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7th Feb '16 7:10:09 PM nombretomado
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* Surprisingly, there is a lot of continuity porn in the sitcom ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. The season 6 finale featured a lot of callbacks to previous episodes showing Sweet Dee's ex-boyfriends and the gang trying to discover who the father of her baby is. The two part season 7 finale being a high school reunion ties back to almost every character introduced (or mentioned) on the show who went to high school with the gang.
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* Surprisingly, there is a lot of continuity porn in the sitcom ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. The season 6 finale featured a lot of callbacks to previous episodes showing Sweet Dee's ex-boyfriends and the gang trying to discover who the father of her baby is. The two part season 7 finale being a high school reunion ties back to almost every character introduced (or mentioned) on the show who went to high school with the gang.
20th Jan '16 9:20:36 PM GrammarNavi
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* The ''SuperSmashBros'' series, especially ''Brawl'' are this for the entire Nintendo company in the form of a fighting game.
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* The ''SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, especially ''Brawl'' are this for the entire Nintendo company in the form of a fighting game.
7th Jan '16 7:31:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* FuneralForAFriend have spent most of their career paying homage to their early [=EPs=] and their first album Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation. Their 2007 EP The Great Wide Open features both their first two [=EPs=] played live in full, and their old logo from 2003 made a reappearance on their best of compilation Your History Is Mine in 2009. Their 2008 album Memory And Humanity features a reworked version of this logo and it also has similar SceneryPorn for its album cover. Their 2011 album Welcome Home Armageddon features a song called Old Hymns, which seems to be about how fans take the band's early work religiously and no matter what they do people will always compare their new stuff to it. It is in a similar musical style to that album, as well. It was even released on the label who released their [=EPs=] and first album, who they rejoined with for it.
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* FuneralForAFriend Music/FuneralForAFriend have spent most of their career paying homage to their early [=EPs=] and their first album Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation. Their 2007 EP The Great Wide Open features both their first two [=EPs=] played live in full, and their old logo from 2003 made a reappearance on their best of compilation Your History Is Mine in 2009. Their 2008 album Memory And Humanity features a reworked version of this logo and it also has similar SceneryPorn for its album cover. Their 2011 album Welcome Home Armageddon features a song called Old Hymns, which seems to be about how fans take the band's early work religiously and no matter what they do people will always compare their new stuff to it. It is in a similar musical style to that album, as well. It was even released on the label who released their [=EPs=] and first album, who they rejoined with for it.
23rd Dec '15 9:39:36 AM Malitia
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** Everything Al Ewing ever touched at Marvel, as he seems to be the living embodiment of the Marvel Wiki. ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers''? Reverenced everything up to freaking ''Comicbook/NextWave''. ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''? It literally caps all the continuity surrounding Loki, but not above referencing stuff as early as Walter Simonson or Avengers #1 from the silver age. etc. It's a testament to his talent that his series are generally perfectly readable without knowing this but be assured he doesn't forget continuity ''ever''.
20th Dec '15 7:49:56 PM nombretomado
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** In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] ''{{Superman}}'' comics, [[DCComics DC's]] guy in charge of Superman continuity was PromotedFanboy E. Nelson Bridwell. Bridwell adored the minutia of the Superman mythos, and whenever he personally penned a story, it was chock full of [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]], often to obscure SilverAge stuff. In stories ''focusing'' on the history of the character and his world (such as the original, pre-Crisis ''Krypton Chronicles'' and ''World of Krypton'' miniseries), this worked very well, but in stories that were set in the present day, the constant references did sometimes feel intrusive.
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** In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] ''{{Superman}}'' comics, [[DCComics DC's]] guy in charge of Superman continuity was PromotedFanboy E. Nelson Bridwell. Bridwell adored the minutia of the Superman mythos, and whenever he personally penned a story, it was chock full of [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]], often to obscure SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stuff. In stories ''focusing'' on the history of the character and his world (such as the original, pre-Crisis ''Krypton Chronicles'' and ''World of Krypton'' miniseries), this worked very well, but in stories that were set in the present day, the constant references did sometimes feel intrusive.
19th Dec '15 7:34:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheShield'' featured a continuity-heavy episode, "Co-Pilot", that exists for no other reason than to fill in plot holes and continuity errors no one had asked for (as well as give the show's makeup team time to figure out how they would depict Strike Team member Ronnie Gardocki's facial disfigurement). The episode, set weeks before the actual pilot, brought back most of the supporting characters who had died over the course of the first and second season (including Connie, the hooker who was killed two episodes prior, and Detective Terry Crowley, whose death motivated the entire series), cleared up unanswered questions from the first season and explained how the entire cast got to be where they are.
