History Series / Neighbours

10th Jul '17 7:47:32 AM Hjortron18
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Not to be confused with [[TheNeighbors2015 a Tommy Wiseau sitcom]], [[Series/TheNeighbors a show about aliens landing in New Jersey]], or with the various films titled ''Film/{{Neighbors}}''.

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Not to be confused with [[TheNeighbors2015 [[Series/TheNeighbors2015 a Tommy Wiseau sitcom]], [[Series/TheNeighbors a show about aliens landing in New Jersey]], or with the various films titled ''Film/{{Neighbors}}''.
10th May '17 6:23:26 PM Mumbles1887
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** True, especially now that Paul and Karl generally get on much better than in the past.
11th Apr '17 5:28:03 AM ClatoLawa
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** Done between Serena and Luka, the latter turning out to be Liljana's illegitimate son who had been adopted illegally without her knowledge. The two didn't go beyond kissing, but it was a close call.

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** Done between Serena Bishop and Luka, Luka Dokich, the latter turning out to be Liljana's illegitimate son who had been adopted illegally without her knowledge. The two didn't go beyond kissing, but it was a close call.call - they probably would have had sex had they not been interrupted by a phone call about Liljana's health scare, and it was only because Luka turned out to be a match for Liljana's liver that her mother came clean to Serena.



** David and Leo Tanaka's search for their biological father led them to Erinsborough and to their mother Kim's ex-boyfriend Scott Robinson, which put Leo's relationship with Paul's daughter Amy [[KissingCousins in jeopardy]]. As it happened, ''Paul'' was their father instead, thanks to a previously unhinted at affair shortly before the series started.

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** David and Leo Tanaka's search for their biological father led them to Erinsborough and to their mother Kim's ex-boyfriend Scott Robinson, which put Leo's relationship with Paul's daughter Amy [[KissingCousins in jeopardy]]. As it happened, ''Paul'' was their father instead, thanks to a previously unhinted at affair shortly before the series started. As with Serena and Luka, Amy and Leo came very close to sleeping together, only being narrowly interrupted by Paul and Kim showing up to reveal the truth.
11th Apr '17 4:22:21 AM ClatoLawa
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** When Rebecca Napier learned that her long-lost son Oliver was dating Elle Robinson, she immediately went to visit old flame Paul and told him that Oliver was his son. Subverted when it turned out she was wrong.
** David and Leo Tanaka's search for their biological father led them to Erinsborough and to their mother Kim's ex-boyfriend Scott Robinson, which put Leo's relationship with Paul's daughter Amy [[KissingCousins in jeopardy]]. As it happened, ''Paul'' was their father instead, thanks to a previously unhinted at affair shortly before the series started.
1st Apr '17 3:19:19 AM ClatoLawa
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* BatmanGambit: Pretty much ALL of Paul Robinson's schemes are this.



* EasyAmnesia : Harold Bishop; Amnesia used to explain a five year absence after he was swept out to sea, during which time he was living as 'Ted'
** Susan Kennedy; slipped on some milk and believed herself to be 16. Her memory was restored when she re-newed her wedding vows to husband Karl.
** Paul Robinson; after the removal of his 'evil brain tumour' he suffered amnesia and couldn't remember most of his crimes
** Zeke Kinski; suffered amnesia following a rafting accident
** Sonya Mitchell; suffered amnesia following an explosion on her wedding day which removed her memory of the day



* BackForTheDead: Does happen sometimes, most notably Daphne Clarke, the first regular character to die, who died in 1988 in a car crash, and Helen Daniels, who was the only original character left in 1997 and died in her sleep just after returning from a long spell in hospital.



* BackForTheDead: Does happen sometimes, most notably Daphne Clarke, the first regular character to die, who died in 1988 in a car crash, and Helen Daniels, who was the only original character left in 1997 and died in her sleep just after returning from a long spell in hospital.
* BatmanGambit: Pretty much ALL of Paul Robinson's schemes are this.



* TheBusCameBack: Plenty of characters, often years after their departure, and often returning on a permanent basis again (Harold, Madge, Paul, Libby and Stephanie stand out). The current record between appearances is Kim Taylor/Tanaka (Jenny Young), returning 32 years and 7500 episodes after her storyline wrapped up.



* CommutingOnABus: Lucas Fitzgerald still lives close enough to Erinsbourgh to keep an eye on the garage he owns and occasionally be involved in Stephanie or Sonya's storylines. This can be attributed to Scott Major remaining on the show as a director.



