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16th Jun '16 7:42:34 AM SeanMurrayI
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** Many ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' episodes start with one, to the point where it could be a RunningGag.


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* Many ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' episodes start with one, to the point where it could be a RunningGag.
16th Jun '16 6:36:23 AM smalltime
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** Many ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' episodes start with one, to the point where it could be a RunningGag.
15th Jun '16 5:57:18 PM DevinMeenan
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms.
** Another example occurs in the Season 4 episode "Release"; the episode ends with Angelus defeating Faith, drinking her blood and declaring that he's going to turn her into a vampire. The following episode, Orpheus, [[OnceMoreWithClarity opens with a flashback of Faith drugging herself with the titular psychedelic substance as a back-up plan if she can't defeat Angelus in battle]].

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
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Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms.
** Another example occurs in the The Season 4 episode "Release"; the episode "Release" ends with Angelus defeating Faith, drinking her blood blood, and declaring that he's going to turn her into a vampire. The following episode, Orpheus, [[OnceMoreWithClarity opens with a flashback flashback]] of Faith drugging herself with the titular psychedelic substance drug as a back-up plan if she can't defeat Angelus in battle]].for defeating Angelus.
5th Jun '16 3:47:11 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms. The audience can only assume he was just being a drama queen.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms. The audience can only assume he was just being a drama queen.
5th Jun '16 12:39:01 PM Paranoia
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms. The audience can only assume he was just being a drama queen.
5th Jun '16 12:32:19 PM Paranoia
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* The "Homefront/Paradise Lost" 2 parter of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. The first episode makes us think that Earth is being seized by the Dominion, whereas in the second episode, it is revealed to be a conspiracy of a Starfleet admiral who wants to boost his authority. This may have been intentional, since the writers wanted to show how dangerous it is to allow a military to take control of a government when a dangerous situation is under way.
2nd Jun '16 9:09:03 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of the second season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', President David Palmer is infected with a virus transmitted by an assassin who shakes his hand as he's getting into his limousine. As the season ends, he's lying on the ground dying as Secret Service swarms over him, and the last sounds heard are his fading heartbeats. Cue the opening of the third season, and it turns out that Palmer's fine, and that he found and "punished" those responsible. ([[AllThereInTheManual The intervening events are covered]] by the tie-in PS2 game.)

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* At the end of the second season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', President David Palmer is infected with a virus transmitted by an assassin who shakes his hand as he's getting into his limousine. As the season ends, he's lying on the ground dying as Secret Service swarms over him, and the last sounds heard are his fading heartbeats. Cue the opening of the third season, and it turns out that Palmer's fine, and that he found and "punished" those responsible. ([[AllThereInTheManual The intervening events are covered]] by the tie-in PS2 [=PS2=] game.)
9th May '16 7:43:06 AM MegaMarioMan
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Compare RedHerringTwist. PseudoCrisis is a subtrope. Has nothing to do with the movies ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' or ''CopOut''.

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Compare RedHerringTwist. PseudoCrisis is a subtrope. Has nothing to do with the movies ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' or ''CopOut''.
''Film/CopOut''.
1st Apr '16 11:44:04 AM ObsidianFire
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* Spoofed on ''Series/TheGoodies'' when our three heroes escape a DeathTrap set up by MadScientist Rat Fink Petal via the entirely unexplained use of Graham's fruit peeler. Unfortunately Petal is [[GenreSavvy waiting outside the door]], so they end up strapped to another deathtrap and have to escape on screen (though [[RuleOfFunny no less improbably]]).

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* Spoofed on ''Series/TheGoodies'' when our three heroes escape a DeathTrap set up by MadScientist Rat Fink Petal via the entirely unexplained use of Graham's fruit peeler. Unfortunately Petal is [[GenreSavvy waiting outside the door]], door, so they end up strapped to another deathtrap and have to escape on screen (though [[RuleOfFunny no less improbably]]).
23rd Mar '16 4:41:49 PM DevinMeenan
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** Another example occurs in the Season 4 episode "Release"; the episode ends with Angelus defeating Faith, drinking her blood, and declaring that he's going to turn her into a vampire. The following episode, Orpheus, [[OnceMoreWithClarity opens with a flashback of Faith drugging herself with the titular psychedelic substance as a back-up plan if she can't defeat Angelus in battle]].

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** Another example occurs in the Season 4 episode "Release"; the episode ends with Angelus defeating Faith, drinking her blood, blood and declaring that he's going to turn her into a vampire. The following episode, Orpheus, [[OnceMoreWithClarity opens with a flashback of Faith drugging herself with the titular psychedelic substance as a back-up plan if she can't defeat Angelus in battle]].
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