At one point, he is about to be arrested by police only to tell the bishop and the arresting officer that he won a bet on the horses and the parish funds are five thousand pounds up as a result. His real name has been mentioned as "Octavius Federidge Tinsworthy Ace", the "Federidge" in his name being derived from the now-defunct Federation Brewery which brewed "Ace" lager, and "Octavius" being derived from octo, Latin for "eight". His mother, who is rough-looking and masculine, bears a striking resemblance to Desperate Dan. Crucially, The Language of Comic Narratives combines a scholarly approach with a careful explanation of key terms and concepts, making it accessible to researchers and students, as well as non-specialists. The strip ends with the death of the grandfather, devastating Gordon who believes that Grandad was about to build him a time machine. Anna Reksik — a model who repeatedly vomits in order to keep her thin shape. After a lion roars at him, he soils his trousers. Joe Blogs — a teenager trying, and spectacularly failing, to become famous from his online blog. More specifically, the first, Movie Time, examines the inadequately understood temporal appearance of movies, in movies set in the past, the present, and the future, attempting to make sense of such questions as to why certain past periods still fascinate, how an emergent present is accompanied by cinematic treatment, and what kind of futures we like to speculate about by watching alternative futures on film. Poppy Bullshit and Araminta Bollocks, Art Makers — Two women who try and create modern forms of art from basic situations but always fail through lack of hindsight - for example they set up a trap to lure a mouse , which turns out to be a rat. A character enters the box and teleports to the Cave , the main setting for the heroes of the series. The pilot for the series The Invisible Man contains at least four references: The shootings are always shown in an extremely graphic fashion, but despite this both are always resurrected for the next issue. While Balsa Boy does have dialogue, all the speech bubbles unambiguously emanate from the old man. The strips were inspired by a series of advertisements for McEwan 's lager, in which - Chris Donald noted - a group of smiling, happy young men drink copious amounts of lager but never "got pissed or glassed anybody". A Dalek can be seen clearly in the corner nearest the door. Farmer Palmer then had his son Jethro transport the dog to his own farm with a tractor , to get an excuse to shoot it.
Mrs Maybe and her Crazy Baby — strips about a fat lady called Mrs Maybe, who makes suggestions to her baby on such matters as to where to go out to: Presents himself as an A-list actor but is only offered very minor and ultimately humiliating roles. The Modern Parents — and their long-suffering children, Tarquin and Guinevere. The tiny robotic council workers are all lazy, corrupt and incompetent and eventually switch their allegiance to the villains. Zone's missing black-and-white pilot episode from Father McFiddly — "He Loves Diddling Kiddies" - about the wacky antics of a priest trying to peek up the altar-boys' cassocks , etc. At one point, Mariana is talking to a girl in a room that has black light. Major Misunderstanding — As his name suggests, he often misunderstands situations, and is seemingly unable to interpret incidents in their own context, instead viewing them through the prism of his own prejudices, typically centred on inter-war upper-class values. Due to Ivor's dad having poor road sense, they are involved in a crash and end up seriously injured in the hospital, where they are reminded that it was Saturday and Ivor didn't have to go to school anyway. She is a hypochondriac , and particularly obsessed with her bowel movements. Bunn — a "Master Baker" who makes his own sex dolls out of gingerbread and then attempts to have sex with them. Garry and Barry the Identical Twins — a boy convinced that a tree in his garden is actually his identical twin brother. Johnny Fartpants — a boy afflicted with extreme flatulence. A Dalek appears in Better Off Ted. Jack Black and his dog Silver — a young amateur detective staying with his Aunt Meg on an eternal school holiday. Another scenario has him with two mates in the pub as a slow drinker insisting on buying a round when his pint is untouched, and letting everyone else get served before him, much to the frustration of his drinking buddies who discreetly drink his pint and order two pints for themselves without looking and by the time he gets back to the table they have gone. A skit on the Catholic sex abuse cases scandal. Denis Helium — a boy who believes he is as light as a feather, but is in fact quite obese.
