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30th Mar '17 12:14:45 AM harryhenry
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* Webvideo/MovieRehab: In the review to Film/MeetDave [=SaG=] makes a joke that the world would become a better place if he just blew up the people from Series/JerseyShore. The review came out in 2013, the exact same year where Series/JerseyShore was both cancelled and has lost any relevance.

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* Webvideo/MovieRehab: ''WebVideo/MovieRehab'': In the ''Film/MeetDave'' review to Film/MeetDave [=SaG=] makes a joke that the world would become a better place if he just blew up the people from Series/JerseyShore. ''Series/JerseyShore''. The review came out in 2013, the exact same year where Series/JerseyShore was both cancelled and has lost any relevance.
26th Mar '17 5:32:49 AM minikiss
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* Webvideo/MovieRehab: In the review to Film/MeetDave [=SaG=] makes a joke that the world would become a better place if he just blew up the people from Series/JerseyShore. The review came out in 2013, the exact same year where Series/JerseyShore was both cancelled and has lost any relevance.
24th Mar '17 2:26:56 PM Mineboot45
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* Through its numerous pop culture references, [[VideoGame/{{TheGame}} REIMAGINE :the game:]] can be dated from 2010 to early 2011. The references include ''VideoGame/SuperMeatBoy'', Lady Gaga's meat dress, Justin Bieber, Double Rainbow, Friday by Rebecca Black, 3D movies, The Tea Party, the iPad, ''Portal 2'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Series/{{Lost}}'', Music/{{Kesha}}, ''Film/KickAss'', ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', ''Film/BlackSwan'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the TSA scandal, the BP Oil Spill, Wikileaks, and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.



* Through its numerous pop culture references, [[WebVideo/{{REIMAGINE}} the game]] can be dated from 2010 to early 2011. The references include ''VideoGame/SuperMeatBoy'', Lady Gaga's meat dress, Justin Bieber, Double Rainbow, Friday by Rebecca Black, 3D movies, The Tea Party, the iPad, ''Portal 2'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Series/{{Lost}}'', Music/{{Kesha}}, ''Film/KickAss'', ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', ''Film/BlackSwan'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the TSA scandal, the BP Oil Spill, Wikileaks, and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
21st Mar '17 4:15:17 PM nombretomado
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* As noted in the page quote, ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. Ironically, ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' has had a much longer life in reruns -- appearing in syndication through the 1960s, '70s and '80s, on {{Nickelodeon}} in the early 1990s, and occasionally elsewhere since then -- than the show poking fun at it in the page quote (''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' hadn't been seen much on TV since the late 1990s until The Hub brought it back in 2013). It helps that there are over 100 episodes and the rights aren't owned by any of the big networks [[note]]Owned by a joint partnership of [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Classics]] and the Jay Ward estate, syndication rights are owned by General Mills via The Program Exchange[[/note]] (so it's easier to negotiate syndication rights from area to area), whereas ''Tiny Toons'' has only 98 and is owned by Warner Bros., which is co-owned with the Turner networks.

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* As noted in the page quote, ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. Ironically, ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' has had a much longer life in reruns -- appearing in syndication through the 1960s, '70s and '80s, on {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} in the early 1990s, and occasionally elsewhere since then -- than the show poking fun at it in the page quote (''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' hadn't been seen much on TV since the late 1990s until The Hub brought it back in 2013). It helps that there are over 100 episodes and the rights aren't owned by any of the big networks [[note]]Owned by a joint partnership of [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Classics]] and the Jay Ward estate, syndication rights are owned by General Mills via The Program Exchange[[/note]] (so it's easier to negotiate syndication rights from area to area), whereas ''Tiny Toons'' has only 98 and is owned by Warner Bros., which is co-owned with the Turner networks.
21st Mar '17 2:43:24 PM TompaDompa
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* ''Film/GuysAndDolls''.

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* ''Film/GuysAndDolls''.''Film/GuysAndDolls'' (1955), in which New Yorkers go to Havana for a dinner date, got dated soon after due to the Cuban Revolution.


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* ''Film/ArtistsAndModels'' (1955) features a US general speaking the words "We can safely predict our nation will be the first to break through the Earth's gravitational pull and establish a space station". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_space_exploration In 1957, the USSR got to space first with Sputnik 1. In 1959, the USSR broke through the Earth's gravitational pull (i.e. reached escape velocity) first with Luna 1. In 1971, the USSR established the first space station, Salyut 1.]]
14th Mar '17 1:57:16 PM Charbydis
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* ''Literature/{{Kire}}'' tries it's best to be cool and hip, to the point of almost misogonic to not fall under GirlShowGhetto from being written by a woman. The main character has a [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]](Even though not unusual does it give him a 90s kids vibe) alarm clock and quite a bit of "Music/JustinBieber is just so lame!" comments.

