History NeverTrustATrailer / LiveActionTV

7th Jul '16 12:34:35 PM Sapphirea2
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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".

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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".Lived"; for those who are curious, she is a Viking girl [[spoiler: whom he saves from the grave in a way that makes her functionally immortal, and who from there must take The Slow Path]].
27th May '16 7:27:42 AM RippenFan33
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** The promo for "the Flaming Spittoon Acquisition" had the narrator say something like "sorry [[PortmanteauCoupleName Shamy]] fans" and showed a scene of Sheldon chastising Amy in the comic book store, then had him in Penny's apartment saying "how about you and me go on a date" implying he wanted to get together with her. While he does ask her out in the episode [[spoiler: it was never serious and part of a plan to make Amy jealous; indeed, the episode ends with Sheldon & Amy solidifying their relationship in their own unique way.]]
19th May '16 8:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''In the Blitzgiving episode of MyNameIsEarl'': Most trailers will always show footage from the flashback scenes, giving you the impression the show is just about an idiot doing stupid things.

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* ''In the Blitzgiving episode of MyNameIsEarl'': ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Most trailers will always show footage from the flashback scenes, giving you the impression the show is just about an idiot doing stupid things.
19th May '16 8:05:50 PM nombretomado
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* BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' show wasn't much better. One trailer had Merlin dramatically reveal to the court that he was a wizard. In the actual episode, no one believed him and the scene had no impact on the plot.

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* BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' show wasn't much better. One trailer had Merlin dramatically reveal to the court that he was a wizard. In the actual episode, no one believed him and the scene had no impact on the plot.



* ''MyNameIsEarl'': Most trailers will always show footage from the flashback scenes, giving you the impression the show is just about an idiot doing stupid things.

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* ''MyNameIsEarl'': ''In the Blitzgiving episode of MyNameIsEarl'': Most trailers will always show footage from the flashback scenes, giving you the impression the show is just about an idiot doing stupid things.
8th May '16 9:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''HellsKitchen'': A trailer for one episode of Season 4 did a rather spectacular version of this. The trailer showed that one chef sliced off a portion of his thumb, the team couldn't find it, and mentioned that two professional critics were attending that night's service - with the narrator all but saying that the severed portion of finger would end up on a critic's plate. As it turned out, the finger incident happened in the first part of the show, and was already resolved by the time dinner service rolled around - there was never any risk involved.

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* ''HellsKitchen'': ''Series/HellsKitchen'':
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A trailer for one episode of Season 4 did a rather spectacular version of this. The trailer showed that one chef sliced off a portion of his thumb, the team couldn't find it, and mentioned that two professional critics were attending that night's service - with the narrator all but saying that the severed portion of finger would end up on a critic's plate. As it turned out, the finger incident happened in the first part of the show, and was already resolved by the time dinner service rolled around - there was never any risk involved.



* Late in ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''' run the trailers practically guaranteed that a particular episode was the finale of the series. Turns out Hercules ''did'' retire...for about five seconds.
* ''HomeImprovement'' during its last few seasons was notoriously misleading with its advertisements. In the season 6 premier, Jill catches her her oldest son, Brad, in a compromising position with his girlfriend Angela. The advert for the episode shows the pair getting caught in the act and Jill asking, "What if Angela gets pregnant?", followed immediately by a glimpse of Brad's serious expression -- and a ''shocked'' look from his mother (heavily implying that a TeenPregnancy plot is about to unfold.) The reality? [[spoiler: Brad and Angela never actually have sex in the first place, Jill's statement about pregnancy is actually spoken to her husband (to convince him to have "the talk" with Brad), and her "shocked reaction" is in response to Brad yelling at her and storming out of the room.]] Not that you'd know it, of course.

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* Late in ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''' run the trailers practically guaranteed that a particular episode was the finale of the series. Turns out Hercules ''did'' retire...for about five seconds.
* ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' during its last few seasons was notoriously misleading with its advertisements. In the season 6 premier, Jill catches her her oldest son, Brad, in a compromising position with his girlfriend Angela. The advert for the episode shows the pair getting caught in the act and Jill asking, "What if Angela gets pregnant?", followed immediately by a glimpse of Brad's serious expression -- and a ''shocked'' look from his mother (heavily implying that a TeenPregnancy plot is about to unfold.) The reality? [[spoiler: Brad and Angela never actually have sex in the first place, Jill's statement about pregnancy is actually spoken to her husband (to convince him to have "the talk" with Brad), and her "shocked reaction" is in response to Brad yelling at her and storming out of the room.]] Not that you'd know it, of course.
7th May '16 1:29:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''GameOfThrones''': Trailers and promotional material for Season 4 heavily featured King Joffrey Baratheon. Joffrey died in Episode 2 (out of ten). Several scenes in the trailer referring to "the king" or Cersei Lannister referring to her son were revealed to be really about Joffrey's younger brother and successor, Tommen.

