History LoopholeAbuse / LiveActionTV

5th Dec '17 7:19:35 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In an episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Captain Holt describes the formation of an association for gay and lesbian African American police officers that he is the founder and president of. In flashback, we see him approach his superiors with his request for funding, only for the response to be howls of derisive, mocking laughter. In the present, Holt notes that since they apparently never actually got around to saying "no", he just took the money and started the association anyway.
28th Nov '17 2:14:22 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "Wakeup Plan", after accidently ingesting Mrs. Davis' sleeping pills, Mr. Conklin is caught sleeping in his office by the head of the board, Mr. Stone, and his assistant, Mr. Gleason. Miss Brooks successfully argues that Mr. Conklin was only seen sleeping during the lunch hour and after school - that is, on his own time.

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* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "Wakeup Plan", after accidently accidentally ingesting Mrs. Davis' sleeping pills, Mr. Conklin is caught sleeping in his office by the head of the board, Mr. Stone, and his assistant, Mr. Gleason. Miss Brooks successfully argues that Mr. Conklin was only seen sleeping during the lunch hour and after school - that is, on his own time.



* In ''Series/AmericanGladiators'', Human Cannonball had no requirement of how the contenders hit the Gladiators. This meant most contenders swung with their feet straight out, kicking the Gladiators off the pedestal. This was allowed until a memorable injury to Malibu, at which point the loophole was closed and the contenders had to tuck their legs in.

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* In ''Series/AmericanGladiators'', Human Cannonball had no requirement of about how the contenders hit the Gladiators. This meant most contenders swung with their feet straight out, kicking the Gladiators off the pedestal. This was allowed until a memorable injury to Malibu, at which point the loophole was closed and the contenders had to tuck their legs in.



* 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."

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', vampires cannot enter building unless they are invited. Evil vampire Angellus Angelus manages to enter the local highschool high school 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 Angelus tells a character who asked asks how he got in: "What can I say? I'm a knowledge seeker."



* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Barney is at a casino and tries to ride off on a motorcycle that was the jackpot prize for a slot machine he hadn't won. Casino security stops him, but they find they can't punish him because there isn't a rule saying you can't ride a motorcycle on the casino floor. Barney gets off scott-free, and from that day forward the casino has a "No motorcycles on the casino floor" sign prominently displayed. Ted later tells his children that there's a lot of pride in doing something so uniquely stupid that you force the creation of an entirely new rule.

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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Barney is at a casino and tries to ride off on a motorcycle that was the jackpot prize for a slot machine he hadn't won. Casino security stops him, but they find they can't punish him because there isn't a rule saying you can't ride a motorcycle on the casino floor. Barney gets off scott-free, scot-free, and from that day forward the casino has a "No motorcycles on the casino floor" sign prominently displayed. Ted later tells his children that there's a lot of pride in doing something so uniquely stupid that you force the creation of an entirely new rule.



** In "Ares", Harm is told not to go to the bridge onboard the destroyer because the captain doesn’t want any JAG lawyers there during an exercise. However he goes there pretending that the message was ambiguous.

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** In "Ares", Harm is told not to go to the bridge onboard on board the destroyer because the captain doesn’t want any JAG lawyers there during an exercise. However he goes there pretending that the message was ambiguous.



* ''Series/{{Wizards of Waverly Place}}'': Stevie's brother deliberatly faints and gives Justin a marker telling him to keep it away from Alex (who wants to draw a moustache on him). Since he only told him he wouldn't give it Alex, Justin lets Max do the {{Face Doodling}} instead.

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* ''Series/{{Wizards of Waverly Place}}'': Stevie's brother deliberatly deliberately faints and gives Justin a marker telling him to keep it away from Alex (who wants to draw a moustache on him). Since he only told him he wouldn't give it Alex, Justin lets Max do the {{Face Doodling}} instead.
21st Nov '17 3:09:43 PM Siempie
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* There are multiple ways to circumvent Kilgrave's orders in ''Series/JessicaJones''.
** Tricking a victim into thinking they carried out his orders correctly. Jessica tricked Simpson into thinking he'd followed Kilgrave's order - walk off a roof - by knocking him out, carrying him down to the pavement and throwing them both in a pile of trashbags. When he woke up, she told him that he'd jumped, but she'd caught him.
** Using ExactWords to convince a victim they have done everything Kilgrave asked. When he tells [[spoiler:Trish]] to "put a bullet in [her] head", she finds her gun is out of bullets and tries pushing a bullet through her skull with her bare hands. Jessica stuffs it in her mouth, meaning she has a bullet in her head, thus the order has technically been carried out.
** Making it physically impossible to carry out the order. When Kilgrave orders [[spoiler: his father]] to cut out his own heart, Jessica and Trish tape his hands behind his back until twelve hours pass and Kilgrave's control fades.
14th Nov '17 7:32:32 PM PlasmaTalon
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** Novak also once succeeded in getting illegally obtained evidence admitted to secure a conviction. Arguing that while the civil liberties of the victim's mother were violated, ''the suspect's'' were not.
6th Nov '17 1:08:58 PM tromag
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->'''Niles''': It would be so much easier if Roz were mentally incompetent.\\

