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24th Jun '17 11:49:54 AM Assassin-sensei
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* The opening of the first episode of ''Series/BloodDrive'' has the creator say that due to bad reactions from test audiences, the network thinks that the audience is too stupid to understand the show without an opening explanation of the narrative.
20th Jun '17 1:09:02 PM Eagal
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* From Sullivan's Travels (1941)
"Sullivan: This picture is an ANSWER to Communists. It shows we're awake and not dunking our heads in the sand like a bunch of ostriches. I want this picture to be a commentary on modern conditions, stark realism, the problems that confront the average man.

Lebrand: But with a little sex.
Sullivan: A little, but I don't want to stress it. I want this picture to be a document. I want to hold a mirror up to life. I want this to be a picture of dignity - a true canvas of the suffering of humanity.

Lebrand: But with a little sex.

Sullivan: With a little sex in it.

Hadrian: How about a nice musical?

Sullivan: How can you talk about musicals at a time like this? With the world committing suicide, with corpses piling up in the street, with grim death gargling at you from every corner, with people slaughtered like sheep!

Hadrian: Maybe they'd like to forget that.

Sullivan: Then why do they hold this one over for a fifth week at the Music Hall? For the ushers?

Hadrian: It died in Pittsburgh.

Lebrand: Like a dog.

Sullivan: What do they know in Pittsburgh?

Lebrand: They know what they like.

Sullivan: If they knew what they liked, they wouldn't live in Pittsburgh. That's no argument."
7th Jun '17 8:50:23 PM Sanddude
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7th Jun '17 8:46:38 PM Sanddude
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* From Sullivan's Travels (1941)
"Sullivan: This picture is an ANSWER to Communists. It shows we're awake and not dunking our heads in the sand like a bunch of ostriches. I want this picture to be a commentary on modern conditions, stark realism, the problems that confront the average man.
Lebrand: But with a little sex.
Sullivan: A little, but I don't want to stress it. I want this picture to be a document. I want to hold a mirror up to life. I want this to be a picture of dignity - a true canvas of the suffering of humanity.
Lebrand: But with a little sex.
Sullivan: With a little sex in it.
Hadrian: How about a nice musical?
Sullivan: How can you talk about musicals at a time like this? With the world committing suicide, with corpses piling up in the street, with grim death gargling at you from every corner, with people slaughtered like sheep!
Hadrian: Maybe they'd like to forget that.
Sullivan: Then why do they hold this one over for a fifth week at the Music Hall? For the ushers?
Hadrian: It died in Pittsburgh.
Lebrand: Like a dog.
Sullivan: What do they know in Pittsburgh?
Lebrand: They know what they like.
Sullivan: If they knew what they liked, they wouldn't live in Pittsburgh. That's no argument."
5th Jun '17 7:21:26 AM erforce
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** Joe's reaction when certain movies are reviewed negatively, and he asks how that was worse than Film/TheWickerMan remake.
** George attacked a movie theater that enjoyed Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector ''because'' of this trope.

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** Joe's reaction when certain movies are reviewed negatively, and he asks how that was worse than Film/TheWickerMan ''[[Film/TheWickerMan2006 The Wicker Man]]'' remake.
** George attacked a movie theater that enjoyed Larry ''Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Inspector'' ''because'' of this trope.
24th May '17 11:16:25 PM Kadorhal
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* AnimationAgeGhetto-The belief that only children watch cartoons.
* AntiIntellectualism-poking fun at intellectuals.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto-The AnimationAgeGhetto: The belief that only children watch cartoons.
* AntiIntellectualism-poking AntiIntellectualism: poking fun at intellectuals.



* {{Anvilicious}}-a not-subtle-at-all Aesop.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign-words that are not foreign, but are put in to "sound" foreign.

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* {{Anvilicious}}-a {{Anvilicious}}: a not-subtle-at-all Aesop.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign-words AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: words that are not foreign, but are put in to "sound" foreign.



* ButNotTooForeign-someone is half-foreign.

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* ButNotTooForeign-someone ButNotTooForeign: someone is half-foreign.



