History Series / Undeclared

19th May '16 5:00:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Brits unaware of Charlie Hunnam (Lloyd) would assume he's an American actor as he cannot do a convincing English accent. In reality, Hunnam is English. Maybe he was told to do a posher [[{{IAmVeryBritish}} Received Pronunciation]] rather than his native North East via Cumbria dialect, but his accent in [[{{QueerAsFolk}} Queer As Folk]] wasn't particularly strong. That some producer could tell the finer differences between his normal accent and the Queen's English but not the final catastrophic alternative is particularly bemusing.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Brits unaware of Charlie Hunnam (Lloyd) would assume he's an American actor as he cannot do a convincing English accent. In reality, Hunnam is English. Maybe he was told to do a posher [[{{IAmVeryBritish}} Received Pronunciation]] rather than his native North East via Cumbria dialect, but his accent in [[{{QueerAsFolk}} [[{{Series/QueerAsFolk}} Queer As Folk]] wasn't particularly strong. That some producer could tell the finer differences between his normal accent and the Queen's English but not the final catastrophic alternative is particularly bemusing.
16th May '16 11:12:05 PM erforce
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* CelebrityParadox: Will Ferrell is referenced and appears in an episode as a dealer in term papers. The gang are also fans of Adam Sandler but fail to recognize Ben Stiller who also starred in ''Happy Gilmore''.
** Stiller did not star in ''Happy Gilmore'', in fact he was not even credited in that movie. He also had no screentime with the main cast, only appearing with Eric, Greg and Eugene.
** Kyle Gass plays one of Eric's co-workers but there's a Music/TenaciousD poster in one of the dorms. There are also several pieces of ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' memorabilia, despite Fred Willard playing a professor.

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* CelebrityParadox: CelebrityParadox:
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Will Ferrell is referenced and appears in an episode as a dealer in term papers. The gang are also fans of Adam Sandler but fail to recognize Ben Stiller who also starred in ''Happy Gilmore''.
** Stiller did not star in ''Happy Gilmore'', in fact he was not even credited in that movie. He also had no screentime with the main cast, only appearing with Eric, Greg and Eugene.
papers.
** Kyle Gass plays one of Eric's co-workers but there's a Music/TenaciousD poster in one of the dorms. There are also several pieces of ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' memorabilia, despite Fred Willard playing a professor.
30th Mar '16 12:42:24 PM Mdumas43073
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's in a time capsule of the early 2000's with constant references to the pop culture of the time, including a worship of Creator/AdamSandler, quoting Film/TheMatrix and generally just being extremely contemporary.
** Seth Rogen himself acknowledges this in one of the commentaries.
30th Mar '16 12:41:40 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Vishonen}}: Lloyd.
-->'''Perry''': "You're hotter then most chicks! What are you doing in college anyway? People like you don't even need to know how to read!"

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* {{Vishonen}}: {{Bishonen}}: Lloyd.
-->'''Perry''': "You're You're hotter then most chicks! What are you doing in college college, anyway? People like you don't even need to know how to read!"read!
30th Mar '16 12:40:32 PM Mdumas43073
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* AirVentPassageway - Subverted. Steven tries to escape from Eric in the laundry room and the vent collapses.
* {{Bishonen}} - Lloyd.

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* AirVentPassageway - AirVentPassageway: Subverted. Steven tries to escape from Eric in the laundry room and the vent collapses.
* {{Bishonen}} - {{Vishonen}}: Lloyd.



* CaliforniaDoubling - Southern California (specifically, [=USC=]) doubling for Northern.

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* CaliforniaDoubling - CaliforniaDoubling: Southern California (specifically, [=USC=]) doubling for Northern.



* CoolOldGuy - Hal is this to Steven's roommates. Much to Steven's chagrin.

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* CoolOldGuy - CoolOldGuy: Hal is this to Steven's roommates. Much to Steven's chagrin.



* DeadpanSnarker - Ron.
* DVDCommentary - The series DVD has one for every episode, but sometimes they throw in about 5 commentators and they go off on tangents not related to the show at all.
* {{Expy}} - Jason Segal's character Eric, the overly-devoted boyfriend, is very similar to the his character Nick from ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks.''

