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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks and a FanHater becomes this after Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace, admitted to being bullied for his performance in the years afterward, but even more so after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as Rose in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]], he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for [[MisaimedFandom possibly having a hand in influencing Best's harassment]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks and a FanHater becomes this after Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace, ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', admitted to being bullied for his performance in the years afterward, but even more so after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as Rose in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]], he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for [[MisaimedFandom possibly having a hand in influencing Best's harassment]].


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks and a FanHater becomes this after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as [[Film/TheLastJedi Rose]], it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]], he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for possibly having a hand in influencing Best's harassment.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks and a FanHater becomes this after Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace, admitted to being bullied for his performance in the years afterward, but even more so after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as [[Film/TheLastJedi Rose]], Rose in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]], he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for [[MisaimedFandom possibly having a hand in influencing Best's harassment.harassment]].


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The entire soundtrack. That remix of ''Series/TheATeam'' theme tune that Mike dances to on stage when the gang go clubbing is absolutely classic.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The entire soundtrack. That remix of ''Series/TheATeam'' theme tune that Mike dances to on stage when the gang go clubbing is absolutely classic.

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* SignatureScene: The scene where Tim angrily reams out a kid for wanting to buy a Jar-Jar Binks toy and shooing him out of the store he works at.


** In one of the episodes, there was a brief scene where Brain Topp accidentally gets covered in paint when he moves a ladder. This scene becomes funnier when you realise that his actor (Mark Heap) played a character in ''Series/FridayNightDinner'' who goes through a similar issue.



* ValuesDissonance: Tim casually calls the gender-fluid Vulva a "tranny," now considered a highly offensive slur against trans people.

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* ValuesDissonance: Tim casually calls the gender-fluid Vulva a "tranny," "tranny", which is now considered a highly offensive slur against trans people.


* HilariousInHindsight: The solid nerd wisdom of "...as sure as eggs is eggs and [[StarTrekMovieCurse every odd number]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[StarTrekMovieCurse movie is shite]]." Pegg later joked about fate putting him in (the eleventh) ''Film/StarTrek'' to show he was talking out of his arse. He then went on to co-write ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', which is yet ''another'' odd-numbered Trek.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The solid nerd wisdom of "...as sure as eggs is eggs and [[StarTrekMovieCurse every odd number]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[StarTrekMovieCurse movie is shite]]." Pegg later joked about fate putting him in (the eleventh) ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' to show he was talking out of his arse. He then went on to co-write ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', which is yet ''another'' odd-numbered Trek.



** The flat has several ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' posters on the walls. Simon Pegg would later co-star with Creator/KarlUrban (who would later go on to play Dredd in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'') in ''Film/StarTrek''.

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** The flat has several ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' posters on the walls. Simon Pegg would later co-star with Creator/KarlUrban (who would later go on to play Dredd in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'') in ''Film/StarTrek''.''Film/StarTrek2009''.

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* HollywoodPudgy: In the first episode of series 2, Marsha tells Daisy that she looks well [[ComplimentBackfire stating that a lot of people lose weight when travelling]]. In spite of this, Daisy looks visibly trimmer than she did in series 1 due to the fact that Jessica Hynes had been pregnant while filming.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks and a FanHater becomes this after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as [[Film/TheLastJedi Rose]], it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but that he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for possibly having a hand in influencing it, even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks and a FanHater becomes this after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as [[Film/TheLastJedi Rose]], it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but that even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]], he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for possibly having a hand in influencing it, even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]].Best's harassment.



*** And then Pegg was actually cast in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as the voice of Dengar. And years alter, in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' as a quite unsympathetic character.

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*** And then Pegg was actually cast in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as the voice of Dengar. Dengar, a [[EvilIsCool villainous but cool]] BountyHunter that first appeared in the Original Trilogy. And years alter, later, in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' as Unkar Plutt, a quite unsympathetic character.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks becomes this after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as [[Film/TheLastJedi Rose]], it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but that he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for possibly having a hand in it, even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks and a FanHater becomes this after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as [[Film/TheLastJedi Rose]], it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but that he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for possibly having a hand in influencing it, even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]].


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Tim's caricature as a caustic critic of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels and Jar Jar Binks becomes this after 2018, where not only has toxicity in nerd culture become a hot topic in the wake of the online harassment of Creator/KellyMarieTran over her role as [[Film/TheLastJedi Rose]], it was revealed that Jar Jar's actor, Ahmed Best, contemplated suicide over similar harassment. It got to the point that Creator/SimonPegg not only chewed out the people responsible for the harassment, but that he also [[OldShame felt shame]] for possibly having a hand in it, even though he admits to only criticizing [[IAmNotSpock Jar Jar the character]].



*** And then Pegg was actually cast in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' as a quite unsympathetic character.

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*** And then Pegg was actually cast in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as the voice of Dengar. And years alter, in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' as a quite unsympathetic character.


** A real-life example, but with regards to the use of Star Wars during 'Chaos', the team actually wanted to use the series' proper soundtrack for the background, and had petitioned Lucasfilm to use it in the show. Lucasfilm, being protective of the license, told them 'no', only to begin to change their minds once they understood that the characters were not using the series as a source of mockery. They then agreed to allow the team to use elements from the series - there was just one problem; By the time Lucasfilm ''had'' agreed, the much contested prequel Episode I had been released. Rather than use the material Lucasfilm would now allow, the team instead stuck a ''three good Star Wars films later'' jab into 'Chaos' at the last minute, and proceeded to make the dissatisfaction with Episode I an element of Tim's character in Series 2.

