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28th Feb '17 1:52:12 PM DynamiteXI
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
** "Rhonda's Glasses" (Rhonda gets glasses; by story's end, she eventually decides on a non-geeky pair)
** "Harold the Butcher" (Harold has to work at a butcher shop; by story's end, he's been appointed as an afterschool apprentice butcher), as well as every other "learned lesson" in the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
** In "Rhonda's Glasses" (Rhonda Glasses," Rhonda gets glasses; by story's end, she eventually decides on a non-geeky pair)
pair. Said glasses don't show up in later episodes.
** In "Harold the Butcher" (Harold Butcher," Harold has to work at a Mr. Green's butcher shop; shop to make up for stealing a ham; by story's end, he's been appointed as become an afterschool apprentice butcher), as well as every other "learned lesson" in the series.butcher. This was never brought up again, and was conspicuously absent from TheMovie, when Mr. Green sadly mentions that he has no one he can leave his butcher shop to when he retires.



** (In some cases in the final season, this was easily dealt with by doing it to a lesser character, and then shoving him into the background for the rest of the series, e.g., "Chocolate Boy".)

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** (In Nearly very other "learned lesson" in the series seemed to suffer from this on occasion. In some cases cases, especially in the final season, this was easily dealt with by doing it applying a change to a lesser character, and then shoving him that character into the background for the rest of the series, e.(e.g., "Chocolate Boy".)Boy").
20th Feb '17 6:18:19 PM Willbyr
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** This happens frequently in SavedByTheBell, to the point where the Cracked series AfterHours made an episode around how disturbingly often the phrase "never seen or heard from again" appears in the SavedByTheBell Wiki, and how it must mean at least one of the characters is a serial killer.



* NostalgiaCritic has brought about the apocalypse approximately 7 times, yet next episode everything is fine with no explanation.

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* NostalgiaCritic The WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic has brought about the apocalypse approximately 7 times, yet next episode everything is fine with no explanation.
20th Feb '17 12:51:15 PM L505NONEC
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* NostalgiaCritic has brought about the apocalypse approximately 7 times, yet next episode everything is fine with no explanation.
19th Feb '17 4:29:48 PM L505NONEC
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** This happens frequently in SavedByTheBell, to the point where the Cracked series AfterHours made an episode around how disturbingly often the phrase "never seen or heard from again" appears in the SavedByTheBell Wiki, and how it must mean at least one of the characters is a serial killer.
5th Feb '17 2:10:31 AM CaptainTedium
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* Many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' end with the titular ConjoinedTwins suffering an unpleasant predicament, only for things to be back to normal in the next episode. Two of the most notable examples are losing their house to the Gopher in "Home is Where the Dirt Is" and ending up permanently trapped inside a ''Mean Bob'' movie in "Spaced Out".
14th Jan '17 12:02:54 AM Chytus
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* The plotlines of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' frequently devolve into total chaos -- accompanied by either massive property damage or a [[ThunderingHerd run-from-the-lynch-mob chase scene]] -- but the chaos is always resolved offscreen between episodes.
** The other half of the plots end up with something apparently permanent happening to Ataru: getting split into two exact clones, or getting trapped in an alternate dimension, or getting his house overrun with mirror-demons, just to name a few. All of these consequences always end offscreen by the next chapter.
* Itoshiki apparently dies in one episode of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' and runs away after being unable to figure out if he is really himself in another. He's back next episode without explanation.

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* The plotlines of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' frequently devolve into total chaos -- accompanied by either massive property damage or a [[ThunderingHerd run-from-the-lynch-mob chase scene]] -- but the chaos is always resolved offscreen between episodes.
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episodes. The other half of the plots end up with something apparently permanent happening to Ataru: getting split into two exact clones, or getting trapped in an alternate dimension, or getting his house overrun with mirror-demons, just to name a few. All of these consequences always end offscreen by the next chapter.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'':
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Itoshiki apparently dies in one episode of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' and runs away after being unable to figure out if he is really himself in another. He's back next episode without explanation.



