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25th May '17 9:34:35 AM Prinzenick
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* In the original broadcasts kf the WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat cartoons, each episode was split into two parts with a cliff hanger at mid point, and the narrator would say "What will happen to Felix in the next exciting adventure of Felix the Cat?" and in the next part, the theme song would play again before the second half (hence why each second half of an episode does a recap of the previous half). [[EditedForSyndication These parts were cut in the late 70's by tv stations trying to add more commercials.]] The DVD releases of the show use these syndicated edits.

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* In the original broadcasts kf of the WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat cartoons, each episode was split into two parts with a cliff hanger at mid point, and the narrator would say "What will happen to Felix in the next exciting adventure of Felix the Cat?" and in the next part, the theme song would play again before the second half (hence why each second half of an episode does a recap of the previous half). [[EditedForSyndication These parts were cut in the late 70's by tv stations trying to add more commercials.]] The DVD releases of the show use these syndicated edits.
25th May '17 9:33:58 AM Prinzenick
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* In the original broadcasts kf the WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat cartoons, each episode was split into two parts with a cliff hanger at mid point, and the narrator would say "What will happen to Felix in the next exciting adventure of Felix the Cat?" and in the next part, the theme song would play again before the second half (hence why each second half of an episode does a recap of the previous half). [[EditedForSyndication These parts were cut in the late 70's by tv stations trying to add more commercials.]] The DVD releases of the show use these syndicated edits.
12th Apr '17 6:34:58 AM 4fterthought
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToadPatrol'' Does this in every single episode. Most notable is at least two occasions where the cliffhanger in question was a literal one.
29th Jan '17 7:55:49 AM eroock
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-->--''Spoken after a commercial break placed in the middle of the two characters plummeting to their doom in WesternAnimation/{{Phineas and Ferb}}''

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-->--''Spoken -->-- ''Spoken after a commercial break placed in the middle of the two characters plummeting to their doom in WesternAnimation/{{Phineas and Ferb}}''
17th Sep '16 5:30:18 PM AsForMyHandle
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'''Doofenshmirtz:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, right, joke about the commercial break. That's really how I want to spend my last few seconds!]]

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'''Doofenshmirtz:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, right, joke about the commercial break. That's really how I want to spend my last few seconds!]]seconds!
15th Apr '16 11:47:06 AM SimpsonsFan24
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* When American shows not made for {{Creator/HBO}} (which doesn't have commercials) are broadcast in countries where the frequency of commercials is lower, or when a show goes out on Creator/TheBBC or is released on DVD, with no commercial breaks at all. This results in dramatic cliffhangers which fade out... then fade back in right away, sometimes [[AdBreakDoubleTake repeating the last line said before the break]], which, if you're any bit familiar with the SaturdayMorningCartoon during an age such a thing existed on network TV, was prevalent to the point of ubiquity.

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* When American shows not made for {{Creator/HBO}} (which doesn't have commercials) are broadcast in countries where the frequency of commercials is lower, or when a an American show goes out on Creator/TheBBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Two]] or is released on DVD, with no commercial breaks at all. This results in dramatic cliffhangers which fade out... then fade back in right away, sometimes [[AdBreakDoubleTake repeating the last line said before the break]], which, if you're any bit familiar with the SaturdayMorningCartoon during an age such a thing existed on network TV, was prevalent to the point of ubiquity.
5th Mar '16 12:11:28 AM Pichu-kun
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* In Ed Edd n Eddy:

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* In Ed Edd n Eddy:''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
5th Feb '16 12:23:38 PM pisoprano
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* In ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}'', the writers of ''The Chronicles of the Intrepid'' have a tendency to have someone say something dramatic before cutting to commercial. What the character says and does once the Narrative lets them go is much more sensible.
28th Jan '16 6:03:18 PM navaash
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* Japanese game shows in general get their own example. Quite often, they will smash cut to commercial in the middle of a game round with no warning, especially if the main game is nearing its conclusion.
** BONUS ROUNDS, on the other hand, are the MOST GUILTY offender. Take ANY Japanese game show with a bonus round where [[OneHitPointWonder any wrong answer ends the game in a loss]]. If it cuts to commercial at any point before the final question, it is a 99% guarantee that the bonus game will be lost after returning from the break. It completely destroys the tension for anyone who recognizes this pattern. One wonders if Japanese TV editors genuinely believe that their ViewersAreMorons.
6th Jan '16 8:24:34 PM Seanette
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* ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' ''always'' does this in the first two rounds, just as the judge is about to announce who's being eliminated.
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