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17th Sep '17 4:58:56 AM buttbutt
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**In the final season of the show, set in the then-future of 2017, a character is bragging and listing all his accomplishments, and says "James Woods follows my niece on Twitter." In September 2017, actress Amber Tamblyn publicly called out James Woods for hitting on her and a friend when the girls were only 16.
10th Sep '17 5:12:31 AM jormis29
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* Patty Duke [[WordOfGod would remark]] in her 1987 autobiography ''Call Me Anna'' of the odd coincidence that she would get to play [[UncannyFamilyResemblance identical cousins with differing personalities]] on ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' after meeting with producer/series creator Sherwood Schwartz and having the producer note the multiple sides of her personality, suggesting half-jokingly that he may have in a way detected her bipolar disorder long before it was medically diagnosed in the early [[TheEighties 1980s]].

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* Patty Duke Creator/PattyDuke [[WordOfGod would remark]] in her 1987 autobiography ''Call Me Anna'' of the odd coincidence that she would get to play [[UncannyFamilyResemblance identical cousins with differing personalities]] on ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' after meeting with producer/series creator Sherwood Schwartz and having the producer note the multiple sides of her personality, suggesting half-jokingly that he may have in a way detected her bipolar disorder long before it was medically diagnosed in the early [[TheEighties 1980s]].
2nd Sep '17 11:18:30 AM DoubleEdgedSword
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** In the Season 8 episode "Death Takes a Halloween", Harry jails a defendant who claims to be the Angel of Death. As a result, no one is able to die. The episode has a scene where Harry, while speaking on the telephone, makes some offhand or throwaway joke about people jumping off the World Trade Center and miraculously surviving.
19th Aug '17 1:16:44 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''Series/SecondChance'': The pilot episode (about an old man who is too good for Hell but not good enough for Heaven, so is sent back to Earth to make his teen self slightly less sinful) has a throwaway joke of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi being judged after his death, with the date given as July 29, 2011. Twenty-four years later, by coincidence, Gaddafi's death occurred within three months of the "predicted" date.
12th Aug '17 1:25:48 PM Outis
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* ''Spatz'', a British sitcom set in a fast food restaurant, featured a character named Stanley, a [[TheDitz ditz]] who was nevertheless [[GeniusDitz surprisingly skilled with computers (and ballroom dancing)]]. In one episode he tells his colleagues about a girl he's been talking to over the internet and they encourage him to ask her on a date - this was in 1990, when the internet was still far from mainstream and internet dating was practically unheard-of. When Stanley eventually meets her at the end of the episode, she turns out to be about nine years old. This was meant as an innocent joke (silly Stanley never thought to ask her how old she is) but has a more sinister resonance now given the rise of online 'grooming' of children by sexual predators.
1st Aug '17 12:20:59 AM Piterpicher
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* ''{{Series/Blossom}}'': Anthony gives Blossom some brotherly advice concerning a boy at school in the form of a BeNiceToGeeks[=/=]GiveGeeksAChance speech, pointing out that "The world is run by geeks." This was in the early 90s. Flash forward to The2000s. People are getting quite weary of signing the praises of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other geek billionaires due to the monopolies of their respective companies and their greedy business model that exploits users. And Americans are now much more aware of how Silicon Valley mostly works not so much to solve world problems and improve the quality of life but to create products that make more money for big corporations. Also, Mayim Bialik would go on to star as a supporting character twenty years later in ''TheBigBangTheory'', a show which, depending on who you ask, either empowers nerds and geeks or derives most of its humor from perpetuating the same old stereotypes.

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* ''{{Series/Blossom}}'': Anthony gives Blossom some brotherly advice concerning a boy at school in the form of a BeNiceToGeeks[=/=]GiveGeeksAChance speech, pointing out that "The world is run by geeks." This was in the early 90s. Flash forward to The2000s. People are getting quite weary of signing the praises of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other geek billionaires due to the monopolies of their respective companies and their greedy business model that exploits users. And Americans are now much more aware of how Silicon Valley mostly works not so much to solve world problems and improve the quality of life but to create products that make more money for big corporations. Also, Mayim Bialik would go on to star as a supporting character twenty years later in ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', a show which, depending on who you ask, either empowers nerds and geeks or derives most of its humor from perpetuating the same old stereotypes.
30th Jun '17 9:09:18 AM mlsmithca
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* ''The Amanda Show'' is a lot more painful to watch now considering [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Bynes#Personal_life the circumstances]]...
** The [[AxCrazy unhinged]] personality of her ''Series/AllThat'' "Ask Ashley" character might strike one as uncomfortable, too, given Amanda's struggles with mental illness.

