History DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / LiveActionTV

13th Oct '17 3:51:27 AM Argon2
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** Barry is tempted to use Velocity to go faster and it's portrayed as a hard-working athlete who is on the losing end against his competitors who use performance enhancing drug.

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** Barry is tempted to use Velocity to go faster and it's portrayed as a hard-working athlete who is on the losing end against his competitors who use performance enhancing drug.drugs.



* In the finale of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', the normally reserved butler Geoffrey is retiring from his position as the Banks family butler, and he seems just a little too excited about his employer's announcement that he's "officially off duty", with parallels to the freeing of a household slave. Geoffrey was always portrayed as resenting everything the family makes him put up with, and, more generally, American culture has always tended to feel that using a household servant comes uncomfortably close to using a slave. Also consider that Geoffrey is working for his citizenship, which Will and Carlton hid and denied him, the show alludes to not only slavery but indentured servants, who often worked for the right to live in the United States (one way to raise the funds needed for your passage was to agree to a period of indentured servitude in exchange).

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* In the finale of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', the normally reserved butler Geoffrey is retiring from his position as the Banks family butler, and he seems just a little too excited about his employer's announcement that he's "officially off duty", with parallels to the freeing of a household slave. Geoffrey was always portrayed as resenting everything the family makes him put up with, and, more generally, American culture has always tended to feel that using a household servant comes uncomfortably close to using a slave. Also consider that Geoffrey is working for his citizenship, citizenship- which Will and Carlton hid and denied him, him- the show alludes to not only slavery but indentured servants, who often worked for the right to live in the United States (one way to raise the funds needed for your passage was to agree to a period of indentured servitude in exchange).
8th Oct '17 1:29:45 PM nombretomado
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* On ''KeepingUpAppearances'', Daisy and Onslow recall their wedding night, when she finally told him she was a Liverpool supporter. It's set up as if she had revealed something far more scandalous: Onslow had to go for a walk to sort things out, and, he says, she's lucky he didn't divorce her.

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* On ''KeepingUpAppearances'', ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', Daisy and Onslow recall their wedding night, when she finally told him she was a Liverpool supporter. It's set up as if she had revealed something far more scandalous: Onslow had to go for a walk to sort things out, and, he says, she's lucky he didn't divorce her.
25th Sep '17 11:46:16 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheOrville'': "About A Girl" mirrors the common practice of "correcting" intersexed babies' genitals if they are "ambiguous" (that is, do not align neatly as either male on female). In this case, the baby is not intersexed, but female, and the Moclans enforce an all-male society (female babies are very rare among them). There are also the issues of how much parents should be allowed to determine children's futures, and specifically regarding surgery that isn't medically necessary (circumcision, a real life issue where this comes up, is one example used in the episode). Plus sex reassignment surgery in general of course.
13th Sep '17 7:29:25 PM nombretomado
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** Jerry leaving his barber for his more talented relative is portrayed as an infidelity of operatic proportions, complete with several music cues from ''TheBarberOfSeville''.

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** Jerry leaving his barber for his more talented relative is portrayed as an infidelity of operatic proportions, complete with several music cues from ''TheBarberOfSeville''.''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''.
11th Sep '17 3:59:30 PM Jhonny
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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day freaking out about a non-existent problem, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.

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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard Howard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day freaking out about a non-existent problem, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.
9th Sep '17 9:47:52 AM RobTan
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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day researching treatment centres, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.

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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day researching treatment centres, freaking out about a non-existent problem, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.
7th Sep '17 7:51:55 AM RobTan
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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day researching treatment centres, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.
21st Jun '17 5:58:34 PM Malady
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-->'''Abby''': (to Gibbs, who has just walked in) [=McGee=] is rewiring my hotbox.
-->'''[=McGee=]''': Thatís er, er, a nickname for a bundle of receptors in the firewall. That regulates the flow of energy throughout the system. See when stimulated correctly it sends waves and waves of rhythmic pulses (Gibbs can't even look at [=McGee=] at this point) waves, waves that, er, that hypercrank the, er, transfer speed, er, that digitized infor- Abby?

