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26th May '16 5:31:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Most noticably "Mr Bevis"/"Cavender is Coming" (though in fairness, both were written by Rod Serling - and both were prospective pilots for a series about guardian angels, which didn't fly. [[TouchedByAnAngel It would be a while before CBS managed to pull it off]]) and "The Dummy"/"Caesar And Me".

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** Most noticably "Mr Bevis"/"Cavender is Coming" (though in fairness, both were written by Rod Serling - and both were prospective pilots for a series about guardian angels, which didn't fly. [[TouchedByAnAngel [[Series/TouchedByAnAngel It would be a while before CBS managed to pull it off]]) and "The Dummy"/"Caesar And Me".
24th May '16 4:08:48 PM LuciaMoore
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* Speaking of John Carpenter, his movie EscapeFromLA was basically a whole rehash of EscapeFromNewYork, so much so that you could practically take the script of the latter, change the names of people and locations without touching any of the rest of the script, and you'd almost have the former.
23rd May '16 10:52:41 AM Doug86
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* One episode of ''TheBradyBunch'' in which Bobby pretends he's sick in order to get a visit from his favorite professional athlete, Joe Namath, was later re-used on ''DiffrentStrokes'' with Muhammad Ali.

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* One episode of ''TheBradyBunch'' ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' in which Bobby pretends he's sick in order to get a visit from his favorite professional athlete, Joe Namath, was later re-used on ''DiffrentStrokes'' ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' with Muhammad Ali.
19th May '16 4:33:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''USAHigh'' seemed to rip off quite a few ''SavedByTheBell'' premises and plots (mainly because both shows shared the same producers and writers).

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* ''USAHigh'' seemed to rip off quite a few ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' premises and plots (mainly because both shows shared the same producers and writers).
19th May '16 4:27:38 AM GrammarNavi
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*** ''Angel'' also had a plot in Season 5, in which the [[spoiler: death of a character]] was used to get into an evil organization. Angel [[spoiler: pretended to be involved in his friend Fred's death]] to infiltrate the Circle of The Black Thorn and Dr. Horrible's involvement in [[spoiler: Penny's death]] filled the qualification to enter Bad Horse.

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*** ''Angel'' also had a plot in Season 5, in which the [[spoiler: death of a character]] was used to get into an evil organization. Angel [[spoiler: pretended to be involved in his friend Fred's death]] to infiltrate the Circle of The Black Thorn and Dr. Horrible's involvement in [[spoiler: Penny's death]] filled the qualification to enter Bad Horse.Horse's Evil League of Evil.



* The ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "A Man Without A Country Club", where Hank is offered membership to Nine Rivers, an exclusive, Asian-only country club, but as a TokenMinority so they club wouldn't lose a tour by Tiger Woods, is a RaceLift of the ''Series/TheJeffersons'' episode "Tennis, Anyone?", where George is offered membership at an all-white country club whose charter might be revoked.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "A Man Without A Country Club", where Hank is offered membership to Nine Rivers, an exclusive, Asian-only country club, but as a TokenMinority so they the club wouldn't lose a tour by Tiger Woods, is a RaceLift of the ''Series/TheJeffersons'' episode "Tennis, Anyone?", where George is offered membership at an all-white country club whose charter might be revoked.
17th May '16 3:46:51 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' seems to have recycled plots from other cartoons where infants are the main characters. "Like A Duck to Water" is similar to the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode, "Beach Blanket Babies", wherein one of the characters is afraid to go swimming for the first time (Baby Daffy in the former, Baby Fozzie in the latter), while "Leader of the Pack" essentially uses the same plot as the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode, "Tommy and the Secret Club", wherein one of the characters starts their own secret club and makes their friends do certain tasks for them in order to join (Baby Daffy in the former, Angelica in the latter).
15th May '16 6:02:52 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had Monica obsessing over a switch which didn't seem to do anything, and spent the episode going to further and further extremes to figure out what the switch did. The episode ended with her flicking it on and off, deciding that it did nothing, but we see it actually turns the TV on and off in Chandler and Joey's apartment. A clear recycle of a ''MarriedWithChildren'' episode where Al spends the episode obsessing over a switch that doesn't seem to do anything, going to further and further extremes to figure out what it did. The episode ended with Al flicking it on and off, deciding that it did nothing, but we see that it actually turns the lights on and off in the dog house.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had Monica obsessing over a switch which didn't seem to do anything, and spent the episode going to further and further extremes to figure out what the switch did. The episode ended with her flicking it on and off, deciding that it did nothing, but we see it actually turns the TV on and off in Chandler and Joey's apartment. A clear recycle of a ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode where Al spends the episode obsessing over a switch that doesn't seem to do anything, going to further and further extremes to figure out what it did. The episode ended with Al flicking it on and off, deciding that it did nothing, but we see that it actually turns the lights on and off in the dog house.
12th May '16 2:59:48 PM Kartoonkid95
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** "Man Up" is almost exactly the same as "Makes Zen to Me".
6th May '16 2:13:30 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The plot ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' is effectively the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E11And12ABetterWorld "A Better World"]] (the League deals with alternate versions of themselves who've decided to take over the role after a villain kills someone close to them, the first act by the newly-Fascist League being Superman killing the one responsible, the alternate Batman assists the League) with a healthy scoop of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E12BraveNewMetropolis "Brave New Metropolis"]] (the reason for Superman going fascist is the death of Lois Lane, the alternate Lex Luthor decides to kill Superman with Kryptonite) and a pinch of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' (the alternate Luthor is on the side of the angels and the alternate Slade Wilson decides to assist the League), set off by a mixture of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' (The Joker decides to drive one of Batman's allies insane and to do so, targets one of said ally's loved ones), ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (the loved one targeted by the Joker is the lover of said ally and, unlike Commissioner Gordon and much like the film's version of Two-Face and even [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Ethan Bennett]], it works), and ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' (the lover being Lois, Superman losing touch with humanity, and the tragedy driving a superhero to kill the Joker despite him being in police custody).

