History Hypocrite / LiveActionTV

21st Feb '17 1:07:16 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'':
** When Lucy Camden's encouraged by her father Eric to do her Confirmation in the church, she asks to read about other religions first. Eric acts like he is totally fine with this and gives her books about other religions. When she tells him to have become interested in Buddhism however, Eric says to Annie he will never let that happen, and then straight-out ''blackmails'' Lucy (by threatening to else punish her for something) into doing the Confirmation. Not only, why would he give her the books and fake to be so open-minded about other religions if he wouldn't let her make her own choice anyway, but worse, wouldn't a minister want people to commit to a religion out of their own conviction and faith, instead of being blackmailed into it?
** When Mary Camden decides not to go to college and instead take jobs as a waitress and other low-paying jobs, her parents are repulsed by that. Ironically, some of the jobs she has are in joints her parents themselves hang out - so while the Camdens put on this facade of accepting all people, they really deem waiters and other not-requiring-a-college-degree jobs to be less worthy people. The real hypocrisy kicker comes 2 years later though, when Mary gets a job as an airline attendant - a better-paying, and requiring more professional training, job than those she had before - and they even react in horror to that too; Annie says "How could our kid that had so much promise in high school, end up as an airline attendant?".
** When TheUnfavorite child of the Camden family Mary announces her marriage to Carlos to her family, they talk about it amongst themselves and say the marriage will probably be problematic because Mary and Carlos "are from different backgrounds, languages, religions". Not only is Carlos a man who happens to be from Puerto Rican descent but speaks English perfectly[[note]]Plus, he's turned his life around from being homeless before, and seems to be actually more mentally stable than fickle Mary.[[/note]], but the Camdens never objected to other people of different ethnicities being together before - [[UnfortunateImplications apparently that's o.k. ''as long as it's not '''my''' children''... They also apparently now deem Catholics not Christians]], [[DoubleStandard while other daughter Lucy herself also married a man who was Catholic]].
** "Tunes", again. The episode is basically saying that people shouldn't listen to rap music because it adds to ignorance about prejudice against women, but in the process, it implies that ''all'' rap listeners (including women themselves) are misogynistic, which itself is ignorant and prejudiced to the people who listen to that music. Also in earlier seasons, in some episodes, you could hear some of the Camden kids listen to rap music, though this wouldn't be noticeable on first glance.
** Martin's season 10 teen pregnancy storyline. In season 9, Martin basically gave Simon a talk about the "evils" of premarital sex, and stated that he would never have sex until marriage. Flashforward several months later, Sandy comes to Martin announcing her pregnancy with his child, the result of an affair that occurred over the summer. More over, Martin blatantly ignored Sandy during much of her pregnancy, and pretended that he wasn't the father for much of the time.
** The family's philosophy seems to be "don't hate anyone" even if they are unbearably annoying. However, this doesn't really stop them from hating Rose, who granted was an AlphaBitch, though their philosophy is ultimately thrown out the window for just this one person.
** In the season 9 finale "Mi Familia (Part 2)", under the belief that Mary and Carlos are getting back together, Annie decides not to call them because she believes that she and the family should stay out of their business in order for them to reconcile in their own way (Annie's words: "Everyone is going to stay out of this, including myself and your father...Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone you love is to stay out of their business.") However, this is contradicted by the family's meddling behavior into almost everyone's business, including their own family members, which has gotten so bad to the point where it has became a OnceAnEpisode thing.
11th Feb '17 1:51:41 PM MisterCPC
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** One minor RunningGag in the series is Chandler getting irritated about how [[ManChild immature]] Joey can get, particularly how crude and childish his sense of humor is. The only thing is, Chandler can be quite a Man Child himself, and sometimes even has a similar crude, childish sense of humor. For example, in one early Season 8 episode, Joey is giggling over taking a dirty photo and Chandler simply replies "32, Joe... you're 32." Later on in the same season, Chandler's own inability to go by without making a crack about how similar "duty" and "doody" sound similar during an interview ends up costing him a decent promotion.
31st Jan '17 9:17:22 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Beyond}}'': While Frost has built up Hidden Sky as a way to prove the existence of life after death and help other people reconnect with dead relatives & loved ones, he's really doing it just to see his deceased wife Celeste again. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard This comes back to bite him hard]]. He also claims to understand the importance of family, though he'd also abandoned his daughter.
27th Jan '17 10:18:01 AM gb00393
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** Walder Frey speaks of his glorious victory and how his enemies crumbled before him, which annoys Jamie to the point where he asks how many battles Frey had personally partaken in. Not only does Frey dodge the question, but he then questions Jamie's personal combat prowess. This of course makes The Kingslayer even angrier.