** Of course, this ''is'' ''Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei'' we're talking about.
* The Team Rocket trio gets this in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', arguably in every episode that ends with them blasting off again, but three notable instances early on in the series stand out: 1) ''Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon'' in which they are last shown sealed inside a cave with the aforementioned Pokémon, who were previously implied to be aggressive predators. 2) ''Abra and the Psychic Showdown'', in which Jessie and James are left paralyzed for the entirety of the episode after an encounter with Sabrina's doll, and 3) ''Viva Las Lapras'', in which Team Rocket is arrested at the end, in one of the few times in the entire series (the previous time it happened had a scene where they dug out of prison). Cassidy and Butch have gone to jail several times, but it's usually stated that Giovanni springs for their release, something he's unlikely to do for Jessie and James.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Of course, this ''is'' ''Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei'' we're talking about.
* The
Happens to the Team Rocket trio gets this in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', arguably in every episode that ends with them blasting off again, but three notable instances early on in the series stand out: 1) ''Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon'' in which they are last shown sealed inside a cave with the aforementioned Pokémon, who were previously implied to be aggressive predators. 2) ''Abra and the Psychic Showdown'', in which Jessie and James are left paralyzed for the entirety of the episode after an encounter with Sabrina's doll, and 3) ''Viva Las Lapras'', in which Team Rocket is arrested at the end, in one of the few times in the entire series (the previous time it happened had a scene where they dug out of prison). Cassidy and Butch have gone to jail several times, but it's usually stated that Giovanni springs for their release, something he's unlikely to do for Jessie and James.



* In a chapter of ''Manga/FrankenFran'', [[FairCop Officer]] [[ChewToy Kuhou]] is surgically transformed into a CuteMonsterGirl. A few chapters later, she is seen as a human again, with no explanation about how she was turned back.
** The Officer Kuhou in that and later stories maybe a clone; she state herself that she doesn't know if she is the original in chapter 21 page 13.

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* In a chapter of ''Manga/FrankenFran'', [[FairCop Officer]] [[ChewToy Kuhou]] is surgically transformed into a CuteMonsterGirl. A few chapters later, she is seen as a human again, with no explanation about how she was turned back.
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back. The Officer Kuhou in that and later stories maybe a clone; she state herself that she doesn't know if she is the original in chapter 21 page 13.



* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'''s first episode ends with the main heroes dying in an explosion. They're fine in the next episode, though QT questions it during the preview.

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* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'''s ''Anime/SpaceDandy''':
* The
first episode ends with the main heroes dying in an explosion. They're fine in the next episode, though QT questions it during the preview.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler goes to Yemen to fend off Janice in "The One With All the Rugby". He is in New York in the next episode. JustifyingEdit

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler goes to Yemen to fend off Janice in "The One With All the Rugby". He is in New York in the next episode. JustifyingEdit



* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' does this a lot, but in a particularly notable storyline, one of the two protagonists accidentally kills his wife using a technique he learned from a video game, and goes on to win $20,000,000 in a lawsuit. The [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/03/02 Snap Back]] is described in the protagonist's own words thusly: "Money's gone. In my grief, I paid a MadScientist twenty million for a cybernetic replica of my dead wife. It was my wish that it look, feel, and behave just as she did." The next panel keeps it from qualifying as the ResetButton, as said replica is simply a bucket on roller skates, and his wife [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/01/18 does indeed return without explanation]].
** They almost never use continuity. Jokes and character traits, as well as characters can repeat, but they even once cancelled the final strip of a 3-part arc for fear of creating continuity. 3-part arcs are the longest anyone gets one Penny Arcade that aren't Twisp, Catsby or the Cardboard Tube Samurai.

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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' does this a lot, but in a particularly notable storyline, one of the two protagonists accidentally kills his wife using a technique he learned from a video game, and goes on to win $20,000,000 in a lawsuit. The [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/03/02 Snap Back]] is described in the protagonist's own words thusly: "Money's gone. In my grief, I paid a MadScientist twenty million for a cybernetic replica of my dead wife. It was my wish that it look, feel, and behave just as she did." The next panel keeps it from qualifying as the ResetButton, as said replica is simply a bucket on roller skates, and his wife [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/01/18 does indeed return without explanation]].
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explanation]]. They almost never use continuity. Jokes and character traits, as well as characters can repeat, but they even once cancelled the final strip of a 3-part arc for fear of creating continuity. 3-part arcs are the longest anyone gets one Penny Arcade that aren't Twisp, Catsby or the Cardboard Tube Samurai.



