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26th Apr '16 4:02:39 PM StClair
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** One of the first cases was in the early first season episode "The Train". After several hours in a simulated train ride and while being put through a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics by an IMF member pretending to be his passenger neighbor and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, he was told that he was in hospital, had been in a coma due to said train crash, and that several weeks has passed.

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** One of the first cases was in the early first season episode "The Train". After several hours in a simulated train ride and while being put through a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics by an IMF member pretending to be his passenger neighbor and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, woke up, he was told that he was in hospital, had been in a coma due to said train crash, and that several weeks has had passed.



** Captain Archer suspects this trope in "Twilight" -- unfortunately he really is in a BadFuture.

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** Captain Archer suspects this trope in "Twilight" -- unfortunately he really is ''is'' in a BadFuture.
26th Apr '16 3:57:21 PM StClair
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* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' is subjected to this as part of a mind-control torture by his captors. But he realises he still has a hang-nail that troubled him during his landing on the planet a day or so previously. So at most only about a day has pased since his capture rather than weeks or months.
* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': In the first book Rodrick wakes up Greg (the protagonist) at 3 am, claiming that Greg has slept through the summer holidays and it's the first day of school and he's late, and GET UP! HilarityEnsues.

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* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' is subjected to this as part of a mind-control torture by his captors. But then he realises he still has a hang-nail that troubled him during his landing on the planet a day or so previously. So before he was captured, so at most only about a another day has pased since his capture rather (rather than weeks or months.
months) has passed.
* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': In the first book book, Rodrick wakes up Greg (the protagonist) at 3 am, claiming that Greg has slept through the summer holidays and it's the first day of school and he's late, and GET UP! HilarityEnsues.



** Appears in combination with ''fauxtastic voyage'' in the early first season episode "The Train". After several hours in a simulated train ride and while being put through a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics by an IMF member pretending to be his passenger neighbor and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, he was told that he was in hospital, was in a coma due to said train crash, and that several weeks has passed.

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** Appears in combination with ''fauxtastic voyage'' One of the first cases was in the early first season episode "The Train". After several hours in a simulated train ride and while being put through a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics by an IMF member pretending to be his passenger neighbor and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, he was told that he was in hospital, was had been in a coma due to said train crash, and that several weeks has passed.
23rd Jan '16 3:22:56 PM StFan
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* With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''Machinima/RedvsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew]]. Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.
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* With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''WebOriginal/RedvsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew]]. Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.
15th Jan '16 7:44:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' is subjected to this as part of a mind-control torture by his captors. But he realises he still has a hang-nail that troubled him during his landing on the planet a day or so previously. So at most only about a day has pased since his capture rather than weeks or months.

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* ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' is subjected to this as part of a mind-control torture by his captors. But he realises he still has a hang-nail that troubled him during his landing on the planet a day or so previously. So at most only about a day has pased since his capture rather than weeks or months.
21st Dec '15 8:47:06 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''TheUltimates'': When ComicBook/CaptainAmerica first wakes up in the modern era in issue #3, he thinks this trope has happened to him due to the "colored" general (Nick Fury) standing in the room telling him 60 years have passed (Fury here is black and Cap met the highest-ranking black person of his time, a captain), and immediately starts beating the crap out of everyone in sight. Justified in that he was fighting ShapeShifting technologically-advanced aliens before he was frozen. (In fact he was fighting them ''when'' he was frozen.)

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* ''TheUltimates'': When ComicBook/CaptainAmerica first wakes up in the modern era in issue #3, he thinks this trope has happened to him due to the "colored" general (Nick Fury) standing in the room telling him 60 years have passed (Fury here is black and Cap met the highest-ranking black person of his time, a captain), and immediately starts beating the crap out of everyone in sight. Justified in that he was fighting ShapeShifting {{Shapeshifting}} technologically-advanced aliens before he was frozen. (In fact he was fighting them ''when'' he was frozen.)



* The 1965 film ''[[Film/ThirtySixHours1965 36 Hours]]'', in which German agents use a FakedRipVanWinkle on an American officer in an attempt to learn the details of the upcoming D-Day operation. It invented or popularised several common features including the "memory therapy" which is really a disguised intelligence debriefing, and the hero's realisation that he still has a minor injury that ought to have healed if so much time has really passed.

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* The 1965 film ''[[Film/ThirtySixHours1965 36 Hours]]'', in which German agents use a FakedRipVanWinkle Faked Rip Van Winkle on an American officer in an attempt to learn the details of the upcoming D-Day operation. It invented or popularised several common features including the "memory therapy" which is really a disguised intelligence debriefing, and the hero's realisation that he still has a minor injury that ought to have healed if so much time has really passed.



* It's only a few months, but this is done to Stringfellow Hawke in the "Echoes of the Past" episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. A fake news story is created -- [[ReverseFunnyAneurysm involving the divorce of Charles and Diana]]. As it turns out, Hawke was suspicious from the start as he woke up with the same callous on his hands as when he "crashed," meaning it can't be nearly a year in the future.
* Another small-scale version turns up on the 1990 ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' remake, wherein the entire pueblo, led by Don Diego, works to buy time for an unjustly accused man by pretending that the Alcalde's been delirious for a week and the hanging's already happened. That this elaborate scheme is unravelled by the Alcalde noticing that a recent wine stain on his carpet hasn't dried yet does not speak well of Diego's scheming ability (especially since he-as-Zorro caused the stain in the first place).