Cilla Blackbeard — a strip portraying the late Cilla Black as a vicious pirate captain who evades and defeats the Royal Navy, led by Admiral Noel Edmonds and his crew of rival TV presenters. On Das Buses — A slightly dark parody of the s sitcom On the Buses where both the driver Hitler and conductor unknown, but bearing a resemblance to Goering tend to kill passengers who do not agree with them. The Bottom Inspectors — based on the ticket inspectors of the Newcastle Metro system. The Fourth Doctor appeared twice in Futurama. They are in fact completely ordinary, albeit being a bizarrely large size. The character is based on Davey Graham, a musician friend of Chris Donald's, who made a similar transformation under the influence. The strip ends with the death of the grandfather, devastating Gordon who believes that Grandad was about to build him a time machine. A doctor named Troughton , a business card reading I. The best known of the Crap Jokes are seemingly endless "Doctor, Doctor" gags, with the reader's sympathy drawn to the endlessly hapless straight man Doctor. Often gets well-meaning people, who have done nothing wrong, arrested or worse on a minor technicality or obscure law for his own benefit. The Pirates of Ben's Pants — A one-off strip featuring a young boy named Benjamin whose underpants are home to a crew of miniature pirates the name being an obvious play on The Pirates of Penzance. Meddlesome Ratbag — a series of strips featuring a pinch-faced, headscarf-wearing middle-aged woman Mrs Ratbag. Hooves can be seen wearing the Fourth Doctor's scarf, holding the fob watch, and standing in front of a statue that resembles a Weeping Angel, and a street light that bears a resemblance to the TARDIS. Daley Starr — a schoolboy aspiring to be a journalist, who turns his family's and classmates' misfortunes into exaggerated "scoops". The Lager Lads — somewhat like the Real Ale Twats, these are a group of clean-cut, upstanding beer aficionados who like lager more than anything. He has decided that "once a teacher, always a teacher", and inflicts monotonous lectures on the seagulls and molluscs. Biffa is constantly subjected to abuse by his parents — even being kicked in the groin by both of them. Billy No-Mates — a miserable, asocial teenage boy who spends most of his time alone in his dark room playing video games. Chris Donald, creator of Viz, has said that in the early days of the magazine he would not permit the "c word" to be used, until an outside artist Sean Agnew sent him this strip which he found to be so good he decided to use it anyway. In one episode a character is identified as " Lethbridge-Stewart ". Desert Island Teacher — a teacher stranded on a windswept rock. In the character's first appearance, his moped runs out of simian love fuel a few panels into the story, and much hilarity ensues as he attempts to avail himself of fresh supplies so he can continue on his journey. Rather than go with the plot that Jamie is just a regular child who is delusional about his secret agent alter ego and that his next door neighbour is not really a global villain out for world domination. The episode's designer was Raymond Cusick , who was responsible for the original Dalek design. Bean , Mr. Official merchandise of Dr.
These books hardly form a trilogy, but they do express a pragmatic interest of the author; namely, the aspects of movies that we have not adequately studied. Driving David Beckham — a spoof of Beezer and later Beano comic strip " The Numskulls " in which we see the inner thought processes — or lack thereof — of David Beckham. The title may be based on "Outcast of the Pony School", a real comic strip which ran in Bunty. Sadly, he often chooses to gamble with the wrong crowd. In one strip, Colon shared top billing with hopeless ventriloquist Boswell Boyce "he throws his voice" and wound up in a lunatic asylum; in another strip he went on a blind date only to find the dating agency had fixed him up with his own mother "Oh turds! Jasper the Gasper — A homeless man who is desperate for a cigarette. She takes great delight in delivering nagging lectures to complete strangers about minor breaches of social etiquette, and will go to extreme lengths to engineer a situation where she can make such a complaint. Denis Helium — a boy who believes he is as light as a feather, but is in fact quite obese. This strip prompted legal action from Woodall and Constantine themselves. In Criminal Minds season 8 episode 23, Penelope Garcia, the BAU teams technical analyst, tells the team that she "found something stranger than a time-travelling police box". Afternoon tea with Mr Kiplin — a strip about Mr Kiplin a parody of cake manufacturer Mr Kipling inviting someone over for tea but because he eats so much cake, he eventually vomits for the whole night. Fat Sod — a one-off greedy character who steals a large pie from the windowsill of one Farmer Palmer possibly the same character described above, despite physical dissimilarity , only to be ruthlessly shot dead and baked in a pie by Palmer, who hides inside the false pie initially stolen to do so. He always believes and endorses everything the Daily Mail says, often screaming an extended version of "GAH" before ranting about health and safety , foreigners coming to Britain and