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19th Aug '16 11:07:04 PM AyaReiko
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* DumbBlonde: Next to never played straight anymore. Between works that subvert it, such as ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', to works that deconstruct it, such as ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'', it's hard to take this trope seriously in any form anymore.
12th Aug '16 10:21:26 PM Spyspotter
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* BumblingDad: Pretty much in any comedy that started after 1992 has the dad [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket being so incompetent that if they were single]], [[TooDumbToLive CPS would be taking them away]], [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist if they have them]]. Also thanks to the DoubleStandard, the dad being a bumbling buffoon is okay, but the mother being one would create accusation of misogynistic undertones.
5th Jul '16 9:28:13 AM GoblinCipher
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* MillenniumBug: Like the MayanDoomsday, time has passed well beyond the year 2000, and needless to say, computers are still perfectly functional.

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* MillenniumBug: Like the MayanDoomsday, The problem was noticed in plenty of time has passed well beyond and a lot of work was put in to make sure things went smoothly (with only two reported deaths). At this point most people barely even remember it, or falsely assume that the year 2000, and needless to say, computers are still perfectly functional.problem was never real in the first place.
15th May '16 8:49:46 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* SaveThePrincess: Had its days as an acceptable ExcusePlot in VideoGames, but those days are pretty much over. [[GrandfatherClause Unless you're]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].

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* SaveThePrincess: Had its days as an acceptable ExcusePlot in VideoGames, but those days are pretty much over. [[GrandfatherClause Unless you're]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].Mario]], and even then, the newer games in the series [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade]] this plenty.
11th May '16 7:23:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Like the case of KnightsAndKnaves, the answer to this one [[PopCultureOsmosis has become too well known]], and is only parodied these days.
11th May '16 5:38:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* GreedyJew: Due to the UnfortunateImplications of this stereotype, it is only seem nowadays for satire or DeliberateValuesDissonance. The LighterAndSofter version AllJewsAreCheapskates is seen occasionally.
27th Mar '16 6:28:39 PM GoblinCipher
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: It turns out that most people do indeed use all of their brain, just not all at once the same way you won't have every light in your house on if you're not in a particular room. In fact, if you ever find yourself with all your "lights" on at once, congratulations: you're having a seizure.

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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: It turns out that most people do indeed use all of their brain, just not all at once -- the same way you won't have every light in your house on if you're not in a particular room. In fact, if you ever find yourself with all your "lights" on at once, congratulations: you're having a seizure.
27th Mar '16 3:38:44 AM Ramidel
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* [[FauxtivationalPoster Motivational Poster]]: Barely played straight to begin with, parodied endlessly.
25th Mar '16 2:46:08 PM Josef5678
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* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Due to audiences not generally finding the fact that a wrestler is a foreigner to be enough of a reason to view them as a villain, most audiences find this type of character very difficult to take seriously when played completely straight. Modern depictions of this character type will either be a parody, or at least be a villain that happens to be foreign, as opposed to a villain ''because'' they're foreign and just hate America. Another reason for this trope's decline is becaus, for the most part, the modern wrestling world tends to focus on what a wrestler can do, with things like where they come from and what they look like as only a footnote. {{Wrestling/WWE}} is about the only major company in the world that still plays this trope completely straight, even in the 2010's, and even their use of it comes with a dose of GrandfatherClause.
22nd Mar '16 8:31:03 PM RAraya
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* BumblingDad: Pretty much in any comedy that started after 1992 has the dad being so incompetent that if they were single, CPS would be taking them away, [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist if they have them]]. Also thanks to the DoubleStandard, the dad being a bumbling buffoon is okay, but the mother being one would create accusation of misogynistic undertones.

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* BumblingDad: Pretty much in any comedy that started after 1992 has the dad [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket being so incompetent that if they were single, single]], [[TooDumbToLive CPS would be taking them away, away]], [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist if they have them]]. Also thanks to the DoubleStandard, the dad being a bumbling buffoon is okay, but the mother being one would create accusation of misogynistic undertones.



* Hippies are seldom played straight outside of Sixties period pieces, having been mostly replaced by {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s and {{Granola Girl}}s.

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* Hippies are seldom played straight outside of Sixties 60s/early 70s period pieces, having been mostly replaced by {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s and {{Granola Girl}}s.



* NonIronicClown: For some reason, every clown in these days tends to be [[MonsterClown scary]] or {{sad|Clown}}. Portraying a clown as a genuinely friendly cheerful jester is unusual. Likewise, most fictional priests nowadays tend to be [[PedophilePriest child molesters]] or [[SinisterMinister otherwise villainous]], to the point where a genuine GoodShepherd is rare.

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* NonIronicClown: For some reason, reason ([[WildMassGuessing most likely because of the cultural impact of Krusty the Klown and/or Pennywise]]), every clown in these days tends to be [[MonsterClown scary]] or {{sad|Clown}}. Portraying a clown as a genuinely friendly cheerful jester is unusual. Likewise, most fictional priests nowadays tend to be [[PedophilePriest child molesters]] or [[SinisterMinister otherwise villainous]], to the point where a genuine GoodShepherd is rare.



* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often clueless and vain, if not downright evil. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?

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* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early 1990s in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often clueless and vain, if not downright evil. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?



* SleepingSingle: An EnforcedTrope by film censors implementing the Hays Code in the [=1930s=]. It was considered kind of silly even at the time, and a couple sharing a bed wasn't even outright banned in the Code's heyday. Sitcoms from the [=1960's=] (and actually before[[note]]''Mary Kay and Johnny'' featured the leads sleeping in the same bed in 1947[[/note]]) started ignoring the Code, and this trope died along with it.

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* SleepingSingle: An EnforcedTrope by film censors implementing the Hays Code in the [=1930s=]. It was considered kind of silly even at the time, and a couple sharing a bed wasn't even outright banned in the Code's heyday. Sitcoms from the [=1960's=] (and actually before[[note]]''Mary Kay and Johnny'' featured the leads sleeping in the same bed in 1947[[/note]]) started ignoring the Code, Code (even considering that TV had a stricter code than film), and this trope died along with it.
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