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20th Mar '18 11:21:11 AM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', ditzy police officer Dooley decides there's something suspicious about a gate, and declares he's going to investigate until he discovers what secrets it's hiding. It's going to be Gategate.


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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', ditzy police officer Dooley decides there is something suspicious about a gate, and declares that he's going to investigate until he discovers what secrets it is hiding. He calls it "Gategate."
19th Mar '18 6:49:24 PM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', ditzy police officer Dooley decides there's something suspicious about a gate, and declares he's going to investigate until he discovers what secrets it's hiding. It's going to be Gategate.
18th Feb '18 6:35:06 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the villainous Governor Hokem suffers from this when he is ([[UnsettlingGenderReveal unwittingly]]) seduced by a [[AttractiveBentGender gorgeous crossdressing boy]], then blackmailed, and eventually exposed to the public.
18th Feb '18 6:33:47 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the villainous Governor Hokem suffers from this when he is ([[UnsettlingGenderReveal unwittingly]]) seduced by a [[AttractiveBentGender gorgeous crossdressing boy]], then blackmailed, and eventually exposed to the public.
8th Nov '17 1:59:49 AM StFan
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* In the Goldie Hawn vehicle ''Protocol'', Goldie Hawn's blond ditz character, Sunny Davis, is unaware that she's being asked to be a prostitute for a high-ranking Arab shiek. When the scandal finally broke, the TV news called it "Sunnygate".

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* In the Goldie Hawn vehicle ''Protocol'', Goldie Hawn's blond ditz character, Sunny Davis, is unaware a ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, where Calvin pretends that she's his dad is an elected official, Calvin mentions major scandals during Dad's administration, such as "Bedtimegate" and "Homeworkgate." Dad brushes it off: "Instances of true leadership. [[VindicatedByHistory History will vindicate me.]]"
* In [[http://gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2010/12/05/ this]] ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip, problems with using a Windows computer to upload a video of a horse trotting through a gate lead to the incident
being asked to be dubbed "[[spoiler:Gates Gait Gate Gate]]".
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': In one cartoon,
a prostitute for a high-ranking Arab shiek. When caveman impresses the scandal finally broke, rest of his tribe with his invention of fire--except the TV news called it "Sunnygate".fire in question is just a wooden cutout, painted to look like flames. The caption notes that he was exiled from the tribe over "the Firegate incident".



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* In the Goldie Hawn vehicle ''Protocol'', Goldie Hawn's blond ditz character, Sunny Davis, is unaware that she's being asked to be a prostitute for a high-ranking Arab shiek. When the scandal finally broke, the TV news called it "Sunnygate".
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* In ''[[Series/SixteenHundredPenn 1600 Penn]]'', President Gilchrist makes a joke about marriage being pointless. The press dubs the incident "Wedding-gate" and spends the next month harping on his supposed opposition to family values.

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* In ''[[Series/SixteenHundredPenn 1600 Penn]]'', ''Series/SixteenHundredPenn'', President Gilchrist makes a joke about marriage being pointless. The press dubs the incident "Wedding-gate" and spends the next month harping on his supposed opposition to family values.



* An episode of ''Series/TheNakedBrothersBand'' had Alex mentioning that their band is ‘[[BiggerThanJesus bigger than Santa]]’, [[SeriousBusiness prompting widespread protests against the band all over the country]]. He refers to the incident as ‘Santagate’. [[spoiler:It turns out at the end of the episode that he was referring to the band’s picture in a calendar that recently came out--[[PoorCommunicationKills their picture was bigger than Santa’s]].]]

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* An episode of ''Series/TheNakedBrothersBand'' had Alex mentioning that their band is ‘[[BiggerThanJesus "[[BiggerThanJesus bigger than Santa]]’, Santa]]", [[SeriousBusiness prompting widespread protests against the band all over the country]]. He refers to the incident as ‘Santagate’. "Santagate". [[spoiler:It turns out at the end of the episode that he was referring to the band’s band's picture in a calendar that recently came out--[[PoorCommunicationKills out -- [[PoorCommunicationKills their picture was bigger than Santa’s]].Santa's]].]]



