History Series / LastOfTheSummerWine

21st Jun '17 1:59:49 PM TheGerkuman
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* NotSoSimilar: While the 'Third Men' filled the same character niche and were all full of themselves, there were pretty big differences between them
** Blamire mostly served as a political opposite to Compo, and less inclined to zany adventures.
** Foggy was the bossiest, least capable and also least liked.
** Seymour was an inventor who liked to use Compo as a Guinea Pig, but otherwise was amiable.
** Truly was the nicest, his big ego only really causing embarrassment to himself.
** Hobbo (the bossy guy in the new trio) was a conspiracy theorist.
11th Jun '17 3:06:47 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* SeriousBusiness: In interview, Peter Sallis noted that the show almost never got off the ground, as Owen and Bates had been cast ''a little too well'' as political opposites and were forever having violent political arguments during the pilot and early series. No, really.

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* SeriousBusiness: In interview, Peter Sallis noted that the show almost never got off the ground, as Owen and Bates had been cast ''a little too well'' as political opposites and were forever having violent political arguments during the pilot and early series. No, really. It took the producer threatening to replace them both to stop.
* SixthRanger: It wasn't uncommon for Wally, Sid, or Weasley to join the trio's antics.
11th Jun '17 2:33:45 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* DemotedToExtra: Clegg and Truly in the last couple of seasons, because they could no longer be insured for outside scenes. So the reduced to having one scene together inside Clegg's house.
16th May '17 5:14:14 PM nombretomado
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** In fact a lot of the more unusual episode names are actually a line of dialogue from the episode being done many years before {{TwoAndAHalfMen}} had the idea!

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** In fact a lot of the more unusual episode names are actually a line of dialogue from the episode being done many years before {{TwoAndAHalfMen}} ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' had the idea!
29th Jan '17 7:51:07 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Every time Clegg walks out of Auntie Wainwright's having been bullied into buying something useless.
--> '''Another character:''' Why did you buy an (X)?
--> '''Clegg:''' I didn't ''buy'' an (X), I was ''sold'' an (X)!



* NoAccountingForTaste: Just about all the aforementioned ApronMatron & HenpeckedHusband pairings. AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther sometimes applies.

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* NoAccountingForTaste: Just about all the aforementioned ApronMatron & HenpeckedHusband pairings. AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther sometimes applies.NoAccountingForTaste:



** And then there's Clegg, who was married for a couple of decades, despite an apparently life-long record of asexuality.
* NoExceptYes: Every time Clegg walks out of Auntie Wainwright's having been bullied into buying something useless.
--> '''Another character:''' Why did you buy an (X)?
--> '''Clegg:''' I didn't ''buy'' an (X), I was ''sold'' an (X)!

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** And then there's Clegg, who Clegg was married for a couple of decades, despite an apparently life-long record of asexuality.
* NoExceptYes: Every time Clegg walks out of Auntie Wainwright's having been bullied into buying something useless.
--> '''Another character:''' Why did you buy an (X)?
--> '''Clegg:''' I didn't ''buy'' an (X), I was ''sold'' an (X)!
asexuality.



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19th Dec '16 1:31:41 PM Aurelian
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* MadeOfIron: Despite all the potentially dangerous scrapes the main characters get themselves into, they always avoid serious injury.
14th Dec '16 4:02:21 PM Xtifr
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'''''Last of the Summer Wine''''' was a gentle, family-friendly TV comedy set in rural Yorkshire, OopNorth in England, which became the world's [[LongRunner longest]]-running SitCom. First aired in [[TheSeventies 1973]] and running almost continually until [[TheNewTens 2010]], its remarkable longevity is starkly ironic in light of the fact that it centred from the word go upon a ComicTrio of elderly men who -- as the show's title suggests -- were meant to be living out the autumn of their years, and their friends and neighbours of a similar, erm, vintage. Frequently regressing to a kind of eccentric second youth, the trio routinely got themselves [[HilarityEnsues into comic scrapes]], often while trying to help somebody or partake in a perfectly sensible-sounding ZanyScheme.

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'''''Last ''Last of the Summer Wine''''' Wine'' was a gentle, family-friendly TV comedy set in rural Yorkshire, OopNorth in England, which became the world's [[LongRunner longest]]-running SitCom. First aired in [[TheSeventies 1973]] and running almost continually until [[TheNewTens 2010]], its remarkable longevity is starkly ironic in light of the fact that it centred from the word go upon a ComicTrio of elderly men who -- as the show's title suggests -- were meant to be living out the autumn of their years, and their friends and neighbours of a similar, erm, vintage. Frequently regressing to a kind of eccentric second youth, the trio routinely got themselves [[HilarityEnsues into comic scrapes]], often while trying to help somebody or partake in a perfectly sensible-sounding ZanyScheme.
29th Oct '16 9:28:15 AM nombretomado
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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: One of the main drivers of the humour. Usually approached by the women, but occasionally the men would weigh in as well, such as Norman Clegg stating the reason why women scare him is that they don't like ''TheGoonShow''.

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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: One of the main drivers of the humour. Usually approached by the women, but occasionally the men would weigh in as well, such as Norman Clegg stating the reason why women scare him is that they don't like ''TheGoonShow''.''Radio/TheGoonShow''.
22nd Oct '16 1:36:51 PM nombretomado
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Most of the characters had a [[BritishAccents Yorkshire accent]], and exemplified many of the associated stereotypes. During its run, the show used the majority of ComedyTropes, most commonly ZanyScheme. It also had many running gags: Howard and Marina's affair, Auntie Wainwright's shop, Nora Batty's stockings. The quintessential sight, at least in public perception, was someone usually Compo whizzing down a hill in some [[HomemadeInventions Homemade Invention]] like a tin bathtub with wheels on, crashing into a low drystone wall at the bottom and disappearing over it into a field. Despite their age, the characters appeared to have rubber bones, routinely suffering accidents like this which would leave most people severely injured, let alone someone of their advanced years.

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Most of the characters had a [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Yorkshire accent]], and exemplified many of the associated stereotypes. During its run, the show used the majority of ComedyTropes, most commonly ZanyScheme. It also had many running gags: Howard and Marina's affair, Auntie Wainwright's shop, Nora Batty's stockings. The quintessential sight, at least in public perception, was someone usually Compo whizzing down a hill in some [[HomemadeInventions Homemade Invention]] like a tin bathtub with wheels on, crashing into a low drystone wall at the bottom and disappearing over it into a field. Despite their age, the characters appeared to have rubber bones, routinely suffering accidents like this which would leave most people severely injured, let alone someone of their advanced years.



* BritishAccents: Most characters naturally had a Yorkshire one, and Edie would try to put on an absurdly exaggerated posh southern one (which often [[OohMeAccentsSlipping breaks down]]).
21st Jun '16 2:17:56 PM ScottMarshall
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Played for laughs with Edie, who would often put on an exaggerated posh southern accent that quickly broke down.
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