History Series / TheNewStatesman

27th Aug '17 4:44:57 AM Outis
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father[[labelnote:*]]B'Stard's remark in Series 2 to Sarah that he's divorcing her because she's "outlived [her] usefulness" may indicate that her father has died - B'Stard needed Sarah because her father controlled the local Conservative Party.[[/labelnote]]), Sidney and Mr Crippen

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Elderly Tory MP Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Alan's transgender accountant Norma(n), Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father[[labelnote:*]]B'Stard's remark in Series 2 to Sarah that he's divorcing her because she's "outlived [her] usefulness" may indicate that her father has died - B'Stard needed Sarah because her father controlled the local Conservative Party.[[/labelnote]]), pub landlord and former hangman Sidney Bliss and Mr CrippenLabour MP Bob Crippen all disappeared after the first series. Alan's political agent Beatrice Protheroe, who was having an affair with Sarah, disappered ''halfway through'' the first series. Sidney did make a one-off return (played by a different actor) for the special between series 2 and 3.
15th Jun '17 7:41:12 PM mlsmithca
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* BrotherChuck: Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father[[labelnote:*]]B'Stard's remark in Series 2 to Sarah that he's divorcing her because she's "outlived [her] usefulness" may indicate that her father has died - B'Stard needed Sarah because her father controlled the local Conservative Party.[[/labelnote]]), Sidney and Mr Crippen



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father[[labelnote:*]]B'Stard's remark in Series 2 to Sarah that he's divorcing her because she's "outlived [her] usefulness" may indicate that her father has died - B'Stard needed Sarah because her father controlled the local Conservative Party.[[/labelnote]]), Sidney and Mr Crippen



* FunWithAcronyms: How many charities can have the initials CASH?

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* FunWithAcronyms: FunWithAcronyms:
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How many charities can have the initials CASH?



* InsistentTerminology: "B'Stard", not "bastard"

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* InsistentTerminology: "B'Stard", not "bastard""bastard".



* KavorkaMan: Alan is very good-looking and well turned-out, but he treats women so badly and his personality is so repellent, it's amazing any female would be in the same room with him. Nonetheless, his stream of affairs is constant. Although it's arguably played with, since the women in question usually end up regretting it -- partly due to his repellent personality and partly because he's a [[TeenyWeenie poorly-endowed]] [[SpeedSex terrible lover]].

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* KavorkaMan: Alan is very good-looking and well turned-out, but he treats women so badly and his personality is so repellent, it's amazing any female would be in the same room with him. Nonetheless, his stream of affairs is constant. Although it's arguably played with, since the women in question usually end up regretting it -- partly due to his repellent personality and partly because he's a [[TeenyWeenie poorly-endowed]] [[SpeedSex terrible lover]].



* LargeHam: Alan during some of his speeches

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* LargeHam: Alan during some of his speechesspeeches.



* PetTheDog: Despite being a massive conservative, outside of a few jibes he was surprisingly supportive of Norman's sex change and sincerely complimented her makeup or femininity on a few occasions as she began transitioning. This hidden niceness promptly vanished once she vanished in series 2, unfortunately.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Alan was no angel in series one, but his cruelty was upped several levels between series one and two, he became rather homophobic and racist, and it might seem impossible but he somehow became even MORE sexist.
* PetTheDog: Despite being a massive conservative, outside of a few jibes he was surprisingly supportive of Norman's sex change and sincerely complimented her makeup or femininity on a few occasions as she began transitioning. This hidden niceness promptly vanished once she vanished in series 2, unfortunately.



* PoliticianGuestStar: In the series premiere, one of the candidates in the Haltemprice election is David "Screaming Lord" Sutch of the Monster Raving Loony Party, appearing as himself.



* RealSongThemeTune: A cover of "Promanade" from Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"

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* RealSongThemeTune: A cover of "Promanade" "Promenade" from Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"Exhibition".



* SpeedSex[=/=]TeenyWeenie: RunningGags in regards to Alan.
* StrawmanPolitical: Alan is notable for doing the tours of all three major parties; in the original series, he was a straw Tory; in the stage production, he was a straw Blairite; and in a sketch for a No2AV [[UsefulNotes/{{Party Political Broadcasts}} Party Political Broadcast]], he was an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/NickClegg.