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* ''TheShield'' ''Series/TheShield'' featured a continuity-heavy episode, "Co-Pilot", that exists for no other reason than to fill in plot holes and continuity errors no one had asked for (as well as give the show's makeup team time to figure out how they would depict Strike Team member Ronnie Gardocki's facial disfigurement). The episode, set weeks before the actual pilot, brought back most of the supporting characters who had died over the course of the first and second season (including Connie, the hooker who was killed two episodes prior, and Detective Terry Crowley, whose death motivated the entire series), cleared up unanswered questions from the first season and explained how the entire cast got to be where they are.
8th Dec '15 3:08:22 AM jormis29
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* The "EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP" music video of the ''[[WebVideo/ASDFMovie asdfmovie]]'' canon features every primary character in the series.
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* The "EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP" music video of the ''[[WebVideo/ASDFMovie asdfmovie]]'' ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie'' canon features every primary character in the series.
29th Nov '15 5:43:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' was one of these. It had references to various games and cartoons, including: Chili Dogs, Swat-bots from [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAm]], the use of the name "Robotnik" (something which hadn't been mentioned for a while), old level names re-used, recycled sound effects and (poorly emulated) re-used music from old games, old badniks in the backgrounds, an old [[SegaGenesis Mega Drive]] in a background, a reference to Amy's tarot card reading (which was a plot point in the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' '''instruction manual''' that was long since forgotten), a nod to ''Anime/SonicX'' (Tails' workshop contains a plantpot, arguably with Cosmo's seed in it), an explanation of [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SonicBattle the gizoids and Emerl]]]], [[spoiler:an evil albino echidna (just like the two separate evil albino echidnas from [[Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog the Archie]] [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic and Fleetway]] comics)]] and an ending which [[spoiler:mirrors the opening plot of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'']].
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* ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' was one of these. It had references to various games and cartoons, including: Chili Dogs, Swat-bots from [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAm]], the use of the name "Robotnik" (something which hadn't been mentioned for a while), old level names re-used, recycled sound effects and (poorly emulated) re-used music from old games, old badniks in the backgrounds, an old [[SegaGenesis [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Mega Drive]] in a background, a reference to Amy's tarot card reading (which was a plot point in the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' '''instruction manual''' that was long since forgotten), a nod to ''Anime/SonicX'' (Tails' workshop contains a plantpot, arguably with Cosmo's seed in it), an explanation of [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SonicBattle the gizoids and Emerl]]]], [[spoiler:an evil albino echidna (just like the two separate evil albino echidnas from [[Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog the Archie]] [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic and Fleetway]] comics)]] and an ending which [[spoiler:mirrors the opening plot of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'']].
28th Nov '15 4:08:42 PM nombretomado
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** Marvel pulled one of these with ''SecretInvasion''. Character derailment you say? ''Alien mole!'' [[WolverinePublicity Too many of one guy]] to make sense in universe? ''Alien double!'' Character death of your favorite minor character, even though it was a powerful move and strongly affected the rest of the characters? ''Alien doppelganger!''
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** Marvel pulled one of these with ''SecretInvasion''.''ComicBook/SecretInvasion''. Character derailment you say? ''Alien mole!'' [[WolverinePublicity Too many of one guy]] to make sense in universe? ''Alien double!'' Character death of your favorite minor character, even though it was a powerful move and strongly affected the rest of the characters? ''Alien doppelganger!''
24th Nov '15 2:20:51 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/EndWar'' lives and breathes this trope, as numerous organizations and characters are present in the game and narrative without being given any proper explanation. You are expected to know who [[SplinterCell Third Echelon]], [[VideoGame/RainbowSix Team Rainbow]], the H.A.W.X. aircraft and [[GhostRecon The Ghosts]] are. Better yet, this is the canoncial continuation for the JSF's leader, Captain Scott Mitchell, who [[LateArrivalSpoiler was last seen near death]] in ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''.
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* ''VideoGame/EndWar'' lives and breathes this trope, as numerous organizations and characters are present in the game and narrative without being given any proper explanation. You are expected to know who [[SplinterCell [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Third Echelon]], [[VideoGame/RainbowSix Team Rainbow]], the H.A.W.X. VideoGame/{{HAWX}}. aircraft and [[GhostRecon [[VideoGame/GhostRecon The Ghosts]] are. Better yet, this is the canoncial continuation for the JSF's leader, Captain Scott Mitchell, who [[LateArrivalSpoiler was last seen near death]] in ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''.
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