History Series / TheAvengers

18th Mar '17 6:16:54 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** In France, the show was titled ''Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir'' (Bowler Hat and Leather Boots).
** The German title translated as "With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler". That hat must REALLY have made an impression.
*** Well, it's a [[NiceHat nice hat]].
** As noted, American-published comic-book version of the series needed to be retitled ''John Steed Emma Peel'' or ''Steed and Mrs. Peel'', because the title ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' is already taken for Marvel's superhero comic. Turnabout is fair play, however: the 2012 ''Film/The Avengers'' film based on the Marvel title had to carry the title ''Avengers Assemble'' in the UK because of the TV series.



* CoolCar: Emma's Lotus Elan.

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* CoolCar: Several:
** Steed's signature cars were six vintage green 19261928 Bentley racing or town cars, including Blower Bentleys and Bentley Speed Sixes (although, uniquely, in "The Thirteenth Hole" he drives a Vauxhall 30-98). In the final season he drove two yellow Rolls Royces a 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and a 1927 Rolls Royce New Phantom.
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Emma's Lotus Elan.Elan.
** Mother's silver Rolls Royce.
** Tara's AC 428 and Lotus Europa.
** Lady Diana Forbes Blakeney's MGC Roadster.



%% RecycledScript is already on {{YMMV/TheAvengers}}

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%% RecycledScript is already on {{YMMV/TheAvengers}}* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: John Steed, though only after the series was tweaked in an attempt to make it more appealing to American audiences.



%% ReplacementScrappy is already on {{YMMV/TheAvengers}}



%% SeasonalRot is already on YMMV/TheAvengers



* TakeOffYourClothes: In "To Catch a Rat",Purdey tells Cromwell to take of his trousers, to his obvious surprise. It turns out she had ripped his trousers during the struggle and intends to sew up the rip.

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* TakeOffYourClothes: In "To Catch a Rat",Purdey Rat", Purdey tells Cromwell to take of his trousers, to his obvious surprise. It turns out she had ripped his trousers during the struggle and intends to sew up the rip.
13th Mar '17 11:12:28 AM morenohijazo
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* SuspectExistenceFailure: The John Steed/Emma Peel. At least once.
12th Jan '17 5:39:57 PM SwiftSeraph
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* RodandReelRepurposed : The sentries in "The Eagle's Nest" are disguised as anglers, and use their fishing rods and weighted lures to kill any outsiders who come too close to discovering the island's secret.
3rd Jan '17 12:13:23 PM MarkLungo
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* SpyCatsuit: The original, in fact, and the origin of the trope.

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* SpyCatsuit: The original, in fact, and the origin UrExample of the trope.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: There was a palpable sexual chemisty between Steed and Mrs Peel. And between Steed and Mrs. Gale. And between Steed and Miss King. And between Steed and Purdey.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: There was a palpable sexual chemisty chemistry between Steed and Mrs Peel. And between Steed and Mrs. Gale. And between Steed and Miss King. And between Steed and Purdey.
3rd Jan '17 12:12:09 PM MarkLungo
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* WholePlotReference: "Dead Man's Chest" is basically ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''; "The Superlative Seven" is a riff on "Literature/TheMostDangerousGame".

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* WholePlotReference: "Dead Man's Chest" is basically ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''; ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''; "The Superlative Seven" is a riff on "Literature/TheMostDangerousGame".
3rd Jan '17 11:31:20 AM Geoduck
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Dr King.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Dr King. Also, in-universe, when the viewer catches a glimpse of Mrs. Peel's returned husband, he looks a ''lot'' like Steed.
12th Dec '16 2:56:25 AM Arivne
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* ThrowABarrelAtIt: In "Dial A Deadly Number", a strong {{mook}} throws a barrel at Steed while they're in a wine cellar.
22nd Oct '16 2:35:28 PM Xtifr
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* WholePlotReference: "Dead Man's Chest" is basically ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''; "The Superlative Seven" is a riff on ''TheMostDangerousGame''.

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* WholePlotReference: "Dead Man's Chest" is basically ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''; "The Superlative Seven" is a riff on ''TheMostDangerousGame''."Literature/TheMostDangerousGame".
5th Oct '16 1:48:32 AM foxley
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* LetterboxArson: A variant occurs in "Complex". When Purdey is trapped inside a building that is trying to kill her, Steed and Gambit alert her that she needs to trigger the sprinkler system by dumping a large quantity of matches and lighters into the mail chute, which is the only access the AI cannot seal off. Purdey uses a lighter to set off the sprinkler and destroy the computer.
27th Sep '16 12:48:05 PM Josef5678
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* DenserAndWackier: The series started off with the intent of becoming a gritty crime drama. Around the time Emma Peel took over as Steed's partner, plots became a lot more cartoony and the lead spies much quippier. By the time the series shifted to colour, the show featured plots like man-eating plants, housecats trained as assassins and an actual shrink ray. Uniquely for this trope, it's the wackier seasons that are more fondly remembered, and any attempts to bring the series back to its 'realistic' roots have been met with hostility.
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