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** The name of the character Jack Black, who debuted before the American actor became an international household name.


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* TheWeirdAlEffect: Some strips are parodies of long-extinct British children's humour, sports, or adventure strips that now survive in public comprehension pretty much only through the ''Viz'' parodies.

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* TheWeirdAlEffect: WeirdAlEffect: Some strips are parodies of long-extinct British children's humour, sports, or adventure strips that now survive in public comprehension pretty much only through the ''Viz'' parodies.


* BaseBreaker: Billy the Fish. Some of the comic's fans love the strip because it features little in the way of crude, profane stuff, and derives its humour more from parodies of classic football strips. And other fans hate it for exactly the same reason.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Billy the Fish. Some of the comic's fans love the strip because it features little in the way of crude, profane stuff, and derives its humour more from parodies of classic football strips. And other fans hate it for exactly the same reason.


* AcceptableTargets: All original characters are white and British. All are stereotypes, chavs, Essex girls etc.

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* AcceptableTargets: All The majority of original lead characters are white and British. All British and generally stereotypical of a particular region. A few secondary characters are stereotypes, chavs, Essex girls etc.exceptions - most notably Mr Patel, the shopkeeper in Eight Ace - who is an Indian Sikh - who is basically a FlatCharacter since he tends only to appear in scenes when Eight Ace is buying beer.


** In a Christmas installment of ''Spoilt Bastard'', Timmy's mother [[ExtremeDoormat Sissy]] gingerly announces the arrival of her old friend Uncle Herbert. Timmy, as usual, rudely complains about the arrangement. On arrival, "Uncle Herbert" [[GenerationXerox closely resembles]] Timmy, and mirrors his tendency for relentless irritable complaining. In elated fellowship, Timmy asks if Herbert can stay for New Year.

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** In a Christmas installment of ''Spoilt Bastard'', Timmy's mother [[ExtremeDoormat mother Sissy]] gingerly announces the arrival of her old friend Uncle Herbert. Timmy, as usual, rudely complains about the arrangement. On arrival, "Uncle Herbert" [[GenerationXerox closely resembles]] Timmy, and mirrors his tendency for relentless irritable complaining. In elated fellowship, Timmy asks if Herbert can stay for New Year.


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** In a Christmas installment of ''Spoilt Bastard'', Timmy's mother [[ExtremeDoormat Sissy]] gingerly announces the arrival of her old friend Uncle Herbert. Timmy, as usual, rudely complains about the arrangement. On arrival, "Uncle Herbert" [[GenerationXerox closely resembles]] Timmy, and mirrors his tendency for relentless irritable complaining. In elated fellowship, Timmy asks if Herbert can stay for New Year.
** Major Misunderstanding usually mistakes innocent occurrences for yet more moral degradation of modern society, which he then witheringly bemoans. One day, he finds several passers by attending a fallen memorial statue of a soldier. While one might expect the Major to denounce public drunkenness, he gruffly tells them to "leave the lad alone," and defends the right of war veterans to have a wee dram in aid to the trauma of battle.



* HeartwarmingMoments:
** In a Christmas installment of ''Spoilt Bastard'', Timmy's mother [[ExtremeDoormat Sissy]] gingerly announces the arrival of her old friend Uncle Herbert. Timmy, as usual, rudely complains about the arrangement. On arrival, "Uncle Herbert" [[GenerationXerox closely resembles]] Timmy, and mirrors his tendency for relentless irritable complaining. In elated fellowship, Timmy asks if Herbert can stay for New Year.
** Major Misunderstanding usually mistakes innocent occurrences for yet more moral degradation of modern society, which he then witheringly bemoans. One day, he finds several passers by attending a fallen memorial statue of a soldier. While one might expect the Major to denounce public drunkenness, he gruffly tells them to "leave the lad alone," and defends the right of war veterans to have a wee dram in aid to the trauma of battle.


** HeartwarmingMoments: In a Christmas installment of ''Spoilt Bastard'', Timmy's mother [[ExtremeDoormat Sissy]] gingerly announces the arrival of her old friend Uncle Herbert. Timmy, as usual, rudely complains about the arrangement. On arrival, "Uncle Herbert" [[GenerationXerox closely resembles]] Timmy, and mirrors his tendency for relentless irritable complaining. In elated fellowship, Timmy asks if Herbert can stay for New Year.

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* HeartwarmingMoments:
** HeartwarmingMoments: In a Christmas installment of ''Spoilt Bastard'', Timmy's mother [[ExtremeDoormat Sissy]] gingerly announces the arrival of her old friend Uncle Herbert. Timmy, as usual, rudely complains about the arrangement. On arrival, "Uncle Herbert" [[GenerationXerox closely resembles]] Timmy, and mirrors his tendency for relentless irritable complaining. In elated fellowship, Timmy asks if Herbert can stay for New Year.

