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* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Scheherezade Job", Nate has a meeting with the woman who is blackmailing them. After telling him what he needs to know about their current mark, she explains that Nate messed up her date and offers to have dinner with him. Cue to Nate imagining a nice, romantic dinner with her, interrupted by one of her {{Mooks}} choking him with a garrote, while she is drinking wine. Nate makes up a lame excuse and, once she leaves, f

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* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Scheherezade Job", Nate has a meeting with the woman who is blackmailing them. After telling him what he needs to know about their current mark, she explains that Nate messed up her date and offers to have dinner with him. Cue to Nate imagining a nice, romantic dinner with her, interrupted by one of her {{Mooks}} choking him with a garrote, while she is drinking wine. Nate makes up a lame excuse and, once she leaves, ffeels his neck uncomfortably.
* In ''Series/TheMonkees'' this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and combined with BreakingTheFourthWall in "Monstrous Monkee Mash" when the episode's villain intrudes on a fantasy scene that Micky and Davy are having. "Hey, what are you doing? This is our fantasy scene!"
* ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' "Conning the Artists". The team are being held prisoner by a katana-wielding Japanese man seeking revenge for one of their cons. Danny, realising that taking on the position of leader means that IKnowKarate, gets to his feet and takes him on (including BringIt and ExplodingFishTanks) ending with Stacie throwing herself into his arms, praising his bravery and [[SmoochOfVictory kissing him]]. Cut to Danny with puckered lips as he's curtly told to sit down by Katana Man.
* In ''Series/{{Titus}}'', we have Christopher's 'Negative Space', where he reflects upon events in his own mind, which can include flashbacks AND flashforwards. Subverted in 'The Trial' where Christopher insults the judge in the Negative Space, and is apparently heard by those in the courtroom.
* This is the central trope of ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', in which a {{Sentai}} team battles imaginary threats.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': In "They Call It Potsie Love," Joanie develops a crush on Potsie. At home Joanie falls asleep and fantasizes that she and Potsie get married--and that Potsie is cool and Fonzie is a nerd!
* Used frequently in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Given the flashback format of the show, the imagine spots will be told as if they were what actually happened, and then be interrupted by [[TheNarrator Future Ted]] saying something along the lines of "That's what [[HonoraryUncle Uncle Marshall]] should have said," or "But unfortunately, that's not what happened."
** The entirety of the episode [[spoiler: The Time Travelers]] is one. The realization is quite surprising and leads to the DarkestHour for Ted before he meets The Mother.
* One day Manny of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' imagines herself as Cinderella with Craig as her Prince. Her dream begins to take reality when they go on their first date in that episode.
* Austin out of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' has a spot where he imagines his voice being changed to a chipmunk voice after a vocal surgery to remove nodules from his throat.
* In the ''Series/LasVegas'' episode "And Here's Mike with the Weather", Danny and Mike have two pretty funny ones of these when they think Ed may have had an affair with the deranged Monica Mancuso, a previous owner of the casino. The first involves Monica being dominant and Ed submissive behind closed doors, and the second the other way around.
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': In daydreams, Ned has a few of these. "Stress" also has a few with both Ned and Moze. One of the more jarring for Ned was when he imagined he was seeing Suzie and another boy in a football uniform getting married. In fact, Suzie was in a white dress standing next to a practice football tackle with a helmet on top. After someone tried to get his attention, he looked back only for someone to come and take the helmet off. Cue Ned looking shocked and confused.
* In ''Series/ServantOfThePeople'', the president Vasiliy, a former history teacher, frequently imagines receiving advice from historical figures when he is in a dilemma.
* On ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' a captive priest is given the chance to gain his freedom by carrying a red hot sword across a village to the Viking queen. He sees himself protected by his Catholic faith, easily handling the sword and putting it at the Queen's feet to great awe. Then the sword is put into his hands, he screams in agony and only makes it halfway before collapsing in tears as the Vikings laugh.
* ''Series/{{Vinyl}}'' has several scenes devoted to characters listening to music on records and radio, and imagining the actual singers of the song in their presence as they hear it. For instance, Devon Finestra (Creator/OliviaWilde) listens to Karen Carpenter on the radio and the camera shows via a dreamy filter and unusual lighting, "Karen Carpenter" sitting next to her in the car and singing the same song. This is meant to reflect the self-absorption and identification with music people experience in their daily lives.
** A sadder example is Lester, a once promising singer until an altercation with the mob had his throat crushed, ruining his voice. Listening to old recordings, he imagines himself as a singing star with his wife and children, living in a great home with bright light. It then turns to today as he can barely croak out the words as he sits in a run-down apartment by himself.
* In ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor frequently imagines that she SpeaksFluentAnimal.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' often combines these with RealityEnsues. One instance: Calvin actually gets an A on a paper for once. The (large) center panel is a huge, mid-city celebration, with confetti, cheering spectators, a gigantic Calvin statue and Calvin himself riding in a limo with the key to the city. Unfortunately, back in reality, Ms. Wormwood just moves along to more classwork, much to a deflated Calvin's chagrin.
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Season 2 of ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' opened with a rather disturbing one as the institutionalised Vampiro smashed his doctor's head against the interview room table, punched out the orderlies, then ripped the doctor's throat out [[ManBitesMan with his teeth]]... before promising to follow the doctor's instructions to avoid people and places that might trigger his violent thoughts and being released.
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[[folder: Music]]
* The music video to "Voices" by Music/{{Disturbed}} has the subject imagining doing hostile or even violent things to the people who piss him off, with the [[HearingVoices voices trying to convince him]] that this is a good idea.
* In the music video to "Gonna Get Over You," Music/SaraBareilles is a leather jacket-clad badass who literally dances into a Mexican supermarket, [[TheVirus transforming various shoppers]] into her outfit-clone backup dancers. At the end of the video, she's revealed to actually be an Adorkable nerdgirl rocking out to a song inside her head, and scaring the other customers.
* In Music/{{Juniel}}'s "Pretty Boy" music video, we see her briefly daydream about marrying the cute guy she spots at the coffee shop.
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/{{Allegro}}'', the GreekChorus interrupts the awkward hoofing of a college dance to introduce a fantastic DreamBallet which shows how the students ''feel'' they are dancing; this eventually ends and the dance continues as before. In a later montage sequence, the professor's voice droning through their lectures fade away as Joe sees Jenny dancing through his imagination; Joe's buddy Charlie gets his own showing two girls starting to strip as a professor reads an undressing scene from ''Literature/TheEveOfStAgnes''.
* ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'', in the penultimate scene, has Adelaide and Sarah respectively envisioning Nathan and Sky as home-loving husbands.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* A very heartwarming moment in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' is when Sora imagines himself dancing with Kairi in [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Halloween Town]]. This fantasy sequence is, also, the only time ([[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 in canon]]) we get to see Sora in his actual outfit here, as Halloween Town is a FisherKingdom, and Sora wears a vampire-like outfit here, complete with CuteLittleFangs and an [[{{EyepatchOfPower}} eyepatch]].
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* Ryo has a few of these in ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'', to amusing effect.
* Kareha in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' has a tendency to go into these whenever thrilled about something possibly romantic. It unnerves the rest of the class, who refer to them as hallucinations. We never get to see what she is actually thinking at these times, [[CovertPervert perhaps for the best]].
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': In the Unlimited Blade Works Scenario, Saber argues about sleeping with Shirou in his room due to [[spoiler: his having been {{brainwashed}} by Caster to go to her base the night before]]. Shirou stops himself from countering with his belief that [[spoiler: Caster won't try it again]] after he imagines Saber berating him for being such a WideEyedIdealist.
** In ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', Shirou and Rin discuss Saber's dragon-affinity, and wonder if she has a genkirin, a part on her body that, if touched, will cause Saber to lash out. Shirou has an imagine spot of Lancer bumping into Saber, which causes her to run him down on a lion-shaped go-kart.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', there's a rather... unique scene at lunch where Yuuichi is trying to imagine how Sayuri and Mai spend time together. Naturally, with the vastly different behavior and personality between them he finds it hard and eventually comes up with the idea that they're schoolgirl lesbians who then invite him to a threesome. Believe it or not, this is one of the times where Yuuichi refrains from speaking his mind.
** At the end of Sawatari Makoto's arc Amano asks what Yuuichi would ask for if he could make a miracle, Yuuichi tells her its obvious and it cuts to his wish; [[spoiler: [[HeartWarmingMoment Makoto napping on the hill where she and Yuuichi first met.]]]]
* Happens in ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' a couple of times, such as when a joke choice involving Miyako is chosen.
* The heroine of ''VisualNovel/ScandalInTheSpotlight'' is an aspiring scriptwriter, and has a habit of attempting to imagine how a given scenario might play out. Her imagination is possibly a little ''too'' vivid, however, and her imagine spots are more often than not derailed by things like Iori making snarky comments or {{paparazzi}} crashing a hypothetical date with Kyohei.
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[[folder: Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Recreation'' has an amusing scene in its first chapter when Sarge has a flashback to the events of Reconstruction. The scene is radically different in that Sarge kills Grif (natch), Simmons turns into a motorcycle and Sarge rides him (no, not like that) out of the base. Grif engages in some ImagineSpotting and calls him out.
-->'''Grif:''' That's not what happened.\\
'''Sarge:''' Of course it is!\\
'''Grif:''' Then how am I still alive?\\
'''Sarge:''' I ask myself that question every day. Moto-Simmons! Run him over.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Dan Shive of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' occasionally delves into this (and cites ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' as a good example of how to do it) and his comic occasionally features one.
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-04-23 For example]].
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-12-12 Another strip]] also references ''Scrubs'', but this time without the scene showing. However, it's possible to make a link between the original statement and the after-comment.
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1302 Subverted again]] for humor. Both girls spend a BeatPanel clearly imagining ''something'', but we don't see it. However, from the context and their reluctance to talk about it, [[AThreesomeIsHot the nature of their fantasy]] can be inferred.
* Used liberally throughout ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
* An occasionally used gag in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' FanWebcomic ''[[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html A's/StrikerS Nano]]''. As they're employed on characters portrayed as having UnresolvedSexualTension, the spots tend to be very heavily censored. [[http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3563/asnanoss19es6.jpg Here's one example involving Fate]] (Caution: May still be {{NSFW}}).
* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': "To the [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=76616 Mighty-Mobile!]]"
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': "To the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0562.html Ninjamobile!]]"
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'': Jean [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071110.html imagines the consequences]] of unveiling [[CuteMonsterGirl Molly]] to the scientific community.
* What happens when you [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1776 mix tea and coffee]] in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
* A rather amusing one in ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' involves [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/bjarnionice/ seasonally inept Vikings.]]
* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=178 Of course a squirt gun will make you a Space Opera hero!]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'', [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2011/06/17/the-dreadful-032/ Liz fantasizes about]] a BoomHeadshot in response to a HurricaneOfPuns from Kit and Boozloaf.
* ''Webcomic/MacHall'': [[http://www.machall.com/view.php?date=2006-06-19 "My spleen!"]]
* This is seen periodically in ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', but special mention goes to Chapter 59, with Paulo daydreaming about what would have happened if he had slept with Lucy.
* Lazarus gets one in [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-fifty-eight/ page 58]] of ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}''.
* Webcomic/DominicDeegan has a small, yet hilarious one [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2007-01-08 here]], where he imagines the AxeCrazy Infernomancer as... well. Out of Character is putting it mildly.
* A few are sprinkled out throughout ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'', but none are quite as extreme as [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/05/16/spaceouts/ Fluffy's Pool Cue Space Princess fantasy]]...
* In ''Webcomic/FauxPas'', Myrtle locked in her room [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?206 imagines herself as Maid Myrtle]], wondering where RobinHood is when she needs rescue.
* ''Webcomics/TwoKinds'' has "Red" freaking out here do to (spoilers) [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=721 this revelation.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' features Doc Scratch, who narrates the story for a brief while. We find out partway into his arc, though, that a good chunk of his story is merely a doomed timeline that is being told, and as time passes, with an increasing amount of speculation.
* Elly gets quite a few of these in ''Webcomic/BloodStain'' due to having a brain hooked on fantasy and video games. These are mostly her imagining the creepy-looking and intimidating Dr. Stein as a dragon, a MadScientist or, on one occasion, a murderer who bathes in blood. In reality, Stein is simply an AbsentMindedProfessor with a spectacularly creepy voice.
* Namco from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' has one after the Yakuza offers to help him and make him "the most powerful company in the industry". He starts imagining himself as [[Videogame/KatamariDamacy The King of All Cosmos]], being much more powerful than all the other companies.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Isabella of all people seemingly quite often breaking off into an Imagine Spot where she imagines Phineas as a centaur. It's just as weird as it sounds.
** Specifically, he turns into a centaur and flies away with Isabella ''after'' suddenly having given her a dramatic declaration of love. Yeah.
** Also one with Ferb, answering the question of how he managed to pick up the wrong blueprints by going into a brief fantasy about his meeting with [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Vanessa]].
** Candace had one in "Bowl-R-Ama Drama". Apparently, she believes that busting her brothers will result in her being allowed to use Dad's credit card ("You have our permission to ruin us financially.") and Jeremy proposing to her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', when asked to try out for the football team with his friend Harry, Peter has a brief, absurdist fantasy of making touchdowns while in costume as Spider-Man, wearing a football helmet.
** Pre-Doc Ock Otto Octavious has one of "taking care" of his abusive employer, Norman Osborn.
* The second half of ''every single episode'' of ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' is an Imagine Spot of Angela dreaming about disgracing her [[AlphaBitch snooty rival]] Nanette Manoir, in steadily more [[HumiliationConga ludicrous]] ways.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' is ''built'' from this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Homer envisions what would happen if he used his new gun to rob Apu's store. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Somehow]], the logical outcome is that he becomes a Southern senator with a giant mansion and Marge dances the Monkey in a bikini.
** Homer gets these very, ''very'' frequently, and they often devolve into bizarre tangents (such as a fantasy about meeting various junk food spokespersons ending in him accidentally killing a [[CaptainErsatz stand-in for]] [[BlandNameProduct Twinkie the Kid]].) He also tends to comment on these fantasies in real life, as if the other characters have seen them as well (in the same example, the dream cut back to him chanting "Blood For Cream" in front of a bewildered Lisa.)
** In one memorable instance, Homer combined this with the SmartBall: Lisa suggested forming a brain trust, and Homer started to fantasize... about a group of intelligent people discussing the issue at hand. When the Imagine Spot ends, the rest of the family is staring at Homer, who responds "What? Can't I get one right for once?"
** After Homer is late picking up Bart from soccer practice in "Brother from the Same Planet", an angry Bart imagines Homer turning into a creepy skeleton covered in rotting flesh as Homer says ''"NOW HOW BOUT A HUG?"''
** When Bart is told that he will be awarded $500, his imagination drifts to a casino in which he loses it all in one spin of the roulette wheel. ''"Cool!"'', he exclaims.
* ''Mona the Vampire'' has a lot of this. There's a very clear visual effect to let you know when things are transferring between reality and imagination.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers'' has [[OncePerEpisode at least one of these per episode]], as Lil' Elvis speculates on who was responsible for his status as a DoorstopBaby. (They went all the way up to "UFO" level.)
* A ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode has Dr. Milo, an EvilutionaryBiologist whose funding has been cut by Cadmus, imagining himself taking out a laser gun and wildly shooting at the people responsible.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' might hold the record for most time per episode spent in fantasy sequences. Often these would feature lengthy trips to the comic-book universe Doug created around his MartyStu superhero Quailman, whose outcomes ultimately led to Doug figuring out a solution to the problems in his own life.
** By the end of the Disney run, they started abandoning the wrapper story altogether and just making whole episodes that were Quailman cartoons.
** Parodied by Nostalgia Critic wondering "What is everyone doing while Doug is fantasizing" in which he shows Skeeter concerned about Doug who is frozen in place staring into space for who knows how long.
* If ''Doug'' holds the record, ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' is the contender.
* Another mention, ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', which has a large number of fantasy sequence episodes from being pirates to being superheroes.
* This is a recurring theme in ''Birdz''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Ron Stoppable has one of these during "Ill Suited" when he figures out wearing Kim's battle-suit will make him awesome at football. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d seconds later when Monique asks how long he's had that goofy look on his face while imagining his victory.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Several instances of Mrs. Puff doing so, at least one occurrence for several other characters.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "Scent of a Heinous", after Jimmy places fart-inducing beans in Lucius' growth serum (though the latter remains unaware for most of the episode), Samy worries about what he'll do to them for the humiliation... leading to them imagining a bunch of horrible ([[AmusingInjuries and amusing]]) punishments including being cooked, fed to monster fish, and dangled over an erupting volcano.
** Also used in "There will be Chocolate" when Heloise tries chocolate for the first time. She has a brief sequence of her running around a chocolate world taking a bite out of various objects and then licking a chocolate Jimmy. It then switches back to the real world to show her licking the real Jimmy.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' employs these with some of their cutaway gags. In one episode, Peter pulls onto the runway staging area of the airport with his new truck[[labelnote:Explanation]]Peter drove Quagmire to work after the former crashed into the latter's car (Peter spraypainted the back window). This is how Peter got onto the runway legally.[[/labelnote]]. As he watches them fuel the planes, he fantasizes about filling his truck with jet fuel and then flying it through the sky to the theme to ''Film/TopGun''.
-->'''Peter:''' Well, that's all the convincing I needed to actually do this!
* Owen's song "Oh, My Izzy!" in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' slips into this, since he was really too injured to dance and was thinking about all his times with Izzy during the song, complete with a crayon-drawn ArtShift.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features this prominently in "The Ticket Master", with each of Twilight's friends imagining what they'd do if they could attend the Grand Galloping Gala: Applejack hopes to set up a stand and drum up business for her family's apple farm, Rainbow Dash wants to show off for the Wonderbolts, Rarity hopes to meet the stallion of her dreams, Fluttershy wants to see the royal gardens, and Pinkie Pie just wants to enjoy the festivities.
** In "A Dog and Pony Show", after Rarity gets kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs, the rest of the girls have a spot where they imagine Rarity freaking out over her captivity in a filthy cell, then one with her being threatened by the Diamond Dogs. Later, ''Spike'' gets an imagine spot where he's a brave, muscular knight rushing to save Rarity (who is [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses inexplicably dressed like a princess]]) and getting a SmoochOfVictory.
** In "Hearts and Hooves Day", Apple Bloom imagines that the love-poisoned Cheerilee and Big Mac's neglect of their duties of teaching and apple harvesting [[ForWantOfANail will lead to]] [[SugarApocalypse Ponyville being destroyed by famine and lack of education]].
** In "A Friend In Deed", Pinkie Pie has one as she runs down her mental checklist of friend-making tasks. Apparently, Pinkie imagines in ''felt.''
* Bobby from ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' would often go into one of these after he's misinterpreted something and he imagines what he thinks the thing might be or he imagines what he would do in a situation in a movie or book.
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': Muttley has an Imagine Spot once a week on his ''Magnificent Muttley'' segments.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
** In "Mac Daddy", Bloo finally ditches Cheese, only to have a series of [[ArtShift crudely-drawn]] imagine spots that involve Cheese getting himself injured.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Mabel imagines spending her half of the prize money for a monster photo contest on a human-sized hamster ball. Later, Dipper imagines himself becoming famous and getting interviewed on TV for catching the Gobblewonker on film... only for Mabel (still in her hamster-ball) to barge onto the set and demand an interview.
** In "Double Dipper", Dipper imagines himself winning Wendy over with [[ComplexityAddiction his twenty-step plan to ask her to dance]]. Later, he has a jealous fantasy in which [[SitcomArchNemesis Robbie]] steals Wendy away, and she ends up punching Dipper in the gut.
** In "The Golf War", Mabel imagines finally being able to have something to brag about over her rival [[AlphaBitch Pacifica]] after beating her at mini-golf; after she tells Pacifica off, Xyler and Kraz from "Dreamscaperers" come in dressed as paramedics and quip "We heard a little girl got seriously ''burned''!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' WeddingDay special "Smurfily Ever After" has Smurfette imagining her marriages to various Smurfs, each of them ending in some sort of disaster: Greedy loves food too much, Vanity loves himself too much, Hefty loves exercising too much, Farmer loves farming too much, Handy loves fixing things too much, Jokey loves playing pranks too much, and Clumsy is just...Clumsy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps'', Angelina gets so caught up in hers that somebody usually has to shout her name a couple times to snap her out of it.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', this was the usual method of presenting the ideas that the characters got from doing a "Noodle Dance."
* ''WesternAnimation/RichieRich'' has his dog Dollar having Imagine Spots, which usually lead him to doing disastrous things.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* "Do not think about pink elephants."
* At times a blessing or a curse for those who are "visual learners". Visualizing things can be reflex and incredibly hard to filter out - a predictably exploitable trait.
** If you can be selective about it you can suggest [[BrainBleach disturbing mental images]] to others while blissfully incapable of seeing it yourself. AndThatWouldBeWrong.
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* A RunningGag of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' is Shirogane envisioning Kaguya looking down upon him with a sarcastic smile and muttering "''How Cute''." The one time she did make the face, she was actually being sincere, but was attempting to maintain a stoic expression in place of a wide smile, resulting in the aforementioned sarcastic smile. She also has yet to say the exact words.



* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Scheherezade Job", Nate has a meeting with the woman who is blackmailing them. After telling him what he needs to know about their current mark, she explains that Nate messed up her date and offers to have dinner with him. Cue to Nate imagining a nice, romantic dinner with her, interrupted by one of her {{Mooks}} choking him with a garrote, while she is drinking wine. Nate makes up a lame excuse and, once she leaves, feels his neck uncomfortably.
* In ''Series/TheMonkees'' this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and combined with BreakingTheFourthWall in "Monstrous Monkee Mash" when the episode's villain intrudes on a fantasy scene that Micky and Davy are having. "Hey, what are you doing? This is our fantasy scene!"
* ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' "Conning the Artists". The team are being held prisoner by a katana-wielding Japanese man seeking revenge for one of their cons. Danny, realising that taking on the position of leader means that IKnowKarate, gets to his feet and takes him on (including BringIt and ExplodingFishTanks) ending with Stacie throwing herself into his arms, praising his bravery and [[SmoochOfVictory kissing him]]. Cut to Danny with puckered lips as he's curtly told to sit down by Katana Man.
* In ''Series/{{Titus}}'', we have Christopher's 'Negative Space', where he reflects upon events in his own mind, which can include flashbacks AND flashforwards. Subverted in 'The Trial' where Christopher insults the judge in the Negative Space, and is apparently heard by those in the courtroom.
* This is the central trope of ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', in which a {{Sentai}} team battles imaginary threats.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': In "They Call It Potsie Love," Joanie develops a crush on Potsie. At home Joanie falls asleep and fantasizes that she and Potsie get married--and that Potsie is cool and Fonzie is a nerd!
* Used frequently in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Given the flashback format of the show, the imagine spots will be told as if they were what actually happened, and then be interrupted by [[TheNarrator Future Ted]] saying something along the lines of "That's what [[HonoraryUncle Uncle Marshall]] should have said," or "But unfortunately, that's not what happened."
** The entirety of the episode [[spoiler: The Time Travelers]] is one. The realization is quite surprising and leads to the DarkestHour for Ted before he meets The Mother.
* One day Manny of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' imagines herself as Cinderella with Craig as her Prince. Her dream begins to take reality when they go on their first date in that episode.
* Austin out of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' has a spot where he imagines his voice being changed to a chipmunk voice after a vocal surgery to remove nodules from his throat.
* In the ''Series/LasVegas'' episode "And Here's Mike with the Weather", Danny and Mike have two pretty funny ones of these when they think Ed may have had an affair with the deranged Monica Mancuso, a previous owner of the casino. The first involves Monica being dominant and Ed submissive behind closed doors, and the second the other way around.
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': In daydreams, Ned has a few of these. "Stress" also has a few with both Ned and Moze. One of the more jarring for Ned was when he imagined he was seeing Suzie and another boy in a football uniform getting married. In fact, Suzie was in a white dress standing next to a practice football tackle with a helmet on top. After someone tried to get his attention, he looked back only for someone to come and take the helmet off. Cue Ned looking shocked and confused.
* In ''Series/ServantOfThePeople'', the president Vasiliy, a former history teacher, frequently imagines receiving advice from historical figures when he is in a dilemma.
* On ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' a captive priest is given the chance to gain his freedom by carrying a red hot sword across a village to the Viking queen. He sees himself protected by his Catholic faith, easily handling the sword and putting it at the Queen's feet to great awe. Then the sword is put into his hands, he screams in agony and only makes it halfway before collapsing in tears as the Vikings laugh.
* ''Series/{{Vinyl}}'' has several scenes devoted to characters listening to music on records and radio, and imagining the actual singers of the song in their presence as they hear it. For instance, Devon Finestra (Creator/OliviaWilde) listens to Karen Carpenter on the radio and the camera shows via a dreamy filter and unusual lighting, "Karen Carpenter" sitting next to her in the car and singing the same song. This is meant to reflect the self-absorption and identification with music people experience in their daily lives.
** A sadder example is Lester, a once promising singer until an altercation with the mob had his throat crushed, ruining his voice. Listening to old recordings, he imagines himself as a singing star with his wife and children, living in a great home with bright light. It then turns to today as he can barely croak out the words as he sits in a run-down apartment by himself.
* In ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor frequently imagines that she SpeaksFluentAnimal.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' often combines these with RealityEnsues. One instance: Calvin actually gets an A on a paper for once. The (large) center panel is a huge, mid-city celebration, with confetti, cheering spectators, a gigantic Calvin statue and Calvin himself riding in a limo with the key to the city. Unfortunately, back in reality, Ms. Wormwood just moves along to more classwork, much to a deflated Calvin's chagrin.
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[[folder: Music]]
* The music video to "Voices" by Music/{{Disturbed}} has the subject imagining doing hostile or even violent things to the people who piss him off, with the [[HearingVoices voices trying to convince him]] that this is a good idea.
* In the music video to "Gonna Get Over You," Music/SaraBareilles is a leather jacket-clad badass who literally dances into a Mexican supermarket, [[TheVirus transforming various shoppers]] into her outfit-clone backup dancers. At the end of the video, she's revealed to actually be an Adorkable nerdgirl rocking out to a song inside her head, and scaring the other customers.
* In Music/{{Juniel}}'s "Pretty Boy" music video, we see her briefly daydream about marrying the cute guy she spots at the coffee shop.
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/{{Allegro}}'', the GreekChorus interrupts the awkward hoofing of a college dance to introduce a fantastic DreamBallet which shows how the students ''feel'' they are dancing; this eventually ends and the dance continues as before. In a later montage sequence, the professor's voice droning through their lectures fade away as Joe sees Jenny dancing through his imagination; Joe's buddy Charlie gets his own showing two girls starting to strip as a professor reads an undressing scene from ''Literature/TheEveOfStAgnes''.
* ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'', in the penultimate scene, has Adelaide and Sarah respectively envisioning Nathan and Sky as home-loving husbands.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* A very heartwarming moment in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' is when Sora imagines himself dancing with Kairi in [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Halloween Town]]. This fantasy sequence is, also, the only time ([[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 in canon]]) we get to see Sora in his actual outfit here, as Halloween Town is a FisherKingdom, and Sora wears a vampire-like outfit here, complete with CuteLittleFangs and an [[{{EyepatchOfPower}} eyepatch]].
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* Ryo has a few of these in ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'', to amusing effect.
* Kareha in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' has a tendency to go into these whenever thrilled about something possibly romantic. It unnerves the rest of the class, who refer to them as hallucinations. We never get to see what she is actually thinking at these times, [[CovertPervert perhaps for the best]].
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': In the Unlimited Blade Works Scenario, Saber argues about sleeping with Shirou in his room due to [[spoiler: his having been {{brainwashed}} by Caster to go to her base the night before]]. Shirou stops himself from countering with his belief that [[spoiler: Caster won't try it again]] after he imagines Saber berating him for being such a WideEyedIdealist.
** In ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', Shirou and Rin discuss Saber's dragon-affinity, and wonder if she has a genkirin, a part on her body that, if touched, will cause Saber to lash out. Shirou has an imagine spot of Lancer bumping into Saber, which causes her to run him down on a lion-shaped go-kart.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', there's a rather... unique scene at lunch where Yuuichi is trying to imagine how Sayuri and Mai spend time together. Naturally, with the vastly different behavior and personality between them he finds it hard and eventually comes up with the idea that they're schoolgirl lesbians who then invite him to a threesome. Believe it or not, this is one of the times where Yuuichi refrains from speaking his mind.
** At the end of Sawatari Makoto's arc Amano asks what Yuuichi would ask for if he could make a miracle, Yuuichi tells her its obvious and it cuts to his wish; [[spoiler: [[HeartWarmingMoment Makoto napping on the hill where she and Yuuichi first met.]]]]
* Happens in ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' a couple of times, such as when a joke choice involving Miyako is chosen.
* The heroine of ''VisualNovel/ScandalInTheSpotlight'' is an aspiring scriptwriter, and has a habit of attempting to imagine how a given scenario might play out. Her imagination is possibly a little ''too'' vivid, however, and her imagine spots are more often than not derailed by things like Iori making snarky comments or {{paparazzi}} crashing a hypothetical date with Kyohei.
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[[folder: Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Recreation'' has an amusing scene in its first chapter when Sarge has a flashback to the events of Reconstruction. The scene is radically different in that Sarge kills Grif (natch), Simmons turns into a motorcycle and Sarge rides him (no, not like that) out of the base. Grif engages in some ImagineSpotting and calls him out.
-->'''Grif:''' That's not what happened.\\
'''Sarge:''' Of course it is!\\
'''Grif:''' Then how am I still alive?\\
'''Sarge:''' I ask myself that question every day. Moto-Simmons! Run him over.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Dan Shive of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' occasionally delves into this (and cites ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' as a good example of how to do it) and his comic occasionally features one.
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-04-23 For example]].
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-12-12 Another strip]] also references ''Scrubs'', but this time without the scene showing. However, it's possible to make a link between the original statement and the after-comment.
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1302 Subverted again]] for humor. Both girls spend a BeatPanel clearly imagining ''something'', but we don't see it. However, from the context and their reluctance to talk about it, [[AThreesomeIsHot the nature of their fantasy]] can be inferred.
* Used liberally throughout ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
* An occasionally used gag in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' FanWebcomic ''[[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html A's/StrikerS Nano]]''. As they're employed on characters portrayed as having UnresolvedSexualTension, the spots tend to be very heavily censored. [[http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3563/asnanoss19es6.jpg Here's one example involving Fate]] (Caution: May still be {{NSFW}}).
* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': "To the [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=76616 Mighty-Mobile!]]"
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': "To the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0562.html Ninjamobile!]]"
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'': Jean [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071110.html imagines the consequences]] of unveiling [[CuteMonsterGirl Molly]] to the scientific community.
* What happens when you [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1776 mix tea and coffee]] in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
* A rather amusing one in ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' involves [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/bjarnionice/ seasonally inept Vikings.]]
* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=178 Of course a squirt gun will make you a Space Opera hero!]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'', [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2011/06/17/the-dreadful-032/ Liz fantasizes about]] a BoomHeadshot in response to a HurricaneOfPuns from Kit and Boozloaf.
* ''Webcomic/MacHall'': [[http://www.machall.com/view.php?date=2006-06-19 "My spleen!"]]
* This is seen periodically in ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', but special mention goes to Chapter 59, with Paulo daydreaming about what would have happened if he had slept with Lucy.
* Lazarus gets one in [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-fifty-eight/ page 58]] of ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}''.
* Webcomic/DominicDeegan has a small, yet hilarious one [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2007-01-08 here]], where he imagines the AxeCrazy Infernomancer as... well. Out of Character is putting it mildly.
* A few are sprinkled out throughout ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'', but none are quite as extreme as [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/05/16/spaceouts/ Fluffy's Pool Cue Space Princess fantasy]]...
* In ''Webcomic/FauxPas'', Myrtle locked in her room [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?206 imagines herself as Maid Myrtle]], wondering where RobinHood is when she needs rescue.
* ''Webcomics/TwoKinds'' has "Red" freaking out here do to (spoilers) [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=721 this revelation.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' features Doc Scratch, who narrates the story for a brief while. We find out partway into his arc, though, that a good chunk of his story is merely a doomed timeline that is being told, and as time passes, with an increasing amount of speculation.
* Elly gets quite a few of these in ''Webcomic/BloodStain'' due to having a brain hooked on fantasy and video games. These are mostly her imagining the creepy-looking and intimidating Dr. Stein as a dragon, a MadScientist or, on one occasion, a murderer who bathes in blood. In reality, Stein is simply an AbsentMindedProfessor with a spectacularly creepy voice.
* Namco from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' has one after the Yakuza offers to help him and make him "the most powerful company in the industry". He starts imagining himself as [[Videogame/KatamariDamacy The King of All Cosmos]], being much more powerful than all the other companies.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Isabella of all people seemingly quite often breaking off into an Imagine Spot where she imagines Phineas as a centaur. It's just as weird as it sounds.
** Specifically, he turns into a centaur and flies away with Isabella ''after'' suddenly having given her a dramatic declaration of love. Yeah.
** Also one with Ferb, answering the question of how he managed to pick up the wrong blueprints by going into a brief fantasy about his meeting with [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Vanessa]].
** Candace had one in "Bowl-R-Ama Drama". Apparently, she believes that busting her brothers will result in her being allowed to use Dad's credit card ("You have our permission to ruin us financially.") and Jeremy proposing to her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', when asked to try out for the football team with his friend Harry, Peter has a brief, absurdist fantasy of making touchdowns while in costume as Spider-Man, wearing a football helmet.
** Pre-Doc Ock Otto Octavious has one of "taking care" of his abusive employer, Norman Osborn.
* The second half of ''every single episode'' of ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' is an Imagine Spot of Angela dreaming about disgracing her [[AlphaBitch snooty rival]] Nanette Manoir, in steadily more [[HumiliationConga ludicrous]] ways.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' is ''built'' from this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Homer envisions what would happen if he used his new gun to rob Apu's store. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Somehow]], the logical outcome is that he becomes a Southern senator with a giant mansion and Marge dances the Monkey in a bikini.
** Homer gets these very, ''very'' frequently, and they often devolve into bizarre tangents (such as a fantasy about meeting various junk food spokespersons ending in him accidentally killing a [[CaptainErsatz stand-in for]] [[BlandNameProduct Twinkie the Kid]].) He also tends to comment on these fantasies in real life, as if the other characters have seen them as well (in the same example, the dream cut back to him chanting "Blood For Cream" in front of a bewildered Lisa.)
** In one memorable instance, Homer combined this with the SmartBall: Lisa suggested forming a brain trust, and Homer started to fantasize... about a group of intelligent people discussing the issue at hand. When the Imagine Spot ends, the rest of the family is staring at Homer, who responds "What? Can't I get one right for once?"
** After Homer is late picking up Bart from soccer practice in "Brother from the Same Planet", an angry Bart imagines Homer turning into a creepy skeleton covered in rotting flesh as Homer says ''"NOW HOW BOUT A HUG?"''
** When Bart is told that he will be awarded $500, his imagination drifts to a casino in which he loses it all in one spin of the roulette wheel. ''"Cool!"'', he exclaims.
* ''Mona the Vampire'' has a lot of this. There's a very clear visual effect to let you know when things are transferring between reality and imagination.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers'' has [[OncePerEpisode at least one of these per episode]], as Lil' Elvis speculates on who was responsible for his status as a DoorstopBaby. (They went all the way up to "UFO" level.)
* A ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode has Dr. Milo, an EvilutionaryBiologist whose funding has been cut by Cadmus, imagining himself taking out a laser gun and wildly shooting at the people responsible.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' might hold the record for most time per episode spent in fantasy sequences. Often these would feature lengthy trips to the comic-book universe Doug created around his MartyStu superhero Quailman, whose outcomes ultimately led to Doug figuring out a solution to the problems in his own life.
** By the end of the Disney run, they started abandoning the wrapper story altogether and just making whole episodes that were Quailman cartoons.
** Parodied by Nostalgia Critic wondering "What is everyone doing while Doug is fantasizing" in which he shows Skeeter concerned about Doug who is frozen in place staring into space for who knows how long.
* If ''Doug'' holds the record, ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' is the contender.
* Another mention, ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', which has a large number of fantasy sequence episodes from being pirates to being superheroes.
* This is a recurring theme in ''Birdz''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Ron Stoppable has one of these during "Ill Suited" when he figures out wearing Kim's battle-suit will make him awesome at football. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d seconds later when Monique asks how long he's had that goofy look on his face while imagining his victory.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Several instances of Mrs. Puff doing so, at least one occurrence for several other characters.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "Scent of a Heinous", after Jimmy places fart-inducing beans in Lucius' growth serum (though the latter remains unaware for most of the episode), Samy worries about what he'll do to them for the humiliation... leading to them imagining a bunch of horrible ([[AmusingInjuries and amusing]]) punishments including being cooked, fed to monster fish, and dangled over an erupting volcano.
** Also used in "There will be Chocolate" when Heloise tries chocolate for the first time. She has a brief sequence of her running around a chocolate world taking a bite out of various objects and then licking a chocolate Jimmy. It then switches back to the real world to show her licking the real Jimmy.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' employs these with some of their cutaway gags. In one episode, Peter pulls onto the runway staging area of the airport with his new truck[[labelnote:Explanation]]Peter drove Quagmire to work after the former crashed into the latter's car (Peter spraypainted the back window). This is how Peter got onto the runway legally.[[/labelnote]]. As he watches them fuel the planes, he fantasizes about filling his truck with jet fuel and then flying it through the sky to the theme to ''Film/TopGun''.
-->'''Peter:''' Well, that's all the convincing I needed to actually do this!
* Owen's song "Oh, My Izzy!" in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' slips into this, since he was really too injured to dance and was thinking about all his times with Izzy during the song, complete with a crayon-drawn ArtShift.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features this prominently in "The Ticket Master", with each of Twilight's friends imagining what they'd do if they could attend the Grand Galloping Gala: Applejack hopes to set up a stand and drum up business for her family's apple farm, Rainbow Dash wants to show off for the Wonderbolts, Rarity hopes to meet the stallion of her dreams, Fluttershy wants to see the royal gardens, and Pinkie Pie just wants to enjoy the festivities.
** In "A Dog and Pony Show", after Rarity gets kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs, the rest of the girls have a spot where they imagine Rarity freaking out over her captivity in a filthy cell, then one with her being threatened by the Diamond Dogs. Later, ''Spike'' gets an imagine spot where he's a brave, muscular knight rushing to save Rarity (who is [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses inexplicably dressed like a princess]]) and getting a SmoochOfVictory.
** In "Hearts and Hooves Day", Apple Bloom imagines that the love-poisoned Cheerilee and Big Mac's neglect of their duties of teaching and apple harvesting [[ForWantOfANail will lead to]] [[SugarApocalypse Ponyville being destroyed by famine and lack of education]].
** In "A Friend In Deed", Pinkie Pie has one as she runs down her mental checklist of friend-making tasks. Apparently, Pinkie imagines in ''felt.''
* Bobby from ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' would often go into one of these after he's misinterpreted something and he imagines what he thinks the thing might be or he imagines what he would do in a situation in a movie or book.
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': Muttley has an Imagine Spot once a week on his ''Magnificent Muttley'' segments.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
** In "Mac Daddy", Bloo finally ditches Cheese, only to have a series of [[ArtShift crudely-drawn]] imagine spots that involve Cheese getting himself injured.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Mabel imagines spending her half of the prize money for a monster photo contest on a human-sized hamster ball. Later, Dipper imagines himself becoming famous and getting interviewed on TV for catching the Gobblewonker on film... only for Mabel (still in her hamster-ball) to barge onto the set and demand an interview.
** In "Double Dipper", Dipper imagines himself winning Wendy over with [[ComplexityAddiction his twenty-step plan to ask her to dance]]. Later, he has a jealous fantasy in which [[SitcomArchNemesis Robbie]] steals Wendy away, and she ends up punching Dipper in the gut.
** In "The Golf War", Mabel imagines finally being able to have something to brag about over her rival [[AlphaBitch Pacifica]] after beating her at mini-golf; after she tells Pacifica off, Xyler and Kraz from "Dreamscaperers" come in dressed as paramedics and quip "We heard a little girl got seriously ''burned''!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' WeddingDay special "Smurfily Ever After" has Smurfette imagining her marriages to various Smurfs, each of them ending in some sort of disaster: Greedy loves food too much, Vanity loves himself too much, Hefty loves exercising too much, Farmer loves farming too much, Handy loves fixing things too much, Jokey loves playing pranks too much, and Clumsy is just...Clumsy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps'', Angelina gets so caught up in hers that somebody usually has to shout her name a couple times to snap her out of it.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', this was the usual method of presenting the ideas that the characters got from doing a "Noodle Dance."
* ''WesternAnimation/RichieRich'' has his dog Dollar having Imagine Spots, which usually lead him to doing disastrous things.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* "Do not think about pink elephants."
* At times a blessing or a curse for those who are "visual learners". Visualizing things can be reflex and incredibly hard to filter out - a predictably exploitable trait.
