History FunWithAcronyms / LiveActionTV

17th May '18 2:25:02 PM DiamondJim
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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': In seasons 2 and 3, [[SecretIdentity Diana Prince]] worked for the '''I'''nter-'''A'''gency '''D'''efense '''C'''ommand, a government agency that is never clearly defined.
15th Apr '18 11:51:07 AM Caswin
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** To explain and elaborate on the concept of a "taint team", Trevor turns to a correspondent whose stated only legal credentials are that he's been told not to go within 20 feet of Denny's; what follows is a two-circle venn diagram ("that I carry around with me") and a HurricaneOfPuns about what represents what, before he gets to the matter of '''A'''ll '''N'''otable Documents '''U'''nder '''S'''uspicion. Asked where the "D" is, he gestures appropriately to where the D is. Trevor understands why he's not allowed at Denny's anymore.
14th Apr '18 10:47:17 PM ZanderSchubert
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** P.L.E.A.S.E...

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** What's Barney's job? When anybody asks, he just dismissively says, "Please." P.L.E.A.S.E...E., stands for [[spoiler:'''P'''rovide '''L'''egal '''E'''xculpation '''A'''nd '''S'''ign '''E'''verything: basically, he's getting wealthy by being the fall guy for his company's illegal activities. At least, until he colludes with the FBI.]]
22nd Mar '18 9:41:45 PM nombretomado
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* In TheOffice, Dwight remembers to '''K'''eep '''I'''t '''S'''imple '''S'''tupid while doing sales.

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* In TheOffice, ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'', Dwight remembers to '''K'''eep '''I'''t '''S'''imple '''S'''tupid while doing sales.
7th Feb '18 2:55:01 PM DragonRanger
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*** And the first syllables of the Go-ongers' surnames (Sousuke '''E'''sumi, Ren '''Ko'''usaka, Saki '''Ro'''uyama, Hanto '''Ji'''ou, Gunpei '''I'''shihara) spell out the Japanese pronunciation of "ecology", '''ekorojii'''. When Hiroto and Miu '''Suto''' join the team as {{Sixth Ranger}}s, it becomes '''ekorojiisuto''' (ecologist).

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*** And the first syllables of the Go-ongers' surnames (Sousuke '''E'''sumi, Ren ('''E'''sumi, '''Ko'''usaka, Saki '''Ro'''uyama, Hanto '''Ji'''ou, Gunpei '''I'''shihara) spell out the Japanese pronunciation of "ecology", '''ekorojii'''. When Hiroto and Miu '''Suto''' join the team as {{Sixth Ranger}}s, it becomes '''ekorojiisuto''' (ecologist).



** ''Series/KaitouSentaiLupinrangerVSKeisatsuSentaiPatranger'' has a given-name acronym for each of its teams. The Lupinrangers are '''Kai'''ri, '''To'''uma, and '''U'''mika, which make '''kaitou''' ("PhantomThief"), while the Patrangers are '''Kei'''chiro, '''Sa'''kuya, and '''Tsu'''kasa, for '''keisatsu''' ("police").



*** The [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekarangers]] had "SPD" [[SigilSpam stamped everywhere]] (for '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''ekaranger), so the adapted season was simply ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' ('''S'''pace '''P'''atrol '''D'''elta), while the Korean dub of Dekaranger with the same name called it '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''elta. There was also a two-parter where the villain was looking for a '''S'''eries '''O'''ne '''P'''rocessor/'''H'''yper '''I'''ntelligent '''E'''ncryptor, which the Rangers realized too late was referring to Sophie, a RobotGirl they just expelled.

