History DeconstructedTrope / LiveActionTV

18th Feb '18 8:50:17 PM kquinn0830
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** One episode deconstructs ImprobableFoodBudget by showing that Joey (a frequently unemployed actor), Rachel (a waitress) and Phoebe (a freelance masseuse) are struggling to keep up with the expensive meals and plans that Ross (a paleontologist), Chandler (a corporate data analyst), and Monica (a sous chef at a high class restaurant) since they don't earn as much money.

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** One episode deconstructs ImprobableFoodBudget by showing that Joey (a frequently unemployed actor), Rachel (a waitress) and Phoebe (a freelance masseuse) are struggling to keep up with the expensive meals and plans that Ross (a paleontologist), Chandler (a corporate data analyst), and Monica (a sous chef at a high class restaurant) come up with since they don't earn as much money.
16th Feb '18 9:54:25 AM kquinn0830
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** One episode deconstructs ImprobableFoodBudget by showing that Joey (a frequently unemployed actor), Rachel (a waitress) and Phoebe (a freelance masseuse) are struggling to keep up with the expensive meals and plans that Ross (a paleontologist), Chandler (a corporate data analyst), and Monica (a sous chef at a high class restaurant) since they don't earn as much money.
18th Dec '17 9:35:09 PM JJHIL325
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** Geppetto sent his son Pinocchio through a second portal in order to save him from possibly turning back to wood as the Dark Curse was cast. In this case doing what he 'has to do' is separating a mother from her child (as Snow could have used the second portal to go with Emma). And in this case it acts as a StartOfDarkness for Pinocchio, since his father is still abandoning a young boy to fend for himself.

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** Geppetto sent his son Pinocchio through a second portal in order to save him from possibly turning back to wood as the Dark Curse was cast. In this case doing what he 'has to do' is separating a mother from her child (as Snow could have used the second portal to go with Emma). [[spoiler: In fact, when Geppetto confessed the truth about the second portal in "Selfless, Brave, and True", Snow is '''''extremely pissed off''''' and punches him in the face for betraying her trust and depriving her of a chance to care for her daughter]]. And in this case it acts as a StartOfDarkness for Pinocchio, since his father is still abandoning a young boy to fend for himself.
3rd Dec '17 8:01:40 AM JJHIL325
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** The final few episodes of Season 7 show a deconstruction of AsskickingEqualsAuthority; after losing faith in Buffy's leadership skills and methods, the Scoobies mutiny against her, force her out of her own house, and appoint Faith the new leader on the logic that, as the only other full-fledged Slayer, Faith is the most qualified for the job, despite Giles and Willow both having far more leadership experience than her. While things initially go well, Faith soon leads herself and several Potential Slayers into a DeathTrap, and they are only saved by Buffy's BigDamnHeroes moment.

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** The final few episodes of Season 7 show a deconstruction of AsskickingEqualsAuthority; after losing faith in Buffy's leadership skills and methods, the Scoobies mutiny against her, force her out of her own house, and appoint Faith the new leader on the logic that, as the only other full-fledged Slayer, Faith is the most qualified for the job, despite Giles and Willow both having far more leadership experience than her. While things initially go well, Faith soon leads herself and several Potential Slayers into a DeathTrap, and they are only saved by Buffy's BigDamnHeroes moment. The survivors even consider the whole ordeal as LaserGuidedKarma for turning against Buffy.
23rd Nov '17 8:43:19 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/{{Cristela}]'' deconstructed DeadpanSnarker a few years back. In one episode, her niece was accused of bullying, and the whole family was evaluating each others' behaviour to see which one of them was being a bad influence on her. Toward the end of the episode, Cristela had an argument with a friend, during which she asked him why he didn't tell her something. When he responds by saying that she would have just made fun of him, [[HeelRealization she realizes that she is actually capable of hurting others with her wisecracks.]] She then explains to her niece that she just defaults to snarking as a defense mechanism in uncomfortable situations and has done so since childhood, but that isn't a good way to behave in general.

