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* YourCheatingHeart: The sketch where a midwife seduces a patient's husband and has sex with him in another room while the woman is giving birth.
** Another sketch involves a man visiting his friends who have just lost a baby; he inadvertently gives away that he was having an affair with the wife and the baby might have been his.

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* YourCheatingHeart: The sketch where a midwife seduces a patient's husband and has sex with him in another room while the woman is giving birth.
** Another sketch involves a man visiting his friends who have just lost a baby; he inadvertently gives away that he was having an affair with the wife and the baby might have been his.


* DVDBonusContent - mercilessly mocked with the DVD release. The "extras" include a "play all at once" feature (which yields stills from all six episodes, the Creator/ThamesTelevision fanfare and the word "WHY?"... as well as a bona fide, if rather odd, bonus scene), an option for "Undeleted Scenes" which merely tells you to go down to the shop you got the DVD from and complain loudly and profanely about the DVD not having any undeleted scenes, and a version of each episode that has been digitally altered in such a way as to make it entirely unwatchable (for example, shrunk down to a tiny size and bouncing around the screen.)
* {{Homage}} - the "casual parents" sketch is a homage to a Victoria Wood sketch where the parents of a teenage professional swimmer are totally unconcerned after she doesn't return from an attempt to swim the English Channel.
* InLoveWithLove - parodied in a sketch about a middle-aged man who, having never achieved his goal of finding someone to marry, decides to marry himself. He reveals at the end that he's since dated several women he would have liked to marry, but it's a bit too late for that now ...
* LonersAreFreaks - one sketch features a woman who deliberately causes accidents and does other upsetting things so she can spend time with the people she's hurt/upset, with the implication that nobody else will do so.

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* DVDBonusContent - DVDBonusContent: mercilessly mocked with the DVD release. The "extras" include a "play all at once" feature (which yields stills from all six episodes, the Creator/ThamesTelevision fanfare and the word "WHY?"... as well as a bona fide, if rather odd, bonus scene), an option for "Undeleted Scenes" which merely tells you to go down to the shop you got the DVD from and complain loudly and profanely about the DVD not having any undeleted scenes, and a version of each episode that has been digitally altered in such a way as to make it entirely unwatchable (for example, shrunk down to a tiny size and bouncing around the screen.)
* {{Homage}} {{Gaslighting}}: The mechanics in the "Shrunken Car" sketch, who insist that they haven't done anything to their client's car - despite the fact it's only 4 feet long and 2'6" tall. The client is qute incensed by this.
* {{Homage}}:
the "casual parents" sketch is a homage to a Victoria Wood sketch where the parents of a teenage professional swimmer are totally unconcerned after she doesn't return from an attempt to swim the English Channel.
* InLoveWithLove - InLoveWithLove: parodied in a sketch about a middle-aged man who, having never achieved his goal of finding someone to marry, decides to marry himself. He reveals at the end that he's since dated several women he would have liked to marry, but it's a bit too late for that now ...
* LonersAreFreaks - LonersAreFreaks: one sketch features a woman who deliberately causes accidents and does other upsetting things so she can spend time with the people she's hurt/upset, with the implication that nobody else will do so.



* MeddlingParents - One sketch was based around a couple talking about how they got their daughter into a competitive school by handing out booze, drugs and pornography to the other children applying. Another involved CCTV footage of a children's party where a mother snaps and violently attacks the kids (and their parents) after her child loses a game of musical chairs.
* MindScrew - Look at the examples above and tell me I'm wrong.

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* MeddlingParents - MeddlingParents: One sketch was based around a couple talking about how they got their daughter into a competitive school by handing out booze, drugs and pornography to the other children applying. Another involved CCTV footage of a children's party where a mother snaps and violently attacks the kids (and their parents) after her child loses a game of musical chairs.
* MindScrew - MindScrew: Look at the examples above and tell me I'm wrong.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - Averted, as is Morris' style. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yI_erpnpI A fake]] [[AcceptableTargets Kilroy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yI_erpnpI is shown to have gone insane and is running around naked in a shopping centre, urinating on a window containing a television displaying his face.]] Fake Richard Madeley is shown beating up an innocent cleaner and having sex with a coffee machine.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted, as is Morris' style. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yI_erpnpI A fake]] [[AcceptableTargets Kilroy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yI_erpnpI is shown to have gone insane and is running around naked in a shopping centre, urinating on a window containing a television displaying his face.]] Fake Richard Madeley is shown beating up an innocent cleaner and having sex with a coffee machine.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat - "Mr. Lizard", who installs a television in a couples' home which inexplicably begins spewing lizards, then denies all responsibility - suggesting that the cable company are sending the lizards down the wire while repeating "it's nothing to do with me" and taunting the pair.
* OverlyLongGag - a couple.
* ParentalIncest - PlayedForLaughs with the mother of a child who apparently has a gay friend. Whilst the father has sex with the friend to keep him away from their son, she has sex with her son (in disguise as a "younger lady", who he thinks is a prostitute) "to keep him interested in ladies."

