History Trivia / TheThickOfIt

27th Dec '15 2:38:55 PM nombretomado
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** As Malcolm Tucker was a rather late StarMakingRole for Creator/PeterCapaldi there are many examples. Malcolm caused this for people who saw Peter Capaldi in ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'' as the much more sympathetic civil servant John Frobisher, the still sweary but more tragic Mark Jenkins in ''{{Skins}}'', or way earlier than that as the Angel Islington in ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}'', or ''still'' earlier as the {{Adorkable}} Danny Oldsen in ''Film/LocalHero''. And this all ultimately leads up to the fact that he is now [[Series/DoctorWho the Twelfth Doctor.]]
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** As Malcolm Tucker was a rather late StarMakingRole for Creator/PeterCapaldi there are many examples. Malcolm caused this for people who saw Peter Capaldi in ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'' as the much more sympathetic civil servant John Frobisher, the still sweary but more tragic Mark Jenkins in ''{{Skins}}'', ''Series/{{Skins}}'', or way earlier than that as the Angel Islington in ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}'', or ''still'' earlier as the {{Adorkable}} Danny Oldsen in ''Film/LocalHero''. And this all ultimately leads up to the fact that he is now [[Series/DoctorWho the Twelfth Doctor.]]
24th Oct '15 10:53:14 PM JamesAustin
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* CastingGag: Armando Iannucci admitted he cast Tom Hollander as Cal "The Fucker" Richards partly as an in-joke for fans who'd seen him playing Simon Foster in ''Film/InTheLoop''.
9th Aug '15 3:25:35 AM major-kumquat
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* TheDanza: Phil Smith is played by Will Smith. **Sam Cassidy, played by Samantha Harrington.
30th Apr '15 8:53:51 PM tenryufan
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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: ** Rebecca Front is baffled at how playing a fictional minister has brought her a flood of requests to appear on news shows [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/16/television-current-affairs-political-comedy as a political pundit]]. Similarly, Peter Capaldi was asked to interview Creator/AlastairCampbell in the style of Malcolm Tucker but had to refuse on the grounds that Malcolm is a fictional character and that he'd need backup from eight writers. ** Peter Capaldi gets fans stopping him the street with [[TooKinkyToTorture requests to tell them to fuck off]]: [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/17/peter-capaldi-malcolm-tucker-tv "...and sometimes I mean it"]].
1st Feb '15 11:57:51 AM SwimToTheMoon
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Malcolm's first insult in the whole show is "He's as useless as a marzipan dildo", not "He's about as much use as a marzipan dildo".
10th Oct '14 3:07:49 PM LongLiveHumour
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** As Malcolm Tucker was a rather late StarMakingRole for Creator/PeterCapaldi there are many examples. Malcolm caused this for people who saw Peter Capaldi in ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'' as the much more sympathetic civil servant John Frobisher, the still sweary but more tragic Mark Jenkins in ''{{Skins}}'', or way earlier than that as the Angel Islington in ''{{Neverwhere}}'', or ''still'' earlier as the {{Adorkable}} Danny Oldsen in ''Film/LocalHero''. And this all ultimately leads up to the fact that he is now [[Series/DoctorWho the Twelfth Doctor.]]
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** As Malcolm Tucker was a rather late StarMakingRole for Creator/PeterCapaldi there are many examples. Malcolm caused this for people who saw Peter Capaldi in ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'' as the much more sympathetic civil servant John Frobisher, the still sweary but more tragic Mark Jenkins in ''{{Skins}}'', or way earlier than that as the Angel Islington in ''{{Neverwhere}}'', ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}'', or ''still'' earlier as the {{Adorkable}} Danny Oldsen in ''Film/LocalHero''. And this all ultimately leads up to the fact that he is now [[Series/DoctorWho the Twelfth Doctor.]]
20th Sep '14 12:53:01 PM Embryon
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** [[Series/GameOfThrones Edmure Tully]] is on the Golding Inquiry, slightly more competent than usual.
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** [[Series/GameOfThrones Edmure Tully]] is on the Golding Goolding Inquiry, slightly more competent than usual.
23rd Aug '14 12:23:05 PM Austin
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These aren't Trivia tropes. Moving.
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In 2005 Chris Langham was charged with downloading child pornography. Rather than make a full second series without him, the producers made two hour-long specials for which they [[PutOnABus put him on a bus]], leaving the door open for him to return if he was found not guilty. He was found guilty at his 2007 trial and served 15 weeks in prison, and his character Hugh Abbott disappeared from the show never to return. * ShoutOut / TakeThat: The season 3 episode in which Nicola and Peter are interviewed by Richard Bacon contains references to two other Five Live broadcasters, Simon Mayo and MarkKermode. The reference to Kermode is only an off-hand, blink-and-you'll-miss-it comment about his supposedly "massive" hands by Ollie, but it seems to have taken on a memetic life of its own around Kermode. ** The show takes fairly regular potshots at ''Series/TopGear'', especially Phil being disparagingly compared to James May and Malcolm saying Richard Hammond needs a punch in the face. In another episode, Malcolm says that he hates Steve Fleming "as much as James May presumably hates himself." ** 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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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In 2005 Chris Langham was charged with downloading child pornography. Rather than make a full second series without him, the producers made two hour-long specials for which they [[PutOnABus put him on a bus]], leaving the door open for him to return if he was found not guilty. He was found guilty at his 2007 trial and served 15 weeks in prison, and his character Hugh Abbott disappeared from the show never to return. * ShoutOut / TakeThat: The season 3 episode in which Nicola and Peter are interviewed by Richard Bacon contains references to two other Five Live broadcasters, Simon Mayo and MarkKermode. The reference to Kermode is only an off-hand, blink-and-you'll-miss-it comment about his supposedly "massive" hands by Ollie, but it seems to have taken on a memetic life of its own around Kermode. ** The show takes fairly regular potshots at ''Series/TopGear'', especially Phil being disparagingly compared to James May and Malcolm saying Richard Hammond needs a punch in the face. In another episode, Malcolm says that he hates Steve Fleming "as much as James May presumably hates himself." ** 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!''"return.
21st Jul '14 3:04:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Seeing [[MyParentsAreAliens Brian Johnson]] walk in and use the word "pisser" is likely to shock those familiar with his earlier work.
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** Seeing [[MyParentsAreAliens [[Series/MyParentsAreAliens Brian Johnson]] walk in and use the word "pisser" is likely to shock those familiar with his earlier work.
2nd Jul '14 9:23:47 PM bwburke94
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** Obviously not deliberate, but since Peter Capaldi was cast as the next ''DoctorWho'', it's become extremely retroactively funny how often Malcolm's rants involve time travel and other science fiction tropes. *** Even more coincidental, in one of the DVD commentaries, the cast jokes about Capaldi someday being cast as the next Doctor.* ForeignRemake: In 2006, ABC ordered a pilot for an American version of ''The Thick of It'' starring Oliver Platt. By most accounts it was terrible and consequently was never picked up. ''{{Veep}}'' fared much better, though it's more of a SpiritualSuccessor than direct remake.
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** Obviously not deliberate, but since Peter Capaldi was cast as the next ''DoctorWho'', [[Series/DoctorWho Twelfth Doctor]], it's become extremely retroactively funny how often Malcolm's rants involve time travel and other science fiction tropes. *** Even more coincidental, coincidentally, in one of the DVD commentaries, the cast jokes about Capaldi someday being cast as the next Doctor.* ForeignRemake: In 2006, ABC ordered a pilot for an American version of ''The Thick of It'' starring Oliver Platt. By most accounts it was terrible and consequently was never picked up. ''{{Veep}}'' fared much better, though it's more of a SpiritualSuccessor than direct remake.

