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16th Jan '17 9:46:41 PM CanadianGladiator
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* In a first season episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' the plot is centered around Britta's attempt at an April Fool's Prank, after being called a 'killjoy' one too many times. [[spoiler:The episode subverts the trope as Britta's prank horribly backfires (as do the rest of the group's antics) and so the April Fool's episode ultimately ends with all the characters in tears.]]

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* In a first season episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' the plot is centered around Britta's attempt at an April Fool's Prank, after being called a 'killjoy' one too many times. [[spoiler:The episode subverts the trope as Britta's [[spoiler:Britta's prank horribly backfires (as do the rest of the group's antics) and so the April Fool's episode ultimately ends with all the characters in tears.]]
16th Jan '17 9:46:10 PM CanadianGladiator
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* In a first season episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' the plot is centered around Britta's attempt at an April Fool's Prank, after being called a 'killjoy' one too many times.

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* In a first season episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' the plot is centered around Britta's attempt at an April Fool's Prank, after being called a 'killjoy' one too many times. [[spoiler:The episode subverts the trope as Britta's prank horribly backfires (as do the rest of the group's antics) and so the April Fool's episode ultimately ends with all the characters in tears.]]
26th Dec '16 11:39:30 AM Xtifr
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* An episode of ''NotGoingOut'' has [[spoiler:Lucy claim she's pregnant in a ruse to get Lee to admit he [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbated in her bath water]]. She reveals this by declaring "April Fool's!", although [[FridgeLogic the events of the episode appeared to take place over several days]].]]

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* An episode of ''NotGoingOut'' ''Series/NotGoingOut'' has [[spoiler:Lucy claim she's pregnant in a ruse to get Lee to admit he [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbated in her bath water]]. She reveals this by declaring "April Fool's!", although [[FridgeLogic the events of the episode appeared to take place over several days]].]]
3rd Nov '16 8:13:30 AM Someoneman
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'', when the in-game calendar reaches April, all generic NPC dialogue is replaced by BlatantLies (as well as a few lies that may be plausible enough to fool uninformed players).
31st Oct '16 8:41:25 AM DrakeCuffs
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If the show as a resident {{Jerkass}} or [[TheBully Bully]], that character might use this celebration to be a douchebag to everyone around them and simply yell ''"April Fools!"'' to be immediately [[JustJokingJustification immune from any form of criticism]]. They use the freedom of the day to be abusive towards others by pulling pranks and get away with it scot free! If that is the case, the episode will probably end with the [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin jerk getting his comeuppance]] ending with ''[[WhosLaughingNow "April Fools!"]]'' being uttered by the former victim as he or she pulls a prank ''on'' the prankster. Of course, there have been variations, with even the prankster getting away with it.

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If the show as has a resident {{Jerkass}} or [[TheBully Bully]], that character might use this celebration to be a douchebag to everyone around them and simply yell ''"April Fools!"'' to be immediately [[JustJokingJustification immune from any form of criticism]]. They use the freedom of the day to be abusive towards others by pulling pranks and get away with it scot free! If that is the case, the episode will probably end with the [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin jerk getting his comeuppance]] ending with ''[[WhosLaughingNow "April Fools!"]]'' being uttered by the former victim as he or she pulls a prank ''on'' the prankster. Of course, there have been variations, with even the prankster getting away with it.
24th Sep '16 11:28:19 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode, "April Fools!", Bowser Junior and Toad play a series of April Fool's pranks, including telling Chef Pee Pee his Mom died of a stroke. As retribution, Chef Pee Pee tricks Junior into thinking his ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' toy was destroyed. When Junior finds his Thomas toy, he decides to get revenge on Chef Pee Pee, with the help of Toad. Toad pours bleach into Chef Pee Pee's sprite, killing him when he drinks it. When Toad rushes to dial the emergency number, [[spoiler:he notices the date was April 2nd.]]


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode, "[[Recap/TheLoudHouseS1E18AprilFoolsRulesCerealOffender April Fools Rules]]", Luan unleashes an arsenal of pranks on April Fool's Day, and Lincoln tries to avoid whatever she may have in store.
3rd Aug '16 8:25:12 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' manages to play one of these pranks on the ''reader'': [[spoiler: In one chapter, Nagisa receives a message from her higher-ups informing her that her mission on earth is over and she has to return to her homeworld. The next couple of chapters revolve around her preparing for her departure, finally coming to a head in one of the most emotional TearJerker moments in the series, where she and Youko say their final goodbyes. Then on the [[MoodWhiplash very last page of the last chapter in the arc]], it's revealed that the whole event was an April Fools Day Prank by her brother that had GoneHorriblyRight thanks to Akane, and the initial departure order was just a joke, turning one of the most dramatic chapters in the entire manga into a ShaggyDogStory. [[note]]That said, the twist ''was'' foreshadowed, as the chapter in which she receives the order is explicitly stated to be in the beginning of April, and the fact that the series almost ''never'' [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness plays anything purely for drama]] is a major clue that ''something'' was up.[[/note]]]]
21st May '16 11:59:58 PM Anddrix
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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} story ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'' takes place during April Fools' Day. Early in it, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker tells Batman that he's going to shove a pencil [[EyeScream in a girl's eye]] (which later inspired a Joker in [[Film/TheDarkKnight a different adaptation]]), only to later reveal he was just April fooling Bats and the girl is fine. According to WordOfGod, Two-Face doesn't shoot Batman in the comic's last page despite getting tails from his coin because it was April Fools' Day.

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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} story ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'' takes place during April Fools' Day. Early in it, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker tells Batman that he's going to shove a pencil [[EyeScream in a girl's eye]] (which later inspired a Joker in [[Film/TheDarkKnight a different adaptation]]), only to later reveal he was just April fooling Bats and the girl is fine. According to WordOfGod, Two-Face doesn't shoot Batman in the comic's last page despite getting tails from his coin because it was April Fools' Day.
18th May '16 2:35:39 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A ''NewsRadio'' episode has Jimmy James doing this...''in February''.

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* A ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode has Jimmy James doing this...''in February''.
5th May '16 8:16:12 AM DaibhidC
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* A classic Franchise/{{Superman}} story from the Silver Age, "The Night of March 31st," ends with Superman going to bed on March 31 only to wake up to utter chaos. Villains who know his secret identity, Lana Lang trying to kill him, Superman flying around the city in Clark's glasses, and so forth. The story asked the readers if they could "guess the solution of the astonishing story that began on the night of March 31st!" (The answer, of course, is not related to what day it is when Superman goes to bed, but what day it is when he wakes up.)

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* A classic Franchise/{{Superman}} story from the Silver Age, "The Night of March 31st," ends opens with Superman going to bed on March 31 only to wake 31, then waking up to utter chaos. Villains who know his secret identity, Lana Lang trying to kill him, Superman flying around the city in Clark's glasses, and so forth. The story asked the readers if they could "guess the solution of the astonishing story that began on the night of March 31st!" (The answer, of course, is not related to what day it is when Superman goes to bed, but what day it is when he wakes up.)
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