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17th Sep '16 3:43:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Trivial and mildly amusing instance in ''[[FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'': Wedeck (the [=FBI=] boss) claims his vision of the future had him in a meeting (at 10pm?), while the visual was an overhead shot of him sitting in a restroom stall, pants down, reading the newspaper (apparently the sports section, from later dialogue). He later confessed the real story to Benford, adding that he'd emerged from his blackout to find another agent drowning in the urinal and in need of resuscitation (which Wedeck found embarrassing to admit having done).

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* Trivial and mildly amusing instance in ''[[FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'': ''Series/FlashForward2009'': Wedeck (the [=FBI=] boss) claims his vision of the future had him in a meeting (at 10pm?), while the visual was an overhead shot of him sitting in a restroom stall, pants down, reading the newspaper (apparently the sports section, from later dialogue). He later confessed the real story to Benford, adding that he'd emerged from his blackout to find another agent drowning in the urinal and in need of resuscitation (which Wedeck found embarrassing to admit having done).
5th Sep '16 9:52:29 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'': Beowulf claims a bunch of sea monsters attacked him during the race with Breca. We ''do'' see him fighting said sea monsters, but when he claims another sea monster dragged him down under the water, it's actually a beautiful mermaid that he ends up "plunging his blade into."

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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'': ''Film/{{Beowulf 2007}}'': Beowulf claims a bunch of sea monsters attacked him during the race with Breca. We ''do'' see him fighting said sea monsters, but when he claims another sea monster dragged him down under the water, it's actually a beautiful mermaid that he ends up "plunging his blade into."
27th Aug '16 9:11:25 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* "How [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-24 Tedd met Elliot]], abridged version" by Tedd in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.

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* "How ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** When asked how he and Elliot originally met, Tedd claimed that they
[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-24 "just met on the playground."]] The actual illustrations show that there was a bit more to it than that. Elliot [[BullyHunter saved Tedd met Elliot]], abridged version" by Tedd from a bully]] while [[DudeLooksLikeALady mistaking him for a girl.]]
** In the Hammerchlorians arc, when Susan finally gets around to telling the story of what happened
in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.France (which had, up until that point been a long-standing NoodleIncident), the narration boxes show what she's saying, but the flashbacks show the audience what is actually happening. While she never lies, she does leave out a few parts of the story, like how [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1095 her mother browbeat her principal]] into allowing her to go on the trip to France at all, and [[spoiler:how she was [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1100 forced to kill a vampire with an ax.]]]]



