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Round the Twist was an Australian TV show that every Aussie and Brit in their teens, 20s and even early 30s (the first season was broadcast in 1989) remembers watching when growing up. The show was about the Twist family — 14-year-old twins Pete and Linda, little brother Bronson and widowed father Tony, a.k.a. "Dad" — who live inside a lighthouse that seems to be a beacon for the supernatural. Ghosts, weird creatures and mysterious magical objects abound—from magic gumleaves to haunted toilets to super-power-inducing underwear, the show revelled in the weird, the revolting, the hilarious, and the downright disturbing.Also appearing in the show were the Twists' neighbour Nell, the former lighthouse keeper who knew more than she let on; Fiona Richmond, Pete's love interest and Linda's best friend; Mr Ralph Snapper, their strict and unlikeable teacher, and Ms Fay James, Bronson's teacher and Tony's love interest. In the antagonist role were Harold Gribble, the slimy real-estate agent and later mayor, his uptight wife Matron Gribble, their school bully son James Gribble, and James's sidekicks Tiger and Rabbit.Four series of 13 episodes each were made altogether, produced in 1989, 1992, 1999 and 2000. The first two series were based on the short stories of children's author Paul Jennings, who also wrote the scripts. Due to "creative differences" Jennings left the show after that, taking the rights to his stories with him. When the show was revived seven years later by the ACTF (presumably to up the number of episodes to 52, i.e. one for every week of the year), it consisted of original stories written by a new team of writers. During the 7 years the show was off-air, The Genie From Down Under (a similar but far less popular show also made by the ACTF, but with an explanation for the unusual events that occurred) took its place.The show was repeated in Britain on CBBC and in America on FOX's Fox Kids line-up (around the time that the line-up was airing horror comedies, like Goosebumps, Eerie Indiana, and Toonsylvania. Fox Kids even advertised Round The Twist as an Australian version of Goosebumps), hence have some recognition in both places.Tropes
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HypnoFool
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Hypno Fool - One episode featured Pete acting like a chicken whenever the word 'now' was mentioned. It also featured a counting chicken which was made to regress (or ascend) to a past life of being a mathematician.
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Reality Writing Book - The Viking Book of Love
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Or Was It a Dream?
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Or Was It a Dream? - Episodes which ended with All Just a Dream would incorporate this into their final scene, to suggest the dreams were real in some way.
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No Party Given
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No Party Given - Nell, when she runs for the Senate against Harold Gribble. She uses the colour green, like the real-life Australian Greens — who were founded the same year the series was broadcast, so it's unclear if she's meant to be a Green or not.
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Cloning Blues
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Cloning Blues - Adnil, the mirror-image duplicate of Linda in the episode "The Copy".
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Ensemble Cast
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Ensemble Cast - Pete, Linda, and Bronson - no one is the main character, but Linda probably gets the least plotlines revolving around her.
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The Other Darrin
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The Other Darrin - Every single character was recast at least once over the course of the whole show. All the kids in the cast were recast after the first series and again after the second series, due to having aged. Tony was recast for the last two series due to the original actor having severe Parkinson's Disease. Nell was also recast for the last two series due to the original actor having terminal cancer (of which she died in 2000). Mark Mitchell replaced Frankie J Holden as Harold Gribble after the first series, and Matron Gribble was recast after the first series and again after the second series. Fay was recast for the third series and again for the fourth series. Finally Mr Snapper, who had been played by series producer Esben Storm, was recast for the fourth series.]
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
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Corrupt Corporate Executive - Gribble is a small town version of this.
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Bad Bad Acting - In the episode "Nails", for the school play auditions.
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Scary Scarecrows
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Scary Scarecrows - Having discovered a trunk filled with circus clothes, Tony decides to dress their scarecrow in a clown outfit, causing it to later come alive and chase Linda, thereby successfully managing to combine Scary Scarecrows with Monster Clown in one easy step.
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Gender Flip
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Gender Flip - The character Nell is based on Stan, the old lighthouse keeper from Paul Jennings' short story "Lighthouse Blues". Originally, Nell was a man named Tom in the show but Jennings changed the character into a woman when he was told there were too many male characters. The name "Tom" was re-used for Nell's dead older brother.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Re Tool
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Re Tool - In Series 3 & 4, the series loses its focus on ghosts and their Unfinished Business and became an Australian version of Eerie Indiana.
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What Could Have Been
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What Could Have Been - the first series was originally supposed to end the way the short story "Lighthouse Blues" had - Nell is killed while trying to stop the demolition, and her ghost joins those of her family to scare off the developers. Thanks to an Executive Veto, Paul Jennings was forced to rewrite it.
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Free-Range Children
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Free-Range Children
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Parental Obliviousness
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Parental Obliviousness - Tony, on almost all occasions.
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Fictional Political Party
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Fictional Political Party - When Mr Gribble runs for the Senate in the second series he belongs to the fictional "Progressive Conservative Party", who have the same party colour (blue) as the real-life Liberal Party.
