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8th Feb '16 11:00:38 PM supersaver87
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* ''TheFlintstones'' episode "Christmas Flintstone" would be expanded into an hour-long special ''A Flintstone Christmas'' in 1977.
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* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' episode titled "Christmas Flintstone" would be was expanded into an hour-long special called ''A Flintstone Christmas'' in 1977.1977. Three of the songs in "A Flintstone Christmas" were recycled from "A Christmas Story", a TV special Hanna-Barbera made in 1972.
7th Feb '16 10:14:42 AM drbreakfast
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** Wise also recycled huge chunks of his script for the ''Transformers'' episode "Microbots" for the ''TMNT'' episode "Shredder and Splintered." In the former, the Autobots shrink themselves to [[FantasticVoyagePlot go inside Megaton's body]], in the latter, the turtles climb inside the {{Kaiju}}-sized Krang, and from that point on the two episodes feature virtually identical dialogue and action.
1st Feb '16 8:33:29 AM igordebraga
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* While some degree of this trope was inevitable given the {{Troperiffic}} nature of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' echoes ''Film/ANewHope'' quite strongly. However, it does manage to keep things fresh enough to prove that TropesAreNotBad.
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* While some degree of this trope was inevitable given the {{Troperiffic}} nature of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' echoes ''Film/ANewHope'' quite strongly. However, it does manage to keep things fresh enough to prove that TropesAreNotBad. Still, Creator/GeorgeLucas [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-lucas-sorry-white-slavers-851661 complained that]] while he liked the movie, Disney made it too retro, as in the so-divisive prequels Lucas at least tried something different.
31st Jan '16 6:11:29 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is suffering from this lately due to most plots being about the following:
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is suffering from this lately due to most plots being about the following:''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Season six's "Nellis" is identical to season four's "Midnight Ron". Archer is stranded in a distant city (Montreal in "Midnight Ron, Las Vegas in "Nellis") after losing all his money at a casino and has difficulties returning home due to legal troubles (drunkenly burning his passport in "Midnight Ron", being on a No Fly List and the train equivalent in "Nellis") and someone from the office must personally get him (his step-father Ron drives to Montreal in "Midnight Ron", Cheryl, Pam, Cyril, Ray and Krieger fly out in Cheryl's personal jet in "Nellis"), their vehicle is too damaged to use further following an attack (Ron's Cadillac is run off the road by mobsters trying to rob him in "Midnight Ron", Cheryl's jet is hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying too close to Area 51 and must crash-land at Nellis AFB in "Nellis"), Archer must bluff his way out of a situation (using his pistol as a WeaponForIntimidation, first against "tranny bikers" and then two hobos with switchblades in "Midnight Ron", pretending to be CIA agent Slater and threatening a Colonel with being subjected to Project MK ULTRA in "Nellis") and ultimately Archer and companions must acquire an alternate means of transport to get home (hopping on a freight train before getting a Cadillac from one of Ron's dealerships in "Midnight Ron", stealing a C-130 Hercules in "Nellis"). It even has a minor scene at the beginning of Archer being accosted by someone while using a payphone to call the office.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Season six's "Nellis" is identical to season four's "Midnight Ron". Archer is stranded in a distant city (Montreal in "Midnight Ron, Las Vegas in "Nellis") after losing all his money at a casino and has difficulties returning home due to legal troubles (drunkenly burning his passport in "Midnight Ron", being on a No Fly List and the train equivalent in "Nellis") and someone from the office must personally get him (his step-father Ron drives to Montreal in "Midnight Ron", Cheryl, Pam, Cyril, Ray and Krieger fly out in Cheryl's personal jet in "Nellis"), their vehicle is too damaged to use further following an attack (Ron's Cadillac is run off the road by mobsters trying to rob him in "Midnight Ron", Cheryl's jet is hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying too close to Area 51 and must crash-land at Nellis AFB in "Nellis"), Archer must bluff his way out of a situation (using his pistol as a WeaponForIntimidation, first against "tranny bikers" and then two hobos with switchblades in "Midnight Ron", pretending to be CIA agent Slater and threatening a Colonel with being subjected to Project MK ULTRA in "Nellis") and ultimately Archer and companions must acquire an alternate means of transport to get home (hopping on a freight train before getting a replacement Cadillac from one of Ron's dealerships in "Midnight Ron", stealing a C-130 Hercules in "Nellis"). It even has a minor scene at the beginning of Archer being accosted by someone while using a payphone to call the office.
20th Jan '16 12:09:13 PM Willbyr
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' fans who saw ''SummerWars'' will probably wonder why they're watching a re-hash of the second Digimon movie: ''Our War Games''. The answer: both were written by the same director.
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' fans who saw ''SummerWars'' ''Anime/SummerWars'' will probably wonder why they're watching a re-hash of the second Digimon movie: ''Our War Games''. The answer: both were written by the same director.
17th Jan '16 5:13:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl 3'' is a capital offender in this area; roughly 40% of the dialogue is ripped directly from the preceding game. The new lines are... lacking, to say the least.
