History Series / ThatMitchellAndWebbLook

21st May '16 9:08:02 PM portraitinflesh42
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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of the "behind the scenes" sketches portray Mark Webb as one, like in one instance guilt-tripping David into wearing a shirt that makes him look gay, simply to claim he's not homophobic after making some homophobic remarks some time before, and bluntly dismissing an upset Mitchell's concerns that this would ruin any future attempts at romance.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of the "behind the scenes" sketches portray Mark Robert Webb as one, like in one instance guilt-tripping David into wearing a shirt that makes him look gay, simply to claim he's not homophobic after making some homophobic remarks some time before, and bluntly dismissing an upset Mitchell's concerns that this would ruin any future attempts at romance.
20th May '16 10:34:27 AM Scorntex
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* It's implied that part of the effects of The Events is massive memory loss in its victims, to varying degress depending on the individual.

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* ** It's implied that part of the effects of The Events is massive memory loss in its victims, to varying degress depending on the individual.



** In one of the 'Behind the Scenes' segments, Robert was implied to have been in a long term relationship with a man before marrying his wife.

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** In one of the 'Behind the Scenes' segments, Robert was implied is stated to have been in a long term relationship with a man before marrying his wife.



* AsYouKnow: Done deliberately in one sketch where several executives remind one another of things they already know, just in case [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall they're a sketch.]]

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* AsYouKnow: Done deliberately in many sketches, including one sketch where several executives remind one each another of things they already know, just in case [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall they're a sketch.]]



* CampStraight: The party planner played by Robert Webb, who mentions being in a relationship with a woman named "Magnesia" ([[LampshadeHanging Yes, she's named after Magnesium]]), no thanks to Jeeves.



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The fine people at "[=TheHorrorTheHorror.Com=]" help those with anxiety problems by consolidating all their various worries into one twenty-four hour burst of existential terror.



* InsistentTerminology: The Swedish euthanasia clinic workers don't see it as committing assisted suicide, they see it as "quitting while you're ahead".
* LampshadeHanging: The straight party planner, on mentioning his girlfriend Magnesia, has to keep mentioning that yes, she is named after a metal (in a parody of P.G. Woodehouse characters and their unusual names).



* NoExceptYes: The "goblins" in the Narnian Accounting sketch, when questioned by the office worker about whether she's just being reassigned. The first two deny it, but the second admits that, yes, it's true.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: An elitist composer is forced to deal with the end result of his hubris after coming up with the idea of the Doctor Who Proms, when he has an interview with a ditzy young host who doesn't know a thing about music.
* NoExceptYes: The "goblins" in the Narnian Accounting sketch, when questioned by the office worker about whether she's just being reassigned. The first two deny it, but the second third admits that, yes, it's true.


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* RealityEnsues: The Party Planners discussing Jeeves and his laboriously overcomplicated plans for solving relationship problems. The one with girlfriend troubles mentions that instead of following Jeeves' plan, five minutes talk with Magnesia was all he needed.
20th May '16 5:35:09 AM erforce
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* NobodyPoops: "No one goes for a piss in ''Franchise/StarWars'', you can watch the whole of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and no-one brushes their teeth, and in ''LostInTranslation'', nothing happens. [[TakeThat At all]]."

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* NobodyPoops: "No one goes for a piss in ''Franchise/StarWars'', you can watch the whole of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' and no-one brushes their teeth, and in ''LostInTranslation'', ''Film/LostInTranslation'', nothing happens. [[TakeThat At all]]."
19th May '16 9:47:58 PM nombretomado
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''That Mitchell and Webb Look'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Two]] SketchShow starring Creator/DavidMitchell and Creator/RobertWebb, best known for their characters Mark and Jeremy in the BritCom ''PeepShow''. Run from 2006 to 2010. Recurring characters tend to be limited to one series, although some (such as [[TheFullNameAdventures The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar]]) have run for longer. The sketches are occasionally intercut with FauxDocumentary "[[TwoForOneShow behind-the-scenes footage]]" of the comedians, featuring much LampshadeHanging and SelfDeprecation, and [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzagging]] between mocking and playing up their respective SmartGuy & ManChild personas.

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''That Mitchell and Webb Look'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Two]] SketchShow starring Creator/DavidMitchell and Creator/RobertWebb, best known for their characters Mark and Jeremy in the BritCom ''PeepShow''.''Series/PeepShow''. Run from 2006 to 2010. Recurring characters tend to be limited to one series, although some (such as [[TheFullNameAdventures The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar]]) have run for longer. The sketches are occasionally intercut with FauxDocumentary "[[TwoForOneShow behind-the-scenes footage]]" of the comedians, featuring much LampshadeHanging and SelfDeprecation, and [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzagging]] between mocking and playing up their respective SmartGuy & ManChild personas.



* LaughTrack: Surprisingly, it doesn't kill the humor as it would on a programme like ''PeepShow''.

