History YMMV / TheThickOfIt

11th Jul '17 1:53:59 AM TimeLordVictorious
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11th Jul '17 1:41:28 AM TimeLordVictorious
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**** Malcolm's description of ''Star Wars'' films is this in general, seeing as Creator/PeterCapaldi is a lifelong ''Series/DoctorWho'' fan, and later went on to play the Twelfth Doctor in ''Doctor Who''.
8th Jul '17 4:28:09 PM LongLiveHumour
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** Malcolm's at his most blatant with Dan Miller: "You're ''irresistable'', you know that, don't you? Talk to you later, Bad Apple..."

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** Malcolm's at his most blatant with Dan Miller: "You're ''irresistable'', ''irresistible'', you know that, don't you? Talk to you later, Bad Apple..."
11th Jun '17 8:36:53 AM EliasQFuntybunt
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** Rather amusingly, [[WordOfGod series co-writer Ian Martin]] [[https://twitter.com/IanMartin/status/871693979263406082 has said on Twitter]] he sees more of Murray in current Prime Minister (and opponent of Corbyn) Theresa May, after the latter's disastrous election campaign which saw her widely mocked as robotic, aloof, incompetent and out of touch with ordinary people.
31st May '17 6:33:03 AM DoctorNemesis
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** At home Nicola Murray struggles with a failing marriage to a husband who doesn't pay her much attention and never seems proud of her. At work there's a man who takes a great interest in everything she does and gives her his undivided attention... alright, it may be Malcolm but [[EvilIsSexy you can't really blame her]] for developing a crush. Most of their interaction involves WillTheyOrWontThey.

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** At home Nicola Murray struggles with a failing marriage to a husband who doesn't pay her much attention and never seems proud of her. At work there's a man who takes a great interest in everything she does and gives her his undivided attention... alright, it may be Malcolm Malcolm, and the attention may be mostly negative, but [[EvilIsSexy you can't really blame her]] for developing a crush. Most of their interaction involves WillTheyOrWontThey.


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*** Both are accused of being overly politically correct and more concerned with the appearance of being "right-on" rather than actually being capable of winning elections (as exemplified in the "Quiet Batpeople" exchange).
30th May '17 7:19:41 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* EvilIsSexy: Just trust us on this one, guys.

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* %%* EvilIsSexy: Just trust us on this one, guys.



** That [[EroticEating onion bhaji]] didn't ''solely'' represent the 'problems' caused by Nicholson's upcoming report. Julius becomes positively lascivious when Malcolm is about.
** ...and in turn Malcolm tends to get physical with him: "Put your hand on mine! Try and open the door..."

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** That [[EroticEating onion bhaji]] didn't ''solely'' represent the 'problems' caused by Nicholson's upcoming report. Julius becomes positively lascivious when Malcolm is about.
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about. ...and in turn Malcolm tends to get physical with him: "Put your hand on mine! Try and open the door..."



** Olly's on-the-hoof suggestion of announcing a spare bedroom database in [=S1E1=] is not so far from a recent [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2013/feb/06/bedroom-tax-cartoon?CMP=twt_gu policy]] put forward by the government that would result in a cut in benefits to people who have spare bedrooms in social housing.

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** Olly's on-the-hoof suggestion of announcing a spare bedroom database in [=S1E1=] is not so far from a recent [[http://www.a[[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2013/feb/06/bedroom-tax-cartoon?CMP=twt_gu policy]] put forward by the government that would result in a cut in benefits to people who have spare bedrooms in social housing.



*** Murray is considered idealistic to a fault and without regard to how it comes across; one of the most frequent accusations leveled at Corbyn is that he's out of touch with voters
*** Both have been noted as being extremely awkward around the media and inept at dealing with it
*** Both have had significant issues with negative press coverage, relatively poor poll ratings and with public disloyalty from their own party, including MPs who they are technically responsible for saying they're unelectable
*** Both have been subject to a leadership coup involving the resignations of high profile members of their shadow cabinet (the only difference being that Murray's caused her to resign, Corbyn refused to)

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*** Murray is considered idealistic to a fault and without regard to how it comes across; one of the most frequent accusations leveled at Corbyn is that he's out of touch with voters
voters.
*** Both have been noted as being extremely awkward around the media and inept at dealing with it
it.
*** Both have had significant issues with negative press coverage, relatively poor poll ratings and with public disloyalty from their own party, including MPs who they are technically responsible for saying they're unelectable
unelectable.
*** Both have been subject to a leadership coup involving the resignations of high profile members of their shadow cabinet (the only difference being that Murray's caused her to resign, Corbyn refused to)to).