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* ''The Amanda Show'' is a lot more painful to watch now considering [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Bynes#Personal_life the circumstances]]...
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circumstances]]... The [[AxCrazy unhinged]] personality of her ''Series/AllThat'' "Ask Ashley" character might strike one as uncomfortable, too, given Amanda's struggles with mental illness.



* ''Series/TheBernieMacShow'':
** At the end of an episode when Wanda considers having kids of her own, Bernie tells the audience he doesn't want to be a father, chasing his kids around at age 50 (which he illustrates by clutching his chest in manner of having a heart attack). Bernie died at age 50 (albeit from pneumonia, not a heart attack).
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, a sweet and loveable girl but one who is paid to develop bio-weapons and is somewhat ''casual'' about safety precautions, is adamant that her lab did not inadvertently or deliberately cross the common cold and the Ebola virus. As this would be a terrible and irresponsible thing to do. Now spool forward to 2014 and the outbreak of hard-to-stop Ebola in Western Africa... it's as if the virus has mutated into a tougher and more contagious strain...

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* ''Series/TheBernieMacShow'':
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''Series/TheBernieMacShow'': At the end of an episode when Wanda considers having kids of her own, Bernie tells the audience he doesn't want to be a father, chasing his kids around at age 50 (which he illustrates by clutching his chest in manner of having a heart attack). Bernie died at age 50 (albeit from pneumonia, not a heart attack).
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, a sweet and loveable girl but one who is paid to develop bio-weapons and is somewhat ''casual'' about safety precautions, is adamant that her lab did not inadvertently or deliberately cross the common cold and the Ebola virus. As this would be a terrible and irresponsible thing to do. Now spool forward to 2014 and the outbreak of hard-to-stop Ebola in Western Africa... it's as if the virus has mutated into a tougher and more contagious strain...



* ''{{Series/Blossom}}'': Anthony gives Blossom some brotherly advice concerning a boy at school in the form of a BeNiceToGeeks/GiveGeeksAChance speech, pointing out that "The world is run by geeks." This was in the early 90s. Flash forward to The2000s. People are getting quite weary of signing the praises of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other geek billionaires due to the monopolies of their respective companies and their greedy business model that exploits users. And Americans are now much more aware of how Silicon Valley mostly works not so much to solve world problems and improve the quality of life but to create products that make more money for big corporations.
** Also, Mayim Bialik would go on to star as a supporting character twenty years later in ''TheBigBangTheory'', a show which, depending on who you ask, either empowers nerds and geeks or derives most of it's humor from perpetuating the same old stereotypes.

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* ''{{Series/Blossom}}'': Anthony gives Blossom some brotherly advice concerning a boy at school in the form of a BeNiceToGeeks/GiveGeeksAChance BeNiceToGeeks[=/=]GiveGeeksAChance speech, pointing out that "The world is run by geeks." This was in the early 90s. Flash forward to The2000s. People are getting quite weary of signing the praises of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other geek billionaires due to the monopolies of their respective companies and their greedy business model that exploits users. And Americans are now much more aware of how Silicon Valley mostly works not so much to solve world problems and improve the quality of life but to create products that make more money for big corporations. \n** Also, Mayim Bialik would go on to star as a supporting character twenty years later in ''TheBigBangTheory'', a show which, depending on who you ask, either empowers nerds and geeks or derives most of it's its humor from perpetuating the same old stereotypes.



** During the summer of 2013, political pundits were already speculating about the 2016 presidential election, leading guest host Creator/JohnOliver to do a segment called "Can't You At Least Wait Until Creator/JonStewart Gets Back?". However, in August 2015, Jon Stewart stepped down as host of the Daily Show, so he didn't get to skewer the 2016 election.
*** And speaking of which, he ends that same segment by begging Donald Trump to run, because it would be hilarious. ''He's President now.''

