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* DoubleStandard: Steven is always punished for giving women unwanted attention and is ridiculed in turn whenever he's harassed by less attractive women. In one episode, Steven was basically made a sex slave to an ugly woman (they didn't say it outright, a visual pun was made when his stalker locked him a shed and made him act like a dog).



** The song "Everybody Goes Boom Boom" is a good party song about going to a dance club. When you read the lyrics though, it sounds like the people are hooking up for a one night stand.
---> Work it to the morning light, move your body up across the floor, shake your hips and until they scream for more.



* MsFanservice: Madison got more notice than other women in the series (women older than the younger characters of course) and in the episode Revenge of the Mummy she was dressed as a Playboy Bunny.

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* MsFanservice: Madison got more notice than other women in the series (women older than the younger characters of course) and in the episode Revenge of the Mummy she was dressed as a Playboy Bunny. In fact, the show really played up the sex appeal with women to emphasise Steven's bad luck with finding love.



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: In one episode Steven made a wish that he was irresistible to women. By morning everyone saw him as such, however he soon regretted the wish and begged to be put back the way he was.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: In one episode Steven made a wish that he was irresistible to women. By morning everyone saw him as such, however however, he soon regretted the wish and begged to be put back the way he was.


* RealityEnsues: To deal with a rat problem, Molly buys a cat so it can hunt the rat, however, the cat isn't interested in hunting. Contrary to popular belief, domesticated cats aren't great rat hunters because the rats can detect cats and rats will hide from them instead.

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* RealityEnsues: To deal with a rat problem, Molly buys a cat so it can hunt the rat, however, the cat isn't interested in hunting. Contrary to popular belief, domesticated cats aren't great rat hunters because the rats can detect cats and rats will hide from them instead.adjust their strategies in response.

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* RealityEnsues: To deal with a rat problem, Molly buys a cat so it can hunt the rat, however, the cat isn't interested in hunting. Contrary to popular belief, domesticated cats aren't great rat hunters because the rats can detect cats and rats will hide from them instead.


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%%* AnimalSuperheroes* AnimalSuperheroes: One episode, “The Incapables”, has Basil and Bingo try to be superheroes(The Flying Phantom and Derek, respectively) in order to deal with a crimewave. Unfortunately, they tend to spend more time trying to outdo Stephen and Dave, who took up the mantles of Moghty Muscle and Wide Boy.



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%%* MediumAwareness* MediumAwareness: It’s quite common for the show to have the characters mention that they’re on a TV show.



* ProWrestlingEpisode: “Foxweight Champion” has the gang set up their own wrestling promotion in Anil’s Cafe, becoming successful enough that their favourite wrestler, [[CaptainErsatz The Stone]] comes out of retirement in order to challenge the entire promotion.



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%%* SpeakOfTheDevil* SpeakOfTheDevil: Played for laughs in “The Pitz Hotel”, where Molly mentions the profits from turning the flat into a hotel can help them pay off the landlord. Basil namedrops the trope, and then the landlord comes in, dressed as a BigRedDevil.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dave can be quite the miser but he has shown displays of kindness particularly in the episode "Going For Broke".
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Cousin Mortimer.
* MsFanservice: Madison got more notice than other women in the series (women older than the younger characters of course) and in the episode Revenge of the Mummy she was dressed as a Playboy Bunny.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dave can be quite the miser but he has shown displays of kindness particularly in the episode "Going For Broke".
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Cousin Mortimer.


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* MsFanservice: Madison got more notice than other women in the series (women older than the younger characters of course) and in the episode Revenge of the Mummy she was dressed as a Playboy Bunny.


Basil Brush was designed by ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}'' co-creator Peter Firmin and voiced by puppeteer Ivan Owen (who studiously avoided seeking any publicity for the role, feeling it made Basil more believable if no-one knew the identity of his "controller") until his death in 2000. In the 1968-80 series, Basil had a series of human co-stars/comedy stooges, always addressed by Basil as "Mr. [actor's first name]"; in order, they included magician David Nixon, former [[Series/TheLikelyLads Likely Lad]] Rodney Bewes, a pre-''Series/YesMinister'' Derek Fowlds, actor/singer Roy North, Howard Williams, and Billy Boyle.

The episodes opened with a joke-filled introduction by Basil and his co-star, followed by a comedy sketch (which often included topical jokes), a musical number (often performed by a guest star, sometimes as a straight performance and sometimes as a comic duet with Basil), and finally a serial story about a famous relative of Basil's (such as spacefarer Blast-Off Basil or Robin Hood parody Basil the Farmer, Knight in Shining Armour) which would be frequently interrupted by jokes and asides from the fox himself. At the height of the series' popularity in the 1970s, actors and singers were queueing up for the chance to be the butt of Basil's humour for an episode.

Although Basil continued to appear on television sporadically across the 1980s and 1990s, it was not until 2002 that ''The Basil Brush Show'' was revived, with Christopher Pizzey as Basil's new comic foil, Mr. Stephen, and child actors Georgina Leonidas and Michael Hayes as friends of Basil and Stephen's (as with Ivan Owen, the identity of Basil's voice actor/puppeteer remains a closely guarded secret). Other characters included Basil's hyperactive nephew Bingo, his criminal cousin Mortimer, latter day hippie Madison, and LethalChef Anil. The revived series followed a more straightforward sitcom format with animated inserts and ran until 2007.