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* ''StarControl 3'' ''VideoGame/StarControl3'' is a capital offender in this area; roughly 40% of the dialogue is ripped directly from the preceding game. The new lines are... lacking, to say the least.
15th Jan '16 8:31:42 PM maxwellsilver
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No potholes in headlining quotes.
->''"It's like they had a parrot on the staff during the editorial meetings that just kept pitching '[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lois]] [[SuperpowerSillyPutty gets super powers]]! Lois gets super powers!' over and over again...''\\
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->''"It's like they had a parrot on the staff during the editorial meetings that just kept pitching '[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lois]] [[SuperpowerSillyPutty 'Lois gets super powers]]! powers! Lois gets super powers!' over and over again...''\\

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->''"It's like they had * ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Season six's "Nellis" is identical to season four's "Midnight Ron". Archer is stranded in a parrot distant city (Montreal in "Midnight Ron, Las Vegas in "Nellis") after losing all his money at a casino and has difficulties returning home due to legal troubles (drunkenly burning his passport in "Midnight Ron", being on a No Fly List and the staff during train equivalent in "Nellis") and someone from the editorial meetings that just kept pitching '[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lois]] [[SuperpowerSillyPutty gets super powers]]! Lois gets super powers!' over office must personally get him (his step-father Ron drives to Montreal in "Midnight Ron", Cheryl, Pam, Cyril, Ray and over again...''\\Krieger fly out in Cheryl's personal jet in "Nellis"), their vehicle is too damaged to use further following an attack (Ron's Cadillac is run off the road by mobsters trying to rob him in "Midnight Ron", Cheryl's jet is hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying too close to Area 51 and must crash-land at Nellis AFB in "Nellis"), Archer must bluff his way out of a situation (using his pistol as a WeaponForIntimidation, first against "tranny bikers" and then two hobos with switchblades in "Midnight Ron", pretending to be CIA agent Slater and threatening a Colonel with being subjected to Project MK ULTRA in "Nellis") and ultimately Archer and companions must acquire an alternate means of transport to get home (hopping on a freight train before getting a Cadillac from one of Ron's dealerships in "Midnight Ron", stealing a C-130 Hercules in "Nellis"). It even has a minor scene at the beginning of Archer being accosted by someone while using a payphone to call the office.
13th Jan '16 9:33:55 PM supersaver87
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* The plot of the ''Series/ThunderInParadise'' episode "Endangered Species" (a wolf child turns out to be the heir of a murdered co-owner of an aviation company, and the other co-owner wants to finish the job) was also featured in an episode of ''Series/TheWizard'' with the same title. Before ''that'', it was an episode of ''Manimal'', "Female of the Species". The same writers - [[Series/{{Baywatch}} Michael Berk and Douglas Schwartz]] - are credited for all three.
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* The plot of the ''Series/ThunderInParadise'' episode "Endangered Species" (a wolf child turns out to be the heir of a murdered co-owner of an aviation company, and the other co-owner wants to finish the job) was also featured in an episode of ''Series/TheWizard'' with the same title. Before ''that'', it was an episode of ''Manimal'', ''Series/{{Manimal}}'', "Female of the Species". The same writers - [[Series/{{Baywatch}} Michael Berk and Douglas Schwartz]] - are credited for all three.
12th Jan '16 7:55:49 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'' introduced two StarCrossedLovers, Bernard "Bernie" Wiseman and Christina "Chris" Mackenzie. The problem is that Bernie is a Zeon commando and Chris is an Earth Federation officer and they're both oblivious that they're on each opposing side. In the end, [[spoiler:Chris unknowingly killed Bernie who was piloting a Zaku with the Gundam Alex. Adding insult to injury, in their final farewells to Al (Bernie via recorded video), both Bernie and Chris ask him to say hi to the other for them. Al's the only one that knows the truth of the situation]]. Two Creator/{{Sunrise}} shows, ''Anime/OutlawStar'' and ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', had one episode with the similar premise: one of the main characters fell in love with a mysterious girl who reciprocates but turns out to be the enemy and the girl doesn't know that the guy is the opponent. Unlike ''Gundam 0080'', the result is gender-flipped: [[spoiler:the guy unknowingly kills the girl that he loved and after that, waits her not knowing that she will never come back to see him]]. Though in ''Tiger & Bunny'''s case, the girl in question [[spoiler:is an android who is programmed to eliminate superheroes. She didn't attack the guy at first because he's in his civilian identity]].
11th Jan '16 2:01:40 PM Octorok103
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* While some degree of this trope was inevitable given the {{Troperiffic}} nature of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' echoes ''Film/ANewHope'' quite strongly. However, it does manage to keep things fresh enough to prove that TropesAreNotBad. * ''Pitch Perfect 2'' ended up rehashing much of the original ''Film/PitchPerfect'', but to a more extreme degree: a national competition became international, a "friendly" competition between fellow students became a high-stakes competition held by a wealthy sponsor, Beca's job went from the campus radio station to an actual music label, and so on.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'' reuses many of the same general plot elements and general cinematography from [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} the first game]], but manages to combine them in a different way. Given the TimeTravel themes present in both, it works surprisingly well.
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