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3rd Feb '17 2:12:08 PM PhantomRider
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials lead to WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie, which led to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends the first series]].




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**The same goes for the comic, which started out as a four-issue limited series. It was, and is, common for Marvel to test out a new book that way. Of course, TF becomes kind of a big deal, as [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} you might have noticed]]. The book's final issue gives us the caption, "#80 in a 4-part limited series." (Except it was much more than 80 when you consider what MarvelUK added.) Eventually, there was even a 20-issue {{Revival}} called ComicBook/RegenerationOne. Naturally, it finishes with "#100 in a 4-part limited series."
7th Jan '17 2:51:14 AM Morgenthaler
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7th Jan '17 2:43:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similar to the Simpsons example, the 2008 ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' series started with a Christmas special.

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* Similar to the Simpsons example, the The 2008 ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' series started with a Christmas special.
7th Jan '17 2:42:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} had several specials under his belt before ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.

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* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}} had several specials under his belt before ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.



* ''StrawberryShortcake'' was originally just a series of specials. When she was revived in the 21st century, she got a proper TV series.

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* ''StrawberryShortcake'' ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' was originally just a series of specials. When she was revived in the 21st century, she got a proper TV series.
7th Jan '17 2:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Franchise/OnePiece'' Christmas special was originally supposed to be a two-episode filler where the cast is in feudal Japan and Luffy is a detective, but later evolved into reoccurring filler episodes. They were easy to plot, genuinely funny, could be fit in at any time, and brought back a lot of old characters in as cameos.
** Chopperman was given his own series. It began as a tiny short, then turned into some successful merchandise, and now it stands on its own two feet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' and the other ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials in that sequence eventually led to ''The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show''. This one is a case where the specials are currently more famous than the show they launched.
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} had several specials under his belt before ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe'' had two mini-series before the actual series began.
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" aka "The Simpsons Christmas Special" was always intended to be just one more episode of the show, but the fact that Fox chose[[note]](or, since the original animation for the first few episodes was coming back so poorly the entire series had to be slipped, but the Christmas episode, #8, had to air around Christmas)[[/note]] to air it as the first episode is probably due to the influence of this trope.
* Similar to the Simpsons example, the 2008 ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' series started with a Christmas special.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' was originally a special, but was popular enough that they made it a successor series to ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.



* ''StrawberryShortcake'' was originally just a series of specials. When she was revived in the 21st century, she got a proper TV series.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' originally had four specials. The first one being about Christmas.



* The ''Franchise/OnePiece'' Christmas special was originally supposed to be a two-episode filler where the cast is in feudal Japan and Luffy is a detective, but later evolved into reoccurring filler episodes. They were easy to plot, genuinely funny, could be fit in at any time, and brought back a lot of old characters in as cameos.
** Chopperman was given his own series. It began as a tiny short, then turned into some successful merchandise, and now it stands on its own two feet.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (the animated series) started as a series of TV specials in the late 1980s-early 1990s. She had her own TV series from 1993 to 2001.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'': The [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original cartoon]] started out as a three-part serial.


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* ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' and the other ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials in that sequence eventually led to ''The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show''. This one is a case where the specials are currently more famous than the show they launched.
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} had several specials under his belt before ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe'' had two mini-series before the actual series began.
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" aka "The Simpsons Christmas Special" was always intended to be just one more episode of the show, but the fact that Fox chose[[note]](or, since the original animation for the first few episodes was coming back so poorly the entire series had to be slipped, but the Christmas episode, #8, had to air around Christmas)[[/note]] to air it as the first episode is probably due to the influence of this trope.
* Similar to the Simpsons example, the 2008 ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' series started with a Christmas special.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' was originally a special, but was popular enough that they made it a successor series to ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* ''StrawberryShortcake'' was originally just a series of specials. When she was revived in the 21st century, she got a proper TV series.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' originally had four specials. The first one being about Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (the animated series) started as a series of TV specials in the late 1980s-early 1990s. She had her own TV series from 1993 to 2001.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'': The [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original cartoon]] started out as a three-part serial.
7th Jan '17 2:32:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Madeline}}'' (the animated series) started as a series of TV specials in the late 1980s-early 1990s. She had her own TV series from 1993 to 2001.
* ''TransformersGeneration1'': The [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original cartoon]] started out as a three-part serial.