** If you can be selective about it you can suggest [[BrainBleach disturbing mental images]] to others while blissfully incapable of seeing it yourself. AndThatWouldBeWrong.
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* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Scheherezade Job", Nate has a meeting with the woman who is blackmailing them. After telling him what he needs to know about their current mark, she explains that Nate messed up her date and offers to have dinner with him. Cue to Nate imagining a nice, romantic dinner with her, interrupted by one of her {{Mooks}} choking him with a garrote, while she is drinking wine. Nate makes up a lame excuse and, once she leaves, feels his neck uncomfortably.
* In ''Series/TheMonkees'' this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and combined with BreakingTheFourthWall in "Monstrous Monkee Mash" when the episode's villain intrudes on a fantasy scene that Micky and Davy are having. "Hey, what are you doing? This is our fantasy scene!"
* ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' "Conning the Artists". The team are being held prisoner by a katana-wielding Japanese man seeking revenge for one of their cons. Danny, realising that taking on the position of leader means that IKnowKarate, gets to his feet and takes him on (including BringIt and ExplodingFishTanks) ending with Stacie throwing herself into his arms, praising his bravery and [[SmoochOfVictory kissing him]]. Cut to Danny with puckered lips as he's curtly told to sit down by Katana Man.
* In ''Series/{{Titus}}'', we have Christopher's 'Negative Space', where he reflects upon events in his own mind, which can include flashbacks AND flashforwards. Subverted in 'The Trial' where Christopher insults the judge in the Negative Space, and is apparently heard by those in the courtroom.
* This is the central trope of ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', in which a {{Sentai}} team battles imaginary threats.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': In "They Call It Potsie Love," Joanie develops a crush on Potsie. At home Joanie falls asleep and fantasizes that she and Potsie get married--and that Potsie is cool and Fonzie is a nerd!
* Used frequently in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Given the flashback format of the show, the imagine spots will be told as if they were what actually happened, and then be interrupted by [[TheNarrator Future Ted]] saying something along the lines of "That's what [[HonoraryUncle Uncle Marshall]] should have said," or "But unfortunately, that's not what happened."
** The entirety of the episode [[spoiler: The Time Travelers]] is one. The realization is quite surprising and leads to the DarkestHour for Ted before he meets The Mother.
* One day Manny of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' imagines herself as Cinderella with Craig as her Prince. Her dream begins to take reality when they go on their first date in that episode.
* Austin out of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' has a spot where he imagines his voice being changed to a chipmunk voice after a vocal surgery to remove nodules from his throat.
* In the ''Series/LasVegas'' episode "And Here's Mike with the Weather", Danny and Mike have two pretty funny ones of these when they think Ed may have had an affair with the deranged Monica Mancuso, a previous owner of the casino. The first involves Monica being dominant and Ed submissive behind closed doors, and the second the other way around.
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': In daydreams, Ned has a few of these. "Stress" also has a few with both Ned and Moze. One of the more jarring for Ned was when he imagined he was seeing Suzie and another boy in a football uniform getting married. In fact, Suzie was in a white dress standing next to a practice football tackle with a helmet on top. After someone tried to get his attention, he looked back only for someone to come and take the helmet off. Cue Ned looking shocked and confused.
* In ''Series/ServantOfThePeople'', the president Vasiliy, a former history teacher, frequently imagines receiving advice from historical figures when he is in a dilemma.
* On ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' a captive priest is given the chance to gain his freedom by carrying a red hot sword across a village to the Viking queen. He sees himself protected by his Catholic faith, easily handling the sword and putting it at the Queen's feet to great awe. Then the sword is put into his hands, he screams in agony and only makes it halfway before collapsing in tears as the Vikings laugh.
* ''Series/{{Vinyl}}'' has several scenes devoted to characters listening to music on records and radio, and imagining the actual singers of the song in their presence as they hear it. For instance, Devon Finestra (Creator/OliviaWilde) listens to Karen Carpenter on the radio and the camera shows via a dreamy filter and unusual lighting, "Karen Carpenter" sitting next to her in the car and singing the same song. This is meant to reflect the self-absorption and identification with music people experience in their daily lives.
** A sadder example is Lester, a once promising singer until an altercation with the mob had his throat crushed, ruining his voice. Listening to old recordings, he imagines himself as a singing star with his wife and children, living in a great home with bright light. It then turns to today as he can barely croak out the words as he sits in a run-down apartment by himself.
* In ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor frequently imagines that she SpeaksFluentAnimal.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' often combines these with RealityEnsues. One instance: Calvin actually gets an A on a paper for once. The (large) center panel is a huge, mid-city celebration, with confetti, cheering spectators, a gigantic Calvin statue and Calvin himself riding in a limo with the key to the city. Unfortunately, back in reality, Ms. Wormwood just moves along to more classwork, much to a deflated Calvin's chagrin.
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[[folder: Music]]
* The music video to "Voices" by Music/{{Disturbed}} has the subject imagining doing hostile or even violent things to the people who piss him off, with the [[HearingVoices voices trying to convince him]] that this is a good idea.
* In the music video to "Gonna Get Over You," Music/SaraBareilles is a leather jacket-clad badass who literally dances into a Mexican supermarket, [[TheVirus transforming various shoppers]] into her outfit-clone backup dancers. At the end of the video, she's revealed to actually be an Adorkable nerdgirl rocking out to a song inside her head, and scaring the other customers.
* In Music/{{Juniel}}'s "Pretty Boy" music video, we see her briefly daydream about marrying the cute guy she spots at the coffee shop.
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/{{Allegro}}'', the GreekChorus interrupts the awkward hoofing of a college dance to introduce a fantastic DreamBallet which shows how the students ''feel'' they are dancing; this eventually ends and the dance continues as before. In a later montage sequence, the professor's voice droning through their lectures fade away as Joe sees Jenny dancing through his imagination; Joe's buddy Charlie gets his own showing two girls starting to strip as a professor reads an undressing scene from ''Literature/TheEveOfStAgnes''.
* ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'', in the penultimate scene, has Adelaide and Sarah respectively envisioning Nathan and Sky as home-loving husbands.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* A very heartwarming moment in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' is when Sora imagines himself dancing with Kairi in [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Halloween Town]]. This fantasy sequence is, also, the only time ([[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 in canon]]) we get to see Sora in his actual outfit here, as Halloween Town is a FisherKingdom, and Sora wears a vampire-like outfit here, complete with CuteLittleFangs and an [[{{EyepatchOfPower}} eyepatch]].
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* Ryo has a few of these in ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'', to amusing effect.
* Kareha in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' has a tendency to go into these whenever thrilled about something possibly romantic. It unnerves the rest of the class, who refer to them as hallucinations. We never get to see what she is actually thinking at these times, [[CovertPervert perhaps for the best]].
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': In the Unlimited Blade Works Scenario, Saber argues about sleeping with Shirou in his room due to [[spoiler: his having been {{brainwashed}} by Caster to go to her base the night before]]. Shirou stops himself from countering with his belief that [[spoiler: Caster won't try it again]] after he imagines Saber berating him for being such a WideEyedIdealist.
** In ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', Shirou and Rin discuss Saber's dragon-affinity, and wonder if she has a genkirin, a part on her body that, if touched, will cause Saber to lash out. Shirou has an imagine spot of Lancer bumping into Saber, which causes her to run him down on a lion-shaped go-kart.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', there's a rather... unique scene at lunch where Yuuichi is trying to imagine how Sayuri and Mai spend time together. Naturally, with the vastly different behavior and personality between them he finds it hard and eventually comes up with the idea that they're schoolgirl lesbians who then invite him to a threesome. Believe it or not, this is one of the times where Yuuichi refrains from speaking his mind.
** At the end of Sawatari Makoto's arc Amano asks what Yuuichi would ask for if he could make a miracle, Yuuichi tells her its obvious and it cuts to his wish; [[spoiler: [[HeartWarmingMoment Makoto napping on the hill where she and Yuuichi first met.]]]]
* Happens in ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' a couple of times, such as when a joke choice involving Miyako is chosen.
* The heroine of ''VisualNovel/ScandalInTheSpotlight'' is an aspiring scriptwriter, and has a habit of attempting to imagine how a given scenario might play out. Her imagination is possibly a little ''too'' vivid, however, and her imagine spots are more often than not derailed by things like Iori making snarky comments or {{paparazzi}} crashing a hypothetical date with Kyohei.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Recreation'' has an amusing scene in its first chapter when Sarge has a flashback to the events of Reconstruction. The scene is radically different in that Sarge kills Grif (natch), Simmons turns into a motorcycle and Sarge rides him (no, not like that) out of the base. Grif engages in some ImagineSpotting and calls him out.
-->'''Grif:''' That's not what happened.\\
'''Sarge:''' Of course it is!\\
'''Grif:''' Then how am I still alive?\\
'''Sarge:''' I ask myself that question every day. Moto-Simmons! Run him over.
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* Dan Shive of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' occasionally delves into this (and cites ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' as a good example of how to do it) and his comic occasionally features one.
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-04-23 For example]].
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-12-12 Another strip]] also references ''Scrubs'', but this time without the scene showing. However, it's possible to make a link between the original statement and the after-comment.
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1302 Subverted again]] for humor. Both girls spend a BeatPanel clearly imagining ''something'', but we don't see it. However, from the context and their reluctance to talk about it, [[AThreesomeIsHot the nature of their fantasy]] can be inferred.
* Used liberally throughout ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
* An occasionally used gag in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' FanWebcomic ''[[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html A's/StrikerS Nano]]''. As they're employed on characters portrayed as having UnresolvedSexualTension, the spots tend to be very heavily censored. [[http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3563/asnanoss19es6.jpg Here's one example involving Fate]] (Caution: May still be {{NSFW}}).
* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': "To the [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=76616 Mighty-Mobile!]]"
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': "To the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0562.html Ninjamobile!]]"
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'': Jean [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071110.html imagines the consequences]] of unveiling [[CuteMonsterGirl Molly]] to the scientific community.
* What happens when you [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1776 mix tea and coffee]] in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
* A rather amusing one in ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' involves [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/bjarnionice/ seasonally inept Vikings.]]
* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=178 Of course a squirt gun will make you a Space Opera hero!]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'', [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2011/06/17/the-dreadful-032/ Liz fantasizes about]] a BoomHeadshot in response to a HurricaneOfPuns from Kit and Boozloaf.
* ''Webcomic/MacHall'': [[http://www.machall.com/view.php?date=2006-06-19 "My spleen!"]]
* This is seen periodically in ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', but special mention goes to Chapter 59, with Paulo daydreaming about what would have happened if he had slept with Lucy.
* Lazarus gets one in [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-fifty-eight/ page 58]] of ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}''.
* Webcomic/DominicDeegan has a small, yet hilarious one [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2007-01-08 here]], where he imagines the AxeCrazy Infernomancer as... well. Out of Character is putting it mildly.
* A few are sprinkled out throughout ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'', but none are quite as extreme as [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/05/16/spaceouts/ Fluffy's Pool Cue Space Princess fantasy]]...
* In ''Webcomic/FauxPas'', Myrtle locked in her room [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?206 imagines herself as Maid Myrtle]], wondering where RobinHood is when she needs rescue.
* ''Webcomics/TwoKinds'' has "Red" freaking out here do to (spoilers) [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=721 this revelation.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' features Doc Scratch, who narrates the story for a brief while. We find out partway into his arc, though, that a good chunk of his story is merely a doomed timeline that is being told, and as time passes, with an increasing amount of speculation.
* Elly gets quite a few of these in ''Webcomic/BloodStain'' due to having a brain hooked on fantasy and video games. These are mostly her imagining the creepy-looking and intimidating Dr. Stein as a dragon, a MadScientist or, on one occasion, a murderer who bathes in blood. In reality, Stein is simply an AbsentMindedProfessor with a spectacularly creepy voice.
* Namco from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' has one after the Yakuza offers to help him and make him "the most powerful company in the industry". He starts imagining himself as [[Videogame/KatamariDamacy The King of All Cosmos]], being much more powerful than all the other companies.
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Isabella of all people seemingly quite often breaking off into an Imagine Spot where she imagines Phineas as a centaur. It's just as weird as it sounds.
** Specifically, he turns into a centaur and flies away with Isabella ''after'' suddenly having given her a dramatic declaration of love. Yeah.
** Also one with Ferb, answering the question of how he managed to pick up the wrong blueprints by going into a brief fantasy about his meeting with [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Vanessa]].
** Candace had one in "Bowl-R-Ama Drama". Apparently, she believes that busting her brothers will result in her being allowed to use Dad's credit card ("You have our permission to ruin us financially.") and Jeremy proposing to her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', when asked to try out for the football team with his friend Harry, Peter has a brief, absurdist fantasy of making touchdowns while in costume as Spider-Man, wearing a football helmet.
** Pre-Doc Ock Otto Octavious has one of "taking care" of his abusive employer, Norman Osborn.
* The second half of ''every single episode'' of ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' is an Imagine Spot of Angela dreaming about disgracing her [[AlphaBitch snooty rival]] Nanette Manoir, in steadily more [[HumiliationConga ludicrous]] ways.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' is ''built'' from this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Homer envisions what would happen if he used his new gun to rob Apu's store. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Somehow]], the logical outcome is that he becomes a Southern senator with a giant mansion and Marge dances the Monkey in a bikini.
** Homer gets these very, ''very'' frequently, and they often devolve into bizarre tangents (such as a fantasy about meeting various junk food spokespersons ending in him accidentally killing a [[CaptainErsatz stand-in for]] [[BlandNameProduct Twinkie the Kid]].) He also tends to comment on these fantasies in real life, as if the other characters have seen them as well (in the same example, the dream cut back to him chanting "Blood For Cream" in front of a bewildered Lisa.)
** In one memorable instance, Homer combined this with the SmartBall: Lisa suggested forming a brain trust, and Homer started to fantasize... about a group of intelligent people discussing the issue at hand. When the Imagine Spot ends, the rest of the family is staring at Homer, who responds "What? Can't I get one right for once?"
** After Homer is late picking up Bart from soccer practice in "Brother from the Same Planet", an angry Bart imagines Homer turning into a creepy skeleton covered in rotting flesh as Homer says ''"NOW HOW BOUT A HUG?"''
** When Bart is told that he will be awarded $500, his imagination drifts to a casino in which he loses it all in one spin of the roulette wheel. ''"Cool!"'', he exclaims.
* ''Mona the Vampire'' has a lot of this. There's a very clear visual effect to let you know when things are transferring between reality and imagination.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers'' has [[OncePerEpisode at least one of these per episode]], as Lil' Elvis speculates on who was responsible for his status as a DoorstopBaby. (They went all the way up to "UFO" level.)
* A ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode has Dr. Milo, an EvilutionaryBiologist whose funding has been cut by Cadmus, imagining himself taking out a laser gun and wildly shooting at the people responsible.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' might hold the record for most time per episode spent in fantasy sequences. Often these would feature lengthy trips to the comic-book universe Doug created around his MartyStu superhero Quailman, whose outcomes ultimately led to Doug figuring out a solution to the problems in his own life.
** By the end of the Disney run, they started abandoning the wrapper story altogether and just making whole episodes that were Quailman cartoons.
** Parodied by Nostalgia Critic wondering "What is everyone doing while Doug is fantasizing" in which he shows Skeeter concerned about Doug who is frozen in place staring into space for who knows how long.
* If ''Doug'' holds the record, ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' is the contender.
* Another mention, ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', which has a large number of fantasy sequence episodes from being pirates to being superheroes.
* This is a recurring theme in ''Birdz''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Ron Stoppable has one of these during "Ill Suited" when he figures out wearing Kim's battle-suit will make him awesome at football. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d seconds later when Monique asks how long he's had that goofy look on his face while imagining his victory.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Several instances of Mrs. Puff doing so, at least one occurrence for several other characters.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "Scent of a Heinous", after Jimmy places fart-inducing beans in Lucius' growth serum (though the latter remains unaware for most of the episode), Samy worries about what he'll do to them for the humiliation... leading to them imagining a bunch of horrible ([[AmusingInjuries and amusing]]) punishments including being cooked, fed to monster fish, and dangled over an erupting volcano.
** Also used in "There will be Chocolate" when Heloise tries chocolate for the first time. She has a brief sequence of her running around a chocolate world taking a bite out of various objects and then licking a chocolate Jimmy. It then switches back to the real world to show her licking the real Jimmy.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' employs these with some of their cutaway gags. In one episode, Peter pulls onto the runway staging area of the airport with his new truck[[labelnote:Explanation]]Peter drove Quagmire to work after the former crashed into the latter's car (Peter spraypainted the back window). This is how Peter got onto the runway legally.[[/labelnote]]. As he watches them fuel the planes, he fantasizes about filling his truck with jet fuel and then flying it through the sky to the theme to ''Film/TopGun''.
-->'''Peter:''' Well, that's all the convincing I needed to actually do this!
* Owen's song "Oh, My Izzy!" in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' slips into this, since he was really too injured to dance and was thinking about all his times with Izzy during the song, complete with a crayon-drawn ArtShift.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features this prominently in "The Ticket Master", with each of Twilight's friends imagining what they'd do if they could attend the Grand Galloping Gala: Applejack hopes to set up a stand and drum up business for her family's apple farm, Rainbow Dash wants to show off for the Wonderbolts, Rarity hopes to meet the stallion of her dreams, Fluttershy wants to see the royal gardens, and Pinkie Pie just wants to enjoy the festivities.
** In "A Dog and Pony Show", after Rarity gets kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs, the rest of the girls have a spot where they imagine Rarity freaking out over her captivity in a filthy cell, then one with her being threatened by the Diamond Dogs. Later, ''Spike'' gets an imagine spot where he's a brave, muscular knight rushing to save Rarity (who is [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses inexplicably dressed like a princess]]) and getting a SmoochOfVictory.
** In "Hearts and Hooves Day", Apple Bloom imagines that the love-poisoned Cheerilee and Big Mac's neglect of their duties of teaching and apple harvesting [[ForWantOfANail will lead to]] [[SugarApocalypse Ponyville being destroyed by famine and lack of education]].
** In "A Friend In Deed", Pinkie Pie has one as she runs down her mental checklist of friend-making tasks. Apparently, Pinkie imagines in ''felt.''
* Bobby from ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' would often go into one of these after he's misinterpreted something and he imagines what he thinks the thing might be or he imagines what he would do in a situation in a movie or book.
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': Muttley has an Imagine Spot once a week on his ''Magnificent Muttley'' segments.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
** In "Mac Daddy", Bloo finally ditches Cheese, only to have a series of [[ArtShift crudely-drawn]] imagine spots that involve Cheese getting himself injured.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Mabel imagines spending her half of the prize money for a monster photo contest on a human-sized hamster ball. Later, Dipper imagines himself becoming famous and getting interviewed on TV for catching the Gobblewonker on film... only for Mabel (still in her hamster-ball) to barge onto the set and demand an interview.
** In "Double Dipper", Dipper imagines himself winning Wendy over with [[ComplexityAddiction his twenty-step plan to ask her to dance]]. Later, he has a jealous fantasy in which [[SitcomArchNemesis Robbie]] steals Wendy away, and she ends up punching Dipper in the gut.
** In "The Golf War", Mabel imagines finally being able to have something to brag about over her rival [[AlphaBitch Pacifica]] after beating her at mini-golf; after she tells Pacifica off, Xyler and Kraz from "Dreamscaperers" come in dressed as paramedics and quip "We heard a little girl got seriously ''burned''!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' WeddingDay special "Smurfily Ever After" has Smurfette imagining her marriages to various Smurfs, each of them ending in some sort of disaster: Greedy loves food too much, Vanity loves himself too much, Hefty loves exercising too much, Farmer loves farming too much, Handy loves fixing things too much, Jokey loves playing pranks too much, and Clumsy is just...Clumsy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps'', Angelina gets so caught up in hers that somebody usually has to shout her name a couple times to snap her out of it.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', this was the usual method of presenting the ideas that the characters got from doing a "Noodle Dance."
* ''WesternAnimation/RichieRich'' has his dog Dollar having Imagine Spots, which usually lead him to doing disastrous things.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* "Do not think about pink elephants."
* At times a blessing or a curse for those who are "visual learners". Visualizing things can be reflex and incredibly hard to filter out - a predictably exploitable trait.
** If you can be selective about it you can suggest [[BrainBleach disturbing mental images]] to others while blissfully incapable of seeing it yourself. AndThatWouldBeWrong.
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** When Bart is told that he will be awarded $500, his imagination drifts to a casino in which he loses it all in one spin of the roulette wheel. *"Cool!", he exclaims.

