History Series / WhatWouldYouDo

4th Jan '18 6:27:40 PM DavidDelony
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* {{Joisey}}: Many of the scenarios are shot in suburban New Jersey.
18th Nov '17 5:32:49 AM nirao01
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* AgeLift: At times the show will replay similar scenarios but change the actors' ages.


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* DomesticAbuse: Showing the different kinds of domestic violence is the show's most used scenario.


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* HandsOffParenting: Some scenarios involve parents being lax or/and downright indifferent to their children.


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* IronicName: During the [[YouAreFat fat shaming episode]] in the Havana Club, one of the marks pretends to know the actress playing the victim, whose name is Santressia, so the actor playing antagonistic doorman would let her in. The doorman then makes sure if they really know each other and asks the bystander for the victim's name, and the bystander says "Lakisha". In Filipino, "Lakisha" is phonetic to "Laki siya", which means that/this person is big.
17th Nov '17 9:40:44 AM nirao01
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* BystanderSyndrome: The show's entire premise is to take a current hot-button issue, have actors play it out in public, and see if anyone steps in to help. Some topics covered in the show for example include racial or religious discrimination and seeing whether or not any bystanders step in and help speak out against such injustice. A few bystanders play this trope straight, others outright defy it.



* {{Ephebophile}}: Some of the scenarios involve an adult preying on teenagers.



* HomelessHero: On [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnOt1ZSp_tw a video]] showing if people will help those who collapsed on the street, the last woman who did so was mentioned as "sometimes homeless".



* PaedoHunt: Some of the scenarios involve an adult male preying on a teenage girl. The GenderFlip happens in TeacherStudentRomance scenarios.

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* PaedoHunt: Some of the scenarios involve an adult male preying on a teenage little girl. The GenderFlip happens in TeacherStudentRomance scenarios.
4th Nov '17 10:23:34 AM nirao01
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* FourOneNineScam: The focus of one scenario, except tweaked a bit so that it played out via a ''very'' public Skype conversation in a New Jersey coffeehouse.
* AbusiveParents: Many scenarios invoke this, and at different age groups at that.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Traci and Diana are the ones who usually play this character type. Traci in particular commonly plays a {{Jerkass}} snob. And when she plays heroic characters, they tend to be withdrawn.
* ApatheticCitizens: While the show still respects people's reasons for not getting involved in the invoked scenario, it still heavily discourages people to be this.



* BadassBystander: Some marks go out of their way to directly confront the actors playing the antagonist.



* CureYourGays: A few of the scenarios does this, such as the "Praying the Gay Away" one.



* EventTitle: The title refers to the different scenarios the show invokes.



* FourOneNineScam: The focus of one scenario, except tweaked a bit so that it played out via a ''very'' public Skype conversation in a New Jersey coffeehouse.
* FourthWallMailSlot: The WWYD crew did a special that was based on viewer submissions, entitled ''How Would You Do It?''

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* FourOneNineScam: The focus of one scenario, except tweaked a bit so that it played out via a ''very'' public Skype conversation in a New Jersey coffeehouse.
* FourthWallMailSlot: The WWYD crew did a special that was based on viewer submissions, entitled ''How Would You Do It?''It?''.
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: One scenario involves the young actors saying [[ClusterFBomb the F word]] and FlippingTheBird.



* GenreSavvy: Some marks have seen the show and ponder on the possibility that the scenario they're seeing are indeed staged.



* HeroicBystander: The show's raison d'être is to find these kind of people.



* KidsAreCruel: A few of the scenarios involve {{Jerkass}} children doing extreme KickTheDog moments (e.g bullying their nanny, parents, other children, extremely {{Spoiled Brat}}s, etc.)



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: During the reveal, it's not uncommon to see the mark be a little unnerved while shaking hands with the friendly actor who was a complete Jerkass just minutes ago.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: During the reveal, TheReveal, it's not uncommon to see the mark be a little unnerved while shaking hands with the friendly actor who was a complete Jerkass {{Jerkass}} just minutes ago.



* PaedoHunt: Some of the scenarios involve an adult male preying on a teenage girl. The GenderFlip happens in TeacherStudentRomance scenarios.



* ParentalAbandonment: Many scenarios involve this. It goes from something like leaving children on a certain place for hours, or parents downright [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere giving up on their children on the spot]].



* ParentalMarriageVeto: Usually overlaps with the MalignedMixedMarriage scenarios above, but it varies from time to time. In one time it deals with different social status, [[UptownGirl specifically the man being of "lower class" (e.g a gas attendant)]]. Another has the parents not wanting their son to be with a plus-sized woman.



* RaceLift: Zig-zagged:

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* RaceLift: Zig-zagged:ZigZagged:


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** As the show went on, some marks have become GenreSavvy enough to ponder on the possibility that the scenarios they're seeing are staged. The show's constant use of Traci in particular backfired at one episode when a fan of the show recognized her.


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** Ashley Graham in the WeightWoe episode at the restaurant.


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* TeacherStudentRomance: Some of the scenarios have a teacher preying on a teenage student. Interestingly enough, the {{Sexy Mentor}}s are AlwaysFemale.


