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12th Apr '16 12:27:23 PM dsneybuf
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* A Juicy Juice commercial provided a TakeThat at fruit drinks consisting only 10% of real juice by showing a father read his daughter a bedtime story with a "10% Satisfaction Guaranteed" seal on its cover.
-->'''Once upon a time''', there was a princess. The end.
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22nd Dec '15 2:06:59 AM Benja1789
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It was a [[OmnipresentTropes very popular trope]]. In [[EveryThingSoundsSexierInFrench French]] it was ''il était une fois'' and in [[GratuitousGerman German]] it was ''es war einmal'', which literally meant "It was once." Sometimes it was translated as "Once there was" or "A long time ago," but most often, this trope was simply translated as "[[TitleDrop Once upon a time]]." Other languages have translated it directly. Russian fairy tales often start ''"Zhyl-byl..."'', that is, "Once there lived...". In Ireland it was " There was this man...."

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It was a [[OmnipresentTropes very popular trope]]. In [[EveryThingSoundsSexierInFrench French]] it was ''il était une fois'' (Litteraly:"There was a time") and in [[GratuitousGerman German]] it was ''es war einmal'', which literally meant "It was once." Sometimes it was translated as "Once there was" or "A long time ago," but most often, this trope was simply translated as "[[TitleDrop Once upon a time]]." Other languages have translated it directly. Russian fairy tales often start ''"Zhyl-byl..."'', that is, "Once there lived...". In Ireland it was " There was this man...."
4th Dec '15 6:40:20 PM Andyroid
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* Played with in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'': "Centuries ago, there lived... 'A king!' my little readers will say immediately. [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope No, children, you are mistaken.]] Once upon a time, there was a piece of wood."
26th Sep '15 4:50:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/OnceUponAForest''

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* ''Film/OnceUponAForest''''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''
15th Aug '15 12:03:37 PM Prfnoff
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* In "The Voice on the Radio, the third in Caroline B. Cooney's "Literature/TheFaceOnTheMilkCarton" series.

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* In "The Voice on the Radio, the third in Caroline B. Cooney's "Literature/TheFaceOnTheMilkCarton" ''Literature/{{Janie}}'' series.
5th Jul '15 1:40:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Blackadder}}'': In the third season, Baldrick reads the story he wrote:

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* ''{{Blackadder}}'': ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': In the third season, Baldrick reads the story he wrote:



* ''DeadLikeMe'':

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* ''DeadLikeMe'':''Series/DeadLikeMe'':



* ''MarriedWithChildren'' "Buck Saves the Day":

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* ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' "Buck Saves the Day":



* ''MyNameIsEarl'', "Creative Writing":

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* ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', "Creative Writing":



* ''TheDrewCareyShow'':

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* ''TheDrewCareyShow'':''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'':



* ''{{Titus}}'', "The Smell of Success":

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* ''{{Titus}}'', ''Series/{{Titus}}'', "The Smell of Success":



* ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'': The opera "Spoon Mountain" begins:

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* ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'': ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'': The opera "Spoon Mountain" begins:
5th Jul '15 7:02:26 AM kclantern1984
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*** [[AudienceParticipation God said]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow let there be lips]]

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*** [[AudienceParticipation God said]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow let "let there be lips]]lips..."]]
5th Jul '15 7:01:27 AM kclantern1984
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***[[AudienceParticipation God said]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow let there be lips]]
28th May '15 5:40:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''IntoTheWoods'' opens with this line being spoken by the Narrator before the music starts. The second act begins similarly:

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* ''IntoTheWoods'' ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' opens with this line being spoken by the Narrator before the music starts. The second act begins similarly:
1st May '15 7:31:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack "Aku's Fairy Tales":]] "Once upon a time there was a sweet little girl, with a red riding cape and '''[[LargeHam GREAT FLAAAAMING EYEBROWS!]]'''"

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* [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': "Aku's Fairy Tales":]] Tales": "Once upon a time there was a sweet little girl, with a red riding cape and '''[[LargeHam GREAT FLAAAAMING EYEBROWS!]]'''"
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