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YMMV: Dad's Army
  • Accidental Innuendo: Something Lance Corporal Jones was prone to. For example, describing an mutinous American sailor being whipped -
    "And that was the noise that he ejaculated while he was being flogged, sir."
  • Ear Worm: Who hasn't quietly hummed the end theme while advancing with fixed bayonet during an army exercise?
  • Ho Yay: Between Mainwaring and Wilson - episodes occasionally forced them to share a bed. This was always Played for Laughs.
    • Combined with Big Lipped Alligator Moment in one episode with Frazer and Mainwaring, when Frazer tells a dramatic bedtime story as the platoon sleep in a shed ("The Story of the Auld Empty Barn"note ). As he dramatically builds up to the end, he seems, for no apparent reason, to be stroking Mainwaring's left nipple.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Mainwaring is extremely pompous but it is impossible not to feel sympathy for him at times.
  • Memetic Mutation: "They don't like it up 'em!" and the opening sequence with the swastika arrows aimed at Britain—this is often referenced by the tabloids (and the opening credits of Have I Got News for You) for stories about the European Union.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Godfrey being turned on for being a conscientious objector in the First World War.
    • Mainwaring talking to Mrs Gray and begging her not to leave.
  • Values Dissonance: When reciting 'Eenie meenie miney mo', Pike renders the second line as "Catch a nigger by the toe" which would have been the way the rhyme went both in the 1940s where the show was set and the 1960s when it was written.
    • The episode "Absent Friends", which involves the platoon trying to capture a suspected IRA member, is sometimes omitted from broadcast because of the stereotypical portrayal of the Irish. Before that, it would be left out of broadcast schedules because of The Troubles.
  • The Woobie: Private Godfrey, expecially in the case of "Branded".

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