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8th Apr '18 9:47:41 AM nombretomado
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** Both American Season 7 recaps (one's for the Season 7 finale, the other's for the Season 8 premiere) are completely untrustworthy. What makes this really {{egregious}} is that these aren't trailers, but recaps. They're supposed to help you get caught up on the series, and they fail at doing this. They both show Robin telling Barney she might be pregnant, and if so, he's the father, but leave out the part that [[spoiler:Robin's not pregnant, and is in fact infertile.]] Both recaps also leave out important cliffhangers that viewers are already supposed to be up to speed on. The Season 7 finale recap leaves out the cliffhanger befroe the finale that [[spoiler:Lily's going into labor in NYC while Marshall is stuck in Atlantic City, stone drunk.]] The Season 8 premiere recap leaves out the finale's cliffhanger of [[spoiler:Ted running off with his old flame, Victoria, on the [[RunawayBride same day she's getting married to somebody else.]]]]

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** Both American Season 7 recaps (one's for the Season 7 finale, the other's for the Season 8 premiere) are completely untrustworthy. What makes this really {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} is that these aren't trailers, but recaps. They're supposed to help you get caught up on the series, and they fail at doing this. They both show Robin telling Barney she might be pregnant, and if so, he's the father, but leave out the part that [[spoiler:Robin's not pregnant, and is in fact infertile.]] Both recaps also leave out important cliffhangers that viewers are already supposed to be up to speed on. The Season 7 finale recap leaves out the cliffhanger befroe the finale that [[spoiler:Lily's going into labor in NYC while Marshall is stuck in Atlantic City, stone drunk.]] The Season 8 premiere recap leaves out the finale's cliffhanger of [[spoiler:Ted running off with his old flame, Victoria, on the [[RunawayBride same day she's getting married to somebody else.]]]]
7th Apr '18 12:10:59 PM nombretomado
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* The early 2000's show ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' on Creator/TheWB kept employing this trope week after week to the point where ''it actually played a large part in causing the show's demise'' in the eyes of many critics, in retrospect. To elaborate, the show centered around the full-grown daughter of Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fighting crime alongside ComicBook/BlackCanary and the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture...or today (the show was kinda vague about it), with guidance from [[BattleButler Alfred]], while a manipulative HarleyQuinn hid in plain sight, and plotted to avenge ComicBook/TheJoker by getting back at the Bat-Family. Cool...except that the show kept promising "Next week...*cut to silhouetted images of Batman or a Batarang on a wall*" and promising that Batman would be returning to Gotham, with much hype and fanfare...and then every week it'd turn out that the trailer had just lied. The show employed this sooo much, and so shamelessly, that viewers en masse got sick and tired of being lied to every week, and the vast majority stopped watching by midseason. The ratings got so abysmal that the show was suddenly yanked off the air without warning (not that anyone was watching by that point), though The WB ''did'' air the already-filmed season finale as the GrandFinale a few months later.

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* The early 2000's show ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' on Creator/TheWB kept employing this trope week after week to the point where ''it actually played a large part in causing the show's demise'' in the eyes of many critics, in retrospect. To elaborate, the show centered around the full-grown daughter of Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fighting crime alongside ComicBook/BlackCanary and the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture...or today (the show was kinda vague about it), with guidance from [[BattleButler Alfred]], while a manipulative HarleyQuinn [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart1 Harley Quinn]] hid in plain sight, and plotted to avenge ComicBook/TheJoker by getting back at the Bat-Family. Cool...except that the show kept promising "Next week...*cut to silhouetted images of Batman or a Batarang on a wall*" and promising that Batman would be returning to Gotham, with much hype and fanfare...and then every week it'd turn out that the trailer had just lied. The show employed this sooo much, and so shamelessly, that viewers en masse got sick and tired of being lied to every week, and the vast majority stopped watching by midseason. The ratings got so abysmal that the show was suddenly yanked off the air without warning (not that anyone was watching by that point), though The WB ''did'' air the already-filmed season finale as the GrandFinale a few months later.
26th Mar '18 10:02:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''PrettyLittleLiars'': ABC Family's trailer of the season finale switched out which characters were in a car accident.

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* ''PrettyLittleLiars'': ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': ABC Family's trailer of the season finale switched out which characters were in a car accident.
12th Feb '18 7:50:37 PM nombretomado
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* Promos for the 1975 ABC game show ''Showoffs'', which had clips taken from the pilot episode taped in May 1975, had to be severely edited because its intended host Larry Blyden, a popular game show panelist of the early 1970s and who had just finished a stint as moderator of ''WhatsMyLine'' was killed in a car accident while vacationing in Morocco. The intended promos featured Blyden on-camera congratulating a winning contestant. Bobby Van a stage veteran and popular Goodson-Todman game show panelist was quickly hired as host, and the hastily edited promos included his name.

