History Flanderization / LiveActionTV

21st May '18 3:22:52 PM SnoopyComet
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* The entire main cast in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' is flanderized throughout the course of the show as the comedy gets increasingly madcap:

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* The entire main cast in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' is flanderized throughout the course of the show as due to its' premise being about a group of people who never learn and develop (for the comedy gets increasingly madcap:most part):


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** Later seasons throw all ambiguity out the window, and Mac even permanently comes out of the closet in season twelve's "Hero or Hate Crime".
14th May '18 12:17:27 PM TheSaddleman
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*** Played straight then [[DefiedTrope defied]] with the Twelfth Doctor. His {{Jerkass}} tendencies grow over the course of the first several episodes or so of his first season, but he eventually received a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]", when he becomes too much of a jerkass. Then "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]]" happened, which showed off a softer side, and for the rest of the season his jerkass tendencies went lower and lower. Come Series 9, and he's basically a CoolOldGuy, if a bit on the [[DeadpanSnarker snarky side]].

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*** Played straight then [[DefiedTrope defied]] with the Twelfth Doctor. His {{Jerkass}} tendencies grow over the course of the first several episodes or so of his first season, but he eventually received a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]", when he becomes too much of a jerkass. Then "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]]" happened, which showed off a softer side, and for the rest of the season his jerkass tendencies went lower and lower. Come Series 9, and he's basically a CoolOldGuy, if a bit on the [[DeadpanSnarker snarky side]]. Rewarded in-universe as his relationship with companion Clara (who delivered the aforementioned Reason You Suck Speech) became warmer and even romantic as a direct result of his defying the trope.
29th Mar '18 1:07:16 PM SlashCo
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*** Alan's Flanderization becomes increasingly apparent in the later seasons. Formerly just broke, unlucky and socially inept, he becomes a shameless freeloader with no pride or dignity, incredibly cheap, more clumsy and unlucky than ever, dimwitted, socially retarded, and increasingly jerkish.

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*** Alan's Flanderization becomes increasingly apparent increases as the show goes on, reaching its apex in the later seasons. seasons where Walden replaces Charlie. Formerly just broke, unlucky and socially inept, inept but still trying to retain his dignity and do the right thing, he becomes a shameless freeloader with no pride or dignity, sponging off Walden and anyone else who'll let him. He's also incredibly cheap, more clumsy and unlucky than ever, dimwitted, unlucky, socially retarded, inept and increasingly jerkish.more of a Jerkass.
27th Mar '18 10:07:42 AM Briguy52748
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** Harriet Oleson started out as a bitchy and irritating business woman who antagonized the Ingalls family. By the end of the show's long run, Harriet had evolved into the butt monkey who was always on the wrong side of a conflict and could never win.

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** Harriet Oleson started out as a bitchy and irritating business woman, a dark sort of woman who antagonized the Ingalls family. By the end of the show's long run, Harriet had evolved into a comic foil and the butt monkey who was always on the wrong side of a conflict and could never win.


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** Reverend Alden began as a parody of the fire-and-brimstone-style preachers common in the 19th century, but quickly evolved into the kind, loving and wise man who saw overseeing his flock as a unique and important responsibility, his teachings more in line with the contemporary preaching that was starting to firmly take hold by the 1970s.
27th Mar '18 9:59:48 AM Briguy52748
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** Howard Cunningham, the series' patriarch, goes from a low-key but caring father and successful businessman to over-the-top, literally shouting every line. His role as the caring father and successful businessman don't change, however.
28th Feb '18 1:41:17 PM Ghatanathoah
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**Andrew Smith, creator of Adric, has stated that when he had Adric receive a Badge of Mathematical Excellence in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle Full Circle]], he intended for it to mean that Adric was talented at math compared to the other people in the small community where he lived. He was extremely surprised when subsequent writers began to portray Adric as a mathematical supergenius.
5th Feb '18 2:24:03 PM Ccook1956
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* Series/PunkyBrewster started as a CuteBruiser tomboy during the show's NBC run (both live and animated versions). When the show went into first-run syndication, it was quite obvious she was growing up in more ways than one. First she found out she was "developing" and needed a bra, then later she discovered she had a crush on a boy...an older boy who broke her heart since he already had a girlfriend. But afterwards, Punky would eventually date boys her own age.
22nd Jan '18 10:35:49 AM timotaka
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** The second flanderization Cybermen got was the level they displayed their emotions and their weakness to gold, because it clogs their chest-units. In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen]]", the weakness was introduced and the writers and actors put much less effort in making the Cybermen seem emotionless like they originally did. When they came back in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]", their lack of emotions was little more than lip-service and they had tendency to delve into LargeHam territories, to the point it was suggested that the Cybermen remove all emotions except for rage. And in Silver Nemesis, the gold weakness was exaggerated to the point where merely being hit by a gold coin could completely destroy them.

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** The second flanderization Cybermen got was the level they displayed their emotions and their weakness to gold, because it gold dust clogs their chest-units. In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen]]", the weakness was introduced and the writers and actors put much less effort in making the Cybermen seem emotionless like they originally did. When they came back in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]", their lack of emotions was little more than lip-service and they had tendency to delve into LargeHam territories, to the point it was suggested that the Cybermen remove all emotions except for rage. And in Silver Nemesis, the gold weakness was exaggerated to the point where merely being hit by a gold coin could completely destroy them.
13th Jan '18 7:21:47 PM jormis29
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** Eric was further flanderized the seasons preceding actor Topher Grace's departure from the show. As stated above, he is shown as obsessed with Star Wars despite showing no more interest in the movie than Kelso. Similar to the Scrubs example, he became a disco rollerskater with no knowledge of sports, though this varied depending on the episode.

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** Eric was further flanderized the seasons preceding actor Topher Grace's Creator/TopherGrace's departure from the show. As stated above, he is shown as obsessed with Star Wars despite showing no more interest in the movie than Kelso. Similar to the Scrubs example, he became a disco rollerskater with no knowledge of sports, though this varied depending on the episode.
12th Jan '18 10:54:22 PM Clockwork_Lemon
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** Mac is very interested in muscles and karate, which is increasingly played for its homoerotic undertones to the point that Mac becomes AmbiguouslyGay.
*** By season nine it's arguably not even ambiguous anymore, as in "Mac Day" he delivers a lecture on the evils of homosexuality and attends a male bodybuilding competition in order to oil up the participants... and does both with a full-on erection.

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** Mac is very interested in muscles and karate, which is increasingly played for its homoerotic undertones to the point that Mac becomes AmbiguouslyGay.
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AmbiguouslyGay. By season nine it's arguably not even ambiguous anymore, as in "Mac Day" he delivers a lecture on the evils of homosexuality and attends a male bodybuilding competition in order to oil up the participants... and does both with a full-on erection. It's even {{Lampshaded}} by Charlie in "Frank Falls Out The Window".
-->'''Mac:''' This time, you and I are gonna be the ones that bang the strippers.
-->'''Charlie:''' Right, well why do you want to, oh! [[MakesSenseInContext 'Cause it's 2006]] and you're still into women.
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