other right-wing paranoia to his long-suffering wife Beryl, who will occasionally try and reason with him always to no avail but will inevitably just walk away exasperated. The artists they admire are all fictional, but are clearly inspired by real-life artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. The strip almost always revolves around his liaisons with his neighbour, Mr Gimlet, whose manner of speech is always interpreted by Finbarr as graphically sexual in nature in fact, it is deliberately scripted this way , usually when Gimlet is reminiscing about everyday situations with Saunders' mother. Captain Captured — the man who's constantly caught. In the strip, the rival gangs of schoolboys are asked to produce a comic. Jack Black and his dog Silver — a young amateur detective staying with his Aunt Meg on an eternal school holiday. Mrs Maybe and her Crazy Baby — strips about a fat lady called Mrs Maybe, who makes suggestions to her baby on such matters as to where to go out to:
This third book in this sustained inquiry poses the question of not only why we think some movie comedies are great, but also what is unique and enduring in the legacy of comedy on film. Thus, it seeks to anchor theory in specific texts, and also to show that many linguistic mechanisms of humor are common to jokes and longer, literary comic narratives. Maxwell Straker — Record Breaker. Eventually, he becomes so enraged that he urinates in his kilt. At the start of each strip, Captain Captured would get captured in a mysterious Bond villain -like fashion. Especially as Whicker uses "missionary work" as an excuse for drug trafficking after being shunted from parish to parish, covering up his misdeeds sleeping with the bishop's wife and daughter. The major's personality and manner is similar to that of earlier Viz characters, including the early Billy Britain and Victorian Dad. A man who is almost always naked; sporting a stereotypical s pornstar moustache, afro and chest hair, who always finds himself accidentally slipping into the language of a porn film while performing everyday activities, much to the annoyance of his wife. Crap Jokes — a diverse range of verbal and visual puns or one-liners, usually deliberately corny or old-fashioned. Pontius Pilate has him crucified due to envy since Pilate only has a girl's bike. However, his inventions invariably cause far more problems of their own. After a lion roars at him, he soils his trousers. Cyril, confused, says that the weight is in kilogrammes and not in pounds. Williams steals buns from the kitchen and allows his pet mice to escape during a General Synod meeting, whilst maintaining a William-esque self-justificatory monologue. Bean plays around with toy animals in front of a diorama of Jesus 's birth. He uses highly technical and over-elaborate language rather than straightforward speech and takes everything people say to him literally. Fixed Odds Betty — a sombre one-off strip depicting a woman selling her possessions and emptying her bank account to buy her grandson a bike for his birthday, only to end up being waylaid by his mother and spending it all at a fixed-odds betting machine in a bookmakers while the boy waits outside in the rain. In an episode of Archer titled "Archer Vice: If anyone disturbs him he becomes extremely irritated.
In an episode of South Park titled Funnybot, the Germans build a robot designed to be funny in reaction to being labelled unfunny. A doctor named Troughton , a business card reading I. The Lads never seem to notice there's anything wrong with their drinks after this happens, both highlighting the weak flavour of lager compared to other beer and showing the Lads up to be idiots. A skit on the Catholic sex abuse cases scandal. In TV: One Cut Wally — a gents' barber who gives all his customers exactly the same haircut even when they asked for something else. Billy Britain — a right-wing ultra-nationalist resembling Enoch Powell who appeared in two very early strips. The pair of them often concoct some excuse for time off work so that they can go and play golf. Finbarr Saunders and his double entendres — a boy with a good ear for homophones. The strip is ostensibly a parody of Peter's Pocket Grandpa. Vern's second name is Dakin, a reference to the notably violent British crime thriller Villain , whose anti-hero played by Richard Burton is named Vic Dakin. She often complains that various phenomena are actually metaphors for the suppression of women: After a lion roars at him, he soils his trousers. Unlike his Beano equivalent, Barry is incompetent, hopelessly uncoordinated, and is immediately recognised despite his "cat-suit" disguise. Brown Bottle — a reporter sometimes a bank clerk who thinks he becomes a superhero when he is drunk on Newcastle Brown Ale. Although amoral, Whicker has ironically been known to expose the hypocrisy of his superiors. It's that tightwad son of mine! She could also be seen as an object of pathos, she typically misunderstands what other people are telling her and so appears as rude, spiteful and self-absorbed - when a friend of hers is dying she seems unable to notice and only talk about her own ailments. He has decided that "once a teacher, always a teacher", and inflicts monotonous lectures on the seagulls and molluscs.
