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[-[[LateToThePunchline Oh]], ''[[LateToThePunchline Now I get it!]]'' [[LateToThePunchline It's an old hat!]]-]

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[-[[LateToThePunchline Oh]], ''[[LateToThePunchline Now ''[-[[LateToThePunchline Oh, now I get it!]]'' [[LateToThePunchline it! It's an old hat!]]-]hat!]]-]''


The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it, because they were the ''first'' ones to do it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will unfairly disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it, because they were the ''first'' ones to do it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the new status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will unfairly disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.


[-[[TheStinger Oh]], ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Now I get it!]]'' [[LateToThePunchline It's an old hat!]]-]

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will unfairly disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it, because they were the ''first'' ones to do it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will unfairly disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.

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There may be good reason for this. Whoever is first to do something isn't likely to be the best at it, simply because everyone that comes after is building on their predecessors' work.


Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. Contrast VindicatedByHistory. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.

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Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, FranchiseOriginalSin, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. Contrast VindicatedByHistory. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.


There are certain shows that you can safely assume most people have seen. These shows were considered fantastic when they first aired. Now, however, these shows have a HypeBacklash curse on them. Whenever we watch them, we'll cry, "That is ''so'' old" or "That is ''so'' [[DeadHorseTrope overdone]]".

The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will unfairly disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.

Named after the sitcom ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', which many people won't watch any more because ''everything'' about it [[FollowTheLeader has been copied]]. Most likely will result in {{Fan Hater}}s and accusations of {{Rule Abiding Rebel}}s. This can also occur in countries that get the shows years after they originally come out.

Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. Contrast VindicatedByHistory. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.

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There are certain shows that you can safely assume most people have seen. These shows were considered fantastic original when they first aired. Now, however, these shows have a HypeBacklash curse on them. Whenever we watch them, we'll cry, you'll likely say "That is ''so'' old" or "That is ''so'' [[DeadHorseTrope overdone]]".

was great, but how was it unique?"

The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone ''was'' unique back when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, This will lead people will unfairly disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved to have a hard time understanding what made them so original back in the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.

first place.

Named after the sitcom ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', which many people won't watch any more because don't really find too new anymore as ''everything'' about it [[FollowTheLeader has been copied]]. Most likely will result in {{Fan Hater}}s and accusations of {{Rule Abiding Rebel}}s. copied]]. This can also occur in countries that get the shows years after they originally come out.

Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash OlderThanTheyThink and RuleAbidingRebel. Contrast VindicatedByHistory. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded.UnbuiltTrope. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.\n\n%%\n%%\n%%\n%%\n%% When adding an example, be sure it's not just something that aged badly.
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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will unfairly disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.


The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators.

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators.
imitators. That is, a work ''retroactively'' becomes a ClicheStorm.


Warning: reading all these examples may result in severe depression, as they might give the impression that anything old can no longer be truly enjoyed - and that anything new will be unenjoyable in the future. Proceed at your own risk.


The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]].

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The sad irony? It ''wasn't'' old or overdone when they did it. But the things it created were so brilliant and popular, they became woven into the fabric of that show's genre. They ended up being taken for granted, copied and endlessly repeated. Although they often began by saying something new, they in turn [[FollowTheLeader became the status quo]].
quo]]. It's basically the inverse of a GrandfatherClause taken to a trope level: rather than being able to get away with something that is seen as overdone or out of style simply because it was the one that started it, people will disregard it because it got lost amidst its sea of imitations even though it paved the way for all those imitators.


Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.

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Compare OlderThanTheyThink, DiscreditedMeme, UnbuiltTrope, HypeBacklash and RuleAbidingRebel. Contrast VindicatedByHistory. This is a special case of OlderThanTheyThink, when the TropeCodifier is still around or still highly regarded. The same principle applied to ethical or cultural issues is FairForItsDay. The exact opposite of ValuesResonance. The worst outcome is DeaderThanDisco. Occasionally overlaps with ValuesDissonance.

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