• 0 Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:07PM
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    I have two entries I want to make but I'm not sure which tropes, if any, apply. One involves a hostage situation, the other a crossover type scenario.

    The Hostage situation:
    • In the Red Panda Adventures episode "Merlin's Tomb", villain Mordriel the Malevolent kidnaps Absent-Minded Professor Doctor Chronopolis and tries to get him to give up information on magical artifacts he stole at the start of the episode. The good doctor proves stubborn enough that, when Modriel captures the Red Panda, he threatens the Panda to get the doctor to talk.

    This seems like a Hostage Situation or Hostage for MacGuffin if information counts. Though I wonder if the fact of Mordriel threatening the hero to get his hostage to give up the goods isn't some kind of inversion or play of the trope.

    For the Crossover:
    • In the Red Panda Adventures episode "Brimstone Alley", a boxing match can be heard in the background of a scene when one of the crooks is calling her boss. Careful listeners can recognize that boxing match as the one heard in an episode of Black Jack Justice, another Decoder Ring Theatre production. The twist is that Red Panda takes place during the Depression and, later, during World War II, while Black Jack takes place after the war.
  • 6 Mar 13th, 2017 at 6:06PM
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    Lastest Reply: 14th Mar, 2017 09:25:44 PM
    Ahem I'm looking to see if a trivia trope exist for the following: an episode that was released to the public, but was then withdrawn. The reason being for the Hanazuki page, but I think there was also a case for a certain predecessor and maybe Pokémon (and given the realization below, Steven Universe)

    Its not Banned Episode, though Pokemon would have some overlap with that, I'm not certain if its Missing Episode either because MLP's case had reaired "The Last Roundup" with certain edits, and I have a feeling the Hanazuki episode in question would return in about a month (Plus Hanazuki isn't syndicated yet)

    EDIT: Unfortunately I feel victim to You Keep Using That Word (with that word being "redacted"). In hindsight the proper term should had been Withdrawn. Reply

      uh, bump?

      I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "redacted". The word basically means "edited for publication"—usually in the sense of removing sensitive information. Are you looking for a censorship trope of some sort? But it sounds like you're talking about something being withdrawn rather than redacted.

      Actually. Now that I think about it, "withdrawn" makes more sense. I though the term redacted would had been appropriate given its use in documents where the information was withdrawn (like in SCP Foundation) but I am looking for an trope covering episodes that was removed after release and possibly returning to public at a later date.

      I'll edit the OP and title to make that clearer

      Missing Episode: An episode of a regular series which, for some reason, is not included when the series is shown in syndication (or is sometimes pulled when the series is first run and then shown in syndication or is never shown in syndication at all) does it fit

      In hindsight yes, I apologize for missing that.

      as for the leak thing you should check threads about it, http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14565301830A26170600&page=91
  • 0 Nov 23rd, 2016 at 5:05PM
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    Have you ever noticed how the more angry and opinionated someone is, the less they know what they're talking about? (If we can have a page for Fan Dumb then we can have a page for this.) Reply
  • 0 Nov 4th, 2016 at 4:04AM
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    Hi All, Do we have a definition of a youtube or other online FAN HIGHLIGHT (sports or other) such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2RxpsS639I ? Thank you PW Reply
  • 0 Oct 24th, 2016 at 4:04PM
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    What sort of trope relates to a character mistaking what he saw or observe when it was obviously wrong? In my page's case, the main character easily mistook his classmate's height being almost the same when the latter was one whole foot shorter than the former. The classmate pointed out the main character's mistake. And no, the main character doesn't have bad eye-sight; rather, he is good in observations and descriptions. Reply
  • 0 Sep 26th, 2016 at 3:03AM
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    Someone (e.g. Jeffy from Super Mario Logan) does a mistake and becomes an Idiot Houdini for doing it, while someone else (e.g. Mario from the same show) is blamed for doing the same thing despite not doing it, and is directed at by Laser-Guided Karma, resulting in the whole world being changed. Reply
  • 0 Sep 25th, 2016 at 4:04PM
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    I'm working on examples for the Hydraulic Press Channel again. In some videos, the host says, before potentially pressing something dangerous, that he'll have to set up an extremely complicated remote control system to operate his hydraulic press safely. This remote control system is revealed to be a strap tied to the handle that lowers the press.

    It's probably some kind of humor trope, but that index is huuuuuge and I'm not familiar with much of it. Reply
  • 1 Aug 17th, 2016 at 8:08AM
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    Lastest Reply: 17th Aug, 2016 07:03:09 PM
    I'm trying to find some tropes my OCs fit in for my original series, and the descriptions I am giving you are extremely brief. For example, the main character is the daughter of the general of the royal army, and her mother died during childbirth. She has blue hair and violet eyes, and controls one of the most important powers in the story. She is bisexual. She is related to the major villain of the story, and her powers are very unstable. Reply
  • 1 Aug 15th, 2016 at 7:07AM
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    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2016 10:58:38 AM
    Example: In the Super Mario Logan episode "Mario's Hobo Problem!", whoever sees Shrek's big poopy toilet mess in the bathroom (except for Shrek himself and the titular homeless man) gets highly disgusted, freaks out and is unable to speak. Reply
  • 2 Aug 10th, 2016 at 9:09PM
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    Lastest Reply: 11th Aug, 2016 06:28:04 AM
    Where there are lighting issues in between shots, suggesting one is shot in the day and the other at night? Specifically in Stranger Things episode 3. Reply

      Hollywood Darkness?

      It's so common in B movies and cheaper productions in general that it could almost be a subtrope of Hollywood Darkness, where Day for Night shooting is done poorly. Not much attention is paid to continuity, so even after editing the light levels and blue tint will vary wildly between shots and even in reverse shots of the same scene.
  • 0 Apr 26th, 2016 at 4:04AM
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    Is there a trope for a character who is absent in one episode where he/she is also indirectly mentioned as another name? Take for instance Super Mario Logan, where in "The Alien!" Hansel refers to "cheeseburger man", which is what he calls Mario, who doesn't appear in the video, and in "Jeffy's Homework!" Mario mentions a doctor saying his brain got hemorrhaged, which may be possible that the Brooklyn Guy could be the doctor being mentioned. Reply
  • 1 Apr 19th, 2016 at 5:05PM
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    Lastest Reply: 20th Apr, 2016 05:44:45 PM
    Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

    Example: In the Super Mario Logan episode "The Purge!", Bowser kicks Joseph and Cody out because he believes they might kill him and his son due to all crimes being legal during the Purge, and he does the same for Chef Pee Pee as well. This causes Pee Pee to team up with the Brooklyn Criminal and his Terrible Trio to kill them, specifically Junior. Reply
  • 1 Apr 10th, 2016 at 4:04PM
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    Lastest Reply: 11th Apr, 2016 02:49:32 AM
    What is the trope for a character getting hit on the head severely enough to have a concussion or hemorrhage? (It doesn't have to be Tap on the Head, since that trope is about a character getting knocked out in the head.) Reply
  • 3 Mar 21st, 2016 at 3:03PM
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    Lastest Reply: 22nd Mar, 2016 09:32:09 AM
    A lonely guy goes on the Internet and accesses Craigslist. One Gilligan Cut later the girl in question is a hardcore Dominatrix.

    • Supernews: The Craigslist genie: After giving a guy plenty of misfortune when all he intended was to sell his couch. The genie invokes this, claiming her to be a hooker.
    • Family Guy: Played straight with Mistress Vieda in "Encyclopedia Griffin".