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27th Aug '16 6:10:49 AM EnigmusPrime
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** In the crossover between ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' and ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' that the Rink Ranger became a doctor, whilst the Green Ranger married Dr. Fairweather. A deleted scene would have explained that a new Lightspeed Aqua Base had been built ([[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs the old one was destroyed in the finale]]), and the old Titanium Ranger is the new commander.

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** In the crossover between ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' and ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', we learn that the Rink Ranger became a doctor, whilst the Green Ranger married Dr. Fairweather. A deleted scene would have explained that a new Lightspeed Aqua Base had been built ([[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs the old one was destroyed in the finale]]), and the old Titanium Ranger is the new commander.
27th Aug '16 6:09:54 AM EnigmusPrime
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** In the above series crossover with ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', we learn that after the BigBad's Daughter's HeelFaceTurn, she got a job at a daycare.


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** In the crossover between ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' and ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' that the Rink Ranger became a doctor, whilst the Green Ranger married Dr. Fairweather. A deleted scene would have explained that a new Lightspeed Aqua Base had been built ([[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs the old one was destroyed in the finale]]), and the old Titanium Ranger is the new commander.
12th Aug '16 9:43:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' ends with the epilogue footage from ''AnimalHouse'', just with all the text rewritten to be Sonic-relevant and nonsensical. Knuckles becomes a professional beekeeper, Sonic and Tails marry and have five daughters, Amy invents the world's first solar-powered buffalo, and so on.

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' ends with the epilogue footage from ''AnimalHouse'', ''Film/AnimalHouse'', just with all the text rewritten to be Sonic-relevant and nonsensical. Knuckles becomes a professional beekeeper, Sonic and Tails marry and have five daughters, Amy invents the world's first solar-powered buffalo, and so on.



''Homer rewatched AnimalHouse and went to work in a toga the next day'''

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''Homer rewatched AnimalHouse Film/AnimalHouse and went to work in a toga the next day'''
12th Aug '16 9:37:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AnimalHouse'' has a similar sequence with the camera pausing on multiple characters with a short text blurb describing their future, only their fates are all ironic and funny, from [[TheNeidermeyer the original Neidermeyer]] getting "killed in Vietnam [[UnfriendlyFire by his own troops]]" to "Senator and Mrs. John Blutarsky." The "Double Secret Probation Edition" of the ''Animal House'' DVD [[DistantFinale takes this trope further]].
** WordOfGod states that ''Animal House'' was deliberately parodying ''Graffiti'', especially since both films were set in roughly the same era. Ironically, ''AnimalHouse'' itself was so influential that the ironic, funny epilogues soon became the dominant version of this trope, as can be seen from all of the homages and {{Shout Out}}s listed elsewhere on this page.
** ''Film/AnimalHouse'' also bled into RealLife when it was revealed that "Babs became a tour guide at Ride/UniversalStudios." In the credits, there's a line that says "Ask for Babs." If you asked for Babs when buying tickets for Universal Studios tours, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything you'd get a discount on admission]]. (Unfortunately, this has been discontinued.)

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* ''Film/AnimalHouse'' ''Film/AnimalHouse'':
** The end
has a similar sequence with the camera pausing on multiple characters with a short text blurb describing their future, only their fates are all ironic and funny, from [[TheNeidermeyer the original Neidermeyer]] getting "killed in Vietnam [[UnfriendlyFire by his own troops]]" to "Senator and Mrs. John Blutarsky." The "Double Secret Probation Edition" of the ''Animal House'' DVD [[DistantFinale takes this trope further]].
** WordOfGod states that ''Animal House'' was deliberately parodying ''Graffiti'', especially since both films were set in roughly the same era. Ironically, ''AnimalHouse'' ''Animal House'' itself was so influential that the ironic, funny epilogues soon became the dominant version of this trope, as can be seen from all of the homages and {{Shout Out}}s listed elsewhere on this page.
** ''Film/AnimalHouse'' also It bled into RealLife when it was revealed that "Babs became a tour guide at Ride/UniversalStudios." In the credits, there's a line that says "Ask for Babs." If you asked for Babs when buying tickets for Universal Studios tours, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything you'd get a discount on admission]]. (Unfortunately, this has been discontinued.)
12th Aug '16 10:29:35 AM mlsmithca
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* A few early episodes of ''Series/LawandOrder'' did this -- once the complications that made it a good story were ironed out, the actual verdict and sentence appeared onscreen prior to the credits. This model was dropped by the second season.

