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27th Nov '17 12:11:32 PM StFan
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->''"Oh! We'll make you a movie''\\
''That's long and immense,''\\
''Way-hey! Slow the plot down.''\\
''Just give us a script''\\
''That makes no friggin' sense --''\\
''We'll try so hard to slow the plot down!"''

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->''"Oh! We'll make you a movie''\\
''That's
movie\\
That's
long and immense,''\\
''Way-hey!
immense,\\
Way-hey!
Slow the plot down.''\\
''Just
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Just
give us a script''\\
''That
script\\
That
makes no friggin' sense --''\\
''We'll
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We'll
try so hard to slow the plot down!"''



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* Creator/JeffDunham has a tendency to do this. In a recent show, Achmed spent like half an hour making gay jokes to the Guitar Guy before singing a song, and it took about ''as long'' to get Peanut to read a letter. If you were to take a drink every time Peanut repeated the "Taste of-a-China" joke, you'd be dead drunk before the end of the routine. It's one thing if you're trying to build up the joke so it'll be funny, but when you've repeated the ''same joke'' multiple times, it stops being funny and is more annoying.
* Creator/StewartLee, to the aggravation of many, loves [[OverlyLongGag Overly Long Gags]]; so it's not unusual for him to spend 10 minutes on a subject and in one of his live shows he stood onstage for five minutes doing nothing but wearing one of his daughter's toys as a hat.
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* ''FanFic/WilliamCountry'' is pretty bad with this. Not only does it have ''two'' opening sequences (which state the exact same thing), and not only does the actual beginning feature a long bus ride of the campers getting to their site, but there are moments that are almost unnecessary to the plot. Like the strange "lives" system when Cody and Owen have been killed. Or a random cutaway to a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' mock-up. Next to nothing happens in the challenges either. In fact, if you get rid of the details that don't really fit with the plot, you'll be able to make a summary a few sentences long out of what is a 90-minute FanFilm.

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* ''FanFic/WilliamCountry'' is pretty bad with this. Not only does it have ''two'' opening sequences (which state the exact same thing), and not only does the actual beginning feature a long bus ride of the campers getting to their site, but there are moments that are almost unnecessary to the plot. Like the strange "lives" system when Cody and Owen have been killed. Or a random cutaway to a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' mock-up. Next to nothing happens ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' lampshades this in the challenges either. In fact, if you get rid of episode "Granny Smith Is Mean".
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Why do we even have these trees, anyway? \\
'''Applejack:''' It's a short episode. We need to fill in
the details that don't really fit with the plot, you'll be able to make a summary a few sentences long out of what is a 90-minute FanFilm.time somehow.



-->Yes. Don't you think so?
-->No.
-->Why?
-->Because of that.
-->Because of what, Emilia?

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-->Yes. Don't you think so?
-->No.
-->Why?
-->Because
so?\\
No.\\
Why?\\
Because
of that.
-->Because
that.\\
Because
of what, Emilia?



