History InformedAbility / LiveActionTV

2nd May '18 8:59:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Rory Gilmore is repeatedly described as a brilliant writing prodigy who can make the most mundane story come to life with scintillating prose and profound insight. In the rare instances her articles and speeches are actually read aloud, they never rise at all above what any high school student could do.
*** This is arguably an in-universe example. When she gets an actual internship she's straight-up told her work isn't professional quality, and in the revival her career never went anywhere.

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** Rory Gilmore is repeatedly described as a brilliant writing prodigy who can make the most mundane story come to life with scintillating prose and profound insight. In the rare instances her articles and speeches are actually read aloud, they never rise at all above what any high school student could do.
*** This is arguably an in-universe example. When
do. However, when she gets an actual internship she's straight-up told her work isn't professional quality, and in the revival her career never went anywhere.
29th Apr '18 10:35:10 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Okona from the episode "The Outrageous Okona". Obviously meant to be a Han Solo-pastiche (particularly because he is ''dressed exactly like Han Solo''), the smirking Okona comes across as an overgrown fratboy with a sense of privilege that would stagger UsefulNotes/CharlesI. Riker and Wesley both gush over him, and he got a fair bit of tail on the Enterprise.

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** Okona from the episode "The Outrageous Okona". Obviously meant to be a Han Solo-pastiche (particularly because he is ''dressed exactly like Han Solo''), the smirking Okona comes across as an overgrown fratboy with a sense of privilege that would stagger UsefulNotes/CharlesI. Riker and Wesley both gush over him, him (although Picard and Worf think he's a joke from the beginning), and he got a fair bit of tail on the Enterprise.
29th Apr '18 10:14:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** This is arguably an in-universe example. When she gets an actual internship she's straight-up told her work isn't professional quality, and in the revival her career never went anywhere.
19th Apr '18 8:58:04 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'': One season focuses on a production of Hamlet in which a young film hunk is cast as the title role. In the end, he rises to the occasion and delivers what we're meant to understand is a masterful performance, but what we see is a montage of the actor staring dreamily into the middle distance while reciting his lines in virtual monotone.
30th Mar '18 5:19:54 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** The infamous Neelix. Fans are divided on just how many of the skills he claims to have are examples of this trope and how many of them are just lies/exaggerations (something he admits to in the episode ''Fair Trade'') however he does potentially have a lot of them. He is an expert cook whose food makes people ill, a morale officer who deliberately starts fights, an intrepid adventurer who is scared of the dark, an expert climber who fell off and injured his team mate, a survival expert whose survival skills indirectly killed two people, a guide whose information is almost always incorrect or inaccurate... you get the point. This is only a taster of what could be a very substantial wall of text.

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** The infamous Neelix. Fans are divided on just how many of the skills he claims to have are examples of this trope and how many of them are just lies/exaggerations (something he admits to in the episode ''Fair Trade'') however he does potentially have a lot of them. He is an expert cook whose food makes people ill, ill (and actually got the ship itself sick once), a morale officer who deliberately starts fights, an intrepid adventurer who is scared of the dark, an expert climber who fell off and injured his team mate, a survival expert whose survival skills indirectly killed two people, a guide whose information is almost always incorrect or inaccurate... you get the point. This is only a taster of what could be a very substantial wall of text.
21st Mar '18 8:51:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheOffice'': Dwight Shrute is hailed as their number one salesman and apparently has the numbers to back it up. While we occasionally see flashes of a polished hard-sell, he usually comes across as abrasive and threatening when on screen, quickly driving away his potential customers. This is especially obvious in the episode where he quits and goes to work for Staples. He immediately breaks records by selling two printers in his first day (off screen), but when we see him, he's chasing off a customer by insulting her printer paper choice. In contrast Michael, likewise touted as an excellent salesman, has been repeatedly shown winning over customers on-screen.

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* ''Series/TheOffice'': ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': Dwight Shrute is hailed as their number one salesman and apparently has the numbers to back it up. While we occasionally see flashes of a polished hard-sell, he usually comes across as abrasive and threatening when on screen, quickly driving away his potential customers. This is especially obvious in the episode where he quits and goes to work for Staples. He immediately breaks records by selling two printers in his first day (off screen), but when we see him, he's chasing off a customer by insulting her printer paper choice. In contrast Michael, likewise touted as an excellent salesman, has been repeatedly shown winning over customers on-screen.
3rd Mar '18 11:00:26 AM Malady
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** InvertedTrope. The ShowWithinAShow ''SoRandom'''s informed ability is that it sucks and no-one watches it. Not even the main character's mother. (Ironically, the latter [[LifeImitatesArt turned out to apply to the show for real]].)

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** InvertedTrope. The ShowWithinAShow ''SoRandom'''s ''Series/SoRandom'''s informed ability is that it sucks and no-one watches it. Not even the main character's mother. (Ironically, the latter [[LifeImitatesArt turned out to apply to the show for real]].)
31st Jan '18 5:13:11 PM MagBas
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** She does demonstrate this at one point, however. While sleeping over at Leonard's, she spots a mathematical error on Sheldon's board (which had stumped his work for some time) and takes the liberty of correcting it herself. Naturally this outraged Sheldon.



*** In early seasons, she's shown to have a large friendship group - she hosts at least one party with a few dozen guests, and has a lot of people who come to hers to watch sports on one occasion. One can only speculate that she lost touch with them as she grew closer to Leonard and the gang.
31st Jan '18 6:24:46 AM batty3108
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*** In early seasons, she's shown to have a large friendship group - she hosts at least one party with a few dozen guests, and has a lot of people who come to hers to watch sports on one occasion. One can only speculate that she lost touch with them as she grew closer to Leonard and the gang.
28th Jan '18 1:31:50 AM nirao01
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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': Josh is supposed to be a political savant. He certainly comes off as absurdly ''smart'', if thoroughly arrogant. But in terms of actually playing politics and running campaigns, he screws up. Frequently. His crowning moment as a political operative is taking Jimmy Smits and making him president, but that's more a result of Smits' character taking steps that fly in the face of Josh's advice.

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': Josh is supposed to be a political savant. He certainly comes off as absurdly ''smart'', if thoroughly arrogant. But in terms of actually playing politics and running campaigns, he screws up. Frequently. His crowning moment as a political operative is taking Jimmy Smits Creator/JimmySmits and making him president, but that's more a result of Smits' character taking steps that fly in the face of Josh's advice.
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