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* Done across the FourthWall in an episode of ''{{Freakazoid}}'', where a fight that Freakazoid claims took up the season's entire animation budget occurs during the RelaxOVision episode.

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* Done across the FourthWall in an episode of ''{{Freakazoid}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', where a fight that Freakazoid claims took up the season's entire animation budget occurs during the RelaxOVision episode.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': an episode of ''TheItchyAndScratchyShow'' where the cat finally gets the mouse; features the infamous "The rock tumbler or the [=TV=]?" scene.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures,'' Hampton tries to watch a Miss. Universe-type show with pigs, only to keep getting interrupted by the sound of Plucky playing the bagpipes. When he comes back to the TV after telling Plucky to stop, he discovers that he missed the whole thing.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures,'' Hampton the short, "My Brilliant Revenge!" From the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Fox Trot", Hamton tries to watch a Miss. Miss Universe-type show with pigs, only [[IncessantMusicMadness to keep getting interrupted by the sound of of]] [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes Plucky playing the bagpipes. bagpipes]]. When he comes back to the TV after telling Plucky to stop, he discovers that he missed the whole thing.
thing. [[spoiler:At the end of the short, it is revealed that Hamton taped the show.]]



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* During Creator/TheBBC's broadcast of the ''Live Aid'' concerts in 1985, they cut away from Santana's set to broadcast a live interview with Phil Collins, who was flying from the Wembley gig to the Philadelphia gig on Concorde. And ''then'' the BBC decided to cut the interview short just when it was getting interesting, because they didn't think the sound quality was good enough.
* 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.
* 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.
** Creator/{{CBC}} had a suspiciously similar incident in 2007: the [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague Edmonton Eskimos]] were leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders 32-27 when the game was paused due to thunderstorms. During the delay, most of the CBC network aired ''Film/TheGoodThief'', but not the rest of the game. CBC Sports' senior managers had turned off their phones and became unreachable, while someone at network control decided to only air the rest of the game in Saskatchewan. They got to see their Roughriders win 39-32.
* The network didn't cut away from it, but another famous example was Franco Harris' "Immaculate Reception" to win the 1972 AFC Divisional Playoff game for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Oakland Raiders. The owner of the Steelers, Art Rooney, missed the play because he left the owners box early to be waiting for his (at the time, losing) team in the locker room after the game, and was riding the elevator down with no idea what happened when he heard the stadium explode in cheers. So Rooney himself is an example of cutting away early and missing one of the best plays ever in professional football.
* In 1960, Pittsburgh Pirates announcer Bob Prince was calling the World Series for NBC. With Game 7 tied in the ninth inning, the network sent him down to the team's clubhouse for postgame interviews. Prince was walking through the stadium when he heard the crowd explode with a roar, but he didn't get a chance to hear what had happened. When Prince reached the clubhouse, he started randomly interviewing players, and when he came to Bill Mazeroski, all he asked him was how it felt to be a member of the world champions before moving on to the next player. It wasn't until hours later, when Prince asked his wife how the game ''had'' ended anyway, that he learned Mazeroski had won the Series with a walk-off home run.
