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* ScarecrowSolution: In Season 1, Episode 2, ''"The Rubbish Monster"'': The Rottentrolls need to scare away some {{Jerk Ass}}es who're camping (and littering) in their valley, so Yockenthwaite says he'll make a pretend [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barguest#Film_and_TV Barguest]] to scare them away. Sure enough, the two get scared away by two big red eyes and scary noises. Yockenthwaite is proclaimed the hero of the day[[spoiler: ... except that when Roger goes to congratulate him, it turns out Yockenthwaite ''didn't'' make the pretend Barguest because... well... [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it]]'s [[IdiotBall Yockenthwaite]]. But ''[[RealAfterAll something]]'' scared the campers away, and it's [[OhCrap a full moon tonight]] so... Roger and Yockenthwaite agree to [[SecretKeeper let everyone think Yockenthwaite didn't screw up as usual]], so he [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments ends up as the guest of honour at the celebratory feast]]. ]]

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* ScarecrowSolution: In Season 1, Episode 2, ''"The Rubbish Monster"'': The Rottentrolls need to scare away some {{Jerk Ass}}es who're camping (and littering) in their valley, so Yockenthwaite says he'll make a pretend [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barguest#Film_and_TV Barguest]] to scare them away. Sure enough, the two get scared away by two big red eyes and scary noises. Yockenthwaite is proclaimed the hero of the day[[spoiler: ... except that when Roger goes to congratulate him, it turns out Yockenthwaite ''didn't'' make the pretend Barguest because... well... [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it]]'s [[IdiotBall Yockenthwaite]]. But ''[[RealAfterAll something]]'' scared the campers away, and it's [[OhCrap a full moon tonight]] so... Roger and Yockenthwaite agree to [[SecretKeeper let everyone think Yockenthwaite didn't screw up as usual]], so he [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments ends up as the guest of honour at the celebratory feast]]. feast.]]


* ScarecrowSolution: In Season 1, Episode 2, ''"The Rubbish Monster"'': The Rottentrolls need to scare away some {{Jerk Ass}}es who're camping (and littering) in their valley, so Yockenthwaite says he'll make a pretend [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barguest#Film_and_TV Barguest]] to scare them away. Sure enough, the two get scared away by two big red eyes and scary noises. Yockenthwaite is proclaimed the hero of the day[[spoiler: ... except that when Roger goes to congratulate him, it turns out Yockenthwaite ''didn't'' make the pretend Barguest because... well... [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it]]'s [[IdiotBall Yockenthwaite]]. But ''[[RealAfterAll something]]'' scared the campers away, and it's [[OhCrap a full moon tonight]] so... Roger and Yockenthwaite agree to [[SecretKeeper let everyone think Yockenthwaite didn't screw up as usual]], so he [[HeartwarmingMoment ends up as the guest of honour at the celebratory feast]]. ]]

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* ScarecrowSolution: In Season 1, Episode 2, ''"The Rubbish Monster"'': The Rottentrolls need to scare away some {{Jerk Ass}}es who're camping (and littering) in their valley, so Yockenthwaite says he'll make a pretend [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barguest#Film_and_TV Barguest]] to scare them away. Sure enough, the two get scared away by two big red eyes and scary noises. Yockenthwaite is proclaimed the hero of the day[[spoiler: ... except that when Roger goes to congratulate him, it turns out Yockenthwaite ''didn't'' make the pretend Barguest because... well... [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it]]'s [[IdiotBall Yockenthwaite]]. But ''[[RealAfterAll something]]'' scared the campers away, and it's [[OhCrap a full moon tonight]] so... Roger and Yockenthwaite agree to [[SecretKeeper let everyone think Yockenthwaite didn't screw up as usual]], so he [[HeartwarmingMoment [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments ends up as the guest of honour at the celebratory feast]]. ]]


* OfficerAndAGentleman: Commander Harris. [[RuleOfFunny He's a ram]] and is the local leader of the SAS - no, not the [[BritsWithBattleships Special Air Services]], the [[FunWithAcronyms Silently Armed Sheep]].

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* OfficerAndAGentleman: Commander Harris. [[RuleOfFunny He's a ram]] and is the local leader of the SAS - no, not the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Special Air Services]], the [[FunWithAcronyms Silently Armed Sheep]].


* CoolOldGuy: Aysgarth, who, in one episode, managed to create an indoor garden for the other Rottentrolls to relax in when it rained.

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* CoolOldGuy: Aysgarth, who, in one episode, ''The First Rottentroll Revolution'', managed to create an indoor garden for the other Rottentrolls to relax in when it rained.


* Cloudcuckoolander: Sigsworthy Crags, the maddest of the Rottentrolls, has been referred to as "a complete blithering idiot" by [[GrumpyOldMan Aysgarth]], "well weird" by [[TotallyRadical the Nab Twins]] and "nuts" by [[TooDumbToLive Yockenthwaite]].

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* Cloudcuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Sigsworthy Crags, the maddest of the Rottentrolls, has been referred to as "a complete blithering idiot" by [[GrumpyOldMan Aysgarth]], "well weird" by [[TotallyRadical the Nab Twins]] and "nuts" by [[TooDumbToLive Yockenthwaite]].


