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10th Feb '16 9:17:40 AM Korodzik
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[[folder:Real Life]] * Dictionaries with a lot of tradition behind them are sometimes accused of this when they add "fashionable" words to their listings. For instance, the Oxford English Dictionary was mocked around the internet after it added the entries "OMG" and "LOL". [[/folder]]
8th Feb '16 10:39:58 AM erforce
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* VanillaIce appeared in a Kraft macaroni and cheese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0HMWVPv_M commercial]] to advertise the tie-in with the MichaelBay ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' movie, where he does the "Ninja Rap" he did in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II]]'' way back in 1991. It's more a parody than anything, since the ad takes place in a grocery store, [[SelfDeprecation Ice is working as a stockboy there]], and the kid in the commercial isn't nearly as impressed with the rap as his mom is.
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* VanillaIce appeared in a Kraft macaroni and cheese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0HMWVPv_M commercial]] to advertise the tie-in with the MichaelBay ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' movie, where he does the "Ninja Rap" he did in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II]]'' way back in 1991. It's more a parody than anything, since the ad takes place in a grocery store, [[SelfDeprecation Ice is working as a stockboy there]], and the kid in the commercial isn't nearly as impressed with the rap as his mom is.
8th Feb '16 3:36:05 AM DaibhidC
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* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' fell into this in the '60s and '70s as original writer Chester Gould tried desperately to keep the strip relevant with the changing times. This led to him giving the strip a sci-fi swerve, where Tracy met the moon people and the police force gained moon technology - his son even married one of the moon people, "Moon Maid". This led to problems when the Apollo Moon Landings showed the moon barren of all life, forcing him to eventually drop many of these elements. In the 70s, he tried to update Tracy's distinct look with long hair and a mustache, along with a hippie sidekick named "Groovy Grove". The mustache went over so poorly he later drew a strip in which several characters pinned Tracy down and shaved it off. Gould's successor, Max Allan Collins, had both Moon Maid and Groovy Grove killed off as soon as he inherited the strip. Locher was ''far'' too displaced from reality to make references many like this (although he did have Tracy fight a terrorist with the PunnyName of Al Kinda, and introduced a communications officer called Lt. Teevo). The current team of Curtis and Staton have included a computer criminal named Phishface, and a rock star who is secretly an undercover cop battling [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil digital piracy]].
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* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' fell into this in the '60s and '70s as original writer Chester Gould tried desperately to keep the strip relevant with the changing times. This led to him giving the strip a sci-fi swerve, where Tracy met the moon people and the police force gained moon technology - his son even married one of the moon people, "Moon Maid". This led to problems when the Apollo Moon Landings showed the moon barren of all life, forcing him to eventually drop many of these elements. In the 70s, he tried to update Tracy's distinct look with long hair and a mustache, along with a hippie sidekick named "Groovy Grove". The mustache went over so poorly he later drew a strip in which several characters pinned Tracy down and shaved it off. Gould's successor, Max Allan Collins, had both Moon Maid and Groovy Grove killed off as soon as he inherited the strip. Locher was ''far'' too displaced from reality to make many references many like this (although he did have Tracy fight a terrorist with the PunnyName of Al Kinda, and introduced a communications officer called Lt. Teevo). The current team of Curtis and Staton have included a computer criminal named Phishface, and a rock star who is secretly an undercover cop battling [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil digital piracy]].
8th Feb '16 3:34:58 AM DaibhidC
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* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' fell into this in the '60s and '70s as original writer Chester Gould tried desperately to keep the strip relevant with the changing times. This led to him giving the strip a sci-fi swerve, where Tracy met the moon people and the police force gained moon technology - his son even married one of the moon people, "Moon Maid". This led to problems when the Apollo Moon Landings showed the moon barren of all life, forcing him to eventually drop many of these elements. In the 70s, he tried to update Tracy's distinct look with long hair and a mustache, along with a hippie sidekick named "Groovy Grove". The mustache went over so poorly he later drew a strip in which several characters pinned Tracy down and shaved it off. Gould's successor, Max Allan Collins, had both Moon Maid and Groovy Grove killed off as soon as he inherited the strip. The strip's current author seems to be ''far'' too displaced from reality to make references like this.
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* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' fell into this in the '60s and '70s as original writer Chester Gould tried desperately to keep the strip relevant with the changing times. This led to him giving the strip a sci-fi swerve, where Tracy met the moon people and the police force gained moon technology - his son even married one of the moon people, "Moon Maid". This led to problems when the Apollo Moon Landings showed the moon barren of all life, forcing him to eventually drop many of these elements. In the 70s, he tried to update Tracy's distinct look with long hair and a mustache, along with a hippie sidekick named "Groovy Grove". The mustache went over so poorly he later drew a strip in which several characters pinned Tracy down and shaved it off. Gould's successor, Max Allan Collins, had both Moon Maid and Groovy Grove killed off as soon as he inherited the strip. The strip's current author seems to be Locher was ''far'' too displaced from reality to make references many like this.this (although he did have Tracy fight a terrorist with the PunnyName of Al Kinda, and introduced a communications officer called Lt. Teevo). The current team of Curtis and Staton have included a computer criminal named Phishface, and a rock star who is secretly an undercover cop battling [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil digital piracy]].
7th Feb '16 7:03:37 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}} suffered a bad case of this when Creator/TerryMoore took over, made all the worse because his ideas of how to appear "hip" included having Molly declare that TV is "like Youtube for old people" and having Xavin impersonate Creator/KevinSmith.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}} ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' suffered a bad case of this when Creator/TerryMoore took over, made all the worse because his ideas of how to appear "hip" included having Molly declare that TV is "like Youtube for old people" and having Xavin impersonate Creator/KevinSmith.
7th Feb '16 7:02:01 PM StrixObscuro
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* There's a MickeyMouse [[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2007-020 comic story]] demonstrating this trope, published in 2008, in which Mickey attempts to join [=MyPlace=] (a [[BlandNameProduct parody]] of ''Website/MySpace'') and finds out somebody is already on there impersonating him. (Unfortunately, this story is not yet available in English.)
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* There's a MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2007-020 comic story]] demonstrating this trope, published in 2008, in which Mickey attempts to join [=MyPlace=] (a [[BlandNameProduct parody]] of ''Website/MySpace'') and finds out somebody is already on there impersonating him. (Unfortunately, this story is not yet available in English.)

