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[[caption-width-right:307: A ''Local'' Shop for ''local'' people. There's nothing for ''you'' here.]]

->''Welcome to Royston Vasey''. '''[[EldritchLocation You'll never leave.]]'''

British SketchComedy[=/=]SitCom, with a very dark tone of humour, and plenty of [[HorrorTropes horror trappings]].

Set in the town of Royston Vasey (or Spent, in the original radio version), the show focuses on the very strange lives of the inhabitants: their warped obsessions, quirks and relationships. Also notable in that almost all characters are played by one of only three actors: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, and Creator/MarkGatiss. (Fourth musketeer Jeremy Dyson is part of the writing team, and is occasionally seen in cameos.)

Came forty-first in ''Series/BritainsBestSitcom''.

Not to be confused with;
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', a classic [[TheCaper Caper]] movie from 1960, after which the show's four creators were collectively named.
* ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', which also took its name from the above film.
* The short lived band started by guitarist Robert Fripp that, through some excessively odd reason, share many qualities with this show...
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!!Contains examples of:
* ActorAllusion: the Mayor is played by standup Roy "Chubby" Brown, whose real name is Royston Vasey.
* AerithAndBob: Chloe & Radclyffe.
* AffablyEvil: Hilary Briss
* AwfulWeddedLife: Charlie and Stella Hull
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The animals in Papa Lazarou's circus, who are really his human victims.]] They do scream, actually, but no one can hear them...
* AnimalMotifs: Harvey Denton is obsessed with toads, and collects them. He also greatly resembles one, and the interior of the Denton home has a sort of a dull green colour scheme, like a lily pond.
** Similiarly, Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup (pictured above) both have piggy noses and live in filth. Tubbs has also been seen breastfeeding a piglet.
* AttractiveBentGender: Reece actually looks pretty good as Judee Levinson, Stella Hull and Olive Kilshaw.
** Not to mention Creator/MarkGatiss as Val Denton and Gina Beasley.
* BadSanta: You can't get much worse than [[spoiler: Papa Lazarou]] as Father Christmas.
* BikiniBar: Flaps In Your Lap, Royston Vasey's 'premier exotic dance centre'.
* BitterWeddingSpeech: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Bad idea]] choosing [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Geoff]] as your best man, Mike...
* BrotherChuck: None of the Dentons appear in Season 3. We can assume that Benjamin finally escaped from Royston Vasey, but the fate of Val and Harvey is left vague.
* TheButcher: Hilary Briss, a literal butcher who sells some kind of very illegal and hideously immoral "special stuff".
* BilingualBonus: Dialogue between Herr Lipp, Lotte and Justin at the climax of Lipp's attempts to seduce the schoolboy. Lotte tries to warn Justin about Lipp in German:
--> '''Herr Lipp''' "Er konnt kein Deutsch. Er ist ''meine'' junge."[[note]]"He knows no German. He is ''my'' boy."[[/note]]
--> '''Lotte''' "Denn Gott hilfe ihn."[[note]]"Then God help him."[[/note]]
* BuriedAlive: The fate of [[spoiler: Justin Smart]], although he is given a funnel through which to breathe.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: The Book of Wives
* CallBack[=/=]CallForward: Pop's line about wanting a daughter as well as sons can be seen as a callback to Chloe and Radclyffe's line about Val. Given the twins' implied psychic abilities, and the similar context of both lines, however, it may be that the girls were making deliberate reference to something that hadn't happened yet.
* CalvinBall: "Go Johnny Go Go Go Go"
* CampGay: Herr Lip, Keith Drop.
* CasanovaWannabe: Pop
* CatchPhrase:
** Tubbs: "Are you local?"
** Edward "Hello, hello? What's going on? What's all this shouting? We'll have no trouble here!"
*** Both of the above: "This is a local shop, for local people. There's nothing for you here!"
** Papa Lazarou: "You're ''my'' wife now!" and "Hello Dave!" The former has been subject to CatchPhraseInterruptus.
** Pauline Campbell-Jones: "Okey-cokey! Pig in a pokey!"
** Geoff: "You always knew I had this gun!"
** Pop: "Call me Pop!"
** Les: "It's a shit business. Glad I'm out of it."
** Ernest Foot: "Was it something I said?"
** Christopher Frost: "Chalk 'em up!"
** Alvin: "Home is the hunter!"
** Harvey: "In this house, we (completely absurd rule)."
* CatsAreMean: Cat enthusiast Dougall Siepp is a scary guy.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Parodied and inverted. Harvey Denton has a peculiar paranoia about walking in on his nephew, Benjamin, and has an entire, SpitTake-inducing collection of {{Unusual Euphemism}}s ready. There has never been any concrete evidence of Benjamin actually masturbating.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: Les [=McQueen=] tries loudly to claim [[ICouldaBeenAContender his failure to become a pop star]] doesn't upset him, saying [[CelebrityIsOverrated "It's a shit business.]] [[BlatantLies I'm glad I'm out of it."]] No-one is fooled.
