• 1 Dec 13th, 2017 at 3:03AM
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    Lastest Reply: 13th Dec, 2017 03:06:37 AM
    Older actors playing teenagers

  • 5 Dec 10th, 2017 at 3:03AM
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    Lastest Reply: 11th Dec, 2017 09:46:28 PM
    I would expect this to be a subtrope of Poor Communication Kills. The heroes are repeatedly given a warning or an instruction that is either Cryptically Unhelpful or lacking in detail. The warners appear earnest and willing to explain at length what they mean if asked, but the heroes do not ask. Uncomprehending or unconvinced, the heroes choose to disregard the injunction rather than pursue the matter further, and live to regret the consequences a la Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Justified if there is no time to ask for an explanation, but the "meat" of this trope is when there is plenty of time to have an in-depth conversation — it just doesn't happen so that the warnings can continue to be ignored and drama can ensue.

    Examples (with SPOILERS for Agents of Shield Season 5 through Episode 3): The team is repeatedly told that Metrics are necessary for survival, but did not get them installed and did not ask why. Consequence: narrowly avoided recapture, had to strike a bargain on very disfavorable terms to get them installed anyway. The team is repeatedly warned to blend in and not rock the boat. They don't bother to ask their guide for even such essentials of blending in as the explicit rules that these people live by. Hero acts conspicuously heroic. Consequence: hero gets noticed, effectively removed from strategic action, and needs very unsubtle rescue. Reply
  • 0 Dec 7th, 2017 at 5:05AM
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    The show isn't a Grossout Show, it's more of a Lifetime Movie of the Week.

    Bob moves into a flat with Alice, Jon and Sarah. He gets on well with everyone, and they have petty squabbles but nothing that comes to the point where anyone's a Poisonous Friend.

    A few weeks into the Story Arc, Bob discovers Jon sitting around in his underwear, at noon, and when Sarah asks him to get dressed, Jon gets angry and calls her "you f—in bitch!" and rants at her "I'm gonna wear just my tighty-whities, clothing is f—ing awful and if you ask me to get dressed I'm gonna f—in lose it with you assholes" and Alice, Bob and Sarah are annoyed with this behavior to the point where Sarah (who's very similar to Darlene from Mr. Robot except without the interest in hacking)

    Sarah says that seeing Jon in his underwear grosses her out (In-Universe, Jon is not hyper-attractive, but looks more like a fatter version of Oliver Queen from Arrow with a long, straggly beard, and he speaks in a tone that sounds stoned, but we're never told on the show if he is a stoner or not).

    At first, Jon seemed civil, but now the conflict is over his clothing and behavior.

    What characterization or fashion tropes would fit this situation? Reply
  • 1 Nov 26th, 2017 at 3:03PM
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    Lastest Reply: 26th Nov, 2017 03:32:52 PM
    Is there a name for the trope/device for when a team comes together on their way to a heist/takedown/job?

    The scene usually starts with a shot of the leader of the team shown from the front, walking in slow-motion. Along the way, the rest of the team appears from around corners or through doors and joins the leader. The scene ends when the team reaches their destination. Sometimes the leader will say something like "Showtime!" or a catchphrase or something. It establishes that the characters are ready to pull off a heist or other major plan. And they're often dressed in costumes different from their regular attire.

    I've seen this in several TV shows and movies, but the one that most often comes to mind is from s07e15 of ST:DS 9 "Badda-bing, Badda-bang". There's a photo on this page: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Badda-Bing,_Badda-Bang_(episode) Reply
  • 0 Nov 24th, 2017 at 8:08PM
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    Is there a listed trope where a friend/loved one officiates the wedding? (Maybe because the original officiant is late/missing/dead, or the wedding takes place at a different venue than expected). This is seen on Friends, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, and many others, but I don't see it on the Wedding/Engagement tropes page. Reply
  • 1 Nov 23rd, 2017 at 1:01PM
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    Lastest Reply: 23rd Nov, 2017 04:39:11 PM
    I remember a show that was a costumed character that had a cap and tennis shoes and the body resembled a pea. There were kids on the show too. This show would have been late 80s-early 90s. I have searched for hours for the name but canít seem to find the show. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Reply
  • 3 Nov 21st, 2017 at 8:08AM
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    Lastest Reply: 21st Nov, 2017 09:10:23 AM
    I'm struck by a particular character in Sea Quest DSV, named General Guzmano, who's played by Luis Guzman - it's strange to me that he plays a minor character with such a strangely similar name to his own, but... NOT appearing as himself(?)

