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* CringeComedy: In a similar vein to ''TheOffice''.

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* CringeComedy: In a similar vein to ''TheOffice''.''Series/{{The Office|UK}}''.


* BreakTheCutie: Young Frances who did not deserve [[TraumaCongaLine what happened to her.]] She gradually turned into [[{{Jerkass}} someone who did.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Young Frances who did not deserve [[TraumaCongaLine what happened to her.]] her]]. She gradually turned into [[{{Jerkass}} someone who did.]]did]].



* LoveableRogue: Neil thinks he's one of these.

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* LoveableRogue: LovableRogue: Neil thinks he's one of these.



-->'''Frances''': None of you are leaving this library. I will not see one position, let alone three, discarded. You are highly-trained and highly-skilled... [[DamnedByFaintPraise in your different ways]], dedicated librarians ...[[AndZoidberg and cleaners]]. I will not stand by for a moment longer while this library is undermined and its resources diminished. They think we can't do that for ourselves? Yes, the library is a drain on the public purse and, well, it should be because it's the public who use it - the... the students, the families, the elderly, the poor, the nutcases. I mean, where would the nutcases go if they didn't come in here to wee on our chairs while they read a big-print novel? Mr Fisher is not interested in anything that doesn't make money. Well, that's too bad, because the library is the last free public space and it's going to stay that way. I will not see a single member of my staff laid off to satisfy the corporate bullying of a government staffer. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming I do the bullying around here!]] You are librarians and, by God, you are going to stay librarians in this library!

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-->'''Frances''': None of you are leaving this library. I will not see one position, let alone three, discarded. You are highly-trained and highly-skilled... [[DamnedByFaintPraise in your different ways]], dedicated librarians ...[[AndZoidberg [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and cleaners]]. I will not stand by for a moment longer while this library is undermined and its resources diminished. They think we can't do that for ourselves? Yes, the library is a drain on the public purse and, well, it should be because it's the public who use it - the... the students, the families, the elderly, the poor, the nutcases. I mean, where would the nutcases go if they didn't come in here to wee on our chairs while they read a big-print novel? Mr Fisher is not interested in anything that doesn't make money. Well, that's too bad, because the library is the last free public space and it's going to stay that way. I will not see a single member of my staff laid off to satisfy the corporate bullying of a government staffer. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming I do the bullying around here!]] You are librarians and, by God, you are going to stay librarians in this library!



* TwoferTokenMinority: Much to Frances' dismay, she's surrounded by them: Nada is a devoutly Muslim woman, Dawn is a paraplegic woman and Ky Lee, who is a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gaysian gaysian.]]

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* TwoferTokenMinority: Much to Frances' dismay, she's surrounded by them: Nada is a devoutly Muslim woman, Dawn is a paraplegic woman and Ky Lee, who is a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gaysian gaysian.]]gaysian]].



* UltimateJobSecurity: Frances largely keeps her job as a result of exploiting loopholes in Australian employement law and convincingly portraying an image of being a [[StepfordSmiler morally upright Catholic woman.]]

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* UltimateJobSecurity: Frances largely keeps her job as a result of exploiting loopholes in Australian employement employment law and convincingly portraying an image of being a [[StepfordSmiler morally upright Catholic woman.]]woman]].


* RousingSpeech: A rather twisted one from the the finale, after Frances decides to stand up to Xavier Fisher over the cutbacks at the library, which would force her to fire three of the staff. The thing is, [[HeroicSacrifice all of them were quite]] ''[[HeroicSacrificewilling]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice to be fired]], each believing that they could find work elsewhere easier than the rest (and some of them were probably right). As such, her motive for taking action seems to be wanting them all to remain under her thumb if possible, since she wouldn't be able to get any satisfaction out of firing any of them - but none of them seem to pick up on this in the end.

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* RousingSpeech: A rather twisted one from the the finale, after Frances decides to stand up to Xavier Fisher over the cutbacks at the library, which would force her to fire three of the staff. The thing is, [[HeroicSacrifice all of them were quite]] ''[[HeroicSacrificewilling]]'' ''[[HeroicSacrifice willing]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice to be fired]], each believing that they could find work elsewhere easier than the rest (and some of them were probably right). As such, her motive for taking action seems to be wanting them all to remain under her thumb if possible, since she wouldn't be able to get any satisfaction out of firing any of them - but none of them seem to pick up on this in the end.


