History WrongGenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

17th Oct '17 8:14:22 AM HighCrate
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** The Gang tends to treat life like it runs on NegativeContinuity, routinely spending lots of money on the weekly ZanyScheme and making tons of enemies. In point of fact, the series has fairly strong continuity; the only reason any of them still have homes is Frank's ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount, and characters they pissed off in one episode tend to be eager to come back for Round Two (as an example: the gang's recurring rivals, the [=McPoyle=] family, goes to utterly loathsome depths (including [[Recap/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphiaS03E04TheGangGetsHeldHostage taking the gang hostage with full intent to torture and then kill them all]]) because the gang has constantly pissed them off ''that'' badly).
16th Oct '17 11:15:02 PM marcoasalazarm
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16th Oct '17 11:13:07 PM marcoasalazarm
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** His family beet farm doubles as a survival training camp, where he's prepared for every AfterTheEnd scenario you can imagine, from nuclear war to a zombie breakout. There's weapons stashed everywhere, and a crossbow range.

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** His family beet farm doubles as a survival training camp, where he's prepared for every AfterTheEnd scenario you can imagine, from nuclear war to a zombie breakout. There's weapons stashed everywhere, and a crossbow range. He's also concealed weapons all over the office.
** When some Human Resources executives arrive to the office on one episode, he assumes that the means through which they will decide who stays and who gets fired will involve elimination tests, a la ''Series/{{Survivor}}''.



** 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.

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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 in 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.


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** The Gang tends to treat life like it runs on NegativeContinuity, routinely spending lots of money on the weekly ZanyScheme and making tons of enemies. In point of fact, the series has fairly strong continuity; the only reason any of them still have homes is Frank's ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount, and characters they pissed off in one episode tend to be eager to come back for Round Two (as an example: the gang's recurring rivals, the [=McPoyle=] family, goes to utterly loathsome depths (including [[Recap/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphiaS03E04TheGangGetsHeldHostage taking the gang hostage with full intent to torture and then kill them all]]) because the gang has constantly pissed them off ''that'' badly).
16th Oct '17 9:20:58 PM HighCrate
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** Overall, the Gang also tends to treat life like it runs on NegativeContinuity, routinely spending lots of money on the weekly ZanyScheme and making tons of enemies. In point of fact, the series has fairly strong continuity; the only reason any of them still have homes is Frank's ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount, and characters they pissed off in one episode tend to be eager to come back for Round Two.
16th Oct '17 12:35:15 PM MBG
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** Overall, the Gang also tends to treat life like it runs on NegativeContinuity, routinely spending lots of money on the weekly ZanyScheme and making tons of enemies. In point of fact, the series has fairly strong continuity; the only reason any of them still have homes is Frank's ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount, and characters they pissed off in one episode tend to be eager to come back for Round Two.
16th Oct '17 5:21:08 AM HighCrate
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** In a second season episode, Buffy discovers a dug up grave. Giles theorizes it's either voodoo or an army of zombies. It turned out that the grave robbers were looking to bring back the dead using science.
15th Oct '17 1:59:31 PM dbdude01
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In a conversation with Angel, Spike once mentions "the old 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.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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In a conversation with Angel, Spike once mentions "the old 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.down.
** In a second season episode, Buffy discovers a dug up grave. Giles theorizes it's either voodoo or an army of zombies. It turned out that the grave robbers were looking to bring back the dead using science.
27th Sep '17 10:02:30 AM DarkStorm
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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight Schrute calls upon vampire tropes when he thinks Jim was bitten by a bat (sharpened stake, etc).

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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight Schrute is apparently convinced he's in an action movie of some sort. Some specific occasions:
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calls upon vampire tropes when he thinks Jim was bitten by a bat (sharpened stake, etc). etc).
** He panics when people start calling [[Franchise/HarryPotter Voldemort]] by name, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqIcjt5JNr0 afraid it will make him appear.]]
** His family beet farm doubles as a survival training camp, where he's prepared for every AfterTheEnd scenario you can imagine, from nuclear war to a zombie breakout. There's weapons stashed everywhere, and a crossbow range.
18th Sep '17 7:21:31 AM HighCrate
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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight Schrute calls upon vampire tropes when he thinks Jim was bitten by a bat (sharpened stake, etc). More generally, Dwight often seems to be under the impression that he's the protagonist in an action or horror movie (he's prepared for both, with survivalist and martial arts training, and a stash of weapons at his family's beet farm), and he's waiting for the villains or monsters to strike. Spoiler: they never do.

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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight Schrute calls upon vampire tropes when he thinks Jim was bitten by a bat (sharpened stake, etc). More generally, Dwight often seems to be under the impression that he's the protagonist in an action or horror movie (he's prepared for both, with survivalist and martial arts training, and a stash of weapons at his family's beet farm), and he's waiting for the villains or monsters to strike. Spoiler: they never do.
18th Sep '17 7:09:59 AM DarkStorm
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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight Schrute calls upon vampire tropes when he thinks Jim was bitten by a bat (sharpened stake, etc).

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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight Schrute calls upon vampire tropes when he thinks Jim was bitten by a bat (sharpened stake, etc). More generally, Dwight often seems to be under the impression that he's the protagonist in an action or horror movie (he's prepared for both, with survivalist and martial arts training, and a stash of weapons at his family's beet farm), and he's waiting for the villains or monsters to strike. Spoiler: they never do.
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