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* {{Earworm}}:
** ‘’My love is a window and yours is a pane...’’
** 'Rock This Nation' is also pretty catchy.


** Brian's [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids ''Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.

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** Brian's [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids ''Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds [[Music/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.


** The whole series is a parody of the life of [[Music/{{Genesis}} Genesis]] front man Peter Gabriel.

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** The whole series is a parody of the life Thotch's musical career very strongly resembles that of [[Music/{{Genesis}} Genesis]] front man Genesis]], but there are also strong elements of Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd. Brian is very closely based off Peter Gabriel.Gabriel, although Peter Gabriel also exists in the fictional universe of the film, and seems to spend most of his time stalking Brian.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The producer during Thotch's unfortunate disco phase is a man called [[{{Music/Chic}} Nigel Rogers]].

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* NamesTheSame: Invoked and PlayedForLaughs when Roger Taylor of {{Music/Queen}} is interviewed, but is credited as Roger Taylor of [[{{Music/DuranDuran}} Duran Duran]].


On 17th February 2017, it was announced online that Brian had 'died' in a segway accident. A tribute programme is due to be shown later in 2017.

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On 17th February 2017, it was announced online that Brian had 'died' in a segway accident. 'Brian Pern: A tribute programme is due to be shown later Tribute' was aired in March 2017.


''Brian Pern: The Life of Rock/A Life In Rock/40 Years of Prog and Roll'' is a British {{mockumetary}} written by Simon Day and Rhys Thomas. It follows the life of musician Brian Pern ([[Series/TheFastShow Simon Day]]) and his attempts at making music and raising money for charity, as well as his day to day life. Brian was the lead singer of progressive rock group Thotch in the 1970s, but left the band and has since worked as a solo artist.

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''Brian Pern: The Life of Rock/A Life In Rock/40 Years of Prog and Roll'' is a British {{mockumetary}} {{mockumentary}} written by Simon Day and Rhys Thomas. It follows the life of musician Brian Pern ([[Series/TheFastShow Simon Day]]) and his attempts at making music and raising money for charity, as well as his day to day life. Brian was the lead singer of progressive rock group Thotch in the 1970s, but left the band and has since worked as a solo artist.


''Brian Pern: The Life of Rock/A Life In Rock/40 Years of Prog and Roll'' is a British mockumetary written by Simon Day and Rhys Thomas. It follows the life of musician Brian Pern ([[Series/TheFastShow Simon Day]]) and his attempts at making music and raising money for charity, as well as his day to day life. Brian was the lead singer of progressive rock group Thotch in the 1970s, but left the band and has since worked as a solo artist.

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''Brian Pern: The Life of Rock/A Life In Rock/40 Years of Prog and Roll'' is a British mockumetary {{mockumetary}} written by Simon Day and Rhys Thomas. It follows the life of musician Brian Pern ([[Series/TheFastShow Simon Day]]) and his attempts at making music and raising money for charity, as well as his day to day life. Brian was the lead singer of progressive rock group Thotch in the 1970s, but left the band and has since worked as a solo artist.


* TakeThat: 'Poundland Polly' is not the nicest parody of [[Music/Oasis Oasis]].

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* TakeThat: 'Poundland Polly' is not the nicest parody of [[Music/Oasis [[Music/{{Oasis}} Oasis]].


** Brian's [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'' Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.
** The whole series is a parody of the life of [[Music/Genesis Genesis]] front man Peter Gabriel.

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** Brian's [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'' Day [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids ''Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.
** The whole series is a parody of the life of [[Music/Genesis [[Music/{{Genesis}} Genesis]] front man Peter Gabriel.



** The gag of the guest stars getting the wrong name tags appearing on-screen. They either mix them up with another person or band, or give them the wrong name entirely. The best example is whenever Roger Taylor is on-screen, and the caption can't ever decide whether he was in [[Music/Queen Queen]] or [[Music/DuranDuran]] Duran Duran.

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** The gag of the guest stars getting the wrong name tags appearing on-screen. They either mix them up with another person or band, or give them the wrong name entirely. The best example is whenever Roger Taylor is on-screen, and the caption can't ever decide whether he was in [[Music/Queen [[Music/{{Queen}} Queen]] or [[Music/DuranDuran]] [[Music/DuranDuran Duran Duran.Duran]].


** Brian's [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids''Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.

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** Brian's [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids''Day [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'' Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.


* {{Malproper}}: Barry, Thotch's first base player, does one of these when discussing why he hates the rest of the band:

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* {{Malproper}}: {{Malaproper}}: Barry, Thotch's first base player, does one of these when discussing why he hates the rest of the band:



** Brian's [[Literature/DayOfTheTriffids''Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.

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** Brian's [[Literature/DayOfTheTriffids''Day [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids''Day of the Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and ''War of the Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.