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** When Bart is told that he will be awarded $500, his imagination drifts to a casino in which he loses it all in one spin of the roulette wheel. *"Cool!", ''"Cool!"'', he exclaims.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer envisions what would happen if he used his new gun to rob Apu's store -- [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} somehow]], the logical outcome is that he becomes a Southern senator with a giant mansion and Marge dances the Monkey in a bikini.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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** When Bart is told that he will be awarded $500, his imagination drifts to a casino in which he loses it all in one spin of the roulette wheel. *"Cool!", he exclaims.
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* In ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor frequently imagines that she SpeaksFluentAnimal.
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* In Episode 2 of the {{Hentai}} ''Kimihagu'', Emily imagines herself surrounded by guys during ADateWithRosiePalms.
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* In episode 3 of ''Manga/NewGame'', While Aoba is on the train, anxious after having overslept, she imagines a situation where Kou punishes her for being late by forcing her to stay overnight in her underwear.
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* Junpei in ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'' often has fantasies about PantyShot.
** A memorable example has Junpei, after discovered that Aya (his {{Meganekko}} schoolmates) is the mysterious girl with the strawberry panties, imagining of hug and grope both the nerdy-Aya and normal-Aya...in the middle of an exam!
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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'':
** Momo has one of the heavily censored kind when she thinks of Rito. And multiple somewhat less censored ones of how she hopes things will turn out during Rito's time alone with various individual harem-candidates. The actual events are invariably tamer than what Momo is hoping for (though still very much NSFW thanks to his Accidental Pervert nature).
** Many of the girls seem to be developing powerful fantasies based around Rito. Yui, for example, is constantly imagining herself in the role of wife and mother.
** The first series has Rito imagine Haruna in bikini in the first chapter.
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* Played '''with''' and played '''straight''' in the second episode of the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' TV series -- when Keiichi mulls over what wish of his Belldandy should grant, he first imagines [[IfIWereARichMan life as a wealthy man]], then Belldandy, who's reading his mind the entire time, says she would gladly "give him more money than he could hope to spend in his lifetime". Then Belldandy says she could also grant the wish of wanting to destroy the entire world, "although [she] would prefer to not do business with that type of client." Cue Keiichi imagining a giant explosion levelling a city, with him off to the side, laughing evilly, in a monocle, a wiry mustache, and what suspiciously looks like a [[ThoseWackyNazis Schutzstaffel uniform]].
* In the ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' manga, Mayu fantasizes about being an ''uh-MAZING'' cook so that Kaoru falls for her unconditionally. In reality, [[LethalChef the complete opposite is true]].
** Later on, we witness Kaoru's imaginings of marriage to Aoi, who ''is'' [[SupremeChef an amazing cook]]. They tend toward [[HadakaApron the perverse]], sometimes.
* Switzerland in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is a surly, gun-toting miser, but Japan imagines him as a [[YodelLand befrocked, beribboned Heidi]] who engages in song and dance.
* ''Anime/AyanesHighKick'': We get to see one of these from Ayane when Kunimitsu makes a pitch to get her to join his dojo, declaring that she can become a champion. She sees herself in the middle of a ring with a pro-wrestling world title belt and a cheering crowd, unaware that Kunimitsu is actually referring to her becoming a champion ''kick-boxer''.



