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5th Feb '16 4:06:51 PM jormis29
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* Just about everything Judd Apatow's involved with. The trailer for ''FreaksAndGeeks'' pushed it as an uplifting high school drama with scenes like Lindsay telling Nick that he "just needs to work hard and believe in himself" if he wants to be a good drummer (never mind that the corresponding episode ''completely'' subverted that). Meanwhile, the trailer for ''{{Undeclared}}'' made it seem like a televised ''AmericanPie'' set in a university environment. While, more recently, the trailer for ''Series/{{Girls}}'' made it sound like a Generation-Y manifesto (like the F&G example, this was done by taking a line from the show's main character ''completely'' out of context and neglecting its later subversion).
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* Just about everything Judd Apatow's involved with. The trailer for ''FreaksAndGeeks'' pushed it as an uplifting high school drama with scenes like Lindsay telling Nick that he "just needs to work hard and believe in himself" if he wants to be a good drummer (never mind that the corresponding episode ''completely'' subverted that). Meanwhile, the trailer for ''{{Undeclared}}'' ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'' made it seem like a televised ''AmericanPie'' set in a university environment. While, more recently, the trailer for ''Series/{{Girls}}'' made it sound like a Generation-Y manifesto (like the F&G example, this was done by taking a line from the show's main character ''completely'' out of context and neglecting its later subversion).
24th Jan '16 10:31:41 AM hyphz
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* The UK advertisement for the final episode of ''LostGirl'' actually showed a clip from "Death Doesn't Become Him", an episode from Series 2 (of 5).. and in that clip, the main character is possessed.
17th Jan '16 10:31:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': One trailer used a shot of Olivia looking surprised with a shot of Elliot and Dani about to kiss, adding up to sexual tension at its max. In the actual episode, Olivia never saw the kiss, which was just an [[AccidentalKiss accidental quickie]] after the two had a few drinks. The trailer made more fans {{squee}} than the episode.
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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': One trailer used a shot of Olivia looking surprised with a shot of Elliot and Dani about to kiss, adding up to sexual tension at its max. In the actual episode, Olivia never saw the kiss, which was just an [[AccidentalKiss accidental quickie]] after the two had a few drinks. The trailer made more fans {{squee}} than the episode.
1st Jan '16 6:46:47 PM nombretomado
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* Nowadays, "OnTheNext" TV trailers will often include footage and plot points that don't actually appear for several weeks yet. This is {{egregious}} in ''PrisonBreak''-style shows with heavy continuity, as it can give the impression of the story progressing more quickly than it really does. ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is a major offender here; for example, it incorporated material from the entire first season into the trailer for the second episode. ** ''{{Smallville}}'' is a worse offender. There have been several trailers that have cut one line of dialog into clips from several seasons past. The trailer for the seventh season finale was entirely a clip of Lex Luthor looking at the Fortress of Solitude. Not only was this teased two weeks previous, it was cut entirely from the episode it was shot for. Ironically, when a recent episode decided to reveal the adaptation of the Superman Suite, many fans believed they were being played (due to the show's "No Tights, No Flights" rule which is the whole reason why it took eight seasons to make something remotely close to Superman's tights).
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* Nowadays, "OnTheNext" TV trailers will often include footage and plot points that don't actually appear for several weeks yet. This is {{egregious}} in ''PrisonBreak''-style ''Series/PrisonBreak''-style shows with heavy continuity, as it can give the impression of the story progressing more quickly than it really does. ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is a major offender here; for example, it incorporated material from the entire first season into the trailer for the second episode. ** ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' is a worse offender. There have been several trailers that have cut one line of dialog into clips from several seasons past. The trailer for the seventh season finale was entirely a clip of Lex Luthor looking at the Fortress of Solitude. Not only was this teased two weeks previous, it was cut entirely from the episode it was shot for. Ironically, when a recent episode decided to reveal the adaptation of the Superman Suite, many fans believed they were being played (due to the show's "No Tights, No Flights" rule which is the whole reason why it took eight seasons to make something remotely close to Superman's tights).
27th Dec '15 8:51:40 PM Tyrathius
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*** It also massively plays up the Rick vs. Morgan conflict, to the point of making it look like Morgan is staging a revolt against Rick and Rick seemingly preparing to shoot Morgan when it fails. In the actual show, they learn to trust each other pretty quick. They do have [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism vastly different viewpoints]] which lead to some disagreements on how to handle various threats to the community, but they always talk it out and nothing violent ever happens between them. [[spoiler: Morgan does end up getting in a fight with Carol, however]].
19th Dec '15 1:51:11 PM twilicorn
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* ''Glee'' did this a lot by leaking songs for the upcoming episodes...reading too much into the lyrics and what they may or may not indicate about your favorite couple is not advised.
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* ''Glee'' ''Series/{{Glee}}'' did this a lot by leaking the titles of songs for that would be performed in the upcoming episodes...reading too much into the lyrics and what they may or may not indicate about your favorite couple is not advised.