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** HeartwarmingMoments: In a Christmas installment of ''Spoilt Bastard'', Timmy's mother [[ExtremeDoormat Sissy]] gingerly announces the arrival of her old friend Uncle Herbert. Timmy, as usual, rudely complains about the arrangement. On arrival, "Uncle Herbert" [[GenerationXerox closely resembles]] Timmy, and mirrors his tendency for relentless irritable complaining. In elated fellowship, Timmy asks if Herbert can stay for New Year.
** Major Misunderstanding usually mistakes innocent occurrences for yet more moral degradation of modern society, which he then witheringly bemoans. One day, he finds several passers by attending a fallen memorial statue of a soldier. While one might expect the Major to denounce public drunkenness, he gruffly tells them to "leave the lad alone," and defends the right of war veterans to have a wee dram in aid to the trauma of battle.


* CantUnhearIt: The {{Animated Adaptation}}s had Creator/PeterCook as Roger Mellie, Harry Enfield as Tom (and Billy the Fish), Kathy Burke and (later) Jenny Eclair as the Fat Slags.

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* CantUnhearIt: CantUnHearIt: The {{Animated Adaptation}}s had Creator/PeterCook as Roger Mellie, Harry Enfield as Tom (and Billy the Fish), Kathy Burke and (later) Jenny Eclair as the Fat Slags.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: The Real Ale Twats is beloved by real ale fans, and the characters' catchphrases often quoted.

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* TheWeirdAlEffect: Some strips are parodies of long-extinct British children's humour, sports, or adventure strips that now survive in public comprehension pretty much only through the ''Viz'' parodies.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Big Vern! Despite the humor of the comic strip involves Vern mistakenly believing himself as a '70s blagger, and often mistakes normal and innocent activities for criminal escapades it's NEVER really clear if Vern really is a gangster, or simply a man with severe delusions. He never seems to associate with real criminals, only with his friend Ernie, yet he does seem to know a lot about armed robberies, has no hesitation in killing people and has a seemingly endless supply of firearms.

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Big Vern! Despite the humor of the comic strip involves Vern mistakenly believing himself as a '70s blagger, and often mistakes normal and innocent activities for criminal escapades it's NEVER really clear if Vern really is a gangster, or simply a man with severe delusions. He never seems to associate with real criminals, only with his friend Ernie, yet he does seem to know a lot about armed robberies, has no hesitation in killing people and has a seemingly endless supply of firearms.


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* CantUnhearIt: The {{Animated Adaptation}}s had Creator/PeterCook as Roger Mellie, Harry Enfield as Tom (and Billy the Fish), Kathy Burke and (later) Jenny Eclair as the Fat Slags.


* TooSoon: The comic has received several complaints about this over the years. The creator claimed that he wanted to satirise the outpouring of grief over Princess Diana's death without incurring a public backlash because of this trope, so he instead more "subtly" wrote a spoof story about Music/TheMonkees fans grieving for Micky Dolenz's death despite his still being alive.


* TooSoon: The comic has received several complaints about this over the years. The creator claimed that he wanted to satirise the outpouring of grief over Princess Diana's death without incurring a public backlash because of this trope, so he instead more "subtly" wrote a spoof story about Music/TheMonkees fans grieving for Mickey Dolenz's death despite his still being alive.

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* TooSoon: The comic has received several complaints about this over the years. The creator claimed that he wanted to satirise the outpouring of grief over Princess Diana's death without incurring a public backlash because of this trope, so he instead more "subtly" wrote a spoof story about Music/TheMonkees fans grieving for Mickey Micky Dolenz's death despite his still being alive.


** Steve Coogan's Series/AlanPartridge character is very similar to Roger Mellie, although far less vulgar and less consciously amoral.
* TooSoon: The comic has received several complaints about this over the years. The creator claimed that he wanted to satirise the outpouring of grief over Princess Diana's death without incurring a public backlash because of this trope, so he instead more "subtly" wrote a spoof story about Monkees fans grieving for Mickey Dolenz's death despite his still being alive.

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** Steve Coogan's Creator/SteveCoogan's Series/AlanPartridge character is very similar to Roger Mellie, although far less vulgar and less consciously amoral.
* TooSoon: The comic has received several complaints about this over the years. The creator claimed that he wanted to satirise the outpouring of grief over Princess Diana's death without incurring a public backlash because of this trope, so he instead more "subtly" wrote a spoof story about Monkees Music/TheMonkees fans grieving for Mickey Dolenz's death despite his still being alive.

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