* ''Manga/BGataHKei'' makes frequent use of these, most commonly by main character Yamada, whose random, erotically-oriented fantasies approach ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' levels of frequency and, much like JD, are frequently followed by in-character outbursts that sometimes get her in trouble.
* Isaac and Miria of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' have a ''joint'' one (fitting, considering their [[TheDitz ditzy duo]] status) complete with ArtShift when they speculate with horror on Jacuzzi's fate at the hands of the mythical Rail Tracer. Which, by the way, they visualize as a giant green worm with fangs.



* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has "Tamaki's Inner Mind Theatre", usually with Tamaki fantasizing about Haruhi.
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' has Wako doing almost exactly the same thing, complete with ''Ouran''-style captions. [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi style]]!
* ''Manga/MinamiKe'''s Hosaka gets really caught up in his fantasies, usually starring Haruka, to the point of acting them out. Everyone else thinks he's weird and a little sick in the head.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Meowth of Team Rocket has done this about OncePerEpisode since Hoenn, thinking about what Giovanni would do with the Pokémon of the day. More often than not, the imagery is pretty weird. Everything from said Boss spontaneously performing a SuperDeformed Creator/GeneKelly dance routine, to said Boss [[FlungClothing stripping]] to a LoinCloth for almost ''no friggin' reason''. It helps that said Boss is TheComicallySerious, and the occasions with Meowth's accented voice filling in for what he imagines would be what Giovanni would say help even more. What makes it even more imaginative is that the three were probably the most pathetic excuses for Team Rocket members ever seen on the show, at least until they TookALevelInBadass in Unova, and that Giovanni mostly despises them.
** Who's an even more ComicallySerious than Giovanni? Why, [[KnightTemplar Cyrus]], of course. But that only serves to make [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/BlackjackGabbiani/Scans/dpa7bossfantasyclose.jpg this scene]] more hilarious, as the ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' heroes ponder where he could have gone after the Spear Pillar.
** There's Connoiseusse Burgundy, who has one involving Cilan mocking her and her Oshawott in a particularly cruel manner while Pansage just cackles viciously. [[NiceGuy Considering what Cilan's really like]], plus her evaluation of Ash's Pokemon in a negative light, it just shows how wacked out she really is.
** Piplup in "Piplup, Up, and Away!" kept imagining Dawn praising him and himself being a total {{badass}}.