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* ToxicFriendInfluence: Some scenarios involve an individual being peer pressured into doing something very risky or outright bad.
14th Jul '17 5:47:50 AM littlebeeper
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* ArmouredClosetGay: A variation was done combined with YourCheatingHeart. The segment in question had and actor and actress, portraying a husband and his pregnant wife, going into a crowded restaurant when the wife excuses herself to go to the restroom. Soon, a third actor, portraying the husband's lover comes in and convinces him to tell his wife that he's "going back to the office," when she comes out of the bathroom.

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* ArmouredClosetGay: A variation was done combined with YourCheatingHeart. The segment in question had and an actor and actress, portraying a husband and his pregnant wife, going into a crowded restaurant when the wife excuses herself to go to the restroom. Soon, a third actor, portraying the husband's lover comes in and convinces him to tell his wife that he's "going back to the office," when she comes out of the bathroom.
11th Jul '17 9:47:00 PM Lanes17B
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* CreatorCameo: A variation. Jimenez has stated numerous times that his parents were illegal immigrants, and he helped them work in the fields picking food, so in the segment where a (real life) day laborer was denied service at a restaurant by a racist cashier (an actor), he joined in to catch people's reactions.

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* CreatorCameo: A variation. Jimenez John Quiñones has stated numerous times that his parents were illegal immigrants, and he helped them work in the fields picking food, so in the segment where a (real life) day laborer was denied service at a restaurant by a racist cashier (an actor), he joined in to catch people's reactions.



* TheIllegal: In one segment, Jimenez brought in a day laborer to see [[ArcWords what would happen]] if people saw him being denied service by a racist restaurant employee, portrayed by an actor of course. Most people defended the laborer and since the cashier would not serve the laborer, [[LoopholeAbuse they bought an item for themselves, and gave it to the laborer.]] There were several instances where another customer agreed, with some white people who agreed that the laborer should "go back to where he came from," and an African-American man who stated that things were bad enough for the African-American community without having to compete for jobs against an ethnic group that was willing to work for lower wages. The latter changed his mind when he saw how badly the laborer was treated, and how some people failed to sympathize with a man who, despite only wanting to pay for something to eat, was discriminated against because of his background.

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* TheIllegal: In one One segment, Jimenez Quiñones brought in a number of Latino actors and actresses, portraying illegal day laborer to see [[ArcWords what would happen]] if people saw him being laborers that were berated and denied service by a racist restaurant employee, portrayed by an actor because of course. Most their backgrounds. A number of people defended the laborer stood up for them, and since the cashier would not serve the laborer, laborers, [[LoopholeAbuse they bought an item for themselves, and gave it to the laborer.them.]] There were several instances where another customer agreed, with some white A number of people who agreed with the "cashier" that not only should he not serve them, but that the laborer workers should "go go back to where he they came from," and from, including an African-American African American man who stated that things were bad enough for the African-American community without having to compete for jobs against an ethnic group that was willing to work for lower wages. The latter changed his mind when he saw how badly the laborer was laborers were treated, and how some people failed to sympathize with a man who, despite only wanting to pay for something to eat, was people who were discriminated against simply because of his their background.
11th Jul '17 9:29:05 PM Lanes17B
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* CreatorCameo: A variation. Jimenez has stated numerous times that his parents were illegal immigrants, and he helped them work in the fields picking food, so in the segment where a (real life) day laborer was denied service at a restaurant by a racist cashier (an actor), he joined in to catch people's reactions.


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* TheIllegal: In one segment, Jimenez brought in a day laborer to see [[ArcWords what would happen]] if people saw him being denied service by a racist restaurant employee, portrayed by an actor of course. Most people defended the laborer and since the cashier would not serve the laborer, [[LoopholeAbuse they bought an item for themselves, and gave it to the laborer.]] There were several instances where another customer agreed, with some white people who agreed that the laborer should "go back to where he came from," and an African-American man who stated that things were bad enough for the African-American community without having to compete for jobs against an ethnic group that was willing to work for lower wages. The latter changed his mind when he saw how badly the laborer was treated, and how some people failed to sympathize with a man who, despite only wanting to pay for something to eat, was discriminated against because of his background.
11th Jul '17 9:09:17 PM Lanes17B
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*ArmouredClosetGay: A variation was done combined with YourCheatingHeart. The segment in question had and actor and actress, portraying a husband and his pregnant wife, going into a crowded restaurant when the wife excuses herself to go to the restroom. Soon, a third actor, portraying the husband's lover comes in and convinces him to tell his wife that he's "going back to the office," when she comes out of the bathroom.



* HonorRelatedAbuse: One segment had a Muslim "family" go to a restaurant, with the father, mother, and one of the teenaged daughters dressed in traditional attire. The other "daughter" was berated by her "father" for wearing a denim mini skirt and a tank top, and he even said she was "dressed like a whore."



* Profiling: Has been done in numerous segments.

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* Profiling: {{Profiling}}: Has been done in numerous segments.
11th Jul '17 8:56:35 PM Lanes17B
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*** Soon after, they had the [[SpoiledBrat "daughter"]] berating and threatening the nanny with getting fired.
11th Jul '17 8:39:52 PM Lanes17B
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* Profiling: Has been done in numerous segments.
** Two memorable example include a saleswoman in a high-end store, played by a white actress, loudly and clearly telling potential costumer, played by an African-American actress, to go away because she (the costumer) was planning to steal the merchandise. Another showed a number of people calling the police because a group of (African-American) young men were acting suspiciously. What were they doing that was so suspicious? Napping inside a car.
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