* ContrivedCoincidence: Harold's return from the dead required him to be assigned to work in a Salvation Army shop in Erinsborough, and then be brought back to #24 Ramsay Street by a customer, Marlene Kratz, where he was recognised by Helen Daniels - while still suffering from amnesia and having no idea that he lived there before.



* EasyAmnesia : Harold Bishop; Amnesia used to explain a five year absence after he was swept out to sea, during which time he was living as 'Ted'
** Susan Kennedy; slipped on some milk and believed herself to be 16. Her memory was restored when she re-newed her wedding vows to husband Karl.
** Paul Robinson; after the removal of his 'evil brain tumour' he suffered amnesia and couldn't remember most of his crimes
** Zeke Kinski; suffered amnesia following a rafting accident
** Sonya Mitchell; suffered amnesia following an explosion on her wedding day which removed her memory of the day



** Paul vs Tim Collins may be a better example.



* FourthDateMarriage: The show's first season was ridiculously prone to Fourth Date Engagements, though only one of those actually made it to a wedding by the end of the year. The worst was the relationship between Jim Robinson and Anna Rossi progressed from meeting to engagement to breakup in the space of seven half-hour episodes, spanning two weeks.

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: When Kim Taylor (now Kim Tanaka) was reintroduced after 32 years, her relationship with Scott Robinson was brought up when her son found yearbook photos of the two. The Scott pictured was Jason Donovan, who replaced Darius Perkins a year after Kim's departure
* FourthDateMarriage: The show's first season was ridiculously prone to Fourth Date Engagements, though only one of those actually made it to a wedding by the end of the year. The worst was the relationship between Jim Robinson and Anna Rossi Rossi, which progressed from meeting to engagement to breakup in the space of seven half-hour episodes, spanning two weeks.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Numerous jokes about Karl and Susan's "blue box" kept under their bed, which is implied to contain some kind of adult toys for spicing up their love life. Two stories, four years apart, have involved the box getting mixed up with another and falling into the wrong hands.

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* GameShowAppearance: The Canning family appeared on ''Series/FamilyFeud'' (which airs half an hour earlier on the same channel) in 2016, winning $10,000 despite almost being derailed by Xanthe's stage fright and Sheila learning about Gary's affair with Therese.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Numerous jokes about Karl and Susan's "blue box" kept under their bed, which is implied to contain some kind of adult toys for spicing up their love life. Two stories, four years apart, have involved the box getting mixed up with another and falling into the wrong hands.



** Music/DeltaGoodrem's character Nina Tucker, took a trip to Bollywood, when Delta got cancer (And treated for the cancer), came back for a week or two and hasn't been seen since.

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** Music/DeltaGoodrem's character Nina Tucker, took a trip to Bollywood, when Delta got cancer (And treated for the cancer), cancer). She came back for a week or two the following year to wrap up her storyline with Jack Scully and hasn't been wasn't seen since.in the street for over a decade.



** Sonya has been steadfast in her belief that new parents Lucas and Vanessa should be together (and not just for the sake of their newborn son either) despite the fact that Vanessa still has feelings for her ex Rhys. Meanwhile, Sonya's partner Toadie has been trying to get Karl and Susan back together
* ShoutOut: In a recent episode, Andrew made a reference to [[CaramelldansenVid Scandinavian Pop music, complaining about how catchy it was]]

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** Sonya has been steadfast in her belief that new parents Lucas and Vanessa should be together (and not just for the sake of their newborn son either) despite the fact that Vanessa still has feelings for her ex Rhys. Meanwhile, Sonya's partner
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Toadie has been trying to get for Karl and Susan back together
Susan, on the numerous occasions their marriage was in trouble.
* ShoutOut: In a recent episode, Andrew Robinson once made a reference to [[CaramelldansenVid Scandinavian Pop music, complaining about how catchy it was]]



