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** Shylock in ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' is often considered one of the most famous examples of the GreedyJew. While he is indeed a villainous Jewish money-lender, and certainly greedy, his primary motivation in the play is not greed but desire for revenge, to the point where he refuses to spare Antonio's life in exchange for three times the amount Antonio owes him. Also, while Shylock is probably the best-known character in the play, he is [[IAmNotShazam not the titular merchant]]; the title refers to Antonio.

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* Music/AFlockOfSeagulls is known for two things: [[OneHitWonder ''I Ran (So Far Away)'']] and Mike Scores' [[EightiesHair hairstyle]]. However the ''I Ran'' video never featured the haircut, despite being by far their most known.

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* Music/AFlockOfSeagulls is known for two things: [[OneHitWonder ''I Ran (So Far Away)'']] and Mike Scores' [[EightiesHair hairstyle]]. However the ''I Ran'' "I Ran" video never featured the haircut, despite being by far their most best known.


* All of Music/GreenDay's songs are exactly the same, right? Not so. This stems from the fact that in their 90s discography, they had a tendency to overuse ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, particularly on ''Dookie.'' In actuality, the band works in two-album cycles with songs and sounds that sound similar to each other. The fact that they actually worked to expand their sound by 1997 on ''Nimrod'', then diversified their sound ''a lot'' on ''Warning'' really cements this. Any actual fan of them will tell you this. In terms of their range expanding, they have ''Warning,'' ''American Idiot,'' and ''21st Century Breakdown'' to really show their range musically, not even counting their side projects, The Network, New Wave, and The Foxboro Hottubs, Garage Rock. In fact, their 2012 album trilogy really shows off their range quite nicely, with Power Pop and Pop Punk indicative of their early albums, the Punk and Garage Rock of their middle albums, then the more stadium-oriented and political music of the two albums before the trilogy.

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* All of Music/GreenDay's songs are exactly the same, right? Not so. This stems from the fact that in their 90s discography, they had a tendency to overuse ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, particularly on ''Dookie.'' ''Music/{{Dookie}}''. In actuality, the band works in two-album cycles with songs and sounds that sound similar to each other. The fact that they actually worked to expand their sound by 1997 on ''Nimrod'', ''Music/{{Nimrod}}'', then diversified their sound ''a lot'' on ''Warning'' ''Music/{{Warning}}'' really cements this. Any actual fan of them the band will tell you this. In terms of their range expanding, they have ''Warning,'' ''American Idiot,'' ''Warning'', ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', and ''21st Century Breakdown'' ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'' to really show their range musically, not even counting their side projects, The Network, New Wave, Network (NewWaveMusic) and The Foxboro Hottubs, Garage Rock.Hottubs (GarageRock). In fact, their 2012 album trilogy really shows off their range quite nicely, with Power Pop and Pop Punk indicative of their early albums, the Punk and Garage Rock of their middle albums, then the more stadium-oriented and political music of the two albums before the trilogy.



* Music/MyChemicalRomance is often cited as '''''the''''' {{Emo}} band, even though the members have pretty consistently said that they consider their music PopPunk and AlternativeRock, and they generally spurned the "Emo" label. Only their first album ''You Brought Me Your Bullets, I Brought You My Love'' could really be classified as a straight example of Emo music, and that one was made when the band was (by their own admission) [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness still trying to figure out their sound]]; by the time they had become widely-known with ''Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge'', they had almost entirely abandoned it in favor of a more fast-faced, upbeat pop sound with occasional GothicHorror-inspired lyrics. Most of their Emo reputation comes from their breakout hit "Helena", which was often called an Emo song because of its rather depressing lyrics, and because its music video featured a funeral procession; but that was because it was originally written as a tribute to Gerard and Mikey's deceased grandmother, whose name was "Elena".

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* Music/MyChemicalRomance is often cited as '''''the''''' ''the'' {{Emo}} band, even though the members have pretty consistently said that they consider their music PopPunk and AlternativeRock, and they generally spurned the "Emo" label. Only their first album ''You Brought Me Your Bullets, I Brought You My Love'' could really be classified as a straight example of Emo music, and that one was made when the band was (by their own admission) [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness still trying to figure out their sound]]; by the time they had become widely-known with ''Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge'', they had almost entirely abandoned it in favor of a more fast-faced, upbeat pop sound with occasional GothicHorror-inspired lyrics. Most of their Emo reputation comes from their breakout hit "Helena", which was often called an Emo song because of its rather depressing lyrics, and because its music video featured a funeral procession; but that was because it was originally written as a tribute to Gerard and Mikey's deceased grandmother, whose name was "Elena".


