History Series / Greek

24th Sep '16 10:59:27 AM JarvisLyttle
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* AbsenteeActor: Mainly Dale, but Evan and Rebecca have been known to also go missing for an episode or two at a time. In fact, the only main characters to appear in every episode are Rusty, Casey, and Cappie.
** Anyone outside the main three (and usually Ashleigh) will be absent (without commentary) for random episodes every season. Presumably, this is when these people actually go to class.
** Probably the most egregious example is in "War and Peace", where Lizzi specifically says that ''every'' member of ZBZ must take Frannie back for Lizzi to proclaim the house fit (and finally be gone), and the crux of the episode is whether Casey will welcome Frannie back...except Rebecca is ''not seen at all'' in this episode. It might have been justified that pledges were excluded, except several recurring ''pledge'' sisters were seen at the ceremony.
24th Sep '16 10:53:26 AM JarvisLyttle
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Discussed between Casey and Rusty when she states that life in college isn't [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]].



* HiddenDepths: Rebecca.

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* HiddenDepths: Rebecca.Rebecca who is shown to be more than a RichBitch.



* IncompatibleOrientation: Ashleigh thinks Calvin has a crush on her in early season one, and she tries to come on to him after she gets drunk at a party. Turns out he's gay, and was just trying to be friendly.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: Ashleigh thinks Calvin has a crush on her in early season one, and she tries to come on to him after she gets drunk at a party. Turns out party which results in him revealing to her that he's gay, and was just trying to be friendly.gay.



* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: Ashleigh and Simon Segal, Casey's law professor.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: Ashleigh and Simon Segal, Casey's law professor.]]



* TheMole: Jen K.

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* TheMole: Jen K.K who was secretly reporting on everyone in the Greek system as part of her journalism course and ends up exposing their secrets in an front page article.



* PairTheSpares: Evan and Rebecca.
** Ashleigh and Rusty in the final series.

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* PairTheSpares: Evan and Rebecca.
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Ashleigh and Rusty and implied with Evan and Rebecca in the final series.season.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Or in this case, ''didn't''. The writers' strike bisected the first season; the producers decided to keep shooting them in 10-12 episode "chapters" and haven't looked back since.



* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Jonah, the guy Casey met at the shelter and later slept with. She's suitably squicked when she finds out.

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* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Jonah, the guy Casey met at the shelter and later slept with.with turns out to be 16. She's suitably squicked when she finds out.
24th Sep '16 10:28:07 AM JarvisLyttle
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Dale has his moments of this because of his religious and personal beliefs, most notable is his hanging a confederate flag on his side of the room not understanding that it is offensive to black people and his reaction to being told that Calvin is gay is to offer to [[CureYourGays cure him]].
2nd Sep '16 11:59:34 AM erforce
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--> '''Rebecca''': "Hey, remember that terrible Creator/MatthewMcConaughey film?"
--> '''Dale''': "{{Film/Sahara}}? Uh, {{Film/EDtv}}? The Wedding Planner? Film/FailureToLaunch? Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days? Fool's Gold?"
--> '''Rebecca''': "No! Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."

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--> '''Rebecca''': "Hey, Hey, remember that terrible Creator/MatthewMcConaughey film?"
film?
--> '''Dale''': "{{Film/Sahara}}? ''{{Film/Sahara|2005}}''? Uh, {{Film/EDtv}}? The ''{{Film/EDtv}}''? ''The Wedding Planner? Film/FailureToLaunch? Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days? Fool's Gold?"
Planner''? ''Film/FailureToLaunch''? ''Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days''? ''Fool's Gold''?
--> '''Rebecca''': "No! Ghosts No! ''Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."Past''.
8th Jun '16 8:33:26 AM starshock990
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** Tina (Betty) and Katherine (Veronica) for Rusty.

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** Tina Dana (Betty) and Katherine (Veronica) for Rusty.
7th Mar '16 9:00:24 AM Morgenthaler
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-> ''"[[NaiveNewcomer But I can learn; isn't that what college is for?]]"''

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-> ''"[[NaiveNewcomer But ''"But I can learn; isn't that what college is for?]]"''for?"''
28th Jan '16 2:36:01 AM IlGreven
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Lizzi does this (and says the line word-for-word, minus "Man") to a panicking Casey after Frannie reveals her plan to win back the ZBZ presidency at the national convention. Though Lizzi doesn't slap her; she just grabs her shoulders and then apologizes for "handling a sister roughly".
24th Aug '15 8:39:52 PM flambeau
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-->'''Wade:''' Gentlemen (beat) and Omega Chi's.

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-->'''Wade:''' Gentlemen (beat) [beat] and Omega Chi's.



* OhCrap: Cappie's reaction to ''both'' of the girls that he hooked up with recently (on the same night) being in the same study group as him and Casey in 'Social Studies'.



** Casey and Cappie give us this Film/StarWars themed gem in 1x04:

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** Casey and Cappie give us this Film/StarWars themed gem in 1x04:'Picking Teams':



** "[[Film/StarWars Help me Toby Kwon; you're my only hope.]]"



--> "I know I may seem like just a Christian hick with a very bright future ahead of him..."

