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8th Aug '17 9:49:08 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/TheGirlNextDoor'' uses this a few times: The first time, the protagonist imagines skipping school and getting pulled over by the police, while the second time he imagines a faculty member walking in on his [[spoiler: GetRichQuick sex-education video production]].

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* ''Film/TheGirlNextDoor'' ''Film/{{The Girl Next Door|2004}}'' uses this a few times: The first time, the protagonist imagines skipping school and getting pulled over by the police, while the second time he imagines a faculty member walking in on his [[spoiler: GetRichQuick [[spoiler:GetRichQuick sex-education video production]].
8th Aug '17 8:41:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* A DeletedScene in ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997) has Humbert swimming with his wife after she decides to send her daughter OffToBoardingSchool (meaning Humbert [[{{lolicon}} won't be able to be near her]]). Humbert pulls her underwater until she drowns, coldly brushes aside her drifting legs, then resurfaces... and his voiceover admits that [[EvenEvilHasStandards he couldn't do it]].

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* A DeletedScene in ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997) has Humbert swimming with his wife after she decides to send her daughter OffToBoardingSchool (meaning Humbert [[{{lolicon}} [[{{Ephebophile}} won't be able to be near her]]). Humbert pulls her underwater until she drowns, coldly brushes aside her drifting legs, then resurfaces... and his voiceover admits that [[EvenEvilHasStandards he couldn't do it]].
24th Jun '17 4:51:28 PM WileK209
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' episode "Twister's Cuz," Sam is nervous about the new "Sky Torpedo" thrill ride at the Ocean Shores amusement park. A while after the characters arrive at the park, Sam is shown hesitating to get in a mini-rocket vehicle, but Otto and Reggie keep pushing him to do it, and the demented ride operator locks him into the car, laughs at him, and starts the ride. Sam buckles up, and then the ride elevates the carousel far over the ocean and begins spinning the vehicles faster and faster. It then tilts to the side as it goes even faster, and then the screw nut holding Sam's vehicle in place pops out and sends his vehicle flying, to which it leaves a path of destruction as it careens through the park, flinging Sam to his impending doom. Otto then starts crying out Sam's name, only for it to ripple back to reality as Otto snaps Sam out of his fantasy.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "The Lounge Singer" did this. Filburt gets all nervous after his singer idol Buddy Gecko accidentally breaks his Walkman and motivational tapes that have been helping him with his stage fright. Buddy assures him the tapes were all a sham and to go out there, as "[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong what's the worst that could happen]]?" Filburt goes out on stage and nervously says "Ahem..." but the audience immediately starts booing and ProducePelting him, and then chase him with TorchesAndPitchforks to a [[Film/Frankenstein1931 windmill]], and then a SpinningPaper announces the U.N. declares "Filb" is a menace to society, and they bomb him to death. His gravestone reads "Here Lies FILB, [[GraveHumor He was a lousy singer]]". Buddy Gecko then knocks over his gravestone, which is then blown up by lightning. It then ripples back to reality, showing Filburt is alive and well, and had only imagined the whole ordeal, and hasn't gone on stage yet.
9th Jun '17 2:58:11 PM Vir
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** Another episode had Stan finding out his boss and daughter are sleeping together. He then suddenly shots his boss, chloroforms Hailey but notices the mailman and chases him down before killing him. He then see a blind man who quickly points out he blind and didn't see anything getting Stan to back off. We then suddenly cut back to the moment where Stan found about his boss and daughter's affair, the whole sequence being a daydream... though Stan realizes [[FridgeLogic the bystander in his daydream was lying about being "blind"]].
** In the 100th episode, when Stan reads a note saying that Hayley and Jeff had eloped, he gets so mad that the note burns up in his hand and proceeds to [[Film/SupermanII fly around the world to reverse time.]] It turns out he merely fainted and hit his head on the table, though Stan is still convinced he went back in time and thinks Francine is her grandmother.

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** Another episode had Stan finding out his boss and daughter are sleeping together. He then suddenly shots shoots his boss, chloroforms Hailey Hayley but notices the mailman and chases him down before killing him. He then see sees a blind man who quickly points out he blind and didn't see anything getting Stan to back off. We then suddenly cut back to the moment where Stan found about his boss and daughter's affair, the whole sequence being a daydream... though Stan realizes [[FridgeLogic the bystander in his daydream was lying about being "blind"]].
** In the 100th episode, when Stan reads a note saying that Hayley and Jeff had eloped, he gets so mad that the note burns up in his hand and he proceeds to [[Film/SupermanII fly around the world to reverse time.]] It turns out he merely fainted and hit his head on the table, though Stan is still convinced he went back in time and thinks Francine is her grandmother.



