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2nd May '16 1:25:00 AM aye_amber
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* The beginning of the video for "Everybody's Fool" by {{Evanescence}} is a fake commercial.

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* The beginning of the video for "Everybody's Fool" by {{Evanescence}} Music/{{Evanescence}} is a fake commercial.
17th Apr '15 2:22:01 PM LadyEvil
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* The video for "Fight For Your Right to Party" by the BeastieBoys starts with two rather nerdy looking teens suggesting they have a party with soda and pie. One expresses a hope that "no one bad shows up". Cue the Beastie Boys....
* TwistedSister started "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" with teens getting scolded by authority figures, a father and a teacher respectively. "We're Not Gonna Take It" plays a snippet of "I Wanna Rock" in the opening.
12th Dec '14 7:12:52 AM Patachou
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* Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller", which is about fourteen minutes long, was the TropeCodifier; it's about five minutes before we get to the song. From that point onward, many of his bigger videos had these, to the point that they could run upwards of ten minutes (he preferred they be called short films). After their initial airings they were usually trimmed to just the song portion.
** "Bad": The setup establishes that Michael's character is an inner-city youth who was able to attend a private school, and when he returns to his old neighborhood, his former gangmates want him to prove he's still tough. When he cannot bring himself to rob an old man in the subway, the resultant challenge from the leader leads into the song; the full-length version ends with the leader accepting that he's still tough, but in a way that does not require violence to prove it. Keep in mind that this video is ''18 minutes long'' and the song takes up a good five on its own.

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* Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller", ''Music/{{Thriller}}'', which is about fourteen minutes long, was the TropeCodifier; it's about five minutes before we get to the song. From that point onward, many of his bigger videos had these, to the point that they could run upwards of ten minutes (he preferred they be called short films). After their initial airings they were usually trimmed to just the song portion.
** "Bad": ''Music/{{Bad}}'': The setup establishes that Michael's character is an inner-city youth who was able to attend a private school, and when he returns to his old neighborhood, his former gangmates want him to prove he's still tough. When he cannot bring himself to rob an old man in the subway, the resultant challenge from the leader leads into the song; the full-length version ends with the leader accepting that he's still tough, but in a way that does not require violence to prove it. Keep in mind that this video is ''18 minutes long'' and the song takes up a good five on its own.



** ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'''s segments for "Speed Demon" and "Smooth Criminal" -- Michael is pursued on a movie set in the former, and the latter sandwiches the song in an elaborate fantasy story about him, his child friends, and Joe Pesci's character Frankie Lideo, who wants to profit from selling drugs to children. Michael saves the day by turning into a sportscar, mecha and spaceship. The middle ten minutes is the music video proper; set in an old dance hall, it has [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.]]

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** ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'''s segments for "Speed Demon" and "Smooth Criminal" from ''Music/{{Bad}}'' -- Michael is pursued on a movie set in the former, and the latter sandwiches the song in an elaborate fantasy story about him, his child friends, and Joe Pesci's character Frankie Lideo, who wants to profit from selling drugs to children. Michael saves the day by turning into a sportscar, mecha and spaceship. The middle ten minutes is the music video proper; set in an old dance hall, it has [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.]]



** "You Rock My World": Circa the 1930s, Michael and his buddy Chris Tucker pursue a pretty woman into a mob-run club whose leader is played by MarlonBrando.

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** "You Rock My World": Circa the 1930s, Michael and his buddy Chris Tucker pursue a pretty woman into a mob-run club whose leader is played by MarlonBrando.Creator/MarlonBrando.



* BillyJoel's "Uptown Girl" has an opening which was only shown when it premiered on NBC's old ''Friday Night Videos'' show: it started off with Joel watching a fragment of his "Tell Her About It" video on a TV in the gas station that is the set for the whole video, which then briefly cuts to the bumper for ''Friday Night Videos'' before he shuts off the TV and launches into the song.

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* BillyJoel's Music/BillyJoel's "Uptown Girl" has an opening which was only shown when it premiered on NBC's old ''Friday Night Videos'' show: it started off with Joel watching a fragment of his "Tell Her About It" video on a TV in the gas station that is the set for the whole video, which then briefly cuts to the bumper for ''Friday Night Videos'' before he shuts off the TV and launches into the song.



* The video for TomWaits' song "Downtown Train" starts with two old people discussing how "Everytime there's a full moon he comes out and sings. It drives me crazy!"

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* The video for TomWaits' Music/TomWaits' song "Downtown Train" from ''Music/RainDogs'' starts with two old people discussing how "Everytime there's a full moon he comes out and sings. It drives me crazy!"



* "I Can't Dance" by Music/{{Genesis}} ends with one of these. It's an homage/parody of the segment that originally closed Michael Jackson's "Black and White".
** Also "Jesus He Knows Me," which opens with PhilCollins as an unscrupulous televangelist asking viewers to contribute eighteen million dollars to the Lord.
** And Phil Collins' song "Don't Lose My Number" has a very surreal meta video that involves him talking to directors about their ideas for the song's music video (each of which parodies another music video or movie). The video doesn't just have an opening and closing, it continually cuts away to the dialogue throughout the song. If you've ever wanted to see Phil Collins fending off the post-apocalyptic goons from ''MadMax'' or battling a samurai warrior in ancient Japan, this is the video for you.

