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2nd Sep '16 11:11:13 AM dsneybuf
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-->I'm in a bit of disbelief that it bears the Filmation label, given that the one nice thing I can say about Sabrina's first TV appearance is that it's decently animated for [[TheSixties 1969]]. At no point is anybody [[LimitedAnimation standing still with dead eyes and their mouth moving]], there are no really long pans of static backgrounds, and [[StockFootage only one shot is reused]] (the image of Reggie in the Nixon pose). Everyone displays a variety of vivid facial expressions. Normally Filmation had a Moose-level ineptitude about these things.

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-->I'm in a bit of disbelief that it bears the Filmation label, given that the one nice thing I can say about Sabrina's first TV appearance is that it's decently animated for [[TheSixties 1969]]. At no point is anybody [[LimitedAnimation standing still with dead eyes and their mouth moving]], there are no really long pans of static backgrounds, and [[StockFootage only one shot is reused]] (the image of Reggie in the Nixon pose). Everyone displays a variety of vivid facial expressions. Normally Filmation had a Moose-level [[DumbJock Moose]]-level ineptitude about these things.



* JustEatGilligan: Peter admits wishing in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/libbyspineapple.html Sabrinas Through Time III]]" that after Sabrina accidentally turned the AlphaBitch Libby into a pineapple, she and her aunts ate Libby, instead of turned her back to normal.[[note]][[RedundantParody Aunt Zelda made the same suggestion]] in a gag missing from Peter's recording.[[/note]]

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* JustEatGilligan: Peter admits wishing in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/libbyspineapple.html Sabrinas Through Time III]]" that after Sabrina accidentally turned the AlphaBitch Libby into a pineapple, she and her aunts ate Libby, instead of turned her back to normal.[[note]][[RedundantParody Aunt Zelda Hilda made the same suggestion]] in a gag missing from Peter's recording.[[/note]]
2nd Sep '16 11:09:54 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Irony}}: In "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/youlllikepals.html Sabrinas Through Time II]]", Peter calls ComicBook/{{Sabrina| The Teenage Witch}}'s then-latest animated show, ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaSecretsOfATeenageWitch'', "badly-animated" by TheNewTens standards. A reader might expect her first cartoon appearance, the Creator/{{Filmation}} TV special ''Archie and His New Pals'', to have even worse visuals. Surprisingly, Peter ends the article by noting the special had a noticeable AnimationBump compared to the studio's other work. A clip he embedded of the musical number "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0NQD0vl2_w You Need an Image]]" (which he acknowledges as an EarWorm) illustrates this.

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* {{Irony}}: In "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/youlllikepals.html Sabrinas Through Time II]]", Peter calls ComicBook/{{Sabrina| The Teenage Witch}}'s then-latest animated show, ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaSecretsOfATeenageWitch'', "badly-animated" "limply-animated" by TheNewTens standards. A reader might expect her first cartoon appearance, the Creator/{{Filmation}} TV special ''Archie and His New Pals'', to have even worse visuals. Surprisingly, Peter ends the article by noting the special had a noticeable AnimationBump compared to the studio's other work. A clip he embedded of the musical number "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0NQD0vl2_w You Need an Image]]" (which he acknowledges as an EarWorm) illustrates this.
11th Jun '16 8:44:40 PM nombretomado
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* ViralMarketing: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads4.html V-The Final Battle]]" shows [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide42.JPG four]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide43.JPG examples]] of Creator/{{NBC}} [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide44.JPG using]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide45.JPG this]] during May 1984 sweeps to promote the second ''Series/{{V}}'' miniseries.

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* ViralMarketing: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads4.html V-The Final Battle]]" shows [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide42.JPG four]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide43.JPG examples]] of Creator/{{NBC}} [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide44.JPG using]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide45.JPG this]] during May 1984 sweeps to promote the second ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V|1983}}'' miniseries.
19th May '16 1:14:53 PM erforce
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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads4.html V-The Final Battle]]" ends with some intriguing advertisements for [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide413.JPG various]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide414.JPG movies]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide47.JPG playing]] that year-''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and [[spoiler:''It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown''.]]

