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24th Jun '16 8:59:47 PM nombretomado
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* An instance of this on ''Anime/SonicX'' leads to a quite jarring moment when edited by [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], making it seem like Cream just ran out of a room crying ''twice''! Though this was probably just bad editing around commercial breaks, rather than a recap.

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* An instance of this on ''Anime/SonicX'' leads to a quite jarring moment when edited by [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], making it seem like Cream just ran out of a room crying ''twice''! Though this was probably just bad editing around commercial breaks, rather than a recap.
8th Jun '16 12:56:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* This seems quite normal for most book series, as the new books sometimes come after months, if not years. It's just really glaring if you read the books within a few weeks; for example, the [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]] novels are notorious for it. Also in the WarOfTheSpiderQueen hexalogy which was writen by six different authors under the supervision of seventh one (who wrote the Drizzt novels). One of these books used this even inside itself, sometimes within the same chapter, to the point where it got annoying.

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* This seems quite normal for most book series, as the new books sometimes come after months, if not years. It's just really glaring if you read the books within a few weeks; for example, the [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]] novels are notorious for it. Also in the WarOfTheSpiderQueen Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen hexalogy which was writen by six different authors under the supervision of seventh one (who wrote the Drizzt novels). One of these books used this even inside itself, sometimes within the same chapter, to the point where it got annoying.
28th May '16 11:30:15 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Every scene in ''Film/DieHard'' involving Al Powell and Dwayne T. Robinson is to simply remind audiences that, yes, Al is still the OnlySaneMan on the force who believes John [=McClane=] is the only hope the hostages have and Robinson is still this movie's example of PoliceAreUseless by refusing to listen. And there are '''several''' scenes with the two discussing the exact same thing, which is the main reason Robinson is TheScrappy; it's not enough for him to be an pain-in-the-ass obstructionist, but he has to keep ''hammering it home'' in his every scene, to the point that Roger Ebert singled Robinson out as the only thing he didn't enjoy about the film.

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* Every scene in ''Film/DieHard'' involving Al Powell and Dwayne T. Robinson is to simply remind audiences that, yes, Al is still the OnlySaneMan on the force who believes John [=McClane=] is the only hope the hostages have and Robinson is still this movie's example of PoliceAreUseless by refusing to listen. And there are '''several''' scenes with the two discussing the exact same thing, which is the main reason Robinson is TheScrappy; it's not enough for him to be an pain-in-the-ass obstructionist, but he has to keep ''hammering it home'' in his every scene, to the point that Roger Ebert singled Robinson out as the only thing he didn't enjoy about the film.



** For ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Nintendo must've believed the players were incapable of remembering or re-figuring the values of the different colored rupees. Every time you start a new session (i.e., resume a saved game or start a new one), for each non-green rupee you pick up, the game will tell you the value of it. Amusingly, it's actually the ''game'' that has the memory of a goldfish. The rupee-value dialogue coming on each time you load up the game is triggered by a slight error with the programming. When you save the game, it does ''not'' save the fact that you've been told on first pick-up how much a given color of rupee is worth. So when you power down the system and load up the game again, it "forgets" that you ever picked up any rupees other than the standard one-rupee value green ones, and reminds you again. Oddly, there's a way to hack your save file so that it DOES remember you've picked them up before. It seems that there was a bit of code left out that prevents the flags from being saved.

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** For ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Nintendo must've believed the players were incapable of remembering or re-figuring the values of the different colored rupees. Every time you start a new session (i.e., resume a saved game or start a new one), for each non-green rupee you pick up, the game will tell you the value of it. Amusingly, it's actually the ''game'' that has the memory of a goldfish. The rupee-value dialogue coming on each time you load up the game is triggered by a slight error with the programming. When you save the game, it does ''not'' save the fact that you've been told on first pick-up how much a given color of rupee is worth. So when you power down the system and load up the game again, it "forgets" that you ever picked up any rupees other than the standard one-rupee value green ones, and reminds you again. Oddly, there's a way to hack your save file so that it DOES remember you've picked them up before. It seems that there was a bit of code left out that prevents the flags from being saved.saved (the HD rerelease fixes this quirk).
28th May '16 11:20:09 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Every scene in ''Film/DieHard'' involving Al Powell and Dwayne T. Robinson is to simply remind audiences that, yes, Al is still the OnlySaneMan on the force who believes John [=McClane=] is the only hope the hostages have and Robinson is still this movie's example of PoliceAreUseless by refusing to listen. And there are '''several''' scenes with the two discussing the exact same thing.

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* Every scene in ''Film/DieHard'' involving Al Powell and Dwayne T. Robinson is to simply remind audiences that, yes, Al is still the OnlySaneMan on the force who believes John [=McClane=] is the only hope the hostages have and Robinson is still this movie's example of PoliceAreUseless by refusing to listen. And there are '''several''' scenes with the two discussing the exact same thing.thing, which is the main reason Robinson is TheScrappy; it's not enough for him to be an pain-in-the-ass obstructionist, but he has to keep ''hammering it home'' in his every scene, to the point that Roger Ebert singled Robinson out as the only thing he didn't enjoy about the film.
14th May '16 2:47:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Along with its slide from hard to soft alternate history, Creator/HarryTurtledove's {{Main/Timeline-191}} restates characteristics of numerous characters every time they appear. US Navy sailor Sam Carsten is perhaps the most notorious, with every segment where he's the [=POV=] character starting with extensive detail about the current status of his sunburn or describing that he can burn even when the sun isn't out.

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* Along with its slide from hard to soft alternate history, Creator/HarryTurtledove's {{Main/Timeline-191}} Literature/Timeline191 restates characteristics of numerous characters every time they appear. US Navy sailor Sam Carsten is perhaps the most notorious, with every segment where he's the [=POV=] character starting with extensive detail about the current status of his sunburn or describing that he can burn even when the sun isn't out.
18th Apr '16 2:51:43 PM Berrenta
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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Clue}}'', in which the Butler recaps every action that has taken place in the movie (including [[RefugeinAudacity slapping Mrs. Peacock repeatedly]]!), until the characters yell at him to GetOnWithItAlready!

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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Clue}}'', in which the Butler recaps every action that has taken place in the movie (including [[RefugeinAudacity slapping Mrs. Peacock repeatedly]]!), until the characters yell at him to GetOnWithItAlready!get on with it.
15th Mar '16 2:10:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'' treats us to a recap of the beginning of the movie when the children are reunited with their father, and he tells them what happened to their mother. This is about ten to fifteen minutes after showing it the first time when the movie began, and most of it was opening credits SceneryGorn. [[spoiler:However, the real point of the scene is to show how the father lies to his children about leaving his wife to the zombies.]]
30th Jan '16 12:05:55 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' got pretty bad at this during its second season. The redone opening is way more expository, the previews go out of their way to remind viewers of the simplest facts from previous episodes and the first ten minutes are a recap of the team to the person who most wouldn't need it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' got pretty bad at this during its second season. The redone opening is way more expository, the previews go out of their way to remind viewers of the simplest facts from previous episodes and the first ten minutes are a recap of the team to the person who most wouldn't need it.
28th Jan '16 11:39:16 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5|AllianceOfVengeance}}'' drones on too long during the cutscenes because of this trope. Party members will constantly parrot or lengthen their questioning when given any topic they don't know about, rather than use emotes or single words to replace many of the extremely simple-worded questions, and some of the flashbacks are a whole minute long when they could have been briefly summarized with plain text in five seconds.
23rd Jan '16 9:16:23 AM Piromano80
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** Also parodied in [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/9p12/ this strip.]]
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