In reality, all that happens is that he becomes viciously drunk and passes out, but the twist in the story is that he manages to save the day anyway, by sheer accident. Helpful Herbert — A boy whose good deeds always land him in big trouble. Badly Overdrawn Boy — a parody of the pop singer Badly Drawn Boy , who is seen busking outside his local bank because he's broke. The Male Online — A middle-aged man who spends most his time in his study looking at and posting on the Daily Mail website. More specifically, the first, Movie Time, examines the inadequately understood temporal appearance of movies, in movies set in the past, the present, and the future, attempting to make sense of such questions as to why certain past periods still fascinate, how an emergent present is accompanied by cinematic treatment, and what kind of futures we like to speculate about by watching alternative futures on film. Lord Shite and Nanny No-Dumps — a one-off strip which draws upon the urban myth that the aristocracy do not poo. Conceived by Tom Bambridge. In this one-off strip, these schoolkids annoy their teacher by leaving their butlers lying about in the playground, smoking high-priced Cuban cigars behind the bike shed and having food fights in the canteen with caviar , strawberries and champagne. He also has an obsession with masturbating , collecting large amounts of pornographic magazines and calling sex hotlines. He is rescued by a navy search and rescue team, only to admonish them as if they were a delinquent pupil, saying: Foul-Mouthed Super-Obese Mobility Scooter Woman — a lazy, benefit-dependent woman who blames her total lack of work ethic on her morbid obesity; which requires her to use a mobility scooter. Felix and his Amazing Underpants — a boy with underpants which he believes have amazing powers. Harold and Fred - they make ladies dead! Starred in a spinoff cartoon, voiced by Harry Enfield. An earlier and later revived version of Spawny Get. Jimmy Hill — The bespectacled and bearded television presenter. Jellyhead spends her entire time in this story in a catatonic state, yet still manages to foil an armed robbery.
George Bestial — a George Best lookalike who, as his name implies, enjoys committing bestiality. Often their observed lives have nothing to do with reality, which leads to considerable clashes with their surrounds. This one-off strip ended with the apparent murder of the cartoonist. Darren Dice — a young man who is obsessed with gambling. He didn't say much at the time, but The Bottom Inspectors appeared for the first time in the next issue. Mickey's Miniature Grandpa — a senile old man, convinced that he's four inches tall. This strip prompted legal action from Woodall and Constantine themselves. Out Comes Stanley — a man who slashes people with a Stanley knife at the most trivial of provocation. Mrs Brady the Old Lady — an old woman who spends all her time exaggerating her age and complaining about young people of today and how things were different in her time. Mickey's Monkey Spunk Moped — a motorised scooter which uses simian semen as fuel. James Bourne would always be referred to by the wrong name, making fun of his status as the "least famous" of the group. Hen Cabin — A takeaway run by two scruffy, dishonest men who cut corners by making their takeaways from chicken declared unfit for consumption or using easily obtained birds such as pigeons instead of chicken. Fru T. The adventures of a "strict Freemason ". An earlier and later revived version of Spawny Get. They are in fact completely ordinary, albeit being a bizarrely large size. Badly Drawn Man — a poorly drawn character. The final panel shows him in hospital, suffering from multiple injuries, being told that he has acted "very foolishly". He is often challenged by his superior, Bishop Bloggs, who tries to thwart Whicker's schemes. Gordon's Grandad — one-off strip about a boy who believes his perfectly ordinary grandfather has magical powers. Arse Farm — A strip about a farmer who cultivates human buttocks on his land. One episode of American Dad features a cameo of a Doctor Who fan club. Foul-Mouthed Super-Obese Mobility Scooter Woman — a lazy, benefit-dependent woman who blames her total lack of work ethic on her morbid obesity; which requires her to use a mobility scooter. Due to Ivor's dad having poor road sense, they are involved in a crash and end up seriously injured in the hospital, where they are reminded that it was Saturday and Ivor didn't have to go to school anyway. MP Louise Ellman complained that it set a bad example and petitioned to have it banned. Zone's Files which depicts an oddly dressed time-travelling alien and is said to be running for 50 years, going through various incarnations. In one episode a character is identified as " Lethbridge-Stewart ". They once received a booby prize at the Critics' Awards for bringing the reputation of critics into disrepute for writing a review that was not only positive, but actually made sense. She rants, raises her fist in the air and foams at the mouth. Drawn by Simon Thorp.
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