History OneSteveLimit / LiveActionTV

17th Jun '17 4:51:40 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Had Laura Palmer's boyfriend Bobby and his best friend Mike who shared names with the show's BigBad Bob and his one-armed accomplice, Mike. There's also Sheriff Harry Truman and Harold Smith.

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Had Laura Palmer's boyfriend Bobby and his best friend Mike who shared share names with the show's BigBad Bob and his one-armed accomplice, Mike. When Cooper first hears of the latter in a dream, he has clarify the difference. There's also Sheriff Harry Truman and Harold Smith.Smith, as well as Andrew Packard and Officer Andy Brennan.
13th Jun '17 9:43:37 PM litera
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* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': Technically has two servants named Thomas and two named Alfred, but due to servant naming convictions one Thomas is Branson and one Alfred is Mr. Molesley. In season 3, one of the Thomases has left service and is now "Tom", but Thomas has been promoted and is now "Mr. Barrow", so it's still good.

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* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': Technically has two servants named Thomas and two named Alfred, but due to servant naming convictions one Thomas is Branson and one Alfred is Mr. Molesley. In season 3, one of the Thomases has left service and is now "Tom", but Thomas has been promoted Barrow. Somehow they never manage to be called by the same name, though; throughout the series, they are each variously called by either their first name or their last name only, according to their position in the household at that time, and they were never both called by their first names at the same time. Of course, it also helps that when they do go by their first names, Branson is now "Mr. Barrow", so it's still good."Tom" (never "Thomas") and Barrow is "Thomas" (never "Tom").
7th Jun '17 6:26:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NTSF:SD:SUV'': Features a computer technician named Sam and a robot named S.A.M. as regular characters, although the robot is always referred to as "Ess Ay Em." One of the roboticists who created S.A.M. is Aaron Samson, who also insists on being called "Sam", and shares a scene with Sam and S.A.M. in one episode.

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* ''NTSF:SD:SUV'': ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Features a computer technician named Sam and a robot named S.A.M. as regular characters, although the robot is always referred to as "Ess Ay Em." One of the roboticists who created S.A.M. is Aaron Samson, who also insists on being called "Sam", and shares a scene with Sam and S.A.M. in one episode.
22nd May '17 9:41:30 PM AthenaBlue
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** The ultimate villains in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy"]] were named as the Gods of Ragnarok. The following season, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The Curse of Fenric"]] used many themes from Norse mythology, but the author was not allowed to refer to Ragnarok by name due to this trope.

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** The ultimate villains in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy "The Greatest Show In The in the Galaxy"]] were named as the Gods of Ragnarok. The following season, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The Curse of Fenric"]] used many themes from Norse mythology, but the author was not allowed to refer to Ragnarok by name due to this trope.



** A revealing aversion is in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E3TerrorOfTheVervoids "Terror of the Vervoids"]], which uses the name Hyperion for the ship, the same as the ship from the Pertwee story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants "The Mutants"]]. This appears trivial - you can't expect creators in 1986 to remember trivial details from 1972 - but makes a lot of sense if you know {{BNF}} 'continuity advisor' Ian Levine's first ever script tweak was to reject the name Hyperion for the ship in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay "State of Decay"]] on the grounds of this trope. Levine had a fight with the producer over the casting of Bonnie Langford as the companion and [[RuinedFOREVER quit]], at exactly the same time "Terror of the Vervoids" was being produced. From this we can surmise that the aversion was intended as a TakeThat to Levine. As an extra hint, the ship in "Vervoids" was specifically Hyperion ''III'': in other words, the third Hyperion.

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** A revealing aversion is in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E3TerrorOfTheVervoids "Terror of the Vervoids"]], which uses the name Hyperion ''Hyperion'' for the ship, the same as the ship from the Pertwee story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants "The Mutants"]]. This appears trivial - -- you can't expect creators in 1986 to remember trivial details from 1972 - -- but makes a lot of sense if you know {{BNF}} 'continuity advisor' "continuity advisor" Ian Levine's first ever script tweak was to reject the name Hyperion ''Hyperion'' for the ship in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay "State of Decay"]] on the grounds of this trope. Levine had a fight with the producer over the casting of Bonnie Langford as the companion and [[RuinedFOREVER quit]], at exactly the same time "Terror of the Vervoids" was being produced. From this we can surmise that the aversion was intended as a TakeThat to Levine. As an extra hint, the ship in "Vervoids" was specifically Hyperion ''III'': ''Hyperion '''III''''': in other words, the third Hyperion.''Hyperion''.
22nd May '17 9:40:18 PM AthenaBlue
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* The Franchise/{Buffyverse}}:

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* The Franchise/{Buffyverse}}: ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':



** Averted - there are three characters named "Nancy" over the course of the series. In season 3, the bizzaro universe of The Wish has a White Hat called Nancy who fights vampires alongside Giles, Oz and Larry. Later in the same season, Earshot has a highly competitive student named Nancy who dislikes Buffy. In the season 7 episode Beneath You, Anya grants a wish to another Nancy, turning her ex-boyfriend Ronnie into a giant carnivorous worm. (Ronnie could also be an example, as Faith mentions a pre-Sunnydale ex with this name, but ''technically'' it could be the same guy, wildly unlikely though that is)

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** Averted - there are three characters named "Nancy" over the course of the series. In season 3, the bizzaro universe of The Wish "The Wish" has a White Hat called Nancy who fights vampires alongside Giles, Oz and Larry. Later in the same season, Earshot "Earshot" has a highly competitive student named Nancy who dislikes Buffy. In the season 7 episode Beneath You, "Beneath You", Anya grants a wish to another Nancy, turning her ex-boyfriend Ronnie into a giant carnivorous worm. (Ronnie could also be an example, as Faith mentions a pre-Sunnydale ex with this name, but ''technically'' it could be the same guy, wildly unlikely though that is)



