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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.
21st Apr '17 4:03:19 PM Golondrina
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* In the finale of another JimCarrey movie, ''Film/TheCableGuy'', the borderline AxCrazy, television-obsessed title character tries to make a HeroicSacrifice by diving onto to the antenna of the local cable companies' satellite dish from a great height in order to "kill the babysitter". (It makes slightly more sense in context.) The interruption of service this causes just happens to correspond to the exact moment when the verdict in a media circus trial is announced on live television.

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* In the finale of another JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey movie, ''Film/TheCableGuy'', the borderline AxCrazy, television-obsessed title character tries to make a HeroicSacrifice by diving onto to the antenna of the local cable companies' satellite dish from a great height in order to "kill the babysitter". (It makes slightly more sense in context.) The interruption of service this causes just happens to correspond to the exact moment when the verdict in a media circus trial is announced on live television.
19th Apr '17 6:59:10 PM Eddy1215
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** Timmy is extremely excited to watch an educational (but mostly violent) documentary about a giant SewerGator. Just as it's about to start, it suddenly cuts to a TastesLikeDiabetes pre-school show, Timmy's dad having remembered to set a [[RelaxOVision child block]] on the TV to prevent Timmy from watching any violent programming. Timmy isn't happy, especially when his friends mock him the next day for not having watched it. However, he does get to watch the documentary later on after wishing his parents would care less.

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** In one episode, Timmy is extremely excited to watch an educational (but mostly violent) documentary about a giant SewerGator. Just as it's about to start, it suddenly cuts to a TastesLikeDiabetes pre-school show, Timmy's dad having remembered to set a [[RelaxOVision child block]] on the TV to prevent Timmy from watching any violent programming. Timmy isn't happy, especially when his friends mock him the next day for not having watched it. However, he does get to watch the documentary later on after wishing his parents would care less.
19th Apr '17 3:13:02 PM danlansdowne
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* In the short, "My Brilliant Revenge!" From the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Fox Trot", Hamton tries to watch a Miss Universe-type show with pigs, only [[IncessantMusicMadness to keep getting interrupted by the sound of]] [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes Plucky playing the bagpipes]]. When he comes back to the TV after telling Plucky to stop, he discovers that he missed the whole thing. [[spoiler:At the end of the short, it is revealed that Hamton taped the show.]]

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* In the short, "My Brilliant Revenge!" From the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Fox Trot", Hamton tries to watch a Miss Universe-type Star Search-type show with pigs, only [[IncessantMusicMadness to keep getting interrupted by the sound of]] [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes Plucky playing the bagpipes]]. When he comes back to the TV after telling Plucky to stop, he discovers that he missed the whole thing. [[spoiler:At the end of the short, it is revealed that Hamton taped the show.]]
12th Apr '17 11:20:33 AM Eddy1215
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** In the episode that was the PoorlyDisguisedPlot for "Crash Nebula", the [=FOP=] portion consisted of Timmy excitedly telling Cosmo and Wanda that it was a special episode. Unfortunately, Cosmo and Wanda distract Timmy with endless guesses about what the episode was about and he ends up missing it. [[DeathGlare An angry Timmy]] [[TranquilFury then makes a point]] [[BrickJoke to create another whirlpool inside Cosmo and Wanda's fishbowl]].

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** In the episode that was the PoorlyDisguisedPlot PoorlyDisguisedPilot for "Crash Nebula", the [=FOP=] portion consisted of Timmy excitedly telling Cosmo and Wanda that it was a special episode. Unfortunately, Cosmo and Wanda distract Timmy with endless guesses about what the episode was about and he ends up missing it. [[DeathGlare An angry Timmy]] [[TranquilFury then makes a point]] [[BrickJoke to create another whirlpool inside Cosmo and Wanda's fishbowl]].
12th Apr '17 11:18:54 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Film/DennisTheMenace'': Mr. Wilson has been growing a plant for the past four decades that only blooms for a few seconds. He invites a number of people to the event, there are oohs and aahs as the flower begins to unfold... which of course is the moment Dennis chooses to barge in yelling "MR. WILSON!". Everyone (including Mr. Wilson) turns to look, during which the flower blooms and dies just before they turn back.

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* ''Film/DennisTheMenace'': Mr. Wilson has been growing a plant for the past four decades that only blooms for a few seconds. He invites a number of people to the event, there are oohs 'Oohs and aahs 'Aahs' as the flower begins to unfold... which which, of course course, is the moment Dennis chooses to barge in comes out yelling "MR. WILSON!".WILSON!" to tell him that his house had been robbed. Everyone (including Mr. Wilson) turns to look, during which the flower blooms and dies just before they turn back.



** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'' where the cat finally gets the mouse; features the infamous "The rock tumbler or the [=TV=]?" scene.

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** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'' where the cat [[TheDogBitesBack Scratchy finally gets the mouse; Itchy]]; features the infamous "The rock tumbler or the [=TV=]?" scene.scene. Even worse, Krusty announces that they won't be showing it again.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', Timmy is extremely excited to watch an educational (but mostly violent) documentary about a giant sewer gator. Just as it's about to start, it suddenly cuts to a TastesLikeDiabetes pre-school show, Timmy's dad having remembered to set a [[RelaxOVision child block]] on the TV to prevent Timmy watching any violent programming. Timmy isn't happy, especially when his friends mock him the next day for not having watched it. However, he does get to watch the documentary later on.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'':
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Timmy is extremely excited to watch an educational (but mostly violent) documentary about a giant sewer gator. SewerGator. Just as it's about to start, it suddenly cuts to a TastesLikeDiabetes pre-school show, Timmy's dad having remembered to set a [[RelaxOVision child block]] on the TV to prevent Timmy from watching any violent programming. Timmy isn't happy, especially when his friends mock him the next day for not having watched it. However, he does get to watch the documentary later on.on after wishing his parents would care less.
** In the episode that was the PoorlyDisguisedPlot for "Crash Nebula", the [=FOP=] portion consisted of Timmy excitedly telling Cosmo and Wanda that it was a special episode. Unfortunately, Cosmo and Wanda distract Timmy with endless guesses about what the episode was about and he ends up missing it. [[DeathGlare An angry Timmy]] [[TranquilFury then makes a point]] [[BrickJoke to create another whirlpool inside Cosmo and Wanda's fishbowl]].
7th Apr '17 4:42:27 PM nombretomado
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* 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.

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* The real first playing of the "Cover Up" game on ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/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.
3rd Apr '17 10:35:00 PM Lirodon
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* On a related note, Augusta's CBS affiliate skipped the post-game show of the championship game so they could go right to local news. While it sounds benign of paper, that also meant that viewers didn't get to see the traditional [[AwardBaitSong "One Shining Moment"]] closing montage, which is a tournament tradition unlike any other -- besides the reminders that The Masters are just a few days away.

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* On a related note, Augusta's CBS affiliate skipped the post-game show of the championship game so they could go right to local news. While it sounds benign of on paper, that also meant that viewers didn't get to see the traditional [[AwardBaitSong "One Shining Moment"]] closing montage, which is a tournament tradition unlike any other -- besides (besides the reminders that The Masters are just a few days away.away, of course).
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