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6th Feb '17 7:53:43 AM kyeo
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* The second half of ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' has an extended musical interlude which starts with Allan Jones singing "Tomorrow Is Another Day," which is followed by Harpo using his flute to summon a black chorus which sings "Blow That Horn, Gabriel" and "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." (The chorus has nothing else to do in the movie except reappear to sing the finale.) Many MarxBrothers consider this sequence as objectionable on an EthnicScrappy level, but it's [[FairForItsDay not really that bad by itself]] and the choir are very good, but it just stops the plot dead and its earnestness clashes painfully with the Marxes' usual slapstick and wisecracks.

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* The second half of ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' has an extended musical interlude which starts with Allan Jones singing "Tomorrow Is Another Day," which is followed by Harpo using his flute to summon a black chorus which sings "Blow That Horn, Gabriel" and "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." (The chorus has nothing else to do in the movie except reappear to sing the finale.) Many MarxBrothers consider this sequence as objectionable on an EthnicScrappy level, but while some say it's [[FairForItsDay not really that bad by itself]] and the choir are very good, but it just stops the plot dead and its earnestness clashes painfully with the Marxes' usual slapstick and wisecracks.
16th Jan '17 5:40:13 PM LinTaylor
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* Most scenes with Bulma during the Frieza Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Amusingly enough, there's one segment in the show where Krillin and Gohan hear her screaming in the distance and wonder if she really was ''literally'' Trapped By Mountain Lions (to which Krillin responds "I'd feel sorry for the lion.") Most of these scenes are PlayedForLaughs rather than being considered serious moments, since who would honestly worry that Bulma was in genuine mortal danger at that point in the story? This is especially notable in ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' where most of the filler is removed, and yet this subplot (including the body switch with Frog Ginyu) is still left in.

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* Most scenes with Bulma during the Frieza Arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.''Anime/DragonBallZ''; she needed to be there because nobody else could fly the spaceship, but after that her importance was non-existent. As a result, there are several episodes that cut away from the main plot to show Bulma reading magazines, hiding from Freeza soldiers, fighting giant crabs in the ocean, etc. Amusingly enough, there's one segment in the show where Krillin and Gohan hear her screaming in the distance and wonder if she really was ''literally'' Trapped By Mountain Lions (to which Krillin responds "I'd feel sorry for the lion.") Most of these scenes are PlayedForLaughs rather than being considered serious moments, since who would honestly worry that Bulma was in genuine mortal danger at that point in the story? This is especially notable in Interestingly, while ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' where excises most of the filler is removed, and yet this subplot (including from ''DBZ'', it leaves in the body switch sub-plot where Captain Ginyu briefly [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swaps]] with Frog Ginyu) is still left in.Bulma; it's also referenced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' when Ginyu appears and both Bulma and Piccolo mention the body-swap.
16th Jan '17 4:37:28 PM Zubon
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** ''[[Literature/MasqueradeCycle Prophecy]]''. Smack-bang in the middle of the Saga (Which is, as a reminder, an epic story about the crew of the flying ship ''Weatherlight'' who travel to another world to rescue their captain and end up defending their world from an AlienInvasion), we get a set and accompanying novel about the Keldons invading Jamuraa. It does involve a few characters from the Saga, but they proceed to do almost nothing for the entire novel.

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** ''[[Literature/MasqueradeCycle Prophecy]]''. Smack-bang in the middle of the Saga (Which (which is, as a reminder, an epic story about the crew of the flying ship ''Weatherlight'' who travel to another world to rescue their captain and end up defending their world from an AlienInvasion), we get a set and accompanying novel about the Keldons invading Jamuraa. It does involve a few characters from the Saga, but they proceed to do almost nothing for the entire novel.
14th Jan '17 6:18:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* During his ''[[TheMalloreon Malloreon]]'' series, David Eddings would frequently insert a chapter which revealed what minor characters from all over the world were doing. These were semi-interesting but ultimately had little bearing on the real plot (other than the ones [[spoiler:with the ride off the island at the end]]).

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* During his ''[[TheMalloreon ''[[Literature/TheMalloreon Malloreon]]'' series, David Eddings would frequently insert a chapter which revealed what minor characters from all over the world were doing. These were semi-interesting but ultimately had little bearing on the real plot (other than the ones [[spoiler:with the ride off the island at the end]]).
7th Jan '17 10:45:30 PM infernape612
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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', ''Side:Future'' has several scenes where [[ButtMonkey Yasuhiro Hagakure]] tries, and fails, to reenter the Future Foundation building after he is trapped outside. These scenes never amount to anything plotwise, but in a case of TropesAreNotBad, they provide some badly-needed comic relief in an otherwise dark plot.
10th Dec '16 3:32:58 PM pib712
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** Arya's two-season trip to Braavos could be argued to be an example of this.
** Averted with the absence of Bran in season 5; we were spared seeing him Trapped By White Walkers.
2nd Dec '16 4:49:13 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Luckily Robert Jordan realized that the one character people actually liked was shut away in a closet somewhere (almost literally) and Mat spends the next book showing everyone just how {{Badass}} a FourstarBadass can really be. And then he got about 3 chapters in the book after that. Figures.

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*** Luckily Robert Jordan realized that the one character people actually liked was shut away in a closet somewhere (almost literally) and Mat spends the next book showing everyone just how {{Badass}} badass a FourstarBadass can really be. And then he got about 3 chapters in the book after that. Figures.
22nd Nov '16 11:36:57 AM brianify
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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'''s climax centers around the main character entering a black hole, which will either lead to an unparalleled discovery or an relatively quick death. At the same time, the movie insists on focusing on the main character's daughter trying to sneak past her [[ConflictBall suddenly irrationally hostile]] but never actually dangerous brother into their family home.

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'''s climax centers around the main character entering a black hole, which will either lead to an unparalleled discovery or an a relatively quick exotic death. At the same time, the movie insists on focusing on the main character's daughter trying to sneak past her [[ConflictBall suddenly irrationally hostile]] but never actually dangerous brother into their family home.
22nd Nov '16 11:33:42 AM brianify
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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'''s climax centers around the main character entering a black hole, which will either lead to an unparalleled discovery or an relatively quick death. At the same time, the movie insists on focusing on the main character's daughter trying to sneak past her [[ConflictBall suddenly irrationally hostile]] but never actually dangerous brother into their family home.
16th Nov '16 7:27:56 AM SunriseWarrior
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*** As shown in the series finale [[spoiler: The 'flash sideways' was shown to be a kind of purgatory and the characters all met because they meant so much to one another and were destined to spend eternity together.]] So, while it could be considered a waste of time showing action that wasn't answering questions about the show's many mysteries, it was still important for the characters' arcs.

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*** As shown in the series finale finale, [[spoiler: The the 'flash sideways' was shown to be a kind of purgatory and the characters all met because they meant so much to one another and were destined to spend eternity together.]] So, while it could be considered a waste of time showing action that wasn't answering questions about the show's many mysteries, it was still important for the characters' arcs.
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