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29th Nov '17 8:39:11 AM fruitstripegum
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* PetTheDog: "Give Them a Dog" is #6 of [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19183_6-tricks-movies-use-to-make-sure-you-root-right-guy.html 6 Tricks Movies Use to Make Sure You Root for the Right Guy]].

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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"Give Them a Dog" is #6 of [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19183_6-tricks-movies-use-to-make-sure-you-root-right-guy.html 6 Tricks Movies Use to Make Sure You Root for the Right Guy]].Guy]].
** "[[http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-364-17-inspiring-acts-by-worlds-most-hated-people/ 17 Inspiring Acts by World's Most Hated People]]" is devoted to this trope.
18th Nov '17 2:08:45 PM acrobox
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19478_5-real-princesses-too-badass-disney-movies.html ...who are too badass for Disney movies.]]
8th Nov '17 4:34:45 AM jormis29
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: {{Invoked}} - In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-aggressively-crazy-websites-internet/ The 5 Most Aggressively Crazy Websites on the Internet]], Mark Hill compares ''Boohbah'' to "the findings of a scientist adding LSD to baby food."

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: {{Invoked}} - In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-aggressively-crazy-websites-internet/ The 5 Most Aggressively Crazy Websites on the Internet]], Mark Hill compares ''Boohbah'' ''Series/{{Boohbah}}'' to "the findings of a scientist adding LSD to baby food."
15th Oct '17 2:52:51 PM nombretomado
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* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Usually this is justified in that they are an American site, but their list of the lamest ''Film/JamesBond'' puns commits the double fallacy of A: mocking the use of [[TheSixties 1960s]] humor... [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece in 1960s movies]] and B: mocking that the British James Bond, a British secret agent, who speaks BritishEnglish, often to other British people for the heinous crime of...using British idiom! Apparently, "nobody talks like that". [[SarcasmMode Because English-speakers only exist West of Maine.]]

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* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Usually this is justified in that they are an American site, but their list of the lamest ''Film/JamesBond'' puns commits the double fallacy of A: mocking the use of [[TheSixties 1960s]] humor... [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece in 1960s movies]] and B: mocking that the British James Bond, a British secret agent, who speaks BritishEnglish, UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish, often to other British people for the heinous crime of...using British idiom! Apparently, "nobody talks like that". [[SarcasmMode Because English-speakers only exist West of Maine.]]
7th Oct '17 11:48:18 PM RhetoricalTurtle
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* PlotIncitingInfidelity: Referenced in an episode ''Obsessive Pop Culture Disorder''. In the episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUz-s8lBVI&list=PL_saLI-LH-VoIJCsCXE6Qa2lS37kPS2od&index=9 "6 Bizarrely Specific Scenes Hollywood Won't Quit Using]], this trope is covered and examples from several works are given and reasoning behind it is explored. The basic conclusion is that it's often used as an excuse for the (almost invariably male) lead to leave his old life behind and start anew.
16th Sep '17 5:41:32 PM Malady
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* OscarBait: Discussed in the "ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver", and also in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18460_5-reasons-oscars-matter-even-less-than-you-thought.html this article]].

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* OscarBait: Discussed in the "ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver", ''WebVideo/ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver'', and also in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18460_5-reasons-oscars-matter-even-less-than-you-thought.html this article]].



* TropeName: [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18156_a-trailer-every-academy-award-winning-movie-ever.html This]] [[ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver video]] takes generic and turns it UpToEleven for roughly three-and-a-half minutes.

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* TropeName: [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18156_a-trailer-every-academy-award-winning-movie-ever.html This]] [[ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver [[WebVideo/ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver video]] takes generic and turns it UpToEleven for roughly three-and-a-half minutes.
2nd Sep '17 12:05:01 PM nombretomado
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** On [[http://www.cracked.com/article/18368_7-books-we-lost-to-history-that-would-have-changed-world/ 7 Books We Lost to History that Would Have Changed the World]], the Grand Library of Baghdad is described as "where the Persians likely kept the greatest hits from their history, including discoveries in science, medicine, astronomy and technology that made them the biggest swinging dick on the planet for several centuries." Cue a picture of Creator/GlennBeck with the caption, "A title now held by this man (minus the swinging)".

