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2nd Nov '17 8:32:29 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** ''Film/OnceUponATimeInHighSchool'' (a MarketBasedTitle. The original translates to ''Cruel History of Maljuk Street'')
** ''Film/{{Lagaan}}: Once Upon a Time in India''
1st Nov '17 2:53:49 PM LB7979
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Now, stories that began with "OnceUponATime" often ended with "...and they all lived HappilyEverAfter." But [[FanNickname Once]] never got to the end of the stories -- he always stayed at the [[BeginningTropes beginning]]. And that is where he will always be.

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Now, stories that began with "OnceUponATime" "Once upon a time" often ended with "...and they all lived HappilyEverAfter." But [[FanNickname Once]] never got to the end of the stories -- he always stayed at the [[BeginningTropes beginning]]. And that is where he will always be.



* WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois: Albert Barillé produced tons of educational animated series which all got "OnceUponATime" in their title, completed with the main subject (man, space, life, America, inventors, explorers...). They also shared a very similar cast of reccuring characters.

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* WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois: Albert Barillé produced tons of educational animated series which all got "OnceUponATime" "Once upon a time" in their title, completed with the main subject (man, space, life, America, inventors, explorers...). They also shared a very similar cast of reccuring characters.
6th Sep '17 8:36:27 AM dsneybuf
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-->"'''Once upon a time,''' there was this brilliant, brilliant composer, not the best looking guy. And one day, this beautiful, young, chestnut-haired, singing and dancing ingenue floats into his life, and he falls in love with her. And he decides, 'I'm gonna take you under my wing, and tutor you, and compose this incredible masterwork for you to star in.' And she was enthralled at first, but then, in the end, it didn't work out too well. I'm talking, of course, about the tragic, torid tale...of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber and Music/SarahBrightman, during the creation of what would eventually become [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera the longest-running Broadway show in musical theater history]]!"

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-->"'''Once upon a time,''' there was this brilliant, brilliant composer, not the best looking guy. And one day, this beautiful, young, chestnut-haired, singing and dancing ingenue floats into his life, and he falls in love with her. And he decides, 'I'm gonna take you under my wing, and tutor you, and compose this incredible masterwork for you to star in.' And she was enthralled at first, but then, in the end, it didn't work out too well. I'm talking, of course, about the tragic, torid tale...of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber and Music/SarahBrightman, during the creation of what would eventually become [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera the longest-running Broadway show in musical theater history]]!"
25th Aug '17 1:11:44 PM CosmicFerret
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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', {{Koan}}s and sutras associated with the Sidereals inevitably begin this way:

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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', {{Koan}}s and sutras associated with the Sidereals inevitably begin this way:
4th Jun '17 9:48:41 AM nombretomado
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Now, are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin. Once upon a time... [[note]]there was a boy who decided to stay up late and read TVTropes. Even though his parents had warned him that doing this was a bad thing, still he was compelled to do so. So, the lights of the screen illuminating his face, he carefully surfed the site, reading trope descriptions and examples, going over works pages and forum threads, until finally he looked at the clock and realized it was well past the reasonable amount of time one would surf the web. And then the boy knew his parents were right -- that by surfing TVTropes, he had ruined his life in such a way that he could now never go sleep. He was cursed to forever surf TVTropes, haunting the TropeLaunchPad, quietly drifting from page to page like a ghost in the machine; until one day, he met someone who had been similarly trapped. She was named JustForFun/TropeTan. Together, they decided that perhaps this wasn't such a lonely place to be stuck. And so they lived and troped HappilyEverAfter.[[/note]]

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Now, are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin. Once upon a time... [[note]]there was a boy who decided to stay up late and read TVTropes.Wiki/TVTropes. Even though his parents had warned him that doing this was a bad thing, still he was compelled to do so. So, the lights of the screen illuminating his face, he carefully surfed the site, reading trope descriptions and examples, going over works pages and forum threads, until finally he looked at the clock and realized it was well past the reasonable amount of time one would surf the web. And then the boy knew his parents were right -- that by surfing TVTropes, [=TVTropes=], he had ruined his life in such a way that he could now never go sleep. He was cursed to forever surf TVTropes, [=TVTropes=], haunting the TropeLaunchPad, quietly drifting from page to page like a ghost in the machine; until one day, he met someone who had been similarly trapped. She was named JustForFun/TropeTan. Together, they decided that perhaps this wasn't such a lonely place to be stuck. And so they lived and troped HappilyEverAfter.[[/note]]
9th Apr '17 9:08:12 AM nombretomado
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* Most, if not all [[RockyAndBullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales]] begins with "Once upon a time."