*** Smith: Sarah Jane, Mickey, and the Doctor's traditional alias of John Smith, plus Sarah Jane's family[[note]]son Luke, daughter Sky, and "extraterrestrial supercomputer" Mr Smith[[/note]] and Mickey's parallel-universe counterpart Ricky. Also, Adam Smith in [[Recap/TorchwoodS2E5Adam one episode]] of ''Torchwood'', who also shares his first name with a short-term companion of the Ninth Doctor. Lampshaded in "Journey's End" when Mickey takes down a Dalek that was about to kill Sarah Jane, and quips, "We Smiths have to stick together."

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*** Smith: Sarah Jane, Mickey, and the Doctor's traditional alias of John Smith, plus Sarah Jane's family[[note]]son Luke, daughter Sky, and "extraterrestrial supercomputer" Mr Smith[[/note]] and Mickey's parallel-universe counterpart Ricky. Also, Adam Smith in [[Recap/TorchwoodS2E5Adam one episode]] of ''Torchwood'', who also shares his first name with a short-term companion of the Ninth Doctor. Lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End" End"]] when Mickey takes down a Dalek that was about to kill Sarah Jane, and quips, "We Smiths have to stick together."
22nd May '17 9:37:10 PM AthenaBlue
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** '''Penny''': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime Carter, a reporter investigating Adipose Industries]]; or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis Bill's date]]?



** An aversion is lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil "The Face of Evil"]], in which the Doctor goes out of his way to point out that he's never met anyone called 'Leela' before.

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** An aversion is lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil "The Face of Evil"]], in which the Doctor goes out of his way to point out that he's never met anyone called 'Leela' "Leela" before.



-->'''DJ:''' You stole my name? Why couldn't you call yourself DJ Stephanie?
-->'''Stephanie:''': Because there's already a DJ Stephanie.
-->'''DJ:''' There's already a DJ Tanner!

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-->'''DJ:''' You stole my name? Why couldn't you call yourself DJ Stephanie?
-->'''Stephanie:''':
Stephanie?\\
'''Stephanie:''':
Because there's already a DJ Stephanie.
-->'''DJ:'''
Stephanie.\\
'''DJ:'''
There's already a DJ Tanner!
17th May '17 7:16:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': Avoided recycling names for a while, but eventually gave up. There were two characters of different genders who shared the same name: Lynne Kresge in season 2 (Michelle Forbes) and Lynn [=McGill=] in season 5 (Sean Astin).

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': ''Series/TwentyFour'':
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Avoided recycling names for a while, but eventually gave up. There were two characters of different genders who shared the same name: Lynne Kresge in season 2 (Michelle Forbes) and Lynn [=McGill=] in season 5 (Sean Astin).



* ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'': In this Colombian soap that spawned ''UglyBetty'', the heroine Beatriz (called "Betty" by her family) discovers early on that the relative who owns the company she now works at is named "Marí­a ''Beatriz''". The latter wonders how they'll be able to tell each other apart, despite her being a fashion-conscious plastic surgery addict, and Betty being a woman with poor fashion sense who's [[BeautifulAllAlong convinced she's ugly]].

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* ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'': In this Colombian soap that spawned ''UglyBetty'', ''Series/UglyBetty'', the heroine Beatriz (called "Betty" by her family) discovers early on that the relative who owns the company she now works at is named "Marí­a ''Beatriz''". The latter wonders how they'll be able to tell each other apart, despite her being a fashion-conscious plastic surgery addict, and Betty being a woman with poor fashion sense who's [[BeautifulAllAlong convinced she's ugly]].
28th Apr '17 7:58:37 PM CheeseDogX
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** The trope is inverted, where there was a prominent, long-time recurring character named Bobby Singer. In the episode "The French Mistake" the main characters are catapulted in an alternative version of reality where they need to pretend to be the actors (Jared & Jensen) who are playing them (the characters Sam & Dean). Upon discovering the fictionalized (and actual) TV show Supernatural is [[{{Tuckerization}} produced by Robert Singer]]:

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** The trope is inverted, where there was a prominent, long-time recurring character named Bobby Singer. In the episode "The French Mistake" the main characters are catapulted in an alternative version of reality where they need to pretend to be the actors (Jared & Jensen) who are playing them (the characters Sam & Dean). Upon discovering the fictionalized (and actual) TV show Supernatural is [[{{Tuckerization}} produced by Robert Singer]]:Singer]]:[[note]]Though in Real Life, Bobby got his name without Singer's knowledge.[[/note]]
28th Apr '17 7:39:02 PM CheeseDogX
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** Averted with the Freys. One of the two descendents Lord Walder Frey sends to arrange Edmure and Roslin's marriage is known as Black Walder to differentiate him.

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** Averted with the Freys. One of the two descendents Lord Walder Frey sends to arrange Edmure and Roslin's marriage is known as Black Walder to differentiate him. It's even worse in the books, where it's stated that there are dozens of Walder Freys in the House, due to the elder Frey's relatives trying to suck up to him.
28th Apr '17 7:35:44 PM CheeseDogX
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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Mildly averted, where Daphne consistently addressed both Niles and Frasier as "Doctor Crane" for many seasons.

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Mildly averted, where Daphne consistently addressed both Niles and Frasier as "Doctor Crane" for many seasons. It usually only caused confusion when the plot required it to.
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