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21st Apr '16 7:40:29 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' had an expertly edited dream sequence episode formed mainly of clips, with new dialogue, which flowed into each other in a very accurate rendition of dream logic.

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* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'':
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had an expertly edited dream sequence episode formed mainly of clips, with new dialogue, which flowed into each other in a very accurate rendition of dream logic.



* The last episode of the first StoryArc of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' was a clip show narrated by the as-yet-unrevealed BigBad.

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* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'':
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The last episode of the first StoryArc of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' was a clip show narrated by the as-yet-unrevealed BigBad.



* You're not going to believe this one. ''Anime/WolfsRain'' had FOUR OF THESE IN A ROW. That's right. FOUR. Episodes 15-18. It seems several months passed after episode 14, so it was deemed necessary to recap pretty much the whole thing (or was it the budget?). On the American [=DVDs=], the four episodes filled an entire volume (vol. 4: "recollections"). Well, at least the name is accurate. It retails for $30, and the average rating on amazon is one and a half stars (as opposed to five stars for vol. 3).

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* You're not going to believe this one. ''Anime/WolfsRain'' had FOUR OF THESE IN A ROW. That's right. FOUR. Episodes 15-18. It seems several months passed after episode 14, so it was deemed necessary to recap pretty much the whole thing (or was it the budget?). On the American [=DVDs=], the four episodes filled an entire volume (vol. 4: "recollections"). Well, at least the name is accurate. It retails for $30, and the average rating on amazon Amazon is one and a half stars (as opposed to five stars for vol. 3).



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a particularly aggravating example: right after a dramatic moment in the [=CP9=] arc, preceded by a three-episode flashback, the arc decides to pause ''again'' with the heroes falling in mid-air for ''five'' ''ClipShow'' ''episodes in a row.''
** To be fair, when originally broadcast, these episodes were aired during the offseason. So they were really more of a fancy way of doing reruns. They didn't soak up any of the season's actual episodes.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a particularly aggravating example: right after a dramatic moment in the [=CP9=] arc, preceded by a three-episode flashback, the arc decides to pause ''again'' with the heroes falling in mid-air for ''five'' ''ClipShow'' ''episodes in a row.''
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'' To be fair, when originally broadcast, these episodes were aired during the offseason. So they were really more of a fancy way of doing reruns. They didn't soak up any of the season's actual episodes.



* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' had two of these despite only running for 26 episodes. The first was halfway through the series and was about half and half between old and new content (with the premise of a New Year's gameshow that had clips for some reason), while the second was about five episodes later and recapped the Pedro storyline, consisting almost entirely of recycled content up until the end when the storyline was expanded on a bit.
** Naturally, since this is ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', it was parodied: Not all the clips shown play out like they did in the episodes which turns "remember that time" into a form of UnreliableNarrator.



* Throughout the two-year filler period that ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Part 1 aired, only one episode, 202, was a clip show. It was based on a viewer vote of the best five fight scenes, and ended with cameos of [[spoiler:Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Sasuke]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Throughout the two-year filler period that ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Part 1 aired, only one episode, 202, was a clip show. It was based on a viewer vote of the best five fight scenes, and ended with cameos of [[spoiler:Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Sasuke]].



* 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.
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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.



* ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoons from both FleischerStudios and FamousStudios are also very guilty of this.

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* ''{{Popeye}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons from both FleischerStudios and FamousStudios are also very guilty of this.



* ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'' marks yet another series that used a clip show as its finale. Miss Yvonne mistakenly thinks that Pee-wee is selling the Playhouse and thinks back to all the fun everyone's had there in the past.

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* ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'' ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'':
** ''Pee Wee's Playhouse''
marks yet another series that used a clip show as its finale. Miss Yvonne mistakenly thinks that Pee-wee is selling the Playhouse and thinks back to all the fun everyone's had there in the past.



* In a way, The music equivalent of a clip show is the GreatestHitsAlbum.

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* In a way, The the music equivalent of a clip show is the GreatestHitsAlbum.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had a "Musical Cliptastic Countdown" composed of clips from their most memorable ''musical'' numbers, as voted on by the viewers. There's also "Phineas's Birthday Clip-o-Rama", where the gang makes a clip show for Phineas's birthday. As expected, they take joy in lampshading this trope at every chance they get. It is also a subversion because there is at least one clip in each segment that didn't come from any episode and [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext makes no sense at all.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** ''Phineas and Ferb''
had a "Musical Cliptastic Countdown" composed of clips from their most memorable ''musical'' numbers, as voted on by the viewers. There's also "Phineas's Birthday Clip-o-Rama", where the gang makes a clip show for Phineas's birthday. As expected, they take joy in lampshading this trope at every chance they get. It is also a subversion because there is at least one clip in each segment that didn't come from any episode and [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext makes no sense at all.]]