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* ''{{Madeline}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (the animated series) started as a series of TV specials in the late 1980s-early 1990s. She had her own TV series from 1993 to 2001.
* ''TransformersGeneration1'': ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'': The [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original cartoon]] started out as a three-part serial.
15th Nov '15 6:41:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' was originally a special, but was popular enough that they made it a successor series to ''{{Rugrats}}''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' was originally a special, but was popular enough that they made it a successor series to ''{{Rugrats}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
5th Nov '15 2:06:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'' was a merging of three previous NBC specials...''Johnny Carson's Funniest Practical Jokes'', ''TV's Censored Bloopers'', and ''TV's Greatest Commercials''. Reversed after the show was cancelled and ''TV's Censored Bloopers'' was presented again as an occational series of specials.

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* ''TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'' ''Series/TVsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'' was a merging of three previous NBC specials...''Johnny Carson's Funniest Practical Jokes'', ''TV's Censored Bloopers'', and ''TV's Greatest Commercials''. Reversed after the show was cancelled and ''TV's Censored Bloopers'' was presented again as an occational series of specials.



* ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'', ''[[ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown]]'' and the other ''{{Peanuts}}'' specials in that sequence eventually led to ''The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show''. This one is a case where the specials are currently more famous than the show they launched.
* {{Garfield}} had several specials under his belt before ''GarfieldAndFriends''.
* ''GIJoe'' had two mini-series before the actual series began.

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* ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'', ''[[ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' and the other ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials in that sequence eventually led to ''The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show''. This one is a case where the specials are currently more famous than the show they launched.
* {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} had several specials under his belt before ''GarfieldAndFriends''.
''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
* ''GIJoe'' ''Franchise/GIJoe'' had two mini-series before the actual series began.



* ''TheRaccoons'' originally had four specials. The first one being about Christmas.
* ''Series/BoSelecta'', or at least lead character Avid Merrion, started as filler shorts during adbreaks for one season of ''BigBrother Live''.

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* ''TheRaccoons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' originally had four specials. The first one being about Christmas.
* ''Series/BoSelecta'', or at least lead character Avid Merrion, started as filler shorts during adbreaks for one season of ''BigBrother ''Series/BigBrother Live''.



* The ''OnePiece'' Christmas special was originally supposed to be a two-episode filler where the cast is in feudal Japan and Luffy is a detective, but later evolved into reoccurring filler episodes. They were easy to plot, genuinely funny, could be fit in at any time, and brought back a lot of old characters in as cameos.

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* The ''OnePiece'' ''Franchise/OnePiece'' Christmas special was originally supposed to be a two-episode filler where the cast is in feudal Japan and Luffy is a detective, but later evolved into reoccurring filler episodes. They were easy to plot, genuinely funny, could be fit in at any time, and brought back a lot of old characters in as cameos.
1st Mar '15 9:18:20 PM jormis29
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* The Australian show ''GoodNewsWeek'' was canceled back in 2000. In 2008, a reunion special was planned, but the Writer's Guild strike in America caused Channel Ten to revive it fully.

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* The Australian show ''GoodNewsWeek'' ''Series/GoodNewsWeek'' was canceled back in 2000. In 2008, a reunion special was planned, but the Writer's Guild strike in America caused Channel Ten to revive it fully.
28th Feb '15 3:37:09 AM jormis29
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* Another Aussie example, ''[[HeyHeyItsSaturday Hey, Hey, It's Saturday]]'', was a variety show that was on air for nearly 30 years, starting as a childrens program and eventually becoming a prime time variety show, in 1999 the show was wrapped up, but in 2009, 2 one off reunion specials were aired on consecutive Wednesdays. These specials were a runaway hit and this resulted in the show now being back on air every Wednesday.

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* Another Aussie example, ''[[HeyHeyItsSaturday Hey, Hey, It's Saturday]]'', ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday'', was a variety show that was on air for nearly 30 years, starting as a childrens program and eventually becoming a prime time variety show, in 1999 the show was wrapped up, but in 2009, 2 one off reunion specials were aired on consecutive Wednesdays. These specials were a runaway hit and this resulted in the show now being back on air every Wednesday.
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