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14th Aug '17 4:27:09 PM rjd1922
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the show itself in the infamous episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper The Principal and the Pauper]]". To those who don't know, [[spoiler: Principal Skinner is revealed to be a person named Arman Tamzarian when the Real Seymour Skinner appears out of nowhere. At the end of the episode, he's [[PutOnABus tied to a train and is never heard from again]] and the judge rules that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain no one is to speak of this or else they'll be subjected to torture]]]]. This is later followed by an episode where Snowball 2 gets run over and replaced. Twice. Both replacements die, and a cat that looks exactly the same is given to Lisa by the Cat Lady.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the show itself in the infamous episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper The Principal and the Pauper]]". To those who don't know, [[spoiler: Principal Skinner is revealed to be a person named Arman Armin Tamzarian when the Real Seymour Skinner appears out of nowhere. At the end of the episode, he's [[PutOnABus tied to a train and is never heard from again]] and the judge rules that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain no one is to speak of this or else they'll be subjected to torture]]]]. This is later followed by an episode where Snowball 2 gets run over and replaced. Twice. Both replacements die, and a cat that looks exactly the same is given to Lisa by the Cat Lady.
1st Aug '17 3:24:02 PM Franco-America2018
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** Season 15 ''did'' this. After the DramaBomb episode, "[[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld You're Getting Old]]", it looked like there was going to be some sort of change in terms of the boys' relationships (Mainly in Stan's cynicism is affecting his life). [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan]] have a falling out, [[FoeYay Kyle and Cartman]] are shown being together of their own volition and getting along. The episode ends with Randy and Sharon[[note]]With Sharon [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall realized this during their talk about their future relationship]][[/note]] separating and moving from the Marsh family home into an apartment. When the next episode, "Ass Burgers", features a SnapBack, this is invoked in end. As just as Stan is about to embrace the new changes, the status quo comes back with Randy & Sharon getting back together off-screen, Kyle & Cartman bickering once again, and Stan going back to the life he once had, though he now secretly drinks to keep off his cynical levels. Sharon even says that [[{{Anvilicious}} sometimes it's best to stick with what you know]].

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** Season 15 ''did'' this. After the DramaBomb episode, "[[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld You're Getting Old]]", it looked like there was going to be some sort of change in terms of the boys' relationships (Mainly in Stan's cynicism is affecting his life). [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan]] have a falling out, [[FoeYay Kyle and Cartman]] are shown being together of their own volition and getting along. The episode ends with Randy and Sharon[[note]]With Sharon [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall realized this during their talk about their future relationship]][[/note]] separating and moving from the Marsh family home into an apartment. When the next episode, "Ass Burgers", features a SnapBack, this is invoked in end. As just as Stan is about to embrace the new changes, the status quo comes back with Randy & Sharon getting back together off-screen, Kyle & Cartman bickering once again, and Stan going back to the life he once had, though he now secretly drinks to keep off his cynical levels. Sharon even says that [[{{Anvilicious}} sometimes it's best to stick with what you know]].
1st Aug '17 3:18:12 PM Franco-America2018
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** Season 15 ''did'' this. After the DramaBomb episode, "[[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld You're Getting Old]]", it looked like there was going to be some sort of change in terms of the boys' relationships. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan]] have a falling out, [[FoeYay Kyle and Cartman]] are shown being together of their own volition and getting along. The episode ends with Randy and Sharon separating and moving from the Marsh family home. When the next episode, "Ass Burgers", features a SnapBack, this is invoked. Just as Stan is about to embrace the changes, the status quo comes back with Randy & Sharon getting back together, Kyle & Cartman bickering once again, and Stan going back to the life he once had, though he now secretly drinks to keep off his cynical levels. Sharon even says that [[{{Anvilicious}} sometimes it's best to stick with what you know]].

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** Season 15 ''did'' this. After the DramaBomb episode, "[[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld You're Getting Old]]", it looked like there was going to be some sort of change in terms of the boys' relationships.relationships (Mainly in Stan's cynicism is affecting his life). [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan]] have a falling out, [[FoeYay Kyle and Cartman]] are shown being together of their own volition and getting along. The episode ends with Randy and Sharon[[note]]With Sharon [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall realized this during their talk about their future relationship]][[/note]] separating and moving from the Marsh family home. home into an apartment. When the next episode, "Ass Burgers", features a SnapBack, this is invoked. Just invoked in end. As just as Stan is about to embrace the new changes, the status quo comes back with Randy & Sharon getting back together, together off-screen, Kyle & Cartman bickering once again, and Stan going back to the life he once had, though he now secretly drinks to keep off his cynical levels. Sharon even says that [[{{Anvilicious}} sometimes it's best to stick with what you know]].
1st Aug '17 3:07:32 PM Franco-America2018
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** Season 15 did this. After the DramaBomb episode, "[[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld You're Getting Old]]", it looked like there was going to be some sort of change in terms of the boys' relationships. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan]] have a falling out, [[FoeYay Kyle and Cartman]] are shown being together of their own volition and getting along. The episode ends with Randy and Sharon separating and moving from the Marsh family home. When the next episode, "Ass Burgers", features a SnapBack, this is invoked. Just as Stan is about to embrace the changes, the status quo comes back with Randy & Sharon getting back together, Kyle & Cartman bickering once again, and Stan going back to the life he once had, though he now secretly drinks to keep off his cynical levels. Sharon even says that [[{{Anvilicious}} sometimes it's best to stick with what you know]].

