* EnsembleDarkhorse / OneSceneWonder: BRIGADIER BLASTER SUMP, DAMN YOU! (It's helped by the fact he's played by StephenFry).
* MoralEventHorizon: Baz, a teenage boy is revealed to have crossed it when he forces his confused girlfriend, Natalie to throw her baby in a rubbish bin. She is at least remorseful for it, but Baz remarks "So what, who cares? It probably weren't mine anyway." [[BerserkButton This nearly causes Fowler to hit him.]]
* SoOkayItsAverage: It's not all ''bad''. It can be quite funny. But there are ''much'' better (and worse) British comedies out there.
* ToughActToFollow: It was unlikely the series was ever going to be better than Elton and Atkinson's previous work on ''{{Blackadder}}''.
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