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*** The [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekarangers]] had "SPD" [[SigilSpam stamped everywhere]] (for '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''ekaranger), so the adapted season was simply ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' ('''S'''pace '''P'''atrol '''D'''elta), while the '''D'''elta). The Korean dub of Dekaranger with the same name ''Dekaranger'' was also called ''Power Rangers SPD'', only here it meant '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''elta. There was also a two-parter where the villain was looking for a '''S'''eries '''O'''ne '''P'''rocessor/'''H'''yper '''I'''ntelligent '''E'''ncryptor, which the Rangers realized too late was referring to Sophie, a RobotGirl they just expelled.
7th Feb '18 11:14:39 AM Doryna
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* ''Series/TheGrandTour'' has brought us many important automotive-based facilities, such as the '''G'''rand '''T'''our '''S'''pecial '''H'''igh '''I'''ntensity '''T'''est '''T'''rack and the '''G'''rand '''T'''our '''I'''nstitute of '''T'''echnology.
1st Feb '18 7:16:41 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Al started an anti-feminist organisation known as the '''N'''ational '''O'''rganisation of '''M'''en '''A'''gainst '''A'''mazonian '''M'''asterhood, or NO MA'AM. The spacing and apostrophe are of course just for show.

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* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Al started an anti-feminist organisation organization known as the '''N'''ational '''O'''rganisation '''O'''rganization of '''M'''en '''A'''gainst '''A'''mazonian '''M'''asterhood, or NO MA'AM. The spacing and apostrophe are of course just for show.



* ''Series/GetSmart'' had the organisations CONTROL and KAOS, neither of which stood for anything.

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* ''Series/GetSmart'' had the organisations organizations CONTROL and KAOS, neither of which stood for anything.



* The title of ''Series/ANTFarm''. It stands for "'''A'''dvanced '''N'''atural '''T'''alents, and the word "ant" is used to refer the students who make up the A.N.T. Farm program.



** In ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', the group backing the heroes is EAGLE, the '''Ea'''rth '''G'''uard '''Le'''ague. The finale also points out that the first syllables of the Gorangers' full names[[note]]surname first for most Rangers, but the Pink Ranger uses the Western order with her given name first[[/note]] '''Ka'''ijo Tsuyoshi, '''Shi'''nmei Akira, '''O'''iwa Daita, '''Pe'''ggy Matsuyama, and '''A'''suka Kenji phonetically add up to the constellation '''Cassiopeia'''.

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** In ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', the group backing the heroes is EAGLE, the '''Ea'''rth '''G'''uard '''Le'''ague. The finale also points out that the first syllables of the Gorangers' full names[[note]]surname first for most Rangers, but the Pink Ranger uses the Western order with her given name first[[/note]] '''Ka'''ijo Tsuyoshi, '''Shi'''nmei Akira, '''O'''iwa Daita, '''Pe'''ggy Matsuyama, and '''A'''suka Kenji phonetically add up to the Japanese pronunciation of the constellation '''Cassiopeia'''.



** In ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', the first syllables of most of the Ozu siblings' names ('''Ma'''kito, '''Ho'''uka, '''U'''rara, '''Tsu'''basa, '''Kai''') spell out the Japanese word for "magician", '''mahoutsukai'''.

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** In ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', the first syllables of most of the Ozu siblings' names ('''Ma'''kito, '''Ho'''uka, '''U'''rara, '''Tsu'''basa, '''Kai''') spell out the Japanese word for "magician", "magician" or "magic user", '''mahoutsukai'''.



*** And the first syllables of the Go-ongers' surnames (Sousuke '''E'''sumi, Ren '''Ko'''usaka, Saki '''Ro'''uyama, Hanto '''Ji'''ou, Gunpei '''I'''shihara) spell out the Japanese pronuciation of "ecology", '''ekorojii'''. When Hiroto and Miu '''Suto''' join the team as {{Sixth Ranger}}s, it becomes '''ekorojiisuto''' (ecologist).

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*** And the first syllables of the Go-ongers' surnames (Sousuke '''E'''sumi, Ren '''Ko'''usaka, Saki '''Ro'''uyama, Hanto '''Ji'''ou, Gunpei '''I'''shihara) spell out the Japanese pronuciation pronunciation of "ecology", '''ekorojii'''. When Hiroto and Miu '''Suto''' join the team as {{Sixth Ranger}}s, it becomes '''ekorojiisuto''' (ecologist).