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* ''Literature/{{Kire}}'' tries it's best so hard to be cool and hip, to the point of almost misogonic to not fall under GirlShowGhetto from being written by a woman. hip it ultimately falls into this trope. The main character has a [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]](Even though Vader]]alarm clock (it's not unusual unusual, but it does it give him a 90s kids distinctive "90s kid" vibe) alarm clock and quite a bit superfluous amount of "Music/JustinBieber is just so totally lame!" comments. comments
14th Mar '17 1:52:37 PM Charbydis
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* The English dub of ''Anime/PrisonSchool'' contains a reference to a certain mid-2010s Internet movement towards the tail-end of its (short) relevance. Even people in the movement were quick to criticize the joke as being instantly dated.

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* The English dub of ''Anime/PrisonSchool'' contains a reference to a certain mid-2010s Internet movement towards the tail-end of its (short) relevance. Even people in the movement were quick to criticize the joke as being instantly dated. The line was quietly removed for the DVD release, thus keeping the series timeless.
11th Mar '17 7:36:57 AM Madrugada
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Note that a work being a product of its time [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't necessarily mean it isn't relevant or entertaining to modern audiences]], even notwithstanding the kitsch or nostalgia factor ([[ValuesResonance as many of the examples below will demonstrate]]). If the work's severe datedness also makes it inaccessible to modern audiences, then you have ValuesDissonance. However, this trope can overlap with ValuesDissonance if an intellectual fashion was very short-lived. When a work's ''popularity'' can be specifically dated to a certain era, that makes it DeaderThanDisco. If a concept was new in its day but is now well-established and evolved beyond that, you're looking at SeinfeldIsUnfunny. If, somehow, the work manages to feel just as relevant today as it did than, if not more so, it's an example of ValuesResonance, not this trope. Obviously films and TV shows done in black and white, or non-high definition, as well as video games, will automatically be dated for technology reasons, but if we listed them all we'd be here all day. So it would be best to judge them more by content and plot. If the material's universal but the outfits are dated to the minute, that's FashionDissonance. Compare AnachronismStew, which is one possible way to [[AvertedTrope avert]]/[[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this.

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Note that a work being a product of its time [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't necessarily mean it isn't relevant or entertaining to modern audiences]], even notwithstanding the kitsch or nostalgia factor ([[ValuesResonance as many of the examples below will demonstrate]]). If the work's severe datedness also makes it inaccessible to modern audiences, then you have ValuesDissonance. However, this trope can overlap with ValuesDissonance if an intellectual fashion was very short-lived. When a work's ''popularity'' can be specifically dated to a certain era, that makes it DeaderThanDisco. If a concept was new in its day but is now well-established and evolved beyond that, you're looking at SeinfeldIsUnfunny. If, somehow, the work manages to feel just as relevant today as it did than, if not more so, it's an example of ValuesResonance, not this trope. Obviously films and TV shows done in black and white, or non-high definition, as well as video games, will automatically be dated for technology reasons, but if we listed them all we'd be here all day. So it would be best to judge them more by content and plot. If the material's universal but the outfits are dated to the minute, that's FashionDissonance. Compare AnachronismStew, which is one possible way to [[AvertedTrope avert]]/[[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this.
18th Feb '17 9:46:01 PM WaterBlap
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* {{Discussed|Trope}} by Creator/BobChipman in [[http://moviebob.blogspot.com/2016/11/review-jackie-2016.html his review]] of ''Jackie'', where (writing in November 2016) he predicted that 2017 would likely see a slew of politically-themed films and TV shows that had been made under the assumption that UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, and not Creator/DonaldTrump, would win the 2016 US Presidential election -- a prediction that would cause many of them to become dated before they even came out. For examples of already-released works that fit into this, he cites ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor'' (which he refers to as "Aw, Remember White Guy Presidents: The Series"), Creator/LyndaCarter's role as a staunchly pro-immigration President on ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', and the film ''Film/MissSloane'', whose titular lobbyist protagonist seemed to be heavily based on Clinton. (By contrast, he felt that ''Jackie'', a film about mourning WhatCouldHaveBeen with UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's short-lived Presidency, wound up [[ValuesResonance unexpectedly resonant]].)



* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Stanchurian Candidate" became an accidental victim of this. The plot about Grunkle Stan's mayoral campaign becoming unpopular with the public due to his "speeches" just being whatever insane rhetoric pops into his mind, came out around the time 2016 Presidential nominee UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump was gaining infamy for doing just that. [[Website/AVClub The A.V. Club]] [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/gravity-falls-stanchurian-candidate-224345 took notice]], saying that the satire would have been more relevant if Stan's campaign actually ''succeeded''.
18th Feb '17 9:43:11 PM WaterBlap
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** Not to mention the show's tendency to embrace the cultural norms of young people during a period of rapid social change. Even though the show is not that old, it is hard to not see its wide-eyed Progressivism as a bit quaint in the face of major Conservative backlash and a Trump presidency.

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** Not to mention the show's tendency to embrace the cultural norms of young people during a period of rapid social change. Even though the show is not that old, it is hard to not see its wide-eyed Progressivism as a bit quaint in the face of major Conservative backlash and a Trump presidency.backlash.
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