History Series / TheThinBlueLine

6th Jul '16 2:17:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also inverted when a serial hoaxer comes in and briefly convinces all the other cops he's armed with a gun; Fowler, who knows full well he's just a pest, walks right up to him, 'disarms' him[[note]]his 'gun' turns out to be a spoon[[/note]] and tells him to get lost.
8th Jun '16 4:34:01 PM caffeinatedkate
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* MixedMetaphor: Something Inspector Grim is good at in. For example in the episode "Night Shift", he informs everyone that he is looking for:

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* MixedMetaphor: Something Inspector Grim is good at in.at. For example in the episode "Night Shift", he informs everyone that he is looking for:



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: One of the many ways Grim mangles the English language on.

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: One of the many ways Grim mangles the English language on.language.
8th Jun '16 4:17:44 PM caffeinatedkate
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* YouWatchTooMuchX: Grim wants to buy a water cooler for the CID, Fowler responds "you just want to walk around with a paper cup in your hand like an American police officer. You watch too much television".
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:
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