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* It's only a few months, but this is done to Stringfellow Hawke in the "Echoes of the Past" episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. A fake news story is created -- [[ReverseFunnyAneurysm [[HilariousInHindsight involving the divorce of Charles and Diana]]. As it turns out, Hawke was suspicious from the start as he woke up with the same callous on his hands as when he "crashed," meaning it can't be nearly a year in the future.
* Another small-scale version turns up on the 1990 ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' remake, wherein the entire pueblo, led by Don Diego, works to buy time for an unjustly accused man by pretending that the Alcalde's been delirious for a week and the hanging's already happened. That this elaborate scheme is unravelled unraveled by the Alcalde noticing that a recent wine stain on his carpet hasn't dried yet does not speak well of Diego's scheming ability (especially since he-as-Zorro caused the stain in the first place).



* With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''WebOriginal/RedvsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew.]] Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.

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* With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''WebOriginal/RedvsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew.]] Crew]]. Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.



* This was used as a RecycledScript in another DisneyAfternoon show, ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. In "The Time Bandit", Baloo bumps Becky's calendar ahead a day so she'll think it's Saturday and he won't have to work. (He also gets a radio show host to play along with the deception, running the Saturday show on Friday morning.) Thanks to FinaglesLaw, the consequences of the prank spin out of control quickly with the end result that Becky almost ends up shot by a Thembrian firing squad made up of [[NoKillLikeOverkill tanks]].

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* This was used as a RecycledScript in another DisneyAfternoon show, ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. In "The Time Bandit", Baloo bumps Becky's calendar ahead a day so she'll think it's Saturday and he won't have to work. (He also gets a radio show host to play along with the deception, running the Saturday show on Friday morning.) Thanks to FinaglesLaw, the consequences of the prank spin out of control quickly with the end result that Becky almost ends up shot by a Thembrian firing squad made up of [[NoKillLikeOverkill tanks]].{{t|hereIsNoKillLikeOverkill}}anks.



** Played with in one episode. Jasper uses the Kwik-E-Mart's freezer to [[YouFailBiologyForever cryogenically freeze himself]] so that he can see the wonders of the future. At the end of the episode, he thaws out (much to the chagrin of Apu, who was making huge business out of displaying him like some sort of freak show) and mistakenly thinks he is in the far future. ("Moon Pies.... what a time to be alive.")

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** Played with in one episode. Jasper uses the Kwik-E-Mart's freezer to [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology cryogenically freeze himself]] so that he can see the wonders of the future. At the end of the episode, he thaws out (much to the chagrin of Apu, who was making huge business out of displaying him like some sort of freak show) and mistakenly thinks he is in the far future. ("Moon Pies.... what a time to be alive.")
16th Dec '15 1:05:21 PM MikeW
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* It's only a few months, but this is done to Stringfellow Hawke in the "Echoes of the Past" episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. A fake news story is created -- [[ReverseFunnyAneurysm involving the divorce of Charles and Diana]].

to:

* It's only a few months, but this is done to Stringfellow Hawke in the "Echoes of the Past" episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. A fake news story is created -- [[ReverseFunnyAneurysm involving the divorce of Charles and Diana]]. As it turns out, Hawke was suspicious from the start as he woke up with the same callous on his hands as when he "crashed," meaning it can't be nearly a year in the future.
30th Oct '15 8:46:09 PM TrustBen
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** "Operation Rogosh". When an enemy agent plans a biological attack on Los Angeles, the IMF must trick him into revealing the type and location of his devices. They convince him that it is three years into the future, that he is back in his own country, and that he is on trial for being an American spy.

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** "Operation Rogosh". When an enemy agent plans a biological attack on Los Angeles, the IMF must trick him into revealing the type and location of his devices. They convince him that it is three years into the future, that he is back in his own country, and that he is on trial for being an American spy. The only way he can prove his innocence is to give them every detail of the attack.
30th Oct '15 7:54:14 AM IndyRevolution
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*With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''WebOriginal/RedvsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew.]] Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.
26th Sep '15 8:09:55 AM RAMChYLD
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** Appears in combination with ''fauxtastic voyage'' in the early first season episode "The Train". After several hours in a simulated train ride and while being put through a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics by an IMF member pretending to be his passenger neighbor and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, he was told that he was in hospital due to a coma and that several weeks has passed.

to:

** Appears in combination with ''fauxtastic voyage'' in the early first season episode "The Train". After several hours in a simulated train ride and while being put through a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics by an IMF member pretending to be his passenger neighbor and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, he was told that he was in hospital hospital, was in a coma due to a coma said train crash, and that several weeks has passed.
26th Sep '15 8:09:02 AM RAMChYLD
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** Appears in combination with ''fauxtastic voyage'' in the early first season episode "The Train". After a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, he was told that he was in hospital due to a coma and that several weeks has passed.

to:

** Appears in combination with ''fauxtastic voyage'' in the early first season episode "The Train". After several hours in a simulated train ride and while being put through a simulated train crash, the mark was injected with anesthetics by an IMF member pretending to be his passenger neighbor and was knocked out. When the mark comes to, he was told that he was in hospital due to a coma and that several weeks has passed.
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