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21st Dec '15 8:05:19 PM Willbyr
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20th Jul '15 2:03:48 PM Prfnoff
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* Parodied in ''BananaNanaNinja'': [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/BananaShopOfHorrorsPt6.html Banana Shop of Horrors Pt. 6,]] where a TalkingHeads conversation has the camera focusing on Kostlowski's nose, then zooming out to show his whole face.

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* Parodied in ''BananaNanaNinja'': ''WebAnimation/BananaNanaNinja'': [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/BananaShopOfHorrorsPt6.html Banana Shop of Horrors Pt. 6,]] where a TalkingHeads conversation has the camera focusing on Kostlowski's nose, then zooming out to show his whole face.
4th Mar '15 6:38:53 PM LongLiveHumour
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x99lnVeY4jQ A much-circulated unintentional example]] from CSPAN. Closeup on Cheney in the Rose Garden, all serene, nice sunny day. Bush is speaking offscreen. The zoom out reveals that Cheney is not in the audience or next to the podium, but way off to the side in the shadows, apparently lurking behind some trees and shrubs as he watches the press conference progress. It probably wasn't as weird as it looked out of context, but it generated a lot of [[StarWars Darth Sidious]] jokes.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x99lnVeY4jQ A much-circulated unintentional example]] from CSPAN. Closeup on Cheney in the Rose Garden, all serene, nice sunny day. Bush is speaking offscreen. The zoom out reveals that Cheney is not in the audience or next to the podium, but way off to the side in the shadows, apparently lurking behind some trees and shrubs as he watches the press conference progress. It probably wasn't as weird as it looked out of context, but it generated a lot of [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Sidious]] jokes.
22nd Oct '14 11:57:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LuckyNumberSlevin'' alternates between two of these at the end to hide the exact circumstances of the Rabbi and the Boss.
* At the beginning of ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', we first see the adult eponymous hero as he lifts his head triumphantly. Then he gets punched, and we see that he's actually a hostage.
* On the film version of ''HortonHearsAWho'', Horton is walking on a suspension bridge. He's about to reach the end when the ropes break, and the camera cuts to a close-up as he screams, supposedly falling to his death. Then Horton (and the audience) realizes that he's safely on the other side.
* A particularly horrific example in ''{{Hostel}}''; Josh and Paxton receive a text message from Oli saying he left, with a close-up picture of his face. Turns out it's actually ''his severed head''.

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* ''LuckyNumberSlevin'' alternates between two of these at the end to hide the exact circumstances of the Rabbi and the Boss.
* At the beginning of ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', we first see the adult eponymous hero as he lifts his head triumphantly. Then he gets punched, and we see that he's actually a hostage.
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In the film version of ''HortonHearsAWho'', ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', Horton is walking on a suspension bridge. He's about to reach the end when the ropes break, and the camera cuts to a close-up as he screams, supposedly falling to his death. Then Horton (and the audience) realizes that he's safely on the other side.
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'': Wilbur wakes up from being sedated and comments that his head feels like it's in a vise. Pull back to reveal... his head in a vise.

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* ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin'' alternates between two of these at the end to hide the exact circumstances of the Rabbi and the Boss.
* At the beginning of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', we first see the adult eponymous hero as he lifts his head triumphantly. Then he gets punched, and we see that he's actually a hostage.
* A particularly horrific example in ''{{Hostel}}''; ''Film/{{Hostel}}''; Josh and Paxton receive a text message from Oli saying he left, with a close-up picture of his face. Turns out it's actually ''his severed head''.



* An episode of ''BurnNotice'' began with Michael talking right into the camera, giving a recap of the StoryArc so far. After he's done, it's revealed that he's talking to his contact Carla rather than breaking the fourth wall.
* ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' had a racist thug bragging about how he and his friends beat up some black/Asian people over the weekend, with the zoom out revealing that he was wearing a police uniform.

