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29th Jun '15 4:54:03 PM nombretomado
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Ronald D. Moore talks about Fridge Logic extensively on the commentary to ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' episode (2.02) "Valley of Darkness," likening it to the type of logic used to figure out whether the light in the fridge stays on when the door is closed[[note]]It really doesn't. When you close the door, it pushes a switch that turns the light off. Some models switch the light off when the door is sufficiently near completely closing[[/note]].
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Ronald D. Moore talks about Fridge Logic extensively on the commentary to ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' episode (2.02) "Valley of Darkness," likening it to the type of logic used to figure out whether the light in the fridge stays on when the door is closed[[note]]It really doesn't. When you close the door, it pushes a switch that turns the light off. Some models switch the light off when the door is sufficiently near completely closing[[/note]].
24th Aug '14 7:49:57 PM MarsJenkar
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See also FridgeBrilliance for when there's actually a really good explanation when you think about it, and FridgeHorror when something is incredibly [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] when you think about it. Sometimes Fridge Logic (and/or a heaping helping of ValuesDissonance) can turn an otherwise happy ending into a {{bittersweet|Ending}} or outright DownerEnding; for this, see EsotericHappyEnding. This is also related to the MST3KMantra, which allows you to just go along for the ride and not sweat the details. When fans notice these ''during'' the show, it's a plain old PlotHole. Not related to StuffedIntoTheFridge. Also not to be confused with the un-tasty OvenLogic, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begriffsschrift Frege logic]] or Bathroom Logic. If the characters themselves fail to ask questions about a given plot development or device, then it's because ApathyKilledTheCat.
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See also FridgeBrilliance for when there's actually a really good explanation when you think about it, and FridgeHorror when something is incredibly [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] when you think about it. Sometimes Fridge Logic (and/or a heaping helping of ValuesDissonance) can turn an otherwise happy ending into a {{bittersweet|Ending}} or outright DownerEnding; for this, see EsotericHappyEnding. This is also related to the MST3KMantra, which allows you to just go along for the ride and not sweat the details. When fans notice these ''during'' the show, it's a plain old PlotHole. Not related to StuffedIntoTheFridge. Also not to be confused with BridgeLogic, the un-tasty OvenLogic, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begriffsschrift Frege logic]] or Bathroom Logic. If the characters themselves fail to ask questions about a given plot development or device, then it's because ApathyKilledTheCat.
24th Dec '13 6:09:33 AM Awesomekid42
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23rd Oct '13 12:16:03 PM Willbyr
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* In science fiction circles, this is also known as a "Jellybean Moment". This refers to a story by HarlanEllison titled ''"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman'', where the climax of the story involves gumming up the works of the society with the application of jellybeans. It's only after the story has been read that the average reader thinks "[[AssPull Where the heck did he get the jellybeans?]]" This phrase is at the core of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Harlan_Ellison/Archive_2#The_.22Jelly_Bean.22_Incident a famous story involving Ellison at a Worldcon]]. This is also {{Lampshaded}} in-story: "Where did he get jelly beans? Nobody has made jelly beans for more than a hundred years!"
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* In science fiction circles, this is also known as a "Jellybean Moment". This refers to a story by HarlanEllison Creator/HarlanEllison titled ''"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman'', where the climax of the story involves gumming up the works of the society with the application of jellybeans. It's only after the story has been read that the average reader thinks "[[AssPull Where the heck did he get the jellybeans?]]" This phrase is at the core of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Harlan_Ellison/Archive_2#The_.22Jelly_Bean.22_Incident a famous story involving Ellison at a Worldcon]]. This is also {{Lampshaded}} in-story: "Where did he get jelly beans? Nobody has made jelly beans for more than a hundred years!"
30th Aug '13 4:45:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Stories with a TomatoSurprise may ''count'' on this phenomenon to prevent you from questioning oddities in what appears to be happening. By the time the Fridge Logic would have hit the audience, they've explained what was really going on, and those problems are explained to be clues that something was up.
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Stories with a TomatoSurprise or ThroughTheEyesOfMadness may ''count'' on this phenomenon to prevent you from questioning oddities in what appears to be happening. By the time the Fridge Logic would have hit the audience, they've explained what was really going on, and those problems are explained to be clues that something was up.
29th Jul '13 11:07:45 PM JIKTV
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FridgeLogic has been the writer's-room term for these little InternalConsistency issues for a good while, as in "Don't sweat the Fridge Logic, we've got bigger fish to fry. We've only got 20 minutes left to work in [[NoodleImplements three costume changes, a foreign language, and a weird wig]]." It refers to some illogical or implausible plot point that the audience doesn't realize during the show, but only long afterwards. This naming is highly subjective, since not every person follows the same train of thought. Some people will never even realise there was a problem, while others will call it a PlotHole, since they already noticed the problem during the show.
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FridgeLogic Fridge Logic has been the writer's-room term for these little InternalConsistency issues for a good while, as in "Don't sweat the Fridge Logic, we've got bigger fish to fry. We've only got 20 minutes left to work in [[NoodleImplements three costume changes, a foreign language, and a weird wig]]." It refers to some illogical or implausible plot point that the audience doesn't realize during the show, but only long afterwards. This naming is highly subjective, since not every person follows the same train of thought. Some people will never even realise there was a problem, while others will call it a PlotHole, since they already noticed the problem during the show.

