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 "Boom boom!"

The Basil Brush Show is a CBBC series involving a fox puppet and its human companions. Originally running from 1968 to 1980 on BBC 1, either during Children's Hour or the Saturday early evening slot, it has a tendency toward Breaking the Fourth Wall and using Double Entendre to appeal to adult (presumably parental) viewers as well as children. The BBC cancelled the show before picking it up again in 2002, complete with a Spin-Off, Basil's Swap Shop.


Tropes:

 Molly: (trying to get Stephen to understand that their problems are over) We can even afford to pay the landlord.

Basil: Speak of the Devil and he shall appear.

(Sure enough, Mr Rossiter appears at the door, in a devil costume and accompanied by ominous music)

  Basil: You don't know anyone whose lost any bees do you?

 Farmer: Oh... bullocks! (cue short clip of young bulls)

 Dave: What we need, is someone so dumb they wouldn't know the risk.

(Basil pops his head up. Dave and Stephen look at each other. Basil turns to them)

Basil: Exchange all the knowing looks you like! I've checked the script, and it's Mr Stephen, who goes over the chilli sauce.

Stephen: (looking rather dismayed as the Mission Impossible music starts) What?

 Stephen: (describing a B-Movie they're watching) A stupid story, with really wooden actors...

Basil: (to the audience) Why does the phrase 'business as usual' spring to mind?

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