History FunWithAcronyms / LiveActionTV

27th May '16 3:20:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''SpinCity'':

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* ''SpinCity'':''Series/SpinCity'':
24th May '16 8:00:28 PM WillBGood
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* Filth ? The [[MoralGuardian Mary Whitehouse]] Story: Her husband had interrupt the first meeting of her newly formed organisation, whispering in her ear the self?defeating nature of the acronym of the new movement: Clean Up National Televison. The ?National? was quickly removed.

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* Filth ? ''Filth: The [[MoralGuardian Mary Whitehouse]] Story: Story'': Her husband had interrupt the first meeting of her newly formed organisation, whispering in her ear the self?defeating self-defeating nature of the acronym of the new movement: Clean Up National Televison. The ?National? "National" was quickly removed.
18th May '16 6:48:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMiddleman'' has a subversion with '''[=O2STK=]''', the '''O'''rganization Too '''S'''ecret to '''K'''now. (or '''WTHWWF''', '''W'''hoever '''T'''he '''H'''eck '''W'''e '''W'''ork '''F'''or, depending on the time period.)They play this straight with one of the Middleman's gadgets, the '''B'''io-harmonic '''U'''niversal '''M'''ulti-'''M'''odular '''E'''motional '''R'''erouter ('''B.U.M.M.E.R.'''). Guess what it does?

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* ''TheMiddleman'' ''Series/TheMiddleman'' has a subversion with '''[=O2STK=]''', the '''O'''rganization Too '''S'''ecret to '''K'''now. (or '''WTHWWF''', '''W'''hoever '''T'''he '''H'''eck '''W'''e '''W'''ork '''F'''or, depending on the time period.)They play this straight with one of the Middleman's gadgets, the '''B'''io-harmonic '''U'''niversal '''M'''ulti-'''M'''odular '''E'''motional '''R'''erouter ('''B.U.M.M.E.R.'''). Guess what it does?
8th May '16 1:30:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwj05qyprlI A skit]] from the Belgian sketch comedy show ''Als �t maar beweegt'' features Belgium�s latest entry to [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]], the Flemish answer to {{ABBA}} comprised of '''S'''tephanie, '''H'''erman, '''I'''ngrid and '''T'''ony.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwj05qyprlI A skit]] from the Belgian sketch comedy show ''Als �t maar beweegt'' features Belgium�s latest entry to [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]], the Flemish answer to {{ABBA}} Music/{{ABBA}} comprised of '''S'''tephanie, '''H'''erman, '''I'''ngrid and '''T'''ony.
7th May '16 3:38:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheGoldenGirls'' gives us [[ReallyGetsAround Blanche E. Devereaux]].

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* ''TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' gives us [[ReallyGetsAround Blanche E. Devereaux]].
7th May '16 2:46:12 PM BlackJAC
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* According to the novelization of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration's'' {{pilot}} episode, Geordi [=LaForge=] is wearing a '''V'''isual '''I'''nstrument and '''S'''ensory '''O'''rgan '''R'''eplacement. Geordi comments that he sometimes wonders how long it took them to come up with that one.
** Also the handheld tablet computers were called '''P'''ersonal '''A'''ccess '''D'''isplay '''D'''evices.

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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', "phaser" stands for '''PHAS'''ed (possibly short for '''PHAS'''e-modulated as of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'') '''E'''nergy '''R'''ectification because [[RealLifeWritesThePlot lasers were too new a technology in the 1960s to still be plausibly used in the distant future.]]
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According to the novelization of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration's'' {{pilot}} episode, Geordi [=LaForge=] is wearing a '''V'''isual '''I'''nstrument and '''S'''ensory '''O'''rgan '''R'''eplacement. Geordi comments that he sometimes wonders how long it took them to come up with that one.
** *** Also the handheld tablet computers were called '''P'''ersonal '''A'''ccess '''D'''isplay '''D'''evices.'''D'''evices.
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' had a team of {{SpaceMarine}}s called [=MACO's=] (for '''M'''ilitary '''A'''ssault '''C'''ommand '''O'''perations). Which gave them an excuse to wear a cool mako shark on their arm patch.



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' had a team of {{SpaceMarine}}s called [=MACO's=] (for '''M'''ilitary '''A'''ssault '''C'''ommand '''O'''perations). Which gave them an excuse to wear a cool mako shark on their arm patch.