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads4.html V-The Final Battle]]" ends with some intriguing advertisements for [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide413.JPG various]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide414.JPG movies]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guide47.JPG playing]] that year-''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', year-- ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and [[spoiler:''It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown''.]]
27th Apr '16 10:41:21 AM dsneybuf
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* TaintedByThePreview: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads3.html Spring 1984]]" implies that the network television premieres of ''Time Bomb'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' could have fallen victim to this. The ''Time Bomb'' ad appears to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads318.JPG oversell]] it, to the extent that a viewer could ultimately feel disappointed, while [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads319.JPG the one]] for ''Alien'' undersells it, to the extent that a reader might skip it.[[note]]The ''Alien'' ad re-appeared in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/inspace.html In Search of the Perfect Tagline]]", alongside some rejected campaigns for the original theatrical run.[[/note]]
-->If you knew nothing about either, and had to pick based on these two ads....which one would you end up picking? Be honest.

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* TaintedByThePreview: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads3.html Spring 1984]]" implies that the network television premieres of ''Time Bomb'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' could have fallen victim to this. The ''Time Bomb'' ad appears to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads318.JPG oversell]] it, to the extent that a viewer could ultimately feel disappointed, while the one for ''Alien'' [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads319.JPG the one]] for ''Alien'' undersells undersells]] it, to the extent that a reader might skip it.[[note]]The ''Alien'' ad re-appeared in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/inspace.html In Search of the Perfect Tagline]]", alongside some rejected campaigns for the original theatrical run.[[/note]]
-->If you knew nothing about either, and had to pick based on these two ads....which one would you end up picking? Be honest.
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27th Apr '16 10:40:22 AM dsneybuf
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* TaintedByThePreview: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads3.html Spring 1984]]" implies that the network television premieres of ''Time Bomb'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' could have fallen victim to this, since they both had [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads318.JPG misleading]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads319.JPG print ads]].[[note]]The ''Alien'' ad re-appeared in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/inspace.html In Search of the Perfect Tagline]]", alongside some rejected campaigns for the original theatrical run.[[/note]]
-->Finally, take a look at these two ads by competing networks for the same time slot. ONE of these ads is for one of the most famous and well-directed suspense thrillers of all time. The other is an ad for a cheesy cheap TV movie. If you knew nothing about either, and had to pick based on these two ads....which one would you end up picking? Be honest.

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* TaintedByThePreview: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads3.html Spring 1984]]" implies that the network television premieres of ''Time Bomb'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' could have fallen victim to this, since they both had this. The ''Time Bomb'' ad appears to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads318.JPG misleading]] oversell]] it, to the extent that a viewer could ultimately feel disappointed, while [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads319.JPG print ads]].the one]] for ''Alien'' undersells it, to the extent that a reader might skip it.[[note]]The ''Alien'' ad re-appeared in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/inspace.html In Search of the Perfect Tagline]]", alongside some rejected campaigns for the original theatrical run.[[/note]]
-->Finally, take a look at these two ads by competing networks for the same time slot. ONE of these ads is for one of the most famous and well-directed suspense thrillers of all time. The other is an ad for a cheesy cheap TV movie. If -->If you knew nothing about either, and had to pick based on these two ads....which one would you end up picking? Be honest.
27th Apr '16 10:29:35 AM dsneybuf
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* FollowTheLeader: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/interactive2/nextgenpreview.html Exclusive Next-Gen Preview Special]]" foresees a video game market overrun with {{First Person Shooter}}s and {{Third Person Shooter}}s. Of the ten games announced, only two buck the trend.[[note]]These include the umpteenth re-release of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', and a Creator/{{Valve|Software}} game that doesn't even exist in Peter's imagination.[[/note]]

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* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/interactive2/nextgenpreview.html Exclusive Next-Gen Preview Special]]" foresees a video game market overrun with {{First Person Shooter}}s and {{Third Person Shooter}}s. Of the ten games announced, only two buck the trend.[[note]]These include the umpteenth re-release of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', and a Creator/{{Valve|Software}} game that doesn't even exist in Peter's imagination.[[/note]]



* FollowTheLeader: When showing ads for ''WesternAnimation/FishPolice'' and ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'':

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* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]] When showing ads for ''WesternAnimation/FishPolice'' and ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'':



* TaintedByThePreview: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads3.html Spring 1984]]" implies that the network television premieres of ''Time Bomb'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' fell victim to this, since they both had [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads318.JPG misleading]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads319.JPG print ads]].[[note]]The ''Alien'' ad re-appeared in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/inspace.html In Search of the Perfect Tagline]]", alongside some rejected ad campaigns for the original theatrical run.[[/note]]

