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18th Jun '17 10:12:56 AM nombretomado
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* When the [[Creator/FleischerStudios Fleischer Brothers]] were approached by Creator/{{Paramount}} to produce WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons, they tried scaring the company off by suggesting that they needed a enormous $100,000 budget for each film, four times what WaltDisney spent on his films. To their shock, Paramount compromised at $50,000 and the Fleischers were committed to the biggest budgeted animated ShortFilm series in Hollywood history.

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* When the [[Creator/FleischerStudios Fleischer Brothers]] were approached by Creator/{{Paramount}} to produce WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons, they tried scaring the company off by suggesting that they needed a enormous $100,000 budget for each film, four times what WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney spent on his films. To their shock, Paramount compromised at $50,000 and the Fleischers were committed to the biggest budgeted animated ShortFilm series in Hollywood history.
14th Jun '17 8:33:44 PM SpideyTerry
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** Taken up a notch in the "Who's The Boss?" two-parter. By the end of Part 1, Lisa doesn't want to be station manager again due to the pressure and craziness of the office. She's willing to let Dave takeover again, but he doesn't want the job by this point. (He reasons that since his demotion, he's happier and actually enjoys coming to work.) The trope kicks into gear in Part 2, where Jimmy decides to hold an election for station manager. Both candidates actively try to fail (openly expressing their desire to lose, giving ridiculous answers to questions, etc.). Ultimately, Lisa wins the election, but Jimmy declares Dave "the new boss", clearly wanting the "least likable" to be in charge (it's a business thing). Though he failed at failing, the trope is subverted when Dave accepts what happened and even likes it.

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** Taken up a notch in the "Who's The Boss?" two-parter. two-parter.
*** In Part 1, Lisa (recently promoted to station manager) gets sick of Bill constantly doing as he pleases, which Dave can relate to. They get the idea to make Bill boss--assuming he'll do an awful job and learn a lesson. Instead, he proves to be a magnificent boss, everything runs perfectly for the first time ever, and he abdicates his position after rubbing Dave and Lisa's noses in it.
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By the end of Part 1, Lisa doesn't want to be station manager again due to the pressure and craziness of the office. She's willing to let Dave takeover again, but he doesn't want the job by this point. (He reasons that since his demotion, he's happier and actually enjoys coming to work.) The So, the trope really kicks into gear in Part 2, where Jimmy decides to hold an election for station manager. Both candidates actively try to fail (openly expressing their desire to lose, giving ridiculous answers to questions, etc.). Ultimately, Lisa wins the election, but Jimmy declares Dave "the new boss", clearly wanting the "least likable" boss"--much to be in charge (it's everyone's confusion. [[note]]The apparent logic here was that it was better to have a business thing). boss that employees respect than one they like, but as was typical for Jimmy, he didn't explain himself very well at first.[[/note]] Though he failed at failing, the trope is subverted when Dave accepts what happened and even likes it.


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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' did a WholePlotReference to ''Film/TheProducers'' in "The Play's the Thing". Gabrielle loses one of her scrolls, and it's found by Zehra. It's talky and preachy, so Zehra figures she can con people into making big investments for a guaranteed failure. She convinces Gabrielle to produce it as a play, but while she gets those investments, Joxer, Minya, and the rest of the cast chafe at Gabrielle's peaceful vision. They start to make things BloodierAndGorier, which Gabrielle initially opposes, until it occurs to her that her message is worthless if no one goes to see the play. So, she goes all in for the violence--making the play entertaining and worrying Zehra to no end (especially as she took investments from warlords).
14th Jun '17 12:51:53 PM thevideogameempire
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* According to [[http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/chips.asp legend]], this is how we got potato chips[[note]]or ''crisps'', as they're known in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- "chips" over there refers to what Americans call "fries[[/note]]. Some guy at a restaurant kept sending his potatoes back, complaining they were too thick, too soft, and not salty enough. So the cook, George Crum, got frustrated and sliced them super thin, fried them to a crisp, and ''poured'' on the salt. The customer ''loved'' it and a new snack food was born.