Stories with a TomatoSurprise may ''count'' on this phenomenon to prevent you from questioning oddities in what appears to be happening. By the time the FridgeLogic would have hit the audience, they've explained what was really going on, and those problems are explained to be clues that something was up.
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Stories with a TomatoSurprise may ''count'' on this phenomenon to prevent you from questioning oddities in what appears to be happening. By the time the FridgeLogic Fridge Logic would have hit the audience, they've explained what was really going on, and those problems are explained to be clues that something was up.
1st Jul '13 4:37:11 AM Whitecroc
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* In science fiction circles, this is also known as a "Jellybean Moment". This refers to a story by HarlanEllison titled ''"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman'', where the climax of the story involves gumming up the works of the society with the application of jellybeans. It's only after the story has been read that the average reader thinks "[[AssPull Where the heck did he get the jellybeans?]]" This phrase is at the core of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Harlan_Ellison/Archive_2#The_.22Jelly_Bean.22_Incident a famous story involving Ellison at a Worldcon]]. ** Lampshaded in-story: "Where did he get jelly beans? Nobody has made jelly beans for more than a hundred years!" * On the commentary track for the ''HotFuzz'' DVD, the filmmakers refer to this as "popcorn logic." It's five minutes after the movie ends, you're walking out of the theater, finishing off your popcorn, and--''wait a tick!''
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* In science fiction circles, this is also known as a "Jellybean Moment". This refers to a story by HarlanEllison titled ''"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman'', where the climax of the story involves gumming up the works of the society with the application of jellybeans. It's only after the story has been read that the average reader thinks "[[AssPull Where the heck did he get the jellybeans?]]" This phrase is at the core of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Harlan_Ellison/Archive_2#The_.22Jelly_Bean.22_Incident a famous story involving Ellison at a Worldcon]]. ** Lampshaded Worldcon]]. This is also {{Lampshaded}} in-story: "Where did he get jelly beans? Nobody has made jelly beans for more than a hundred years!" * On the commentary track for the ''HotFuzz'' ''Film/HotFuzz'' DVD, the filmmakers refer to this as "popcorn logic." It's five minutes after the movie ends, you're walking out of the theater, finishing off your popcorn, and--''wait a tick!''

Ronald D. Moore talks about Fridge Logic extensively on the commentary to ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' episode (2.02) "Valley of Darkness," likening it to the type of logic used to figure out whether the light in the fridge stays on when the door is closed[[note]]It really doesn't. When you close the door, it pushes a switch that turns the light off. Some models switch the light off when the door is sufficiently near completely closing[[/note]].
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Ronald D. Moore talks about Fridge Logic extensively on the commentary to ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' episode (2.02) "Valley of Darkness," likening it to the type of logic used to figure out whether the light in the fridge stays on when the door is closed[[note]]It really doesn't. When you close the door, it pushes a switch that turns the light off. Some models switch the light off when the door is sufficiently near completely closing[[/note]].

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9th Jun '13 5:11:12 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->--'''Sauron''', ''[[http://onering.legendaryfrog.com/movies_orse_w.php One Ring to Rule Them All Special Edition]]''
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-->--'''Sauron''', ''[[http://onering.legendaryfrog.com/movies_orse_w.php ''[[Creator/LegendaryFrog One Ring to Rule Them All Special Edition]]''
30th May '13 8:29:17 AM TruthSentinel
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Ronald D. Moore talks about Fridge Logic extensively on the commentary to ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' episode (2.02) "Valley of Darkness," likening it to the type of logic used to figure out whether the light in the fridge stays on when the door is closed[[note]]It really doesn't. When you close the door, it pushes a switch that turns the light off[[/note]].
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Ronald D. Moore talks about Fridge Logic extensively on the commentary to ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' episode (2.02) "Valley of Darkness," likening it to the type of logic used to figure out whether the light in the fridge stays on when the door is closed[[note]]It really doesn't. When you close the door, it pushes a switch that turns the light off[[/note]]. off. Some models switch the light off when the door is sufficiently near completely closing[[/note]].
27th May '13 5:44:20 PM BrainGlutton
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** Lampshaded in-story: "Where did he get jelly beans? Nobody has made jelly beans for more than a hundred years!"
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