CKHB just posted this fun video (there is an f-bomb, just fyi) and linked to a blog post by Aprilynne Pike. We've all heard agents and other say it: There are no new ideas.
I had previously seen this video (mild language) of the same idea, which is hilarious.
What are some examples of overused plot devices you've seen used in a unique way? What do you think of the "there are no new ideas" mantra?