History WrongGenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

9th Aug '17 6:54:19 AM HighCrate
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': The season four episode ''General Hospital'' center around Edmund trying to root out a spy in a nearby hospital. In the end of the episode, he comes to the conclusion that [[spoiler: Nurse Mary]] is the spy and gives a perfectly explanation as to why, [[spoiler: that she among other things, have a German sounding name, knows German, admitting earlier that the nice nurse persona was an act and was willing to blame Cap. Darling as the spy, whom Edmund knows in innocent despite his own dislike of.]] This is a conclusion you'd expect in a war series, but this being a BritCom, means the leak had a more silly explanation. The real spy was [[spoiler: his friend George, for sending letters to German relatives.]]

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': The season four episode ''General Hospital'' center around Edmund trying to root out a spy in a nearby hospital. In the end of the episode, he comes to the conclusion that [[spoiler: Nurse Mary]] is the spy and gives a perfectly explanation as to why, [[spoiler: that she among other things, have a German sounding name, knows German, admitting earlier that the nice nurse persona was an act and was willing to blame Cap. Darling as the spy, whom Edmund knows in innocent despite his own dislike of.]] This is a conclusion you'd expect in a war series, but this being a BritCom, means the leak had a more silly explanation. The real spy was [[spoiler: his friend George, for sending letters to German relatives.]]
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9th Aug '17 6:15:30 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.himself.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': The season four episode ''General Hospital'' center around Edmund trying to root out a spy in a nearby hospital. In the end of the episode, he comes to the conclusion that [[spoiler: Nurse Mary]] is the spy and gives a perfectly explanation as to why, [[spoiler: that she among other things, have a German sounding name, knows German, admitting earlier that the nice nurse persona was an act and was willing to blame Cap. Darling as the spy, whom Edmund knows in innocent despite his own dislike of.]] This is a conclusion you'd expect in a war series, but this being a BritCom, means the leak had a more silly explanation. The real spy was [[spoiler: his friend George, for sending letters to German relatives.]]
23rd Jul '17 7:39:20 PM jjjj2
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': In "Regional Holiday Music", Abed thinks he's in a Very Special ChristmasEpisode where, with help from a life-affirming musical mentor, he has to stop his killjoy friends from forgetting The TrueMeaningOfChristmas through the Power of Song. He's ''actually'' in a BlackComedy parody of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' where trying to force his friends to be cheerful is played out like an alien mind control AssimilationPlot where they become soulless {{Stepford Smiler}}s, and the life-affirming musical mentor is a complete maniac.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': ''Series/{{Community}}'':
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In "Regional Holiday Music", Abed thinks he's in a Very Special ChristmasEpisode where, with help from a life-affirming musical mentor, he has to stop his killjoy friends from forgetting The TrueMeaningOfChristmas through the Power of Song. He's ''actually'' in a BlackComedy parody of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' where trying to force his friends to be cheerful is played out like an alien mind control AssimilationPlot where they become soulless {{Stepford Smiler}}s, and the life-affirming musical mentor is a complete maniac.
10th Jul '17 11:27:17 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Another episode had Abed thinking he's in a WholePlotReference to ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' with Troy and a gift for plumbing standing un for Will's gift for math... but in reality he's in a ''parody'' and when he tries to convince Troy to drop out and become a plumber by paraphrasing Ben Affleck's speech about "the best moment of my day is when I hope you've left town (and this crappy lifestyle) without saying goodbye", Troy is instead utterly hurt and insulted that Abed thinks of their friendship that way.
9th Jul '17 3:15:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''FlightOfTheConchords'' had a weird example when Bret tried to woo a woman with techniques he'd seen in a sitcom. Now, Bret ''is'' in a sitcom, but he did stuff that never works even in sitcoms. At one point, Jemaine asks whether what Bret is planning on doing worked in the sitcom he saw it in. Bret says that it didn't, but [[ThisIsReality as this is real life]], his chances are better.