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* According to [[http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/chips.asp legend]], this is how we got potato chips[[note]]or ''crisps'', as they're known in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- "chips" over there refers to what Americans call "fries[[/note]]."fries"[[/note]]. Some guy at a restaurant kept sending his potatoes back, complaining they were too thick, too soft, and not salty enough. So the cook, George Crum, got frustrated and sliced them super thin, fried them to a crisp, and ''poured'' on the salt. The customer ''loved'' it and a new snack food was born.
12th Jun '17 9:05:24 PM MJaxon
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* Algerian sprinter Taoufik Makhloufi was ejected from the Olympics for not trying in his 800m event (Algeria failed to withdraw him on time, forcing him to compete), instead choosing to save his energy for the 1500m event. Makhloufi was reinstated in time to win gold.

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* Algerian sprinter Taoufik Makhloufi was ejected from the 2012 Olympics for not trying in his 800m event (Algeria failed to withdraw him on time, forcing him to compete), instead choosing to save his energy for the 1500m event. Makhloufi was reinstated in time to win gold.gold.
** An outcry of DoubleStandards were in play as a French sprinter did the same exact thing as Makhloufi and yet faced zero consequeces at all.
12th Jun '17 8:55:57 PM MJaxon
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***Bo Jackson (in 1986) as well. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hatched their own plot by inviting Bo on a visit to team facilities, and told him it was NCAA-approved. It actually wasn't and ended up causing Bo to miss the remainder of his final college baseball season. The Buccaneers gambled that by forcing Bo out of baseball, he would be forced to choose a professional football career instead. Instead, Bo refused to sign when the Buccaneers drafted him 1st overall, essentially wasting a #1 pick.
11th Jun '17 3:31:26 PM nombretomado
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* This is apparently [[http://www.shadowmagic.org.uk/spectrum/sqij.html the story]] behind the ZXSpectrum version of ''SQIJ!'', widely regarded as [[http://www.spectrum20.org/reviews/728 one of the worst Spectrum games of all time]]. The author, Jason Creighton, signed a contract with the publisher to make the game, but later got into an argument and wanted to cancel the contract. He couldn't, so he decided to make use of one of the clauses, and deliberately create the worst game imaginable so that it would get rejected. It was accepted for publication, despite being literally impossible to play due to a GameBreakingBug.

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* This is apparently [[http://www.shadowmagic.org.uk/spectrum/sqij.html the story]] behind the ZXSpectrum UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum version of ''SQIJ!'', widely regarded as [[http://www.spectrum20.org/reviews/728 one of the worst Spectrum games of all time]]. The author, Jason Creighton, signed a contract with the publisher to make the game, but later got into an argument and wanted to cancel the contract. He couldn't, so he decided to make use of one of the clauses, and deliberately create the worst game imaginable so that it would get rejected. It was accepted for publication, despite being literally impossible to play due to a GameBreakingBug.
11th Jun '17 9:02:00 AM backpack
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*** [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Even more controversially]], some of Trump's Primary opponents accused him of being recruited by the Clintons to destroy the Republican Party from within. If this interpretation was correct, much of his controversial activity as President could be a ZeroApprovalGambit to unite as much of the American electorate as possible against himself.
10th Jun '17 4:11:56 PM Aquila89
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* Taking the self-referentiality another level up, in season 4 of ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', Mel Brooks casts Larry David in the lead of ''The Producers'', believing that he will make the show a flop and therefore never have to deal with revivals of it again. Of course, it's a success. Brooks and his wife Anne Bancroft imitate the scene in ''The Producers'' in which the two heroes commiserate at the theater bar.

