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26th Jul '16 3:22:41 AM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimationWesternAnimaton/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode, "The C Team", Alvin and his brothers meet Mr. T having lunch at a diner. At one point, his food flies off the table he is sitting at. Theodore grabs his bag of French fries and is about to eat them when Mr. T butts in and says, "You can't eat those fries!" Theodore gets into his usual apologetic mood until Mr. T follows up what he said with: "...without ketchup."

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* In the ''WesternAnimationWesternAnimaton/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode, episode "The C Team", Alvin and his brothers meet Mr. T having lunch at a diner. At one point, his food flies off the table he is sitting at. Theodore grabs his bag of French fries and is about to eat them when Mr. T butts in and says, "You can't eat those fries!" Theodore gets into his usual apologetic mood until Mr. T follows up what he said with: "...without ketchup."
26th Jul '16 3:22:04 AM Vir
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* The episode of WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo "Batman V Teen Titans: Dawn of Injustice" was almost entirely this, for the episode was about April Fools Day pranks.

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The episode "The Return of WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Slade" brings up the titular villain in the first few minutes, then according to a transition card he's defeated offscreen over the course of 3 episodes and a made-for-TV movie.
** The episode
"Batman V vs. Teen Titans: Dawn of Dark Injustice" was almost entirely this, for the episode was about April Fools Day pranks.pranks.
* Overlaps with BlackComedyBurst in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Are You Happy Now?", where in one scene it looks like Squidward is about to hang himself, then it turns out that he's just hanging a birdcage.
17th Jul '16 3:06:52 PM ZePappyPawtrol
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** At the beginning of the movie, Mike and Sulley are excited to see a new commercial for their company. When they finally appear on screen, the Monsters, Inc. logo appears covering up nearly Mike's entire body. When the commercial ends, Mike stares in shock for a while and says, "I can't believe it." After another pause, he jumps for joy shouting, "I was on TV!"
*** Subverted: At the end of the film, Mike sees a new magazine with him and Sulley on the front cover, but Mike's face is being covered by the barcode. He responds by saying, "I can't believe it...I'm on the front cover!"


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* In ''Disney/Zootopia'', when Judy Hopps shows some information to a yak about an otter that she and Nick are trying to track down. The yak reads it and lets out a gasp...but that gasp was what only led up to a sneeze.
17th Jul '16 8:05:56 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' does this very often with deaths of the week. Often it's set up to make you think someone will die in one way, only for someone else to die in a completely unexpected fashion.
15th Jul '16 8:03:46 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''Series/TheAteam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat Double Heat]]", after the A-Team realizes that one of the crime bosses bugged Jenny's phone and now knows where her father is hidden, the scene switches to Mr. Olsen waiting for room service at the hotel. The viewer might think it's one of their men when the doorbell rings...and then Hannibal's voice comes from the other side of the door.

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* In ''Series/TheAteam'' ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat Double Heat]]", after the A-Team realizes that one of the crime bosses bugged Jenny's phone and now knows where her father is hidden, the scene switches to Mr. Olsen waiting for room service at the hotel. The viewer might think it's one of their men when the doorbell rings...and then Hannibal's voice comes from the other side of the door.
15th Jul '16 8:02:32 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', the Penguins' break-in into Fort Knox. At first, you would think they were after the gold in the facility, but in reality, they were really after a bag of rare cheesy snacks for Private's birthday. Skipper even says a line that heavily implies that they were after the formerddd.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', the Penguins' break-in into Fort Knox. At first, you would think they were after the gold in the facility, but in reality, they were really after a bag of rare cheesy snacks for Private's birthday. Skipper even says a line that heavily implies that they were after the formerddd.former.


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* In ''Series/TheAteam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat Double Heat]]", after the A-Team realizes that one of the crime bosses bugged Jenny's phone and now knows where her father is hidden, the scene switches to Mr. Olsen waiting for room service at the hotel. The viewer might think it's one of their men when the doorbell rings...and then Hannibal's voice comes from the other side of the door.
14th Jul '16 12:13:19 PM CyberTiger88
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* DecoyProtagonist
8th Jul '16 7:25:15 PM Doc2211
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', the Penguins' break-in into Fort Knox. At first, you would think they were after the gold in the facility, but in reality, they were really after a bag of rare cheesy snacks for Private's birthday. Skipper even says a line that heavily implies that they were after the former.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', the Penguins' break-in into Fort Knox. At first, you would think they were after the gold in the facility, but in reality, they were really after a bag of rare cheesy snacks for Private's birthday. Skipper even says a line that heavily implies that they were after the former.formerddd.


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*The episode of WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo "Batman V Teen Titans: Dawn of Injustice" was almost entirely this, for the episode was about April Fools Day pranks.
8th Jul '16 9:29:44 AM Josef5678
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* ''Webcomic/TheBedfellows'':
** The second "Mother's Day" strip has Fatigue sneaking out of the house to go visit his mother, doing everything possible to avoid Sheen finding out. It looks as though he's doing this to avoid Sheen's wrath for going somewhere without telling him, but he was really just afraid that [[spoiler: if Sheen came along, he'd make Fatigue's mom strip for them. He was right.]]
** Double-subverted in "Toni P." Sheen is ashamed to call the titular character until Fatigue tells him not to be ashamed of himself and accept that "this is simply who he is." Sheen enthusiastically calls up [[spoiler: a pizza place called "Toni's Pizza," who laugh at him for wanting a pizza with anchovies.]]
27th Jun '16 1:27:53 PM Discar
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* Most of the deaths in ''Series/DeadLikeMe''.
--> Doomed fry cook picks up a very large knife and brings it down -- on a potato. The stove won't light so he pulls out a match -- and lights it without a hitch. He then proceeds to choke on a sandwich.

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* Most of the deaths in ''Series/DeadLikeMe''.
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''Series/DeadLikeMe''. Doomed fry cook picks up a very large knife and brings it down -- on a potato. The stove won't light so he pulls out a match -- and lights it without a hitch. He then proceeds to choke on a sandwich.
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