History TheScrappy / LiveActionTV

20th Aug '17 5:17:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Dr. Pulaski. Pulaski replaced Wesley's mother as the ship's doctor for a single season before fan outcry got them to bring Dr. Crusher back. As often happens in life, first impressions are everything. Not only was she a ReplacementScrappy, but the writers made a major miscalculation in their attempt to make her a DistaffCounterpart of [[TheMcCoy Dr. McCoy]] from the original series. Since [=McCoy's=] arguments with Spock were such a fan favorite aspect of the character, the writers tried to duplicate it by having Pulaski take a dislike to [[TheSpock Data]] and toss him similar insults about being so logical all the time. Unfortunately, unlike Spock, Data couldn't even really understand that he was being insulted and could not respond in kind. Also, Data is very rarely wrong, so Pulaski's mockery of Data's aping of human traits makes her seem like a bigot bullying a mentally disabled person. Other than Pulaski, every TNG character who has expressed doubt in Data's sentience has been labeled a villain. Ironically, the ''real'' [=McCoy=] had already met Data in the first episode of the series and was nicer to him than Pulaski! Worse, Pulaski behaved boorishly to Captain Picard in her very first scene. If an incoming department head tried that in a Naval ship, she'd probably be tossed overboard. The character mellowed out by her second episode, but the damage was done. Diana Muldaur left the show on less-than-harmonious terms; a mess all around. However, some fans at least acknowledge that she was a competent and intelligent doctor. (And a good actress, as her two parts in classic ''Trek'' show.)

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** Dr. Pulaski. Pulaski replaced Wesley's mother as the ship's doctor for a single season before fan outcry got them to bring Dr. Crusher back. As often happens in life, first impressions are everything. Not only was she a ReplacementScrappy, but the writers made a major miscalculation in their attempt to make her a DistaffCounterpart of [[TheMcCoy Dr. McCoy]] from the original series. Since [=McCoy's=] arguments with Spock were such a fan favorite aspect of the character, the writers tried to duplicate it by having Pulaski take a dislike to [[TheSpock Data]] and toss him similar insults about being so logical all the time. Unfortunately, unlike Spock, Data couldn't even really understand that he was being insulted and could not respond in kind.kind -- they missed that at least half of what made the Bones/Spock relationship so great was that Spock would zing [=McCoy=] right back, Vulcan-style. Also, Data is very rarely wrong, so Pulaski's mockery of Data's aping of human traits makes her seem like a bigot bullying a mentally disabled person. Other than Pulaski, every TNG character who has expressed doubt in Data's sentience has been labeled a villain. Ironically, the ''real'' [=McCoy=] had already met Data in the first episode of the series and was nicer to him than Pulaski! Worse, Pulaski behaved boorishly to Captain Picard in her very first scene. If an incoming department head tried that in a Naval ship, she'd probably be tossed overboard. The character mellowed out by her second episode, but the damage was done. Diana Muldaur left the show on less-than-harmonious terms; a mess all around. However, some fans at least acknowledge that she was a competent and intelligent doctor. (And a good actress, as her two parts in classic ''Trek'' show.)



** Neelix. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMeXiD4A6Uo Die, hedgehog!]]) His sometimes overbearing cheer (especially when he's trying to get Tuvok to act less like what he is, viz, a Vulcan), the condescending and jealous way he treated Kes during their relationship, and the fact that missions he was brought on as a local expert tended to end ''horribly'', did not endear him to fans. Although he had an interesting and tragic backstory, it was not usually brought up.