** Obviously not deliberate, but since Peter Capaldi was cast as the next ''DoctorWho'', it's become extremely retroactively funny how often Malcolm's rants involve time travel and other science fiction tropes. *** Even more coincidental, in one of the DVD commentaries, the cast jokes about Capaldi someday being cast as the next Doctor.* ForeignRemake: In 2006, ABC ordered a pilot for an American version of ''The Thick of It'' starring Oliver Platt. By most accounts it was terrible and consequently was never picked up. ''{{Veep}}'' ''Series/{{Veep}}'' fared much better, though it's more of a SpiritualSuccessor than direct remake.

** As Malcolm Tucker was a rather late StarMakingRole for Peter Capaldi there are many examples. Malcolm caused this for people who saw Peter Capaldi in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' as the much more sympathetic civil servant John Frobisher, the still sweary but more tragic Mark Jenkins in ''{{Skins}}'', or way earlier than that as the Angel Islington in ''{{Neverwhere}}'', or ''still'' earlier as the {{Adorkable}} Danny Oldsen in ''Film/LocalHero''. *** And this all ultimately leads up to the fact that he is now [[Series/DoctorWho the Twelfth Doctor.]]
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** As Malcolm Tucker was a rather late StarMakingRole for Peter Capaldi Creator/PeterCapaldi there are many examples. Malcolm caused this for people who saw Peter Capaldi in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'' as the much more sympathetic civil servant John Frobisher, the still sweary but more tragic Mark Jenkins in ''{{Skins}}'', or way earlier than that as the Angel Islington in ''{{Neverwhere}}'', or ''still'' earlier as the {{Adorkable}} Danny Oldsen in ''Film/LocalHero''. *** ''Film/LocalHero''. And this all ultimately leads up to the fact that he is now [[Series/DoctorWho the Twelfth Doctor.]]

* PeripheryDemographic: Thanks to the HeyItsThatGuy effect. Peter Capaldi plays the Doctor on TV in ''Series/DoctorWho'', and Alex Macqueen plays the Master on audio in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho. Since Doctor/Master is the series' most popular slash pairing, ''a lot'' of ''Series/DoctorWho'' slash fans have turned to ''The Thick of It'' to see both men getting all up in each other's faces.
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* PeripheryDemographic: Thanks to the HeyItsThatGuy effect. Peter Capaldi plays the Doctor on TV in ''Series/DoctorWho'', and Alex Macqueen plays the Master on audio in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho. Since Doctor/Master is the series' most popular ''Doctor Who'' slash pairing, ''a lot'' of ''Series/DoctorWho'' slash fans have turned to ''The Thick of It'' to see both men getting all up in each other's faces.

** The show takes fairly regular potshots at ''TopGear'', especially Phil being disparagingly compared to James May and Malcolm saying Richard Hammond needs a punch in the face. In another episode, Malcolm says that he hates Steve Fleming "as much as James May presumably hates himself."
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** The show takes fairly regular potshots at ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', especially Phil being disparagingly compared to James May and Malcolm saying Richard Hammond needs a punch in the face. In another episode, Malcolm says that he hates Steve Fleming "as much as James May presumably hates himself."
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