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9th Jan '17 10:45:55 AM nighttrainfm
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** In the same season, we also got the episode ''Patch'', where Megatron enters Starscream's mind and overviews Starscream's previous plots against him to see if he should rejoin the Decepticons. [[spoiler: Slightly subverted as it ends up having immediate consequences for both Knockout and Dreadwing.]]

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** In the same season, we also got the episode ''Patch'', where Megatron enters Starscream's mind and overviews Starscream's previous plots against him to see if he should rejoin the Decepticons. [[spoiler: Slightly subverted as Unlike other examples, it ends up having immediate immediate, ''heavy'' consequences for both Knockout and Dreadwing.]]
8th Jan '17 4:39:33 AM Sapphirea2
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Clip shows were more appreciated by viewers in the days before reruns, syndication, and videotapes/{{DVD}}s provided an alternative way for them to revisit the old moments of their shows. There were even theatrical films that served as these (most famously the ''That's Entertainment!'' films) in the 1970s. In those days, they were less likely to get today's cynical reaction, "They've just done it to save money." They still occasionally emerge in today's TV productions, though mainly in children's programming. In the rare occasion where they manifest in adult scripted programming (such as occurred with ''Series/{{Alias}}'') they are usually built into an ongoing story arc. Otherwise, bottle shows are more likely to be produced these days.

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Clip shows were more appreciated by viewers in the days before reruns, syndication, and videotapes/{{DVD}}s provided an alternative way for them to revisit the old moments of their shows. There were even theatrical films that served as these (most these, most famously the ''That's Entertainment!'' films) films in the 1970s. In those days, they were less likely to get today's cynical reaction, "They've just done it to save money." They still occasionally emerge in today's TV productions, though mainly in children's programming. In the rare occasion where they manifest in adult scripted programming (such as occurred with ''Series/{{Alias}}'') they are usually built into an ongoing story arc. Otherwise, bottle shows are more likely to be produced these days.



* 1974's ''That's Entertainment!'' is a collection of highlights from MGM musicals, hosted by performers who had appeared in those films. Released as a MilestoneCelebration for MGM's 50th anniversary, it was a surprise box-office hit. There would be two follow-ups: 1976's ''Part 2'' included scenes from musicals and non-musicals, and 1993's ''Part III'' included DeletedScenes and rehearsal/test footage from musicals along with finished scenes. The 1985 SpinOff ''That's Dancing!'' didn't restrict itself to MGM movies. On top of all this, [[Main/FollowTheLeader several variations]] were made well into TheEighties, such as ''America at the Movies'' (a tie-in to the U.S. Bicentennial), ''It's Showtime'' (animals), ''It Came from Hollywood'' (SoBadItsGood) and ''Terror in the Aisles'' (thriller and horror films). This was also the inspiration for the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes compilation movies described below.

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* 1974's ''That's Entertainment!'' is a collection of highlights from MGM musicals, hosted by performers who had appeared in those films. Released as a MilestoneCelebration for MGM's 50th anniversary, it was a surprise box-office hit. There would be two follow-ups: 1976's ''Part 2'' included scenes from musicals and non-musicals, and 1993's ''Part III'' included DeletedScenes and rehearsal/test footage from musicals along with finished scenes. The 1985 SpinOff ''That's Dancing!'' didn't restrict itself to MGM movies. On top of all this, [[Main/FollowTheLeader several variations]] were made well into TheEighties, such as as:
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''America at the Movies'' (a (A tie-in to the U.S. Bicentennial), Bicentennial)
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''It's Showtime'' (animals), (Animals on film)
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''It Came from Hollywood'' (SoBadItsGood) and ({{B Movie}}s / SoBadItsGood)
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''Terror in the Aisles'' (thriller (Thriller and horror films). This was also the inspiration for the films)
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WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes compilation movies described below.under Western Animation below
8th Jan '17 4:28:40 AM Sapphirea2
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* 1974's ''That's Entertainment!'' is a collection of highlights from MGM musicals, hosted by performers who had appeared in those films. Released as a MilestoneCelebration for MGM's 50th anniversary, it was a surprise box-office hit. There would be two follow-ups: 1976's ''Part 2'' included scenes from musicals and non-musicals, and 1993's ''Part III'' included DeletedScenes and rehearsal/test footage from musicals along with finished scenes. The 1984 SpinOff ''That's Dancing!'' didn't restrict itself to MGM movies. On top of all this, [[Main/FollowTheLeader several variations]] were made well into TheEighties, such as ''America at the Movies'' (a tie-in to the U.S. Bicentennial), ''It's Showtime'' (animals), ''It Came from Hollywood'' (SoBadItsGood) and ''Terror in the Aisles'' (thriller and horror films). This was also the inspiration for the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes compilation movies described below.