* Series 1 (Brian Pern: The Life of Rock) is a documentary, presented by Brian, about the history of rock. In this series, Brian takes the audience through the birth, life and death of rock, we meet Thotch, and a lot of celebrities do very out-of-character cameos.
* Series 2 (Brian Pern: A Life in Rock) follows Brian in his day to day life. In this series, Thotch have their own jukebox musical, Brian stages a musical version of 'Day Of The Triffids', and Brian puts together a Christmas album... And has a heart attack.
* Series 3 (Brian Pern: 40 Years of Prog and Roll) follows Brian's return to the music industry after his heart attack. In this series, Brian meets his fan club, celebrates the fortieth anniversary of his solo album 'Shelf Life' and reunites with Thotch for a one off concert.

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* Series 1 (Brian (''Brian Pern: The Life of Rock) Rock'') is a documentary, presented by Brian, about the history of rock. In this series, Brian takes the audience through the birth, life and death of rock, we meet Thotch, and a lot of celebrities do very out-of-character cameos.
* Series 2 (Brian (''Brian Pern: A Life in Rock) Rock'') follows Brian in his day to day life. In this series, Thotch have their own jukebox musical, Brian stages a musical version of 'Day Of The Triffids', and Brian puts together a Christmas album... And has a heart attack.
* Series 3 (Brian (''Brian Pern: 40 Years of Prog and Roll) Roll'') follows Brian's return to the music industry after his heart attack. In this series, Brian meets his fan club, celebrates the fortieth anniversary of his solo album 'Shelf Life' and reunites with Thotch for a one off concert.



* ItPronouncedTropay: Tony insists his surname is pronounced Pebb-lay, with an accent on the second e.

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* ItPronouncedTropay: ItsPronouncedTropay: Tony insists his surname is pronounced Pebb-lay, with an accent on the second e.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In universe, Kathy Burke finds the script of the jukebox musical too boring, so she decides to insert some false-but-more-interesting moments into the play. Brian and Pat are not impressed:

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In universe, [[Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums Kathy Burke Burke]] finds the script of the jukebox musical too boring, so she decides to insert some false-but-more-interesting moments into the play. Brian and Pat are not impressed:



** There are also a few cameos of fictional characters, including Mike Smash (who reads the Top 40 on ''Top of the Pops'' in series 1) and folk musicians Mulligan and O'Hare.

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** There are also a few cameos of fictional characters, including [[Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums Mike Smash Smash]] (who reads the Top 40 on ''Top of the Pops'' in series 1) and folk musicians [[Series/TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer Mulligan and O'Hare.O'Hare]].



--> '''Brian''': [Outraged] John!
--> '''John''': [Mimicking his outraged tone] Brian!

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--> '''Brian''': [Outraged] [''Outraged''] John!
--> '''John''': [Mimicking [''Mimicking his outraged tone] tone''] Brian!



--> '''Pat''': ...Probably murder. (Beat) ...Yeah.

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--> '''Pat''': ...Probably murder. (Beat) ...(''Beat'') ...Yeah.



--> '''Barry''': [Confused] Well, whatever, I wouldn't piss on him!

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--> '''Barry''': [Confused] [''Confused''] Well, whatever, I wouldn't piss on him!



** Brian's 'Day of the Triffids' musical is an obvious rip off of 'War of the Worlds'. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and 'War of the Worlds' was ripped off of his idea.
** The whole series is a parody of the life of Genesis front man Peter Gabriel.

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** Brian's 'Day [[Literature/DayOfTheTriffids''Day of the Triffids' Triffids'']] musical is an obvious rip off of 'War [[Theatre/WarOfTheWorlds ''War of the Worlds'. Worlds'']]. In universe, however, Brian thought of it first and 'War ''War of the Worlds' Worlds'' was ripped off of his idea.
** The whole series is a parody of the life of Genesis [[Music/Genesis Genesis]] front man Peter Gabriel.



** The gag of the guest stars getting the wrong name tags appearing on-screen. They either mix them up with another person or band, or give them the wrong name entirely. The best example is whenever Roger Taylor is on-screen, and the caption can't ever decide whether he was in Queen or Duran Duran.

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** The gag of the guest stars getting the wrong name tags appearing on-screen. They either mix them up with another person or band, or give them the wrong name entirely. The best example is whenever Roger Taylor is on-screen, and the caption can't ever decide whether he was in Queen [[Music/Queen Queen]] or [[Music/DuranDuran]] Duran Duran.



* TakeThat: 'Poundland Polly' is not the nicest parody of Oasis.

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* TakeThat: 'Poundland Polly' is not the nicest parody of Oasis.[[Music/Oasis Oasis]].

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