36 Tropes That Movies and TV Can’t Cut the Cord On

36 Tropes That Movies and TV Can’t Cut the Cord On

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then Hollywood might just be the friendliest, most flattering place on Earth. When Tinseltown grabs hold of something that works, it flatters the holy hell out of that thing for decades to come. Well, the awkward handshake’s ego is getting a little too inflated, so it’s time to find a new muse. 

Awful Sitcom Tropes will they or won't they Today's fluid, less committed relationships may be displacing it, but Andy and Haley in Modern Family or Annie and Jeff in Community have helped keep this ages-old trope alive. Seinfeld got it over with fast, when Jerry and Elaine hooked up in Season 2. CRACKED.COM

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Terminator: Genisys James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies SMON Need a Door Locked/Unlocked? Just break the security console and the door will conveniently seal itself shut or open automatically, without setting off any alarms! CRACKED.COM Star Wars: A New Hope Resident Evil

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Hellboy Batman Begins IT If it rains at a funeral, the guests will be prepared with matching black umbrellas. John Wick Across the Universe The Amazing Spider-Man CRACKED.COM

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TIRED COMEDY BITS AWKWARD HANDSHAKES It's usually the punchline in most commercials, but countless movies and TV shows feature a spin on it. The missed high-five, or being left hanging, or the are we gonna hug, or fist bump, or shake, or high-five, or 'oh my god, this is so awkward! CRACKED

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TIRED COMEDY BITS Mets THE FAT MAN-CHILD AND HIS HOT WIFE After Homer Simpson (who ironically was created to satirize the American man), the fat idiot who is helpless without his capable (out-of-his-league) wife became the biggest sitcom trope. CRACKED

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CRACKED.COM New Girl Friends Are you best friends with your exes? How I Met Your Scrubs Mother

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MR. & MRS SMITH Perfect Gift... الله Card TMNT SPIDER-MAN WALL-E DAWN OF THE DEAD X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE *Awkward Elevator CRACKED.COM Music*

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Tired MCU Tropes celebrity pandering Most celebrity cameos in the MCU are fun, like Sam Neill in Thor: Ragnarok - but others are just laaaame. The bottom of the barrel is Iron Man 3, with Bill Maher and especially Elon Musk. History is quickly judging that one with an ooh boy. CRACKED COM

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Tired MCU Tropes The damn jokes Whether it's Korg joking after Asgard collapses, or Nick Fury's eye story being wasted on a cat, or Ned doing a sitcom pause after Toby Maguire's Peter Parker recollects Harry Osborn's death... It's like the MCU doesn't trust its own emotional anchors, and has to ruin them with silly jokes. CRACKED.COM

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