Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Series / DerTatortreiniger

Go To



* CleanupCrew: Shotty is a one man version of this.

Added DiffLines:

* CleanupCrew: Shotty is a one man version of this.


* AloneWithThePsycho: In ''Über den Wolken'', the man who messily chopped up his wife with an axe returns to the scene of the crime just as Schotty happens to clean it up. Fortunately, he turns out to be a rather repressed and prissy psychopath who ApologizesALot. Schotty quickly becomes amiable with him. [[spoiler: The episode ends with the murderer expressing his wish to go on holiday, and offers to invite Schotty along as a 'hostage', which Schotty happily accepts. Then the police and SEK storm the compund.]]
** [[spoiler:Done less threateningly in ''Nicht über mein Sofa'', where the old lady who owns the crime scene turns out to be the killer, and tries to bribe Schotty into not reporting her.]]
*** [[spoiler: YMMV a lot on this. While the axe murderer is rather apologetic and mild-mannered, the old lady is threatening Schotty with rape allegations, allegations of blackmail and her excellent connections within the policy. Your choice which you find scummier/more threatening]]

to:

* AloneWithThePsycho: In ''Über den Wolken'', the man who messily chopped up his wife with an axe returns to the scene of the crime just as Schotty happens to clean it up. Fortunately, he turns out to be a rather repressed and prissy psychopath who ApologizesALot. Schotty quickly becomes amiable with him. [[spoiler: The episode ends with the murderer expressing his wish to go on holiday, and offers to invite Schotty along as a 'hostage', which Schotty happily accepts. Then 'hostage'. But then the police and SEK storm the compund.compound.]]
** [[spoiler:Done less threateningly in [[spoiler:In ''Nicht über mein Sofa'', where the old lady who owns the crime scene turns out to be the killer, and tries to both bribe and threaten Schotty into not reporting her.]]
*** [[spoiler: YMMV a lot on this. While the axe murderer is rather apologetic and mild-mannered, the old lady is threatening Schotty with
her, citing phony rape allegations, and blackmail allegations of blackmail and while boasting about her excellent connections within the policy. Your choice which you find scummier/more threatening]]police.]]



* BookDumb: Schotty may be a bright fellow, but all his attempts to defeat another person utilising hard fact (outside sanitary chemnistry, that is) usally ends in embarassment.

to:

* BookDumb: Schotty may be a bright fellow, but all his attempts to defeat another person utilising hard fact (outside sanitary chemnistry, that is) usally usually ends in embarassment.embarrassment.

Added DiffLines:

*** [[spoiler: YMMV a lot on this. While the axe murderer is rather apologetic and mild-mannered, the old lady is threatening Schotty with rape allegations, allegations of blackmail and her excellent connections within the policy. Your choice which you find scummier/more threatening]]


* ShoutOut: Schotty's mobile ring tone is the theme of ''{{Tatort}}''.

to:

* ShoutOut: Schotty's mobile ring tone is the theme of ''{{Tatort}}''.''Series/{{Tatort}}''.


* CatchPhrase: Schotty's "My work begins where others would puke." Lampshaded when someone says that he sounds like he is used to saying that a lot.
** Also, his "[[NoExceptYes Ja... Nö.]]"

to:

* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
**
Schotty's "My work begins where others would puke." Lampshaded when someone says that he sounds like he is used to saying that a lot.
** Also, his "[[NoExceptYes His "[[ByNoIMeanYes Ja... Nö.]]"


* CatchPhrase: Schotty's "My work begins where others would puke."
** Lampshaded when someone says that he sounds like he is used to saying that a lot.

to:

* CatchPhrase: Schotty's "My work begins where others would puke."
**
" Lampshaded when someone says that he sounds like he is used to saying that a lot.


