History Series / TheComicStripPresents

26th May '17 8:43:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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The core cast was a group of alternative comedians including Creator/RikMayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, and Keith Allen. As a result, a lot of the episodes were heavily satirical in nature.

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The core cast was a group of alternative comedians including Creator/RikMayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Creator/DawnFrench, Creator/JenniferSaunders, Peter Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Creator/RobbieColtrane, and Keith Allen. As a result, a lot of the episodes were heavily satirical in nature.



* FruitOfTheLoon -- Jennifer Saunders as "Meryl Streep" as Mrs. Scargill in ''The Strike'' is never seen without an orange. Why? No reason, it's just... part of her character.

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* FruitOfTheLoon -- Jennifer Saunders as "Meryl Streep" "Creator/MerylStreep" as Mrs. Scargill in ''The Strike'' is never seen without an orange. Why? No reason, it's just... part of her character.



** ''Strike'' parodies Hollywood in general by featuring a writer's gritty KitchenSinkDrama about the 1984 Miner's Strike gradually become an over-the-top melodrama starring Al Pacino and Meryl Streep when Hollywood adapts it.

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** ''Strike'' parodies Hollywood in general by featuring a writer's gritty KitchenSinkDrama about the 1984 Miner's Strike gradually become an over-the-top melodrama starring Al Pacino Creator/AlPacino and Meryl Streep Creator/MerylStreep when Hollywood adapts it.



** ''The Hunt for Tony Blair'' is pretty [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] to the old 1950s-1960s style {{Film Noir}}s it parodies, but is not particularly affectionate towards Tony Blair himself.

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** ''The Hunt for Tony Blair'' is pretty [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] to the old 1950s-1960s style {{Film Noir}}s it parodies, but is not particularly affectionate towards Tony Blair UsefulNotes/TonyBlair himself.



* VomitIndiscretionShot -- many episodes. Not a good programme for emetophobes.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot -- many VomitIndiscretionShot: Many episodes. Not a good programme for emetophobes.
16th May '17 5:55:38 PM mlsmithca
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The core cast was a group of alternative comedians including Creator/RikMayall, Adrian Edmonson, Nigel Planer, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, and Keith Allen. As a result, a lot of the episodes were heavily satirical in nature.

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The core cast was a group of alternative comedians including Creator/RikMayall, Adrian Edmonson, Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, and Keith Allen. As a result, a lot of the episodes were heavily satirical in nature.



* AuthorAppeal -- several episodes written by Adrian Edmondson feature his long-term work partner Rik Mayall in various stages of makeup and femininity, a trope often seen in their other works.
* BiasSteamroller: ''Bad News Tour'' was well-reviewed in the UK press but one magazine in particular, ''Smash Hits'', compared it favourably to another Rock {{Mockumentary}} which had come out the same year, which the magazine criticised as an over-hyped Hollywood mess which relied on an "outdated idea of what bands like this are like". However, the reputation of ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' has [[VindicatedByHistory survived]] the anti-Hollywood bias of the reviewer from ''Smash Hits''.
* BlackComedyRape -- Specifically, DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale.

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* AuthorAppeal -- several Several episodes written by Adrian Edmondson feature his long-term work partner Rik Mayall in various stages of makeup and femininity, a trope often seen in their other works.
* BiasSteamroller: BiasSteamroller -- ''Bad News Tour'' was well-reviewed in the UK press but one magazine in particular, ''Smash Hits'', compared it favourably to another Rock {{Mockumentary}} which had come out the same year, which the magazine criticised as an over-hyped Hollywood mess which relied on an "outdated idea of what bands like this are like". However, the reputation of ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' has [[VindicatedByHistory survived]] the anti-Hollywood bias of the reviewer from ''Smash Hits''.
* %%* BlackComedyRape -- Specifically, DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale.



* BlahBlahBlah -- ''Five Go Mad In Dorset''
* BolivianArmyEnding -- ''A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques''
* CardboardBoxes -- spoofed in ''The Bullshitters''

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* BlahBlahBlah -- ''Five Go Mad In Dorset''
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Dorset'' features several scenes where characters walk past the members of the Famous Five muttering "Blah blah blah, stolen plans, blah blah blah, missing scientist, blah blah blah," and so forth, with only the "important" parts of the conversation breaking through the endless "blah blah blah".
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BolivianArmyEnding -- ''A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques''
* %%* CardboardBoxes -- spoofed Spoofed in ''The Bullshitters''Bullshitters''.



* ContrivedCoincidence / ShaggySearchTechnique

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* ContrivedCoincidence / ShaggySearchTechnique ContrivedCoincidence



* TheDanza
* 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.
* HotAsHell
* 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''

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* %%* TheDanza
* DealWithTheDevil -- in 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 -- Jennifer Saunders as "Meryl Streep" as Mrs. Scargill in ''The Strike''
Strike'' is never seen without an orange. Why? No reason, it's just... part of her character.
* HistoricalRecreation -- ''Summer School'' is an early send-up of the genre.
*
genre. The premise for the title institution is an attempt at historical recreation of a Stone Age/Bronze Age settlement that ends disastrously when one of the students is mistaken for having died and an attempt to burn his body on a funeral pyre leads the entire settlement to be burned to the ground.
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HotAsHell
* HoYay IllTakeTwoBeersToo -- 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
With steaks in ''A Fistful of Travellers' Checks''Checks''.



* MistakenMessage -- ''Mr Jolly Lives Next Door''
* {{Mockumentary}}
* MysteryMagnet -- Complained about in ''Five Go Mad in Dorset''

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* %%* MistakenMessage -- ''Mr Jolly Lives Next Door''
* %%* {{Mockumentary}}
* %%* TheMovie -- ''The Supergrass'', ''Eat the Rich''
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MysteryMagnet -- Complained about in ''Five Go Mad in Dorset''



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

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



* TheMovie -- ''The Supergrass'', ''Eat the Rich''
* TransformationTrauma

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* TheMovie %%* ThisIsReality -- ''The Supergrass'', ''Eat Lampshaded in ''Detectives on the Rich''
*
Edge of a Nervous Breakdown''
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TransformationTrauma



* XMeetsY -- ''Detectives On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown'': Series/TheSweeney Teams up with Series/DepartmentS, Series/{{Spender}} and Series/TheProfessionals to find out who is killing TV Cops.
22nd Jan '17 11:41:40 PM DoctorNemesis
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** ''The Hunt for Tony Blair'' is pretty [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] to the old 1950s-1960s style {{Film Noir}}s it parodies, but is not particularly affectionate towards Tony Blair himself.
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
** 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.
** 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.
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