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--> "I know that I may seem like just a Christian hick with a very bright future ahead of him..."



* SuddenlySexuality: Rebecca decides that she's a lesbian after kissing a girl and realizing that she enjoyed it. Her prior relationships with Cappie and Evan beg to differ, and she decides it was just a passing girl crush after the second date ([[NoBisexuals because for some reason there's no chance that she's bisexual instead]]).

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* SuddenlySexuality: Rebecca decides that she's a lesbian after kissing a girl and realizing that she enjoyed it. Her prior relationships with Cappie and Evan beg to differ, and she decides it was just a passing girl crush after the second date ([[NoBisexuals because for some reason there's no chance that she's bisexual instead]]).she could be bisexual]]).
24th Aug '15 10:17:48 AM flambeau
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* Fish out of Water: Rusty, early on.

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* Fish out of Water: FishOutOfWater: Rusty, early on.



** Casey and Cappie give us this Series/StarWars themed gem in 1x04:

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** Casey and Cappie give us this Series/StarWars Film/StarWars themed gem in 1x04:



** This was a ship sticking point for the final chapter, as Casey broke up with him because he couldn't commit to graduating. He finally does in the last episode...[[spoiler:but it took the KT house being destroyed to get him to commit.]]

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** This was a ship sticking point for the final chapter, season, as Casey broke up with him because he couldn't commit to graduating. He finally does in the last episode... [[spoiler:but it took the KT house being destroyed to get him to commit.]]
24th Aug '15 10:05:11 AM flambeau
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Set at the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University in Ohio, the series focuses on the fraternity ambitions of Rusty Cartwright, a HollywoodNerd fresh out of highschool with dreams of fitting in at school and having a 'real college experience', while also being a member of the Honors Engineering program and pursuing a degree in [[WeirdScience Polymer Science]]. The series begins on his [[FishOutOfWater first day at school]] and ends during his junior year, exploring the goings-on of his friends and classmates, as well as his relationship with his CoolBigSis, Casey [[note]](played by KelseyGrammer's daughter, Spencer Greammer)[[/note]]. Unlike many teen dramas on nowadays, it's not really a drama; College/Greek life isn't treated as a matter of life or death (usually), and some "serious" issues - such as Betsy's alcoholism - are even played for laughs.

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Set at the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University in Ohio, the series focuses on the fraternity ambitions of Rusty Cartwright, a HollywoodNerd fresh out of highschool high-school with dreams of fitting in at school joining a fraternity and having a 'real college experience', while also being a member of the Honors Engineering program and pursuing a degree in [[WeirdScience Polymer Science]]. The series begins on his [[FishOutOfWater first day at school]] and ends during his junior year, exploring the goings-on of his friends and classmates, as well as his relationship with his CoolBigSis, Casey [[note]](played by KelseyGrammer's daughter, Spencer Greammer)[[/note]]. Grammer)[[/note]]. Unlike many teen dramas on nowadays, it's not really a drama; College/Greek life isn't treated as a matter of life or death (usually), and some "serious" issues - such as Betsy's alcoholism - are even played for laughs.
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The show ran for four seasons, and the final episode aired in March, 2011.



** Other characters with alliterative names are Casey Cartwright and Lisa Lawson.

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** Other characters with alliterative names are include Casey Cartwright and Cartwright, Lisa Lawson.Lawson, and Peter Parkes.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Evan seems to be this to Cappie at first, but as you get to know them you realize Cappie's actually this to Evan, or at least the Evan he wanted to be at the beginning of college given the fact he's the KT golden boy and dates Casey first.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Evan seems to be this to Cappie at first, but as you get to know them the series progresses you realize Cappie's that Cappie is actually this to Evan, Evan - or at least the Evan he wanted to be at the beginning of college college, given the fact he's that Cappie is the KT golden boy and dates Casey first.



* BlackBestFriend: Calvin, to Rusty, and Ashleigh to Casey.
** Well, not really. He's more a best friend who happens to be black (and gay); he's never played up as "hip" or anything along those lines (only ''relatively'' so compared to Rusty and Dale who are both very nerdy, especially early on).

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* BigHeroicRun: Subverted so hard in 'Picking Teams', with the Kappa Tau's running off a night of very hard drinking on their way to face off against the Omega Chi's in floor hockey.
* BlackBestFriend: Calvin, Calvin (sort of) to Rusty, and Ashleigh to Casey.
Casey.
** Well, not really. He's To elaborate on Calvin, he's more a best friend who happens to be black (and gay); he's never played up as "hip" or anything along those lines (only lines, only ''relatively'' so compared to Rusty and Dale who are both very nerdy, especially early on).on.



* CoolBigSis: Casey to Rusty

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* CoolBigSis: Casey to RustyRusty.



* DarkHorseVictory: Ashleigh comes out of nowhere to win the ZBZ presidency.

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* DarkHorseVictory: Ashleigh comes out of nowhere to win the ZBZ presidency.presidency, which comes as a surprise to everyone... even her, seeing as how she wasn't even running.



* FishOutOfWater: Tomboyish Jordan first doesn't fit in well with the rest of feminine ZBZ girls.

