History Series / MaidMarianAndHerMerryMen

13th May '17 12:59:00 PM nombretomado
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* LimitedWardrobe: Most of the characters, though Marian and the Merry Men get two wardrobe upgrades -- after the third episode of the first series they begin dressing mainly in green to "coordinate with the trees," and from the second season on their outfits have become more detailed, distinct and idividual. The one exception to the trope is Robin, who has ''lots'' of outfits, and from the second season onwards [[UnlimitedWardrobe seldom wears the same one two episodes in a row]].
* MargaretThatcher: Had a house repairer character called 'Margaret The Thatcher'.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Most of the characters, though Marian and the Merry Men get two wardrobe upgrades -- after the third episode of the first series they begin dressing mainly in green to "coordinate with the trees," and from the second season on their outfits have become more detailed, distinct and idividual. individual. The one exception to the trope is Robin, who has ''lots'' of outfits, and from the second season onwards [[UnlimitedWardrobe seldom wears the same one two episodes in a row]].
* MargaretThatcher: Had a house repairer character called 'Margaret The Thatcher'.
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15th Feb '17 7:55:57 PM Willbyr
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26th Dec '16 3:53:26 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: John, who is something of a BrianBlessed {{expy}}, sans beard.

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* LargeHam: John, who is something of a BrianBlessed Creator/BrianBlessed {{expy}}, sans beard.
21st Dec '16 4:58:36 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:350:~~[[{{Formats}} HalfHourComedy]] [[CategoryShowGenres BritCom]]~~]]
21st Dec '16 4:58:21 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"They've got the power, they've got the weapons. [[SurroundedByIdiots All we've got is a Rasta, a wally, and a bearded avocado]]."''

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->''"They've got the power, they've got the weapons. [[SurroundedByIdiots All we've got is a Rasta, a wally, and a bearded avocado]].avocado."''
6th Apr '16 11:53:51 PM PaulA
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* AnachronismStew: Virtually everything that happens. Despite being set in TheDungAges, it still manages to have a Rastafarian (identified as such), a telethon, belief in space aliens and sell-by date laws. Amongst many other examples.
** One episode contains numerous references to PaulMcCartney and his then-wife Linda.



* PurelyAestheticEra: Virtually everything that happens. Despite being set in TheDungAges, it still manages to have (among many other examples) a Rastafarian (identified as such), a telethon, belief in space aliens and sell-by date laws. One episode contains numerous references to Music/PaulMcCartney and his then-wife Linda.



* ShoutOut: Plenty. Not least of which- ''Hang on! We're playing [[SonicTheHedgehog Chronic The Hedgehog!]] It's the first time we've ever got up to level four! And he hasn't been zapped by the crabs once!''
** In the same episode, Robin is [=DM=]ing live action ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and devises the Maze of Mystery. Which, for some reason, involves him [[TheCrystalMaze shaving his head, wearing a leopard-print coat, and playing the harmonica]].

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* ShoutOut: Plenty. Not least of which- ''Hang ShoutOut:
** "Hang
on! We're playing [[SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Chronic The Hedgehog!]] Hedgehog]]! It's the first time we've ever got up to level four! And he hasn't been zapped by the crabs once!''
once!"
** In the same episode, Robin is [=DM=]ing live action ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and devises the Maze of Mystery. Which, for some reason, involves him [[TheCrystalMaze [[Series/TheCrystalMaze shaving his head, wearing a leopard-print coat, and playing the harmonica]].
6th Apr '16 11:40:20 PM PaulA
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* SilentTreatment: Near the end of the episode "Tunnel Vision", Gary and Graeme decide to express their dissatisfaction with the mess the Sheriff got them into by collectively ignoring him. The Sheriff has coincidentally just come into possession of an artifact claimed to make its owner invisible, and thus is led to believe that the artifact actually works.
6th Apr '16 11:39:32 PM PaulA
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Prince John, technically the leader of the forces of oppression (or "Ye Baddies", as the credits had it), was usually portrayed as an unstable raving lunatic, leaving the actual scheming to his [[TheDragon Dragon]], the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheriff's two {{Mooks}}, Gary and Grahame, were almost as stupid as Rabies.