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* LaughTrack: Surprisingly, it doesn't kill the humor as it would on a programme like ''PeepShow''.''Series/PeepShow''.
18th May '16 3:07:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The announcer talking over the Quiz Broadcast {{Eyecatch}} mentions "our new topical entertainment show ''[[MockTheWeek Mock the Event]]'', which [[ContentWarnings may offend viewers]] who were affected by The Event."

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** The announcer talking over the Quiz Broadcast {{Eyecatch}} mentions "our new topical entertainment show ''[[MockTheWeek ''[[Series/MockTheWeek Mock the Event]]'', which [[ContentWarnings may offend viewers]] who were affected by The Event."
16th May '16 10:50:00 AM TheCheshireCat
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** They actually did do quite a bit of "research" for the prostitution one.
8th May '16 5:50:54 AM PolkaDotGene
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* It's implied that part of the effects of The Events is massive memory loss in its victims, to varying degress depending on the individual.
26th Apr '16 6:40:53 PM Scorntex
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* AllJustADream:
** The man abducted by garden center natives is apparently sacrificed to their god in the Shed of Destiny, only to wake up in his own house with his wife and doctor assuring him he'd just had bad food poisoning. [[spoiler:Except he's still got the squirrel god's marking on his chest.]]
** One sketch has David Mitchell being informed he's married to Keeley Hawes, much to his surprise, even more so when she actually turns up to confirm it. Then Robert Webb decides he'll go flying.



** Mitchell and Webb themselves during the Behind-The-Scenes skits, where they decide in order to create a [[SpaceWhaleAesop meaningful message]], they are going to kill off one of the extras. Cue them setting their sights on [[KickTheDog uber-cheerful]] James Bachman.

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** Mitchell and Webb themselves during the Behind-The-Scenes skits, where they decide in order to create a [[SpaceWhaleAesop meaningful message]], they are going to kill off one of the extras.cast. Cue them setting their sights on [[KickTheDog uber-cheerful]] James Bachman.



* BreakingLecture: In a behind-the-scenes sketch, David unleashes one of these on Robert when he plans to send a rude letter to a friend. It's enough to reduce Robert to tears.

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* BreakingLecture: BreakingLecture:
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In a behind-the-scenes sketch, David unleashes one of these on Robert when he plans to send a rude letter to a friend. It's enough to reduce Robert to tears.tears.
** The man in the "Talent Dredge" sketch unleashes one of a failed contestant, ForTheEvulz.



* DescriptionCut: Invoked and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Mitchell and Webb are discussing which cast member they should kill. Robert suggests Mark Evans, only for David to say that he's so obscure they'd probably have to cut to him just to remind viewers who he was. Sure enough, the scene does indeed cut to Mark having a coffee, complete with a name-tag on him.



* TheDitz: Robert Webb, in several of the behind-the-scenes sketches. The special guest star sketch in particular is a good showcase.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The finale "Prayer and a Pint" segment has the SERN technician who'd been talking to Donny silently asking the crew if he should leave while Donny's singing, even starting to get off his seat, only to apparently be informed he has to stay. He spends the rest of the song sitting there looking awkward.



** A series 4 sketch has a man at a party unleash one of these on an irritatingly smug man who thinks he has "people skills".



** The "Sunday Chill-Out DVD" claims it has all the opening scenes of ITV's ''Kingdom'', but with "nothing as jolting as the plot".

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** The "Sunday Chill-Out DVD" claims it has all the opening establishing scenes of ITV's ''Kingdom'', but with "nothing as jolting as the plot".plot".
** Several sketches in series 3 and 4, "Late Night Dog Poker" especially, take shots at the channel ''Dave''.
14th Apr '16 12:56:42 PM Scorntex
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** Episode 2 of series 3 begins with a company who make banal hand-holding phrases. The first sketch with [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Captain Todger]] has a prominent police banner with one of those phrases (Police - "The People Who Arrest People").



* PoliceAreUseless: Parodied in one sketch with an incompetent Scotland Yard detective tracking down a serial killer ''a la'' the ''LawAndOrder'' franchise.
-->'''Detective''': We call him the identity killer, because he leaves details of his identity at each crime scene.

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* PoliceAreUseless: PoliceAreUseless:
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Parodied in one sketch with an incompetent Scotland Yard detective tracking down a serial killer ''a la'' the ''LawAndOrder'' franchise.
-->'''Detective''': --->'''Detective''': We call him the identity killer, because he leaves details of his identity at each crime scene.scene.
** And again in another sketch with what appears to be the same detective chasing after a ventriloquist committing robberies. Their sting operation only manages to catch the puppet, who amazingly manages to withstand seven hours of interrogation.
14th Apr '16 12:43:59 PM Scorntex
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* CluelessMystery: In-universe. Poirot is frustrated after seven days of investigating to find he has no evidence, only realising who the culprit was when they did "the Evil Voice".
-->'''Poirot:''' It has been a ''Hell'' of a week!


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* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: ZE DOOM MELON! ... which still requires some work.
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