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* AdaptationDecay: {{In-universe}}. By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.

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* AdaptationDecay: {{In-universe}}.{{InUniverse}}. By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.


''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by Creator/GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who refuses to tell a lie. So when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".

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''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by Creator/GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who eighth-grade football player, refuses to tell a lie. So lie, so when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. In detention, Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the school play, which happens to be the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".


* BrutalHonesty: Anything that Wallace himself says comes off as this.

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* BrutalHonesty: Anything that Wallace himself says comes off as this. This is why he gets in trouble for his book report, because he says that he doesn't like the book.



** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then ''explodes''.]]

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** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then his dummy ''explodes''.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Mr. Fogelman decides that a kid who doesn't agree with him about a book, despite technically completing the assignment, should be put in detention until he writes a book report that shows he likes the book.
** The reason why [[spoiler:Dylan]] was sabotaging the rehearsals was because [[spoiler:Wallace was giving up football practice to voluntarily work with the play.]]



* EasilyForgiven: When Rachel finds out from her parents that [[spoiler:Dylan was the one sabotaging her play, and they ground him for "twenty years". In response, she brings a box of weird stuff to his room so that he won't get bored.]]



* NotSoAboveItAll: Mr. Fogelman starts getting into the show's rewrites when he's able to play music for it. He still won't change Wallace's grade, however.



* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]

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* TotallyRadical: Wallace's edits involve using rap lyrics and words like "jive".
* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]] It ends up being meaningless since she finds out from her parents.]]
* YouAreGrounded: Despite [[spoiler: Wallace's lie, Dylan's parents find out what he did]] and ground him for twenty years.


''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who refuses to tell a lie. So when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".

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''No More Dead Dogs'' is a novel by GordonKorman.Creator/GordonKorman. It's about an eighth-grade football player, [[RepetitiveName Wallace Wallace]], who refuses to tell a lie. So when he is asked by his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, to review "Old Shep, My Pal", he gives it a scathing review. Mr. Fogelman gives him an incomplete and holds him in detention until it's completed. Wallace is forced to attend rehearsals for the stage version of "Old Shep, My Pal".


* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]
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* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]
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** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then ''[[IncendiaryExponent ex]][[DiabolusExMachina pl]][[CrowningMomentOfAwesome od]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny es]]''.]]

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** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the play when [[spoiler:Old Shep survives what he died from in the book, then ''[[IncendiaryExponent ex]][[DiabolusExMachina pl]][[CrowningMomentOfAwesome od]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny es]]''.''explodes''.]]

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* BeigeProse: ''Old Shep, My Pal'' prior to Wallace's edits. Sample line: "I'm afraid your beloved pet has expired."


* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a WhiteLie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then wonders what the hell made him do that.]]

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* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a WhiteLie white lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then he wonders what the hell made him do that.]]


* AccidentalHero - Wallace, due to the touchdown incident.

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* AccidentalHero - AccidentalHero: Wallace, due to the touchdown incident.






* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a White Lie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then wonders what the hell made him do that.]]

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* WillNotTellALie: Wallace. [[spoiler: until Until the end of the book when he tells Rachel a White Lie WhiteLie so she won't find out that her little brother was the one behind the sabotage. Then wonders what the hell made him do that.]]


* DeathByNewberyMedal: Discussed by Wallace in regards to "Old Shep, My Pal".
-->'''Wallace''': "Pick up any book with a dog and an award sticker on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down."

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* DeathByNewberyMedal: Discussed by Wallace in regards to "Old Shep, My Pal".
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-->'''Wallace''': "Pick Pick up any book with a dog and an award sticker on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down."


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** Rachel is constantly writing letters to JuliaRoberts, as a sort of diary. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, Julia writes back.]]

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** Rachel is constantly writing letters to JuliaRoberts, Creator/JuliaRoberts, as a sort of diary. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, Julia writes back.]]


* ChekhovsGun: Coach Wrigley's tape of last year's post-championship game celebration [[spoiler:is used to catch the play's saboteur]].

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Coach Wrigley's tape of last year's post-championship game celebration [[spoiler:is used to catch the play's saboteur]].saboteur]].
** Rachel is constantly writing letters to JuliaRoberts, as a sort of diary. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, Julia writes back.]]


* AccidentalHero - Wallace, due to the touchdown incident

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* AccidentalHero - Wallace, due to the touchdown incidentincident.
* AdaptationDecay: {{In-universe}}. By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.
** ''And How!'' The improved version includes [[spoiler:a rapper, the cast on rollerskates, a band called The Dead Mangoes, a moped disguised to look like a motorcycle, and a stuffed dog on a remote control car.]]



* PragmaticAdaptation: By the end of the book, the production of "Old Shep, My Pal" is almost nothing like the original script, thanks to Wallace's improvements.
** ''And How!'' The improved version includes a rapper, the cast on rollerskates, a band called The Dead Mangoes, a moped, and a stuffed dog on a remote control car [[spoiler: that bursts into flames]].

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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: When Trudi begs Wallace to hang out with her on the weekend, he tells her he has to rake the lawn, and thus plans to do so. Unfortunately, she takes this as an invitation, and invites the entire drama team to rake it with him. Though, that may not have been a bad thing, seeing as the job got finished in record time.

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