* CelebrityParadox: Mick [=McNamara=] claims that an episode of Tom Baker-era ''Series/DoctorWho'' was filmed at the Stump Hole caverns. So why does Mick, and approximately one third of the town, look exactly like that guy who played Dr. Lazarus in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment "The Lazarus Experiment"]] and wrote the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern "The Idiot's Lantern"]]? And why does another third of the town so greatly resemble the guy who played Strackman Lux in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]]? And why [[spoiler:does Dougal Siepp so greatly resemble the Ninth Doctor?]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn:
** In Series 2, Herr Lipp was essentially a creep and a sociopath; in the Christmas Special, though still a nasty pederast, he at least shows some compassion and sacrifices himself to save Matthew. By the time we get to the Movie, he is a kind and caring guy (even his turn to violence is intended to save the locals from what he believes to be endless misery) who is incidentally campy, a far cry from the selfish date-rapist he originally was.
** In Series 1, Val is quite uncomfortable with Harvey's eccentric behaviour, however by Series 2, she seems blithely unaware he's utterly dotty. Maybe she just [[StepfordSmiler got better at covering her embarrassment.]] Also, Val and Harvey seemed to regard Benjamin a bit of a nuisance initially, but by Series 2, were doing [[EvilPlan everything they could]] to keep him in Royston Vasey.
* CheshireCatGrin: Hilary Briss gives these a lot.
* ChessWithDeath: The stage show has a man gambling his soul against an [[LouisCypher ambiguously diabolical]] figure. However, the [[DealWithTheDevil devil figure]] doesn't want to play chess; he wants to play [[spoiler: "Go Johnny Go Go Go Go"]].
* ChristmasSpecial, complete with BadSanta
* {{Corpsing}}: Shearsmith, with Pauline, during the live show.
* CreepyTwins: Chloe and Radclyffe Denton, who also fulfil...
** CreepyChild
* CringeComedy
* ComicTrio: Most of the characters are divided into groups of three, mirroring the actors themselves.
* ContinuityNod: At the end of Season 2 [[spoiler: Hilary Briss]] escapes to the Caribbean. During Season 3, [[spoiler:a newspaper headline can be seen declaring ''"Mysterious Nosebleed Outbreak In Carribean!"'']]
** Papa Lazarou makes off with [[spoiler:Rev. Bernice]] in the Christmas special. The season three premiere's poster gag is "Have You Seen Our [[spoiler:Vicar]]?"
* CorruptHick: Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup who also supply some BrotherSisterIncest
* {{Cult}}: Solutions, Inc. in the ChristmasSpecial.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Most episodes of Season 3 focus on previously-minor characters.
* DepravedHomosexual: Herr Lipp is a spoof of this trope.
* DinnerAndAShow: Does anyone in Royston Vasey eat a meal [[WorldOfHam without an argument?]] If so, we've never seen it.
* DirtyOldMan: Pop
* TheDitz: Mickey, who is clearly mentally disabled.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the ChristmasSpecial, Matthew Parker's denouncement of [[CampGay Herr Lip]] [[DepravedHomosexual as a vampire]] uses the phrase "I know what you are! You're trying to turn me into one of you!" [[spoiler: Lip, who isn't a vampire ("I am just a queen!"), is understandably hurt by this.]]
* DumbIsGood: Tubbs is shown to be not entirely responsible for the crimes she commits with Edward, because she is obviously mentally unsound. It's probably genetic.
** Mickey.
* EasilyForgiven: In the stage show, [[spoiler: Tubbs is forgiven by {{God}} and welcomed into the Kingdom of Swansea (long story), but Edward has to go to Hell.]]
* {{Egregious}}: Rather amusingly for tropers, an argument about this word turns into a punch-up between Pauline and Ross.
* EldritchLocation: Welcome to Royston Vasey. '''You'll never leave.'''
