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20th Jun '18 9:48:12 PM ZSF
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* This happens plenty of times between different books and testaments of Literature/TheBible. For instance, the birth of Isaac in Literature/{{Genesis}} and the birth of John the Baptist in Luke have the same broad strokes: UsefulNotes/{{God}} (or one of his messengers) announces to an aging couple that they are going to be blessed with a son, the couple is skeptical because of their advanced age, God chastises them for their disbelief, and the son is born right on schedule. Some Bible stories (especially in [[Literature/TheFourGospels the Gospels]], which all chronicle UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} life through a slightly different narrative lens) are told multiple times with only superficial changes, and there are significant similarities to be found between the lives of several major biblical figures (Moses, Joseph, David, Jesus) if you're looking for them.
** A number of stories in Genesis (most famously the one about [[TheGreatFlood the Great Flood]]) appear to be adapted from even older [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian]] ones.
* This is pretty standard practice in world mythology, given how much time the different pantheons and legends have had to evolve, swap elements with one another, and be taken up by new entirely new cultures and religions. To see this process for yourself, just take a look at all the many, ''many'' direct parallels between [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the mythologies of ancient Greece and Rome.]]

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* This happens plenty of times between different books and testaments of Literature/TheBible. For instance, the birth of Isaac in Literature/{{Genesis}} and the birth of John the Baptist in Luke have the same broad strokes: UsefulNotes/{{God}} (or one of [[ArchangelGabriel his messengers) messengers]]) announces to an aging couple that they are going to be blessed with a son, the couple is skeptical because of their advanced age, God chastises them for their disbelief, and the son is born right on schedule. Some Bible stories (especially in [[Literature/TheFourGospels the Gospels]], which all chronicle UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} life through a slightly different narrative lens) are told multiple times with only superficial changes, and there are significant similarities to be found between the lives of several major biblical figures (Moses, Joseph, David, Jesus) if you're looking for them.
** A number of stories in Genesis (most famously the one about [[TheGreatFlood the Great Flood]]) appear are believed to be have been adapted from even older [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian]] ones.
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* This is pretty standard practice in world mythology, given how much time the different pantheons and legends have had to evolve, swap elements with one another, and be taken up by new entirely new cultures and religions. To see For a clear example of what this process for yourself, looks like, just take a look at all the many, ''many'' direct parallels between [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the mythologies of ancient Greece and Rome.]]
20th Jun '18 5:23:30 PM ZSF
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** A number of stories in Genesis (most famously the one about the Great Flood) appear to be adapted from even older Mesopotamian stories.

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** A number of stories in Genesis (most famously the one about [[TheGreatFlood the Great Flood) Flood]]) appear to be adapted from even older Mesopotamian stories.[[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian]] ones.
20th Jun '18 5:19:40 PM ZSF
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* This happens plenty of times between different books and testaments of Literature/TheBible. For instance, the birth of Isaac in Literature/{{Genesis}} and the birth of John the Baptist in Luke have the same broad strokes: UsefulNotes/{{God}} (or one of his messengers) announces to an aging couple that they are going to be blessed with a son, the couple is skeptical because of their advanced age, God chastises them for their disbelief, and the son is born right on schedule. Some Bible stories (especially in [[Literature/TheFourGospels the Gospels]], which all chronicle UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} life through a slightly different narrative lens) are told multiple times with only superficial changes, and there are significant similarities to be found between the lives of several major biblical figures (Moses, Joseph, David, Jesus) if you're looking for them.
** A number of stories in Genesis (most famously the one about the Great Flood) appear to be adapted from even older Mesopotamian stories.
* This is pretty standard practice in world mythology, given how much time the different pantheons and legends have had to evolve, swap elements with one another, and be taken up by new entirely new cultures and religions. To see this process for yourself, just take a look at all the many, ''many'' direct parallels between [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the mythologies of ancient Greece and Rome.]]
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20th Jun '18 3:59:26 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''--the first "Megamorphs" and #39, ''The Hidden'' (aka "[[TheOneWith the buffalo book]]") both involve the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerk]]s having a way to sense when the heroes morph, leading to an extended chase. ''Blog/CinnamonBunzuh'' even suggests that the buffalo is the latter book's rough counterpart to amnesiac!Rachel.
16th Jun '18 6:39:40 PM Vir
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** In a rare instance of ''The Simpsons'' borrowing a plot from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror XIV" short "Reaper Madness" involves Homer accidentally killing [[TheGrimReaper Death]] and having to take his place when he creates a world without death, much like the ''Family Guy'' episode "Death is a Bitch" where Peter has to take Death's place after the latter twists his ankle.

