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10:07:20 AM Sep 21st 2014
This might be an example, but it doesn't seem to include the "cut to" part of the trope:

  • In Lysistrata, the title character tells the Greek women that she has a way to end the war. One of the women says she'll do anything, just anything. L. says, "We have to stop sleeping with our men." "Anything but THAT!" Which makes this Older Than Feudalism.
05:36:33 PM Dec 29th 2011
I would suggest that a character doing something that is not what someone else suggested (Like Riggs telling the whole police force about Murtaugh on ther toilet, or Marty getting a crazy outfit after Doc tells him to get something inconspicuous) is really different from the true Gilligan cut like from Twister where a character repeated swears that they will not do something and then the next cut is them doing it. After al, it isn't like Riggs repeatedly promised to keep it quiet, or Marty said he would get something inconspicuous. It was just one character not listening to another

Similar, yes, but there is a distinction that should be made with a separate category
11:46:38 PM Nov 23rd 2011
This needs to be written as an example. Examples should be standalone and we gain nothing by citing one show referring to another rather than just providing the details directly.

  • F Troop. See Freakazoid under Western Animation.

06:43:02 PM Sep 9th 2011
edited by lightning37
This trope is just weird...and kinda stupid. (cut) This is the greatest, funniest trope in the history of the world and totally not because it was the first one.
02:38:39 PM May 26th 2011
This was history in the making right here.

(sheds a solitary tear)
12:39:31 PM Feb 28th 2011
What happened to the "Troper's historical notice"? Was it removed by consensus, admins, or just one troper?
11:48:34 AM Apr 2nd 2011
I think it's just that it was part of the old discussion, so when the format changed it was archived. But I'd agree with having a historical signpost to say that this is where TV Tropes was founded. Strike the earth!
02:18:32 PM Sep 28th 2010
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It's nice to see this trope being the first one, since it's one of the first I would think of too. But was it always named Gilligan Cut?
03:36:53 PM Sep 28th 2010
10:20:45 PM Aug 22nd 2012
Gilligan Cut is a stupid name. Darn you, Grandfather Clause and sentimental nostalgia. I don't even realize it's a reference to Gilligan's Island is, I'm so freaking young.
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