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29th Apr '16 4:49:20 AM aye_amber
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** Yet another ''Simpsons'' example: In ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Simpson Mother Simpson]]'', Mr. Burns plays an audio casette recording of ''Ride of the Valkyries'' as he storms the Simpsons' household...and the tape quickly cuts to {{Abba}}'s ''Waterloo'', which Smithers admits he recorded over the original music.

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** Yet another ''Simpsons'' example: In ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Simpson Mother Simpson]]'', Mr. Burns plays an audio casette recording of ''Ride of the Valkyries'' as he storms the Simpsons' household...and the tape quickly cuts to {{Abba}}'s Music/{{Abba}}'s ''Waterloo'', which Smithers admits he recorded over the original music.
19th Feb '16 8:15:47 AM twilicorn
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** The parody on ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' (the Cartoon Network sketch show based on ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'') had the attack taped on Kermit the Frog's ''American Idol'' audition video.

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** The parody on ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' (the Cartoon Network sketch show based on ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'') [[Magazine/{{MAD}} the magazine of the same name]]) had the attack taped on [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog's ''American Idol'' Frog's]] ''Series/AmericanIdol'' audition video.
19th Feb '16 8:13:43 AM twilicorn
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "One False Movie", Eduardo tapes over the end of the movie that Bloo and his friends made with an episode of his favorite show, an {{expy}} of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''. HilarityEnsues as this happened at the wrap party for said film (the tape was lying in plain sight), which was due to be shown at a film festival later on.
5th Dec '15 4:20:06 AM eroock
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-->'''[[Series/ArrestedDevelopment George Michael]]''' lampshades this trope.

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-->'''[[Series/ArrestedDevelopment -->-- '''[[Series/ArrestedDevelopment George Michael]]''' lampshades this trope.
6th Jun '15 7:45:30 PM maxwellsilver
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** In "The One Where Ross Can't Flirt", Joey's grandmother joins him and the gang to watch his part in an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' but his scene was cut out, so Joey quickly tapes a new one in his apartment and passes it off as his original scene just before the episode ends. Immediately after Joey's homemade scene ends, the tape switched to Chandler singing "Space Oddity" by Music/DavidBowey.

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** In "The One Where Ross Can't Flirt", Joey's grandmother joins him and the gang to watch his part in an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' but his scene was cut out, so Joey quickly tapes a new one in his apartment and passes it off as his original scene just before the episode ends. Immediately after Joey's homemade scene ends, the tape switched to Chandler singing "Space Oddity" by Music/DavidBowey.Music/DavidBowie.
6th Jun '15 7:44:55 PM maxwellsilver
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** In "The One Where Ross Can't Flirt", Joey's grandmother joins him and the gang to watch his part in an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' but his scene was cut out, so Joey quickly tapes a new one in his apartment and passes it off as his original scene just before the episode ends. Immediately after Joey's homemade scene ends, the tape switched to Chandler singing "Space Oddity" by Music/DavidBowey.
6th Jun '15 6:36:09 PM maxwellsilver
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And sometimes this is used in a joke, to show somebody (generally the person who owns and then plays the tape) doing something hideously embarassing. The guy involved gasps and stops the tape but it's too late - about a dozen of his closest friends have seen him singing, dancing or performing a sex act on tape and they're never going to forget it.

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And sometimes this is used in a joke, to show somebody (generally the person who owns and then plays the tape) doing something hideously embarassing.embarrassing. The guy involved gasps and stops the tape but it's too late - about a dozen of his closest friends have seen him singing, dancing or performing a sex act on tape and they're never going to forget it.



* TropeNamer is George Michael Bluth's eventual comment on a RunningGag on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' where, every time something is taped, it runs on to present footage George Michael shot of himself imitating scenes from ''ThePhantomMenace'' in his garage (in the vein of [[MemeticMutation Star Wars Kid]]).

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* TropeNamer is George Michael Bluth's eventual comment on a RunningGag on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' where, every time something is taped, it runs on to present footage George Michael shot of himself imitating scenes from ''ThePhantomMenace'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' in his garage (in the vein of [[MemeticMutation Star Wars Kid]]).



* Used as a ContinuityNod to "Frank Sets Sweet Dee On Fire" in the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Paddy's Pub: Home Of The Original Kitten Mittens".

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* Used as a ContinuityNod to "Frank Sets Sweet Dee On Fire" in the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Paddy's Pub: Home Of The Original Kitten Mittens".