* CaptainObvious-stating the obvious.
* Sometimes, CharacterDerailment-character changes personality with no explanation.

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* CaptainObvious-stating CaptainObvious: stating the obvious.
* Sometimes, CharacterDerailment-character CharacterDerailment: character changes personality with no explanation.



* DanBrowned - saying that you've done research but you really haven't.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment-repeating things.

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* DanBrowned - saying DanBrowned: claiming that you've done research but the research, then proving you really haven't.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment-repeating DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: repeating things.



* FleetingDemographicRule

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* FleetingDemographicRuleFleetingDemographicRule: reusing old storylines under the assumption no one who saw it the first time is still watching



* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars - Creators often use this as an excuse when this mentality shows in their work.

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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars - ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Creators often use this as an excuse when this mentality shows in their work.



* NeverSayDie-words like "die", "kill" and "dead" are not allowed to be said.

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* NeverSayDie-words NeverSayDie: words like "die", "kill" and "dead" are not allowed to be said.



* OscarBait - The viewers in question are critics, and members of the Academy.

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* OscarBait - OscarBait: The viewers in question are critics, and members of the Academy.



* ScriptWank (The creator explicitly spells out a work's message because they don't trust the audience to pick up on the subtext, goes hand in hand with...)

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* ScriptWank (The ScriptWank: The creator explicitly spells out a work's message because they don't trust the audience to pick up on the subtext, goes hand in hand with...)



* StrawmanHasAPoint (The creator fails to realize that the strawman has a better argument than the person he is defending.)
* ThisLoserIsYou-making the main character a "loser" in hopes they're relatable.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint (The StrawmanHasAPoint: The creator fails to realize that the strawman has a better argument than the person he is defending.)
defending.
* ThisLoserIsYou-making ThisLoserIsYou: making the main character a "loser" in hopes they're relatable.



* WereStillRelevantDammit - Audiences already know that the work is up to date. Why bother?

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* WereStillRelevantDammit - WereStillRelevantDammit: Audiences already know that the work is up to date. Why bother?



** The rest of TheRant argues that it's a subversion, however, claiming that there's never been any sort of push in the series for being "kid-oriented" versus "kid-friendly" - that ''Star Wars'' was always [[ItsAllAboutMe Lucas-oriented]], and it was an "enormous coincidence" that anyone else happened to like it as well.

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** The rest of TheRant argues that it's a subversion, however, claiming that there's never been any sort of push pushes in the series for being ''Franchise/StarWars'' to make it either "kid-oriented" (liable to fall under this trope because children are the target audience) versus "kid-friendly" (not as likely since older people are the intended audience, but there's nothing that particularly prevents kids from enjoying it too) - that ''Star Wars'' the series was always [[ItsAllAboutMe Lucas-oriented]], and it was Lucas-oriented]] (being an "enormous coincidence" that anyone else happened was able to like enjoy it as well.well) and that anything that looks like it's treating viewers like idiots is simply there on the whims of Lucas rather than to ''actually'' treat viewers like idiots.



* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' proposes a sadly believable hypothesis on typical game publisher's decision process: [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/891 Game Of The Year Of All Years]] [[LowestCommonDenominator "Strategy evolved!"]], indeed.

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* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' proposes a sadly believable hypothesis on typical game publisher's decision process: [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/891 Game Of The Year Of All Years]] Years]]. [[LowestCommonDenominator "Strategy evolved!"]], indeed.
23rd May '17 11:36:42 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000507c Dr. Light argues, on panel, that readers can't tell the difference between the Author and Megaman.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', Dr. Light argues, on panel, that [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000507c Dr. Light argues, on panel, that readers can't tell the difference between the Author and Megaman.]]Mega Man]], to justify the Author playing as Mega Man while the real Mega Man is unavailable.