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* Promos for the 1975 ABC game show ''Showoffs'', which had clips taken from the pilot episode taped in May 1975, had to be severely edited because its intended host Larry Blyden, a popular game show panelist of the early 1970s and who had just finished a stint as moderator of ''WhatsMyLine'' ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' was killed in a car accident while vacationing in Morocco. The intended promos featured Blyden on-camera congratulating a winning contestant. Bobby Van a stage veteran and popular Goodson-Todman game show panelist was quickly hired as host, and the hastily edited promos included his name.
6th Feb '18 7:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* The early 2000's show ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' on Creator/TheWB kept employing this trope week after week to the point where ''it actually played a large part in causing the show's demise'' in the eyes of many critics, in retrospect. To elaborate, the show centered around the full-grown daughter of Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fighting crime alongside ComicBook/BlackCanary and the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture...or today (the show was kinda vague about it), with guidance from [[BattleButler Alfred]], while a manipulative HarleyQuinn hid in plain sight, and plotted to avenge TheJoker by getting back at the Bat-Family. Cool...except that the show kept promising "Next week...*cut to silhouetted images of Batman or a Batarang on a wall*" and promising that Batman would be returning to Gotham, with much hype and fanfare...and then every week it'd turn out that the trailer had just lied. The show employed this sooo much, and so shamelessly, that viewers en masse got sick and tired of being lied to every week, and the vast majority stopped watching by midseason. The ratings got so abysmal that the show was suddenly yanked off the air without warning (not that anyone was watching by that point), though The WB ''did'' air the already-filmed season finale as the GrandFinale a few months later.

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* The early 2000's show ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' on Creator/TheWB kept employing this trope week after week to the point where ''it actually played a large part in causing the show's demise'' in the eyes of many critics, in retrospect. To elaborate, the show centered around the full-grown daughter of Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fighting crime alongside ComicBook/BlackCanary and the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture...or today (the show was kinda vague about it), with guidance from [[BattleButler Alfred]], while a manipulative HarleyQuinn hid in plain sight, and plotted to avenge TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker by getting back at the Bat-Family. Cool...except that the show kept promising "Next week...*cut to silhouetted images of Batman or a Batarang on a wall*" and promising that Batman would be returning to Gotham, with much hype and fanfare...and then every week it'd turn out that the trailer had just lied. The show employed this sooo much, and so shamelessly, that viewers en masse got sick and tired of being lied to every week, and the vast majority stopped watching by midseason. The ratings got so abysmal that the show was suddenly yanked off the air without warning (not that anyone was watching by that point), though The WB ''did'' air the already-filmed season finale as the GrandFinale a few months later.
27th Jan '18 12:04:10 PM nombretomado
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* The early 2000's show ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' on TheWB kept employing this trope week after week to the point where ''it actually played a large part in causing the show's demise'' in the eyes of many critics, in retrospect. To elaborate, the show centered around the full-grown daughter of Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fighting crime alongside ComicBook/BlackCanary and the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture...or today (the show was kinda vague about it), with guidance from [[BattleButler Alfred]], while a manipulative HarleyQuinn hid in plain sight, and plotted to avenge TheJoker by getting back at the Bat-Family. Cool...except that the show kept promising "Next week...*cut to silhouetted images of Batman or a Batarang on a wall*" and promising that Batman would be returning to Gotham, with much hype and fanfare...and then every week it'd turn out that the trailer had just lied. The show employed this sooo much, and so shamelessly, that viewers en masse got sick and tired of being lied to every week, and the vast majority stopped watching by midseason. The ratings got so abysmal that the show was suddenly yanked off the air without warning (not that anyone was watching by that point), though TheWB ''did'' air the already-filmed season finale as the GrandFinale a few months later.

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* The early 2000's show ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' on TheWB Creator/TheWB kept employing this trope week after week to the point where ''it actually played a large part in causing the show's demise'' in the eyes of many critics, in retrospect. To elaborate, the show centered around the full-grown daughter of Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fighting crime alongside ComicBook/BlackCanary and the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture...or today (the show was kinda vague about it), with guidance from [[BattleButler Alfred]], while a manipulative HarleyQuinn hid in plain sight, and plotted to avenge TheJoker by getting back at the Bat-Family. Cool...except that the show kept promising "Next week...*cut to silhouetted images of Batman or a Batarang on a wall*" and promising that Batman would be returning to Gotham, with much hype and fanfare...and then every week it'd turn out that the trailer had just lied. The show employed this sooo much, and so shamelessly, that viewers en masse got sick and tired of being lied to every week, and the vast majority stopped watching by midseason. The ratings got so abysmal that the show was suddenly yanked off the air without warning (not that anyone was watching by that point), though TheWB The WB ''did'' air the already-filmed season finale as the GrandFinale a few months later.
21st Jan '18 7:58:50 AM dmcreif
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* The SDCC 2017 ad for ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' and ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' had a scene of Frank Castle with his signature skull saying "looks like I got here just in time." But the footage [[spoiler:from Frank's attack on Billy Russo's men at David's lair from episode 11]], and the line itself actually appears much earlier, and in a much funnier context, as [[spoiler:a quip Frank makes upon interrupting Colonel Bennett in the midst of BDSM]].
17th Jan '18 3:11:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TheVampireDiaries'': One season 4 episode was advertised as being the return of much-loved character Katherine. She only appeared as a hallucination. Though this ended up having its own payoff when [[spoiler:Katherine appeared for real later in the season, with nothing in the previews to suggest it would happen.]]

