History Main / DeadHorseTrope

15th Nov '17 2:11:02 PM KingLyger
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* DontEatAndSwim: The idea that you have to wait thirty minutes after eating before going swimming is a myth that's has been debunked hundreds of times. If this trope gets used at all, it's going to be exaggerated for the sake of comedy, like a character just dipping their toe in a pool ad suddenly developing cramps.

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* DontEatAndSwim: The idea that you have to wait thirty minutes after eating before going swimming is a myth that's has [[https://www.snopes.com/oldwives/hourwait.asp been debunked debunked]] hundreds of times. There are no records anywhere of drownings or near-drownings caused by cramps developed from eating. If this trope gets used at all, it's going to be exaggerated for the sake of comedy, like a character just dipping their toe in a pool ad and suddenly developing cramps.
15th Nov '17 2:09:25 PM KingLyger
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* DontEatAndSwim: The idea that you have to wait thirty minutes after eating before going swimming is a myth that's has been debunked hundreds of times. If this trope gets used at all, it's going to be exaggerated for the sake of comedy, like a character just dipping their toe in a pool ad suddenly developing cramps.
13th Nov '17 10:18:02 PM Caps-luna
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* GloveSlap: Just slapping them is far more common now.

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* GloveSlap: Just slapping them is far more common now. Not to mention that the thin fashionable gloves used in this trope are all but dead as a men's accessory.
5th Nov '17 7:55:59 PM thecarolinabull01
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* CountingSheep: [[ScienceMarchesOn Unfortunately, proven by science to be ineffective in real life]] and the Serta commercials have been parodying this for years, as have other shows.

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* CountingSheep: [[ScienceMarchesOn Unfortunately, proven by science to be ineffective in real life]] and the Serta mattress commercials have been parodying this for years, as have other shows.
5th Nov '17 12:05:17 PM Kickisund
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* DastardlyWhiplash: The original form of this stock villain character appeared in stage melodramas through the 1910s to the 1930s, after which it was parodied in silent film; the character has been appearing only as a parody of itself for so long that the parody is now the trope and its origins are close to being [[ForgottenTrope forgotten altogether]]. For the record, even in silent film, the only work that contains a character similar to Dastardly Whiplash at all is the serial ''Film/ThePerilsOfPauline'', and in it the character [[UnbuiltTrope is quite different from any later parodies]]. As ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' had several Pauline-like episodes with such a villain (a mustachioed cat named Oil Can Harry), and ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' was a parody of ''Pauline'' in many ways, this led to the misconception that such a character was very common throughout all silent films.



* DastardlyWhiplash: The original form of this stock villain character appeared in stage melodramas through the 1910s to the 1930s, after which it was parodied in silent film; the character has been appearing only as a parody of itself for so long that the parody is now the trope and its origins are close to being [[ForgottenTrope forgotten altogether]]. For the record, even in silent film, the only work that contains a character similar to Dastardly Whiplash at all is the serial ''Film/ThePerilsOfPauline'', and in it the character [[UnbuiltTrope is quite different from any later parodies]]. As ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' had several Pauline-like episodes with such a villain (a mustachioed cat named Oil Can Harry), and ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' was a parody of ''Pauline'' in many ways, this led to the misconception that such a character was very common throughout all silent films.
29th Oct '17 9:03:48 AM thecarolinabull01
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Or at least a specific variant of it in ProfessionalWrestling: "Divas" vs. "women wrestlers." Ever since women's wrestling switched from average-looking women in singlets wrestling a piss-break match to gorgeous, yet unathletic women providing {{fanservice}}, bookers would often place the "Divas" (the "performers" who were almost always the {{Face}}) in feuds against the actual female wrestlers (the "technicians" who were almost always the {{Heel}}) in an attempt to show fans that the "diva" wasn't just a MsFanservice and that just because someone can wrestle doesn't mean that they are entertaining to watch. This feuding extended to the fandom as well, as the rise of the SmartMark made more fans side with the women wrestlers and shame the "diva" types as being {{Faux Action Girl}}s who were only using wrestling as a stepping-stone to other forms of entertainment, which things like the Wrestling/WWEDivaSearch only seemed to confirm. It also didn't help that WWE fired most of their actual wrestlers in favor of the eye-candy model types who could barely even take a bump much less have a three minute match. The mocking in the fandom got so out of hand that by TheNewTens WWE began phasing out the "model" types for actual trained female wrestlers and retired the term "diva" altogether in 2016. The few "Divas" that remain today have either [[TookALevelInBadass Taken A Level In Badass]] to become competent wrestlers ([[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]]) or are used solely as {{jobber}}s (Wrestling/AliciaFox, Wrestling/SummerRae) or managers (Wrestling/{{Maryse}}, Wrestling/MariaKanellis). Wrestling/EvaMarie was the last remaining straight example in WWE, and her inability to do anything physical convincingly eventually resulted in her becoming a [[ParodySue parody]] of this archetype until she was removed from television following a Wellness Policy suspension, and chose to sit out the rest of her contract.

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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Or at least a specific variant of it in ProfessionalWrestling: "Divas" vs. "women wrestlers." Ever since women's wrestling switched from average-looking women in singlets wrestling a piss-break match to gorgeous, yet unathletic women providing {{fanservice}}, bookers would often place the "Divas" (the "performers" who were almost always the {{Face}}) in feuds against the actual female wrestlers (the "technicians" who were almost always the {{Heel}}) in an attempt to show fans that the "diva" wasn't just a MsFanservice and that just because someone can wrestle doesn't mean that they are entertaining to watch. This feuding extended to the fandom as well, as the rise of the SmartMark made more fans side with the women wrestlers and shame the "diva" types as being {{Faux Action Girl}}s who were only using wrestling as a stepping-stone to other forms of entertainment, which things like the Wrestling/WWEDivaSearch only seemed to confirm. It also didn't help that WWE fired most of their actual wrestlers in favor of the eye-candy model types who could barely even take a bump much less have a three minute match. The mocking in the fandom got so out of hand that by TheNewTens WWE began phasing out the "model" types for actual trained female wrestlers and retired the term "diva" altogether in 2016. The few "Divas" that remain today have either [[TookALevelInBadass Taken A Level In Badass]] to become competent wrestlers ([[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]]) or are used solely as {{jobber}}s (Wrestling/AliciaFox, Wrestling/SummerRae) or managers (Wrestling/{{Maryse}}, Wrestling/MariaKanellis). Wrestling/EvaMarie was the last remaining straight example in WWE, and her inability to do anything physical convincingly eventually resulted in her becoming a [[ParodySue parody]] parody of this archetype until she was removed from television following a Wellness Policy suspension, and chose to sit out the rest of her contract.
27th Sep '17 7:10:43 PM Josef5678
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** Though many people know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who's dog has eaten their homework.
26th Sep '17 1:52:23 PM blast3354pokemineblox
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** Though many people know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who's dog has eaten their homework.
24th Aug '17 1:58:27 PM WillBGood
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* MinstrelShows: While it would be [[{Understatement}} a stretch]] to say that racism is completely extinct, the more overt displays of it are certainly no longer generally acceptable.

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* MinstrelShows: While it would be [[{Understatement}} [[{{Understatement}} a stretch]] to say that racism is completely extinct, the more overt displays of it are certainly no longer generally acceptable.
24th Aug '17 1:58:06 PM WillBGood
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* MinstrelShows: While it would be a stretch to say that racism is completely extinct, the more overt displays of it are certainly no longer generally acceptable.

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* MinstrelShows: While it would be [[{Understatement}} a stretch stretch]] to say that racism is completely extinct, the more overt displays of it are certainly no longer generally acceptable.
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