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9th Mar '16 8:15:31 PM GrammarNavi
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* On one episode of ''TheKingOfQueens'', Doug, Spence and Danny go to their high school reunion. Doug meets up with his old prankster friend (played by Creator/AdamSandler), who seems to be a completely different person, since he is now assistant principal at the school. Doug tries to convince him to be his old self, and he goes overboard, vandalizes the principal's car, and breaks into a convenience store. Meanwhile, Danny and Spence try to pick up women. Spence ends up picking up a lesbian and Danny picks up the former star quarterback, who is now gay.

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* On one episode of ''TheKingOfQueens'', ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', Doug, Spence and Danny go to their high school reunion. Doug meets up with his old prankster friend (played by Creator/AdamSandler), who seems to be a completely different person, since he is now assistant principal at the school. Doug tries to convince him to be his old self, and he goes overboard, vandalizes the principal's car, and breaks into a convenience store. Meanwhile, Danny and Spence try to pick up women. Spence ends up picking up a lesbian and Danny picks up the former star quarterback, who is now gay.
9th Mar '16 3:16:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DumbAndDumber'', Harry and Lloyd once attended a class reunion. While waiting for the others, they had a flashback of an incident that resulted in everyone chasing them. After the flashback, Harry wondered if they still remembered them. Oh, they remembered and were still as angry as at the end of the flashback.

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* In ''DumbAndDumber'', ''WesternAnimation/DumbAndDumber'', Harry and Lloyd once attended a class reunion. While waiting for the others, they had a flashback of an incident that resulted in everyone chasing them. After the flashback, Harry wondered if they still remembered them. Oh, they remembered and were still as angry as at the end of the flashback.
11th Feb '16 3:20:38 PM LentilSandEater
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* A fun and slightly subversive version of this was done in one episode of ''{{Wonderfalls}}'', where the person throwing their 6½ year reunion was doing it because, as it turned out, she really just needed something to take her mind off her marriage stresses. She ends up having an epiphany relating to this and walking out of the party she herself put together, leaving a bunch of very confused guests in her wake.

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* A fun and slightly subversive version of this was done in one episode of ''{{Wonderfalls}}'', where the person throwing their 6½ year reunion was doing it because, as it turned out, she really just needed something to take her mind off her marriage stresses. She ends up having an epiphany relating to this and walking out of the party she herself put together, leaving a bunch of very confused guests in her wake.
11th Feb '16 3:18:12 PM LentilSandEater
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* The whole point of ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion''. Marginally subversive in that the two outsider/slacker heroines themselves have not actually become outstanding successes. Played straight in that they are clearly happier than the AlphaBitch and JerkJock, and that the two nerds they sort of hung out with ''have'' made a lot of money; and it also uses a common trope in the genre when it turns out that one of the nerds, who had a crush on Michele in high school, [[GiveGeeksAChance gets his chance to begin dating her]].

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* The whole point of ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion''. Marginally subversive in that the The two outsider/slacker heroines themselves have not actually become outstanding successes. Played straight in that However, they are clearly happier than the AlphaBitch and JerkJock, and that the two nerds they sort of hung out with ''have'' made a lot of money; and it also uses a common trope in the genre when it turns out that one of the nerds, who had a crush on Michele in high school, [[GiveGeeksAChance gets his chance to begin dating her]].
23rd Jan '16 10:14:45 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheSteveHarveyShow'': Steve is eager to attend the high school reunion because it will give him a chance to reunite with his high school sweetheart Kim. Kim also teased Regina mercilessly because of her weight. Regina is also eager to attend, now that she is no longer fat and is successful. Steve is disappointed because now Kim is a nun. Regina tells Kim off but is immediately sorry she had done so once Steve tells her who Kim really is.

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* ''TheSteveHarveyShow'': ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'': Steve is eager to attend the high school reunion because it will give him a chance to reunite with his high school sweetheart Kim. Kim also teased Regina mercilessly because of her weight. Regina is also eager to attend, now that she is no longer fat and is successful. Steve is disappointed because now Kim is a nun. Regina tells Kim off but is immediately sorry she had done so once Steve tells her who Kim really is.
17th Jan '16 6:46:31 PM Willbyr
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A common trope used to give a character or characters a chance to interact with old classmates and/or as a flash-back to the days when they were in school. Sometimes used to portray how much a character [[OlderAndWiser has changed]], [[SheIsAllGrownUp grown-up]], or [[TookALevelInBadass become "cool"]] (or alternatively, how the character hasn't changed a bit), or just as an excuse to put the character in a funny looking wig, glasses or braces.

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A common trope used to give a character or characters a chance to interact with old classmates and/or as a flash-back to the days when they were in school. Sometimes used to portray how much a character [[OlderAndWiser has changed]], [[SheIsAllGrownUp grown-up]], or [[TookALevelInBadass become "cool"]] (or alternatively, how the character hasn't changed a bit), or just as an excuse to put the character in a funny looking wig, glasses or braces.
4th Jan '16 2:16:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* Surprising considering its genre, but ''Series/StargateSG1'' had this moment when Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell showed up to his class reunion with Vala Mal Doran, an alien. The whole town ends up thinking they're sleeping together, particularly since alien Vala misunderstands appropriate human behavior and invents vast sexcapades for the two of them. Then, Mitchell's boring cover is blown when alien assassins try to capture him and Vala during the reunion using clearly non-human tech.