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** During the summer of 2013, political pundits were already speculating about the 2016 presidential election, leading guest host Creator/JohnOliver to do a segment called "Can't You At Least Wait Until Creator/JonStewart Gets Back?". However, in August 2015, Jon Stewart stepped down as host of the Daily Show, so he didn't get to skewer the 2016 election.
*** And speaking of which, he
election. He ends that same segment by begging Donald Trump to run, because it would be hilarious. ''He's President now.''



** TheNightOfTheDoctor turns a lot of the Eighth Doctor's adventures into this. In [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS2E2MaxWarp Max Warp]] he and Lucie are on a crashing spaceship [[spoiler: that turns out to be a computer simulation.]] In [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS2E8VengeanceOfMorbius Vengeance of Morbius]] it looks like the Eighth Doctor dies on Karn from a fall. He ends up dying in a spaceship crash on Karn.
*** Max Warp doubles as in [[spoiler: [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS4E10ToTheDeath To the Death]] Lucie dies from [[HeroicSacrifice crashing a spaceship]] [[DyingMomentOfAwesome into Dalek mines]].]]

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** TheNightOfTheDoctor "TheNightOfTheDoctor" turns a lot of the Eighth Doctor's adventures into this. In [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS2E2MaxWarp Max Warp]] "Max Warp"]] he and Lucie are on a crashing spaceship [[spoiler: that turns out to be a computer simulation.]] In [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS2E8VengeanceOfMorbius Vengeance of Morbius]] it looks like the Eighth Doctor dies on Karn from a fall. He ends up dying in a spaceship crash on Karn.
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Karn. Max Warp doubles as in [[spoiler: [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDAS4E10ToTheDeath To "To the Death]] Death"]] Lucie dies from [[HeroicSacrifice crashing a spaceship]] [[DyingMomentOfAwesome into Dalek mines]].]]



** "[[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans A Fix With Sontarans]]" has the Sixth Doctor and Tegan react in a FauxHorrific way when Creator/JimmySavile shows up and give the special guest, 8-year old Gareth Jenkins, a [[DeathRay meson gun]] to defend himself from Savile with after he kisses Tegan's hand. In 2012, Savile (one year after his death) was revealed to be one of the most horrific child molesters ''ever'', and suddenly Tegan and Six's FauxHorrific reactions are a lot ''[[AdultFear worse]]'' to see now.
*** After the allegations became more fully known, Sixth Doctor actor ColinBaker later [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2230497/Colin-Bakers-verdict-Jimmy-Savile-His-eyes-cold-behaved-like-child-indulged.html#ixzz2BvNqgs96 wrote about the unsettling experience of working with Savile on the sketch.]]

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans A Fix With Sontarans]]" has the Sixth Doctor and Tegan react in a FauxHorrific way when Creator/JimmySavile shows up and give the special guest, 8-year old Gareth Jenkins, a [[DeathRay meson gun]] to defend himself from Savile with after he kisses Tegan's hand. In 2012, Savile (one year after his death) was revealed to be one of the most horrific child molesters ''ever'', and suddenly Tegan and Six's FauxHorrific reactions are a lot ''[[AdultFear worse]]'' to see now.
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now. After the allegations became more fully known, Sixth Doctor actor ColinBaker later [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2230497/Colin-Bakers-verdict-Jimmy-Savile-His-eyes-cold-behaved-like-child-indulged.html#ixzz2BvNqgs96 wrote about the unsettling experience of working with Savile on the sketch.]]



*** In the second season episode "17 Seconds", after a shooting at a local business, Derek remarks "Can you imagine, you're at work, just doing your job and somebody come in and shoots you.". Fast-forward to season 6 finale where [[spoiler: Derek is at work, and someone comes in and shoots him]].

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*** ** In the second season episode "17 Seconds", after a shooting at a local business, Derek remarks "Can you imagine, you're at work, just doing your job and somebody come in and shoots you.". Fast-forward to season 6 finale where [[spoiler: Derek is at work, and someone comes in and shoots him]].



** They did it again in season 5. The reason for [[spoiler:Kutner [[strike:to get the cat to go]] peeing on House's chair? To quote the man himself: "Blood on my face." Technically it was cranberry juice, but he, uh, [[DrivenToSuicide fixed that inconsistency]] two episodes later.]]
*** Even more poignant in the same episode, when the cat that is said to foretell someone's death strolls around [[spoiler:Kutner]]'s legs, House remarks sarcastically:
----> "Oh my god! The death cat is attacking your legs! You're gonna die!"

