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15th Dec '17 1:18:48 AM cwickham
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** "Another Simpsons Clip Show" (Season 6): After reading ''Literature/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', Marge decides to gather the family in the kitchen so they can discuss their love lives (most of which ended in tragedy [Bart getting his heart broken by Laura from "New Kid on the Block" and Lisa yelling at Ralph in "I Love Lisa") or near-infidelity (Homer almost sleeping with his coworker Mindy in "The Last Temptation of Homer" and Marge almost driving to Jacques the French bowler's house in "Life in the Fast Lane"). Notable for having next to no new footage for its framing scenes (the kitchen sequence used for the entire episode was reused from Season 2's "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish") and making a joke about how the cel-animated cartoons of old recycled clips to make new scenes and episodes that would only be seen as new in the eyes of naive viewers ([[TakeThat much like]] ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy]]'').

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** "Another Simpsons Clip Show" (Season 6): After reading ''Literature/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', Marge decides to gather the family in the kitchen so they can discuss their love lives (most of which ended in tragedy [Bart getting his heart broken by Laura from "New Kid on the Block" and Lisa yelling at Ralph in "I Love Lisa") or near-infidelity (Homer almost sleeping with his coworker Mindy in "The Last Temptation of Homer" and Marge almost driving to Jacques the French bowler's house in "Life in the Fast Lane"). Notable for intentionally taking the concept to its extreme by having next to no new footage for its framing scenes (the scenes: the kitchen sequence used for most of the entire episode was reused from Season 2's "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish") Fish", and one of the only other scenes was similarly recycled from Season 1's "Krusty Gets Busted" (meaning it looks notably less polished than the surrounding footage), with only the very first scene featuring new animation. (Even the couch gag was recycled.) It's also notable for making a joke about how the cel-animated cartoons of old recycled clips to make new scenes and episodes that would only be seen as new in the eyes of naive viewers ([[TakeThat much like]] ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy]]'').
12th Dec '17 7:45:00 AM longWriter
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': The final two episodes of the show are unabashed clip shows; Mr. Potato Head has frequent flashbacks to earlier episodes when he hears that the show has been cancelled to justify most of them. However, at one point, the narrator just says they're going to show the audience some clips [[LampshadeHanging just because]]. It's as if they were deliberately aiming for SoBadItsGood!
5th Dec '17 6:13:03 PM nombretomado
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** "Gump Roast" (Season 13): Homer is honored at a Friars' Club Roast, when Kang and Kodos invade so they can enslave humanity. Not much to write home about, except for the end song, sung by DanCastellaneta, parodying Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and the lyric: "We're sorry for the clip show!" Also has a HilariousInHindsight moment where the song mentions an episode with a "crazy wedding" involving Patty, Selma, and Grampa getting married to each other. Selma and Grampa would marry each other in season 18's "Rome-Old and Juli-Ech." Patty, on the other hand, would get married in season 16's "There's Something About Marrying," but in that episode [[spoiler:she would almost marry a man who looks like a woman and break up with her near-husband/wife because Patty just revealed to Marge that she was a lesbian -- despite her and Selma's crush on Series/MacGyver]]. Also of note that this is the last clip show the writers have done, according to the season 13 [[WordOfGod DVD commentary]], as the writers have now taken to doing "trilogy" episodes [episodes with three separate stories for each act], such as "Margical History Tour," "Tales From The Public Domain," "Love: Springfieldian Style," "Simpsons Christmas Stories," "Four Great Women and a Manicure," and "The Fight Before Christmas."

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** "Gump Roast" (Season 13): Homer is honored at a Friars' Club Roast, when Kang and Kodos invade so they can enslave humanity. Not much to write home about, except for the end song, sung by DanCastellaneta, Creator/DanCastellaneta, parodying Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and the lyric: "We're sorry for the clip show!" Also has a HilariousInHindsight moment where the song mentions an episode with a "crazy wedding" involving Patty, Selma, and Grampa getting married to each other. Selma and Grampa would marry each other in season 18's "Rome-Old and Juli-Ech." Patty, on the other hand, would get married in season 16's "There's Something About Marrying," but in that episode [[spoiler:she would almost marry a man who looks like a woman and break up with her near-husband/wife because Patty just revealed to Marge that she was a lesbian -- despite her and Selma's crush on Series/MacGyver]]. Also of note that this is the last clip show the writers have done, according to the season 13 [[WordOfGod DVD commentary]], as the writers have now taken to doing "trilogy" episodes [episodes with three separate stories for each act], such as "Margical History Tour," "Tales From The Public Domain," "Love: Springfieldian Style," "Simpsons Christmas Stories," "Four Great Women and a Manicure," and "The Fight Before Christmas."
23rd Nov '17 10:12:31 AM nombretomado
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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 videotapes[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{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.
10th Nov '17 6:44:44 PM Kartoonkid95
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** The 1958 short ''Feather Bluster'' has an elderly Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg recalling their past pranks on each other with the grandsons listening in, with clips from ''Henhouse Henery'', ''The High and the Flighty'' and ''All Fowled Up''.


