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- Artistic License - History: Inaccuracies in history in general.
- Dated History: When a story's elements are pre-empted by historical development.
- Dewey Defeats Truman: When an event that is soon to be history gets published and quickly becomes factually incorrect. Can be a source of embarressment for the early worm predicting the news. Super Trope to The Great Politics Mess-Up.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: A scene, joke, or offhand line that was originally meant to be funny or light-hearted but which, due to traumatic events in future episodes of a show or in real life, now makes the viewer cringe when it is seen in reruns.
- The Great Politics Mess-Up: The sudden end of the Cold War pre-empting many Cold War themed plots.
- Harsher in Hindsight: A serious event or plotline where a later event (in the story or real life) comes up and only serves to amplify the effects of the already bitter-tasting effect.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: When a later event, such as a current event or something that happened in the series, contrives to make something funnier than it originally was.
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