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26th Aug '17 4:37:48 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': This is common in the series, as ''Enterprise'' crewmembers are routinely mute while doing their duty. Just think of every time a scene begins with a main character giving a {{redshirt}} an order, and said redshirt just slinking away silently, or whenever a main character comes to replace a redshirt who was filling in for him or her on the bridge.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': This is common in the series, as ''Enterprise'' crewmembers are routinely mute while doing their duty. Just think of every time a scene begins with a main character giving a {{redshirt}} an order, and said redshirt just slinking away silently, or whenever a main character comes to replace a redshirt who was filling in for him or her on the bridge. And speaking of the bridge, the camera rarely focuses on the aft stations or the extras manning them (who may as well just be playing Pac-Man).
11th Aug '17 11:34:29 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has an awful lot of soldiers wandering around Stargate Command but never really interacting with the cast. Interestingly, most of these extras were in fact ''actual soldiers'': the US Air Force [[BackedByThePentagon approved quite strongly]] of the ''Stargate'' series and would frequently lend personnel to the show.
21st Jul '17 2:59:28 PM LentilSandEater
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* A show where this makes sense due to FridgeBrilliance is ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. It's just the typical WeirdnessCensor every resident of Sunnydale has.

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* %%* A show where this makes sense due to FridgeBrilliance is ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. It's just the typical WeirdnessCensor every resident of Sunnydale has.
9th Jul '17 9:00:37 PM infernape612
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9th Jun '17 3:38:57 PM nombretomado
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* This happens a lot on ''WillAndGrace''. One of the character will do or say something really outlandish in front of (or to!) a bystander. Since the bystander is an extra, with no dialogue, they will just mutely react. Sometimes, they won't even react.

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* This happens a lot on ''WillAndGrace''.''Series/WillAndGrace''. One of the character will do or say something really outlandish in front of (or to!) a bystander. Since the bystander is an extra, with no dialogue, they will just mutely react. Sometimes, they won't even react.
4th Mar '17 7:30:57 AM Rodrigokun
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* In ''ComicBook/NewXMen Vol. 2'', ''Academy X'' and ''New X-Men'', there are a number of 'extra' students seen walking in the halls that never speak with the cast or take any notice of any of the things going on in the school. They don't even appear on the squads every students was theoretically part of.

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* In ''ComicBook/NewXMen Vol. 2'', ''Academy X'' and ''New X-Men'', there are a number of 'extra' students seen walking in the halls that never speak with the cast or take any notice of any of the things going on in the school. They don't even appear on the squads every students student was theoretically part of.



** This is would be TruthInTelevision for a typical GoodOldBritishComp of the sort that JK Rowling attended, where a student body of fifteen hundred isn't unusual and class sizes tend to be in the region of twenty-five to thirty; you couldn't possibly interact with more than a fraction of your own yeargroup, much less the whole school. It makes rather less sense when you consider that the population of the Wizarding World is supposed to be quite small; estimates vary, but most people estimate the Hogwarts student body at a couple of hundred at most. The fandom has wept blood trying to make sense of it all, and it's probably best to apply the MST3KMantra.

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** This is would be TruthInTelevision for a typical GoodOldBritishComp of the sort that JK Rowling attended, where a student body of fifteen hundred isn't unusual and class sizes tend to be in the region of twenty-five to thirty; you couldn't possibly interact with more than a fraction of your own yeargroup, much less the whole school. It makes rather less sense when you consider that the population of the Wizarding World is supposed to be quite small; estimates vary, but most people estimate the Hogwarts student body at a couple of hundred at most. The fandom has wept blood trying to make sense of it all, and it's probably best to apply the MST3KMantra.
31st Jan '17 1:19:25 PM kensu
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* This happens a lot on ''WillAndGrace''. One of the character will do or say something really outlandish in front of (or to!) a bystander. Since the bystander is an extra, with no dialogue, they will just mutely react. Sometimes, they won't even react.
26th Dec '16 8:38:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''{{Ashes to Ashes}}'' both homicide rooms were populated by ghost extras (quite ironic in retrospect), as well as the main cast. At one point, Sam Tyler, who believes he's dreaming, suggests he's going to keep on walking until he runs out of faces.

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* In ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''{{Ashes to Ashes}}'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' both homicide rooms were populated by ghost extras (quite ironic in retrospect), as well as the main cast. At one point, Sam Tyler, who believes he's dreaming, suggests he's going to keep on walking until he runs out of faces.
18th Oct '16 6:08:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ComicBook/NewXMen Vol. 2'', ''Academy X'' and ''New X-Men'', there are a number of 'extra' students seen walking in the halls that never speak with the cast or take any notice of any of the things going on in the school. They don't even appear on the squads every students was theoretically part of.

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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', the main characters frequently sit in the same coffee house ("Café Nervosa"), and Frasier and Niles especially seem to be visiting it almost daily for years, yet they never seem to be familiar with any of the other customers. Whenever a minor character is introduced by having a main character meet him/her at Nervosa, it's always someone they've never seen before. Apparently Frasier, Niles, Martin, Roz, and Daphne are the only regular customers Nervosa has. This is especially odd considering that Martin's regular pub, "[=McGinty=]'s", is depicted as a place [[IncrediblyLamePun where everybody knows your name]]. Admittedly there's a difference between a pub and a coffee house, but still.

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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', the main characters frequently sit in the same coffee house ("Café Nervosa"), and Frasier and Niles especially seem to be visiting it almost daily for years, yet they never seem to be familiar with any of the other customers. Whenever a minor character is introduced by having a main character meet him/her at Nervosa, it's always someone they've never seen before. Apparently Frasier, Niles, Martin, Roz, and Daphne are the only regular customers Nervosa has. This is especially odd considering that Martin's regular pub, "[=McGinty=]'s", is depicted as a place [[IncrediblyLamePun where everybody knows your name]]. Admittedly there's a difference between a pub and a coffee house, but still.



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20th Mar '16 5:53:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Taxi}}'' had a full complement of drivers beyond the half-dozen-or-so actual characters. Once in a very great while, you might see one of them respond to a cab assignment from Louie, but other than that...

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* ''{{Taxi}}'' ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' had a full complement of drivers beyond the half-dozen-or-so actual characters. Once in a very great while, you might see one of them respond to a cab assignment from Louie, but other than that...



* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', the other students in the main characters' classes often seemed to be in a whole different place altogether. They never really interacted with Cory, Shawn or Topanga or reacted much when one of those three made a scene in class, and the teachers (Mr. Feeny or Mr. Turner) would only call on Cory, Shawn or Topanga in class and were never seen talking with the other students. The latter point was lampshaded in the series finale:

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* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', the other students in the main characters' classes often seemed to be in a whole different place altogether. They never really interacted with Cory, Shawn or Topanga or reacted much when one of those three made a scene in class, and the teachers (Mr. Feeny or Mr. Turner) would only call on Cory, Shawn or Topanga in class and were never seen talking with the other students. The latter point was lampshaded in the series finale:
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