History SmallReferencePools / LiveActionTV

17th May '17 3:02:23 AM XFllo
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* If a children's show is referenced it'll be either ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'', or ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
** The only Sesame Street characters are Big Bird, Elmo, Bert & Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Oscar. And sometimes the Count. There are no human (non-muppet) characters, except maybe Gordon.
** Consequently the only puppet TV shows that exist are ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/TheMuppetShow''. In the UK ''Series/SpittingImage'', but only to who was young in the 1980s and 1990s.
** Other children's shows tend to be more decade oriented. Some do get repeated in syndication, though.

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* If a children's show is referenced it'll be either ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'', or ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
referenced, there are only few choices.
** ''Series/SesameStreet''. The only Sesame Street characters are Big Bird, Elmo, Bert & Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Oscar. And sometimes the Count. There are no human (non-muppet) characters, except maybe Gordon.
** Consequently the only puppet TV shows that exist are ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/TheMuppetShow''. In the UK ''Series/SpittingImage'', but only to those who was young in the 1980s and 1990s.
** Other children's shows tend to be more decade oriented. Some do get repeated in syndication, though. ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''
** ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
17th May '17 1:38:11 AM PaulA
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* This trope is the point of the British GameShow ''Series/{{Pointless}}''. The show's researchers give 100 people a short length of time to name as many things in a certain group as they can (e.g. types of shark, JohnGrisham novels, Clint Eastwood films), and on the show itself, the contestants have to try to score as few points as possible by giving the answers they think none of the research group has said, with answers no-one said landing you an ideal 0 points. Therefore, the larger the reference pools of the contestants, the better they'll do.

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* This trope is the point of the British GameShow ''Series/{{Pointless}}''. The show's researchers give 100 people a short length of time to name as many things in a certain group as they can (e.g. types of shark, JohnGrisham Creator/JohnGrisham novels, Clint Eastwood Creator/ClintEastwood films), and on the show itself, the contestants have to try to score as few points as possible by giving the answers they think none of the research group has said, with answers no-one said landing you an ideal 0 points. Therefore, the larger the reference pools of the contestants, the better they'll do.
24th Mar '17 7:33:06 PM KagSwirby
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* If a children's show is referenced it'll be ''Series/SesameStreet''. The only Sesame Street characters are Big Bird, Elmo, Bert & Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Oscar. And sometimes the Count. There are no human (non-muppet) characters, except maybe Gordon.

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* If a children's show is referenced it'll be ''Series/SesameStreet''. either ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'', or ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
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The only Sesame Street characters are Big Bird, Elmo, Bert & Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Oscar. And sometimes the Count. There are no human (non-muppet) characters, except maybe Gordon.
21st Mar '17 5:44:28 PM KagSwirby
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*** However some see Kermit the Frog as a character in the former series only. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' never existed.
21st Mar '17 5:43:32 PM KagSwirby
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*** However some see Kermit the Frog as a character in the former series only. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' never existed.
27th Jan '17 12:31:45 AM PaulA
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* Hari Seldon (of the {{Foundation}} series) was referenced in ''Series/TheDailyShow'' by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita (2009-09-28).

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* Hari Seldon (of the {{Foundation}} ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series) was referenced in ''Series/TheDailyShow'' by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita (2009-09-28).
19th Nov '16 5:34:50 PM lucy24
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* Generically: No matter how long a classic TV series ran, it always has the same theme music and the same opening titles.
5th Nov '16 4:14:12 PM nombretomado
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* Not only is ''InspectorMorse'' more than knowledgeable of classical music and opera, so are the writers on the show, leading to the use of works far outside the limits of this trope in the mysteries, and obscure jokes that only viewers with an interest in music will ever get.

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* Not only is ''InspectorMorse'' ''Series/InspectorMorse'' more than knowledgeable of classical music and opera, so are the writers on the show, leading to the use of works far outside the limits of this trope in the mysteries, and obscure jokes that only viewers with an interest in music will ever get.
1st Nov '16 8:04:53 PM LaptopGuy
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** Netflix has given us all of four shows: ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', ''Series/{{House of Cards|US}}'' and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''.

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** Netflix has given us all of four five shows: ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', ''Series/{{House of Cards|US}}'' Cards|US}}'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''.''Series/StrangerThings''.
6th Sep '16 1:43:07 PM DaibhidC
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** Consequently the only puppet TV shows that exist are ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/TheMuppets''. In the UK ''Series/SpittingImage'', but only to who was young in the 1980s and 1990s.

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** Consequently the only puppet TV shows that exist are ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/TheMuppets''.''Series/TheMuppetShow''. In the UK ''Series/SpittingImage'', but only to who was young in the 1980s and 1990s.
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