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12th Nov '16 9:18:28 AM skidoo23
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]" has been pretty much described as this by the producers themselves: an episode with (for all intents and purposes), a single speaking role, the Doctor, with Creator/PeterCapaldi being tasked with keeping an episode moving and interesting virtually all on his own. Amazingly, it works and, while "bizarro episodes" tend to be head-scratchers that rarely add anything to the overall story, "Heaven Sent" ended up being one of the most dramatic episodes in the show's history, and of vital importance to the Doctor's CharacterDevelopment.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]" has been pretty much described as this by the producers themselves: an episode with (for all intents and purposes), a single speaking role, the Doctor, with Creator/PeterCapaldi being tasked with keeping an episode moving and interesting virtually all on his own. Amazingly, it works and, while "bizarro episodes" tend to be head-scratchers that rarely add anything to the overall story, "Heaven Sent" ended up being one of the most dramatic episodes in the show's history, and of vital importance to the Doctor's CharacterDevelopment.CharacterDevelopment (as well as being the middle chapter of a trilogy, though stylistically it resembles neither of the episodes on either side, which is remarkable when one considers the same writer and director created the third episode).
5th Nov '16 9:20:19 AM Willbyr
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28th Oct '16 1:47:58 PM kablammin45
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': Much of "Just Desserts" takes place in [[AcidRefluxNightmare Acid Reflux Nightmares]] being had by Arthur after eating too much cake for dessert, featuring such strange goings-on as a cake version of Grandma Thora forcing herself down Arthur's throat, malls made out of candy, D.W. getting abducted by seven Tibble twins who claim she is "Dough White", and Arthur in a parody of Jack and the Beanstalk where the giant is made of all the foods Arthur has ever eaten. Even among episodes of the show that are primarily taken up by the kids' [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]], it's an especially strange one.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
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Much of "Just Desserts" takes place in [[AcidRefluxNightmare Acid Reflux Nightmares]] being had by Arthur after eating too much cake for dessert, featuring such strange goings-on as a cake version of Grandma Thora forcing herself down Arthur's throat, malls made out of candy, D.W. getting abducted by seven Tibble twins who claim she is "Dough White", and Arthur in a parody of Jack and the Beanstalk where the giant is made of all the foods Arthur has ever eaten. Even among episodes of the show that are primarily taken up by the kids' [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]], it's an especially strange one.one.
** Some of the Pal & Baby Kate episodes (where Pal and Kate can talk to each other and other animals) can get a little...out there. They can range from just MundaneFantastic to things just outlandish for the mostly realistic setting of the show. "The Great Sock Mystery", for example, involves Pal and Kate searching for a missing sock...and come across an underground building where dogs and babies play the "sock market" where they exchange socks. The crazy thing is that this isn't even the strangest of the Pal/Kate episodes.
12th Oct '16 3:00:33 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': "Spider With a Top Hat" takes place mostly within some kind of pocket dimension where all the creatures Star summons with her wand (like the narwhals from her "Mega Narwhal Blast") live. The eponymous Spider With a Top Hat makes his living entertaining the other creatures, but dreams of being able to help Star in combat as well. Just when it seems his hopes are in vain, Star summons the Spider into battle against a foe that's beaten every other spell Star could throw at it, some kind of monstrous wolf that has her and Marco pinned down in a one-room cabin. The Spider's hat turns into [[GatlingGood a Gatling gun]] seemingly out of nowhere (apart from a joke where a fellow monster told him he had "the hat of a warrior" when he meant to say "the heart of a warrior"), which he uses to fight off the wolf monster and save the day. Suddenly, the room they're in goes back to normal, with no sight of the fierce battle that had just taken place aside from Star and Marco looking rather beat up. Fans were debating for days whether it was AllJustADream, a ploy on Star's part to cheer up the Spider With a Top Hat, some kind of HolodeckMalfunction, or ''what''.
7th Oct '16 6:31:49 PM Looneygamemaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' has "Plan Brain from Outer Space," where Brain has a pen-pal named Zalgar, who turns out to be a [[HongKongDub badly dubbed]] space-man who chases Pinky and the Brain all throughout the episode so he can eat their brains. It's ''exactly'' as [[DenserAndWackier bizarre]] as it sounds. [[note]]The character actually originated from an entirely different show; when it was scraped, some animation was re-used, explaining the (intentionally?) bad dubbing[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' has "Plan Brain from Outer Space," where Brain has a pen-pal named Zalgar, who turns out to be a [[HongKongDub badly dubbed]] space-man who chases Pinky and the Brain all throughout the episode through Area 51 so he can eat their brains. It's ''exactly'' as [[DenserAndWackier bizarre]] as it sounds. [[note]]The character actually originated from an entirely different show; when it was scraped, some animation was re-used, explaining the (intentionally?) bad dubbing[[/note]]
1st Oct '16 9:21:14 AM kablammin45
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': Much of "Just Desserts" takes place in [[AcidRefluxNightmare Acid Reflux Nightmares]] being had by Arthur after eating too much cake for dessert, featuring such strange goings-on as a cake version of Grandma Thora forcing herself down Arthur's throat, malls made out of candy, D.W. getting abducted by seven Tibble twins who claim she is "Dough White", and Arthur in a parody of Jack and the Beanstalk where the giant is made of all the foods Arthur has ever eaten. Even among episodes of the show that are primarily taken up by the kids' [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]], it's an especially strange one.
25th Sep '16 3:20:48 PM MyFinalEdits
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** An episode involving a sadistic Togepi, a rocket, and Rayquaza. It's probably one of the funniest and second most surreal episode in recent history and [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP142 needs to be seen to be believed]].
*** By the way, the episode marks the first time Pikachu is referred to as male in the Japanese dub. This doesn't stop him from getting shipped with Piplup, especially considering [[HoYay what happened seven episodes later]]...