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* ''FlightOfTheConchords'' ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'' had a weird example when Bret tried to woo a woman with techniques he'd seen in a sitcom. Now, Bret ''is'' in a sitcom, but he did stuff that never works even in sitcoms. At one point, Jemaine asks whether what Bret is planning on doing worked in the sitcom he saw it in. Bret says that it didn't, but [[ThisIsReality as this is real life]], his chances are better.
1st Jul '17 12:26:15 PM HighCrate
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** When Walter sets up a meet with a drug dealer at a garbage dump, both Jesse and Tuco mock him for watching too many movies. Sure enough, meeting with a dangerous psychotic in a remote location where no one can hear you scream [[ThisIsReality turns out to be a very bad idea]].
** Lydia has apparently seen too many spy movies, because when she tries to have a covert meeting with Mike at a diner, she wears giant sunglasses to hide her identity and will only talk back-to-back with Mike in separate booths. Naturally, all this does is draw attention to herself, as does the massive hissy fit she throws about her tea order. When Mike refuses to sit separately, Lydia throws together a cover story with fake names, unaware that the waitress 1) knows Mike's real name, and 2) has no reason to care in the first place.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
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''Series/BreakingBad'': When Walter sets up a meet with a drug dealer at a garbage dump, both Jesse and Tuco mock him for watching too many movies. Sure enough, meeting with a dangerous psychotic in a remote location where no one can hear you scream [[ThisIsReality turns out to be a very bad idea]].
** Lydia has apparently seen too many spy movies, because when she tries to have a covert meeting with Mike at a diner, she wears giant sunglasses to hide her identity and will only talk back-to-back with Mike in separate booths. Naturally, all this does is draw attention to herself, as does the massive hissy fit she throws about her tea order. When Mike refuses to sit separately, Lydia throws together a cover story with fake names, unaware that the waitress 1) knows Mike's real name, and 2) has no reason to care in the first place.
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1st Jul '17 9:50:51 AM MBI
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': When Walter sets up a meet with a drug dealer at a garbage dump, both Jesse and Tuco mock him for watching too many movies. Sure enough, meeting with a dangerous psychotic in a remote location where no one can hear you scream [[ThisIsReality turns out to be a very bad idea]].

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': ''Series/BreakingBad'':
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When Walter sets up a meet with a drug dealer at a garbage dump, both Jesse and Tuco mock him for watching too many movies. Sure enough, meeting with a dangerous psychotic in a remote location where no one can hear you scream [[ThisIsReality turns out to be a very bad idea]].idea]].
** Lydia has apparently seen too many spy movies, because when she tries to have a covert meeting with Mike at a diner, she wears giant sunglasses to hide her identity and will only talk back-to-back with Mike in separate booths. Naturally, all this does is draw attention to herself, as does the massive hissy fit she throws about her tea order. When Mike refuses to sit separately, Lydia throws together a cover story with fake names, unaware that the waitress 1) knows Mike's real name, and 2) has no reason to care in the first place.
28th Jun '17 7:59:17 PM HighCrate
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Shawn, having watched a lot of TV, is generally very GenreSavvy aside from one occasion. In "A Long Walk to Pittsburgh Part 1", Cory is upset that Topanga is moving to Pittsburgh and wonders how their relationship will be affected. Shawn tells Cory he's worrying for nothing as he's seen [[TheMovingExperience this plot]] several times and it always ends with the character not moving after all. At the very end, when Topanga says goodbye and rides off in the moving van, Shawn is shocked that the van didn't turn around at the last second and asks "what kind of TV show is this?" What Shawn didn't realize was that the characters were actually in a MultiPartEpisode and Topanga wouldn't come back until the end of the second part (which she did).

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Shawn, having watched a lot of TV, is generally very GenreSavvy aside from one occasion. In "A Long Walk to Pittsburgh Part 1", Cory is upset that Topanga is moving to Pittsburgh and wonders how their relationship will be affected. Shawn tells Cory he's worrying for nothing as he's seen [[TheMovingExperience this plot]] several times and it always ends with the character not moving after all. At the very end, when Topanga says goodbye and rides off in the moving van, Shawn is shocked that the van didn't turn around at the last second and asks "what kind of TV show is this?" What Shawn didn't realize was that the characters were actually in a MultiPartEpisode and Topanga wouldn't come back until the end of the second part (which she did).
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28th Jun '17 7:15:56 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.himself.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Shawn, having watched a lot of TV, is generally very GenreSavvy aside from one occasion. In "A Long Walk to Pittsburgh Part 1", Cory is upset that Topanga is moving to Pittsburgh and wonders how their relationship will be affected. Shawn tells Cory he's worrying for nothing as he's seen [[TheMovingExperience this plot]] several times and it always ends with the character not moving after all. At the very end, when Topanga says goodbye and rides off in the moving van, Shawn is shocked that the van didn't turn around at the last second and asks "what kind of TV show is this?" What Shawn didn't realize was that the characters were actually in a MultiPartEpisode and Topanga wouldn't come back until the end of the second part (which she did).
20th Jun '17 12:49:36 PM HighCrate
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.
** A fun example is a flashback showing Hook meeting [[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo.]] When his ship is attacked by the ''Nautilus'' Hook believes it's a sea monster...which would make absolute sense in this world of magic.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first couple seasons, Henry understood he was living in a town full of displaced storybook characters, and practically weaponized GenreSavvy to try and help others. But when he met Peter Pan? [[InvokedTrope Well, Peter turned that against Henry.]] Peter Pan set up circumstances and told [[HalfTruth enough to the truth]] to make Henry believe that that he was [[HeroicSacrifice the doomed hero who needed to sacrifice his life]] to save the world of Neverland when Henry's real role in the story (which, by that point, was a {{Deconstruction}} of DisneyAnimatedCanon) was UnwittingPawn and DistressedDude with his family racing to try and save him before he killed himself.
** A fun example is a flashback showing Hook meeting [[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo.]] When his ship is attacked by the ''Nautilus'' Hook believes it's a sea monster...which would make absolute sense in this world of magic.
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