It Always Happens...

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It Always Happens...

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:37 pm

What are some of the things you've noticed that always seem to happen in films and TV shows?

Here are a few that I've spotted:

If there's tape put up by the police to protect a crime scene, everyone will ignore it.
No one ever finishes eating a meal or a drink in Star Trek.
If there's an underground/multi storey car park in there, you can be sure someone will get killed or wounded in there.
If someone is being chased, they will always go up in a building, despite the fact that this will mean they'll get trapped.
Any countdown will always get stopped with less than ten seconds to spare.
Any girl disguising herself as a man will never be spotted and as soon as she takes the disguise off, someone will fall in love with her.

Can you think of any others? :D
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Postby Danny B » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:24 pm

No one in film or television has even the most basic grasp of telephone etiquette. People just answer the phone with a curt "Yes?" talk for a bit then hang up, usually without even a cursory "'Bye".

If a man and woman don't like each other, they'll invariably end up together. Because all male-female antagonism is a symptom of sexual tension, instead of, say, the fact that two people just don't like each other. People in film and television don't seem to have grasped romantic interaction beyond a primary school level.

If a film or TV show was produced outside of Britain, anyone with a British accent will be an evil, degenerate, psychopath. (Hugh Grant exists purely to emphasise this otherwise widely engaged in element of the British psyche.

Mobile phone coverage only extends to approximately 2% of the surface of the planet, as evidenced by the fact that anyone in any kind of danger or in urgent need of communication can't get a signal.

Only people with severe speech impediments stumble over words, mix things up or aren't understood by everyone around them. Perfect diction and projection are the norm.
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:36 pm

ive said this somewhere on here before but

in a slasher film the teenagers here a suspicious noise in the cellar and go and check instead of locking the cellar door and going to the bathroom to get a can of deoderant and a zippo lighter to make a mcguyver flame thrower.
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Postby Willem » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:46 pm

tvtropes.org is the site for this kind of thing :)
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:48 pm

a womans brand new lexus( the worlds most reliable car) doesnt start first time when she is being chased by a nutter :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:20 pm

Any pregnant woman in a movie will always go into labour at the most awkward time. :lol:
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Postby mspanners » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:43 am

No one uses a toilet in star trek............. :shock:
No one pays for the cab.
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:26 pm

Anything that has been lost for hundreds of years will be found by the bad guys and the good guys within minutes of eachother
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Postby Birthday » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:34 pm

Computer operating systems are rarely windows (on TV programs)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:38 pm

And computers always boot up straight away and connect to the Internet with no dely.

If doctors are trying to start some one's heart with electric paddles (can't think what it's called), it never ever works first time.
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:41 pm

defibrilator


the woman is getting chased in the woods she has to fall over a root :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:46 pm

Despite the fact that zombies only shuffle along slowly, they still manage to catch people that are running. :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:54 pm

chris.ph wrote:defibrilator


the woman is getting chased in the woods she has to fall over a root :roll:


Or if this is Doctor Who she falls over anything even if there is nothing there. This has been true ever since the first story, Susan couldn't go 5 steps without falling over something.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:17 pm

Thw women used to scream a lot more in early Dr Who. :lol:
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Postby meerkat » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:18 pm

That's when you knew the Daleks were coming so had time to nip behind the setee! :lol:
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