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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.
15th Nov '15 11:39:33 AM nombretomado
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* The 2005 edition of ''The Great American Bash'' opens with what seems at first to be a melodramatic political ad for television, complete with a soaring bald eagle, a double exposure of a fluttering American flag, and majestic Aaron Copland-style music. You get the sense that RonaldReagan would have loved it.

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* The 2005 edition of ''The Great American Bash'' opens with what seems at first to be a melodramatic political ad for television, complete with a soaring bald eagle, a double exposure of a fluttering American flag, and majestic Aaron Copland-style music. You get the sense that RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan would have loved it.
30th Oct '15 6:01:54 PM nombretomado
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* Wrestling/{{WWE}} pay-per-view events occasionally open with very strange segments that are apparently supposed to be "gimmicky" and sometimes [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment aren't even thematically tied to the program as a whole]]. WWE's former October event, ''No Mercy'', opened this way in 2007. It featured a Fake Out Opening that was indeed tied to the program's theme, albeit very loosely: with no sound, we are shown the Old Testament passage "And the waters prevailed, so mighty...." against a black screen, like an intertitle in a silent movie. Only then does a montage begin of JohnCena (who had recently had to vacate his year-long championship due to injury) defeating various opponents between September 2006 and September 2007. It becomes clear that Cena is supposed to be the "mighty waters." Then Cena is shown being ambushed and put out of action by RandyOrton, and the narrator intones: "Alas, the rain...." [[{{Metaphorgotten}} (So, does this paradoxically suggest that as Cena was the waters, Orton was the rain that caused the waters in the first place?!)]] Then Orton is shown releasing a white dove and is compared to Noah, in an obvious and very awkward EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory.

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* Wrestling/{{WWE}} pay-per-view events occasionally open with very strange segments that are apparently supposed to be "gimmicky" and sometimes [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment aren't even thematically tied to the program as a whole]]. WWE's former October event, ''No Mercy'', opened this way in 2007. It featured a Fake Out Opening that was indeed tied to the program's theme, albeit very loosely: with no sound, we are shown the Old Testament passage "And the waters prevailed, so mighty...." against a black screen, like an intertitle in a silent movie. Only then does a montage begin of JohnCena Wrestling/JohnCena (who had recently had to vacate his year-long championship due to injury) defeating various opponents between September 2006 and September 2007. It becomes clear that Cena is supposed to be the "mighty waters." Then Cena is shown being ambushed and put out of action by RandyOrton, Wrestling/RandyOrton, and the narrator intones: "Alas, the rain...." [[{{Metaphorgotten}} (So, does this paradoxically suggest that as Cena was the waters, Orton was the rain that caused the waters in the first place?!)]] Then Orton is shown releasing a white dove and is compared to Noah, in an obvious and very awkward EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory.
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