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30th May '16 7:24:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' poked fun a this when Jerry {{Seinfeld}} hosted:

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' poked fun a this when Jerry {{Seinfeld}} Series/{{Seinfeld}} hosted:
20th Dec '15 9:44:56 AM BattleMaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' has the Junkions, [[AliensStealCable who speak exclusively in TV lingo]]. When fighting the Autobots, Wreck-Gar has the memorable line of "Steady as she goes, Bob! Snoopy visitors get mud in the eye, by and by! Film At Eleven!"
18th Nov '15 11:05:19 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* ''Webcomic/WildeLife'' makes brief reference to this trope when Oscar thinks he might be [[http://www.wildelifecomic.com/comic/27 imagining a haunting.]]
-->'''Oscar:''' Illinois man loses mind in creepy Oklahoma house. Story at ten.
24th Oct '15 5:25:37 PM nombretomado
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The phrase originated in the 1970s, when stations began to run teasers for the late local news during PrimeTime (such as "shootout at local gas station, Film at 11.") This was often a JustifiedTrope at the time, since it could take hours to transport exposed 16 mm film from a remote site to the station, develop it, edit it, and add a voiceover. Even now stations don't like to broadcast raw video from outside sources in case it contains something not fit for the six o'clock news, and satellite uplinks aren't always possible in remote areas or in less developed countries. But the majority of delays these days aren't unavoidable; in almost all cases, they do it only to keep you watching to the end of the broadcast, so they can make more money from advertisers.

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The phrase originated in the 1970s, when stations began to run teasers for the late local news during PrimeTime UsefulNotes/PrimeTime (such as "shootout at local gas station, Film at 11.") This was often a JustifiedTrope at the time, since it could take hours to transport exposed 16 mm film from a remote site to the station, develop it, edit it, and add a voiceover. Even now stations don't like to broadcast raw video from outside sources in case it contains something not fit for the six o'clock news, and satellite uplinks aren't always possible in remote areas or in less developed countries. But the majority of delays these days aren't unavoidable; in almost all cases, they do it only to keep you watching to the end of the broadcast, so they can make more money from advertisers.



* Depressingly enough this still happens on occasion in the UK with some channels showing about half a movie, then having a ten or twenty minute news segment, and then going back to the movie. Somewhat justified in that it was the easiest way for ITV to show a movie AfterTheWatershed on a weekday while retaining the position of ''News At Ten''. The alternatives were moving the news (unthinkable until they moved it to 11pm), or starting the film after the news at 10:30 and running late into the night. The usual pattern was to return to the film straight after the news and run the local news after the film finished. Going back to its original mission of providing news updates on the hour in PrimeTime, Channel 5 runs a short news bulletin during a 9pm film, even advertising this fact in their digital schedules (which include "Five News At Ten" running from 9:58-10:00).

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* Depressingly enough this still happens on occasion in the UK with some channels showing about half a movie, then having a ten or twenty minute news segment, and then going back to the movie. Somewhat justified in that it was the easiest way for ITV to show a movie AfterTheWatershed on a weekday while retaining the position of ''News At Ten''. The alternatives were moving the news (unthinkable until they moved it to 11pm), or starting the film after the news at 10:30 and running late into the night. The usual pattern was to return to the film straight after the news and run the local news after the film finished. Going back to its original mission of providing news updates on the hour in PrimeTime, UsefulNotes/PrimeTime, Channel 5 runs a short news bulletin during a 9pm film, even advertising this fact in their digital schedules (which include "Five News At Ten" running from 9:58-10:00).
17th Jun '15 5:50:08 PM Redmess
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* Depressingly enough this still happens on occasion in the UK with some channels showing about half a movie, then having a ten or twenty minute news segment, and then going back to the movie. Somewhat justified in that it was the easiest way for ITV to show a movie AfterTheWatershed on a weekday while retaining the position of ''News At Ten''. The alternatives were moving the news (unthinkable [[spoiler:until they moved it to 11pm]]), or starting the film after the news at 10:30 and running late into the night. The usual pattern was to return to the film straight after the news and run the local news after the film finished. Going back to its original mission of providing news updates on the hour in PrimeTime, Channel 5 runs a short news bulletin during a 9pm film, even advertising this fact in their digital schedules (which include "Five News At Ten" running from 9:58-10:00).

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* Depressingly enough this still happens on occasion in the UK with some channels showing about half a movie, then having a ten or twenty minute news segment, and then going back to the movie. Somewhat justified in that it was the easiest way for ITV to show a movie AfterTheWatershed on a weekday while retaining the position of ''News At Ten''. The alternatives were moving the news (unthinkable [[spoiler:until until they moved it to 11pm]]), 11pm), or starting the film after the news at 10:30 and running late into the night. The usual pattern was to return to the film straight after the news and run the local news after the film finished. Going back to its original mission of providing news updates on the hour in PrimeTime, Channel 5 runs a short news bulletin during a 9pm film, even advertising this fact in their digital schedules (which include "Five News At Ten" running from 9:58-10:00).
19th May '15 6:23:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied repeatedly during ''TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' by the ZuckerBrothers:

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* Parodied repeatedly during ''TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' by the ZuckerBrothers:



* Used in the original ''{{Piranha}}'':

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* Used in the original ''{{Piranha}}'':''Film/{{Piranha}}'':
5th Jul '14 11:39:23 AM harveytwh
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* A demonstration of the film transport-developing-editing practice that caused the trope in the first place can be seen in ''Film/TheChinaSyndrome''.
6th Jun '14 9:03:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Particularly on the Internet, "Film at 11" has taken on an ironic meaning, equivalent to SeenItAMillionTimes. "More at 11" is a common variant.

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* Particularly on the Internet, "Film at 11" has taken on an ironic meaning, equivalent to SeenItAMillionTimes."seen it many times already". "More at 11" is a common variant.
24th Oct '13 6:35:44 PM bwburke94
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* ''Wired'' magazine once did a piece taking off on the famous six-word story supposedly written by Hemingway ("For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.") by asking SpeculativeFiction writers to try the same format. [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Robert Jordan's]] entry was "Heaven falls. Details at eleven." For those of you keeping score at home, yes, Jordan's story was actually shorter than all the rest at five words.

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* ''Wired'' magazine once did a piece taking off on the famous six-word story supposedly written by Hemingway ("For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.") by asking SpeculativeFiction writers to try the same format. [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Robert Jordan's]] entry was "Heaven falls. Details at eleven." For those of you keeping score at home, yes, Jordan's story was actually shorter than all the rest original at five words.
7th Jun '13 11:27:40 AM nombretomado
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* This trope pretty much applies to anything that features "coming up next" clips before commercials, like Reality shows. For example, early episodes of ''AmericanIdol'' love to tantalize the viewer with clips of a really good or really bad singer...and then shove them in at the very end of the episode.

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* This trope pretty much applies to anything that features "coming up next" clips before commercials, like Reality shows. For example, early episodes of ''AmericanIdol'' ''Series/AmericanIdol'' love to tantalize the viewer with clips of a really good or really bad singer...and then shove them in at the very end of the episode.
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