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24th Nov '16 8:15:00 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "When Aliens Attack." After convincing the Omicronians to stop attacking Earth with a fake 1999 TV broadcast, Fry says it's a law of television that "By the end of the episode, everything's always back exactly the way it was." The camera then shows an external shot of the building, with surrounding New New York in flames and the Statue of Liberty crumbling. Despite this, by the next episode, everything ''is'' back exactly the way it was.

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "When Aliens Attack." After convincing the Omicronians to stop attacking Earth with a fake 1999 TV broadcast, Fry says it's a law of television that "By "At the end of the episode, everything's always right back exactly the way it was.to normal." The camera then shows an external shot of the building, with surrounding New New York in flames and the Statue of Liberty crumbling. Despite this, by the next episode, everything ''is'' back exactly the way it was.
12th Nov '16 3:50:57 AM CaptainTedium
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* Happens a few times in ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': for example, in one episode Brain invents a machine to [[PygmalionSnapBack make Pinky as smart as he is]]; his plan backfires and ''both'' of them end up reversing the process on themselves and becoming idiots. The episode simply ends with the two of them sitting in the cage, both now too stupid to operate the machine. Next episode, they are back to normal.
** ''Everyone in the world is transformed into a yodeling Swedish giant'' and Pinky and the Brain shrug their shoulders and just accept it.
** ''Everyone is transferred from the real Earth into a fake version of the Earth made out of papier-mache, and the real Earth subsequently explodes''. It was a show that epitomized NegativeContinuity.

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* Happens a few times in ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': for example, in one episode ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''.
** In "That Smarts",
Brain invents a machine to [[PygmalionSnapBack make Pinky as smart as he is]]; his plan backfires and ''both'' of them end up reversing the process on themselves and becoming idiots. The episode simply ends with the two of them sitting in the cage, both now too stupid to operate the machine. Next episode, they are back to normal.
** ''Everyone At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' short "The Helpinki Formula", ''everyone in the world is transformed into a yodeling Swedish giant'' and Pinky and the Brain shrug their shoulders and just accept it.
** ''Everyone is The episode "It's Only a Paper World" ends with ''everyone transferred from the real Earth into a fake version of the Earth made out of papier-mache, and the real Earth subsequently explodes''.exploding''. It was a show that epitomized NegativeContinuity.
25th Oct '16 7:34:45 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/WheelOfTime, a town called [[spoiler: Hinderstap]] has people who go violently insane every night, savagely kill each other, and then wake up in the working in the same beds they'd woken up in previously. Damage to buildings is permanent, and anyone from outside who dies in their town becomes part of the cycle. They've tried every possible way to escape it, but every morning they still wake up in their beds.
** In Memory of Light, Mat decides that this makes them [[spoiler: excellent shock troops]].
25th Oct '16 7:34:09 PM PaulA
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* For a while, it was common for Clive Cussler's Literature/DirkPittAdventures novels to end in sweeping global changes... that were promptly ignored by later novels in the series. These endings have included such things as the creation of a perfect "Star Wars" weapon system that would make nuclear war impossible, and the United States annexing Canada.
16th Oct '16 10:39:56 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* One episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' ended with them being turned into monkeys. Which they don't actually react to
--->Peggy: So, I guess we're monkeys (No-one responds as they continue watching TV)
** Another episode has Bud fighting and resisting from being taken over by his "Inner cool self" At the end, his cool self has complete control of his body and it just ends there.

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* One episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' ended with them being turned into monkeys. Which they don't actually react to
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--->Peggy: So, I guess we're monkeys monkeys. (No-one responds as they continue watching TV)
** Another episode has Bud fighting and resisting from being taken over by his "Inner cool self" self". At the end, his cool self has complete control of his body and it just ends there.
16th Oct '16 10:38:19 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** George seemingly gave up his philosophy of always doing the opposite off-screen between seasons. He still keeps the job with the Yankees he gained as a result of this philosophy, though

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** George seemingly gave up his philosophy of always doing the opposite off-screen between seasons. He still keeps the job with the Yankees he gained as a result of this philosophy, thoughthough.
4th Sep '16 5:30:38 AM erforce
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* In the PinkPanther series, there's the matter of Dreyfus. In ''Strikes Again'', he [[TheSimpsons crosses the line between everyday villainy and cartoonish supervillainy,]] and the film ends with him being disintegrated from existence. In the very next film, he's in the same situation as he was before (being released from an insane asylum) with nary an explanation.

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* In the PinkPanther ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' series, there's the matter of Dreyfus. In ''Strikes Again'', ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'', he [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons crosses the line between everyday villainy and cartoonish supervillainy,]] and the film ends with him being disintegrated from existence. In the [[Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther very next film, film]], he's in the same situation as he was before (being released from an insane asylum) with nary an explanation.
29th Aug '16 5:57:13 PM SteveMB
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** Drakken's lair is always rebuilt by his next appearance; Ron's attempts to improve his popularity or social standing never stick; Kim cedes the captaincy of the cheer squad to Bonnie at the end of "Number One" but is back in the role later.

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** Drakken's lair is always rebuilt by his next appearance; Ron's attempts to improve his popularity or social standing never stick; Kim cedes the captaincy of the cheer squad to Bonnie at the end of "Number One" but is back in the role later. The last is the only one given any onscreen justification (Kim predicts that Bonnie will get tired of the hard work of being squad captain).
12th Aug '16 12:07:27 PM djh101
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** Subverted in "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing." At the end of the episode, Peter is found guilty and given a prison sentence for blowing up a children's hospital. However, his sentence is only a week long and he is told that he will be out next Sunday at 9, just in time for the next episode.
25th Jul '16 5:40:53 PM ExcArc
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Compare UnexplainedRecovery. See also ContinuityReboot, NegativeContinuity, and StatusQuoIsGod. Unrelated to adjustable baseball caps.

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Compare UnexplainedRecovery. See also ContinuityReboot, NegativeContinuity, and StatusQuoIsGod. Unrelated to adjustable baseball caps.
StatusQuoIsGod.
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