    Came here looking for the trope name and some more examples, but found nothing :-(... Maybe this isn't a typical enough thing to have a name? Maybe it's not even a trope kind of thing? I'd love to know

    Specifically, he plays the antogonist in Season 1, Episode 21 "The Good Death" ó www.imdb.com/title/tt0696949/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_112

    I asked this over at Ask the Tropers before here, but I don't see where to delete that request (?) Reply

      actually, he may just be missing from the list on http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheDanza (?) - just that most of the listed examples are recurring roles, not one-episode roles...

      how major would someone have to be to be added to that list?

      oh, and almost all the examples are given names, not surnames...

      Simply a variation on The Danza.
  • 4 Nov 20th, 2017 at 3:03PM
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    Lastest Reply: 21st Nov, 2017 07:20:48 AM
    Is there a trope for when you realize the bad guy, or guilty party, has to be that one person who is the only character we've been introduced to that isn't the obvious choice - because everyone in the show thinks its the obvious one, but a plot twist just HAS to be coming eventually? I'm thinking of a few hundred Law and Order episodes...but also how in a movie like Wonder Women there are only two male characters developed enough to turn out to be Ares and one is just too obviously a red herring. Reply
  • 1 Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:09AM
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    Lastest Reply: 16th Nov, 2017 02:11:51 PM
    when a human is a parasite to the main character, is this considered being a trope? Reply
  • 1 Nov 5th, 2017 at 11:11AM
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    Lastest Reply: 5th Nov, 2017 12:56:20 PM
    So I used to watch this series with a girl, who had talking animal figures. I believe they were her grandpas, and helped her out with quests. There was a bear, eagle and a panther, but there might have been more. I'm not sure if the show is American or not, but I hope you guys can help me out Reply
  • 1 Nov 5th, 2017 at 11:11AM
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    Lastest Reply: 5th Nov, 2017 12:09:50 PM
    So I used to watch this series with a girl, who had talking animal figures. I believe they were her grandpas, and helped her out with quests. There was a bear, eagle and a panther, but there might have been more. I'm not sure if the show is American or not, but I hope you guys can help me out Reply
  • 1 Nov 1st, 2017 at 8:08PM
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    Lastest Reply: 1st Nov, 2017 09:08:22 PM
    What was the name of the tv show about a guy who could bring people back to life by touching them, but only had a minute to touch them again, or someone else would die. He and his girlfriend had a restaurant making pies, and began solving crimes using his powers. Reply
  • 1 Oct 26th, 2017 at 12:12AM
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    Lastest Reply: 27th Oct, 2017 02:39:41 PM
    upbeat character Reply
  • 1 Oct 25th, 2017 at 7:07PM
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    Lastest Reply: 25th Oct, 2017 08:18:18 PM
    In this clip from Friends it's revealed that Rachel kept one of Ross' old T-shirts even after they broke up. It's not really Her Boyfriend's Jacket since she doesn't wear it in public and generally only sleeps in it, plus they're not a couple anymore, so she's hardly staking a claim on Ross. Isn't not really Sexy Shirt Switch since it's not a one-time thing; he seems to have given the shirt to her for the duration of the relationship at her request; he still wears his own undergarments. Is there a more general "one romantic partner is the temporary guardian of a possession of the other romantic partner" trope that I don't know how to search for? Reply

      I think that's more related to #1 Dime, where she keeps the shirt as a reminder of their relationship.
  • 1 Oct 15th, 2017 at 8:08AM
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    Lastest Reply: 15th Oct, 2017 07:46:16 PM
    Is there a trope for that scenario used in live action TV shows where all the characters are (implausibly) idling together in some common area so that an outsider or authority figure can enter (with some variation of "everybody listen up") and make a group announcement that will drive the plot as an efficient means of distributing information such that everyone can react together? Reply
  • 1 Oct 14th, 2017 at 10:10AM
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    Lastest Reply: 14th Oct, 2017 12:57:26 PM
    Looking for a trope which described the amount of deaths on Game of Thrones that I read (and subsequently lost), it went something like, "Three Great House are wiped out so far, and two races are now extinct". Does anyone have any idea(s) what trope I'm talking about?? Reply
  • 1 Oct 12th, 2017 at 12:12PM
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    Lastest Reply: 12th Oct, 2017 01:52:55 PM
    I was wondering if there was a term for when an actor on a TV show leaves and they replace his character with a similar one and give him storylines that were obviously written for the original actor. ER tended to do this a lot. Reply
  • 1 Oct 10th, 2017 at 3:03PM
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    Lastest Reply: 10th Oct, 2017 03:35:36 PM
    two boys three alien girls that will turn you green if you kiss them

