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''Miranda'' (2009-2015) is a BritCom on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Two]] written by and starring MirandaHart as Miranda. It also stars Sarah Hadland as her best friend and work mate, Stevie; Patricia Hodge as her mother, Penny; Tom Ellis as her love interest, Gary, James Holmes as [[OutOfFocus some other guy who keeps popping up]], Clive, Sally Phillips as her OldFriend, Tilly, and, most recently, Bo Poraj as Miranda's boyfriend, Mike. It's primarily a WorkCom that takes place in Miranda's Joke Shop[[note]]Which was the original title of the show when it debuted on BBC Radio[[/note]] but visits other places in the town. It follows the story of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Miranda]], who messes up everything in her life. It all starts off fine but each episode eventually turns into a FawltyTowersPlot.

If you want to know about your right to remain silent, you want MirandaRights instead.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* AscendedExtra: In Series 3 there's a man who repeatedly shows up at Miranda's shop at the worst of times, getting dragged into ridiculous situations by Miranda. He ends up playing an important part in the finale, as [[spoiler:it's his wedding that Gary is best man at]].
* AsideGlance: A trademark of the show.
* BackForTheFinale: Pretty much everyone. [[spoiler: Even Clive.]]
* BlatantLies: All the time.
* BottleEpisode: Series 2 Episode 5 takes place entirely in one room.
* BreakoutCharacter: Tilly.
* BrickJoke: There's at least one brick joke per episode which comes back somehow at the end, no matter how contrived.
* BritishBrevity: Three series, each containing 6 episodes, followed by a two-part finale.
* CallBack: Many jokes from earlier episodes are mentioned again in later episodes, or even the next season. For example, Miranda's friend Gordon ... who is [[CompanionCube made from an orange]]. Come the third series, she has moved on from making fruit friends to adding vegeta-pals.
* TheCameo: The final episode features cameos from Gary Barlow and [[spoiler:the ''real'' Heather Small]].
* CardboardPal: Miranda has one of Gary made from a mop.
* CatchPhrase: Several, including Tilly's "Bear with, bear with" whenever she's reading a text, Penny's "Such fun!", and her habit of using the phrase "what I call" inappropriately. (Such as, "She's having it on a, what I call, weekday.")
** There's also Stevie's super-positive conversations with her Heather Small cutout - 'Whurt hev ya dun toodeeehh to mek yer feeeeel prooaarroroad?!'
** Miranda's "Rude!" and "[[InherentlyFunnyWords Good word, isn't it]]?" also get repeated often.
** Less noticeable is Gary's awkward "Hi." when he walks in, inevitably, at the worst possible moment.
*** But these are all lampshaded beyond all proportion.
** In later episodes [[ApologisesALot Charlie says "soz" very frequently]]. His other catchphrase is "I bloody love crisps!"
* CliffHanger: Season 3 ends with [[spoiler:both Gary and Mike proposing to Miranda simultaneously]].
* ClothingDamage: Miranda seems to end up in her underwear at some point in several episodes.
* CompanionCube: Miranda's "fruit friends".
* ContrivedCoincidence: The worst possible person always seem to walk in at the worst possible moment.
* ConvenientSlowDance: Zig-zagged. Miranda [[GenreSavvy has a plan]] in case this happens and makes things awkward. But when it does happen, Stevie averts it...much to Miranda's dismay.
* CutawayGag: The pre-credits, "Miranda talking to the camera" bit of each episode has two or three of these, as explanations of embarrassing incidents Miranda has become involved in.
* DancePartyEnding: Most episodes end with them, and the series finale ends with everyone dancing to Music/TakeThat's "Greatest Day".
* DownerEnding: The 2014 Christmas special ends with [[spoiler:Gary deciding he can't commit to his relationship with Miranda and walking out on her]].
* EekAMouse: Gary
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In a recent episode, everyone was enthusing over how attractive Dr. Gail is - including Gary.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The customer.
-->'''Miranda''': I'm calling you "customer" because I think it would be weirder if I knew your real name.
* FailedDramaticExit: Happens to Miranda a lot, especially with the coat rack in the restaurant.
* FallbackMarriagePact: Miranda and Gary make one in the first series. [[spoiler:Like Chris & Allison, they wound up not needing it.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Gary. Especially when he goes shirtless or dresses in his "Alpha Male" outfit.
* FawltyTowersPlot: Every episode has this in some form.
* FieryRedhead: Miranda herself may qualify.
* FirstGrayHair: Miranda frantically colors hers in with a marker.
* FullyAutomaticClipShow: The two-part finale features several, including supercuts of all the times Miranda knocked Stevie off her stool, and of times when Miranda and Penny actually got along.
* TheFunInFuneral: Miranda has to give a eulogy without knowing which relative it is that's died.
* HeCleansUpNicely: Gary, several times - to both the enjoyment of Miranda and [[EstrogenBrigade the audience]].
* HotPotato: When Miranda hosts a dinner party, she winds up flinging the main course out the window.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Obviously no longer, but still surrounded by schoolfriends who call her 'Queen Kong'.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: A RunningGag is for Miranda to [[LampshadeHanging point them out whenever they are said]] and then repeat them several times.
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Listen to Penny saying "Lady Gaga". Or "Lady Guh-GAAH", as she puts it.
* JustFriends: Gary and Miranda. Off and on. Sometimes.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: PlayedForLaughs on several occasions.
-->'''Delivery Man:''' Here you go, sir.