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** The rest of TheRant argues that it's a subversion, however, claiming that there's never been any sort of push in the series for being "kid-oriented" versus "kid-friendly" - that ''Star Wars'' was always [[ItsAllAboutMe Lucas-oriented]], and it was an "enormous coincidence" that anyone else happened to like it as well.
11th May '17 6:38:45 PM Kadorhal
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-->'''Joel:''' "Now, as you folks know, our show is created by the ''INTERNET!'' But what you may not know is that our show is also powered by ''COMPUTERS!''
-->'''Phil:''' [[SarcasmMode "Be sure to tell them that the show is also done "IN FLASH!"]]
-->'''Joel:''' "Good idea. The show is also done ''IN FLASH.''"

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-->'''Joel:''' "Now, Now, as you folks know, our show is created by the ''INTERNET!'' But what you may not know is that our show is also powered by ''COMPUTERS!''
-->'''Phil:'''
''COMPUTERS!''\\
'''Phil:'''
[[SarcasmMode "Be Be sure to tell them that the show is also done "IN FLASH!"]]
-->'''Joel:''' "Good
FLASH!"]]\\
'''Joel:''' Good
idea. The show is also done ''IN FLASH.''"''



* In ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', Mario watches the news [[spoiler:after killing Sonic]] and they say that there is total world peace. However, they say "Not since Oedipus freed Theseus from the Curse of the Sphinx ..." until being interrupted and told to "dumb it down a bit" (Assuming most viewers won't understand historical references), so he says "Not since Papa Smurf thwarted the Evil Gargamel ..." instead.

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* In ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', Mario watches the news [[spoiler:after killing Sonic]] and they say that there is total world peace. However, they say "Not since Oedipus freed Theseus from the Curse of the Sphinx ..." until being interrupted and told to "dumb it down a bit" (Assuming (assuming most viewers won't understand historical references), so he says "Not since Papa Smurf thwarted the Evil Gargamel ..." instead.



* ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' presents: "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/08/31/star-wars-is-for-toddlers-now/ star wars is for toddlers now]]".
--> ''"lucas is [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks adding or changing some audio cues]] to the blu-ray release of the original trilogy because i guess now that heís older, he is realizing that you canít tell a story without having characters [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry explain every possible motivation they have directly into the camera.]]"''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' presents: "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/08/31/star-wars-is-for-toddlers-now/ com/comic/archive/2011/08/31/star-wars-is-for-toddlers-now/ star wars is for toddlers now]]".
--> ''"lucas is [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks adding or changing some audio cues]] to the blu-ray release of the original trilogy because i guess now that heís older, he is realizing that you canít tell a story without having characters [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry explain every possible motivation they have directly into the camera.]]"'']] so now when vader throws the emperor into the throne room pit, he goes ďno. nooooo.Ē because before that, [[SarcasmMode we assumed vader was on the emperorís side, and in his zeal to celebrate the murder of his son, accidentally threw the emperor to his death and was too injured to carry out the killing himself]], so he just took his helmet off and had a heart-to-heart with luke."''
24th Feb '17 3:51:26 AM JackG
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* Lampshaded in the first episode of ''Series/JasonKing''. King is a novelist who is adapting his adventure series for an American TV network, but the executive he's pitching to insists on dumbing it down.
-->'''Executive:''' There are a lot of important plotlines there. I don't want our audience to miss anything.
-->'''Jason King:''' Miss anything? It's translucent to the point of confusion! It'll all become clear as the story progresses.
-->'''Executive:''' Jason, you know that, and I know that -- but we're intelligent people!
19th Jan '17 2:10:04 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* WebVideo/{{Luke Mochrie|AndTheInners}} discussed this trope a bit in his Oscar Retrospective, suggesting that this is what the producers behind the Oscars believe, hence the extreme dumbing down and almost schizophrenic nature the Oscars of the past few years have taken.

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* WebVideo/{{Luke Mochrie|AndTheInners}} [[WebVideo/LukeMochrieAndTheInners Kinley Mochrie]] discussed this trope a bit in his her Oscar Retrospective, suggesting that this is what the producers behind the Oscars believe, hence the extreme dumbing down and almost schizophrenic nature the Oscars of the past few years have taken.
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