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** Neelix. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMeXiD4A6Uo Die, hedgehog!]]) His sometimes overbearing cheer (especially when he's trying to get Tuvok to act less like what he is, viz, a Vulcan), the condescending and jealous way he treated Kes during their relationship, [[LethalKlutz his bumbling occasionally being an outright danger to the lives of the crew]] (in one episode he almost destroyed the ship in an attempt to ''make cheese''), and the fact that missions he was brought on as a local expert tended to end ''horribly'', did not endear him to fans. Although he admittedly had an interesting and tragic backstory, it was not usually brought up.
20th Aug '17 5:00:33 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Dr. Pulaski. Pulaski replaced Wesley's mother as the ship's doctor for a single season before fan outcry got them to bring Dr. Crusher back. As often happens in life, first impressions are everything. Not only was she a ReplacementScrappy, but the writers made a major miscalculation in their attempt to make her a DistaffCounterpart of [[TheMcCoy Dr. McCoy]] from the original series. Since [=McCoy's=] arguments with Spock were such a fan favorite aspect of the character, the writers tried to duplicate it by having Pulaski take a dislike to [[TheSpock Data]] and toss him similar insults about being so logical all the time. Unfortunately, unlike Spock, Data couldn't even really understand that he was being insulted and could not respond in kind. Also, Data is very rarely wrong, so Pulaski's mockery of Data's aping of human traits makes her seem like a bigot. Other than Pulaski, every TNG character who has expressed doubt in Data's sentience has been labeled a villain. Ironically, the ''real'' [=McCoy=] had already met Data in the first episode of the series and was nicer to him than Pulaski! Worse, Pulaski behaved boorishly to Captain Picard in her very first scene. If an incoming department head tried that in a Naval ship, she'd probably be tossed overboard. The character mellowed out by her second episode, but the damage was done. Diana Muldaur left the show on less-than-harmonious terms; a mess all around. However, some fans at least acknowledge that she was a competent and intelligent doctor. (And a good actress, as her two parts in classic ''Trek'' show.)

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** Dr. Pulaski. Pulaski replaced Wesley's mother as the ship's doctor for a single season before fan outcry got them to bring Dr. Crusher back. As often happens in life, first impressions are everything. Not only was she a ReplacementScrappy, but the writers made a major miscalculation in their attempt to make her a DistaffCounterpart of [[TheMcCoy Dr. McCoy]] from the original series. Since [=McCoy's=] arguments with Spock were such a fan favorite aspect of the character, the writers tried to duplicate it by having Pulaski take a dislike to [[TheSpock Data]] and toss him similar insults about being so logical all the time. Unfortunately, unlike Spock, Data couldn't even really understand that he was being insulted and could not respond in kind. Also, Data is very rarely wrong, so Pulaski's mockery of Data's aping of human traits makes her seem like a bigot.bigot bullying a mentally disabled person. Other than Pulaski, every TNG character who has expressed doubt in Data's sentience has been labeled a villain. Ironically, the ''real'' [=McCoy=] had already met Data in the first episode of the series and was nicer to him than Pulaski! Worse, Pulaski behaved boorishly to Captain Picard in her very first scene. If an incoming department head tried that in a Naval ship, she'd probably be tossed overboard. The character mellowed out by her second episode, but the damage was done. Diana Muldaur left the show on less-than-harmonious terms; a mess all around. However, some fans at least acknowledge that she was a competent and intelligent doctor. (And a good actress, as her two parts in classic ''Trek'' show.)
19th Aug '17 5:18:15 AM Arivne
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** [[DrJerk Dr Britt Westbourne]]. Most Scrub fans hate her for trying to replace Robin, and also hated because she is snotty, rude to [[TheIngenue Sabrina]], [two faced. After having had enough of her attitude, Elizabeth told [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech told her off]] and told her [[TakeThatScrappy she was transparent]]

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** [[DrJerk Dr Britt Westbourne]]. Most Scrub fans hate her for trying to replace Robin, and also hated because she is snotty, rude to [[TheIngenue Sabrina]], [two faced. After having had enough of her attitude, Elizabeth told [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech told her off]] and told her [[TakeThatScrappy she was transparent]]transparent]].
19th Aug '17 5:16:52 AM Arivne
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** Mike became this quickly, for being a rater bland character in comparison to Phoebe. Not to mention that he was involved in the rather cruel way they wrote out fan-favorite suitor David, who for almost ten years Phoebe claimed was her soul-mate.

