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Boris Johnson-Donald Trump joke in Dead Ringers Radio
So in Series 22 of Dead Ringers (this year's series) at the very end of the final episode, Boris Johnson dismisses claims that his struggle to hold onto power reflects the actions of Donald Trump, and then his voices wavers between his own and Trump's. Is this a Jekyll and Hyde, or something else?
War of the Worlds Effect Radio
Is there a trope for when something, like the War of the Worlds, is broadcast and people believe that it's actually happening at the time, even though it's a fictional program?
Recursion trope? Radio
Not radio, wrong tag.
Are there tropes for where a situation gets recursive, e.g.
- Limitless had the episode title "When Pirates Pirate Pirates!"
- In Hustle, the team generally con con-men, not the general public. Although that's possibly Even Evil Has Standards is it another trope as well?
- An old episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit or a similar show had a Something Completely Different episode where the Police Procedural was investigating a Corrupt Cop.
- At the end of Dexter's Laboratory episode "Monstory" was a Gainax Ending with Dexter and Dee Dee in monster form being watched, much like Dexter did at the beginning, possibly suggesting The Multiverse (?)
christmas (or other historical) news report Radio
CBS used to do an educational show called You Are There. It started on radio and moved to TV (with Walter Cronkite). They enacted on-the-scene, Murrow-like reporting of great moments in history like Waterloo and the trial of Joan of Arc.
In the late 60s, WLS would go into its Christmas programming a few days before Dec. 25, and by the afternoon of the 24th the news would feature an ongoing report from Bethlehem. This big census/tax registration decree just went into effect and everyone born there has to come home to sign up. The town is overcrowded and every hotel is packed to capacity. Among the human interest stories is people trying to find space for a pregnant girl and her husband.
What is this kind of show called? (And does anyone else remember the News from Bethlehem radio report?)Edited by CaptEquinox
Made Up Animal/Cryptid Radio
Is there a trope for when a piece of media makes up its own animal/cryptid? The show I am trying to trope for made up its own species of bird that has kind of a cryptid status and I feel like there may be a trope for that but I can't find it.Edited by astro_naut
crazy => medium awareness Radio
There's a subtrope of medium awareness, where only a character identified as being crazy is medium aware.
In "Big Mouth", Coach Steve is aware of the title sequence, and the songs, and he can see the Shame Wizard.
In Gilbert and Sullivan's "Ruddigore", Mad Margaret can perceive the songs in the musical, though she doesn't know it's actually a stage play:
Mad Margaret: They are all mad— quite mad! Rose Maybud: What makes you think that? Mad Margaret: Hush! They sing choruses in public. That's mad enough, I think.
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What trope(s) apply here? Radio
There's this popular series of French-Canadian humoristic sketches on the radio called "Les 2 Minutes du Peuple" (the People's 2 Minutes). In one sketch NASA scientists receive photos of Mars taken by a rover and they casually and nonchalantly discuss how the photos are poorly done, since a Martian has red eyes on one of the pictures (as if the flash reflected in his eyes). It takes a few seconds before they realize they actually have a picture of a Martian and that there's life on Mars and they freak out.
Then they call another scientist to announce him there's life on Mars, and the scientist looks completely unfazed and says something like "well they already found life on Earth and look where that got us".
Teletype sound effect Radio
I didn't see it listed under Sound FX Tropes. Does anyone know where the trope for using a teletype machine to convey a computer recording is? Modern works don't use it so it is likely a Dead Horse Trope, but it was as prevalent as Beeping Computers.
YouTube link to sound effect.
regarding soundtrack albums Radio
Is there a trope regarding the release of soundtrack albums for radio and/or TV, especially if they tend to be of a profilic nature? That is, the main work is of a kind that it lends itself toward releasing numerous albums of related material?
One presenter, stays in-character on radio but listeners don't know it's a character? Radio
Is there a trope that fits this situation:
A radio station (for example 95.8 Capital FM London) has a breakfast show presented by John Smith for 6 months, then John Doe for 3 months, and Rick Roe for 6 weeks, and then Joe Bloggs for 2 years, and although the official social media and website portrays them as different people with different personalities (including the biographies), but they're all voiced by one individual, and he manages to stay in-character the entire time.
The listeners don't know that they're all the same individual and some ask where John Smith went.
Would this be Kayfabe or is it another trope entirely?Edited by Merseyuser1
All Radio Stations claim to be number one Radio
It's like 'We Are Number One' writter all over it. What's the reason all over it, and what tropes do apply on this?
ApocalypseHow Prevention Radio
Contingency plans for a potential Apocalypse How event.
No Title Radio
Would the Weird Al Effect cover a situation where the parody is well-known in a certain country before the source material, or would that be a different trope?Edited by randomsurfer
No Title Radio
Initially asked on Ask The Tropers a little while ago but got directed here instead.
Trying to figure out which trope a particular situation comes under. I originally added it in Never Learned to Read but now wonder if it's better suited to AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle.
The example refers to a character used in sketches on the Mark & Brian Radio Program / The Brian & Jill Show. The character of the sketch is an out-of-work voice over artist where the gag is that, while he otherwise speaks fine, once he starts reading the scripts he mispronounces the hell out of everything. An example, quoted in Never Learned to Read, is below. Can also provide links to actual sketches for further reference.
- This month, we're proud to offer the 1960 Oscar winning film Spar-tackus. Spar-tackus, from leggendary director Stanley Kubbrick, is the story of a glad-ai-ator who leads a violent revolt against the Romulan empire. Starring Kirk Deglaze, Laurence Oliviary, and Tony Curtis. It will make you stand up and say "I am Spar-tack-us."
Never Learned to Read, given the premise, seems the better fit. But the guy can read. He just stinks at it (found a version of the sketch that lampsahdes this in fact). Accent seems to fit, but at the same time seems to be about mispronouncing the word by just stressing the wrong syllable, which this character cranks up to absurd levels.
Wondering about a possible 2nd opinion. Or if perhaps there's a whole other trope entirely that fits and I've overlooked it.Edited by sgamer82
No Title Radio
Is there one where the radio/mp3 shuffle/streaming music seems to develop its own sentience and express this through playing highly appropriate songs at just the right time to make you jump? Like, say, a fic writer writes a massive loss scene and Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" pops on. Or when in the fic itself the radio would play "Wish You Were Here" for Friend #2 when Friend #1 dies or goes insane?
Two-Face’s reaction to numbers Radio
In Podcast.Batman The Audio Adventures, Two-Faces obsession with duality and the number two is taken to a rather strange extreme. In one episode, while the two have a meeting over dinner, Catwoman orders dishes that have numbers that aren’t two in their name (three-cheese pizza, a dozen cookies,) to force him to double his offer. It works as the numbers cause him to become dizzy and nauseous. What would one call this? I was originally thinking Absurd Phobia, but that doesn’t quite work.