Unclear Description: Poor Mans Substitute get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 18th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM

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1 Twentington25th Mar 2012 04:49:42 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Poor Man's Substitute is trying to be three distinct tropes at once:

  1. A trope for "Actor X is similar enough to Actor Y that s/he can be considered a decent substitute."
  2. Casting changes that seem no different than The Other Darrin.
  3. Producers asking for "I want an actor like X" and actually getting X.

I think a split is in order.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

  1. 3 seems like the correct version for this name. IMO #1 could be split. #2 could be gracefully merged with The Other Darrin.

edited 25th Mar '12 4:51:52 PM by pawsplay

3 Twentington25th Mar 2012 04:53:09 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
When I think Poor Man's Substitute I think #1 is the best fitting. #3 is clearly a distinct trope, but I can't think of a better name than "Wanted Someone Like X, Got X".
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

[up] That's more or less my opinion.
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5 Twentington15th Apr 2012 10:23:52 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. We have a MAJOR problem here and no one's wanting to do anything.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

6 Twentington15th May 2012 06:41:20 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump again.

Come on, there's gotta be SOMETHING to do here. Let's go!
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

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I can't say I have any idea for how to fix this trope. In fact, I'm not sure we would lose anything of value by cutting it.
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8 ccoa16th May 2012 05:47:49 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Crowner bolted to thread.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
9 lu12715th Jun 2012 05:31:45 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump for votes.
10 lu12727th Jun 2012 06:06:31 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling crowner.
11 Twentington30th Jun 2012 05:19:05 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Crowner says split. We gonna do anything or what?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

12 Twentington5th Jul 2012 10:55:08 AM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Hello? Anyone here? Let's get to splitting!
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

13 RoseAndHeather20th Jul 2012 04:04:52 PM , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
I completely agree that #1 and #3 need to be split. But what the heck do we call #3??
Well, we could YKTTW #3, or just post an empty alt-names crowner for it...
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Doesn't Celebrity Resemblance already cover #1?
16 Twentington25th Aug 2012 02:20:17 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
12/0 in a favor of split. Let's get to splitting.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

17 lu12715th Dec 2012 09:55:18 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking.
18 lu12718th Dec 2012 11:29:39 PM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Locking due to inactivity.
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