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* An episode of ''BurnNotice'' ''Series/BurnNotice'' began with Michael talking right into the camera, giving a recap of the StoryArc so far. After he's done, it's revealed that he's talking to his contact Carla rather than breaking the fourth wall.
* ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' had a racist thug bragging about how he and his friends beat up some black/Asian people over the weekend, with the zoom out revealing that he was wearing a police uniform.



* ''SkinHorse'': Close-up on Tip and Sweetheart's heads as they're talking. Then the last panel zooms out to reveal that they've been imprisoned by the crystal entities in the basement.

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* ''SkinHorse'': ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'': Close-up on Tip and Sweetheart's heads as they're talking. Then the last panel zooms out to reveal that they've been imprisoned by the crystal entities in the basement.



* In ''MissionHill'', Andy applies for a cartooning job at an "alternative paper", and is in a Closeup On Head shot during the interview. The camera pulls back to reveal that he's interviewing at a paper called ''The Daily Supremacist''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth is in an extreme Closeup On Head shot (only his forehead, eyes, nose and mouth are visible) as he and his companions are escaping the ''Titanic''. He says, "At least there are plenty of lifeboats. We won't have to dress as women and children." Pull back to reveal that he is [[AdultsDressedAsChildren dressed as a child, complete with big lollipop and sailor suit]].

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* In ''MissionHill'', ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'', Andy applies for a cartooning job at an "alternative paper", and is in a Closeup On Head shot during the interview. The camera pulls back to reveal that he's interviewing at a paper called ''The Daily Supremacist''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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Professor Farnsworth is in an extreme Closeup On Head shot (only his forehead, eyes, nose and mouth are visible) as he and his companions are escaping the ''Titanic''. He says, "At least there are plenty of lifeboats. We won't have to dress as women and children." Pull back to reveal that he is [[AdultsDressedAsChildren dressed as a child, complete with big lollipop and sailor suit]].



* In the ''[[TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'' episode "Mad Dog Hoek", the stubble-faced 1930s-style wrestling announcer is in a Closeup On Head shot as he says "and believe me, it ain't pretty." Pull back to reveal he is wearing women's underwear.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'':
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In the ''[[TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'' episode "Mad Dog Hoek", the stubble-faced 1930s-style wrestling announcer is in a Closeup On Head shot as he says "and believe me, it ain't pretty." Pull back to reveal he is wearing women's underwear.



* ''TheRescuersDownUnder'': Wilbur wakes up from being sedated and comments that his head feels like it's in a vise. Pull back to reveal... his head in a vise.
* ''InvaderZim'' has a fun one: in one episode, he and [=GIR=] are in their ship. [=GIR=] starts to sleep on Zim's head, until Zim yells at him to get off. He then goes into a speech detailing his plans as the camera dramatically zooms in... only for him to cut mid-sentence to yell at [=GIR=], who had resumed his perch.

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* ''TheRescuersDownUnder'': Wilbur wakes up from being sedated and comments that his head feels like it's in a vise. Pull back to reveal... his head in a vise.
* ''InvaderZim''
''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has a fun one: in one episode, he and [=GIR=] are in their ship. [=GIR=] starts to sleep on Zim's head, until Zim yells at him to get off. He then goes into a speech detailing his plans as the camera dramatically zooms in... only for him to cut mid-sentence to yell at [=GIR=], who had resumed his perch.



* In ''TazMania,'' in the episode ''Toothache Taz,'' after Taz starts yelling out in great pain because his tooth hurts, the camera ZOOMS IN to REVEAL that there are some toothache guys using picks to work on said tooth, and one of them comments about the job, while the other one suggests to throw down their picks and "walk." But, after a silence, both say, "Naaaaaaah." And they start working on Taz's tooth again while singing. The camera then cuts back to Taz and the Platypus Brothers.
* Happens to Twilight Sparkle on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' after being "cursed" by a plant. Camera focuses on her head from the time she wakes up to when she sees herself in a mirror; when she realizes what's wrong, the camera pans back as well.

