''The Peter Serafinowicz Show'' was a sketch show made by Peter Serafinowicz and several actors that you might recognise from other comedy shows. It lasted [[BritishBrevity seven episodes]], including a ChristmasSpecial aired a year after the rest of the series. Features several memorable sketches, such as the Brian Butterfield adverts for various services that he has come up with (including a karaoke bar or a diet plan) and looks very similar to well known injury compensation adverts. There are also parodies of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' (Heads Or Tails, Which Hand Is It In?) and ''SherlockHolmes'', among other things.

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!!Tropes present in this show include:

* ActingForTwo: Most notably when Peter Serafinowicz plays all four of The Beatles at once.
* AndNinetyNineCents
* BeforeAndAfterPictures: Parodied when Brian Butterfield shows a picture of himself before taking his diet plan, and then cutting to him doing the advertisement and looking exactly the same.
* BlackComedyRape: Holmes has his emotions run high when he solves a case; this does not bode well for Watson.
* BritishBrevity: The show ran for 7 episodes.
* ButWaitTheresMore: Subverted on one occasion:
--> '''Brian Butterfield''' "But wait! I haven't set up an account with the phone company!"
** Played straight in the "Butterfield Detective Agency" sketch, where Butterfield repeatedly says "And that's not all" when describing his various disguises...until he runs out, and says "That's all."
* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: We learn from Ringo Starr that towards the end of The Beatles' career as a group, they began to argue over more and more ridiculous things--including whether or not they should go to the toilet. Eventually, Yoko persuades John to give in, [[ToiletHumour and while on the toilet they write the world's first chart-topping song about taking a dump]].
* CensoredTitle: TheXFactor parody You're A C**t.
* ChristmasEpisode
* ClusterFBomb: Laurel during the Creator/LaurelAndHardy parody.
* CouchGag: The voice announcing the title varies depending on the episode.
* TheEponymousShow
* FakeAmerican: Peter's impersonations of various American celebrities, with rather convincing accents.
* HeadsTailsEdge: Happens in "Heads or Tails".
* ImprobableUseOfAWeapon: Kitchen Gun and Toilet Grenade.
* KentBrockmanNews: Surprisingly averted with the news parodies.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Brian Butterfield's Detective Agency.
* LostInTransmission: Happens during a DaddyDNATest on Michael-6 where the titular host runs out of battery just as he's about to announce the result.
* LyricalDissonance: Happens with a {{Retraux}} 40's style song about someone who's going to commit suicide if his girlfriend leaves him.
* MajorMinorInconvenience: The Butterfield Time Line, where people phone up Brian Butterfield to ask him what time it is.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Sinister, the company behind several of the [[ParodyCommercial Parody Commercials]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Largely averted, although there are a few examples:
** Brian Butterfield, who in no way resembles the bloke from the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoVUs3v5sSk PI Helpline]]'' ads.
** Derek Bum in the Kitchen Gun/Toilet Grenade adverts, which bear no resemblance to Barry Scott of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwVaLFbLFOM Cillit Bang]]'' fame.
** Michael-6 is absolutely not a robotic version of Jeremy Kyle.
* OnceAnEpisode: Brian Butterfield.
* PaperThinDisguise: The disguises of Brian Butterfield's Detective Agency are this.
* {{Parody}}: The bread and butter of the show.
* ParodyCommercial
* PoirotSpeak: {{Lampshaded}}, when HerculePoirot reveals he can't actually speak French.
* {{Portmanteau}}: The Buttertendo, Brian Butterfield's failed attempt at a games console.
* PutAFaceOnTheCompany: Brian Butterfield
* RattlingOffLegal: Averted when Brian Butterfield mentions that his hotel contravenes European safety regulations.
* RepeatingAd: Done with ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Amnesia Magazine]]''.
* {{Retraux}}: The Modern Guide to Life sketches are set in the 1970s, while "Who Would Like To Win 100?" takes place during WorldWarII.
* RidiculouslyLoudCommercial: Inevitable with the Cillit Bang parodies.
* SerialEscalation: The reappearing sketches generally got more outlandish as the series went on.
* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: The first set of Buy It Channel sketches had these, which the presenters quickly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The Noel Edmonds {{Expy}} uses one in [[Series/DealOrNoDeal Dead or Undead]].
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: {{Justified}} with Michael-6, given that he's a robot.
* StreisandEffect: Referenced with the (entirely fictional) JohnCleese sex tape, where he claims that it caused sales of ''Series/FawltyTowers'' [=DVDs=] to go through the roof.
* SurrealHumour: Lots and lots of it--and as mentioned under SerialEscalation, the show only got weirder as it went on.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Quite a lot of them.
* TakeThat: One sketch mocked the frequent re-releases of ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: The people in the Butterfield Time Line advert are apparently unable to tell the time, and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7xWLOwRVEA Gem Mania]] infomercial parodies this trope by showing someone unable to put gems on their clothes.
* UnfortunateNames: One of the guests on Michael-6 was called Phil Penishole.
* VeryFalseAdvertising: In the advert for the Butterfield International Hotel:
--> '''Customer''' "The advert said it was a 5 star hotel, but 5 star hotels should have a toilet."
--> '''Brian Butterfield''' "Those aren't stars, they're asterisks, each one referring to a fault with the hotel, one of which is the lack of toilet facilities."
* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Subverted on one occasion, which has a {{Retraux}} version of the original ("Who Would Like To Win 100?") set in the middle of WorldWarII. Played straight with the rest of the GameShow parodies though.
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