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5th Jun '16 11:47:51 PM 10-13-2
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* The trope comes up in ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' in a passing reference to Golden Delicious apples, which Charles [=McGill=] describes as "usually pretty tasteless".

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* The trope comes up in ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' in a passing reference to Golden Delicious apples, which Charles [=McGill=] describes as "usually pretty tasteless".tasteless".
* The ''Batman''-themed TV series ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has a gangster character named Fish Mooney. You hear the name and you assume "Fish Mooney" is some scuzzy Irish guy. But the character is not scuzzy [[EvilIsSexy (on the outside, anyway)]], not Irish, and not a guy.
3rd Jun '16 11:29:13 AM ThatGuy0verthere
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** 'The Flying Circus' is a nickname of the Red Baron's squadron from WWI and their colorful planes. Still non-indicative.
3rd May '16 12:57:19 PM TVRulezAgain
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* The {{Victorious}} episode "Stuck in an RV" doesn't actually take place in a RV, but instead a trailer attached to Beck's truck. An RV drives itself.

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* The {{Victorious}} Series/{{Victorious}} episode "Stuck in an RV" doesn't actually take place in a RV, but instead a trailer attached to Beck's truck. An RV drives itself.
7th Feb '16 7:25:55 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs during a performance of Scenes From a Hat on ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.

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* Played for laughs during a performance of Scenes From a Hat on ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.



* Many of the scenes in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' take place at night.

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* Many of the scenes in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' take place at night.



* The title characters in Series/CrashAndBernstein are a puppet named Crash and Wyatt Bernstein, who is almost never referred by his last name.

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* The title characters in Series/CrashAndBernstein ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' are a puppet named Crash and Wyatt Bernstein, who is almost never referred by his last name.



* TheWire: [[spoiler:[[TheSpook The Greek]] turns out to not even be Greek.]]
* Despite the title being [[{{Series/PainkillerJane}} "Painkiller" Jane]], she feels pain from every wound, even after healing.

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* TheWire: ''Series/TheWire'': [[spoiler:[[TheSpook The Greek]] turns out to not even be Greek.]]
* Despite the title being [[{{Series/PainkillerJane}} [[Series/PainkillerJane "Painkiller" Jane]], she feels pain from every wound, even after healing.



* ''Airplane Repo'' *is*, in fact, about repossessing airplanes. And boats. And an occasional helicopter. And other high-value assets. But mostly planes.

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* ''Airplane Repo'' *is*, '''is''', in fact, about repossessing airplanes. And boats. And an occasional helicopter. And other high-value assets. But mostly planes.
2nd Jan '16 10:26:33 PM grapesandmilk
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** The show's not about a house, either.
27th Nov '15 11:57:40 AM nombretomado
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* Mike Myers' character [[SaturdayNightLive Linda Richman]] would occasionally throw out one of these for audience discussion when overcome with emotion. Examples include peanuts, Rhode Island, and the Holy Roman Empire.

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* Mike Myers' character [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Linda Richman]] would occasionally throw out one of these for audience discussion when overcome with emotion. Examples include peanuts, Rhode Island, and the Holy Roman Empire.
9th Oct '15 3:21:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Two-thirds of ''SaturdayNightLive'' airs on Sunday morning in the Eastern and Pacific Time Zones - in fact, in the Pacific, what's shown is a feed of the episode that finished filming 90 minutes before, making the ''entire'' title a misnomer (in the Mountain time zone, the program begins after the first hour has finished filming. Alaska and Hawaii get the episodes well later.). Also, NBC's ''Series/LateNight'' airs completely during the early morning, except in the Central, Mountain, Alaska and Hawaii time zones where it begins at 11:30.

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* Two-thirds of ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' airs on Sunday morning in the Eastern and Pacific Time Zones - in fact, in the Pacific, what's shown is a feed of the episode that finished filming 90 minutes before, making the ''entire'' title a misnomer (in the Mountain time zone, the program begins after the first hour has finished filming. Alaska and Hawaii get the episodes well later.). Also, NBC's ''Series/LateNight'' airs completely during the early morning, except in the Central, Mountain, Alaska and Hawaii time zones where it begins at 11:30.



* Several real-life examples are parodied in [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook Mitchell and Webb's]] "explorer" sketches. Mitchell plays whatever famous explorer discovered and named the area, and Webb plays his second-in-command who points out the obvious disconnect between the name and the place, but ends up having to give in because he's not "the captain."

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* Several real-life examples are parodied in [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook Mitchell and Webb's]] "explorer" sketches. Mitchell plays whatever famous explorer discovered and named the area, and Webb plays his second-in-command who points out the obvious disconnect between the name and the place, but ends up having to give in because he's not "the captain."