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** They did it again in season 5. The reason for [[spoiler:Kutner [[strike:to get the cat to go]] peeing on House's chair? To quote the man himself: "Blood on my face." Technically it was cranberry juice, but he, uh, [[DrivenToSuicide fixed that inconsistency]] two episodes later.]]
***
]] Even more poignant in the same episode, when the cat that is said to foretell someone's death strolls around [[spoiler:Kutner]]'s legs, House remarks sarcastically:
----> ---> "Oh my god! The death cat is attacking your legs! You're gonna die!"



*** This was probably intentional foreshadowing.



-->'''Cuddy:''' I assume you've considered he could have a psychogenic experience. Possibly suffer a fit of severe paranoia.\\

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-->'''Cuddy:''' --->'''Cuddy:''' I assume you've considered he could have a psychogenic experience. Possibly suffer a fit of severe paranoia.\\



* ''I Love the Holidays'': Weird Al's advice on [[DoNotCallMePaul never calling Dick Clark Richard]] seems rather harsh after Clark's death in 2012.



** '' I Love the Holidays'': Weird Al's advice on [[DoNotCallMePaul never calling Dick Clark Richard]] seems rather harsh after Clark's death in 2012.



* ''Late Show With David Letterman'':
** When Letterman had [[Film/GrizzlyMan Timothy Treadwell]] as a guest, he asked him the obvious question:

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* ''Late Show With David Letterman'':
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Letterman'': When Letterman had [[Film/GrizzlyMan Timothy Treadwell]] as a guest, he asked him the obvious question:



** Unfortunately, the same can not be said for Air France Flight 447. When this passenger jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009, some pointed out the loose similarity with ''Lost''. However, as the days passed, more and more eerily ''Lost''-related coincidences began to appear, including the discovery of the plane's tail section (''Lost''s Flight 815 lost its tail section during the crash), the statement that the plane was found on the bottom of the ocean with bodies ([[spoiler:Charles Widmore]] hides a fake Flight 815 and bodies on the bottom of the ocean to throw off investigators), and, most disturbingly, a Spanish pilot's claim that he saw a "flash of bright light" where flight 447 disappeared (''Lost''s flight 316 disappeared in a flash of time travel-related light). Finally, conspiracy theorists began pointing out that the area where flight 447 vanished is known for heightened electromagnetism as one of the infamous "vile vortices;" flight 815 on ''Lost'' was brought down in an electromagnetic incident. Sure enough, the claim that unusual levels of electromagnetism were in the area on the day of the disappearance was backed up by imaging reports from independent researchers.
*** The last sentence could be rephrased to say, "The crash took place in the vicinity of thunderstorms which were picked up by American and Canadian weather satellites".

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** Unfortunately, the same can not be said for Air France Flight 447. When this passenger jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009, some pointed out the loose similarity with ''Lost''. However, as the days passed, more and more eerily ''Lost''-related coincidences began to appear, including the discovery of the plane's tail section (''Lost''s Flight 815 lost its tail section during the crash), the statement that the plane was found on the bottom of the ocean with bodies ([[spoiler:Charles Widmore]] hides a fake Flight 815 and bodies on the bottom of the ocean to throw off investigators), and, most disturbingly, a Spanish pilot's claim that he saw a "flash of bright light" where flight 447 disappeared (''Lost''s flight 316 disappeared in a flash of time travel-related light). Finally, conspiracy theorists began pointing out that the area where flight 447 vanished is known for heightened electromagnetism as one of the infamous "vile vortices;" flight 815 on ''Lost'' was brought down in an electromagnetic incident. Sure enough, the claim that unusual levels of electromagnetism were in the area on the day of the disappearance was backed up by imaging reports from independent researchers.
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researchers. The last sentence could be rephrased to say, "The crash took place in the vicinity of thunderstorms which were picked up by American and Canadian weather satellites".



** Let's not forget the superbly hilarious early episode, "Bananas, Crackers and Nuts", in which Hawkeye attempts to fake insanity to get some rest away from the camp. A few years later (in real time it was more like 11, but to Hawkeye that's probably more what it felt like), [[spoiler: Hawkeye is sent to an institution after plowing a jeep through the mess tent.]]