19th Dec '15 1:50:11 PM twilicorn
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** One year, Nickelodeon aired promos for "Crush Week" starring Justin Bieber and the girls from the cast of {{Victorious}}. One thing present there was a new episode of said show called "The Wood". The promos hinted the possibility of Tori and Beck becoming "more than friends" (read: a couple), showing a scene of her calling Beck on her phone, expressing love and offering to tickle his tummy. Almost immediately, fans of the Beck and Jade pairing that is currently present on the show raged and bashed the thought of said idea. Then, when the episode aired, it had next to nothing to do with love or pairings. It was a fusion of two clips-one with Tori calling her aunt about their puppy, another with Beck ordering a pizza. This made Jade think Tori was hitting on Beck, causing them to [[HilarityEnsues ensue hilarity]]. Thus, the Beck/Jade shippers got worked up for nothing.
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** One year, Nickelodeon aired promos for "Crush Week" starring Justin Bieber Music/JustinBieber and the girls from ''Victorious'' girls. One of the cast of {{Victorious}}. One thing present there new episodes to premiere that week was a new episode of said show called "The Wood". The promos hinted the possibility of Tori and Beck becoming "more than friends" (read: a couple), showing a scene of her calling Beck on her phone, expressing love and offering to tickle his tummy. Almost immediately, fans of the Beck and Jade pairing that is currently present on the show raged and bashed the thought of said idea. Then, when the episode aired, it had next to nothing to do with love or pairings. It was a fusion of two clips-one with Tori calling her aunt about their puppy, another with Beck ordering a pizza. This made Jade think Tori was hitting on Beck, causing them to [[HilarityEnsues ensue hilarity]]. Thus, the Beck/Jade shippers got worked up for nothing.
19th Dec '15 1:47:28 PM twilicorn
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* During the hype blitz in the lead-up to the 2010 ''Juno Awards'' (the Canadian SpearCounterpart to the Grammys) the trailers stated that {{Nickelback}} and Hedley would be giving performances. [[ForegoneConclusion Neither of them did]]. Nickelback didn't even show up (though that may have been caused by the fog...), but Hedley did, even presenting an award and taking part in the finale song. However with almost all live awards shows, the [[StockLegalPhrases Stock Legal Phrase]] "scheduled to appear" nearly always appears in promos; this covers the network in case a fan who staked their entire being on a performer being on an awards show can't sue them or the promoters.
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* During the hype blitz in the lead-up to the 2010 ''Juno Awards'' (the Canadian SpearCounterpart to the Grammys) the trailers stated that {{Nickelback}} Music/{{Nickelback}} and Hedley would be giving performances. [[ForegoneConclusion [[CaptainObvious Neither of them did]]. Nickelback didn't even show up (though that may have been caused by the fog...), but Hedley did, even presenting an award and taking part in the finale song. However with almost all live awards shows, the [[StockLegalPhrases Stock Legal Phrase]] {{Stock Phrase|s}} "scheduled to appear" nearly always appears in promos; this covers the network in case a fan who staked their entire being on a performer being on an awards show can't sue them or the promoters.

* ''SoYouThinkYouCanDance'': One episode was promoted by {{Fox}} with a clip of Nigel Lythgoe shouting "Get off the stage!", suggesting that he was so angry at a contestant's performance he wanted them to leave. As shown in the actual episode, however, he was shouting out of enjoyment, and telling them to get off the stage because they'd made it to the next round.
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* ''SoYouThinkYouCanDance'': One episode ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' was promoted by {{Fox}} with a clip of Nigel Lythgoe shouting "Get off the stage!", suggesting that he was so angry at a contestant's performance he wanted them to leave. As shown in the actual episode, however, he was shouting out of enjoyment, and telling them to get off the stage because they'd made it to the next round.
4th Dec '15 7:14:19 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** The trailer for Season 9 prominently featured the shot of Creator/MaisieWilliams removing her Knightmare mask in "The Woman Who Lived", with the Doctor knowingly exclaiming "You!", and Maisie calmly responding "What took you so long, old man?" Since the trailer was shown before anyone knew ''anything'' about Maisie Williams' character, that scene understandably gave fans the impression that she would be playing a character from the Doctor's past, fueling speculation that Romana or Susan Foreman would be returning to the show. The trailer left out the fact that "The Woman Who Lived" is ''not'' the character's introduction. The Doctor acts like he knows her because he first meets her in "The Girl Who Died", the episode right before "The Woman Who Lived".
2nd Dec '15 4:49:36 PM BKelly95
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* One ''Series/NashBridges'' episode was promoted with a shot of Nash's 'Cuda exploding followed with a shot of him saying "Now you have my attention." tensely. In actually, the car that gets blown up is a kit car replica bought be recurring villain Tamera Van Zandt and Nash's response is a series of "Dammit"s. (Although fans of the series know his response to his car getting destroyed would be closer to the latter than the former.)
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