* Subverted and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d during the transition between[[http://www.theappleofdiscord.com The Apple of Discord]] (a joke-a-day comic that had been heavy on Snap Back) to the spinoff comic, [[http://www.applevalleycomic.com Apple Valley]] (an ongoing story comic with little-to-no Snap Back that grew out of AoD) . Several characters go out drinking, only to wake up several states away from home with no idea where they are or how to get home. Thinking the 'joke' done, they wait around for the comic to return to normal, and are horrified when it doesn't and they realize they now have to walk home.

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* Subverted and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d during the transition between[[http://www.between [[http://www.theappleofdiscord.com The Apple of Discord]] (a joke-a-day comic that had been heavy on Snap Back) to the spinoff comic, [[http://www.applevalleycomic.com Apple Valley]] (an ongoing story comic with little-to-no Snap Back that grew out of AoD) .[=AoD=]) . Several characters go out drinking, only to wake up several states away from home with no idea where they are or how to get home. Thinking the 'joke' done, they wait around for the comic to return to normal, and are horrified when it doesn't and they realize they now have to walk home.
13th Jan '17 11:56:43 PM Chytus
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* The ''DonaldDuck & Co'' universe is notorious for this. No matter how extreme the events in a story, they're nearly always somehow undone at the end and never referred to in any later tale. The protagonists may be run out of town, Duckburg may be the victim of a natural disaster, but all of the events have been magically undone. The most obvious example is Uncle Scrooge's money bin, which is completely destroyed multiple times (or in one case, forced to move elsewhere due to the city planning construction that would have to go through it, only to of course be back in its typical spot next story). Some things seem to be unalterable, though -- while Scrooge may lose his money bin, the Beagle Boys never seem to be able to steal his money (except, ironically, in their very first appearance).

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* The ''DonaldDuck & Co'' universe ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse is notorious for this. No matter how extreme the events in a story, they're nearly always somehow undone at the end and never referred to in any later tale. The protagonists may be run out of town, Duckburg may be the victim of a natural disaster, but all of the events have been magically undone. The most obvious example is Uncle Scrooge's money bin, which is completely destroyed multiple times (or in one case, forced to move elsewhere due to the city planning construction that would have to go through it, only to of course be back in its typical spot next story). Some things seem to be unalterable, though -- while Scrooge may lose his money bin, the Beagle Boys never seem to be able to steal his money (except, ironically, in their very first appearance).



** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 DS9]]'' tends to avert this, with gradual CharacterDevelopment happening. That does make the cases that do happen, like Miles O'Brien's trauma fake 20-year prison sentence that [[DrivenToSuicide culminated in a suicide attempt]] never being mentioned again, a bit {{egregious}}.

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** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' tends to avert this, with gradual CharacterDevelopment happening. That does make the cases that do happen, like Miles O'Brien's trauma fake 20-year prison sentence that [[DrivenToSuicide culminated in a suicide attempt]] never being mentioned again, a bit {{egregious}}.



* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and Elaine attempt to maintain a sexual relationship in addition to their friendship. This naturally backfires, and the end of the episode appears to be Jerry and Elaine's friendship reaching an abrupt end. By the next episode, it's like nothing ever happened.
** This is due to Larry David thinking it would be the series finale. He'd always been against hooking Jerry and Elaine up, and only did it as a present to the execs on his way out. When the show was unexpectedly renewed, everyone agreed it was best to just sweep everything under the rug. That said, it is given a very brief HandWave in "The Pen", when Jerry's mother asks him what happens, he simply responds that it "didn't work out."

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* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
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Jerry and Elaine attempt to maintain a sexual relationship in addition to their friendship. This naturally backfires, and the end of the episode appears to be Jerry and Elaine's friendship reaching an abrupt end. By the next episode, it's like nothing ever happened.
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happened. This is due to Larry David thinking it would be the series finale. He'd always been against hooking Jerry and Elaine up, and only did it as a present to the execs on his way out. When the show was unexpectedly renewed, everyone agreed it was best to just sweep everything under the rug. That said, it is given a very brief HandWave in "The Pen", when Jerry's mother asks him what happens, he simply responds that it "didn't work out."