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* A few early episodes of ''Series/LawandOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' did this -- once the complications that made it a good story were ironed out, the actual verdict and sentence appeared onscreen prior to the credits. This model was dropped by the second season.



* Finale of ''Series/ThePacific'' is similar to the last one of Band of Brothers.

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* Finale The finale of ''Series/ThePacific'' is similar to the last one episode of Band ''Band of Brothers.Brothers''.



** Its Franchise/SuperSentai basis, ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' also has this - Red Ranger Kakeru returns to being a veterinarian, Yellow Ranger Gaku rejoined the JSADF, Blue Ranger Kai worked in a surf shop, Black Ranger Sotaro runs a ranch with his love interest, White Ranger Sae resumed her kenpo training & Silver Ranger Shirogane went road-tripping across the world.

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** Its Franchise/SuperSentai basis, ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' also has this - Red Ranger Kakeru returns to being a veterinarian, Yellow Ranger Gaku rejoined the JSADF, Blue Ranger Kai worked in a surf shop, Black Ranger Sotaro runs a ranch with his love interest, White Ranger Sae resumed her kenpo training & training, and Silver Ranger Shirogane went road-tripping across the world.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'': The episode "The Art of Discourse" ends with a ''[[FoodFight food fight]]'' and the epilogue. This being ''Community'', it was done as a direct reference to AnimalHouse.
** While the obnoxious kids have their futures told, the main characters get spoof endings, with Jeff's being that he "banged Mark's mom. Twice."
*** This later serves up a BrickJoke over four years later in the episode "Cooperative Polygraphy" when Britta does indeed become the proud owner of a used iPod nano.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': The episode "The Art of Discourse" ends with a ''[[FoodFight food fight]]'' ''FoodFight'' and the epilogue. This being ''Community'', it was done as a direct reference to AnimalHouse.
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''Film/AnimalHouse''. While the obnoxious kids have their futures told, the main characters get spoof endings, with Jeff's being that he "banged Mark's mom. Twice."
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" This later serves up a BrickJoke over four years later in the episode "Cooperative Polygraphy" when Britta does indeed become the proud owner of a used iPod nano.



* The final ''{{Coach}}'' has Dauber narrating what happened to most of the cast: Luther retired and got his own mansion as a retirement gift from Doris, Howard was fired but him and his wife sold their Barbie collection and now own a dinner theater in Jupiter, Florida, and Dauber himself coached the Breakers to back-to-back Super Bowl wins, then retired and became a "Monday Night Football" commentator.

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* The final ''{{Coach}}'' ''Series/{{Coach}}'' has Dauber narrating what happened to most of the cast: Luther retired and got his own mansion as a retirement gift from Doris, Howard was fired but him and his wife sold their Barbie collection and now own a dinner theater in Jupiter, Florida, and Dauber himself coached the Breakers to back-to-back Super Bowl wins, then retired and became a "Monday Night Football" commentator.



