History OneSteveLimit / LiveActionTV

12th Oct '17 6:58:15 AM bwburke94
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* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'':
** There were two Russells in ''Survivor Samoa'': Russell Hantz and Russell Swan. Hantz lasted longer in the game and was known as "Evil Russell" by the fanbase because of his puppet-master style of play. Yet after Swan was medevacked from the game, fewer people bothered to make the distinction between them. The finale made it even less of an issue; there was so much talk about how Hantz ended up losing that whenever someone said the name "Russell," it was generally assumed they were talking about "Evil Russell."
** Also, the two Robs in ''Survivor All-Stars''. Rob Mariano was (and still is) known as "Boston Rob," and Rob Cesternino was called "Rob C.," "[[LastNameBasis Cesternino]]," or [[FullNameBasis his full name]]. There were also two Jennas. The other Jenna quit early so it was generally averted.
*** Rob Mariano actually dealt this in ''Marquesas'' (his original season) with Robert [=DeCanio=], which is the very reason he became Boston Rob in the first place. The latter was referred to as "The General".
** ''Survivor Nicaragua'' had "Coach" Jimmy Johnson (yes, the same) and Jimmy T., who was sometimes called "J.T." Those nicknames spill over into OneSteveLimit with ''Tocantins'' and ''Heroes vs. Villains'' players Benjamin Wade and James Thomas Jr., [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname who are never called anything but]] "Coach" and "J.T." Aside from the two Jimmies, this season also had Kelly Bruno and "Purple" Kelly Shinn.
** ''Blood vs. Water'' has Laura Boneham and Laura Morett, as well as John Cody and John Broward "Brad" Culpepper.
** ''Survivor San Juan Del Sur'' had John Rocker (yes, the same) and Jon Misch, both of which ironically played with their girlfriends whose names also starts with "J" (Julie for the former, Jaclyn for the latter).
** So far, the show's pool of winners had two Natalies. ''Survivor Samoa'' winner Natalie White and ''Survivor San Juan Del Sur'' winner Natalie Anderson.
** Host Jeff Probst himself dealt with this three times (so far) with contestants Jeff Varner (''Australia''), Jeff Wilson (''Palau'') and Jeff Kent (''Philippines'').

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* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'':
''Series/{{Survivor}}'': [[note]]Excludes cases where there was no potential for name confusion, so cases like John Cody and John Broward "Brad" Culpepper in ''Survivor: Blood vs. Water'' are ignored.[[/note]]
** There were ''Survivor: Africa'' had two Russells in ''Survivor Samoa'': Kims.
** ''Survivor: Marquesas'' had a Rob and a Robert. The former went by "Boston Rob" and the latter was referred to as "The General".
** ''Survivor: Pearl Islands'' had two Ryans, who went by "Ryno" and "Skinny Ryan".
** ''Survivor: All-Stars'' had two Robs and two Jennas. The Rob from ''Marquesas'' once again went by "Boston Rob", and the Rob from ''The Amazon'' went by "Rob C.", "[[LastNameBasis Cesternino]]", or [[FullNameBasis his full name]]. One of the Jennas left early enough that it never became an issue for them.
** ''Survivor: Vanuatu'' had two Johns, one of which went by "JP".
** ''Survivor: Micronesia'' had a Jon and a Jonathan, though Jon went by the nickname "Jonny Fairplay".
** ''Survivor: Samoa'' had two Russells,
Russell Hantz and Russell Swan. Hantz lasted longer in the game and was known as "Evil Russell" by the fanbase because of his puppet-master style of play. Yet after Ater Swan was medevacked evacuated from the game, fewer people bothered to make the distinction between them. The finale made it even less of an issue; there was so much talk about how Hantz ended up losing that whenever someone said the name "Russell," "Russell" it was generally assumed they were talking about "Evil Russell."
Hantz.
** Also, the two Robs in ''Survivor All-Stars''. Rob Mariano was (and still is) known as "Boston Rob," and Rob Cesternino was called "Rob C.," "[[LastNameBasis Cesternino]]," or [[FullNameBasis his full name]]. There were also two Jennas. The other Jenna quit early so it was generally averted.
*** Rob Mariano actually dealt this in ''Marquesas'' (his original season) with Robert [=DeCanio=], which is the very reason he became Boston Rob in the first place. The latter was referred to as "The General".
** ''Survivor
''Survivor: Nicaragua'' had "Coach" Jimmy Johnson (yes, two Kellys, one of which was nicknamed "Purple Kelly" by the same) and Jimmy T., who cast. It also had two Jimmys; one was sometimes called "J.T." Those ", and the other, [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] coach Jimmy Johnson, was called "Coach". Interestingly, the Jimmys' nicknames spill over into OneSteveLimit also result in a One Steve Limit with ''Tocantins'' two prior seasons, as ''Survivor: Tocantins'' also had a pair of castaways nicknamed Coach and ''Heroes vs. Villains'' players Benjamin Wade and James Thomas Jr., [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname who are never called anything but]] "Coach" and "J.J.T." Aside from , and those two returned for ''Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains'', the two Jimmies, this season also had Kelly Bruno and "Purple" Kelly Shinn.
immediately preceding ''Nicaragua''.
** ''Blood ''Survivor: Blood vs. Water'' has Laura Boneham and Laura Morett, as well as John Cody and John Broward "Brad" Culpepper.
had two Lauras. For the first time, two castaways with the same name received votes at the same Tribal Council; everyone wrote down "Laura B." or "Laura M." to avoid ambiguity.
** ''Survivor ''Survivor: San Juan Del del Sur'' had a John Rocker (yes, and a Jon. To add to the same) confusion, this was a pairs season, and Jon Misch, both of which ironically played with their girlfriends whose names first name also starts started with "J" a J (Julie for the former, Jaclyn for the latter).
** So far, the show's pool of winners had two Natalies. ''Survivor Samoa'' Natalies, ''Samoa'' winner Natalie White and ''Survivor San ''San Juan Del Sur'' winner Natalie Anderson.
** Host Jeff Probst himself has dealt with this three times (so far) with contestants Jeff Varner (''Australia''), Jeff Wilson (''Palau'') and Jeff Kent (''Philippines'').
13th Sep '17 2:40:48 PM john_e
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* Forms the premise of the sitcom ''The Other One''. When Catherine Walcott's father dies, she finds he had a mistress -- and his daughter by that mistress is also called Catherine Walcott. [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry In most other respects, they're polar opposites.]]
30th Aug '17 6:52:59 AM bravo104
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** Jon Snow shares his first name with Jon Arryn, Great and Small Jon Umber, and (phonetically, at least) Yohn Royce. His true name, [[spoiler: Aegon Targaryen]], is shared not only with five historical kings, but also his half-brother.
** Robb Stark, Robert Baratheon, and Robett Glover all have variations of the same name, despite the diffrent spelling.
24th Aug '17 6:16:43 PM DrPsyche
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Laura Palmer's boyfriend Bobby and his best friend Mike 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, as well as Andrew Packard and Officer Andy Brennan.

