History Main / FakeoutOpening

1st Aug '16 2:52:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* Alluded to for laughs on German late night show ''TVTotal'' when an audiobook narrated by band Music/{{Scooter}}'s [[FaceOfTheBand H.P. Baxxter]], in which machines were mentioned, was suggested by host Stefan Raab to be a ''FakeOutOpening'' into a regular techno piece.

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* Alluded to for laughs on German late night show ''TVTotal'' ''Series/TVTotal'' when an audiobook narrated by band Music/{{Scooter}}'s [[FaceOfTheBand H.P. Baxxter]], in which machines were mentioned, was suggested by host Stefan Raab to be a ''FakeOutOpening'' into a regular techno piece.



* ''Series/MockingbirdLane'' was an updated version of ''TheMunsters'' -- so the silhouetted figure with the square head must be the new Herman, right? Yeah, but when the lights come up, he looks like an ordinary guy (Jerry O'Connell). The "square head" was a lighting fixture behind him.

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* ''Series/MockingbirdLane'' was an updated version of ''TheMunsters'' ''Series/TheMunsters'' -- so the silhouetted figure with the square head must be the new Herman, right? Yeah, but when the lights come up, he looks like an ordinary guy (Jerry O'Connell). The "square head" was a lighting fixture behind him.
8th Jul '16 2:06:19 PM Willbyr
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* The beginning of episode 1 of ''{{Genshiken}}'' is the beginning of ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' including the ColdOpen and the opening titles (complete with fake credits that are parodies of the people who really worked on the show), until the scene shifts to a character watching that show on TV. One fansub of the show took this further, and actually used parodies of the fansub-makers' screen names during this opening (listing the real ones during the end credits). Which is odd because it implies that the main character is ''watching an English fansub on TV.'' In ''Japan''.

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* The beginning of episode 1 of ''{{Genshiken}}'' ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is the beginning of ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' including the ColdOpen and the opening titles (complete with fake credits that are parodies of the people who really worked on the show), until the scene shifts to a character watching that show on TV. One fansub of the show took this further, and actually used parodies of the fansub-makers' screen names during this opening (listing the real ones during the end credits). Which is odd because it implies that the main character is ''watching an English fansub on TV.'' In ''Japan''.



* ''{{Narutaru}}'' starts with... a summer holiday trip.

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* ''{{Narutaru}}'' ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' starts with... a summer holiday trip.
30th Jun '16 10:26:39 PM ConMan1226
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* [[Disney/{{Zootopia}}]] opens with a tense scene out in the wilderness where an innocent rabbit is about to be eaten by a jaguar... only to reveal that we are watching a pageant, where grade-school students are acting out what it was like ''before'' [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animals evolved]].

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* [[Disney/{{Zootopia}}]] Disney/{{Zootopia}} opens with a tense scene out in the wilderness where an innocent rabbit is about to be eaten by a jaguar... only to reveal that we are watching a pageant, where grade-school students are acting out what it was like ''before'' [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animals evolved]].
30th Jun '16 10:26:01 PM ConMan1226
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* [[Disney/{{Zootopia}}]] opens with a tense scene out in the wilderness where an innocent rabbit is about to be eaten by a jaguar... only to reveal that we are watching a pageant, where grade-school students are acting out what it was like ''before'' [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animals evolved]].
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.
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