This is to celebrate Gene Genie Hunt from Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes…Nr. 1

Ich liebe, wirklich liebe ASHES to ASHES und LIFE on MARS. Speziell GENE HUNT!

Auf dem Blog von habe ich dies hier gefunden…

One reason we love Gene Hunt, as played by Philip Glenister, in Life on Mars is the stuff he gets away with saying on prime-time TV. The excuse: it’s set in 1973 and he’s a mean-bastard cop.

The reality: probably a backlash against political correctness. Here’s something no 2007 character could ever say, especially as it makes fun of gays:

He is a bum bandit, a poof, fairy, a queer, a queen, fudge packer, uphill gardener, fruit picking sodomite.

Or when attacking Sam, also with the usual homophobic comments:

You great, soft, sissy, girly, nancy, French, bender, Man. United-supporting poof!

In fact, anything blue seems to get a laugh:

I’ve come at this from more angles than Linda Lovelace.

Or the use of brand names:

What have you been eating? Pedigree Chum?
Or just famous people:

Wouldn’t Nixon notice a van parked outside the White House?

Then, the other characters get their own back, like Sam:

Listen to me. I can just about handle you, driving like a pissed-up crackhead and treating women like beanbags, but I’m going to say this once and once only, Gene: stay out of Camberwick Green!

Or, in summarizing Gene Hunt:

An overweight, over the hill, tobacco-stained, borderline alcoholic homophobe with a superiority complex and an unhealthy obsession with male bonding.

But I still think Dirty Harry has the most politically incorrect line, despite Gene Hunt:
Harry hates everybody. Limeys, niks, hebs, fat dagos, niggers, honkies, chinks, you name it.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the American version of Life on Mars has a chance. I will miss this show when it finishes on Tuesday night in the UK. „

Und ich muss warten, bis irgendwann 2010 the final Ashes to Ashes kommt) heul***

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