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14th Jul '16 9:19:37 AM DracoKanji
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* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXHME5248pM a four-minute clip]] made to celebrate the release of ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'' in Japan.

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* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXHME5248pM a four-minute clip]] made to celebrate the release of ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'' in Japan.
22nd Jun '16 2:43:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ReBoot'': Did not have a pilot because of the expense of CGI hardware back then. It was an entire season or nothing.
* ''InspectorGadget'''s pilot had the inspector himself with a mustache and a British accent (provided by GaryOwens). When the show was picked up as a series, they had to throw in a HandWave in the aired version explaining the mustache. US tropers, however, can see the aired version [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/83128/inspector-gadget-original-series-winter-olympics#s-p5-so-i0 here]].

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* ''ReBoot'': ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': Did not have a pilot because of the expense of CGI hardware back then. It was an entire season or nothing.
* ''InspectorGadget'''s ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'''s pilot had the inspector himself with a mustache and a British accent (provided by GaryOwens). When the show was picked up as a series, they had to throw in a HandWave in the aired version explaining the mustache. US tropers, however, can see the aired version [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/83128/inspector-gadget-original-series-winter-olympics#s-p5-so-i0 here]].



* ''DangerMouse'' had two pilots, but only one exists. "The Mystery Of The Lost Chord" featured different voices for the characters and would be retooled in 1980 as series 1 episode "Who Lost The Bagpipes?"

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* ''DangerMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' had two pilots, but only one exists. "The Mystery Of The Lost Chord" featured different voices for the characters and would be retooled in 1980 as series 1 episode "Who Lost The Bagpipes?"



* The finale for ''HongKongPhooey'' was a full half-hour episode ("Comedy Cowboys"), a thinly disguised pilot which featured characters that Hanna-Barbera hoped to groom for a separate series. One set of characters, Posse Impossible, would become a segment of ''CBBears'' three years later.

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* The finale for ''HongKongPhooey'' ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'' was a full half-hour episode ("Comedy Cowboys"), a thinly disguised pilot which featured characters that Hanna-Barbera hoped to groom for a separate series. One set of characters, Posse Impossible, would become a segment of ''CBBears'' ''WesternAnimation/CBBears'' three years later.
10th Jun '16 12:03:18 AM AlternativeCola
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** Trini was played by Audri DuBois than Thuy Trang.

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** Trini was played by Audri DuBois [=DuBois=] than Thuy Trang.



** In its unaired and unedited form, Zords were originally called Droids, Zordon was originally named Zoltar and the Power Morphers were referred as the Transmorphers.

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** In its unaired and unedited form, Zords were originally called Droids, Zordon was originally named Zoltar and the Power Morphers were referred as the Transmorphers. Transmorphers.
** In its unaired and unedited form, Zords were originally called Droids.
2nd Jun '16 8:11:10 PM ImNotMonty
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* {{WebVideo/Googlebrains}}' The Nonsense Show. He probably just didn't feel like expanding it.
30th May '16 5:03:55 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' has two pilots. One was aired as a TV special on FoxKids in 1999, though in an edited form and another pilot remains unaired but some scenes were used in "Big Sisters". The former had differences from the final version:
** Trini was played by Audri DuBois than Thuy Trang.
** The local hangout was not the Angel Grove Juice Bar but a bowling alley.
** The Rangers used physical violence towards the bullies.
** Skull was played by Bobby Val than Jason Narvy.
** Kimberly was far more self-absorbed and had little to no martial arts or gymnastic talent that was shown.
** Bulk and Skull were part of a gang of five bullies.
** Alpha's appearance was more boxier.
** King Sphinx was the primary monster the Rangers confronted.
** Billy's glasses were thick framed than wire framed.
** The morphing sequence resembled more like its Sentai counterpart.
** In its unaired and unedited form, Zords were originally called Droids, Zordon was originally named Zoltar and the Power Morphers were referred as the Transmorphers.