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* In ''TazMania,'' ''WesternAnimation/TazMania,'' in the episode ''Toothache Taz,'' after Taz starts yelling out in great pain because his tooth hurts, the camera ZOOMS IN to REVEAL that there are some toothache guys using picks to work on said tooth, and one of them comments about the job, while the other one suggests to throw down their picks and "walk." But, after a silence, both say, "Naaaaaaah." And they start working on Taz's tooth again while singing. The camera then cuts back to Taz and the Platypus Brothers.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Happens to Twilight Sparkle on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' after being "cursed" by a plant. Camera focuses on her head from the time she wakes up to when she sees herself in a mirror; when she realizes what's wrong, the camera pans back as well.



* In the "WesternAnimation/{{SpongebobSquarepants}}" episode "Shanghaied" after Spongebob uses his wish to make The Flying Dutchman a vegetarian so he won't eat them, it cuts to Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward seemingly in front of Spongebob's house with a close up of their faces as Patrick and Squidward congratulate him, then the camera pans out to reveal that their bodies have become fruit so that the Flying Dutchman will still get to eat them regardless of being a vegetarian.

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* In the "WesternAnimation/{{SpongebobSquarepants}}" "WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants" episode "Shanghaied" after Spongebob uses his wish to make The Flying Dutchman a vegetarian so he won't eat them, it cuts to Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward seemingly in front of Spongebob's house with a close up of their faces as Patrick and Squidward congratulate him, then the camera pans out to reveal that their bodies have become fruit so that the Flying Dutchman will still get to eat them regardless of being a vegetarian.vegetarian.


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4th Aug '14 8:56:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''RunawayBrain'', Mickey wakes up after a [[BodySwap mind-switching]] experiment, saying he "don't feel like myself." Camera starts on a close-up of his eyes, then pulls back to reveal the eyes belong to the FrankensteinsMonster Mickey has swapped minds with.

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* In ''RunawayBrain'', ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'', Mickey wakes up after a [[BodySwap mind-switching]] experiment, saying he "don't feel like myself." Camera starts on a close-up of his eyes, then pulls back to reveal the eyes belong to the FrankensteinsMonster Mickey has swapped minds with.
14th Jun '14 11:35:08 AM adrianleverkuhn
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One" (S02, Ep21)]], we see Sam lying with his eyes closed [[DramaticWind as the wind plays with his hair.]] The camera pulls back to show that Sam is lying on a broken wooden structure surrounded by abandoned buildings.
29th Mar '14 10:03:54 AM sgtpendulum
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* [[http://www.dilbert.com/fast/1991-02-28/ This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip. The topic is mainly on shopping and salesperson's presence in that if you want to buy something, they were never there but if you're just browsing, they'll be on you like the ugly on your momma, [spoiler: which is taken literally by the third panel with the closeup now being zoomed out.]

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* [[http://www.dilbert.com/fast/1991-02-28/ This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip. The topic is mainly on shopping and salesperson's presence in that if you want to buy something, they were never there but if you're just browsing, they'll be on you like the ugly on your momma, [spoiler: [[spoiler: which is taken literally by the third panel with the closeup now being zoomed out.]
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29th Mar '14 9:29:27 AM sgtpendulum
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* [[http://www.dilbert.com/fast/1991-02-28/ This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip.

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* [[http://www.dilbert.com/fast/1991-02-28/ This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip.
strip. The topic is mainly on shopping and salesperson's presence in that if you want to buy something, they were never there but if you're just browsing, they'll be on you like the ugly on your momma, [spoiler: which is taken literally by the third panel with the closeup now being zoomed out.]
30th Dec '13 10:34:58 PM nombretomado
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** [[DuckAmuck "A close-up, you jerk! A CLOSE-UP!"]]

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** [[DuckAmuck [[WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck "A close-up, you jerk! A CLOSE-UP!"]]
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