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-->'''Abby''': (to Gibbs, who has just walked in) [=McGee=] is rewiring my hotbox.
-->'''[=McGee=]''':
hotbox.\\
'''[=McGee=]''':
Thatís er, er, a nickname for a bundle of receptors in the firewall. That regulates the flow of energy throughout the system. See when stimulated correctly it sends waves and waves of rhythmic pulses (Gibbs can't even look at [=McGee=] at this point) waves, waves that, er, that hypercrank the, er, transfer speed, er, that digitized infor- Abby?Abby?\\
'''Abby''': McGee is helping me speed up the search for Lieutenant Jane Doeís fingerprints in the AFIS database. Iíve got to I.D. her fast to keep the hound at bay.\\
'''Gibbs''': Iím more Jack Russel Terrier.\\
'''Abby''': No, not you, Gibbs. Ducky. Heís barking at my heels like a dog with mange.\\
'''Gibbs''': Is he still here?\\
'''Abby''': In autopsy. And heís so crabby heíll give you a run for you money.\\
'''[=McGee=]''': If I said that to Gibbs, I would be seeing stars.\\
'''Abby''': Well thatís the advantage of being me. Now get back down there.\\



** During Season 8, [[spoiler: Davis Bloom]] would blackout and turn into a monster [[spoiler: (specifically Doomsday)]] at random, but found a way to stop it by killing people, leading him to becoming a serial killer to avoid turning into the monster. For those who don't know the psychology behind compulsive serial killers, when a serial killer doesn't kill for a certain amount of time, they feel psychologically compelled to kill, sort of like they're being taken over by a metaphorical monster. In [[spoiler: Davis']] case, he was being taken over by a ''physical'' monster.

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** During Season 8, [[spoiler: Davis [[spoiler:Davis Bloom]] would blackout and turn into a monster [[spoiler: (specifically [[spoiler:(specifically Doomsday)]] at random, but found a way to stop it by killing people, leading him to becoming a serial killer to avoid turning into the monster. For those who don't know the psychology behind compulsive serial killers, when a serial killer doesn't kill for a certain amount of time, they feel psychologically compelled to kill, sort of like they're being taken over by a metaphorical monster. In [[spoiler: Davis']] [[spoiler:Davis']] case, he was being taken over by a ''physical'' monster.



** In "Therapy," there is a comparison between Ian and Henry's relationship and that of a [[MistakenForGay troubled couple]], a [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] idea that Jake is Ian/Henry's son, and a comparison between therapy and cheating.

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** In "Therapy," there is a comparison between Ian and Henry's relationship and that of a [[MistakenForGay troubled couple]], a [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d idea that Jake is Ian/Henry's son, and a comparison between therapy and cheating.



* ''[[Series/That70sShow That 70's Show]]'' does this many times, but one particularly noteworthy example is in "Hyde Quits the Circle." In said episode, the eponymous Hyde stops smoking weed and becomes an energetic health nut. It culminates in an intervention (in which the [[PlayedStraight characters are]] [[SeriousBusiness dead serious]]) including such lines as, "You have a problem with drugs," and "I see now that I've been using sobriety as a crutch."

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* ''[[Series/That70sShow That 70's Show]]'' ''Series/That70sShow'' does this many times, but one particularly noteworthy example is in "Hyde Quits the Circle." In said episode, the eponymous Hyde stops smoking weed and becomes an energetic health nut. It culminates in an intervention (in which the [[PlayedStraight characters are]] [[SeriousBusiness dead serious]]) including such lines as, "You have a problem with drugs," and "I see now that I've been using sobriety as a crutch."
6th Jun '17 6:50:23 AM Fireblood
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** The male "Babies of Gilead" being dressed in lederhosen is [[http://histclo.com/imagef/fc/impndc/lederhoses.jpg no accident]].
2nd Jun '17 8:03:54 AM CosmicFerret
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** Many episodes have Teal'c distrusted and feared by the people SG-1 encounters for being a Jaffa (who [[EvilOverlord the Goa'uld]] use for their armies), which is very {{unfortunate|Implications}} given his actor Christopher Judge is black and all the characters expressing this fear are played by white people. Apparently the writers realised this and inverted it in one episode, where SG-1 assume this is why the people on the Planet of the Week are wary around Teal'c, only to turn out they're [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]] and they really ''do'' revile Teal'c because he's black.

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** Many episodes have Teal'c distrusted and feared by the people SG-1 encounters for being a Jaffa (who [[EvilOverlord the Goa'uld]] use for their armies), which is very {{unfortunate|Implications}} given his actor Christopher Judge Creator/ChristopherJudge is black and all the characters expressing this fear are played by white people. Apparently the writers realised this and inverted it in one episode, where SG-1 assume this is why the people on the Planet of the Week are wary around Teal'c, only to turn out they're [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]] and they really ''do'' revile Teal'c because he's black.
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