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* ''TheVampireDiaries'': ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': One season 4 episode was advertised as being the return of much-loved character Katherine. She only appeared as a hallucination. Though this ended up having its own payoff when [[spoiler:Katherine appeared for real later in the season, with nothing in the previews to suggest it would happen.]]
13th Jan '18 7:22:39 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/That70sShow'': A commercial for one episode featured a scene where Donna told Eric [[WhamLine she had to leave him.]] It turns out [[spoiler: this scene was part of a dream sequence. Perhaps the shows only dream sequence played like a normal scene. Although they didn't get married, they remained a couple until Topher Grace left.]]
* ''TopGear'' plays with this, especially since season 3. Their previews are not only useless, but also mislead on what the episodes actually mean.

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* ''Series/That70sShow'': A commercial for one episode featured a scene where Donna told Eric [[WhamLine she had to leave him.]] It turns out [[spoiler: this scene was part of a dream sequence. Perhaps the shows only dream sequence played like a normal scene. Although they didn't get married, they remained a couple until Topher Grace Creator/TopherGracee left.]]
* ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' plays with this, especially since season 3. Their previews are not only useless, but also mislead on what the episodes actually mean.
8th Jan '18 7:40:35 AM Sapphirea2
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** In the "next episode" for series 8 finale [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven "Death in Heaven"]], we hear Clara say "I am not Clara Oswald. Clara Oswald never existed!" implying a rather dark twist. [[spoiler:She was merely trying to stall for time against the Cybermen by claiming to be The Doctor. There very much is a Clara Oswald.]]
** The trailer for Season 9 prominently featured the shot of Creator/MaisieWilliams removing her Knightmare mask in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived "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 [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied "The Girl Who Died"]], the episode before "The Woman Who 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]].
** The "Next Time" for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] showed what looked for all the world like [[spoiler:someone being forced to regenerate. While a regeneration ''does'' take place in the episode, it happened because the Time Lord in question was ''shot'' -- no one was force-regenerated]]. In addition, most promotional materials focused on the first 20 minutes of the episode and the Doctor's [[spoiler: return to Gallifrey for the first time post-Time War]] to hide the twist that he [[spoiler: wants to save Clara Oswald's life ''after she already died'']], which drives the remainder of the story.
** The trailers for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E7ThePyramidAtTheEndOfTheWorld "The Pyramid at the End of the World"]] made it look like [[spoiler:the imminent threat of WorldWarIII was how the Monks were going to get permission to take over the Earth. It's actually misdirection -- the real threat that may bring about the end of the world is the accidental creation and release of deadly bacteria from a lab.]]

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** In the "next episode" The "Next Episode" clip for series 8 finale [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven "Death in Heaven"]], we hear Heaven"]] (the Series 8 finale) has Clara say "I am not Clara Oswald. Clara Oswald never existed!" implying a rather dark twist. [[spoiler:She was [[spoiler:She's merely trying to stall for time against the Cybermen by claiming to be The Doctor. There very much is a Clara Oswald.]]
]] For that matter, TrailersAlwaysLie was deliberately invoked for this and its predecessor "Dark Water", making Clara look worse than she was to hide the massive plot twists of [[spoiler: Danny Pink's death]] and [[spoiler: Missy's true identity]] until "Dark Water"'s transmission.
** The trailer for Season 9 prominently featured the shot of Creator/MaisieWilliams removing her Knightmare mask in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived "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' her 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 [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied "The Girl Who Died"]], the episode before "The Woman Who 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]].
** The "Next Time" for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] showed what looked for all the world like [[spoiler:someone being forced to regenerate. While a regeneration ''does'' take place in the episode, it happened because the Time Lord in question was ''shot'' -- no one was force-regenerated]]. In addition, [[TrailersAlwaysLie most promotional materials focused on the first 20 minutes of the episode episode]] and the Doctor's [[spoiler: return to Gallifrey for the first time post-Time War]] to hide the twist that he [[spoiler: wants to save Clara Oswald's life ''after she already died'']], which drives the remainder of the story.
story and was ''not'' what many fans expected from the story's setup.
** The trailers for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E7ThePyramidAtTheEndOfTheWorld "The Pyramid at the End of the World"]] made it look like [[spoiler:the imminent threat of WorldWarIII was how the Monks were going to get permission to take over the Earth. It's actually misdirection -- the real threat that may bring about the end of the world is the accidental creation and release of deadly bacteria from a lab.]]lab]].
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