History ReassignedToAntarctica / LiveActionTV

4th Mar '18 8:41:11 PM nombretomado
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** One example which is not played for laughs is Hacker's fear of being made Secretary of State for [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]]. The series is set when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles were in full swing, and the position carried with it a significant risk of terrorist attacks and assassination attempts. Risk of death aside, there is nothing the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland could conceivably do which would make him popular in Great Britain (thus limiting his future career) while he'd be blamed for anything bad happening involving the Troubles. However, the position only applies in a metaphorical sense, since the Secretary of State for [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] was based in London.

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** One example which is not played for laughs is Hacker's fear of being made Secretary of State for [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]].UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland. The series is set when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles were in full swing, and the position carried with it a significant risk of terrorist attacks and assassination attempts. Risk of death aside, there is nothing the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland could conceivably do which would make him popular in Great Britain (thus limiting his future career) while he'd be blamed for anything bad happening involving the Troubles. However, the position only applies in a metaphorical sense, since the Secretary of State for [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland was based in London.
21st Feb '18 10:07:35 AM Divra
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** One example which is not played for laughs is Hacker's fear of being sent to [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]]. The series is set when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles were in full swing, and being a senior British government official in Northern Ireland carried with it a significant risk of being the victim of terrorist attacks and assassination attempts. Risk of death aside, there is nothing the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland could conceivably do which would make him popular in Great Britain (thus limiting his future career) while he'd be blamed for anything bad happening involving the Troubles.

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** One example which is not played for laughs is Hacker's fear of being sent to made Secretary of State for [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]]. The series is set when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles were in full swing, and being a senior British government official in Northern Ireland the position carried with it a significant risk of being the victim of terrorist attacks and assassination attempts. Risk of death aside, there is nothing the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland could conceivably do which would make him popular in Great Britain (thus limiting his future career) while he'd be blamed for anything bad happening involving the Troubles. However, the position only applies in a metaphorical sense, since the Secretary of State for [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] was based in London.
26th Oct '17 9:05:08 PM Prometheus117
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** After exposing herself during an unsanctioned op, [[spoiler:Agent Pearce]] is reassigned to Mumbai with an anti-counterfeit unit. As Michael notes, she's most likely going to be reading fake prescription labels for the rest of her career.

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** After exposing herself during an unsanctioned op, op and taking the heat for the heroes, [[spoiler:Agent Pearce]] is reassigned to Mumbai with an anti-counterfeit unit. As Michael notes, she's most likely going to be reading fake prescription labels for the rest of her career. She herself notes it could have been worse though, as the CIA was looking to fill an ice station post in Reykjavik.
19th Sep '17 8:20:45 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/Arrowverse'': At the end of the "Invasion!" crossover, Supergirl suggests to the president that Agent Smith be subjected to this trope, by name.

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* ''Series/Arrowverse'': ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'': At the end of the "Invasion!" crossover, Supergirl suggests to the president that Agent Smith be subjected to this trope, by name.
19th Sep '17 8:20:16 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/Arrowverse'': At the end of the "Invasion!" crossover, Supergirl suggests to the president that Agent Smith be subjected to this trope, by name.



* ''Series/{{Mash}}'':
** Major Winchester is reassigned to the 4077th M* A* S* H as a punishment for beating his commanding officer at cards.
** Not like the other examples here, though. Winchester came to the 4077 thinking it was only for one surgery he had expertise in. However, with Frank Burns gone, Potter needed a replacement and managed to convince Winchester's CO to transfer him permanently. If not for Burns not staying and for Potter's persistence, the CO wouldn't have re-assigned Winchester anywhere regardless of being beaten at cards.
*** No, but acting like a smirking bastard ''after'' he beat his CO at cards didn't help his case any. It wasn't the cards but the arrogance that tipped the balance.
** An early episode had Hawkeye and Trapper raising a fuss after discovering that a South Korean village was destroyed by American artillery fire. A general comes to the 4077th and tells them that he could easily transfer them to a front line aid station if they don't stop.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'':
''Series/{{MASH}}'':
** Major Winchester is reassigned to the 4077th M* A* S* H as a punishment for beating beats his commanding officer at cards.
** Not like
cards and has him in quite a bit of debt. Bad enough, but just as the other examples here, though. CO is refusing Potter's request to have Winchester came temporarily assigned to the 4077 thinking it was only for one surgery he had expertise in. However, with Frank Burns gone, Potter needed a replacement 4077th, Winchester chooses that moment to gloat, and managed the CO changes his mind. It probably also contributes to convince Winchester's CO to transfer him permanently. If not for Burns not staying and for Potter's persistence, the CO wouldn't have re-assigned Winchester anywhere regardless of assignment being beaten at cards.
*** No, but acting like a smirking bastard ''after'' he beat his CO at cards didn't help his case any. It wasn't the cards but the arrogance that tipped the balance.
made permanent.
** An early episode had has Hawkeye and Trapper raising a fuss after discovering that a South Korean village was destroyed by American artillery fire. A general comes to the 4077th and tells them that he could easily transfer them to a front line aid station if they don't stop.



