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17th Sep '17 2:44:16 AM LtFedora
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Muffy tries her hand at fashion design. Her chauffeur Bailey, off-hand, comes up with the idea of multicolored plastic shoes with holes in the top. Muffy says it's too ridiculous to work.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''
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Muffy tries her hand at fashion design. Her chauffeur Bailey, off-hand, comes up with the idea of multicolored plastic shoes with holes in the top. Muffy says it's too ridiculous to work.work.
** Another episode has Arthur being dismissive of a new toy called Woogles, only for them to become a massive fad. He resists joining the bandwagon and suggests that snapping bottle caps will be a new fad. Francine is dismissive, but then bottle caps do become popular.
9th Sep '17 6:16:15 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the first few minutes of ''Film/TheLennonReport'', Alan Weiss reveals he tried for a job at CNN. His boss and co-workers sneer "Why the hell would you want to work for a station that only does the news?" When Alan tries to explain that the 24-hour format enables CNN to cover good stories live, the boss believes no one would care because they would all be watching ''Series/{{Dynasty}}''. (It's implied part of the reason Alan got into his motorcycle accident is that he was pissed over not getting the CNN gig.)
3rd Aug '17 3:53:01 PM eroock
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* Played for drama in ''Film/BoogieNights'', when Jack Horner refuses to convert to from shooting his movies on film to VHS because he believes that he's DoingItForTheArt. Unfortunately, the industry he's working in is the pornographic industry, which makes it abundantly clear that it cares very little for the art...

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* Played for drama in ''Film/BoogieNights'', when Jack Horner refuses to convert to from shooting his movies on film to VHS because as he believes that he's DoingItForTheArt. DoingItForTheArt and his audience will not turn to watch amateurs instead of professionals doing the thing. Unfortunately, the industry he's working in is the pornographic industry, which makes it abundantly clear that it cares very little for the art...industry as well as its customers don't agree with him.
16th Jul '17 10:21:08 AM nombretomado
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** Leonard also invents an encryption machine (at Vetinari's request) which he calls something long and convoluted.[[note]]Engine for the Neutralizing of Information by the Generation of Miasmic Alphabets[[/note]] The initials of its name work out to Enigma, a real-world encryption engine used by the Germans in WW2. Leonard's inventions are brilliant, but the ''names'' never catch on. In the same vein, he calls the previously mentioned ''underwater war machine'' affectionately ''[[BilingualBonus the]] [[Film/DasBoot boat]]'', in lieu of calling it the Going-Under-The-Water-Safely Device. He points out, that he came up with the convoluted name after considering that ''the boat'' is ''sub''mersed in a ''marine'' environment.

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** Leonard also invents an encryption machine (at Vetinari's request) which he calls something long and convoluted.[[note]]Engine for the Neutralizing of Information by the Generation of Miasmic Alphabets[[/note]] The initials of its name work out to Enigma, a real-world encryption engine used by the Germans in WW2.[=WW2=]. Leonard's inventions are brilliant, but the ''names'' never catch on. In the same vein, he calls the previously mentioned ''underwater war machine'' affectionately ''[[BilingualBonus the]] [[Film/DasBoot boat]]'', in lieu of calling it the Going-Under-The-Water-Safely Device. He points out, that he came up with the convoluted name after considering that ''the boat'' is ''sub''mersed in a ''marine'' environment.
2nd Jul '17 12:34:03 PM Overfiend
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A season eight episode of "Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie" appropriately titled "Wave of the Future", showcased the efforts of Mrs. Olsen attempting to convert her restaurant to a fast food franchise, serving only three different types of meals. At the end of the episode, after the endeavor has ended in abject failure and near disaster, Mrs. Olsen is approached by an older southern gentleman in white plantation-esque garb who makes her yet another business proposition: to get in on the ground floor of his new fast food franchise specializing in only one meal- fried chicken. Mrs. Olsen, remembering how badly received her attempt at specialization failed, naturally scoffs at the idea, stating "it'll never work", and the southern entrepreneur (clearly meant to be Col. Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame) shakes his head, stating "time will tell".
2nd Jul '17 12:33:07 PM Overfiend
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A season eight episode of "Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie" appropriately titled "Wave of the Future", showcased the efforts of Mrs. Olsen attempting to convert her restaurant to a fast food franchise, serving only three different types of meals. At the end of the episode, after the endeavor has ended in abject failure and near disaster, Mrs. Olsen is approached by an older southern gentleman in white plantation-esque garb who makes her yet another business proposition: to get in on the ground floor of his new fast food franchise specializing in only one meal- fried chicken. Mrs. Olsen, remembering how badly received her attempt at specialization failed, naturally scoffs at the idea, stating "it'll never work", and the southern entrepreneur (clearly meant to be Col. Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame) shakes his head, stating "time will tell".
1st Jul '17 4:48:45 PM nombretomado
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** A subversion: An old buddy of Pete Campbell's has the idea of introducing professional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_alai jai alai]] to the United States. Don literally says, "it will never catch on." [[AppealToObscurity As evidenced by the fact we have to link]] to TheOtherWiki, he was right. What gives the episode extra points is that there was really a time when people though that jai alai was the [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge next big thing]], and for a while it was - in Florida. Its popularity peaked in the 70s before it bombed in the 80s. The "Patxi" referenced in the same episode is also a real jai alai star, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Churruca Patxi Churruca]].

