History Series / ThePeterSerafinowiczShow

7th Aug '14 1:49:23 PM Willbyr
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''The Peter Serafinowicz Show'' was a sketch show made by Peter Serafinowicz and several actors that you might recognise from other comedy shows. It lasted [[BritishBrevity seven episodes]], including a ChristmasSpecial aired a year after the rest of the series. Features several memorable sketches, such as the Brian Butterfield adverts for various services that he has come up with (including a karaoke bar or a diet plan) and looks very similar to well known injury compensation adverts. There are also parodies of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' (Heads Or Tails, Which Hand Is It In?) and ''SherlockHolmes'', among other things.

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''The Peter Serafinowicz Show'' was a sketch show made by Peter Serafinowicz and several actors that you might recognise from other comedy shows. It lasted [[BritishBrevity seven episodes]], including a ChristmasSpecial aired a year after the rest of the series. Features several memorable sketches, such as the Brian Butterfield adverts for various services that he has come up with (including a karaoke bar or a diet plan) and looks very similar to well known injury compensation adverts. There are also parodies of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' (Heads Or Tails, Which Hand Is It In?) and ''SherlockHolmes'', among other things. things.



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The Noel Edmonds {{Expy}} uses one in [[DealOrNoDeal Dead or Undead]].

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The Noel Edmonds {{Expy}} uses one in [[DealOrNoDeal [[Series/DealOrNoDeal Dead or Undead]].



* StreisandEffect: Referenced with the (entirely fictional) JohnCleese sex tape, where he claims that it caused sales of FawltyTowers [=DVDs=] to go through the roof.

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* StreisandEffect: Referenced with the (entirely fictional) JohnCleese sex tape, where he claims that it caused sales of FawltyTowers ''Series/FawltyTowers'' [=DVDs=] to go through the roof.



* TakeThat: One sketch mocked the frequent re-releases of StarWars.

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* TakeThat: One sketch mocked the frequent re-releases of StarWars.''Franchise/StarWars''.
17th Feb '14 10:33:45 PM Gravidef
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** Played straight in the "Butterfield Detective Agency" sketch, where Butterfield repeatedly says "And that's not all" when describing his various disguises...until he runs out, and says "That's all."
23rd Sep '13 1:54:05 PM NCZ
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* ActingForTwo: Most notably when Peter Serafinowicz plays all four of The Beatles at once.



* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: We learn from Ringo Starr that towards the end of The Beatles' career as a group, they began to argue over more and more ridiculous things--including whether or not they should go to the toilet. Eventually, Yoko persuades John to give in, [[ToiletHumour and while on the toilet they write the world's first chart-topping song about taking a dump]].



* FakeAmerican: Peter's impersonations of various American celebrities, with rather convincing accents.



** The Kitchen Gun/Toilet Grenade adverts, which bear no resemblance to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwVaLFbLFOM Cillit Bang]]''.

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** The Derek Bum in the Kitchen Gun/Toilet Grenade adverts, which bear no resemblance to Barry Scott of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwVaLFbLFOM Cillit Bang]]''.Bang]]'' fame.


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* SurrealHumour: Lots and lots of it--and as mentioned under SerialEscalation, the show only got weirder as it went on.
26th Mar '13 3:08:00 PM JIKTV
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* ClusterFBomb: Laurel during the LaurelAndHardy parody.

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* ClusterFBomb: Laurel during the LaurelAndHardy Creator/LaurelAndHardy parody.
12th Jan '13 4:22:47 PM Cheetahmen92
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* RepeatingAd: Done with ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Amnesia Magazine]]''.



* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: The first set of Buy It Channel sketches had these, which the presenters quickly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].



* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: The people in the Butterfield Time Line advert are apparently unable to tell the time, and

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* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: The people in the Butterfield Time Line advert are apparently unable to tell the time, and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7xWLOwRVEA Gem Mania]] infomercial parodies this trope by showing someone unable to put gems on their clothes.
12th Jan '13 4:03:13 PM Cheetahmen92
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* LostInTransmission: Happens during a DaddyDNATest on Michael-6 where the titular host runs out of battery just as he's about to announce the result.



* PoirotSpeak: Lampshaded, when HerculePoirot reveals he can't actually speak French.

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* PoirotSpeak: Lampshaded, {{Lampshaded}}, when HerculePoirot reveals he can't actually speak French.



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The Noel Edmonds {{Expy}} uses one in "[[DealOrNoDeal Dead or Undead]]".

