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16th Apr '18 6:04:42 AM Ccook1956
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* In its original syndicated run, ''WesternAnimation/TheDickTracyShow'' had teasers prefacing their episodes. Selected early episodes tacked on an interstitial with Tracy on law enforcement before going to the teaser.
16th Apr '18 6:00:06 AM Ccook1956
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* The DC Comics adaptation of ''Film/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' reserves its credits for the very last page.
21st Mar '18 12:47:53 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' does the same. It works well with crime shows as the introduction of the episode's case usually fits right into the opening segment. (Beware, however, when the cold opening actually shows the main characters or the [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs home base]] - it means that the case will directly involve them, as seen in "Bête noire".)
** The very same formula was also used in ''Series/{{JAG}}''.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' does the same. It works well with crime shows as the introduction of the episode's case usually fits right into the opening segment. (Beware, however, when the cold opening actually shows the main characters or the [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs home base]] - it means that the case will directly involve them, as seen in "Bête noire".)
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) The very same formula was also used in ''Series/{{JAG}}''.



* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxSaveTheWorld'' featured two episodes with cutscenes as cold openings. In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxBeyondTimeAndSpace'', every episode but one had a playable cold opening.
** ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' also featured a cold opening, before the "Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence".

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* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxSaveTheWorld'' featured two episodes with cutscenes as cold openings. In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxBeyondTimeAndSpace'', every episode but one had a playable cold opening.
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opening. ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' also featured a cold opening, before the "Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence".



** Also, ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', developed by [=LucasArts=] and Creator/TelltaleGames, is the first game in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series to have playable cold openings in five chapters... sort of. Chapter 1, for example, has a playable intro that can be accomplished with help from instructions before the main title starts. Chapter 3 has a VERY long playable cold opening consisting of a few tasks and an "Answer the question" minigame before the chapter's title starts. Chapter 4, on the other hand, only has the shortest playable cold opening, where you only have to select a topic before the chapter's title starts.
* Most of the games in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series open with an action sequence or other story based sequence before the opening credits and logo come up.
** The original has a Cold Open with a plot remarkably similar to some entire games: "Oh, good, the heroes are here. The princess has been kidnapped. Take care of that, would you?" The plot only gets going ''after'' you rescue Her Majesty and acquire the Lute.
** So does ''KingdomHearts'', but that doesn't happen until ''4 to 5 hours into the game.''
*** Only ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', though.
*** After the first KingdomHearts the games all following have had a short montage that recapped what happened, and then a scene afterwards that doesn't make much sense unless you know certain things...sometimes you won't discover secrets until you've played different games in the series, and not just the main ones.

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** Also, * ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', developed by [=LucasArts=] and Creator/TelltaleGames, is the first game in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series to have playable cold openings in five chapters... sort of. Chapter 1, for example, has a playable intro that can be accomplished with help from instructions before the main title starts. Chapter 3 has a VERY long playable cold opening consisting of a few tasks and an "Answer the question" minigame before the chapter's title starts. Chapter 4, on the other hand, only has the shortest playable cold opening, where you only have to select a topic before the chapter's title starts.
* Most of the games in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series open with an action sequence or other story based sequence before the opening credits and logo come up.
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up. The original has a Cold Open with a plot remarkably similar to some entire games: "Oh, good, the heroes are here. The princess has been kidnapped. Take care of that, would you?" The plot only gets going ''after'' you rescue Her Majesty and acquire the Lute.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'';
** So does ''KingdomHearts'', but that doesn't happen until ''4 to 5 hours into the game.''
*** Only ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', though.
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After the first KingdomHearts the games all following have had a short montage that recapped what happened, and then a scene afterwards that doesn't make much sense unless you know certain things...sometimes you won't discover secrets until you've played different games in the series, and not just the main ones.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' was more circumspect about it. The opening titles roll before the main menu comes up, and you play a mission on a Tanker (where, again, the title pops up as soon as we see Snake's face for the first time). It led many people into thinking it was the proper game - but it was a prologue, and the main meat of the game was later on, with a different main character.
*** However, if you chose a specific option before starting the game, the game would skip the Tanker prologue & start with Raiden, the character who replaces Snake as the main character, going through a similar infiltration to the prior game, and the title appearing on the same cue.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' was more circumspect about it. The opening titles roll before the main menu comes up, and you play a mission on a Tanker (where, again, the title pops up as soon as we see Snake's face for the first time). It led many people into thinking it was the proper game - but it was a prologue, and the main meat of the game was later on, with a different main character.
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character. However, if you chose a specific option before starting the game, the game would skip the Tanker prologue & start with Raiden, the character who replaces Snake as the main character, going through a similar infiltration to the prior game, and the title appearing on the same cue.



