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19th Aug '17 12:45:57 PM Mdumas43073
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** An early-'60s storyline has Linus preparing for a rare solar eclipse. He lectures to the other characters about viewing safety, puts together a pinhole projector with two sheets of cardboard... and, when the day of the eclipse finally comes, it's raining outside.
22nd Jul '17 7:37:34 PM Green_lantern40
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* There's the infamous Creator/{{MTV}}/Creator/VH1 Live 8 debacle. The networks would keep cutting away to bubble-headed [=VJs=] and awkward commercials for zit cream right in the middle of acts like Music/PinkFloyd (whose performance was their first together in ''24 years'') as well as Music/TheWho! VH-1, at least, made an effort to correct it by airing six almost-entirely commercial-free hours of performances from the concert the following Saturday.

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* There's the infamous Creator/{{MTV}}/Creator/VH1 Live 8 debacle. The networks would keep cutting away to bubble-headed [=VJs=] and awkward commercials for zit cream right in the middle of acts like Music/PinkFloyd (whose performance was their first together in ''24 years'') as well as Music/TheWho! VH-1, at least, made an effort to correct it by airing six ten almost-entirely commercial-free hours of performances from the concert the following Saturday.
22nd Jul '17 7:33:12 PM Green_lantern40
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* There's the infamous Creator/{{MTV}}/Creator/VH1 Live 8 debacle. The networks would keep cutting away to bubble-headed [=VJs=] and awkward commercials for zit cream right in the middle of acts like Music/PinkFloyd (whose performance was their first together in ''24 years'') as well as Music/TheWho! VH-1, at least, made an effort to correct it by airing almost-entirely commercial-free music the following Saturday.

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* There's the infamous Creator/{{MTV}}/Creator/VH1 Live 8 debacle. The networks would keep cutting away to bubble-headed [=VJs=] and awkward commercials for zit cream right in the middle of acts like Music/PinkFloyd (whose performance was their first together in ''24 years'') as well as Music/TheWho! VH-1, at least, made an effort to correct it by airing six almost-entirely commercial-free music hours of performances from the concert the following Saturday.
14th Jul '17 2:45:15 PM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', there's the episode where the kids are at Quico's house to watch a football match, and they're all pumped up. Quico begins arguing with Chilindrina, and suddenly, Chavo yells "GOAAAAAAAL!" in excitement. Quico is ''not'' happy that he missed it, let alone when Chavo tells him it was an overhead kick goal, to top it off.
2nd Jul '17 9:35:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''SamAndMax: Night of the Raving Dead'' does a version similar to the ''{{Freakazoid}}'' example below. The first half of the game is {{flashback}} explaining how Sam and Max wound up in the DeathTrap. Just as the flashback gets up to "the most epic battle of our career", Max stops it with "Yeah, Yeah, I remember the rest!". We never see the fight.

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* ''SamAndMax: Night of the Raving Dead'' does a version similar to the ''{{Freakazoid}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' example below. The first half of the game is {{flashback}} explaining how Sam and Max wound up in the DeathTrap. Just as the flashback gets up to "the most epic battle of our career", Max stops it with "Yeah, Yeah, I remember the rest!". We never see the fight.
11th Jun '17 1:34:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' [[LampshadeHanging Hangs A Lampshade]] on this. Ben Grimm has been waiting to see a WorldCup Final match, but Johnny tells him that Ben's own bad luck will prevent this. Sure enough, a giant alien invades moments afterwards. And just to cap it all, Ben forgets to tape the game, preventing him from watching it later.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' [[LampshadeHanging Hangs A Lampshade]] on this. Ben Grimm has been waiting to see a WorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup World Cup]] Final match, but Johnny tells him that Ben's own bad luck will prevent this. Sure enough, a giant alien invades moments afterwards. And just to cap it all, Ben forgets to tape the game, preventing him from watching it later.
29th May '17 10:12:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'': Becky's attempts to watch her Pretty Princess documentary is constantly interrupted by Dr. Two-Brains attempting to make a [[DoNotAdjustYourSet live-televised ultimatum]] and [=WordGirl=] tying him up before he gets a chance to do some EvilGloating. For several attempts. She only manages to stop Dr. Two-Brains for good right as the credits roll, but thankfully, it plays again afterwards. It gets one last interruption - WordGirl telling the villains of the city to lay off on the crimes for a couple hours ''or else''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'': Becky's attempts to watch her Pretty Princess documentary is constantly interrupted by Dr. Two-Brains attempting to make a [[DoNotAdjustYourSet live-televised ultimatum]] and [=WordGirl=] tying him up before he gets a chance to do some EvilGloating. For several attempts. She only manages to stop Dr. Two-Brains for good right as the credits roll, but thankfully, it plays again afterwards. It gets one last interruption - WordGirl [=WordGirl=] telling the villains of the city to lay off on the crimes for a couple hours ''or else''.
4th May '17 11:59:17 PM Lirodon
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* On March 26, 2017, the dramatic ending of the South regional final between Kentucky and North Carolina in the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament got cut off on Columbus's CBS affiliate WBNS [[http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/columbus-ohio-viewers-miss-entire-kentucky-unc-finish-1793660609 by a special weather report on a tornado warning]]. The report itself was also botched; all you could see was a black screen with a ticker on the top, and the voice of the station's meteorologist explaining the unseen maps he was presumably presenting, but no video of either the weather report ''or'' the game. When the video of the game came back, the game was over.

