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1st Jun '16 12:04:46 PM MikeW
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** The fourth series has Baron Von Richthofen who considers himself an aristocratic, intelligent and cultured German pilot. He really comes off as a moron who doesn't grasp his "torture" of having Blackadder teach at a German girls' school would be paradise for him. He also considers himself a WorthyOpponent to Flasheart and they will engage in a long talk of respect before a duel of honor. Instead, Flasheart just shoots him.
22nd May '16 7:24:15 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Communications Director Dan believes he's a top political fixer and savvy operator who's the HyperCompetentSidekick making Vice-President Selina Meyer's operation work. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and he crumbles under pressure yet he continues to act like he's the smartest guy in the room.

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* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Communications Director Dan believes he's a top political fixer and savvy operator who's the HyperCompetentSidekick making Vice-President Selina Meyer's operation work. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and he crumbles under pressure yet he continues to act like he's the smartest guy in the room.room.
* In the pilot for the ''Series/Preacher'' TV series, Cassidy is attacked on a plane by some vampire hunters who utilize crosses, crossbows and axes. One pours holy water on Cassidy's head only to be thrown it has absolutely no effect as, except for sunlight, just about everything in vampire mythology doesn't apply to Cassidy.
-->'''Cassidy''': When will you idiots learn?
1st May '16 1:00:25 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe, who considers herself a rising media mogul, tries to sell a story behind the back of boss Cat Grant. Cat lampshades how Siobhan thinks she's the "plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a big splash with the story and Cat will be so impressed by her gumption that she'll hire Siobhan full-time. Instead, Cat informs Siobhan she respects loyalty above all else and fires her.

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* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe, who considers herself a rising media mogul, tries to sell a story behind the back of boss Cat Grant. Cat lampshades how Siobhan thinks she's the "plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a big splash with the story and Cat will be so impressed by her gumption that she'll hire Siobhan full-time. Instead, Cat informs Siobhan she respects loyalty above all else and fires her.her.
* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Communications Director Dan believes he's a top political fixer and savvy operator who's the HyperCompetentSidekick making Vice-President Selina Meyer's operation work. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and he crumbles under pressure yet he continues to act like he's the smartest guy in the room.
29th Apr '16 10:50:43 AM MikeW
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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.

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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.off.
* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe, who considers herself a rising media mogul, tries to sell a story behind the back of boss Cat Grant. Cat lampshades how Siobhan thinks she's the "plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a big splash with the story and Cat will be so impressed by her gumption that she'll hire Siobhan full-time. Instead, Cat informs Siobhan she respects loyalty above all else and fires her.
28th Apr '16 10:57:56 AM MikeW
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* A promo showed how Lassiter thinks he's in a dead-serious crime procedural, complete with sexual tension with partner Jules (who, of course, doesn't see him that way at all).

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* ** A promo showed how Lassiter thinks he's in a dead-serious crime procedural, complete with sexual tension with partner Jules (who, of course, doesn't see him that way at all).
28th Apr '16 10:57:25 AM MikeW
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* A promo showed how Lassiter thinks he's in a dead-serious crime procedural, complete with sexual tension with partner Jules (who, of course, doesn't see him that way at all).
28th Apr '16 10:55:14 AM HighCrate
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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.
* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe considers herself a rising media mogul currently working as assistant to Cat Grant. When Cat is reluctant to write a story on Supergirl, Siobhan tries to sell it to the Daily Planet only to have Perry White tell Cat of the offer. Cat lampshades that Siobhan thinks "you're the heroine of the plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a splash with the story and Cat will be "so impressed by your gumption and proving me wrong" that she'll hire Siobhan on. Instead, Cat makes it clear she vaules loyalty above all else and fires Smythe.
* Selina Meyer of ''Series/{{Veep}}'' considers herself a savvy political player who can offer far more than being Vice-President of the United States and a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical narcisstic blowhard who literally stumbles in every situation and the joke of her party. It's best proven when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4]] and is shown to be totally out of her depth and a total disaster at the job but insists her staying in office is what's best for the country.
** Her Communications Director Dan thinks he's a political fixer and master schemer who's the HyperCompetentSidekick keeping his boss working. In reality, even Selina has said Dan is nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and makes Selina look bad and he crumbles under pressure.

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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.
* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe considers herself a rising media mogul currently working as assistant to Cat Grant. When Cat is reluctant to write a story on Supergirl, Siobhan tries to sell it to the Daily Planet only to have Perry White tell Cat of the offer. Cat lampshades that Siobhan thinks "you're the heroine of the plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a splash with the story and Cat will be "so impressed by your gumption and proving me wrong" that she'll hire Siobhan on. Instead, Cat makes it clear she vaules loyalty above all else and fires Smythe.
* Selina Meyer of ''Series/{{Veep}}'' considers herself a savvy political player who can offer far more than being Vice-President of the United States and a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical narcisstic blowhard who literally stumbles in every situation and the joke of her party. It's best proven when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4]] and is shown to be totally out of her depth and a total disaster at the job but insists her staying in office is what's best for the country.
** Her Communications Director Dan thinks he's a political fixer and master schemer who's the HyperCompetentSidekick keeping his boss working. In reality, even Selina has said Dan is nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and makes Selina look bad and he crumbles under pressure.
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28th Apr '16 10:48:06 AM MikeW
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*** In the episode "Valiant," self-promoted Captain Tim Watters clearly models himself on Kirk and his crew of likewise young cadets think they're the classic bunch of misfits about to pull a technobabble scheme to defeat a massive enemy warship. It doesn't quite work out that way.

