History YMMV / Neighbours

4th Jul '17 9:33:50 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* InformedWrongness: In an 80s storyline, Jane had been away for a while, so Paul and Gail hired a temp to cover for her. Paul was so impressed with the young man that he offered him a permanent job as his personal secretary, while Jane became Gail's on her return. Jane tactlessly tried to pull rank on the young man who argued, not unreasonably, that if anything, Paul's secretary would outrank Gail's. Jane proceeded to demand Paul fire him, giving him a "him or me" ultimatum. Apparently, Paul was wrong to say it would have to be Jane who went, even though she had demanded he fire a perfectly good secretary simply because she didn't get on with him, and even that was largely her fault. Paul ended up begging her to come back.
23rd May '17 6:58:08 AM ClatoLawa
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** [[http://www.neighboursepisodes.com/index.php?year=2017&episode=7573 The resolution]] to the Tanaka brothers' search for their father, who turns out to be Paul Robinson, thanks to a one-night-stand with Kim Taylor, a guest character from the first few months of the show. The explanation given contradicts the onscreen events from 1985 in numerous ways, suffice to say that there was ''nothing whatsoever'' to suggest Paul had even heard of Kim before she got involved with his brother, nor that Kim was pregnant before she ran away from home, or had dated anyone before Scott. Even ignoring the contradictions, the retcon now means that Paul has been guilty of having sex with a minor for the entire run of the show: in [[http://perfectblend.net/review/episodes/85/0003.htm Kim's first episode]], she was stated to be 15, and while it's possible this has been retconned as well, since Scott was seemingly aged up a year or two after his recasting, she's still stated to have been a high-schooler in Scott's year and it's pretty hard to believe Paul's claim that he didn't recognise her as such, especially given that the episode revealing all this uses flashbacks of 1985!Kim.

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** [[http://www.neighboursepisodes.com/index.php?year=2017&episode=7573 The resolution]] to the Tanaka brothers' search for their father, who turns out to be Paul Robinson, thanks to a one-night-stand with Kim Taylor, a guest character from the first few months of the show.show who was the subject of its first teen pregnancy storyline (however briefly). The explanation given contradicts the onscreen events from 1985 in numerous ways, suffice to say that there was ''nothing whatsoever'' to suggest Paul had even heard of Kim before she got involved with his brother, nor that Kim was pregnant before she ran away from home, or had dated anyone before Scott. Even ignoring the contradictions, the retcon now means that Paul has possibly been guilty of having sex with a minor statutory rape for the entire run of the show: in [[http://perfectblend.net/review/episodes/85/0003.htm Kim's first episode]], she was stated to be 15, and while it's possible this has been retconned as well, since Scott was seemingly aged up a year or two after his recasting, she's still stated to have been a high-schooler in Scott's year and it's pretty hard to believe Paul's claim that he didn't recognise her as such, especially given that the episode revealing all this uses flashbacks of 1985!Kim.
16th May '17 9:11:47 AM ClatoLawa
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* HilariousInHindsight: Years before he became a major star on the show, Alan Fletcher guest-starred as a mechanic called Greg Cooper, talking to his current character's precursor Jim Robinson. Further, Cooper refers to his ex-girlfriend's new partner as "Karl".

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* HilariousInHindsight: Years before he became a major star on the show, Alan Fletcher guest-starred as a mechanic called Greg Cooper, talking to his current character's precursor Jim Robinson. Further, Cooper who at one point refers to his ex-girlfriend's new partner as "Karl".
11th May '17 3:26:54 PM Mumbles1887
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* HilariousInHindsight: Years before he became a major star on the show, Alan Fletcher guessed starred as a mechanic called Greg Cooper, talking to his current character's precursor Jim Robinson. Further, Cooper refers to his ex-girlfriend's new partner as "Karl".

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* HilariousInHindsight: Years before he became a major star on the show, Alan Fletcher guessed starred guest-starred as a mechanic called Greg Cooper, talking to his current character's precursor Jim Robinson. Further, Cooper refers to his ex-girlfriend's new partner as "Karl".
10th May '17 7:50:46 AM ClatoLawa
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** The resolution to the Tanaka brothers' search for their father, who turns out to be Paul Robinson, the result of a one-night-stand with Kim Taylor, a guest character from the first few months of the show. The explanation given contradicts the onscreen events from 1985 in numerous ways, suffice to say that there was ''nothing whatsoever'' to suggest Paul had even heard of Kim before she got involved with his brother, nor that Kim was pregnant before she ran away from home, or had dated anyone before Scott. Even ignoring the contradictions, the retcon now means that Paul has been guilty of having sex with a minor for the entire run of the show (In [[http://perfectblend.net/review/episodes/85/0003.htm Kim's first episode]], she was stated to be 15, though it's possible this has been retconned as well, since Scott was seeingly aged up a year or two after his recasting), and it's pretty hard to believe his claim that he didn't recognise her as such.

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** [[http://www.neighboursepisodes.com/index.php?year=2017&episode=7573 The resolution resolution]] to the Tanaka brothers' search for their father, who turns out to be Paul Robinson, the result of thanks to a one-night-stand with Kim Taylor, a guest character from the first few months of the show. The explanation given contradicts the onscreen events from 1985 in numerous ways, suffice to say that there was ''nothing whatsoever'' to suggest Paul had even heard of Kim before she got involved with his brother, nor that Kim was pregnant before she ran away from home, or had dated anyone before Scott. Even ignoring the contradictions, the retcon now means that Paul has been guilty of having sex with a minor for the entire run of the show (In show: in [[http://perfectblend.net/review/episodes/85/0003.htm Kim's first episode]], she was stated to be 15, though and while it's possible this has been retconned as well, since Scott was seeingly seemingly aged up a year or two after his recasting), recasting, she's still stated to have been a high-schooler in Scott's year and it's pretty hard to believe his Paul's claim that he didn't recognise her as such.such, especially given that the episode revealing all this uses flashbacks of 1985!Kim.
29th Apr '17 4:02:40 AM ClatoLawa
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* EthnicScrappy: The Lim family were introduced in an attempt at subverting MonochromeCast, but thanks to their poor acting and out-of-character racist behaviour by other residents, their six week tenure is generally seen as an embarassment.