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** In a rare instance of ''The Simpsons'' borrowing a plot from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror XIV" short "Reaper Madness" involves Homer accidentally killing [[TheGrimReaper Death]] and having to take his place when he creates a world without death, where people are unable to die, much like the ''Family Guy'' episode "Death is a Bitch" where Peter has to take Death's place after the latter twists his ankle.
14th Jun '18 1:05:31 PM Maddoxsort
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* Several episodes of ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrarie'' have ''extremely'' high overlap with episodes of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', due to having some of the writers from the former on the latter and one of them being Michael Landon, who wrote for and starred in both shows. In a few cases, they are almost identical line-for-line, and shamelessly so. Even the theme music is pulled from a season 12 episode of ''Bonanza''. And on top of that, the music for ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'' came from LHOTP.

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* Several episodes of ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrarie'' ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' have ''extremely'' high overlap with episodes of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', due to having some of the writers and producers from the former on the latter and the most prominent one of them being Michael Landon, who wrote for and starred in both shows. In a few cases, they are almost identical line-for-line, and shamelessly so. Even the theme music is pulled from a season 12 episode of ''Bonanza''. And on top of that, the music for ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'' came from LHOTP.LHOTP, Landon's next and final show he produced.
14th Jun '18 1:04:41 PM Maddoxsort
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* Several episodes of ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrarie'' have ''extremely'' high overlap with episodes of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', due to having some of the writers from the former on the latter and one of them being Michael Landon, who wrote for and starred in both shows. In a few cases, they are almost identical line-for-line, and shamelessly so. Even the theme music is pulled from a season 12 episode of ''Bonanza''. And on top of that, the music for ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'' came from LHOTP.
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10th Jun '18 7:14:39 PM e-mlodik
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* The 1974 film adaptation of the AgathaChristie mystery novel ''AndThenThereWereNone'' recycled the entire script, wholesale, from an earlier 1965 film version, only changing the location from a snow mountain chalet in the Alps to a lavish hotel in the middle of the desert on the outskirts of Iran; both films were produced and directed by the same man, Harry Allan Towers.
30th May '18 4:55:05 AM Vir
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Six Million Dollar Mon" has a plot very similar to the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Farewell, 2 Arms". Like Molly in the latter, Hermes begins replacing parts of his body with newer, more efficient parts until he's nigh unrecognizable, then like Molly trying to top her transformation by replacing her head with Bumpy's, Hermes tries to top his by replacing his brain with a robot brain. Both episodes end with the characters' old body parts being reassembled while the body made with the new parts plays an antagonistic role.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Six Million Dollar Mon" has a plot very similar to the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Farewell, 2 Arms". Like Molly in the latter, Hermes begins replacing parts of his body with newer, more efficient parts until he's nigh unrecognizable, then like Molly trying to top her transformation by replacing her head with Bumpy's, Hermes tries to top his by replacing his brain with a robot brain. Both episodes end with the characters' character's old body parts being reassembled while the body made with the new parts plays an antagonistic role.
30th May '18 4:53:49 AM Vir
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** "Krab-Borg" borrows a similar premise to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode, "Real or Robots?", wherein two characters believe another character is a robot after seeing a scary robot movie.

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** "Krab-Borg" borrows a similar premise to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode, episode "Real or Robots?", wherein two characters believe another character is a robot after seeing a scary robot movie.


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** "Squilliam Returns" and "Grandmum's the Word" both involve a member of the main cast pretending to be the owner of the Krusty Krab to impress a minor character.
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