** Those were actually teasers, although a couple of Flintstones episodes (most notably the episode that introduced Bamm-Bamm) has a cold open.



** In the 1980s, NBC's cartoon shows had teasers.

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** * In the 1980s, NBC's cartoon shows had teasers.



** ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' had them in its original run. However, most current TV/DVD prints remove their teasers, though "The Coming of Astro" has its teaser intact.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' had them in its original run. However, most current TV/DVD prints remove their teasers, though "The Coming of Astro" has its teaser intact.



** As does WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012, another Hub show.

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** As does WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012, another Hub show.* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has a cold opening in every episode.



* Being a parody of Western TV shows, the Gene Deitch ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short "Tall in the Trap" had a teaser play before the credits.
** At least two Chuck Jones T&J cartoons had cold opens: "Duel Personality" and "The Mouse From H.U.N.G.E.R."

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* Being a parody of Western TV shows, the Gene Deitch ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': "Tall in the Trap" had a teaser play before the credits.
** At least two Chuck Jones T&J cartoons had cold opens:
Trap", "Duel Personality" and "The Mouse From H.U.N.G.E.R."" have a teaser play before the credits.
20th Mar '18 12:27:54 AM Gageaz
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** Season 6, episode 7, interestingly, begins with a cold open to avoid spoiling itself: the episode begins with the return of long-thought-dead Sandor Clegane, whose actor, Rory McCann, is listed in the opening credits. The opening was moved back a bit as to not spoil the surprise.

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** Season 6, episode 7, interestingly, begins with a cold open to avoid spoiling itself: the episode begins with the return of long-thought-dead Sandor Clegane, whose actor, Rory McCann, [=McCann=], is listed in the opening credits. The opening was moved back a bit as to not spoil the surprise.
20th Mar '18 12:25:05 AM Gageaz
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** In a particularly brutal case: season 5, episode 14 - the climax of the series - runs through its entire first act before the opening titles.


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** Season 6, episode 7, interestingly, begins with a cold open to avoid spoiling itself: the episode begins with the return of long-thought-dead Sandor Clegane, whose actor, Rory McCann, is listed in the opening credits. The opening was moved back a bit as to not spoil the surprise.
3rd Mar '18 3:06:14 AM tropower
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* ''Call Me Madam'' preceded the OpeningChorus with a brief scene showing Mrs. Sally Adams being sworn in as ambassador to Lichtenburg.


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* ''Call Me Madam'' preceded the OpeningChorus with a brief scene showing Mrs. Sally Adams being sworn in as ambassador to Lichtenburg.
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3rd Mar '18 3:05:45 AM tropower
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* The ''UsefulNotes/OlympicGames'' are an example of this in a way. At least in the Summer games, UsefulNotes/{{Soccer}} usually starts a day or two before the opening ceremonies; justified due to the way the tournament structure works.



* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' displays its title card as you take the elevator up to the surface after the prologue. It also appears [[CloseOnTitle before the credits roll]].

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* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' ''[[VideoGame/Doom2016 DOOM (2016)]]'' displays its title card as you take the elevator up to the surface after the prologue. It also appears [[CloseOnTitle before the credits roll]].
1st Feb '18 7:46:18 PM mariofan1000
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* Done in every episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', with plot relevance ranging from "introduces the entire plot" to "sets up a BrickJoke later on in the episode" to "[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never gets mentioned again.]]"
1st Feb '18 6:22:08 PM foxley
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* Early episodes of ''Series/MacGyver'' started with an unrelated short adventure. This practice was dropped pretty quickly.

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* Early episodes of ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' started with an unrelated short adventure. This practice was dropped pretty quickly.
25th Jan '18 4:31:28 AM JaneStValentine
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** Birth By Sleep shows [[BigBad Xehanort]] standing at Destiny Islands, commenting that it was "too small". [[spoiler: whenever this happens, it was after the events of Birth By Sleep, because Xehanort's younger self is not even created until Master Xehanort takes over Terra's body.]] However, that Birth by Sleep has three stories.

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** Birth By Sleep shows [[BigBad Xehanort]] [[TheFaceless the back of a young man]] standing at Destiny Islands, commenting that it was "too small". Later in the game, it becomes clear this man [[spoiler: whenever this happens, it was after the events of Birth By Sleep, because Xehanort's younger self is not even created until [[BigBad Master Xehanort takes over Terra's body.]] However, that Birth by Sleep has three stories.Xehanort]] before he became a Keyblade Bearer.]]
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