Just For Fun X Meets Y Discussion

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KoopaKid17
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09:22:26 PM Sep 4th 2016
Revisiting this three and a half years later. It should be important to have both works come first for the comparison. Take the Inspector Gadget example for instance. It's described as RoboCop meets Maxwell Smart. The former didn't exist in 1983 when Inspector Gadget came out. Would The Six Million Dollar Man make more sense to fit the mold?
Akriloth2160
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03:41:02 PM Mar 7th 2013
edited by Akriloth2160
Since this tends to come up on occasion, is it really a problem if you include a work that came after the work you're comparing it to, such as saying Mortal Kombat has flavours of Stargate and Game Of Thrones despite the latter two coming out afterwards?
88
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08:40:29 PM Jun 20th 2012
Is it just me, or is less of a 'trope' and more a case of trivia? Even if creators of something planned to do it by combining two (or however) other things, its rarely outright stated. And even so, it shouldn't really be on the show/movie/book's page, unless its clearly being lampshaded, or someone's using this in-universe to describe something else-which does happen.
StongRadd
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09:17:26 PM Feb 16th 2011
We need a page for examples on This Very Wiki.
ued199
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06:52:33 AM Jun 4th 2010
real life characters should be included ex. Ahmadinejad is Idi Amin meets Saddam
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