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Basic Trope: A fictional universe gets stuck to a specific time period, even if time passes in real life.

  • Straight: The Adventures of Alice and Bob, which consists of 394 episodes made between 2000 and 2020, is entirely set in the early 1970's.
  • Exaggerated: The Adventures of Alice and Bob is entirely set in January 1974.
  • Downplayed: The early seasons of The Adventures of Alice and Bob were set in the the early 1970's and the last episodes are set in an undefined period that looks like The '80s.
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  • Justified: Alice and Bob are stuck in a "Groundhog Day" Loop and the years 1973 and 1974 repeat themselves.
  • Inverted: There is a 10-year gap between each season of The Adventures of Alice and Bob.
  • Subverted: The Adventures of Alice and Bob seemed to be entirely set in the early 1970's, but in the last episode Bob buys a ticket for a Nirvana concert...
  • Double Subverted: ...Nirvana is actually the name of a local Progressive Rock band.
  • Parodied: Every season has a New Year episode, where Alice and Bob celebrate New Year 1974.
  • Zig Zagged: The Adventures of Alice and Bob seemed to be entirely set in the early 1970's, but in an episode of the 20th season, Alice uses a mobile phone. She never uses it again and it is never explained.
  • Averted: The setting evolves regularly. The first season was set in the early 1970's. The 20th season is set in the early 1990's.
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  • Enforced: There is no budget to build new sets, so The Adventures of Alice and Bob uses the sets created for the first season, which are typical of The '70s.
  • Lampshaded: Alice asks herself when The '70s will finally end.
  • Exploited: Alice buys a large quantity of discounted bell-bottoms because she knows they will never become old-fashioned.
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  • Deconstructed: In the 20th season, Bob (who is now played by an actor who is 20 years older) consults a doctor because he has the impression that he has aged a lot in just a couple of years.
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