History Main / FakeOutOpening

21st Jun '16 1:12:15 PM gewunomox
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* While Music/WeirdAlYankovic's parodies, and most parodies in general, are designed to make the listener think they're the original song at first, the same is true for several of his polkas. "Polka Your Eyes Out", "Bohemian Polka" and "The Alternate Polka" start out as near-clones of BillyIdol's "Cradle Of Love", {{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Music/{{Beck}}'s "Loser" before introducing any traditional polka instruments.

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* While Music/WeirdAlYankovic's parodies, and most parodies in general, are designed to make the listener think they're the original song at first, the same is true for several of his polkas. "Polka Your Eyes Out", "Bohemian Polka" and "The Alternate Polka" start out as near-clones of BillyIdol's Music/BillyIdol's "Cradle Of Love", {{Queen}}'s Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Music/{{Beck}}'s "Loser" before introducing any traditional polka instruments.
23rd May '16 3:23:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The comic opens with the last survivor of the human race, an astronaut from the International Space Station named [[MajorlyAwesome Major]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName Thorn]], narrating how the Earth was swallowed up by a HordeOfAlienLocusts that came out of nowhere. This clearly sets up a human-centered AfterTheEnd scenario where the plucky wisecracking hero possibly becomes a wandering warrior or freedom figher against the evil Empire and ultimately prove that HumansAreSpecial. He's [[DecoyProtagonist unceremoniously killed off]] not two pages later, as the plot shifts to its ''real'' story: the war between the KillerRobot Shakara and the AlwaysChaoticEvil Hierarchy.
23rd Apr '16 6:14:26 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** "The Wheel of Comedy" opens with Buster stating that it's "Spectacular Day," which is going to be looking at epic adventures, only for Babs to come in and tell him that the episode is running over-budget, forcing them to resort to shorts.
** "How Sweetie It Is" starts with Buster attempting to show the adventures of history's greatest rabbits, only for Sweetie to hijack the episode.
** "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian" starts out as a dramatic action-adventure episode starring Hamton, complete with fake title cards. Minutes into it, Buster and Babs come in, upset that they're being completely cut out of the episode, kickstarting the real plot of the story.
19th Apr '16 6:25:22 AM erforce
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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' begins with a musical piece in a Shanghai nightclub.
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' begins with what seems to be a regular intro with boy scouts. Then two of them become witness to a team of [[AdventurerArchaeologist grave robbers]] with what looks to be IndianaJones in lead. A shot of his face then reveals he isn't and one of the boy scouts is the actual hero in his youth.

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''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' begins with a musical piece in a Shanghai nightclub.
* ** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' begins with what seems to be a regular intro with boy scouts. Then two of them become witness to a team of [[AdventurerArchaeologist grave robbers]] with what looks to be IndianaJones Indiana Jones in lead. A shot of his face then reveals he isn't and one of the boy scouts is the actual hero in his youth.



** ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' opened with an action sequence where the babies (in full [[IndianaJones "Okie-Dokie Jones"]] regalia) try to retrieve some kind of monkey idol. It turns out to just be another one of their daydreams.

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' opened with an action sequence where the babies (in full [[IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones "Okie-Dokie Jones"]] regalia) try to retrieve some kind of monkey idol. It turns out to just be another one of their daydreams.
18th Apr '16 11:12:48 AM bwburke94
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** ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'' continued the tradition by showing the babies having a jungle adventure. Yet another daydream, which the babies imagined after watching some of [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thronberry's]] documentaries.
* The [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears Mega Man show]] had one in the episode "Electric Nightmare". Megaman is battling Wily's robots and winning...until electrical cables get wrapped around him and fry him. Megaman dead. Or not; in an interesting variation of the trope, it was Wily doing a run-through of his latest scheme with action figures.

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** ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'' continued the tradition by showing the babies having a jungle adventure. Yet It's yet another daydream, which the babies imagined after watching some of [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thronberry's]] Thornberry's]] documentaries.
* The [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears Mega Man show]] ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' show had one in the episode "Electric Nightmare". Megaman is battling Wily's robots and winning...until electrical cables get wrapped around him and fry him. Megaman dead. Or not; in an interesting variation of the trope, it was Wily doing a run-through of his latest scheme with action figures.



* On AprilFoolsDay 2012, it looked like Creator/AdultSwim was doing an April Fools marathon of ''Film/TheRoom'' for a [[FourIsDeath fourth year in a row]]... until it cut to TOM-3 watching the movie and greeting viewers before [[{{Retraux}} cutting to the old intro]] for ''{{Toonami}}'' and staying as ''Toonami'' for the rest of the night.

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* On AprilFoolsDay 2012, it looked like Creator/AdultSwim was doing an April Fools marathon of ''Film/TheRoom'' for a [[FourIsDeath fourth year in a row]]...row... until it cut to TOM-3 watching the movie and greeting viewers before [[{{Retraux}} cutting to the old intro]] for ''{{Toonami}}'' and staying as ''Toonami'' for the rest of the night.
6th Feb '16 11:47:41 PM Teakay
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* The prologue of ''VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has a perky, upbeat opening sequence for "Dangan Island" which, once the antagonist shows up and disrupts the "school trip," is followed by the actual opening credits.
23rd Jan '16 6:52:21 PM hamza678
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* Several of the ''Fallout'' games, particularly the first and Bethesda's third installment, begin with kitschy, fifty-styles advertisements about what a great world it is. The camera slowly pulls back, showing the advertisements playing on a television in the middle of a nuclear wasteland. Enter Ron Perlman's iconic narration...

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* Several of the ''Fallout'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games, particularly the first and Bethesda's third installment, begin with kitschy, fifty-styles advertisements about what a great world it is. The camera slowly pulls back, showing the advertisements playing on a television in the middle of a nuclear wasteland. Enter Ron Perlman's iconic narration...
27th Dec '15 2:50:09 PM eroock
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This is when a movie's first scene, usually before the credits, is so different from your preconceptions of the movie that you think you've walked into the wrong theater. Often leads to a ProsceniumReveal or a DreamIntro.

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This is when a movie's first scene, usually before the credits, is so different from your preconceptions of the movie that you think you've walked into the wrong theater. Often leads to a ProsceniumReveal or the reveal of a DreamIntro.
27th Dec '15 4:01:05 AM eroock
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This is when a movie's first scene, usually before the credits, is so different from your preconceptions of the movie that you think you've walked into the wrong theater. Often leads to a ProsceniumReveal.

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This is when a movie's first scene, usually before the credits, is so different from your preconceptions of the movie that you think you've walked into the wrong theater. Often leads to a ProsceniumReveal.
ProsceniumReveal or a DreamIntro.
29th Nov '15 4:12:03 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Both ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' and ''Film/{{Frankenweenie}}'' are non-drawn animated film (puppets and stop-motion respectively) that jokingly start with badly-animated scenes that are actually made by characters in-universe, and the actual films have much higher production values. For the record, the opening scenes are respectively a puppet show in France (in a film where everyone is a puppet!) and a home-made sci-fi short made by the main character.
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