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** A real-life example, but with regards to the use of Star Wars ''Star Wars'' during 'Chaos', the team actually wanted to use the series' proper soundtrack for the background, and had petitioned Lucasfilm to use it in the show. Lucasfilm, being protective of the license, told them 'no', only to begin to change their minds once they understood that the characters were not using the series as a source of mockery. They then agreed to allow the team to use elements from the series - there was just one problem; By the time Lucasfilm ''had'' agreed, the much contested prequel Episode I had been released. Rather than use the material Lucasfilm would now allow, the team instead stuck a ''three good Star Wars films later'' jab into 'Chaos' "Chaos" at the last minute, and proceeded to make the dissatisfaction with Episode I ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' an element of Tim's character in Series 2.



** Tim works for a man named [[Film/TheHobbit Bilbo]]. Creator/MartinFreeman was one of the actors to have a role in all three of the [[BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy Cornetto]] movies, and is a close friend of Simon and Nick.

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** Tim works for a man named [[Film/TheHobbit Bilbo]]. Creator/MartinFreeman was one of the actors to have a role in all three of the [[BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy [[Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy Cornetto]] movies, and is a close friend of Simon and Nick.


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The entire soundtrack. That remix of ''TheATeam'' theme tune that Mike dances to on stage when the gang go clubbing is absolutely classic.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The entire soundtrack. That remix of ''TheATeam'' ''Series/TheATeam'' theme tune that Mike dances to on stage when the gang go clubbing is absolutely classic.


** Tim works for a man named [[TheHobbit Bilbo]]. Creator/MartinFreeman was one of the actors to have a role in all three of the [[BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy Cornetto]] movies, and is a close friend of Simon and Nick.

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** Tim works for a man named [[TheHobbit [[Film/TheHobbit Bilbo]]. Creator/MartinFreeman was one of the actors to have a role in all three of the [[BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy Cornetto]] movies, and is a close friend of Simon and Nick.


* HilariousInHindsight: The solid nerd wisdom of "...as sure as eggs is eggs and [[StarTrekMovieCurse every odd number]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[StarTrekMovieCurse movie is shite]]." Pegg later joked about fate putting him in (the eleventh) ''Film/StarTrek'' to show he was talking out of his arse.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The solid nerd wisdom of "...as sure as eggs is eggs and [[StarTrekMovieCurse every odd number]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[StarTrekMovieCurse movie is shite]]." Pegg later joked about fate putting him in (the eleventh) ''Film/StarTrek'' to show he was talking out of his arse. He then went on to co-write ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', which is yet ''another'' odd-numbered Trek.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: ''Spaced'' is very definitely set in in late [[TheNineties Nineties]]/TurnOfTheMillennium Britain:
** The use of UsefulNotes/{{VCR}}s and VHS (especially noticeable for their use for porn), the knowledge of the existence of the internet but the lack of it in Tim and Daisy's flat (not yet easily affordable or worth paying for) - also, the old trope of kids getting their first porn from magazines abandoned by others.
*** One instance where the absence of the internet is particularly noticeable: the entire plot of Series 2, Episode 4 revolves around Tim sending his art portfolio to a comics editor ASAP by ''bike courier''.
** The presence of mobile phones, but only as a symbol of wealth/importance/success (Duane and Damian Knox have mobiles, Tim and Daisy only use the landline in their flat or payphones, Brian only uses one whilst pretending to be a lawyer).
** The original UsefulNotes/PlayStation with games like ''VideoGame/TombRaiderIII'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', the GameboyColor belonging to the paperboy.
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' came out between seasons, specifically "eighteen months ago": early on Duane, played by the same actor that voiced Darth Maul, [[ActorAllusion echoes one of his few lines]] from the trailer; later, mention of the film is a BerserkButton for Tim.
** The use of Polaroid cameras; little background things like ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' merchandise in the comic book store, with an "Ancient Mew" card clearly visible under the counter and advertisements for bands such as {{Coldplay}} and [[Music.{{Muse}} Muse]] playing smaller venues than they would today.
*** Sometimes the old-fashioned-ness is intentional, for instance when Daisy hefts a massive, outdated camcorder and smugly says, 'Welcome to the 21st Century'. Daisy and (less so) Tim are skint and out of touch with ACTUAL youth enough to be using technologies and listening to music that Amber and her friends would disdain.
** Daisy uses a typewriter and not a laptop.
*** Though even the typewriter she's using is an antique by the standards of the day. It's meant to show that she's really not putting much effort into being a writer. If she was she'd have a more modern electric typewriter or a word processor
*** And also that she's a proto-hipster. She wears glassless glasses when using the typewriter after all.
** Characters seen smoking in indoor locations (smoking in pretty much anywhere but private residences and the street was banned in the UK in 2007, certainly in pubs).
** All the references, parodies, shout-outs and homages are from no later than 1999 (even the trailers, such as one that says "[[Film/TheMatrix You cannot know what Spaced is...you must see it for yourself]]".)
** Daisy and Tim pay £90 per week to rent a flat in North London; even by the time they were they pre-screening it for test audiences, that had become a pipe dream. In the DVDCommentary, Pegg says it got the first laugh of the series.

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