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* WindbagPolitician: UsefulNotes/TonyBlair. Humphrey goes into some detail about his contempt for Tony's oratory.
* ViceCity: London, according to Sybil.

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* ViceCity: London, according to Sybil.
* WindbagPolitician: UsefulNotes/TonyBlair. Humphrey goes into some detail about his contempt for Tony's oratory.
* ViceCity: London, according to Sybil.
oratory.


* StockholmSyndrome: Wilberforce under MargaretThatcher's austere regime.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Wilberforce under MargaretThatcher's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher's austere regime.


* WindbagPolitician: TonyBlair. Humphrey goes into some detail about his contempt for Tony's oratory.

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* WindbagPolitician: TonyBlair.UsefulNotes/TonyBlair. Humphrey goes into some detail about his contempt for Tony's oratory.


* MeanBoss: GordonBrown, as overheard by Sibyl.

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* MeanBoss: GordonBrown, UsefulNotes/GordonBrown, as overheard by Sibyl.


Political Animals is a four-part series by Tony Bagley, broadcast by [[TheBBC BBC Radio 4]] in August/September 2012. Each episode is a fifteen-minute monologue from the perspective of a Downing Street cat: Wilberforce (1973-87), Humphrey (1989-97), Sybil (2007-08), and Larry (2011-present).

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Political Animals is a four-part series by Tony Bagley, broadcast by [[TheBBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Radio 4]] in August/September 2012. Each episode is a fifteen-minute monologue from the perspective of a Downing Street cat: Wilberforce (1973-87), Humphrey (1989-97), Sybil (2007-08), and Larry (2011-present).


-->'''Humphrey:''' Some of you got your swords out once too often, of course. Including [[JohnMajor dear John,]] our [[SleazyPolitician esteemed Prime Minister.]]

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-->'''Humphrey:''' Some of you got your swords out once too often, of course. Including [[JohnMajor [[UsefulNotes/JohnMajor dear John,]] our [[SleazyPolitician esteemed Prime Minister.]]


* UnreliableNarrator: Implied - sometimes the cats misunderstand human affairs, and sometimes they just couldn't care less.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Implied - sometimes Sometimes the cats misunderstand human affairs, and sometimes they just couldn't care less.


* CatsAreSnarkers: Especially Humphrey.

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* CatsAreMean / CatsAreSnarkers: Especially Humphrey.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Wilberforce under MargaretThatcher's austere regime.


-->"Alastair calls the hack an effing c-word, ending in 'ing' and followed by the c-word without the ing, and tells him he's banned from his next two effing c-word, with the 'ing,' press briefings."

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-->"Alastair calls the hack an effing c-word, ending in 'ing' and followed by the c-word without the ing, 'ing,' and tells him he's banned from his next two effing c-word, c-word - with the 'ing,' 'ing' - press briefings."


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* CatsAreSuperior:

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* CatsAreSuperior:ClusterFBomb: See TWordEuphemism.


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-->"Alastair calls the hack an effing c-word, ending in 'ing' and followed by the c-word without the ing, and tells him he's banned from his next two effing c-word, with the 'ing,' press briefings."

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Political Animals is a four-part series by Tony Bagley, broadcast by [[TheBBC BBC Radio 4]] in August/September 2012. Each episode is a fifteen-minute monologue from the perspective of a Downing Street cat: Wilberforce (1973-87), Humphrey (1989-97), Sybil (2007-08), and Larry (2011-present).

'''NB:''' Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is a real-life official title, and all the cats in the series have really held the position. There has always been a mouser at 10 Downing Street (the British Prime Minister's office and home) since the 16th Century.

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!!''Political Animals'' contains examples of:
* CatsAreMean:
* CatsAreSnarkers: Especially Humphrey.
* CatsAreSuperior:
* DoubleEntendre
-->'''Humphrey:''' Some of you got your swords out once too often, of course. Including [[JohnMajor dear John,]] our [[SleazyPolitician esteemed Prime Minister.]]
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Humphrey's ''probably'' joking when he talks about his forbidden love for Cherie Blair.
-->'''Humphrey:''' Cherie, darling, I'm being horrid to you only because deep down... I'm crazy about you. Ours is a love that dare not speak its name.
* HateAtFirstSight: Name-checked verbatim by Humphrey, describing his relationship with Cherie.
* TheIngenue: Sibyl, who is shocked by the pace of life in London and the loose morals of cats living there.
* IntellectualAnimal: Not all the cats would be considered intelligent by human standards, but they are portrayed as bright enough for autobiographical monologues. Other animals, such as dogs, are just normal animals.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces
-->'''Humphrey:''' [[ThirdPersonPerson Humphrey the Lothario]] uses transient sexual gratification as a balm to help him forget the deep well of loneliness inside him. What he's really looking for is love.
* MeanBoss: GordonBrown, as overheard by Sibyl.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: See TWordEuphemism.
* NearlyNormalAnimal: All the cats are of the Largely Normal Animal subtype, having human thought processes that they can express to the audience but not to in-universe humans.
* TWordEuphemism: Humphrey substitutes 'effing' into Creator/AlastairCampbell's ClusterFBomb rants.
* UnreliableNarrator: Implied - sometimes the cats misunderstand human affairs, and sometimes they just couldn't care less.
* WindbagPolitician: TonyBlair. Humphrey goes into some detail about his contempt for Tony's oratory.
* ViceCity: London, according to Sybil.

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