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* BittersweetEnding: In contrast to the show's usual DownerEnding.

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* BittersweetEnding: In contrast to the show's usual DownerEnding. Tommy has still lost his old friend, but has resolved his issues with him and can grieve with fondness.

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* NiceHat: One of their sketches involves Len putting on a variety of accents and wearing a different hat for each one.


* WeUsedToBeFriends

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* WeUsedToBeFriendsWeUsedToBeFriends: Tommy and Len are formerly best friends who haven't spoken for thirty years after Tommy ended their comedy partnership by walking out on Len during the show.


* ReunionShow: The premise of the episode is Cheese and Crackers preparing for theirs.

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* ReunionShow: The premise of the episode is Cheese and Crackers preparing Crackers, two performers of a long-defunct comedy act, agreeing to reunite for theirs.one last performance.


* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Heartwarmingly subverted. Tommy believes that Len had forgotten the incident at Bernie Cliftons Dressing Room it turns out, he hasn't.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Heartwarmingly subverted. Tommy believes that Len had forgotten the incident at Bernie Cliftons Dressing Room Room. But it turns out, he hasn't.


* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Heartwarmingly subverted. Tommy believes that Len had forgotten the incident at Bernie Cliftons Dressing Room it turns out, he hasn't.



* ForMeItWasTuesday: Heartwarmingly subverted. Tommy believes that Len had forgotten the incident at Bernie Cliftons Dressing Room it turns out, he hasn't.


* ForMeItWasTuesday: Heartwarmingly subverted. Tommy believes that Len had forgotten the incident at Bernie Cliftons Dressing Room it turns out, he hasn't.



* TitleDrop

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* TitleDropTitleDrop: "Bernie Cliftons Dressing Room" is mentioned several times.


* TheAlcoholic: [[spoiler:Len was one, and it ultimately killed Cheese and Crackers' career.]]

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* TheAlcoholic: [[spoiler:Len Len was one, and it ultimately killed Cheese and Crackers' career.]]



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Tommy's entire conversation, practice session, and revelation to Len about why he left was all a fantasy as he was preparing his speech for Len's funeral.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Tommy's entire conversation, practice session, and revelation to Len about why he left was all a fantasy as he was preparing his speech for Len's funeral.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Including Tommy refusing to disclose what Leanne told him, and Len not being injured when he is hit with a beer bottle.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Including Including Tommy refusing to disclose what Leanne told him, and Len not being injured when he is hit with a beer bottle.]]



* OldShame: [[invoked]] Tommy considers his stand-up career to be this. [[spoiler:Played with: it's revealed he's actually been trying to hide it because the memory of Len was too painful for him, although it is implied he wants to prevent his business suffering if old clips of Len's drunken behaviour surface.]]

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* OldShame: [[invoked]] Tommy considers his stand-up career to be this. [[spoiler:Played Played with: it's revealed he's actually been trying to hide it because the memory of Len was too painful for him, although it is implied he wants to prevent his business suffering if old clips of Len's drunken behaviour surface.]]



* SmallNameBigEgo: Len thinks that Cheese and Crackers were a lot more popular in their "heyday" than they actually were. [[spoiler:Somewhat justified since they could have been a lot more successful, had Len's drinking not lost them opportunities.]]

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Len thinks that Cheese and Crackers were a lot more popular in their "heyday" than they actually were. [[spoiler:Somewhat Somewhat justified since they could have been a lot more successful, had Len's drinking not lost them opportunities.]]



* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Len is a smaller-scale version of this.

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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Len is a smaller-scale version of this.this.
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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: Tommy's entire conversation, practice session, and revelation to Len about why he left was all a fantasy as he was preparing his speech for Len's funeral.]]



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Len, and Tommy is actually preparing for his funeral.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Len, [[spoiler: Tommy's entire conversation, practice session, and Tommy is actually revelation to Len about why he left was all a fantasy as he was preparing his speech for his Len's funeral.]]