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** On [[http://www.cracked.com/article/18368_7-books-we-lost-to-history-that-would-have-changed-world/ 7 Books We Lost to History that Would Have Changed the World]], the Grand Library of Baghdad is described as "where the Persians likely kept the greatest hits from their history, including discoveries in science, medicine, astronomy and technology that made them the biggest swinging dick on the planet for several centuries." Cue a picture of Creator/GlennBeck Radio/GlennBeck with the caption, "A title now held by this man (minus the swinging)".
25th Jul '17 7:55:36 PM Luigifan
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* IKnewIt:{{Invoked}} - In 2008 an article was written detailing [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16570_the-6-most-depressing-happy-endings-in-movie-history.html "The 6 most depressing happy endings in movie history"]], where it was stated the ending of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' would only be happy until Andy threw his toys away - then along comes ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', which deals with that issue.

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* IKnewIt:{{Invoked}} - IKnewIt: {{Invoked}} -- In 2008 2008, an article was written detailing [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16570_the-6-most-depressing-happy-endings-in-movie-history.html "The 6 most depressing happy endings in movie history"]], where it was stated the ending of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' would only be happy until Andy threw his toys away - -- then along comes ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', which deals with that issue.



* TheInternetIsForPorn: Constantly referenced. Two notable uses: Swaim watching pornography and describing what he sees to the viewer (because Cracked is ostensibly a family website and they won't host actual porn), and in The Web Of Sites, part of the Agents series, Swaim finally learns that the internet exists and says:

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* TheInternetIsForPorn: Constantly referenced. Two notable uses: Swaim watching pornography and describing what he sees to the viewer (because Cracked ''Cracked'' is ostensibly a family website and they won't host actual porn), and in The Web Of Sites, part of the Agents series, Swaim finally learns that the internet exists and says:



* ItMakesSenseInContext: The comments section for [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-creepy-new-apps-clearly-designed-by-serial-killers/ this]] article about creepy phone apps appears to be completely nonsensical, with most top voted posts being snarky remarks about the lack of content in the article and referencing the letters "ph". Turns out, when the article was uploaded, an error caused it to be initially published with only the letters "ph" (for placeholder) appearing. Naturally, the Cracked regulars had a field day.

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* ItMakesSenseInContext: The comments section for [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-creepy-new-apps-clearly-designed-by-serial-killers/ this]] article about creepy phone apps appears to be completely nonsensical, with most top voted posts being snarky remarks about the lack of content in the article and referencing the letters "ph". Turns out, when the article was uploaded, an error caused it to be initially published with only the letters "ph" (for placeholder) appearing. Naturally, the Cracked ''Cracked'' regulars had a field day.



* JumpingTheShark: {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article/242_6-tv-shows-that-completely-lost-their-shit/?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended 6 TV Shows That Completely Lost Their Shit]].

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* JumpingTheShark: {{Invoked}} - -- [[http://www.cracked.com/article/242_6-tv-shows-that-completely-lost-their-shit/?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended 6 TV Shows That Completely Lost Their Shit]].



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Robert Brockway mentions killing an old woman for her eyeglasses in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, having taken the Four-Eyes trait and didn't find glasses anywhere else; however [[spoiler:the woman sold a pregnant woman into slavery and would have been killed in a quest anyway.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Robert Brockway mentions killing an old woman for her eyeglasses in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, having taken the Four-Eyes trait and didn't find glasses anywhere else; however however, [[spoiler:the woman sold a pregnant woman into slavery and would have been killed in a quest anyway.]]anyway]].



* LamarckWasRight: Grandchildren of people who had lived through famine were less likely to catch diabetes. Mice exposed to enriched learning environments had offspring with improved memory This apparent Lamarckian inheritance is the [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19161_the-6-creepiest-things-hiding-in-your-dna_p2.html third creepiest thing hiding in your DNA]].

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* LamarckWasRight: Grandchildren of people who had lived through famine were less likely to catch diabetes. Mice exposed to enriched learning environments had offspring with improved memory memory. This apparent Lamarckian inheritance is the [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19161_the-6-creepiest-things-hiding-in-your-dna_p2.html third creepiest thing hiding in your DNA]].



* LeftFieldDescription: Pointed out in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_24615_6-beloved-franchises-that-quietly-went-insane.html Any Franchise Left To Its Own Devices Will Go Off The Rails]], which features an except of a ''Garfield's Pet Force'' story in which [[BigBad Vetvix]] [[http://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/1/5/2/608152_v3.jpg bannishes the heroes]] to a PhantomZone-like dimension. The image caption draws attention to the passage, "Before any of the superheroes had a chance to react, the metal box that held them was flooded with a sickly green light the color of cafeteria walls," prompting the comment, "...What cafeterias has Jim Davis been eating in?"

