History CrazyPrepared / LiveActionTV

26th May '16 8:15:13 AM tromag
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* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]], in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality. One example is when his ex-wife locates his gold stash and steals half of it.
-->"That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold in a locked safe, buried underground where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."

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* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]], in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality. eventuality, which includes keeping all his money in gold, in case the economy collapses, keeping hunting weapons everyone, in case he has to kill his own food, and keeping a detonator in the office in case he needs to blast his way out. One example is example, from when his ex-wife locates his gold stash and steals half of it.
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-->"That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold sitting in a locked safe, buried underground underground, where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."
26th May '16 8:13:01 AM tromag
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* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]], in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality. One example is when his ex-wife locates his gold stash and steals half of it.
-->"That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold in a locked safe, buried underground where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."
14th Apr '16 10:53:22 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "The Assassin", Piedra goes through an ExtendedDisarming when he is captured. After that, it is revealed that his moustache is fake and contains wires that he uses first as lockpicks to remove his handcuffs, and then as a dart to kill his guard. And it is then revealed that he still has a poisoned needle hidden behind a fake scar.
3rd Apr '16 12:12:32 PM zookx1
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* ''Series/LifeOfRiley'': In order to get Adam into the local school, the Weavers befriended everyone in the street, worked their way through the socio-economic structure of the area, took two very well paid and important jobs, established themselves as vital assets to the community and used their influence to extend the area boundaries just sufficiently to include their house...and then they conceived him.
23rd Mar '16 3:04:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NewsRadio''

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* ''NewsRadio''''Series/NewsRadio''



** ''NewsRadio'' was crazy into this trope in general. Another notable example would be the episode "Security Door" where Dave answers questions by showing incredibly well drawn slides. Dave has a hilarious slide for every question, even as the questions themselves get progressively more insane.

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** ''NewsRadio'' ''News Radio'' was crazy into this trope in general. Another notable example would be the episode "Security Door" where Dave answers questions by showing incredibly well drawn slides. Dave has a hilarious slide for every question, even as the questions themselves get progressively more insane.



* ''PowerRangers''. Specifically the first six seasons, comprised of (In Order): MightyMorphinPowerRangers, Series/PowerRangersZeo, Series/PowerRangersTurbo, and Series/PowerRangersInSpace. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], in that being trapped in a time warp for thousands of years has given Zordon a ''stupidly'' '''''spectacular''''' amount of free time in which to prepare [[spoiler: extra zords, potential backup power sources, huge Macross-esque transforming spacecraft,]] whose [[spoiler: [[TheChessmaster key component was a space shuttle that would be built by a modern space agency on Earth millennia later]] called [[CallARabbitASmeerp NASADA]].]] It still wasn't enough to save his life but he never really planned anything for ''that''.

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* ''PowerRangers''.''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Specifically the first six seasons, comprised of (In Order): MightyMorphinPowerRangers, Series/PowerRangersZeo, Series/PowerRangersTurbo, and Series/PowerRangersInSpace. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], in that being trapped in a time warp for thousands of years has given Zordon a ''stupidly'' '''''spectacular''''' amount of free time in which to prepare [[spoiler: extra zords, potential backup power sources, huge Macross-esque transforming spacecraft,]] whose [[spoiler: [[TheChessmaster key component was a space shuttle that would be built by a modern space agency on Earth millennia later]] called [[CallARabbitASmeerp NASADA]].]] It still wasn't enough to save his life but he never really planned anything for ''that''.



* A subtle version of this appears in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', where Sarah and John have just moved into a new house and are still painting the walls when Cromartie busts down the door. Sarah rips down the wallpaper to reveal a hidden shotgun, and when Cromartie shoots back, she takes cover behind a chair ''filled with Kevlar''. Slightly less subtle in that the Connors had a storage unit full of extra firearms and explosives. And if T3 is anything to go by, Sarah has no issue putting weapons caches in odd places, like coffins.

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* A subtle version of this appears in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', where Sarah and John have just moved into a new house and are still painting the walls when Cromartie busts down the door. Sarah rips down the wallpaper to reveal a hidden shotgun, and when Cromartie shoots back, she takes cover behind a chair ''filled with Kevlar''. Slightly less subtle in that the Connors had a storage unit full of extra firearms and explosives. And if T3 is anything to go by, Sarah has no issue putting weapons caches in odd places, like coffins.



* The premise of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is the title character collecting lots of info on every possible facet of school life. According to some viewers, the tips given actually work in real life. There is also Cookie, who combines this with DoAnythingRobot. There seems to be no end to all the weird (and completely useless) things he's made a helmet or pair of glasses for.

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* The premise of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is the title character collecting lots of info on every possible facet of school life. According to some viewers, the tips given actually work in real life. There is also Cookie, who combines this with DoAnythingRobot. There seems to be no end to all the weird (and completely useless) things he's made a helmet or pair of glasses for.



* In an opening sketch of KenanAndKel, Kel's sick and asks Kenan if he has any mouthwash.

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* In an opening sketch of KenanAndKel, ''Series/KenanAndKel'', Kel's sick and asks Kenan if he has any mouthwash.



* In [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life On Deck]] Zack confronts his brother about a supposed fear og bananas he has after finding a paragraph about it in a report he stole from him to pass of as his own. Cody reveals that he always add's a weird paragraph to his homework before he atchives it just in case anyone (Zack) tries to plagarize him.