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* Most, if not all [[RockyAndBullwinkle [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales]] begins with "Once upon a time."
3rd Apr '17 8:07:55 AM dsneybuf
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* The ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' ScreenToStageAdaptatation uses this phrase at the beginning of almost every verse of "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now".

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* The ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' ScreenToStageAdaptatation ScreenToStageAdaptation uses this phrase at the beginning of almost every verse of "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now".
3rd Apr '17 8:07:15 AM dsneybuf
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* The ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' ScreenToStageAdaptatation uses this phrase at the beginning of almost every verse of "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now".
16th Feb '17 8:41:22 AM dsneybuf
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*** [[AudienceParticipation God said]] [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "let there be lips..."]]



-->"'''Once upon a time''', on the north shore of Long Island, some thirty miles from New York, there lived a small girl on a large estate. The estate was very large indeed, and had many servants. There were gardeners to take care of the gardens, and a tree surgeon on a retainer. There was a boatman to take care of the boats: to put them in the water in the spring, and scrape their bottoms in the winter. There were specialists to take care of the grounds: the outdoor tennis court and the indoor tennis court, the outdoor swimming pool and the indoor swimming pool. And there was a man of no particular title who took care of the small pool in the garden for a goldfish named George. Also on the estate there was a chauffeur by the name of Fairchild who had been imported from England years ago together with a new Rolls-Royce. Fairchild was a fine chauffeur of considerable polish, like the eight cars in his care, and he had a daughter by the name of Sabrina. It was the eve of the annual six-meter yacht races, and as had been traditional on Long Island for the past thirty years, the Larrabees were giving a party. It never rained on the night of the Larrabee party. The Larrabees wouldn't have stood for it. There were four Larrabees in all - father, mother, and two sons. Maude and Oliver Larrabee were married in nineteen hundred and six, and among their many wedding presents was the town house in New York and this estate for weekends. The town house has since been converted into Saks Fifth Avenue. Linus Larrabee, the elder son, graduated from Yale, where his classmates voted him The Man Most Likely To Leave His Alma Mater Fifty Million Dollars. His brother, David, went through several of the best eastern colleges for short periods of time, and through several marriages for even shorter periods of time. He is now a successful six-goal polo player and is listed on Linus's tax return as a six hundred dollar deduction. Life was pleasant among the Larrabees, for this was as close to heaven as one could get on Long Island."
** The remake uses this phrase in both the opening and closing narrations.

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-->"'''Once ** The 1954 original begins with this:
--->"'''Once
upon a time''', on the north shore of Long Island, some thirty miles from New York, there lived a small girl on a large estate. The estate was very large indeed, and had many servants. There were gardeners to take care of the gardens, and a tree surgeon on a retainer. There was a boatman to take care of the boats: to put them in the water in the spring, and scrape their bottoms in the winter. There were specialists to take care of the grounds: the outdoor tennis court and the indoor tennis court, the outdoor swimming pool and the indoor swimming pool. And there was a man of no particular title who took care of the small pool in the garden for a goldfish named George. Also on the estate there was a chauffeur by the name of Fairchild who had been imported from England years ago together with a new Rolls-Royce. Fairchild was a fine chauffeur of considerable polish, like the eight cars in his care, and he had a daughter by the name of Sabrina. It was the eve of the annual six-meter yacht races, and as had been traditional on Long Island for the past thirty years, the Larrabees were giving a party. It never rained on the night of the Larrabee party. The Larrabees wouldn't have stood for it. There were four Larrabees in all - father, mother, and two sons. Maude and Oliver Larrabee were married in nineteen hundred and six, and among their many wedding presents was the town house in New York and this estate for weekends. The town house has since been converted into Saks Fifth Avenue. Linus Larrabee, the elder son, graduated from Yale, where his classmates voted him The Man Most Likely To Leave His Alma Mater Fifty Million Dollars. His brother, David, went through several of the best eastern colleges for short periods of time, and through several marriages for even shorter periods of time. He is now a successful six-goal polo player and is listed on Linus's tax return as a six hundred dollar deduction. Life was pleasant among the Larrabees, for this was as close to heaven as one could get on Long Island."
** The 1995 remake uses this phrase in both the opening and closing narrations.narrations:
16th Feb '17 8:39:55 AM dsneybuf
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* Creator/{{Ukinojoe}}'s "[[Film/IronMan1 Irod Bad]]":
-->'''Narrator:''' '''Once upon a time,''' Tony Stark was just walking through the desert, when ''(explosion)'' he was kidnapped by terrorists!
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