]]He snidely calls Joni Mitchell 'blinkered' for not acknowledging his pedantic point above, despite the fact that he's the one apparently completely ignoring or failing to spot the intended metaphor and lyric poetry in order the song just to make a pedantic point that supports his political views.[[/note]]
24th May '17 9:33:58 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Although it's important to note that the joke seems to be about how bizarre and neurotic Alan can be in his approach to women and sex.

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** Although it's important to note that the joke seems to be about how bizarre and neurotic Alan can be in his approach to women and sex. After all, one of the things that upsets him most is that there's now chocolate on the bet's linen.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Our first introduction to Alan in the series comes when we see him playing out a song on his radio show, doing a time check, introducing a "fact of the day" and introducing the next song. Through this, viewers who've never encountered him before learn the following:
** He's a pedantic KnowNothingKnowItAll with some reactionary views.[[note]]He criticises Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" for the lyric "they paved over paradise to put up a parking lot" by pedantically arguing that this would reduce traffic congestion around paradise.[[/note]]
** He's a blinkered hypocrite.[[note]]He snidely calls Joni Mitchell 'blinkered' for not acknowledging his pedantic point above, despite the fact that he's the one apparently completely failing to spot the intended metaphor and lyric poetry in order to make a pedantic point that supports his political views.[[/note]]
** His career isn't going very well. [[note]]The time check is for 4.30AM -- not exactly a peak hour for radio listeners.[[/note]]
** He's fascinated by banal trivia. [[note]]His "fact of the day" is a mind-bogglingly banal point about "crab sticks" not actually being made of crab.[[/note]]
23rd May '17 12:31:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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* DiggingYourselfDeeper: In "Watership Alan", Alan is given an opportunity to get himself out of trouble after insulting Norfolk's farming community by offering a complete apology to a representative of the farming union, but his own pride and inability to accept fault or back down causes him to needlessly escalate the situation instead. This ultimately results in him getting a cow dropped on him.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: A downplayed example, since it's more "Shallow Cannot Comprehend Depth". During a promotional video for a local company who run charter houseboats for holidaymakers, Alan interviews a young woman who reveals that she likes to book a boat so that she can spend some time on the lakes reading and enjoying the scenery by herself. Alan seems genuinely disturbed at the idea that someone can just spend their time peacefully and quietly enjoying nature by themselves.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: A downplayed example, since it's more "Shallow Cannot Comprehend Depth". During a promotional video for a local company who run charter houseboats for holidaymakers, Alan interviews a young woman who reveals that she likes to book a boat so that she can spend some time on the lakes reading and enjoying the scenery by herself. Alan Alan, who is of course a huge narcissist who emotionally collapses if he doesn't have an audience of some kind, seems genuinely disturbed at the idea that someone can just spend their time peacefully and quietly enjoying nature by themselves.all alone.
21st May '17 8:10:22 PM DoctorNemesis
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* CallBack: A subtle one; at the end of his meeting with Tony Hayers, when informed he's not getting a second series of his chat show Alan stabs a fork into a nearby block of cheese. Hayers instantly looks wary. This is because [[Radio/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge he has prior experience of Alan assaulting him with food]].
17th May '17 11:01:11 PM DoctorNemesis
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1997-2002 BritCom starring Creator/SteveCoogan as Alan Partridge, a failed chat show host and candidate for the most UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist of all time. An utterly loathsome, pathologically narcissistic and self-absorbed failure of a human being with a permanent sneer, a wardrobe of Pringle jumpers and a fascination with 'ladyboys', Partridge, after a failed chat show in which he failed to get an appearance from Creator/RogerMoore, shot a guest dead, and punched his BBC boss with a partridge (''Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge''), is reduced to the graveyard shift on local radio and living in a motel after being kicked out by his wife. The series took a close look at Partridge's life (such as it was) and his increasingly desperate attempts to get back on television. A second series was broadcast in 2002, which showed Partridge -- following an off-screen nervous breakdown -- as slightly more successful and a lot more smug. Other important characters include:

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1997-2002 BritCom starring Creator/SteveCoogan as Alan Partridge, Series/AlanPartridge, a failed chat show host and candidate for the most UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist of all time. An utterly loathsome, pathologically narcissistic and self-absorbed failure of a human being with a permanent sneer, a wardrobe of Pringle jumpers and a fascination with 'ladyboys', Partridge, after a failed chat show in which he failed to get an appearance from Creator/RogerMoore, shot a guest dead, and punched his BBC boss with a partridge (''Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge''), is reduced to the graveyard shift on local radio and living in a motel after being kicked out by his wife. The series took a close look at Partridge's life (such as it was) and his increasingly desperate attempts to get back on television. A second series was broadcast in 2002, which showed Partridge -- following an off-screen nervous breakdown -- as slightly more successful and a lot more smug. Other important characters include:
21st Feb '17 3:12:40 AM DoctorNemesis
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: A downplayed example, since it's more "Shallow Cannot Comprehend Depth". During a promotional video for a local company who run charter houseboats for holidaymakers, Alan interviews a young woman who reveals that she likes to book a boat so that she can spend some time on the lakes reading and enjoying the scenery by herself. Alan seems genuinely disturbed at the idea that someone can just spend their time peacefully and quietly enjoying nature by themselves.
29th Jan '17 6:40:52 AM DoctorNemesis
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* WittyBanter: The on-air interactions between Alan and Dave aim for this. As they are two not-particularly-witty men who genuinely detest each other, the effect is somewhat lost.
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