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7th Feb '17 8:09:22 PM LeeM
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' suffers fairly frequently from this, occasionally devolving into irrelevant side arcs and PurpleProse about a stretch of landscape that is ultimately irrelevant to the ongoing plot. There is also all of the irrelevant walking and eating that could have been time-elapsed easily.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' suffers fairly frequently from this, occasionally devolving into irrelevant side arcs and PurpleProse about a stretch of landscape that is ultimately irrelevant to the ongoing plot. There is also all of the irrelevant walking and eating that could have been time-elapsed easily. The counter-argument is that these scenes help to enhance the reader's suspension of disbelief.
31st Jan '17 9:11:20 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''[[{{Caddyshack}} Judge Smails]]:''' Well, we're waiting!

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-->'''[[{{Caddyshack}} -->'''[[Film/{{Caddyshack}} Judge Smails]]:''' Well, we're waiting!
31st Jan '17 9:11:12 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''[[{{Caddyshack}} Judge Smails]]:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Well, we're waiting!]]

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-->'''[[{{Caddyshack}} Judge Smails]]:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Well, we're waiting!]]waiting!
21st Jan '17 8:14:30 PM pragmatika
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is notorious. Each episode had at least three (in the earliest episodes, even up to five) real-life music videos of the time in which the duo would add commentary and mock or praise. This simply serves as padding - when full episodes of the show are uploaded onto the internet, these videos are removed, resulting in roughly 5-9 minute episodes.
15th Jan '17 9:45:12 AM nombretomado
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* {{Macbeth}} has a scene where a porter gets woken up by knocking at the gate and goes to answer, taking his own sweet time about it and sort of drunkenly narrating his actions. This is smack dab in the middle of one of the play's more suspenseful moments. There is much debate about whether this scene was a deliberate attempt to increase tension by putting off the discovery of the king's death and forcing the audience to watch this rather jarring comedy bit, or whether it's just padding put in so the theater's resident comedian can have a part worthy of his talents.

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* {{Macbeth}} Theatre/{{Macbeth}} has a scene where a porter gets woken up by knocking at the gate and goes to answer, taking his own sweet time about it and sort of drunkenly narrating his actions. This is smack dab in the middle of one of the play's more suspenseful moments. There is much debate about whether this scene was a deliberate attempt to increase tension by putting off the discovery of the king's death and forcing the audience to watch this rather jarring comedy bit, or whether it's just padding put in so the theater's resident comedian can have a part worthy of his talents.
24th Dec '16 12:24:16 PM nombretomado
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* The 1956 film version of ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' was exquisitely padded with SceneryPorn, [[TheCameo cameos by any actor who wasn't otherwise busy at the time the film was being made]] and a six-minute CreativeClosingCredits sequence produced by Saul Bass. It won the Oscar for best picture that year, and the backdrops are quite breathtaking, so perhaps TropesAreNotBad. (On the other hand, it also [[FollowTheLeader inspired a slew of big-budget celebrity cameo parades]] over the next ten years or so, and some of them were God-awful.)

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* The 1956 film version of ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' was exquisitely padded with SceneryPorn, [[TheCameo cameos by any actor who wasn't otherwise busy at the time the film was being made]] and a six-minute CreativeClosingCredits sequence produced by Saul Bass. It won the Oscar for best picture that year, and the backdrops are quite breathtaking, so perhaps TropesAreNotBad. (On the other hand, it also [[FollowTheLeader inspired a slew of big-budget celebrity cameo parades]] over the next ten years or so, and some of them were God-awful.)
15th Dec '16 8:47:48 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds2005'', the scenes with Tim Robbins could be seen as padding -- they could easily be removed or drastically shortened. As it is, the film gets particularly bogged down during that plot sidetrack. Of course, some consider these scenes to be the creepiest and most effective in the movie, and Tim Robbins being beaten to death at the end certainly helps.

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* In ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds2005'', ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'', the scenes with Tim Robbins could be seen as padding -- they could easily be removed or drastically shortened. As it is, the film gets particularly bogged down during that plot sidetrack. Of course, some consider these scenes to be the creepiest and most effective in the movie, and Tim Robbins being beaten to death at the end certainly helps.
11th Nov '16 2:25:31 AM Silverblade2
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is notorious. Each episode had at least three (in the earliest episodes, even up to five) real-life music videos of the time in which the duo would add commentary and mock or praise. This simply serves as padding - when full episodes of the show are uploaded onto the internet, these videos are removed, resulting in roughly 5-9 minute episodes.
6th Nov '16 6:27:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AmericanCountryCountdown'': Similar to ''[=AT40=]'', except that the host rarely if ever gave an end-of-hour recap, instead relying on "extras" to pad things out. The show has its own version of the Long Distance Dedication, and uses other features such as a top 3 listing of Mediabase's country downloads chart and the "Live Like You Were Dying" segment (where a listener shares his inspirational/beating the odds story).
* ''AmericanTop40'': In the early years when there was some time remaining at the end of an hour, Casey Kasem would either recap the previous hour (for instance, list which songs were new or which songs had fallen from the top 40) and/or preview the next hour. This was done to even out the number of chart songs per hour (13 to no more than 15 songs that were currently in the top 40 in a given hour) but -- in the early years -- to avoid having to cut songs unusually short or to cover up the fact that there wasn't enough "stretch stories" about some of the songs in the just-completed hour.

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* ''AmericanCountryCountdown'': ''Radio/AmericanCountryCountdown'': Similar to ''[=AT40=]'', except that the host rarely if ever gave an end-of-hour recap, instead relying on "extras" to pad things out. The show has its own version of the Long Distance Dedication, and uses other features such as a top 3 listing of Mediabase's country downloads chart and the "Live Like You Were Dying" segment (where a listener shares his inspirational/beating the odds story).
* ''AmericanTop40'': ''Radio/AmericanTop40'': In the early years when there was some time remaining at the end of an hour, Casey Kasem would either recap the previous hour (for instance, list which songs were new or which songs had fallen from the top 40) and/or preview the next hour. This was done to even out the number of chart songs per hour (13 to no more than 15 songs that were currently in the top 40 in a given hour) but -- in the early years -- to avoid having to cut songs unusually short or to cover up the fact that there wasn't enough "stretch stories" about some of the songs in the just-completed hour.
29th Oct '16 9:33:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheGoonShow'' would occasionally make jokes about stuff being put in to make up the time. Minutes of footsteps or other mundane actions were very common. Especially Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister were used for this purpose, talking in circles between themselves for long stretches of time, usually, by the end of the conversation, several minutes later, being back at the exact point where they started, at which point the story continues. On occasion, one or the other would note that a man named Spike Milligan paid them to waste time here.

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* ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' would occasionally make jokes about stuff being put in to make up the time. Minutes of footsteps or other mundane actions were very common. Especially Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister were used for this purpose, talking in circles between themselves for long stretches of time, usually, by the end of the conversation, several minutes later, being back at the exact point where they started, at which point the story continues. On occasion, one or the other would note that a man named Spike Milligan paid them to waste time here.
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