** In ''Schottys Kampf'', he makes the Nazi politician speak like Hynkel from ''TheGreatDictator'' in his mind.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Germany's Next Super Patriot'', a reality show not unlike ''BigBrother'', which involves the contestants trying to survive in a bunker and 'defend the fatherland'. It's basically WarOnTerror - The Show. It even includes a challenge called 'Waterboarding' (head-under-water challenge).

to:

** In ''Schottys Kampf'', he makes the Nazi politician speak like Hynkel from ''TheGreatDictator'' ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' in his mind.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Germany's Next Super Patriot'', a reality show not unlike ''BigBrother'', ''Series/BigBrother'', which involves the contestants trying to survive in a bunker and 'defend the fatherland'. It's basically WarOnTerror - The Show. It even includes a challenge called 'Waterboarding' (head-under-water challenge).


* GermanHumour: It's like ''{{Loriot}}''... with blood on the walls.

to:

* GermanHumour: It's like ''{{Loriot}}''...''Creator/{{Loriot}}''... with blood on the walls.


* FictionalPoliticalParty: In ''Schottys Kampf'', there is ''Die Eiche'' ("The Oak")[[hottip:*:as in 'Deutsche Eiche', a descriptive term for anything ''overly'' German]] a privately funded 'society concerned with enthusing people in politics' that happens to be the scene of a fatal accident. It very quickly turns out to be a [[ThoseWackyNazis Neo Nazi club]], complete with a private collection of Nazi memorabilia, including a tin containing Hitler's excrements.

to:

* FictionalPoliticalParty: In ''Schottys Kampf'', there is ''Die Eiche'' ("The Oak")[[hottip:*:as Oak")[[note]]as in 'Deutsche Eiche', a descriptive term for anything ''overly'' German]] German[[/note]] a privately funded 'society concerned with enthusing people in politics' that happens to be the scene of a fatal accident. It very quickly turns out to be a [[ThoseWackyNazis Neo Nazi club]], complete with a private collection of Nazi memorabilia, including a tin containing Hitler's excrements.


* CoolCar: The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_Quattroporte Maserati Quattroporte]]'' is apparently the subject of Schotty's wildest wetdreams.

to:

* CoolCar: The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_Quattroporte org/wiki/Maserati_Quattroporte#Quattroporte_IV_.281994.E2.80.932001.29 Maserati Quattroporte]]'' Quattroporte IV]]'' is apparently the subject of Schotty's wildest wetdreams.

Added DiffLines:

* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was the psychiatrist's ghost in ''Geschmacksache'' real or merely a figment of Schotty's imagination?


''Der Tatortreiniger'', or "The Crime Scene Cleaner" in English, is a [[GermanMedia German]] BlackComedy series, focusing on the work and 'adventures' of the slacky, but vain crime scene cleaning professional Heiko 'Schotty' Schotte, and how he cleans out the scenes of usually very violent deaths (after the police and forensics have packed up and left), and always happens to stumble across the strangest of people there, including the victim's relatives, employers, acquaintances, [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hookers]], the [[AloneWithThePsycho murderers]], and occasionally even [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the victims themselves]].

to:

''Der Tatortreiniger'', or "The Crime Scene Cleaner" in English, is a [[GermanMedia German]] BlackComedy series, focusing on the work and 'adventures' of the slacky, but vain crime scene cleaning professional Heiko 'Schotty' Schotte, Schotte (played by Bjarne Mädel), and how he cleans out the scenes of usually very violent deaths (after the police and forensics have packed up and left), and always happens to stumble across the strangest of people there, including the victim's relatives, employers, acquaintances, [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hookers]], the [[AloneWithThePsycho murderers]], and occasionally even [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the victims themselves]].

Added DiffLines:

* CoolCar: The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_Quattroporte Maserati Quattroporte]]'' is apparently the subject of Schotty's wildest wetdreams.

Added DiffLines:

** [[spoiler:Done less threateningly in ''Nicht über mein Sofa'', where the old lady who owns the crime scene turns out to be the killer, and tries to bribe Schotty into not reporting her.]]


Added DiffLines:

* CoolOldLady: The rich old lady from ''Nicht über mein Sofa'', who stood up to a burglar with a knife. [[spoiler: And then clubbed him to death in cold blood.]]

Showing 15 edit(s) of 36

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report