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*** In the episode "Valiant," self-promoted Captain Tim Watters clearly models himself on Kirk and his crew of likewise young cadets think they're the classic bunch of misfits about to pull a technobabble scheme to defeat a massive enemy warship. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't quite work out that way. way.]]



** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.

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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.off.
* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe considers herself a rising media mogul currently working as assistant to Cat Grant. When Cat is reluctant to write a story on Supergirl, Siobhan tries to sell it to the Daily Planet only to have Perry White tell Cat of the offer. Cat lampshades that Siobhan thinks "you're the heroine of the plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a splash with the story and Cat will be "so impressed by your gumption and proving me wrong" that she'll hire Siobhan on. Instead, Cat makes it clear she vaules loyalty above all else and fires Smythe.
* Selina Meyer of ''Series/{{Veep}}'' considers herself a savvy political player who can offer far more than being Vice-President of the United States and a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical narcisstic blowhard who literally stumbles in every situation and the joke of her party. It's best proven when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4]] and is shown to be totally out of her depth and a total disaster at the job but insists her staying in office is what's best for the country.
** Her Communications Director Dan thinks he's a political fixer and master schemer who's the HyperCompetentSidekick keeping his boss working. In reality, even Selina has said Dan is nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and makes Selina look bad and he crumbles under pressure.
28th Apr '16 6:14:36 AM HighCrate
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* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe believes she's starring in the story of an up and coming woman rising from just an assistant to Cat Grant to becoming a media mogul herself. Her first problem is that she doesn't grasp being a ProfessionalButtKisser isn't enough for a boss as quirky and demanding as Cat (who happens to loathe butt-kissers) and can't compete with Kara's experience. There's also how she vastly overestimates her talent and smarts being anywhere near Cat's level.
** When Cat is uncertain of publishing a story of Supergirl going rogue, Siobhan tries to sell it to ''The Daily Planet'', convinced they'll jump at the chance to outscoop a rival. She never expects Perry White to have the integrity to call Cat first and tell her about the offer.
** Cat openly lampshades how Siobhan thinks she's the heroine as "the plucky go-getting reporter" who will make a big splash with the Supergirl story and Cat will be so impressed by her gumption that she'll hire Siobhan on. Instead, Cat makes it clear she respects loyalty above all else and fires Siobhan.
** Siobhan tries to get back into Cat's graces by writing a harsh e-mail and sending it under Kara's address. Cat, however, isn't fooled for a second by the out of character move and fires Siobhan again.
** When she activates the family curse of a banshee that can only be undone by killing those who wronged her, Siobhan immediately targets Kara, convinced she ruined her life, oblivious to how her downfall was her own fault.
* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Selina Meyer thinks of herself as a savvy political player who can offer far more than just being Vice-President of the United States and if given the chance, can make fantastic moves as a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical narcissistic blowhard who's a total mess who flies off the handle at the slightest provocation and helpless to do anything that doesn't meet public approval polls. This is proven best when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4 and shown to be utterly out of her depth and a disaster at the job yet insists her staying in office is the only hope for the country.]]
** Her Director of Communications, Dan believes himself a smooth political fixer and ManipulativeBastard who's the HypercompetentSidekick to his boss and keeps her going. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, his moves always blow up in his boss' face and he cracks under pressure.
28th Apr '16 12:25:39 AM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Selina Meyer thinks of herself as a savvy political player who can offer far more than just being Vice-President of the United States and if given the chance, can offer fantastic moves as a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical blowhard who's a total mess and helpless to do anything that doesn't meet public approval polls. This is proven best when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4 and show to be utterly out of her depth and a disaster at the job yet insists her staying in office is the only hope for the country.]]
** Her Director of Communications, Dan believes himself a smooth political fixer and ManipulativeBastard who's the HypercompetentSidekick to his boss. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, his moves always blow up in his boss' face and he cracks under pressure.

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* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Selina Meyer thinks of herself as a savvy political player who can offer far more than just being Vice-President of the United States and if given the chance, can offer make fantastic moves as a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical narcissistic blowhard who's a total mess who flies off the handle at the slightest provocation and helpless to do anything that doesn't meet public approval polls. This is proven best when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4 and show shown to be utterly out of her depth and a disaster at the job yet insists her staying in office is the only hope for the country.]]
** Her Director of Communications, Dan believes himself a smooth political fixer and ManipulativeBastard who's the HypercompetentSidekick to his boss.boss and keeps her going. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, his moves always blow up in his boss' face and he cracks under pressure.
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