The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: Some Hollywood hack gets something wrong again.
- Straight: The creators of Generic Science Show generally get things like units of measure wrong.
- Downplayed: The creators of the show tend to get only obscure things wrong.
- They're TV executives, not scientists. You can't blame them for everything.
- A character states something factually incorrect, but the character is known to be an idiot.
- Inverted: Shown Their Work
- Double Subverted:
- But that was just to get the FCC off their backs, and they're back to their old antics within a few weeks.
- See Dan Browned.
- The opening narration openly admits that they don't do a lick of research.
- Alternatively: They do the research, then replace all the correct details with incorrect ones on purpose.
- The show's lack of research causes people to become genuinely interested in the subject matter - to the point where they're willing to do their own research.
- See Dan Browned.
- Zig Zagged: They increased the quality, but that was just to appease the FCC. But even after that period ends, the quality is still higher overall.
- Averted: The work is fairly accurate, but makes no attempt to go into detail.
- Enforced: "Ah, I've got too much to do - I don't have time to research that science stuff!"
- "You sure this is how it actually happened?"
- "Yes, we know it wouldn't really happen this way. Just go with it."
- See "Enforced" and "Parodied".
- Acceptable Breaks From Reality.
- Defied: The producers decide to actually do their research before the show starts airing.
- Discussed: "Are you sure we can halve the cooking time by doubling the temperature?" "No; and frankly the colossal mess we're about to make is the sole reason why we even have viewers. Now, did the recipe say degrees Kelvin or Fahrenheit?" "Eh, lets flip a coin!"
- Conversed: "Generic Science Show? Oh, goody, another person who thinks they're talking truth."
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