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20th Jul '16 12:41:25 PM cybertoy0
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* In a promo for ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForceOfEvil'''s second season, there's a part where Marco says "Star and I are ''smooch buddies.'' on the lips." causing much squee for shippers. In the episode proper, he's clearly just trolling Star's [[CrazyJealousGuy demonic ex-boyfriend]], who's crazy paranoid that "Starco" (Yes, the show uses that term) is a thing.

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* In a promo for ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForceOfEvil'''s ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'''s second season, there's a part where Marco says "Star and I are ''smooch buddies.'' on the lips." causing much squee for shippers. In the episode proper, he's clearly just trolling Star's [[CrazyJealousGuy demonic ex-boyfriend]], who's crazy paranoid that "Starco" (Yes, the show uses that term) is a thing.
20th Jul '16 12:39:54 PM cybertoy0
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* In a promo for ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForceOfEvil'''s second season, there's a part where Marco says "Star and I are ''smooch buddies.'' on the lips." causing much squee for shippers. In the episode proper, he's clearly just trolling Star's [[CrazyJealousGuy demonic ex-boyfriend]], who's crazy paranoid that "Starco" (Yes, the show uses that term) is a thing.
30th Jun '16 4:25:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* Shipping was also [[ShipTease taken advantage of]] in the very first trailer for the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' by exploiting familiarity with the LockedInARoom trope. Later trailers served to help put the [[WhamEpisode wham]] into the outcome of the finale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Shipping was also [[ShipTease taken advantage of]] in the very first trailer for the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' by exploiting familiarity with the LockedInARoom trope. Later trailers served to help put the [[WhamEpisode wham]] into the outcome of the finale.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':



** The trailer for the finale of ''The Legend of Korra'' had a blatant lie. The trailer showed a clip with Amon saying that [[spoiler:he would rid the world of bending forever that night]]. The ''actual'' clip revealed that the trailer left out [[spoiler:the word "air"]], changing the whole meaning of the line.
*** In addition, the trailer excited the fandom with the close-up shot of Korra towards the end, [[spoiler:making it appear that she would enter the Avatar State a lot earlier than she did]].
* The commercials for upcoming episodes of WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce always use actual clips from the episode, but often show them out of context, [[AnachronicOrder out of order]] and with misleading narration.

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** The trailer for the book 1 finale of ''The Legend of Korra'' had a blatant lie. The trailer showed a clip with Amon saying that [[spoiler:he would rid the world of bending forever that night]]. The ''actual'' clip revealed that the trailer left out [[spoiler:the word "air"]], changing the whole meaning of the line.
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line. In addition, the trailer excited the fandom with the close-up shot of Korra towards the end, [[spoiler:making it appear that she would enter the Avatar State a lot earlier than she did]].
* The commercials for upcoming episodes of WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' always use actual clips from the episode, but often show them out of context, [[AnachronicOrder out of order]] and with misleading narration.



** The promos for The Great Patty Caper, titled the episode "Mystery with a Twistery, and they made it seem like [[spoiler:somebody other than Plankton stole the Krabby Patty formula. Nope, it was Plankton as usual.]] The special even dropped the "Mystery" gimmick for the second half of the episode.