* In early 2009, ITV cut away from a thus far rather dull Everton vs Liverpool football match to an advert for mints. A goal ensued. Said sports reporter Kevin Gearey, "It will be forever remembered as the game dominated not by clever tactics, but by unexpected Tic Tacs."
* ITV pulled off the same trick ''again'' as England were about to score in a World Cup match against the USA.
* During a visit to Australia by Prince Charles in the late 80's/early 90's, a journalist got bored halfway through one of his speeches and wandered off to find a phonebooth to phone in a report to his TV station. Minutes after he left, an armed man stormed onto the stage and tried to take a shot at the Prince live on tv. This led to a rather bizarre situation where the two newsanchors 3000 miles away had seen the pictures and were asking excitedly for updates on what was going on and the poor none-the-wiser reporter was shrugging and trying to think of euphemisms for 'Sweet FA'.
* The real first playing of the "Cover Up" game on ''ThePriceIsRight'' was interrupted by a CBS News special report. Only a few east coast markets where ''Price'' is shown an hour earlier actually got to see it.
* Horribly averted by an Israeli TV broadcaster in 2002, when a reports from a suicide attack in Jerusalem were broadcast side-by-side with a soccer match, to avoid having to cut off the match. The decision is infamously known in Israel as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaShidur_HaMefutzal The Split Broadcast]].
* The Canadian channel Creator/{{YTV}} had the world premiere of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' season finale "Epilogue"; unfortunately, viewers did not get to see the first three minutes due to a glitch that caused an episode of ''The Shopping Bags'' (a consumer show broadcast by one of YTV's sister networks) to air instead at first. The rest of the episode did air as scheduled, and an encore aired the following week.
* The Canadian channel Sportsnet One often airs tape-delayed Indian Premier League cricket matches in the late-night hours (well, East-coast late-night, primetime West), but also airs games live in the early morning. One night, the final two overs of a delayed match got cut off by ... the beginning of live coverage for a ''different'' match.
* During Game 4 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, viewers on Austin's NBC affiliate missed the game-winning overtime goal because of an [[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/kxan-cuts-to-commercial-seconds-before-game-winning-goal-in-stanley-cup-finals_b94612 automation snafu that accidentally caused local ads to play.]]
* And again, proving the Stanley Cup is not allergic to technical snafus, CBC's feed of Game 5 of the 2014 Finals on ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada'' (which saw the Los Angeles Kings clinch the championship in double overtime) [[http://deadspin.com/cbc-loses-signal-in-middle-of-stanley-cup-celebration-1590816963 promptly exploded at exactly 12:30 a.m. ET]]. ''Right in the middle of the post-game ceremony.'' The network quickly started to simulcast Creator/{{NBC}}'s feed, but it too was screwed up for a few minutes (the top of the screen was at the bottom and pushed the rest up).
** Adding insult to injury, this was the last game of CBC's national broadcast rights deal for the NHL, leading to jokes on Twitter from people who thought Rogers had sabotaged them. Making things even worse, Ron [=MacLean=]'s last ever remarks as host also got cut off by a glitch.
-->'''Ron''': And there's an old french proverb that says... ''[[[TheUnReveal black screen]]]''
* [[RuleOfThree And yet again involving hockey]], [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ A number of PVR users with Rogers]] [[{{Irony}} (who also own the rights to the said NHL games)]] [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ missed out on the winning goal for the Nashville Predators due to a scheduled 2AM PVR update when the Predators scored a winning goal after]] ''[[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ three]]'' [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ overtime periods]]. [[FromBadToWorse Made worse that PVR's are not supposed to update during live programming, and that it only happened due to a glitch.]]