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** Let's not forget the The superbly hilarious early episode, "Bananas, Crackers and Nuts", in which Hawkeye attempts to fake insanity to get some rest away from the camp. A few years later (in real time it was more like 11, but to Hawkeye that's probably more what it felt like), [[spoiler: Hawkeye is sent to an institution after plowing a jeep through the mess tent.]]



** Margaret's excitement throughout Season Five over marrying Donald is pretty hard to swallow when you know how quickly the marriage went sour, ending in divorce.
*** The inscription on Margaret's wedding ring, according to episode "Patent 4077", is "Over hill, over dale, our love will never fail". Klinger loses the ring and gets a replacement, which Margaret ends up keeping, but one word in the ring is misspelled. "Never" has been engraved as "ever". This is much less funny in light of the marriage's end in the next season.

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** Margaret's excitement throughout Season Five over marrying Donald is pretty hard to swallow when you know how quickly the marriage went sour, ending in divorce.
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divorce. The inscription on Margaret's wedding ring, according to episode "Patent 4077", is "Over hill, over dale, our love will never fail". Klinger loses the ring and gets a replacement, which Margaret ends up keeping, but one word in the ring is misspelled. "Never" has been engraved as "ever". This is much less funny in light of the marriage's end in the next season.



* ''Series/NightCourt'': (set in New York City, albeit well over a decade before 9/11) Mac's [=TRS80=]-esque computer starts picking up air-traffic control data. Right after he announces that he fixed it by wiping the information, everyone hears the roar of a jet engine. Dan looks out the window to deliver the punchline "You should see the looks on their faces!"

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* ''Series/NightCourt'': (set in New York City, albeit well ''Series/NightCourt'':
** Well
over a decade before 9/11) 9/11, Mac's [=TRS80=]-esque computer starts picking up air-traffic control data. Right after he announces that he fixed it by wiping the information, everyone hears the roar of a jet engine. Dan looks out the window to deliver the punchline "You should see the looks on their faces!"



* A sketch on a 1980 episode of ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' featured men running around abducting children, dragging them away against their will and loading them into the back of a truck. The joke at the end was that the van was taking them off to a recording of ''Rolf on Saturday OK'', with the implication that this was the only way to drum up an audience for the typically awful weekend programmes of the time. This sketch became decidedly less funny when said show's host, Rolf Harris, was convicted of several charges of indecent assault against children in 2014.
** It didn't help that throughout the rest of the decade and into the present, this was the most common way children like Adam Walsh and Michaela Garecht were being abducted and killed.
* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': The ending of "The Sky's the Limit", where an aircraft is heading for Trotter Towers.

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* A sketch on a 1980 episode of ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' featured men running around abducting children, dragging them away against their will and loading them into the back of a truck. The joke at the end was that the van was taking them off to a recording of ''Rolf on Saturday OK'', with the implication that this was the only way to drum up an audience for the typically awful weekend programmes of the time. This sketch became decidedly less funny when said show's host, Rolf Harris, was convicted of several charges of indecent assault against children in 2014.
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2014. It didn't help that throughout the rest of the decade and into the present, this was the most common way children like Adam Walsh and Michaela Garecht were being abducted and killed.
* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'':
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The ending of "The Sky's the Limit", where an aircraft is heading for Trotter Towers.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'': managed to pull this in a single episode, mre specifically in series VII, episode "Stoke Me A Clipper". The opening shows dimension-hopping hero [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] rescuing a princess from parallel-dimension Nazis, a process which involves jumping out of an aeroplane, skyboarding on a ''live crocodile'' gunning down a platoon's worth of Nazis in midair and performing several stunts on a motorcycle. Ace gets shot int the process, but only quips "This is my best top, dammit!" (as befits his macho character) and goes back to work. However the rest of the episode gets dark, since it is shown that Ace is not only dying from the wound, he's also a HardLightHologram, which in turn means that the real Ace (who was a semi-frequent guest character in earlier series) is dead, and probably has been for some time.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': managed to pull this in a single episode, mre more specifically in series VII, episode "Stoke Me A Clipper". The opening shows dimension-hopping hero [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] rescuing a princess from parallel-dimension Nazis, a process which involves jumping out of an aeroplane, skyboarding on a ''live crocodile'' gunning down a platoon's worth of Nazis in midair and performing several stunts on a motorcycle. Ace gets shot int the process, but only quips "This is my best top, dammit!" (as befits his macho character) and goes back to work. However the rest of the episode gets dark, since it is shown that Ace is not only dying from the wound, he's also a HardLightHologram, which in turn means that the real Ace (who was a semi-frequent guest character in earlier series) is dead, and probably has been for some time.