** In the opening of "Out to Launch", Candace works up the nerve to ask Jeremy out to a dance. He turns her down, and starts laughing at her. Everyone in the food court, and eventually ''all of Danville'', [[CircleOfShame starts laughing at her]] too. Then [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth explodes]], and... we cut to Candace telling her friend Stacy that's ''why'' she can't ask Jeremy to go to the dance with her.

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** In the opening of "Out to Launch", Candace works up the nerve to ask Jeremy out to a dance. He turns her down, down and starts laughing at her. Everyone in the food court, and eventually ''all of Danville'', [[CircleOfShame starts laughing at her]] too. Then [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth explodes]], and... we cut to Candace telling her friend Stacy that's ''why'' she can't ask Jeremy to go to the dance with her.
16th May '17 7:12:21 AM GrigorII
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Compare/Contrast AllJustADream, where the daydream is used as a TwistEnding, and DangerRoomColdOpen, where the opening scene is an engineered training simulation that may include a certain amount of fakery such as feigned "deaths". Somewhat related to FeverDreamEpisode. TheFinalTemptation can be a dramatic version (although in that case it's often explicitly a vision from the start).

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Compare/Contrast AllJustADream, where the daydream is used as a TwistEnding, and DangerRoomColdOpen, where the opening scene is an engineered training simulation that may include a certain amount of fakery such as feigned "deaths". Somewhat related to FeverDreamEpisode. TheFinalTemptation can be a dramatic version (although in that case it's often explicitly a vision from the start).
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5th May '17 4:27:55 AM Cryoclaste
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* The opening cutscene of ''MyPokemonRanch'' had Hayley explaining the whole goal while she is daydreaming; it shows the Pokemon playing in the ranch and vise versa. '''That''' is when Hayley snaps out of her daydream, and comments that she "was daydreaming again."

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* The opening cutscene of ''MyPokemonRanch'' ''VideoGame/MyPokemonRanch'' had Hayley explaining the whole goal while she is daydreaming; it shows the Pokemon playing in the ranch and vise versa. '''That''' is when Hayley snaps out of her daydream, and comments that she "was daydreaming again."
22nd Apr '17 7:39:50 PM nombretomado
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* Sometimes happens in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. One particular incident was Brad Kavanagh's 'Death'.

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* Sometimes happens in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''.''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. One particular incident was Brad Kavanagh's 'Death'.
10th Apr '17 6:27:58 PM BenOfHouston
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** They did it again the the Comic "Penguin Dreams", which details a successful trick where Penguin succeeds in murdering Batman, then [[CementShoes kicks a bound and gagged Bruce Wayne off his yacht]]. To maintain the illusion, the title wasn't shown until the last page, when it was revealed to be Penguin looking out the window daydreaming.
10th Apr '17 5:07:48 PM eroock
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', as Carl and Russell float over a city, Carl attempts to lower Russell to the ground (and thereby not have to put up with him) on a bedsheet harness, only for the 'rope' to be too short, and Russell falls screaming. Switch back to Carl, still standing behind Russell inside the house, and he mutters "Well, that won't work."
* Michael's paranoia-filled nightmare in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anomalisa}}'' about meeting the hotel manager plays out as a real event until Lisa snaps Michael out of his sleep.
* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', following a lesson on ocean navigation from Maui, Moana is surprised to find that they've arrived back at Motunui... which is being engulfed by the darkness. As her parents are swallowed up before her eyes, she awakes [[CatapultNightmare with a start]] to find that they're still in the middle of the ocean.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', as Carl and Russell float over a city, Carl attempts to lower Russell to the ground (and thereby not have to put up with him) on a bedsheet harness, only for the 'rope' to be too short, and Russell falls screaming. Switch back to Carl, still standing behind Russell inside the house, and he mutters "Well, that won't work."



* Michael's paranoia-filled nightmare in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anomalisa}}'' about meeting the hotel manager plays out as a real event until Lisa snaps Michael out of his sleep.
24th Feb '17 3:23:15 PM jormis29
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* Possibly best known from the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (adapted from the short story of the same name by Creator/AmbroseBierce), in which a Civil War prisoner being hanged from the eponymous bridge manages a miraculous escape, makes his way across miles of hostile countryside to his home, stumbles inside to the welcoming arms of his loving wife... and finishes his drop on the end of the rope and dies.

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* Possibly best known from the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (adapted from [[Literature/AnOccurrenceAtOwlCreekBridge the short story of the same name name]] by Creator/AmbroseBierce), in which a Civil War prisoner being hanged from the eponymous bridge manages a miraculous escape, makes his way across miles of hostile countryside to his home, stumbles inside to the welcoming arms of his loving wife... and finishes his drop on the end of the rope and dies.
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