'''''The Librarians''''' is a 2007-2010 Australian WorkCom produced by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. It mainly centres on Frances O'Brien, who is head librarian in a particularly dysfunctional suburban library, and her utter failure to ever get anything right in her work or personal life.

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'''''The Librarians''''' ''The Librarians'' is a 2007-2010 Australian WorkCom produced by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. It mainly centres on Frances O'Brien, who is head librarian in a particularly dysfunctional suburban library, and her utter failure to ever get anything right in her work or personal life.


* Earm Worm: "So Much To Love"

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* Earm Worm: "So Much To Love"

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* NobleBigot: Frances "Our Country, Our Rules" O'Brien. In spite of her frequently culturally insensitive comments and racially stereotyping (thinking that an Arabic internet banking site was advocating terrorism), she still manages to work with and even apparently care about a highly diverse group (many of whom she presumably does have the authority to fire). She's made more sympathetic by her unfortunate home life, her past and her panic disorder.

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* DeadAnimalWarning: After Frances upsets the local community (yet again), a pig's head is shoved into the library's book return chute.

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: While delivering a RousingSpeech, Frances describes her staff as "dedicated librarians... and cleaners".


* RousingSpeech: A rather twisted one from the the finale, after Frances decides to stand up to Xavier Fisher over the cutbacks at the library, which would force her to fire three of the staff. The thing is, [[HeroicSacrifice all of them were quite'' ''[[HeroicSacrificewilling]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice to be fired]], each believing that they could find work elsewhere easier than the rest (and some of them were probably right). As such, her motive for taking action seems to be wanting them all to remain under her thumb if possible - but none of them seem to pick up on this in the end.

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* RousingSpeech: A rather twisted one from the the finale, after Frances decides to stand up to Xavier Fisher over the cutbacks at the library, which would force her to fire three of the staff. The thing is, [[HeroicSacrifice all of them were quite'' quite]] ''[[HeroicSacrificewilling]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice to be fired]], each believing that they could find work elsewhere easier than the rest (and some of them were probably right). As such, her motive for taking action seems to be wanting them all to remain under her thumb if possible possible, since she wouldn't be able to get any satisfaction out of firing any of them - but none of them seem to pick up on this in the end.



-->'''Frances''': None of you are leaving this library. I will not see one position, let alone three, discarded. You are highly-trained and highly-skilled... [[DamnedByFaintPraise in your different ways]], dedicated librarians ...and cleaners. I will not stand by for a moment longer while this library is undermined and its resources diminished. They think we can't do that for ourselves? Yes, the library is a drain on the public purse and, well, it should be because it's the public who use it - the... the students, the families, the elderly, the poor, the nutcases. I mean, where would the nutcases go if they didn't come in here to wee on our chairs while they read a big-print novel? Mr Fisher is not interested in anything that doesn't make money. Well, that's too bad, because the library is the last free public space and it's going to stay that way. I will not see a single member of my staff laid off to satisfy the corporate bullying of a government staffer. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming I do the bullying around here!]] You are librarians and, by God, you are going to stay librarians in this library!

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-->'''Frances''': None of you are leaving this library. I will not see one position, let alone three, discarded. You are highly-trained and highly-skilled... [[DamnedByFaintPraise in your different ways]], dedicated librarians ...[[AndZoidberg and cleaners.cleaners]]. I will not stand by for a moment longer while this library is undermined and its resources diminished. They think we can't do that for ourselves? Yes, the library is a drain on the public purse and, well, it should be because it's the public who use it - the... the students, the families, the elderly, the poor, the nutcases. I mean, where would the nutcases go if they didn't come in here to wee on our chairs while they read a big-print novel? Mr Fisher is not interested in anything that doesn't make money. Well, that's too bad, because the library is the last free public space and it's going to stay that way. I will not see a single member of my staff laid off to satisfy the corporate bullying of a government staffer. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming I do the bullying around here!]] You are librarians and, by God, you are going to stay librarians in this library!


-->'''Frances''': None of you are leaving this library. I will not see one position, let alone three, discarded. You are highly-trained and highly-skilled... [[DamnedByFaintPraise in your different ways]], dedicated librarians ...and cleaners. I will not stand by for a moment longer while this library is undermined and its resources diminished. [[InsultBackfire They think we can't do that for ourselves]]? Yes, the library is a drain on the public purse and, well, it should be because it's the public who use it - the... the students, the families, the elderly, the poor, the nutcases. I mean, where would the nutcases go if they didn't come in here to wee on our chairs while they read a big-print novel? Mr Fisher is not interested in anything that doesn't make money. Well, that's too bad, because the library is the last free public space and it's going to stay that way. I will not see a single member of my staff laid off to satisfy the corporate bullying of a government staffer. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming I do the bullying around here!]] You are librarians and, by God, you are going to stay librarians in this library!

