History Main / SeenItAMillionTimes

6th Jun '14 8:44:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[quoteright:350:[[Webcomic/EvilInc http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/save_christmas-wide_3587.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:SavingChristmas is just that common.]]

-> ''"[[LampshadeHanging This is like that episode of]]... well, everything."''
-->-- '''Malcolm''' after scheduling a TwoTimerDate, ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''

->''"I got the idea from every movie ever made."''
-->-- '''Lisa''', after (thinking that she was) pulling a BatmanGambit, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Book Job"

Hey, [[{{YKTTW}} You Know That Thing Where]] [[BuffySpeak the one guy does the thing to the other guy, and then that stuff happens]]? Yeah, that one! Man, that one's great! I can't believe [[Administrivia/DoWeHaveThisOne we don't have this one]] already! I'd better suggest it.

For example, The Girl gets PrinceCharming and lives HappyEverAfter: The lead character in the story is female, and the main love interest is a Prince of some sort. Seen in "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", "Literature/SnowWhite", ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (sorta), etc. The lead female may or not be a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] herself. She is just as likely to be firmly planted in the lower caste.

Also seen a million times is SaveThePrincess: The lead hero, usually male, rescues The Princess against all odds and overcomes the evil kidnapper. Seen in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' (President's daughter = princess), ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (though it's just part of the main plot), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', etc. You just know that if there's a princess in a video game, you will probably have to save her at some point.

Another is [[EnemyMine "Rivals Joining Forces"]]: The main good guy, and a previous main bad guy, are suddenly faced with a new, overwhelmingly powerful threat that aims to destroy them both. So what do they do? They join forces! Seen in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', etc.

Many tropes fall into the category of "Seen It a Million Times" which, in itself, is part of what makes them tropes to begin with. With Seen It a Million Times, in particular, the trope in question has become so predictable that the viewer pretty much already knows how the plot will go upon seeing a few key elements of the tropes.

Ironically, if you've Seen It a Million Times, you may actually struggle to think of examples, because you've stopped ''noticing'' it; it's just what happens.

Compare DeadHorseTrope, DiscreditedTrope, Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon, SeenItAll, & SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Contrast Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/NotATrope, & Administrivia/TooRareToTrope.

Not to be confused with SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes.
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[[quoteright:350:[[Webcomic/EvilInc http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/save_christmas-wide_3587.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:SavingChristmas is just that common.]]

-> ''"[[LampshadeHanging This is like that episode of]]... well, everything."''
-->-- '''Malcolm''' after scheduling a TwoTimerDate, ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''

->''"I got the idea from every movie ever made."''
-->-- '''Lisa''', after (thinking that she was) pulling a BatmanGambit, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Book Job"

Hey, [[{{YKTTW}} You Know That Thing Where]] [[BuffySpeak the one guy does the thing to the other guy, and then that stuff happens]]? Yeah, that one! Man, that one's great! I can't believe [[Administrivia/DoWeHaveThisOne we don't have this one]] already! I'd better suggest it.

For example, The Girl gets PrinceCharming and lives HappyEverAfter: The lead character in the story is female, and the main love interest is a Prince of some sort. Seen in "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", "Literature/SnowWhite", ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (sorta), etc. The lead female may or not be a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] herself. She is just as likely to be firmly planted in the lower caste.

Also seen a million times is SaveThePrincess: The lead hero, usually male, rescues The Princess against all odds and overcomes the evil kidnapper. Seen in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' (President's daughter = princess), ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (though it's just part of the main plot), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', etc. You just know that if there's a princess in a video game, you will probably have to save her at some point.

Another is [[EnemyMine "Rivals Joining Forces"]]: The main good guy, and a previous main bad guy, are suddenly faced with a new, overwhelmingly powerful threat that aims to destroy them both. So what do they do? They join forces! Seen in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', etc.

Many tropes fall into the category of "Seen It a Million Times" which, in itself, is part of what makes them tropes to begin with. With Seen It a Million Times, in particular, the trope in question has become so predictable that the viewer pretty much already knows how the plot will go upon seeing a few key elements of the tropes.