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* 1974's ''That's Entertainment!'' is a collection of highlights from MGM musicals, hosted by performers who had appeared in those films. Released as a MilestoneCelebration for MGM's 50th anniversary, it was a surprise box-office hit. There would be two follow-ups: 1976's ''Part 2'' included scenes from musicals and non-musicals, and 1993's ''Part III'' included DeletedScenes and rehearsal/test footage from musicals along with finished scenes. The 1984 1985 SpinOff ''That's Dancing!'' didn't restrict itself to MGM movies. On top of all this, [[Main/FollowTheLeader several variations]] were made well into TheEighties, such as ''America at the Movies'' (a tie-in to the U.S. Bicentennial), ''It's Showtime'' (animals), ''It Came from Hollywood'' (SoBadItsGood) and ''Terror in the Aisles'' (thriller and horror films). This was also the inspiration for the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes compilation movies described below.
29th Dec '16 6:10:06 PM KagSwirby
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* The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', entitled "The Animaniacs Suite" contains clips from every other segment accompanied by a beautifully orchestrated medley of the show's theme and character themes.
19th Dec '16 2:08:21 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted with ''Series/DoctorWho'''s season 23, the four serials (or one, or three, depending on who you ask) are set out like a clip show but it's all new footage.
** The Terror of the Vervoids section is a bit of a Double Subversion, in that the clips shown are of events that have yet to happen, from the point of view of the characters in the courtroom.

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* Subverted with ''Series/DoctorWho'''s season 23, "The Trial of a Time Lord", which had a theme of the Doctor being put on trial. The four serials (or one, or three, depending on who you ask) are set out like a clip show but it's all new footage.
** The Terror
footage of adventures that the Doctor supposedly had after the end of the Vervoids previous season, and a major plot point is whether the "evidence" seen in the flashbacks may have been altered by an unknown party to make the Doctor look worse. The "Terror of the Vervoids" section is a bit of a Double Subversion, twists things even further, in that the clips shown are of events that have yet to happen, from the point of view of the characters in the courtroom.
18th Nov '16 4:32:34 PM jormis29
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* The ''BettyBoop'' short "Betty Boop's Rise to Fame", using clips from "Stopping the Show" (cut from modern prints), "Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle" and "The Old Man of the Mountain".

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* The ''BettyBoop'' ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' short "Betty Boop's Rise to Fame", using clips from "Stopping the Show" (cut from modern prints), "Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle" and "The Old Man of the Mountain"."WesternAnimation/TheOldManOfTheMountain".
18th Oct '16 5:07:33 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Radio/HamishAndDougal'' episode "Trapped!", Hamish and Dougal find themselves trapped on an escalator (yes, it's that kind of show), and Hamish reminisces about the events of the previous episode, because that's what you do when you're [[LockedInARoom trapped somewhere]]. Dougal doesn't quite get the concept, becoming confused as to which of him is when halfway through a line from the clip, and then remembering a scene from ''{{Friends}}'' instead.

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* In the ''Radio/HamishAndDougal'' episode "Trapped!", Hamish and Dougal find themselves trapped on an escalator (yes, it's that kind of show), and Hamish reminisces about the events of the previous episode, because that's what you do when you're [[LockedInARoom trapped somewhere]]. Dougal doesn't quite get the concept, becoming confused as to which of him is when halfway through a line from the clip, and then remembering a scene from ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' instead.
18th Oct '16 4:49:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is the master of the clip show. They have had so many, but they are so good. The first one was in Season 4, episode 21, where Ross's decision whether or not to invite Rachel and her decision whether or not to attend are accompanied by flashbacks of every memorable scene in their relationship over four seasons. There are about a total of four new scenes, period, including the two bookends.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is the master of the clip show. They have had so many, but they are so good.
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The first one was in Season 4, episode 21, where Ross's decision whether or not to invite Rachel and her decision whether or not to attend are accompanied by flashbacks of every memorable scene in their relationship over four seasons. There are about a total of four new scenes, period, including the two bookends.
9th Oct '16 8:20:39 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Ending an entire series with a ClipShow is just asking for trouble. Naturally, people who write [[SitCom sitcoms]] do it all the time. ''Series/FullHouse'' did it (using Michelle getting amnesia from a fall from a horse as a FramingDevice). ''Series/GrowingPains'' did it. ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' did it. ''Series/HomeImprovement'' did it. ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' did it, pioneering not only many clip shows to come but setting an early precedent for [[GrandFinale series finales]] altogether. When ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' did it, there was rioting in the streets even though ''Series/Seinfeld'' used the most interesting framing device in years (the gang was put on trial for, well, not being pleasant people). Sometimes, the series finale ClipShow is framed as the reminiscences of the characters as they prepare to move.

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* Ending an entire series with a ClipShow is just asking for trouble. Naturally, people who write [[SitCom sitcoms]] do it all the time. ''Series/FullHouse'' did it (using Michelle getting amnesia from a fall from a horse as a FramingDevice). ''Series/GrowingPains'' did it. ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' did it. ''Series/HomeImprovement'' did it. ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' did it, pioneering not only many clip shows to come but setting an early precedent for [[GrandFinale series finales]] altogether. When ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' did it, there was rioting in the streets even though ''Series/Seinfeld'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' used the most interesting framing device in years (the gang was put on trial for, well, not being pleasant people). Sometimes, the series finale ClipShow is framed as the reminiscences of the characters as they prepare to move.
27th Sep '16 3:01:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StrokerAndHoop'' made an interesting use of this trope during its season one finale (although it didn't get a second season). The heroes were being held in a DeathTrap by someone who swore revenge on them. He would only release them if they could identify him. All the clips focused on a minor character who appeared in some (but not all) of the episodes in the series, whom they unwittingly wronged in every episode, either directly or indirectly.

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* ''StrokerAndHoop'' ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' made an interesting use of this trope during its season one finale (although it didn't get a second season). The heroes were being held in a DeathTrap by someone who swore revenge on them. He would only release them if they could identify him. All the clips focused on a minor character who appeared in some (but not all) of the episodes in the series, whom they unwittingly wronged in every episode, either directly or indirectly.
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