History LoopholeAbuse / LiveActionTV

19th Feb '17 9:52:37 AM eowynjedi
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* In the third ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' series, by-the-book Bush does this a couple of times. When Horatio goes spying ashore, he tells Bush to take ''Hotspur'' home if he's not back after a certain time. Bush ''does'' retreat once a French frigate shows up, but by that time Horatio's made good his escape; Bush claims that he thought the sandglasses were running too fast. Later, the flagship signals a retreat and Bush (again in command because Horatio is salvaging a pear-shaped operation) orders the inept Midshipman Hammond to double-check the signal using the book because he thinks that the shore battery's sudden quiet is a result of Horatio's party and not a convenient lull. The boy has it right for once, but it gives time for Horatio to succeed, resulting in a change in orders.
30th Jan '17 2:50:27 PM hyphz
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* On ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'', singer Christian Spridon was not popular with the judges, and three of them pressed their buzzers to halt the act. The remaining judge, David Walliams, encouraged him to continue while interacting with the crowd, only for Simon Cowell to reach over and press David's buzzer, shutting down the act. David, in response, reached over and hit the ''golden'' buzzer which automatically sends a contestant into the live shows. The Golden Buzzer was intended to be used after successful acts to resolve ties in the final voting; but since the rules state that activation of the golden buzzer overrides the votes of all other judges, it was assumed that it could also override the shutting down of an act, and Christian became the only act in the run to receive a direct ticket to the live shows in spite of his act technically failing.
** After this, Walliams became so infamous for using the golden buzzer to send bizarre rejected acts into the live shows that he was banned from pushing it.

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* On ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'', The later series of ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'' introduced the "Golden Buzzer". Unlike the regular judges' buzzers, which signify rejection of an act, any judge pressing the golden buzzer causes the act to ''instantly pass the round'' (regardless of the other judges' opinions) and be granted a bye in future rounds up until the live shows. It was usually used to break ties between the judges or as an additional bonus for particularly good acts. However, when singer Christian Spridon was not popular with the judges, and performed, three of them the judges pressed their buzzers to halt the act. The remaining judge, David Walliams, encouraged him to continue while interacting with the crowd, only for Simon Cowell to reach over and press David's buzzer, shutting down the act. David, in response, reached over and hit the ''golden'' buzzer which automatically sends golden buzzer. Since there Ain't No Rule against a contestant into the live shows. The Golden Buzzer was intended to be used after successful acts to resolve ties in the final voting; but since the rules state judge pushing ''both'' buzzers, nor that activation of an act has to have successfully completed to receive the golden buzzer overrides the votes of all other judges, it buzzer, Spridon was assumed that it could also override the shutting down of an act, and Christian became the only act in the run to receive a direct ticket sent straight to the live shows in spite to the chagrin of his act technically failing.
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Simon Cowell and the other judges. After this, Walliams became so infamous for using the golden buzzer to send bizarre rejected acts into the live shows that he was eventually banned from pushing it.
30th Jan '17 2:31:21 PM hyphz
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** Sheldon's agreement states that the shower can be occupied by only one person at a time, making Leonard and Priya showering together forbidden. However, it also stated that when Sheldon showered second, all reasonable adjustments must be made to ensure adequate hot water; thus, Priya argued that by sharing a shower they had ensured there would be enough hot water for Sheldon, superseding the occupancy limit.


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** After this, Walliams became so infamous for using the golden buzzer to send bizarre rejected acts into the live shows that he was banned from pushing it.
29th Jan '17 5:09:47 PM hyphz
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* On ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'', singer Christian Spridon was not popular with the judges, and three of them pressed their buzzers to halt the act. The remaining judge, David Walliams, encouraged him to continue while interacting with the crowd, only for Simon Cowell to reach over and press David's buzzer, shutting down the act. David, in response, reached over and hit the ''golden'' buzzer which automatically sends a contestant into the live shows. The Golden Buzzer was intended to be used after successful acts to resolve ties in the final voting; but since the rules state that activation of the golden buzzer overrides the votes of all other judges, it was assumed that it could also override the shutting down of an act, and Christian became the only act in the run to receive a direct ticket to the live shows in spite of his act technically failing.
5th Jan '17 7:02:12 PM NoxSky12599
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*** Sinclair did it again in one of the novels--the one where he became a Ranger of the Minbari. Part of the ritual to become a Ranger involved drinking something that was not harmful to Minbari, but potentially lethal to humans. Sinclair worked out a compromise via ExactWords: the ritual said "''taste'' of it", so he took only a tiny amount of the drink (which was still enough to make him sick, but thankfully not lethal). [[spoiler: And since he, in his persona of Valen, ultimately founded the Rangers, he probably arranged for that specific phrasing in the description of the ritual just so he could invoke this.]]

