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''How Do You Want Me'' is a sitcom broadcast on Creator/{{BBC}}2 in 1996 that was a springboard for comedian Dylan Moran. It features Moran as Ian Lyons, a [[DeadpanSnarker world-weary]] former comedy club owner whose marriage to Lisa Yardley (Charlotte Coleman) has forced him to move to the country, whose inhabitants treat him at best with bemusement, and at worst with open hostility, especially his old-fashioned turkey farmer father-in-law, Astley (Frank Finlay).

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''How Do You Want Me'' Me?'' is a sitcom broadcast on Creator/{{BBC}}2 in 1996 that was a springboard for comedian Dylan Moran. It features Moran as Ian Lyons, a [[DeadpanSnarker world-weary]] former comedy club owner whose marriage to Lisa Yardley (Charlotte Coleman) has forced him to move to the country, whose inhabitants treat him at best with bemusement, and at worst with open hostility, especially his old-fashioned turkey farmer father-in-law, Astley (Frank Finlay).


* JerkassWoobie: Derek.


%%* CallingTheOldManOut: Lisa vs Astley.

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%%* CallingTheOldManOut: Lisa vs Astley.Astley on occasion.



* DeanBitterman: Headmaster Norriswood, who would go on to play a similar character in ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys''.

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* DeanBitterman: Headmaster Norriswood, who would go on to play a similar character in ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys''. Sometimes he seems a mystery why he is a Headmaster at a school at all, seeming uncomfortable on one occasion with even using the word "children."
* TheDreaded: Norriswood to the children. His shadow falls over them and sinister music plays.



* FlatYes: The Headmasters response to Lisa's query as to whether he and his wife agree on everything.

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* FlatYes: The Headmasters Headmasters' response to Lisa's query as to whether he and his wife agree on everything.



%%* {{Jerkass}}: Astley Yardley.

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%%* {{Jerkass}}: Astley Yardley. To Lisa he is a PapaWolf and clearly his favourite child, but he tries to bribe Ian to leave the village and one occasion ambiguously seems to try and kill him.
* JerkassWoobie: Derek.



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Dean and his firemen/builders arent actually seen doing a lot of work.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Dean and his firemen/builders arent actually seen doing a lot of work. Becomes a problem when he is employed to fix Derek's wall.


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* RunningJoke: The bizarre provincial headlines.


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* DoggedNiceGuy: Ian really does try his best, but the country life defeats him. Derek could be considered this, but he is a bit if a {{Jerkass}} at times.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Ian really does try his best, but the country life defeats him. Derek could be considered this, but he is a bit if of a {{Jerkass}} at times.times, making no attempt to disguise his dislike of Ian.


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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]].


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* BadassGrandpa: Astley.

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* %%* BadassGrandpa: Astley.



* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Derek Few.

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* %%* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Derek Few.



* BuxomIsBetter: Sophie, Mark's girlfriend.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Lisa vs Astley.
* CityMouse: Ian.
* TheCityVsTheCountry: Much of the episodes plot derives from this.
* CliffHanger: A calmer example than most, but it's still there.
* CringeComedy: Mark Piggott (Marc Warren's) stand up routine.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ian and Lisa.

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* %%* BuxomIsBetter: Sophie, Mark's girlfriend.
* %%* CallingTheOldManOut: Lisa vs Astley.
* %%* CityMouse: Ian.
* %%* TheCityVsTheCountry: Much of the episodes plot derives from this.
* %%* CliffHanger: A calmer example than most, but it's still there.
* %%* CringeComedy: Mark Piggott (Marc Warren's) stand up routine.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Ian and Lisa.



* GossipyHens: The Librarian.

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* %%* GossipyHens: The Librarian.



* {{Jerkass}}: Astley Yardley.
* MoodWhiplash: The penultimate episode of the second series.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Astley Yardley.
* %%* MoodWhiplash: The penultimate episode of the second series.



* SarcasmBlind: Helen Yardley.
* ShrinkingViolet: Jill, the assistant at Helen's shop.