* Music/{{Genesis}} was once a cool ProgressiveRock band with an inventive, creative sound under the guidance of lead singer Music/PeterGabriel. Then Gabriel left, and drummer Music/PhilCollins took over as lead singer, and that was the end of that. Collins prefers wimpy adult contemporary that does its best not to offend anyone, including straight love ballads that sound like cheesy Music/MichaelBolton ripoffs, so that's all Genesis' music became. Except that's not true at all. It might be true of Collins's solo material, but while Genesis definitely became more commercial and radio-friendly, that was already happening before Gabriel left, and Collins was not at all the ringleader in that regard. Not to mention it wasn't all cheesy 80's synth and love ballads. At their most commercial, Genesis put out the hard-rock protest anthem "Land of Confusion", the superbly creepy "Mama", the attack on hypocritical religious leaders "Jesus He Knows Me", the domestic-abuse-themed "No Son of Mine" and the ''Film/BladeRunner''-inspired "Tonight Tonight Tonight".
* Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" still regularly gets mentioned as the first pop promo vid. It wasn't, by quite a way, though it may have been the moment at which the medium [[GrowingTheBeard Grew The Beard]].
* The much-publicized clip of Music/MileyCyrus gyrating on Robin Thicke at the 2013 Creator/{{MTV}} Video Music Awards may have led to "[[ShakingTheRump twerk]]" becoming a household word overnight, but anyone who actually knew the term "twerking" before that night will know full well that that's ''not'' what Cyrus was doing in the clip. The dance move that she did onstage during Thicke's performance of "Blurred Lines" would be more accurately described as "grinding".

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* Music/{{Genesis}} was once a cool ProgressiveRock band with an inventive, creative sound under the guidance of lead singer Music/PeterGabriel. Then Gabriel left, and drummer Music/PhilCollins took over as lead singer, and that was the end of that. Collins prefers wimpy adult contemporary that does its best not to offend anyone, including straight love ballads that sound like cheesy Music/MichaelBolton ripoffs, so that's all Genesis' music became. Except that's not true at all. It might be true of Collins's solo material, but while Genesis definitely became more commercial and radio-friendly, that was already happening before Gabriel left, and Collins was not at all the ringleader in that regard. Not to mention it wasn't all cheesy 80's synth and love ballads. At their most commercial, Genesis put out the hard-rock protest ProtestSong anthem "Land of Confusion", the superbly creepy "Mama", the attack on hypocritical religious leaders "Jesus He Knows Me", the domestic-abuse-themed DomesticAbuse-themed "No Son of Mine" and the ''Film/BladeRunner''-inspired "Tonight Tonight Tonight".
* Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" still regularly gets mentioned as the first pop promo vid.music video. It wasn't, by quite a way, though it may have been the moment at which the medium [[GrowingTheBeard Grew The Beard]].
* The much-publicized clip of Music/MileyCyrus gyrating on Robin Thicke Music/RobinThicke at the 2013 Creator/{{MTV}} Video Music Awards may have led to "[[ShakingTheRump twerk]]" becoming a household word overnight, but anyone who actually knew the term "twerking" before that night will know full well that that's ''not'' what Cyrus was doing in the clip. The dance move that she did onstage during Thicke's performance of "Blurred Lines" would be more accurately described as "grinding".