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* Much of the events that transpired in Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG after the XERRD Fortress battle and before the journey to the Maelstrom Temple, especially following the Stromling attack on the camp, just seemed to drag on and on without much actually happening. This includes Rotor's trial and the Stromling infiltration paranoia. It speaks for itself that, ''in-universe'', Stromling!Zachary actually had to reset his "You Have Sixty Hours" ultimatum because Dino Attack Team was taking so long to get going.
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* Creator/JeffDunham has a tendency to do this. In a recent show, Achmed spent like half an hour making gay jokes to the Guitar Guy before singing a song, and it took about ''as long'' to get Peanut to read a letter. If you were to take a drink every time Peanut repeated the "Taste of-a-China" joke, you'd be dead drunk before the end of the routine. It's one thing if you're trying to build up the joke so it'll be funny, but when you've repeated the ''same joke'' multiple times, it stops being funny and is more annoying.
* Creator/StewartLee, to the aggravation of many, loves [[OverlyLongGag Overly Long Gags]]; so it's not unusual for him to spend 10 minutes on a subject and in one of his live shows he stood onstage for five minutes doing nothing but wearing one of his daughter's toys as a hat.
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* Much of the events that transpired in Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG after the XERRD Fortress battle and before the journey to the Maelstrom Temple, especially following the Stromling attack on the camp, just seemed to drag on and on without much actually happening. This includes Rotor's trial and the Stromling infiltration paranoia. It speaks for itself that, ''in-universe'', Stromling!Zachary actually had to reset his "You Have Sixty Hours" ultimatum because Dino Attack Team was taking so long to get going.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Creator/JeffDunham has a tendency to do this. In a recent show, Achmed spent like half an hour making gay jokes to the Guitar Guy before singing a song, and it took about ''as long'' to get Peanut to read a letter. If you were to take a drink every time Peanut repeated the "Taste of-a-China" joke, you'd be dead drunk before the end of the routine. It's one thing if you're trying to build up the joke so it'll be funny, but when you've repeated the ''same joke'' multiple times, it stops being funny and is more annoying.
* Creator/StewartLee, to the aggravation of many, loves [[OverlyLongGag Overly Long Gags]]; so it's not unusual for him to spend 10 minutes on a subject and in one of his live shows he stood onstage for five minutes doing nothing but wearing one of his daughter's toys as a hat.
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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' lampshades this in the episode "Granny Smith Is Mean".
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Why do we even have these trees, anyway? \\
'''Applejack:''' It's a short episode. We need to fill in the time somehow.

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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' lampshades this ''WebAnimation/WilliamCountry'' is pretty bad with this. Not only does it have ''two'' opening sequences (which state the exact same thing), and not only does the actual beginning feature a long bus ride of the campers getting to their site, but there are moments that are almost unnecessary to the plot. Like the strange "lives" system when Cody and Owen have been killed. Or a random cutaway to a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' mock-up. Next to nothing happens in the episode "Granny Smith Is Mean".
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Why do we even have these trees, anyway? \\
'''Applejack:''' It's a short episode. We need to fill in
challenges either. In fact, if you get rid of the time somehow.details that don't really fit with the plot, you'll be able to make a summary a few sentences long out of what is a 90-minute FanFilm.


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* Much of the events that transpired in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' after the XERRD Fortress battle and before the journey to the Maelstrom Temple, especially following the Stromling attack on the camp, just seemed to drag on and on without much actually happening. This includes Rotor's trial and the Stromling infiltration paranoia. It speaks for itself that, ''in-universe'', Stromling!Zachary actually had to reset his "You Have Sixty Hours" ultimatum because Dino Attack Team was taking so long to get going.
21st Nov '17 3:01:06 PM N8han11
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* Some ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episodes have moments of padding.

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* Some [[SeasonalRot later]] ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episodes have moments of padding.



** In another episode, Spongebob spent about a minute simply CLEARING HIS THROAT - the episode ("Choir Boys", for those wondering) also has ''Squidward doing it too''.

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** In another episode, "Choir Boys", Spongebob spent about a minute simply CLEARING HIS THROAT - the episode ("Choir Boys", for those wondering) also has ''Squidward doing it too''.
20th Nov '17 4:01:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[LeFilmArtistique Art House]] films have often gotten a love it or hate it reputation for their extensive usage of padding. To many, the artistic periods of silence and long shots have been called [[TitleDrop padding]] by most mainstream audiences.
** Creator/RogerEbert's opinion of ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' is a notorious example; Ebert savaged the original Cannes cut for relying too much on padding, but actually found the theatrical cut rather good, despite Creator/VincentGallo's rather childish reaction to the original review.

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* [[LeFilmArtistique Art House]] films have often gotten a love it or hate it reputation for their extensive usage of padding. To many, the artistic periods of silence and long shots have been called [[TitleDrop padding]] by most mainstream audiences.
** Creator/RogerEbert's opinion of
''Film/TheBrownBunny'' is a notorious example; Ebert savaged features many loooong sequences of the original main character simply driving his van across country or riding his motorcycle across the salt plain. The much-longer rough cut that screened at Cannes cut for relying too much on padding, but actually found the theatrical cut rather good, despite Creator/VincentGallo's rather childish reaction to the original review.sparked a notoriously hostile response, apparently against what must have been interminably padded scenes.