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has "Tamaki's Inner Mind Theatre", Used so heavily in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'' that it's a bit confusing at first. Marin's imagination usually with Tamaki fantasizing about Haruhi.
involves violent death.
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' has Wako doing almost exactly the same thing, complete with ''Ouran''-style captions. [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi style]]!
* ''Manga/MinamiKe'''s Hosaka gets really caught up
Used in his fantasies, usually starring Haruka, to the point of acting them out. Everyone else thinks he's weird and a little sick in the head.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Meowth of Team Rocket has done this about OncePerEpisode since Hoenn, thinking about what Giovanni would do with the Pokémon of the day. More often than not, the imagery is pretty weird. Everything from said Boss spontaneously performing a SuperDeformed Creator/GeneKelly dance routine, to said Boss [[FlungClothing stripping]] to a LoinCloth for almost ''no friggin' reason''. It helps that said Boss is TheComicallySerious, and the occasions with Meowth's accented voice filling in for what he imagines would be what Giovanni would say help even more. What makes it even more imaginative is that the three were probably the most pathetic excuses for Team Rocket members ever seen on the show, at least until they TookALevelInBadass in Unova, and that Giovanni mostly despises them.
** Who's an even more ComicallySerious than Giovanni? Why, [[KnightTemplar Cyrus]], of course. But that only serves to make [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/BlackjackGabbiani/Scans/dpa7bossfantasyclose.jpg this scene]] more hilarious, as the ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' heroes ponder
''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[{{Omake}} sound episode]] where he could have gone after the Spear Pillar.
** There's Connoiseusse Burgundy, who has one involving Cilan mocking her and her Oshawott in a particularly cruel manner while Pansage just cackles viciously. [[NiceGuy Considering what Cilan's really like]], plus her evaluation of Ash's Pokemon in a negative light, it just shows how wacked out she really is.
** Piplup in "Piplup, Up, and Away!" kept
Shirley is imagining Dawn praising all kinds of insane things that could go wrong if she asks Lelouch out to a concert. It starts with him just saying that he will take his sister to the entire student council admitting their undying love for him, even [[{{Squick}} Arthur]]. That's almost [[Series/{{Scrubs}} JD]] level weirdness.
** Also used in the PictureDrama in which Sayoko first meets Suzaku when he comes over for tea with Lelouch
and himself being Nunally. She happens to overhear part of a total {{badass}}.conversation between Suzaku and Lelouch at the end and somehow interprets it to mean they are [[HoYay secretly in love]]... and her imagination runs away on her a little.