* In the ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' episode "Green Card", Mr. Richfield fires all of his tree pushers because there are no more trees for them to push. Although they do get hired back at WESAYSO by the end (to build a wall to keep four-legged Dinosaurs away, as they are blamed for the bad economy), we never see the trees fully grown back. The next episode we see them at work shows them working as if they hadn't previously run out of trees.
** Also, while most of the fired tree pushers get hired back, Richfield denies re-employment for Roy, who had just married Monica. We never see him get his job back (though the public [[spoiler: changes its racism of four-legged Dinosaurs after they save the lives of those who got injurred building the wall to keep them out]]).
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler goes to Yemen to fend off Janice in "The One With All the Rugby". He is in New York in the next episode.
** Considering that he didn't have any luggage or a passport, not so unlikely. He may have bought a ticket to Yemen, but it wasn't a direct flight. Assuming that he went anywhere, he flew as far as his connecting flight in Paris, which would take about six hours, then bought a ticket on the next flight back to New York. He wouldn't be allowed to leave De Gaulle airport without a passport, so he'd pay whatever it took for the next flight, get something to eat, and leave after four or five hours. He'd be gone less than a day. It's funny they never talk about it. Chandler's exploits in the Paris airport would be a good story; but that he'd be back home and over his jet lag in a week is not strange.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': In one episode, the band decides to quit the show because they dislike the theme song, and during the end credits only Rowlf is in the orchestra. The band is back in the next episode as if no conflict had happened.
** Also, in the episode with John Cleese, Gonzo's arm gets stretched longer after he catches a cannonball. When Gonzo asks the guest star for help, Cleese merely stretches Gonzo's other arm as well as his legs. After this Gonzo is not seen for the rest of the episode, and his condition isn't mentioned.
* One episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' ended with them being turned into monkeys. Which they don't actually react to:

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* In the ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' episode "Green Card", Mr. Richfield fires all of his tree pushers because there are no more trees for them to push. Although they do get hired back at WESAYSO by the end (to build a wall to keep four-legged Dinosaurs away, as they are blamed for the bad economy), we never see the trees fully grown back. The next episode we see them at work shows them working as if they hadn't previously run out of trees.
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trees. Also, while most of the fired tree pushers get hired back, Richfield denies re-employment for Roy, who had just married Monica. We never see him get his job back (though the public [[spoiler: changes its racism of four-legged Dinosaurs after they save the lives of those who got injurred building the wall to keep them out]]).
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler goes to Yemen to fend off Janice in "The One With All the Rugby". He is in New York in the next episode.
episode. JustifyingEdit
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
** Considering that he didn't have any luggage or a passport, not so unlikely. He may have bought a ticket to Yemen, but it wasn't a direct flight. Assuming that he went anywhere, he flew as far as his connecting flight in Paris, which would take about six hours, then bought a ticket on the next flight back to New York. He wouldn't be allowed to leave De Gaulle airport without a passport, so he'd pay whatever it took for the next flight, get something to eat, and leave after four or five hours. He'd be gone less than a day. It's funny they never talk about it. Chandler's exploits in the Paris airport would be a good story; but that he'd be back home and over his jet lag in a week is not strange.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
In one episode, the band decides to quit the show because they dislike the theme song, and during the end credits only Rowlf is in the orchestra. The band is back in the next episode as if no conflict had happened.
** Also, in In the episode with John Cleese, Gonzo's arm gets stretched longer after he catches a cannonball. When Gonzo asks the guest star for help, Cleese merely stretches Gonzo's other arm as well as his legs. After this Gonzo is not seen for the rest of the episode, and his condition isn't mentioned.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
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One episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' ended with them being turned into monkeys. Which they don't actually react to:



* '' WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' liberally uses a Snap Back at the end of every episode, whether it's really needed or not. No matter what happens, the next episode will have totally restored the players to start. Thus Carl's house still stands despite the fact it's been destroyed several times. Shake is still alive despite being killed at least three times. Frylock moves into his own apartment in one episode, declares he's never coming back (and he ''really'' means it, even refusing to be asked back), but is living at the Teens' house again in the next episode. The lack of continuity is never fully addressed, and considering the wackiness of the show, it's arguably not even a problem. A RunningGag on the show is centered around the only character who does not get a Snap Back each time, M.C. Pee Pants.