* Music/WeirdAlYankovic writes more than just parodies of specific songs. In fact his albums have almost as many (if not more) original songs (as well as, [[OncePerEpisode usually]], a polka medley) as they do direct parodies. Most of these songs parody the ''style'' of an artist, but not any song specifically. Also, "Weird Al" Yankovic is not the only artist to do parodies, but many (unofficial) music downloading sites incorrectly list Yankovic (many times spelled as Yankovich) as the performer of nearly every parody available for download, even if it's obviously sung by a woman. There's even a "Not by Al" website listing the parodies he's been incorrectly associated with. Less people might think this now due to the rising popularity of song parodies on Website/YouTube.
* Music/{{Genesis}} was once a cool Prog Rock band with an inventive, creative sound under the guidance of lead singer Music/PeterGabriel. Then Gabriel left, and drummer Music/PhilCollins took over as lead singer, and that was the end of that. Collins prefers wimpy adult contemporary that does its best not to offend anyone, including straight love ballads that sound like cheesy Music/MichaelBolton ripoffs, so that's all Genesis' music became. Except that's not true at all. It might be true of Collins's solo material, but while Genesis definitely became more commercial and radio-friendly, that was already happening before Gabriel left, and Collins was not at all the ringleader in that regard. Not to mention it wasn't all cheesy 80's synth and love ballads. At their most commercial, Genesis put out the hard-rock protest anthem "Land of Confusion", the superbly creepy "Mama", the attack on hypocritical religious leaders "Jesus He Knows Me", the domestic-abuse-themed "No Son of Mine" and the ''BladeRunner''-inspired "Tonight Tonight Tonight".

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic writes more than just parodies of specific songs. In fact his albums have almost as many (if not more) original songs (as well as, [[OncePerEpisode usually]], a polka medley) as they do direct parodies. Most of these songs parody the ''style'' ''[[InTheStyleOf style]]'' of an artist, but not any song specifically. Also, "Weird Al" Yankovic is not the only artist to do parodies, but many (unofficial) music downloading sites incorrectly list Yankovic (many times spelled as Yankovich) as the performer of nearly every parody available for download, even if it's obviously sung by a woman. There's even a "Not by Al" website listing the parodies he's been incorrectly associated with. Less people might think this now due to the rising popularity of song parodies on Website/YouTube.
* Music/{{Genesis}} was once a cool Prog Rock ProgressiveRock band with an inventive, creative sound under the guidance of lead singer Music/PeterGabriel. Then Gabriel left, and drummer Music/PhilCollins took over as lead singer, and that was the end of that. Collins prefers wimpy adult contemporary that does its best not to offend anyone, including straight love ballads that sound like cheesy Music/MichaelBolton ripoffs, so that's all Genesis' music became. Except that's not true at all. It might be true of Collins's solo material, but while Genesis definitely became more commercial and radio-friendly, that was already happening before Gabriel left, and Collins was not at all the ringleader in that regard. Not to mention it wasn't all cheesy 80's synth and love ballads. At their most commercial, Genesis put out the hard-rock protest anthem "Land of Confusion", the superbly creepy "Mama", the attack on hypocritical religious leaders "Jesus He Knows Me", the domestic-abuse-themed "No Son of Mine" and the ''BladeRunner''-inspired ''Film/BladeRunner''-inspired "Tonight Tonight Tonight".


** The Crypton Future Media Vocaloids aren't the "main chatacters" of Vocaloid, nor are the other corporations' Vocaloids "support" characters for this group. While heavily promoted, the Crypton Vocaloids are merely a few out of many voicebanks. Gumi and Gackpo aren't Crypton creations either; they're from Internet Co, Ltd.

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** The Crypton Future Media Vocaloids aren't the "main chatacters" characters" of Vocaloid, nor are the other corporations' Vocaloids "support" characters for this group. While heavily promoted, the Crypton Vocaloids are merely a few out of many voicebanks. Gumi and Gackpo aren't Crypton creations either; they're from Internet Co, Ltd.


** And "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is what Music/JohnLennon's young son titled his drawing, not a thinly veiled LSD reference (the original drawing can be found on Google Images). Bandmate Music/PaulMcCartney later suggested that it actually was about the drug, but Lennon constantly denied it.
* The Norwergian band Nightcore is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for {{Nightcore}}, a type of SpeedyTechnoRemake involving speeding up slow dance/techno/trance songs to turn them into much faster and upbeat "nightcore versions". The group Nightcore [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny never actually did this]]; the name is simply a reference to their prominence as one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of the Happy Hardcore variety of EDM- which is what the typical "Nightcore version" of a song ends up sounding like.

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** And "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is what Music/JohnLennon's young son Julian titled his drawing, not a thinly veiled LSD reference (the original drawing can be found on Google Images). Bandmate Music/PaulMcCartney later suggested that it actually was about the drug, but Lennon constantly denied it.
* The Norwergian Norwegian band Nightcore is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for {{Nightcore}}, a type of SpeedyTechnoRemake involving speeding up slow dance/techno/trance songs to turn them into much faster and upbeat "nightcore versions". The group Nightcore [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny never actually did this]]; the name is simply a reference to their prominence as one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of the Happy Hardcore variety of EDM- which is what the typical "Nightcore version" of a song ends up sounding like.



