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21st Mar '17 3:20:16 AM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In the episode where we learn why Dr. Drakken [[StartOfDarkness became a]] {{mad scientist}}, he is shocked to find out that Kim is the daughter of Dr. Possible, who [[spoiler: he knew in college, and who he currently attempting to take revenge upon]]. When Ron (who is currently Drakken's prisoner) makes fun of him for not making the connection, Drakken defends himself on the basis that "Possible is a very common last name." Drakken ends up leaving the room in order to get a phone book just to back up his argument, causing him to miss the fact that rescuers are breaking into the building.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In the episode where we learn why Dr. Drakken [[StartOfDarkness became a]] {{mad scientist}}, he is shocked to find out that Kim is the daughter of Dr. Possible, who [[spoiler: [[spoiler:who he knew in college, and who he currently attempting to take revenge upon]]. When Ron (who is currently Drakken's prisoner) makes fun of him for not making the connection, Drakken defends himself on the basis that "Possible is a very common last name." Drakken ends up leaving the room in order to get a phone book just to back up his argument, causing him to miss the fact that rescuers are breaking into the building.
21st Mar '17 3:19:20 AM SteveMB
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* In Drakken's origin episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', he is shocked to find out that Kim is Dr. Possible's daughter, [[spoiler: Dr. Possible having been someone he knew in high school and one of the people he is attempting to take revenge upon]]. When Ron (who is currently Drakken's prisoner) makes fun of him for not making the connection, Drakken defends himself on the basis that "Possible is a very common last name." Drakken ends up leaving the room in order to get a phone book just to back up his argument, causing him to miss the fact that rescuers are breaking into the building.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In Drakken's origin the episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', where we learn why Dr. Drakken [[StartOfDarkness became a]] {{mad scientist}}, he is shocked to find out that Kim is the daughter of Dr. Possible's daughter, Possible, who [[spoiler: Dr. Possible having been someone he knew in high school college, and one of the people who he is currently attempting to take revenge upon]]. When Ron (who is currently Drakken's prisoner) makes fun of him for not making the connection, Drakken defends himself on the basis that "Possible is a very common last name." Drakken ends up leaving the room in order to get a phone book just to back up his argument, causing him to miss the fact that rescuers are breaking into the building.
16th Mar '17 12:39:53 PM hszmv1
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* Many a troper has probably been watching a classic movie with friends when an inane debate broke out. Ever witnessed a debate running the length of BackToTheFuture over whether the Flux-Capacitor capacitates flux of fluxes capacitance? The winner? The people who made the physics students who started the trouble watch Film//TheCore.
11th Dec '16 9:03:28 PM GGCrono
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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''[sighs]'' ...Do the astronauts have weapons?\\

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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''[sighs]'' ...''[beat]'' ...Do the astronauts have weapons?\\
17th Nov '16 7:51:58 PM rjd1922
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*** The debate over the capitalization of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (whether it should be "Star Trek '''i'''nto Darkness" or "Star Trek '''I'''nto Darkness") eventually topped 70,000 words (that's longer than the first Harry Potter book). [[https://xkcd.com/1167/ xkcd]] pointed out the absurdity of it.
*** Perhaps the silliest: what nationality is [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Spy]]? [[note]]It's not ''entirely'' silly, as—with the exception of the Pyro—every other character has a clear national stereotype.[[/note]] The edit wars went on for ''months'' before "Meet The Spy" finally settled the issue with a canon answer: "French".

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*** The debate over the capitalization of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (whether it should be "Star Trek '''i'''nto Darkness" or "Star Trek '''I'''nto Darkness") eventually topped 70,000 words (that's longer than the first Harry Potter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book). ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[https://xkcd.com/1167/ xkcd]] pointed out the absurdity of it.
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*** Perhaps the silliest: what nationality is [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Spy]]? [[note]]It's not ''entirely'' silly, as—with the exception of the Pyro—every other character has a clear national stereotype.[[/note]] The edit wars went on for ''months'' before "Meet The the Spy" finally settled the issue with a canon answer: "French".
27th Oct '16 2:15:36 PM WillKeaton
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** The episode "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" begins with two war reenacters explaining to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick the titular battle, which was apparently fought over ''washing one's hands''[[note]]Keep in mind however that it was ''Patrick'' who said this.[[/note]]. This starts the two friends discussing cleanliness ([=SpongeBob=] is pro-clean, Patrick is not), and soon engage in a battle of their own.

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** The episode "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" begins with two war reenacters explaining to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick the titular battle, which was apparently fought over ''washing one's hands''[[note]]Keep hands.''[[note]]Keep in mind however that it was ''Patrick'' who said this.[[/note]]. [[/note]] This starts the two friends discussing cleanliness ([=SpongeBob=] is pro-clean, Patrick is not), and soon engage in a battle of their own.
27th Oct '16 2:14:06 PM WillKeaton
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** TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars has these in spades]]. For example: is that city in northern Poland called "Danzig" or "Gdańsk" in English? There's even been wars about ''punctuation''!

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** TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars has these in spades]]. spades.]] For example: is that city in northern Poland called "Danzig" or "Gdańsk" in English? There's even been wars about ''punctuation''!
11th Oct '16 8:50:06 AM TheCheshireCat
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** Subverted from time to time, though. Occasionally ManipulativeEditing is used to make things look more hostile than they actually are, and in a few cases (SWAT vs. [=GSG9=], [=SEALs=] vs. Israeli Commandos) the teams acknowledge that they don't REALLY hate each other. Also, it's entirely possible that silly performances by the visiting experts are encouraged by the producers.

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** Subverted from time to time, though. Occasionally ManipulativeEditing is used to make things look more hostile than they actually are, and in a few cases (SWAT vs. [=GSG9=], [=SEALs=] vs. Israeli Commandos) the teams acknowledge that they don't REALLY hate each other. Also, it's entirely possible that silly performances by the visiting experts are encouraged by the producers. The post-episode commentaries posted to the web confirm that most of the hostility between teams is played up for the show - they are very polite and cordial with each other in the web videos.
11th Oct '16 6:59:56 AM Gideoncrawle
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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''([[{{Beat}} sighs]])'' ...Do the astronauts have weapons?\\

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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''([[{{Beat}} sighs]])'' ...''[sighs]'' ...Do the astronauts have weapons?\\
29th Sep '16 1:35:35 PM ShorinBJ
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** On another occasion, there is a passionate argument over whether the name of the actor who played the main character in ''Film/StandAndDeliver'' was Edward James Olmos or Jacob Jame Olmos.

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** On another occasion, there is a passionate argument over whether the name of the actor who played the main character in ''Film/StandAndDeliver'' was Edward James Olmos or Jacob Jame James Olmos.
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