** That or she had considerably different standards on what constituted niceness.
18th Aug '16 11:10:11 PM Blueeyedrat
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' used this in the episode where he posed as a gangster. Jack describes how he set up the hit and blew up the target's house, while visuals show him quietly evacuating the inhabitants and giving them the money to find a new home in some other town.
** Made even better by the fact that the words he chose actually were true FromACertainPointOfView.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2," Steven gets a hold of [[spoiler:Peridot's]] voice log and listens to it. The screen shows what Steven imagines happening based on narration, but in entries detailing events Steven was present for, it's clear [[spoiler:Peridot]]'s very high opinion of herself is tainting the storytelling. We see this twice: first when [[spoiler:Steven gives her the tape recorder, when Peridot's log says that she'd decided to call Steven by his name instead of "The Steven." In reality, she'd hissed at him when he asked her to do so. Secondly, when Steven shows her an Earth soap opera, Peridot tells her log that humans waste a lot of their time with meaningless garbage like "Camp Pining Hearts." In reality, Peridot developed an obsession with the show and spent three days analyzing the relationships between characters based on the one episode she had on hand.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' used this in the an episode where he posed as a gangster. Jack describes (with some careful word choice to ensure that his story is true FromACertainPointOfView) how he set up the a hit and blew up the target's house, while visuals show him quietly evacuating the inhabitants and giving them the money to find a new home in some other town.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Made even better by the fact that the words he chose actually were true FromACertainPointOfView.
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In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2," Steven gets a hold of [[spoiler:Peridot's]] [[spoiler:Peridot]]'s voice log and listens to it. The screen shows what Steven imagines happening based on narration, but Each log entry is accompanied by a corresponding flashback; in entries detailing events Steven was present for, it's clear that [[spoiler:Peridot]]'s [[SmallNameBigEgo very high opinion of herself herself]] is tainting the storytelling. We see this twice: first when [[spoiler:Steven gives her the tape recorder, when Peridot's log storytelling:
*** She
says that she'd decided to call Steven by his name instead of "The Steven." In Steven"; in reality, she'd hissed at him when he Steven asked her to do so. Secondly, when so, and she declined (in a somewhat rude manner, which Steven rebuked her for).
*** When
Steven shows her an Earth [[ShowWithinAShow a teen romance soap opera, Peridot opera]], she tells her log that humans waste a lot of their time with meaningless garbage like "Camp Pining Hearts." In reality, Peridot "meaningless distractions"... when [[NotSoAboveItAll she actually developed an obsession with the show show]], and spent three days analyzing the relationships between characters based on the one episode she had on hand.]]hand.
** Inverted in "Buddy's Book"; the ''narration'' is considered accurate, but the events described are depicted with an ImagineSpot, since Steven and Connie have nothing else to work with. When Garnet and Pearl appear in the story, they look the same way they do in the present; Connie points out the FridgeLogic, and the scene is altered to put them in period-appropriate clothing. The duo also imagine Buddy as [[AndYouWereThere their friend Jamie]], but at the episode's end, they notice a portrait of the man and realize they were ''way'' off (however, they agree that they like their version better).
31st Jul '16 5:46:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic starts his review of ''{{Ferngully}} 2'' by fondly recounting that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick volunteered to help him review the first movie, while the video shows her repeatedly smashing his head into his desk during their fight over it.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic starts his review of ''{{Ferngully}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferngully}} 2'' by fondly recounting that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick volunteered to help him review the first movie, while the video shows her repeatedly smashing his head into his desk during their fight over it.
19th Jun '16 8:33:27 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Thunderbolts}}'''s first annual (1997) works like this in comic book form. Citizen V is telling the story of how the heroic Thunderbolts were formed to their newest member, Jolt. As the Bolts are actually villains in disguise (and Jolt is not in on the secret), his narration shows the cover story while the actual pictures and dialog reflects what really happened.

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* The ''{{Thunderbolts}}'''s ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'''s first annual (1997) works like this in comic book form. Citizen V is telling the story of how the heroic Thunderbolts were formed to their newest member, Jolt. As the Bolts are actually villains in disguise (and Jolt is not in on the secret), his narration shows the cover story while the actual pictures and dialog reflects what really happened.
10th Jun '16 7:38:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''SamuraiJack'' used this in the episode where he posed as a gangster. Jack describes how he set up the hit and blew up the target's house, while visuals show him quietly evacuating the inhabitants and giving them the money to find a new home in some other town.

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* ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' used this in the episode where he posed as a gangster. Jack describes how he set up the hit and blew up the target's house, while visuals show him quietly evacuating the inhabitants and giving them the money to find a new home in some other town.
6th May '16 7:18:44 AM FF32
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* Whenever the campers of ''Webcomic/CampWeedonwantcha'' relate how they wound up at there, they ''always'' leave out the fact that they were [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] by their [[AbusiveParents abusive]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] families. It's not clear how much of this is due to SelfServingMemory or due to simply not wanting to truthfully talk about it.
14th Apr '16 11:32:06 AM KneadToKnow
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* Sara tells Aiden in ''[[Film/TheForest2016 The Forest]]'' about her parents' death in a car accident right in front of their house while we see that the actual cause of death was murder/suicide.
24th Mar '16 9:36:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Agent Smecker does this the other direction during the scene that leads up to the Il Duce shootout in ''TheBoondockSaints''- he's an investigator and not a suspect, and describes what he concludes happens as we watch what really happens such as the moment when he pegs Rocco as a "real sicko" who wanted his victim to suffer -- and he's on the floor getting choked out by the "victim" and begging for his life. He also gets wrong how many guys are present during the Il Duce shootout based on the [[ThrowAwayGuns number of guns]] at the scene, which it turns out were all used by one guy.

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* Agent Smecker does this the other direction during the scene that leads up to the Il Duce shootout in ''TheBoondockSaints''- ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''- he's an investigator and not a suspect, and describes what he concludes happens as we watch what really happens such as the moment when he pegs Rocco as a "real sicko" who wanted his victim to suffer -- and he's on the floor getting choked out by the "victim" and begging for his life. He also gets wrong how many guys are present during the Il Duce shootout based on the [[ThrowAwayGuns number of guns]] at the scene, which it turns out were all used by one guy.
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