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Old 01-05-2017, 07:48 AM
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I'd like to see a sitcom that has as a running gag sitcom-trope subversions. E.g.,

Early in the episode the low end worker tells the boss his mom is coming to town and he's been telling her that he's really the boss. Could the boss switch positions with him when his mother visits? The boss agrees.

When the mom shows up the boss says: "You're kid's been lying to you the whole time, he's just the janitor." and walks away.

Throw something like that in every now and then. Hopefully this would force the writers to never, ever, reuse one of these hackneyed old plots for real.

If the show is successful, it would raise audience awareness of this nonsense and other shows would stop reusing this stuff.