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* In a ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, where Calvin pretends that his dad is an elected official, Calvin mentions major scandals during Dad's administration, such as "Bedtimegate" and "Homeworkgate." Dad brushes it off: "Instances of true leadership. [[VindicatedByHistory History will vindicate me.]]"
* In [[http://gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2010/12/05/ this]] ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip, problems with using a Windows computer to upload a video of a horse trotting through a gate lead to the incident being dubbed "[[spoiler:Gates Gait Gate Gate]]".
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': In one cartoon, a caveman impresses the rest of his tribe with his invention of fire--except the fire in question is just a wooden cutout, painted to look like flames. The caption notes that he was exiled from the tribe over "the Firegate incident".

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* In a ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, Wrestling/DanielBryan's firing in June 2010 was called "Tiegate". This was because the day before was the infamous [[Wrestling/TheNexus NXT Riot]], where Calvin pretends that his dad is an elected official, Calvin mentions major scandals during Dad's administration, such as "Bedtimegate" and "Homeworkgate." Dad brushes it off: "Instances of true leadership. [[VindicatedByHistory History will vindicate me.]]"
* In [[http://gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2010/12/05/ this]] ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip, problems with using a Windows computer to upload a video of a horse trotting through a gate lead to the incident being dubbed "[[spoiler:Gates Gait Gate Gate]]".
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': In one cartoon, a caveman impresses the rest of his tribe
Bryan choked out ring announcer Justin Roberts with his invention of fire--except tie. Sponsors called for his release because, apparently, the fire in question is just a wooden cutout, painted to look like flames. action was reminiscent of the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit tragedy. The caption notes that he actions of the company was exiled much maligned by virtually everyone, especially the wrestling community. Bryan was then rehired (after the heat from the tribe sponsors died off) and became the final man on Team Cena later that year for ''Wrestling/SummerSlam''. As an epilogue, Bryan would later on become the most over "the Firegate incident".wrestler since Stone Cold and the Rock, his popularity jump started by the above situation -- it was probably the greatest thing to ever happen to his career.



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* Wrestling/DanielBryan's firing in June 2010 was called "Tiegate". This was because the day before was the infamous [[Wrestling/TheNexus NXT Riot]], where Bryan choked out ring announcer Justin Roberts with his tie. Sponsors called for his release because, apparently, the action was reminiscent of the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit tragedy. The actions of the company was much maligned by virtually everyone, especially the wrestling community. Bryan was then rehired (after the heat from the sponsors died off) and became the final man on Team Cena later that year for ''Wrestling/SummerSlam''. As an epilogue, Bryan would later on become the most over wrestler since Stone Cold and the Rock, his popularity jump started by the above situation -- it was probably the greatest thing to ever happen to his career.
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** The Riddler tried to invoke an internet scandal against Batman by using the hashtag of [=#CrusaderGate=]. It doesn't go well for him. Apparently, even Gotham's nastiest Internet {{troll}}s won't go after Batman.
-->"Y do u attack B@tman? He is BASED ! U r a [[CurseCutShort fa]]-"

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** The Riddler tried tries to invoke an internet scandal against Batman by using the hashtag of [=#CrusaderGate=]. It doesn't go well for him. Apparently, even Gotham's nastiest Internet {{troll}}s won't go after Batman.
-->"Y --->"Y do u attack B@tman? He is BASED ! U r a [[CurseCutShort fa]]-"
21st Oct '17 7:22:43 AM R.G.
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* A Brazilian ''Comicbook/BeetleBailey'' magazine had "Buxleygate", a scandal involving the SexySecretary of General Halftrack.

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* A Brazilian ''Comicbook/BeetleBailey'' ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' magazine had "Buxleygate", a scandal involving the SexySecretary of General Halftrack.
7th Oct '17 1:50:47 PM SeanMurrayI
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* The titular muse from ''Blog/WorstMuse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as just [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]

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* The titular muse from ''Blog/WorstMuse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as just [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]
7th Oct '17 10:19:22 AM Augusto
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* ''Blog/WorstMuse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as just [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]

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* The titular muse from ''Blog/WorstMuse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as just [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]
7th Oct '17 7:00:12 AM Augusto
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* ''Blog/WorstMuse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]

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* ''Blog/WorstMuse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as just [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]
7th Oct '17 6:53:39 AM Augusto
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* ''Worst Muse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]

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* ''Worst Muse'' ''Blog/WorstMuse'' comically mistakes the practice of adding the "-gate" suffix as [[https://twitter.com/WorstMuse/status/515533773597732864 "basically what Woodward and Bernstein did."]]
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