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** The promos for The Great Patty Caper, titled the episode "Mystery with a Twistery, Twistery", and they made it seem like [[spoiler:somebody other than Plankton stole the Krabby Patty formula. Nope, it was Plankton as usual.]] The special even dropped the "Mystery" gimmick for the second half of the episode.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' tend to do this a lot recently, especially with episodes featuring an A-Plot with Meg or Chris and a B-Plot with Brian and Stewie. The promotional image for "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" was Stewie with the ST:TNG cast, as well as the summary. six minutes onto the episode, Peter announces that it's going to be a Meg Episode (although in the end it was more about Brian). The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' cast got like one or two lines each. Another similar example is Stew-roids. All the promotional images and summary were about Stewie muscling up [[note]]which, by most accounts, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot would have made a better plot]][[/note]], and implied that the story involving Chris, Meg and Connie was a minor subplot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** ''Family Guy''
tend to do this a lot recently, especially with episodes featuring an A-Plot with Meg or Chris and a B-Plot with Brian and Stewie. The promotional image for "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" was Stewie with the ST:TNG cast, as well as the summary. six minutes onto the episode, Peter announces that it's going to be a Meg Episode (although in the end it was more about Brian). The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' cast got like one or two lines each. Another similar example is Stew-roids. All the promotional images and summary were about Stewie muscling up [[note]]which, by most accounts, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot would have made a better plot]][[/note]], and implied that the story involving Chris, Meg and Connie was a minor subplot.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' claimed that two characters would be caught on tape making out, with scenes of Spanky and Clara kissing. This was technically true...in the sense that ''everything'' that happens on the show is "caught on tape." The same trailer claimed that "[[TonightSomeoneDies Somebody dies]]," which is accomplished in the last thirty seconds when a bunch of aliens randomly bursts in and vaporizes ''everybody,'' only for them to [[TheyKilledKenny turn up alive the next episode]], as usually happens on this show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'':
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One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' claimed that two characters would be caught on tape making out, with scenes of Spanky and Clara kissing. This was technically true...in the sense that ''everything'' that happens on the show is "caught on tape." The same trailer claimed that "[[TonightSomeoneDies Somebody dies]]," which is accomplished in the last thirty seconds when a bunch of aliens randomly bursts in and vaporizes ''everybody,'' only for them to [[TheyKilledKenny turn up alive the next episode]], as usually happens on this show.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' suffers from this, presumably because its erratic airing schedule justifies trying to make each next episode look as cool as possible. A specific example is the trailer for episode 16, which included frames of a character surrounded by flames, wielding his demonic sword and screaming with black tendrils growing up his arms, which led fans to believe that he would finally [[DemonicPossession lose control of his demon]] in a much more dramatic way than previously shown. In the actual episode that scene only served to [[RuleOfCool make him look cool]].
** Hilariously, [[spoiler: the one one time the trailer was trustworthy, most fans didn't believe it due to the above. The trailer for the season one finale made is so obvious that Sadlygrove would die most people chalked it up to LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt. [[AvertedTrope Guess what]]?]] Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "hilariously?" I meant [[{{PlayerPunch}} unbelievably]], [[BittersweetEnding brutally]] [[{{TearJerker}} heartwrenching.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' suffers from this, presumably because its erratic airing schedule justifies trying to make each next episode look as cool as possible. A specific example is the trailer for episode 16, which included frames of a character surrounded by flames, wielding his demonic sword and screaming with black tendrils growing up his arms, which led fans to believe that he would finally [[DemonicPossession lose control of his demon]] in a much more dramatic way than previously shown. In the actual episode that scene only served to [[RuleOfCool make him look cool]].
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cool]]. Hilariously, [[spoiler: the one one time the trailer was trustworthy, most fans didn't believe it due to the above. The trailer for the season one finale made is so obvious that Sadlygrove would die most people chalked it up to LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt. [[AvertedTrope Guess what]]?]] Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "hilariously?" I meant [[{{PlayerPunch}} unbelievably]], [[BittersweetEnding brutally]] [[{{TearJerker}} heartwrenching.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ChristmasEpisode, the trailers portrayed it as some sort of ClipShow with cool sweaters. Most of the actual episode is focused on Finn and Jake trying to interpret the actual tapes. The sweater scene doesn't occur until the end[[spoiler:, after Finn and Jake discover the Ice King was a former human]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ChristmasEpisode, the trailers portrayed it as some sort of ClipShow with cool sweaters. Most of the actual episode is focused on Finn and Jake trying to interpret the actual tapes. The sweater scene doesn't occur until the end[[spoiler:, after Finn and Jake discover the Ice King was a former human]].



* One promo for ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' had a shot of the Biskit twins in the series dressed as cats. After one of them says "We're undercover, remember?", Blythe stares at them. Blythe wasn't in the shot in the actual episode the scene was taken from.

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* One promo for ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Littlest Pet Shop|2012}}'' had a shot of the Biskit twins in the series dressed as cats. After one of them says "We're undercover, remember?", Blythe stares at them. Blythe wasn't in the shot in the actual episode the scene was taken from.



* The promos Nickelodeon ran for ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' during the early 90's made the babies seem like juvenile delinquents who defied authority at every turn. In the actual show, however, they were fundamentally good (if a bit mischievous) kids who genuinely cared about their families and each other.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
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The promos Nickelodeon ran for ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' during the early 90's made the babies seem like juvenile delinquents who defied authority at every turn. In the actual show, however, they were fundamentally good (if a bit mischievous) kids who genuinely cared about their families and each other.



* A promo image for the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Real Date" made it look like Margaret would be coming back and Mordecai would have to choose between her and CJ. Margaret wasn't even mentioned.
** She did come back in "Eileen's Flat Screen" however, much to the delight of Mordecai x Margret fans, and the twists with Mordecai and CJ.

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* A promo image for the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Real Date" made it look like Margaret would be coming back and Mordecai would have to choose between her and CJ. Margaret wasn't even mentioned.
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mentioned. She did come back in "Eileen's Flat Screen" however, much to the delight of Mordecai x Margret fans, and the twists with Mordecai and CJ.


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* The 2012 trailer for ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' ended up being nothing like the final product. The main male Felix was replaced with Adrien, the {{animesque}} style was changed to an AllCGICartoon one, and the final product became LighterAndSofter. Only [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBO-aA9QN08 a few scenes]] resemble the final product.
16th Jun '16 3:44:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The standard preview snippet for ''GrowingUpCreepie'' shows a misleading scene of Creepie discovering her friends in giant cocoons, horror movie-style. This attention-grabbing moment comes from a campfire story.

