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15th May '16 10:51:38 AM nombretomado
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** In Comicbook/XMen, {{Magneto}}'s backstory is irrevocably wedded to the Holocaust. Hence, he keeps getting older (albeit with periodic de-aging due to AppliedPhlebotinum or similar plot devices) as his flashbacks feature him younger.

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** In Comicbook/XMen, {{Magneto}}'s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s backstory is irrevocably wedded to the Holocaust. Hence, he keeps getting older (albeit with periodic de-aging due to AppliedPhlebotinum or similar plot devices) as his flashbacks feature him younger.
13th May '16 1:31:46 AM PaulA
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* ''{{Tarzan}}'' was originally set in the present day and was treated as such until about the 1980s. Around that time, the character started to get tied to TheEdwardianEra in which he first appeared, something which may have been started by ''Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan''. The [[{{Disney/Tarzan}} Disney version]] goes back further and sets itself in the time of VictorianBritain, which has pretty much codified in the public imagination that the story doesn't take place in the present.

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* ''{{Tarzan}}'' ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'' was originally set in the present day and was treated as such until about the 1980s. Around that time, the character started to get tied to TheEdwardianEra in which he first appeared, something which may have been started by ''Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan''. ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes''. The [[{{Disney/Tarzan}} Disney version]] goes back further and sets itself in the time of VictorianBritain, UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, which has pretty much codified in the public imagination that the story doesn't take place in the present.
7th May '16 8:54:36 PM nombretomado
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* Perhaps the most egregious example of FrozenInTime was ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'', which ran for 11 years when the actual Korean War lasted less than three (and on average most surgeons only served about six months at a MASH.) There were at least four Christmases and six winters shown, and Alan Alda went from young and raven haired to middle aged and greying.

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* Perhaps the most egregious example of FrozenInTime was ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', which ran for 11 years when the actual Korean War lasted less than three (and on average most surgeons only served about six months at a MASH.) There were at least four Christmases and six winters shown, and Alan Alda went from young and raven haired to middle aged and greying.



* Oddly enough, ''HappyDays'' was not FrozenInTime -- by the end of the series they had actually made it into the early 1960s, as had its spinoff, ''LaverneAndShirley''.

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* Oddly enough, ''HappyDays'' ''Series/HappyDays'' was not FrozenInTime -- by the end of the series they had actually made it into the early 1960s, as had its spinoff, ''LaverneAndShirley''.''Series/LaverneAndShirley''.
22nd Mar '16 9:25:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/{{Disney}}. Scrooge [=McDuck=] will forever remain a Gilded Age character with roots in the Klondike - which would make him, oh, about 135 years old now.

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* Creator/{{Disney}}. Scrooge [=McDuck=] will forever remain a Gilded Age character with roots in the Klondike Gold Rush - which would make him, oh, about 135 years old now.
22nd Mar '16 9:12:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* AustinPowers is basically Film/JamesBond (literally) frozen in the Swinging Sixties and then thawed out in the modern day.
19th Mar '16 9:11:19 AM Hossmeister
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5th Feb '16 9:47:00 PM jormis29
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* The first episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'' took place in May of 1976 and eight years later, the series finale took place on New Year's Eve 1979. Admittedly, four years in, ''That 80s Show'' was launched, but it was a bomb.

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* The first episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'' ''Series/That70sShow'' took place in May of 1976 and eight years later, the series finale took place on New Year's Eve 1979. Admittedly, four years in, ''That 80s Show'' ''Series/That80sShow'' was launched, but it was a bomb.
23rd Jan '16 9:30:00 AM nombretomado
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** StephenKing lampshaded this entire trope in the short story ''Umney's Last Case'', about a private eye set in the late 30s. One day he wakes up and everything in his life that had formerly been static starts changing, and ''it just doesn't feel right.'' Turns out he's a character in a long-running pulp series set vaguely in the late 30s and his author is attempting to break the setting he's established so he can take over his character's life.

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** StephenKing Creator/StephenKing lampshaded this entire trope in the short story ''Umney's Last Case'', about a private eye set in the late 30s. One day he wakes up and everything in his life that had formerly been static starts changing, and ''it just doesn't feel right.'' Turns out he's a character in a long-running pulp series set vaguely in the late 30s and his author is attempting to break the setting he's established so he can take over his character's life.
26th Nov '15 6:41:04 PM capretty
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* ''TheGoldbergs'' lives on this trope in regards to the 80s. The show is purposefully vague about what year it is and every episode is set in "1980-something". The show is heavy on pop culture references but does not care about when the events happened, so events that happened in 1981 can happen alongside events that happened in 1988.

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* ''TheGoldbergs'' lives on this trope in regards to the 80s. The show is purposefully vague about what year it is and every episode is set purposely plays loose with the timeline in "1980-something". The show is heavy on pop culture order to cram in as many '80s references but does not care about when as possible and to keep the events happened, so events that happened family in 1981 can happen alongside events that happened in 1988.a specific era as long as possible.
26th Nov '15 6:39:46 PM capretty
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* ''TheGoldbergs'' lives on this trope in regards to the 80s. The show is purposefully vague about what year it is and every episode is set in "1980-something". The show is heavy on pop culture references but does not care about when the events happened, so events that happened in 1981 can happen alongside events that happened in 1988.
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