History Series / TheThinBlueLine

26th Mar '16 3:09:22 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Mar '16 3:09:07 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"What's wrong with policemen on television these days? [[OddCouple They're always complete opposites]]. [[WunzaPlot One of them is fat and poor, the other one's thin and posh.]] One of them's a woman, the other one's a Martian. One of them has four heads, one of them's ''allergic'' to heads."''

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->''"What's wrong with policemen on television these days? [[OddCouple They're always complete opposites]]. [[WunzaPlot opposites. One of them is fat and poor, the other one's thin and posh.]] posh. One of them's a woman, the other one's a Martian. One of them has four heads, one of them's ''allergic'' to heads."''
26th Mar '16 3:08:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiremenAreHot: One of these appeared in an episode ''Series/TheThinBlueLine''. Maggie had the hots for a hunky firefighter who [[spoiler:unfortunately turned out to have the hots for her male colleague Kevin]]. HilarityEnsues.

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* FiremenAreHot: One of these appeared in an episode ''Series/TheThinBlueLine''.episode. Maggie had the hots for a hunky firefighter who [[spoiler:unfortunately turned out to have the hots for her male colleague Kevin]]. HilarityEnsues.
26th Mar '16 3:08:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with the Errol Morris [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096257/ documentary]] about Dallas police and prosecutors framing a man for murder, nor ''TheThinRedLine''.

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Not to be confused with the Errol Morris [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096257/ documentary]] about Dallas police and prosecutors framing a man for murder, nor ''TheThinRedLine''.
''Film/TheThinRedLine''.
21st Feb '16 1:55:01 PM LeedsKing
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* AgainstMyReligion: Someone gets sick in Fowler's hat, and Fowler absentmindedly puts it on. When his superior shows up and want to know why Fowler isn't taking his hat off in respect, he claims to be a Sihk who is forbidden to bare his head.

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* AgainstMyReligion: Someone gets sick in Fowler's hat, and Fowler absentmindedly puts it on. When his superior shows up and want to know why Fowler isn't taking his hat off in respect, he claims to be a Sihk Sikh who is forbidden to bare his head.



'''Fouler:''' No, no that is an arachnaphobic.\\

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'''Fouler:''' No, no that is an arachnaphobic.arachnophobic.\\



'''Fouler:''' Look, we're talking about the queen.\\

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'''Fouler:''' Look, we're talking about the queen.Queen.\\



* FrenchJerk: In one episode, everyone at the police station is forced to attend diversity training, but when they're instructed to arrest an illegal immigrant, they get the wrong guy - causing a major incident because he is actually the European Commissioner for Human Rights (and black.) The man turns out to be a French Jerk and instantly starts complaining about everything in Britain: "You British. No wonder we all hate you. Your chocolate isn't chocolatey enough. Your bananas are too long and bendy. And you insist on eating prawn cocktail crisps ''despite the fact that we have told you not to!''"

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* FrenchJerk: In one episode, everyone at the police station is forced to attend diversity training, but when they're instructed to arrest an illegal immigrant, they get the wrong guy - causing a major incident because he is actually the European Commissioner for Human Rights (and black.) The man turns out to be a French Jerk and instantly starts complaining about everything in Britain: "You British. British! No wonder we all hate you. Your chocolate isn't chocolatey enough. Your bananas are too long and bendy. And you insist on eating prawn cocktail crisps ''despite the fact that we have told you not to!''"
4th Nov '15 8:07:47 PM Ejia
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* AffectionateNickname: Raymond calls Patricia "cabbage".
12th Aug '15 8:01:47 AM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Expy}}: In keeping with Ben Elton's stated influence from, ''Series/DadsArmy'', several of the characters and their relationships are clearly based on those from the earlier show:

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* {{Expy}}: In keeping with Ben Elton's stated influence from, from ''Series/DadsArmy'', several of the characters and their relationships are clearly based on those from the earlier show:
12th Aug '15 7:53:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Expy}}: In keeping with Ben Elton's stated influence from, ''Series/DadsArmy'', several of the characters and their relationships are clearly based on those from the earlier show:
** Fowler is Captain Mainwaring (the pompous leader who's a bit ineffectual);
** Patricia is a combination of Sgt. Wilson and Mrs. Pike (both the long-suffering junior officer / comedic foil and the overly romantic love interest with a tendency to embarrass her lover with her overtures);
** Habib is Private Walker (the savvy, snarky and competent OnlySaneMan);
** Gladstone is Corporal Jones (the somewhat fuzzy-witted old-timer with easily-derailed thought processes and a tendency to ramble);
** Goody is Private Pike (the naive youngster with a tendency to irritate and embarrass the pompous leader);
** Grim is ARP Warden Hodges (the rival to the pompous leader who's equally pompous and ineffectual, but in an opposite sense).
12th Aug '15 7:40:50 AM DoctorNemesis
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Fowler's pompous, uptight and officious, but he means well and has a good heart underneath it all.



* ObliviousToLove: Strangely, while Fowler and Dawkins have been together for ten years, he doesn't seem to be aware of her advances at times. Clearly Patricia loves Raymond, and he must return her affections otherwise they wouldn't be in a relationship, but it seems that to him she's just... there.

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* ObliviousToLove: Strangely, while Fowler and Dawkins have been together for ten years, he doesn't seem to be aware of her advances at times. Clearly Patricia loves Raymond, and he must return her affections otherwise they wouldn't be in a relationship, but it seems that to him she's just... there. This is at least in part because Fowler both believes very heavily in professionalism and maintaining an official distance at all times and is incredibly repressed and poor at expressing emotions in an almost stereotypically British fashion.
5th Aug '15 11:18:13 PM Ejia
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* MistakenForCheating: Dawkins thinks Fowler and Habib are having an affair and parading it right in front of her, but it turns out that A. Raymond just wants Maggie on his pub quiz team and B. Maggie is also being set up as a HoneyTrap in the episode of the same name. While it is true that Fowler kissed Habib, it was a completely platonic spur-of-the-moment thing when she won the previous pub quiz for their team.


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* ObliviousToLove: Strangely, while Fowler and Dawkins have been together for ten years, he doesn't seem to be aware of her advances at times. Clearly Patricia loves Raymond, and he must return her affections otherwise they wouldn't be in a relationship, but it seems that to him she's just... there.
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