The name invokes a completely different definition to the actual trope. Trope is "Somebody takes over all TV channels for a special message", and the name invokes "effect that appears to be a problem with TV, but isn't". I want to make a YKTTW of the 2nd definition, and transplant the name to that. This trope should have a less deceptive name. Would've done the YKTTW sonner, but I don't know how and want some help.
edited 11th Aug '12 8:12:20 PM by spacemarine50
World's Toughest MilkmanDo Not Adjust Your Set is an instruction, and as such, makes a whole lot more sense for its current meaning. What you're talking about sounds more like Dont Fix It If It Isnt Broken, or something like that. Anyway, "I want to hijack the name for something else" is not a valid argument for repair. You need to show there's something wrong with the trope: either misuse or underuse or something like that. edit: typo
edited 11th Aug '12 11:47:21 PM by Xtifr
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
The Eternal FoolI should also note that the phrase is commonly associated with the current definition outside the wiki and would cause problems if applied to another trope.
edited 12th Aug '12 12:52:52 AM by burnpsy
No, the other one.I'm more familiar with this phrase outside TV Tropes than inside. It still means the same thing, though. That's reason enough to leave the name alone, unless there's significant misuse.
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Puʻu ʻŌʻōOn Google, most results pertain to this show though.
The Eternal FoolFrom the very page you linked:
The show took its name from the message (frequently seen on the TV screen in those days) which was displayed when there was a problem with transmission.
Here is the problem: The Name evokes a Missing Supertrope to the use described:
edited 8th Oct '12 8:00:13 PM by DonaldthePotholer
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