* ''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.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' suffers fairly frequently from this, occasionally devolving into irrelevant side arcs features lots of long traveling sequences in which the characters do little but walk, eat and PurpleProse about a stretch of landscape that is ultimately irrelevant to the ongoing plot. There make camp. The series is also all well-known for its many descriptions 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.surrounding countryside.



* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series increasingly suffers from this as it progresses. In particular, you could condense the last three or four books of the series into one, simply by removing all of the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment extraneous dialogue]], [[AuthorFilibuster chapter-long philosophical rants]] and, yes, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment yet more chapters of extraneous monologuing]].

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* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series increasingly suffers from this as it progresses. In particular, you could condense the last three or four books of the series into one, simply by removing all of the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment extraneous dialogue]], dialogue]] and [[AuthorFilibuster chapter-long philosophical rants]] and, yes, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment yet more chapters of extraneous monologuing]].rants]].



* The ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]'' books are recognized to suffer from this, especially as the series progresses. "Crossroads of Twilight" especially.
** Someone on the internet neatly summed up the plot of "Crossroads".

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* The ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books are recognized to suffer from this, especially as the series progresses. "Crossroads of Twilight" especially.
Specific examples include:
** Someone on the internet neatly summed up the plot of "Crossroads".''Crossroads of Twilight''.



** What do you get when you get something with the pacing of the Manga/DragonBall Z anime and turn it into a book? The ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]''.
** Lest you thought the tropers above were in any way exaggerating: At the beginning of "A Crown of Swords" two main characters look at the prisoners taken in the [[RoaringRampageOfRescue battle at the end of the previous book]] and note that the various factions who joined forces for said battle don't really trust each other. This takes ''fifty-one pages.''

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** What do you get when you get something with the pacing of the Manga/DragonBall Z anime and turn it into a book? The ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]''.
** Lest you thought the tropers above were in any way exaggerating:
At the beginning of "A ''A Crown of Swords" Swords'', two main characters look at the prisoners taken in the [[RoaringRampageOfRescue battle at the end of the previous book]] and note that the various factions who joined forces for said battle don't really trust each other. This takes ''fifty-one pages.''



* Averted, for once, in the latest translation of Eusebius's Church History. While the original contained the archaic, flowery, and above all padded grammar structure which one would expect from a fourth-century historian, translator Paul L. Maier managed to eliminate excess verbiage and break the longer sentences into smaller, more comprehensible chunks, perhaps thinking of the casual reader who isn't using the book to study for a doctorate.



** ''Literature/RuledBritannia'' suffers a lot from this in the middle stretch, where Shakespeare mostly rehashes the many, many ways in which his life is a lie that is apt to end horribly, and Lope de Vega mostly chases after women and ruminates on how he's really, truly in love with them all.

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** * ''Literature/RuledBritannia'' suffers a lot from this in the middle stretch, where Shakespeare mostly rehashes the many, many ways in which his life is a lie that is apt to end horribly, and Lope de Vega mostly chases after women and ruminates on how he's really, truly in love with them all.



** Often suffered by the Classic series, especially in the earlier years when stories would sometimes run for six or seven (and in one notable instance twelve) episodes, but also with the more standard four-parters; the stereotypical third part episode would involve the regulars, having been captured or imprisoned at the end of the previous episode, breaking free and spending a lot of time running up and down corridors before being recaptured at the end. In some of the worst cases from the Creator/JonPertwee era, entire episodes are given over to a 25 minute chase sequence which doesn't advance the plot ''at all''. Particularly painful padding in the classic series is the long shots of characters turning knobs and levers ever so slowly, or lingering on them making tea (or doing something equally mundane) just a bit longer than necessary.
*** Notably, the amount of padding in each story does not necessarily increase with the number of episodes. While one story may have a rather thin plot stretched out to fill four episodes, another may have an incredibly dense plot that barely fits in the ten episodes it spans.