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Basil Brush was designed by ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}'' co-creator Peter Firmin and voiced by puppeteer Ivan Owen (who studiously avoided seeking any publicity for the role, feeling it made Basil more believable if no-one knew the identity of his "controller") until his death in 2000. The character first appeared in 1962 in a series called ''The Three Scampies'' about out-of-work circus performers, and was later paired with magician David Nixon for such series as ''Nixon at Nine-Five'' and ''The Nixon Line'', where his comic antics proved such a hit with viewers that he was spun off into his own series.

In the 1968-80 series, incarnation of ''The Basil Brush Show'', Basil had a series of human co-stars/comedy stooges, always addressed by Basil as "Mr. [actor's first name]"; in order, they included magician David Nixon, former [[Series/TheLikelyLads Likely Lad]] Rodney Bewes, a pre-''Series/YesMinister'' Derek Fowlds, actor/singer Roy North, ''Three Scampies'' alumnus Howard Williams, and Billy Boyle.

Boyle. The episodes opened with a joke-filled introduction by Basil and his co-star, followed by a comedy sketch (which often included topical jokes), a musical number (often performed by a guest star, sometimes as a straight performance and sometimes as a comic duet with Basil), and finally a serial story about a famous relative of Basil's (such as spacefarer Blast-Off Basil or Robin Hood parody Basil the Farmer, Knight in Shining Armour) which would be frequently interrupted by jokes and asides from the fox himself. At the height of the series' popularity in the 1970s, actors and singers were queueing up for the chance to be the butt of Basil's humour for an episode.

Although Basil continued to appear on television sporadically across the 1980s and 1990s, it was not until 2002 that ''The Basil Brush Show'' was revived, with Christopher Pizzey as Basil's new comic foil, Mr. Stephen, and child actors Georgina Leonidas and Michael Hayes as friends of Basil and Stephen's (as with Ivan Owen, the identity of Basil's voice actor/puppeteer remains a closely guarded secret). Other characters included Basil's hyperactive nephew Bingo, his criminal cousin Mortimer, latter day hippie Madison, and LethalChef Anil. The revived series followed a more straightforward sitcom format with animated inserts and ran until 2007. Basil continues to make sporadic theatre and television appearances to this day.


Basil Brush was designed by ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}'' co-creator Peter Firmin and voiced by puppeteer Ivan Owen (who studiously avoided seeking any publicity for the role, feeling it made Basil more believable if no-one knew the identity of his "controller") until his death in 2000. In the 1968-80 series, Basil had a series of human co-stars/comedy stooges, always addressed by Basil as "Mr. [actor's first name]"; in order, they included former [[Series/TheLikelyLads Likely Lad]] Rodney Bewes, a pre-''Series/YesMinister'' Derek Fowlds, actor/singer Roy North, Howard Williams, and Billy Boyle.

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Basil Brush was designed by ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}'' co-creator Peter Firmin and voiced by puppeteer Ivan Owen (who studiously avoided seeking any publicity for the role, feeling it made Basil more believable if no-one knew the identity of his "controller") until his death in 2000. In the 1968-80 series, Basil had a series of human co-stars/comedy stooges, always addressed by Basil as "Mr. [actor's first name]"; in order, they included magician David Nixon, former [[Series/TheLikelyLads Likely Lad]] Rodney Bewes, a pre-''Series/YesMinister'' Derek Fowlds, actor/singer Roy North, Howard Williams, and Billy Boyle.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dave can be quite the miser but he has shown displays of kindness particularly in the episode "Going For Broke".
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Cousin Mortimer.


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* TheScrooge: Dave.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: In one episode Steven made a wish that he was irresistible to women. By morning everyone saw him as such, however he soon regretted the wish and begged to be put back the way he was.

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* ButtMonkey: Poor Stephen.


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* WomenAreWiser: Molly tends to be [[OnlySaneMan the most reasonable person]] in the cast.


'''''The Basil Brush Show''''' is a Creator/{{CBBC}} series involving a fox puppet and its human companions. Originally running from 1968 to 1980 on [=BBC1=], either during Children's Hour or the Saturday early evening slot, it has a tendency toward BreakingTheFourthWall and using DoubleEntendre to appeal to adult (presumably parental) viewers as well as children. Creator/TheBBC cancelled the show before [[UnCanceled picking it up again]] in 2002, complete with a SpinOff, ''Basil's Swap Shop''.

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'''''The ''The Basil Brush Show''''' Show'' is a Creator/{{CBBC}} series involving a fox puppet and its human companions. Originally running from 1968 to 1980 on [=BBC1=], either during Children's Hour or the Saturday early evening slot, it has a tendency toward BreakingTheFourthWall and using DoubleEntendre to appeal to adult (presumably parental) viewers as well as children. Creator/TheBBC cancelled the show before [[UnCanceled picking it up again]] in 2002, complete with a SpinOff, ''Basil's Swap Shop''.

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* MsFanservice: Madison got more notice than other women in the series (women older than the younger characters of course) and in the episode Revenge of the Mummy she was dressed as a Playboy Bunny.


'''Basil:''' ''SpeakOfTheDevil and he shall appear.''\\

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'''Basil:''' ''SpeakOfTheDevil SpeakOfTheDevil and he shall appear.''\\\\

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