** This is also the reason that Garak lives on Deep Space 9.
*** To add extra insult, the head of the Obsidian Order, the intelligence service/SecretPolice force that exiled Garak, was [[spoiler: Garak's father]].
13th Sep '17 5:01:54 PM nombretomado
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*** The Israel one is particularly devious, as the Foreign Office civil servant that Hacker sent was well-known to [[ArabIsraeliConflict side with the Arabs]]. The actual reassignment doubled as a [[Funny/YesMinister Crowning Moment of Funny]].

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*** The Israel one is particularly devious, as the Foreign Office civil servant that Hacker sent was well-known to [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict side with the Arabs]]. The actual reassignment doubled as a [[Funny/YesMinister Crowning Moment of Funny]].
11th Sep '17 2:25:01 AM Divra
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** One example which is not played for laughs is Hacker's fear of being sent to [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]]. The series is set when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles were in full swing, and being a senior British government official in Northern Ireland carried with it a significant risk of being the victim of terrorist attacks and assassination attempts. Even if he wasn't blown up the Secretary of astate for Northern Ireland couldn't do anything which would make him popular in Great Britain (thus limiting his future career) while he'd be blamed for anything bad happening involving the Troubles.

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** One example which is not played for laughs is Hacker's fear of being sent to [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]]. The series is set when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles were in full swing, and being a senior British government official in Northern Ireland carried with it a significant risk of being the victim of terrorist attacks and assassination attempts. Even if he wasn't blown up Risk of death aside, there is nothing the Secretary of astate State for Northern Ireland couldn't could conceivably do anything which would make him popular in Great Britain (thus limiting his future career) while he'd be blamed for anything bad happening involving the Troubles.
13th Aug '17 6:11:05 AM HSutherland
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** Colonel Klink and Sargeant Schultz were often threatened with a transfer to the Eastern Front (which again is more of a SuicideMission than a remote posting.

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** Colonel Klink and Sargeant Schultz were often threatened with a transfer to the Eastern Front (which again is more of a SuicideMission than a remote posting.posting).
13th Aug '17 6:09:54 AM HSutherland
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** Colonel Klink and Sargeant Schultz were often threatened with a transfer to the Eastern Front (which again is more of a [[SuicideMission]] than a remote reassignment.

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** Colonel Klink and Sargeant Schultz were often threatened with a transfer to the Eastern Front (which again is more of a [[SuicideMission]] SuicideMission than a remote reassignment.posting.
13th Aug '17 6:05:18 AM HSutherland
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** Colonel Klink was often threatened with a transfer to the Eastern Front.
** Stalag 13 itself is a form of this trope, as none of the other senior-level German officers on ''Series/HogansHeroes'' take Klink (or his assignment) anywhere nearly as seriously as Klink takes himself. Klink, Schultz, and presumably most of the other guards are WWI veterans too old for frontline assignments. In fact, the only reason Klink's general incompetence hasn't been discovered is that Hogan and the rest of the prisoners [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow contrive to keep him around (as a more competent commandant would discover their sabotage/espionage activities).]] The Eastern Front is more a case of FromBadToWorse...particularly for [[GeneralFailure any troops who find themselves under Klink's command]].

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** Colonel Klink was and Sargeant Schultz were often threatened with a transfer to the Eastern Front.
Front (which again is more of a [[SuicideMission]] than a remote reassignment.
** Stalag 13 itself is a form of this trope, as none of the other senior-level German officers on ''Series/HogansHeroes'' take Klink (or his assignment) anywhere nearly as seriously as Klink takes himself. Klink, Schultz, and presumably most of the other guards are WWI veterans too old for frontline assignments. In fact, the only reason Klink's and Schultz's general incompetence hasn't haven't been discovered is that Hogan and the rest of the prisoners [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow contrive to keep him them around (as a more competent commandant and guard would discover discover/expose their sabotage/espionage activities).]] The Eastern Front is more a case of FromBadToWorse...particularly for [[GeneralFailure any troops who find themselves under Klink's command]].
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