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* FishOutOfWater: Fish out of Water: Rusty, early on.
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Tomboyish Jordan first doesn't fit in well with the rest of feminine ZBZ girls. girls.



** The use of 'fun-buddies' qualifies as well, and also serves as an in-universe example.

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** The use of 'fun-buddies' qualifies as well, qualifies, and also serves as an in-universe example.



** Cappie unknowingly hits on a married woman, who holds up her ring finger in a very [[FlipTheBird familiar gesture]].



* InventedIndividual: [[spoiler: Joshua Whopper]], the genius member created by Kappa Tau's past to keep their house grades from dropping below the required average.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Cappie, after whatever it was he had to do to get Gladys to give them a noise permit for the Vesuvius party.
* InventedIndividual: [[spoiler: Joshua Whopper]], the genius KT member created by Kappa Tau's brothers past to keep their house grades from dropping below the required average.



* KidnappedByAnAlly: [[spoiler: The Kappa Tau pledge class kidnap Cappie and Rusty, resulting in their loss to Omega Chi]].

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* KidnappedByAnAlly: [[spoiler: The Kappa Tau pledge class kidnap Cappie and Rusty, Rusty on their way to play golf with Omega Chi, resulting in their loss to Omega Chi]].by default]].
* LadyKillerInLove: Cappie, though in his case he was in love with Casey first, and is still hung up on her even after she broke up with him.



* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Ashleigh and Casey's law professor Simon Segal.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Ashleigh [[spoiler: Ashleigh and Simon Segal, Casey's law professor Simon Segal.professor.]]



-->'''Cappie:''' Gentlemen (beat) and Omega Chi's.

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-->'''Cappie:''' -->'''Wade:''' Gentlemen (beat) and Omega Chi's.



** What happened on Cinco de Mayo between Cappie and Casey?

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** What We don't know what happened on Cinco de Mayo between Cappie and Casey?Casey on Cinco de Mayo, but it apparently involved tequila.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Cappie most notably; even the dean calls him Mr. Cappie.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Cappie most notably; even the dean Dean Bowman calls him Mr. Cappie.



** Max leaves CRU without so much as a goodbye after Casey breaks up with him.



* ReallyGetsAround: Pretty much every member of Kappa Tau would qualify as a male example, though Cappie probably has the biggest reputation.
** Lisa Lawson is a female example.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Happens infrequently throughout the series, as minor characters pop up throughout the different houses/Greek system in general as needed. The most glaring example is Grant, introduced at the end of season 2 as a love interest for Calvin, who has apparently been in the OX house for the entire series so far, including having pre-existing friendships with Evan and Ashleigh, and having been part of the group of [=OXs=] who taped Rusty to a wall midway through season 1.
** OX President Dean; it's even lampshaded early in season 2 when someone says, "I thought Evan was president of OX?"

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Happens infrequently throughout the series, as minor characters pop up throughout the different houses/Greek system in general as needed.
**
The most glaring example is Grant, introduced at the end of season 2 two as a love interest for Calvin, who has apparently been in the OX house for the entire series so far, including having pre-existing friendships with Evan and Ashleigh, and having been was even part of the group of [=OXs=] who taped Rusty to a wall midway through season 1.
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** OX President Dean; it's even lampshaded early in season 2 two when someone says, "I thought Evan was president of OX?"Omega Chi?"



* RunningGag: The ''other'' Gentleman's Choice.



** "Can we be mature and just say what we're all thinking? [beat] How the hell could they cancel Series/GilmoreGirls?
** "Good lord, it's like we died and went to Series/GossipGirl."
** Casey and Cappie give us this Series/StarWars themed gem in 1x04:
--> "I happen to like nice guys."
--> "I'm nice guys."



--> "I know I may seem like just a Christian hick with a very bright future ahead of him..."
--> ''[Rusty and Calvin exchange a look]''



* SuddenlySexuality: Rebecca says she's a lesbian now. Cappie and Evan disagree. Within a day, so does she.

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* SuddenlySexuality: Rebecca says decides that she's a lesbian now. after kissing a girl and realizing that she enjoyed it. Her prior relationships with Cappie and Evan disagree. Within beg to differ, and she decides it was just a day, so does she.passing girl crush after the second date ([[NoBisexuals because for some reason there's no chance that she's bisexual instead]]).



* UnusualEuphemism: "Studying" for sex.



* VomitDiscretionShot: Cappie hurls into a nearby bucket after witnessing Casey kissing Evan in 'Picking Teams'... And for once he wasn't just being dramatic - he was incredibly hung over.



* {{Yandere}}: One from Cappie's past finds him in "Friday Night Frights", though in the end, she is completely unimpressed by his kiss.

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* {{Yandere}}: One from Cappie's past finds him in "Friday 'Friday Night Frights", Frights', though in the end, his kiss fails to impress her and she is completely unimpressed by his kiss.leaves in disappointment.



->''I don't know if you're aware of the following static, but two percent of the male population was in a fraternity...''

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->''I don't know if you're aware of the following static, statistic, but two percent of the male population was in a fraternity...''
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