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* SerialEscalation: The reappearing sketches generally got more outlandish as the series went on.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The Noel Edmonds {{Expy}} uses one in "[[DealOrNoDeal [[DealOrNoDeal Dead or Undead]]".Undead]].
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: {{Justified}} with Michael-6, given that he's a robot.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Quite a lot of these.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Quite a lot of these.them.


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* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: The people in the Butterfield Time Line advert are apparently unable to tell the time, and
31st Dec '12 5:17:58 PM Cheetahmen92
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''The Peter Serafinowicz Show'' was a sketch show made by Peter Serafinowicz and several actors that you might recognise from other comedy shows. It lasted [[BritishBrevity seven episodes]], including a ChristmasSpecial aired a year after the rest of the series. Features several memorable sketches, such as the Brian Butterfield adverts for various services that he has come up with (including a karaoke bar or a diet plan) and looks very similar to well known injury compensation adverts. There are also parodies of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' (Heads Or Tails; What Hand Is It In?) and ''SherlockHolmes'', among other things.

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''The Peter Serafinowicz Show'' was a sketch show made by Peter Serafinowicz and several actors that you might recognise from other comedy shows. It lasted [[BritishBrevity seven episodes]], including a ChristmasSpecial aired a year after the rest of the series. Features several memorable sketches, such as the Brian Butterfield adverts for various services that he has come up with (including a karaoke bar or a diet plan) and looks very similar to well known injury compensation adverts. There are also parodies of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' (Heads Or Tails; What Tails, Which Hand Is It In?) and ''SherlockHolmes'', among other things.



* ButWaitTheresMore: Subverted on one occasion:
--> '''Brian Butterfield''' "But wait! I haven't set up an account with the phone company!"



* ClusterFBomb: Laurel during the LaurelAndHardy parody.



* HeadsTailsEdge: Happens in "Heads or Tails".



* {{Retraux}}: The Modern Guide to Life sketches are set in the 1970s, while "Who Would Like To Win £100?" takes place during WorldWarII.



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The Noel Edmonds {{Expy}} uses one in "[[DealOrNoDeal Dead or Undead]]".



* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Subverted on one occasion, which has a {{Retraux}} version of the original ("Who Wants To Win £100?") set in the middle of WorldWarII. Played straight with the rest of the GameShow parodies though.

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* VeryFalseAdvertising: In the advert for the Butterfield International Hotel:
--> '''Customer''' "The advert said it was a 5 star hotel, but 5 star hotels should have a toilet."
--> '''Brian Butterfield''' "Those aren't stars, they're asterisks, each one referring to a fault with the hotel, one of which is the lack of toilet facilities."
* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Subverted on one occasion, which has a {{Retraux}} version of the original ("Who Wants Would Like To Win £100?") set in the middle of WorldWarII. Played straight with the rest of the GameShow parodies though.
30th Dec '12 6:36:38 PM Cheetahmen92
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* AndNinetyNineCents



* CouchGag: The voice announcing the title varies depending on the episode.



* KentBrockmanNews: An odd variation where the newsreader ends up having to guess the news.

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* KentBrockmanNews: An odd variation where Surprisingly averted with the newsreader ends up having to guess the news.news parodies.


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* LyricalDissonance: Happens with a {{Retraux}} 40's style song about someone who's going to commit suicide if his girlfriend leaves him.


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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Sinister, the company behind several of the [[ParodyCommercial Parody Commercials]].


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* StreisandEffect: Referenced with the (entirely fictional) JohnCleese sex tape, where he claims that it caused sales of FawltyTowers [=DVDs=] to go through the roof.


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* TakeThat: One sketch mocked the frequent re-releases of StarWars.


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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Subverted on one occasion, which has a {{Retraux}} version of the original ("Who Wants To Win £100?") set in the middle of WorldWarII. Played straight with the rest of the GameShow parodies though.
27th Dec '12 2:52:59 PM Cheetahmen92
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* BritishBrevity: The show ran for 7 episodes.


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* KentBrockmanNews: An odd variation where the newsreader ends up having to guess the news.


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* MajorMinorInconvenience: The Butterfield Time Line, where people phone up Brian Butterfield to ask him what time it is.


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* PaperThinDisguise: The disguises of Brian Butterfield's Detective Agency are this.


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* PutAFaceOnTheCompany: Brian Butterfield
* RattlingOffLegal: Averted when Brian Butterfield mentions that his hotel contravenes European safety regulations.


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* UnfortunateNames: One of the guests on Michael-6 was called Phil Penishole.
27th Dec '12 2:07:38 PM Cheetahmen92
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* OnceAnEpisode: Brian Butterfield.
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