* EleventyZillion: Someone really should tell Tubbs "twelvty" isn't a number, because Edward isn't going to.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: Harvey Denton refuses to say "The F word", which is, of course, [[spoiler: "frog"]].
* EroticAsphyxiation: [[spoiler: [[GoneHorriblyWrong Goes horribly wrong]] and everybody involved dies.]]
* EvilHand: [[spoiler: Turns out to be [[HeroicSacrifice good]]]].
* EvilPlan: Papa Lazarou's rather complicated machinations involving [[spoiler: turning people into circus animals.]] You'd think it would just be easier to just...[[spoiler:get some ordinary circus animals.]] Presumably he does it ForTheEvulz.
* ExpositionOfImmortality: When Papa Lazarou is going through his Book of Wives in Season Three, some of the photos are clearly old, sepia ones that heavily imply that he's a lot older than he appears. There are more on the wall of his room, too.
* EyeScream: Hilary Briss is seen scaring children with a pair of sheep's eyes, which he then eats.
* FagHag: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] with Tish, who unintentionally offends the hell out of all her fairly StraightGay friends.
* FanDisservice: Tubbs torturing the construction men while dancing around nude "The Road to Royston Vasey."
** The Denton's Nude Day.
** Barbara in a wedding dress that exposes her backside.
* FatIdiot: Barry Baggs, the debt collector. Also a BigEater. In the live show "The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You", his idiot status is subverted--and may even have been ObfuscatingStupidity--when he outwits and (in the epilogue) replaces his boss.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Pop [[IHaveNoSon disowns his son Richie]] for failing to prevent a handful of Maverick bars from being stolen from the news stand.
* ForgottenBirthday: Mike and Brian try and pull this on Geoff. It doesn't end well.
* FreudianExcuse: The ChristmasSpecial reveals that Rev. Bernice is so cynical and hateful because when she was a little girl, [[spoiler: Papa Lazarou kidnapped her mother while [[BadSanta dressed as Santa Claus]]]] on Christmas Eve.
* FreudianSlip: Ollie Plimsoles' wife, Linda, has left him for another woman. And he will never let you forget it, no matter how he tries.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Subverted with kindly, accident-prone vet Mr. Chinnery.
* FullNameUltimatum: "Don't you do it, Hilary Briss!"
* GenerationXerox: In The ChristmasSpecial, we see a bit of Royston Vasey in the 1890s, including Victorian versions of Harvey, Barbara, Chinnery, Pauline, Mickey, and Ross
* GenderBender: Barbara the transgender cab driver.
-->'''Barbara''': Have you heard what they're saying about the Beast of Royston Vasey?
-->'''Mrs. Levinson''': Now, Barbara, people can be very cruel.
* GrotesqueGallery: Because almost all of the characters are played by the same three actors, a variety of prosthetics are used, some of which are profoundly hideous. Of particular note are Edward, Tubbs, Iris, Harvey, Bernice, Mickey, Vinnie & Reenie, Ally, and Herr Lipp.
* HappilyMarried: There are quite a lot of (very odd) people in Royston Vasey who have a blissful relationship with their (even odder) spouse. Edward & Tubbs, and Val & Harvey stand out.
* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Subverted in the Job Center storyline, when Ross admits no one else knows about his report on Pauline, even adding that all the information is within a single folder he has right there--but Pauline accepts defeat anyway.
** In the original radio series, this trope was played straight, but the writers gave it a more creative spin for the TV version.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Hilary becomes one of these. He's on the same side as Geoff and Herr Lip, but he's still an amoral killer.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: "that Merrill." Frequently mentioned by Vinnie and Reenie, but never actually appears.
** David Tattsyrup becomes a TheVoice variant after Tubbs and Edward take him back in.
** "Our Julie", Charlie and Stella Hull's daughter is TheGhost. She's at college or otherwise out every time we see the Hulls. The trope becomes even more justified in the second live show,[[spoiler: where it is revealed that she drowned in the bath, ten years previously.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Harvey--or rather hoist by his own [[spoiler: pet toad]].
* {{Homage}}: Edward frequently references ''TheWickerMan'', and Chloe & Radclyffe obviously parody ''Film/TheShining''. Papa Lazarou's introductory episode features a few quotes from ''Film/{{Freaks}}'', and Geoff's subplot in Season 2 parodied ''{{Deliverance}}''. In fact, at least one {{horror}} movie gets referenced per episode.
** While stocktaking, Tubbs produces candles. Although she says there are "twelvety", [[TheTwoRonnies there are in fact four]].
