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Old 05-17-2009, 08:54 PM   #136
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here is some more after i got of i thought of....playing Poker....every sitcom has characters that have played poker...dumb blondes and idiots...as of late have been male gigolos ....men who date a lot...
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #137
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...playing Poker....every sitcom has characters that have played poker...
And often, a hand of 4 Kings will be beaten by a hand of 4 Aces
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:52 PM   #138
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And often, a hand of 4 Kings will be beaten by a hand of 4 Aces
I do like the one episode of Bewitched when Darrin and Abner are playing gin. Darrin's hand is not a good one, so Sam twitches it into a winning one. Then Abner sees it and says, "What luck." Sam says, "That wasn't luck. It was skill", as she and Darrin share a knowing smile.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:52 AM   #139
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All of a sudden, out of the clear blue sky, a main character will be portrayed and referred to by other cast members as someone who is an incessant practical joker who absolutely must be cured of the habit, even though the character has never been shown playing a practical joke on anyone during the run of the show (prior to that particular episode, that is...the person will usually pull several practical jokes in the beginning of the episode to establish the premise).

Someone in the cast will accuse the character of "always playing practical jokes".

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Old 05-26-2009, 09:41 AM   #140
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Teen characters beings singers or being in bands that practice in the garage.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:39 PM   #141
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Making the White Male out to be a dummy, etc. This crosses all aspects of TV shows, commercials, etc.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:59 PM   #142
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Characters ending up with two dates on the same night... and rather than fessing up, they'll try to run back and forth between their two dates, always making sure to keep them on opposite sides of the room/restaurant/dance floor.

Now, besides Peter on the Brady Bunch, one instance of this that I remember as being a good episode was on "Family Ties" when Alex had two dates to what I think was the prom. Skippy was trying to help him out that night, and he and Alex divided the gym into "Area A" and "Area B" to keep Alex's dates separated... when it came time for the Prom King (Alex) to dance with his date, both girls came forward, kind of eying each other, until Alex fainted or something... anyway, I liked that episode.

Speaking of proms, why are so many TV proms held in the high school gym?? Growing up, I never knew any school to do that... proms were always held at country clubs or resorts, or places with a very nice atmosphere.
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My HS did hold the prom in the Gym. Not sure what thats says but....
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It probably doesn't get any more cliche than the "flashback" episode, where we see a number of clips from previous episodes. I guess sitcom writers need their time off.
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It probably doesn't get any more cliche than the "flashback" episode, where we see a number of clips from previous episodes. I guess sitcom writers need their time off.
Some flashback episodes can be good but most of the time they are sort of boring.
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Live music at a wedding. Anger management. Lawsuit abuse. High school reunion. An adult who was in a music group when they were young and the group reunites.
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When (insert character's name) gets his or her own talk show and eihter he or she exposes their friends deep dark secrets and intentionally make up stuff for the sake of getting more viewers .
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Making the White Male out to be a dummy, etc. This crosses all aspects of TV shows, commercials, etc.
That has long bugged me too. It's this P.C.B.S.
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I also didn't like the white male dummy cliches either. I think sitcoms and other shows homogenized minorities too much. A lot of sitcoms will portray Hispanic/Latino families as recent immigrants or living in bad areas. In real life there are many Hispanic families who have long histories in the United States and many live in rural areas and nice city neighborhoods. Also not all Hispanics are dark skinned or have dark hair.
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There was a second stairway added in Bewitched in the later seasons.....in the kitchen, of all places (yeah, that was REALLLLY necessary. )
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