  • 2 Oct 8th, 2017 at 2:02PM
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    Lastest Reply: 8th Oct, 2017 03:55:00 PM
    In "The Tape Recorder" episode of The Andy Griffith Show, Opie and a friend go into the jail cell and record a bank robber's confession, but since Andy wasn't present, he doesn't listen to the recording, but erases it as inadmissible evidence.

    Also, in "The Stakeout" episode of Sanford and Son, the police use Fred's home for staking out a dealer of stolen goods; Fred goes over to the suspect's apartment and records the conversation on tape, but the officers dismiss it as inadmissible hearsay because none of them were present to hear the recording in person.

    What trope would cover these situations where someone tries to record a conversation, only to have the recording dismissed as inadmissible due to no officer being present? Reply
  • 1 Sep 25th, 2017 at 1:01PM
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    Lastest Reply: 25th Sep, 2017 01:16:24 PM
    In Star Wars Episode 5, Yoda and Luke have this conversation:

    Luke: "Is the dark side stronger?" Yoda: "No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive."

    Is there a trope about a teacher or a mentor warning his pupil about dangerous methods and techniques? If I remember correctly, theres a similiar one in Harry Potter between Tom Riddle and Dumbledore about Horcruxes. Reply
  • 2 Sep 22nd, 2017 at 10:10PM
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    Lastest Reply: 22nd Sep, 2017 10:28:22 PM
    Good morning. Do we have tropes when The Reveal touches the sudden paternity of a character? Bonus points, if the newly made father is the protagonist and and this is the reason for the cardinal changes in his life. Well, or at least if it symbolizes that the character has achieved something in life.

  • 5 Sep 21st, 2017 at 6:06AM
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    Lastest Reply: 22nd Sep, 2017 04:29:35 PM
    Since Bacon Addiction is no longer a trope, which trope do I put this? The title came from a gag from How I Met Your Mother where Ted develops a craving for bacon for the first and last time. The closest thing I put was Cargo Shipping but it's labeled as YMMV. So, any tropes related to the quote? Reply

      Trademark Favorite Food?

      ^ Hardly that trope. The context of this one is that Ted and Marshall were looking for bacon grease as one of the ingredients for Barney's Hideous Hangover Cure. Ted's mother lied to him about him being allergic to bacon, and when he ate it for the first time, so when he ate it for the first time, he literally ate it droves, leading to the quote, and developed a food coma.

      Future Ted then told his kid that that time was the first and the last time he ever ate bacon.

      Tasting bacon for the first time in his life and having an overblown reaction would be a downplayed example of Sense Freak.

      Compressed Vice?

      Cargo Shipping, just an In-Universe example.
  • 1 Sep 22nd, 2017 at 1:01AM
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    Lastest Reply: 22nd Sep, 2017 09:14:53 AM
    Is this a Trope? e.g: the first episode of SGU & Travelers. Is this just the usual Sex Sells? Reply
  • 2 Sep 17th, 2017 at 12:12AM
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    Lastest Reply: 17th Sep, 2017 08:48:00 PM
    What's the name of the trope for when you disagree with the aesop but you like the delivery? The opposite to "Don't Shoot The Message"... For example, you're anti-euthanasia but you appreciate the artistry of a pro-euthanasia film? Reply
  • 2 Sep 9th, 2017 at 8:08PM
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    Lastest Reply: 10th Sep, 2017 01:04:52 AM
    headscratchers Reply

      Which Jessica Jones? The Comic Book doesn't have a Headscratchers page yet, but the Series does. In the case of the former, you can make it yourself, and in case of the latter, you can find it here.