* ''{{Psychoville}}'' is set all across England, and not in any specific town. The name is, in fact, derived from the title given to foreign releases of ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', which ''is'' set in a specific town, and is not about a league, nor are many of the characters particularly gentlemanly. The title actually refers to the writers.
* Parodied in an early episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun''; during one of their rooftop chats, [[CloudCuckooLander Harry]] muses "Why do they call it a fur coat? It's not really fur, and it's not really a coat". Tommy then explains to him that it actually is both those things.

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* ''{{Psychoville}}'' ''Series/{{Psychoville}}'' is set all across England, and not in any specific town. The name is, in fact, derived from the title given to foreign releases of ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', which ''is'' set in a specific town, and is not about a league, nor are many of the characters particularly gentlemanly. The title actually refers to the writers.
* Parodied in an early episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun''; ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''; during one of their rooftop chats, [[CloudCuckooLander Harry]] muses "Why do they call it a fur coat? It's not really fur, and it's not really a coat". Tommy then explains to him that it actually is both those things.



* Many fans of ''{{Terriers}}'' attributed its low ratings and cancellation to the title, which gave the (incorrect) impression that it involved dogs, while failing to convey that it was a noir-ish detective series. Had it been renewed, it might have been re-titled ''BeachDicks''.

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* Many fans of ''{{Terriers}}'' ''Series/{{Terriers}}'' attributed its low ratings and cancellation to the title, which gave the (incorrect) impression that it involved dogs, while failing to convey that it was a noir-ish detective series. Had it been renewed, it might have been re-titled ''BeachDicks''.
28th Sep '15 1:37:27 AM humanpunk
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* The trope comes up in''Series/BetterCallSaul'' in a passing reference to Golden Delicious apples, which Charles [=McGill=] describes as "usually pretty tasteless".

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* The trope comes up in''Series/BetterCallSaul'' in ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' in a passing reference to Golden Delicious apples, which Charles [=McGill=] describes as "usually pretty tasteless".
28th Sep '15 1:37:06 AM humanpunk
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* Every episode of Dave Gorman's Series/ModernLifeIsGoodish has a non-indicative title. OnceAnEpisode he reads a "Found Poem" (a collection of internet comments from people getting worked up about minor issues) and the title is a line from it: "Winston Churchill's Pants", "Dat Is Data, Dat Is", "I Like Eggs", etc. It's usually impossible to work out the subject of the ''poem'' from the title, and that in turn is usually only tangentially related to what the ''show'' is about.

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* Every episode of Dave Gorman's Series/ModernLifeIsGoodish has a non-indicative title. OnceAnEpisode he reads a "Found Poem" (a collection of internet comments from people getting worked up about minor issues) and the title is a line from it: "Winston Churchill's Pants", "Dat Is Data, Dat Is", "I Like Eggs", etc. It's usually impossible to work out the subject of the ''poem'' from the title, and that in turn is usually only tangentially related to what the ''show'' is about.about.
* The trope comes up in''Series/BetterCallSaul'' in a passing reference to Golden Delicious apples, which Charles [=McGill=] describes as "usually pretty tasteless".
24th Sep '15 1:01:34 AM Q4
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* The American Heroes Channel, a Creator/DiscoveryChannel affiliate, has gone through several renames to [[NetworkDecay keep its name relevant to its actual programming]]. Originally the Discovery Wings Channel, it started airing largely military-themed shows, so it was renamed the Military Channel. Later, it started airing programs about firefighters and such, so it was renamed the American Heroes Channel. However, it shows heroes who aren't American, i.e. British Commandos in World War 2.

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* The American Heroes Channel, a Creator/DiscoveryChannel affiliate, has gone through several renames to [[NetworkDecay keep its name relevant to its actual programming]]. Originally the Discovery Wings Channel, it started airing largely military-themed shows, so it was renamed the Military Channel. Later, it started airing programs about firefighters and such, so it was renamed the American Heroes Channel. However, it shows heroes who aren't American, i.e. British Commandos in World War 2.2.
* Every episode of Dave Gorman's Series/ModernLifeIsGoodish has a non-indicative title. OnceAnEpisode he reads a "Found Poem" (a collection of internet comments from people getting worked up about minor issues) and the title is a line from it: "Winston Churchill's Pants", "Dat Is Data, Dat Is", "I Like Eggs", etc. It's usually impossible to work out the subject of the ''poem'' from the title, and that in turn is usually only tangentially related to what the ''show'' is about.
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