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** An episode involving a sadistic Togepi, a rocket, and Rayquaza. It's probably one of the funniest and second most surreal episode in recent history and [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP142 needs to be seen to be believed]].
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believed]]. The episode also marks the first time Pikachu is referred to as male in the Japanese dub. This doesn't stop him from getting shipped with Piplup, especially considering [[HoYay what happened seven episodes later]]...
25th Sep '16 4:04:18 AM Andyroid
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** "The Ember Island Players" has the main characters watching a ShowWithinAShow [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs detailing their adventures up until that point]]. Again, that's the ''least'' weird way of putting it.

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** "The Ember Island Players" has the main characters watching a ShowWithinAShow [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs detailing their adventures up until that point]]. Again, that's The show turns out to be Fire Nation propaganda, with Aang and friends depicted in an unflattering manner, and it ends with [[spoiler: Ozai defeating the ''least'' weird way of putting it. Avatar and leading the Fire Nation to conquer the world.]]



* For nearly its entire run, ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' had fairly straightforward adventures. Then came "Poe Pourri", a tribute to the surrealist stylings of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, which had none of the series' trademark cornball humor. What it ''did'' have: The poet himself, reduced to eternal wailing laments over his lost Lenore, a gravelly-voiced rapping (both meanings of the word) raven who appears out of nowhere and spouts cryptic verses, a 15-foot-tall wall-crushing human heart, a menacing pendulum scythe which ends up cutting the entire cartoon in half, massive pits appearing out of nowhere, a giant red mask which gives Beetlejuice an incurable disease, and a ferocious green gorilla. On top of that, the whole thing is shown to be a dream, then a dream within a dream, ''then'' a dream within a dream ''within a dream'', until the episode ends...at ''[[HereWeGoAgain exactly the same point it began]]''.

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* For nearly its entire run, ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' had fairly straightforward adventures. Then came "Poe Pourri", a tribute to the surrealist macabre stylings of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, which had none of the series' trademark cornball humor. What it ''did'' have: The poet himself, reduced to eternal wailing laments over his lost Lenore, a gravelly-voiced rapping (both meanings of the word) raven who appears out of nowhere and spouts cryptic verses, a 15-foot-tall wall-crushing human heart, a menacing pendulum scythe which ends up cutting the entire cartoon in half, massive pits appearing out of nowhere, a giant red mask which gives Beetlejuice an incurable disease, and a ferocious green gorilla. On top of that, the whole thing is shown to be a dream, then a dream within a dream, ''then'' a dream within a dream ''within a dream'', until the episode ends...at ''[[HereWeGoAgain exactly the same point it began]]''.
10th Sep '16 11:42:00 AM bionichamster
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** One episode of X and Y has Ash and Pikachu taken through a mirror into a parallel universe with psychedelic colours and everyone's personality is opposite to the normal world. Mirror!Ash is a timid crybaby, Mirror!Clemont is an athletic wizard, Mirror!Serena is a loud mouthed JerkWithAHeartOfGold (and has a KansaiRegionalAccent in the Japanese dub), Mirror!Bonnie is prim and proper with no sign of her usual LittleMissSnarker attitude and Mirror!Team Rocket are servants of Justice. It's revealed that if someone stays past sunset, they can never return to their original world. Normal!Team Rocket also turn up in the mirror world and are shown to not make it back before sunset, but show up in the next episode anyway with no explanation. The whole thing is never mentioned again.
3rd Sep '16 12:08:32 AM Pinokio
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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has its annual AprilFoolsDay episode, in which blatant, bizarre goofs are deliberately inserted into the episode, and the sharp-eyed viewer who spotted the most won a prize. Other times the episode was a live CrossOver with ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''. The episode "DrugCo" is especially odd, with an insect man on a toilet, and a Monkeypotamus.

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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has its annual AprilFoolsDay episode, in which blatant, bizarre goofs are deliberately inserted into the episode, and the sharp-eyed viewer who spotted the most won a prize. Other times the episode was a live CrossOver with ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''. The episode "DrugCo" "[=DrugCo=]" is especially odd, with an insect man on a toilet, and a Monkeypotamus.


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* ''Series/FamilyTies'' "A My Name Is Alex", mentioned on [=RiffTrax=] as "that weird episode."
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