The series followed the adventures of Roger Beckett (aged 10½... sorry, 10¾) in Troller's Ghyll, "where the rocks are all slightly mad"; after crashing his bike in the valley, it is soon discovered that he is TheChosenOne and he was crowned King of the Rottentrolls. Cue four seasons of a pretty damn funny mix of live-action and puppetry. It won a BAFTA.

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A thousand years before the series begins, Merlin tried to create a skiing resort for King Arthur, when he picked up some strange Norwegian trolls in a snow-cloud. Cursing these "rotten trolls", he apparently abandoned the project, and the Rottentrolls, so named, made the valley they landed in their home.

The series followed follows the adventures of Roger Beckett (aged 10½... sorry, 10¾) in Troller's Ghyll, "where the rocks are all slightly mad"; after crashing his bike in the valley, it is soon discovered that he is TheChosenOne and he was is crowned King of the Rottentrolls. Cue four seasons of a pretty damn funny mix of live-action and puppetry. It won a BAFTA.



* TheDreaded: The Barguest. Also Blacksyke, "the scariest of the RottenTrolls".

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* Cloudcuckoolander: Sigsworthy Crags, the maddest of the Rottentrolls, has been referred to as "a complete blithering idiot" by [[GrumpyOldMan Aysgarth]], "well weird" by [[TotallyRadical the Nab Twins]] and "nuts" by [[TooDumbToLive Yockenthwaite]].
* CoolOldGuy: Aysgarth, who, in one episode, managed to create an indoor garden for the other Rottentrolls to relax in when it rained.
* TheDreaded: The Barguest. Also Blacksyke, "the scariest of the RottenTrolls".Rottentrolls".

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* MamaBear: Kettlewell, big time. "You made my baby drink puddles?! I'LL....DECK YA!"

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* OhCrap: Penyghent realises that Little Strid has been poisoned by Blacksyke's noxious new drink, which [[spoiler: she, Penyghent, actually helped to market in the first place after being tempted by a huge financial reward. Also counts as a moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone]].


* {{Merlin}}: He was the one who brought The Rottentrolls to Troller's Ghyll from Scandinavia ([[MST3KMantra he was trying to make a ski resort for]] KingArthur) and named them (he actually called them "rotten trolls" but they were too dumb to realise it).

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* {{Merlin}}: {{Myth/Merlin}}: He was the one who brought The Rottentrolls to Troller's Ghyll from Scandinavia ([[MST3KMantra he was trying to make a ski resort for]] KingArthur) Myth/KingArthur) and named them (he actually called them "rotten trolls" but they were too dumb to realise it).


* TheDreaded: The Barguest.

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* TheDreaded: The Barguest. Also Blacksyke, "the scariest of the RottenTrolls".
* EvilLaugh: Blacksyke engages in these frequently, though hers involves her quite literally saying "cackle cackle cackle".


Utterly, strak-raving mad...]]

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Utterly, strak-raving stark-raving mad...]]


* BlatantLies: The Rottentroll National Anthem, which ''must'' be heard to be believed.

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* BlatantLies: The Rottentroll National Anthem, which ''must'' be heard to be believed.believed:
-->"The proudest troll is a Rottentroll,\\
Oh, the noblest troll is a Rottentroll.\\
All the cleverest trolls are all Rottentrolls,\\
And we're terribly modest as well!\\
Oh yes, we're simple and handsome,\\
[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial And not at all totally,\\
Utterly, strak-raving mad...]]


* AppropriatedAppellation: Played for laughs; the Rottentrolls take their name from an incident in which their ancestors ruined ne of Merlin's spells, causing Merlin to declare angrily, "Oh, those rotten trolls have messed it all up!"

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* AppropriatedAppellation: Played for laughs; the Rottentrolls take their name from an incident in which their ancestors ruined ne one of Merlin's spells, causing Merlin to declare angrily, "Oh, those rotten trolls have messed it all up!"

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* AppropriatedAppellation: Played for laughs; the Rottentrolls take their name from an incident in which their ancestors ruined ne of Merlin's spells, causing Merlin to declare angrily, "Oh, those rotten trolls have messed it all up!"


The series followed the adventures of Roger Beckett (aged [[strike:about 10½]] 10¾) in Troller's Ghyll, "where the rocks are all slightly mad"; after crashing his bike in the valley, it is soon discovered that he is TheChosenOne and he was crowned King of the Rottentrolls. Cue four seasons of a pretty damn funny mix of live-action and puppetry. It won a BAFTA.

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The series followed the adventures of Roger Beckett (aged [[strike:about 10½]] 10½... sorry, 10¾) in Troller's Ghyll, "where the rocks are all slightly mad"; after crashing his bike in the valley, it is soon discovered that he is TheChosenOne and he was crowned King of the Rottentrolls. Cue four seasons of a pretty damn funny mix of live-action and puppetry. It won a BAFTA.



* HeyItsThatVoice: DocMartin is the {{Narrator}}; he is, of course, a prime example of a LemonyNarrator (with a good dollop of DeadpanSnarker thrown in, natch).
** He's also an InteractiveNarrator, to a hilarious degree. In one episode, [[NoFourthWall he got hit with a spell that changed his voice]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny spent the whole of the closing credits trying (and failing) to persuade a friend not to come over to his place]] [[LockedOutOfTheLoop to find out what's going on]].

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