** In one episode, Nick Hancock lists Jimmy Saville as one of the worst things in the world. It feels less like a joke now that Saville has been outed as a child molester.

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** In one episode, Nick Hancock lists Jimmy Saville Savile as one of the worst things in the world. It feels less like a joke now that Saville Savile has been outed as a child molester.



** In another one, Roseanne gets a call from the school that D.J. had obscene materials, and Dan goes there, and since they haven't seen Mr. Connor before, he jokes that he's her oldest son and Mrs. Connor's a widow. Also, given that he died of a heart attack, any joke about Dan's weight qualifies.

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** In another one, Roseanne gets a call from the school that D.J. had obscene materials, and Dan goes there, and since they haven't seen Mr. Connor Conner before, he jokes that he's her oldest son and Mrs. Connor's Conner's a widow. Also, given that he died of a heart attack, any joke about Dan's weight qualifies.



* ''LiveAction/SecondChance'': The pilot episode (about an old man who is too good for Hell but not good enough for Heaven, so is sent back to Earth to make his teen self slightly less sinful) has a throwaway joke of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi being judged after his death, with the date given as July 29, 2011. Twenty-four years later, by coincidence, Gaddafi's death occurred within three months of the "predicted" date.

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* ''LiveAction/SecondChance'': ''Series/SecondChance'': The pilot episode (about an old man who is too good for Hell but not good enough for Heaven, so is sent back to Earth to make his teen self slightly less sinful) has a throwaway joke of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi being judged after his death, with the date given as July 29, 2011. Twenty-four years later, by coincidence, Gaddafi's death occurred within three months of the "predicted" date.



* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Kevin Clash's 20+ years as Elmo's puppeteer are forever tainted by the scandals that forced him to quit the show.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': ''Series/SesameStreet'':
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Kevin Clash's 20+ years as Elmo's puppeteer are forever tainted by the scandals that forced him to quit the show.



* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': The first episode of the seventh series featured a smutty joke told by Naomi relating to the "Boris Bikes" promoted by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Four days after the show was broadcast, a female cyclist died in a collision with a lorry whilst riding one of the bikes.

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* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': ''Series/{{Skins}}'':
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The first episode of the seventh series featured a smutty joke told by Naomi relating to the "Boris Bikes" promoted by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Four days after the show was broadcast, a female cyclist died in a collision with a lorry whilst riding one of the bikes.



-->'''Chris:''' Yeah, you'll move in with him and I could be, like, dying, yeah, and you wouldn't even know about it."

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-->'''Chris:''' ---->'''Chris:''' Yeah, you'll move in with him and I could be, like, dying, yeah, and you wouldn't even know about it."



-->'''Rich:''' "Where are you going?"
-->'''[[spoiler: Grace]]:''' "To a fucking castle in my clouds."

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-->'''Rich:''' ---->'''Rich:''' "Where are you going?"
-->'''[[spoiler: ---->'''[[spoiler: Grace]]:''' "To a fucking castle in my clouds."



** Another ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example. The two part episode "Past Tense" sends Sisko, Bashir and Dax back to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco in the year [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2024]] by way of a [[TeleporterAccident transporter]] [[NegativeSpaceWedgie malfunction]]. They are separated when Sisko and Bashir get taken to a Sanctuary District, a walled off part of the city where the city's homeless and destitute are left to live in squalor. The reason these places exist in the first place is because of widespread joblessness due to a wrecked economy, with hints of anarchy in Europe. The references to the economy are particularly [[AdultFear cringe-inducing]], given the current state of our own. Fortunately for our heroes, all of these conditions force tension in the Sanctuary Districts to come to a head. Riots break out, and through a series of events the normal timeline is restored, and so is the [[MarySuetopia Federation]].

