History Series / TheComicStripPresents

17th Nov '16 9:07:43 AM fruitstripegum
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* ValuesDissonance: The Creator/EnidBlyton Literature/TheFamousFive parodies lampoon the racist & classist elements in the original works, such as having the Five mock a black baggage handler ("That man looks foreign!" "Yes, I expect his name's Golliwog!") and comment on how the villains are thick-lipped and bearded or have lower-class accents.
5th Nov '16 1:28:35 PM JackG
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** In ''Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'' the most effective detective turns out to be the Jason King expy, whose technique is to drive around at random sipping cocktails, yet somehow manages to end up in exactly the right place to solve the case.

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** In ''Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'' the most effective detective turns out to be the Jason King Series/JasonKing expy, whose technique is to drive around at random sipping cocktails, claret, yet somehow always manages to end up in exactly the right place to solve the case.mystery.
5th Nov '16 1:16:20 PM JackG
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* ContrivedCoincidence / ShaggySearchTechnique -- a brilliant lampshading in ''Five Go Mad in Dorset'', when the Five see the villains must have vanished into a secret passage and are wondering how to open it. "I'll try tugging this branch three times!" says Julian, selecting a random branch and doing so, which of course works.

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* ContrivedCoincidence / ShaggySearchTechnique -- a ShaggySearchTechnique
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brilliant lampshading in ''Five Go Mad in Dorset'', when the Five see the villains must have vanished into a secret passage and are wondering how to open it. "I'll try tugging this branch three times!" says Julian, selecting a random branch and doing so, which of course works.
** In ''Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'' the most effective detective turns out to be the Jason King expy, whose technique is to drive around at random sipping cocktails, yet somehow manages to end up in exactly the right place to solve the case.
21st Jun '16 12:11:35 PM Morgenthaler
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By the way, not related to the 1987 ''TheComicStrip'' animated series.

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By the way, not related to the 1987 ''TheComicStrip'' ''WesternAnimation/TheComicStrip'' animated series.
29th May '16 12:18:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil
31st Mar '16 7:01:17 AM kraas
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* ValuesDissonance: The Creator/EnidBlyton Literature/TheFamousFive parodies/lampoons the racist & classist elements in the original works, such as having the Five mock a black baggage handler ("That man looks foreign!" "Yes, I expect his name's Golliwog!") and comment on how the villains are thick-lipped and bearded or have lower-class accents.

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* ValuesDissonance: The Creator/EnidBlyton Literature/TheFamousFive parodies/lampoons parodies lampoon the racist & classist elements in the original works, such as having the Five mock a black baggage handler ("That man looks foreign!" "Yes, I expect his name's Golliwog!") and comment on how the villains are thick-lipped and bearded or have lower-class accents.
31st Mar '16 7:00:51 AM kraas
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* ValuesDissonance: The Creator/EnidBlyton Literature/TheFamousFive parodies lampoon the racist & classist elements in the original works, such as having the Five mock a black baggage handler ("That man looks foreign!" "His name must be Golliwog!") and comment on how the villains are thick-lipped and bearded or have lower-class accents.

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* ValuesDissonance: The Creator/EnidBlyton Literature/TheFamousFive parodies lampoon parodies/lampoons the racist & classist elements in the original works, such as having the Five mock a black baggage handler ("That man looks foreign!" "His name must be "Yes, I expect his name's Golliwog!") and comment on how the villains are thick-lipped and bearded or have lower-class accents.
22nd Mar '16 3:08:28 PM RichardW72
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Most episodes are standalone shorts, although some are connected, such as the two Famous Five parodies, and "Bad News Tour" / "More Bad News". Many episodes are pastiches of one or more standard genres, for example [[AwfulBritishSexComedy British sex comedies]] ("Dirty Movie"), spaghetti westerns ("A Fistful Of Travellers' Cheques", about British holidaymakers in Spain) or post-apocalyptic dramas ("The Slags"). As such, a lot of the humour is of the "clever" variety rather than the laugh-out-loud funny variety. Other episodes, such as "Five Go Mad In Dorset" and "Five Go Mad On Mescalin" are more direct parodies. Yet others, such as "Bad News Tour" and "Eddie Monsoon, A Life" are mockumentaries. The episodes are usually well shot in a cinematic, artistic style that echoes that of the genre in question.

