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** Pip is a mild case PlayedForLaughs, as he uses a bunch of "Victorian orphan" tropes despite living in modern America. (He was thrown in entirely because the creators both hated reading ''Literature/GreatExpectations.'')


* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a flashback in one episode showed Stan's mother and father as having been to Woodstock in their youths, while other episodes show Stan's uncle Jimbo was a Vietnam War vet. Meanwhile, Stan (and his older sister [[TheBrute Shelly]]) are perpetual children/pre-teens, which makes this problematic as time goes on (or not, given the bizarre nature of their world). Parodied in the episode "WTF", when Stan dresses up as the ProfessionalWrestling character "Stan the Man", who is a Vietnam veteran -- even though Stan isn't old enough to have served in ''Iraq''.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Jimbo and Ned are supposed to be Vietnam War vets. This was already a bit iffy when the show started, but nowadays the pair should be in the sixties while they still look about 40.
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flashback in one episode showed Stan's mother "Die, Hippie, Die" shows Sharon and father Randy as having been to Woodstock young adults during Woodstock. Even at the time (2005) this made little sense, as it would have made them at least in their youths, while other episodes show Stan's uncle Jimbo was a Vietnam War vet. Meanwhile, Stan (and his older sister [[TheBrute Shelly]]) are perpetual children/pre-teens, which makes this problematic as time goes on (or not, given the bizarre nature of their world). fifties.
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*** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS21E13TheColorYellow The Color Yellow]]", he confirmed that his father was a Confederate slaveowner. Possible, since there have been cases of [[DirtyOldMan elderly Southern men who took]] ''[[DirtyOldMan very]]'' [[DirtyOldMan young brides]].

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*** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS21E13TheColorYellow The Color Yellow]]", he confirmed revealed that his father was a Confederate slaveowner. Possible, since there have been cases of [[DirtyOldMan elderly Southern men who took]] ''[[DirtyOldMan very]]'' [[DirtyOldMan young brides]].


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** Double D was born in The Eighties and was the son of two controlling professionals who dominated his life despite always being away from home, he died when an bunsen burner from one of his experiments exploded.

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** Double D was born in The Eighties TheEighties and was the son of two controlling professionals who dominated his life despite always being away from home, he died when an bunsen burner from one of his experiments exploded.


** Nazz was a [[GranolaGirl hippie child]] from The60s who was murdered by a SerialKiller.
** Double D was born in The80s and was the son of two controlling professionals who dominated his life despite always being away from home, he died when an bunsen burner from one of his experiments exploded.
** Kevin was a JerkJock from the The90s who was [[OffingTheOffspring killed]] by his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] when he attempted to [[CallingTheOldManOut stand up to him.]]

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** Nazz was a [[GranolaGirl hippie child]] from The60s TheSixties who was murdered by a SerialKiller.
** Double D was born in The80s The Eighties and was the son of two controlling professionals who dominated his life despite always being away from home, he died when an bunsen burner from one of his experiments exploded.
** Kevin was a JerkJock from the The90s TheNineties who was [[OffingTheOffspring killed]] by his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] when he attempted to [[CallingTheOldManOut stand up to him.]]

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* The ''[[Fanfic/CulDeSac Ed, Edd N Eddy Purgatory Theory]]'' has each of the kids (Barring the Kankers) come from a different point in the Earth's timeline:
** Rolf was an farm boy from a faraway land who died during the TheEdwardianEra after being trampled by one of the farm animals.
** Jonny died during the TheRoaringTwenties of tuberculosis.
** Eddy was a {{Schemer}} from TheGreatDepression who died via drowning while attempting to flee from a mob after one of his scams backfired.
** Ed and Sarah were the children of a [[DisappearedDad dead G.I.]] and a working mother from the TheForties who died in a car accident.
** Nazz was a [[GranolaGirl hippie child]] from The60s who was murdered by a SerialKiller.
** Double D was born in The80s and was the son of two controlling professionals who dominated his life despite always being away from home, he died when an bunsen burner from one of his experiments exploded.
** Kevin was a JerkJock from the The90s who was [[OffingTheOffspring killed]] by his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] when he attempted to [[CallingTheOldManOut stand up to him.]]
** Jimmy was a [[IllGirl sick child]] who died of leukemia in the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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* One review of ''Series/{{Thirtysomething}}'' and similar shows that complained that if the characters had actually been hippies in TheSixties they would have been ''forty''something by the time the show aired. The "surprisingly young person who allegedly went to Woodstock" seemed to be a trope well into the 90s actually. Note that around the time of the Woodstock festival, being a "hippie" was (paradoxically) starting to become quite fashionable, and [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan many magazines aimed at younger teenagers who were still too young to truly rebel encouraged them to wear the stereotypically hippie clothes]]. It's quite plausible that many of these kids identified themselves as hippies, even if they did not yet understand exactly what the hippie lifestyle entailed. As for "being at Woodstock," well, anyone can lie.