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* On March 26, 2017, the dramatic ending of the South regional final between Kentucky and North Carolina in the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament got cut off on Columbus's CBS affiliate WBNS [[http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/columbus-ohio-viewers-miss-entire-kentucky-unc-finish-1793660609 by a special weather report on a tornado warning]]. The report itself was also botched; all you could see was a black screen with a ticker on the top, and whilst the voice of the station's invisible meteorologist explaining the unseen explained equally invisible maps he was presumably presenting, but and graphics, with no video of either the weather report ''or'' the game. When the video of the game came back, the game was over.
4th May '17 11:56:19 PM Lirodon
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game Heidi Game.]] The [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague New York Jets and Oakland Raiders]] were playing, and the final quarter was running longer than usual. Creator/{{NBC}} was contractually obligated by a sponsor, Timex, to air a made-for-TV movie of ''Literature/Heidi'' at 7:00 p.m. ET sharp. After noticing how intense the game had become, NBC Sports' executives decided to forget about the order and have ''Heidi'' start after the game ended. However, there was just one problem; they were unable to get through to network control to tell them about the change in plans, because NBC's switchboards were flooded with callers asking about whether NBC would be showing ''Heidi'' or the end of the game. In the end, NBC's east coast feed cut away from the game and never came back. Meanwhile, back in Oakland, the Raiders pulled off a MiracleRally with two game-winning touchdowns out of nowhere. After the bad publicity NBC received from football fans for the incident, it soon became standard practice for sports telecasts to always air a game in its entirety.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game Heidi Game.]] The [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague New York Jets and Oakland Raiders]] were playing, and the final quarter was running longer than usual. Creator/{{NBC}} was contractually obligated by a sponsor, Timex, to air a made-for-TV movie of ''Literature/Heidi'' ''[[Literature/{{Heidi}} Heidi]]'' at 7:00 p.m. ET sharp. After noticing how intense the game had become, NBC Sports' executives decided to forget about the order and have ''Heidi'' start after the game ended. However, there was just one problem; they were unable to get through to network control to tell them about the change in plans, because NBC's switchboards were flooded with callers asking about whether NBC would be showing ''Heidi'' or the end of the game. In the end, NBC's east coast feed cut away from the game and never came back. Meanwhile, back in Oakland, the Raiders pulled off a MiracleRally with two game-winning touchdowns out of nowhere. After the bad publicity NBC received from football fans for the incident, it soon became standard practice for sports telecasts to always air a game in its entirety.
4th May '17 11:56:00 PM Lirodon
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game Heidi Game.]] The [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague New York Jets and Oakland Raiders]] were playing, and its final quarter was running longer than usual. Creator/{{NBC}} was forced by Timex, who had bought sponsorship for its primetime broadcast of "Heidi" that night, to start said movie at 7:00 PM; no ifs, ands, or buts. NBC's switchboards were flooded with callers asking the network if they were going to air the rest of the game, or Heidi, and NBC's executive producer couldn't get in contact with network control fast enough to tell them their plans to just air the rest of the game. Meanwhile, once the game got promptly cut off on the east coast (where the game went to a commercial break and never came back), Oakland scored a MiracleRally with two game-winning touchdowns out of nowhere. After the bad publicity NBC received from football fans for the incident, it soon became standard practice for sports telecasts to always air a game in its entirety.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game Heidi Game.]] The [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague New York Jets and Oakland Raiders]] were playing, and its the final quarter was running longer than usual. Creator/{{NBC}} was forced contractually obligated by a sponsor, Timex, who had bought sponsorship for its primetime broadcast of "Heidi" that night, to start said air a made-for-TV movie of ''Literature/Heidi'' at 7:00 PM; no ifs, ands, or buts. p.m. ET sharp. After noticing how intense the game had become, NBC Sports' executives decided to forget about the order and have ''Heidi'' start after the game ended. However, there was just one problem; they were unable to get through to network control to tell them about the change in plans, because NBC's switchboards were flooded with callers asking about whether NBC would be showing ''Heidi'' or the network if they were going to air the rest of the game, or Heidi, and NBC's executive producer couldn't get in contact with network control fast enough to tell them their plans to just air the rest end of the game. Meanwhile, once In the game got promptly cut off on the end, NBC's east coast (where feed cut away from the game went to a commercial break and never came back), Oakland scored back. Meanwhile, back in Oakland, the Raiders pulled off a MiracleRally with two game-winning touchdowns out of nowhere. After the bad publicity NBC received from football fans for the incident, it soon became standard practice for sports telecasts to always air a game in its entirety.
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