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* '' WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''
** The show
liberally uses a Snap Back at the end of every episode, whether it's really needed or not. No matter what happens, the next episode will have totally restored the players to start. Thus Carl's house still stands despite the fact it's been destroyed several times. Shake is still alive despite being killed at least three times. Frylock moves into his own apartment in one episode, declares he's never coming back (and he ''really'' means it, even refusing to be asked back), but is living at the Teens' house again in the next episode. The lack of continuity is never fully addressed, and considering the wackiness of the show, it's arguably not even a problem. A RunningGag on the show is centered around the only character who does not get a Snap Back each time, M.C. Pee Pants.



* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; as the characters walk off, they comment that Peter has still lost his job, and he compares it to an episode of another series with a similar Snap Back, then expresses his disapproval of the notion. Roll credits. This is then subverted in the following episode, which involved both a job hunt and taking a new job. The show recycles the "Peter loses his job, gets a new one the following episode" plot, but it isn't as glaring as {{Recycled Script}}s usually are, since in three of the episodes it's the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting B Plot]].

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* * ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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{{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; one episode; as the characters walk off, they comment that Peter has still lost his job, and he compares it to an episode of another series with a similar Snap Back, then expresses his disapproval of the notion. Roll credits. This is then subverted in the following episode, which involved both a job hunt and taking a new job. The show recycles the "Peter loses his job, gets a new one the following episode" plot, but it isn't as glaring as {{Recycled Script}}s usually are, since in three of the episodes it's the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting B Plot]].



* Any time [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity got fired]].
** Also any time an episode ended with Fred still in deep, deep trouble with Wilma.
*** Marital issues get worked out.
* {{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 "At the end of the episode, everything's always right back 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.
** Don't forget in the episode "Cryonic Woman", Fry loses his job at Planet Express. At the end he asks Farnsworth if he'll rehire him, but [[TrapDoor gets rejected]]. By the start of the next episode, he's back to being a delivery boy.

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* Any time [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity got fired]].
** Also any time an
fired]] or when the episode ended ends with Fred him still in deep, deep trouble with Wilma.
*** Marital issues get worked out.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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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 "At the end of the episode, everything's always right back 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.
** Don't forget in the episode In "Cryonic Woman", Fry loses his job at Planet Express. At the end he asks Farnsworth if he'll rehire him, but [[TrapDoor gets rejected]]. By the start of the next episode, he's back to being a delivery boy.



* Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' ended in this manner. (Like the one where Dib and Zim get turned into ''bologna''. However, in that specific case, in another episode Dib references the situation, and how he and Zim [[EnemyMine worked together to get out of it]].) As such, perhaps a better example is one in which Zim is sent ''hurtling into a sun''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'':
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Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' ended in this manner. (Like the one where Dib and Zim get turned into ''bologna''. However, in that specific case, in another episode Dib references the situation, and how he and Zim [[EnemyMine worked together to get out of it]].) As such, perhaps a better example is one in which Zim simply screams "YOU'RE MAKING IT UP!" Whether this counts as Zim being Zim or CanonDiscontinuity is sent ''hurtling into a sun''.up to the viewer.



*** It also seemed like Zim died at the end of "The Wettening". "HELP! HELP! AAAH! I CAN'T BREEATHE! I-"
** In fact, when Dib mentions the bologna incident Zim simply screams "YOU'RE MAKING IT UP!" Whether this counts as Zim being Zim or CanonDiscontinuity is up to the viewer.
* Any time [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity got fired]].
** Heck, one episode ended with the entire company folding, and George going to work for the competition, with his boss following suit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' the NonActionGuy Ron learns ass kicking Monkey Kung Fu, but only actually ''uses'' it in a very few episodes, most of them monkey-oriented. [[TheDragon Shego]] and [[HarmlessVillain Drakken]] are left TrappedInTVLand, but appear again without comment. Kim and Ron become involved with international law-enforcement organisation Global Justice, but they're usually saving the world on their own. It's not for nothing the producers said that any continuity happened by accident. When the series was [[UnCancelled renewed]] for a fourth season, things started to carry over a bit more.
** Lampshaded in the one episode. "Aren't you a master of mystical monkey kung fu?" "Eh, it comes and goes, you know?"

