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09:09:17 AM Jul 30th 2014
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I feel like that "My Pretty Seahorse" and "The Racing Mule" were recycled from "Frankenjockey", an episode of a cartoon called Gravedale High, which is weird since 1) It has not aired in the U.S. since it's 13-episode run in 1990, and 2) it was a cartoon on NBC.
06:49:01 PM May 4th 2011
It seems like every Nickelodeon teen show has at least one episode where a girl is acting in a play where her character has to kiss a guy who isn't her boyfriend, and the boyfriend gets all jealous.
03:39:02 PM Oct 1st 2011
The original Charlie's Angels episode (To Kill an Angel) reused a script from The Mod Squad (Cricket) and, though I haven't seen either in decades, I'm pretty sure it was more than a case of similar premise. Pretty sure the production team/writers were overlapping.
01:27:46 PM Sep 12th 2010
Didn't the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home use the basic script as Star Trek The Motion Picture, which itself took its script from the Star Trek Episode "The Changeling"?
03:43:28 PM Sep 12th 2010
This trope isn't about similar premises, but almost identical scripts. TMP and "The Changeling" had pretty similar premises, but the scripts were different enough that they shouldn't be here. STIV is further still.

(Yeah, a lot of examples might not follow the above rule - the examples are a mess right now.)
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