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* ''Series/{{Cristela}]'' ''Series/{{Cristela}}'' deconstructed DeadpanSnarker a few years back. In one episode, her niece was accused of bullying, and the whole family was evaluating each others' behaviour to see which one of them was being a bad influence on her. Toward the end of the episode, Cristela had an argument with a friend, during which she asked him why he didn't tell her something. When he responds by saying that she would have just made fun of him, [[HeelRealization she realizes that she is actually capable of hurting others with her wisecracks.]] She then explains to her niece that she just defaults to snarking as a defense mechanism in uncomfortable situations and has done so since childhood, but that isn't a good way to behave in general.
23rd Nov '17 8:42:44 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/{{Cristela}]'' deconstructed DeadpanSnarker a few years back. In one episode, her niece was accused of bullying, and the whole family was evaluating each others' behaviour to see which one of them was being a bad influence on her. Toward the end of the episode, Cristela had an argument with a friend, during which she asked him why he didn't tell her something. When he responds by saying that she would have just made fun of him, [[HeelRealization she realizes that she is actually capable of hurting others with her wisecracks.]] She then explains to her niece that she just defaults to snarking as a defense mechanism in uncomfortable situations and has done so since childhood, but that isn't a good way to behave in general.
11th Nov '17 1:56:19 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''[[Series/TheLoneGunmen Lone Gunmen]]'' episode "Like Water for Octane" deconstructed the PerpetualMotionMachine and related "free energy" conspiracy theories with a story about a man who actually built one (specifically, a car powered by water), which was supposedly suppressed by the energy industry in order to protect its profits. The big reveal of the episode is that the car's inventor destroyed it himself; having built it in order to save the world from pollution, he realized that freeing the world from its reliance on fossil fuels would merely kick its consumption of ''other'' resources into overdrive, leading to a new age of resource exploitation, suburban sprawl, and environmental destruction. The shadowy figures looking for the car? They wanted to put it into mass production in order to boost the economy (and their own wealth), not destroy it.

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* The ''[[Series/TheLoneGunmen Lone Gunmen]]'' episode "Like Water for Octane" deconstructed the PerpetualMotionMachine and related "free energy" conspiracy theories with a story about a man who actually built one (specifically, a car powered by water), which was supposedly suppressed by the energy industry in order to protect its profits. The big reveal of the episode is that the car's inventor destroyed it himself; having built it in order to save the world from pollution, he realized that freeing the world from its reliance on fossil fuels would merely kick its consumption of ''other'' resources into overdrive, leading to a new age of resource exploitation, suburban sprawl, and environmental destruction. The shadowy figures looking for the car? They wanted to put it into mass production in order to boost save the economy (and their own wealth), wealth) from the looming threat of [[PostPeakOil peak oil]], not destroy it.
10th Nov '17 7:26:54 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''[[Series/TheLoneGunmen Lone Gunmen]]'' episode "Like Water for Octane" deconstructed the PerpetualMotionMachine and related "free energy" conspiracy theories with a story about a man who actually built one (specifically, a car powered by water), which was supposedly suppressed by the energy industry in order to protect its profits. The big reveal of the episode is that the car's inventor destroyed it himself; having built it in order to save the world from pollution, he realized that freeing the world from its reliance on fossil fuels would merely kick its consumption of ''other'' resources into overdrive, leading to a new age of resource exploitation, suburban sprawl, and environmental destruction. The shadowy figures looking for the car? They wanted to put it into mass production in order to boost the economy (and their own wealth), not destroy it.
18th Oct '17 10:11:55 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/NCISLA'' brutally deconstructed ActionGirl in the eighth season, in terms of how it is seen as one's identity. During a mission, Kensi was badly injured and was put into a coma. When she finally awoke, she learned that she was crippled on one side of her body. She took up rehab therapy in the angriest way possible, lashing out at Deeks and her doctors nearly every chance she had. Meanwhile, she had to resentfully watch as her team temporarily moved on without her, as her replacements (Anna and Nell) proved to be more than up to the task. This led to a fantasy she had where she bested the two of them in a fight during a Christmas party, only to be greeted with cheers and hopes for her return in reality. Everyone stayed supportive of Kensi and wanted her to come back, whereas she was very afraid that she wouldn't recover in time and could be replaced very easily.

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* ''Series/NCISLA'' ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' brutally deconstructed ActionGirl in the eighth season, in terms of how it is seen as one's identity. During a mission, Kensi was badly injured and was put into a coma. When she finally awoke, she learned that she was crippled on one side of her body. She took up rehab therapy in the angriest way possible, lashing out at Deeks and her doctors nearly every chance she had. Meanwhile, she had to resentfully watch as her team temporarily moved on without her, as her replacements (Anna and Nell) proved to be more than up to the task. This led to a fantasy she had where she bested the two of them in a fight during a Christmas party, only to be greeted with cheers and hopes for her return in reality. Everyone stayed supportive of Kensi and wanted her to come back, whereas she was very afraid that she wouldn't recover in time and could be replaced very easily.
18th Oct '17 10:11:14 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/NCISLA'' brutally deconstructed ActionGirl in the eighth season, in terms of how it is seen as one's identity. During a mission, Kensi was badly injured and was put into a coma. When she finally awoke, she learned that she was crippled on one side of her body. She took up rehab therapy in the angriest way possible, lashing out at Deeks and her doctors nearly every chance she had. Meanwhile, she had to resentfully watch as her team temporarily moved on without her, as her replacements (Anna and Nell) proved to be more than up to the task. This led to a fantasy she had where she bested the two of them in a fight during a Christmas party, only to be greeted with cheers and hopes for her return in reality. Everyone stayed supportive of Kensi and wanted her to come back, whereas she was very afraid that she wouldn't recover in time and could be replaced very easily.
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