YMMV / Porridge

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Fletcher disarming the crazed inmate Reg in the Christmas special "Desperate Hours", a feat by no means undercut by the reveal he thought the gun wasn't loaded.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: From the same Christmas special, Fletcher and Godber keeping quiet about their role in stopping Reg, even though such an act of heroism would get them a considerably reduced sentence and potentially even a pardon, so that Reg can seemingly surrender on his own, and finally get some much needed Psychiatric treatment.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A black, Scottish man with a violent streak? Not the last time it happened.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Grouty.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Discussed and Defied, in the Christmas Special "Desperate Hours", when it appears they aren't taking Reg's threat seriously he contemplates outright killing Mr Barrowclough to make them take him seriously. Fletcher however invokes this and manages to talk him out of it.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Elderly con Blanco Webb is played by David Jason, now best known for playing Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses. In Going Straight, Fletcher's son is played by Nicholas Lyndhurst, who would play Del's brother Rodney.