History Series / AmazingStories

10th Nov '17 9:27:53 AM Kissinger113
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For tropes in the "Family Dog" and its spin-off series , please see [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog the relevant page]].


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For tropes in the in "Family Dog" and its spin-off series , please see [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog the relevant page]].

10th Nov '17 8:40:18 AM Kissinger113
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* AngryGuardDog: The last act of "Family Dog" has the dog being trained to become one. It works too well, as it follows the burglars to their lair and becomes their AttackAnimal.



* PrecisionFStrike: A TV-friendly version. In "Family Dog," the husband blames his wife for buying "cheap damn dog food" which gives the dog gas.



* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: "Family Dog" is noteworthy in that, while the era was already taking effect on feature films ([[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail some]] of [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime which]] even shared the same [[Creator/StevenSpielberg producer]]), this was the first example of high-quality animation created for television.



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In "Family Dog", Ms. Lestrange promises to turn the dog into "a quivering, snarling, white-hot ball of canine terror." Later, when the dog attacks burglars, one exclaims, "He's turned into a quivering, snarling, white-hot ball of canine terror!"
10th Nov '17 8:29:32 AM Kissinger113
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For tropes in the "Family Dog" and its spin-off series , please see [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog the relevant page]].

14th Oct '17 4:43:10 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* SpinOff: ''Family Dog'', although picked up by CBS instead of NBC. The series was notably done without the input of Creator/BradBird, who intended the original episode to be a stand-alone outing and didn't feel the concept could support a series. (Given its TroubledProduction and the fact that CBS sat on the finished episodes for years before burning them off over the course of five weeks during the summer of 1993, he was probably right)

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* SpinOff: ''Family Dog'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyDog'', although it was picked up by CBS instead of NBC. The series was notably done without the input of Creator/BradBird, who intended the original episode to be a stand-alone outing and didn't feel the concept could support a series. (Given its TroubledProduction and the fact that CBS sat on the finished episodes for years before burning them off over the course of five weeks during the summer of 1993, he was probably right)right.)
14th Oct '17 9:41:08 AM Geoduck
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* ShamingTheMob: Subverted in "Mummy Daddy", with a young child saying to the lynch mob that the costumed actor looks like a good mummy, but.. "..we better not take any chances! String 'em up!"

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* ShamingTheMob: Subverted in "Mummy Daddy", with a young child saying to the lynch mob that the costumed actor looks like a good mummy, but.. "..he could be a bad one! I say we better not take any chances! String 'em up!"hang 'im just in case!"
6th Sep '17 1:50:27 PM Geoduck
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* MySkullRunnethOver: "One for the Books" has a man unwillingly soak up all the knowledge in a university library, during him into rambling distracted mess.

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* MySkullRunnethOver: "One for the Books" has a man unwillingly soak up all the knowledge in a university library, during turning him into rambling distracted mess.
30th Jul '17 11:58:43 PM Geoduck
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* BasedOnATrueStory: "Mummy Daddy" is based on Boris Karlof rushing from the set of ''Film/{{Frankenstein}}'' in full makeup to the hospital where his wife was giving birth.



%%* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: "Mummy Daddy".

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%%* * CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: "Mummy Daddy".Daddy". The actor protagonist is in a mummy costume, and there's also a real mummy lurching around.



%%* DeepSouth: The setting for "Mummy Daddy".

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%%* * DeepSouth: The setting for movie the actor is making in "Mummy Daddy".Daddy" is being shot in this reigon.



%%* HollywoodVoodoo: "The Sitter".

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%%* * HollywoodVoodoo: "The Sitter".Sitter" uses this against her two trouble-making young charges.



%%* MagicalNanny[=/=]MagicalNegro: "The Sitter"

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%%* * MagicalNanny[=/=]MagicalNegro: "The Sitter"Sitter"; see above under Hollywood Voodoo.



%%* MySkullRunnethOver: "One for the Books"

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%%* * MySkullRunnethOver: "One for the Books"Books" has a man unwillingly soak up all the knowledge in a university library, during him into rambling distracted mess.



* OhCrap: "The Amazing Falsworth" is one big episode of this. Falsworth does his mind-reading act and winds up picking up on the thoughts of a serial killer. Worse, he was blind-folded at the time, so he doesn't know who the killer is.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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"The Amazing Falsworth" is one big episode of this. Falsworth does his mind-reading act and winds up picking up on the thoughts of a serial killer. Worse, he was blind-folded at the time, so he doesn't know who the killer is.is.
** Even through his bandages, the poor actor in "Mummy Daddy" flashes an hilariously epic one after the ShamingTheMob moment listed below.



%%* ShamingTheMob: Subverted in "Mummy Daddy".

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%%* * ShamingTheMob: Subverted in "Mummy Daddy".Daddy", with a young child saying to the lynch mob that the costumed actor looks like a good mummy, but.. "..we better not take any chances! String 'em up!"



%%* SuddenIntelligence: "One for the Books"
%%* SuddenlyBilingual: "One for the Books"

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%%* SuddenIntelligence: * SuddenIntelligence[=/=]SuddenlyBilingual: "One for the Books"
%%* SuddenlyBilingual: "One for
Books" has a man unwillingly get all the Books"knowledge in a library crammed into his head, with this as a result.
6th Jun '17 4:02:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdventuresInComaland: "Dorothy and Ben".

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* %%* AdventuresInComaland: "Dorothy and Ben".



