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* RetIrony: Shows up in the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Jerry Brickhammer]] films "The Crusades" and "They All Come Home", where the same Mook is (respectively) "gonna come home to that farm in Iowa with the wife and Junior [who's on the way]" and "I'm getting married in the morning."

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* RetIrony: {{Retirony}}: Shows up in the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Jerry Brickhammer]] films "The Crusades" and "They All Come Home", where the same Mook is (respectively) "gonna come home to that farm in Iowa with the wife and Junior [who's on the way]" and "I'm getting married in the morning."

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* WouldHurtAChild: Despite shameless invoking ThinkOfTheChildren, the Paedofinder General has no qualms about ''hanging'' the children of one of his targets, on the basis that "[[TheChainOfHarm Most victims of abuse grow up to abuse others!]] It's like werewolves."

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Despite murdering many random people on the basis of InsaneTrollLogic, the Paedofinder General seems to be beloved by the public at large, who applaud his massacres cheerfully and ask for his autograph.

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* TranslationMatchmaking: In Russia, it's called ''[[Animation/ThirtyEightParrots 38 Monkeys]]''.


* {{Oireland}} : Occurs in the Hollywood parody films complete with Leprechaun outfits.

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* {{Oireland}} : {{Oireland}}: Occurs in the Hollywood parody films complete with Leprechaun outfits.


* David Baddiel: he resents the implication that as a famous comedian he's any less qualified to perform any given task than a trained professional.

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* David Baddiel: he He resents the implication that as a famous comedian he's any less qualified to perform any given task than a trained professional.


* Divorced dad (with Timmy): Divorced father gets custody of his son for the night and tries to impress and please Timmy with his outdated knowledge of this son. Timmy will then go into a long list of why Roger (his mother's new boyfriend) is so great. Ends with the father committing suicide shorty before Timmy admits that he really loves his dad and Roger isn't that great after all. Also Roger [[spoiler:is implied to be Timmy's biological father]].

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* Divorced dad (with Timmy): Divorced father gets custody of his son for the night and tries to impress and please Timmy with his outdated knowledge of this son. Timmy will then go into a long list of why Roger (his mother's new boyfriend) is so great. Ends with the father committing suicide shorty shortly before Timmy admits that he really loves his dad and Roger isn't that great after all. Also Roger [[spoiler:is implied to be Timmy's biological father]].


** That same segment has him concluding French cricket is cricket with tongues because French kissing is kissing with tongues, and this relates to paedophilia somehow.

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** That same segment has him concluding French cricket is cricket with tongues that because French kissing is kissing with tongues, French Cricket is therefore "Cricket with tongues," and this relates to paedophilia paedophilia... somehow.



** Done best in the Diary of Anne Frank parody, in which the Hollywood studio turns Jews into Irish, and Nazis into the British. Featuring the line "Ah, we Jews like the craic too much" and Hitler as a CampGay Brit who actuall calls the Nazi's "The British Reich".

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** Done best in the Diary of Anne Frank parody, in which the Hollywood studio turns the Jews into raucous Irish, and Nazis into the British. Featuring the line "Ah, we Jews like the craic too much" and Hitler as a CampGay Brit who actuall actually calls the Nazi's "The British Reich".



* PoliceAreUseless: Parodied in a sketch where the police refuse to help a woman who has been burgled because "95% of burglars are never caught", despite the fact that the thief is still in the room.
** Also in a recurring sketch in season 1 consisting of a media outlet interviewing an officer and a step-father about the ongoing investigation as to the step-daughters whereabouts. The step-father blatantly hints to murdering her each sketch.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Parodied in a sketch where the police refuse to help a woman who has been burgled because "95% of burglars are never caught", despite the fact that the thief is literally still in the room.
** Also in a recurring sketch in season 1 consisting of a media outlet interviewing an officer and a step-father about the ongoing investigation as to the step-daughters whereabouts. The step-father blatantly keeps slipping up, leaving blatant hints to murdering her each sketch.sketch.
--> "May I just say a few words to express how very relieved I am, that someone has been blamed, [[ThatCameOutWrong er]], ''correctly,'' I have no doubt, for this hideous murder! To kill your own child is a terrible thing! ...... as is this!"


* InsaneTrollLogic: To call the Paedofinder's tortured reasoning to rationalize his accusations of people being paedophiles logical fallacies would be greatly generous. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due to "harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement]]!"

