History Series / TheArmstrongAndMillerShow

17th Jun '16 7:48:48 PM nombretomado
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Comparisons to ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' are inevitable, as both shows starred a double act, ran during similar time periods, and were slightly renamed versions of earlier sketch shows. In contrast to Mitchell and Webb, however, Armstrong and Miller do not have readily apparent character archetypes (layman/boffin, straight man/indignant man, et cetera).

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Comparisons to ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' are inevitable, as both shows starred a double act, ran during similar time periods, and were slightly renamed versions of earlier sketch shows. In contrast to Mitchell and Webb, however, Armstrong and Miller do not have readily apparent character archetypes (layman/boffin, straight man/indignant man, et cetera).
10th Jun '16 4:06:33 AM bombadil211
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''The Armstrong and Miller Show'' is an English sketch comedy series starring the eponymous double act of Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. The duo originally broke into British television with a series entitled simply ''Armstrong and Miller'', which ran from 1997 to 2001 on Paramount Comedy and Channel 4, whereas the newer series began six years later in 2007 and aired on [=BBC1=]. The third series of ''The Armstrong and Miller Show'' ended in December 2010.

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''The Armstrong and Miller Show'' is an English sketch comedy series starring the eponymous double act of Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. The duo originally broke into British television with a series entitled simply ''Armstrong and Miller'', which ran from 1997 to 2001 on Paramount Comedy and Channel 4, whereas the newer series began six years later in 2007 and aired on [=BBC1=]. The third series of ''The Armstrong and Miller Show'' ended in December 2010.
2010. A fourth was planned but neither Armstrong nor Miller could find the time it would take to make it.
9th Apr '16 5:50:26 AM outlander2012
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-->" [[BadassBoast I am the fourth ruler of the skies of Mendorl, Tyrant of a thousand Deltas, and commander of a cyber-fleet more powerful than this universe has ever seen before!]] But you shall know me as...Ian Nolan.


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** The poor sod in the Dandylions; he only asks for a little help, which inevitably starts a brawl that ends with him [[DestinationDefenestration being thrown out a window]].
27th Feb '16 6:14:03 AM EruditeEsotericist
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* ButtMonkey: Declan.

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* BlatantLies: Anything and everything that Dimitri says by way of explaining the torture he has had done to his enemies. In one sketch a man is being brutalised in the very next room, whose screams are dismissed out of hand.
* ButtMonkey: Declan.Declan, from the Striding Man sketches, who is constantly insulted by his employer and his advice scorned.



* BrutalHonesty: The basis of the "Frank Dad" sketches, in which a young boy asks typical questions of his father ("Why did you and mum split up?", "Why did Gran die?" etc) and left stunned by the harsh answers ("It was all your fault", "Her alcoholism", respectively, etc).



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The RAF pilots sketches. Isn't it.

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The RAF pilots sketches. Isn't it.


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* FakeNationality: InUniverse with a pair of decorators who pretend to be Polish and act like stereotypical immigrants, claiming to each other after the customer has gone that there's no other way they could find work.


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* OnlySaneMan: In "How Many Hats?", Benjamin Graham, played by Miller, who is the only person involved who appears to realise the inanity of trying to guess how many hats are being worn by a person sitting in plain view just a few feet away from the contestants. The others eventually attempt to physically silence him when he points it out.
7th Jan '16 6:26:43 PM 04tele
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* SceneryCensor: Played utterly straight in the Nude Practice sketches, which consisted of completely straight versions of country vet dramas in which the only comedy element was that both Armstrong and Miller went about their serious large animal veteranarian practice entirely naked, with genitals concealed by newspapers, teapots etc. Continued to be played straight when Sarah Alexander's character Roberta joined the practice, subverting her obvious role as MsFanservice, up until the moment that her character gained the trust of a local farmer -- at which point this trope was [[NakedPeopleAreFunny spectacularly averted]].
5th Oct '14 1:13:47 PM CaissasDeathAngel
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* AerithAndBob: A science-fiction sketch set on board a StarTrek-esque ship. The joke is that the characters and place names (though not those of entire species/cultures) all sound like ordinary English names, such as the leader of a race of aliens being called "Ian Nolan".


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* ManChild: The bored exam invigilator whose antics to amuse himself include pretending to be a ninja who rips off a student's head and kicks it about like a football.
2nd Sep '14 9:47:06 AM mlsmithca
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** In [[TheKryptonFactor The Critical Factor]], the losing contestants are brutally executed while the presenter (Miller) talks to the round's winner.

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** In [[TheKryptonFactor [[Series/TheKryptonFactor The Critical Factor]], the losing contestants are brutally executed while the presenter (Miller) talks to the round's winner.
28th Jul '14 10:55:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** GordonRamsay in a one-off sketch, in which he's beaten to death and served to the customers of a restaurant.

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** GordonRamsay Creator/GordonRamsay in a one-off sketch, in which he's beaten to death and served to the customers of a restaurant.
3rd Jul '14 8:35:40 AM gojira96
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* ButtMonkey: Declan.
6th Jun '14 6:48:30 AM Eversor
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* SeriousBusiness: In one sketch, a supervillain is behind a shop that sells pots at their full price while claiming that they are ''half price''. Disgusted by this diabolical scheme, his former partner says that he is "the closest thing to pure evil I've ever seen."
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