History TakeThat / LiveActionTV

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."
4th Mar '17 11:30:11 PM jormis29
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** In the episode "My Own Worst Enemy," J.D. wins a "Who-Cares-y" award from Doctor Cox, and thinks "Suck on that, Tony Shalhoub". Zach Braff has been nominated for a Best Actor Emmy twice, and lost to Shalhoub both times.

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** In the episode "My Own Worst Enemy," J.D. wins a "Who-Cares-y" award from Doctor Cox, and thinks "Suck on that, Tony Shalhoub".Creator/TonyShalhoub". Zach Braff has been nominated for a Best Actor Emmy twice, and lost to Shalhoub both times.
2nd Dec '16 1:55:10 AM Cindylover1969
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* ''Series/TheApprentice'': After Creator/DonaldTrump called Sir Alan Sugar (who hosts the UK version) a smalltimer, Sugar had the mention of his worth (over a billion pounds) reinstated to the show's opening. This was juxt weeks before Trump became US President(-Elect), unfortunately for Sir Alan's ego.

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* ''Series/TheApprentice'': After Creator/DonaldTrump called Sir Alan Sugar (who hosts the UK version) a smalltimer, Sugar had the mention of his worth (over a billion pounds) reinstated to the show's opening. This was juxt just weeks before Trump became US President(-Elect), unfortunately for Sir Alan's ego.
2nd Dec '16 1:54:29 AM Cindylover1969
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* ''Series/TheApprentice'': After Creator/DonaldTrump called Sir Alan Sugar (who hosts the UK version) dubbed him a smalltimer, Sugar had the mention of his worth (over a billion pounds) reinstated to the show's opening. This was before Trump became US President(-Elect), unfortunately for Sir Alan's ego.

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* ''Series/TheApprentice'': After Creator/DonaldTrump called Sir Alan Sugar (who hosts the UK version) dubbed him a smalltimer, Sugar had the mention of his worth (over a billion pounds) reinstated to the show's opening. This was juxt weeks before Trump became US President(-Elect), unfortunately for Sir Alan's ego.
14th Nov '16 10:11:43 PM Cindylover1969
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* ''Series/TheApprentice'': After Creator/DonaldTrump called Sir Alan Sugar (who hosts the UK version) dubbed him a smalltimer, Sugar had the mention of his worth (over a billion pounds) reinstated to the show's opening. This was before Trump became US President(-Elect), unfortunately for Sir Alan's ego.
27th Oct '16 2:54:08 AM WearSystem
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-->'''Guard'''"Is that like CSI?"
--> '''Gibbs''':"Only if you're dyslexic."

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-->'''Guard'''"Is --> '''Guard''': "Is that like CSI?"
--> '''Gibbs''':"Only '''Gibbs''': "Only if you're dyslexic."
8th Oct '16 9:27:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
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