History SomethingCompletelyDifferent / LiveActionTV

27th Jun '16 1:38:07 PM mario0987
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** The "Deadly Assassin" 4th Doctor story was the first and only Classic ''Doctor Who'' serial to not include a companion.

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** The "Deadly "The Deadly Assassin" 4th Doctor story was the first and only Classic ''Doctor Who'' serial to not include a companion.companion.
** "Black Orchid" is a pure historical that occurs during the fifth Doctor era, a time when the pure historical format had been retired. The last one was the second Doctor's second story.


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** Like "The Deadly Assassin", "Heaven Sent" does not feature a companion.
18th Jun '16 12:27:51 AM Doug86
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** The Charlene Tilton episode from season six (with musical guest Todd Rundgren and {{Prince}} before he hit it big with ''1999'' and ''Purple Rain'') had a running storyline called "Who Shot C.R.?" (a take on ''Dallas'''s "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline) with Charles Rocket (a.k.a "C.R.") falling in love with host Charlene Tilton, and the other cast members vowing revenge. Rocket ends up getting shot during a sketch called "After Midnight" about two swingers who trade sexual innuendo while bathing a dog. At the end, he unintentionally shocks the audience when he says, "I'd like to know who the fuck did it?" and, thus, brought the maligned Jean Doumanian-era to an end.

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** The Charlene Tilton episode from season six (with musical guest Todd Rundgren and {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} before he hit it big with ''1999'' and ''Purple Rain'') had a running storyline called "Who Shot C.R.?" (a take on ''Dallas'''s "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline) with Charles Rocket (a.k.a "C.R.") falling in love with host Charlene Tilton, and the other cast members vowing revenge. Rocket ends up getting shot during a sketch called "After Midnight" about two swingers who trade sexual innuendo while bathing a dog. At the end, he unintentionally shocks the audience when he says, "I'd like to know who the fuck did it?" and, thus, brought the maligned Jean Doumanian-era to an end.
3rd Jun '16 1:03:04 AM DreamCord
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** Also of note, was "Marathon", another episode which famously followed Briscoe and Logan spending a twenty-four hour period dealing with a variety of cases, with the prosecution team appearing only briefly. The episode was popular enough that the writers did a sequel several years later, with Briscoe and Green and is one of those "translated" into Series/LawAndOrderUK (an honor Dick Wolf reserved for his favorite and/or what he felt were his best episodes of the original).

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** Also of note, was "Marathon", "Mayhem", another episode which famously followed Briscoe and Logan spending a twenty-four hour period dealing with a variety of cases, with the prosecution team appearing only briefly. The episode was popular enough that the writers did a sequel several years later, with Briscoe and Green and is one of those "translated" into Series/LawAndOrderUK (an honor Dick Wolf reserved for his favorite and/or what he felt were his best episodes of the original).
18th May '16 2:37:03 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NewsRadio'' had two episodes which, while not actually changing the format of the show or the characterization of the leads, instead changed the setting (by way of a clever set redress). The characters act as if nothing is different. The 3rd season finale was set on a radio station in space, and the 4th season finale was set on the Titanic, and roughly followed the plot of the hit 1997 film. These episodes, naturally, do not follow series continuity, especially since both involve the deaths of nearly all of the main characters.

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* ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' had two episodes which, while not actually changing the format of the show or the characterization of the leads, instead changed the setting (by way of a clever set redress). The characters act as if nothing is different. The 3rd season finale was set on a radio station in space, and the 4th season finale was set on the Titanic, and roughly followed the plot of the hit 1997 film. These episodes, naturally, do not follow series continuity, especially since both involve the deaths of nearly all of the main characters.
3rd Apr '16 5:03:16 PM nombretomado
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* The sitcom ''MadAboutYou'' did an entire episode in one take, with Paul and Jamie sitting outside of the bedroom door waiting for Mabel to fall asleep.

