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* IgnorantAboutFire: This show has a scene where the deposed Shah of Iran is aboard a space shuttle ([[ItMakesSenseInContext yeah...]]) and a fire breaks out. His idiot sidekick hands him what he thinks is a fire extinguisher, but is actually an oxygen cylinder. (This was {{foreshadow|ing}}ed in reverse in a previous episode.)

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** Princess Wendy is a parody of Princess Diana

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*** In the film, the previous president, a former circus clown is also a parody of Ronald Reagan

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** Democratic Senator Jimmy Hennessy is a parody of Senator Teddy Kennedy).

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*** The foreign secretary was inspired by David Owen

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** The Deacon is Alexander Haig(Haig was actually known as The Vicar in the White House but the writers didn't known at the time

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** The Jailed President in the Film is based of Richard Nixon


Whoops Apocalypse is a six-part 1982 television sitcom by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, made by London Weekend Television for ITV.
Marshall and Renwick later reworked the concept as [[Main/InNameOnly 1986 film of the same name from ITC Entertainment, with almost completely different characters and plot, although one or two of the original actors returned in different roles]].


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Whoops Apocalypse ''Whoops Apocalypse'' is a six-part 1982 television sitcom by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, made by London Weekend Television for ITV.
ITV. Marshall and Renwick later reworked the concept as [[Main/InNameOnly [[InNameOnly 1986 film of the same name from ITC Entertainment, with almost completely different characters and plot, although one or two of the original actors returned in different roles]].

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* [[UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev Dubienkin]] - The extremely old Soviet Premier who's actually a series of clones played by [[Creator/RichardGriffiths Richard Griffiths]]

* The Devil/Lacrobat- [[Main/ArmsDealer International Arms struggler]] and [[Main/MasterOfDisguise Master of disguise]] played by [[Creator/JohnCleese John Cleese]] in the show and [[Creator/MichaelRichards Michael Richards]] in the film

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\n* [[UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev Dubienkin]] - The extremely old Soviet Premier who's actually a series of clones played by [[Creator/RichardGriffiths Richard Griffiths]]

Creator/RichardGriffiths
* The Devil/Lacrobat- [[Main/ArmsDealer [[ArmsDealer International Arms struggler]] and [[Main/MasterOfDisguise Master of disguise]] MasterOfDisguise played by [[Creator/JohnCleese John Cleese]] Creator/JohnCleese in the show and [[Creator/MichaelRichards Michael Richards]] Creator/MichaelRichards in the film
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* Main/BadassBystander:A major sub-plot in the early episodes has the Soviets brutally interrogating a sweet, harmless elderly husband and wife whom they believe to be undercover agents for the West. The audience laughs merrily along at this, until suddenly...they beat the crap out of their interrogators, produce various spy-tech gadgets, and stage a jail break.
* Main/CannotTellFictionFromReality: the British PM thinks he's Superman. By the time the nukes start flying, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary join him in the delusion, as the Green Lantern and Hawkman respectively.
* Main/CoffinContraband: This is one of the ways Lacrobat smuggles the Quark bomb to the Middle East (with the bodies of two circus dwarfs and himself in a ringmaster's outfit to complete the disguise). Unfortunately, he loses track of the coffin, and it ends up being taken to a crematorium. Kaboom.
* Main/DirtyCommunists: The Soviet and British Governments
* Main/InsistentTerminology: Johnny Cyclops objects to an incredibly destructive bomb being named after him and recommends "the Quark Bomb" instead. The Newsreader still describes it as "the Quark Bomb, formerly known as the Johnny Cyclops Bomb after the president of the same name" every time he mentions it.
* Main/IncrediblyObviousBug: The tea lady brings in a trolley with two tray of buns, which start rotating, revealing that they're hiding reel-to-reel tape.
* Main/NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:Cyclops is (a rather kind) parody of Reagan
** Pork is a mix of (at the time)Labour Party leader Michael Foot and Peter Shore
* Main/OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Cyclops is a bit of a focus group and personable , Kevin Pork is a PM lunatic
** For the movie,President Barbara Adams is a President Minority and President Focus Group. British PM Sir Mortimer Chris is a Prime Minister Lunatic (his policies include creating new jobs by pushing employed people off cliffs).
* Main/ShoutOut:Alot to Creator/DCComics

