History Series / TheAvengers

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.
18th Sep '16 6:00:09 PM foxley
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* {{Yellowface}}: The Chinese crime lord Soo Choy in "Trap" is played by a Caucasian actor in obvious yellowface. In fact, it is not even obvious at first that he is supposed to be Chinese and not a white man who has adopted Oriental mannerisms. Made more obvious by all of his henchmen being played by Asian actors.
2nd Aug '16 8:34:55 PM Kirayoshi
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* WeatherControlMachine: The villain in "A Surfeit of H20" had technology that could create localized rainstorms severe enough to drown his opponents in rainwater.
30th Jul '16 2:49:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoolCar: The automobiles used in the series became almost as famous as the actors.
** From the fourth season on, 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.
** Peel drove Lotus Elan convertibles (a white 1964 and a powder blue 1966), which, like her clothes, emphasized her independence and vitality. During the first Peel series (Season 4), each episode ended with a short, humorous scene of the duo leaving the scene of their most recent adventure in some unusual vehicle. Mother occasionally appeared in silver Rolls-Royce.
** Tara King drove an AC 428 and a Lotus Europa.
** Lady Diana Forbes Blakeney drove an MGC Roadster.
21st Jul '16 7:50:18 PM ProfessorDetective
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* ComicBookAdaptation: In 1968, Gold Key Comics published a one-shot comic book based on the series, reprinting a British comic strip. However due to the fact Creator/MarvelComics owned the name ''The Avengers'' in comics, the adaptation was titled ''John Steed Emma Peel'', though its official title remained ''The Avengers'' in the indicia. In 1990-1991 Eclipse Comics published a 3-issue comic book mini-series (written by Creator/GrantMorrison), but it ran into the same problem so it was titled ''Steed and Mrs. Peel''; it also suffered from a months-long delay before the release of part 3. An ''Avengers'' comic strip also ran in one of the UK weekly comic magazines, but there were no problems using the original title over there. The ''Steed and Mrs. Peel'' title of 1991 was revived by Creator/BoomComics in the early 2010s (beginning with a reprint of the Morrison mini-series and then moving into original tales) and ran for about 18 months. ''The New Avengers'' was adapted in comic strip form in a pair of UK-published Annuals.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: In 1968, Gold Key Comics published a one-shot comic book based on the series, reprinting a British comic strip. However due to the fact Creator/MarvelComics owned the name ''The Avengers'' in comics, the adaptation was titled ''John Steed Emma Peel'', though its official title remained ''The Avengers'' in the indicia. In 1990-1991 Eclipse Comics published a 3-issue comic book mini-series (written by Creator/GrantMorrison), but it ran into the same problem so it was titled ''Steed and Mrs. Peel''; it also suffered from a months-long delay before the release of part 3. An ''Avengers'' comic strip also ran in one of the UK weekly comic magazines, but there were no problems using the original title over there. The ''Steed and Mrs. Peel'' title of 1991 was revived by Creator/BoomComics Creator/BoomStudios in the early 2010s (beginning with a reprint of the Morrison mini-series and then moving into original tales) and ran for about 18 months. ''The New Avengers'' was adapted in comic strip form in a pair of UK-published Annuals.
19th Jul '16 2:46:59 AM foxley
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* OutfitDecoy: In "Emily", Steed tapes his bowler hat to the roof of a car to protect a palm print (ItMakesSenseInContext). Later the police are after them and Steed manages to temporarily lose them by taping his hat to the roof of a different brown car (and stealing that driver's hat to tape to the roof of Emily).
17th Jul '16 9:54:28 PM foxley
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* HillbillyMoonshiner: In "Emily", Gambit and Purdey fight a hillbilly moomshiner to acquire several gallons of his hooch in order to fuel a car (ItmakesSenseInContext).

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* HillbillyMoonshiner: In "Emily", Gambit and Purdey fight a hillbilly moomshiner moonshiner to acquire several gallons of his hooch in order to fuel a car (ItmakesSenseInContext).(ItMakesSenseInContext).
17th Jul '16 9:48:56 PM foxley
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* HillbillyMoonshiner: In "Emily", Gambit and Purdey fight a hillbilly moomshiner to acquire several gallons of his hooch in order to fuel a car (ItmakesSenseInContext).
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