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* TaintedByThePreview: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads3.html Spring 1984]]" implies that the network television premieres of ''Time Bomb'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' fell could have fallen victim to this, since they both had [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads318.JPG misleading]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads319.JPG print ads]].[[note]]The ''Alien'' ad re-appeared in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/inspace.html In Search of the Perfect Tagline]]", alongside some rejected ad campaigns for the original theatrical run.[[/note]]
27th Apr '16 10:26:35 AM dsneybuf
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* TaintedByThePreview: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads3.html Spring 1984]]" implies that the network television premieres of ''Time Bomb'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' fell victim to this, since they both had [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads318.JPG misleading]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/guideads319.JPG print ads]].[[note]]The ''Alien'' ad re-appeared in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/inspace.html In Search of the Perfect Tagline]]", alongside some rejected ad campaigns for the original theatrical run.[[/note]]
-->Finally, take a look at these two ads by competing networks for the same time slot. ONE of these ads is for one of the most famous and well-directed suspense thrillers of all time. The other is an ad for a cheesy cheap TV movie. If you knew nothing about either, and had to pick based on these two ads....which one would you end up picking? Be honest.
14th Apr '16 10:58:47 AM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter: [[invoked]]Peter says that the first year of ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' wasn't very good since it relies too much on {{exposition}}, and the attempts at spontaneous jokes usually fall flat. He goes on to say that the strip gets funnier when the DebutQueue is over and done with, reaching its zenith by ''U.S. Acres Runs Amuck: The Fourth Book''.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: [[invoked]]Peter says that the first year of ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' wasn't very good since it relies too much on {{exposition}}, and the attempts at spontaneous jokes usually fall flat. He goes on to say that the strip gets funnier when the DebutQueue is over and done with, reaching its zenith by ''U.S. Acres Runs Amuck: The Fourth Book''.
11th Apr '16 3:03:56 PM NESBoy
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* DontExplainTheJoke: When Peter [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kidzone/fullexperience/fe6.html reviews]] the second episode Creator/FourKidsEntertainment aired of ''Manga/OnePiece'', he laments that their version of the script spends so much time explaining why Luffy fought Coby in front of the Marines/[[DubNameChange Navy]], that the scene no longer seemed like a joke.

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* DontExplainTheJoke: When Peter [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kidzone/fullexperience/fe6.html reviews]] the second episode Creator/FourKidsEntertainment aired of ''Manga/OnePiece'', he laments that their version of the script spends so much time explaining why Luffy fought Coby in front of the Marines/[[DubNameChange Navy]], that the scene no longer seemed like a joke.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:[[invoked]] In [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/survival/powells8.html Part Two]], he mentions how he dislikes fantasy novels because "they often get so bogged down in their own world they forget how to relate to the real one, where I am, trying to understand it." He points out that ''Worldweavers: Spellspam'' actually has a good premise (about e-mail spam that has magical powers), but that a third of the way through, it gets bogged down in the fantasy tropes that he hates so much.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:[[invoked]] In [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/survival/powells8.html Part Two]], he mentions how he dislikes fantasy novels because "they often get so bogged down in their own world they forget how to relate to the real one, where I am, trying to understand it." He points out that ''Worldweavers: Spellspam'' actually has a good premise (about e-mail spam that has magical powers), but that a third of the way through, it gets bogged down in the fantasy tropes that he hates so much.



* JustEatGilligan: Peter admits wishing in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/libbyspineapple.html Sabrinas Through Time III]]" that after Sabrina accidentally turned the AlphaBitch Libby into a pineapple, that Sabrina and her aunts ate Libby, instead of turned her back to normal.[[note]][[RedundantParody Aunt Zelda made the same suggestion]] in a gag missing from Peter's recording.[[/note]]

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* JustEatGilligan: Peter admits wishing in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/libbyspineapple.html Sabrinas Through Time III]]" that after Sabrina accidentally turned the AlphaBitch Libby into a pineapple, that Sabrina she and her aunts ate Libby, instead of turned her back to normal.[[note]][[RedundantParody Aunt Zelda made the same suggestion]] in a gag missing from Peter's recording.[[/note]]
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