History MacGuffin / LiveActionTV

19th Mar '17 1:17:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': This {{Nickelodeon}} game show is one of the most literal applications of this trope. Each episode features a historical and/or mythological artifact that is eventually searched for and collected by the contestants. The actual nature of the item is completely unimportant outside of the trivia round, and in fact the item can be, and is, replaced with something else in each episode. The show itself is only concerned with the collection of said item.

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* ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': This {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} game show is one of the most literal applications of this trope. Each episode features a historical and/or mythological artifact that is eventually searched for and collected by the contestants. The actual nature of the item is completely unimportant outside of the trivia round, and in fact the item can be, and is, replaced with something else in each episode. The show itself is only concerned with the collection of said item.
8th Jan '17 6:24:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': This {{Nickelodeon}} game show is one of the most literal applications of this trope. Each episode features a historical and/or mythological artifact that is eventually searched for and collected by the contestants. The actual nature of the item is completely unimportant outside of the trivia round, and in fact the item can be, and is, replaced with something else in each episode. The show itself is only concerned with the collection of said item.

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* ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': This {{Nickelodeon}} game show is one of the most literal applications of this trope. Each episode features a historical and/or mythological artifact that is eventually searched for and collected by the contestants. The actual nature of the item is completely unimportant outside of the trivia round, and in fact the item can be, and is, replaced with something else in each episode. The show itself is only concerned with the collection of said item.
7th Nov '16 1:51:27 AM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': The boys come across a ring that was a prop in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. The rest of the episode is spent with each fighting to be its owner.
22nd Oct '16 11:01:52 AM SomberCaelifera
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* ''Series/Survivor'': The only reason the players are out in the game in the first place is for the prize, and all of their actions in the game revolve around getting themselves closer to the end to win.

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* ''Series/Survivor'': ''Series/{{Survivor}}'': The only reason the players are out in the game in the first place is for the prize, and all of their actions in the game revolve around getting themselves closer to the end to win.
9th Oct '15 10:05:30 AM zioncanyon
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': WordOfGod says that the murder of Laura Palmer is largely a Macguffin, to spurn the connections and communications between the characters of the titular town.
30th Jun '15 10:10:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'': The remake turns Earth into a MacGuffinLocation, uses that fact brilliantly in the third season's mid-season ending, then catches the audience off guard in the series finale. Most of the haunting clues the crew of Galactica have been encountering either fall into place or help promote the idea that the "route to Earth" they have been following is really a series of "[[MacGuffinLocation predestined convenient encounters]]." The character of Hera becomes the final [=MacGuffin=] needed to find a home planet [[spoiler:that turns out to be the real Earth long into its past]].

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'': ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': The remake turns Earth into a MacGuffinLocation, uses that fact brilliantly in the third season's mid-season ending, then catches the audience off guard in the series finale. Most of the haunting clues the crew of Galactica have been encountering either fall into place or help promote the idea that the "route to Earth" they have been following is really a series of "[[MacGuffinLocation predestined convenient encounters]]." The character of Hera becomes the final [=MacGuffin=] needed to find a home planet [[spoiler:that turns out to be the real Earth long into its past]].
10th Apr '15 7:43:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dinosaurs}}'': One unaired episode, "Scent of a Reptile", revolves around Charlene getting her "scent", which will attract one male dinosaur and one male only, who will be her mate for life. When she realises that her destined mate is a slobbish janitor, her grandmother tells her the only way to change her scent is with a very rare flower found on the other side of the world - the [=MacGuffin=] Lily.

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* ''{{Dinosaurs}}'': ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'': One unaired episode, "Scent of a Reptile", revolves around Charlene getting her "scent", which will attract one male dinosaur and one male only, who will be her mate for life. When she realises that her destined mate is a slobbish janitor, her grandmother tells her the only way to change her scent is with a very rare flower found on the other side of the world - the [=MacGuffin=] Lily.
8th Apr '15 10:31:39 PM Coolkyledude
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* ''Series/Survivor'': The only reason the players are out in the game in the first place is for the prize, and all of their actions in the game revolve around getting themselves closer to the end to win.
7th Feb '15 10:36:43 AM loriega
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* ''Series/{{Two Broke Girls}}'': The premise of the episode "And a Kickstarter" is that Caroline has ripped her pants and wants to earn money to buy a new, very expensive pair. She earns the money and buys the new pants; however, in the next episode and every episode thereafter, she wears her old pants. The new pants were clearly a [=MacGuffin=].
6th Dec '14 5:04:25 AM mhnospa
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* ''Into The Labyrinth'', a UK Children's TV series from the early 1980's, had 2 rival wizards, the good Rothko and the evil Belor, travelling through time to find the mysterious "Nidas". Most episodes ended with Belor's catchphrase "I deny you the Nidas!", causing a magic lightning bolt to move it again.
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