* HospitalHottie: One of the few times an actual woman appeared on the show was when Al brought home a nurse named Patricia as a date. Unfortunately, Pop ruined everything by loudly talking about how great the film version of ''WatershipDown'' is, discussing porn, and trying to steal Patricia.
* HufflepuffHouse: The non-League members of Pauline's Restart group.
* HumanResources: The obvious assumption as to the identity of Hilary's "special stuff", although the creators have {{Jossed}} this, pointing out they would never come up with something so unoriginal. It's something even worse...
* HypocriticalHumour: Ollie tells an audience that he is not going to patronize them, because they aren't children. He then proceeds to explain what "patronizing" means in very... uh, ''condescending'' tones.
** Also, after Chris Frost outlines his KnightTemplar security guard policies to a group of recruits, a lot of merchandise falls out of his sleeve.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: "You're my wife now!"
* ILoveTheDead: Mortician Owen Fallowfield puts a bit too much of himself into his work.
* IncomingHam: Both Edward and Pauline must announce their presence every time they enter a room.
* InnocentInnuendo: One scene starts as though Benjamin is being forced to perform oral sex on Harvey. It turns out he's just cleaning a scrub-brush.
** Another episode has one woman afraid that her doctor is trying to extort sex out of her in exchange for treatment. It turns out that [[spoiler: he instead wants to force her to play party games. In a creepy way, though.]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Pauline is described as a "psychotic fifty year-old lesbian," she only objects to one of those accusations. ("I'm forty-eight!") [[spoiler: Although it turns out she's bisexual.]]
* JerkAss: Ollie Plimsoles
* KarmaHoudini: Papa Lazarou. Hilary Briss escapes, but [[spoiler: is eventually killed in TheMovie, though for [[RedemptionEqualsDeath different reasons.]]]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Doubly subverted with the Tattsyrups, who appear to be killed at the end of Season 2, but are revealed to have survived at the beginning of Season 3, only to die again, for real this time.]]
** [[spoiler: Triply! They return for the movie as well, and presumably survive (it's not made clear)]]
* KubrickStare: Both Hilary and Papa Lazarou give these a lot.
* LamarckWasRight: Mr. Chinnery inherits his ancestor's curse.
* LaserGuidedKarma: after awful restart officer Pauline is sacked, she has to sit through restart sessions of her own, with an even ''worse'' one.
-->'''[[TheChewToy Mickey:]]''' Pauline... she's worse than ''you''!
* LimitedWardrobe: Each character more or less only has one outfit, so you can tell them apart.
* LaughablyEvil: All of the villainous characters. It is a comedy, after all.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: Papa Lazarou's circus.
* AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks: Parodied with Mr. Lisgoe and [[SurroundedByIdiots his incompetent collectors.]]
* LooksLikeOrlok: The true form of the vampire in the ChristmasSpecial. Herr Lip also gets to recreate Orlok's famous [[ShadowDiscretionSHot staircase scene]].
* {{Malaproper}}: Herr Lip, who keeps making not-so-InnocentInnuendo
* ManipulativeBastard: Edward convinces Tubbs that there is no world beyond the local shop, and even turns her own son against her just to make her stay with him.
* MeaningfulName: Ernest Foot is always "putting his foot in his mouth", so to speak, and Henry Portrait is obsessed with slasher movies.
* MonsterClown: Papa Lazarou has some fairly clownish trappings, and runs a CircusOfFear.
* MoodWhiplash: The ending of the Christmas special.
* MoralityPet: Mickey for Pauline.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The entire Job Centre plot thread. Includes InternalAffairs, TheMole, HeelFaceTurn, BecomingTheMask, and other things you'd expect to see in a spy movie. Except it's about an unemployment office.
* MysteryMeat: Hilary Briss' "special stuff", the contents of which [[TakeOurWordForIt are never explained.]]
* NeatFreak: Val and Harvey Denton.
* NiceGuy: Mr. Matthew Chinnery, the worst vet ever. Alvin Steele, the world's most boring swinger.
* NightmareFace: Papa Lazarou, full stop. There's a reason he is the image for the NightmareFuel/LiveActionTV page.
* NoDeadBodyPoops: [[{{Squick}} Then again, considering the nature of the film, it's probably for the best.]]
* NotAMask: Papa Lazarou's face. That's his natural skintone.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Papa Lazarou uses this frequently, calling people by the wrong name and flat-out ignoring what people say to him. This is his way of confusing them enough to hand over their personal items [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty (which can sometimes overlap with marriage)]].
