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4th Sep '16 2:47:52 AM erforce
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* OlderThanTheyThink: From 1976, the trailer for ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'' was able to take advantage of this trope thanks to the story upping the stakes from previous installments. At first, the trailer appears to be for a straight action movie -- until the reveal (via trailer-specific footage) that the diabolical villain is Inspector Dreyfus, and his evil plot threatening the world is motivated solely by his desire to get rid of Inspector Clouseau once and for all.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: From 1976, the trailer for ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'' ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' was able to take advantage of this trope thanks to the story upping the stakes from previous installments. At first, the trailer appears to be for a straight action movie -- until the reveal (via trailer-specific footage) that the diabolical villain is Inspector Dreyfus, and his evil plot threatening the world is motivated solely by his desire to get rid of Inspector Clouseau once and for all.
12th Aug '16 9:34:01 AM rjd1922
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* The 2011 ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' movie came out the same weekend as ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', and thus some Pooh ads started out with lighting text on a cloudy sky (like the Harry Potter movies) with taglines such as "Get ready for the final battle" and "How do you spell adventure?"...with cuts to Pooh running from bees and inverting a set of blocks from "[[TakeThat POTR]]" to "POOH". Once the film's logo appears, there's a clip of Pooh saying, "Expecting someone else". However, in some cases, they have already shown the Walt Disney logo, which somewhat ruins the effect.

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* The 2011 ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' movie came out the same weekend as ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', and thus some Pooh ads started out with lighting text on a cloudy sky (like the Harry Potter movies) with taglines such as "Get ready for the final battle" and "How do you spell adventure?"...with cuts to Pooh running from bees and inverting a set of blocks from "[[TakeThat POTR]]" to "POOH". Once the film's logo appears, there's a clip of Pooh saying, "Expecting "Were you expecting someone else".else?". However, in some cases, they have already shown the Walt Disney logo, which somewhat ruins the effect.
11th Aug '16 9:01:53 PM rjd1922
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* The trailer for WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity is the kind of Trailer Spoof that doesn't hide the movie, but parodies commercials for real colleges.

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* The trailer for WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' is the kind of Trailer Spoof that doesn't hide the movie, but parodies commercials for real colleges.



* One teaser for the 2009 remake of ''Film/{{Fame}}'' makes it look like a Harry Potter trailer (or another movie about a wizarding school) using stock footage of a steam train and a castle at the beginning , and even using lines like "Practice your craft" and "Cast a spell" in between clips.

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* One teaser for the 2009 remake of ''Film/{{Fame}}'' makes it look like a Harry Potter ''Film/HarryPotter'' trailer (or another movie about a wizarding school) using stock footage of a steam train and a castle at the beginning , and even using lines like "Practice your craft" and "Cast a spell" in between clips.



* In the Ubisoft video conference of the 2016 [=E3=], there was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVPOv0IGCg a teaser]] which gives off the appearance of a Tom Clancy game, with criminal violence on the rise throughout the United States, which calls for extreme measures. "The question becomes: Who will take them?" And shortly afterwards, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman in his Coon costume]] can be seen, turning this section of the conference to ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole''

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* In the Ubisoft video conference of the 2016 [=E3=], there was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVPOv0IGCg a teaser]] which gives off the appearance of a Tom Clancy game, with criminal violence on the rise throughout the United States, which calls for extreme measures. "The question becomes: Who will take them?" And shortly afterwards, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman in his Coon costume]] can be seen, turning this section of the conference to ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole''
''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole''.
15th Jun '16 12:27:10 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* In the Ubisoft video conference of the 2016 [=E3=], there was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVPOv0IGCg a teaser]] which gives off the appearance of a Tom Clancy game, with criminal violence on the rise throughout the United States, which calls for extreme measures. "The question becomes: Who will take them?" And shortly afterwards, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman in his Coon costume]] can be seen, turning this section of the conference to ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole''
18th May '16 10:36:58 AM twilicorn
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* A commercial for the episode of ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' that aired October 21, 2015 started off spoofing ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', the airdate being the day that Marty went into the future. However, it showed the series' title in the form of a hashtag in the lower left corner, which somewhat ruined the effect.

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* A commercial for the episode of ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' that aired October 21, 2015 started off spoofing ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', the airdate being the day that Marty went into the future.future in [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII the second film]]. However, it showed the series' title in the form of a hashtag in the lower left corner, which somewhat ruined the effect.
15th May '16 11:20:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The trailer for the PlayStation4 version of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' looks like a trailer for an entirely different game all together, just to show how well the graphics have improved. Only at the end, when you see Cloud's distinctive {{BFS}}, you'll realize this is FFVII.

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* The trailer for the PlayStation4 UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 version of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' looks like a trailer for an entirely different game all together, just to show how well the graphics have improved. Only at the end, when you see Cloud's distinctive {{BFS}}, you'll realize this is FFVII.
12th Apr '16 1:33:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* Due to it coming out around the same time as ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukOzVWBJE6E teaser]] for ''Film/{{UHF}}'' made it look like it was for the next Indiana Jones movie before switching around to reveal the face of Music/WeirdAlYankovic.

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* Due to it coming out around the same time as ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukOzVWBJE6E teaser]] for ''Film/{{UHF}}'' made it look like it was for the next Indiana Jones movie before switching around to reveal the face of Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
9th Mar '16 3:28:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** The second movie came out the same year as ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65LjJMqHkoc a trailer]] that started by going through the Death Star with VaderBreath in the background while closing in on a chair... until the ChairReveal has Dr. Evil sitting in it. After that, the trailer goes in more typical Austin Powers style, including the narrator saying "If you see only one movie this summer, see... ''Star Wars''. But if you see two movies, see ''Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me!''"
** A trailer for ''Austin Powers in Goldmember'' began in a manner similar to the opening credits of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. Which in turn led MGM to sue New Line for copyright infringement. The suit was settled and in exchange, the trailer to ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' was attached to all prints of ''Goldmember''.

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** The second movie movie, ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' came out the same year as ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65LjJMqHkoc a trailer]] that started by going through the Death Star with VaderBreath in the background while closing in on a chair... until the ChairReveal has Dr. Evil sitting in it. After that, the trailer goes in more typical Austin Powers style, including the narrator saying "If you see only one movie this summer, see... ''Star Wars''. But if you see two movies, see ''Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me!''"
** A trailer for ''Austin Powers in Goldmember'' ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' began in a manner similar to the opening credits of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. Which in turn led MGM to sue New Line for copyright infringement. The suit was settled and in exchange, the trailer to ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' was attached to all prints of ''Goldmember''.



* The trailer for ''[[DumbAndDumber Dumb and Dumberer]]'' disguised itself as a trailer for ''Literature/TheHobbit'', leaving every member of the audience sorely pissed.

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* The trailer for ''[[DumbAndDumber Dumb and Dumberer]]'' ''Film/DumbAndDumberer'' disguised itself as a trailer for ''Literature/TheHobbit'', leaving every member of the audience sorely pissed.
13th Feb '16 9:28:31 PM darthalex314
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*** Even a commercial for the DVD started off looking like ''Film/TheHungerGames''.
19th Nov '15 4:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAbsyxYZV9U This trailer]] for TheRugratsMovie, which appeared to be for a horror movie along the lines of ''{{Film/Gremlins}}'' or ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAbsyxYZV9U This trailer]] for TheRugratsMovie, ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', which appeared to be for a horror movie along the lines of ''{{Film/Gremlins}}'' or ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''.
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