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* %%* SarcasmBlind: Helen Yardley.
* %%* ShrinkingViolet: Jill, the assistant at Helen's shop.


* DeanBitterman: Headmaster Norriswood, who would go on to play a similar character in ''TheHistoryBoys''.

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* DeanBitterman: Headmaster Norriswood, who would go on to play a similar character in ''TheHistoryBoys''.''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys''.


* ActorAllusion: Stand-up comedian Dylan Moran playing a former comedy club owner.


* BuxomIsBetter: Sophie, Mark's girlfriend.



* CringeComedy: Mark Piggott (Marc Warren's) stand up routine.



* NoSocialSkills: Norriswood.
* PainfullyShy: Jill, the assistant at Helen's shop.


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* ShrinkingViolet: Jill, the assistant at Helen's shop.


* DoggedNiceGuy: Ian really does try his best, but the country life defeats him. Derek could be considered this.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Ian really does try his best, but the country life defeats him. Derek could be considered this.this, but he is a bit if a {{Jerkass}} at times.



* GossipyHens: The Librarian.
* HopeSpot: Norriswood giving Ian status by appointing him a school governor. Also Astley's rare attempts at bonding with Ian, such as over cards, or by clay pigeon shooting.



* PainfullyShy: Jill, the assistant at Helen's shop.

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* PainfullyShy: Jill, the assistant at Helen's shop.


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* PsychopathicManchild: Dean, and most of the football team/builders.


* CliffhangerEnding: A calmer example than most, but it's still there.

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* CliffhangerEnding: CliffHanger: A calmer example than most, but it's still there.


* BiggusDickus: Derek Few.

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* BiggusDickus: BiggerIsBetterInBed: Derek Few.



* CliffHangerEnding: A calmer example than most, but it's still there.

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* CliffHangerEnding: TheCityVsTheCountry: Much of the episodes plot derives from this.
* CliffhangerEnding:
A calmer example than most, but it's still there.



* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Helen Yardley.



* EccentricTownsfolk: To some extent, though its mostly to highlight how out of touch Ian is.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Men Love Their Fathers]]: Dean is an uncouth lout, but he'll beat the living daylights out of anyone who crosses his father, who is also the only person who can silence him with just [[DeathGlare a single stare]].



* TheCityVsTheCountry: Much of the episodes plot derives from this.
* EccentricTownsfolk: To some extent, though its mostly to highlight how out of touch Ian is.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Men Love Their Fathers]]: Dean is an uncouth lout, but he'll beat the living daylights out of anyone who crosses his father, who is also the only person who can silence him with just [[DeathGlare a single stare]].
* HufflepuffHouse: Warren Yardley, who appears much less than the other siblings. His wife [[NominalImportance isn't even named.]]

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* TheCityVsTheCountry: Much of the episodes plot derives from this.
* EccentricTownsfolk: To some extent, though its mostly to highlight how out of touch Ian is.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Men Love Their Fathers]]: Dean is an uncouth lout, but he'll beat the living daylights out of anyone who crosses his father, who is also the only person who can silence him with just [[DeathGlare a single stare]].
* HufflepuffHouse: Warren Yardley, who appears much less than the other siblings. His wife [[NominalImportance isn't even named.]] named]].


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* SarcasmBlind: Helen Yardley.

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* DoubleEntendre: Smitten Suzanna offers to polish Ian's helmet. He looks behind him to spot a Roman helmet adorning his hatstand.


* HufflepuffHouse: Warren Yardley, who appears much less than the other siblings. His wife [[NominalImportance isn't even named.]]

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* HufflepuffHouse: Warren Yardley, who appears much less than the other siblings. His wife [[NominalImportance isn't even named.]]]]
** Also applies to Honor Deacon, the third teacher at Lisa's school.

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* FlatYes: The Headmasters response to Lisa's query as to whether he and his wife agree on everything.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Astley Yardley.


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* NoSocialSkills: Norriswood.

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