*** The [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekarangers]] had "SPD" [[SigilSpam stamped everywhere]] (for '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''ekaranger), so the adapted season was simply ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' ('''S'''pace '''P'''atrol '''D'''elta). There was also a two-parter where the villain was looking for a '''S'''eries '''O'''ne '''P'''rocessor/'''H'''yper '''I'''ntelligent '''E'''ncryptor, which the Rangers realized too late was referring to Sophie, a RobotGirl they just expelled.

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*** The [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekarangers]] had "SPD" [[SigilSpam stamped everywhere]] (for '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''ekaranger), so the adapted season was simply ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' ('''S'''pace '''P'''atrol '''D'''elta).'''D'''elta), while the Korean dub of Dekaranger with the same name called it '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''elta. There was also a two-parter where the villain was looking for a '''S'''eries '''O'''ne '''P'''rocessor/'''H'''yper '''I'''ntelligent '''E'''ncryptor, which the Rangers realized too late was referring to Sophie, a RobotGirl they just expelled.



** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' also has WBX, which is implied to stand for... Double '''B'''oiled E'''X'''treme!

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** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' also has WBX, which is implied to stand for... Double '''B'''oiled E'''X'''treme!E'''X'''treme! (In Japan the letter "W" is pronounced as "Double"- not "double u" like the rest of the world- so it did made sense.)



* Lindsay from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' mentioned a charity organisation called "HOOP". While the name itself sounded innocent, it was in fact for an anti-circumsicion thing, and stood for "'''H'''ands '''O'''ff '''O'''ur '''P'''enises". And then, when the show was about to be canceled, Michael and George Senior {{Jossed}} the idea of an eventual ChannelHop, saying that the '''H'''ouse '''B'''uilders '''O'''rganisation refused to work with the Bluth Company.

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* Lindsay from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' mentioned a charity organisation organization called "HOOP". While the name itself sounded innocent, it was in fact for an anti-circumsicion thing, and stood for "'''H'''ands '''O'''ff '''O'''ur '''P'''enises". And then, when the show was about to be canceled, Michael and George Senior {{Jossed}} the idea of an eventual ChannelHop, saying that the '''H'''ouse '''B'''uilders '''O'''rganisation '''O'''rganization refused to work with the Bluth Company.



** ''Series/UltramanTiga'' and ''Series/UltramanDyna'' share '''G'''lobal '''U'''nlimited '''T'''ask '''S'''quad (GUTS).

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** ''Series/UltramanTiga'' and ''Series/UltramanDyna'' both share '''G'''lobal '''U'''nlimited '''T'''ask '''S'''quad (GUTS).(GUTS), on the latter, it adds '''S'''uper to make S-GUTS or "Super GUTS".



* ''Series/SuperRobotRedBaron'' has the '''S'''ecret '''S'''cience '''I'''nvestigation, a peace-keeping organisation that the heroes are a part of.

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* ''Series/SuperRobotRedBaron'' has the '''S'''ecret '''S'''cience '''I'''nvestigation, a peace-keeping organisation organization that the heroes are a part of.



* The title of ''Series/ANTFarm''. It stands for "'''A'''dvanced '''N'''atural '''T'''alents, and the word "ant" is used to refer the students who make up the A.N.T. Farm program.
27th Jan '18 12:15:51 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGuver1985'': Murdoc works for the Homocide International Trust... making him a literal "HIT man".

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* ''Series/MacGuver1985'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Murdoc works for the Homocide International Trust... making him a literal "HIT man".
27th Jan '18 12:15:02 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGuver1985'': Murdoc works for the Homocide International Trust... making him a literal "HIT man".
25th Jan '18 4:52:41 AM jormis29
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** UMA: '''U'''niversal '''M'''ultipurpose '''A'''gency from ''Ultraman: Towards the Future'' (aka ''Ultraman Great'').

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** UMA: '''U'''niversal '''M'''ultipurpose '''A'''gency from ''Ultraman: Towards the Future'' ''Series/UltramanTowardsTheFuture'' (aka ''Ultraman Great'').
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