YMMV: 'Allo 'Allo!

  • Deader Than Disco: Averted. While modern comedians frequently trash-talk the series (in particular, Ricky Gervais has gone on record as saying that this series showcases everything wrong with the classic Brit Com format), it still remains very fondly remembered by most people.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lt. Gruber , largely for his countless Ho Yay moments with Rene and for being the most adorable "nazi" in fiction.
  • Faux Symbolism: Maria or René implies Gruber isn't interested in her but what they brought: and they pull out the sausage...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Womanizing René is usually appalled whenever he sees that Lt. Gruber is hitting on him. In the mid 80's Gorden Kaye admitted that he is, in fact, homosexual.
  • Ho Yay: Gruber towards René.
    • Occasionally, some of the other Wehrmacht soldiers towards Gruber, particularly when he plays the piano.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: the series became far more popular than Secret Army, and the original has been largely forgotten.
  • The Woobie: Von Smallhausen and especially Lt. Gruber despite them being Nazis too.
  • Woolseyism: In Sweden, the show was called 'Emliga Armén ("Lame Army"), a pun/French-accented pronunciation of Hemliga Armén (the Swedish translation of Secret Army).