History Series / ThePersuaders

2nd Aug '16 1:05:19 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: One episode had the formula of a perfect, easy-to-manifacture substitute for gasoil as the MacGuffin. For obvious reasons, it could not be made public at the end of the episode if they didn't want to ToneShift into a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture show, so they contrived elements so that burning the formula seemed a virtuous, reasonable thing to do for the heroes. (It isn't convincing at all, though.)
27th Jul '16 12:25:33 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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While the series did only moderately well on the home British/American market (which should not be ''too'' much of a surprise, considering that the main characters are based on their blatant national stereotypes) it has done significantly better abroad, and is widely remembered and cited in many European countries.

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While the series did only moderately well on the home British/American market (which should not be ''too'' much of a surprise, considering that the main characters are based on their blatant national stereotypes) it has done significantly better abroad, and is widely remembered and cited in many European countries.countries; most notable is it success in Germany, where the dialogues were rewritten more than they were translated, with much more BreakingTheFourthWall and the likes, essentially making it into a different series entirely.



* GentlemanAdventurer: Lord Brett sinclair

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* GentlemanAdventurer: Lord Brett sinclairSinclair.



* HeterosexualLifePartners
* {{Redubbing}}: In order to increase the popularity of the show in English-speaking countries, the dialog style of the German dub was applied to the English version.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners
HeterosexualLifePartners: Danny and Brett, obviously.
* {{Redubbing}}: In order to increase the popularity of the show in English-speaking countries, the dialog style of the German dub was applied to the English version.version in some broadcasts, though it is the original version that has been released on DVD.



* SelfMadeMan: Danny Wilde

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* SelfMadeMan: Danny Wilde Wilde is said to have "earned and spent away" several considerable fortunes.



* ToneShift: ''The Persuaders!'' started out as a comparatively boring and thus successless crime show. Rainer Brandt's (in)famous German dub, however, turned it into a wacky, pun-laden comedy. As a consequence, the English original was [[{{Redubbing}} re-dubbed]] in a similar style.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: In episode "A Death in the Family", which is a tribute to ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets'', Roger Moore plays three members of his usual character's family, including a woman. This is Lampshaded at the end when Danny Wilde's aunt arrives, played by... his co-star Tony Curtis.

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* ToneShift: ''The Persuaders!'' started out as a comparatively boring seen by American and thus successless crime show. British audiences is a relatively serious series, with a light-hearted side provided by the main characters, but not ''centered'' on comedy. Rainer Brandt's (in)famous famous German dub, however, turned it into a wacky, pun-laden comedy. As a consequence, the English original was [[{{Redubbing}} re-dubbed]] in a similar style.
comedy.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: In episode "A Death in the Family", which is a tribute to ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets'', Roger Moore plays three members of his usual character's family, including a woman. This is Lampshaded at the end when Danny Wilde's aunt arrives, played by... his co-star Tony Curtis.
19th Dec '15 5:47:02 AM Kamikashi
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* ErmineCapeEffect: PlayedForLaughs in the very beginning of the 3rd episode, "Take Seven"; Brett has put on his regalia as an Earl since he is about to attend the opening of parliament, much to the amusement of Danny.
15th Nov '15 12:04:29 AM nombretomado
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'''''The Persuaders!''''' is a 1971 comedy/adventure series starring Tony Curtis and RogerMoore.

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'''''The Persuaders!''''' is a 1971 comedy/adventure series starring Tony Curtis and RogerMoore.
Creator/RogerMoore.
21st Dec '14 8:10:40 AM TheUnsquished
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* ChronicEvidenceRetentionSyndrome: An episode involves a crucial piece of evidence that the culprit couldn't work the will to destroy, despite his henchman's urging: A gift by AdolfHitler himself for helping the defeat and surrender of France.

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* ChronicEvidenceRetentionSyndrome: An episode involves a crucial piece of evidence that the culprit couldn't work the will to destroy, despite his henchman's urging: A gift by AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself for helping the defeat and surrender of France.
4th May '14 2:38:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GentlemanSnarker / UpperClassWit: Lord Brett Sinclair
15th Feb '14 10:45:57 PM karstovich2
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While the series did only moderately well on the home British/American market (which should not be ''too'' much of a surprise, considering that the protagonist are based on their blatant national stereotypes) it has done significantly better abroad, and is widely remembered and cited in many European countries.

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While the series did only moderately well on the home British/American market (which should not be ''too'' much of a surprise, considering that the protagonist main characters are based on their blatant national stereotypes) it has done significantly better abroad, and is widely remembered and cited in many European countries.
14th Jul '13 10:03:34 PM PaulA
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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: In episode "A Death in the Family", which is a tribute to KindHeartsAndCoronets, Roger Moore plays three members of his usual character's family, including a woman. This is Lampshaded at the end when Danny Wilde's aunt arrives, played by... his co-star Tony Curtis.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: In episode "A Death in the Family", which is a tribute to KindHeartsAndCoronets, ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets'', Roger Moore plays three members of his usual character's family, including a woman. This is Lampshaded at the end when Danny Wilde's aunt arrives, played by... his co-star Tony Curtis.
26th Mar '13 4:18:42 AM dendron
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* GentlemanSnarker / UpperClassWit: Lord Brett sinclair

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* GentlemanSnarker / UpperClassWit: Lord Brett sinclairSinclair



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: In episode "A Death in the Family", Roger Moore plays three members of his usual character's family, including a woman. This is Lampshaded at the end when Danny Wilde's aunt arrives, played by... his co-star Tony Curtis.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: In episode "A Death in the Family", which is a tribute to KindHeartsAndCoronets, Roger Moore plays three members of his usual character's family, including a woman. This is Lampshaded at the end when Danny Wilde's aunt arrives, played by... his co-star Tony Curtis.
26th Mar '13 4:11:16 AM dendron
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* CostumePorn: The clothes of Lord Brett Sinclair were selected with greatest care by Roger Moore himself. The more dynamic style of Danny Wilde's fashion, featuring leather jackets, flares and scarfs, had its finger on the pulse of the 70's and led to Curtis' being voted "Best Dressed Man" of 1970.
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