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6th Feb '16 7:07:52 AM theek01
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* ''Series/MrRobot'' is told almost entirely through the eyes of the main character, Elliot, so we only see what he sees and know what he knows. He also has issues with his mental health, and at certain points, actively questions his own sanity and how much of what he's seeing is really there. He thinks he's being followed by MenInBlack, but isn't sure if that's true of if he's making that up. He also purposely replaces the name of the company E Corp with EvilCorp because he hates them so much, so whenever any character mentions it, we hear “Evil Corp” instead of what they're actually saying. At the end of the first season, we also find out that [[spoiler: Mr. Robot is his father, and also died years ago, and Elliot was hallucinating him the whole time. And Darlene is actually his sister]]. He's just as shocked as the audience.
7th Jan '16 1:26:25 PM nombretomado
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** In an episode of ''SpaceCases'', when Catalina is asked to describe what happened with the Ion Storm, Harlan acts completely and utterly worthless and it's actually her who saves the day. When this flashback finishes, everyone says "...wait that's not what happened" and they ask for Harlan's version, which is...more or less the same thing but with Harlan presented as the hero and Catalina being useless and her obsession with Suzee being exaggerated. ** An episode of ''PerfectStrangers'' have Larry, Balki, and their neighbor give differing stories to the police about an incident. Each version has the teller as the hero. ** An episode of ''HappyDays'' had Fonzie, Chachi, Roger, & Potsie all giving differing versions of the same chain of events leading to Fonzie getting shot in the butt. ** ''AllInTheFamily'' had a Rashomon episode where an incident was seen from the points of view of all four principals - Edith's version was the objective, accurate one, of course.
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** In an episode of ''SpaceCases'', ''Series/SpaceCases'', when Catalina is asked to describe what happened with the Ion Storm, Harlan acts completely and utterly worthless and it's actually her who saves the day. When this flashback finishes, everyone says "...wait that's not what happened" and they ask for Harlan's version, which is...more or less the same thing but with Harlan presented as the hero and Catalina being useless and her obsession with Suzee being exaggerated. ** An episode of ''PerfectStrangers'' ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' have Larry, Balki, and their neighbor give differing stories to the police about an incident. Each version has the teller as the hero. ** An episode of ''HappyDays'' ''Series/HappyDays'' had Fonzie, Chachi, Roger, & Potsie all giving differing versions of the same chain of events leading to Fonzie getting shot in the butt. ** ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' had a Rashomon episode where an incident was seen from the points of view of all four principals - Edith's version was the objective, accurate one, of course.
19th Aug '15 10:50:41 AM TrustBen
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** Used this trope very frequently, especially in the more comedic episodes, like "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'" and "Bad Blood." In "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'", one alien is named "Lord Kinbote" after Charles Kinbote, the unreliable narrator in Nabokov's "Pale Fire."
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** Used this trope very frequently, especially in the more comedic episodes, like "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'" and "Bad Blood." Blood," both of which are told RashomonStyle. In "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'", one alien is named "Lord Kinbote" after Charles Kinbote, the unreliable narrator in Nabokov's "Pale Fire."
27th Jun '15 2:50:31 PM EDP
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** Telling Bashir how it was a fellow Obsidian Order agent named Elim who screwed up Garak's life. When Bashir finds Garak's mentor ([[spoiler:and father]]) Enabran Tain, he asks about this. Tain just laughs and reveals that Elim is Garak's first name. In a way, Garak was saying that his predicament is his own fault.
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** Telling Bashir how it was a fellow Obsidian Order agent named Elim who screwed up Garak's life.life, providing a number of different versions. When Bashir finds Garak's mentor ([[spoiler:and father]]) Enabran Tain, he asks about this. Tain just laughs and reveals that Elim is Garak's first name. In a way, Garak was saying that his predicament is his own fault.
26th Jun '15 1:48:39 PM MrXilla
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* An episode of ''StillGame'' features a subplot involving Winston being barred from the Clansman. As Winston recounts the events which led to him being barred, we also see what really happened. Winston makes out he politely asked Boabby to pour another pint, as he felt it was too cloudy, to which Boabby took offence and threw him out. In reality, Winston went ballistic and spat the contents of the glass over Boabby.
23rd Jun '15 7:12:39 PM Zeanobia
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*** Especially blatant is the apparent scene right after he came in position of a architecture themed porn movie. Porn is bad so he intended to get rid of it right away. He loses the grip and the VHS just happen to fly out of the case, jump on the remote and land in the VCR which in an equal unfortunate event turned itself on.
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*** Especially blatant is the apparent scene right after he came in position possession of a architecture themed porn movie. Porn is bad so he intended to get rid of it right away. He loses the grip and the VHS just happen to fly out of the case, jump on the remote and land in the VCR which in an equal unfortunate event turned itself on.
22nd Jun '15 6:40:04 PM Zeanobia
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*** Especially blatant is the apparent scene right after he came in position of a architecture themed porn movie. Porn is bad so he intended to get rid of it right away. He loses the grip and the VHS just happen to fly out of the case, jump on the remote and land in the VCR which in an equal unfortunate event turned itself on.
29th May '15 8:19:23 PM sc123
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** Series/PrettyLittleLiars plays with this a lot. ** "I won't let Spencer Hastings bully me anymore." *** Why are there football guys laughing at Hanna and oinking while she eats cupcakes? More likely is that she feels they are laughing at her and we see it as such. *** Why are swim meets and class elections such a huge deal? Because they are important to Emily and Spencer respectively.

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** * Series/PrettyLittleLiars plays with this a lot. ** "I won't let Spencer Hastings bully me anymore." *** ** Why are there football guys laughing at Hanna and oinking while she eats cupcakes? More likely is that she feels they are laughing at her and we see it as such. *** ** Why are swim meets and class elections such a huge deal? Because they are important to Emily and Spencer respectively.
29th May '15 8:18:21 PM sc123
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** Series/PrettyLittleLiars plays with this a lot. **"I won't let Spencer Hastings bully me anymore." ***Why are there football guys laughing at Hanna and oinking while she eats cupcakes? More likely is that she feels they are laughing at her and we see it as such. ***Why are swim meets and class elections such a huge deal? Because they are important to Emily and Spencer respectively.
16th May '15 1:26:32 PM Trogdor
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** The trope is used twice in the episode "The Ashtray", when an unexpected meeting with The Captain is told by Ted, then being retold and corrected by Robin, who reveals Ted was stoned and terrified of The Captain, after which it is retold by Lily who reveals that Ted was stoned, and Robin was drunk.
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