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*** Sinclair did it again in one of the novels--the one where canon novel "''To Dream in the City of Sorrows''", when he became a Ranger the Entil'Zha (leader) of the Minbari. Rangers. Part of the ritual to become a Ranger an Entil'Zha involved drinking something that was not harmful to Minbari, but potentially lethal to humans. Sinclair worked out a compromise via ExactWords: the ritual said "''taste'' of it", so he took only a tiny amount sip of the drink (which was still enough to make him sick, but thankfully not lethal). [[spoiler: And since he, in his persona of Valen, ultimately founded the Rangers, he probably arranged for that specific phrasing in the description of the ritual just so he could invoke this.]]
5th Jan '17 6:55:11 PM NoxSky12599
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-->'''Niles''': It would be so much easier if Roz were mentally incompetent.
-->'''Frasier''': Go on...
-->'''Niles''': Well, then there'd be some justification for protecting her. Is she irrational?
-->'''Frasier''': She did attack a vending machine once, when a Twinkie came out of the Oreo chute.
-->'''Niles''': Borderline, borderline. Does she ever act delusional?
-->'''Frasier''': Well, she often claims that she is responsible for the success of our show.
-->'''Niles''': Building, building. Does she display below-average intelligence?
-->'''Frasier''': She once ordered a bottle of white Zinfandel!
-->'''Niles''': Jackpot! Go to her, she's a threat to herself!
-->'''Frasier''': It's amazing they even let the woman drive!

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-->'''Niles''': It would be so much easier if Roz were mentally incompetent.
-->'''Frasier''':
incompetent.\\
'''Frasier''':
Go on...
-->'''Niles''':
on...\\
'''Niles''':
Well, then there'd be some justification for protecting her. Is she irrational?
-->'''Frasier''':
irrational?\\
'''Frasier''':
She did attack a vending machine once, when a Twinkie came out of the Oreo chute.
-->'''Niles''':
chute.\\
'''Niles''':
Borderline, borderline. Does she ever act delusional?
-->'''Frasier''':
delusional?\\
'''Frasier''':
Well, she often claims that she is responsible for the success of our show.
-->'''Niles''':
show.\\
'''Niles''':
Building, building. Does she display below-average intelligence?
-->'''Frasier''':
intelligence?\\
'''Frasier''':
She once ordered a bottle of white Zinfandel!
-->'''Niles''':
Zinfandel!\\
'''Niles''':
Jackpot! Go to her, she's a threat to herself!
-->'''Frasier''':
herself!\\
'''Frasier''':
It's amazing they even let the woman drive!


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** When men join the Night's Watch, they swear an oath of service for the rest of their lives ("''[My watch] shall not end until my death''"), and anyone who leaves is executed as a deserter. [[spoiler:When Jon Snow is murdered by mutineers and then restored to life by the witch Melisandre, the first thing he does after executing the traitors is to quit.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Jon Snow]]''': [[spoiler:I pledged my life to the Night's Watch. I gave my life.]]
24th Nov '16 11:54:19 AM SteveMB
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** In "The Galileo Seven", after Kirk is ordered to abandon the search for the missing shuttlecraft and proceed toward their next destination, he directs the ship onto its new course at "space-normal speed" (i.e. a slow crawl) while continuing the sensor scans. This delays their departure enough to retrieve everyone on the shuttle before it deorbits and burns up.
16th Nov '16 3:40:12 PM Mitis
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* In ''The Great Food Truck Race 2'', the teams were told to take some meat from a certain storage and make an original sausage to be judged. Whoever won would be given something to help out in their actual challenge. Korilla BBQ figured they had no chance against the other teams and considering they only had a hundred dollars to start their challenge, they opted to simply take ingredients from the storage to be used in the actual challenge and didn't bother making a sausage. The judge admitted that this was smart.

