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20th Apr '18 8:57:59 AM Twentington
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* SupermarketSkit: Its use fell off after the late 1960s and early 1970s, and it has only rarely been spotted since then. {{Parody commercial}}s sometimes recreate it, but it hasn't been used straight in decades.
11th Apr '18 4:39:57 PM thecarolinabull01
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* DietEpisode: Overused to the point of clich&eacute:. Combined with HollywoodPudgy actors, the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 long-term weight loss is nearly impossible for most people]]], serious uses of this trope are rare nowadays, and even non-serious uses aren't much more common.

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* DietEpisode: Overused Not only is it overused to the point of clich&eacute:. Combined with cliché, but most characters that go on the diets are HollywoodPudgy actors, at best, so audiences don't take it very seriously. Combine that with the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 summertomato.com/does-the-biggest-loser-study-prove-that-long-term-weight-loss-is-impossible long-term weight loss is nearly impossible extremely difficult for most people]]], serious many people]], straight uses of this trope are rare nowadays, and even non-serious non-straight uses aren't much more common.



* GarbageWrestler: After the large amounts of injuries and premature deaths from this style of wrestling and the bad press that accompanied it, mainstream promotions have worked towards eliminating it entirely, such as WWE banning blading and weapon attacks to the head in 2008. The fanbase is much [[SmartMark smarter and more refined]] now and would rather see actual wrestlers put on an athletic spectacle instead of glorified stuntmen [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence falling off a 20-foot balcony through barbed-wire covered tables that are also on fire]]. True hardcore wrestlers only exist in indy feds and rarely make it to the top without both toning down the violence and incorporating actual wrestling into their arsenal.

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* GarbageWrestler: After the large amounts of injuries and premature deaths from this style of wrestling and the bad press that accompanied it, mainstream promotions have worked towards eliminating it entirely, such as WWE banning blading and weapon attacks to the head from their programming in 2008. The wrestling fanbase is much [[SmartMark smarter and more refined]] now than they used to be and would rather see actual wrestlers put on an athletic spectacle instead of glorified stuntmen [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence falling off a 20-foot balcony through barbed-wire covered tables that are also on fire]]. True hardcore wrestlers only exist in indy feds and rarely make it to the top without both toning down the violence and incorporating actual wrestling into their arsenal.



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Still largely used and accepted in animation, comics and video games, but discredited in live-action media.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Still largely used and accepted in animation, comics and video games, but discredited in live-action media.media, since there is no way to stop living, breathing people from aging.
11th Apr '18 3:43:22 PM thecarolinabull01
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* DietEpisode: Overused to the point of clich&eacute:. Combined with HollywoodPudgy actors, the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 long-term weight loss is near-impossible for most people]][[note]]though this shouldn't deter the effort, as it is doable as long as you know what you're doing to stick to it for life[[/note]], serious uses of this trope are rare nowadays, and even non-serious uses aren't used much more often.

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* DietEpisode: Overused to the point of clich&eacute:. Combined with HollywoodPudgy actors, the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 long-term weight loss is near-impossible nearly impossible for most people]][[note]]though this shouldn't deter the effort, as it is doable as long as you know what you're doing to stick to it for life[[/note]], people]]], serious uses of this trope are rare nowadays, and even non-serious uses aren't used much more often.common.
11th Apr '18 1:12:58 PM thecarolinabull01
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* DietEpisode: Overused to the point of cliché. Combined with HollywoodPudgy actors, the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 long-term weight loss is near-impossible for most people]][[note]]though this shouldn't deter the effort, as it is doable as long as you know what you're doing to stick to it for life[[/note]], serious uses of this trope are rare nowadays, and even non-serious uses aren't used much more often.

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* DietEpisode: Overused to the point of cliché.clich&eacute:. Combined with HollywoodPudgy actors, the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 long-term weight loss is near-impossible for most people]][[note]]though this shouldn't deter the effort, as it is doable as long as you know what you're doing to stick to it for life[[/note]], serious uses of this trope are rare nowadays, and even non-serious uses aren't used much more often.



* NiceGuysFinishLast: Assuming women are more attracted to abusive spouses has been seen as horribly sexist since the 2010s. Many works actually subvert it to the point the "nice guy" in question will be portrayed as delusional, misogynistic, and nowhere near as nice as he thinks he is.

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* NiceGuysFinishLast: Assuming women are more attracted to abusive spouses has been seen as horribly sexist since the 2010s. Many works actually subvert it to the point the "nice guy" in question will be portrayed as [[BitchInSheepsClothing delusional, misogynistic, and nowhere near as nice as he thinks he is.is]].



