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''Series/TheLastLeg'' is a topical comedy show on the U.K's ChannelFour, which originally ran alongside the main coverage of the 2012 UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames. It returned for two series of weekly episodes in 2013 and 2014, and is in its seventh series as of mid-2015. The show is hosted by Australian comedian Adam Hills with co-hosts comedian Josh Widdicombe and journalist Alex Brooker.

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!!Tropes:
* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: Josh occasionally picks up Adam on pronouncing certain words differently due to his Australian accent. This started when Adam pronounced data as d-''ah''-ta.
* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Lots of jokes directed at Adam for being Australian, especially after Australia's poor performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
* AlmostKiss: Alex jokingly tries to kiss Josh in series 6, except Josh flinches too fast for him. Alex then [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that they [[RunningGag haven't kissed that series yet]], and it was the last episode, hence the attempt.
* AnticipatoryBreathSpray: Josh sprays Alex with breath freshener before they kiss in series 4.
* BrickJoke: One episode started with Adam, Josh, and Alex sitting in a car and wondering where a loud, thumping noise was coming from. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext John Bishop was trying to fit a sofa into the boot of the car]].
* ButtMonkey: Adam, Alex, and Josh have all had their fair share of this trope.
* CatchPhrase:
** Adam Hills has "You're being a ''dick''!"
** Adam closes each show with "see you next week for the next leg".
* {{Guyliner}}: Happens to [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/57998daf3dc3639ef126f6d3d2adb0b0/tumblr_n1gsobOLhA1s4ttl7o1_400.png Josh]] in series 4 episode 4 thanks to Claudia Winkleman.
* FunWithAcronyms: When trying to rename ISIS, one of Adam's ideas was '''C'''ombined '''U'''nited '''N'''orthern '''T'''erritories of '''S'''yria
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In one episode, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Josh sets Adam's cricket themed prosthetic on fire]]. The burning leg is then taken away, but the sound of the fire extinguisher used to put it out is so loud it momentarily interrupts the next segment of the show.
* HoYay: Alex and Josh, PlayedForLaughs. Amongst other things, they've kissed on screen and been shown in bed together twice (once as part of a parody of an ad by the [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian Sex Party]], once as part of the same sketch in which they kissed).
* ItMakesSenseInContext: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Josh in series 6, in the episode following then-Deputy Prime Minister UsefulNotes/NickClegg's appearance.
--> '''Josh:''' There was quite a lot of articles about The Last Leg last week, because Alex had interviewed the Deputy Prime Minister, and there was one in The Telegraph. It was all this stuff about Nick Clegg, and then - out of nowhere, no context - just a paragraph that said, "[[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} And then the Deputy Prime Minister got a melon and threw it at the disabled Alex Brooker, who cut it with a blade on his leg]]." People must have been reading that going, "What the fuck is going on? What kind of TV show are they making?"
* MadLibsCatchphrase: Adam introduces Josh and Alex with, "Joining me is the pride of Dartmoor, Josh Widdicombe, and the man who [comedic fact about Alex, usually beginning with "this week"], Alex Brooker". This has only been subverted once, in series 4 episode 5, when Alex was introduced as the pride of his hometown, and Josh was introduced as [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Dartmoor's first goth]].
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Adam occasionally does impressions, and Josh and Alex tend to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the quality of the impression immediately afterwards.
* NWordPrivileges: Part of the show's raison d'etre, to say things about disability no non-disabled person could. However, probably the harshest jokes come from Josh, who isn't disabled (but is the butt of many short jokes).
* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: In one episode, John Cleese bought on his cat, Francis, to make him a celebrity. Unfortunately, Francis started to wander off while Adam was trying to make a serious speech.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Josh in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZqBndsdgdg this sketch]], when he doesn't bother doing a Greek accent.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping / WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Adam struggles to keep his German accent consistent in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZqBndsdgdg this sketch]]. At one point, he admits he sounds South African instead.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Josh + Alex = [[PortmanteauCoupleName Jalex]]. This came about after Josh and Alex's first kiss in series 4, when people on Twitter started to refer to them as Jalex. It has since been used by the show's official [[https://twitter.com/TheLastLeg/status/571440075696939008 Twitter]] [[https://twitter.com/TheLastLeg/status/571443365830651904 feed]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zob4MpeIoQA mentioned by Adam]].
* SceneryCensor: Adam has one in series 6, when he's shown bouncing naked on a trampoline with a dog covering him up [[note]]The sketch is a ShoutOut to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who revealed he often bounces naked on his trampoline with a dog[[/note]].
* ShoutOut: The show always ends with a skit that relates to one or more topics discussed in the episode.
* TakeThat: Nigh-constantly to UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. And Music/JustinBieber. And many others.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Anytime Adam launches into a tirade starting with "If (x) then you're being a dick!".
* [[TokenWhite Token Non-Disabled Person]]: Josh.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Adam, Alex, and Josh will make jokes at each others' expenses.
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Played for laughs several times in series 6, usually whenever someone was about to say something controversial.
** Subverted for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6QQbv7zrkg first episode of series 7]], when genuine technical issues interrupted the programme for several minutes. This was then played for laughs in the following episode, when Alex was unimpressed with the voice over man, to which the latter interrupted the programme straightaway to insult Alex back.
* YourCheatingHeart: Played for laughs in series 5. In one episode, Creator/CarrieFisher starts hugging and resting her head on Alex's shoulder. Later, for the final episode of the series, she storms on set and "breaks up" with Alex after seeing his and Josh's kiss.
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