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* Taking the self-referentiality another level up, in season 4 of ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', Mel Brooks casts Larry David Creator/LarryDavid in the lead of ''The Producers'', believing that he will make the show a flop and therefore never have to deal with revivals of it again. Of course, it's a success. Brooks and his wife Anne Bancroft imitate the scene in ''The Producers'' in which the two heroes commiserate at the theater bar.
9th Jun '17 7:05:51 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The WWF decided to pull a practical joke on Fit Finlay by making him the women's trainer, without doing their homework and realizing he had been running a wrestling school for years and that he had taken a few women through it, nationally renowned [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes]] not the least of them. The end result, the most success the women's division they had had since [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Aundra Blayze]]. WWE would still find a way to nearly kill the division and then stuck Finlay on TV, grooming him to become a {{jobber}}. But fans invested too much in him for their tastes. So they stuck him with a [[Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} little bastard]] to make him less popular. ''This made the little bastard popular''.[[note]]The sheer absurdity (Hornswoggle would randomly appear from under the ring to present the commentary team with cans of Guinness) and ComedicSociopathy (Finlay would only refer to Hornswoggle as "the little bastard" and often used him as a projectile weapon to win matches. Once he missed, leading Hornswoggle to land on and bite [[TheScrappy perpetual scrappy]] Wrestling/MichaelCole and then leave a letter on WWE.com criticizing Cole signed with [[FlippingTheBird two middle fingers]])[[/note]] soon won fans over, not only making Finlay more over, but also gaining Hornswoggle a sizable following of his own. Eventually WWE just made Finlay a jobber in spite of his popularity and then removed him from the active roster, claiming he was too old. Finlay would then leave WWE to wrestle another four years on the independent and foreign circuits.

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* The WWF decided to pull a practical joke on Fit Finlay by making him the women's trainer, without doing their homework and realizing he had been running a wrestling school for years and that he had taken a few women through it, nationally renowned [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes]] not the least of them. The end result, the most success the women's division they had had since [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Aundra Blayze]]. WWE would still find a way to nearly kill the division and then stuck Finlay on TV, grooming him to become a {{jobber}}. But fans invested too much in him for their tastes. So they stuck him with a [[Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} little bastard]] to make him less popular. ''This made the little bastard popular''.[[note]]The sheer absurdity (Hornswoggle would randomly appear from under the ring to present the commentary team with cans of Guinness) and ComedicSociopathy (Finlay would only refer to Hornswoggle as "the little bastard" and often used him as a projectile weapon to win matches. Once he missed, leading Hornswoggle to land on and bite [[TheScrappy perpetual scrappy]] Wrestling/MichaelCole and then leave a letter on WWE.com criticizing Cole signed with [[FlippingTheBird two middle fingers]])[[/note]] soon won fans over, not And only making made Finlay more over, but also gaining Hornswoggle a sizable following of his own.over. Eventually WWE just made Finlay a jobber in spite of his popularity and then removed him from the active roster, claiming he was too old. Finlay would then leave WWE to wrestle another four years on the independent and foreign circuits.



* Nothing Wrestling/CMPunk can do, be it his holier-than-thou attitude or attempt to flee the company with the WWE Championship, will keep half the WWE crowd from cheering for him. The feud between Wrestling/RandyOrton and Christian was between two guys who will always get huge pop no matter how heelish they act (Christian being the nominal heel), but for CM Punk -- he ''was'' in his hometown of Chicago on the night he won the world title. And he was also feuding with Wrestling/TripleH, who was actually loathed by WWE fans outside of {{Kayfabe}}. Not recognizing DracoInLeatherPants (fans in the post territorial era tend to cheer for wrestlers they think are good before booing wrestlers for being assholes) and considering how to counteract it if you're dead set on fighting it, will always lead to this.

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* Nothing Wrestling/CMPunk can do, be it his holier-than-thou attitude or attempt to flee the company with the WWE Championship, will keep half the WWE crowd from cheering for him. The feud between Wrestling/RandyOrton and Christian was between two guys who will always get huge pop no matter how heelish they act (Christian (Wrestling/{{Christian}} being the nominal heel), but for CM Punk -- he ''was'' in his hometown of Chicago on the night he won the world title. And he was also feuding with Wrestling/TripleH, who was actually loathed by WWE fans outside of {{Kayfabe}}. Not recognizing DracoInLeatherPants (fans in the post territorial era tend to cheer for wrestlers they think are good before booing wrestlers for being assholes) and considering how to counteract it if you're dead set on fighting it, will always lead to this.
9th Jun '17 6:36:41 AM newsguy95
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* Played with in an episode of ''Series/CHiPs''. Newly-transferred CHP officer T.C. can seemingly do no wrong; he's so good at his job, the other officers start a pool on when he'll finally screw up. T.C. finds out, and enters the pool himself...just to show that he's a good sport about the whole thing. At the end, Sgt. Getraer points out that he missed an important clue during an investigation, finally making a tangible mistake. But guess who wins the pool?
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