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* During Creator/TheBBC's broadcast of the ''Live Aid'' concerts in 1985, they cut away from Santana's set to broadcast a live interview with Phil Collins, who was flying from the Wembley gig to the Philadelphia gig on Concorde. And ''then'' the BBC decided to cut the interview short just when it was getting interesting, because they didn't think the sound quality was good enough.
* 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.
* 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.
** Creator/{{CBC}} had a suspiciously similar incident in 2007: the [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague Edmonton Eskimos]] were leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders 32-27 when the game was paused due to thunderstorms. During the delay, most of the CBC network aired ''Film/TheGoodThief'', but not the rest of the game. CBC Sports' senior managers had turned off their phones and became unreachable, while someone at network control decided to only air the rest of the game in Saskatchewan. They got to see their Roughriders win 39-32.
* The network didn't cut away from it, but another famous example was Franco Harris' "Immaculate Reception" to win the 1972 AFC Divisional Playoff game for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Oakland Raiders. The owner of the Steelers, Art Rooney, missed the play because he left the owners box early to be waiting for his (at the time, losing) team in the locker room after the game, and was riding the elevator down with no idea what happened when he heard the stadium explode in cheers. So Rooney himself is an example of cutting away early and missing one of the best plays ever in professional football.
* In 1960, Pittsburgh Pirates announcer Bob Prince was calling the World Series for NBC. With Game 7 tied in the ninth inning, the network sent him down to the team's clubhouse for postgame interviews. Prince was walking through the stadium when he heard the crowd explode with a roar, but he didn't get a chance to hear what had happened. When Prince reached the clubhouse, he started randomly interviewing players, and when he came to Bill Mazeroski, all he asked him was how it felt to be a member of the world champions before moving on to the next player. It wasn't until hours later, when Prince asked his wife how the game ''had'' ended anyway, that he learned Mazeroski had won the Series with a walk-off home run.
* In early 2009, ITV cut away from a thus far rather dull Everton vs Liverpool football match to an advert for mints. A goal ensued. Said sports reporter Kevin Gearey, "It will be forever remembered as the game dominated not by clever tactics, but by unexpected Tic Tacs."
* ITV pulled off the same trick ''again'' as England were about to score in a World Cup match against the USA.
* During a visit to Australia by Prince Charles in the late 80's/early 90's, a journalist got bored halfway through one of his speeches and wandered off to find a phonebooth to phone in a report to his TV station. Minutes after he left, an armed man stormed onto the stage and tried to take a shot at the Prince live on tv. This led to a rather bizarre situation where the two newsanchors 3000 miles away had seen the pictures and were asking excitedly for updates on what was going on and the poor none-the-wiser reporter was shrugging and trying to think of euphemisms for 'Sweet FA'.
* The real first playing of the "Cover Up" game on ''ThePriceIsRight'' was interrupted by a CBS News special report. Only a few east coast markets where ''Price'' is shown an hour earlier actually got to see it.
* Horribly averted by an Israeli TV broadcaster in 2002, when a reports from a suicide attack in Jerusalem were broadcast side-by-side with a soccer match, to avoid having to cut off the match. The decision is infamously known in Israel as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaShidur_HaMefutzal The Split Broadcast]].
* The Canadian channel Creator/{{YTV}} had the world premiere of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' season finale "Epilogue"; unfortunately, viewers did not get to see the first three minutes due to a glitch that caused an episode of ''The Shopping Bags'' (a consumer show broadcast by one of YTV's sister networks) to air instead at first. The rest of the episode did air as scheduled, and an encore aired the following week.
* The Canadian channel Sportsnet One often airs tape-delayed Indian Premier League cricket matches in the late-night hours (well, East-coast late-night, primetime West), but also airs games live in the early morning. One night, the final two overs of a delayed match got cut off by ... the beginning of live coverage for a ''different'' match.
* During Game 4 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, viewers on Austin's NBC affiliate missed the game-winning overtime goal because of an [[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/kxan-cuts-to-commercial-seconds-before-game-winning-goal-in-stanley-cup-finals_b94612 automation snafu that accidentally caused local ads to play.]]
* And again, proving the Stanley Cup is not allergic to technical snafus, CBC's feed of Game 5 of the 2014 Finals on ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada'' (which saw the Los Angeles Kings clinch the championship in double overtime) [[http://deadspin.com/cbc-loses-signal-in-middle-of-stanley-cup-celebration-1590816963 promptly exploded at exactly 12:30 a.m. ET]]. ''Right in the middle of the post-game ceremony.'' The network quickly started to simulcast Creator/{{NBC}}'s feed, but it too was screwed up for a few minutes (the top of the screen was at the bottom and pushed the rest up).
** Adding insult to injury, this was the last game of CBC's national broadcast rights deal for the NHL, leading to jokes on Twitter from people who thought Rogers had sabotaged them. Making things even worse, Ron [=MacLean=]'s last ever remarks as host also got cut off by a glitch.
-->'''Ron''': And there's an old french proverb that says... ''[[[TheUnReveal black screen]]]''
* [[RuleOfThree And yet again involving hockey]], [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ A number of PVR users with Rogers]] [[{{Irony}} (who also own the rights to the said NHL games)]] [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ missed out on the winning goal for the Nashville Predators due to a scheduled 2AM PVR update when the Predators scored a winning goal after]] ''[[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ three]]'' [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ overtime periods]]. [[FromBadToWorse Made worse that PVR's are not supposed to update during live programming, and that it only happened due to a glitch.]]

