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7th Apr '16 3:51:24 PM Josef5678
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** Applied full-force to the ''{{MASH}}'' television franchise itself, which had ''two'' unsuccessful spinoffs - ''Series/AfterMASH'' and ''W*A*L*T*E*R'' -- that, for the most part, banked on the popularity of the second-tier cast and connections to the parent show itself. A third, ''Trapper John, M.D.'', was ''more'' successful than the other two, but did not include any of the original actors and was legally recognized as a spinoff of the movie.

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** Applied full-force to the ''{{MASH}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' television franchise itself, which had ''two'' unsuccessful spinoffs - ''Series/AfterMASH'' and ''W*A*L*T*E*R'' -- that, for the most part, banked on the popularity of the second-tier cast and connections to the parent show itself. A third, ''Trapper John, M.D.'', was ''more'' successful than the other two, but did not include any of the original actors and was legally recognized as a spinoff of the movie.
9th Mar '16 7:08:27 AM StFan
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:: Generalizing from a whole to the parts.

-->A colony of ants can destroy a tree.
-->Therefore, this ant can destroy that tree.

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:: : Generalizing from a whole to the parts.

-->A ->A colony of ants can destroy a tree.
-->Therefore,
tree.\\
Therefore,
this ant can destroy that tree.






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* ''Trail of the PinkPanther'', ''Curse of the Pink Panther'', ''Son of the Pink Panther'': Everyone likes a Pink Panther movie regardless of whether Inspector Clouseau (as played by Creator/PeterSellers) is actually in it, right?

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* ''Trail of the PinkPanther'', ''Curse of the Pink Panther'', ''Son of the Pink Panther'': Everyone likes ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': a Pink Panther movie regardless of whether Inspector Clouseau (as played by Creator/PeterSellers) is actually in Clone Wars movie? The Warsies will love it, right?even though it is not directed by [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Genndy Tartakovsky]] or Creator/GeorgeLucas and it's CGI. (The derived TV series fared better, though.)



* ''WesternAnimationStarWarsTheCloneWars'': a Clone Wars movie? The Warsies will love it, even though it is not directed by [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Genndy Tartakovsky]] or Creator/GeorgeLucas and it's CGI. (The derived TV series fared better, though)

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* ''WesternAnimationStarWarsTheCloneWars'': ''Trail of the Franchise/PinkPanther'', ''Curse of the Pink Panther'', ''Son of the Pink Panther'': Everyone likes a Clone Wars movie? The Warsies will love Pink Panther movie regardless of whether Inspector Clouseau (as played by Creator/PeterSellers) is actually in it, even though it is not directed by [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Genndy Tartakovsky]] or Creator/GeorgeLucas and it's CGI. (The derived TV series fared better, though)

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* "Hey, ''Series/MythBusters'' is popular, and it has explosions in just about every episode! Let's make a [[SmashLab show]] centered around StuffBlowingUp!"
** Leads to a great deal of FollowTheLeader behavior. For any successful premise, particularly in cheap-to-produce game shows and reality shows, expect to see numerous imitators.
* Subverted in the ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Rumor at the Top" in which the gang thought the Army was planning to send one of them to a new [=M*A*S*H=] being set up because the 4077th was so efficient. However, it turned out that the Army was planning no such thing as they realized that the 4077th only worked so well because of the combination of people.
** Applied full-force to the ''{{MASH}}'' television franchise itself, which had ''two'' unsuccessful spinoffs - ''Series/AfterMASH'' and ''W*A*L*T*E*R'' - that, for the most part, banked on the popularity of the second-tier cast and connections to the parent show itself. A third, ''Trapper John, M.D.'', was ''more'' successful than the other two, but did not include any of the original actors and was legally recognized as a spinoff of the movie.

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* "Hey, ''Series/MythBusters'' is popular, and it has explosions in just about every episode! Let's make a [[SmashLab show]] centered around StuffBlowingUp!"
**
StuffBlowingUp!" Leads to a great deal of FollowTheLeader behavior. For any successful premise, particularly in cheap-to-produce game shows and reality shows, expect to see numerous imitators.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'':
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Subverted in the ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Rumor at the Top" in which the gang thought the Army was planning to send one of them to a new [=M*A*S*H=] being set up because the 4077th was so efficient. However, it turned out that the Army was planning no such thing as they realized that the 4077th only worked so well because of the combination of people.
** Applied full-force to the ''{{MASH}}'' television franchise itself, which had ''two'' unsuccessful spinoffs - ''Series/AfterMASH'' and ''W*A*L*T*E*R'' - -- that, for the most part, banked on the popularity of the second-tier cast and connections to the parent show itself. A third, ''Trapper John, M.D.'', was ''more'' successful than the other two, but did not include any of the original actors and was legally recognized as a spinoff of the movie.