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* LeftFieldDescription: Pointed out in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_24615_6-beloved-franchises-that-quietly-went-insane.html Any Franchise Left To Its Own Devices Will Go Off The Rails]], which features an except excerpt of a ''Garfield's Pet Force'' story in which [[BigBad Vetvix]] [[http://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/1/5/2/608152_v3.jpg bannishes banishes the heroes]] to a PhantomZone-like dimension. The image caption draws attention to the passage, "Before any of the superheroes had a chance to react, the metal box that held them was flooded with a sickly green light the color of cafeteria walls," prompting the comment, "...What cafeterias has Jim Davis been eating in?"



* MadScientist: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21554_5-huge-scientific-advances-created-by-even-bigger-dick-moves.html 5 Huge Scientific Advances Created by Even Bigger Dick Moves]]. Forcing a high sugar diet onto mental patients brought about modern dentistry practices. One man's torment of baby monkeys not only single-handedly started the animal rights movement, but also completely reinvented child welfare and modern adoption practices across the world (making orphanages completely obsolete.) The inventor of Gynecology operated numerous times on the slaves he owned, and never once uses anesthetics to help their pain during the op or during recovery. Yeah, the sanity of those scientists is certainly questioned in the article.

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* MadScientist: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21554_5-huge-scientific-advances-created-by-even-bigger-dick-moves.html 5 Huge Scientific Advances Created by Even Bigger Dick Moves]]. Forcing a high sugar diet onto mental patients brought about modern dentistry practices. One man's torment of baby monkeys not only single-handedly started the animal rights movement, but also completely reinvented child welfare and modern adoption practices across the world (making orphanages completely obsolete.) obsolete). The inventor of Gynecology operated numerous times on the slaves he owned, and never once uses anesthetics to help their pain during the op or during recovery. Yeah, the sanity of those scientists is certainly questioned in the article.



* MagicalDefibrillator: When used by a teammate in a video game, one of the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-bullshit-video-game-healing-methods/ 7 Video Game Healing Methods Least Likely to Actually Work]]

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* MagicalDefibrillator: When used by a teammate in a video game, one of the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-bullshit-video-game-healing-methods/ 7 Video Game Healing Methods Least Likely to Actually Work]]Work]].



* MethodActing: {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20172_the-5-craziest-ways-famous-actors-got-into-character.html The 5 Craziest Ways Famous Actors Got into Character]] mentions Adrien Brody, Tom Cruise, and more.

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* MethodActing: {{Invoked}} - -- [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20172_the-5-craziest-ways-famous-actors-got-into-character.html The 5 Craziest Ways Famous Actors Got into Character]] mentions Adrien Brody, Tom Cruise, and more.
15th Jul '17 3:44:54 PM nombretomado
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* RivalsTeamUp: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20195_the-5-most-insane-teams-in-history-sports.html The 5 Most Insane Teams in the History of Sports]] calls the Steagles, an alliance of longtime rival NFL teams from Pennsylvania when most of their regular players were drafted to fight WorldWarII, "too stupid even for a sports movie".

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* RivalsTeamUp: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20195_the-5-most-insane-teams-in-history-sports.html The 5 Most Insane Teams in the History of Sports]] calls the Steagles, an alliance of longtime rival NFL teams from Pennsylvania when most of their regular players were drafted to fight WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, "too stupid even for a sports movie".
5th Jun '17 4:44:22 PM NESBoy
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: "''X Normal Description (Weird Criteria)''"

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
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"''X Normal Description (Weird Criteria)''"Criteria)''"
** "''X Weirdly/Oddly Specific Y''"



** Whenever they are in doubt of what picture they should use for an article, they will frequently use reuse the same photo of a woman's large [[http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/article/1/0/6/19106.jpg cleavage]].

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** Whenever they are in doubt of what picture they should use for an article, they will frequently use reuse the same photo of a woman's large [[http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/article/1/0/6/19106.jpg cleavage]].


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** Cezary Jan Strusiewicz's "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-movie-fights-we-should-have-seen-and-what-we-got-instead/ 5 Movies That Came So Close To Being Watchable (But Failed)}}" had "Don't tell my wife" and, exclusive to the ''Film/{{Robo Cop 3}}'' section, referring to [=RoboCop=] himself by different names[[note]][=CyborgPeacekeeper=], [=MechaFive-O=], [=AutomatPolice=], [[IProduct iLEO]], [=MachineLawEnforcer=], [=ComputerOfficer=], Copper2.0, and [=ApplianceConstable=][[/note]].


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* TheWorfEffect: "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-movie-fights-we-should-have-seen-and-what-we-got-instead/ 5 Movies That Came So Close To Being Watchable (But Failed)}}" is mainly Cezary Jan Strusiewicz complaining about cheap copouts in certain fight scenes, but special mention goes to ''Film/{{RoboCop 3}}'', where Murphy easily goes down against robot ninjas twice, totally despite his ImplacableMan traits.
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