History OnlySaneMan / LiveActionTV

15th Jan '18 1:30:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'': Benjamin Denton is the only sane person in his plot thread on the show. Similarly, in every scene set in the Local Shop, whichever character Mark Gatiss is currently playing will be the only sane man. He will probably also be tortured to death.

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* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'': ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'': Benjamin Denton is the only sane person in his plot thread on the show. Similarly, in every scene set in the Local Shop, whichever character Mark Gatiss is currently playing will be the only sane man. He will probably also be tortured to death.
27th Dec '17 10:45:58 AM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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* Despite being a little quirky herself, [[DisabledSnarker Joey Lucas]] in ''Series/TheWestWing'' often functions as the OnlySaneMan when dealing with the White House staff.

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Despite being a little quirky herself, [[DisabledSnarker Joey Lucas]] in ''Series/TheWestWing'' often functions as the OnlySaneMan when dealing with the White House staff.
27th Dec '17 10:42:48 AM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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* ''[[Series/{{Utopia2014}} Utopia]]'': Tony, in stark contrast to Rob Sitch's characters in [[Series/{{Frontline}} previous]] [[Series/TheHollowmen series]]. Natalie has her moments as well.

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* ''[[Series/{{Utopia2014}} Utopia]]'': Tony, in stark contrast to Rob Sitch's characters in [[Series/{{Frontline}} previous]] [[Series/TheHollowmen series]]. Natalie 9Natalie has her moments as well.


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** Donna for the entirety of ''20 Hours in America.''
*** Actually, Donna in general when dealing with any of the senior staff.
27th Dec '17 1:06:43 AM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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* Despite being a little quirky herself, [[DisabledSnarker Joey Lucas]] in ''Series/TheWestWing'' often functions as the OnlySaneMan when dealing with the White Hoise staff.

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* Despite being a little quirky herself, [[DisabledSnarker Joey Lucas]] in ''Series/TheWestWing'' often functions as the OnlySaneMan when dealing with the White Hoise House staff.
26th Dec '17 5:02:20 PM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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-->'''Joey:''' ''(signs "union again)''

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-->'''Joey:''' ''(signs "union again)''''*gives him a funny look, but signs "union" again*''



-->'''Joey:''' ''(exasperated sigh, walks away)''

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-->'''Joey:''' ''(exasperated ''*exasperated sigh, walks away)''away*''
26th Dec '17 5:00:00 PM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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* Despite being a little quirky herself, [[DisabledSnarker Joey Lucas]] in ''Series/TheWestWing'' often functions as the OnlySaneMan when dealing with the White Hoise staff.
-->'''Joey:''' ''(through her interpreter, Kenny)'' And he wants to say that during the State of Union?
-->'''Charlie:''' Sign "union" again. That was cool.
-->'''Joey:''' ''(signs "union again)''
-->'''Charlie:''' No, must've been a different word.
-->'''Joey:''' ''(exasperated sigh, walks away)''
3rd Nov '17 1:21:49 PM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has [[AntiVillain Takatora Kureshima]]/New Generation Rider Zangetsu Shin, only Ygdrassil rider who keeps to PragmaticEvil and actually wants to save the world from [[EldritchLocation Forest Of Helheim]]. This is among god wannabe MadScientist [[note]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse no]], not that [[Series/KamenRiderExAid one]] [[/note]], his [[BodyGuardBabes assistant]] and [[HateSink lock dealer]].
10th Oct '17 7:03:16 AM DVB
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*** It's actually an EnforcedTrope. Rory himself mentions that he needs to be the voice of reason or otherwise, he'd get swept up in it all like Amy.
20th Jul '17 12:26:44 PM gb00393
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** Catelyn is definitely the smartest and most down-to-earth of the Tully siblings. After the Season 2 finale, she might also count as the one sane person in Robb's camp, although this depends on how justified you think she is in releasing Jaime or whether it was a truly boneheaded decision. A point in her favour, at least, is that Robb's bannermen actively plot to murder Jaime, so she isn't wrong in thinking that they'd lost their only bargaining chip either way. And in "The Rains of Castamere", when Lothar Frey closes the doors and "The Rains" start playing, she is the ''only'' member of the Stark retinue that suspects something bad is coming. Well, her and Grey Wind.

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** Catelyn is definitely the smartest and most down-to-earth of the Tully siblings. After the Season 2 finale, she might also count as the one sane person in Robb's camp, although this depends on how justified you think she is in releasing Jaime or whether it was a truly boneheaded decision. A point in her favour, at least, is that Robb's bannermen actively plot to murder Jaime, so she isn't wrong in thinking that they'd lost their only bargaining chip either way. And in "The Rains of Castamere", when Lothar Frey closes the doors and "The Rains" start starts playing, she is the ''only'' member of the Stark retinue that suspects something bad is coming. Well, her and Grey Wind.


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** Tywin sees himself as this more often than not, much to his own chagrin. As a result, Tywin has some small affection for anyone who proves to be more intelligent than his usual company.
26th Jun '17 6:24:37 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Frasier Crane ''thinks'' he's this trope his psychiatric skills are always on overload, analyzing his acquaintances with a keen eye and all-too-aware that he's surrounded by his anxious, foppish brother, his happy-go-lucky slob of a father, his violent-tempered, sex-crazed best friend, and his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} of a housekeeper who doesn't understand Americans. What he doesn't realize is that when it comes to reacting to the problems and issues in their lives, they are all far, far more well-adjusted and sensible than he is. Also, Martin frequently receives this role in the plots. He's not faultless, but if Niles and Frasier are doing something stupid it's a pretty good bet that he'll step in with some advice that resolves things.

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Frasier Crane ''thinks'' he's this trope his psychiatric skills are always on overload, analyzing his acquaintances with a keen eye and all-too-aware that he's surrounded by his anxious, foppish brother, his happy-go-lucky slob of a father, his violent-tempered, sex-crazed best friend, and his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} of a housekeeper who doesn't understand Americans. What he doesn't realize is that when it comes to reacting to the problems and issues in their lives, they are all far, far more well-adjusted and sensible than he is. Also, Martin frequently receives this role in the plots. He's not faultless, but if Niles and Frasier are doing something stupid it's a pretty good bet that he'll step in with some advice that resolves things. Roz will also play this role on occasion.
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