* Misaki in ''LightNovel/WagayaNoOinariSama'' is prone to sudden and overthought fantasy sequences about Noboru, her crush. Usually these fantasy sequences involve Kuugen or Kou, his family's resident PrettyFreeloaders.
* In the ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' manga, Mayu fantasizes about being an ''uh-MAZING'' cook so that Kaoru falls for her unconditionally. In reality, [[LethalChef the complete opposite is true]].
** Later on, we witness Kaoru's imaginings of marriage to Aoi, who ''is'' [[SupremeChef an amazing cook]]. They tend toward [[HadakaApron the perverse]], sometimes.
* Used in a ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[{{Omake}} sound episode]] where Shirley is imagining all kinds of insane things that could go wrong if she asks Lelouch out to a concert. It starts with him just saying that he will take his sister to the entire student council admitting their undying love for him, even [[{{Squick}} Arthur]]. That's almost [[Series/{{Scrubs}} JD]] level weirdness.
** Also used in the PictureDrama in which Sayoko first meets Suzaku when he comes over for tea with Lelouch and Nunally. She happens to overhear part of a conversation between Suzaku and Lelouch at the end and somehow interprets it to mean they are [[HoYay secretly in love]]... and her imagination runs away on her a little.
* Unavoidable ''Manga/LuckyStar'' example: [[YaoiFangirl Hiy]][[YuriFan ori]] would often falls into fantasies about portraying her classmates Yutaka and Minami as SchoolgirlLesbians, but immediate cut short by chastising herself about thinking her friends that way. Said friends are clueless as to what she's freaking out over.
* Onsokumaru of ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' does these a lot, usually involving FanService images of Kaede and Shinobu, or of himself surrounded by women or doing something awesome.
* Used several times in a row in an episode of ''Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', when Nanami is trying to embarrass Anthy (and win Miki's affection) by planting weird stuff in her room. She envisions each ploy going off without a hitch, only to have them fail because Anthy is ''already'' keeping weird stuff in her room. And Miki finds it cute.
* Saitou Hajime of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': MemeticBadass, InspectorJavert, TheComicallySerious... and master of the trope. He makes the "If Kaoru → Tanuki and Megumi → Fox, then Misao → Weasel" in one and images a broom shooing away a rooster when Chou and Sanosuke get into an argument.
** In the anime, after Saitou casually drops the fact that he's married (and the manga has to add a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer), there's an Imagine Spot of Saitou reclining on the statue of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva Bodhisattva]].
* Often used in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''. In one instance, Yukari pictures a LoveTriangle as a DuelToTheDeath between [[spoiler: Tokumori]] as a samurai and [[spoiler: Arashi]] as a ''Franchise/LupinIII'' pastiche, for the love of [[spoiler: Miwako]] as a schoolgirl in SailorFuku. She notes it's only natural [[spoiler: Arashi]] won, after all, he had a gun.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has quite a few, as well as a few Imagine Sketches from Haruna (or Nodoka's magic diary). In one notable instance, after Nodoka confesses to him, Negi imagines himself marrying her... ''without'' losing the BlankWhiteEyes he got from the revelation.
* In ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' (the manga), while Nobue is filling out a job application for one of the "zillions of 7-Elevens" in the area, the other girls contemplate what sorts of jobs they would want to get. The question is posed to Matsuri, and Miu imagines Matsuri in a few different kinds of jobs, coming up with the conclusion that Matsuri is not employable. When they consider the job of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tissue-pack_marketing handing out promotional tissues]], Miu remarks that "Matsuri wasn't able to do it at all just now," and imagines herself in the position, sneaking them into people's pockets and bags even if they refuse, and offering entire boxes at once.
** This also happens in the corresponding anime sequence, except with Miu imagining a single job for Matsuri and Ana (Matsuri as a sweet potato woman (like an ice cream woman, but with sweet potatoes) and Ana as a ball girl at a tennis court.) As for tissue pack marketing, Miu and Chika acted it out in real life with the same level of success as Matsuri.
* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Luca's brain [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slavehime.JPG goes to town in not entirely worksafe ways]] when Sheryl casually declares Alto her slave. Makes you wonder [[CovertPervert what else goes on in his head]], considering Sheryl obviously meant slave in the menial labor-drone sense.
* Pretty much every character in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' indulges in this regularly. If there are any other people in the room, [[ImagineSpotting they usually comment on the scene]].
* In ''Manga/NightmareInspector'', [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kairi]] spends a lot of his time fantasizing and daydreaming. We get to see a few of said fantasies, which are... strange, to say the least.

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* Misaki in ''LightNovel/WagayaNoOinariSama'' Akina of ''Manga/DontBecomeAnOtakuShinozakiSan'' is prone to sudden and overthought fantasy sequences about Noboru, her crush. Usually these fantasy sequences involve Kuugen or Kou, his family's resident PrettyFreeloaders.
* In the ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' manga, Mayu fantasizes about being an ''uh-MAZING'' cook so that Kaoru falls for her unconditionally. In reality, [[LethalChef the complete opposite is true]].
** Later on, we witness Kaoru's imaginings of marriage to Aoi, who ''is'' [[SupremeChef an amazing cook]]. They tend toward [[HadakaApron the perverse]], sometimes.
* Used in a ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[{{Omake}} sound episode]] where Shirley is imagining all kinds of insane things that could go wrong if she asks Lelouch out to a concert. It starts with him just saying that he will take his sister to the entire student council admitting their undying love for him, even [[{{Squick}} Arthur]]. That's almost [[Series/{{Scrubs}} JD]] level weirdness.
** Also used in the PictureDrama in which Sayoko first meets Suzaku when he comes over for tea with Lelouch and Nunally. She happens to overhear part of a conversation between Suzaku and Lelouch at the end and somehow interprets it to mean they are [[HoYay secretly in love]]... and her imagination runs away on her a little.
* Unavoidable ''Manga/LuckyStar'' example: [[YaoiFangirl Hiy]][[YuriFan ori]] would
these. Most often falls into her fantasies about portraying of "saving" Kaede from an otaku's life devolve into a yuri fantasy, which often cause her to freak out and makes her classmates Yutaka and Minami regard ''her'' as SchoolgirlLesbians, but immediate cut short by chastising herself about thinking her friends that way. Said friends are clueless as to what she's freaking out over.
* Onsokumaru of ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' does these a lot, usually involving FanService images of Kaede and Shinobu, or of himself surrounded by women or doing something awesome.
* Used several times in a row in an episode of ''Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', when Nanami is trying to embarrass Anthy (and win Miki's affection) by planting weird stuff in her room. She envisions each ploy going off without a hitch, only to have them fail because Anthy is ''already'' keeping weird stuff in her room. And Miki finds it cute.
* Saitou Hajime of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': MemeticBadass, InspectorJavert, TheComicallySerious... and master
the oddball of the trope. He makes the "If Kaoru → Tanuki and Megumi → Fox, then Misao → Weasel" in one and images a broom shooing away a rooster when Chou and Sanosuke get into an argument.
** In the anime, after Saitou casually drops the fact that he's married (and the manga has to add a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer), there's an Imagine Spot of Saitou reclining on the statue of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva Bodhisattva]].
* Often used in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''. In one instance, Yukari pictures a LoveTriangle as a DuelToTheDeath between [[spoiler: Tokumori]] as a samurai and [[spoiler: Arashi]] as a ''Franchise/LupinIII'' pastiche, for the love of [[spoiler: Miwako]] as a schoolgirl in SailorFuku. She notes it's only natural [[spoiler: Arashi]] won, after all, he had a gun.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has quite a few, as well as a few Imagine Sketches from Haruna (or Nodoka's magic diary). In one notable instance, after Nodoka confesses to him, Negi imagines himself marrying her... ''without'' losing the BlankWhiteEyes he got from the revelation.
* In ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' (the manga), while Nobue is filling out a job application for one of the "zillions of 7-Elevens" in the area, the other girls contemplate what sorts of jobs they would want to get. The question is posed to Matsuri, and Miu imagines Matsuri in a few different kinds of jobs, coming up with the conclusion that Matsuri is not employable. When they consider the job of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tissue-pack_marketing handing out promotional tissues]], Miu remarks that "Matsuri wasn't able to do it at all just now," and imagines herself in the position, sneaking them into people's pockets and bags even if they refuse, and offering entire boxes at once.
** This also happens in the corresponding anime sequence, except with Miu imagining a single job for Matsuri and Ana (Matsuri as a sweet potato woman (like an ice cream woman, but with sweet potatoes) and Ana as a ball girl at a tennis court.) As for tissue pack marketing, Miu and Chika acted it out in real life with the same level of success as Matsuri.
* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Luca's brain [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slavehime.JPG goes to town in not entirely worksafe ways]] when Sheryl casually declares Alto her slave. Makes you wonder [[CovertPervert what else goes on in his head]], considering Sheryl obviously meant slave in the menial labor-drone sense.
* Pretty much every character in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' indulges in this regularly. If there are any other people in the room, [[ImagineSpotting they usually comment on the scene]].
* In ''Manga/NightmareInspector'', [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kairi]] spends a lot of his time fantasizing and daydreaming. We get to see a few of said fantasies, which are... strange, to say the least.
classroom.



* In the second episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'', Yuichi has these more frequently (and they become more indulgent/fantastical) as things continually get worse for him.
* Played '''with''' and played '''straight''' in the second episode of the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' TV series -- when Keiichi mulls over what wish of his Belldandy should grant, he first imagines [[IfIWereARichMan life as a wealthy man]], then Belldandy, who's reading his mind the entire time, says she would gladly "give him more money than he could hope to spend in his lifetime". Then Belldandy says she could also grant the wish of wanting to destroy the entire world, "although [she] would prefer to not do business with that type of client." Cue Keiichi imagining a giant explosion levelling a city, with him off to the side, laughing evilly, in a monocle, a wiry mustache, and what suspiciously looks like a [[ThoseWackyNazis Schutzstaffel uniform]].

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* In the second episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'', Yuichi has these more frequently (and they become more indulgent/fantastical) as things continually get worse for him.
* Played '''with''' and played '''straight'''
This is occasionally used in the second episode of the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' TV series -- ''Manga/FairyTail'', most often when Keiichi mulls over what wish of his Belldandy should grant, he first the {{Yandere}} Juvia imagines [[IfIWereARichMan life as a wealthy man]], then Belldandy, who's reading his mind the entire time, says she would gladly "give him more money than he could hope to spend Gray falling in his lifetime". Then Belldandy says she could also grant the wish of wanting to destroy the entire world, "although [she] would prefer to not do business love with that type of client." Cue Keiichi imagining a giant explosion levelling a city, with him off to the side, laughing evilly, in a monocle, a wiry mustache, and what suspiciously looks like a [[ThoseWackyNazis Schutzstaffel uniform]].her.



* Isaac and Miria of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' have a ''joint'' one (fitting, considering their [[TheDitz ditzy duo]] status) complete with ArtShift when they speculate with horror on Jacuzzi's fate at the hands of the mythical Rail Tracer. Which, by the way, they visualize as a giant green worm with fangs.
* Early on in the anime, {{Naruto}} fantasizes about becoming Hokage and beating [[TheRival Sasuke]]. There's more than that:
** In the "what's under Kakashi's mask?" episode, Sasuke, thanks to Naruto's goading, imagines an unmasked Kakashi with [[GagLips big red lips]], and then big buck teeth; he quickly agrees to help Naruto and Sakura try to see Kakashi's face.
** In that same episode, our [[PowerTrio trio]] treat Kakashi to lunch at Ramen Ichiraku as part of their first attempt. Kakashi is suspicious and has three imagine spots in a row: first, getting buried under a big pile of snow (ironically, after he says "[[TemptingFate I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed on me]],"), then, his order of ramen [[StuffBlowingUp exploding in his face]], and finally, him getting bopped by a giant ExtendoBoxingGlove and SquashedFlat against a wall. At the end of each one, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura triumphantly flash the peace sign and declare, "He fell for it!!"
* ''Anime/AyanesHighKick'': We get to see one of these from Ayane when Kunimitsu makes a pitch to get her to join his dojo, declaring that she can become a champion. She sees herself in the middle of a ring with a pro-wrestling world title belt and a cheering crowd, unaware that Kunimitsu is actually referring to her becoming a champion ''kick-boxer''.
* Used so heavily in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'' that it's a bit confusing at first. Marin's imagination usually involves violent death.
* In ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', new student Tsugumi imagines herself surrounded by [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boys]] at the academy, but she snaps out of her thoughts once she sees [[IdiotHero Black Star]] punching a guy in the face. She also imagines the aforementioned pretty boys all clamoring to be her partner, but instead finds herself being fought over by two ''female'' classmates.
* ''Manga/{{Plica}}'' has several, though some of the other characters also get in on it.



* Switzerland in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is a surly, gun-toting miser, but Japan imagines him as a [[YodelLand befrocked, beribboned Heidi]] who engages in song and dance.
* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' has a rather grim example of this trope in its first chapter. Rei imagines himself beating his adoptive father to death while Rei's paralleling beating his father in a professional shogi match to a news story of a man murdering his father with blunt force. Yikes.

