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19th Feb '17 4:04:01 AM MoonByte
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** In the remake ''Siren Blood Curse'' it is more direct, with one character literally rewinding time. Only that character ''knows'' about it, but all other characters have deja vu's and in general realize that something is wrong. [[spoiler: The game ends with one character ending up in a time loop hell where he will forever fight while another character sends a letter into the past to start the time loop ''again'' since he wasn't satisfied with how it ended, dooming everyone to forever be stuck.]]
19th Feb '17 3:56:24 AM MoonByte
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* There was a Straight-To-TV documentary about (natural) disasters following a scientists life that plays with this trope. He of course is stuck in a loop, but he doesn't actually remember it, "nature" does though. He is trying to get to work, but one thing is always different from the previous loop, causing him to die (from small things such as getting electrocuted because of lighting to big things such as a sudden tornado or tsunami hitting the city) with the narrator at one point cheerfully implying that "the world" doesn't seem to want him to reach his workplace. With each loop he gets closer to work though, only to finally reach it at the end. It is then revealed that [[spoiler: he is a scientist working on creating a black hole. He succeeds in doing so and it sucks him and everything up. [[StableTimeLoop Which is the ''cause'' of the GroundhogDayLoop, with the documentary ending as he dies by at the very beginning again, revealing that "the world" is killing him to try and stop the loop.]]]]

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* There was a Straight-To-TV documentary about (natural) disasters following a scientists life that plays with this trope. He of course is stuck in a loop, but he doesn't actually remember it, "nature" does though. He is trying to get to work, but one thing is always different from the previous loop, causing him to die (from small things such as getting electrocuted because of lighting to big things such as a sudden tornado or tsunami hitting the city) with the narrator at one point cheerfully implying that "the world" doesn't seem to want him to reach his workplace. With each loop he gets closer to work though, only to finally reach it at the end. It is then revealed that [[spoiler: he is a scientist working on creating a black hole. He succeeds in doing so and it sucks him and everything up. [[StableTimeLoop Which is the ''cause'' ''cause'']] of the GroundhogDayLoop, with the documentary ending as he dies by at the very beginning again, revealing that "the world" is killing trying to kill him to permanently try and stop the loop.]]]]]]
19th Feb '17 3:54:51 AM MoonByte
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* There was a Straight-To-TV documentary following a scientists life that plays with this trope. He of course is stuck in a loop, but he doesn't actually remember it, "nature" does though. He is trying to get to work, but one thing is always different from the previous loop, causing him to die (from small things such as getting electrocuted to big things such as a sudden tornado or tsunami hitting the city) with the narrator at one point cheerfully implying that "the world" doesn't seem to want him to reach his workplace. With each loop he gets closer to work though, only to finally reach it at the end. It is then revealed that [[spoiler: he is a scientist working on creating a black hole. He succeeds in doing so and it sucks him and everything up. [[StableTimeLoop Which is the ''cause'' of the GroundhogDayLoop, with the documentary ending as he dies by at the very beginning again, revealing that "the world" is killing him to try and stop the loop.]]]]