* QuickNip: Len spikes his tea with booze.



* TakeThat: Tommy doesn't think very highly of ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.



* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] Len doesn't seem to understand why his "impression" of a Chinese person may not be well-received by a modern audience.

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* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] Len doesn't seem to understand why his "impression" of a Chinese person ChingChong impression may not be well-received by a modern audience.

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Former comedy partners Tommy and Len reunite in a church hall to rehearse their old material; they have not seen each other since their act, Cheese and Crackers, broke up thirty years ago. Len has barely worked since some advertising voiceovers decades ago, but Tommy is reluctant to be there - he has now moved to France, owns a successful business and doesn't want anyone to connect him with his past career. When Len asks why Tommy returned, Tommy says Len still owes him £25 because of an incident in "Bernie Clifton's dressing room".

Tommy then decides that he wants to perform under their real names rather than Cheese and Crackers. Len agrees, but they argue when Len reveals he wants them to appear on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''. Tommy says that Len's daughter, Leanne, told him that Len has been having some problems; but refuses to disclose what she said. Another argument starts when they rehearse a routine that Tommy feels is too dated. Len complains that Tommy's lost his sense of fun and it's his fault Cheese and Crackers broke up; Tommy says he's moved on and Len should too.

When Len goes outside for a cigarette, Tommy looks through a bag of props and finds Len's personal belongings. He confronts Len with the knowledge that Len is homeless. Len tries to deny that he's sleeping rough and, in response to Tommy's offer of help, says that he just wanted to perform with Tommy again. The two of them soon work out that almost none of their material is usable any more. The discussion becomes heated, and Tommy again references "Bernie Clifton's dressing room". Len says he doesn't remember what happened in the dressing room, and Tommy replies that this is the problem.

Len and Tommy rehearse a sketch which involves Len taking bottles of brown ale off a wall and pretending to get drunk. However, Len really does drink from the bottles, and ruins the rehearsal by staggering and falling over. Tommy says Len is the reason Cheese and Crackers broke up all along. During their final performance, Len walked offstage and never returned; Tommy found him collapsed with alcohol poisoning in Bernie Clifton's dressing room (then had to pay Clifton £25 to replace a prop Len ruined.) Tommy says that he loved performing, but their career stalled because of Len's alcoholism - no one wanted to work with him. Tommy left showbusiness for Len's sake, fearing that if Cheese and Crackers got any bigger, Len would drink himself to death. Len disappears, and Leanne enters. Tommy says he's just rehearsing his speech.

It is revealed Tommy is at Len's funeral. Leanne has arranged for several celebrity guests to attend in memory of Len, who had always wanted to give one last performance. She gives Tommy an envelope that Len had meant to post to him in France; it contains £25 and a note apologising for the incident in Bernie Clifton's dressing room. When Leanne leaves, Len sings "Tears of Laughter" with Tommy and performs their stand-up routine, before disappearing forever as Tommy proceeds to the funeral service.

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Former As comedy partners Tommy and Len reunite in a church hall to rehearse their old material; they have not seen each other since their act, Cheese and Crackers, broke up thirty years ago. Len has barely worked since some advertising voiceovers decades ago, but Tommy is reluctant to be there - he has now moved to France, owns a successful business and doesn't want anyone to connect him with his past career. When Len asks why Tommy returned, Tommy says Len still owes him £25 because of an incident in "Bernie Clifton's dressing room".

Tommy then decides that he wants to perform under their real names rather than Cheese and Crackers. Len agrees, but they argue when Len reveals he wants them to appear on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''. Tommy says that Len's daughter, Leanne, told him that Len has been having some problems; but refuses to disclose what she said. Another argument starts when they rehearse a routine that Tommy feels is too dated. Len complains that Tommy's lost his sense of fun and it's his fault
duo Cheese and Crackers broke up; Tommy says he's moved on and Len should too.