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** The 1959 short ''Tweet Dreams'' has Sylvester going to a psychiatrist about his problems with Tweety, using clips from ''Too Hop to Handle'', ''Sandy Claws'', ''Tweety's Circus'', ''A Street Cat Named Sylvester'' and ''Gift Wrapped''. Oddly, the clip from the first short, which featured Sylvester with his son, is presented as a flashback to Sylvester as a kitten with ''his'' father.
9th Nov '17 12:45:15 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The TropeCodifier (if not the outright TropeMaker) is likely an ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'' short from 1925, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3pVgw1XLRE Koko's Thanksgiving]]. Koko shows Max Fleischer clips from earlier cartoons in order to score some turkey.

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* The TropeCodifier (if not not, the outright TropeMaker) is likely an ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'' short from 1925, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3pVgw1XLRE Koko's Thanksgiving]]. Koko shows Max Fleischer clips from earlier cartoons in order to score some turkey.



* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny had more than one of these.
** The cartoon "Feather Bluster" had an elderly WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn and George P. Dog reminiscing about times they got the best of each other.

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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Besides the full-length features, the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts had more than one several of these.
** The cartoon "Feather Bluster" had an elderly WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn and George P. Dog reminiscing 1951 short ''His Hare-Raising Tale'' has Bugs Bunny telling his nephew Clyde about times they got his adventures from ''Baseball Bugs'', ''Stage Door Cartoon'', ''Rabbit Punch'', ''Falling Hare'' and ''Haredevil Hare''.
** The 1959 short ''Hare-abian Nights'' has Bugs ending up in a sultan's palace and forced to tell stories, which he does with clips from ''Bully for Bugs'', ''Water, Water Every Hare'' and ''Sahara Hare''.
** The 1964 short ''Freudy Cat'' has Sylvester Jr. taking his father to a psychiatrist to talk about his problems with
the best of each other."giant mouse", as illustrated with scenes from ''The Slap-Hoppy Mouse'', ''Cats A-weigh!'' and ''Who's Kitten Who?''.
9th Nov '17 8:28:42 AM Cavery210
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* Although ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' never had an entire clip show, it played with the idea a little. For filler the anime would often have scenes taking place away from the action where characters would reminisce about events from both DBZ and ''Manga/DragonBall'' and could range anywhere from five to ten minutes. For example, late during the Goku/Freeza fight after [[spoiler:everyone else gets teleported back to Earth by Porunga]] there's an episode that devotes a little bit of time to have Piccolo think back on his past with Goku, which then features clips of mainly from the Piccolo storylines from Dragon Ball. Another episode has Muten Roshi explain the history of the Red Ribbon Army to some of the supporting cast hanging out on his island early on during the Artificial Human saga, which in turn features clips from the entire Red Ribbon Army arc from the original Dragon Ball. Given the [[LongRunners length of the series]], those flashbacks were probably included because the people making the anime thought people legitimately wouldn't remember (or wouldn't even have seen) stuff that was important to a new plot. They became particularly important when the show was exported, because the original ''Dragon Ball'' hadn't been aired outside of Japan.

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* Although ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' never had an entire clip show, it played with the idea a little. For filler the anime would often have scenes taking place away from the action where characters would reminisce about events from both DBZ and ''Manga/DragonBall'' and could range anywhere from five to ten minutes. For example, late during the Goku/Freeza fight after [[spoiler:everyone else gets teleported back to Earth by Porunga]] there's an episode that devotes a little bit of time to have Piccolo think back on his past with Goku, which then features clips of mainly from the Piccolo storylines from Dragon Ball. Another episode has Muten Roshi explain the history of the Red Ribbon Army to some of the supporting cast hanging out on his island early on during the Artificial Human saga, which in turn features clips from the entire Red Ribbon Army arc from the original Dragon Ball. Given the [[LongRunners length of the series]], those flashbacks were probably included because the people making the anime thought people legitimately wouldn't remember (or wouldn't even have seen) stuff that was important to a new plot. They became particularly important when the show was exported, exported to America, because everything past the original first 13 episodes of ''Dragon Ball'' hadn't been aired outside of Japan.weren't dubbed until later.
8th Nov '17 9:03:13 AM CaptainTedium
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** ''Biker Mice From Mars'' had numerous clip shows, often with very flimsy excuses.

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** ''Biker Mice From Mars'' The original 1993 series had numerous five clip shows, often with very flimsy excuses.show episodes: "The Tribunal", "The Inquisition", "Villain of the Year", "Mad Scientist Wanted", and "Academy of Hard Knocks".
31st Oct '17 5:34:13 PM Roo
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* The hundredth issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons Comics'' is essentially a [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E18SoItsComeToThisASimpsonsClipShow Simpsons clip show]] in comic form. The issue revolves around Bart and Lisa discovering that there are comics about them, and trying to find out why they never knew this, while getting to read snippets from earlier issues.
30th Sep '17 2:36:45 AM foxley
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* ''Series/QueenOfSwords'': "End of Days", with the standard-issue LockedInARoom framing device. And quite a bit of FoeYay, too.
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