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* There was a Straight-To-TV documentary about (natural) disasters following a scientists life that plays with this trope. He of course is stuck in a loop, but he doesn't actually remember it, "nature" does though. He is trying to get to work, but one thing is always different from the previous loop, causing him to die (from small things such as getting electrocuted because of lighting to big things such as a sudden tornado or tsunami hitting the city) with the narrator at one point cheerfully implying that "the world" doesn't seem to want him to reach his workplace. With each loop he gets closer to work though, only to finally reach it at the end. It is then revealed that [[spoiler: he is a scientist working on creating a black hole. He succeeds in doing so and it sucks him and everything up. [[StableTimeLoop Which is the ''cause'' of the GroundhogDayLoop, with the documentary ending as he dies by at the very beginning again, revealing that "the world" is killing him to try and stop the loop.]]]]
19th Feb '17 3:53:20 AM MoonByte
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* There was a Straight-To-TV documentary following a scientists life that plays with this trope. He of course is stuck in a loop, but he doesn't actually remember it, "nature" does though. He is trying to get to work, but one thing is always different from the previous loop, causing him to die (from small things such as getting electrocuted to big things such as a sudden tornado or tsunami hitting the city) with the narrator at one point cheerfully implying that "the world" doesn't seem to want him to reach his workplace. With each loop he gets closer to work though, only to finally reach it at the end. It is then revealed that [[spoiler: he is a scientist working on creating a black hole. He succeeds in doing so and it sucks him and everything up. [[StableTimeLoop Which is the ''cause'' of the GroundhogDayLoop, with the documentary ending as he dies by at the very beginning again, revealing that "the world" is killing him to try and stop the loop.]]]]
19th Feb '17 3:45:48 AM MoonByte
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** The episode "Window of Opportunity". In the episode, the term "Groundhog Day" is used at one point in a partial LampshadeHanging that implies the characters are [[GenreSavvy aware of the film and its premise]], even though the similarity was not actually discussed within the episode. When the episode was originally mooted, apparently one of the writers worried that they would be seen as ripping off "Cause and Effect" (see below), to which another retorted "we're not, we're ripping off ''Film/GroundhogDay''." Only O'Neill and Teal'c remember the events of previous loops -- every 10 hours -- and have to learn Latin in order to figure out how to stop the loops. In a slight variation it turns out the device causing this affects 14 worlds at once. Due to time running normally everywhere else the rest of the galaxy was out of sync for the duration of the time loops. When a character wonders how long they had been stuck in the loops it is mentioned that one of Earth's off-world allies had been trying to contact the SGC for "three months" -- they don't try to communicate all that often so who knows how long the loop was going on before they called the first time. Also, when Daniel casually points out that O'Neill and Teal'c can pretty much do anything they want without fear of consequences, HilarityEnsues. Especially since they're trying to stave off going crazy from going through the loops. For years, this was voted SG-1's best episode. Ever.

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** The episode "Window of Opportunity". In the episode, the term "Groundhog Day" is used at one point in a partial LampshadeHanging that implies the characters are [[GenreSavvy aware of the film and its premise]], even though the similarity was not actually discussed within the episode. When the episode was originally mooted, apparently one of the writers worried that they would be seen as ripping off "Cause and Effect" (see below), to which another retorted "we're not, we're ripping off ''Film/GroundhogDay''." Only O'Neill and Teal'c remember the events of previous loops -- every 10 hours -- and have to learn Latin in order to figure out how to stop the loops. In a slight variation it turns out the device causing this affects 14 worlds at once. Due to time running normally everywhere else the rest of the galaxy was out of sync for the duration of the time loops. When a character wonders how long they had been stuck in the loops it is mentioned that one of Earth's off-world allies had been trying to contact the SGC for "three months" -- they don't try to communicate all that often so who knows how long the loop was going on before they called the first time. At one point they turn to Daniel in the hope of him helping them, but his calculations are so slow that the loop happens before he reaches a conclusion. Only for Daniel to start taking a DoubleTake when O'Neill "updates" Daniel on complicated time physics so the calculation can go faster. Also, when Daniel casually points out that O'Neill and Teal'c can pretty much do anything they want without fear of consequences, HilarityEnsues. Especially since they're trying to stave off going crazy from going through the loops. For years, this was voted SG-1's best episode. Ever.
18th Feb '17 8:31:26 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/TheHauntingHour'' episode "Lovecraft's Woods" focuses on a group of teenagers taking a shortcut to a party through a group of woods, only to discover that they're not alone: There's a horrific creature lurking in the woods with them. The climax of the episode reveals that [[spoiler: the creature is one of them, Erica, from a short while into the future and the present version of her has been infected, triggering her transformation into the creature.]] As soon as this is revealed, the episode starts over again from the beginning, implying that this trope is in effect.
15th Feb '17 2:38:15 PM Vir
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* This was how the Justice League got rid of [[spoiler:Chronos]] in the end of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "The Once and Future Thing, Pt. 2: Time, Warped". [[spoiler:The villain tried to turn himself into a god by escaping to the beginning of time, but due to Green Lantern and Batman altering his belt's programming, [[AndIMustScream he was thrown back to his house with his wife yelling at him... over and over again.]]]]

