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13th Apr '18 10:58:24 PM Pamina
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* In the ''Series/AdventuresInWonderland'' episode "Her-Story in the Making," Alice needs to write a story for a school assignment, but has trouble coming up with good idea, so the Hatter and Hare offer to write it for her. But the various other Wonderland characters end up making contributions too. The end result is nonsensical even for Wonderland and Alice learns AnAesop about doing her own work.
6th Apr '18 3:02:30 PM Pamina
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Arthur Writes a Story," for a school assignment, Arthur writes out the story of how he got his dog Pal. But each of his friends whom he shares it with call it boring and offer suggestions to make it "better," which he takes. He ends up writing [[MindScrew a musical set in outer space in which Pal is a striped elephant]], and after his friends hear it, they much prefer his original version.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Arthur Writes a Story," for a school assignment, Arthur writes out the story of how he got his dog Pal. But each of his friends whom he shares it with call it boring and offer suggestions to make it "better," which he takes. He ends up writing [[MindScrew a country-western musical set in outer space in which Pal is a striped elephant]], and after his friends hear it, they much prefer his original version.
6th Apr '18 3:00:01 PM Pamina
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Arthur Writes a Story," for a school assignment, Arthur writes out the story of how he got his dog Pal. But each of his friends whom he shares it with call it boring and offer suggestions to make it "better," which he takes. He ends up writing [[MindScrew a musical set in outer space in which Pal is a striped elephant]], and after his friends hear it, they much prefer his original version.
22nd Mar '18 10:15:37 PM nombretomado
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* The point of ''{{Series/Extras}}'': Andy's sitcom gets picked up, but he allows the producers' suggestions to turn it from [[TheOffice a witty character study and commentary on office life]] to a cheesy, lowbrow WorkCom.

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* The point of ''{{Series/Extras}}'': Andy's sitcom gets picked up, but he allows the producers' suggestions to turn it from [[TheOffice [[Series/TheOfficeUK a witty character study and commentary on office life]] to a cheesy, lowbrow WorkCom.
11th Feb '18 11:30:57 PM riverdine
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** Same for number of producers[[note]]executive producers not so much for some reason[[/note]] and directors.
*** Producers pull the purse strings, so can and will have say over whether certain things make it into the film, often over the advice of the director and writer(s), which can often be contradictory to what other producers have already demanded.
*** Too many directors are even worse; barring directing teams (ie, Coen Brothers, Miller and Lord) or guest directors[[note]]these directors are not credited in final versions, and usually are doing a single scene in a subject they are good at[[/note]], a film with more than one director - and they often aren't even working at the same time - can often derail a project, as each director will have their own idea of how a story should go. Notable examples are the DC Films, ''Film/SuicideSquad'' and ''Film/JusticeLeague'', where, in the first case, producers didn't like the final version and brought in a late director to add in scenes they thought the film needed. In the later, the first director left for personal reasons and was replaced with someone of general approval, but who had a complete reverse idea of what the tone should be. In both cases, the final versions had inconsistent tone and pacing, leaving audiences wondering what, good or bad, the original idea was supposed to have been.
13th Jan '18 12:53:19 PM Discar
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->''My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.''

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->''My ->''"My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.''"''
18th Oct '17 8:54:23 AM Eddy1215
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* One ''Manga/FrankenFran'' story ends this way. A rich man plots to capture his niece's inheritance (along with every other one of her relatives) by being put into her brain-dead body. OPnce he realizes just how much her relatives destroyed her life, Fran transfers the rest of the family's minds into the body after an accident, and now they can't take a single action if they aren't all in agreement (with the uncle deliberately vetoing every action to get back at them).

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* One ''Manga/FrankenFran'' story ends this way. A rich man plots to capture his niece's inheritance (along with every other one of her relatives) by being put into her brain-dead body. OPnce Once he realizes just how much her relatives destroyed her life, Fran transfers the rest of the family's minds into the body after an accident, and now they can't take a single action if they aren't all in agreement (with the uncle deliberately vetoing every action to get back at them).
18th Oct '17 2:36:19 AM Chabal2
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* One ''Manga/FrankenFran'' story ends this way. A rich man plots to capture his niece's inheritance (along with every other one of her relatives) by being put into her brain-dead body. OPnce he realizes just how much her relatives destroyed her life, Fran transfers the rest of the family's minds into the body after an accident, and now they can't take a single action if they aren't all in agreement (with the uncle deliberately vetoing every action to get back at them).



* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', this is how the Literature/{{Discworld}} got the duck-billed platypus, no thanks to a group of temporally-displaced wizards from Unseen University.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', this is how the Literature/{{Discworld}} got the duck-billed platypus, no thanks to a group of temporally-displaced wizards from Unseen University.University (and a demonstration on the saying that a platypus looks like a duck designed by committee).


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** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' has a multinational coalition invade Omnia to put an end to them once and for all. Except no one's in charge, but every general thinks he is.
17th Oct '17 3:01:22 PM trentongm
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* Some legislators have invoked this trope with regards to law-making, saying that it's actually good when big public projects are poorly executed, because it means that many people had a say in it.
17th Sep '17 6:11:58 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ventinari deals with this sort of problem in his truly magnificent style; when leaders from hundreds of nations come to Ankh-Morpork to discuss how they're going to stop Cohen the Barbarian and the Silver Horde from blowing up the world, he has them form committees and then locks them in the room. Then, while they're arguing, he takes a few of the people he knows aside and tells them how they're going to save the world.

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** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ventinari Vetinari deals with this sort of problem in his truly magnificent style; when leaders from hundreds of nations come to Ankh-Morpork to discuss how they're going to stop Cohen the Barbarian and the Silver Horde from blowing up the world, he has them form committees and then locks them in the room. Then, while they're arguing, he takes a few of the people he knows aside and tells them how they're going to save the world.
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