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* {{Wolverine}} tries to watch a hockey game in an issue of ''Wolverine: First Class''. When robots from the Danger Room go rogue, he alters his catchphrase to suit the occasion: "I'm the best there is at what I do. And what I do...is watch hockey! When I want to! For as long as I want to! [[CanadianEqualsHockeyFan It's my moral right as a Canadian.]]" Just as he gets back to the game after taking care of the robots, the TV is destroyed. Needless to say, he is very upset.

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* {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} tries to watch a hockey game in an issue of ''Wolverine: First Class''. When robots from the Danger Room go rogue, he alters his catchphrase to suit the occasion: "I'm the best there is at what I do. And what I do...is watch hockey! When I want to! For as long as I want to! [[CanadianEqualsHockeyFan It's my moral right as a Canadian.]]" Just as he gets back to the game after taking care of the robots, the TV is destroyed. Needless to say, he is very upset.



* The eponymous [[{{Melonpool}} Mayberry Melonpool]], an avid Franchise/StarTrek fan, is eternally prevented from finally seeing the one episode he never saw, "the one with the space amoeba" ("The Immunity Syndrome").

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* ''Webcomic/{{Melonpool}}'': The eponymous [[{{Melonpool}} Mayberry Melonpool]], Melonpool, an avid Franchise/StarTrek fan, is eternally prevented from finally seeing the one episode he never saw, "the one with the space amoeba" ("The Immunity Syndrome").
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has Ron's Quidditch match (which Harry can't play in). He and Hermione get ready to suffer through Ron's utter humiliation when Hagrid shows up to ask them to follow him. They do, discovering that he has a (literal) ginat half-brother. When they get back, they hear the crowd chanting a mocking song the Slytherins came up with, and realize the lyrics are now celebrating Ron, and sung by Griffyndors. It turns out Ron started blocking goals like a champ after they left, and while initially put off that they missed the whole thing, Hagrid's problem is enough to make him forgive them.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has Ron's Quidditch match (which Harry can't play in). He and Hermione get ready to suffer through Ron's utter humiliation when Hagrid shows up to ask them to follow him. They do, discovering that he has a (literal) ginat giant half-brother. When they get back, they hear the crowd chanting a mocking song the Slytherins came up with, and realize the lyrics are now celebrating Ron, and sung by Griffyndors.Gryffindors. It turns out Ron started blocking goals like a champ after they left, and while initially put off that they missed the whole thing, Hagrid's problem is enough to make him forgive them.
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* [[RuleOfThree And yet again involving hockey]], [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ A number of PVR users with Rogers]] [[{{Irony}} (who also own the rights to the said NHL games)]] [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ missed out on the winning goal for the Nashville Predators due to a scheduled 2AM PVR update when the Predators scored a winning goal after]] ''[[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ three]]'' [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/pvr-reboot-meant-some-rogers-customers-missed-nashvilles-ot-goal/article29932211/ overtime periods]]. [[FromBadToWorse Made worse that PVR's are not supposed to update during live programming, and that it only happened due to a glitch.]]
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures,'' Hampton tries to watch a Miss. Universe-type show with pigs, only to keep getting interrupted by the sound of Plucky playing the bagpipes. When he comes back to the TV after telling Plucky to stop, he discovers that he missed the whole thing.
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May be done to the ''audience'' through FightUnscene or RelaxOVision.

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May be done to the ''audience'' through FightUnscene or RelaxOVision.
RelaxOVision. Related to FinaglesLaw.
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