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History Series / Miranda

23rd Mar '16 8:07:55 AM tropesinreadiness
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''Miranda'' (2009-2015) is a BritCom on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Two]] written by and starring MirandaHart as Miranda. It also stars Sarah Hadland as her best friend and work mate, Stevie; Patricia Hodge as her mother, Penny; Tom Ellis as her love interest, Gary, James Holmes as [[OutOfFocus some other guy who keeps popping up]], Clive, Sally Phillips as her OldFriend, Tilly, and, most recently, Bo Poraj as Miranda's boyfriend, Mike. It's primarily a WorkCom that takes place in Miranda's Joke Shop[[note]]Which was the original title of the show when it debuted on BBC Radio[[/note]] but visits other places in the town. It follows the story of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Miranda]], who messes up everything in her life. It all starts off fine but each episode eventually turns into a FawltyTowersPlot.

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''Miranda'' (2009-2015) is a BritCom on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Two]] written by and starring MirandaHart Creator/MirandaHart as Miranda. It also stars Sarah Hadland as her best friend and work mate, Stevie; Patricia Hodge as her mother, Penny; Tom Ellis as her love interest, Gary, James Holmes as [[OutOfFocus some other guy who keeps popping up]], Clive, Sally Phillips as her OldFriend, Tilly, and, most recently, Bo Poraj as Miranda's boyfriend, Mike. It's primarily a WorkCom that takes place in Miranda's Joke Shop[[note]]Which was the original title of the show when it debuted on BBC Radio[[/note]] but visits other places in the town. It follows the story of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Miranda]], who messes up everything in her life. It all starts off fine but each episode eventually turns into a FawltyTowersPlot.



** A ShoutOut to a certain [[{{Series/Frasier}} show about an American psychiatrist]]?
*** Lampshaded when Penny is doing an impression of Miranda, and ends it with an AsideGlance at the audience. Then cut to Miranda also looking at the audience, confused. (Which can be seen [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00cqcyq here, in all its glory, on the BBC website]])

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** *** A ShoutOut to a certain [[{{Series/Frasier}} show about an American psychiatrist]]?
*** ** Lampshaded when Penny is doing an impression of Miranda, and ends it with an AsideGlance at the audience. Then cut to Miranda also looking at the audience, confused. (Which can be seen [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00cqcyq here, in all its glory, on the BBC website]])



* SoundToScreenAdaptation: The show originally started as a radio show called Miranda Hart's Joke Shop.

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* SoundToScreenAdaptation: The show originally started as a radio show called Miranda ''Miranda Hart's Joke Shop.Shop''.



* StealthPun: When Gary Barlow makes a cameo appearance (S3E5), Penny turns to Raymont Blanc and [[Music/TakeThat says...well...]]

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* StealthPun: When Gary Barlow makes a cameo appearance (S3E5), ([=S3E5=]), Penny turns to Raymont Blanc and [[Music/TakeThat says...well...]]


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* SuddenlyShouting: Miranda's painting instructor has a [[CharacterTic vocal tic]] in which she oscillates between indoor and [[NoIndoorVoice outdoor voice]] mid-sentence. Happily for her, she's evidently [[SelectiveObliviousness blissfully unaware]] of the tic.
16th Feb '16 1:40:49 AM captainmarkle
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* MouthingTheProfanity: This is a recurring gag for Miranda, who will especially mouth "sex", "breasts", and "moist". This is then played with when Miranda's mum (it all runs in the family) does something similar, but mouths the innocent words around the profanity instead, notably in such an embarrassing way as: "I'd say she was company, but [whispered] she looks like [shouted] a HOOKER!"



* NonSequitur: "When I'm naked in bed and roll over my breasts clap."

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* NonSequitur: NonSequitur:
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"When I'm naked in bed and roll over my breasts clap."
31st Jan '16 4:08:55 PM Vale
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** Miranda's father was this until the season two finale.
24th Dec '15 12:21:12 PM superrad
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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Clive regularly plays plot appropriate songs in the restaurant, to Miranda's annoyance.
29th Aug '15 3:56:13 AM XFllo
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* FieryRedhead: Miranda herself may qualify.
1st Aug '15 4:33:34 PM Lithh
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** In later episodes [[ApologisesALot Charlie says "soz" very frequently]]. His other catchphrase is "I bloody love crisps!"
23rd Jun '15 2:53:11 AM needsanewhobby
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* ShutUpKiss: PlayedForLaughs when Miranda panics as her taxi driver is about to reveal that she is going on holiday to the Hamilton Lodge and not, as she has told her assembled friends, Thailand.
22nd Jun '15 3:37:34 AM needsanewhobby
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* CutawayGag: The pre-credits, "Miranda talking to the camera" bit of each episode has two or three of these, as explanations of embarrassing incidents Miranda has become involved in.
22nd Jun '15 3:30:33 AM needsanewhobby
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* CallBack: Many jokes from earlier episodes are mentioned again in later episodes, or even the next season. For example, Miranda's friend Gordon ... who is made from an orange. Come the third series, she has moved on from making fruit friends to adding vegeta-pals.

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* CallBack: Many jokes from earlier episodes are mentioned again in later episodes, or even the next season. For example, Miranda's friend Gordon ... who is [[CompanionCube made from an orange.orange]]. Come the third series, she has moved on from making fruit friends to adding vegeta-pals.
22nd Jun '15 3:23:58 AM needsanewhobby
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** Chris and Allison are very open about the anatomical details of her pregnancy.
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