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*** ** It also seemed like Zim died at the end of "The Wettening". "HELP! HELP! AAAH! I CAN'T BREEATHE! I-"
** In fact, when Dib mentions the bologna incident Zim simply screams "YOU'RE MAKING IT UP!" Whether this counts as Zim being Zim or CanonDiscontinuity is up to the viewer.
* Any time [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity got fired]].
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fired]]. Heck, one episode ended with the entire company folding, and George going to work for the competition, with his boss following suit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** The
NonActionGuy Ron learns ass kicking Monkey Kung Fu, but only actually ''uses'' it in a very few episodes, most of them monkey-oriented. [[TheDragon Shego]] and [[HarmlessVillain Drakken]] are left TrappedInTVLand, but appear again without comment. Kim and Ron become involved with international law-enforcement organisation Global Justice, but they're usually saving the world on their own. It's not for nothing the producers said that any continuity happened by accident. When the series was [[UnCancelled renewed]] for a fourth season, things started to carry over a bit more.
** Lampshaded in the one episode. "Aren't you a master of mystical monkey kung fu?" "Eh, it comes and goes, you know?"



* The ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' episode "[[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S2E9ADayAtTheMuseum A Day at the Museum]]" ended with the seeming addition of a main character, a triceratops named Minling. By [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S2E10AlligatorsAndHandbags the next episode]], Minling is nowhere in sight, and everyone acts as if she never existed.
** It seems the writers wanted to do a GainaxEnding just to say they did. (The show loves to parody a lot of things, including tropes)

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* The ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' episode "[[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S2E9ADayAtTheMuseum A Day at the Museum]]" ended with the seeming addition of a main character, a triceratops named Minling. By [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S2E10AlligatorsAndHandbags the next episode]], Minling is nowhere in sight, and everyone acts as if she never existed.
**
existed. It seems the writers wanted to do a GainaxEnding just to say they did. (The show loves to parody a lot of things, including tropes)



* Common in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', notably so when Jack learns to "jump good" in order to fight the rather large Aku. Nothing seemed to stop Jack from slaying Aku and/or getting to the portal and they...just cut it short there! No explanation, no flashbacks, no nothing!
** Made even worse when it is given a {{Continuity Nod}} in a later episode...

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* Common in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', notably so when Jack learns to "jump good" in order to fight the rather large Aku. Nothing seemed to stop Jack from slaying Aku and/or getting to the portal and they...just cut it short there! No explanation, no flashbacks, no nothing!
** Made
nothing!It is made even worse when it is given a {{Continuity Nod}} in a later episode...



* Frequently parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. For example, the episode "The Principal and the Pauper." Also in "Homer Loves Flanders" wherein Lisa comments on the effect, playing with the FourthWall. And there's that ep with Bart and Lisa in 3rd grade where Skinner says: "What this episode has taught us is that there's nothing better than [[StatusQuoIsGod the status quo]]," and promptly puts them back in their respective grades.

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* Frequently parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
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For example, the episode "The Principal and the Pauper." Also in "Homer Loves Flanders" wherein Lisa comments on the effect, playing with the FourthWall. And there's that ep with Bart and Lisa in 3rd grade where Skinner says: "What this episode has taught us is that there's nothing better than [[StatusQuoIsGod the status quo]]," and promptly puts them back in their respective grades.



*** One episode, wherein Homer gets in trouble with a Las Vegas pit boss after losing Bart and held hostage, and Marge ends up in prison for selling expired prescription drugs in a yard sale. This leaves Lisa to fend for herself and Maggie, something she apparently always thought would eventually happen. The episode ends with her saying that she'll look for work in the morning.... by the following episode, everything has been resolved/never happened in the first place.

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*** ** One episode, wherein Homer gets in trouble with a Las Vegas pit boss after losing Bart and held hostage, and Marge ends up in prison for selling expired prescription drugs in a yard sale. This leaves Lisa to fend for herself and Maggie, something she apparently always thought would eventually happen. The episode ends with her saying that she'll look for work in the morning.... by the following episode, everything has been resolved/never happened in the first place.