* ParentalFavoritism: The Biological Vs. Adoption variation of it. It hardly needs mentioning that dozens of {{fairy tale}}s (notably "Literature/{{Cinderella}}") involve stepchildren mistreated by their parents in favor of their biological children. This is a discredited trope today; more commonly, you have an adopted child who suffers some perceived slight from his stepparent and must be reassured that he is loved just as much as the parent's natural children.

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* ParentalFavoritism: The Biological Vs. Adoption variation of it. It hardly needs mentioning that dozens of {{fairy tale}}s (notably "Literature/{{Cinderella}}") involve stepchildren mistreated by their parents in favor of their biological children. This is a discredited trope today; more commonly, you have an adopted child who suffers some perceived slight from his their stepparent and must be reassured that he is they are loved just as much as the parent's natural children.



* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games[[note]]Perhaps justifiably so, since most children would be too young to understand the full nature of pro wrestling's inner workings and a video game that reflected the reality of it would be difficult to effectively pull off[[/note]], definitely discredited in live action. Everyone knows and accepts that pro wrestling is staged, and to say otherwise is considered to be insulting the audience's intelligence. The vast majority of wrestling-related TV shows and movies that come out these days (such as ''Film/TheWrestler'', shoot interviews, most WWE Documentaries and the Creator/{{Netflix}}-exclusive ''Series/{{GLOW|2017}}'' series) portray {{Kayfabe}} realistically.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games[[note]]Perhaps justifiably so, since most children would be too young to understand the full nature of pro wrestling's inner workings and a video game that reflected the reality of it would be difficult to effectively pull off[[/note]], definitely discredited in live action.live-action. Everyone knows and accepts that pro wrestling is staged, and to say otherwise is considered to be insulting the audience's intelligence. The vast majority of wrestling-related TV shows and movies that come out these days (such as ''Film/TheWrestler'', shoot interviews, most WWE Documentaries and the Creator/{{Netflix}}-exclusive ''Series/{{GLOW|2017}}'' series) portray {{Kayfabe}} realistically.



* SuicideAsComedy: Needless to say, suicide is not funny. It's pretty much impossible to play it for laughs nowadays without causing massive outcry.

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* SuicideAsComedy: Needless to say, suicide is not funny. Considering the increased awareness and publicization of suicide in the last decade or two, It's pretty much impossible to play it suicide for laughs nowadays without causing massive outcry.outcry (as ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' writers found out with the infamous episode "One Course Meal").
11th Apr '18 11:48:36 AM RaineyH
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* ADayInHerApron: Outdated in a society where many women work outside the home, and loaded with UnfortunateImplications besides. This trope posts that men are incompetent morons when it comes to the simplest household task, but women can handle housekeeping effectively because they're innately "better suited" to it.

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* ADayInHerApron: Outdated in a society where many women work outside the home, and loaded with UnfortunateImplications besides. This trope posts posits that men are incompetent morons when it comes to the simplest household task, but women can handle housekeeping effectively because they're innately "better suited" to it.



** The UpperClassTwit variation (e.g. [[Creator/AnnaRussell Pneumonia Vanderfeller]]) is still perfectly acceptable, if uncommon.



* FreeTheFrogs: A cliché that just doesn't work anymore, since the frogs (and other animals for dissection) always come pre-killed. And even if they weren't, teachers are required to provide alternatives to students who don't want to dissect and are gradually phasing out dissection for the exact reason this trope arose; a lot of people are really squicked out by doing it. Actually, most schools that still do dissections often use virtual replicas.

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* FreeTheFrogs: A cliché that just doesn't work anymore, since the frogs (and other animals for dissection) always come pre-killed. And even if they weren't, teachers are required to provide alternatives to students who don't want to dissect and are gradually phasing out dissection for the exact reason this trope arose; a lot of people are really squicked out by doing it. Actually, most many schools that still do dissections often use virtual replicas.replicas.
%%Don't say "most schools" unless you have the data.
11th Apr '18 11:14:28 AM KingLyger
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* NiceGuysFinishLast: Assuming women are more attracted to abusive spouses has been seen as horribly sexist since the 2010s. Many works actually subvert it to the point the "Nice guy" in question will be portrayed as delusional and mysogynistic. Unless of course, this is a BastardBoyfriend erotic series, or a CrossesTheLineTwice show, where the spouse ''has'' to be a jerk.