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* InsaneTrollLogic: To call the Paedofinder's tortured reasoning to rationalize his accusations of people being paedophiles logical fallacies would be greatly generous. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due based not only on the "child pornography" she's created, but also to "harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement]]!"


* InsaneTrollLogic: The Paedofinder often uses absurd logical fallacies to rationalize his accusations of people being paedophiles. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due to "harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement]]!"

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* InsaneTrollLogic: The Paedofinder often uses absurd logical fallacies To call the Paedofinder's tortured reasoning to rationalize his accusations of people being paedophiles.paedophiles logical fallacies would be greatly generous. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due to "harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement]]!"


* InsaneTrollLogic: The Paedofinder is proud of doing this. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due to "harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement]]!"

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* InsaneTrollLogic: The Paedofinder is proud often uses absurd logical fallacies to rationalize his accusations of doing this.people being paedophiles. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due to "harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement]]!"


Themes throughout the show deal with paedophilia, murders, drugs, gay cottages, suicides and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking advertising]].

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Themes throughout the show deal with paedophilia, murders, drugs, gay cottages, suicides and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking advertising]].
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* Divorced dad (with Timmy): Divorced father gets custody of his son for the night and tries to impress and please Timmy with his outdated knowledge of this son. Timmy will then go into a long list of why Roger (his mother's new boyfriend) is so great. Ends with the father committing suicide shorty before Timmy admits that he really loves his dad and Roger isn't that great after all. Also Roger [[spoiler:is implied to be Timmy's biological father.]]

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* Divorced dad (with Timmy): Divorced father gets custody of his son for the night and tries to impress and please Timmy with his outdated knowledge of this son. Timmy will then go into a long list of why Roger (his mother's new boyfriend) is so great. Ends with the father committing suicide shorty before Timmy admits that he really loves his dad and Roger isn't that great after all. Also Roger [[spoiler:is implied to be Timmy's biological father.]]father]].



* The [[{{paedohunt}} Paedofinder]] General: A parody of The Witchfinder General where a ghoulish, frightening man dressed in a cloak and a pointy hat goes around convicting and executing potential paedophiles on little grounds and with no authority or non-circumstantial evidence... and having his actions [[VillainWithGoodPublicity applauded by onlookers]]. Often a TakeThat against the British media, especially the tabloids.

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* The [[{{paedohunt}} Paedofinder]] {{Paedo|Hunt}}finder General: A parody of The Witchfinder General where a ghoulish, frightening man dressed in a cloak and a pointy hat goes around convicting and executing potential paedophiles on little grounds and with no authority or non-circumstantial evidence... and having his actions [[VillainWithGoodPublicity applauded by onlookers]]. Often a TakeThat against the British media, especially the tabloids.



* AllGaysArePaedophiles: deliberately invoked by the Paedofinder General.
* {{Amazing Technicolor Population}}: The [[PaedoHunt Paedofinder]] is green, for some reason.
* {{Amusing Injuries}}: Described by Ivan Dobsky as why he said 'he dunnit'. His confessions were signed under extreme, and creative duress.

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* AllGaysArePaedophiles: deliberately Deliberately invoked by the Paedofinder General.
* {{Amazing Technicolor Population}}: AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The [[PaedoHunt Paedofinder]] {{Paedo|Hunt}}finder is green, for some reason.
* {{Amusing Injuries}}: AmusingInjuries: Described by Ivan Dobsky as why he said 'he dunnit'. His confessions were signed under extreme, and creative duress.



* {{Art Shift}}: Several different animation companies worked on different sketches so the ArtStyle shifts with each new sketch.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: InUniverse with the film version of Ivan Dobsky's life. He is now the [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] "Patrick O'Dobsky", having been sentenced to prison by Richard III for "a ''million yaaahs''", where he is raped in the shower (Ivan disputes this part because in the actual event, there were more rapists and "they were not so tender and loving") and his only friend is his wisecracking pal Mr. Skatey (which earns an annoyed look from the actual Mr. Hoppy). Then the warden is changed to a blonde woman, who for some reason is still called ''Mr.'' Drummond, who then has sex with Ivan (which infuriates the real Mr. Drummond) and gives him a key to escape prison, after which he defeats Richard III with one punch, thus freeing Ire-land.