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** A subversion: An old buddy of Pete Campbell's has the idea of introducing professional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_alai jai alai]] to the United States. Don literally says, "it will never catch on." [[AppealToObscurity As evidenced by the fact we have to link]] to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, he was right. What gives the episode extra points is that there was really a time when people though that jai alai was the [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge next big thing]], and for a while it was - in Florida. Its popularity peaked in the 70s before it bombed in the 80s. The "Patxi" referenced in the same episode is also a real jai alai star, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Churruca Patxi Churruca]].



* In an episode of the short-lived Western PoliceProcedural ''Series/{{Peacemakers}}'', two men who struck it rich decide to invest in the latest invention of a fellow called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper Thomas Crapper]]: the flush toilet. The town sheriff is visibly skeptical of this. Note: like TheOtherWiki article lists, Crapper did not, in fact, invent the flush toilet. He did, however, tweak the design into [[BuffySpeak the sort of float valve thingy]] that was used in flush toilets up until lo-flo became the rule.

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* In an episode of the short-lived Western PoliceProcedural ''Series/{{Peacemakers}}'', two men who struck it rich decide to invest in the latest invention of a fellow called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper Thomas Crapper]]: the flush toilet. The town sheriff is visibly skeptical of this. Note: like TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki article lists, Crapper did not, in fact, invent the flush toilet. He did, however, tweak the design into [[BuffySpeak the sort of float valve thingy]] that was used in flush toilets up until lo-flo became the rule.
25th Jun '17 12:45:29 PM TwinBird
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* On [[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Garrison Keillor]]'s farewell tour, he did a new version of a 2008 bit where Guy Noir is roped into a bizarre musical about the life of Emily Dickinson; in this version, the playwright, after the show bombs, puts the last of her money into a similarly bizarre venture: [[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton]]. Guy Noir stays out, citing a pattern of failure of Treasury-Secretary-themed musicals.
23rd Jun '17 12:52:15 PM Gosicrystal
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=109863&page=1 What the gaming community thought]] before the launch of the UsefulNotesd/{{Wii}}.[[note]]And the UsefulNotes/WiiU, [[MovingTheGoalposts and now the]] [[UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch Switch]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:[[http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=109863&page=1 What the gaming community thought]] before the launch of the UsefulNotesd/{{Wii}}.UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}.[[note]]And the UsefulNotes/WiiU, [[MovingTheGoalposts and now the]] [[UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch Switch]].[[/note]]]]



* A 2016 Snickers commercial features the filming of the iconic scene of Creator/MarilynMonroe standing on a subway grate in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch''. One of the crew remarks "this scene will never make the cut."[[note]][[AccidentallyAccurate It]] ''[[AccidentallyAccurate didn't]]''. They re-shot a much more modest version of the scene for the film to appease the censorship bureau.[[/note]]

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* A 2016 Snickers commercial features the filming of the iconic scene of Creator/MarilynMonroe standing on a subway grate in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch''. One of the crew remarks "this scene will never make the cut."[[note]][[AccidentallyAccurate It]] ''[[AccidentallyAccurate "[[note]]''[[SubvertedTrope It didn't]]''. They re-shot a much more modest version of the scene for the film to appease the censorship bureau.[[/note]]
10th Jun '17 10:04:01 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'', the protagonists find themselves transported to WWI era Fulham and meet WinstonChurchill himself. At one point he responds to the [[YouHaveToBelieveMe outrageous claims]] of the protagonists with "That's about as likely as me becoming Prime Minister!"

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* In an episode of ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'', the protagonists find themselves transported to WWI era Fulham and meet WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill himself. At one point he responds to the [[YouHaveToBelieveMe outrageous claims]] of the protagonists with "That's about as likely as me becoming Prime Minister!"
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