History Series / TheNewStatesman

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.]]
5th Oct '14 4:04:04 PM OmarKarindu
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* ShoutOut: The first episode of the second series ends with Alan uttering a delighted "Series/YesMinister."
29th Aug '14 6:38:12 AM AnimeOtaku
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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.
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