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* {{Art Shift}}: ArtShift: Several different animation companies worked on different sketches so the ArtStyle shifts with each new sketch.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: InUniverse with the film version of Ivan Dobsky's life. He is now the [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] {{Oir|eland}}ish "Patrick O'Dobsky", having been sentenced to prison by Richard III for "a ''million yaaahs''", where he is raped in the shower (Ivan disputes this part because in the actual event, there were more rapists and "they were not so tender and loving") and his only friend is his wisecracking pal Mr. Skatey (which earns an annoyed look from the actual Mr. Hoppy). Then the warden is changed to a blonde woman, who for some reason is still called ''Mr.'' Drummond, who then has sex with Ivan (which infuriates the real Mr. Drummond) and gives him a key to escape prison, after which he defeats Richard III with one punch, thus freeing Ire-land.



* {{Bathroom Stall Graffiti}} Which notably gets the First Time Cottager in trouble with the trading standards agency, for incorrectly advertising a "red hot quarter pounder."
* {{Berserk Button}}: Don't try and seperate Ivan Dobsky from Mr. Hoppy. Unless you have a death wish.

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* {{Bathroom Stall Graffiti}} BathroomStallGraffiti: Which notably gets the First Time Cottager in trouble with the trading standards agency, for incorrectly advertising a "red hot quarter pounder."
* {{Berserk Button}}: BerserkButton: Don't try and seperate Ivan Dobsky from Mr. Hoppy. Unless you have a death wish.



* {{Britain Is Only London}} Subverted and parodied by the sketch Curtisland, which mocks films like Notting Hill and Bridget Jones' Diary for presenting hyper idealised images of Britain.

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* {{Britain Is Only London}} BritainIsOnlyLondon: Subverted and parodied by the sketch Curtisland, which mocks films like Notting Hill and Bridget Jones' Diary for presenting hyper idealised images of Britain.



* CompanionCube: Mr. Hoppy, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_hopper space hopper]], for Ivan Dobsky, the Meatsafe Murderer (only he never done it). Mr. Hoppy however seems to have a mind of his own (making friends other than Ivan and even somehow growing arms and driving a vehicle at one point). An 70s Expy of Ivan, who actually did do his crime, [[TakeThatUs gets his own "Mr. Pogo Stick" as a parody of their parody.]]
* {{Convicted By Public Opinion}} The whole point of the Paedofinder General.

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* CompanionCube: Mr. Hoppy, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_hopper space hopper]], for Ivan Dobsky, the Meatsafe Murderer (only he never done it). Mr. Hoppy however seems to have a mind of his own (making friends other than Ivan and even somehow growing arms and driving a vehicle at one point). An 70s Expy of Ivan, who actually did do his crime, [[TakeThatUs [[SelfDeprecation gets his own "Mr. Pogo Stick" as a parody of their parody.]]
parody]].
* {{Convicted By Public Opinion}} ConvictedByPublicOpinion: The whole point of the Paedofinder General.



* ConspicuousCGI
* {{Crapsack World}} The scenes where Clive [[http://www.kontraband.com/videos/25723/Monkey-Dust-Clive/ slowly walks home]] through the decaying streets of modern Britain are so monumentally depressing they make the most cheerful of viewers suicidal.

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* ConspicuousCGI
ConspicuousCG
* {{Crapsack World}} CrapsackWorld: The scenes where Clive [[http://www.kontraband.com/videos/25723/Monkey-Dust-Clive/ slowly walks home]] through the decaying streets of modern Britain are so monumentally depressing they make the most cheerful of viewers suicidal.



* {{CrapsaccharineWorld}}: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ5-KB49u0k intro]] presents modern-day Britain as this.

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* {{CrapsaccharineWorld}}: CrapsaccharineWorld: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ5-KB49u0k intro]] presents modern-day Britain as this.



* {{Darker And Edgier}}: Series 3, almost impossibly, manages this to a certain extent. A lot of the material is more overtly satirical, and much gorier.

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* {{Darker And Edgier}}: DarkerAndEdgier: Series 3, almost impossibly, manages this to a certain extent. A lot of the material is more overtly satirical, and much gorier.



* {{E Equals MC Hammer}}: Seen on the board when Geoff takes a Cottaging 101 class.
* EagleLand: There are some magnificent examples of how America portrays itself in Hollywood films.

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* {{E Equals MC Hammer}}: EEqualsMCHammer: Seen on the board when Geoff takes a Cottaging 101 class.
* EagleLand: {{Eagleland}}: There are some magnificent examples of how America portrays itself in Hollywood films.