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* The plot ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' is effectively the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E11And12ABetterWorld [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E11And12ABetterWorld "A Better World"]] (the League deals with alternate versions of themselves who've decided to take over the role after a villain kills someone close to them, the first act by the newly-Fascist League being Superman killing the one responsible, the alternate Batman assists the League) with a healthy scoop of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E12BraveNewMetropolis "Brave New Metropolis"]] (the reason for Superman going fascist is the death of Lois Lane, the alternate Lex Luthor decides to kill Superman with Kryptonite) and a pinch of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' (the alternate Luthor is on the side of the angels and the alternate Slade Wilson decides to assist the League), set off by a mixture of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' (The Joker decides to drive one of Batman's allies insane and to do so, targets one of said ally's loved ones), ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (the loved one targeted by the Joker is the lover of said ally and, unlike Commissioner Gordon and much like the film's version of Two-Face and even [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Ethan Bennett]], it works), and ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' (the lover being Lois, Superman losing touch with humanity, and the tragedy driving a superhero to kill the Joker despite him being in police custody).
6th May '16 2:12:11 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The plot ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' is effectively the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E11And12ABetterWorld "A Better World"]] (the League deals with alternate versions of themselves who've decided to take over the role after a villain kills someone close to them, the first act by the newly-Fascist League being Superman killing the one responsible, the alternate Batman assists the League) with a healthy scoop of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E12BraveNewMetropolis "Brave New Metropolis"]] (the reason for Superman going fascist is the death of Lois Lane, the alternate Lex Luthor decides to kill Superman with Kryptonite) and a pinch of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' (the alternate Luthor is on the side of the angels and the alternate Slade Wilson decides to assist the League), set off by a mixture of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' (The Joker decides to drive one of Batman's allies insane and to do so, targets one of said ally's loved ones), ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (the loved one targeted by the Joker is the lover of said ally and, unlike Commissioner Gordon and much like the film's version of Two-Face and even [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Ethan Bennett]], it works), and ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' (the lover being Lois, Superman losing touch with humanity, and the tragedy driving a superhero killing the Joker despite him being in police custody).

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* The plot ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' is effectively the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E11And12ABetterWorld "A Better World"]] (the League deals with alternate versions of themselves who've decided to take over the role after a villain kills someone close to them, the first act by the newly-Fascist League being Superman killing the one responsible, the alternate Batman assists the League) with a healthy scoop of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E12BraveNewMetropolis "Brave New Metropolis"]] (the reason for Superman going fascist is the death of Lois Lane, the alternate Lex Luthor decides to kill Superman with Kryptonite) and a pinch of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' (the alternate Luthor is on the side of the angels and the alternate Slade Wilson decides to assist the League), set off by a mixture of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' (The Joker decides to drive one of Batman's allies insane and to do so, targets one of said ally's loved ones), ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (the loved one targeted by the Joker is the lover of said ally and, unlike Commissioner Gordon and much like the film's version of Two-Face and even [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Ethan Bennett]], it works), and ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' (the lover being Lois, Superman losing touch with humanity, and the tragedy driving a superhero killing to kill the Joker despite him being in police custody).
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