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* This was how the Justice League got rid of [[spoiler:Chronos]] in the end of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "The Once and Future Thing, Pt. 2: Time, Warped". [[spoiler:The villain tried to turn himself into a god by escaping to the beginning of time, but due to Green Lantern and Batman altering his belt's programming, [[AndIMustScream he was thrown back to his house with his wife yelling at him... over and over again.]]]]
15th Feb '17 2:37:53 PM Vir
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' episode "Yeasterday" has Buhdeuce using a type of bread to give [=SwaySway=] a better day after he has a horrible day of work. Unfortunately, FailureIsTheOnlyOption because each time the day repeats [=SwaySway=] gets maimed or eaten, so Buhdeuce tries to make everything go the way it originally did until he inadvertently saves [=SwaySway=] from the pond monster that ate him during the first repeat.



* Disney's animated "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas" has Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in three mini-stories centered around christmas themes. The feature "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas" has the triplets Huey, Dewey, and Louie wish upon a star that is was "Christmas every day"; guess what they get.



* ''WesternAnimation/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'' episode "Garbage Day" has Oh invent a do-over machine to let Tip try and fix her extremely bad day. Unfortunately, she becomes trapped in a loop due to her determination to make the day perfect, and keeps resetting over and over each time any minor inconvenience occurs until the machine begins to damage space-time.



* Disney's animated ''Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas'' has Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in three mini-stories centered around christmas themes. The feature "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas" has the triplets Huey, Dewey, and Louie wish upon a star that is was "Christmas every day"; guess what they get.



* ''WesternAnimation/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'' episode "Garbage Day" has Oh invent a do-over machine to let Tip try and fix her extremely bad day. Unfortunately, she becomes trapped in a loop due to her determination to make the day perfect, and keeps resetting over and over each time any minor inconvenience occurs until the machine begins to damage space-time.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' episode "Yeasterday" has Buhdeuce using a type of bread to give [=SwaySway=] a better day after he has a horrible day of work. Unfortunately, FailureIsTheOnlyOption because each time the day repeats [=SwaySway=] gets maimed or eaten, so Buhdeuce tries to make everything go the way it originally did until he inadvertently saves [=SwaySway=] from the pond monster that ate him during the first repeat.
15th Feb '17 2:35:41 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "Mathmagic", Star tries to get out of trying to solve a problem in math class, but keeps going back in a time loop. She thinks her wand might have something to do with it, but as Omnitraxus Prime explains, it's actually because out of [[AlternateUniverse all the alternate universe versions of herself]] she's the only one who hasn't tried to solve the problem, and it's about to cause a catastrophic time paradox.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "Mathmagic", Star tries to get out of trying to solve a problem in math class, but keeps going back in a time loop. She thinks her wand might have something to do with it, but as Omnitraxus Prime explains, it's actually because out of [[AlternateUniverse all the alternate universe {{alternate universe}} versions of herself]] herself she's the only one who hasn't tried to solve the problem, and it's about to cause a catastrophic time paradox.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' episode "Yeasterday" has Buhdeuce using a type of bread to give [=SwaySway=] a better day after he has a horrible day of work. Unfortunately, FailureIsTheOnlyOption because each time the day repeats [=SwaySway=] gets maimed or eaten, so Buhdeuce tries to make everything go the way it originally did until he inadvertently saves [=SwaySway=] from the pond monster that ate him during the first repeat.
13th Feb '17 6:51:56 PM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'' episode "Garbage Day" has Oh invent a do-over machine to let Tip try and fix her extremely bad day. Unfortunately, she becomes trapped in a loop due to her determination to make the day perfect, and keeps resetting over and over each time any minor inconvenience occurs until the machine begins to damage space-time.
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