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15th Dec '15 2:06:45 PM hamza678
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* ''StarWars: TheCloneWars'': a Clone Wars movie? The Warsies will love it, even though it is not directed by [[StarWarsCloneWars Genndy Tartakovsky]] or GeorgeLucas and it's CGI. (The derivated TV series fared better, though)

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* ''StarWars: TheCloneWars'': ''WesternAnimationStarWarsTheCloneWars'': a Clone Wars movie? The Warsies will love it, even though it is not directed by [[StarWarsCloneWars [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Genndy Tartakovsky]] or GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas and it's CGI. (The derivated derived TV series fared better, though)
25th Nov '15 7:50:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* As individuals, ACH, [=TaDarius=] Thomas, Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander were slightly better than Wrestling/RingOfHonor's jobbers. As the tag teams Adrenaline Rush and the C&C Wrestle Factory, they were much better but still noticeably behind the main ROH teams. All four together were able to handily beat an equal number of their usually higher ranked opponents at ''Death Before Dishonor XI'' however. Sadly, baby {{face}}s rarely do [[PowerStables super stables]] so this didn't last.

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* As individuals, ACH, [=TaDarius=] Thomas, Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander were slightly better than Wrestling/RingOfHonor's jobbers. As the tag teams Adrenaline Rush and the C&C Wrestle Factory, they were much better but still noticeably behind the main ROH teams. All four together were able to handily beat an equal number of their usually higher ranked opponents at ''Death Before Dishonor XI'' however. Sadly, baby {{face}}s rarely do [[PowerStables [[PowerStable super stables]] so this didn't last.
25th Nov '15 7:49:14 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/BillyGunn and the Road Dogg Jessie James, two {{jobber}}s who could basically only beat each other as individuals. As a tag team they were the ultra successful New Age Outlaws.



* In WWE, Wrestling/TheShield were nigh unstoppable as a unit, no matter how many main event wrestlers were thrown their way. [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Brothers]] Of [[Wrestling/{{Kane}} Destruction]][=\=]Wrestling/TeamHellNo? Not enough. But give one of them to [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] or The Undertaker? It is only somewhat competitive with Bryan/Taker winning handily. Wrestling/SethRollins, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns did eventually become main eventers in their own right though...''eventually''.

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* As individuals, ACH, [=TaDarius=] Thomas, Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander were slightly better than Wrestling/RingOfHonor's jobbers. As the tag teams Adrenaline Rush and the C&C Wrestle Factory, they were much better but still noticeably behind the main ROH teams. All four together were able to handily beat an equal number of their usually higher ranked opponents at ''Death Before Dishonor XI'' however. Sadly, baby {{face}}s rarely do [[PowerStables super stables]] so this didn't last.
* In WWE, Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/TheShield were nigh unstoppable as a unit, no matter how many main event wrestlers were thrown their way. [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Brothers]] Of [[Wrestling/{{Kane}} Destruction]][=\=]Wrestling/TeamHellNo? Not enough. But give one of them to [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] or The Undertaker? It is only somewhat competitive with Bryan/Taker winning handily. Wrestling/SethRollins, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns did eventually become main eventers in their own right though...''eventually''.
4th Oct '15 11:10:31 AM nombretomado
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* This was responsible for UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' were dark, edgy, and had a lot of moral ambiguity, and they were widely praised and treated as classics. So dark, edgy things are automatically good, even in the absence of intelligent, thoughtful plots and well-rounded characters, right?

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* This was responsible for UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' were dark, edgy, and had a lot of moral ambiguity, and they were widely praised and treated as classics. So dark, edgy things are automatically good, even in the absence of intelligent, thoughtful plots and well-rounded characters, right?
10th May '15 6:22:26 AM Bissek
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** There are some notable aversions of this as well. ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' matched its [[Series/{{Cheers}} predecessor's]] run and won a ton of Emmys and acclaim. ''Series/TheJeffersons'' ran ''longer'' than its [[Series/AllInTheFamily predecssor]].

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** There are some notable aversions of this as well. ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' matched its [[Series/{{Cheers}} predecessor's]] run and won a ton of Emmys and acclaim. ''Series/TheJeffersons'' ran ''longer'' than its [[Series/AllInTheFamily predecssor]]. ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has run longer than ''Series/{{JAG}}'' and now has spawned [[Series/NCISLosAngeles two]] [[Series/NCISNewOrleans spinoffs]] of its own.
28th Apr '15 3:27:09 PM nombretomado
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* The film studio in ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' makes this fallacy by firing WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck from their next movie, based on the fact that BugsBunny has far more fans than he does. It ends up a spectacular failure without the classic Bugs/Daffy interaction.

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* The film studio in ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' makes this fallacy by firing WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck from their next movie, based on the fact that BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has far more fans than he does. It ends up a spectacular failure without the classic Bugs/Daffy interaction.
17th Apr '15 7:29:17 PM nombretomado
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* The film studio in ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' makes this fallacy by firing DaffyDuck from their next movie, based on the fact that BugsBunny has far more fans than he does. It ends up a spectacular failure without the classic Bugs/Daffy interaction.

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* The film studio in ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' makes this fallacy by firing DaffyDuck WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck from their next movie, based on the fact that BugsBunny has far more fans than he does. It ends up a spectacular failure without the classic Bugs/Daffy interaction.
14th Apr '15 6:28:57 PM nombretomado
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* This was responsible for TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' were dark, edgy, and had a lot of moral ambiguity, and they were widely praised and treated as classics. So dark, edgy things are automatically good, even in the absence of intelligent, thoughtful plots and well-rounded characters, right?

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* This was responsible for TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' were dark, edgy, and had a lot of moral ambiguity, and they were widely praised and treated as classics. So dark, edgy things are automatically good, even in the absence of intelligent, thoughtful plots and well-rounded characters, right?
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