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22nd Feb '18 8:10:05 PM jamespolk
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* ''Babes In Arms'' begins with a vaudevillian being warned that vaudeville might soon be eclipsed by the motion picture. He, of course, laughs off this warning.

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* ''Babes In Arms'' ''Film/BabesInArms'' begins with a vaudevillian being warned that vaudeville might soon be eclipsed by the motion picture. He, of course, laughs off this warning.
10th Feb '18 2:42:09 AM JackG
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* At the end of ''Film/TheWinslowBoy'', Sir Robert Morton urges Catherine Winslow to drop the hopeless cause of women's suffrage [[HypocriticalHumor after he's just won the Winslow's "hopeless cause" by getting the charge against her brother dropped.]]
4th Feb '18 2:52:04 AM JackG
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** In "Alexandria" the inventor Heron mentions his ''aeolipile'' (wind ball, a steam engine - and yes, it was a real invention) which Helena Justina suggests could be used as a form of propulsion to move vehicles. Heron laughs at this and says his invention is merely a toy - after all, who would need it? (Although he also points out the difficulty making a strong enough boiler for a larger version.)
4th Feb '18 2:37:47 AM JackG
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* In ''The Demon Device'' by Robert Saffron, a British agent is approached by UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin, then in exile in Switzerland, seeking financial support for the Bolsheviks. The agent relays this to London only to be sent back a reprimand saying that Lenin and his Bolsheviks have minimal support in Russia and so are unlikely to affect events there.
23rd Jan '18 12:47:24 PM kquinn0830
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*** And, of course, Doc's hilarious tirade after Marty informs him who the president of the U.S. will be in 1985. ("UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan! The ''actor''? [{{beat}}] Then who's ''vice''-president, Creator/JerryLewis?")

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*** And, of course, Doc's hilarious tirade after Marty informs him who the president of the U.S. will be in 1985. ("UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan! ("UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan?! The ''actor''? [{{beat}}] ''actor''?! Ha! Then who's ''vice''-president, Creator/JerryLewis?")
9th Jan '18 6:18:29 PM Orca1_9904
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* The original ''[[Film/RoboCop1987 RoboCop]]'' featured the Ford Taurus as a police patrol car. The idea may have been laughable back in the 1980's, but now in the real-life 2010's the Taurus has replaced the long-serving Crown Victoria as Ford's police cruiser platform.
7th Jan '18 10:20:01 AM DesertDragon
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* Happened a couple times on ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' regarding some of the less conventional season winners:
** Season 4's Sharon Needles didn't get on with guest judge Max Mutchnick, who said of her, "I hate the name, I hate the style; nobody wants to go to a drag show to see the little girl from ''Film/TheRing''." Sharon not only went on to win that season, but is also one of the more popular queens from the show.
** When Season 5's Alyssa Edwards did poorly in a comedy challenge, she was okay with it because "America's Next Drag Superstar is not going to tour the country being a stand-up comedian." Not only did Season 5's Jinkx Monsoon become the first comedy queen to win the crown, but Season 6's Bianca Del Rio won the crown then ''toured the country being a stand-up comedian''.

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* Happened a couple times on ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' regarding some of the less conventional season winners:
** Season 4's Sharon Needles didn't get on with guest judge Max Mutchnick, who said of her, "I hate the name, I hate the style; nobody wants to go to a drag show to see the little girl from ''Film/TheRing''." Sharon not only went on to win that season, but is also one of the more most popular queens to come from the show.
** When Season 5's Alyssa Edwards did poorly in a comedy challenge, she was okay with it because "America's Next Drag Superstar is not going to tour the country being a stand-up comedian." Not only did Season 5's Jinkx Monsoon become the first comedy queen to win the crown, but Season 6's Bianca Del Rio won the crown then ''toured the country being a stand-up comedian''. Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen also incorporates stand-up comedy into her sets.
3rd Jan '18 2:39:55 AM JackG
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* In the sci-fi novel ''The Cross-Time Engineer'', one character tells a bartender that women in bunny outfits (à la ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' [[PlayboyBunny bunnies]]) will help business. Also something of a subversion, in that the bartender takes his advice, but eventually has trouble finding new employees when the girls keep running off to get married.

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* In the sci-fi novel ''The Cross-Time Engineer'', Engineer'' by Creator/LeoFrankowski, one character tells a bartender that women in bunny outfits (à la ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' [[PlayboyBunny bunnies]]) will help business. Also something of a subversion, in that the bartender takes his advice, but eventually has trouble finding new employees when the girls keep running off to get married.
31st Dec '17 11:35:41 AM nombretomado
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* In a ''GummiBears'' episode, Sunni competes in a fashion contest on Folly Day, a [[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself costume holiday]] where she wears a variant of 1980s Cyndi Lauper costume. The audience and even the MC laugh derisively at the sight of a girl apparently dressed as a Gummi Bear in a ridiculous costume and all Sunni can do is protest "Someday, everyone will be wearing this!"

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* In a ''GummiBears'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode, Sunni competes in a fashion contest on Folly Day, a [[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself costume holiday]] where she wears a variant of 1980s Cyndi Lauper costume. The audience and even the MC laugh derisively at the sight of a girl apparently dressed as a Gummi Bear in a ridiculous costume and all Sunni can do is protest "Someday, everyone will be wearing this!"
29th Dec '17 10:30:28 AM nombretomado
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Compare CallForward and WhoWouldWantToWatchUs, which refers to the show itself, and {{Historical In Joke}}s that re-interpret the past in terms of the show. Contrast IWantMyJetpack, where our present makes a wrong prediction about the future. Note that this is also TruthInTelevision, as many things/people that are now legendary were considered potential failures: neither ElvisPresley nor the Beatles got good reviews when they were obscure, and many people couldn't see any use for a home computer. The polar opposite is ThisIsGoingToBeHuge. Contrast to AudienceAlienatingPremise for when the work sounds so strange, unique, or boring that it interests no one.

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Compare CallForward and WhoWouldWantToWatchUs, which refers to the show itself, and {{Historical In Joke}}s that re-interpret the past in terms of the show. Contrast IWantMyJetpack, where our present makes a wrong prediction about the future. Note that this is also TruthInTelevision, as many things/people that are now legendary were considered potential failures: neither ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley nor the Beatles got good reviews when they were obscure, and many people couldn't see any use for a home computer. The polar opposite is ThisIsGoingToBeHuge. Contrast to AudienceAlienatingPremise for when the work sounds so strange, unique, or boring that it interests no one.
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