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15th Jan '17 4:36:00 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'': One of the reasons Duscher can get away with picking SoaplandChristmas in "Exploiting Television Tropes for Financial and Personal Gain" is by pointing out because the writers will want to get back to a comfortable status quo by the next season, so they'll just write him out of whatever trouble he finds during his holiday horrors.

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* ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'': One of the reasons Duscher can get away with picking SoaplandChristmas Soapland Christmas (now merged into TwistedChristmas) in "Exploiting Television Tropes for Financial and Personal Gain" is by pointing out because the writers will want to get back to a comfortable status quo by the next season, so they'll just write him out of whatever trouble he finds during his holiday horrors.
14th Jan '17 12:50:39 PM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' has dealt with the FBI shutting the X-Files down, more than once, and replacing Mulder and Scully in seasons 8 and 9. As of season 10, Mulder and Scully are still X-Filing.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' has dealt with the FBI shutting the X-Files down, more than once, and replacing is ''firmly'' committed to its HalfArcSeason structure. No matter what happens in a MythArc episode, no matter what tragedies Mulder and Scully in seasons 8 endure, and 9. As of season 10, Mulder and Scully are still X-Filing.no matter how much they antagonize the conspiracy that controls their government, it can't prevent them from continuing to work for the government investigating weird cases, because then the MonsterOfTheWeek episodes couldn't happen like normal.
1st Jan '17 7:53:11 PM Fretless94
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->''"Thank goodness everything is back to normal! Which is the only way it should ever be."''

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->''"Thank goodness everything is ->''"Looks like everything's back to normal! the way it was! Which is the only way it should ever be."''
29th Dec '16 5:15:04 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'': One of the reasons Duscher can get away with picking SoaplandChristmas in "Exploiting Television Tropes for Financial and Personal Gain" is by pointing out because the writers will want to get back to a comfortable status quo by the next season, so they'll just write him out of whatever trouble he finds during his holiday horrors.
29th Dec '16 2:00:02 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. The 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 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. The then 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", ''Superheavy'', where he becomes Batman after Bruce's presumed death in "ComicBook/BatmanEndgame". "Superheavy" ''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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** The course of ''Superheavy'' and ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' would also see the events of ''Enteral'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'' undo as Alfred [[spoiler: gains a new hand after the Joker cuts it off in ''Endgame'']] and Bruce regain control of Wayne Enterprises, Wayne Manor, and his fortune after losing them in ''Enteral''.
20th Dec '16 12:38:24 PM TheDragonDemands
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** According to producer Ron Moore, ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' makes a conscious effort to ''avert'' this trope, the idea being to introduce irrevocable change on a regular basis so the show doesn't stagnate and become the same episode over and over again. Some viewers naturally experience [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks possible side-effects.]]

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** According to producer Ron Moore, ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' makes a conscious effort to ''avert'' this trope, the idea being to introduce irrevocable change on a regular basis so the show doesn't stagnate and become the same episode over and over again. Some viewers naturally experience [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks possible side-effects.]]]] This was explicitly a reaction to how status quo was god over on ''Star Trek: Voyager'', criticized for resorting to the "reset button" all the time (i.e. they must have a "shuttle factory" for all the ones that get destroyed during that series).
***One of the basic points they made is that they ''do not'' have replicators like ''Star Trek'', and as a single ship on the run without a homeworld anymore, they physically do not have the industrial capacity to replace complex machine parts anymore. They can fudge it a bit by cobbling together spare parts stripped from other ships, but fundamentally, ''Galactica'' doesn't have a Starfighter factory on board. When a ''Viper'' fighter gets damaged beyond repair, that's it - the overall number of Vipers they have can't increase (except when they had ''Pegasus'', but not for long).
***When ''Galactica'' takes a severe pounding during the battle over New Caprica, it ''stays half-crippled'' for the rest of the TV series. They don't have a home planet with orbital drydocks to repair it in. Even a half-wrecked battlestar can put up a good deal of a fight, however, though from that point on the ship's mechanics are really facing a losing battle to keep it running.
***On the other hand, Ron Moore openly picked the "Final Five Cylons" based on ''shock value'', what would disrupt the status quo, rather than based on what made sense within the plot. This included openly breaking their own story rules, and not even setting up the reveal with plausible explanations - i.e. one character even had a child, and the one cardinal rule they had about Cylons was that they're sterile. Moore bluntly admitted that this was indeed simply breaking his own rules, and openly made a ham-fisted retcon to explain that it wasn't really his child. Viewers and critics were not amused.
12th Dec '16 12:55:46 AM SilentStranger
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** There was also the time Peter was declared legally retarded. Lois, who he burned earlier, comes back with no damage done, though she will smell like fries for weeks. Also in the episode where Peter's father-in-law goes bankrupt. His wife, who has married Ted Turner, divorces him for no good reason.

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** There was also the time Peter was declared legally retarded. Lois, who he burned earlier, comes back with no damage done, though she will smell like fries for weeks. Also in the episode where Peter's father-in-law goes bankrupt. His wife, who has married Ted Turner, divorces him for no good reason. The episode ends with her coming back to Carter after divorcing Turner and taking half his assets, restoring their fortune.



** The show runs on the PerpetualPoverty trope, so any episode that involves the financial betterment of the family will inevitably lead to a DownerEnding. One episode has the family buying a food truck and finding great success with it...only for it to be destroyed at the end. Another has them entering a game show in order to win a new car, [[YankTheDogsChain only to lose in the final round after having dominated the show earlier]].

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** The show runs on the PerpetualPoverty trope, so any episode that involves the financial betterment of the family will inevitably lead to a DownerEnding. One episode has the family buying a food truck and finding great success with it...only for it to be destroyed at the end. Another has them entering a game show in order to win a new car, [[YankTheDogsChain only to lose in the final round after having dominated the show earlier]]. In newer episode, its more common for Bob HIMSELF to sabotage any advances he makes, as he's obsessed with becoming successfull entirerly by the merit of his food, with no help from gimmicks or promotions like his hated rival Jimmy Pesto (who's a horrible cook but a successfull restaurant owner). This gets to the point where Bob returns a 100.000$ investment given to him by his old childhood friend because said friend wanted to give the restaurant a Tiki theme. However, unlike the earlier seasons, Bob has a string of minor, temporary advances such as getting public acknowledgement from a celebrity chef who loved his food.



** A straight example happens when it is discovered that the City Wok owner is the psychotic, murderous ''Caucasian'' Dr. Janus. Since he's the only Asian restaurant owner left in town after the Japanese sushi chef whom he harassed killed himself after this reveal, the police lets him go away.

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** A straight example happens when it is discovered that the City Wok owner is the psychotic, murderous ''Caucasian'' Dr. Janus. Since he's the only Asian restaurant owner left in town after the Japanese sushi chef whom he harassed killed himself after this reveal, the police lets him go away.go.
9th Dec '16 11:36:33 AM ZombieAladdin
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* AgelessBirthdayEpisode: A character has a birthday, but his or her age doesn't change.
28th Nov '16 4:01:13 PM Pinokio
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' has dealt with the FBI shutting the X-Files down, more than once, and replacing Mulder and Scully in seasons 8 and 9. As of season 10, Mulder and Scully are still X-Filing.
21st Nov '16 7:23:03 PM Segal991
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** At the end of "Ice Sore", Blossom claims her new ice-breathing powers disappeared, but in some other episodes after this one, they apparently came back.
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