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* Switzerland in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is a surly, gun-toting miser, but Japan imagines him as a [[YodelLand befrocked, beribboned Heidi]] who engages in song ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' anime constantly switch between real world and dance.
the titular Onizuka's [[LovableSexManiac "fantasy"]].
* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' The fifth episode of ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'' has a rather grim example few of this trope these, for the idols who are imagining what their debut would be like.
* Imagine Spots are ''incredibly'' common
in its ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'', with at least one instance per episode as the characters start imagining things in response to something another said.
** A couple happen in the
first chapter. Rei imagines himself beating his adoptive father episode, such as when Cocoa thought Rabbit House was literally a place to death while Rei's paralleling beating his father play with rabbits, and Rize imagining herself wearing a PlayboyBunny outfit.
** Rize does this ''again'' in episode 3, imagining herself
in a professional shogi match to a news story of a man murdering his father PlayboyBunny costume, except this time with blunt force. Yikes.a floppy-eared headband like the one worn by Sharo. She decides that it works equally well.



* Wakaba Kumura of ''Manga/OtasukeMikoMikoChan'' has these frequently.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' employs this often enough, usually for romance/perverse fantasies (Sanji and Boa Hancock being two favorites). Oddly [[TheStoic Nico Robin]] gets a few quite whimsical ones.

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* Wakaba Kumura of ''Manga/OtasukeMikoMikoChan'' In ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'', Shouko has these frequently.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' employs this often enough, usually for romance/perverse fantasies (Sanji and Boa Hancock
one of the TearJerker variety. [[spoiler: When she sees her grade school classroom, she starts imagining what those days would have been like if she not only had friends, but also if her entire family was together. This includes her grandma still being two favorites). Oddly [[TheStoic Nico Robin]] gets a few quite whimsical ones.alive, her mother being more caring and less stressed, and her father actually being present in her life.]]



* In chapter 13 and episode 11 of ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'', it was revealed [[spoiler:Ryou's parents wanted to get Ryou a bodyguard when they went overseas, but was refused by her Grandmother]]. Kirin briefly thought about how [[SpoiledBrat Ryou would be different]] if she had a live-in bodyguard.
* Unavoidable ''Manga/LuckyStar'' example: [[YaoiFangirl Hiy]][[YuriFan ori]] would often falls into fantasies about portraying her classmates Yutaka and Minami as SchoolgirlLesbians, but immediate cut short by chastising herself about thinking her friends that way. Said friends are clueless as to what she's freaking out over.
* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Luca's brain [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slavehime.JPG goes to town in not entirely worksafe ways]] when Sheryl casually declares Alto her slave. Makes you wonder [[CovertPervert what else goes on in his head]], considering Sheryl obviously meant slave in the menial labor-drone sense.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has quite a few, as well as a few Imagine Sketches from Haruna (or Nodoka's magic diary). In one notable instance, after Nodoka confesses to him, Negi imagines himself marrying her... ''without'' losing the BlankWhiteEyes he got from the revelation.
* ''Manga/MinamiKe'''s Hosaka gets really caught up in his fantasies, usually starring Haruka, to the point of acting them out. Everyone else thinks he's weird and a little sick in the head.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Early on in the anime, Naruto fantasizes about becoming Hokage and beating [[TheRival Sasuke]]. There's more than that:
** In the "what's under Kakashi's mask?" episode, Sasuke, thanks to Naruto's goading, imagines an unmasked Kakashi with [[GagLips big red lips]], and then big buck teeth; he quickly agrees to help Naruto and Sakura try to see Kakashi's face.
** In that same episode, our [[PowerTrio trio]] treat Kakashi to lunch at Ramen Ichiraku as part of their first attempt. Kakashi is suspicious and has three imagine spots in a row: first, getting buried under a big pile of snow (ironically, after he says "[[TemptingFate I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed on me]],"), then, his order of ramen [[StuffBlowingUp exploding in his face]], and finally, him getting bopped by a giant ExtendoBoxingGlove and SquashedFlat against a wall. At the end of each one, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura triumphantly flash the peace sign and declare, "He fell for it!!"
* In ''Manga/NightmareInspector'', [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kairi]] spends a lot of his time fantasizing and daydreaming. We get to see a few of said fantasies, which are... strange, to say the least.
* Onsokumaru of ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' does these a lot, usually involving FanService images of Kaede and Shinobu, or of himself surrounded by women or doing something awesome.



* This is occasionally used in ''Manga/FairyTail'', most often when the {{Yandere}} Juvia imagines Gray falling in love with her.
* We see Haruka's fantasies fairly often in ''Manga/SakuraTrick''.
* Imagine Spots are ''incredibly'' common in ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'', with at least one instance per episode as the characters start imagining things in response to something another said.
** A couple happen in the first episode, such as when Cocoa thought Rabbit House was literally a place to play with rabbits, and Rize imagining herself wearing a PlayboyBunny outfit.
** Rize does this ''again'' in episode 3, imagining herself in a PlayboyBunny costume, except this time with a floppy-eared headband like the one worn by Sharo. She decides that it works equally well.
* In ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'', Shouko has one of the TearJerker variety. [[spoiler: When she sees her grade school classroom, she starts imagining what those days would have been like if she not only had friends, but also if her entire family was together. This includes her grandma still being alive, her mother being more caring and less stressed, and her father actually being present in her life.]]
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' anime constantly switch between real world and the titular Onizuka's [[LovableSexManiac "fantasy"]].
* ''Manga/BGataHKei'' makes frequent use of these, most commonly by main character Yamada, whose random, erotically-oriented fantasies approach ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' levels of frequency and, much like JD, are frequently followed by in-character outbursts that sometimes get her in trouble.
* The fifth episode of ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'' has a few of these, for the idols who are imagining what their debut would be like.



* In chapter 13 and episode 11 of ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'', it was revealed [[spoiler:Ryou's parents wanted to get Ryou a bodyguard when they went overseas, but was refused by her Grandmother]]. Kirin briefly thought about how [[SpoiledBrat Ryou would be different]] if she had a live-in bodyguard.
* Akina of ''Manga/DontBecomeAnOtakuShinozakiSan'' is prone to these. Most often her fantasies of "saving" Kaede from an otaku's life devolve into a yuri fantasy, which often cause her to freak out and makes her classmates regard ''her'' as the oddball of the classroom.

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* In chapter 13 and episode 11 Wakaba Kumura of ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'', it was revealed [[spoiler:Ryou's parents wanted to get Ryou a bodyguard when they went overseas, but was refused by her Grandmother]]. Kirin briefly thought about how [[SpoiledBrat Ryou would be different]] if she had a live-in bodyguard.
''Manga/OtasukeMikoMikoChan'' has these frequently.
* Akina of ''Manga/DontBecomeAnOtakuShinozakiSan'' is prone to these. Most ''Manga/OnePiece'' employs this often her enough, usually for romance/perverse fantasies (Sanji and Boa Hancock being two favorites). Oddly [[TheStoic Nico Robin]] gets a few quite whimsical ones.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has "Tamaki's Inner Mind Theatre", usually with Tamaki fantasizing about Haruhi.
* Often used in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''. In one instance, Yukari pictures a LoveTriangle as a DuelToTheDeath between [[spoiler: Tokumori]] as a samurai and [[spoiler: Arashi]] as a ''Franchise/LupinIII'' pastiche, for the love
of "saving" Kaede from an otaku's life devolve into [[spoiler: Miwako]] as a yuri fantasy, which schoolgirl in SailorFuku. She notes it's only natural [[spoiler: Arashi]] won, after all, he had a gun.
* In the second episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'', Yuichi has these more frequently (and they become more indulgent/fantastical) as things continually get worse for him.
* ''Manga/{{Plica}}'' has several, though some of the other characters also get in on it.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Meowth of Team Rocket has done this about OncePerEpisode since Hoenn, thinking about what Giovanni would do with the Pokémon of the day. More
often cause her than not, the imagery is pretty weird. Everything from said Boss spontaneously performing a SuperDeformed Creator/GeneKelly dance routine, to freak out said Boss [[FlungClothing stripping]] to a LoinCloth for almost ''no friggin' reason''. It helps that said Boss is TheComicallySerious, and the occasions with Meowth's accented voice filling in for what he imagines would be what Giovanni would say help even more. What makes her classmates regard ''her'' it even more imaginative is that the three were probably the most pathetic excuses for Team Rocket members ever seen on the show, at least until they TookALevelInBadass in Unova, and that Giovanni mostly despises them.
** Who's an even more ComicallySerious than Giovanni? Why, [[KnightTemplar Cyrus]], of course. But that only serves to make [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/BlackjackGabbiani/Scans/dpa7bossfantasyclose.jpg this scene]] more hilarious,
as the oddball ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' heroes ponder where he could have gone after the Spear Pillar.
** There's Connoiseusse Burgundy, who has one involving Cilan mocking her and her Oshawott in a particularly cruel manner while Pansage just cackles viciously. [[NiceGuy Considering what Cilan's really like]], plus her evaluation of Ash's Pokemon in a negative light, it just shows how wacked out she really is.
** Piplup in "Piplup, Up, and Away!" kept imagining Dawn praising him and himself being a total {{badass}}.
* Pretty much every character in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' indulges in this regularly. If there are any other people in the room, [[ImagineSpotting they usually comment on the scene]].
* Used several times in a row in an episode of ''Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', when Nanami is trying to embarrass Anthy (and win Miki's affection) by planting weird stuff in her room. She envisions each ploy going off without a hitch, only to have them fail because Anthy is ''already'' keeping weird stuff in her room. And Miki finds it cute.
* Saitou Hajime of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': MemeticBadass, InspectorJavert, TheComicallySerious... and master
of the classroom.trope. He makes the "If Kaoru → Tanuki and Megumi → Fox, then Misao → Weasel" in one and images a broom shooing away a rooster when Chou and Sanosuke get into an argument.
** In the anime, after Saitou casually drops the fact that he's married (and the manga has to add a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer), there's an Imagine Spot of Saitou reclining on the statue of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva Bodhisattva]].
* We see Haruka's fantasies fairly often in ''Manga/SakuraTrick''.
* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' has a rather grim example of this trope in its first chapter. Rei imagines himself beating his adoptive father to death while Rei's paralleling beating his father in a professional shogi match to a news story of a man murdering his father with blunt force. Yikes.
* In ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', new student Tsugumi imagines herself surrounded by [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boys]] at the academy, but she snaps out of her thoughts once she sees [[IdiotHero Black Star]] punching a guy in the face. She also imagines the aforementioned pretty boys all clamoring to be her partner, but instead finds herself being fought over by two ''female'' classmates.
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' has Wako doing almost exactly the same thing, complete with ''Ouran''-style captions. [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi style]]!
* In ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' (the manga), while Nobue is filling out a job application for one of the "zillions of 7-Elevens" in the area, the other girls contemplate what sorts of jobs they would want to get. The question is posed to Matsuri, and Miu imagines Matsuri in a few different kinds of jobs, coming up with the conclusion that Matsuri is not employable. When they consider the job of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tissue-pack_marketing handing out promotional tissues]], Miu remarks that "Matsuri wasn't able to do it at all just now," and imagines herself in the position, sneaking them into people's pockets and bags even if they refuse, and offering entire boxes at once.
** This also happens in the corresponding anime sequence, except with Miu imagining a single job for Matsuri and Ana (Matsuri as a sweet potato woman (like an ice cream woman, but with sweet potatoes) and Ana as a ball girl at a tennis court.) As for tissue pack marketing, Miu and Chika acted it out in real life with the same level of success as Matsuri.


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* Misaki in ''LightNovel/WagayaNoOinariSama'' is prone to sudden and overthought fantasy sequences about Noboru, her crush. Usually these fantasy sequences involve Kuugen or Kou, his family's resident PrettyFreeloaders.
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