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* DeadpanSnarker - DeadpanSnarker: Ron.
* DVDCommentary - DVDCommentary: The series DVD has one for every episode, but sometimes they throw in about 5 commentators and they go off on tangents not related to the show at all.
* {{Expy}} - {{Expy}}: Jason Segal's character Eric, the overly-devoted boyfriend, is very similar to the his character Nick from ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks.''



* {{Fanservice}} - The opening of one episode had Lizzie and Rachel casually walking into the guys suite in their bras as a sign that they considered the guys to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister like brothers.]]

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* {{Fanservice}} - {{Fanservice}}: The opening of one episode had has Lizzie and Rachel casually walking into the guys guys' suite in their bras bras, as a sign that they considered consider the guys to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister like brothers.]]brothers]].



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - Most of the extras in the background had names and occasional larger roles.
* AManIsNotAVirgin - [[PlayingWithATrope Mocked.]] One character pretends to be a virgin during a game of "Truth or Dare" so that the girls will seek to rectify that situation. It works.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage - Lizzie. In one episode she would walk around in her underwear to see if she would get a reaction from Steven. She then interpreted him avoiding eye contact as a sign of disinterest and not him trying to give her respect.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Most of the extras in the background had names and occasional larger roles.
* AManIsNotAVirgin - AManIsNotAVirgin: [[PlayingWithATrope Mocked.]] One character pretends to be a virgin during a game of "Truth or Dare" so that the girls will seek to rectify that situation. It works.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage - MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Lizzie. In one episode she would walk walks around in her underwear to see if she would can get a reaction from Steven. She then interpreted him avoiding eye contact Steven, and interprets his averted gaze as a sign of disinterest and not him trying to give her respect.



* {{Sexiled}} - Steven given Lloyd's womanizing tendencies. Though Steven got to do this to Lloyd a few times, some just out of spite and a couple of times for real with Lizzie.
* SoundtrackDissonance - Played for laughs. When Eric is chasing Steven all over campus, the ''{{Mortal Kombat}}'' theme song plays, even though Steven is running for his life and spends the entire episode trying to avoid a fistfight.
* SpecialGuest - Creator/AdamSandler and Ted Nugent playing themselves. Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/BenStiller, Kyle Gass and [[{{Numb3rs}} David Krumholtz]] played minor characters in certain episodes.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. Apatow specifically said that after making a rather serious high school drama he figured he would try for a light-hearted college comedy. Unfortunately it suffered the same fate of being ScrewedByTheNetwork.

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* {{Sexiled}} - {{Sexiled}}: Steven given Lloyd's womanizing tendencies. Though Steven got to do this to Lloyd a few times, some just out of spite and a couple of times for real with Lizzie.
* SoundtrackDissonance - SoundtrackDissonance: Played for laughs. When Eric is chasing Steven all over campus, the ''{{Mortal Kombat}}'' theme song plays, even though Steven is running for his life and spends the entire episode trying to avoid a fistfight.
* SpecialGuest - SpecialGuest: Creator/AdamSandler and Ted Nugent playing themselves. Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/BenStiller, Kyle Gass and [[{{Numb3rs}} David Krumholtz]] played minor characters in certain episodes.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''.''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', albeit with a lighter tone. Apatow specifically said that after making a rather serious high school drama he figured he would try for a light-hearted college comedy. Unfortunately it suffered the same fate of being ScrewedByTheNetwork.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece - It's in a time capsule of the early 2000's with constant references to the pop culture of the time, including a worship of Creator/AdamSandler, quoting Film/TheMatrix and generally just being extremely contemporary.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece - UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's in a time capsule of the early 2000's with constant references to the pop culture of the time, including a worship of Creator/AdamSandler, quoting Film/TheMatrix and generally just being extremely contemporary.



