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4th Dec '16 3:42:55 PM Lloigor
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* The very first issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' (based on the 1992 animated ''Batman'' TV series) opens with Batman swooping down on a crook and punching his lights out. It's then revealed that what we actually saw was an episode of a TV show that one of The Penguin's goons was watching.

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* The very first issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' (based on the 1992 animated ''Batman'' TV series) opens with Batman swooping down on a crook and punching his lights out. It's then revealed that what we actually saw was an episode of a TV show that one of The the Penguin's goons was watching.
26th Nov '16 4:05:07 PM nombretomado
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* TheFilmOfTheBook ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' begins with the 1940 bombing of London by the Luftwaffe.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' begins with the 1940 bombing of London by the Luftwaffe.
3rd Nov '16 6:08:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''HomeAlone 3'' starts with a bunch of shady characters smuggling a piece of military hardware through airport security.

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* ''HomeAlone 3'' ''Film/HomeAlone3'' starts with a bunch of shady characters smuggling a piece of military hardware through airport security.
18th Oct '16 11:59:50 AM Prinzenick
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* The first 25 seconds of Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' starts with Creator/CharltonHeston narrating, setting up the movie to be a serious representation of the Hercules myth. Then the Muses cut in, tell him to lighten up, and sing "The Gospel Truth", establishing right then and there that the film is a musical comedy.
25th Sep '16 10:16:36 AM rjd1922
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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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* The prologue of ''VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2'' ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has a perky, upbeat opening sequence for "Dangan Island" which, once the antagonist Monokuma shows up and disrupts the "school trip," is followed by the actual opening credits.
13th Sep '16 9:51:32 AM Prfnoff
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** Steven Moffat has made an art of this trope. "The Girl In The Fireplace" is a particularly good example: the pre-titles sequence is set in 18th-century France. The first shot after the titles is of a spaceship captioned with the words "3000 years later".
13th Sep '16 9:49:41 AM Prfnoff
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** Steven Moffat has made an art of this trope. "The Girl In The Fireplace" is a particularly good example: the pre-titles sequence is set in 18th-century France. The first shot after the titles is of a spaceship captioned with the words "3000 years later".
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]].
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