* 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: JerkassWoobie:
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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.



* MemeticMutation: "Omnishambles" was named the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2012.

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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"Omnishambles" was named the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2012.



* MoralEventHorizon:
** "Olly, we need you to fuck Hugh for us."
** Subverted. [[spoiler: Olly goes through with it, but does it so that most of the bad press is focused on Glenn's behaviour rather than Hugh's.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon:
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MoralEventHorizon: "Olly, we need you to fuck Hugh for us."
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" Subverted. [[spoiler: Olly goes through with it, but does it so that most of the bad press is focused on Glenn's behaviour rather than Hugh's.]]



** ...and of course [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZM8q8n8cwQ&feature=related YOU WILL SEE ME AGAIN!]]]]. From anyone else this would be cliched and [[{{Narm}} Narmy]], from Malcolm it's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].

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** ...and of course ** [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZM8q8n8cwQ&feature=related YOU WILL SEE ME AGAIN!]]]]. From anyone else this would be cliched and [[{{Narm}} Narmy]], from Malcolm it's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].



* {{Shipping}}: Malcolm and Sam. Inverted with Olly--the audience feels like screaming at Emma and Angela to stay away from him.
** It ''is'', however, worth noting that Emma was at least somewhat abusive to him.
* [[OneSceneWonder One Episode Wonder]]: Cal "The Fucker" Richards.

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* {{Shipping}}: Malcolm and Sam. Inverted with Olly--the audience feels like screaming at Emma and Angela to stay away from him.
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him. It ''is'', however, worth noting that Emma was at least somewhat abusive to him.
* [[OneSceneWonder One Episode Wonder]]: Cal "The Fucker" Richards.
him.
22nd Apr '17 2:38:39 PM TywinIsGod
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** Malcolm was always a cruel and nasty man, (particularly in the movie), but his cruelest moment of all time may well be [[spoiler: in the final season, where, after manipulating Glenn in his plot to destroy Nicola, he turns him out when he is trying to come back.]]
6th Nov '16 6:08:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: An unusually high number for a strait-laced political satire. There are so many that the show now has [[Awesome/TheThickOfIt its own section]].



** 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, but also:

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** The fact Peter Capaldi Creator/PeterCapaldi 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, but also:



* TearJerker: Malcolm's speech to Ollie in the final episode about how his job has destroyed any chance of him having a personal life.
-->'''Malcolm:''' "I'm as dead as fucking two-tone. But I can fashion my own exit."
-->'''Ollie:''' "What, you're gonna fly yourself to Switzerland and have a wank off a nurse and a bye-bye pill are you?"
-->'''Malcolm:''' "Funny, funny man. ''Political'' exit. I'm going to leave the stage with my head held high. What you are going to see is a masterclass in fucking dignity, son. The audience will be on their feet. "There he goes," they'll say. "No friends, no real friends, no children, no glory, no memoirs." Well, fuck them."
7th Aug '16 6:04:13 PM hansolodies
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* EvilIsSexy: Just trust us on this one, guys.

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** [[spoiler:Deconstructed in the final episode, however, when his explosive rant to Olly reveals how his job is a constant source of stress and its demands has forced him to completely abandon his sense of self, essentially turning him into something anyone would hate to be. Sure, we'd love to talk to our irritating coworkers with the harshness and explosiveness that Malcolm does, but it's clear that the circumstances that got him there and the person he's become makes his situation ''not'' enviable in the least.]] [[JustHereForGodzilla Not that his insults cease to be impressive.]]
* EvilIsSexy: Just trust us on this one, guys.
29th Jul '16 5:52:56 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: In retrospect, Malcolm's idea of turning Duggan's scrotum into a muppet and using it as the party mouthpiece would have worked a whole lot better than allowing Duggan to continue helping them, if only because the muppet might be able to function more effectively.
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