History SeriousBusiness / LiveActionTV

19th May '16 4:23:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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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 SavedByTheBell premiered.

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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 SavedByTheBell Series/SavedByTheBell premiered.
25th Mar '16 8:30:29 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Jared on ''Series/OpenHeart'' is very serious about the volunteer program. And ''especially'' serious about restocking his supply closet.

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* Jared on ''Series/OpenHeart'' is very serious about the volunteer program. And ''especially'' serious about restocking his supply closet.closet.
* ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'': The first mystery has the gang unraveling a secret conspiracy of middle-schoolers who run an organized criminal enterprise... to fuel their arcade game addiction. They have built an actual cult around the game, in which they trade secret codewords to organize, hold ominous rallies in abandoned warehouses and take on the identities of their favorite characters from the game.
20th Feb '16 1:58:16 AM Doug86
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* Played straight by [[ABitOfFryAndLaurie Fry and Laurie]] in their 'John and Peter' sketches where they treat running their health sauna in Uttoxeter as if they were running a multi-national corporation. They also inverted this trope with their 'Tony and Control' sketches in which MI5 agents treat terrorist attacks and defections with as much emotion as they do ordering coffee.

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* Played straight by [[ABitOfFryAndLaurie [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Fry and Laurie]] in their 'John and Peter' sketches where they treat running their health sauna in Uttoxeter as if they were running a multi-national corporation. They also inverted this trope with their 'Tony and Control' sketches in which MI5 agents treat terrorist attacks and defections with as much emotion as they do ordering coffee.
15th Dec '15 8:50:50 AM CheeseDogX
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** Pinochle, too. The episode featuring a pinochle tournament shows him coming in second as a serious blow to his pride.
12th Dec '15 10:18:24 PM Greenygal
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Spelling Bees are SeriousBusiness, complete with a ShellShockedVeteran Spell Master and a Young Cub trying to reach the top... of Spelling! The episode was devoid of the usual hijinks and focused the humor on the absurdity of the subject. One of the series' better episodes.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Spelling Bees {{Spelling Bee}}s are SeriousBusiness, complete with a ShellShockedVeteran Spell Master and a Young Cub trying to reach the top... of Spelling! The episode was devoid of the usual hijinks and focused the humor on the absurdity of the subject. One of the series' better episodes.
5th Nov '15 11:01:58 AM DalekExterminer
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* Lampshaded on a regular basis in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', where everything from comic conventions to couch seats are immensely important to Sheldon.
13th Oct '15 3:06:47 AM WillBGood
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Spelling Bees are SeriousBusiness, complete with a ShellShockedSenior Spell Master and a Young Cub trying to reach the top... of Spelling! The episode was devoid of the usual hijinks and focused the humor on the absurdity of the subject. One of the series' better episodes.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Spelling Bees are SeriousBusiness, complete with a ShellShockedSenior ShellShockedVeteran Spell Master and a Young Cub trying to reach the top... of Spelling! The episode was devoid of the usual hijinks and focused the humor on the absurdity of the subject. One of the series' better episodes.
11th Sep '15 2:02:32 PM eschlowx
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has the episode "The Best Burger in New York," where it's revealed Marshall has spent the last eight years of his life trying to find the restaurant where he once ate the best burger of his life. Though he actually takes it mildly compared to SpecialGuest RegisPhilbin.

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the episode "The Best Burger in New York," where it's revealed that Marshall has spent the last eight years of his life trying to find the restaurant where he once ate the best burger of his life. Though he actually takes it mildly compared to SpecialGuest RegisPhilbin.


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** Also, in the episode "Rabbit or Duck", the gang have a CavemenVsAstronautsDebate over whether [[ItMakesSenseInContext rabbits or ducks are better]], and Future Ted calls it "one of the most intense arguments" they had ever had. It quickly turns into a screaming match.
-->'''Ted''': Duck is delicious! Rabbit is all gamey!
-->'''Marshall''': We're not talking about flavor!
-->'''Ted''': Flavor counts!
-->(Later)
-->'''Marshall''': Who carries around a duck's foot for good luck?! Anyone?!
-->(Later)
-->'''Robin''': You wrap yourself in a comforter stuffed with rabbit hair, I'll wrap myself in one stuffed with duck feathers, who's cozier?! (Marshall tries to deflect) No, no, no, no! But who's cozier?!
-->(Later)
-->'''Ted''': Then why don't get a duck and a rabbit, stick 'em in a cardboard box, and [[BeastlyBloodsports let them fight it out]]?!
-->'''Marshall''': Because it's illegal, Ted!
-->'''Ted''': Only if we bet on it, Marshall!
26th Aug '15 12:14:12 PM Yandie666
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** Mustn't forget the Geller Cup
24th Jul '15 7:01:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/ICarly'' The webcast seems to have only slightly less cultural impact than [[{{Metalocalypse}} Dethklok]]. Sneaker manufacturers beg Carly to endorse their product. Television producers ransack the show for ideas in two separate episodes. It's watercooler discussion material, even amongst adults.

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* ''Series/ICarly'' The webcast seems to have only slightly less cultural impact than [[{{Metalocalypse}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Dethklok]]. Sneaker manufacturers beg Carly to endorse their product. Television producers ransack the show for ideas in two separate episodes. It's watercooler discussion material, even amongst adults.
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