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** Season 15 did ''did'' this. After the DramaBomb episode, "[[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld You're Getting Old]]", it looked like there was going to be some sort of change in terms of the boys' relationships. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan]] have a falling out, [[FoeYay Kyle and Cartman]] are shown being together of their own volition and getting along. The episode ends with Randy and Sharon separating and moving from the Marsh family home. When the next episode, "Ass Burgers", features a SnapBack, this is invoked. Just as Stan is about to embrace the changes, the status quo comes back with Randy & Sharon getting back together, Kyle & Cartman bickering once again, and Stan going back to the life he once had, though he now secretly drinks to keep off his cynical levels. Sharon even says that [[{{Anvilicious}} sometimes it's best to stick with what you know]].know]].
--> '''Sharon:''' "Itís like the same shit just happens over and over, then in a week it just all resets until it happens again. Every week itís kind of the same story in a different way, but it just keeps getting more and more ridiculous."



** In "You're Getting Old":
--> '''Sharon:''' "Itís like the same shit just happens over and over, then in a week it just all resets until it happens again. Every week itís kind of the same story in a different way, but it just keeps getting more and more ridiculous."
14th Jul '17 8:54:46 PM AHI-3000
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* DivorceIsTemporary: When a married couple will not be separated forever.
10th Jul '17 10:36:25 PM Anicomicgeek
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** There are stories where [[TheCommissionerGordon Jim Gordon]] is removed from the post of Commissioner only to end up back in the post. While naturally some of these are the result of ongoing subplots such as the early stuff with Hamilton Hill[[note]]replacing Gordon with fellow Rupert Throne crony Peter Pauling and only reinstating Gordon after Throne was busted and Pauling killed[[/note]] and the ''Batman'' comics between ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' (including Prodigal) and ''Contagion''[[note]]Gordon was pissed about Batman appointing ComicBook/{{Azrael}} and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} to fill in without telling him, resulting in Gordon refusing to trust him further. Then Mayor Armand Krol, who'd been saved Batman and approved some of Azrael's actions as Batman demoted Gordon and appointed Gordon's then-wife Sarah Essen to replace him and rathering than take it, Gordon quits. ''Contagion'' ends with Gordon regaining his trust in Batman and new Mayor Marion Grange reinstating Gordon[[/note]], others are done after other stories.\\\
''Officer Down'' saw Gordon resign after getting shot (though the decision was based more of his age and the fact he missed his second wife, Sarah Essen than the fact that his shooter seemed to get away with it). That was the status quo for five years until ''Face the Face'', part of the ''One Year Later'' TimeSkip of ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', which saw Gordon return to the role of Police Commissioner, (as well as Harvey Bullock return to the force after being forced out by Gordon's successor Michael Akins when he got wind that Bullock sold out Gordon's shooter to the mob and Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face after his face was fixed in ''ComicBook/BatmanHush''). [[spoiler: Despite his name being cleared, Gordon wasn't reinstated in the end of ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'' and even wonders what he'll do now, a SequelHook to ''Superheavy'', where he becomes Batman after Bruce's presumed death in ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame''. ''Superheavy'' not only ends with Bruce once again as Batman, but Maggie Sawyer, who'd become Commissioner during the final issues of ''Eternal'', returning to the MCU and Gordon being reappointed Commissioner.]]