* Series/{{Flashpoint}} ended its series with a scene set a year after the events of the finale to show what happened to the main characters. [[spoiler: Sam and Jules have a baby, Sam's just been given command of Team 3, Ed is running Team 1, Greg's near-fatal injuries in the finale forced him to retire from active duty and he's now an academy instructor, Spike and Winnie are officially a couple and happily dating.]]
* Series/{{Merlin}} ends with a brief scene of the now ''very'' old Merlin in the modern day.
* ''Series/{{Malcolm in the Middle}}'' ended with a montage of each family member three months after Malcolm and Reese's graduation. Dewey enjoy being the oldest brother as he and Jamie continue to cause trouble; Francis rants on the phone to Lois about being a free spirit just before heading off to his secret office job; Lois is pregnant yet again; Reese enjoys living with Craig, and also loves his permanent job as a janitor which, as he explains to Malcolm over the phone, he got after framing the previous janitor for being a peeping tom; and Malcolm is doing well at Harvard, which he is paying for by also working as a janitor.

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* Series/{{Flashpoint}} ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' ended its series with a scene set a year after the events of the finale to show what happened to the main characters. [[spoiler: Sam and Jules have a baby, Sam's just been given command of Team 3, Ed is running Team 1, Greg's near-fatal injuries in the finale forced him to retire from active duty and he's now an academy instructor, Spike and Winnie are officially a couple and happily dating.]]
* Series/{{Merlin}} ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ends with a brief scene of the now ''very'' old Merlin in the modern day.
* ''Series/{{Malcolm in the Middle}}'' ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' ended with a montage of each family member three months after Malcolm and Reese's graduation. Dewey enjoy being the oldest brother as he and Jamie continue to cause trouble; Francis rants on the phone to Lois about being a free spirit just before heading off to his secret office job; Lois is pregnant yet again; Reese enjoys living with Craig, and also loves his permanent job as a janitor which, as he explains to Malcolm over the phone, he got after framing the previous janitor for being a peeping tom; and Malcolm is doing well at Harvard, which he is paying for by also working as a janitor.



** Natalie and Duncan have moved out of the neighbourhood, but are still apparently together
** Ryan is now a transvestite going by the name of Beverly, and still with Celeste
** Della and Josh are living HappilyEverAfter at St Vincent's, with their own adopted children and £1m in the bank after Josh hit the jackpot on a TV gameshow
** Alex has moved back to his hometown of Liverpool, while Roxanne is now a social worker, still living in Thornton Street - but there are hints that they may now reunite
** Dennis is now a firefighter; he and Fiona have a son named Gabriel, and are cohabiting with Mike and his partner Jeremy
** Tom has become a renowned pornographer, and lives with a partner and son, Bjorn, in Amsterdam
** Jimmy and Begonia are expecting again, while Charlie and Dona bring up their first child, Fidel
** Sam is training to be a rabbi, and announces his engagement to girlfriend Zoe
** Lucy appears to be living happily with Rachel
** Kate and Frankie continue to command the Virgin Army, with help from robotically resurrected Will
** Steph has died, and Josh is seen visiting her gravestone

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** Natalie and Duncan have moved out of the neighbourhood, but are still apparently together
together.
** Ryan is now a transvestite going by the name of Beverly, and still with Celeste
Celeste.
** Della and Josh are living HappilyEverAfter at St Vincent's, with their own adopted children and £1m in the bank after Josh hit the jackpot on a TV gameshow
gameshow.
** Alex has moved back to his hometown of Liverpool, while Roxanne is now a social worker, still living in Thornton Street - but there are hints that they may now reunite
reunite.
** Dennis is now a firefighter; he and Fiona have a son named Gabriel, and are cohabiting with Mike and his partner Jeremy
Jeremy.
** Tom has become a renowned pornographer, and lives with a partner and son, Bjorn, in Amsterdam
Amsterdam .
** Jimmy and Begonia are expecting again, while Charlie and Dona bring up their first child, Fidel
Fidel.
** Sam is training to be a rabbi, and announces his engagement to girlfriend Zoe
Zoe.
** Lucy appears to be living happily with Rachel
Rachel.
** Kate and Frankie continue to command the Virgin Army, with help from robotically resurrected Will
Will.
** Steph has died, and Josh is seen visiting her gravestonegravestone.



