History WrongGenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

21st Jan '17 6:19:08 PM nombretomado
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** In a conversation with Angel, Spike once mentions "the old AnneRice routine" -- telling a woman you're a vampire, convincing her you're a tortured soul who only wants to overcome your curse and be good, then eating her when she lets her guard down.

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** In a conversation with Angel, Spike once mentions "the old AnneRice Creator/AnneRice routine" -- telling a woman you're a vampire, convincing her you're a tortured soul who only wants to overcome your curse and be good, then eating her when she lets her guard down.
9th Jan '17 12:08:48 PM HighCrate
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* Colonel Flagg fell victim to this in his final (and no-doubt most humiliating) scheme on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' When Hawkeye put the welfare of a North Korean soldier over another patient since the enemy was in worse shape then the other patient, this naturally led to Flagg thinking Hawkeye was a [[TheRedScare Communist Sympathizer]]. Flagg made the mistake of recruiting Major Winchester into spying on Hawkeye; but he sorely misjudged Winchester's character, believing his rivalry with Hawkeye was as nasty as it had been with Burns, a man Flagg had always been easy to convince. Winchester was not as vindictive nor as incompetent as Burns, and duped Flagg into thinking that a camp bridge game (which included the mayor of Uijongbu and his brother, the city's chief of police, as guest players), was a meeting of conspirators, which Flagg then attempted to raid. Even though they found out that Winchester set the whole thing up, the two angry South Korean officials vowed to use their US military contacts to ensure that Flagg would be punished; and since Flagg was never seen again in this series, they apparently succeeded.
9th Jan '17 4:24:04 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Colonel Flagg fell victim to this in his final (and no-doubt most humiliating) scheme on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' When Hawkeye put the welfare of a North Korean soldier over another patient since the enemy was in worse shape then the other patient, this naturally led to Flagg thinking Hawkeye was a [[TheRedScare Communist Sympathizer]]. Flagg made the mistake of recruiting Major Winchester into spying on Hawkeye; but he sorely misjudged Winchester's character, believing his rivalry with Hawkeye was as nasty as it had been with Burns, a man Flagg had always been easy to convince. Winchester was not as vindictive nor as incompetent as Burns, and duped Flagg into thinking that a camp bridge game (which included the mayor of Uijongbu and his brother, the city's chief of police, as guest players), was a meeting of conspirators, which Flagg then attempted to raid. Even though they found out that Winchester set the whole thing up, the two angry South Korean officials vowed to use their US military contacts to ensure that Flagg would be punished; and since Flagg was never seen again in this series, they apparently succeeded.
6th Jan '17 11:29:52 PM AdamC
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** Played with in "The Gang Hits the Slopes" when the gang treat a ski trip like it's an 1980's comedy...and for once, they're actually right and are able to fit in well amid the antics.

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** Played with in "The Gang Hits the Slopes" when the gang treat a ski trip like it's an 1980's comedy...and for once, they're actually right and are able to fit in well amid the antics. [[spoiler: Until the last second where everything winds up deconstructed. The reason everyone could have wild, anonymous sex is because Frank had hired hookers all around the mountain, the wild 1980's party-hero is actually a sexual predator whose 80's movie-style pranks get him arrested by the police, and a single botched landing while skiing breaks both of Dennis's ankles, showing that skiing is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.]]
26th Dec '16 8:30:08 PM HighCrate
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** In 1944 Germany, the team naturally assume Flynn is going to give the Nazis a nuke to win the war and embark to stop him. As it turns out, Flynn's real plan is [[spoiler: to hand a key German scientist over to the Soviets so they win the Space Race and perhaps the Cold War.]]
* On ''Series/SiliconValley'' Richard goes to see his lawyer about a lawsuit from Hooli on using their work to create his coding. It soon becomes clear the lawyer believes Richard is guilty and they're engaging in a cover-up of industrial espionage. He even compliments Richard on how "believable" he sounds stating the simple truth he never used Hooli resources to create Pied Piper.
** Many of the start-up's problems stem from Erlich, who considers himself a cultured genius who's a major power player in the tech world. In reality, he's an average programmer who lucked out with a single app and is also a constantly stoned egomaniac. More than once, Erlich has blown what could have been a big business deal for Pied Piper because he insists on throwing his "weight" around, arrogantly thinking he's intimidating other companies when the truth is most of the tech world has no idea who he is.