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Prince John, technically the leader of the forces of oppression (or "Ye Baddies", as the credits had it), was usually portrayed as an unstable raving lunatic, leaving the actual scheming to his [[TheDragon Dragon]], the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheriff's two {{Mooks}}, Gary and Grahame, Graeme, were almost as stupid as Rabies.



* KeepAway: Used as a spoof of Rugby. Just to add to the spoof, they're using an actual egg.
** With ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny running commentary]]'' by Graham.

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* KeepAway: Used as a spoof of Rugby. Just to add to the spoof, they're using an actual egg.
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egg. With ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny running commentary]]'' ''running commentary'' by Graham.Graeme.



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Garry and Grahame. They're inept to the point Marian and co quite like them when they're not pursuing them on Nottingham's orders.

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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Garry and Grahame.Graeme. They're inept to the point Marian and co quite like them when they're not pursuing them on Nottingham's orders.



* TerribleTrio: The Sheriff, Gary and Graham.

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* TerribleTrio: The Sheriff, Gary and Graham.Graeme.



* YouMeanXMas: Invoked and parodied. The Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen, Gary and Grahame, invent a public holiday called "Bloopy" in order to get out of trouble with King John, and every single cynical thing ever said about Christmas applies to Bloopy as well.

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* YouMeanXMas: Invoked and parodied. The Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen, Gary and Grahame, Graeme, invent a public holiday called "Bloopy" in order to get out of trouble with King John, and every single cynical thing ever said about Christmas applies to Bloopy as well.
21st Nov '15 5:10:28 AM DaibhidC
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** In the episode "The White-ish Knight", the mysterious knight gets his own theme tune which goes "Aah-ah, aah-ah, the White-ish Knight", in a way not completely dissimilar to Music/{{Clanaad}}'s ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' theme.

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** In the episode "The White-ish Knight", the mysterious knight gets his own theme tune which goes "Aah-ah, aah-ah, the White-ish Knight", in a way not completely dissimilar to Music/{{Clanaad}}'s Music/{{Clannad}}'s ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' theme.



* StockholmSyndrome: King John's torture victims are horrified by the idea of leaving the torture chamber and going to live in the world with all its stress and fast carts and modern technology (like pointy sticks)

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* StockholmSyndrome: King John's torture victims are horrified by the idea of leaving the torture chamber and going to live in the world with all its stress and fast carts and modern technology (like pointy sticks)sticks).
21st Nov '15 5:07:46 AM DaibhidC
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Barrington the Rasta is [[Series/RedDwarf the Cat]], and the Sheriff is [[Series/BlackAdder Baldrick]] (but [[PlayingAgainstType acts more like Blackadder]]).



* NonSingingVoice: While certain actors, such as Danny John-Jules, provide their own singing voices, several characters are dubbed over in the song numbers by professional singers. The show doesn't even try to hide this fact -- most of the singing voices sound nothing like the characters' speaking voices and Marian notably gets a distinct American accent when singing. This is mostly ignored but occasionally [[RuleOfFunny played for laughs]] and on occasion {{Lampshaded}}, such as when Marian interrupts a song number by telling the peasants to "stop miming!"



* PlayingAgainstType: Tony Robinson's most famous role is the imbecilic BumblingSidekick Baldrick in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', a complete 180 from the savvy, intelligent Sheriff. In fact, one gets the feeling that Robinson fancied playing Blackadder for a change (ith Gary and Grahame as his Baldricks).


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** In the episode "The White-ish Knight", the mysterious knight gets his own theme tune which goes "Aah-ah, aah-ah, the White-ish Knight", in a way not completely dissimilar to Music/{{Clanaad}}'s ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' theme.
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