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Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • All Men Are Perverts: Has more than a few shades of this.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting the royal family or the UK is likely to get him going.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tim gets hurt and picked on much more than Bill and Graeme. (This was probably due to Tim being the only cast member who wasn't also writing the series.)
  • Camp Straight: Although the 'straight' part is debatable.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm a teapot!" whenever he is panicking.
  • Characterisation Marches On: Starts the series slightly patriotic and highly-strung, but quickly becomes an effeminate, neurotic wreck obsessed with the royal family and patriotic in the extreme.
  • Character Tics: The aforementioned "I'm a teapot!" panicking, making patriotic speeches to "Land Of Hope And Glory" and bursting into tears.
  • Chew Toy: Is constantly getting hurt.
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  • Cross Dresser: Frequently.
  • Dirty Coward: Freaks out and tries to flee at the first sign of anything getting even slightly dangerous.
  • Flanderisation: From being slightly patriotic and easily upset to completely neurotic and obsessed with the royal family.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Along with his Union jack waistcoat, Tim wears Union Jack boxers and socks.
  • Iconic Outfit: The aforementioned Union Jack garb.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Has a habit of bursting into tears with little to no warning.
  • Large Ham: Particularly when he's panicking or performing one of his speeches.
  • Patriotic Fervor: His patriotism is played up in the later series, including him wearing his Union Jack waistcoat, obsessing about getting an OBE from the Queen, and making patriotic speeches to "Land Of Hope And Glory" in the background.
  • '70s Hair
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  • The Leader: In earlier series, when the trio were friendlier with each other and ran their service as a way to help people, he was this. Not so much in later series though.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Is The Leader for the earlier series, however becomes increasingly cowardly and unpleasant to the other two as the series goes on.
  • Upper-Class Twit: In demeanor if not in status, especially in the later seasons. Behind-the-scenes commentary traces this back to him having a hyphenated name.

Graeme Garden

Bill Oddie


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