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Things that are way more common in movies/tv than in real life

People who have low-paying jobs but live in huge apartments

Cops who look like models

Homeless people with perfect teeth

by Anonymousreply 7411/23/2020

Thin people

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2020

r1, yes, which is why the "Why are there so many fat people in commercials" thread was so stupid.

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2020

Didn’t we do this recently?

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2020

The model gorgeous streetwalker with a heart of gold as opposed to the reality of a scrawny, scabbed meth head in flip flops and tattered shorts who will steal you blind as seen on Cops.

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2020

People who take one sip of their drink and then leave the bar.

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2020

Yes, we did.

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by Anonymousreply 611/21/2020

Or people who go to a bar and say "I'll have a beer!" and never specify which brand

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2020

I just saw an ad featuring two fat ladies. It was for that purple mattress thing.

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2020

Every rich or haut bourgeois liberal family living in North East or Southern California coasts has a kid at Brown or who wants to go to Brown.

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2020

Gay couples where both are not sluts.

by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2020

Working class in Connecticut does not exist. Except for a few servants.

by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2020

mid 50 year old woman who have young children. Ok ok the actress is mid 50s not the character.

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2020

Professional Ethnic woman characters who are not black. Mindy Kaling and? and? and?

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2020

Oh wait, R13, I got that wrong. That is things that are COMMON in real life but you rarely see on TV. My bad.

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2020

True r11. CT is 100% rich people. If you're familiar with the real CT, it's hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2020

The empty parking space that’s conveniently located right in front of the destination (even though it’s in New York City).

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2020

The 'we already had a thread on this' trolls just need to die. Not everybody is on DL 24/7 and has an encyclopedic knowledge of every thread from the past five years.

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2020

That’s called a Doris Day Parking Spot, r16.

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2020

R18 - Laughing here!! Thanks!!

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2020

[quote] Cops who look like models

Not sure that should be on the list. I see a LOT of real life hot cops.

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by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2020

r20, I don't

by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2020

I see some hot cops. I also see an equal amount of tub-a-lubs

by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2020

Multicultural groups of friends. Every race is equally represented.

by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2020

R23, not on NBC’s Must See TV of the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2020

[quote] The 'we already had a thread on this' trolls just need to die. Not everybody is on DL 24/7 and has an encyclopedic knowledge of every thread from the past five years.

Hey, penis breath, the thread was from a fucking month ago. It had two parts. The fuck you talking about, 5 years ago, ya sperm burper.

by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2020

It was from several months ago. Sorry we're not all Aspies who can remember every single thread out of the thousands on here.

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2020

Several months ago? The last post was last month, until someone found it and posted 15 minutes ago.

It had almost the exact same title.

And almost every post in this one was mentioned in that one.

by Anonymousreply 2711/21/2020

If a CNN movie takes place in 1966, every car is a 1966 model and every girl is wearing Mary Quant mini skirts and go go boots, disregarding the fact that society is always a bit more mixed up than that and most of the population was still catching up. A 1960 impala would have only been six years old. Not all moms were wearing Carnaby Street Mod.

by Anonymousreply 2811/21/2020

So r27 people can't start another thread? Why not?

by Anonymousreply 2911/21/2020

Ignore the CNN initials. My smartphone does that occasionally (anyone know why?)

by Anonymousreply 3011/21/2020

[quote] A 1960 impala would have only been six years old.

And every vehicle is absolutely pristine and appears freshly waxed.

Not a ding or a dent or missing hubcap or a spec of dirt (unless the plot calls for it). Almost like they use collectors cars or something.

by Anonymousreply 3111/21/2020

I worked for ten years with cops.

IME, cops put on weight after recruit school and their uniforms get tight, not in a good way. In their defense, there's a lot of crap they sometimes wear under the uniform, like a protective vest. They also have a ton of shit on the outside of their uniforms: radio at shoulder, pepper spray, baton, Taser, real gun, handcuffs. It's actually not very sexy to see a cop with all that stuff attached to their uniforms.

by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2020

R29, that’s actually a great question. You know what? I was one of those queens criticizing repetition (I’m actually the READ THE GODDAMN THREAD Troll, which I still enjoy being because repetition within one thread is just pure laziness and takes away merit from the original poster), but you are right. Why not?

If you’ve already read too much on a subject, don’t even bother joining in on the next thread bringing up the same subject. Reader fatigue will take care of any subjects that have been trivialized to death, without the need for some snide bitch to be telling anyone off.

The length of this thread will speak by itself, one way or another. Cheers.

by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2020

For instance, many on DL already know what a Doris Day Parking Spot is (a characterization I introduced decades ago), yet it still managed to produce a chuckle on someone who hadn’t heard the term. Mission accomplished, and not in the Bush way.

by Anonymousreply 3411/21/2020

Who the fuck is Doris Day?

by Anonymousreply 3511/21/2020

[quote] It's actually not very sexy to see a cop with all that stuff attached to their uniforms.

That's a matter of opinion.