* The appropriately named ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "The Elevator", where the spies reminisce about highlights of previous episodes [[LockedInAFreezer while trapped in a]] [[ElevatorFailure malfunctioning elevator]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'':
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The appropriately named ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "The Elevator", where the spies reminisce about highlights of previous episodes [[LockedInAFreezer while trapped in a]] [[ElevatorFailure malfunctioning elevator]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' had numerous clip shows, often with very flimsy excuses.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'':
** ''Biker Mice From Mars''
had numerous clip shows, often with very flimsy excuses.



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has the episode ''Grill'', in which Agent Fowler must make a case to his superiors for Team Prime to stay active on Earth in the wake of MECH's plots to discredit the Autobots with a fake version of Optimus.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
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episode ''Grill'', in which Agent Fowler must make a case to his superiors for Team Prime to stay active on Earth in the wake of MECH's plots to discredit the Autobots with a fake version of Optimus.



* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'': set a new low for cheaply done clip episodes: their clip show has no framing story to justify the clips, and in fact contains no new footage whatsoever. It's just a half hour of randomly assembled clips with no explanation...and with no dialog. Yes, for some reason, all the dialog has been removed from the clips, resulting in 30 minutes of silent reused animation playing over background music. Kids were understandably confused and upset.
** When the episode aired in syndication, they put the voices back in and added some new narration, most of which has nothing to do with the action on screen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'': set a new low for cheaply done clip episodes: their clip show has no framing story to justify the clips, and in fact contains no new footage whatsoever. It's just a half hour of randomly assembled clips with no explanation...and with no dialog. Yes, for some reason, all the dialog has been removed from the clips, resulting in 30 minutes of silent reused animation playing over background music. Kids were understandably confused and upset.
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upset. When the episode aired in syndication, they put the voices back in and added some new narration, most of which has nothing to do with the action on screen.



* While ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' never officially had a clip show episode, the featurette "The Pickles Family Album" (included as a bonus on the ''Decade in Diapers'' DVD) features clips from various episodes of the show. The featurette is hosted by Angelica Pickles.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
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While ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' ''Rugrats'' never officially had a clip show episode, the featurette "The Pickles Family Album" (included as a bonus on the ''Decade in Diapers'' DVD) features clips from various episodes of the show. The featurette is hosted by Angelica Pickles.



* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' had two of these despite only running for 26 episodes. The first was halfway through the series and was about half and half between old and new content (with the premise of a New Year's gameshow that had clips for some reason), while the second was about five episodes later and recapped the Pedro storyline, consisting almost entirely of recycled content up until the end when the storyline was expanded on a bit. Naturally, since this is ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', it was parodied: Not all the clips shown play out like they did in the episodes which turns "remember that time" into a form of UnreliableNarrator.



* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "The Good Ol' Ed", which had the Eds collecting things from previous episodes for a time capsule and reminiscing about past misadventures. While events of actual episodes were mentioned, all the "flashbacks" were to events never seen in previous episodes (a fake time machine scam, Edd getting a bad case of the hiccups, and the Eds trying to make the world's biggest pancake), all of which ended with one of the three protesting that said event never happened. The only {{flashback}} to something that actually happened was Ed remembering the opening of the ''current'' episode, which was interrupted by Eddy smacking Ed with a fish and protesting "I ''hate'' clip shows!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
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Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "The Good Ol' Ed", which had the Eds collecting things from previous episodes for a time capsule and reminiscing about past misadventures. While events of actual episodes were mentioned, all the "flashbacks" were to events never seen in previous episodes (a fake time machine scam, Edd getting a bad case of the hiccups, and the Eds trying to make the world's biggest pancake), all of which ended with one of the three protesting that said event never happened. The only {{flashback}} to something that actually happened was Ed remembering the opening of the ''current'' episode, which was interrupted by Eddy smacking Ed with a fish and protesting "I ''hate'' clip shows!"



