History Series / ItAintHalfHotMum

10th Aug '16 3:14:31 AM Hereward
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* NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou: In one episode the Concert Party find themselves [[OhCrap behind enemy lines]] and are given a mission to blow up a bridge to cut-off the Japanese retreat, which is then cancelled at the last minute after Lofty's sent to set the charge in place. After trying [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption three times to let him know]] they see the raft coming back and explode, causing them to mourn Lofty with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Williams offering a eulogy]] just as Lofty comes back from where he got out of the river. When [[DrillSergeantNasty Williams]] finally sees him he's positively raging.
25th Apr '16 1:47:17 PM JustTroper
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* ProverbialWisdom: Parodied with the native bearer Rangi Ram, who would often close an episode with "There is an old Hindu proverb, which say..."
19th Dec '15 8:34:23 AM Morgenthaler
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The performers included Jewish Bombardier[[note]] Equivalent to a corporal.[[/note]] "Solly" Solomons (George Layton), the resident leading man; effeminate Gunner/Bombardier "Gloria" Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes), the resident leading lady; comically short and fat Gunner Harold "Lofty" Sugden (Don Estelle), who possessed a remarkable singing voice; inept but eager ventriloquist Gunner Nigel "Parky" Parkins (Christopher Mitchell), whom Williams suspects might be his son as he had a romantic affair with Parkins' mother years earlier; upper-class, university-educated pianist Gunner Jonathan "Paderewski" Graham (John Clegg); tough Scottish strongman Gunner "Atlas" Mackintosh (Stuart [=McGugan=]); bird caller and later GeorgeFormby impersonator Gunner "Nobby" Clark (Kenneth [=MacDonald=]); and the perpetually eating paper tearer Gunner "Nosher" Evans (Mike Kinsey).

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The performers included Jewish Bombardier[[note]] Equivalent to a corporal.[[/note]] "Solly" Solomons (George Layton), the resident leading man; effeminate Gunner/Bombardier "Gloria" Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes), the resident leading lady; comically short and fat Gunner Harold "Lofty" Sugden (Don Estelle), who possessed a remarkable singing voice; inept but eager ventriloquist Gunner Nigel "Parky" Parkins (Christopher Mitchell), whom Williams suspects might be his son as he had a romantic affair with Parkins' mother years earlier; upper-class, university-educated pianist Gunner Jonathan "Paderewski" Graham (John Clegg); tough Scottish strongman Gunner "Atlas" Mackintosh (Stuart [=McGugan=]); bird caller and later GeorgeFormby Music/GeorgeFormby impersonator Gunner "Nobby" Clark (Kenneth [=MacDonald=]); and the perpetually eating paper tearer Gunner "Nosher" Evans (Mike Kinsey).
19th Nov '15 1:22:00 PM fruitstripegum
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* TitleDrop: In the first episode, when Parkins writes to his mother, and the last episode, when Mohammed writes to Beaumont.
20th Aug '15 3:43:11 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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''With music and laughter to send you on your way,''\\

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''With music and laughter to send help you on your way,''\\



''With songs and sketches and comedy too,''\\
''So come with us and you won't feel blue!''\\

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''With songs and sketches and comedy too,''\\
''So come with us
jokes old and new,''\\
''With us about,
you won't feel blue!''\\
22nd Jul '15 1:15:56 PM mlsmithca
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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top: BSM "Shut Up" Williams, "Lofty" Sugden, and "Gloria" Beaumont.]]
18th Jun '15 12:18:28 PM Morgenthaler
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5th May '15 12:01:07 AM mlsmithca
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* WeNeedADistraction: The Concert Party would sometimes be called upon to perform a show in order to distract bandits, facilitate an escape, or some other mission (such as trying to foil an assassination.) Became ShowSomeLeg if Beaumont's drag act was used instead.

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* WeNeedADistraction: The Concert Party would sometimes be called upon to perform a show in order to distract bandits, facilitate an escape, or some other mission (such as trying to foil an assassination.) assassination). Became ShowSomeLeg if Beaumont's drag act was used instead.
5th May '15 12:00:49 AM mlsmithca
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted when the actor playing Solomons left and Michael Bates (Rangi) died. No one was brought in to replace them but Gloria and Mohammed were promoted to Bombardier and Bearer respectively. When the actor playing Rumzan left in the final series, he got a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the form of the cook Ah Syn.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted when the actor playing Solomons George Layton (Solomons) left and Michael Bates (Rangi) died. No one was brought in to replace them but Gloria and Mohammed were promoted to Bombardier and Bearer respectively. When the actor playing Rumzan left in the final series, he got a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the form of the cook Ah Syn.
11th Feb '15 10:51:45 PM mlsmithca
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* BigShutUp: Williams is pretty much the king of this trope.

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* BigShutUp: Williams is pretty much the king of this trope.trope, to the point that his nickname among the Concert Party is "Shut up".


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-->''(a visiting officer has tasked the Concert Party with delivering the monthly bribe to a local bandit leader)''\\
'''Captain Owen:''' In his own words, he wants it to be delivered "by the ladies who dress up as soldiers during the daytime."\\
'''Ashwood:''' ''(looks confused)'' Surely he means the soldiers who dress up as ladies?\\
'''Williams:''' That's a matter of opinion, sir.
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