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* Megan from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' calls her brothers "boobs" at least OnceAnEpisode.


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* Megan from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' calls her brothers "boobs" at least OnceAnEpisode.

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* An episode of ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' opens with a Girl Scout troop being told to pick the "gayest" color they can for their current project. The viewer is momentarily shocked, and then it becomes clear we're in a flashback to the 1950s.


* The ethnic term "Polack", as used in ''AllInTheFamily'', which was one of Archie Bunker's derisive nicknames for Mike Stivic, his Polish-American son-in-law, was formerly used in Shakespeare's time as a relatively inoffensive term for an inhabitant of Poland, as compared to its now archaic, outdated usage in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':

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* The ethnic term "Polack", as used in ''AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', which was one of Archie Bunker's derisive nicknames for Mike Stivic, his Polish-American son-in-law, was formerly used in Shakespeare's time as a relatively inoffensive term for an inhabitant of Poland, as compared to its now archaic, outdated usage in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':

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* The phrase "tossed salads" is used ''twice'' in the ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' theme.


->'''Bill Lord:''' You were here and in the motorcade as it left Love Field. Can you describe to us what happened?
->'''Bob Clark:''' Yes, I believe we have some more film coming up of the start of the motorcade from the airport. The rather long journey down into downtown Dallas. This was a gay scene... throughout the entire distance.

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->'''Bill -->'''Bill Lord:''' You were here and in the motorcade as it left Love Field. Can you describe to us what happened?
->'''Bob -->'''Bob Clark:''' Yes, I believe we have some more film coming up of the start of the motorcade from the airport. The rather long journey down into downtown Dallas. This was a gay scene... throughout the entire distance.


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* The ethnic term "Polack", as used in ''AllInTheFamily'', which was one of Archie Bunker's derisive nicknames for Mike Stivic, his Polish-American son-in-law, was formerly used in Shakespeare's time as a relatively inoffensive term for an inhabitant of Poland, as compared to its now archaic, outdated usage in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':
-->'''Captain''' [''of Prince Fortinbras's army, preparing to invade Poland'']: We go to gain a little patch of ground that hath no profit in it but the name. To pay five ducats, five, I would not farm it; Nor will it yield to Norway or the Pole a ranker rate, should it be sold in fee.\\
'''Hamlet''': Why, then the Polack will never defend it.

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** Jones's descriptions of fighting the Hun often involved "sticking it right up them!"

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* In ''Series/CrankYankers'', featuring crank-calling puppets, after each basket scored on Niles Standish's basketball team, the Las Vegas Showman, they have to cheer, "Hurrah, hurrah, what fine chaps we are. What a gay occasion."


* The episode "Wordplay" of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' has an interesting twist on this trope, where within a day all words suddenly change their meaning, leaving the main character with a garbled vocabulary, invoking this trope with every word.

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* The episode "Wordplay" of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' has an interesting twist on this trope, where within a day all words suddenly change their meaning, leaving the main character with a garbled vocabulary, invoking this trope with every word.


* ''Series/HellOnWheels'': Brigham Young uses the term "Jack Mormon" in reference to Eva, who says she'd been raised Mormon but no longer practices the religion. However, this is it's modern meaning (an inactive or lapsed Mormon), while in the 1800s the term means someone friendly towards Mormons or Mormonism.

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* ''Series/HellOnWheels'': Brigham Young uses the term "Jack Mormon" in reference to Eva, who says she'd been raised Mormon but no longer practices the religion. However, this is it's its modern meaning (an inactive or lapsed Mormon), while in the 1800s the term means someone friendly towards Mormons or Mormonism.


** Lets just say it comes up a lot. A lot of the features and shorts they riff come are decades older than the show.

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** Lets Let's just say it comes up a lot. A lot of the features and shorts they riff come are decades older than the show.

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** In the episode where Fran thinks Niles is a serial killer, she has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82NuUC8WBko this]] ImagineSpot.

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* In an episode of ''Series/DesigningWomen'' where Suzanne reconnects with an old friend she doesn't realize is a lesbian, her friend comments on none of her other old friends wanting to keep in touch since she came out. After she leaves, Suzanne says, "So what if she's the world's oldest debutante?"


* Parodied wonderfully in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtaPaQwSQPA this]] ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' sketch.

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* Parodied wonderfully in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtaPaQwSQPA this]] ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' sketch.sketch, where Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie complain that "gay" used to be such a lovely word, but it's now ruined... then say the same about other words like "poofy", "arse bandit" and even "homosexual".
-->'''Hugh:''' But now, of course...\\
'''Stephen:''' Nowadays...\\
'''Hugh:''' People think you mean homosexual.\\
'''Stephen:''' Right! And there's another one.\\
'''Hugh:''' Yeah.\\
'''Stephen:''' When was the last time you could use the word homosexual in its proper context?\\
'''Hugh:''' Right, and it's such a lovely word.\\
'''Stephen:''' Oh, it's one of the great words.\\
'''Hugh:''' "My word, Jane," I used to say to my wife, "the garden's looking very homosexual this morning."


* The song "Lick a Lolly" from ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' probably didn't raise too many eyebrows in the '70s, but modern viewers tend to hear a... less child-friendly subtext. The fact that the performers are adults in childlike costume doesn't help.

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* The song "Lick a Lolly" from ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' probably didn't raise too many eyebrows in the '70s, but modern viewers tend to hear a... less child-friendly subtext. The fact that the performers are adults in childlike costume doesn't help.

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