* The WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb episode "Phineas's Birthday Clip-o-Rama" is both a straight example and a subversion, because there is at least one clip in each segment that didn't come from any episode and [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext makes no sense at all.]]
* The second episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' is a clip show that flashes back to a single scene of the first episode several times and then starts making up clips from episodes that had never happened.
** As well as showing clips from that episode that happened 5 minutes ago.
** Made even better by the fact that the series was shown out of production order and as such there are no clips or references to the fourth episode of the series which was actually the first to air.
* Spoofed in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ("The City of Clipsville"): The episode starts out looking like a clip show, but the clips quickly turn into outrageous, bizarre events that never took place. Ultimately it turns out the clip show was a clip, with them at the end saying "Remember when we were remembering things?"

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* The WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Phineas's Birthday Clip-o-Rama" is both a straight example and a subversion, because there is at least one clip in each segment that didn't come from any episode and [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext makes no sense at all.]]
* The second episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' is a clip show that flashes back to a single scene of the first episode several times and then starts making up clips from episodes that had never happened.
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happened. As well as showing clips from that episode that happened 5 minutes ago.
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ago. Made even better by the fact that the series was shown out of production order and as such there are no clips or references to the fourth episode of the series which was actually the first to air.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
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Spoofed in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ("The City of Clipsville"): The episode starts out looking like a clip show, but the clips quickly turn into outrageous, bizarre events that never took place. Ultimately it turns out the clip show was a clip, with them at the end saying "Remember when we were remembering things?"



* When WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes was still being shown in theaters, several shorts were compiled in the manner of Bugs telling stories to Yosemite Sam, and at least one where Bugs, as a (possibly) retired multimillionaire tells the story of his life to an unseen reporter; later television reruns often had segments where Bugs (and occasionally Daffy, trying to execute a HostileShowTakeover) acted as the "host" at the beginning and end of the cartoons being shown.
* Played with in the WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty episode "Total Rickall." The Smith household is invaded by an alien parasite that multiplies by implanting fake memories into people's heads, and taking on the form of a random, zany character. The parasite multiplies every time someone has a fake flashback, leading to a whole lot of fake flashbacks and colorful characters appearing out of nowhere.

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* When WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' was still being shown in theaters, several shorts were compiled in the manner of Bugs telling stories to Yosemite Sam, and at least one where Bugs, as a (possibly) retired multimillionaire tells the story of his life to an unseen reporter; later television reruns often had segments where Bugs (and occasionally Daffy, trying to execute a HostileShowTakeover) acted as the "host" at the beginning and end of the cartoons being shown.
* Played with in the WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Total Rickall." The Smith household is invaded by an alien parasite that multiplies by implanting fake memories into people's heads, and taking on the form of a random, zany character. The parasite multiplies every time someone has a fake flashback, leading to a whole lot of fake flashbacks and colorful characters appearing out of nowhere.nowhere.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' has an episode ''literally'' named "BottleEpisode". It features the Titans getting stuck in a giant bottle and remembering the past through clips. It features almost nothing but lampshadings on the topic, with Robin being angry that they're remembering the past instead of singing new songs and having adventures while the others complain that trips cost money and try to make Robin believe that flashbacks aren't boring.
11th Apr '16 1:41:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''LaFemmeNikita'' had a clip show episode - "Down a Crooked Path" - where all the regular cast were ordered to visit a memory recording/wiping machine (because of reasons). Most of their memories were about Nikita, which helped to disguise that she did not appear in any of the new footage that week.

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* ''LaFemmeNikita'' ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' had a clip show episode - "Down a Crooked Path" - where all the regular cast were ordered to visit a memory recording/wiping machine (because of reasons). Most of their memories were about Nikita, which helped to disguise that she did not appear in any of the new footage that week.
6th Apr '16 6:09:30 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' episode, "[[EasyAmnesia Stacy Forgets Her Name]]", Stacy Jones loses her memory after she sniffs flowers Mr. Conductor had sprinkled with a potion intended to make bees forget they had to take nectar from the plants. Her nephew, Dan, and Mr. Conductor help jog her memory through clips from previous episodes.
5th Apr '16 6:20:16 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Tom and Jerry]] did several "cheater" cartoons. This was sometimes made all the more obvious by the pair's character designs changing over the years-for example, the ChuckJones era cartoon "Shutterbugged Cat" uses footage of the very different looking Hanna-Barbera era Tom and Jerry while utilizing original animation in a quasi-classic style by Tom Ray.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Tom and Jerry]] ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' did several "cheater" cartoons. This was sometimes made all the more obvious by the pair's character designs changing over the years-for example, the ChuckJones era Creator/ChuckJones-era cartoon "Shutterbugged Cat" uses footage of the very different looking Hanna-Barbera era Tom and Jerry while utilizing original animation in a quasi-classic style by Tom Ray.