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** Mike became this quickly, for being a rater rather bland character in comparison to Phoebe. Not to mention that he was involved in the rather cruel way they wrote out fan-favorite suitor David, who for almost ten years Phoebe claimed was her soul-mate.
19th Aug '17 5:15:55 AM Arivne
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* Many of the {{Romantic False Lead}}s on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', but Emily and Paolo are easily the biggest ones.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
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Many of the {{Romantic False Lead}}s on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', the show, but Emily and Paolo are easily the biggest ones.
19th Aug '17 5:01:35 AM Arivne
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** Riley receives a good deal of hate from ''Buffy'' fans, whether they belong to the [=Buffy/Angel=] or [=Buffy/Spike=] camps. It's not too surprising: Riley was introduced during a season considered to be one of the [[SeasonalRot show's weakest,]] never had much of an [[SatelliteLoveInterest identity established]] and was an integral part of the loathed Initiative. He also managed to enrage fans in season 5, when he becomes insecure over Buffy's attraction to darkness and resents her for "not spending enough time with him" when Buffy had to look after her mother (who was suffering from a life threatening [[spoiler: and ultimately fatal]] brain aneurysm). When she gets upset about it he tries to blame Buffy for how he feels, ''and we're supposed to side with Riley.'' That and the ridiculous ammount of CharacterShilling he received from Xander helps cement him as one of the most annoying Buffyverse characters.

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** Riley receives a good deal of hate from ''Buffy'' fans, whether they belong to the [=Buffy/Angel=] or [=Buffy/Spike=] camps. It's not too surprising: Riley was introduced during a season considered to be one of the [[SeasonalRot show's weakest,]] never had much of an [[SatelliteLoveInterest identity established]] and was an integral part of the loathed Initiative. He also managed to enrage fans in season 5, when he becomes insecure over Buffy's attraction to darkness and resents her for "not spending enough time with him" when Buffy had to look after her mother (who was suffering from a life threatening [[spoiler: and ultimately fatal]] brain aneurysm). When she gets upset about it he tries to blame Buffy for how he feels, ''and we're supposed to side with Riley.'' That and the ridiculous ammount amount of CharacterShilling he received from Xander helps cement him as one of the most annoying Buffyverse characters.
19th Aug '17 4:47:27 AM Arivne
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** Quark's mother Ishka. Now at the end of the day its obvious why they don't have a happy relationship: He is a misogynist who treats women like property and she is a staunch advocate for women's rights on a planet where women are treated like dirt. However not only does she very blatantly favour Rom (with some UnfortunateImplications that it is solely because he in no way acts like a Ferengi male) but she doesn't seem to give any concern ''whatsoever'' that her actions may completely ruin Quark's life from the literal loss of his livelihood and assets to their government threatening to kill him. Even after Quark rescues her from the largest and most dangerous power in the galaxy whilst nearly getting killed in the process she ''still'' hates him in her next appearance "Profit and Lace" seeing absolutely no problem in the world using him against his will and ''forcing him to undergo a sex change''. There is a difference between destroying your son's life in a ''Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few'' kind of way and just outright not giving a crap.

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** Quark's mother Ishka. Now at the end of the day its day, it's obvious why they don't have a happy relationship: He is a misogynist who treats women like property and she is a staunch advocate for women's rights on a planet where women are treated like dirt. However not only does she very blatantly favour Rom (with some UnfortunateImplications that it is solely because he in no way acts like a Ferengi male) but she doesn't seem to give any concern ''whatsoever'' that her actions may completely ruin Quark's life from the literal loss of his livelihood and assets to their government threatening to kill him. Even after Quark rescues her from the largest and most dangerous power in the galaxy whilst nearly getting killed in the process she ''still'' hates him in her next appearance "Profit and Lace" seeing absolutely no problem in the world using him against his will and ''forcing him to undergo a sex change''. There is a difference between destroying your son's life in a ''Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few'' kind of way and just outright not giving a crap.
19th Aug '17 4:45:39 AM Arivne
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** All of these however can't hold a candle to [[JerkAss Jimmy]] [[ItsAllAboutMe Collins]]. A talented composer yes, but his attitude and constant whining and demands, who treats his friends like dirt. Even after the many times he gets called out, and half-assedly apologizes, it can be well assumed that he has [[AesopAmnesia conveniently forgotten the lesson]]. Many fans blame him for being the final nail in the coffin that eventually led to the shows cancellation.