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Most episodes are standalone shorts, although some are connected, such as the two Famous Five parodies, and "Bad ''Bad News Tour" Tour'' / "More ''More Bad News". News''. Many episodes are pastiches of one or more standard genres, for example [[AwfulBritishSexComedy British sex comedies]] ("Dirty Movie"), (''Dirty Movie''), spaghetti westerns ("A (''A Fistful Of Travellers' Cheques", Cheques'', about British holidaymakers in Spain) or post-apocalyptic dramas ("The Slags").(''The Slags''). As such, a lot of the humour is of the "clever" variety rather than the laugh-out-loud funny variety. Other episodes, such as "Five ''Five Go Mad In Dorset" Dorset'' and "Five ''Five Go Mad On Mescalin" Mescalin'' are more direct parodies. Yet others, such as "Bad ''Bad News Tour" Tour'' and "Eddie ''Eddie Monsoon, A Life" Life'' are mockumentaries. The episodes are usually well shot in a cinematic, artistic style that echoes that of the genre in question.



* AffectionateParody -- "Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" is a mostly loving parody of the various cliches of 1970s detective shows (mainly the meandering plots interspersed with lots of pointless car chases, shooting and people shouting "Guv!" at each other). It's [[TakeThat less affectionate]] towards 1990s detective shows; the 1970s shows might be hokey, but they don't put people to sleep.

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* AffectionateParody -- "Detectives ''Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" Breakdown'' is a mostly loving parody of the various cliches of 1970s detective shows (mainly the meandering plots interspersed with lots of pointless car chases, shooting and people shouting "Guv!" at each other). It's [[TakeThat less affectionate]] towards 1990s detective shows; the 1970s shows might be hokey, but they don't put people to sleep.



* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord -- In "Space Virgins From The Planet Sex" the kidnapped earthmen are informed that they will not be referred to as sex slaves, although until every woman aboard the ship is pregnant they will be forced to have sex with those who have yet to conceive.
* BlahBlahBlah -- "Five Go Mad In Dorset"

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* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord -- In "Space ''Space Virgins From The Planet Sex" Sex'' the kidnapped earthmen are informed that they will not be referred to as sex slaves, although until every woman aboard the ship is pregnant they will be forced to have sex with those who have yet to conceive.
* BlahBlahBlah -- "Five ''Five Go Mad In Dorset"Dorset''



* BolivianArmyEnding -- "A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques"
* CardboardBoxes -- spoofed in "The Bullshitters"
* CensorshipBySpelling -- In "The Beat Generation":

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* BolivianArmyEnding -- "A ''A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques"
Cheques''
* CardboardBoxes -- spoofed in "The Bullshitters"
''The Bullshitters''
* CensorshipBySpelling -- In "The ''The Beat Generation":Generation'':



* ContrivedCoincidence / ShaggySearchTechnique -- a brilliant lampshading in "Five Go Mad in Dorset", when the Five see the villains must have vanished into a secret passage and are wondering how to open it. "I'll try tugging this branch three times!" says Julian, selecting a random branch and doing so, which of course works.

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* ContrivedCoincidence / ShaggySearchTechnique -- a brilliant lampshading in "Five ''Five Go Mad in Dorset", Dorset'', when the Five see the villains must have vanished into a secret passage and are wondering how to open it. "I'll try tugging this branch three times!" says Julian, selecting a random branch and doing so, which of course works.