* {{Evil Brit}}: Seen in the parodies of Hollywood films, notably with a very British Hitler whose location is 'The British Reich'.
* {{Fish Out Of Temporal Water}}: Ivan Dobsky, from being stuck in prison since the 70's and then suddenly released because the verdict was overturned in light of DNA evidence proving he never done it.
* {{Fan Disservice}}: Fran Chappell

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* {{Evil Brit}}: EvilBrit: Seen in the parodies of Hollywood films, notably with a very British Hitler whose location is 'The British Reich'.
* {{Fish Out Of Temporal Water}}: FanDisservice: Fran Chappell
* FishOutOfTemporalWater:
Ivan Dobsky, from being stuck in prison since the 70's and then suddenly released because the verdict was overturned in light of DNA evidence proving he never done it.
* {{Fan Disservice}}: Fran Chappell
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* InsaneTrollLogic: The Paedofinder is proud of doing this. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due to 'harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement!]]".
--> '' '''Paedofinder General:''' Your innocent daughter! Did you not induce your friend "Mister Whippy" to give her a sixty-nine?''
--> '' '''Father:''' It's a NINETY-Nine. (Note: A soft-serve ice cream cone with chocolate flakes)''
--> '' '''Paedofinder General:''' A NINETY-NINE!? Like a Sixty-nine, but thirty worse!''

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* InsaneTrollLogic: The Paedofinder is proud of doing this. When a woman is getting pictures of her newborn baby developed, he accuses her of being a paedophile due to 'harbouring "harbouring a small child inside your womb for 9 months before forcefully pushing him out through your urethra for [[YouMonster your own sick amusement!]]".
amusement]]!"
--> '' '''Paedofinder '''''Paedofinder General:''' Your innocent daughter! Did you not induce your friend "Mister Whippy" to give her a sixty-nine?''
--> '' '''Father:''' '''''Father:''' It's a NINETY-Nine. (Note: A soft-serve ice cream cone with chocolate flakes)''
--> '' '''Paedofinder '''''Paedofinder General:''' A NINETY-NINE!? Like a Sixty-nine, but thirty worse!''



* NegativeContinuity: Taken to extremes. One sketch features a character that commits suicide each week. Another features a character who, every week, is released from prison after locked up for 25 years for a crime he didn't commit.



*** Let's not forget "Patrick O'Dobsky" being sent to jail by the King of England...who's apparently [[YouFailHistoryForever Richard III]]

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*** Let's not forget "Patrick O'Dobsky" being sent to jail by the King of England...who's apparently [[YouFailHistoryForever [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Richard III]]III]].



* NegativeContinuity: Taken to extremes. One sketch features a character that commits suicide each week. Another features a character who, every week, is released from prison after locked up for 25 years for a crime he didn't commit.



* RecycledInSpace: Some of the running-gags are taken here--the cab-driver in Series 2 ''literally'' goes to the third moon of Jupiter.

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* RecycledInSpace: RecycledINSPACE: Some of the running-gags are taken here--the cab-driver in Series 2 ''literally'' goes to the third moon of Jupiter.



* ThrowTheDogABone: After two series of accidents, mishaps and general abuse, Geoff ends up [[spoiler: accidentally bumping into and discovering one of his co-workers is also a cottager. He finally manages to do it, [[ShaggyDogStory decides he doesn't like it]], and they just cuddle each other, happily.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: After two series of accidents, mishaps and general abuse, Geoff ends up [[spoiler: accidentally bumping into and discovering one of his co-workers is also a cottager. He finally manages to do it, [[ShaggyDogStory decides he doesn't like it]], and they just cuddle each other, happily.]]happily]].



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: unmistakably made in the early 2000s, with paedo-hunts, primitive mobile phones, paedophiles in chatrooms, Creator/DavidBaddiel, Creator/SvenGoranEriksson, Creator/RichardCurtis and UsefulNotes/TonyBlair ubiquitous, and being anti-Bush/Blair very trendy.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: unmistakably Unmistakably made in the early 2000s, with paedo-hunts, primitive mobile phones, paedophiles in chatrooms, Creator/DavidBaddiel, Creator/SvenGoranEriksson, Creator/RichardCurtis and UsefulNotes/TonyBlair ubiquitous, and being anti-Bush/Blair very trendy.

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* FlockOfWolves: The Elderly Chatroom Paedophile's victim turns out to be another Elderly Chatroom Paedophile.

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