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Two-Teacher School
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Two-Teacher School - Mr Snapper (Pete & Linda's drama/literature teacher) and Ms James (Bronson's teacher) are the only teachers we ever see at the school. In one episode we see the principal, Mr Splodge who gets turned into a baby at the end of the episode.
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Butt Monkey - Poor, poor Pete. Rabbit in the second series becomes this within the trio of bullies.
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Minored In Ass Kicking - Sometimes Linda comes across as a soppy, intellectually-bent spiritualilty-geek. For all that, she could kick your arse.
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The Hat Makes the Man
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The Hat Makes the Man - In "Copy Cat", Linda's magic hat alters her personality. Hat of Power/Hat Of Flight - Said magic hat also grants the power to fly!
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Not Allowed to Grow Up
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Not Allowed to Grow Up - Over the whole series, Pete and Linda have only aged from 14 to 15 and Bronson from 7 to 8. They always have the same teachers and appear to always be in the same year at school, despite the school year having apparently ended twice (in the first & third series).
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Creator Cameo - Aside from producer and director Esben Storm's recurring role as Mr Snapper, several crew members make cameos through the first series — including Paul Jennings as Ben Byron's ghost and director Steve Jodrell as a hospital doctor.
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Last Name Basis - The Twist kids all call James Gribble "Gribble" (at least in the first two series — in the revival, they call him "Gribbs" like Rabbit and Tiger do). Gribble and his gang accordingly call them "Twist".
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Clothes Make the Maniac
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Clothes Make the Maniac - Linda's magic hat in "Copy Cat".
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All Just a Dream
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All Just a Dream - Several episodes ended this way, as a result of being adapted into a continuing series from standalone stories. A particularly bizarre example is "Santa Claws," which not only has Pete falling asleep in the first scene, thus establishing All Just A Dream right away, but features a Framing Device within the dream - Pete telling the story of how his mouth was shrunk.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Our Were Wolves Are Different
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Our Werewolves Are Different: Pete gets bit by a Transylvania Flea from a flea-circus, he transforms into a hairy wolf. He then has 'puppy love' with Fiona's dog
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Our Mermaids Are Different
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Our Mermaids Are Different - Linda falls for a merman at one point, though she doesn't know he is a merman at the time and his transformation is one-way.
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Unfinished Business
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Unfinished Business - A big part of the series when Paul Jennings was still writing. Most of the ghosts had this as their reason for hanging around, notably the ghosts who formed the Story Arc for Season 2.
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Negative Continuity
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Alternatively, this could just be Negative Continuity between series, depending on how you look at it.
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Mall Santa
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Mall Santa - Nell ends up being this in the Christmas episode. She gets attacked by the 'real' Santa.
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Series Continuity Error - There's a whole bunch of them from series to series. One major example is that Nell is elected to the Victorian Senate in the final episode of Series 2, as the culmination of a continuing storyline throughout that series — come Series 3 this is completely ignored. Alternatively, this could just be Negative Continuity between series, depending on how you look at it. Regarding Nell: her name is Nell Rickards throughout the show except for Series 2, where it appears on her campaign poster as Nell Sands. Also, Nell says in Series 1 that she never married, but in Series 4 an episode revolves around Linda & Pete travelling back in time to the 1940s and interacting with her and her future husband. The number of times Tony and Fay have been engaged and have broken it off can be a little confusing, but it all tracks — up till Series 4. Tony had proposed to Fay again in the final episode of Series 3, and Series 4 has a continuing storyline about them having a baby — and when the baby is born in the final episode, there is yet another marriage proposal between them despite there never being any indication they weren't still engaged. The characters' changing appearances due to the recasting could count as well, particularly if their appearance becomes a plot point — for instance, Bronson's red hair becomes important in a Series 2 episode while Series 1 Bronson had brown hair, and a Series 3 episode involves all the characters being related to a particular 8th-Century Viking woman while Series 2 Fiona was Aboriginal. Arguably the worst is how Series 3 & 4 saw Linda and Pete actually de-age to 13, even though they actually arrived in Port Niranda at 14.
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Transfer Student Uniforms - The Twist kids themselves at the beginning of the series. Later, the boy who turned into a merman.
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There Are No Adults
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There Are No Adults: In the episode "The Big Rock" all the adults in Port Niranda are sucked into an alternate universe after the final poem in the Viking Book of Love is read. Naturally, the town goes to hell in a few hours.
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Supernatural Soap Opera
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Supernatural Soap Opera - There were always elements of this in the show, but the third seasons takes it to extremes.
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LampshadeHanging
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Lampshade Hanging - During season one, Pete, Linda and Bronson are discussing the ongoing mystery of the mysterious music coming from the top of the lighthouse. Replies Bronson, 'Yeah, it always plays music when something creepy's about to happen' moments before they spot the mysterious sea chest that is that episode's weirdness of the week.
