History SeriousBusiness / LiveActionTV

22nd Jun '17 6:14:19 AM LentilSandEater
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** Mustn't forget the Geller Cup

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** %%** Mustn't forget the Geller Cup
22nd Jun '17 6:11:53 AM LentilSandEater
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* On many television shows, HighSchool is depicted as SeriousBusiness. Though, to be fair, this is a NewerThanTheyThink trope. It only really began around the time Series/SavedByTheBell premiered.
21st May '17 9:10:26 PM Andyroid
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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'' loves this trope played for surrealism. Smoothies, Prank Wars, people urinating in pools and the identity of the masked Ice Cream Man Mr. Tasty are all Serious Business. And Artie, the Strongest Man in the World fighting Killer Bees? [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Normal Background Stuff]]. In addition, every single adult, be they a shop teacher, an underwear inspector or a postal carrier, treats their profession with a reverence usually reserved for war heroes and cancer researchers.

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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'' loves this trope played for surrealism. Smoothies, High School Marching Bands, Prank Wars, people urinating in pools and the identity of the masked Ice Cream Man Mr. Tasty are all Serious Business. And Artie, the Strongest Man in the World fighting Killer Bees? [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Normal Background Stuff]]. In addition, every single adult, be they a shop teacher, an underwear inspector or a postal carrier, treats their profession with a reverence usually reserved for war heroes and cancer researchers.
18th Apr '17 5:58:12 PM nombretomado
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* Matt and Danny on [[Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip Studio 60]] work on a sketch show which is a SNL ripoff, yet they try to play it as being of the utmost importance and a platform for social change. This is a big problem for the series as a whole since Aaron Sorkin's trademark style of political filibustering is embarrassingly misplaced in a comedy series. Though many fans think the show would be shallow and soulless without that extra dimension.

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* Matt and Danny on [[Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip [[Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip Studio 60]] work on a sketch show which is a SNL ripoff, yet they try to play it as being of the utmost importance and a platform for social change. This is a big problem for the series as a whole since Aaron Sorkin's trademark style of political filibustering is embarrassingly misplaced in a comedy series. Though many fans think the show would be shallow and soulless without that extra dimension.
7th Apr '17 4:43:21 PM nombretomado
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* [[GameShow Game shows]] generally use this trope by default, since they tend to take mundane things like [[ThePriceIsRight auctions]], [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Tic-Tac-Toe]], and [[MervGriffinsCrosswords crossword puzzles]] and make them high energy and for high stakes. Contestants are even encouraged to act more excited than they are.

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* [[GameShow Game shows]] generally use this trope by default, since they tend to take mundane things like [[ThePriceIsRight [[Series/ThePriceIsRight auctions]], [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Tic-Tac-Toe]], and [[MervGriffinsCrosswords crossword puzzles]] and make them high energy and for high stakes. Contestants are even encouraged to act more excited than they are.
13th Mar '17 1:07:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** One professor devoted his academic careers studying old sitcoms and wrote a detailed book analyzing ''WhosTheBoss''. He is devastated when Abed disproves his main theory in front of the class. Tellingly, it did not seem to be serious business to Abed.
*** Specifically, the professor took the show's title as if it were an intricately complex philosophical question. Abed just assumed that it referred to the character of Angela.

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** One professor devoted his academic careers studying old sitcoms and wrote a detailed book analyzing ''WhosTheBoss''. ''Series/WhosTheBoss'', analyzing the show's title as a deep philosophical riddle. He is devastated when Abed disproves his main theory in front of the class. Tellingly, it did not seem to be serious business to Abed.
*** Specifically, the professor took the show's title as if it were an intricately complex philosophical question. Abed
by pointing out that "the boss" obviously just assumed that it referred refers to the character of Angela. Angela.



** Just imagine if they do that to Michael Jordan - they're dead meat.



** Business doesn't get more serious than a stained glass window at Father Lewandowski's church. Because of a beef over that window, lives are destroyed, careers are made, a union is brought low, and the MCU is formed.