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* SpeedSex[=/=]TeenyWeenie: RunningGags SpeedSex: RunningGag in regards to Alan.
Alan. He never lasts more than a few seconds from entry to climax.
* TheStarscream: Sarah.
* StrawmanPolitical: Alan is notable for doing the tours of all three major parties; in the original series, he was a straw Tory; in the stage production, he was a straw Blairite; and in a sketch for a No2AV [[UsefulNotes/{{Party UsefulNotes/{{Party Political Broadcasts}} Party Political Broadcast]], Broadcast|s}}, he was an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/NickClegg.



* SurroundedByIdiots Alan's attitude towards [[strike:Piers]] ''everyone''
* TheStarscream: Sarah
* UnholyMatrimony Alan and Sarah, forever and ever.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Alan
* UpperClassTwit: Piers
** [[EruditeStoner Lord Penistone]] even more so.

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* SurroundedByIdiots Alan's attitude towards [[strike:Piers]] ''everyone''
''everyone''.
* TheStarscream: Sarah
TookALevelInJerkass: Alan was no angel in series one, but his cruelty was upped several levels between series one and two, he became rather homophobic and racist, and it might seem impossible but he somehow became even MORE sexist.
* UnholyMatrimony UnholyMatrimony: Alan and Sarah, forever and ever.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Alan
Alan.
* UpperClassTwit: Piers
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Piers. [[EruditeStoner Lord Penistone]] even more so.
20th Feb '17 5:34:22 PM nombretomado
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Came sixty-first in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. Not to be confused with ''[[BritishNewspapers New Statesman]]'', a left-leaning political magazine based in the UK (though many of its readers probably appreciated this series).

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Came sixty-first in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''. Not to be confused with ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers New Statesman]]'', a left-leaning political magazine based in the UK (though many of its readers probably appreciated this series).
28th Jan '17 7:06:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Inverted in more ways than one. Alan is an absolutely terrible person, and his kinky sexual tastes reflect this. However, he's also very poorly-endowed and absolutely terrible in bed.



* KavorkaMan: Alan is very good-looking and well turned-out, but he treats women so badly and his personality is so repellent, it's amazing any female would be in the same room with him. Nonetheless, his stream of affairs is constant.

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* KavorkaMan: Alan is very good-looking and well turned-out, but he treats women so badly and his personality is so repellent, it's amazing any female would be in the same room with him. Nonetheless, his stream of affairs is constant. Although it's arguably played with, since the women in question usually end up regretting it -- partly due to his repellent personality and partly because he's a [[TeenyWeenie poorly-endowed]] [[SpeedSex terrible lover]].
28th Mar '16 5:03:42 AM moloch
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: Think an MP named "Bastard" is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Bastard_(politician) unlikely?]] There was actually a small political dynasty by that name.
23rd Feb '15 3:48:24 PM Outis
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* BrotherChuck: Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father), Sidney and Mr Crippen

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* BrotherChuck: Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father), father[[labelnote:*]]B'Stard's remark in Series 2 to Sarah that he's divorcing her because she's "outlived [her] usefulness" may indicate that her father has died - B'Stard needed Sarah because her father controlled the local Conservative Party.[[/labelnote]]), Sidney and Mr Crippen
20th Feb '15 10:54:50 AM TrustBen
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Rik Mayall's death the writers of The New Statesman created an Obituary for Alan, listing his death as being on the same day.
5th Nov '14 11:24:51 AM Herbieriffer
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* RealSongThemeTune: A cover of "Promanade" from Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"
5th Oct '14 10:07:38 PM ritsukiyo
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5th Oct '14 10:07:33 PM ritsukiyo
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* FreudianExcuse: With heavy emphasis on "Freudian". When we meet Alan's mother, she's a cruel, greedy, selfish and manipulative harpy who raised him in her image. She's also hinted to have been [[VillainousIncest sexually involved with him]] for some time, and although Alan seems to consent to her kissing him, it makes him hate her even more. [[FridgeHorror Makes you wonder how long she's been sexually involved with him.]]
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