History TakeThat / LiveActionTV

26th Nov '17 9:00:06 AM louisXVI
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** The Emmy-winning season six episode "Dr. Nora" is one long take-that to Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the most popular radio psychiatrist of the time (and a competitor of Dr. Joy Browne, another radio counsellor and ''Frasier'' consultant). The entire episode portrays Dr. Nora as a sadistic, mean-spirited satire of the famously ultraconservative Schlessinger, though she does have several VillainHasAPoint moments.
26th Nov '17 8:40:19 AM louisXVI
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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' does one to it parents show ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. In the parent show Sam and Diane have a vicious argument only for Sam to ask "Are you as turned on as I am?", to which Diane responds "More!", and [[TheBigDamnKiss they kiss]]. When Frasier tries this when arguing with a coworker, it is met with a horrified "NO!"

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' does one to it parents its parent show ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. In the parent show Sam and Diane have a vicious argument only for Sam to ask "Are you as turned on as I am?", to which Diane responds "More!", and [[TheBigDamnKiss they kiss]]. When Frasier tries this when arguing with a coworker, it is met with a horrified "NO!"
14th Nov '17 4:23:57 PM RRabbit42
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** In an episode where the cast of the [[ShowWithinAShow show within a show]], Wormhole X-Treme!, are discussing a scene, an actress asks a logical question that also serves as a "Take That!" against the ''Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "The Next Phase". Her question was, "If we're out of phase, why don't we fall through the floor?" The show creator and director were unable to answer the question. In the ST: TNG episode, out-of-phase characters run through walls and one is pushed through an exterior wall into outer space, yet none of them fell down to a lower deck.
25th Jul '17 1:32:01 PM Discar
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-->'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Statler]]''': 'Ah, the beauty of live-action. Makes you feel like you're really there, doesn't it?\\
'''Waldorf''': Yeah, I can be bored to death from the comfort of my own home!\\
'''Both''': Doh-ho-ho-ho-ho!
1st Jul '17 5:59:51 PM DrOO7
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* Speaking of [[SoapOpera soaps]], they'd often do this to themselves. There are too many examples to list, but an ''Series​/AllMyChildren'' character once muttered, "I feel like I'm in the middle of a daytime serial" while trying to referee an argument between his girlfriend and her parents.

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* Speaking of [[SoapOpera soaps]], they'd often do this to themselves. There are too many examples to list, but an ''Series​/AllMyChildren'' ''Series/AllMyChildren'' character once muttered, "I feel like I'm in the middle of a daytime serial" while trying to referee an argument between his girlfriend and her parents.



* As much SelfDeprecation as a TakeThat: On a crossover episode with ''Series/PicketFences'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'' gave a bitter nod to then-ratings powerhouse ''Series/{{ER}}''. When Kathy Baker's guest-star character became frustrated at what Chicago Hope's doctors were telling her, she irately declared, "We could have gone to the ''other'' one!" The hospital director's reply? "We ''never'' mention the other one." Mentioned or not, ''ER'' eventually buried its onetime head-to-head Thursday night competitor, forcing [=CH's=] move to Monday nights, where it had a respectable multi-year run.
* ''Chicago Hope'' took several more swipes at ''ER'' over the years:
** Dr. Shutt was constantly told how much he resembled [=ER=] star George Clooney and always professed not to know who Clooney even was.
** At one point, a corporate executive made a promotional video for the hospital that was a straight ripoff of the ''ER'' opening credits, complete with ethereal music, a giant [=CH=] logo appearing on the screen repeatedly, and all of the cast members replicating the poses from the then-current [=ER=] opening credits. After the video was over, one member of the staff said ''"Hmmm. Looks familiar."''