* ''DangerMouse:'' "Demons Aren't Dull" uses clips from the very first series in a sequence unrelated to the story's main plot. While searching for a dimensional demon, Danger Mouse is re-routed to a "This Is Your Life"-themed TV show which uses the clips to magnify his presumed shortcomings (all a Greenback plot in a ruse to get DM to resign as a secret agent).

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* ''DangerMouse:'' ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse:'' "Demons Aren't Dull" uses clips from the very first series in a sequence unrelated to the story's main plot. While searching for a dimensional demon, Danger Mouse is re-routed to a "This Is ''This is Your Life"-themed Life''-themed TV show which uses the clips to magnify his presumed shortcomings (all a Greenback plot in a ruse to get DM to resign as a secret agent).agent).
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had the "Ace" segment of late Season 2 episode "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats/Ace", in which Jumba showed footage of his experiments doing evil things to the head of the Evil Genius Organization. This was to convince the head of E.G.O. that Jumba is still evil and his membership should not be revoked. Notably, the segment showed nearly the entirety of Slushy (523) and Splodyhead (619)'s epic fight from the former experiment's episode, and in that episode Jumba stated that he forgot to bring his camera.
2nd Apr '16 5:13:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** When ''ActionLeagueNow'' became a show, they had a clip show, "And Justice For None", when the Action League is trying to explain why the team shouldn't be terminated.

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** * When ''ActionLeagueNow'' ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' became a show, they had a clip show, "And Justice For None", when the Action League is trying to explain why the team shouldn't be terminated.
29th Mar '16 8:47:18 PM Adept
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* JacksFilms' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDmz7K385Qw The Best Of Your Grammar Sucks special.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS_zQw61PQE And the second one.]] It's probably going to be a yearly thing now.

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* JacksFilms' WebVideo/JacksFilms' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDmz7K385Qw The Best Of Your Grammar Sucks special.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS_zQw61PQE And the second one.]] It's probably going to be a yearly thing now.
28th Mar '16 12:10:52 PM GrammarNavi
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* The episode of ''DrakeAndJosh'' where the title characters go on "Dr. Phyllis"'s talk show.

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* The episode of ''DrakeAndJosh'' ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' where the title characters go on "Dr. Phyllis"'s talk show.



* ''{{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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* ''{{Friends}}'' ''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.



* Ending an entire series with a ClipShow is just asking for trouble. Naturally, people who write [[SitCom sitcoms]] do it all the time. ''FullHouse'' did it (using Michelle getting amnesia from a fall from a horse as a FramingDevice). ''GrowingPains'' did it. ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' did it. ''HomeImprovement'' did it. ''LeaveItToBeaver'' did it, pioneering not only many clip shows to come but setting an early precedent for [[GrandFinale series finales]] altogether. When ''{{Seinfeld}}'' did it, there was rioting in the streets even though ''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. ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' did it (using Michelle getting amnesia from a fall from a horse as a FramingDevice). ''GrowingPains'' did it. ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' did it. ''HomeImprovement'' did it. ''LeaveItToBeaver'' did it, pioneering not only many clip shows to come but setting an early precedent for [[GrandFinale series finales]] altogether. When ''{{Seinfeld}}'' did it, there was rioting in the streets even though ''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.
21st Mar '16 4:50:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{CatDog}}''' Had a mini episode called Winslow's Home Movies sandwiched between two other episodes, where Winslow plays a video tape of his favorite and most humiliating CatDog moments. The episode ends with Winslow nearly getting flushed out of the house after CatDog flood the place while taking a bath. CatDog goes surfing out the front door, and Winslow ends up tied to The TV monitor hanging upside down. Not only was he showing clips he had previously videotaped, he was videotaping CatDog taking a bath and broadcasting it live

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{CatDog}}''' ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''' Had a mini episode called Winslow's Home Movies sandwiched between two other episodes, where Winslow plays a video tape of his favorite and most humiliating CatDog [=CatDog=] moments. The episode ends with Winslow nearly getting flushed out of the house after CatDog [=CatDog=] flood the place while taking a bath. CatDog [=CatDog=] goes surfing out the front door, and Winslow ends up tied to The TV monitor hanging upside down. Not only was he showing clips he had previously videotaped, he was videotaping CatDog [=CatDog=] taking a bath and broadcasting it live
19th Mar '16 4:44:07 AM Hossmeister
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19th Mar '16 2:23:00 AM Hossmeister
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