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': ''Series/TwinPeaks'':
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Laura Palmer's boyfriend Bobby and his best friend Mike share names with the show's BigBad Bob BOB and his one-armed accomplice, Mike.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, as well as Andrew Packard and Officer Andy Brennan.Brennan.
** ''The Return'' features Dougie Jones who shares a name with the (now long dead) mayor of Twin Peaks Dougie Milford.
24th Aug '17 9:47:35 AM trulymadmoves
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' has two characters with the first name "Tom": Tom Yates, the close ally of the Underwoods, and Tom Hammerschmidt, Zoe Barnes's former boss at the ''Washington Herald''. In season 4, both begin to appear together in the same episodes.



* A peculiar example in a ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode. Charlie is telling his psychiatrist, Dr. Freeman, about his new girlfriend Linda. Linda's name is emphasized--Charlie calling it beautiful and Dr. Freeman snarkily agreeing with him--but the fact that Dr. Freeman's name is also Linda is completely passed over.



* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' has two characters with the first name "Tom": Tom Yates, the close ally of the Underwoods, and Tom Hammerschmidt, Zoe Barnes's former boss at the ''Washington Herald''. In season 4, both begin to appear together in the same episodes.
* A peculiar example in a ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode. Charlie is telling his psychiatrist, Dr. Freeman, about his new girlfriend Linda. Linda's name is emphasized--Charlie calling it beautiful and Dr. Freeman snarkily agreeing with him--but the fact that Dr. Freeman's name is also Linda is completely passed over.

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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' has two characters with the first name "Tom": Tom Yates, the close ally of the Underwoods, and Tom Hammerschmidt, Zoe Barnes's former boss at the ''Washington Herald''. In season 4, both begin to appear together in the same episodes.
* A peculiar example in a ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode. Charlie is telling his psychiatrist, Dr. Freeman, about his new girlfriend Linda. Linda's name is emphasized--Charlie calling it beautiful and Dr. Freeman snarkily agreeing with him--but the fact that Dr. Freeman's name is also Linda is completely passed over.
24th Aug '17 9:32:43 AM trulymadmoves
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* A peculiar example in a ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode. Charlie is telling his psychiatrist, Dr. Freeman, about his new girlfriend Linda. Linda's name is emphasized--Charlie calling it beautiful and Dr. Freeman snarkily agreeing with him--but the fact that Dr. Freeman's name is also Linda is completely passed over.
4th Aug '17 4:00:41 PM MattP5557
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* As it turns out ''Series/NewGirl'' has this with two of it's main characters. Winston Bishop and [[spoiler:Winston Schmidt]] which is why LastNameBasis is used for the later.
18th Jul '17 8:28:56 PM ApeAccount
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Played with this in "Peak Performance". Though not an actual name, Picard always called his first officer "Number One". This lead to an amusing moment when he gave a command while Riker was temporarily commanding his own ship and Data was Picard's first officer but both were in earshot and both responded simultaneously.
6th Jul '17 5:20:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': Mary has a coworker named Murray, whose wife is named Marie.

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* ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': Mary has a coworker named Murray, whose wife is named Marie.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':
25th Jun '17 8:20:10 AM gb00393
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** Lyanna Mormont is a rare aversion for the TV show, which, as mentioned above, otherwise went out of its way to enforce a One Steve Limit onto the source material. The showrunners argued, with some validity, that while the long books could get away with multiple characters with the same first name, it would have been too confusing in the more condensed format of a TV series. Lyanna Mormont was a rare exception, because it's a plot point that she's a DeadGuyJunior, named after Lyanna Stark.
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