History Series / TheLastLeg

4th Aug '17 2:23:35 PM cwickham
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* UnexpectedCharacter: InUniverse example; when Adam announced at the end of an episode that next week's guest would be former US Vice President Al Gore, he was clearly genuinely astonished and quite seriously said that he was sure Gore had no idea what kind of show he was going on.
15th Jul '17 2:52:13 AM biscuitlion
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* RealSongThemeTune: The opening theme tune is "Harder Than You Think" by Music/PublicEnemy.
12th Jul '17 2:15:05 PM Dontfollowmeman
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* PrecisionFStrike: Guests are often asked what they think of one of the subjects of the week, and tend to give long and detailed answers. Sometimes even the tamer guests manage to brilliantly underline the conclusions of their rants with a well placed F-Bomb, for example Creator/DavidMitchell [[https://youtu.be/m2q-Csk-ktc?t=3m10s when talking about tax evasion]] and Creator/BrianCox [[https://youtu.be/fLp0bwDMJ28?t=3m49s when talking about physics]].
8th Jul '17 3:07:49 AM biscuitlion
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* ShoutOut: The show always ends with a skit that relates to one or more topics discussed in the episode.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The show always ends with a skit that relates to one or more topics discussed in the episode.episode.
** Rob Beckett manages to make a ShoutOut to a RunningGag he developed on Series/EightOutOfTenCats about Jamie Oliver having a child called Spaghetti Pete. It barely got a reaction in the studio, [[LampshadeHanging and at least one person on Twitter took Rob to task about it]].
28th May '17 11:32:36 AM biscuitlion
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* MadLibsCatchphrase: Adam introduces Josh and Alex with, "Joining me is the pride of Dartmoor, Josh Widdicombe, and the man who [comedic fact about Alex, usually beginning with "this week"], Alex Brooker". This has only been subverted twice; the first time in series 4 episode 5, when Alex was introduced as the pride of Ashford, and Josh was introduced as [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Dartmoor's first goth]]; and the second in series 9 episode 5, when it was mentioned that Josh had called his mum to be careful of the escaped lynx in Dartmoor.

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* MadLibsCatchphrase: Adam introduces Adam's introduction for Josh and Alex with, varies:
** The most commonly used introduction is,
"Joining me is the pride of Dartmoor, Josh Widdicombe, and the man who [comedic fact about Alex, usually beginning with "this week"], Alex Brooker". This has only been subverted twice; the first time in series 4 episode 5, when Alex was introduced as Brooker".
** The Rio Paralympic specials saw Adam use, "Joining me is
the pride of Ashford, and Josh was introduced as [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Dartmoor's first goth]]; Alex Brooker, and the second in series 9 episode 5, when it was mentioned that man who [comedic fact about Josh], Josh had called his mum to be careful Widdicombe." Since the return of the escaped lynx in Dartmoor.regular series, Adam now alternates between the two introductions each week.


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* MulticoloredHair: Adam once dyed his hair to look like the Union Jack.
19th May '17 10:07:17 PM AaronHong
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* SophisticatedAsHell: One 2017 episode ends with the MTA choir singing the results of counting up the number of insults on Twitter directed at the by-election candidates:
-->"''In this by-election Twitter gave to me, [[LongList 32 Fuck Off's, 18 Bellends, 17 Bastards, 16 Knobs, 14 Wankers...]]''"
18th May '17 12:36:18 AM AaronHong
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* RuleThirtyFour: One 2017 episode involved the subject of handwriting analysis, whereupon Adam, Alex, Josh and guest Creator/RussellBrand all wrote something down and signed it... and Josh chose to write ''a Adam and Alex SlashFic''.
17th May '17 8:53:38 PM AaronHong
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* UnflinchingWalk: Parodied in the title sequence, complete with slo-mo and ''explosions''.

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* UnflinchingWalk: UnflinchingWalk[=/=]PowerWalk: Parodied in the title sequence, complete with slo-mo and ''explosions''.
17th May '17 8:49:42 PM AaronHong
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* UnflinchingWalk: Parodied in the title sequence, complete with slo-mo and ''explosions''.
17th May '17 8:06:44 PM AaronHong
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: The 2017 season naturally made reference to Creator/DonaldTrump, like one story about Trump's outrageous demands for a state visit:
-->'''Adam''': His people have asked for a "full monty" visit. ({{Beat}} as audience laughs) [[LampshadeHanging I do not think that phrase means what you think it means.]]
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