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* One review of ''Series/{{Thirtysomething}}'' and similar shows that complained that if the characters had actually been hippies in TheSixties they would have been ''forty''something by the time the show aired. The "surprisingly young person who allegedly went to Woodstock" seemed to be a trope well into the 90s actually. Note that around the time of the Woodstock festival, being a "hippie" was (paradoxically) starting to become quite fashionable, and [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan many magazines aimed at younger teenagers who were still too young to truly rebel encouraged them to wear the stereotypically hippie clothes]].clothes. It's quite plausible that many of these kids identified themselves as hippies, even if they did not yet understand exactly what the hippie lifestyle entailed. As for "being at Woodstock," well, anyone can lie.


*** Even as early as Season 2, not long after the "81" claim above, Burns made reference to watching a boxing match featuring Gentleman Jim Corbett (whose last fight was in 1903), and a joke in Season 3 had him plan out a softball team of ringers while unaware that one of his players has been dead for 130 years.

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*** Even as early as Season 2, not long after the "81" claim above, Burns made reference to watching a boxing match featuring Gentleman Jim Corbett (whose last fight was in 1903), and a joke in the Season 3 episode "Homer at the Bat" had him plan out a softball team of ringers while unaware that one of his players has been dead for 130 years.


*** In another episode, Mr. Burns momentarily forgets his PIN, only for Smithers to remind him it's the same as his current age. Mr. Burns quickly types in two digits, hesitates, types in another, hesitates longer, and then ''another.'' It's possible the first two digits were zeroes, but if not, it suggests Mr. Burns is ''thousands'' of years old. Another episode has him stating outright that his age has four digits, but of course there could be a decimal point between two of them. One episode explains that Mr. Burns undergoes treatments every Friday to extend his lifespan another week.

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*** In another episode, Mr. Burns momentarily forgets his PIN, only for Smithers to remind him it's the same as his current age. Mr. Burns quickly types in two digits, hesitates, types in another, hesitates longer, and then ''another.'' It's possible the first two digits were zeroes, but if not, it suggests Mr. Burns is ''thousands'' of years old. Another episode has him stating outright that his age has four digits, but of course there could be a decimal point between two of them. One The Season 8 episode "The Springfield Files" explains that Mr. Burns undergoes treatments every Friday to extend his lifespan and cheat death for another week.


*** In another episode, Mr. Burns momentarily forgets his PIN, only for Smithers to remind him it's the same as his current age. Mr. Burns quickly types in two digits, hesitates, types in another, hesitates longer, and then ''another.'' It's possible the first two digits were zeroes, but if not, it suggests Mr. Burns is ''thousands'' of years old. Another episode has him stating outright that his age has four digits, but of course there could be a decimal point between two of them.

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*** In another episode, Mr. Burns momentarily forgets his PIN, only for Smithers to remind him it's the same as his current age. Mr. Burns quickly types in two digits, hesitates, types in another, hesitates longer, and then ''another.'' It's possible the first two digits were zeroes, but if not, it suggests Mr. Burns is ''thousands'' of years old. Another episode has him stating outright that his age has four digits, but of course there could be a decimal point between two of them. One episode explains that Mr. Burns undergoes treatments every Friday to extend his lifespan another week.

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* DC's ComicBook/RexTheWonderdog remains a WWII US army detection dog with intelligence and reaction time improved by experimentation. This works since Rex later drank from the fountain of life and became TheAgeless, and it helps explain why a ''dog'' is easily recognized and has so many connections.


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** In ''ComicBook/NickFuryMyWarGoneBy'', there is no explanation for the fact that he looks far too young to have been in [=WW2=], just "I don't seem to age" (the other characters, who were young when the Indochina wars started, are all realistically aged by the end of the series).

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** In ''ComicBook/NickFuryMyWarGoneBy'', ''ComicBook/FuryMyWarGoneBy'', there is no explanation for the fact that he looks far too young to have been in [=WW2=], just "I don't seem to age" (the other characters, who were young when the Indochina wars started, are all realistically aged by the end of the series).


* Zangief's entire character in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' series (and to some extent, the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series) is tied to the Soviet Union, specifically the Perestroika movement of the late '80's and early '90's, with his ending revealing him to be friends with Soviet president Mikhail Gobarchev. His later appearances in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterV V]]'' tend to downplay this aspect of his character.

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* Zangief's entire character in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' series (and to some extent, the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series) is tied to the Soviet Union, specifically Union. His motivation for entering the Perestroika movement World Warrior tournament is to prove the strength of the late '80's Soviet Union to the world and early '90's, with his ending revealing him to be friends with even has the Soviet president Mikhail Gobarchev. President at the time (Mikhail Gorbachev) being helicoptered into the arena in order to congratulate Zangief on his victory. His later appearances in from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' (which was released years since the Soviet Union was disbanded) and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterV V]]'' onward tend to downplay this aspect of his character.

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