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* NiceGuysFinishLast: Assuming women are more attracted to abusive spouses has been seen as horribly sexist since the 2010s. Many works actually subvert it to the point the "Nice "nice guy" in question will be portrayed as delusional delusional, misogynistic, and mysogynistic. Unless of course, this is a BastardBoyfriend erotic series, or a CrossesTheLineTwice show, where the spouse ''has'' to be a jerk.nowhere near as nice as he thinks he is.



* OpeningScroll: Today, the general stance is that you should just ShowDontTell. May occasionally pop up as an homage to one of the [[Franchise/StarWars most famous examples]] (and even ''that'' was an homage).

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* OpeningScroll: Today, the general stance is that you should just ShowDontTell. May occasionally pop up as an homage to one of the [[Franchise/StarWars most famous examples]] (and even ''that'' was an homage). ''Star Wars'' is the only series that can still regularly get away with it because [[TropeMaker it's the one most people think of]]; when ''Film/RogueOne'' didn't include an opening crawl, it was seen as bizarre for the series.
11th Apr '18 10:25:20 AM KingLyger
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* BewitchedAmphibians: Currently, this has become a partially discredited and when faced with the stereotype, magic-users are more likely to irritably explain that turning people into frogs is impractical with so many other spells at hand. However, they're still quite likely to do it if it becomes convenient.
* TheBermudaTriangle: No matter what anyone wants to say about RealLife ships and planes that have disappeared in the region, aliens, Cthulhu, dimensional portals, Atlantis, etc. are '''NOT''' behind any of it. The incidence of RealLife disappearances in the area is no higher than any other part of the ocean that has similar size, weather, and maritime traffic. Indeed, for the amount of traffic in the area, it's one of the safest waterways in the world. (possibly ''the'' safest if you go by 2014 measurements)


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* TheBermudaTriangle: No matter what anyone wants to say about RealLife ships and planes that have disappeared in the region, aliens, Cthulhu, dimensional portals, Atlantis, etc. are not behind any of it. The incidence of RealLife disappearances by planes and boats in the area is no higher than any other part of the ocean that has similar size, weather, and maritime traffic. Indeed, for the amount of traffic in the area, it's one of the safest waterways in the world; since 2014, the Triangle has had one of the lowest rates of disappearance by planes and boats.
* BewitchedAmphibians: Currently, this has become a partially discredited and when faced with the stereotype, magic-users are more likely to irritably explain that turning people into frogs is impractical with so many other spells at hand. However, they're still quite likely to do it if it becomes convenient.
4th Apr '18 10:34:24 PM thecarolinabull01
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* DietEpisode: Overused to the point of cliché. Combined with HollywoodPudgy actors, the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 long-term weight loss is near-impossible for most people]][[note]]though this shouldn't deter the effort, as it is doable as long as you know what you're doing to stick to it for life[[/note]], serious uses of this trope are rare nowadays.

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* DietEpisode: Overused to the point of cliché. Combined with HollywoodPudgy actors, the rising obesity rates in the real world, and the realization that [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585 long-term weight loss is near-impossible for most people]][[note]]though this shouldn't deter the effort, as it is doable as long as you know what you're doing to stick to it for life[[/note]], serious uses of this trope are rare nowadays.nowadays, and even non-serious uses aren't used much more often.
4th Apr '18 5:12:42 PM Twentington
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: The over-saturation of flashy big-money game shows died off throughout the first decade of the 21st century, due in part to Reality TV taking over. Once game shows started becoming popular again in TheNewTens, they tended to be more straightforward, and less flashy and lavish. The dealbreaker was most likely ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'', which started off hotly but quickly lapsed into self-parody and suffered massive overexposure.

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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: The over-saturation of flashy Flashy big-money game shows died off throughout the first decade of the 21st century, due in part to Reality TV taking over.an oversaturation of the genre and the rise of reality TV. Once game shows started becoming popular again in TheNewTens, they tended to be more straightforward, and less flashy and lavish. The dealbreaker was most likely ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'', which started off hotly but quickly lapsed into self-parody and suffered massive overexposure.
4th Apr '18 5:06:26 PM Twentington
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: The over-saturation of flashy big-money game shows died off throughout the first decade of the 21st century, due in part to Reality TV taking over. Once game shows started becoming popular again in TheNewTens, they tended to be more straightforward, and less flashy and lavish. The dealbreaker was most likely ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'', which started off hotly but quickly lapsed into self-parody and suffered massive overexposure.
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