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** Walder Frey speaks of his glorious victory and how his enemies crumbled before him, which annoys Jamie Jaime to the point where he asks how many battles Frey had personally partaken in. Not only does Frey dodge the question, but he then questions Jamie's Jaime's personal combat prowess. This of course makes The Kingslayer even angrier.
27th Jan '17 10:16:44 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tywin Lannister constantly preaches the importance of family while psychologically abusing his children, presses his children into political marriages while never remarrying himself, and condemns Tyrion for his whoring while secretly bedding them himself.
** Cersei defends her incest with Jaime as true love but starts bedding their cousin when he goes to war, resents Margaery for trying to be a power behind the throne like her, and insults Ellaria Sand for being a bastard even though her own children are secretly illegitimate.
** Joffrey scorns his brother Tommen for crying during Myrcella's farewell, conveniently forgetting he was on the verge of tears at Robert's deathbed and that he was weeping for his life when Arya had him at swordpoint.
** Balon Greyjoy abuses his son for growing up among the Starks even though it was his failure that made Theon a hostage in the first place. He also resents Ned and Robert for defeating him and taking his son, even though the Old Way he so cherishes encourages taking from those weaker than you.
** A fairly minor example, but the Blackfish chides Edmure for calling Robb "nephew" rather than the style due to a king, whilst himself referring to Edmure as "nephew" rather than the style due to a Lord Paramount.
** Janos Slynt justifies his betrayal of Ned Stark by saying the man tried to bribe him. Tyrion notes that the only mistake there was not realizing Janos had already been bought.
** Walder Frey speaks of his glorious victory and how his enemies crumbled before him, which annoys Jamie to the point where he asks how many battles Frey had personally partaken in. Not only does Frey dodge the question, but he then questions Jamie's personal combat prowess. This of course makes The Kingslayer even angrier.
7th Jan '17 2:07:43 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', the Wizard has imposed a BanOnMagic on Oz... and yet makes use of it himself when Mistress East employs it to create a hellish prison for his regime to use against magic users.
4th Dec '16 4:44:12 AM upupandaway42
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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], [[Comicbook/BlackCanary Sara]] sides with [[Comicbook/{{Firestorm}} Martin]], who is trying to convince that Jax that they can't change history to suit themselves. Shortly afterwards, Sara runs into Damian Darhk, who will [[spoiler: murder Sara's [[Comicbook/BlackCanary sister]] almost thirty years]] in the future, and she immediatly abandons their current mission to try and kill him, blowing the team's cover in the process. Jax quickly [[WhatTheHellHero calls her on this]].

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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], [[Comicbook/BlackCanary Sara]] sides with [[Comicbook/{{Firestorm}} Martin]], who is trying to convince that Jax that they can't change history to suit themselves. Shortly afterwards, Sara runs into Damian Darhk, who will [[spoiler: murder Sara's [[Comicbook/BlackCanary sister]] almost thirty years]] in the future, and she immediatly abandons their current mission to try and kill him, blowing the team's cover in the process. Jax quickly [[WhatTheHellHero calls her on this]].
2nd Dec '16 11:23:04 AM upupandaway42
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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], [[Comicbook/BlackCanary Sara]] sides with [[Comicbook/{{Firestorm}} Martin]], who is trying to convince that Jax that they can't change history to suit themselves. Shortly afterwards, Sara runs into Damian Darhk, who will [[spoiler: murder Sara's [[Comicbook/BlackCanary sister]] almost thirty years]] in the future, and she immediatly abandons their current mission to try and kill him, blowing the team's cover in the process. Jax quickly [[WhatTheHellHero calls her on this]].
7th Nov '16 3:34:52 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S5E7TheHumanOperators The Human Operators]]", the AI minds understandably rebelled on discovering they were human's slaves, but then enslave humans themselves to repair their systems, justifying all their mistreatment due to human "viciousness". This results in a [[{{Pun}} vicious circle]] as the human slaves rebel against them in return.
4th Nov '16 9:30:29 PM DrOO7
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** Rachel in many episodes. She dumps Ross for sleeping with someone else while they were on her poorly defined 'break', (which he fairly enough thought was a break up - Rachel herself referred to it as "we broke up"). When he gets a new girlfriend, she kisses him and tries to have sex with him. When he marries another woman, she she chooses not to attend, then buys a ticket and crashes his wedding at the last minute (she even runs down the isle in the middle of the ceremony), causing him to inadvertently say her name, for largely unexplained or poorly elaborated reasons.

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** Rachel in many episodes. She dumps Ross for sleeping with someone else while they were on her poorly defined 'break', (which he fairly enough thought was a break up - Rachel herself referred to it as "we broke up"). When he gets a new girlfriend, she kisses him and tries to have sex with him. When he marries another woman, she she chooses not to attend, then buys a ticket and crashes his wedding at the last minute (she even runs down the isle in the middle of the ceremony), causing him to inadvertently say her name, for largely unexplained or poorly elaborated reasons.


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** Monica herself gets this. Despite having dated the 21-years-her-senior Richard and likely having had to put up with snide comments from peers, she has no problem joining the rest of group in ridiculing Ross for his relationship with his student Elizabeth, even though girl is merely ten years younger than him.
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