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Rename (alt titles 5/15): BLAM Episode get usage counts

 26 Helter Skelter, Mon, 26th Mar '12 9:18:16 AM Relationship Status: Drift compatible
[up] grin That never occurred to me. You deserve a trophy...let me get my PIN number so I can get some money from the ATM machine.

In any case...I'm not fond of the title.

edited 26th Mar '12 9:18:49 AM by helterskelter

 27 Rebochan, Wed, 28th Mar '12 11:18:30 PM from Soaking up Rays
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So I can't help but notice that a lot of the entries on this page are simply calling out filler episodes. Filler episodes by themselves shouldn't be a BLAM if they don't do anything out of the ordinary for the show just because the plot halts for the duration.

And for that matter, even episodes that alter the usual formula shouldn't in and of themselves be BLA Ms just because they're trying a different format. For example, "The Beach" from Avatar The Last Airbender is on here, despite the fact that it still moves the main plot along, greatly develops the villainous characters motivations and personalities, and DOES get referenced again (several times in fact). And on top of that, the plot with the actual main characters IS relevant to the main plot. It's only qualifying factor is...it shows the villains outside their normal routine. Actually, only one episode in the Avatar entry is pure filler, and even IT got a call out late in the show. There's a lot of entries on the page that read like this too.

Something to keep in mind if this trope is going to get merged.
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The redirect isn't "BLAM Episode" spelled out though, the M is dropped deliberately.

...which is irrelevant if this is the same as A Day at the Bizarro anyway.

edited 28th Mar '12 11:52:05 PM by rodneyAnonymous

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 29 Ryusui, Tue, 3rd Apr '12 1:44:07 PM from In The Middle Of A Field
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Finally. And while we're at it, let's figure out something to do with "Big Lipped Alligator Moment." Talk about your holdovers from the early days.
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 30 Spark 9, Tue, 3rd Apr '12 2:07:35 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up][up] Hey, that's a good point, this does seem redundant.

[up] Sure, but that's a matter for another thread.
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As I understand it, A Day at the Bizarro doesn't always count as a BLAM Episode, hence why they are separate tropes. The weirdness of A Day at the Bizarro could have an in-universe explanation such as it being a dream, and/or the episode could turn out to have some significance later. BLAM Episodes aren't just weird; they are weird without any explanation. They come and go and are never mentioned again. These are not the same trope, as examples of one can be disqualified from being examples of the other.

I wouldn't take any action unless there's clear evidence of confusion between WHAM episode and BLAM Episode.
 
 32 ccoa, Sat, 12th May '12 7:30:36 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 33 lu 127, Sat, 12th May '12 10:51:08 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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[up]x5 Holdovers like that are a good thing in some ways. I would prefer for the name of any merged trope resulting from this to at least mention the term BLAM.

I'm no sure an episode is a separate, but some of the examples don't fit, at any rate. In particular, if it's about episodes, it shouldn't have any film examples unless we are talking about a long franchise that has one entry which is wildly different in tone or genre (like Jason X, maybe).
 
 36 lu 127, Tue, 15th May '12 10:20:51 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling crowner in favour of merging the pages.
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 37 Septimus Heap, Tue, 15th May '12 10:24:54 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Under which name? Do we need a Single Prop between the current ones?

 38 Spark 9, Tue, 15th May '12 10:28:04 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] Considering the problems with "BLAM" demonstrated earlier in the thread (i.e. people confusing it with the entirely unrelated "WHAM"), A Day at the Bizarro would be best.
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 39 Septimus Heap, Tue, 15th May '12 10:31:27 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I think that we might want an Alt-names crowner including the current names and redirects here.

 40 ccoa, Tue, 15th May '12 3:12:41 PM from the Sleeping Giant
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Crowner tagged in.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
A Day at the Bizzaro isn't really the same thing. It's a subtrope. BLAM would be any sudden, temporary change in genre or theme and a Day at the Bizarro would be a surreal version of this.
 
 42 Spark 9, Tue, 15th May '12 3:33:47 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] The previous crowner indicates a strong consensus that yes, this is the same thing (or at least, close enough to be on the same page).
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BLAM Episode probably wouldn't exist as a separate concept on this wiki if someone didn't give it a name that references Big Lipped Alligator Moment. A Day at the Bizarro should be enough to cover weird episodes, surreal or not. If BLAM Episode really is significantly different enough as a concept, then why not just expand Big Lipped Alligator Moment to include whole episodes and move them there? Otherwise, go ahead with the merge and call the page A Day at the Bizarro.
 
 44 lu 127, Mon, 28th May '12 8:31:18 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump for votes.
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[up][up] A Day at the Bizarro should be enough to cover weird episodes, surreal or not.

BLAM Episode specifically says that it's not just for episodes that are "strange." It's about episodes that don't make sense within the context and continuity of the rest of the series.

I'm starting to get annoyed by these TRS threads where no one even bothers to read the descriptions of the tropes they're talking about.

BLAM Episode specifically says that it's not just for episodes that are "strange." It's about episodes that don't make sense within the context and continuity of the rest of the series.
So would Nonsensical Episode or Discontinuous Episode or Context Contradicting Episode be more fitting, then?
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[up][up] I initially argued against a merge for that very reason, but I decided to concede on that point since the crowner showed an overwhelming consensus to merge. What else can I do?
 
 48 ccoa, Fri, 1st Jun '12 7:51:32 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Calling crowner in favor of Bizarro Episode.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 49 Septimus Heap, Fri, 8th Jun '12 7:16:51 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I've merged the pages and subpages, made the notes and moved the indexes, but I'll need some help with the wicks.

 50 ccoa, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 1:27:27 PM from the Sleeping Giant
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286 wicks left here.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.

Alternative Titles: BLAM Episode
15th May '12 2:11:20 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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