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** There are stories where [[TheCommissionerGordon Jim Gordon]] is removed from the post of Commissioner only to end up back in the post. While naturally some of these are the result of ongoing subplots such as the early stuff with Hamilton Hill[[note]]replacing Gordon with fellow Rupert Throne crony Peter Pauling and only reinstating Gordon after Throne was busted and Pauling killed[[/note]] and the ''Batman'' comics between ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' (including Prodigal) and ''Contagion''[[note]]Gordon was pissed about Batman appointing ComicBook/{{Azrael}} and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} to fill in without telling him, resulting in Gordon refusing to trust him further. Then Mayor Armand Krol, who'd been saved Batman and approved some of Azrael's actions as Batman demoted Gordon and appointed Gordon's then-wife Sarah Essen to replace him and rathering rather than take it, Gordon quits. ''Contagion'' ends with Gordon regaining his trust in Batman and new Mayor Marion Grange reinstating Gordon[[/note]], others are done after other stories.\\\
''Officer Down'' saw Gordon resign after getting shot (though the decision was based more of his age and the fact he missed his second wife, Sarah Essen Essen, than the fact that his shooter seemed to get away with it). That was the status quo for five years until ''Face the Face'', part of the ''One Year Later'' TimeSkip of ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', which saw Gordon return to the role of Police Commissioner, (as well as Harvey Bullock return to the force after being forced out by Gordon's successor Michael Akins when he got wind that Bullock sold out Gordon's shooter to the mob and Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face after his face was fixed in ''ComicBook/BatmanHush''). [[spoiler: Despite his name being cleared, Gordon wasn't reinstated in the end of ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'' and even wonders what he'll do now, a SequelHook to ''Superheavy'', where he becomes Batman after Bruce's presumed death in ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame''. ''Superheavy'' not only ends with Bruce once again as Batman, but Maggie Sawyer, who'd become Commissioner during the final issues of ''Eternal'', returning to the MCU and Gordon being reappointed Commissioner.]]
6th Jul '17 1:46:50 AM Chabal2
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* Justified in ''{{Discworld/Maskerade}}'', where a vampire manages to make his family immune to most ClassicalMovieVampire weaknesses. In the end, it's explained that it's actually better for vampires to get staked by an angry mob once in a while, as trying to get around their many weaknesses leads to their victims looking for a more permanent solution (such as taking the ashes, sealing them in a bottle, and sending it over the Rim).



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has the trope used as a plot point. The world of Spira is always under the constant threat of the gigantic monster Sin, that destroys everything it comes across. Summoners, who are the followers of the Yevon religion, go on pilgrimages so that they can obtain the final aeon and use it to kill Sin while [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing their lives in the process]]. This brings out a period known as the Calm where people can live in peace for a while until Sin is reborn and the cycle starts all over again. The cycle has gone on for so long (a thousand years to be exact!) that nobody questions it. When the main character, Tidus, starts questioning everything and the teachings of Yevon, that's when everyone starts to wonder why things never change and they vow to actually change the status quo once and for all. Yevon doesn't like people questioning them and threatening the status quo (Yevon ruled all of Spira for a thousand years are aren't going to let that go anytime soon), so they brand the main characters as traitors that are sentenced to death. [[spoiler: The party does find a way to defeat Sin once and for all while also exposing the lies that Yevon had upheld for a thousand years.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has the trope used as a plot point. The world of Spira is always under the constant threat of the gigantic monster Sin, that destroys everything it comes across. Summoners, who are the followers of the Yevon religion, go on pilgrimages so that they can obtain the final aeon and use it to kill Sin while [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing their lives in the process]]. This brings out a period known as the Calm where people can live in peace for a while (the current one is a record ten years) until Sin is reborn and the cycle starts all over again. The cycle has gone on for so long (a thousand years to be exact!) that nobody questions it. When the main character, Tidus, starts questioning everything and the teachings of Yevon, that's when everyone starts to wonder why things never change and they vow to actually change the status quo once and for all. Yevon doesn't like people questioning them and threatening the status quo (Yevon ruled all of Spira for a thousand years are aren't going to let that go anytime soon), so they brand the main characters as traitors that are sentenced to death. [[spoiler: The party does find a way to defeat Sin once and for all while also exposing the lies that Yevon had upheld for a thousand years.]]
23rd Jun '17 12:15:24 PM WillKeaton
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* A large number of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' involve Lincoln trying to imrpove the living conditions in the house, only to realize that things were better before.

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* A large number of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episodes involve Lincoln trying to imrpove the living conditions in the house, only to realize that things were better before.
23rd Jun '17 12:13:56 PM WillKeaton
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* A large number of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' involve Lincoln trying to imrpove the living conditions in the house, only to realize that things were better before.
17th Jun '17 8:17:22 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/WORKING!!'' is the epitome of Status Quo, with characters seemingly going out of their way to establish a status quo even when its detrimental to their goals or has nothing to do with them whatsoever. There is never even an explanation for this and it is done without a hint of irony.

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* ''Manga/WORKING!!'' ''Manga/{{Working}}'' is the epitome of Status Quo, with characters seemingly going out of their way to establish a status quo even when its detrimental to their goals or has nothing to do with them whatsoever. There is never even an explanation for this and it is done without a hint of irony.
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