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23rd Sep '17 4:11:44 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "Groundmouse Day", Count Duckula has a machine he can use to freeze and edit reality, which he uses to frame Danger Mouse. Just as DM gets arrested, Penfold hits the machine and rewinds back to the beginning, just before Duckula's first edit. There's about four loops in which Penfold tries to explain what's going on or change things, but they all still end with DM getting arrested, until Penfold realises [[spoiler: he needs to rewind ''further'', and manages to defeat Duckula [[NoFourthWall during the opening credits]]]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "Groundmouse Day", Count Duckula has a machine he can use to [[TimeStandsStill freeze and edit reality, reality]], which he uses to frame Danger Mouse. Just as DM gets arrested, Penfold hits the machine and rewinds back to the beginning, just before Duckula's first edit. There's about four loops in which Penfold tries to explain what's going on or change things, but they all still end with DM getting arrested, until Penfold realises [[spoiler: he needs to rewind ''further'', and manages to defeat Duckula [[NoFourthWall during the opening credits]]]].
23rd Sep '17 4:10:54 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "Groundmouse Day", Count Duckula has a machine he can use to freeze and edit reality, which he uses to frame Danger Mouse. Just as DM gets arrested, Penfold hits the machine and rewinds back to the beginning, just before Duckula's first edit. There's about four loops in which Penfold tries to explain what's going on or change things, but they all still end with DM getting arrested, until Penfold realises [[spoiler: he needs to rewind ''further'', and manages to defeat Duckula [[NoFourthWall during the opening credits]]]].
20th Sep '17 4:37:20 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* The "Night ∞" series by the ''Music/VocaLoid 8'' could possibly take place on a day like this. The events that play out through the night are roughly the same, and the characters try doing things differently to receive a good "ending" to the night, possibly for time to advance normally. The residents of the mansion try following their "script" more strictly and the lost villager tries murdering the residents in more exciting ways, for example.

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* The "Night ∞" Music/{{Vocaloid}} series by the ''Music/VocaLoid 8'' could possibly take place on a day like this. The events that play out through the night are roughly the same, and the characters try doing things differently to receive a good "ending" to the night, possibly for time to advance normally. The residents of the mansion try following their "script" more strictly and the lost villager tries murdering the residents in more exciting ways, for example.



* The vocaloid song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04hG4DIlRA4 "Heat Haze Days"]] uses this trope as the story. It seems that the two children really are left to repeat the loop forever, implied by the girl's last line, "I've failed again." [[spoiler: According to the Franchise/KagerouProject, the loop is eventually broken - but the girl dies.]]

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* The vocaloid Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04hG4DIlRA4 "Heat Haze Days"]] uses this trope as the story. It seems that the two children really are left to repeat the loop forever, implied by the girl's last line, "I've failed again." [[spoiler: According to the Franchise/KagerouProject, the loop is eventually broken - but the girl dies.]]
18th Sep '17 11:52:58 PM ZackPowers
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* The game 3days ~Michiteyuku Toki no Kanata de~ (3 days ~Till Death Do Us A Part~) revolves around the main character's 3 days repeating over and over again, where he is constantly being killed in the third day of the story (in various ways) but magically being brought back to life in the first day to repeat his 3 days.
16th Sep '17 11:06:36 AM nombretomado
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* The GameBoyAdvance game ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'' invokes this when, during your first completion of the main story, you fail to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and wind up dead. However, the time-transcending creature known as Phoenix saves you, putting you back to the beginning of the game, and giving you the ability to jump freely through time to the various stages (once you've beaten them a second time, mind.) Not everything is exactly the same, however, because [[spoiler: the BigBad is ''also'' time-traveling and attempting to sabotage your efforts]]. Your purpose is to reshape events so that the final doom does not occur. Of course, your foreknowledge leads to a number of amusing incidents when you recognize characters who haven't met you yet, or simply preempt what they're about to say.

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* The GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance game ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'' invokes this when, during your first completion of the main story, you fail to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and wind up dead. However, the time-transcending creature known as Phoenix saves you, putting you back to the beginning of the game, and giving you the ability to jump freely through time to the various stages (once you've beaten them a second time, mind.) Not everything is exactly the same, however, because [[spoiler: the BigBad is ''also'' time-traveling and attempting to sabotage your efforts]]. Your purpose is to reshape events so that the final doom does not occur. Of course, your foreknowledge leads to a number of amusing incidents when you recognize characters who haven't met you yet, or simply preempt what they're about to say.
12th Sep '17 6:40:45 PM ZackPowers
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* This is the premise of the Go90 series, RePlay. An aspiring DJ is granted her wish to re-live her disastrous 25th birthday 25 times until she gets it right.

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* This is the premise of the Go90 go90 series, RePlay.Replay. An aspiring DJ is granted her wish to re-live her disastrous 25th birthday 25 times until she gets it right.
12th Sep '17 6:39:32 PM ZackPowers
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* This is the premise of the Go90 series, RePlay. An aspiring DJ is granted her wish to re-live her disastrous 25th birthday 25 times until she gets it right.
23rd Aug '17 7:03:25 PM tiiger
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* In the Netflix original ''Naked'', a man gets blackout drunk the night before his wedding and is then trapped in an hour-long loop in which he wakes up the next day naked in an elevator in the wrong hotel, already late for the wedding.
16th Aug '17 5:30:38 AM LtFedora
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Father's Daze." Unlike other examples, there's no supernatural or scientific reason. Stan simply wipes the memories of the family every day, forcing them to redo Father's Day. When he's finally confronted on this, it's already well past Christmas.
29th Jul '17 5:35:48 PM nombretomado
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** Zig-zagged in the ''Series/SesameStreet'' special ''Film/ElmoSavesChristmas'', where Elmo wishes it would be Christmas every day after SantaClaus rewards him with a magic snowglobe. In a sense, it could be considered this trope [[XMeetsY crossed with]] ItsAWonderfulPlot; unlike most instances of the Groundhog Day Loop, time goes on like normal, but everyone is still celebrating Christmas. [[spoiler:And due to the change from the normal Groundhog Day formula, it does everyone else in: among other things, Big Bird gets upset because Snuffy has been away visiting relatives for a year, all the buildings are boarded up because nothing is open on Christmas, Santa himself is ready to call it quits and move to Florida due to the stress of delivering gifts all year round, and [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness even the Count is utterly bored of counting all the Christmases]]. Elmo realizes his mistake, and with the help of a reindeer named Lightning he [[StatusQuoIsGod goes back in time to fix it]].]] The special's moral is then expressed in song: "Keep Christmas With You (All Through The Year)".

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** Zig-zagged in the ''Series/SesameStreet'' special ''Film/ElmoSavesChristmas'', where Elmo wishes it would be Christmas every day after SantaClaus rewards him with a magic snowglobe. In a sense, it could be considered this trope [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY crossed with]] ItsAWonderfulPlot; unlike most instances of the Groundhog Day Loop, time goes on like normal, but everyone is still celebrating Christmas. [[spoiler:And due to the change from the normal Groundhog Day formula, it does everyone else in: among other things, Big Bird gets upset because Snuffy has been away visiting relatives for a year, all the buildings are boarded up because nothing is open on Christmas, Santa himself is ready to call it quits and move to Florida due to the stress of delivering gifts all year round, and [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness even the Count is utterly bored of counting all the Christmases]]. Elmo realizes his mistake, and with the help of a reindeer named Lightning he [[StatusQuoIsGod goes back in time to fix it]].]] The special's moral is then expressed in song: "Keep Christmas With You (All Through The Year)".
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