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* ''GameOfThrones''': ''Series/GameOfThrones''': Trailers and promotional material for Season 4 heavily featured King Joffrey Baratheon. Joffrey died in Episode 2 (out of ten). Several scenes in the trailer referring to "the king" or Cersei Lannister referring to her son were revealed to be really about Joffrey's younger brother and successor, Tommen.



* ''GilmoreGirls'': A season four episode featuring Rory and Paris on Spring Break had a promo from {{Creator/TheWB}} which almost asserted that they would become a couple during a SweepsWeekLesbianKiss scene and managed to get a ''New York Post'' writer to write a hilarious and badly-researched article dissecting said promo and getting most of the sexualities of the characters all wrong. In reality the kiss was PlayedForLaughs (Paris just wanted to experience Spring Break at its most heightened absurdity, and Rory stumbled around confused after it happened).

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* ''GilmoreGirls'': ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': A season four episode featuring Rory and Paris on Spring Break had a promo from {{Creator/TheWB}} Creator/TheWB which almost asserted that they would become a couple during a SweepsWeekLesbianKiss scene and managed to get a ''New York Post'' writer to write a hilarious and badly-researched article dissecting said promo and getting most of the sexualities of the characters all wrong. In reality the kiss was PlayedForLaughs (Paris just wanted to experience Spring Break at its most heightened absurdity, and Rory stumbled around confused after it happened).



* ''Gotham'': A Season 1 episode trailer made it look like Bruce finding the future Batcave would be a major plot point. In reality, that scene probably lasted less than a minute, and was at the very end of the episode.
* ''GreysAnatomy'': In the trailer for the fifth season opener, Nurse Rose told Dr. [=McDreamy=] that "I'm carrying your child." In the actual episode, [[spoiler: she immediately follows those words with an admission that she was only kidding.]]

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* ''Gotham'': ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': A Season 1 episode trailer made it look like Bruce finding the future Batcave would be a major plot point. In reality, that scene probably lasted less than a minute, and was at the very end of the episode.
* ''GreysAnatomy'': ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': In the trailer for the fifth season opener, Nurse Rose told Dr. [=McDreamy=] that "I'm carrying your child." In the actual episode, [[spoiler: she immediately follows those words with an admission that she was only kidding.]]
3rd May '16 12:50:38 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''{{Victorious}}'' did this multiple times during its run.
** One year, Nickelodeon aired promos for "Crush Week" starring Music/JustinBieber and the ''Victorious'' girls. One of the new episodes to premiere that week was "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.
*** Although at least that was what actually happened in the episode itself, with a reality show cutting those two conversations together in-universe, it wasn't created by the promo department.

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* ''{{Victorious}}'' ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' did this multiple times during its run.
** One year, Nickelodeon aired promos for "Crush Week" starring Music/JustinBieber and the ''Victorious'' girls. One of the new episodes to premiere that week was "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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nothing. Although at least that was what actually happened in the episode itself, with a reality show cutting those two conversations together in-universe, it wasn't created by the promo department.
2nd May '16 9:59:59 AM JadeEyes1
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* Bravo is notoriously bad for doing this with their reality TV shows. Misleading episode descriptions, cut n' paste editing, mismatched dialogue--they've used every trick in the book.

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* Bravo is notoriously bad for doing this with their reality TV shows. Misleading episode descriptions, cut n' paste editing, mismatched dialogue--they've audio --they've used every trick in the book.
2nd Apr '16 11:23:22 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Eastenders}}'' during the early 00s featured a number of intentionally misleading trailers. For example, one suggested that Saskia would kill club owner Steve; when the actual episode rolled around, the exact opposite happened. Much later, after Matthew was framed by Steve for Saskia's murder, a specially filmed trailer suggested that Matthew would get his revenge by setting up explosive death traps -- in reality, his actual revenge plan was slightly less violent.

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* ''{{Eastenders}}'' ''Series/EastEnders'' during the early 00s featured a number of intentionally misleading trailers. For example, one suggested that Saskia would kill club owner Steve; when the actual episode rolled around, the exact opposite happened. Much later, after Matthew was framed by Steve for Saskia's murder, a specially filmed trailer suggested that Matthew would get his revenge by setting up explosive death traps -- in reality, his actual revenge plan was slightly less violent.
28th Mar '16 5:49:03 AM DalekExterminer
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* ''Gotham'': A Season 1 episode trailer made it look like Bruce finding the future Batcave would be a major plot point. In reality, that scene probably lasted less than a minute, and was at the very end of the episode.
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