-->''(cue audience laughter and an annoyed AsideGlance from Miranda)''
** In one episode, Miranda's attempt to buy a nice dress results in an inadvertent visit to a cross-dresser shop where the owner plays along with the ''fiction'' that she's a woman. Later, dolled up, she's oblivious to the fact that a guy hitting on her thinks she's cross-dressing, until her (and his) bubble is finally burst by Stevie's astonished:
--> Miranda! Why are you dressed as a transvestite?!!
* MrFanservice: Gary ends up with his shirt (or more) off on several occasions.
* NoFourthWall: Miranda frequently turns toward the camera to make jokes to the viewers and to actually talk to them as if it were a conversation, except this is only done in short bursts, usually to raise a quizzical eyebrow or to completely contradict what she's just said.
** To the psychiatrist: "You haven't got us pegged!" - to the audience: "He has ''totally'' got us pegged!"
** A ShoutOut to a certain [[{{Series/Frasier}} show about an American psychiatrist]]?
*** Lampshaded when Penny is doing an impression of Miranda, and ends it with an AsideGlance at the audience. Then cut to Miranda also looking at the audience, confused. (Which can be seen [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00cqcyq here, in all its glory, on the BBC website]])
* NoNameGiven: The man who turns up at the shop repeatedly during Series 3 (credited as "the customer"). A RunningGag is that nobody knows who he is.
-->'''Psychiatrist:''' I'm sorry, who is this?
-->'''Everyone Else:''' We don't know.
* NonSequitur: "When I'm naked in bed and roll over my breasts clap."
** "When my thighs are sweaty and I stand up it sounds like a fart."
* ObsessedWithFood: Miranda
* PutOnABus: Clive disappeared in the third series without explanation.
** TheBusCameBack: Reappears at the end of the series as [[spoiler:the groom of that one guy who keeps showing up randomly]].
* RoadTripAcrossTheStreet: Instead of going to Thailand, Miranda checks in to the hotel around the corner.
* RunningGag: Someone, or even Miranda herself, unknowingly quotes a line from a song and Miranda then proceeds to sing the song the line is from.
** Miranda saying an InherentlyFunnyWord, then [[LampshadeHanging commenting on its inherent funniness]] and repeating it several times.
** Miranda pushing Stevie off her stool.
* SelfDeprecation: The show is written by Miranda herself, and contains a ''lot'' of jokes about her [[LadyLooksLikeADude general appearance]], so it counts.
* ShipTease: Miranda and Gary.
* ShipperOnDeck: Stevie and Clive plot to get Miranda and Gary together.
* ShutUpKiss: PlayedForLaughs when Miranda panics as her taxi driver is about to reveal that she is going on holiday to the Hamilton Lodge and not, as she has told her assembled friends, Thailand.
* SickeninglySweethearts: Gary's friends Chris and Allison.
** [[spoiler: Subverted; the penultimate episode reveals them to be very unsatisfied and resentful of each other.]]
* StepfordSmiler: As mentioned previously, [[spoiler: Chris and Allison]]; it is also revealed in the last episode that [[spoiler: Penny]] has been stuck in a loveless marriage for years, and her [[spoiler: HeadTiltinglyKinky adventures with Miranda's father were in fact efforts at trying to regain his interest]].
* SoundToScreenAdaptation: The show originally started as a radio show called Miranda Hart's Joke Shop.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Zig-zagged. In the final episode, [[spoiler:Miranda and Stevie hear that Gary is at a wedding, believe he's marrying Jacinta and rush to the venue to stop the ceremony. Miranda gets there just in time... only to discover that Gary is merely the best man. He does, however, agree to marry her right then and there, as per the usual trope]].
* StealthPun: When Gary Barlow makes a cameo appearance (S3E5), Penny turns to Raymont Blanc and [[Music/TakeThat says...well...]]
* StickySituation: Miranda gets stuck to the bathtub while waxing.
* StopDrowningAndStandUp: Miranda freaks out in a kayak ''that's not even in the water''.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Too many to count. Tilly and Stinky stand out as the worst offenders, though.
* StrawmanPolitical: Penny in S3 E2: "What a Surprise". Played for laughs.
* StudioAudience
** You can easily tell this especially when [[spoiler: Gary comes in the psychiatrist office where Miranda and her mum are in and confesses his love for Miranda, kisses her, and goes down on one knee to propose.]] Half of the audience members are [[{{Squee}} screaming like twelve-year-old girls]]. Then, you can hear them "aww'ing" at sheer disappointment [[spoiler:when we find out it was just Miranda daydreaming.]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "This is not a hoover pretending to be a man!"
* TechnologicallyBlindElders: Penny calls remote controls 'doobries' and screams when her mobile rings.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Whenever Miranda and Charlie are onscreen together.
* TooMuchInformation: Miranda is traumatized by Penny's over-sharing.
** Chris and Allison are very open about the anatomical details of her pregnancy.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Charlie bloody loves crisps!
* UnseenCharacter: Penny's tennis partner and ArchEnemy Belinda.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Miranda and Stevie are this. On more than one occasion they have had a massive argument and seemingly broken off their friendship only to [[StatusQuoIsGod go back to being best friends by the end of the episode]].
* [[spoiler:WeddingsForEveryone: The series ends with Miranda marrying Gary, Clive's wedding to The Customer, and Tilly engaged to Charlie.]]
* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: The third series introduces Jacinta, a worker at the café and a rival for Gary's affections. In the final episode, [[spoiler:as Miranda frantically tries to track down Gary, she hears he's at a wedding and that Jacinta isn't at the café and puts two and two together. She and Stevie quickly rush to the wedding venue, only to find Gary is merely the best man. Jacinta isn't even present, and]] her whereabouts are never actually explained.