History Theatre / PunchAndJudy

7th Jun '16 8:49:49 PM PaulA
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* HeadBob: Traditionally the puppets don't have articulated mouths, and use head bobbing to indicate which one is speaking.


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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Punch.
27th Mar '15 4:02:34 PM WaxingName
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* BlackComedy: So black that many modern versions are often censored for children.

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* BlackComedy: So black that many modern versions are often heavily censored for children.compared to more historical stagings.
27th Mar '15 3:58:41 PM WaxingName
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* BlackComedy: So black that many modern versions are often censored for children.
19th Nov '14 12:17:32 AM Patachou
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* AmusingInjuries: People are often beaten up.
14th Dec '13 9:24:28 AM erforce
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-->''That's the way to do it!''
--->-- '''Mr. Punch'''

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-->''That's ->''"That's the way to do it!''
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it!"''
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'''Mr. Punch'''
14th Dec '13 9:23:31 AM erforce
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!!''Punch And Judy'' is referenced in:
* Famously, Mr Punch gave his name to ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'' magazine, supposedly being its editor.
* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' has this as one of the most creepy/horrible things the main character does, although he deserved it.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the team of heroes gathered by the Heterodyne Boys included a couple of {{Artificial Human}}s named Punch and Judy.
* In the opening of ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', Scrooge passes by a Punch and Judy show. One of the lines in his theme is sung by the crocodile puppet before Mr. Punch hits him with his stick.
* A scene from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' in which Kermit and Miss Piggy watch a Punch and Judy show is featured in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. Kermit's defense of the show's violence is immediately followed by two incredibly brutal scenes of violence.
* Punch and Judy are supporting characters in ''The Fourth Bear'', the second book in Creator/JasperFforde's ''Literature/NurseryCrime'' series.
* A reference appears in ''Literature/RiddleyWalker'', where it forms the main cultural legacy (along with the legend of St. Eustace) of our world and plays a huge part in the symbolism of the plot.
* Creator/NeilGaiman's short memoir-graphic novel with Creator/DaveMcKean, ''The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch'', uses motifs from the show throughout, as well as one of the characters being the performer of an actual Punch and Judy show.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** The short story "Theatre of Cruelty" features a Punch-and-Judy show, only [[spoiler: with enslaved gnomes instead of puppets. That's ''not'' the way to do it.]]
** In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', [[SweetPollyOliver Polly]] mentions having seen one or two of these in town. They were thrown out because Punch is seen using a stick on his wife that is bigger than the one Nuggan permits men to beat their wives with.
** ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' has a scene where the playwright Hwel, after being hit by two inspirations simultaneously, attempts to write what is effectively ''Theatre/RichardIII'' as a Punch-and-Judy show.
** ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', discussing Granny Weatherwax's hatred of theatre, and resulting fascination with it, says that even the Punch-and-Judy men have stopped coming to Lancre out of terror of her glaring at them from the front row.
* In ''Literature/TheMagiciansOfCaprona'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones, one of the characters is obsessed with Punch and Judy, and at one point the villain transforms the protagonists into puppets and forces them to perform the show.
* ''Literature/TheAnubisGates'' by Creator/TimPowers features a more-than-usually disturbing version, presented by a more-than-usually disturbing puppeteer.
* [[GameOfNerds It's also a baseball slang for a singles hitter.]]
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive''
* Ian Hislop unexpectedly did a short impromptu imitation in an episode of ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''.
