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10th Dec '17 1:46:29 PM nombretomado
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* DouglasAdams inverted this trope. In the early 1980's academic work ''Doctor Who - The Unfolding Text'', he defended his work as script editor on the series and said he had meant to look more, not less seriously, at the tropes of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Adams had envisioned a serial in which the Doctor (temporarily) decides to give up saving planets, but the producer Graham Williams had vetoed the idea.

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* DouglasAdams Creator/DouglasAdams inverted this trope. In the early 1980's academic work ''Doctor Who - The Unfolding Text'', he defended his work as script editor on the series and said he had meant to look more, not less seriously, at the tropes of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Adams had envisioned a serial in which the Doctor (temporarily) decides to give up saving planets, but the producer Graham Williams had vetoed the idea.
24th Nov '17 11:13:36 PM MBG
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* The creators of ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' have usually responded to critique of their videos by claiming that they're intended to be satirical, and that the narrator of the series is more of a "character" who represents internet nerds that get anal-retentive about tiny details. This is generally a claim that seems to only come up when [[CriticalResearchFailure someone calls them out on getting something wrong]]; at all other points, the complaints expressed in the videos seem to be basically the same as the ones the creators have, including the outright inaccurate ones.
28th Sep '17 6:11:46 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Lesson learned: Don't sleep with your Literature professor.-]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Lesson [[caption-width-right:300:Lesson learned: Don't sleep with your Literature professor.-]]]
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28th Sep '17 6:11:33 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:Lesson learned: Don't sleep with your Literature professor.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Lesson [[caption-width-right:300:[-Lesson learned: Don't sleep with your Literature professor.]]
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27th Sep '17 8:06:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheRoom'' is probably the most famous example. Tommy Wiseau (director, writer, and star) did some serious backpedaling after his SoBadItsGood melodrama was released and critically panned. He decided to pull a AscendedFanon when people asked him if this was supposed to be taken seriously and say it was a black comedy all along. It even says so on the DVD case. Most fans of the movie still don't believe him. It doesn't help his case that, even as he uses the "Black Comedy" label, [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously he still describes the content of the film in melodramatic, passionate terms.]]

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* ''Film/TheRoom'' is probably the most famous example. Tommy Wiseau (director, writer, and star) did some serious backpedaling after his SoBadItsGood melodrama was released and critically panned. Everyone else involved with the production claim that Wiseau treated the project with the utmost seriousness during filming and suspect that the whole affair plot was [[WriteWhatYouKnow based on a previous bad relationship he was in]]. He decided to pull a AscendedFanon when people asked him if this was supposed to be taken seriously and say it was a black comedy all along. It even says so on the DVD case. Most fans of the movie still don't believe him. It doesn't help his case that, even as he uses the "Black Comedy" label, [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously he still describes the content of the film in melodramatic, passionate terms.]]
25th Sep '17 2:04:53 AM Mareon
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* It has been pointed out that ''Film/TheLegoMovie'' get away with being the most straight-faced paint-by-numbers HeroesJourney in years by virtue of the inherant ridiculousness of it taking place in a LEGO world.
14th Sep '17 12:41:31 PM SeptimusHeap
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** He's also started claiming that his early reviews (the ones full of plagiarism) were parodies of people like The Angry Video Game Nerd and Armake21.

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** He's also started claiming that his early reviews (the ones full of plagiarism) were parodies of people like The Angry Video Game Nerd and Armake21.Creator/Armake21.
2nd Aug '17 12:16:27 AM Nulono
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* During the 2011 US national budget meetings, former Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl spoke in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood by claiming that "over 90%" of the organization's money went to providing women with abortions. After it was revealed that only 3% of the organization's money went to abortions, Senator Kyl claimed that he was exaggerating and that his claim was "not intended to be a factual statement".

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* During the 2011 US national budget meetings, former Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl spoke in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood by claiming that "over 90%" of the organization's money went to providing women with services were abortions. After it was revealed that only 3% of the organization's money went to their services (and 11% of visits) were abortions, Senator Kyl claimed that he was exaggerating and that his claim was "not intended to be a factual statement".
19th Jul '17 6:29:01 PM MBG
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** The episode "The Principal and the Pauper" remains notorious for its {{Ret Con}}ning of Skinner's backstory. Ken Keeler has proclaimed that it was supposed to be a joke on people who proclaim that TheyChangedItNowItSucks. This is fairly odd, as one of the biggest critiques of that episode outside of the RetCon is that, bar the conclusion, the situation and Skinner's angst is more or less completely PlayedForDrama, with very few jokes made on the whole topic and some incredibly maudlin music and dialogue. Keeler's suggested, though, that the message may have been garbled somewhere in development.
24th Jun '17 1:24:52 PM nombretomado
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* DouglasAdams inverted this trope. In the early 1980's academic work ''Doctor Who - The Unfolding Text'', he defended his work as script editor on the series and said he had meant to look more, not less seriously, at the tropes of ''Main/DoctorWho''. Adams had envisioned a serial in which the Doctor (temporarily) decides to give up saving planets, but the producer Graham Williams had vetoed the idea.

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* DouglasAdams inverted this trope. In the early 1980's academic work ''Doctor Who - The Unfolding Text'', he defended his work as script editor on the series and said he had meant to look more, not less seriously, at the tropes of ''Main/DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho''. Adams had envisioned a serial in which the Doctor (temporarily) decides to give up saving planets, but the producer Graham Williams had vetoed the idea.
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