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14th Aug '16 3:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''YuYuHakushoAbridged'', Suzaku (who is a redneck) tries to compliment Yusuke.

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* In ''YuYuHakushoAbridged'', ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'', Suzaku (who is a redneck) tries to compliment Yusuke.



* In ''DragonBallZAbridged'', Gohan is twice stated to be like his [[IdiotHero father]]. His response?

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* In ''DragonBallZAbridged'', ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Gohan is twice stated to be like his [[IdiotHero father]]. His response?
9th Jul '16 10:54:56 PM Premonition45
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* In the 2016 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', the character Hikaru Sulu is depicted as gay (becoming the franchise's first confirmedly gay character) because Creator/SimonPegg hoped to salute Sulu's original actor Creator/GeorgeTakei, who is himself gay and a prominent LGBT rights activist. However, to his disappointment, Takei did not like this, arguing that it would have been better if he'd created an entirely new LGBT character instead of simply adding an LGBT orientation onto an existing character.

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* In the 2016 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', the character Hikaru Sulu is depicted as gay (becoming the franchise's first confirmedly gay character) because castmember and screenwriter Creator/SimonPegg hoped to salute Sulu's original actor Creator/GeorgeTakei, who is himself gay and a prominent LGBT rights activist. However, to his disappointment, Takei did not like this, arguing that it would have been better if he'd created an entirely new LGBT character instead of simply adding an LGBT orientation onto an existing character.
9th Jul '16 10:53:30 PM Premonition45
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* In the 2016 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', the character Hikaru Sulu is depicted as gay (becoming the franchise's first confirmedly gay character) because Creator/SimonPegg hoped to salute Sulu's original actor Creator/GeorgeTakei, who is himself gay and a prominent LGBT rights activist. However, to his disappointment, Takei did not like this, arguing that it would have been better if he'd created an entirely new LGBT character instead of simply adding an LGBT orientation onto an existing character.
29th Jun '16 1:53:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''[[QuickDrawMcGraw Snooper and Blabber]]'' the duo are disguised as servants protecting the valuable diamond of a matron whose 65th birthday is being celebrated. Snooper gets the cake thrown in his face after quipping to her "You'll never see 60 again!"

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* In an episode of ''[[QuickDrawMcGraw ''[[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Snooper and Blabber]]'' the duo are disguised as servants protecting the valuable diamond of a matron whose 65th birthday is being celebrated. Snooper gets the cake thrown in his face after quipping to her "You'll never see 60 again!"
26th Jun '16 3:07:49 AM gewunomox
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* During the 2012 American Presidential Election Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan stated that (''without any irony whatsoever'') that his favorite band is RageAgainstTheMachine. Tom Morello's [[FlatWhat reaction]] then lampshaded the irony that Ryan's politics is the very ''machine'' the band's been raging against.

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* During the 2012 American Presidential Election Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan stated that (''without any irony whatsoever'') that his favorite band is RageAgainstTheMachine.Music/RageAgainstTheMachine. Tom Morello's [[FlatWhat reaction]] then lampshaded the irony that Ryan's politics is the very ''machine'' the band's been raging against.
5th May '16 7:16:38 PM nombretomado
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* In FullHouse, after Rebecca gives birth to twins Nicky and Alex. Joey goes into CutenessProximity mode, saying that they look like miniature [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudds]]. To this, Becky screams "MY BABIES LOOK LIKE ELMER FUDD!" and breaks into tears.

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* In FullHouse, ''Series/FullHouse'', after Rebecca gives birth to twins Nicky and Alex. Joey goes into CutenessProximity mode, saying that they look like miniature [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudds]]. To this, Becky screams "MY BABIES LOOK LIKE ELMER FUDD!" and breaks into tears.



* Screech from ''SavedByTheBell'' does this twice. The first time he makes this mistake, he tries to compliment his prospective girlfriend's mother with a celebrity... and he compares her with, of all people, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The other mistake involves an episode of ''The New Class'' series where Screech attempts to be complimentary to Mr. Belding when introducing him to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:

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* Screech from ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' does this twice. The first time he makes this mistake, he tries to compliment his prospective girlfriend's mother with a celebrity... and he compares her with, of all people, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The other mistake involves an episode of ''The New Class'' series where Screech attempts to be complimentary to Mr. Belding when introducing him to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:



* In an episode of ''{{Blossom}}'', one character recently introduced to another says "I don't care what they say, you keep wearing that shirt."

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* In an episode of ''{{Blossom}}'', ''Series/{{Blossom}}'', one character recently introduced to another says "I don't care what they say, you keep wearing that shirt."
12th Apr '16 2:20:08 PM Nentuaby
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* The form it takes has UnfortunateImplications: see YouAreACreditToYourRace, for praise tainted by (scientific) racialism and/or sex-ism.

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* The form it takes has UnfortunateImplications: see YouAreACreditToYourRace, for praise tainted by (scientific) racialism and/or sex-ism.racism, sexism, or other -isms.
2nd Apr '16 10:43:34 PM GrammarNavi
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* Hall-of-Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig had an off year in 1938, but manager Joe McCarthy kept him in the lineup throughout the season. He was much worse at the beginning of 1939, but everyone still thought he'd play through it. The end came in a game when he fielded a soft grounder and flipped the ball to the pitcher covering first base to end the inning. On the way back to the dugout, his teammates mobbed Gehrig, patting him on the back and congratulating him - for making a routine play. Gehrig realized how bad his performance must have been for his team to be complimenting him on something so basic. In his words, "They meant it to be kind, but it hurt worse than any bawling out." Gehrig retired shortly thereafter. He was later found to be suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease which [[TropeNamer today bears his name]]. Two years later, he was dead.

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* Hall-of-Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig had an off year in 1938, but manager Joe McCarthy [=McCarthy=] kept him in the lineup throughout the season. He was much worse at the beginning of 1939, but everyone still thought he'd play through it. The end came in a game when he fielded a soft grounder and flipped the ball to the pitcher covering first base to end the inning. On the way back to the dugout, his teammates mobbed Gehrig, patting him on the back and congratulating him - for making a routine play. Gehrig realized how bad his performance must have been for his team to be complimenting him on something so basic. In his words, "They meant it to be kind, but it hurt worse than any bawling out." Gehrig retired shortly thereafter. He was later found to be suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease which [[TropeNamer today bears his name]]. Two years later, he was dead.
27th Mar '16 9:27:37 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheAndyGriffithShow'':

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* ''TheAndyGriffithShow'':''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'':
19th Mar '16 4:45:25 AM Hossmeister
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