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** Business doesn't get more serious than the right to donate a stained glass window at to Father Lewandowski's church. Because of a beef over that window, lives are destroyed, careers are made, a union is brought low, and the MCU is formed.



** This is parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. "There is nothing that will ever happen in the rest of our lives that's as important as what's going on right here, right now in High School, by these lockers."



* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the detectives view a cop sleeping with a defence attorney as beyond the pale. When it's discovered that Jake slept with the defence attorney handling one of his cases without knowing she was a defence attorney, it's almost treated as if Jake has accidentally performed an act of bestiality.

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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the detectives view a cop sleeping with a defence defense attorney as beyond the pale. When it's discovered that Jake slept with the defence defense attorney handling one of his cases without knowing she was a defence defense attorney, it's almost treated as if Jake has accidentally performed an act of bestiality.



* in Episode 6 of Season 2 of ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'' most of the action revlolves around the murder of a rugby player and the immediate suspicion that the rival team killed of the player. Throughout the episode everyone carries on as if this was all about winning the rugby match, including the deputy commissioner intervening with the investigation because he was a fan of one of the two teams.

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* in Episode 6 of Season 2 of ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'' most of the action revlolves revolves around the murder of a rugby player and the immediate suspicion that the rival team killed of the player. Throughout the episode everyone carries on as if this was all about winning the rugby match, including the deputy commissioner intervening with the investigation because he was a fan of one of the two teams.
13th Feb '17 8:18:52 PM SpocktorWho
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--> '''Spike & Angel:''' ''NO!''
15th Dec '16 6:37:12 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Zig-zagged and played for laughs in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. In one sketch, a wife discovers a large bra that is not hers in amongst her husband's possessions and confronts him about whether he's having an affair in a tone of very slight annoyance. After the husband nonchalantly replies in the affirmative, they proceed to get into mildly irritable quarrel about the wife's [[GamblingAddict gambling problem]] and their mutually incompatible desires for a child. Until the husband figures out what's really bothering his wife... the time he accidentally left the fridge door open, resulting in a quiche and some milk going bad and having to be disposed of. ''This'' is treated as if it almost destroyed the marriage.

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* Zig-zagged and played for laughs in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. In one sketch, a wife discovers a large bra that is not hers in amongst her husband's possessions and confronts him about whether he's having an affair in a tone of very slight annoyance. After the husband nonchalantly replies in the affirmative, they proceed to get into mildly irritable quarrel about the wife's [[GamblingAddict [[TheGamblingAddict gambling problem]] and their mutually incompatible desires for a child. Until the husband figures out what's really bothering his wife... the time he accidentally left the fridge door open, resulting in a quiche and some milk going bad and having to be disposed of. ''This'' is treated as if it almost destroyed the marriage.
15th Dec '16 6:36:58 PM DoctorNemesis
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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener", the village's annual open garden, and the competition for best garden, day leads to vandalism and murder.

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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener", the village's annual open garden, and the competition for best garden, day leads to vandalism and murder.murder.
* Zig-zagged and played for laughs in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. In one sketch, a wife discovers a large bra that is not hers in amongst her husband's possessions and confronts him about whether he's having an affair in a tone of very slight annoyance. After the husband nonchalantly replies in the affirmative, they proceed to get into mildly irritable quarrel about the wife's [[GamblingAddict gambling problem]] and their mutually incompatible desires for a child. Until the husband figures out what's really bothering his wife... the time he accidentally left the fridge door open, resulting in a quiche and some milk going bad and having to be disposed of. ''This'' is treated as if it almost destroyed the marriage.
5th Nov '16 6:18:41 PM nombretomado
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* The competitive cooking series IronChef plays this up as hard as it possibly can. Particularly in the American version.

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* The competitive cooking series IronChef ''Series/IronChef'' plays this up as hard as it possibly can. Particularly in the American version.
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