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12th Nov '17 5:23:48 AM eroock
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-->''[[Series/{{Bonanza}} Meanwhile, back at the ranch]]... nothing interesting happened.''

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-->''[[Series/{{Bonanza}} ->''[[Series/{{Bonanza}} Meanwhile, back at the ranch]]... nothing interesting happened.''
18th Jul '17 4:05:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** They also made a point of visiting every known settlement and starting fights with every single group of people in the Sinai and Kadesh on the way, often in a fairly bizarre order. They fully looped themselves at least once, and ended up approaching Canaan from the ''north''.
6th Jul '17 9:48:19 PM nombretomado
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** According to some literary critics of Old Testament, this is a result of merging two religious traditions into one (mostly) coherent story. (What TheOtherWiki has to say [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Documentary_hypothesis about it]].)

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** According to some literary critics of Old Testament, this is a result of merging two religious traditions into one (mostly) coherent story. (What TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has to say [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Documentary_hypothesis about it]].)
17th Feb '17 4:51:27 PM moongalleon22
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*** This is at least slightly lampshaded, however; most of their "waiting around" was due to them sitting down and trying to hash out complicated plans on how they were going to accomplish specific goals (for example, their plan to break into the Ministry of Magic), and they eventually stop bothering to do this because all their plans go to hell once put into practice anyway.
8th Dec '16 11:04:23 PM Kid
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* This happens quite a lot in the ''Twilight'' series, with some of the biggest offenders being Carlisle's position as a doctor. In ''New Moon'', he abruptly quits, leaves for several months, and apparently returns and gets his old job back with no trouble at all. Then, come ''Breaking Dawn'', his job is again pretty much dropped while he spends all his time monitoring Bella. On the subject of ''New Moon'', we also get the Cullen children apparently dropping out of school with no notice, only to get back in with no problem at all, several months later. One would think that there'd be tests and grades that would have been given in between, but there's no mention given of them having to catch up or suffer bad grades (although they have been through highschool many times already).

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* This happens quite a lot in the ''Twilight'' series, with some of the biggest offenders being Carlisle's position as a doctor. In ''New Moon'', he abruptly quits, leaves for several months, and apparently returns and gets his old job back with no trouble at all. Then, come ''Breaking Dawn'', his job is again pretty much dropped while he spends all his time monitoring Bella. On the subject of ''New Moon'', we also get the Cullen children apparently dropping out of school with no notice, only to get back in with no problem at all, several months later. One would think that there'd be tests and grades that would have been given in between, but there's no mention given of them having to catch up or suffer bad grades (although they have been through highschool high school many times already).
3rd Apr '16 10:42:45 AM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded on the "Cousin Gerard" episode ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' when Ray goes across the street to his parents house to ask them if he's like his annoying cousin. Ray's brother Robert calls him out on his always coming over to bother them about his problems: "Because no one else is really important, are they, Raymond? What do you think, we're just hanging on hooks over here waiting for you to stop by?" After Ray leaves, Robert cracks: "All right, break's over. Everybody back on the hooks!"

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* Lampshaded on the "Cousin Gerard" episode ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' when Ray goes across the street to his parents house to ask them if he's like his annoying cousin. Ray's brother Robert calls him out on his always coming over to bother them about his problems: "Because no one else is really important, are they, Raymond? What do you think, we're just hanging on hooks over here waiting for you to stop by?" After Ray leaves, Robert cracks: "All right, break's over. Everybody back on the hooks!"
19th Mar '16 4:18:43 AM Hossmeister
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16th Feb '16 11:45:54 AM erforce
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** Similarly, the New Testament skips most of Jesus' early life, a fact that serves as a major point of discussion in the movie {{Dogma}}.

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** Similarly, the New Testament skips most of Jesus' early life, a fact that serves as a major point of discussion in the movie {{Dogma}}.''Film/{{Dogma}}''.
6th Feb '16 10:12:24 PM FordPrefect
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* Humoriously poked fun at in the musical ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' with the Lady in the Lake's solo ''Whatever Happened to my Part''

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* Humoriously Humorously poked fun at in the musical ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' with the Lady in the Lake's solo ''Whatever Happened to my Part''



* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', plays with this trope by following the antics of the two eponymous background characters from Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''{{Hamlet}}''.

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* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' plays with this trope by following the antics of the two eponymous background characters from Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''{{Hamlet}}''.
14th Nov '15 1:18:46 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* This happens quite a lot in the ''Twilight'' series, with some of the biggest offenders being Carlisle's position as a doctor. In ''New Moon'', he abruptly quits, leaves for several months, and apparently returns and gets his old job back with no trouble at all. Then, come ''Breaking Dawn'', his job is again pretty much dropped while he spends all his time monitoring Bella. On the subject of ''New Moon'', we also get the Cullen children apparently dropping out of school with no notice, only to get back in with no problem at all, several months later. One would think that there'd be tests and grades that would have been given in between, but there's no mention given of them having to catch up or suffer bad grades.

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* This happens quite a lot in the ''Twilight'' series, with some of the biggest offenders being Carlisle's position as a doctor. In ''New Moon'', he abruptly quits, leaves for several months, and apparently returns and gets his old job back with no trouble at all. Then, come ''Breaking Dawn'', his job is again pretty much dropped while he spends all his time monitoring Bella. On the subject of ''New Moon'', we also get the Cullen children apparently dropping out of school with no notice, only to get back in with no problem at all, several months later. One would think that there'd be tests and grades that would have been given in between, but there's no mention given of them having to catch up or suffer bad grades.
grades (although they have been through highschool many times already).
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