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  • It's not a discrepancy, what I call a Zonk, because the TV Universe and the "Trueniverse" are two different places.

    SHEPHARD'S PLACE

  • Ron Moore spoke at the GDC and compared and contrasted the old Battlestar with the new Battlestar, and a guy called Zonk took notes.

    Briefly...

  • As you should know by now, a Zonk is a TV show's mention of another TV show when both series should be co-existing in the same universe.

    PISSED BY ZONKS

  • As much a ballcarrier as a blocker, "Zonk" was MVP of Super Bowl VIII, gaining a then-record 145 yards.

    USA TODAY's all-time Super Bowl team honors clutch performers at the NFL's peak

  • That's a "Zonk", a discrepancy in the concept that all TV shows should be sharing the same TV Universe.

    Archive 2009-03-08

  • Moroka High School in Thaba N'Chu before launching his career in journalism on the magazine, "Zonk".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Had it been almost any other show, I would have considered this exchange to be a "Zonk": a pop culture reference, usually about TV, that threatens to destroy the integrity of the TV Universe.

    Archive 2004-09-26

  • At least this way, his portrayal doesn't cause a Zonk with a different portrayal....

    AS SEEN ON TV: THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

  • Which - by the way - would eliminate this as a potential Zonk!

    FROM HOBY TO KELLY

  • So long as the characters' names are changed - and in this case, they have been - then there is no threat of a Zonk.

    "THE OFFICE" - ISRAELI BRANCH

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  • "Prizes generally were either a legitimate prize, cash, or a "Zonk". Legitimate prizes run the gamut of what is typically given away on game shows including trips, electronics, furniture, appliances, and cars. Zonks are unwanted booby prizes, which could be anything, including live animals, large amounts of food, fake money, fake trips or something outlandish like a giant article of clothing, a room full of junked furniture, or a junked car. Sometimes Zonks are legitimate prizes but of a low value (e.g., Matchbox cars, wheelbarrows, T-shirts, small food or non-food grocery prizes, etc.) On rare occasions, a trader appears to get Zonked, but the Zonk is a cover-up for a legitimate prize."

    --From the Wikipedia page for Let's Make a Deal (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Let's_Make_a_Deal&oldid=503468661)

    August 7, 2012