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4th Mar '18 11:27:18 AM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' begins with five episodes that set up the show's premise, establishing all the main characters. At the end of the fifth episode, BigBad Scarab is dragged away by Geb the Earth god. After the first five episodes the rest of the series maintains the same status quo and can be viewed in basically any order.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' begins with five episodes that set up the show's premise, establishing all the main characters. At the end of the fifth episode, BigBad Scarab is dragged away by Geb the Earth god. After the first five episodes the rest of the series maintains the same status quo and the episodes can be viewed in basically any order.
4th Mar '18 11:26:19 AM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' begins with five episodes that set up the show's premise, establishing all the main characters. At the end of the fifth episode, BigBad Scarab is dragged away by Geb the Earth god. After the first five episodes the rest of the series maintains the same status quo and can be viewed in basically any order.
27th Feb '18 5:20:51 PM WillKeaton
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* The first five episodes of the animated ''Literature/Babar'' series chronicle Babar's dealings with the Hunter and his attempts to bring civilization to the jungle. The status quo is achieved at the end of the fifth episode and remains for the rest of the series.

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* The first five episodes of the animated ''Literature/Babar'' ''Literature/{{Babar}}'' series chronicle Babar's dealings with the Hunter and his attempts to bring civilization to the jungle. The status quo is achieved at the end of the fifth episode and remains for the rest of the series.
27th Feb '18 5:20:38 PM WillKeaton
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* The first five episodes of the animated ''Literature/Babar'' series chronicle Babar's dealings with the Hunter and his attempts to bring civilization to the jungle. The status quo is achieved at the end of the fifth episode and remains for the rest of the series.
27th Feb '18 5:18:10 PM WillKeaton
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' also did this, and, like the above shows, sold the three parts of [[StockSubtitles Rebirth]] as "Batman Beyond: The Movie".

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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' also did this, and, like the above shows, sold the three two parts of [[StockSubtitles Rebirth]] "[[Recap/BatmanBeyondS1E1E2Rebirth Rebirth]]" and four other episodes, as "Batman Beyond: The Movie".
1st Jan '18 3:36:40 PM The_Nemesis
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** The third season '''did''' begin with a 5-part episode ("The Five Faces of Darkness") which was essentially like a new pilot, restarting the series after the massive amount of changes wrought by the events of TheTransformersTheMovie.
28th Sep '17 2:02:47 PM Rytex
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* The [[WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}} Netflix adaptation]] of ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' features one season of four 22-minute episodes that collectively form a set-up pilot. The conflict with Dracula is introduced, three of our protagonists (Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, and {{Alucard}}/Adrian Ţepeş), and plenty of world-building is put in place. A second season was greenlit immediately on release, and its length was confirmed to have been doubled.
28th Feb '17 8:49:15 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'' had not one, but two of these: The five-part episode "Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store" was intended to be the pilot episode, with the Ghostwriter team already formed and solving cases. However, this was pushed back to the second episode so that "Ghost Story", a more conventional pilot, could made. "Ghost Story" also had five episodes and detailed how each member of the team met Ghostwriter and each other.
28th Dec '16 3:39:26 PM Prfnoff
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* ''RockyAndBullwinkle'''s first {{story arc}}, "Jet Fuel Formula", ran for ''[[UpToEleven twenty]]'' episodes.
18th Sep '16 10:27:30 PM rjd1922
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The upshot of this for distributors was that when the shows were released on video the first five could be grouped into a CompilationMovie. Because of this, the storyline often ends with the arrest or apparent death of the BigBad (or maybe an unrelated inaugural villain), with the sixth episode picking up with the introduction of the "real" bad guys, or showing how the villain is OnlyMostlyDead or otherwise coming back into action.

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The upshot of this for distributors was that when the shows were released on video the first five could be grouped into a CompilationMovie. Because of this, the storyline often ends with the arrest or apparent death of the BigBad (or maybe an unrelated inaugural villain), with the sixth episode picking up with the introduction of the "real" bad guys, or showing how the villain is OnlyMostlyDead NotQuiteDead or otherwise coming back into action.
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