* OldNewBorrowedAndBlue: Tubbs and Edward have an interesting local variation on this...
* OnlySaneMan: Benjamin Denton is the only sane man in the Denton home. Ross is the only sane man at the Job Centre, [[spoiler: although he goes nuts in Season 3.]]
* OopNorth
** Parodied in ''Live at Drury Lane'' with Legz Akimbo's openly exploitative foray into grown-up theatre.
* PaperThinDisguise: Except even the audience is fooled, due to {{Economy Cast}}ing. We know that the two characters are played by the same actor, but we think nothing of it.
* ParentalIncest: Hinted at with "a son as well as daughters"/"a daughter as well as sons" in series two.
* PunnyName: Herr Lipp.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Yeah... cunt."
* PsychoticSmirk: Hilary Briss does this from time to time.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Papa Lazarou.
** Hilary Briss describes himself in Season 1 as having spanned "great oceans of time."
* RecursiveCrossdressing: Pauline (Steve Pemberton in drag) attends a GenderBender Costume Party dressed as Charlie Chaplin.
* TheReveal: The biggest would probably be the one in the series finale. Keith Drop has an interesting secret.
* ScaryScarecrows
* SerialKiller: The Tattsyrups
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In the wrongest way possible.
* ShoutOut
** Creator/MarkGatiss based his performance of Mr. Chinnery on Creator/PeterDavison's as Tristan Farnan in the BBC production of ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall''.
** In episode two of Season 1 ''The Road To Royston Vasey,'' two construction workers visit the Local Shop and end up being abducted by Tubbs and Edward. Their names? [[Film/DiamondsAreForever Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd.]]
** "Royston Vasey" is the real name of comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown, who appears in a {{Cameo}} as [[ActorAllusion the mayor]]. The mayor's name is Larry Vaughn, which is also the name of the mayor in ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. Recursive ShoutOut!
** "Denton" is the home town of Janet and Brad in TheRockyHorrorPictureShow.
* ShowWithinAShow: The plays of the Legz Akimbo theatre troupe...
** StylisticSuck: ...are awful.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Pauline and Ross
* SlasherSmile: Papa Lazarou and Edward, on occasion.
* SlapSlapKiss: Pauline's love life.
* SoundToScreenAdaptation
* SpeakingSimlish: The gibberish language Papa Lazarou sometimes speaks. When other characters play along by babbling, he somehow understands them.
* SpecialGuest
* TheSpook: Papa Lazarou.
* StageMom: Noel and Nancy Glass
* SuchALovelyNoun: "Perhaps you should have paid more attention to her. I ''know'' I did."
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "We didn't burn him!"
** "I didn't force her!"
* TakeOurWordForIt: We never find out what is in Hilary Briss's "special stuff". His surname [[MeaningfulName may be a clue...]]
* TheresNoBInMovie: [[MeaningfulName Meaningfully named]] Harry Portrait and Ally Welles, who are obsessed with horror movies. However, some of the films they watch are quite good, such as ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/{{Alien}}'', and Stephen Loncraine's version of ''Theatre/RichardIII'', starring Sir Ian [=McKellen=]. As long as it has killin's, they're happy.
* ThrowTheDogABone: The end of Season 3 has, among other things, Geoff Tipps finally able to make people laugh. Similarly, the stage show gives Les [=McQueen=] a successful solo career, [[spoiler:[[YankTheDogsChain but then he gets electrocuted to death by a microphone before he can sing a word.]]]]
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: Iris and Mrs. Levinson are actually mother and daughter. The stage show ups the ante by revealing that they're really father and son.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Basically the premise of the "crime-fighting supercar" skit.
* TooMuchInformation: Much of Barbara's shtick is telling people all the details of her operation. Similiarly, Iris tells a few too many things about her and Ron's sex life.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: [[spoiler: An angry mob burns down the Local Shop at the end of the second season.]]
* TownWithADarkSecret: Several secrets.
* TransparentCloset: Herr Lip reveals to Justin that "I am a queen." Justin pretends to be astounded out of politeness.
* TheTwink: In Season 2, Herr Lip has a crush on a not-quite-legal schoolboy named Justin Smart. In the ChristmasSpecial, he has a similiar crush on a boy named Matthew Parker.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: The Legz Akimbo theatre troupe are based on the League members' experiences in community theatre, and Pauline is based on an actual restart officer Reece Shearsmith had. Papa Lazarou and Pop are Shearsmith's and Pemberton's respective reinterpretations of Peter Papalazarou, a Greek landlord they once shared, who was always unwilling to speak to Reece and would always demand to talk to Steve, even when he wasn't there, hence Papa Lazarou's eternal quest to speak to Dave.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Cathy Carter-Smith, who is even crueller to the jobseekers than Pauline was.