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* Main/BadassBystander:A BadassBystander: A major sub-plot in the early episodes has the Soviets brutally interrogating a sweet, harmless elderly husband and wife whom they believe to be undercover agents for the West. The audience laughs merrily along at this, until suddenly...they beat the crap out of their interrogators, produce various spy-tech gadgets, and stage a jail break.
* Main/CannotTellFictionFromReality: the CannotTellFictionFromReality: The British PM thinks he's Superman. By the time the nukes start flying, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary join him in the delusion, as the Green Lantern and Hawkman respectively.
* Main/CoffinContraband: CoffinContraband: This is one of the ways Lacrobat smuggles the Quark bomb to the Middle East (with the bodies of two circus dwarfs and himself in a ringmaster's outfit to complete the disguise). Unfortunately, he loses track of the coffin, and it ends up being taken to a crematorium. Kaboom.
* Main/DirtyCommunists: DirtyCommunists: The Soviet and British Governments
Governments.
* Main/InsistentTerminology: InsistentTerminology: Johnny Cyclops objects to an incredibly destructive bomb being named after him and recommends "the Quark Bomb" instead. The Newsreader still describes it as "the Quark Bomb, formerly known as the Johnny Cyclops Bomb after the president of the same name" every time he mentions it.
* Main/IncrediblyObviousBug: IncrediblyObviousBug: The tea lady brings in a trolley with two tray of buns, which start rotating, revealing that they're hiding reel-to-reel tape.
* Main/NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:Cyclops NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Cyclops
is (a rather a (rather kind) parody of Reagan
Reagan.
** Pork is a mix of (at the time)Labour time) Labour Party leader Michael Foot and Peter Shore
Shore.
* Main/OurPresidentsAreDifferent: OurPresidentsAreDifferent:
**
Cyclops is a bit of a focus group and personable , personable, Kevin Pork is a PM lunatic
lunatic.
** For the movie,President movie, President Barbara Adams is a President Minority and President Focus Group. British PM Sir Mortimer Chris is a Prime Minister Lunatic (his policies include creating new jobs by pushing employed people off cliffs).
* Main/ShoutOut:Alot to Creator/DCComics
cliffs).


** For the movie,President Barbara Adams is a President Minority and President Focus Group. British PM Sir Mortimer Chris is a Prime Minister Lunatic (his policies include creating new jobs by pushing employed people off cliffs).

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** For the movie,President Barbara Adams is a President Minority and President Focus Group. British PM Sir Mortimer Chris is a Prime Minister Lunatic (his policies include creating new jobs by pushing employed people off cliffs).cliffs).
*Main/ShoutOut:Alot to Creator/DCComics


* Lacrobat- [[Main/ArmsDealer International Arms struggler]] and [[Main/MasterOfDisguise Master of disguise]] played by [[Creator/JohnCleese John Cleese]] in the show and [[Creator/MichaelRichards Michael Richards]] in the film

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* Lacrobat- The Devil/Lacrobat- [[Main/ArmsDealer International Arms struggler]] and [[Main/MasterOfDisguise Master of disguise]] played by [[Creator/JohnCleese John Cleese]] in the show and [[Creator/MichaelRichards Michael Richards]] in the film


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* Main/NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:Main/NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:Cyclops is (a rather kind) parody of Reagan
**Pork is a mix of (at the time)Labour Party leader Michael Foot and Peter Shore

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* Main/CannotTellFictionFromReality: the British PM thinks he's Superman. By the time the nukes start flying, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary join him in the delusion, as the Green Lantern and Hawkman respectively.







* Main/OurPresidentsAreDifferent :Cyclops is a bit of a focus group and personable , Kevin Pork is a PM lunatic

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\n* Main/OurPresidentsAreDifferent :Cyclops Main/InsistentTerminology: Johnny Cyclops objects to an incredibly destructive bomb being named after him and recommends "the Quark Bomb" instead. The Newsreader still describes it as "the Quark Bomb, formerly known as the Johnny Cyclops Bomb after the president of the same name" every time he mentions it.
* Main/IncrediblyObviousBug: The tea lady brings in a trolley with two tray of buns, which start rotating, revealing that they're hiding reel-to-reel tape.
* Main/OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Cyclops
is a bit of a focus group and personable , Kevin Pork is a PM lunatic


[[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Johnny Cyclops]] - A naive and highly unpopular former actor turned President

[[UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev Dubienkin]] - The extremely old Soviet Premier who's actually a series of clones played by [[Creator/RichardGriffiths Richard Griffiths]]

Lacrobat- [[Main/ArmsDealer International Arms struggler]] and [[Main/MasterOfDisguise Master of disguise]] played by [[Creator/JohnCleese John Cleese]] in the show and [[Creator/MichaelRichards Michael Richards]] in the film

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[[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan *[[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Johnny Cyclops]] - A naive and highly unpopular former actor turned President

[[UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev *[[UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev Dubienkin]] - The extremely old Soviet Premier who's actually a series of clones played by [[Creator/RichardGriffiths Richard Griffiths]]

Lacrobat- *Lacrobat- [[Main/ArmsDealer International Arms struggler]] and [[Main/MasterOfDisguise Master of disguise]] played by [[Creator/JohnCleese John Cleese]] in the show and [[Creator/MichaelRichards Michael Richards]] in the film
film

*Kevin Pork- The Left Wing Prime Minister

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*Main/BadassBystander:A major sub-plot in the early episodes has the Soviets brutally interrogating a sweet, harmless elderly husband and wife whom they believe to be undercover agents for the West. The audience laughs merrily along at this, until suddenly...they beat the crap out of their interrogators, produce various spy-tech gadgets, and stage a jail break.

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