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* "I Can't Dance" by Music/{{Genesis}} ends with one of these. It's an homage/parody of the segment that originally closed Michael Jackson's "Black and White".
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** Also "Jesus He Knows Me," which opens with PhilCollins Music/PhilCollins as an unscrupulous televangelist asking viewers to contribute eighteen million dollars to the Lord.
** And Phil Collins' song "Don't Lose My Number" has a very surreal meta video that involves him talking to directors about their ideas for the song's music video (each of which parodies another music video or movie). The video doesn't just have an opening and closing, it continually cuts away to the dialogue throughout the song. If you've ever wanted to see Phil Collins fending off the post-apocalyptic goons from ''MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax'' or battling a samurai warrior in ancient Japan, this is the video for you.



* BruceSpringsteen as a pump jockey at a gas station asking the woman if she wants her car brought back to her house, and she says that she'll come get it later. Then the song "I'm On Fire" where he tells of his burning love for her (in his head) and it ends up with him driving the car to her place anyway, him seeing her husband, leaving the car keys in the mailbox, then walking away, smiling anyway.

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* BruceSpringsteen Music/BruceSpringsteen as a pump jockey at a gas station asking the woman if she wants her car brought back to her house, and she says that she'll come get it later. Then the song "I'm On Fire" where he tells of his burning love for her (in his head) and it ends up with him driving the car to her place anyway, him seeing her husband, leaving the car keys in the mailbox, then walking away, smiling anyway.



* FallOutBoy's video for "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me" has this and some MidVidSkit-ness.

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* FallOutBoy's Music/FallOutBoy's video for "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me" has this and some MidVidSkit-ness.



** Their video for "I Don't Care" features bookends including [[Music/GunsNRoses Gilby Clarke]] revealed as SarahPalin [[MindScrew in disguise]].

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** Their video for "I Don't Care" features bookends including [[Music/GunsNRoses Gilby Clarke]] revealed as SarahPalin UsefulNotes/SarahPalin [[MindScrew in disguise]].



* The video for LadyGaga's "Paparazzi" starts with a three-minute long sequence where her boyfriend throws her off a balcony while photographers watch, and has a brief intermission where she gets back by poisoning him (and [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity telephoning a confession to the police]]).

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* The video for LadyGaga's Music/LadyGaga's "Paparazzi" starts with a three-minute long sequence where her boyfriend throws her off a balcony while photographers watch, and has a brief intermission where she gets back by poisoning him (and [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity telephoning a confession to the police]]).



* DavidBowie's Jazzin' for Blue Jean, a 20 minute short film that wraps around Blue Jean, extra points for Bowie playing two characters, one being a parody of his 'glam rock' image, the other poking fun at it.

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* DavidBowie's Jazzin' Music/DavidBowie's ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean, Jean'', a 20 minute short film that wraps around Blue Jean, extra points for Bowie playing two characters, one being a parody of his 'glam rock' image, the other poking fun at it.
30th Nov '14 2:10:10 PM pragmatika
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**Other '80s hair metal bands had the same general idea: Twisted Sister, Cinderella, Motley Crue, Killer Dwarfs, etc.
12th Jul '14 1:37:38 AM MyTrainIsOff
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** G U Y has a major 5 minute set up and 2 minute set down.
19th Apr '14 8:58:41 PM Willbyr
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* "Windowlicker" by AphexTwin opens with a four minute segment examining the lives of two broke wannabes. Several seconds of [[ClusterFBomb NSFW bickering]] ensures that the opening segment will never be seen on the airwaves. Of note is a unidentified but appealing song playing on a car stereo; new fans frequently ask for that song's title.

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* "Windowlicker" by AphexTwin Music/AphexTwin opens with a four minute segment examining the lives of two broke wannabes. Several seconds of [[ClusterFBomb NSFW bickering]] ensures that the opening segment will never be seen on the airwaves. Of note is a unidentified but appealing song playing on a car stereo; new fans frequently ask for that song's title.
20th Jan '14 5:40:58 AM Austin
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** ''Ghosts'' '''is''' actually a short film at 38 minutes, with three songs -- but there's lots of talking; Michael is a spirit of some sort who faces a TorchesAndPitchforks mob of angry parents [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who disapprove of his secretly meeting with their children for ghost stories.]]

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** ''Ghosts'' ''[[Film/MichaelJacksonsGhosts Ghosts]]'' '''is''' actually a short film at 38 minutes, with three songs -- but there's lots of talking; Michael is a spirit of some sort who faces a TorchesAndPitchforks mob of angry parents [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who disapprove of his secretly meeting with their children for ghost stories.]]
25th Dec '13 9:45:12 PM nombretomado
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* TheDecemberists' "Oh Valencia!" does this to start and end the video's tragic plot.

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* TheDecemberists' Music/TheDecemberists' "Oh Valencia!" does this to start and end the video's tragic plot.
7th Dec '13 5:25:24 PM Korodzik
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* Brad Paisley has done this a number of times over the years. His videos for "I'm Gonna Miss Her," "Celebrity," "Online," and "Waitin' on a Woman" each hold bookends, including appearances by WilliamShatner, Jason Alexander, and Andy Griffith.

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* Brad Paisley has done this a number of times over the years. His videos for "I'm Gonna Miss Her," "Celebrity," "Online," and "Waitin' on a Woman" each hold bookends, including appearances by WilliamShatner, Creator/WilliamShatner, Jason Alexander, and Andy Griffith.
7th Jul '13 8:29:46 PM crazyrabbits
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* HueyLewisAndTheNews' video for "The Power of Love" (featured on the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' soundtrack) begins with a 2-minute long sequence of the group getting onstage and talking about how they've "sold out" to the movie business, while Doc Brown arrives at the venue and tells someone to watch the Delorean. The final half-minute of the video has the Delorean (stolen by a clubgoer and his date) arrive back in the present while they comment on their experience. All in all, it takes up nearly half of the video's running time.
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