* Tony Hancock co-wrote and appeared in a film called ''The Punch and Judy Man'' which features a Punch and Judy performer whose troubled relationship with his wife reflects the relationship between Punch and Judy.
* RealLife - if you've ever used the phrase "Pleased as Punch," it refers to Punch's habit of applauding when he has just committed some particularly violent deed.
* ''Series/HiDeHi'' features Mr Partridge, the perpetually drunk, child-hating Punch and Judy man.
* The video game ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' has a roaming monster named "Punchin' Judy" that fights the party with hand puppets.
* Harrison Birtwistle's opera ''Punch and Judy'' is a very violent take on the dysfunctional family. Benjamin Britten walked out of it during the premiere.
* A Punch and Judy set-up is seen in ''VideoGame/WallaceAndGromitsGrandAdventures: The Last Resort''.
* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s video for "Life In Technicolor II"
* "Yoga" by Music/TheMountainGoats
* In ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', Bertie's looking to kill some time, and watches a show. Of course, [[TheDitz Bertie]] is engrossed by what, in his opinion, may be the absolute last word in entertainment.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' has a pair of clownlike brutes named this, which sets up the following joke: "By the way, have you met my associates Judy and ... ''Punch?''" [[HeyYouHaymaker *POW*]]
* ''Film/TheSantaClause'': What's unusual here is that [[PlayingAgainstType they don't beat each other up]]; instead, they just talk to each other and play nice. They are also most likely LivingToys, as they seem to be busy before Scott Calvin enters the room, and react to him [[ComedicUnderwearExposure dropping his pants]].
* Music/TheTigerLillies have an album called ''Punch and Judy''.
* Appears in the novel ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' where the entire book [[spoiler:is just one huge WholePlotReference in disguise and Mister Punch is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Riot and Rebellion]].
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': There's an episode called "The Punch and Judy Affair" where the store's staff play life-size versions of the characters.
* Music/{{Marillion}} have a song called ''Punch & Judy''.
* In ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 102 Dalmatians]]'', Chloe and her dogs meet up with Kevin, his dogs, and Waddlesworth the parrot to see one of these shows. Hilarity and disaster ensues when spotless Oddball sees the dog puppet wearing a spotted sweater and tries to get it, and then eventually getting tied up in a bunch of balloons floating while at it. [[spoiler:After being rescued, the puppeteer gives her the sweater.]]
* Figures prominently in the Creator/MRJames ghost story "A Disappearance and an Appearance", as part of a nightmarish [[DreamingOfThingsToCome foreshadowing dream]].
* In ''The Last Crown'', Mr. Gruel stages a Punch And Judy show at the May Day Faire.
* [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] manages to get himself ''in'' a Punch and Judy show in ''Film/MonkeyBusiness''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' features a show-within-a-show called "Meet the Fatheads", which is pretty much Punch & Judy with 1990s gross-out humor applied. The husband and wife appear to be made of snot (or maybe just fat?) and spend most of the episodes belaboring each other about said heads with parking meters and having absurd arguments.
* Franchise/TheDCU villains Punch and Jewelee in ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'' and ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' dress like Punch and Judy.
* Cole Hawlings in ''Literature/TheBoxOfDelights'' owns a Punch & Judy show, though this is something of a cover story.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' includes a show called Big Shot with a man and a woman who report on bounty heads for bounty hunters. Their names? Punch and Judy.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Snakedance", one scene has a Punch and Judy show with a giant snake (a legendary monster on the planet where the show is being performed) in place of the crocodile.
* The antagonist in ''Film/FunnyMan'' is based on Punch. His first onscreen kill is beating a woman to death with a club.
14th Dec '13 9:01:04 AM erforce
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* The antagonist in ''Film/FunnyMan'' is based on Punch. His first onscreen kill is beating a woman to death with a club.
26th Nov '13 7:48:42 PM PaulA
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* Famously, Mr Punch gave his name to ''{{Punch}}'' magazine, supposedly being its editor.