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* In [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life On Deck]] ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', Zack confronts his brother about a supposed fear og bananas he has after finding a paragraph about it in a report he stole from him to pass of as his own. Cody reveals that he always add's a weird paragraph to his homework before he atchives it just in case anyone (Zack) tries to plagarize him.
19th Mar '16 1:53:36 PM nombretomado
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* Sheldon's 'roommate agreement' in the show TheBigBangTheory has subclauses that cover a huge variety of contingencies, including obligations in case one of the roommates ''turns into a robot''.

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* Sheldon's 'roommate agreement' in the show TheBigBangTheory ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has subclauses that cover a huge variety of contingencies, including obligations in case one of the roommates ''turns into a robot''.
6th Feb '16 8:41:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BlackBooks'', Bernard Black is forced to take shelter in an adult video store after being locked out of his shop at night. In order to stay warm and dry as long as he can, he resorts to inventing a series of increasingly unlikely fetishes. "Nurses. But, ah, in administration, y'know ... actually I should have said, sorry, ''Senior'' Administrative Nurses -- that's the only thing I'm interested in." [[RuleThirtyFour The shop owner is able to fulfil this request instantly]]. In the final episode, Fran is trying to convince Bernard that his old girlfriend faked her death and is still living in London. She pulls out her phone and shows the entry, then a photo of her last birthday, her dental records, and her birth certificate along with a photo of her reading today's newspaper and wearing a t-shirt that says "I love life"
* In ''{{Cheers}}'', {{cloudcuckoolander}} Woody loses a dollar bill. Cliff finds it, but balks at returning it. Instead, he demands that Woody prove that the bill in question is actually the one that he lost, by identifying the serial number on the bill. Without missing a beat, Woody recites the serial number. After Cliff, visibly shaken, returns the bill, Woody is asked how he did that. He replies that he memorizes the serial numbers on all his currency. When asked why, he says "for just this sort of situation".

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* In ''BlackBooks'', ''Series/BlackBooks'', Bernard Black is forced to take shelter in an adult video store after being locked out of his shop at night. In order to stay warm and dry as long as he can, he resorts to inventing a series of increasingly unlikely fetishes. "Nurses. But, ah, in administration, y'know ... actually I should have said, sorry, ''Senior'' Administrative Nurses -- that's the only thing I'm interested in." [[RuleThirtyFour The shop owner is able to fulfil this request instantly]]. In the final episode, Fran is trying to convince Bernard that his old girlfriend faked her death and is still living in London. She pulls out her phone and shows the entry, then a photo of her last birthday, her dental records, and her birth certificate along with a photo of her reading today's newspaper and wearing a t-shirt that says "I love life"
* In ''{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', {{cloudcuckoolander}} Woody loses a dollar bill. Cliff finds it, but balks at returning it. Instead, he demands that Woody prove that the bill in question is actually the one that he lost, by identifying the serial number on the bill. Without missing a beat, Woody recites the serial number. After Cliff, visibly shaken, returns the bill, Woody is asked how he did that. He replies that he memorizes the serial numbers on all his currency. When asked why, he says "for just this sort of situation".
1st Jan '16 12:19:07 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''TheMentalist'', Jane figures out that a man is faking needing a wheelchair because the soles of his shoes are scuffed. Jane remarks that he's been automatically checking the shoes of wheelchair-bound people for years, just in case, and this is the first time it's paid off.

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* In an episode of ''TheMentalist'', ''Series/TheMentalist'', Jane figures out that a man is faking needing a wheelchair because the soles of his shoes are scuffed. Jane remarks that he's been automatically checking the shoes of wheelchair-bound people for years, just in case, and this is the first time it's paid off.



* In one episode of the brilliant British comedy, TheMightyBoosh, Howard and Vince become stranded on a desert island. Howard then pulls out an array of items from his pockets that are incredibly helpful, albeit incredibly bizarre to have on one's person in any other circumstance. Vince is less than prepared.

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* In one episode of the brilliant British comedy, TheMightyBoosh, ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', Howard and Vince become stranded on a desert island. Howard then pulls out an array of items from his pockets that are incredibly helpful, albeit incredibly bizarre to have on one's person in any other circumstance. Vince is less than prepared.
14th Dec '15 10:01:30 AM Discar
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Reese is known for his "Plan B bag," which is pretty much just a duffel bag full of enough weapons and ammunition to fight a small country, in case the nice way doesn't work. In one episode, Reese and Finch are watching footage of a masked assailant taking out a mob truck and wondering where they got their equipment, when Shaw walks in and accidentally reveals that it's their friend Carter. She had asked Shaw earlier for Reese's Plan B bag.
-->'''Reese:''' Wait, that's ''my'' grenade launcher?
25th Nov '15 11:58:12 PM Doug86
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* Played for laughs in ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' with Hugh Laurie's greetings card shop selling cards with highly specific messages ("Sorry to hear your teeth fell out near the Arndale centre") including a card describing Stephen Fry's specific situation (His wife is going to have a jealous spasm on her step-daughters birthday).

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* Played for laughs in ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' with Hugh Laurie's greetings card shop selling cards with highly specific messages ("Sorry to hear your teeth fell out near the Arndale centre") including a card describing Stephen Fry's specific situation (His wife is going to have a jealous spasm on her step-daughters birthday).
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