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* As much SelfDeprecation as a TakeThat: On a crossover episode with ''Series/PicketFences'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'' gave a bitter nod to then-ratings powerhouse ''Series/{{ER}}''. When Kathy Baker's guest-star character became frustrated at what Chicago Hope's doctors were telling her, she irately declared, "We could have gone to the ''other'' one!" The hospital director's reply? "We ''never'' mention the other one." Mentioned or not, The backstory on this and other such moments is that the two shows premiered in the fall of '94, in the identical Thursday@10PM time slot. Despite ''Hope's'' better reviews and predictions that ''it'' would win the ratings battle, ''ER'' eventually quickly buried its onetime head-to-head Thursday night competitor, forcing [=CH's=] move to Monday nights, where it had a respectable multi-year run.
* ''Chicago Hope'' took several more ** Additional swipes at ''ER'' over the years:
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** *** At one point, a corporate executive made a promotional video for the hospital that was a straight ripoff of the ''ER'' opening credits, complete with ethereal music, a giant [=CH=] logo appearing on the screen repeatedly, and all of the cast members replicating the poses from the then-current [=ER=] opening credits. After the video was over, the staff was thoroughly unimpressed, one member of the staff said saying, ''"Hmmm. Looks familiar."''
5th Jun '17 5:57:44 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': The [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic self-appointed border patrol thugs]] murder several devoutly Christian Mexican migrants...along with ''Mexican Jesus''. Which obviously symbolizes that their hate of illegal immigrants is far stronger than all of their supposed Christian values.
20th May '17 5:18:59 PM nombretomado
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--> '''Crowley:''' I only have one rule: make a deal, keep it. There's a reason we don't call our chits in early: consumer confidence. This isn't ''WallStreet'' this is Hell! ''We'' have a little something called integrity!

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--> '''Crowley:''' I only have one rule: make a deal, keep it. There's a reason we don't call our chits in early: consumer confidence. This isn't ''WallStreet'' Wall Street this is Hell! ''We'' have a little something called integrity!
14th May '17 10:47:02 AM RaiderDuck
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* As much SelfDeprecation as a TakeThat: On a crossover episode with ''Series/PicketFences'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'' gave a bitter nod to then-ratings powerhouse ''Series/{{ER}}''. When Kathy Baker's guest-star character became frustrated at what Chicago Hope's doctors were telling her, she irately declared, "We could have gone to the ''other'' one!" The hospital director's reply? "We ''never'' mention the other one." Mentioned or not, ''ER'' eventually buried its onetime head-to-head Thursday night competitor.

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* As much SelfDeprecation as a TakeThat: On a crossover episode with ''Series/PicketFences'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'' gave a bitter nod to then-ratings powerhouse ''Series/{{ER}}''. When Kathy Baker's guest-star character became frustrated at what Chicago Hope's doctors were telling her, she irately declared, "We could have gone to the ''other'' one!" The hospital director's reply? "We ''never'' mention the other one." Mentioned or not, ''ER'' eventually buried its onetime head-to-head Thursday night competitor.competitor, forcing [=CH's=] move to Monday nights, where it had a respectable multi-year run.
* ''Chicago Hope'' took several more swipes at ''ER'' over the years:
** Dr. Shutt was constantly told how much he resembled [=ER=] star George Clooney and always professed not to know who Clooney even was.
** At one point, a corporate executive made a promotional video for the hospital that was a straight ripoff of the ''ER'' opening credits, complete with ethereal music, a giant [=CH=] logo appearing on the screen repeatedly, and all of the cast members replicating the poses from the then-current [=ER=] opening credits. After the video was over, one member of the staff said ''"Hmmm. Looks familiar."''
25th Mar '17 4:52:16 AM NightShade96
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20th Mar '17 10:34:18 PM DrOO7
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** A bit in which Tracy does a terrible job of {{Corpsing}} was likely a snipe at Tracy Morgan's former ''SNL'' castmate Jimmy Fallon, who frequently cracked up during skits, much to Tracy's annoyance.



* Speaking of [[SoapOpera soaps]], they'd often do this to themselves. There are too many examples to list, but an ''Series​/AllMyChildren'' character once muttered, "I feel like I'm in the middle of a daytime serial" while trying to referee an argument between his girlfriend and her parents.



** ''ER'' even took a swipe at ITSELF. An episode that had a doctor who worked with a news crew hovering outside the hospital and giving incorrect information to the public had a character commenting, "Ugh. TV doctors."

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** ''ER'' * ''Series/{{ER}}'' even took a swipe at ITSELF. An episode that had a doctor who worked with a news crew hovering outside the hospital and giving incorrect information to the public had a character commenting, "Ugh. TV doctors."
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