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** In 1944 Germany, the team naturally assume Flynn is going to give the Nazis a nuke to win the war and embark to stop him. As it turns out, Flynn's real plan is [[spoiler: to hand a key German scientist over to the Soviets so they win the Space Race and perhaps the Cold War.]]
* On ''Series/SiliconValley'' Richard goes to see his lawyer about a lawsuit from Hooli on using their work to create his coding. It soon becomes clear the lawyer believes Richard is guilty and they're engaging in a cover-up of industrial espionage. He even compliments Richard on how "believable" he sounds stating the simple truth he never used Hooli resources to create Pied Piper.
** Many of the start-up's problems stem from Erlich, who considers himself a cultured genius who's a major power player in the tech world. In reality, he's an average programmer who lucked out with a single app and is also a constantly stoned egomaniac. More than once, Erlich has blown what could have been a big business deal for Pied Piper because he insists on throwing his "weight" around, arrogantly thinking he's intimidating other companies when the truth is most of the tech world has no idea who he is.
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26th Dec '16 7:43:39 PM wuggles
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* On ''Series/SiliconValley'' Richard goes to see his lawyer about a lawsuit from Hoolie on using their work to create his coding. It soon becomes clear the lawyer believes Richard is guilty and they're engaging in a cover-up of industrial espionage. He even compliments Richard on how "believable" he sounds stating the simple truth he never used Hoolie resources to create Pied Piper.
** Many of the start-up's problems stem from Elrich, who considers himself a cultured genius who's a major power player in the tech world. In reality, he's an average programmer who lucked out with a single app and is also a constantly stoned egomaniac. More than once, Elrich has blown what could have been a big business deal for Pied Piper because he insists on throwing his "weight" around, arrogantly thinking he's intimidating other companies when the truth is most of the tech world has no idea who he is.

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* On ''Series/SiliconValley'' Richard goes to see his lawyer about a lawsuit from Hoolie Hooli on using their work to create his coding. It soon becomes clear the lawyer believes Richard is guilty and they're engaging in a cover-up of industrial espionage. He even compliments Richard on how "believable" he sounds stating the simple truth he never used Hoolie Hooli resources to create Pied Piper.
** Many of the start-up's problems stem from Elrich, Erlich, who considers himself a cultured genius who's a major power player in the tech world. In reality, he's an average programmer who lucked out with a single app and is also a constantly stoned egomaniac. More than once, Elrich Erlich has blown what could have been a big business deal for Pied Piper because he insists on throwing his "weight" around, arrogantly thinking he's intimidating other companies when the truth is most of the tech world has no idea who he is.
10th Dec '16 8:54:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kido Shinji from ''KamenRiderRyuki'' has a tendency to do this. He assumes that he lives in a typical superhero show, where the other Kamen Riders would be allies against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Mirror Monster]], but he's in a DarkerAndEdgier entry in the series where Kamen Riders themselves can not only be antagonists, they can also be outright evil. He makes another assumption after seeing Kamen Rider Zolda, having not seen the Rider henshin, that his true identity is the badass BattleButler Gorou, when it's actually his boss Kitaoka.

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* Kido Shinji from ''KamenRiderRyuki'' ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' has a tendency to do this. He assumes that he lives in a typical superhero show, where the other Kamen Riders would be allies against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Mirror Monster]], but he's in a DarkerAndEdgier entry in the series where Kamen Riders themselves can not only be antagonists, they can also be outright evil. He makes another assumption after seeing Kamen Rider Zolda, having not seen the Rider henshin, that his true identity is the badass BattleButler Gorou, when it's actually his boss Kitaoka.



* Nobuo from HikoninSentaiAkibaranger , being an Otaku in a show that directly parodies SuperSentai , has been Wrong Genre Savvy on multiple occasions, including the first episode where he expects MakeMyMonsterGrow to take place, only for he and the other Akibarangers to be sitting around waiting till sunset, and when [[spoiler:the ghost of]] Yumeria's mother comes to visit her for her birthday, Nobuo thinks she'd disapprove of Yumeria's hobbies, and that they'll have to hide everything in her apartment and create an elaborate ruse, but then when Yumeria's mother actually arrives, she turns out to be an even bigger CosplayOtakuGirl (okay, maybe "Cosplay Otaku Woman") than Yumeria herself!