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* Surprising considering its genre, but ''Series/StargateSG1'' had this moment when Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell showed up to his class reunion with Vala Mal Doran, an a human-looking alien. The whole town ends up thinking they're sleeping together, particularly since alien Vala misunderstands appropriate human behavior and invents vast sexcapades for the two of them. Then, Mitchell's boring cover is blown when alien assassins try to capture him and Vala during the reunion using clearly non-human tech.
29th Dec '15 8:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* "The Class of '57" by TheStatlerBrothers serves as a musical version of a reunion, catching up with who became a teacher, who became a car salesman, who became extremely rich (John, the CattleBaron, Charlotte marrying a multi-millionaire) and who fared not so well (Randy wound up institutionalized, Freddie committed suicide), and who completely fell off the radar ("''Where Mavis finally wound up is anybody's bet''"). Said to be inspired by an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}'' (the episode, which aired a year earlier, had that very title), songwriters Don and Harold Reid have said that when they began writing the lyrics, they recalled some of their old classmates and what they knew them to be doing now. Some were real, others were made up although they have repeatedly said that their departed classmate, Freddie, actually did kill himself. (Although it's unknown whether it was the result of "''Joe took Freddie's wife''.") The refrains summed things up well:

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* "The Class of '57" by TheStatlerBrothers Music/TheStatlerBrothers serves as a musical version of a reunion, catching up with who became a teacher, who became a car salesman, who became extremely rich (John, the CattleBaron, Charlotte marrying a multi-millionaire) and who fared not so well (Randy wound up institutionalized, Freddie committed suicide), and who completely fell off the radar ("''Where Mavis finally wound up is anybody's bet''"). Said to be inspired by an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}'' (the episode, which aired a year earlier, had that very title), songwriters Don and Harold Reid have said that when they began writing the lyrics, they recalled some of their old classmates and what they knew them to be doing now. Some were real, others were made up although they have repeatedly said that their departed classmate, Freddie, actually did kill himself. (Although it's unknown whether it was the result of "''Joe took Freddie's wife''.") The refrains summed things up well:
29th Nov '15 4:17:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GrossePointeBlank'' has this initiate the plot. The twist is that [[ByronicHero the main character]] ended up becoming [[ProfessionalKiller an assassin]].
* The whole point of ''RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion''. Marginally subversive in that the two outsider/slacker heroines themselves have not actually become outstanding successes. Played straight in that they are clearly happier than the AlphaBitch and JerkJock, and that the two nerds they sort of hung out with ''have'' made a lot of money; and it also uses a common trope in the genre when it turns out that one of the nerds, who had a crush on Michele in high school, [[GiveGeeksAChance gets his chance to begin dating her]].

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* ''GrossePointeBlank'' ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' has this initiate the plot. The twist is that [[ByronicHero the main character]] ended up becoming [[ProfessionalKiller an assassin]].
* The whole point of ''RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion''.''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion''. Marginally subversive in that the two outsider/slacker heroines themselves have not actually become outstanding successes. Played straight in that they are clearly happier than the AlphaBitch and JerkJock, and that the two nerds they sort of hung out with ''have'' made a lot of money; and it also uses a common trope in the genre when it turns out that one of the nerds, who had a crush on Michele in high school, [[GiveGeeksAChance gets his chance to begin dating her]].



* The point of the ''AmericanPie'' sequel ''American Reunion''.

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* The point of the ''AmericanPie'' sequel ''American Reunion''.''Film/AmericanReunion''.
20th Aug '15 9:33:15 AM MarkLungo
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* "The Class of '57" by TheStatlerBrothers serves as a musical version of a reunion, catching up with who became a teacher, who became a car salesman, who became extremely rich (John, the CattleBaron, Charlotte marrying a multi-millionaire) and who fared not so well (Randy wound up institutionalized, Freddie committed suicide), and who completely fell off the radar ("''Where Mavis finally wound up is anybody's bet''"). Said to be inspired by an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside}}'' (the episode, which aired a year earlier, had that very title), songwriters Don and Harold Reid have said that when they began writing the lyrics, they recalled some of their old classmates and what they knew them to be doing now. Some were real, others were made up although they have repeatedly said that their departed classmate, Freddie, actually did kill himself. (Although it's unknown whether it was the result of "''Joe took Freddie's wife''.") The refrains summed things up well:

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* "The Class of '57" by TheStatlerBrothers serves as a musical version of a reunion, catching up with who became a teacher, who became a car salesman, who became extremely rich (John, the CattleBaron, Charlotte marrying a multi-millionaire) and who fared not so well (Randy wound up institutionalized, Freddie committed suicide), and who completely fell off the radar ("''Where Mavis finally wound up is anybody's bet''"). Said to be inspired by an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside}}'' ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}'' (the episode, which aired a year earlier, had that very title), songwriters Don and Harold Reid have said that when they began writing the lyrics, they recalled some of their old classmates and what they knew them to be doing now. Some were real, others were made up although they have repeatedly said that their departed classmate, Freddie, actually did kill himself. (Although it's unknown whether it was the result of "''Joe took Freddie's wife''.") The refrains summed things up well:
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