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** Another ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example. The two part episode "Past Tense" sends Sisko, Bashir and Dax back to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco in the year [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2024]] by way of a [[TeleporterAccident transporter]] [[NegativeSpaceWedgie malfunction]]. They are separated when Sisko and Bashir get taken to a Sanctuary District, a walled off part of the city where the city's homeless and destitute are left to live in squalor. The reason these places exist in the first place is because of widespread joblessness due to a wrecked economy, with hints of anarchy in Europe. The references to the economy are particularly [[AdultFear cringe-inducing]], given the current state of our own. Fortunately for our heroes, all of these conditions force tension in the Sanctuary Districts to come to a head. Riots break out, and through a series of events the normal timeline is restored, and so is the [[MarySuetopia Federation]].



** Now about that [[http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/05/18/spain.protests/index.html anarchy in Europe...]][[OhCrap Yeah.]]
** They made a movie about it in 2006 {{Film/Banlieue13}}

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** Now about that [[http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/05/18/spain.protests/index.html anarchy in Europe...]][[OhCrap Yeah.]]
**
]] They made a movie about it in 2006 {{Film/Banlieue13}}2006: ''{{Film/Banlieue13}}''.



** The Trickster's antics in "Tall Tales" (one of their {{breather episode}}s) become a hell of a lot less funny when you learn just how cruel the Trickster can be--specifically, that he could kill Dean over and over again to stop Sam from thinking that he could save him.
*** Not to mention when you find out that the Trickster knows how it feels to have your family ripped apart, but still does it anyway to try and teach them a lesson.
** The angel-in-a-whorehouse sequence in season 5's "Free to Be You and Me" is funny. But the next episode, "The End," involves a burnt out, alcoholic, heavily stoned version of that angel, who apparently holds orgies on a regular basis.
*** A funny aneurysm ''within'' a funny aneurysm: when Dean gets back to his own time, he claps a hand on Castiel's shoulder and tells him, "Don't ever change." [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Come]] [[FallenAngel Season]] [[AGodAmI 6]]...

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** The Trickster's antics in "Tall Tales" (one of their {{breather episode}}s) become a hell of a lot less funny when you learn just how cruel the Trickster can be--specifically, that he could kill Dean over and over again to stop Sam from thinking that he could save him.
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him. Not to mention when you find out that the Trickster knows how it feels to have your family ripped apart, but still does it anyway to try and teach them a lesson.
** The angel-in-a-whorehouse sequence in season 5's "Free to Be You and Me" is funny. But the next episode, "The End," involves a burnt out, alcoholic, heavily stoned version of that angel, who apparently holds orgies on a regular basis.
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basis. A funny aneurysm ''within'' a funny aneurysm: when Dean gets back to his own time, he claps a hand on Castiel's shoulder and tells him, "Don't ever change." [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Come]] [[FallenAngel Season]] [[AGodAmI 6]]...



* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': Chris Langham oozes sarcasm as Hugh Abbot. "What, Hugh Abbot as Home Secretary? But the man's a social spastic and probably a registered nonce." Not such a funny line in light of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Langham#Arrest_and_conviction later events]].
** Also, in the first episode, Hugh Abbot hosts a press conference in a school. Considering the fact he was arrested for watching CP, it can make it not as funny.

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* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': ''Series/TheThickOfIt'':
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Chris Langham oozes sarcasm as Hugh Abbot. "What, Hugh Abbot as Home Secretary? But the man's a social spastic and probably a registered nonce." Not such a funny line in light of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Langham#Arrest_and_conviction later events]].
** Also, in In the first episode, Hugh Abbot hosts a press conference in a school. Considering the fact he was arrested for watching CP, it can make it not as funny.



-->'''Richard''': I love that vision of just blasting through the gates, backwards, in a flaming Swedish supercar! "Yes! I'm here! Where are the women?"

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-->'''Richard''': --->'''Richard''': I love that vision of just blasting through the gates, backwards, in a flaming Swedish supercar! "Yes! I'm here! Where are the women?"



** Reruns of the episode where Hammond managed to roll his van during the police chase challenge have omitted Clarkson's "Well, we've just killed Richard Hammond. If you'd like a job presenting ''Top Gear'', please write to the BBC..." gag.
*** In a particular irony, that van show (S08-E08) was the last aired episode of ''Top Gear'' before Hammond's accident, which (had it not gone wrong) was intended to have been a feature in series 9. The footage was still shown in S09-E01, but it wasn't the footage they expected to have.