* DealWithTheDevil -- in "Demonella" the devil (Jennifer Saunders) offers a record producer success, power and fame in exchange for [[spoiler: his mother's recipe for chicken soup]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: "The Beat Generation", "The Hunt for Tony Blair"
* DyingDream -- [[spoiler: "Les Dogs"]]
* ExactEavesdropping -- "Five Go Mad In Dorset"
* FakeOutFadeOut -- "Consuela"
* FluffyTheTerrible -- Jayne and Mr Lovebucket in "Mr Jolly Lives Next Door"
* FruitOfTheLoon -- "Meryl Streep" in "The Strike"
* HistoricalRecreation -- "Summer School" is an early send-up of the genre.

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* DealWithTheDevil -- in "Demonella" ''Demonella'' the devil (Jennifer Saunders) offers a record producer success, power and fame in exchange for [[spoiler: his mother's recipe for chicken soup]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: "The ''The Beat Generation", "The Generation'', ''The Hunt for Tony Blair"
Blair''
* DyingDream -- [[spoiler: "Les Dogs"]]
''Les Dogs'']]
* ExactEavesdropping -- "Five ''Five Go Mad In Dorset"
Dorset''
* FakeOutFadeOut -- "Consuela"
''Consuela''
* FluffyTheTerrible -- Jayne and Mr Lovebucket in "Mr ''Mr Jolly Lives Next Door"
Door''
* FruitOfTheLoon -- "Meryl Streep" in "The Strike"
''The Strike''
* HistoricalRecreation -- "Summer School" ''Summer School'' is an early send-up of the genre.



* HoYay -- Bonehead and Foyle in "The Bullshitters"
** Colin Grigson and Vim Fuego in "Bad News Tour/More Bad News"
* [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo I'll Take Two Beers Too]] -- with steaks in "A Fistful of Travellers' Checks"
* ImprobableAimingSkills -- Spoofed in "Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown", when the Seventies TV detective's aiming skills stop working because he's shooting at a Nineties TV detective who uses different conventions.

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* HoYay -- Bonehead and Foyle in "The Bullshitters"
''The Bullshitters''
** Colin Grigson and Vim Fuego in "Bad ''Bad News Tour/More Bad News"
News''
* [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo I'll Take Two Beers Too]] -- with steaks in "A ''A Fistful of Travellers' Checks"
Checks''
* ImprobableAimingSkills -- Spoofed in "Detectives ''Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown", Breakdown'', when the Seventies TV detective's aiming skills stop working because he's shooting at a Nineties TV detective who uses different conventions.



* MarsNeedsWomen -- The premise behind "Space Virgins From The Planet Sex" is that the last man on an alien world is too old to procreate but they have been lucky enough to find the voyager probe with its illustration of what naked human look like and it seems their men will suffice.
* MistakenMessage -- "Mr Jolly Lives Next Door"

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* MarsNeedsWomen -- The premise behind "Space ''Space Virgins From The Planet Sex" Sex'' is that the last man on an alien world is too old to procreate but they have been lucky enough to find the voyager probe with its illustration of what naked human look like and it seems their men will suffice.
* MistakenMessage -- "Mr ''Mr Jolly Lives Next Door" Door''



* MysteryMagnet -- Complained about in "Five Go Mad in Dorset"

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* MysteryMagnet -- Complained about in "Five ''Five Go Mad in Dorset"Dorset''



* ThisIsReality -- Lampshaded in "Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown"
* ShirtlessScene -- "The Bullshitters", "Five Go Mad In Dorset"

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* ThisIsReality -- Lampshaded in "Detectives ''Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown"
Breakdown''
* ShirtlessScene -- "The Bullshitters", "Five ''The Bullshitters'', ''Five Go Mad In Dorset"Dorset''
8th Aug '15 8:17:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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** ''Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase'' parodies ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' by contrasting the flashy, glamourised Hollywood take on a serial killer with the squalid reality of a deeply disturbed man who genuinely needs help.

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** ''Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase'' parodies ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', as well as other psychological thrillers based around insane serial killers, by contrasting the flashy, glamourised Hollywood take on a serial killer with the squalid reality of a deeply disturbed man who genuinely needs help.
29th Apr '15 10:36:02 PM Micah
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* RealDreamsAreWeirder -- "Didn't You Kill My Brother?"
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