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* The sitcom ''MadAboutYou'' ''Series/MadAboutYou'' did an entire episode in one take, with Paul and Jamie sitting outside of the bedroom door waiting for Mabel to fall asleep.



* On one April Fool's Day, Alex Trebek (host of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'') and Pat Sajak (host of ''WheelOfFortune'') switched places.

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* On one April Fool's Day, Alex Trebek (host of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'') and Pat Sajak (host of ''WheelOfFortune'') ''Series/WheelOfFortune'') switched places.



* ''FamilyMatters'' did one episode as if it were a trashy Jenny Jones-like talk show.

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* ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' did one episode as if it were a trashy Jenny Jones-like talk show.
2nd Apr '16 11:21:32 AM nombretomado
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* The ''EastEnders'' episode dated 31/01/2008 featured only one character, Dot Branning, recording a message for her husband. This was due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the actor playing the husband suffering a stroke]]. The episode made this editor [[TearJerker cry into a cushion]].

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* The ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' episode dated 31/01/2008 featured only one character, Dot Branning, recording a message for her husband. This was due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the actor playing the husband suffering a stroke]]. The episode made this editor [[TearJerker cry into a cushion]].
1st Apr '16 10:12:58 PM nombretomado
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* One of the biggest offenders being ''TheDrewCareyShow'' having April Fools Day episodes, live episodes, and the like.

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* One of the biggest offenders being ''TheDrewCareyShow'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' having April Fools Day episodes, live episodes, and the like.
19th Mar '16 3:28:48 AM Hossmeister
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28th Feb '16 2:34:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''MurderSheWrote'', especially in the later years, had multiple "Jessica-light" episodes focusing on recurring characters (e.g. reformed GentlemanThief Dennis Stanton; MI6 agent Michael Hagarty) or supposedly based on one of Jessica's books.

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* ''MurderSheWrote'', ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', especially in the later years, had multiple "Jessica-light" episodes focusing on recurring characters (e.g. reformed GentlemanThief Dennis Stanton; MI6 agent Michael Hagarty) or supposedly based on one of Jessica's books.



** Yet another episode featured Dowling doubting his deductive powers when the police arrest the wrong man on his reasoning. This doubt causes him to congure up a consulting detective...none other than SherlockHolmes.
* ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'' with the two-part AlternateUniverse episode set in New York City. Then there's the episode "Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole". The title says it all. They also did [[TheDocumentary a documentary episode]].
* ''{{Moonlighting}}'' featured an episode spoofing ''The Taming of the Shrew'' entitled "Atomic Shakespeare", written entirely in Iambic Pentameter.

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** Yet another episode featured Dowling doubting his deductive powers when the police arrest the wrong man on his reasoning. This doubt causes him to congure conjure up a consulting detective...none other than SherlockHolmes.
* ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' with the two-part AlternateUniverse episode set in New York City. Then there's the episode "Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole". The title says it all. They also did [[TheDocumentary a documentary episode]].
* ''{{Moonlighting}}'' ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' featured an episode spoofing ''The Taming of the Shrew'' entitled "Atomic Shakespeare", written entirely in Iambic Pentameter.
2nd Feb '16 11:12:03 AM PuritanPhysicist
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': "X-Cops" (which was shot as an episode of the show ''Series/{{COPS}}''), "Post-Modern Prometheus" (black and white), "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'" (told through [[TheRashomon conflicting flashbacks]]), "Bad Blood" (also told in conflicting flashbacks), "Triangle" (split-screen), and "Humbug" (first comedy episode).

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': "X-Cops" (which was shot as an episode of the show ''Series/{{COPS}}''), "Post-Modern Prometheus" (black and white), "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'" (told through [[TheRashomon conflicting flashbacks]]), "Bad Blood" (also told in conflicting flashbacks), "Triangle" (split-screen), and "Humbug" (first comedy episode).episode), and "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" (a {{deconstruction}} of the OurWerebeastsAreDifferent genre).
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