* VillainEpisode - Sadly the last episode, meaning the main characters were hardly in it.
* WackyFratboyHijinx - Downplayed. Steven and his friends get into some pretty crazy situations with the Theta Delta Zeta fraternity, but most of them are realistically awkward and insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent - Brits unaware of Charlie Hunnam (Lloyd) would assume he's an American actor as he cannot do a convincing English accent. In reality, Hunnam is English. Maybe he was told to do a posher [[{{IAmVeryBritish}} Received Pronunciation]] rather than his native North East via Cumbria dialect, but his accent in [[{{QueerAsFolk}} Queer As Folk]] wasn't particularly strong. That some producer could tell the finer differences between his normal accent and the Queen's English but not the final catastrophic alternative is particularly bemusing.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield - Various clues place UNEC in the Sacramento area. Or do they?
* WillTheyOrWontThey - Partially averted. Considering the first episode was Steven and Lizzie hooking up, it was more a matter of when they'll get back together. There was never really a push for this, but it was always left on the table. For example, Steven and Lizzie tried to be JustFriends for a few episodes but quit after things became too awkward.

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* VillainEpisode - VillainEpisode: Sadly the last episode, meaning the main characters were hardly in it.
* WackyFratboyHijinx - WackyFratboyHijinx: Downplayed. Steven and his friends get into some pretty crazy situations with the Theta Delta Zeta fraternity, but most of them are realistically awkward and insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent - WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Brits unaware of Charlie Hunnam (Lloyd) would assume he's an American actor as he cannot do a convincing English accent. In reality, Hunnam is English. Maybe he was told to do a posher [[{{IAmVeryBritish}} Received Pronunciation]] rather than his native North East via Cumbria dialect, but his accent in [[{{QueerAsFolk}} Queer As Folk]] wasn't particularly strong. That some producer could tell the finer differences between his normal accent and the Queen's English but not the final catastrophic alternative is particularly bemusing.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield - WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Various clues place UNEC in the Sacramento area. Or do they?
* WillTheyOrWontThey - WillTheyOrWontThey: Partially averted. Considering the first episode was Steven and Lizzie hooking up, it was more a matter of when they'll get back together. There was never really a push for this, but it was always left on the table. For example, Steven and Lizzie tried to be JustFriends for a few episodes but quit after things became too awkward.
30th Mar '16 12:36:14 PM Mdumas43073
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A {{Sitcom}} produced by Creator/JuddApatow fresh off his critically-acclaimed but ratings-deprived and [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was no more successful, with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air on Creator/{{Fox}} until autumn 2001.

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A {{Sitcom}} produced by Creator/JuddApatow Creator/JuddApatow, coming fresh off his critically-acclaimed but ratings-deprived and [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was no more successful, with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air on Creator/{{Fox}} until autumn 2001.
30th Mar '16 12:35:43 PM Mdumas43073
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A show produced by Creator/JuddApatow fresh off his critically-acclaimed but ratings-deprived and [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was no more successful, with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air on Creator/{{Fox}} until autumn 2001.

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A show {{Sitcom}} produced by Creator/JuddApatow fresh off his critically-acclaimed but ratings-deprived and [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was no more successful, with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air on Creator/{{Fox}} until autumn 2001.
30th Mar '16 12:28:30 PM Mdumas43073
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A show produced by Creator/JuddApatow fresh off the critically acclaimed but ratings deprived/[[ExecutiveMeddling executive meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was no more successful, with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air on Creator/{{Fox}} until autumn 2001.

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A show produced by Creator/JuddApatow fresh off the critically acclaimed his critically-acclaimed but ratings deprived/[[ExecutiveMeddling executive meddled]] ratings-deprived and [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was no more successful, with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air on Creator/{{Fox}} until autumn 2001.
30th Mar '16 12:28:02 PM Mdumas43073
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A show produced by Creator/JuddApatow fresh off the critically acclaimed but ratings deprived/[[ExecutiveMeddling executive meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was about equally successful with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on Time magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air until autumn 2001.

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A show produced by Creator/JuddApatow fresh off the critically acclaimed but ratings deprived/[[ExecutiveMeddling executive meddled]] ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. This show was about equally successful no more successful, with only 17 episodes and equal amounts of ExecutiveMeddling, but was similarly on Time ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine's "Top 10 New Shows." The show was produced in autumn 2000, but didn't air on Creator/{{Fox}} until autumn 2001.
3rd Nov '15 9:31:13 AM MartyD82
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* CanonDiscontinuity: "The Assistant." Which is mostly a ratings-grabber episode rather than one that's seriously tied into the series' on-going narrative. Thus, it's the most cartoonish episode in the series and inarguably the show's [[FanonDiscontinuity low point]].
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