* ''Series/TheWestWing'' ''opens'' its final season with this. The cold opening for episode 7x1 depicts most mains meeting up for the dedication of Bartlet's presidential library three years after Santos wins the nomination. Turns out CJ[[spoiler: marries Danny, moves to Santa Monica and has a baby]], Toby [[spoiler:does not end up in federal prison but at Columbia]], Will [[spoiler:joins congress]], Kate [[spoiler:writes a book]]... They try ''not'' to spoil who wins the election by deliberately not showing the current president when he arrives, although [[spoiler:the fact that Josh is his chief of staff]] kind of gives it away.
** Eerily, the epilogue does ''not'' feature Leo, even though John Spencer was still alive at the time of shooting the episode and his character's untimely death [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim was written in due to Spencer's sudden passing]].

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'' ''opens'' its final season with this. The cold opening for episode 7x1 depicts most mains meeting up for the dedication of Bartlet's presidential library three years after Santos wins the nomination. Turns out CJ[[spoiler: CJ [[spoiler: marries Danny, moves to Santa Monica and has a baby]], Toby [[spoiler:does not end up in federal prison but at Columbia]], Will [[spoiler:joins congress]], Kate [[spoiler:writes a book]]... They try ''not'' to spoil who wins the election by deliberately not showing the current president when he arrives, although [[spoiler:the fact that Josh is his chief of staff]] kind of gives it away.
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away. Eerily, the epilogue does ''not'' feature Leo, even though John Spencer was still alive at the time of shooting the episode and his character's untimely death [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim was written in due to Spencer's sudden passing]].



* ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse ended its 29-year run on [[http://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse/2008/08/31 August 31, 2008]] with a strip showing what happened to the members of the Patterson family. Detractors of the strip nicknamed it the 'Strip of Destiny', since it was...a tad {{Anvilicious}} in hammering in traditional female roles, what with [[spoiler: Deanna quitting her pharmacy work to start a sewing school, and that Elizabeth would be a wife, mother, and teacher for life, and only TheUnfavorite April fulfilling her dream job.]] This coming on the heels of Elizabeth marrying the CreatorsPet via StrangledByTheRedString, and...well, it's no wonder it's also nicknamed the 'Settlpocalypse.'

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* ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' ended its 29-year run on [[http://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse/2008/08/31 August 31, 2008]] with a strip showing what happened to the members of the Patterson family. Detractors of the strip nicknamed it the 'Strip of Destiny', since it was...a tad {{Anvilicious}} in hammering in traditional female roles, what with [[spoiler: Deanna quitting her pharmacy work to start a sewing school, and that Elizabeth would be a wife, mother, and teacher for life, and only TheUnfavorite April fulfilling her dream job.]] This coming on the heels of Elizabeth marrying the CreatorsPet via StrangledByTheRedString, and...well, it's no wonder it's also nicknamed the 'Settlpocalypse.'
12th Aug '16 10:23:12 AM mlsmithca
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* ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse ended its 29-year run on [[http://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse/2008/08/31 August 31, 2008]] with a strip showing what happened to the members of the Patterson family.
** Detractors of the strip nicknamed it the 'Strip of Destiny', since it was...a tad {{Anvilicious}} in hammering in traditional female roles, what with [[spoiler: Deanna quitting her pharmacy work to start a sewing school, and that Elizabeth would be a wife, mother, and teacher for life, and only TheUnfavorite April fulfilling her dream job.]] This coming on the heels of Elizabeth marrying the CreatorsPet via StrangledByTheRedString, and...well, it's no wonder it's also nicknamed the 'Settlpocalypse.'

