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25th Jul '17 4:33:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The second season premiere of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is well known for its opening scene, featuring a faceless character going about his morning business in an ordinary room set to "Make Your Own Kind of Music." Until an explosion and some camera angles reveal we're actually [[spoiler:inside the hatch]]. We eventually learn the character is named [[spoiler:Desmond]].

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}''
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The second season premiere of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is well known for its opening scene, featuring a faceless character going about his morning business in an ordinary room set to "Make Your Own Kind of Music." Until an explosion and some camera angles reveal we're actually [[spoiler:inside the hatch]]. We eventually learn the character is named [[spoiler:Desmond]].



* The first episode of the 2005 ''Series/DoctorWho'' started off with a normal day in Rose's life: she wakes up, goes to work in a shop, has lunch with her boyfriend... and then a bunch of mannequins come alive and start attacking her.
** This extends to everything before the main action even begins. First we have the dynamic new title sequence. Then we look out at the vast, empty depths of space. We're primed to expect a big-scale space opera to show off what the new series can do...and then Earth comes into view. We fall down, down, down...and finish with an extreme close-up on Rose Tyler's alarm clock.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
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The first episode of the 2005 ''Series/DoctorWho'' reboot started off with a normal day in Rose's life: she wakes up, goes to work in a shop, has lunch with her boyfriend... and then a bunch of mannequins come alive and start attacking her.
** This extends to everything before the main action even begins. First we have the dynamic new title sequence. Then we look out at the vast, empty depths of space. We're primed to expect a big-scale space opera to show off what the new series can do...and then Earth comes into view. We fall down, down, down...and finish with an extreme close-up on Rose Tyler's alarm clock.
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** This is also how ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' episodes tend to start; some people going about their business, dramatic music starts playing, we pan over to a body they just found, then cut to the police arriving on the scene.

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** This is also how * ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' episodes tend to start; start with some people going about their business, dramatic music starts playing, we pan over to a body they just found, then cut to the police arriving on the scene.



* Several episodes of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' opened on an AffectionateParody of 70s and 80s action shows. "Chuck Versus the Rolemodels" riffed on the opening to ''Series/HartToHart'', while "Chuck Versus the Cat Squad" aped ''Series/CharliesAngels''. Appropriately, both were {{Imagine Spot}}s by Morgan.

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
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Several episodes of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' opened on an AffectionateParody of 70s and 80s action shows. "Chuck Versus the Rolemodels" riffed on the opening to ''Series/HartToHart'', while "Chuck Versus the Cat Squad" aped ''Series/CharliesAngels''. Appropriately, both were {{Imagine Spot}}s by Morgan.


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* ''Series/GLOW2017'' begins with main character Ruth giving an impassioned monologue about being tough enough to inherit her father's empire. It turns out that this is just an audition, and she's actually a StarvingArtist actress with a completely different personality.
25th Jul '17 4:27:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** ''And then'', fitting the "art shift" element, the first scene after this introduction (which is exactly as cut-filled and schizophrenic as it sounds) is a slow {{Oner}}.
19th Jul '17 9:33:21 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/{{Help}}'': The ColdOpen in which the cult is about to sacrifice the woman to ''Kalili''. It's this cool, solemn, proto-''Franschise/IndianaJones''-like bit with elaborate CostumePorn....[[MoodWhiplash but then the ring's discovered to be missing....cue the Beatles singing '"Help!"....]]
21st Jun '17 5:15:53 AM Alvin
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* Music/ThePixies: The first chord of "Here Comes Your Man" from ''Music/{{Doolittle}}''is very sinister compared to the rest of the song.

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* Music/ThePixies: The first chord of "Here Comes Your Man" from ''Music/{{Doolittle}}''is ''Music/{{Doolittle}}'' is very sinister compared to the rest of the song.
31st May '17 11:56:27 PM LB7979
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* ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' (2004) opens with a [[TastesLikeDiabetes stomach-turningly twee]] musical CGI animation about a happy little elf, which is fortunately stopped cold by Jude Law's first voice-over.

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* ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' (2004) opens with a [[TastesLikeDiabetes stomach-turningly twee]] TastesLikeDiabetes musical CGI animation about a happy little elf, which is fortunately stopped cold by Jude Law's first voice-over.
9th May '17 4:00:54 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'' opens with an animated "Literature/SleepingBeauty" scene. It quickly turns into a FracturedFairyTale when Sleeping Beauty (voiced by Fran Drescher) turns Prince Charming down, protesting that she wants to be [[RealWomenDontWearDresses a modern, professional woman]], and tries to run for it. Then it turns out to be AllJustADream being had by Drescher's character.

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* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'' opens with an animated "Literature/SleepingBeauty" scene. It quickly turns into a FracturedFairyTale when Sleeping Beauty (voiced by Fran Drescher) Creator/FranDrescher) turns Prince Charming down, protesting that she wants to be [[RealWomenDontWearDresses a modern, professional woman]], and tries to run for it. Then it turns out to be AllJustADream being had by Drescher's character.
29th Apr '17 1:18:26 PM nombretomado
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** At the end of the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''-themed stage in ''Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius'', the bosses are giant schoolgirl forms of previously-playable characters Hikaru and Akane. Their theme from the previous installment plays for a few bars before turning into Necke's "Csikos Post".

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** At the end of the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''-themed ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''-themed stage in ''Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius'', the bosses are giant schoolgirl forms of previously-playable characters Hikaru and Akane. Their theme from the previous installment plays for a few bars before turning into Necke's "Csikos Post".
24th Mar '17 7:17:59 AM erforce
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* Subverted in the western ''Film/YoungGuns II''. Over the credits an old prospector-type guy leads his mule across the desert. Which is fine for a western -- until he's passed by a stake-bed truck. It's actually 1950, and the old guy is on his way to tell an attorney about his life in the old West (by narrating the rest of the film).

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* Subverted in the western ''Film/YoungGuns II''.''Film/YoungGunsII''. Over the credits an old prospector-type guy leads his mule across the desert. Which is fine for a western -- until he's passed by a stake-bed truck. It's actually 1950, and the old guy is on his way to tell an attorney about his life in the old West (by narrating the rest of the film).
1st Mar '17 4:14:54 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieStarLightAdventure'', the opening starts by saying a destined leader would stop the stars from going out... then points out that it's ''not'' King Constantine.
19th Jan '17 12:36:46 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan]]'' opens with a lighted hearted junior high drama as some kids walk back home from school. Once Sakura makes it home, he finds Dokuro naked in his room, who reacts by partially decapitating him with her club.

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* ''[[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan]]'' ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' opens with a lighted hearted junior high drama as some kids walk back home from school. Once Sakura makes it home, he finds Dokuro naked in his room, who reacts by partially decapitating him with her club.



** At the end of the ''TokimekiMemorial''-themed stage in ''Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius'', the bosses are giant schoolgirl forms of previously-playable characters Hikaru and Akane. Their theme from the previous installment plays for a few bars before turning into Necke's "Csikos Post".

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** At the end of the ''TokimekiMemorial''-themed ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''-themed stage in ''Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius'', the bosses are giant schoolgirl forms of previously-playable characters Hikaru and Akane. Their theme from the previous installment plays for a few bars before turning into Necke's "Csikos Post".
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