** The gang showed Joey's grandmother a tape of Joey acting part of a movie in his own apartment to make her think his part wasn't cut out of the movie. Then the recording switches to an old video of Chandler singing [[Music/DavidBowie "Space Oddity"]].



** When Ross is collecting some of his things from Carol and Susan, he finds his tape of half the GrandFinale of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' and half of the Iranian hostages being released had become Carol and Susan's vacation and half of the Iranian hostages being released.



* An episode of ''{{Ellen}}'' centred around Ellen taping an episode of ''Series/{{Thirtysomething}}'' over a friend's birth video.
* In one episode of ''TheThinBlueLine'', Inspector Fowler attempts to record Inspector Grim confessing to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty planting evidence]], but when he triumphantly plays back the cassette, all they hear is his girlfriend's work-out routine. Boyle, Grim's crony, points out that Fowler needed to push down "play" and "record" for it to work. At the [[BrickJoke end of the episode]], as Patricia does her work-out, she hears what was recorded afterwards: [[MistakenForCheating the mayoress apparently propositioning Fowler]].

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* An episode of ''{{Ellen}}'' ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' centred around Ellen taping an episode of ''Series/{{Thirtysomething}}'' over a friend's birth video.
* In one episode of ''TheThinBlueLine'', ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'', Inspector Fowler attempts to record Inspector Grim confessing to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty planting evidence]], but when he triumphantly plays back the cassette, all they hear is his girlfriend's work-out workout routine. Boyle, Grim's crony, points out that Fowler needed to push down "play" and "record" for it to work. At the [[BrickJoke end of the episode]], as Patricia does her work-out, workout, she hears what was recorded afterwards: [[MistakenForCheating the mayoress apparently propositioning Fowler]].



* The end of ''{{Manhunt}}'' has a bit of "video fuzz" before cutting to a weird, alien chef, implying the villain was using old tapes to record his SnuffFilm.

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* The end of ''{{Manhunt}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' has a bit of "video fuzz" before cutting to a weird, alien chef, implying the villain was using old tapes to record his SnuffFilm.



* In ''{{Stoked}}!'', Johnny is supposed to video the opposing team for a tandem surf competition so Reef and Broseph can study their technique for weaknesses. Instead, he ends up shooting nothing but footage of his crush Emma surfing. The end of the tape shows him pretending the camera is Emma and kissing it; much to Reef and Broseph's amusement.

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* In ''{{Stoked}}!'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}!'', Johnny is supposed to video the opposing team for a tandem surf competition so Reef and Broseph can study their technique for weaknesses. Instead, he ends up shooting nothing but footage of his crush Emma surfing. The end of the tape shows him pretending the camera is Emma and kissing it; much to Reef and Broseph's amusement.
2nd Jun '15 3:52:10 PM Temmere
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* Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder private eye novel ''A Dance at the Slaughterhouse'' begins with an innocent third-party getting hold of a video tape of ''The Dirty Dozen'' that also includes scenes of a pair of serial killers torturing and killing a victim. It's unclear to the end whether the killers accidentally lost the tape or whether they deliberately put it into the rental store as a sadistic joke.

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* Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder Literature/MatthewScudder private eye novel ''A Dance at the Slaughterhouse'' begins with an innocent third-party getting hold of a video tape of ''The Dirty Dozen'' that also includes scenes of a pair of serial killers torturing and killing a victim. It's unclear to the end whether the The killers accidentally lost also killed the tape or whether they deliberately put it into guy who made the tape, but didn't expect him to have a copy hidden in a commercial cassette (which was subsequently sold to a video rental store as a sadistic joke.
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4th May '15 5:56:19 PM SteveMB
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* A real problem for storage devices, being overwritten doesn't always mean being erased. Harddrives leave faint traces of the original data that special equipment can read and flash drives love to secretly redirect writes leaving the original data completely intact.

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* A real problem for storage devices, being overwritten doesn't always mean being erased. Harddrives leave faint traces of the original data that special equipment can read and flash read. Flash drives love are designed to secretly redirect avoid overwriting existing data whenever possible (too many writes to the same address eventually wears it out), thus leaving the original data completely intact.
7th Jan '15 12:15:19 AM ConfuzzledKoala
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->''"[[TropeNamer We really should get another tape]]. I mean, they're not expensive."''
-->'''[[Series/ArrestedDevelopment George Michael]]''' lampshades this trope.
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