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* ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse ended its 29-year run on [[http://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse/2008/08/31 August 31, 2008]] with a strip showing what happened to the members of the Patterson family.
**
family. Detractors of the strip nicknamed it the 'Strip of Destiny', since it was...a tad {{Anvilicious}} in hammering in traditional female roles, what with [[spoiler: Deanna quitting her pharmacy work to start a sewing school, and that Elizabeth would be a wife, mother, and teacher for life, and only TheUnfavorite April fulfilling her dream job.]] This coming on the heels of Elizabeth marrying the CreatorsPet via StrangledByTheRedString, and...well, it's no wonder it's also nicknamed the 'Settlpocalypse.'



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* This trope is parodied in God Awful Movies, a spinoff of Podcast/TheScathingAtheist, where they will do this to the characters in the awful Christian movie they just watched after giving it an obscene MST3K treatment. Expect an insult based on their looks or for them to die in an ironic way. Made better by Eli singing "don't you forget about me" as a nod to ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
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* ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys'' has one of the most depressing ones. Poor old [[spoiler:Posner. 'Mrs Lintott describes him as living a lonely life, keeping "a scrapbook of the achievements of his one-time classmates" and having "a host of friends... though only on the internet, and none in his right name or even gender." She concludes by saying "He has long since stopped asking himself where it went wrong."']]
** He gets a (somewhat) happier ending in the film.

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* ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys'' has one of the most depressing ones. Poor old [[spoiler:Posner. 'Mrs Lintott describes him as living a lonely life, keeping "a scrapbook of the achievements of his one-time classmates" and having "a host of friends... though only on the internet, and none in his right name or even gender." She concludes by saying "He has long since stopped asking himself where it went wrong."']]
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"']] He gets a (somewhat) happier ending in the film.



* The musical ''The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' has one of these, though for the children in the bee it goes far into the future.

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* The musical ''The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' ''Theatre/The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' has one of these, though for the children in the bee it goes far into the future.



[[folder:Podcasts]]
* This trope is parodied in God Awful Movies, a spinoff of Podcast/TheScathingAtheist, where they will do this to the characters in the awful Christian movie they just watched after giving it an obscene MST3K treatment. Expect an insult based on their looks or for them to die in an ironic way. Made better by Eli singing "don't you forget about me" as a nod to ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
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12th Aug '16 10:21:23 AM mlsmithca
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** This trope is parodied in God Awful Movies, a spinoff of [[{{Podcast/TheScathingAtheist}} The Scathing Atheist]], where they will do this to the characters in the awful Christian movie they just watched after giving it an obscene MST3K treatment. Expect an insult based on their looks or for them to die in an ironic way. Made better by Eli singing "don't you forget about me" as a nod to [[{{Film/TheBreakfastClub}} The Breakfast Club]].

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** * This trope is parodied in God Awful Movies, a spinoff of [[{{Podcast/TheScathingAtheist}} The Scathing Atheist]], Podcast/TheScathingAtheist, where they will do this to the characters in the awful Christian movie they just watched after giving it an obscene MST3K treatment. Expect an insult based on their looks or for them to die in an ironic way. Made better by Eli singing "don't you forget about me" as a nod to [[{{Film/TheBreakfastClub}} The Breakfast Club]].''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
30th Jul '16 6:10:04 PM nombretomado
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* The epilogues of DaveBarry's novels ''Literature/BigTrouble'' and ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'' end with a series of short paragraphs explaining what happened to various characters. He likely borrowed it from his friend Carl Hiaasen, who uses it in many of his novels.

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* The epilogues of DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's novels ''Literature/BigTrouble'' and ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'' end with a series of short paragraphs explaining what happened to various characters. He likely borrowed it from his friend Carl Hiaasen, who uses it in many of his novels.
27th Jul '16 1:56:23 PM iowaforever
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* ''Literature/TheBlackObelisk'' ends with the fates of most of the major characters. Since the book is set in the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic and written in 1956, it's not a pretty picture.
17th Jul '16 11:07:12 AM Xavon
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* FanFic/AGrowingAffection: The later half of the final chapter is this. Naruto reflects one the current situation of his friends and allies [[spoiler: as he walks forward to accept his appointment as Hokage.]]
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