History LoopholeAbuse / LiveActionTV

29th Jul '16 5:31:59 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'', Colbert brought back his same-named character from ''Series/TheColbertReport'' for a cameo. Viacom lawyers then showed up and barred ''The Late Show'' from using what they said was their "intellectual property". Stephen was a little confused as to how someone with his own name and face isn't owned by him, but then neatly sidestepped the lawyers by "retiring" the old Stephen Colbert character and introducing his "identical twin cousin" also named Stephen Colbert, who has the same exact personality as the old Stephen Colbert and bringing back "The Word" segment for ''The Late Show'' (retitled as "The Werd"). The fans were ecstatic.
4th Jul '16 6:17:32 AM mario0987
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** A successful application of a loophole of the rules of the Dark Curse occurs in Season 5. Every previous Dark One exists in the current one. Since the first Dark One, [[spoiler: Nimue, loves Merlin then Hook crushing Merlin's heart counts as Nimue crushing the heart of the thing she loves most.]]
30th Jun '16 6:27:27 AM F1Krazy
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* In the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Red Ball", a five-year-old girl is abducted, and when her abductor is arrested he refuses to divulge her location to the police or DA's office unless they agree to a deal that would see him walk free without jail time. Eventually, and after much reluctance, they agree to the deal and the girl is recovered. The ''judge'', however, does ''not'' agree to the deal and refuses to uphold it, so the case is taken to trial and the man is presumably convicted.
20th Jun '16 7:37:42 PM Twentington
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** A very common loophole abuse on the show is to pick clues from random spots on the board, instead of top-to-bottom. This is known as the "Forrest Bounce" by the fandom, and was notoriously employed by champion Arthur Chu.
** If a contestant gives an incorrect response, but corrects themself before the judges or Creator/AlexTrebek make a ruling, then the correct response is accepted.
** One episode had a contestant attempt to respond to Final Jeopardy! with the correct response "What is oxygen?", but only got as far as writing "What is O?" before time ran out. The judges decided to accept the answer since "O" is the symbol for oxygen on the periodic table.
9th Jun '16 7:08:33 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Enigma", the NID wants force the Tollans that SG-1 rescued to build weapons for Earth. Daniel Jackson gets away with helping the Tollans escape because he's a civilian, so he can't be court-martialed for disobeying orders, and they couldn't try him in civilian court without revealing the stargate program. And that's before you consider the problem of what, exactly, they could charge him with: as O'Neill put it, "it'd be hard to find a civilian law to cover this."
** This is to counter Colonel Maybourne's abuse of this trope. He argues that, since the Tollans are aliens, and their nation is not a signatory to any agreements, they have no rights on Earth.

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* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Season 1
episode "Enigma", the "Enigma":
*** The
NID wants force the Tollans that SG-1 rescued to build weapons for Earth. Daniel Jackson gets away with helping the Tollans escape because he's a civilian, so he can't be court-martialed for disobeying orders, and they couldn't try him in civilian court without revealing the stargate program. And that's before you consider the problem of what, exactly, they could charge him with: as O'Neill put it, "it'd be hard to find a civilian law to cover this."
** *** This is to counter Colonel Maybourne's abuse of this trope. He argues that, [[InhumanableAlienRights since the Tollans are aliens, and their nation is not a signatory to any agreements, they have no rights on Earth.Earth]]. An infuriated Daniel retorts, "How about ''basic human rights?!''"
3rd Jun '16 5:39:23 AM MrItty
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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', vampires cannot enter building unless they are invited. Evil vampire Angellus manages to enter the local highschool by pointing out that the sign on the school reads "Formatia trans sicere educatorum", which translates to "Enter all ye who seek knowledge". As Angellus tells a character who asked how he got in: "What can I say? I'm a knowledge seeker."
26th May '16 10:00:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'', Les Fortune gets tired of Nukus ordering him around, so he steals the Astral Axe and heads out to the park. After summoning Boron, he decides to have some fun, and play a game of "Simon says" with the mecha, quickly explaining the rules (as in, "only do what I tell you if I say 'Simon says' first"). Eventually, Nukus and Horribelle notice the theft and go to find him; Les tells them off, then tells Boron to crush them. Boron doesn't obey, however; he forgot to say "Simon says" first! Nukus quickly grabs the axe back and Les runs for his life.
10th May '16 11:17:31 PM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' Cameron is specifically ordered by Sarah not to kill two people who may be a lead to Skynet. When they're later murdered by gangsters, within earshot of Cameron, she nonchalantly points out to Sarah that saving them wasn't an order.


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* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' Cameron is specifically ordered by Sarah not to kill two people who may be a lead to Skynet. When they're later murdered by gangsters, within earshot of Cameron, she nonchalantly points out to Sarah that saving them wasn't an order.
24th Apr '16 3:47:39 PM EponymousKid
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* In the ''Series/TopGearUS'' episode "Need for Speed", the hosts go to Germany for some high-speed racing, with the instruction to bring Volkswagen cars. Tanner chose a VW Golf R, described as a "really fast hatchback"; Adam and Rutledge show up with sleeker, speedier cars from Lamborghini and Porsche, respectively. When Tanner objects, they quickly point out that Volkswagen Group owns Lamborghini and Porsche.
20th Mar '16 6:08:27 PM nombretomado
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* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', Cory and Shawn [[RiddleForTheAges somehow]] move Rachel's car into her dorm room as part of an EscalatingWar and Rachel tries to get them in trouble with Mr. Feeny but he refuses to punish them because there aren't any rules against parking a car in a dorm room.

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* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Cory and Shawn [[RiddleForTheAges somehow]] move Rachel's car into her dorm room as part of an EscalatingWar and Rachel tries to get them in trouble with Mr. Feeny but he refuses to punish them because there aren't any rules against parking a car in a dorm room.
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