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat - ObstructiveBureaucrat: "Mr. Lizard", who installs a television in a couples' home which inexplicably begins spewing lizards, then denies all responsibility - suggesting that the cable company are sending the lizards down the wire while repeating "it's nothing to do with me" and taunting the pair.
* OverlyLongGag - OverlyLongGag: a couple.
* ParentalIncest - ParentalIncest: PlayedForLaughs with the mother of a child who apparently has a gay friend. Whilst the father has sex with the friend to keep him away from their son, she has sex with her son (in disguise as a "younger lady", who he thinks is a prostitute) "to keep him interested in ladies."



* ProfessionalKiller - subverted with the six-year-old "cleaner"
* SerialEscalation- "Shit your leg off! Make it green!"
* SensoryAbuse - While some sketches were quietly dull, a few were full of it. The 'Robert Kilroy Silk' sketch featured a lookalike of Kilroy experiencing a nervous breakdown in a supermarket, accompanied by dramatic, tribal music, while an alarm repeatedly beeps in the background. It ends with a [[BrokenRecord looped clip of the real Kilroy calmly saying 'Take care of each other']], which gradually turns into [[DroneOfDread atonal droning]].
* SoundToScreenAdaptation - Many sketches were directly taken from Morris's radio show ''Blue Jam''. Some of them clearly used the original recording with the actors miming to the lines, giving an even more unsettling feel to the scene.

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* ProfessionalKiller - ProfessionalKiller: subverted with the six-year-old "cleaner"
* SerialEscalation- SerialEscalation: "Shit your leg off! Make it green!"
* SensoryAbuse - SensoryAbuse: While some sketches were quietly dull, a few were full of it. The 'Robert Kilroy Silk' sketch featured a lookalike of Kilroy experiencing a nervous breakdown in a supermarket, accompanied by dramatic, tribal music, while an alarm repeatedly beeps in the background. It ends with a [[BrokenRecord looped clip of the real Kilroy calmly saying 'Take care of each other']], which gradually turns into [[DroneOfDread atonal droning]].
* SoundToScreenAdaptation - SoundToScreenAdaptation: Many sketches were directly taken from Morris's radio show ''Blue Jam''. Some of them clearly used the original recording with the actors miming to the lines, giving an even more unsettling feel to the scene.



* SurrealThemeTune - No real theme tune, but every episode would begin with Chris Morris delivering a rambling monologue that had seemingly little to do with the show, and ending with "Then welcome... in Jaaaammmm"; see page quote.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour - Maria, the six-year-old assassin
* WithFriendsLikeThese - The parents oblivious to their son's disappearance are eventually told that his body was found, and one of their friends has confessed to the murder. They shrug it off and resolve to just "have a word" with their friend the next time they see him.

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* SurrealThemeTune - SurrealThemeTune: No real theme tune, but every episode would begin with Chris Morris delivering a rambling monologue that had seemingly little to do with the show, and ending with "Then welcome... in Jaaaammmm"; see page quote.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour - TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Maria, the six-year-old assassin
* WithFriendsLikeThese - WithFriendsLikeThese: The parents oblivious to their son's disappearance are eventually told that his body was found, and one of their friends has confessed to the murder. They shrug it off and resolve to just "have a word" with their friend the next time they see him.



* YourCheatingHeart - The sketch where a midwife seduces a patient's husband and has sex with him in another room while the woman is giving birth.

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* YourCheatingHeart - YourCheatingHeart: The sketch where a midwife seduces a patient's husband and has sex with him in another room while the woman is giving birth.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD cover for the show pictures an unconscious man in a tracksuit outfit lying on the ground while a distressed woman (presumably the man's wife) is pleading to two ambulance workers, one male and one female, who both look apathetic while smoking cigarettes and drinking beer, to save the man's life, while a police man is seen in the background laughing at what is happening. Unfortunately, this never once occurs in the show.

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* WorldOfJerkass: Just about every character in Jam is anything but the kind of person you'd ever want to come across in real life.


-> ''"When dancing, lost in techno trance, arms flailing, gawky Bez, then find you snagged on frowns, and slowly dawns, you're jazzing to the beep tone of a life support machine, that marks the steady fading, of your day old baby daughter. And when midnight sirens, lead to blue flash road smash, stretchers covered heads, and slippy red macadam, and find you creeping 'neath the blankets, to snuggle close a mangled bird, hoping soon you too will be freezer drawered... Then welcome, blue chemotherapy wig, welcome in Jaaaaaaaam."''

