History Main / SeinfeldIsUnFunny

1st Jan '16 7:01:31 AM Jeduthun
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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators.

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators.
imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.
12th Dec '15 3:08:06 PM MagnusForce
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Warning: reading all these examples may result in severe depression, as they might give the impression that anything old can no longer be truly enjoyed - and that anything new will be unenjoyable in the future. Proceed at your own risk.
6th Aug '15 3:34:01 PM SolidSonicTH
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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]].

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]].
quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators.
4th Jul '15 5:58:14 AM technickal
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Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.

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Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. Contrast VindicatedByHistory. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.
17th May '15 5:11:14 PM NotJim99
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Warning: [[DepressingTropes reading all these examples may result in severe depression]], as they might give the impression that anything old can no longer be truly enjoyed - and that anything new will be unenjoyable in the future. Proceed at your own risk.

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Warning: [[DepressingTropes reading all these examples may result in severe depression]], depression, as they might give the impression that anything old can no longer be truly enjoyed - and that anything new will be unenjoyable in the future. Proceed at your own risk.
15th May '15 11:17:34 PM 10-13-2
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Warning: reading all these examples may result in severe depression, as they might give the impression that anything old can no longer be truly enjoyed - and that anything new will be unenjoyable in the future. Proceed at your own risk.

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Warning: [[DepressingTropes reading all these examples may result in severe depression, depression]], as they might give the impression that anything old can no longer be truly enjoyed - and that anything new will be unenjoyable in the future. Proceed at your own risk.
15th May '15 9:43:58 PM 10-13-2
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Warning: reading all these examples may result in severe depression, as they might give the impression that anything old can no longer be truly enjoyed - and that anything new will be unenjoyable in the future. Proceed at your own risk.
5th May '15 6:51:31 PM Vilui
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Named after the sitcom ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', which many people won't watch anymore because ''everything'' about it [[FollowTheLeader has been copied]]. Most likely will result in {{Fan Hater}}s and accusations of {{Rule Abiding Rebel}}s. This can also occur in countries that get the shows years after they originally come out.

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Named after the sitcom ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', which many people won't watch anymore any more because ''everything'' about it [[FollowTheLeader has been copied]]. Most likely will result in {{Fan Hater}}s and accusations of {{Rule Abiding Rebel}}s. This can also occur in countries that get the shows years after they originally come out.
30th Mar '15 2:35:51 PM hydrix
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Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. Perhaps the exact opposite of SoBadItsGood, and NostalgiaFilter. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.

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Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. Perhaps the The exact opposite of SoBadItsGood, and NostalgiaFilter.ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.
21st Feb '15 11:37:26 PM Patachou
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