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  • Jerkass Woobie: In Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and occasionally elsewhere in the series. Of particular note is his appearance in the one-off special 'Welcome to the Places of My Life' where it's heavily implied that he's just managed to dodge a terminal illness. He becomes slightly more introspective and self-pitying. He strayed into this on Knowing Me Knowing You when dealing with guests who were even worse than he is and when things go wrong that simply aren't his fault.
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  • Unpopular Popular Character: In-universe, Alan is an unlikable failure trapped in a pathetic life with very few friends, a television show which bombed terribly, and an increasingly dismal career in local radio with ever fewer listeners. Outside of his fictional world, he's one of Britain's most loved comedy characters.

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