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** Reruns of the episode where Hammond managed to roll his van during the police chase challenge have omitted Clarkson's "Well, we've just killed Richard Hammond. If you'd like a job presenting ''Top Gear'', please write to the BBC..." gag.
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gag. In a particular irony, that van show (S08-E08) was the last aired episode of ''Top Gear'' before Hammond's accident, which (had it not gone wrong) was intended to have been a feature in series 9. The footage was still shown in S09-E01, but it wasn't the footage they expected to have.



** In a way, the show's ''opening monologue'' makes the grade: for the first two series, viewers were told at the start of each episode that Torchwood would "be ready" for the challenges of the 21st century; series 3's miniseries ''Children of Earth'' effectively proved that the team was ''anything but'' ready.
*** Although it's actually an aversion too. The almost-arc phrase, "The 21st century is when everything changes", comes true. The 21st century IS when everything changed for the team. It just took a couple of series for it to happen.

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** In a way, the show's ''opening monologue'' makes the grade: for the first two series, viewers were told at the start of each episode that Torchwood would "be ready" for the challenges of the 21st century; series 3's miniseries ''Children of Earth'' effectively proved that the team was ''anything but'' ready.
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ready. Although it's actually an aversion too. The almost-arc phrase, "The 21st century is when everything changes", comes true. The 21st century IS when everything changed for the team. It just took a couple of series for it to happen.



** In addition to that, when Leo returns to work after his heart attack, the rest of the senior staff pitches in to buy him a present: A defibrillator. Not quite so funny now...
*** The clearest example, though, is in the first episode of season 7. Leo suggests that maybe he shouldn't be Santos's running mate, to which Santos replies, "I'm not gonna fire you. You wanna get out of this, you're gonna have to drum up another heart attack or something." Of course, Leo dies of another heart attack and does "get out of" being VP.

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** In addition to that, when When Leo returns to work after his heart attack, the rest of the senior staff pitches in to buy him a present: A defibrillator. Not quite so funny now...
*** ** The clearest example, though, is in the first episode of season 7. Leo suggests that maybe he shouldn't be Santos's running mate, to which Santos replies, "I'm not gonna fire you. You wanna get out of this, you're gonna have to drum up another heart attack or something." Of course, Leo dies of another heart attack and does "get out of" being VP.
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* ''Series/FamilyFeud'': On an episode, the question was something along the lines of "Name something people think of when they're depressed/have a problem." One of the unrevealed answers wound up being "suicide"; the episode was hosted by Ray Combs, who later committed suicide after a string of show-business failures. During the show, he even remarked, "No one should think of suicide." Bad survey group! Bad!"

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* ''Series/FamilyFeud'': ''Series/FamilyFeud'':
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On an episode, the question was something along the lines of "Name something people think of when they're depressed/have a problem." One of the unrevealed answers wound up being "suicide"; the episode was hosted by Ray Combs, who later committed suicide after being unceremoniously fired from the show, a string of show-business failures.failures and an automobile accident which left him partially paralyzed. During the show, he even remarked, "No one should think of suicide." Bad survey group! Bad!"Bad!"
** Combs committed suicide on June 2, 1996. 16 years later, on ''that same date'' in 2012, the show's original host Richard Dawson passed after a ''very'' sudden onset of esophageal cancer.
24th May '17 12:45:24 PM avon
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** Also, Mayim Bialik would go on to star as a supporting character twenty years later in ''TheBigBangTheory'', a show which, depending on who you ask, derives most of it's humor from perpetuating the same old geek and nerd stereotypes.

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** Also, Mayim Bialik would go on to star as a supporting character twenty years later in ''TheBigBangTheory'', a show which, depending on who you ask, either empowers nerds and geeks or derives most of it's humor from perpetuating the same old geek and nerd stereotypes.
24th May '17 12:43:36 PM avon
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** Also, Mayim Bialik would go on to star as a supporting character twenty years later in ''TheBigBangTheory'', a show which, depending on who you ask, derives most of it's humor from perpetuating the same old geek and nerd stereotypes.
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