* Everyone knows that "Louie Louie" was the filthiest, most obscene song you could commonly hear on the radio (before such controversy caused people to lash out against it, including an [[https://www.npr.org/2015/05/02/403623915/louie-louie-indecipherable-or-indecent-an-fbi-investigation FBI investigation]] that finally released an 1100-page report concluding that they couldn't tell if there were any harmful effects to "Louie, Louie" or not, because they couldn't understand the words). In fact, it's just a [[TheUnintelligible completely unintelligible]] telling of a simple story. The creators themselves have gotten into screaming matches with fans over what the lyrics "allegedly" are.

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* Everyone knows that The Kingsmen's version of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie" was the filthiest, most obscene song you could commonly hear on the radio (before such controversy caused people to lash out against it, including an [[https://www.npr.org/2015/05/02/403623915/louie-louie-indecipherable-or-indecent-an-fbi-investigation FBI investigation]] that finally released an 1100-page report concluding that they couldn't tell if there were any harmful effects to "Louie, Louie" or not, because they couldn't understand the words). In fact, it's just a [[TheUnintelligible completely unintelligible]] telling of a simple story.story about a sailor looking forward to reuniting with his girlfriend. The creators themselves have gotten into screaming matches with fans over what the lyrics "allegedly" are.


* Despite it being disproven for years, there are still people who are convinced that "Puff The Magic Dragon" is nothing but a long, badly-hidden drug reference, as is Music/BobDylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" (RefrainFromAssuming: "Everybody Must Get Stoned").

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* Despite it being disproven for years, there are still people who are convinced that "Puff The Magic Dragon" "Music/PuffTheMagicDragon" is nothing but a long, badly-hidden drug reference, as is Music/BobDylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" (RefrainFromAssuming: "Everybody Must Get Stoned").Stoned"). There are similarly incorrect but persistent rumors about Music/JimiHendrix's "Purple Haze" and Music/TheBeatles' ("[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds]]").


** There's a lot of confusion on how Kovu is related to his mother and siblings. He's usually pinned as Zira's biological son and often as Vitani's twin. WordOfGod, as revealed on Facebook, is that Zira adopted him.

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** There's a lot of confusion on how Kovu is related to his mother and siblings. He's usually pinned as Zira's biological son and often as Vitani's twin. WordOfGod, as revealed on Facebook, Website/{{Facebook}}, is that Zira adopted him.


* ''WebOriginal/TheRugratsTheory'' isn't nearly as [[InsaneEqualsViolent violent]] or "creepy" as fanart and derivatives make it seem. It deals with dark themes, such as child loss and drug addiction, but it's mainly about a mentally ill child who has trouble deciphering reality from hallucination. The one violent thing Angelica does is hit Dil, resulting in his ChildhoodBrainDamage and {{Cloudcuckoolander}} personality in ''All Grown Up''.

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* ''WebOriginal/TheRugratsTheory'' isn't nearly as [[InsaneEqualsViolent violent]] or "creepy" as fanart and derivatives make it seem. It deals with dark themes, such as child loss and drug addiction, but it's mainly about a mentally ill child who has trouble deciphering reality from hallucination. The one violent thing Angelica does is hit Dil, resulting in his ChildhoodBrainDamage and {{Cloudcuckoolander}} personality in ''All Grown Up''.''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.


* The opening lines of Music/RitchieValens' "La Bamba" are not just catchy nonsense sung to a beat. The opening lyrics are ''"Para bailar la Bamba"'', which means ''"To dance the Bamba..."''. Of course, to listeners who don't speak Spanish, the line sounds uncannily like ''"La-la-la-la-la Bamba"''.

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* The opening lines of Music/RitchieValens' "La Bamba" are not just catchy nonsense sung to a beat. The opening lyrics are ''"Para bailar la Bamba"'', which means ''"To dance the Bamba..."''. Of course, to listeners who don't speak Spanish, the line sounds uncannily like ''"La-la-la-la-la ''"[[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein La-la-la-la-la]] Bamba"''.


* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''[[https://forums.serebii.net/threads/lucki.105650/ Lucki]]'' is famous for having received nothing but mindless praise from its reviewers despite having a MarySue as its protagonist, and no one suspecting a thing, cheering her on even as her conduct gets worse and worse, until the final chapter where the world comes to an end as a direct result of her indigence, at which point the author revealed the main character was a Sue all along and castigated the reviewers for having fallen for it just because she lost a few battles. Except that the part about the story getting mindless praise is only really true after chapter six or so. Before then, a few reviewers pointed out issues they saw and warned the author that Lucki could become a Sue if she were not careful, even if none of the reviews went into detailed constructive criticism up to the authorís ordinary standards. The reason the critical reviews dropped off is because most competent writers arenít going to sit through six chapters of mediocre writing with a cliche plot, leaving only the inexperienced reviewers left, so only those who ''kept reading to the end'' ó a minority of the readership ó were fooled.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''[[https://forums.serebii.net/threads/lucki.105650/ Lucki]]'' is famous for having received nothing but mindless praise from its reviewers despite having a MarySue as its protagonist, and no one suspecting a thing, cheering her on even as her conduct gets worse and worse, until the final chapter where the world comes to an end as a direct result of her indigence, inconsideration, at which point the author revealed the main character was a Sue all along and castigated the reviewers for having fallen for it just because she lost a few battles. Except that the part about the story getting mindless praise is only really true after chapter six or so. Before then, a few reviewers pointed out issues they saw and warned the author that Lucki could become a Sue if she were not careful, even if none of the reviews went into detailed constructive criticism up to the authorís ordinary standards. The reason the critical reviews dropped off is because most competent writers arenít going to sit through six chapters of mediocre writing with a cliche plot, leaving only the inexperienced reviewers left, so only those who ''kept reading to the end'' ó a minority of the readership ó were fooled.


In TV, there are some things that ''everyone'' knows. Well, sorta. As it turns out, people as a whole know less than they think they do. Casual viewers of a series will often come away with their fair share of mistakes. Such fallacies are often used by [[FanDumb real true fans]] as a yardstick of the difference between themselves and the masses.

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In TV, there There are some things that ''everyone'' knows. Well, sorta. As it turns out, people as a whole know less than they think they do. Casual viewers of a series will often come away with their fair share of mistakes. Such fallacies are often used by [[FanDumb real true fans]] fans as a yardstick of the difference between themselves and the masses.


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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Marcie and Peppermint Patty being a couple has been a reoccuring joke for decades due to Marcie's high respect for Peppermint Patty and Patty's tomboyishness. They've both been shown to have crushes on Charlie, which debunks the concept of them being exclusively lesbian (which is what the idea usually goes with).
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Marcie and Peppermint Patty being a couple has been a reoccuring joke for decades due to Marcie's high respect for Peppermint Patty and Patty's tomboyishness. They've both been shown to have crushes on Charlie, which debunks the concept of them being exclusively lesbian (which is what the idea usually goes with).
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* There is a rumour going around in certain LetsPlay/HatFilms fan circles that Alex "Alsmiffy" Smith is in the Territorial Army (basically the British equivalent of the National Guard). Not only is Smiffy not in the British Army at all (in reality, all the pics of him in camo gear are from him playing Airsoft), but the Territorial Army does not even exist any more, having been replaced by the Army Reserves. He addresses it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXYQgj7eYA&list=UUD4INvKvy83OXwAkRjaQKtw#t=105 in this video]] and [[https://twitter.com/alsmiffy/status/523255844948172800 on Twitter]].
* The villain of the first ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' video is officially named "Sketchbook", not "Notepad". They are also officially [[AmbiguousGender of unknown gender]], though fans near exclusively consider Sketchbook female.


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* There is a rumor going around in certain LetsPlay/HatFilms fan circles that Alex "Alsmiffy" Smith is in the Territorial Army (basically the British equivalent of the National Guard). Not only is Smiffy not in the British Army at all (in reality, all the pics of him in camo gear are from him playing Airsoft), but the Territorial Army does not even exist any more, having been replaced by the Army Reserves. He addresses it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXYQgj7eYA&list=UUD4INvKvy83OXwAkRjaQKtw#t=105 in this video]] and [[https://twitter.com/alsmiffy/status/523255844948172800 on Twitter]].
* The villain of the first ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' video is officially named "Sketchbook", not "Notepad". They are also officially [[AmbiguousGender of unknown gender]], though fans near exclusively consider Sketchbook female.
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