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* '''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined''' has the redundant '''D'''irection '''R'''ange '''A'''nd '''DIS'''tance instead of '''RA'''dio '''D'''etection '''A'''nd '''R'''ing.
6th May '16 8:00:11 PM BlackJAC
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** Inverted in the Original Series; several parts of the Engineering Room set were stencilled with the acronym '''GNDN''' to indicate that a studio set '''G'''oes '''N'''owhere and '''D'''oes '''N'''othing.

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** Also the handheld tablet computers were called '''P'''ersonal '''A'''ccess '''D'''isplay '''D'''evices.
** Inverted in the Original Series; ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''; several parts of the Engineering Room set were stencilled with the acronym '''GNDN''' to indicate that a studio set '''G'''oes '''N'''owhere and '''D'''oes '''N'''othing.
6th May '16 7:56:52 PM BlackJAC
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** There's also Marcy's MoralGuardian group '''F'''eminists '''A'''gainst '''N'''eanderthal '''G'''uy (''Neanderthal Guy'' is a show that Al likes).

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** There's also Marcy's MoralGuardian group '''F'''eminists '''A'''gainst '''N'''eanderthal '''G'''uy (''Neanderthal Guy'' is a show that Al likes).likes), along with her pregnancy group '''W'''omen '''O'''we '''M'''en '''B'''upkis.
6th May '16 9:35:02 AM BKelly95
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** Then there is the '''SOL''' itself. In-canon, it stands for '''S'''atellite '''O'''f '''L'''ove, like the Lou Reed song, but also for [[DoubleEntendre a vulgar idiom]] that describes Joel/Mike and the 'Bots predicament quite well.
** The movie ''Agent From HARM'' had Mike and the Bots have a blast coming up with [=HARM=]'s acronym.



* An episode of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' plays with the long, awkward acronyms often adopted by charities, by having both of the bots participate in walkathons for WALKATHON ('''W'''alkers '''A'''t '''L'''arge '''K'''inetically '''A'''ltruistic '''T'''hrough '''H'''ygiene '''O'''r [[ShoehornedFirstLetter '''N'''owledge]] and HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. (Which is ''not'' the name of an organization, but actually the ''acronym'' for his organization's name. The name itself is about four sentences long, borders on absolute gibberish, and doesn't fit very well on a T-shirt, either: '''H'''i '''E'''veryone, '''L'''et's '''P'''itch '''I'''n '''N''' '''G'''et '''C'''racking '''H'''ere '''I'''n '''L'''ouisiana '''D'''oing '''R'''ight, '''E'''h? '''N'''ow '''T'''hen, '''H'''ateful, '''R'''ich, '''O'''verbearing '''U'''gly '''G'''uys '''H'''url '''R'''oyally '''E'''verytime '''S'''omeone '''E'''ats '''A''' '''R'''adish, '''C'''arrot, '''H'''ors d'oeuvre, '''A'''nd '''N'''ever '''D'''oes '''D'''ishes. '''E'''ventually, '''V'''ictor '''E'''ats '''L'''unch '''O'''ver '''P'''eoria '''M'''it '''E'''in '''N'''euesberger '''T'''od. )
** The movie in this episode was "[[Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies]]." [[spoiler:There were no incredibly strange creatures or mixed-up zombies.]]
** Then there is the '''SOL''' itself. In-canon, it stands for '''S'''atellite '''O'''f '''L'''ove, like the Lou Reed song, but also for [[DoubleEntendre a vulgar idiom]] that describes Joel/Mike and the 'Bots predicament quite well.
** The movie ''Agent From HARM'' had Mike and the Bots have a blast coming up with [=HARM=]'s acronym.
28th Apr '16 9:13:39 PM AtticusOmundson
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** The ''[[Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures Incredibly Strange Creatures]]'' [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E12TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures episode]] pushes it even further, making fun of the film's overly long title by having Crow and Tom Servo participtae in Walkathon charities with outragously long titles.

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** The ''[[Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures Incredibly Strange Creatures]]'' [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E12TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures episode]] pushes it even further, making fun of the film's overly long title by having Crow and Tom Servo participtae participate in Walkathon charities with outragously long titles.
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