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-> ''"I don't know what the big deal with ''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'' is, it's just one famous saying after another, strung together by a moldy old plot."''
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There are certain shows that you can safely assume most people have seen. These shows were considered fantastic when they first aired. Now, however, these shows have a HypeBacklash curse on them. Whenever we watch them, we'll cry, "That is ''so'' old" or "That is ''so'' [[DeadHorseTrope overdone]]".

The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]].

Named after the sitcom ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', which many people won't watch anymore because ''everything'' about it [[FollowTheLeader has been copied]]. Most likely will result in {{Fan Hater}}s and accusations of {{Rule Abiding Rebel}}s. This can also occur in countries that get the shows years after they originally come out.

Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. Perhaps the exact opposite of SoBadItsGood, and NostalgiaFilter. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.

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!!Examples:
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/AnimeAndManga
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/ComicBooks
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/FanFiction
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/{{Film}}
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/{{Literature}}
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/LiveActionTV
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/{{Music}}
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/NewspaperComics
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/ProfessionalWrestling
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/{{Radio}}
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/TabletopGames
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/{{Theatre}}
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/VideoGames
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/WebComics
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/WebOriginal
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/WesternAnimation
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny/{{Other}}
[[/index]]

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