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* Famously, Mr Punch gave his name to ''{{Punch}}'' ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'' magazine, supposedly being its editor.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the team of heroes gathered by the Heterodyne Boys included a couple of {{Artificial Human}}s named Punch and Judy.



** A scene from ''TheMuppetShow'' in which Kermit and Miss Piggy watch a Punch and Judy show is featured in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. Kermit's defense of the show's violence is immediately followed by two incredibly brutal scenes of violence.
* JasperFforde's novel ''The Fourth Bear'', in which they are supporting characters.

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** * A scene from ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' in which Kermit and Miss Piggy watch a Punch and Judy show is featured in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. Kermit's defense of the show's violence is immediately followed by two incredibly brutal scenes of violence.
* JasperFforde's novel Punch and Judy are supporting characters in ''The Fourth Bear'', the second book in which they are supporting characters.Creator/JasperFforde's ''Literature/NurseryCrime'' series.



* NeilGaiman's short memoir-graphic novel with DaveMcKean, ''The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch''.

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* NeilGaiman's Creator/NeilGaiman's short memoir-graphic novel with DaveMcKean, Creator/DaveMcKean, ''The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch''.Punch'', uses motifs from the show throughout, as well as one of the characters being the performer of an actual Punch and Judy show.



* ''SomethingPositive''
* Ian Hislop unexpectedly did a short impromptu imitation in an episode of ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''.

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* ''SomethingPositive''
''Webcomic/SomethingPositive''
* Ian Hislop unexpectedly did a short impromptu imitation in an episode of ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''.''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''.



* ''HiDeHi'' features Mr Partridge, the perpetually drunk, child-hating Punch and Judy man.

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* ''HiDeHi'' ''Series/HiDeHi'' features Mr Partridge, the perpetually drunk, child-hating Punch and Judy man.



* {{Coldplay}}'s video for "Life In Technicolor II"
* "Yoga" by TheMountainGoats

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* {{Coldplay}}'s Music/{{Coldplay}}'s video for "Life In Technicolor II"
* "Yoga" by TheMountainGoatsMusic/TheMountainGoats



* ''TheSantaClause'': What's unusual here is that [[PlayingAgainstType they don't beat each other up]]; instead, they just talk to each other and play nice. They are also most likely LivingToys, as they seem to be busy before Scott Calvin enters the room, and react to him [[ComedicUnderwearExposure dropping his pants]].
* TheTigerLillies have an album called ''Punch and Judy''.
* Appears in the novel ''RiversOfLondon'' where the entire book [[spoiler:is just one huge WholePlotReference in disguise and Mister Punch is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Riot and Rebellion]].

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* ''TheSantaClause'': ''Film/TheSantaClause'': What's unusual here is that [[PlayingAgainstType they don't beat each other up]]; instead, they just talk to each other and play nice. They are also most likely LivingToys, as they seem to be busy before Scott Calvin enters the room, and react to him [[ComedicUnderwearExposure dropping his pants]].
* TheTigerLillies Music/TheTigerLillies have an album called ''Punch and Judy''.
* Appears in the novel ''RiversOfLondon'' ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' where the entire book [[spoiler:is just one huge WholePlotReference in disguise and Mister Punch is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Riot and Rebellion]].



* Marillion have a song called ''Punch & Judy''.

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* Marillion Music/{{Marillion}} have a song called ''Punch & Judy''.



* Figures prominently in the M.R. James ghost story "A Disappearance and an Appearance", as part of a nightmarish [[DreamingOfThingsToCome foreshadowing dream]].

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* Figures prominently in the M.R. James Creator/MRJames ghost story "A Disappearance and an Appearance", as part of a nightmarish [[DreamingOfThingsToCome foreshadowing dream]].



* [[TheMarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] manages to get himself ''in'' a Punch and Judy show in ''MonkeyBusiness''.
* ''RockosModernLife'' features a show-within-a-show called "Meet the Fatheads", which is pretty much Punch & Judy with 1990s gross-out humor applied. The husband and wife appear to be made of snot (or maybe just fat?) and spend most of the episodes belaboring each other about said heads with parking meters and having absurd arguments.
* TheDCU villains Punch and Jewelee in ''CaptainAtom'' and ''SuicideSquad'' dress like Punch and Judy.

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* [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] manages to get himself ''in'' a Punch and Judy show in ''MonkeyBusiness''.
''Film/MonkeyBusiness''.
* ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' features a show-within-a-show called "Meet the Fatheads", which is pretty much Punch & Judy with 1990s gross-out humor applied. The husband and wife appear to be made of snot (or maybe just fat?) and spend most of the episodes belaboring each other about said heads with parking meters and having absurd arguments.
* TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU villains Punch and Jewelee in ''CaptainAtom'' ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'' and ''SuicideSquad'' ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' dress like Punch and Judy.
26th Nov '13 6:59:22 PM johnnye
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-->''That's the way to do it!'' -- Mr. Punch

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-->''That's the way to do it!'' -- Mr. Punch
it!''
--->-- '''Mr. Punch'''
28th Oct '13 9:30:44 AM spydre
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* ValuesDissonance: To a modern audience more attuned to the psychological damage caused by domestic violence, Punch's actions can quickly shift from funny to horrifying.
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