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->'''Niles''': -->'''Niles''': It would be so much easier if Roz were mentally incompetent.\\



-->'''Frasier:''' It's borderline, but I'm desperate.

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-->'''Frasier:''' --->'''Frasier:''' It's borderline, but I'm desperate.
6th Nov '17 1:07:59 PM tromag
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-->'''Niles''': It would be so much easier if Roz were mentally incompetent.\\

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-->'''Niles''': ->'''Niles''': It would be so much easier if Roz were mentally incompetent.\\



-->'''Niles:''' Nothing is more sacrosanct than professional ethics. Fortunately, I know a trick to get around them. For the next few minutes, I'll be your psychiatrist. Then you can spill your guts with impunity.

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-->'''Niles:''' --->'''Niles:''' Nothing is more sacrosanct than professional ethics. Fortunately, I know a trick to get around them. For the next few minutes, I'll be your psychiatrist. Then you can spill your guts with impunity.
6th Nov '17 1:06:25 PM tromag
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** In other episode, Frasier desperately wants to talk about something a patient told him, but is bound by confidentiality.
-->'''Niles:''' Nothing is more sacrosanct than professional ethics. Fortunately, I know a trick to get around them. For the next few minutes, I'll be your psychiatrist. Then you can spill your guts with impunity.
-->'''Frasier:''' It's borderline, but I'm desperate.
22nd Aug '17 3:10:16 PM ANTMuddle
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* The series finale of ''Series/TheShield'' averted this one hard. In order for Vic to qualify for immunity from prosecution, he had to fulfill all of the terms of his immunity deal to the letter, without any deviations whatsoever. In other words, the Feds left him no loopholes.

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* The series finale of ''Series/TheShield'' averted this one hard. hard, at least on Vic's end. In order for Vic to qualify for immunity from prosecution, he had to fulfill all of the terms of his immunity the three-year deal to the letter, without any deviations whatsoever. In with no mistakes or deviations. On the other words, hand, the deal didn't determine in which capacity the Feds left were required to employ him no loopholes.(giving them countless loopholes against him).
12th Aug '17 7:07:39 AM Fiendish
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* The detectives of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' once raided a place selling mail-order "used Homecoming Queen undergarments". The Homecoming Queens in question were senior citizens, and making a ''bundle''. They didn't say that the undergarments belonged to young girls, after all.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
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The detectives of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' once raided a place selling mail-order "used Homecoming Queen undergarments". The Homecoming Queens in question were senior citizens, and making a ''bundle''. They didn't say that the undergarments belonged to young girls, after all.all.
** In "Svengali," ADA Novak arranges for an AttentionWhore serial killer to provide testimony against another defendant in exchange for -- at the serial killer's request -- being transferred to serve out his time in a cushy federal prison. Novak agrees, and as soon as the trial is over, smugly informs him just ''how'' she intends to uphold her end of the deal:
--->'''Novak:''' You're gonna love Florence Super Max. 23-hour lockdown, no visitors, no mail, no phone calls. No human contact for the rest of your life.
16th Jul '17 4:26:51 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** During "Voyage of the Damned" the Tenth Doctor uses the robotic servants exacting orders to save himself. Confirming that they were ordered to kill the crew and passengers, he argues that he should be spared. Reasoning that he is a stowaway, and does not fall under either category.

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** During "Voyage of the Damned" the Tenth Doctor uses the robotic servants exacting servants' exact orders to save himself. Confirming that they were ordered to kill the crew and passengers, he argues that he should be spared. Reasoning that spared because he is a stowaway, and does not fall under either category.
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