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* In Season 2 of ''The Great Food Truck Race 2'', Race'', the teams were told to take some meat from a certain storage and make an original sausage to be judged. Whoever won would be given something to help out in their actual challenge. Korilla BBQ figured they had no chance against the other teams and considering they only had a hundred dollars to start their challenge, they opted to simply take ingredients from the storage to be used in the actual challenge and didn't bother making a sausage. The judge admitted that this was smart.



* On ''Series/ICarly'' There's no rule that specifically states that a full-grown adult can't wrestle in a community wrestling league. The pamphlet only ''recommended'' the activity to boys 6-10.

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* On ''Series/ICarly'' ''Series/ICarly'', from the episode [=iCook=]: There's no rule that specifically states that a full-grown adult can't wrestle in a community wrestling league. The pamphlet only ''recommended'' the activity to boys 6-10.



*** Speaking of schools: while it’s unclear if they learned the act of reading lips in order to know what the main trio was saying because of wiretap laws requires a third party, usually parents and/or guardian including Spencer, for audio feedback; in “iHave My Principal” Briggs and Howard likely found a loophole where visual feedback is allowed only in public areas without prior knowledge and hallways counts as one. To be fair, if they did, would Spencer really this despite the loopholes that would found.



*** After Nevel trapped iCarly in being forced to get him a new car they couldn't afford, Spencer finds a loophole in the FCC's definition of a new car as a 'unique vehicle that's never been state registered and can go up to 25 miles per hour under its own power'. He modifies the replica star cruiser he got off the internet to be able to move under its own power. Because its unique (one of the kind), has never been state registered, and can go up to 25 miles an hour (proven when Nevel tries to drive it and destroys a flower shop), it technically counts as a new car.
*** When Sam gets them in legal trouble for getting money off children online, Spencer discovers they can legally keep the money if they give a product or service in return, and he just so happens to be selling fudgeballs for the Sunshine Girls.
*** When the gang is forced to talk about a terrible (and dangerous) line of shoes in a positive way which is enraging their fanbase, Spencer finds a loophole, they have to be talking about them in a positive way, doesn't say they can't reveal the faults of the shoe so long as they do it in a 'positive way'.

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*** "[=iGive=] Away A Car": After Nevel trapped iCarly in being forced to get him a new car they couldn't afford, Spencer finds a loophole in the FCC's definition of a new car as a 'unique vehicle that's that has never been state registered and can go up to 25 miles per hour under its own power'. He modifies the replica star cruiser he got off the internet Internet to be able to move under its own power. Because its it's unique (one of the kind), (one-of-a-kind), has never been state registered, and can go up to 25 miles an hour (proven when Nevel tries to drive it and destroys a flower shop), it technically counts as a new car.
*** "[=iOwe=] You": When Sam gets them in legal trouble for getting soliciting money off from children online, Spencer discovers they can legally keep the money if they give a product or service in return, and he just so happens to be selling fudgeballs for the Sunshine Girls.
*** "[=iPromote=] Techfoots" (formerly called "[=iGot=] A Sponsor": When the gang is forced to talk about a terrible (and dangerous) line of shoes in a positive way which is enraging their fanbase, Spencer finds a loophole, they have to be talking about them in a positive way, doesn't say they can't reveal the faults of the shoe so long as they do it in a 'positive way'.
13th Oct '16 2:42:11 PM ArthurEld
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In Season 4, episode 15 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver exploits something that happened at the end of a previous season that pretty much everyone in-show wanted to forget-his marriage by League of Assassins Law to Nyssa. Because of their marital status, he is able to take her place in a duel for control of the League with Malcolm, ensuring that Nyssa will win and that Malcolm won't die. It proves to be one of the most successful and manipulative things the usually very direct Oliver has done.

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* In Season 4, episode 15 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver exploits something that happened at the end of a previous season that pretty much everyone in-show wanted to forget-his marriage by League of Assassins Law to Nyssa. Because of their marital status, he is able to take her place in a duel for control of the League with Malcolm, ensuring that Nyssa will win and that Malcolm won't die. It proves to be one of the most successful and manipulative things the usually very direct Oliver has done.
13th Oct '16 2:41:47 PM ArthurEld
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In Season 4, episode 15 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver exploits something that happened at the end of a previous season that pretty much everyone in-show wanted to forget-his marriage by League of Assassins Law to Nyssa. Because of their marital status, he is able to take her place in a duel for control of the League with Malcolm, ensuring that Nyssa will win and that Malcolm won't die. It proves to be one of the most successful and manipulative things the usually very direct Oliver has done.
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