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* The original and unaired pilot for ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben10}}'' had Gwen as Ben's friend than cousin and depicts her sporting a ponytail and a pink shirt.
7th May '16 1:51:57 PM nombretomado
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The writing in a pilot can be significantly worse than in regular episodes. Introducing all the characters and setting up the situation in a limited time can be difficult to do in a natural way, and even the best pilots can be privy to [[AsYouKnow clunky exposition]]. In addition, pilots often are slightly differently-shaped than the series that coalesce if the show gets picked up; for example: in the pilot of ''GilmoreGirls'' Sookie is a {{Dojikko}} (this trait fades away by the fourth or so episode), Lorelai drives a different car, and many of the sets are not the ones used later in the show, as a real street in {{Toronto}} was used rather than the "Main Street" set at Creator/WarnerBrothers Studios which was used as Stars Hollow for the rest of the series. Pilots may also be filmed on a different stock than the rest of the series; the pilot may look more 'cinematic' in film story and cinematography than other episodes in the series. If it's the ''length'' of a film and presented as such, then it's a PilotMovie. The same rules roughly apply to animation, except that pilots in that industry usually never exceed eleven minutes unless it is the aforementioned pilot movie.

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The writing in a pilot can be significantly worse than in regular episodes. Introducing all the characters and setting up the situation in a limited time can be difficult to do in a natural way, and even the best pilots can be privy to [[AsYouKnow clunky exposition]]. In addition, pilots often are slightly differently-shaped than the series that coalesce if the show gets picked up; for example: in the pilot of ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' Sookie is a {{Dojikko}} (this trait fades away by the fourth or so episode), Lorelai drives a different car, and many of the sets are not the ones used later in the show, as a real street in {{Toronto}} was used rather than the "Main Street" set at Creator/WarnerBrothers Studios which was used as Stars Hollow for the rest of the series. Pilots may also be filmed on a different stock than the rest of the series; the pilot may look more 'cinematic' in film story and cinematography than other episodes in the series. If it's the ''length'' of a film and presented as such, then it's a PilotMovie. The same rules roughly apply to animation, except that pilots in that industry usually never exceed eleven minutes unless it is the aforementioned pilot movie.
2nd Apr '16 5:17:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' had "Your Real Best Friend!" for Sniz and Fondue, Prometheus and Bob, and Henry and June, "WesternAnimation/KaBlam Gets Results!" had the Life with Loopy pilot, and the ActionLeagueNow pilot aired as part of ''Series/AllThat''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' had "Your Real Best Friend!" for Sniz and Fondue, Prometheus and Bob, and Henry and June, "WesternAnimation/KaBlam Gets Results!" had the Life with Loopy pilot, and the ActionLeagueNow WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow pilot aired as part of ''Series/AllThat''.
23rd Mar '16 4:37:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has three pilots. In the first one (''Jesus vs. Frosty'', 1992), Cartman is called Kenny, [[NoNameGiven no name is given to the other three]], and both "Kenny" (Cartman) & Nameless Kenny die. In the second pilot (''Jesus vs. Santa'', 1995), the town of South Park is firmly established and the characters have personalities, to the point where Kyle is Jewish. All of the characters have the names they currently have (all except Wendy, who didn't have a name yet), and Kenny's the only one who dies. This could be considered {{Canon}}, but in Season 4, the kids made it themselves, to provide example of something kids would make. ComedyCentral saw the second pilot, and they asked Trey Parker & Matt Stone to make a 22-minute pilot. They made it with cutout animation just like the previous two, and it was accepted (although alterations were made before it actually aired, such as dropping Kenny's BackFromTheDead stunt from the ending). Later episodes used Maya instead for ConspicuousCG.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has three pilots. In the first one (''Jesus vs. Frosty'', 1992), Cartman is called Kenny, [[NoNameGiven no name is given to the other three]], and both "Kenny" (Cartman) & Nameless Kenny die. In the second pilot (''Jesus vs. Santa'', 1995), the town of South Park is firmly established and the characters have personalities, to the point where Kyle is Jewish. All of the characters have the names they currently have (all except Wendy, who didn't have a name yet), and Kenny's the only one who dies. This could be considered {{Canon}}, but in Season 4, the kids made it themselves, to provide example of something kids would make. ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral saw the second pilot, and they asked Trey Parker & Matt Stone to make a 22-minute pilot. They made it with cutout animation just like the previous two, and it was accepted (although alterations were made before it actually aired, such as dropping Kenny's BackFromTheDead stunt from the ending). Later episodes used Maya instead for ConspicuousCG.
19th Mar '16 7:49:31 AM Hossmeister
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