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Only Known by Their Nickname
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Only Known by Their Nickname - Rabbit and Tiger. (Although we do find out Tiger's surname, Gleeson.)
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Posthumous Character
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Posthumous Character - Although the show does have a large number of ghost characters, there is one character who properly fits the trope: Nell's "nutty" older brother Tom, who is referred to numerous times throughout the first series. He lived in the shack near Ghoul's Cave and owned the rubies from the episode "Birdsdo"; he also invented the cloning machine in "The Copy". Tom actually makes a non-speaking appearance in ghost form in the first series finale "Lighthouse Blues", along with the rest of Nell's family.
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Framing Device
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A particularly bizarre example is "Santa Claws," which not only has Pete falling asleep in the first scene, thus establishing All Just A Dream right away, but features a Framing Device within the dream - Pete telling the story of how his mouth was shrunk.
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Mr. Seahorse
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Mr. Seahorse: The first episode of season 3 is "The Big Burp", where a dryad lets Pete pee on her tree while running away from some bullies, and Pete learns that when a man urinates on a dryad-possessed tree, he becomes pregnant.
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Throw It In!
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Throw It In - Tiger's commentating began as an ad-lib by the actor, which worked so well that it was written into subsequent episodes.
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Trapped in TV Land
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Trapped in TV Land - The Twist kids in "TV or Not TV"
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Tongue on the Flagpole
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Tongue on the Flagpole - Bronson gets stuck to an ice sculpture he kisses.
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Strawman Political - Harold Gribble, arguably. He is pretty much the "evil developer" straight up and down: trying to force people out of their homes and carelessly damaging the environment in the name of business and "progress". He's contrasted with the more reasonable mayor.
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Godwin's Law of Time Travel
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Godwin's Law of Time Travel: Pete and Linda's time-travel back to 1944 saw them distract a look-out who missed an (unnamed) enemy fleet, thus leading to the South Pacific New World Order...where everyone wears their underwear on the outside.
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Our Ghosts Are Different
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Our Ghosts Are Different - Lots of variation. The ghosts often seem bound by different rules - some ghosts are mute, whereas others can talk. While most ghosts have Unfinished Business, one episode a ghost that needed to pass his 'scare test'. Also featured are a ghost dog, a ghost seagull, among other things.
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Soap Box Sadie
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Soapbox Sadie: Linda becomes this, sort of, when a botched haircut gives her the power to read minds.
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IncrediblyLamePun
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Incredibly Lame Pun - Many, particularly from Pete.
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Everyone Calls Him
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Everyone Calls Him Barkeep - Matron Gribble, a hospital matron, is called "Matron Gribble" by everyone (except, obviously, for the rest of the Gribble family). Her actual first name, Cecilia, is only spoken once in the very first episode.
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Lighthouse Point
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Lighthouse Point - Where the family lived.
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Cool Old Lady
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Cool Old Lady - Nell.
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Reincarnation
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Reincarnation - Played for laughs in Next Time Around.
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Do It Yourself Theme Tune - Tamsin West, the original Linda, sings the opening and closing themes. They kept the same music even after Linda was recast.
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Christmas Episode
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Christmas Episode - A very Australian take in Season 1.
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Nightmare Fetishist
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Nightmare Fetishist: Bronson. Most of the characters, actually.
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Eccentric Townsfolk
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Eccentric Townsfolk - The whole main cast, although the Gribble family are particularly nasty.
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Mundane Fantastic
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Mundane Fantastic
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Moral Guardians
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Moral Guardians: The show almost didn't see the light of day (and was the subject of a lot of censorship issues) in its native country of Australia and when it was exported to the UK (though not America, surprisingly), due to its gross-out humor (most of which centered on vomiting, urination, body odor, and defecation), mild sexual content (references to incest, Kissing Under the Influence, pregnancy, and interspecies romance), and subject matter that most Moral Guardians wouldn't find appropriate for children's TV (nudity, death, dangerous stunts, and Nightmare Fuel).
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Living Shadow
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Living Shadow: The episode Shadow Play
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Quirky Town
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Quirky Town - Port Niranda.
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And You Were There
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And You Were There - The episode "The Gum Leaf War": Nell appears as "Aunt Tuneless", Mr Gribble as her feuding neighbour "Foxy" and Gribble as "Foxy Jr".
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RunningGag
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Running Gag - "Without My Pants". Runs the risk of turning into an Overly Long Gag, but it's pitched so well that you're still finding it funny when poor Pete clearly isn't.
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Hat of Power
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Hat of Power/Hat Of Flight - Said magic hat also grants the power to fly!
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Shameless Self-Promoter
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Shameless Self Promoter - Harold Gribble, once he becomes a politician.
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Surreal Theme Tune
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Surreal Theme Tune - It mashes up the words to several nursery rhymes for its verses, including "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly", "Rain Rain Go Away" and "Humpty Dumpty".
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