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-->'''Frances''': None of you are leaving this library. I will not see one position, let alone three, discarded. You are highly-trained and highly-skilled... [[DamnedByFaintPraise in your different ways]], dedicated librarians ...and cleaners. I will not stand by for a moment longer while this library is undermined and its resources diminished. [[InsultBackfire They think we can't do that for ourselves]]? ourselves? Yes, the library is a drain on the public purse and, well, it should be because it's the public who use it - the... the students, the families, the elderly, the poor, the nutcases. I mean, where would the nutcases go if they didn't come in here to wee on our chairs while they read a big-print novel? Mr Fisher is not interested in anything that doesn't make money. Well, that's too bad, because the library is the last free public space and it's going to stay that way. I will not see a single member of my staff laid off to satisfy the corporate bullying of a government staffer. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming I do the bullying around here!]] You are librarians and, by God, you are going to stay librarians in this library!


* TwoferTokenMinority: Much to Frances' dismay, she's surrounded by them: Nadia is a devoutly Muslim woman, Dawn is a paraplegic woman and Ky Lee, who is a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gaysian gaysian.]]

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* RousingSpeech: A rather twisted one from the the finale, after Frances decides to stand up to Xavier Fisher over the cutbacks at the library, which would force her to fire three of the staff. The thing is, [[HeroicSacrifice all of them were quite'' ''[[HeroicSacrificewilling]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice to be fired]], each believing that they could find work elsewhere easier than the rest (and some of them were probably right). As such, her motive for taking action seems to be wanting them all to remain under her thumb if possible - but none of them seem to pick up on this in the end.
-->'''Frances''': Gather round, everyone, please. I've made my decision. None of you will be vacating your position at the library.
-->'''Neil''': Are you going?
-->'''Frances''': No, I'm not going. Nobody's going.
-->'''Christine''': But Franny, how?
-->'''Frances''': None of you are leaving this library. I will not see one position, let alone three, discarded. You are highly-trained and highly-skilled... [[DamnedByFaintPraise in your different ways]], dedicated librarians ...and cleaners. I will not stand by for a moment longer while this library is undermined and its resources diminished. [[InsultBackfire They think we can't do that for ourselves]]? Yes, the library is a drain on the public purse and, well, it should be because it's the public who use it - the... the students, the families, the elderly, the poor, the nutcases. I mean, where would the nutcases go if they didn't come in here to wee on our chairs while they read a big-print novel? Mr Fisher is not interested in anything that doesn't make money. Well, that's too bad, because the library is the last free public space and it's going to stay that way. I will not see a single member of my staff laid off to satisfy the corporate bullying of a government staffer. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming I do the bullying around here!]] You are librarians and, by God, you are going to stay librarians in this library!
-->(''The others rise and applaud her as she walks out.'')
* TwoferTokenMinority: Much to Frances' dismay, she's surrounded by them: Nadia Nada is a devoutly Muslim woman, Dawn is a paraplegic woman and Ky Lee, who is a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gaysian gaysian.]]


* BeleagueredAssistant: Nada, wWho actually gets the library in something approximating order in those times when Frances isn't around.

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* BeleagueredAssistant: Nada, wWho who actually gets the library in something approximating order in those times when Frances isn't around.


'''''The Librarians''''' is a 2007-2010 Australian WorkCom produced by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. It mainly centres on Frances, who is head librarian in a particularly dysfunctional suburban library, and her utter failure to ever get anything right in her work or personal life.

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'''''The Librarians''''' is a 2007-2010 Australian WorkCom produced by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. It mainly centres on Frances, Frances O'Brien, who is head librarian in a particularly dysfunctional suburban library, and her utter failure to ever get anything right in her work or personal life.


* ArmchairPsychology: Frances typical mode of speaking. She's almost like a DistaffCounterpart of [[OfficeSpace Bill Lumbergh]] at times.

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* ArmchairPsychology: Frances Frances' typical mode of speaking. She's almost like a DistaffCounterpart of [[OfficeSpace [[Film/OfficeSpace Bill Lumbergh]] at times.

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