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** All of these however can't hold a candle to [[JerkAss Jimmy]] [[ItsAllAboutMe Collins]]. A talented composer yes, but his attitude and constant whining and demands, who treats his friends like dirt. Even after the many times he gets called out, and half-assedly apologizes, it can be well assumed that he has [[AesopAmnesia conveniently forgotten the lesson]]. Many fans blame him for being the final nail in the coffin that eventually led to the shows show's cancellation.
19th Aug '17 4:42:15 AM Arivne
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** Fans liked [[spoiler:Metatron]] well enough... until it was revealed that he was manipulating [[EnsembleDarkhorse Castiel]] for his own ends and he [[spoiler:cast all the angels out of Heaven after killing Naomi]] for the sake of (misplaced) [[DisproportionateRetribution vengeance]]. In the space of ''one episode'', he went from loved to hated. Don't be surprised if fans now say he's worse that [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. This got even worse in season 9, where the writers can't seem to decide whether they want him to be a smart and dangerous MagnificentBastard or an IneffectualSympatheticVillain who just wants people to like him, resulting in him constantly switching between the two rather contradictory personalities. Sometimes, within the span of a single episode. Also not helping is his tendency for his schemes to rely more on giving other characters the IdiotBall than actually doing something clever himself.

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** Fans liked [[spoiler:Metatron]] well enough... until it was revealed that he was manipulating [[EnsembleDarkhorse Castiel]] for his own ends and he [[spoiler:cast all the angels out of Heaven after killing Naomi]] for the sake of (misplaced) [[DisproportionateRetribution vengeance]]. In the space of ''one episode'', he went from loved to hated. Don't be surprised if fans now say he's worse that than [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. This got even worse in season 9, where the writers can't seem to decide whether they want him to be a smart and dangerous MagnificentBastard or an IneffectualSympatheticVillain who just wants people to like him, resulting in him constantly switching between the two rather contradictory personalities. Sometimes, personalities, sometimes within the span of a single episode. Also not helping is his tendency for his schemes to rely more on giving other characters the IdiotBall than actually doing something clever himself.
20th Jul '17 9:53:21 AM Premonition45
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** Similar opinions followed the former Seniors Tournament to some viewers, as contestants over 50 years of age have never been barred from regular play, the competition could be slower-paced, and of the 10 winners of that event, ''none'' ever won a TOC quarterfinal game (though two did advance to the finals, and another three advanced as wildcard semifinalists.) Its 1995 demotion from July to ''December'' (outside of a sweeps period) seems to have been a move to ultimately kill it off.

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** Similar opinions followed the former Seniors Tournament to some viewers, as contestants over 50 years of age have never been barred from regular play, the competition could be slower-paced, and of the 10 winners of that event, ''none'' ever won a TOC quarterfinal game (though two did advance to the finals, finals[[note]]Lou Pryor (1991) and Marilyn Kneeland (1993); both finished third[[/note]], and another three advanced as wildcard semifinalists.semifinalists[[note]]Peggy Kennedy (1988), Ouida Rellstab (1989), and Leonard Schmidt (1992)[[/note]].) Its 1995 demotion from July to ''December'' (outside of a sweeps period) seems to have been a move to ultimately kill it off.



*** ''Jeopardy!'''s four Power Players Weeks are maligned by some fans even more than regular Celebrity Jeopardy! games, due to what some perceive as generally weaker competition and a relative lack of "star power" (as contestants are usually journalists, pundits, news anchors, and politicians.) There are also fans who dislike Power Players games due to the inclusion of left-leaning and/or right-leaning political figures, on what is otherwise a bipartisan/nonpartisan series.

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*** ''Jeopardy!'''s four Power Players Weeks are maligned by some fans even more than regular Celebrity Jeopardy! games, due to what some perceive as generally weaker competition and a relative lack of "star power" (as contestants are usually journalists, pundits, news anchors, and politicians.) There are also fans who dislike Power Players games due to the inclusion of left-leaning and/or right-leaning political figures, on what is otherwise a bipartisan/nonpartisan series.
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