* The mid-60s were notorious for this, with comic creators trying to cash-in on the current youth trends and counterculture. A notable example were the ''TeenTitans'', although it was somewhat toned down when Marv Wolfman and Len Wein came on board.
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* The mid-60s were notorious for this, with comic creators trying to cash-in on the current youth trends and counterculture. A notable example were the ''TeenTitans'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', although it was somewhat toned down when Marv Wolfman and Len Wein came on board.

* Lee Bermejo admitted that ''We Are Robin'' was launched to try and "modernize" the ComicBook/{{Robin}} / KidHero concept by turning it into an {{Expy}} of movements like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, with heavy usage of social media. It failed to draw in readers, who barely noticed it was going on until ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' prominently featured the characters; you may notice that it doesn't even have a trope page.
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* Lee Bermejo admitted that ''We Are Robin'' ''ComicBook/WeAreRobin'' was launched to try and "modernize" the ComicBook/{{Robin}} / KidHero ComicBook/{{Robin}}[=/=]KidHero concept by turning it into an {{Expy}} of movements like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, with heavy usage of social media. It failed to draw in readers, who barely noticed it was going on until ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' prominently featured the characters; you may notice that it doesn't even have a trope page.

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* Lee Bermejo admitted ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}} suffered a bad case of this when Creator/TerryMoore took over, made all the worse because his ideas of how to appear "hip" included having Molly declare that ''We Are Robin'' was launched to try TV is "like Youtube for old people" and "modernize" the ComicBook/{{Robin}} / KidHero concept by turning it into an {{Expy}} of movements like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, with heavy usage of social media. It failed to draw in readers, who barely noticed it was going on until ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' prominently featured the characters; you may notice that it doesn't even have a trope page.having Xavin impersonate Creator/KevinSmith.
7th Feb '16 6:10:46 PM Twentington
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** The episode "Radio Bart" was clearly inspired by the media circus that surrounded toddler Jessica McClure when she was trapped in a well. The problem was the episode aired 5 years later, when most ''Simpsons'' viewers had forgotten about that whole ordeal (assuming they were old enough to hear about it in the first place).
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** The episode "Radio Bart" was clearly inspired by the media circus that surrounded toddler Jessica McClure [=McClure=] when she was trapped in a well. The problem was the episode aired 5 years later, when most ''Simpsons'' viewers had forgotten about that whole ordeal (assuming they were old enough to hear about it in the first place).
7th Feb '16 5:54:59 PM Twentington
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** In the 2000s- after 60 years of wearing the same clothes- Suske and Wiske received a new hip, modern updated outfit. This created such an AudienceBacklash that the creators were forced to return to their original clothes.
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** In the 2000s- after 60 years of wearing the same clothes- Suske and Wiske received a new hip, modern updated outfit. This created such an AudienceBacklash a backlash that the creators were forced to return to their original clothes.
2nd Feb '16 10:52:07 PM Twentington
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* Music/RascalFlatts' 2015 album ''Rewind'' smacks of this: the title track contains a Music/GeorgeStrait name-drop; "Payback" has a hard-rock sound atypical of the band, with a mention of Instagram; and "I Like the Sound of That" was written by Meghan Trainor and name-drops Music/JustinTimberlake.
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* Music/RascalFlatts' 2015 album ''Rewind'' smacks of this: the title track contains a Music/GeorgeStrait name-drop; name-drop on the heels of his highly-publicized final tour; "Payback" has a hard-rock sound atypical of the band, with a mention of Instagram; and "I Like the Sound of That" was written by Meghan Trainor and name-drops Music/JustinTimberlake.
2nd Feb '16 10:51:02 PM Twentington
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* Possible example in Mark Chesnutt's 2004 song "I'm a Saint", which contains the line "I know Music/{{Justin|Timberlake}] sings lead for Music/NSync, so my kids think I'm cool", even though 'N Sync had been disbanded for two years at that point. Whether it's meant to portray the song's character or writers as out-of-touch is up to the listener.
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* Possible example in Mark Chesnutt's 2004 song "I'm a Saint", which contains the line "I know Music/{{Justin|Timberlake}] Music/{{Justin|Timberlake}} sings lead for Music/NSync, so my kids think I'm cool", even though 'N Sync had been disbanded for two years at that point. Whether it's meant to portray the song's character or writers as out-of-touch is up to the listener.
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