When Len goes outside for a cigarette, Tommy looks through a bag of props and finds Len's personal belongings. He confronts Len with the knowledge that Len is homeless. Len tries to deny that he's sleeping rough and, in response to Tommy's offer of help, says that he just wanted to perform with Tommy again. The two of them soon work out that almost none of their material is usable any more. The discussion becomes heated, and Tommy again references "Bernie Clifton's dressing room". Len says he doesn't remember what happened in the dressing room, and Tommy replies that this is the problem.

Len and Tommy rehearse a sketch which involves Len taking bottles of brown ale off a wall and pretending to get drunk. However, Len really does drink from had some success in the bottles, and ruins the rehearsal by staggering and falling over. 1980s until Tommy says Len is the reason Cheese and Crackers broke up all along. During their final performance, Len walked offstage and never returned; Tommy found him collapsed with alcohol poisoning in Bernie Clifton's dressing room (then had to pay Clifton £25 to replace out on the act. Now they regroup for a prop Len ruined.) Tommy says that he loved performing, one-off comeback but their career stalled because of Len's alcoholism - no one wanted to work with him. Tommy left showbusiness for Len's sake, fearing that if Cheese and Crackers got any bigger, Len would drink himself to death. Len disappears, and Leanne enters. Tommy says he's just rehearsing his speech.

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Tommy is at Len's funeral. Leanne has arranged for several celebrity guests to attend in memory now as successful businessman, scathing of Len, who had always wanted to give one last performance. She gives Tommy an envelope that Len had meant to post to him in France; it contains £25 and a note apologising for the incident in Bernie Clifton's dressing room. When Leanne leaves, Len sings "Tears of Laughter" with Tommy and performs their stand-up old routine, before disappearing forever as though he realizes why Len is so desperate for the reunion. However after Tommy proceeds to has confessed his real reason for ending the funeral service.

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act its true nature is revealed.

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: Tommy's entire conversation, practice session, and revelation to Len about why he left was all a fantasy as he was preparing his speech for Len's funeral.]]


* SmallNameBigEgo: Len thinks that Cheese and Crackers were a lot more popular in their "heyday" than they actually were.

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** Tommy references doing a Tina Turner impression "with tights on my head and ping-pong balls for eyes", a reference to Maureen Sowerbutts in a scene from the creators' previous work ''Series/{{Psychoville}}''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Len thinks that Cheese and Crackers were a lot more popular in their "heyday" than they actually were. [[spoiler:Somewhat justified since they could have been a lot more successful, had Len's drinking not lost them opportunities.]]



* TooSoon: [[invoked]] Tommy and Len consider doing a routine involving impressions of famous people, but realize they can't because almost all these people were arrested under Operation Yewtree (an investigation into historic sexual abuse claims at the BBC.)

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* TooSoon: [[invoked]] Tommy and Len consider doing a reviving an old routine involving impressions of famous people, but realize they can't because almost all these people were have since been arrested under Operation Yewtree (an investigation into historic sexual abuse claims at the BBC.)


* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] Len doesn't seem to understand why his routine about a Chinese person may not be well-received by a modern audience.

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* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] Len doesn't seem to understand why his routine about "impression" of a Chinese person may not be well-received by a modern audience.


Former comedy partners Tommy and Len reunite in a church hall to rehearse their old material; they have not seen each other since their act, Cheese and Crackers, broke up thirty years ago. Tommy is reluctant to be there since he has moved to France, owns a successful business and doesn't want anyone to connect him with his past career. When Len asks why Tommy returned, Tommy says Len still owes him £25 because of an incident in "Bernie Clifton's dressing room".

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Former comedy partners Tommy and Len reunite in a church hall to rehearse their old material; they have not seen each other since their act, Cheese and Crackers, broke up thirty years ago. Len has barely worked since some advertising voiceovers decades ago, but Tommy is reluctant to be there since - he has now moved to France, owns a successful business and doesn't want anyone to connect him with his past career. When Len asks why Tommy returned, Tommy says Len still owes him £25 because of an incident in "Bernie Clifton's dressing room".

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