* AliensStealCable: "Fine Tuning".

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* %%* AliensStealCable: "Fine Tuning".



* AssholeVictim: Calvin in "Thanksgiving".

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* %%* AssholeVictim: Calvin in "Thanksgiving".



* ButtMonkey: Jane in "Secret Cinema".

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* %%* ButtMonkey: Jane in "Secret Cinema".



* ChekhovsSkill: Jonathan's cartooning in "The Mission".
* ClothesMakeTheManiac: "The Wedding Ring".
* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: "Mummy Daddy".

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* %%* ChekhovsSkill: Jonathan's cartooning in "The Mission".
* %%* ClothesMakeTheManiac: "The Wedding Ring".
* %%* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: "Mummy Daddy".



* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: "Grandpa's Ghost".]]
* DeepSouth: The setting for "Mummy Daddy".

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* %%* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: "Grandpa's Ghost".]]
* %%* DeepSouth: The setting for "Mummy Daddy".



* DisposableVagrant: The main plot of "One for the Road".
* DodgyToupee: "Hell Toupee".

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* %%* DisposableVagrant: The main plot of "One for the Road".
* %%* DodgyToupee: "Hell Toupee".



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: "You Gotta Believe Me"

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* %%* DreamingOfThingsToCome: "You Gotta Believe Me"



* EvilHand: An evil wig in "Hell Toupee".

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* %%* EvilHand: An evil wig in "Hell Toupee".



* FreakyFridayFlip: "Magic Saturday".
* GrowingUpSucks: "Gather Ye Acorns".
* GuardianEntity: In "Boo!"
* TheHermit: "Gather Ye Acorns".
* HeroicSacrifice: "Dorothy and Ben".
* HollywoodVoodoo: "The Sitter".
* HumiliationConga: To the main character in "Main Attraction".

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* %%* FreakyFridayFlip: "Magic Saturday".
* %%* GrowingUpSucks: "Gather Ye Acorns".
* %%* GuardianEntity: In "Boo!"
* %%* TheHermit: "Gather Ye Acorns".
* %%* HeroicSacrifice: "Dorothy and Ben".
* %%* HollywoodVoodoo: "The Sitter".
* %%* HumiliationConga: To the main character in "Main Attraction".



* LaserGuidedKarma: What happens to Calvin in "Thanksgiving" and Brad in "The Main Attraction."
* LaxativePrank: Happens in "The Sitter".

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* %%* LaserGuidedKarma: What happens to Calvin in "Thanksgiving" and Brad in "The Main Attraction."
* %%* LaxativePrank: Happens in "The Sitter".



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: "The Wedding Ring"
* LovePotion: "The Wedding Ring"
* MadeOfIron: "One For The Road"
* MagicalNanny[=/=]MagicalNegro: "The Sitter"
* MirrorMonster: "Mirror, Mirror"

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* %%* LoveMakesYouCrazy: "The Wedding Ring"
* %%* LovePotion: "The Wedding Ring"
* %%* MadeOfIron: "One For The Road"
* %%* MagicalNanny[=/=]MagicalNegro: "The Sitter"
* %%* MirrorMonster: "Mirror, Mirror"



* MySkullRunnethOver: "One for the Books"

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* %%* MySkullRunnethOver: "One for the Books"



* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "Family Dog." [[ExecutiveMeddling Except not.]]

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* %%* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "Family Dog." [[ExecutiveMeddling Except not.]]



* RoadSignReversal: "Mummy Daddy"
* RoyalBrat: The kids in "The Sitter".

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* %%* RoadSignReversal: "Mummy Daddy"
* %%* RoyalBrat: The kids in "The Sitter".



* SelectiveMagnetism: "The Main Attraction".
* ShamingTheMob: Subverted in "Mummy Daddy".

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* %%* SelectiveMagnetism: "The Main Attraction".
* %%* ShamingTheMob: Subverted in "Mummy Daddy".



* StageMagician: The main subjects of "Mr. Magic" and "The Amazing Falsworth".

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* %%* StageMagician: The main subjects of "Mr. Magic" and "The Amazing Falsworth".



* SuddenIntelligence: "One for the Books"
* SuddenlyBilingual: "One for the Books"

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* %%* SuddenIntelligence: "One for the Books"
* %%* SuddenlyBilingual: "One for the Books"



* TrumanShowPlot: "Secret Cinema"

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* %%* TrumanShowPlot: "Secret Cinema"



* WealthyEverAfter: The end of "Gather Ye Acorns."
* WhatHaveIBecome: "Mirror, Mirror".

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* %%* WealthyEverAfter: The end of "Gather Ye Acorns."
* %%* WhatHaveIBecome: "Mirror, Mirror".



* YouHaveToBelieveMe: "You Gotta Believe Me" and "Mirror, Mirror".
* YourMindMakesItReal: "The Mission".

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* %%* YouHaveToBelieveMe: "You Gotta Believe Me" and "Mirror, Mirror".
* %%* YourMindMakesItReal: "The Mission".
18th Mar '17 12:29:30 PM twingle93
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* WealthyEverAfter: The end of "Gather Ye Acorns."
2nd Mar '17 12:07:04 PM NWolfman
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: "Mummy Daddy" is inspired by an incident in which Boris Karlof, in full Frankenstein makeup, had to leave the set of a ''Frankenstein'' film when his wife went into labor.
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