''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 ''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 [[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 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 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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