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* MostWonderfulSound: Whenever Jack laughs.

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* MostWonderfulSound: SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: Whenever Jack laughs.


* BlackHoleSue: Tracy ''always'' seems to get his way, or else end up being right, or ''else'' gets [[KarmaHoudini no reprimand]] for his antics.
** He's arguably a {{parody| sue}} of this, since he's usually portrayed as a [[SmallNameBigEgo talentless buffoon]] who makes Z-Grade movies which only make money due to appealing to the LowestCommonDenominator, and pretty much everyone but Kenneth hates working with him. His only real talent is being crazy and pretending to be crazier.
*** On the other hand, Tracy has had many PetTheDog moments, such as his unwavering devotion to his wife, as well as many scenes involving him and Kenneth.


* OneOfUs: The show references {{Moe}}, the UncannyValley, [[ShockSite Lemonparty]], and the GoldenSnitch rule, to name just a few things.

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** Similarly, as mentioned below, Jenna made a joke about dodging sex with Harvey Weinstein before it was revealed in 2017 that he had raped or attempted to rape scores of actresses working for movies his company produced.


*** In "The Collection", Jack learns he might be up for a promotion to CEO of GE and thus hires a detective to uncover anything potentially embarassing before GE does the same. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump ''[[http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-rejection-opposition-research-comes-back-haunt-him forbade]]'' his staff from researching his past (despite it being standard among candidates for higher office) which led to the uncovering of several scandals that heavily impacted Trump's popularity.
** In seaon 4's "The Bubble" had Liz imitating Jack's voice before changing it into [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga batman's voice. In season six's "The Tuxedo Begins" Jack gets mugged and decides to clean up New York while Liz urges Jack to embrace anarchy.]]

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*** In "The Collection", Jack learns he might be up for a promotion to CEO of GE and thus hires a detective to uncover anything potentially embarassing before GE does the same. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump ''[[http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-rejection-opposition-research-comes-back-haunt-him forbade]]'' his staff from researching his past (despite it being standard among candidates for higher office) which [[StreisandEffect led to the uncovering uncovering]] of several scandals that heavily impacted Trump's popularity.
** In seaon 4's "The Bubble" had Liz imitating Jack's voice before changing it into [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga batman's Batman's voice. In season six's "The Tuxedo Begins" Jack gets mugged and decides to clean up New York while Liz urges Jack to embrace anarchy.]]

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** Tracy wants to become the first black male EGOT. He lost his chance when Music/JohnLegend became one in 2018.

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** After Jack is asked why Creator/{{NBC}} has so few positive black characters, he tries to recommend watching Anthony Anderson on ''Series/LawAndOrder'' before Jonathan hastily tells him it's been cancelled. A few years later, Anthony Anderson would take the lead on ''Series/BlackIsh'', a show which routinely addresses African-American subjects. Except it's [[Creator/{{ABC}} not on NBC.]]

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** Recently "What a week, huh?" "Lemon, it's Wednesday," has begun gaining traction.


*** ...What's wrong with "Jazz"?



** But the biggest one is Hazel Wassername. Although Kenneth remained on the show, the fact that she took his job makes her a partial ReplacementScrappy. Somewhat mitigated by the fact that she's kind of a villain, and the fact that she quickly makes enemies of Jenna, Tracey and Pete, in addition to pretending to love Kenneth turns her into an intentional HateSink.


** The mouth-marbling title ''The Rural Juror'' sounds like something no one (sane) would let pass, but a few years later, the original title for CBS's ''{{Unforgettable}}'' was ''The Rememberer'', which underwent a switch after it elicited the same reaction in real life about how unwieldy the title was.

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** The mouth-marbling title ''The Rural Juror'' sounds like something no one (sane) would let pass, but a few years later, the original title for CBS's ''{{Unforgettable}}'' ''Series/{{Unforgettable}}'' was ''The Rememberer'', which underwent a switch after it elicited the same reaction in real life about how unwieldy the title was.


** For a show with so many ''Franchise/StarWars'' references in its script, it seems only fitting that one of its writers, Creator/DonaldGlover would go on to to play a starring role in [[{{Film/Solo}} one of the franchise's films]].

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** For a show with so many ''Franchise/StarWars'' references in its script, it seems only fitting that one of its writers, Creator/DonaldGlover Creator/DonaldGlover, would go on to to play a starring role in [[{{Film/Solo}} one of the franchise's films]].

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** For a show with so many ''Franchise/StarWars'' references in its script, it seems only fitting that one of its writers, Creator/DonaldGlover would go on to to play a starring role in [[{{Film/Solo}} one of the franchise's films]].

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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: "Saint Patrick's Day" has Liz make several derogatory jokes aimed at the Irish and Irish-Americans that would be borderline bigotry if they were about a different, more marginalized ethnic group.


--> (Also Jenna, on her fearlessness in the industry): I refused intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on three separate occasions. Out of five.

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--> (Also '''(Also Jenna, on her fearlessness in the industry): industry):'' I refused turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three separate occasions. Out occasions, out of five.


* AssPull: Colleen being a late life lesbian seemed like a plot-driven ContrivedCoincidence made for mild shock value and to set up a posthumous HeelFaceTurn.

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* AssPull: Colleen being [[spoiler:being a late life lesbian lesbian]] seemed like a plot-driven ContrivedCoincidence made for mild shock value and to set up a posthumous HeelFaceTurn.

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