* TheUnintelligible: Pam Doove is like this, but only while [[BadBadActing acting]].
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* UnusualEuphemism: Harvey Denton has a wide variety of euphemisms for masturbation.
* UrineTrouble: Tubbs is able to power a van with her urine.
* SeriousBusiness: The Denton's hygene rules.
* TheVicar: Bernice Woodall, the world's meanest clergywoman. One imagines there are not many Church of England vicars who have told a parishoner to "piss off home". On Christmas Eve. When said parishioner was in tears.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mama Lazarou is not seen after series 2. Neither are the Dentons.
* WorldOfHam
* WouldHitAGirl: Ross. Though as the 'girl' in question is Pauline, you couldn't really accuse him of being ungentlemanly.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Judith Buckle describes herself as the [[FemmeFatale "glamourous mistress"]] of Alvin Steele, and seems to think she's a character in a FilmNoir. She is, of course, a character in a horror comedy, and calling her a PlainJane would probably be an insult to [[PlainJane Plain Janes]].
* YankTheDogsChain: Any scenes with Chinnery.
* YouAreNotReady: Hilary Briss' house special.
* YourCheatingHeart: Alvin Steele, Stella Hull, TheUnseen Linda Plimsole
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!!Also see the 2005 film, ''The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse'', which contains examples of:

* AllUpToYou: "You're the hero, Geoff."
* AuthorExistenceFailure: A major plot point.
* BiggusDickus: "Geoff Tipps, a clever man with a big cock, [[DeusExMachina comes in and stops the king from being killed]]. He is a Hero. His cock is big."
* CharacterDevelopment: Geoff stops being a one-note character and becomes TheHero. Herr Lip, however, is [[LampshadeHanging outraged that his character is so predictable]].
* DeathByCameo: [[spoiler:MichaelSheen, OBE as Jeremy Dyson.]]
* EnemyMine: Geoff and Herr Lip are forced to work with Hilary, Tubbs, Edward, and Papa Lazarou.
* EyeScream: Mr. Pea pulls out the eyes of one of Shearsmith's characters.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Hilary Briss]]
* TheMovie
* NoFourthWall: The main plot has characters escaping Royston Vasey to prevent the writers from cancelling the show.
* RefugeeFromTVLand
** TrappedInTVLand: [[spoiler: The League members at the end]]
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer gives Edward and Tubbs top billing, uses their catchphrase as a tagline, and mostly shows clips with them in. The pair appear in all of two scenes.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Poor Hilary]]
* RoadApples: "Edward, I've made a little brown fish!"
* ShoutOut: "The League of Gentlemen? [[TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Extraordinary!]]"
** Also, Mr. Pea looks a ''lot'' like VincentPrice in ''WitchfinderGeneral''.
** The king thanks the guys for saving him from a "[[Series/DoctorWho deadly assassin]]".
*** The two maids who secretly mother/daughter/employer/men are a reference to the film "The Maids".
** The King's Evil is pretty much a parody of every film Ken Russell made in the seventies and eighties.
* ShowWithinAShow: Steve Pemberton is working on a screenplay for a new movie, ''The King's Evil'', about a plot to assassinate William III (played by Bernard Hill, aka [[TheLordOfTheRings Théoden]].) Naturally, [[SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate it's just as real as Royston Vasey.]]
** ''The King's Evil'' itself is an example of TheDungAges.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Used as a RunningGag when the ''League'' theme music is repeatedly revealed to be mobile phone ringtones.
* SpecialGuest: David Warner (a.k.a. [[Film/TimeBandits Evil]], a.k.a. [[Film/{{Tron}} Dillinger/Sark/MCP]], [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Ra's al Ghul]], a.k.a. [[VideoGame/BaldursGate Jon Irenicus]], a.k.a. [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Lord Downey]], a.k.a. [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} The Lobe]]) as Mr. Pea.
* TalkingToHimself: There's one scene where Geoff, Edward, and Papa Lazarou all discuss the fact that they are played by the same actor.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Bardiche Always Works]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Mr. Pea invites Hilary Briss to join him in the ''King's Evil'' setting.
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