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* Nobuo from HikoninSentaiAkibaranger , ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', being an Otaku in a show that directly parodies SuperSentai , has been Wrong Genre Savvy on multiple occasions, including the first episode where he expects MakeMyMonsterGrow to take place, only for he and the other Akibarangers to be sitting around waiting till sunset, and when [[spoiler:the ghost of]] Yumeria's mother comes to visit her for her birthday, Nobuo thinks she'd disapprove of Yumeria's hobbies, and that they'll have to hide everything in her apartment and create an elaborate ruse, but then when Yumeria's mother actually arrives, she turns out to be an even bigger CosplayOtakuGirl (okay, maybe "Cosplay Otaku Woman") than Yumeria herself!
10th Dec '16 8:54:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kido Shinji from ''KamenRiderRyuki'' has a tendency to do this. He assumes that he lives in a typical superhero show, where the other Kamen Riders would be allies against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Mirror Monster]], but he's in a DarkerAndEdgier entry in the series where Kamen Riders themselves can not only be antagonists, they can also be outright evil. He makes another assumption after seeing Kamen Rider Zolda, having not seen the Rider henshin, that his true identity is the {{Badass}} BattleButler Gorou, when it's actually his boss Kitaoka.

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* Kido Shinji from ''KamenRiderRyuki'' has a tendency to do this. He assumes that he lives in a typical superhero show, where the other Kamen Riders would be allies against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Mirror Monster]], but he's in a DarkerAndEdgier entry in the series where Kamen Riders themselves can not only be antagonists, they can also be outright evil. He makes another assumption after seeing Kamen Rider Zolda, having not seen the Rider henshin, that his true identity is the {{Badass}} badass BattleButler Gorou, when it's actually his boss Kitaoka.
18th Nov '16 1:23:00 PM MikeW
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** In 1944 Germany, the team naturally assume Flynn is going to give the Nazis a nuke to win the war and embark to stop him. As it turns out, Flynn's real plan is [[spoiler: to hand a key German scientist over to the Soviets so they win the Space Race and perhaps the Cold War.]]

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** In 1944 Germany, the team naturally assume Flynn is going to give the Nazis a nuke to win the war and embark to stop him. As it turns out, Flynn's real plan is [[spoiler: to hand a key German scientist over to the Soviets so they win the Space Race and perhaps the Cold War.]]]]
* On ''Series/SiliconValley'' Richard goes to see his lawyer about a lawsuit from Hoolie on using their work to create his coding. It soon becomes clear the lawyer believes Richard is guilty and they're engaging in a cover-up of industrial espionage. He even compliments Richard on how "believable" he sounds stating the simple truth he never used Hoolie resources to create Pied Piper.
** Many of the start-up's problems stem from Elrich, who considers himself a cultured genius who's a major power player in the tech world. In reality, he's an average programmer who lucked out with a single app and is also a constantly stoned egomaniac. More than once, Elrich has blown what could have been a big business deal for Pied Piper because he insists on throwing his "weight" around, arrogantly thinking he's intimidating other companies when the truth is most of the tech world has no idea who he is.
17th Nov '16 11:57:09 AM nombretomado
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* Alex Drake from ''AshesToAshes'' is an especially interesting case: having been aware of Sam Tyler's experience, she thinks she's starring in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''. Of course since ''Ashes To Ashes'' is the sequel to ''Life on Mars'' some of what she thinks is right, and some isn't.

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* Alex Drake from ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is an especially interesting case: having been aware of Sam Tyler's experience, she thinks she's starring in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''. Of course since ''Ashes To Ashes'' is the sequel to ''Life on Mars'' some of what she thinks is right, and some isn't.



** Abed, usually [[MetaGuy anything but]] [[GenreSavvy this trope]], but in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage English as a Second Language]] he thinks Troy's subplot is inspired by GoodWillHunting. It isn't; it's a parody of GoodWillHunting.

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** Abed, usually [[MetaGuy anything but]] [[GenreSavvy this trope]], but in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage English as a Second Language]] he thinks Troy's subplot is inspired by GoodWillHunting. Film/GoodWillHunting. It isn't; it's a parody of GoodWillHunting.Film/GoodWillHunting.
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