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* EthnicScrappy: The Lim family were introduced in an attempt at subverting MonochromeCast, MonochromeCasting, but thanks to their poor acting and out-of-character racist behaviour by other residents, their six week tenure is generally seen as an embarassment.
29th Apr '17 4:01:30 AM ClatoLawa
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** The resolution to the Tanaka brothers' search for their father, who turns out to be Paul Robinson, the result of a one-night-stand with Kim Taylor, a guest character from the first few months of the show. The explanation given contradicts the onscreen events from 1985 in numerous ways, suffice to say that there was ''nothing whatsoever'' to suggest Paul had even heard of Kim before she got involved with his brother, nor that Kim was pregnant before she ran away from home, or had dated anyone before Scott. Even ignoring the contradictions, the retcon now means that Paul has been guilty of having sex with a minor for the entire run of the show (unless Kim's age was retconned as well when Scott's was), and it's pretty hard to believe his claim that he didn't recognise her as such.

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** The resolution to the Tanaka brothers' search for their father, who turns out to be Paul Robinson, the result of a one-night-stand with Kim Taylor, a guest character from the first few months of the show. The explanation given contradicts the onscreen events from 1985 in numerous ways, suffice to say that there was ''nothing whatsoever'' to suggest Paul had even heard of Kim before she got involved with his brother, nor that Kim was pregnant before she ran away from home, or had dated anyone before Scott. Even ignoring the contradictions, the retcon now means that Paul has been guilty of having sex with a minor for the entire run of the show (unless (In [[http://perfectblend.net/review/episodes/85/0003.htm Kim's age first episode]], she was stated to be 15, though it's possible this has been retconned as well when Scott's was), well, since Scott was seeingly aged up a year or two after his recasting), and it's pretty hard to believe his claim that he didn't recognise her as such.
9th Apr '17 3:34:58 AM ClatoLawa
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* AssPull: The introduction of Jill Ramsay and her children in 2009, a {{Retcon}} in which Max Ramsay (a main character from the first year of the show) and Anne Robinson (who had been dead for years before the show started) were revealed to have had an affair, conceived a child (apparently some time after Scott but before Lucy) and given said child up for adoption. Since there's no way most of the Robinson or Ramsay family members who had appeared on the show could have been in the dark about it, one has to wonder how this story didn't come up when Max found out Danny wasn't his son in 1985, when Jim met his own illegitimate son Glen in 1990, or when Julie found out in 1993 that she was the result of Anne being raped by Jim's then boss. Reportedly the purpose of this was to reintroduce the Ramsay family to Ramsay Street, and apparently none of the age-appropriate existing Ramsays (Shane, Danny, Henry, Charlene or Gemma [[note]]though admittedly at least three of those would probably have required recasting[[/note]]) were interesting enough.

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The introduction of Jill Ramsay and her children in 2009, a {{Retcon}} in which Max Ramsay (a main character from the first year of the show) and Anne Robinson (who had been dead for years before the show started) were revealed to have had an affair, conceived a child (apparently some time after Scott but before Lucy) and given said child up for adoption. Since there's no way most of the Robinson or Ramsay family members who had appeared on the show could have been in the dark about it, one has to wonder how this story didn't come up when Max found out Danny wasn't his son in 1985, when Jim met his own illegitimate son Glen in 1990, or when Julie found out in 1993 that she was the result of Anne being raped by Jim's then boss. Reportedly the purpose of this was to reintroduce the Ramsay family to Ramsay Street, and apparently none of the age-appropriate existing Ramsays (Shane, Danny, Henry, Charlene or Gemma [[note]]though admittedly at least three of those would probably have required recasting[[/note]]) were interesting enough.enough.
** The resolution to the Tanaka brothers' search for their father, who turns out to be Paul Robinson, the result of a one-night-stand with Kim Taylor, a guest character from the first few months of the show. The explanation given contradicts the onscreen events from 1985 in numerous ways, suffice to say that there was ''nothing whatsoever'' to suggest Paul had even heard of Kim before she got involved with his brother, nor that Kim was pregnant before she ran away from home, or had dated anyone before Scott. Even ignoring the contradictions, the retcon now means that Paul has been guilty of having sex with a minor for the entire run of the show (unless Kim's age was retconned as well when Scott's was), and it's pretty hard to believe his claim that he didn't recognise her as such.
4th Feb '17 3:08:35 AM ClatoLawa
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** Speaking of ''Neighbours vs Zombies'', Dee Bliss shows up towards the end in the form of a FakeShemp. Two and a bit years later, Madeleine West returns as an apparently alive and well Dee.

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** Speaking of ''Neighbours vs Zombies'', Dee Bliss shows up towards the end in the form of a FakeShemp. Two and a bit years later, Madeleine West returns as an apparently alive and well Dee. [[spoiler:Who is then revealed to be an IdenticalStranger named Andrea.]]
20th Jan '17 8:18:52 PM ClatoLawa
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** Speaking of ''Neighbours vs Zombies'', Dee Bliss shows up towards the end in the form of a FakeShemp. Two and a bit years later, Madeleine West returns as an apparently alive and well Dee.
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