** Ben Kennedy/Kirk was born in December 2001. As of June 2014, he's a Year 10 student (15-16).

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** Ben Kennedy/Kirk was born in December 2001. As of June 2014, he's a Year 10 student (15-16). May have been slightly rectified since, as he's still in high school in 2017.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Tom Ramsay for his brother Max, although a straighter example was Will's never-before-mentioned brother Oliver, hastily written in to replace Will when actor Christian Clarke left the show. Dane filled in for his cousin Kyle when Chris Milligan broke his leg.
* TeenPregnancy: Phoebe, Sky and Bridget.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
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Tom Ramsay for his brother Max, although a straighter example was Will's hastily written in after Francis Bell walked off the set.
** Will Grigg's (AKA Sebastian Barnes)
never-before-mentioned brother Oliver, likewise hastily written in to replace Will when actor Christian Clarke left the show. show.
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Dane Canning filled in for his cousin Kyle when Chris Milligan broke his leg.
* TeenPregnancy: Phoebe, Several storylines involving regular cast members, namely Phoebe Bright, Sky Mangel, Bridget Parker and Bridget.Amber Willis.
** One of the show's first major storylines centred on the teenage cast involved Kim Taylor getting pregnant after running away from home. She was PutOnABus with her parents soon after, but the story was revisited in 2016 when her twin sons came to Erinsborough trying to track down their biological father - though they were only revealed as such after Kim herself returned.
25th Mar '17 1:17:47 PM nombretomado
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* PacManFever: this show loved showing people playing old style GameBoys with no cartridges in the slot, even in 2008, where the NintendoDS was out by then.

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* PacManFever: this show loved showing people playing old style GameBoys UsefulNotes/{{Game Boy}}s with no cartridges in the slot, even in 2008, where the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS was out by then.
22nd Mar '17 4:57:36 AM ClatoLawa
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* AbuseMistake: According to Dee's story, when she was injured in the car accident that was thought to have killed her, she was mistaken for an abuse victim by the woman who found her, and she was in no condition to correct her at the time.

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* AbuseMistake: According to Dee's story, when she was injured in the car accident that was thought to have killed her, she was mistaken for an abuse victim by the woman who found her, and she was in no condition to correct her at the time. She provides Toadie and Sonya with a photograph of her injuries at the time (an actual photo of Madeline West from when she was recovering after being hit by a bus.) [[spoiler:It turns out that "Dee" is an imposter named Andrea Somers and the photograph was from a domestic violence incident in her past, turning this into an inversion.]]



* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Andrea Somers as Dee Bliss.]]



** Dee Bliss was never found after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the ocean on their wedding day. 13 years later, she seemingly returned, though Mark isn't entirely convinced by her story. [[spoiler:And then she was revealed to be an IdenticalStranger by the name of Andrea.]]

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** Dee Bliss was never found after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the ocean on their wedding day. 13 years later, she seemingly returned, though Mark isn't wasn't entirely convinced by her story. [[spoiler:And then she was revealed to be an IdenticalStranger by the name of Andrea.]]
18th Mar '17 2:06:53 PM nombretomado
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Jessica and Taylah were randomly introduced as the [[TheBully school bullies]] in {{Neighbours}}, and everybody on the show treated them as though they has always been there, harassing the main teen characters and bullying other students, despite the fact that (story-wise) they clearly hadn't been.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Jessica and Taylah were randomly introduced as the [[TheBully school bullies]] in {{Neighbours}}, bullies]], and everybody on the show treated them as though they has always been there, harassing the main teen characters and bullying other students, despite the fact that (story-wise) they clearly hadn't been.
4th Feb '17 3:13:26 AM ClatoLawa
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* AbuseMistake: When Dee was injured in the car accident that was thought to have killed her, she was mistaken for an abuse victim by the woman who found her, and she was in no condition to correct her at the time.

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* AbuseMistake: When Dee According to Dee's story, when she was injured in the car accident that was thought to have killed her, she was mistaken for an abuse victim by the woman who found her, and she was in no condition to correct her at the time.



** Dee Bliss, over thirteen years after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the sea.

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** Dee Bliss, over thirteen years after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the sea. [[spoiler:Subverted when she turns out to be an imposter.]]



** Dee Bliss was never found after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the ocean on their wedding day. 13 years later, she seems to have returned, though Mark isn't entirely convinced by her story.

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** Dee Bliss was never found after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the ocean on their wedding day. 13 years later, she seems to have seemingly returned, though Mark isn't entirely convinced by her story. [[spoiler:And then she was revealed to be an IdenticalStranger by the name of Andrea.]]
24th Jan '17 3:17:11 PM Mumbles1887
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** Skye Mangel - her mother was shot when she was a toddler, her step-grandmother died of caner, her uncle, aunt and cousin were killed in a plane crash, her baby had cancer, her boyfriend died following an operation to save said baby

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** Skye Sky Mangel - her mother was shot when she was a toddler, her step-grandmother died of caner, cancer, her uncle, aunt and cousin were killed in a plane crash, her baby had cancer, her boyfriend died following an operation to save said babybaby.
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