** Just about every episode (in the first few seasons) involves Kenny dying in some horrific way, but he's back to normal in the next episode, even to the extent of [[LampshadeHanging phasing him back in at the beginning of a two-part episode when he died in the first part.]] Kenny is eventually KilledOffForReal in an episode heavy with LampshadeHanging, the boys dreading the possibility that Kenny might die.
*** He is eventually brought back but very rarely dies and is often given very little to do.
*** Subverted in "Mysterion Rises". After 14 seasons, it turns out that Kenny is ''completely'' aware of every single death. And going right into a Crowning Moment Of Funny, when Kenny gets fed up with the gang and decides to just go to bed and get a good night's sleep. ... By shooting himself in the head.
*** Furthermore, we learn that nobody - except for his parents - ever remembers any of Kenny's deaths. Which is why nobody is ever surprised to see him alive again the next day.

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** Just about every episode (in the first few seasons) involves Kenny dying in some horrific way, but he's back to normal in the next episode, even to the extent of [[LampshadeHanging phasing him back in at the beginning of a two-part episode when he died in the first part.]] Kenny is eventually KilledOffForReal in an episode heavy with LampshadeHanging, the boys dreading the possibility that Kenny might die.
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die. He is eventually brought back but very rarely dies and is often given very little to do.
*** ** Subverted in "Mysterion Rises". After 14 seasons, it turns out that Kenny is ''completely'' aware of every single death. And going right into a Crowning Moment Of Funny, when Kenny gets fed up with the gang and decides to just go to bed and get a good night's sleep. ... By shooting himself in the head.
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head. Furthermore, we learn that nobody - except for his parents - ever remembers any of Kenny's deaths. Which is why nobody is ever surprised to see him alive again the next day.



** Given it was a fad, it probably just faded.



* This has happened a few times on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. Two episodes have [[LouisCypher Lucius]] and [[YesMan Sammy]] falling into an infinite abyss, only to be out by the next episode. Lucius also suffered a VillainousBreakdown in one episode, only to be cured in the next.

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* This has happened a few times on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
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Two episodes have [[LouisCypher Lucius]] and [[YesMan Sammy]] falling into an infinite abyss, only to be out by the next episode. Lucius also suffered a VillainousBreakdown in one episode, only to be cured in the next.



* Doctor Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is always back to normal by the start of the next episode, no matter what horrible thing has happened to him. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode where his daughter says, in response to a boy noting that Doofenshmirtz has just blasted off tied to a giant fireworks rocket, "He'll be fine. He [[NonFatalExplosions blows up all the time]]."
** At the end of "Agent Doof", Candace is faced with other characters (even her mother) turned into babies. She [[BreakingTheFourthWall hopes it wears off]] [[LampshadeHanging before the next episode]].

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* Doctor Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is always back to normal by the start of the next episode, no matter what horrible thing has happened to him. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode where his daughter says, in response to a boy noting that Doofenshmirtz has just blasted off tied to a giant fireworks rocket, "He'll be fine. He [[NonFatalExplosions blows up all the time]]."
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" At the end of "Agent Doof", Candace is faced with other characters (even her mother) turned into babies. She [[BreakingTheFourthWall hopes it wears off]] [[LampshadeHanging before the next episode]].
8th Jan '17 5:24:44 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ComicBook/ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], ComicBook/TheSentry was killed off, and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.

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* Creator/BrianBendis' storied ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' / ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' run (which began in ''[[Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled Disassembled]]'') ended in this manner to a degree. TheVision ComicBook/TheVision and [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]] were returned to life, ComicBook/ScarletWitch was [[AuthorsSavingThrow alleviated of her crimes]] via DemonicPossession, Clint Barton ditched the Ronin costume and returned to the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} identity, ComicBook/TheWasp's death [[HesJustHiding was revealed to have been a fake-out]], ComicBook/TheSentry was killed off, and ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] and [[ComicBook/{{Alias}} Jessica Jones]] all resigned from the Avengers. The only real lasting impact seems to be the continued use of Avengers Tower, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan remaining with the team.
16th Dec '16 1:28:00 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' episode "[=QuaranSheen=]" had Sheen make up an illness called dance fever so he'd have an excuse to not go to the ball with Oom and the series' villain Dorkus taking advantage of this by tricking the Zeenuians into believing that dance fever was contagious in spite of Sheen's claims so that Sheen would be thrown into a cave. The episode ends with nearly the entire main cast quarantined, but everything is fine in the next episode.
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.
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