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by Anonymousreply 3611/21/2020

We should make every day a Doris Day.

by Anonymousreply 3711/21/2020

R37 😂

by Anonymousreply 3811/21/2020

Fiction. Fiction is way more common in movies and television.

Talking animals, animated cartoon characters, zombies, vampires---way more common.

by Anonymousreply 3911/21/2020

People who ring doorbells incessanty until someone opens the door. I've never seen someone do that in real life and it would be considered rude.

Also, people who come in through front door and leave it wide open while they stand in the entryway.

by Anonymousreply 4011/21/2020

Ending a phone call without saying goodbye, bye, later, see ya, or something like that. On tv or movies they usually just hang up.

If I’m making an appointment I usually end it with ‘thank you’, but at least that’s some sort of closing. I hate when they just end the call on tv. Rude.

by Anonymousreply 4111/21/2020

People who just walk into other people's homes without knocking

60-year-old men with 30-year-old wives

by Anonymousreply 4211/21/2020

Men who look like George Costanza dating thin, good-looking women.

by Anonymousreply 4311/21/2020

What R23 wrote. Most white people do not have a lot of friends who are Black.

Straight women with the gay best friend.

by Anonymousreply 4411/21/2020

Gay men whose raison d'etre is giving romantic advice to lovelorn single women

by Anonymousreply 4511/21/2020

Staring out the window.

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by Anonymousreply 4611/21/2020

People waking up in the morning, in bed, talking to the person next to them as if both didn't have bad breath and were not in need of a good brushing of teeth.

by Anonymousreply 4711/21/2020

People who bolt uptight in bed when they have a nightmare

by Anonymousreply 4811/21/2020

High school classmates who look like they're in their 30s.

A 7 course family breakfast on a weekday morning.

Los Angeles thunderstorms.

Streets lit as if the moon was twenty feet above.

by Anonymousreply 4911/21/2020

A 35 year old professional and educated woman who is also the parent of a high schooler.

People from widely different social and cultural backgrounds who become best buddies just by being in proximity to each other.

by Anonymousreply 5011/21/2020

People who fall back in love with their ex spouses.

by Anonymousreply 5111/21/2020

People who arrive at a restaurant to talk to someone already seated, order a drink or food, then get up and leave not having taken a sip or a bite.

by Anonymousreply 5211/21/2020

^ And they never pay with a credit card, or ask for change, they just throw money on the table and leave

by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2020

Low key weddings at the house.

by Anonymousreply 5411/21/2020

Someone stealing my gifts and tree and returning them Christmas morning.

by Anonymousreply 5511/22/2020

High schools where no one has acne or is overweight except for one or two token nerds. Everyone else looks like a 22-year-old model.

by Anonymousreply 5611/22/2020

[Quote]A 7 course family breakfast on a weekday morning.

followed by a teen sailing through the kitchen, claiming they don't have time to eat, grabbing an apple out of a fruit bowl, and leaving out the back door.

by Anonymousreply 5711/22/2020

Apparently texting does not exist when you really need to communicate with someone...only a phone call will work.

They never lock their front door, especially when there is danger, gurl.

by Anonymousreply 5811/22/2020

Murderers and creepy guys have scrapbooks that conveniently documents all their crimes.....or they have newspaper clippings of their crimes posted to a wall

by Anonymousreply 5911/22/2020

The TV always being on at just the right time for the main character to catch an important news story that relates to a mystery they're trying to solve. Even worse is the shoebox of newspaper clippings the killer always leaves hanging around that details every piece of backstory the lead character was having questions about. I just watched that Sarah Paulson movie Run on Hulu a few nights ago and this had one of these scenes and it made me ask "why would someone keep that around?"

by Anonymousreply 6011/22/2020

R59, I'm sorry. I just saw your post.

by Anonymousreply 6111/22/2020

Black families who are every shade of the rainbow.

by Anonymousreply 6211/22/2020

r61, no problem. Great minds think alike!

by Anonymousreply 6311/22/2020

Waiting until Christmas Eve to decorate the tree.

by Anonymousreply 6411/22/2020

Christmas decorations that look professionally done

by Anonymousreply 6511/22/2020

People's consciousnesses switching bodies.

by Anonymousreply 6611/22/2020

Amnesia from a clock on the coconut.

by Anonymousreply 6711/23/2020

As a kid I remeber single adults being depicted in movies as being lonely whenever they came home to an empty house or apartment.

I'm now a single adult, and even though I would like to be in a relationship, I never feel lonely when I'm at home alone.

by Anonymousreply 6811/23/2020

Brush your teeth without toothpaste.

by Anonymousreply 6911/23/2020

All teenagers are tall and muscular, look like 25-year-old models.

by Anonymousreply 7011/23/2020

Musical cues.

How am I supposed to know something is coming or how to feel?

by Anonymousreply 7111/23/2020

Kids who talk like 35-year-old screenwriters

by Anonymousreply 7211/23/2020

Young people whose pop culture references are those of 55 year old men.

by Anonymousreply 7311/23/2020

[quote] (a characterization I introduced decades ago),

Of course you did, dear.

by Anonymousreply 7411/23/2020
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