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** Often suffered by the Classic series, especially in the earlier years when stories would sometimes run for six or seven (and in one notable instance twelve) episodes, but also with the more standard four-parters; the stereotypical third part episode would involve the regulars, having been captured or imprisoned at the end of the previous episode, breaking free and spending a lot of time running up and down corridors before being recaptured at the end. In some of the worst cases from the Creator/JonPertwee era, entire episodes are given over to a 25 minute chase sequence which doesn't advance the plot ''at all''. Particularly painful padding in the classic series is the long shots of characters turning knobs and levers ever so slowly, or lingering on them making tea (or doing something equally mundane) just a bit longer than necessary.
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necessary. Notably, the amount of padding in each story does not necessarily increase with the number of episodes. While one story may have a rather thin plot stretched out to fill four episodes, another may have an incredibly dense plot that barely fits in the ten episodes it spans.
20th Nov '17 3:37:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/LostContinent'' has '''twenty minutes of people climbing rocks'''. The Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 cut is notable for being one of the few occasions when the mad scientist nearly succeeded in breaking Joel's mind:

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* ''Film/LostContinent'' has '''twenty minutes ''twenty minutes'' of people climbing rocks'''.rocks. The Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 cut is notable for being one of the few occasions when the mad scientist nearly succeeded in breaking Joel's mind:
19th Nov '17 4:21:47 PM NESBoy
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** Then there was the scene of the Englishmen sitting around clearing their throats that ran for maybe a full minute. At least the Conway Twitty scene had a song.
** One of the bonus clips after "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS8E17BrianAndStewie Brian & Stewie]]" was a deleted scene from an earlier episode of that season that was almost as long as the Conway Twitty song, almost as uneventful and repetitive as the Englishmen-clearing-their-throats scene, and, oh yeah, ''ripped wholesale from another source''. Thank God they had the sense to delete it... and yet, they decided they had to air it anyway later on. A better written show would not have even bothered to put a scene like this on the DVD. No, wait, scratch that. A better written show wouldn't have been ''able'' to put it on the DVD, because they'd have dropped it ''before'' the show was sent to the animators.
** On that note, one episode, which aired in the wake of Creator/ChristianBale's rant at a ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' crewmember going viral, included the audio of the rant with Peter's voice dubbed into it and with a simple animation of a tape player to accompany it. Like the bonus clip from "Brian and Stewie", it too was deleted on all subsequent airings and home releases. Website/PlatypusComix notes on that scene, "the cutaway won't make any sense in a few years, and it was shoved into an episode that already had a three-minute Stewie music video. Even for ''Family Guy'', that's some terrible pacing." The scene can be viewed alongside some other rare TV moments [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/rarestuff.html here.]]

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** Then there was the scene of from "[[Recap/FamilyGuy8E7JeromeIsTheNewBlack Jerome is the New Black]]", where Peter complains that without a BlackBestFriend, his gang would be as boring as the London Gentlemen's Club, cueing a cutaway of three Englishmen sitting around clearing their throats that ran for maybe a full minute. At least the Conway Twitty scene had a song.
** One of the bonus clips after "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS8E17BrianAndStewie Brian & Stewie]]" was a deleted scene from an earlier episode of that season "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS8E9BusinessGuy Business Guy]]" that was almost as long as the Conway Twitty song, almost as uneventful and repetitive as the Englishmen-clearing-their-throats London Gentlemen's Club scene, and, oh yeah, ''ripped wholesale from another source''.source'' (specifically, the "Blues in Hoss's Flat" pantomime sequence from ''Film/TheErrandBoy''). Thank God they had the sense to delete it... and yet, they decided they had to air it anyway later on. A better written show would not have even bothered to put a scene like this on the DVD. No, wait, scratch that. A better written show wouldn't have been ''able'' to put it a scene like this on the DVD, because they'd have dropped it ''before'' the show was sent to the animators.
** On that note, one episode, "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS7E7OceansThreeAndAHalf Ocean's Three and a Half]]", which aired in the wake of Creator/ChristianBale's rant at a ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' crewmember going viral, included the audio of the rant with Peter's voice dubbed into it and with a simple animation of a tape player to accompany it. Like the bonus clip from "Brian and Stewie", it too was deleted on all subsequent airings and home releases. Website/PlatypusComix notes on that scene, "the cutaway won't make any sense in a few years, and it was shoved into an episode that already had a three-minute Stewie music video. Even for ''Family Guy'', that's some terrible pacing." The scene can be viewed alongside some other rare TV moments [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/rarestuff.html here.]]here,]] though it's missing the dialogue setting it up -- in the original airing, while going over his plan to rob the Pewterschmidt mansion of potentially $40 million, Peter says, "Look, I'll be honest with you. My father-in-law has treated me like crap... for 20 years, and it's time for a little payback. I tell you, he's treated me worse than that jerk Christian Bale did." In the wide-release version, after Peter says that it's time for payback, Quagmire speaks up and imagines making an action b-movie with his share of the heist money.



