History YMMV / TheThickOfIt

30th Oct '15 4:22:46 PM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Steve Fleming's ill-advised [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7371959.stm Josef Fritzl]] joke goes down like a lead balloon. When ''Olly'' is making the "eeeesh" face at you, you know you've gone too far.
** Similarly, Adam shushing Phil's bad taste remarks after the news of [[spoiler: Mr Tickel's suicide.]] Adam wasn't above mocking [[spoiler: Mr Tickel when he was alive]], but clearly considers Phil's behaviour to be a bit beyond the pale.
** Olly isn't above these either. There's the time where mocks special needs children... in front of Glenn, who has a special needs child. And [[CrossesTheLineTwice keeps going after Hugh calls him out]]. When he mocks Glenn over Malcolm punching him in Season Three, saying Glenn being "not technically a woman." Malcolm shoots Olly a DeathGlare and tells him to zip it.
14th Oct '15 11:18:43 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* EscapistCharacter: As unsympathetic as he may be, Malcolm derives a lot of his popularity from this. Most of us wouldn't want to ''work'' with him, but anyone who's ever worked a low-paying or unrewarding job with unlikeable coworkers has probably wanted to ''be'' him at some point. He's feared, respected, impeccably witty, brutally honest, [[InsufferableGenius smart enough to know that he's usually always right]], and so valuable to his bosses that he knows they'd never dare get rid of him. He's an asshole, but he's the kind of asshole that we all wish we could be.
26th Sep '15 4:10:09 PM Sapphirea2
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** The fact Peter Capaldi is now the [[Series/DoctorWho 12th Doctor]] instantly has rendered large parts of the series into this. The "We've fucking time-traveled, yes?" speech likely being first and foremost.
** Nicola's offhand Doctor Who remark, followed immediately by Malcolm looking uncharacteristically chipper.
*** ''The Missing [=DoSAC=] Files'' contains a letter from a TV exec pitching a Malcolm Tucker-led chat show where he interviews various interesting people. The photoshop depicts Malcolm interviewing a Dalek.

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** The fact Peter Capaldi is now the [[Series/DoctorWho 12th Doctor]] instantly has rendered large parts of the series into this. The "We've fucking time-traveled, yes?" speech likely being first and foremost.
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foremost, but also:
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Nicola's offhand Doctor Who remark, ''Doctor Who'' remark followed immediately by Malcolm looking uncharacteristically chipper.
chipper! (Capaldi has been a fan of the show since childhood.)
*** ''The Missing [=DoSAC=] Files'' contains a letter from a TV exec pitching a Malcolm Tucker-led chat show where he interviews various interesting people. The photoshop depicts Malcolm interviewing a Dalek.Dalek! (Gets even better when you see what happens in the episodes in which the Twelfth Doctor encounters them...)
*** Malcolm's dismissive summing up of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films in 4.2 notes that the characters are all made of [=LEGOs=]. Guess which Doctor is the focus of the ''Doctor Who''-based material in ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions''?



* JerkassWoobie: By series 3 Malcolm has become something of this status, though he'd probably resent [[DontYouDarePityMe being referred to as such]] -- he likes to think of himself more as a thin, white Mugabe.

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* JerkassWoobie: By series Series 3 Malcolm has become something of this status, though he'd probably resent [[DontYouDarePityMe being referred to as such]] -- he likes to think of himself more as a thin, white Mugabe.
4th Jul '15 9:36:14 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** ''Fuckity Bye''.
14th May '15 6:12:14 PM SwimToTheMoon
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*** In a deleted scene, he threatens to Olly, "I'll fucking plant a palm tree in your neck, and I'll fuck you fucking tenderly in its shade".
8th Nov '14 4:00:46 AM Mousy677
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** It ''is'', however, worth noting that Emma was at least somewhat abusive to him.
21st Sep '14 7:42:35 PM Austin
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-->'''Jamie:''' "You couldn't organise [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale a bumrape in a barracks]]."

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-->'''Jamie:''' "You couldn't organise [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale a bumrape in a barracks]].barracks."
21st Sep '14 7:42:00 PM Austin
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* {{Jerkass}}: The third season features new arch-Jerkass Steve Fleming, as well as OneSceneWonder Cal Richards.
24th Aug '14 11:34:56 PM DoctorSleep
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** Nicola's offhand Doctor Who remark, followed immediately by Malcolm looking uncharacteristically chipper.
21st Jun '14 9:01:37 AM CaissasDeathAngel
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** Any reference to scandal or public disgrace (and, being a political sitcom, there are plenty) is made slightly painful by what happened to Chris Langham after the series went out.



** Hugh's comment to Olly about not "clicking" with the PM's wife (his assertion that she'd say "he's a social spastic and very probably a registered nonce") combines this with a good measure of HilariousInHindsight for those of us with particularly dark senses of humour.

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** Hugh's comment to Olly about not "clicking" with the PM's wife (his assertion that she'd say "he's a social spastic and very probably a registered nonce") combines this with a good measure of HilariousInHindsight for those of us with particularly dark senses of humour.humour, as Langham was later convicted of downloading child pornography. This indeed adds a painful note to any reference to public scandal or disgrace in the series, and there are plenty.
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