History Series / TheThickofIt

8th Jun '18 7:39:22 AM Outrune
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-->'''Jamie:''' Nobody gives a shit if you got shafted by Malcolm.\\
-->'''Cliff Lawton:''' I will never, ''ever'' forgive him for what he did to me...\\

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-->'''Jamie:''' Nobody gives a shit if you got shafted by Malcolm.\\
Malcolm.
-->'''Cliff Lawton:''' I will never, ''ever'' forgive him for what he did to me...\\
8th Jun '18 7:38:31 AM Outrune
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* {{Wangst}}: In-universe: in "Spinners and Losers", it's a source of some frustration to Jamie that all of Cliff Lawton's attempts at writing a comeback speech to stand as a challenger for party leader seem to degenerate into whining about how Malcolm Tucker gave him the shaft.

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* {{Wangst}}: In-universe: in "Spinners and Losers", it's a source of some frustration to Jamie that all of Cliff Lawton's attempts at writing a comeback speech to stand as a challenger for party leader seem to degenerate into whining about how Malcolm Tucker gave got him the shaft.sacked.



'''Cliff:''' I will never ''ever'' forgive him for what he did to me.\\
'''Jamie:''' ''(Disgusted)'' Jesus, this isn't ''Series/EastEnders'', this is politics! We're all in the same plague pit, Cliff, there's no clean hands!

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'''Cliff:''' -->'''Cliff Lawton:''' I will never never, ''ever'' forgive him for what he did to me.me...\\
'''Jamie:''' ''(Disgusted)'' -->'''Jamie:''' Jesus, this isn't ''Series/EastEnders'', this is politics! We're all in the same plague pit, playing pit Cliff, there's no clean hands!
8th Jun '18 7:34:08 AM Outrune
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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Steve Fleming. Oh yes. Also, The Fucker's brief and unpleasant reign.

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Steve Fleming. Oh yes. Fleming ''very'' briefly deposes Malcolm Tucker as director of communications, and does a great job of terrifying and alienating [=DoSaC=] in his takeover speech.
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Also, The Fucker's brief and unpleasant reign.reign over at the opposition, slotting in above the hippy Stewart Pearson.
8th Jun '18 7:30:01 AM Outrune
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Glenn and Ollie fulfill this role as secondary aide characters, often appearing together and playing off each other, with an older/younger contrast.
** In season four they are almost directly replaced by Fergus Williams MP and his special advisor Adam Kenyon, who are rarely seen apart from each other.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Glenn and Ollie fulfill this role as secondary aide characters, often appearing aides to the central protagonist (initially Hugh, later Nicola). They almost always appear together and playing banter off each other, one another, with an older/younger contrast.
** In season four four, they are almost directly replaced by Fergus Williams MP and his special advisor Adam Kenyon, who are rarely seen apart from each other.other. Glenn and Ollie do reunite in the hospital in Episode 4, however.
8th Jun '18 7:26:16 AM Outrune
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** Jamie, after Ollie spectacularly fails to find out opposition secrets by wooing Emma, tells him: "You must be the shittest Franchise/JamesBond ever! You're ''David fucking Niven!''"

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** Jamie, Jamie excoriates Ollie after Ollie spectacularly he not only fails to find out opposition secrets by wooing from Emma, tells him: "You must be but actually spills government secrets ''to'' her:
-->'''Jamie''': You're
the shittest Franchise/JamesBond James Bond ever! You're ''David [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 David fucking Niven!''"Niven]]!
7th Jun '18 7:14:18 AM Outrune
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* AscendedExtra: Adam Kenyon makes a one-off appearance in ''Spinners and Losers'' as the sweary, frustrated editor of The Mail. He reappears in Series 4, no longer at The Mail but as a special adviser to Fergus Williams, and one of the show's main characters.
7th Jun '18 7:05:39 AM Outrune
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** John Duggan to Helen.

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** John Duggan makes seedy overtures to Helen.Helen Hatley only minutes after meeting her.
6th Jun '18 5:12:08 AM Outrune
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* DecoyProtagonist: The series begins with the incumbent Minister for Social Affairs, Cliff Lawton, whinging and moaning on the way up to his office. Less than 5 minutes later, he's been sacked and replaced with Hugh Abbott, the ''actual'' protagonist who occupies the Ministry for the next two series.

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* DecoyProtagonist: The series begins with the incumbent Minister for Social Affairs, Cliff Lawton, whinging and moaning on what seems like another shitty day in the way up to his office. Less than 5 minutes later, he's been sacked and replaced with Hugh Abbott, the ''actual'' protagonist who occupies the Ministry for the next two series.
6th Jun '18 4:55:02 AM Outrune
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** Nick Hanway is a bit ''too'' convinced that Malcolm won't steal his job...
** Steve Fleming, Malcolm's rival with about a millionth of the charm. He would dearly love to overthrow Malcolm but can't help bragging about his various schemes, and his indiscretion is often his downfall.

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** Nick Hanway is a bit ''too'' convinced that Malcolm won't steal he's headed for the upper echelons of government, and spends most of ''Spinners and Losers'' gleefully taking credit for Malcolm's ideas. [[spoiler:It proves to be his job...
downfall.]]
** Steve Fleming, Malcolm's rival elected arch-nemesis, but with about a millionth of the charm. He would dearly love to overthrow Malcolm but can't help bragging about his various schemes, and his indiscretion is often his downfall.charm.
6th Jun '18 4:50:18 AM Outrune
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Julius Nicholson:

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Posh and over-polite Julius Nicholson:Nicholson:
-->'''Julius Nicholson''': Well, I will speak to whomsoever I need to speak to, holiday or no holiday.
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