** The episode "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS2E20WastedTalent Wasted Talent]]" has Peter trip on the sidewalk and hurt his knee, causing him to hold it in pain and tough it out for almost 30 seconds. This gets mirrored in another episode several seasons later where Lois goes through the same gag, but winds up injuring ''her boobs''.

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** The episode "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS2E20WastedTalent Wasted Talent]]" has Peter trip on the sidewalk and hurt his knee, causing him to hold it in pain and tough it out for almost 30 seconds. This gets mirrored in another episode several seasons later "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS7E10FOXyLady FOX-y Lady]]" where Lois goes through the same gag, but winds up injuring ''her boobs''.
8th Nov '17 7:15:45 AM xcountryguy
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--->'''Mat:''' I'm going to escape the pursuing Seanchan [[spoiler: with my wife-to-be]], but that will have to wait until the next book.

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--->'''Mat:''' I'm going to escape the pursuing Seanchan [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with my wife-to-be]], but that will have to wait until the next book.
17th Oct '17 9:08:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' had several of these, including the opening driving shot, the prolonged running-around-at-night shot, the girdle-wrestling scene (which took place simultaneously with the running-around bit), the cops-hassling-the-making-out-couple scene ... if you think about it, ''Manos'' is like Thanksgiving at your aunt's house - 80-to-90 percent of that turkey is filling.
** The opening driving shot was actually supposed to be where the credits went, which would explain why it was so long and pointless. For whatever reason, the credits weren't actually put there.

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* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' had several of these, including the opening driving shot, montage (which was supposed to go under the opening credits), the prolonged running-around-at-night shot, the girdle-wrestling scene (which took place simultaneously with the running-around bit), the cops-hassling-the-making-out-couple scene ... if you think about it, ''Manos'' is like Thanksgiving at your aunt's house - 80-to-90 percent of that turkey is filling.
** The opening driving shot was actually supposed to be where the credits went, which would explain why it was so long and pointless. For whatever reason, the credits weren't actually put there.
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17th Oct '17 9:02:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The parts most often criticized for being padding are [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the Tom Bombadil section]] and [[EndingFatigue the long period of winding down]] after the climax on Mount Doom.
17th Oct '17 9:01:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The original VHS release was actually 12 MINUTES LONGER than the theatrical cut. Which, believe it or not, ''improved'' the movie somewhat, since much of the material that was added back in consisted of dialogue that actually advanced the plot and explained what the heck was going on.
** Editing wasn't actually finished when the movie premiered -- in fact, the filmmakers were frantically editing to the very last few ''hours'' before the premiere, to the point where the film prints were still wet. Editing was completed properly for the [[{{Recut}} director's cut]], and this makes the movie a much better flick.
** Also, bear in mind that this movie was a VERY big deal at the time... Trekkies had spent ten years clamouring to see a new live-action version of the show. Some bits were left (when we first see the ''Enterprise'', Kirk's arrival at Star Fleet, [=McCoy=] beaming in, Spock first stepping on TheBridge, etc.) so the fans could cheer for their favorites returning.
** The worst part is, the part of the film that actually tells a story is a RecycledScript! Regular episode "The Changeling" did exactly the same story, and was quite good, though you'd probably never say "this could be a big-budget summer blockbuster." In other words, it's not an ''episode'' stretched to two hours by filler, it's a ''rerun'' stretched to two hours by filler.
*** While the story ''is'' a RecycledScript, it's actually a re-write of "In Thy Image", the commissioned (but unfilmed) pilot for ''WebVideo/StarTrekNewVoyages''. The only major differences are the introduction of new character Xon (emphatically ''not'' a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Spock, and more in line with the character we know as Data) and the writing of Decker and Ilia as regulars (again, their history together and general story functions were written into the characters of Riker and Troi). Also, the pilot would have had a faster pace for TV.



* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Sure, it was SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome back in the day but ''[[http://flavorwire.com/180069/10-important-movies-you-dont-really-have-to-see/10#post_body still]]''.
** Probably the most {{egregious}} bit is the scene where [[LeaveTheCameraRunning the camera just sits still for several minutes]] watching an elevator ''slooooooowly'' move downward. There's quite a few similar scenes of spacecraft moving with agonizing sluggishness for minutes at a time.
* Creator/JuddApatow has made a career out of this. Many of his movies (produced or directed) run over two hours (rare for the comedy genre) and as a result will feature many things that could have easily been cut. A prime offender is ''FunnyPeople'', which pads its near 150 minute run time with many celebrity cameos and an additional thirty-minute subplot after the main revelation [[spoiler:that Creator/AdamSandler's cancer has gone into remission]]. Supposedly, the film's extended versions are even worse. It's not even the storyline mentioned above that's the most annoying part, that actually makes some sense, it's several useless storylines - namely the entire subplot involving Creator/SethRogen's love interest as well as his roommate's sitcom career- and scenes (the celebrity cameo festival in the middle film would have been a deleted scene in almost ANY other movie because of how little it has to do with the plot and how long it drags on) that should have ended up on the cutting room floor. Hell, one wonders if there even was a cutting room floor.

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* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Sure, it was SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome back in the day but ''[[http://flavorwire.com/180069/10-important-movies-you-dont-really-have-to-see/10#post_body still]]''.
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still]]''. Probably the most {{egregious}} egregious bit is the scene where [[LeaveTheCameraRunning the camera just sits still for several minutes]] watching an elevator ''slooooooowly'' move downward. There's quite a few similar scenes of spacecraft moving with agonizing sluggishness for minutes at a time.
* Creator/JuddApatow has made a career out of this. Many of his movies (produced or directed) run over two hours (rare for the comedy genre) and as a result will feature many things that could have easily been cut. A prime offender is ''FunnyPeople'', ''Film/FunnyPeople'', which pads its near 150 minute run time with many celebrity cameos and an additional thirty-minute subplot after the main revelation [[spoiler:that Creator/AdamSandler's Adam Sandler's cancer has gone into remission]]. Supposedly, the film's extended versions are even worse. It's not even the storyline mentioned above that's the most annoying part, that actually makes some sense, it's several useless storylines - namely the entire subplot involving Creator/SethRogen's love interest as well as his roommate's sitcom career- and scenes (the celebrity cameo festival in the middle film would have been a deleted scene in almost ANY other movie because of how little it has to do with the plot and how long it drags on) that should have ended up on the cutting room floor. Hell, one wonders if there even was a cutting room floor.



** Creator/QuentinTarantino applied this theory to his ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' movie ''Film/DeathProof''. It was widely criticized for having too much dialog and not enough action to be an exploitation film.

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** Creator/QuentinTarantino applied this theory to his ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' movie ''Film/DeathProof''. It was widely criticized for having too much dialog and not enough action action. Tarantino countered that the film's talkiness is intentionally in the style of grindhouse films that padded out their length with dialogue due to be an exploitation film.having NoBudget.



* Dear God, ''[[Film/DaftPunksElectroma Electroma]]''. The total runtime is for 72 minutes, but it can actually be coherently condensed into ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl7rpJANHTs nine]]''.[[/folder]]

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* Dear God, ''[[Film/DaftPunksElectroma Electroma]]''. The total runtime is for 72 minutes, but it can actually be coherently condensed into ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl7rpJANHTs nine]]''.nine]]''.
* Creator/EdgarWright admitted that when his very first film, the indie ''Film/FistfulOfFingers'', came out to be 71 minutes long, he went back and created more content to pad out its length an extra 7 minutes, including an extended opening credits sequence and a whole new scene in which characters talk to each other in the dark over an entirely black screen.
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15th Oct '17 7:33:02 PM TruebloodJoe
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* It's common for Game Masters to do this occasionally by throwing in a random encounter to fill out more time than they have notes for so the game session can end at their average time.
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