Ironically, if you've Seen It a Million Times, you may actually struggle to think of examples, because you've stopped ''noticing'' it; it's just what happens.

Compare DeadHorseTrope, DiscreditedTrope, Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon, SeenItAll, & SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Contrast Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/NotATrope, & Administrivia/TooRareToTrope.

Not to be confused with SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes.
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5th Jun '14 5:20:12 PM Aiguille
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For example, The Girl gets PrinceCharming and lives HappyEverAfter: The lead character in the story is female, and the main love interest is a Prince of some sort. Seen in "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", "Literature/SnowWhite", ''SailorMoon'' (sorta), etc. The lead female may or not be a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] herself. She is just as likely to be firmly planted in the lower caste.

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For example, The Girl gets PrinceCharming and lives HappyEverAfter: The lead character in the story is female, and the main love interest is a Prince of some sort. Seen in "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", "Literature/SnowWhite", ''SailorMoon'' ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (sorta), etc. The lead female may or not be a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] herself. She is just as likely to be firmly planted in the lower caste.
18th Nov '13 11:13:25 PM justanid
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Compare Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon, DiscreditedTrope, DeadHorseTrope, SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Contrast Administrivia/TooRareToTrope, Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/NotATrope.

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Compare DeadHorseTrope, DiscreditedTrope, Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon, DiscreditedTrope, DeadHorseTrope, SeenItAll, & SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Contrast Administrivia/TooRareToTrope, Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/NotATrope.
Administrivia/NotATrope, & Administrivia/TooRareToTrope.
11th Aug '13 10:00:34 PM Vir
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-->-- '''Lisa''', after [[spoiler:thinking that she was]] pulling a BatmanGambit, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Book Job"

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-->-- '''Lisa''', after [[spoiler:thinking (thinking that she was]] was) pulling a BatmanGambit, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Book Job"



Also seen a million times is SaveThePrincess: The lead hero, usually male, rescues The Princess against all odds and overcomes the evil kidnapper. Seen in ''{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' (President's daughter = princess), ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (though it's just part of the main plot), ''KingdomHearts'', etc. You just know that if there's a princess in a video game, you will probably have to save her at some point.

Another is [[EnemyMine "Rivals Joining Forces"]]: The main good guy, and a previous main bad guy, are suddenly faced with a new, overwhelmingly powerful threat that aims to destroy them both. So what do they do? They join forces! Seen in ''DragonBallZ'', ''SonicTheHedgehog'', etc.

Many tropes fall into the category of "Seen It a Million Times" which, in itself, is part of what makes them tropes to begin with. With SeenItAMillionTimes, in particular, the trope in question has become so predictable that the viewer pretty much already knows how the plot will go upon seeing a few key elements of the tropes.

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Also seen a million times is SaveThePrincess: The lead hero, usually male, rescues The Princess against all odds and overcomes the evil kidnapper. Seen in ''{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' (President's daughter = princess), ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (though it's just part of the main plot), ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', etc. You just know that if there's a princess in a video game, you will probably have to save her at some point.

Another is [[EnemyMine "Rivals Joining Forces"]]: The main good guy, and a previous main bad guy, are suddenly faced with a new, overwhelmingly powerful threat that aims to destroy them both. So what do they do? They join forces! Seen in ''DragonBallZ'', ''SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', etc.

Many tropes fall into the category of "Seen It a Million Times" which, in itself, is part of what makes them tropes to begin with. With SeenItAMillionTimes, Seen It a Million Times, in particular, the trope in question has become so predictable that the viewer pretty much already knows how the plot will go upon seeing a few key elements of the tropes.
22nd Jul '13 2:10:59 PM HyperPeanut
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Compare Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon, DiscreditedTrope. Contrast Administrivia/TooRareToTrope, Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/NotATrope.

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Compare Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon, DiscreditedTrope.DiscreditedTrope, DeadHorseTrope, SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Contrast Administrivia/TooRareToTrope, Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/NotATrope.
24th May '13 12:13:15 PM nighttrainfm
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-->-- '''Malcolm''' after scheduling a TwoTimerDate, ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''

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-->-- '''Malcolm''' after scheduling a TwoTimerDate, ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''
''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''
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