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  • Awesome Moments: The 2017 series shows that Mickey did achieve his dream of becoming a fireman.
  • Cargo Ship: Pauline Campbell-Jones and her pen.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse - Papa Lazarou has only had a few appearances, but is probably the series' best-known and best-loved character.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mick McNamara claims that an episode of Tom Baker-era Doctor Who was filmed at the Stump Hole caverns. So why does Mick, and approximately one third of the town, look exactly like that guy who played Dr. Lazarus in "The Lazarus Experiment" and wrote the episode "The Idiot's Lantern"? And why does another third of the town so greatly resemble the guy who played Strackman Lux in "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead"? And why does Dougal Siepp so greatly resemble the Ninth Doctor? And why does the final third of the town look like the guy who played Rassmussen in "Sleep No More"?
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  • Jerkass Woobie: Ross with both characteristics being a product of his being the Only Sane Man whose logic is the last hold-out against the waves of insanity that surround Royston Vasey.
  • Memetic Molester: Papa Lazarou. "You're my wife now!"
  • Memetic Mutation - "Hello DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE!"
    • "You're my wife now!"
    • "This is a local meme for local people. There's nothing for you here."
    • Within-universe, it is strongly implied that "Excuse me, has anybody got a bottle of orange juice?" becomes a meme.
  • Moment of Awesome:
    • One of Tish's "friends" finally telling her off in Live at Drury Lane.
    I am not a girl! I'm a man! And at least I've had a boyfriend, unlike YOU, YOU STUPID FUCKING SHIT!
    • In an episode that seems to be all about screwing over every last one of the series' Staight Men, it is absurdly satisfying to see Ross tell Pauline that he's actually been an auditor this whole time, and that he's collected enough evidence of her violent and belittling behavior to ensure she'll never work in the government again in the first series finale.
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  • Nightmare Retardant: The build-up to the exact appearance and nature of the "Beast of Royston Vasey" feels almost unbearable...until one of the autopsy crew is radioed about the roundabout zookeeper missing animals which just happen to be the same ones the Beast was said to contain elements from.
  • Paranoia Fuel - Herr Lipp's subplot in the Christmas Special.
  • Tear Jerker: In the 2017 series it's revealed that Pauline now has dementia and that Ross and Mickey have been brought in to help with an exercise to help jog her memory. There's a scene where she steps out of the room after telling Mickey to hand out pens to the rest of the "job seekers" and she can be seen standing in silence and staring into space until an attendant has to get her to go back in. When she does, it takes her a moment to even remember her own name.
    • Later in the series due to a mistake, Pauline ends up being killed in her sleep by Geoff after he goes to the wrong address after arranging with Mike to kill his wife as a mercy killing only to realise Mike had moved house years ago. We see Mickey arriving home and discovering Pauline's body. However in the 2018 live tour continuing on from the anniversary specials, it was revealed that it was part of an insurance fraud scam with Pauline faking her dementia and death so she and Mickey can get the insurance money.
  • The Woobie: Mickey, Les, and any animal who gets anywhere near Mr. Chinnery.
    • Hell, Mr. Chinnery himself, a chipper, happy man who loves animals and yet will inevitably kill any he gets close to.


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