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-> ''"When dancing, lost in techno trance, arms flailing, gawky Bez, then find you snagged on frowns, and slowly dawns, you're jazzing to the beep tone of a life support machine, that marks the steady fading, of your day old baby daughter. And when midnight sirens, lead to blue flash road smash, stretchers covered heads, and slippy red macadam, and find you creeping 'neath the blankets, to snuggle close a mangled bird, hoping soon you too will be freezer drawered... Then welcome, blue ooh chemotherapy wig, welcome in Jaaaaaaaam."''

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* WorldGoneMad: The entire universe the show is set in seems to be filled to the brim with deranged weirdos and people with severe mental illnesses.


* CannotSpitItOut: The security guard whose stutter prevents him from warning others about the broken elevator, causing many people to fall down the empty shaft and die

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* CannotSpitItOut: The security guard whose stutter prevents him from warning others about the broken elevator, causing many people to fall down the empty shaft and die die.
* CrapsackWorld: The Britain portrayed in the show seems to be a place of relentless misery, mental illness, surreal insanity and death. Almost every character we meet is deranged and even banal aspects of life are either sinister or inexplicably weird.


* MissConception: The obviously heavily pregnant woman who visits a doctor asking for acne cream, because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let her examine the patient.

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* MissConception: The obviously heavily pregnant woman who visits a doctor asking for acne cream, because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let gets tired of them, agrees with them go since they won't let that it's just a pimple afterall and prescribes them something that either does nothing or just flat out causes her examine the patient.to miscarry, having decided that they'd be horrible parents anyway.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: A guy eating in a restaurant with a friend violently beats his companion to death for having the nerve to ... break the poppadoms so they'd be easier to eat.


* MissConception: The obviously heavily pregnant woman who visiting a doctor asking for acne cream, because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let her examine the patient.

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* MissConception: The obviously heavily pregnant woman who visiting visits a doctor asking for acne cream, because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let her examine the patient.


* MissConception: The obviously heavily pregnant woman who visiting a doctor asking for acne cream, because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let him examine her.

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* MissConception: The obviously heavily pregnant woman who visiting a doctor asking for acne cream, because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let him her examine her.the patient.


* MissConception: One sketch involves an obviously heavily pregnant woman visiting a doctor because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple and expects a prescription for acne cream. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let him examine her.

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* MissConception: One sketch involves an The obviously heavily pregnant woman who visiting a doctor asking for acne cream, because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple and expects a prescription for acne cream.pimple. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let him examine her.


* ButICantBePregnant: One sketch involves an obviously heavily pregnant woman visiting a doctor because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple and expects a prescription for acne cream. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let him examine her.


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* MissConception: One sketch involves an obviously heavily pregnant woman visiting a doctor because she thinks her swollen stomach is just a pimple and expects a prescription for acne cream. She and her husband refuse to believe she's pregnant, and laugh at the idea in the face of all evidence; forcing the doctor to let them go since they won't let him examine her.


* CannotSpitItOut: The security guard whose stutter prevents him from warning others about the broken elevator, causing many people to fall down the empty shaft and die



* DrivenToSuicide: The suicidal man who decides to jump a one-foot drop 40 times (rather than a 40-foot drop once) in case he changes his mind. One of the opening sequences shows a man who attempts suicide in a car park only for his plans to be ruined by another car unexpectedly crashing into his.



* InLoveWithLove - parodied in a sketch about a middle-aged man who, having never achieved his goal of finding someone to marry, decides to marry himself. He reveals at the end that he's since dated several women he would have liked to marry, but it's a bit too late for that now ...



** Several sketches about Mr. Ventham, a socially awkward man who visits an expensive therapist for advice on trivial everyday problems (such as losing his wallet or not knowing what to do on Saturday night) because he is so isolated he has no idea what to do about them on his own.



* MeddlingParents - One sketch was based around a couple talking about how they got their daughter into a competitive school by handing out booze, drugs and pornography to the other children applying. Another involved CCTV footage of a children's party where a mother snaps and violently attacks the children (and their parents) after her child loses a game of musical chairs.

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* MeddlingParents - One sketch was based around a couple talking about how they got their daughter into a competitive school by handing out booze, drugs and pornography to the other children applying. Another involved CCTV footage of a children's party where a mother snaps and violently attacks the children kids (and their parents) after her child loses a game of musical chairs.



** TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour



* YourCheatingHeart - The sketch where a midwife seduces a patient's husband and has sex with him in another room while the woman is giving birth

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* YourCheatingHeart - The sketch where a midwife seduces a patient's husband and has sex with him in another room while the woman is giving birth
birth.
** Another sketch involves a man visiting his friends who have just lost a baby; he inadvertently gives away that he was having an affair with the wife and the baby might have been his.

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