History Series / TheThickOfIt

24th Apr '18 8:26:57 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Even this is subverted in Series 4, when [[spoiler: Malcolm begins plotting a coup behind Nicola's back and assuring her of his loyalty. Although that's explained more as him being interested in the future of the party and it having a viable leader who can win the next election rather than someone who blathers about ''quiet bat-people''.]]

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** Even this is subverted in Series 4, when [[spoiler: Malcolm begins plotting a coup behind Nicola's back and assuring her of his loyalty. Although that's explained more as him being interested in the future of the party and it having a viable leader who can win the next election rather than someone who blathers about ''quiet bat-people''.bat-people''; in essence, he's loyal to the party over any one particular person leading it.]]
21st Apr '18 10:49:35 PM nombretomado
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** A particularly {{egregious}} example is John Duggan who says:

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** A particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example is John Duggan who says:
18th Apr '18 12:58:39 AM DoctorNemesis
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** And of course, part of the point of the series is that for all the ideological differences that can be named between the parties, ultimately the problem is that they're all ultimately staffed and run by self-interested, power-hungry and cowardly hypocrites who usually end up prioritising what's best for them over what's best for the country, meaning that for all practical purposes the differences between them don't end up mattering all that much.
16th Apr '18 2:47:12 AM AmuckCricetine
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Despite the changes wrought by the Goolding Inquiry (which include [[spoiler:Malcolm's arrest and resignation, Nicola's career lying in ruins, Glenn walking out and Stuart being sacked]]) life goes on as usual for [=DoSAC=] - there's a fresh scandal to try and take care of and everyone quickly descends into the usual bickering and insults. Peter's final line (and the series epitaph) of ''"What a shit day!"'' pretty much sums up the series as a whole.
24th Mar '18 1:09:41 AM Maxiboy136
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In one of his arguments with Phil, Ollie remarks: "I hope your blog gets done for libel and you get knobbed in prison ''by men''."
20th Mar '18 8:20:59 PM MacronNotes
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* HotScoop: Hot female journalists Angela Heaney (Ollie's ex-girlfriend) and Marianne Swift, who are always looking for a way to screw Malcolm and [=DoSaC=].
8th Jan '18 8:56:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GiverOfLameNames: Nicola describing reliable members of the community as "Quiet Bat People". It makes Ollie's suggestion of [[TheWombles "Wombles"]] sound sensible.

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* GiverOfLameNames: Nicola describing reliable members of the community as "Quiet Bat People". It makes Ollie's suggestion of [[TheWombles [[WesternAnimation/TheWombles "Wombles"]] sound sensible.
5th Jan '18 10:04:44 PM nombretomado
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An alternate-universe spin-off movie, ''InTheLoop'', was released in 2009, featuring many from the ''Thick Of It'' ensemble, but cast in different roles (except for Malcolm, Jamie and Sam, and briefly Angela Heaney) as they desperately try not to get involved in a war in the Middle East after a Minister's gaffe. An [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American version]], titled ''Series/{{Veep}}'' (being set in the office of the Vice President) aired on {{Creator/HBO}} in spring 2012.

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An alternate-universe spin-off movie, ''InTheLoop'', ''Film/InTheLoop'', was released in 2009, featuring many from the ''Thick Of It'' ensemble, but cast in different roles (except for Malcolm, Jamie and Sam, and briefly Angela Heaney) as they desperately try not to get involved in a war in the Middle East after a Minister's gaffe. An [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American version]], titled ''Series/{{Veep}}'' (being set in the office of the Vice President) aired on {{Creator/HBO}} in spring 2012.



** In Ianucci's own words (about ''InTheLoop''):

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** In Ianucci's own words (about ''InTheLoop''):''Film/InTheLoop''):



** And again in ''InTheLoop'':

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** And again in ''InTheLoop'':''Film/InTheLoop'':



* TheMovie: ''InTheLoop''.

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* TheMovie: ''InTheLoop''.''Film/InTheLoop''.



** Although he was given a surname - [=MacDonald=] - for InTheLoop.

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** Although he was given a surname - [=MacDonald=] - for InTheLoop.''Film/InTheLoop''.
2nd Jan '18 2:13:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Adminisphere}}: The British government is basically depicted as this to the rest of the country, being a mostly out-of-touch cloister of career politicos and technocratic policy wonks both scathingly contemptuous of and simultaneously a bit frightened of actually dealing with the general public.

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* {{Adminisphere}}: The British government is basically depicted as this to the rest of the country, being a mostly out-of-touch cloister of career politicos and technocratic policy wonks both scathingly contemptuous of and simultaneously a bit frightened of actually dealing with the general public.public they're supposed to be representing.
29th Dec '17 10:58:51 AM nombretomado
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* UnfortunateNames: "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]]... sorry, ''[[ThePoorMansSubstitute Cliff]]''!" Poor Cliff Lawton's parents probably didn't envisage their son going into politics.

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* UnfortunateNames: "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]]..."Music/{{Elvis|Presley}}... sorry, ''[[ThePoorMansSubstitute Cliff]]''!" Poor Cliff Lawton's parents probably didn't envisage their son going into politics.
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