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* The standard preview snippet for ''GrowingUpCreepie'' ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'' shows a misleading scene of Creepie discovering her friends in giant cocoons, horror movie-style. This attention-grabbing moment comes from a campfire story.
23rd May '16 1:14:33 AM Viira
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The trailers for the episode "Society of the Blind Eye" told the audience that the episode would answer the question, "Who wrote the journals?" At the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlcmYwT3uD0 one of them,]] Dipper says the line "[[spoiler:Old Man McGucket]] wrote the journals?!?" Only the person's name was bleeped out. Only the name wasn't ENTIRELY bleeped out; there was enough that audiences could easily tell who he was talking about. Some in the audience, including this troper, thought that this was just Disney trolling us, and crossed that person off our list of potential authors. [[spoiler: The author's identity was not actually revealed in the episode; instead, it revealed that McGucket had worked as the author's assistant. The true author was revealed 4 episodes later.]]

** This is especially significant because Alex Hirsch had [[spoiler:[[TrollingCreator leaked an image of McGucket writing the journals]]... and fooled most of the fans for a year and a half prior.]]

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\n* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The trailers for the episode "Society of the Blind Eye" told the audience that the episode would answer the question, "Who wrote the journals?" At the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlcmYwT3uD0 one of them,]] Dipper says the line "[[spoiler:Old Man McGucket]] [=McGucket=]]] wrote the journals?!?" Only the person's name was bleeped out. Only the name wasn't ENTIRELY bleeped out; there was enough that audiences could easily tell who he was talking about. Some in the audience, including this troper, audience thought that this was just Disney trolling us, and crossed that person off our list of potential authors. [[spoiler: The author's identity was not actually revealed in the episode; instead, it revealed that McGucket [=McGucket=] had worked as the author's assistant. The true author was revealed 4 episodes later.]]

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]] This is especially significant because Alex Hirsch had [[spoiler:[[TrollingCreator leaked an image of McGucket writing the journals]]... and fooled most of the fans for a year and a half prior.]]
10th May '16 1:16:48 AM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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** Commercials for the series tend to make it look more comedic than it really is. It has a lot of humor but it isn't on par with ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Several episodes have humorous promos however once the actual episodes have completely serious plots.

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** Commercials for the series tend to make it look more comedic than it really is. It has a lot of humor but it isn't on par with ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Several episodes have humorous promos however once the actual episodes have completely serious plots. The promo for the season 3 premier event "In Too Deep" may be the first to actively portray the [[CerebusSyndrome shift in tone]] the series as a whole has undertaken starting about mid season 1.
10th Apr '16 2:55:01 PM Zeoj99
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The trailers for the episode "Society of the Blind Eye" told the audience that the episode would answer the question, "Who wrote the journals?" At the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlcmYwT3uD0 one of them,]] Dipper says the line "[[spoiler:Old Man McGucket]] wrote the journals?!?" Only the person's name was bleeped out. Only the name wasn't ENTIRELY bleeped out; there was enough that audiences could easily tell who he was talking about. Some in the audience, including this troper, thought that this was just Disney trolling us, and crossed that person off our list of potential authors. [[spoiler: The author's identity was not actually revealed in the episode; instead, it revealed that McGucket had worked as the author's assistant. The true author was revealed 4 episodes later.]]

** This is especially significant because Alex Hirsch had [[spoiler:[[TrollingCreator leaked an image of McGucket writing the journals]]... and fooled most of the fans for a year and a half prior.]]
26th Mar '16 12:18:14 PM Wkenneth334
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** The previews for the hour-long episode "Truth or Square?" were all about this. It first and foremost featured Spongebob saying "Remember the day Sandy and I got married?" and shows the other characters reacting with shock, making it look like the episode is about Spongebob and Sandy getting married secretly. In reality, the episode is just about the characters getting lost in the Krusty Krab and having random flashbacks about different things. Spongebob and Sandy getting married is just one of those flashbacks, it is only shown for about a minute, and [[spoiler: it turns out that Spongebob and Sandy are just getting married in a play.]] The commercials also said that [[TheReveal Mr. Krabs would finally reveal the Krabby Patty secret formula.]] [[spoiler: [[AssPull He didn't.]]]] ''[[RuleOfThree Another]]'' commercial said something about Patrick's "secret side" while showing him assaulting Squidward, [[spoiler:though that was really just one runaway gag.]]

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** The previews for the hour-long episode "Truth or Square?" were all about this. It first and foremost featured Spongebob saying "Remember the day Sandy and I got married?" and shows the other characters reacting with shock, making it look like the episode is about Spongebob and Sandy getting married secretly. In reality, the episode is just about the characters getting lost in the Krusty Krab and having random flashbacks about different things. Spongebob and Sandy getting married is just one of those flashbacks, it is only shown for about a minute, and [[spoiler: it turns out that Spongebob and Sandy are just getting married in a play.]] The commercials also said that [[TheReveal Mr. Krabs would finally reveal the Krabby Patty secret formula.]] [[spoiler: [[AssPull [[TheyWastedaPerfectlyGoodPlot He didn't.]]]] ''[[RuleOfThree Another]]'' commercial said something about Patrick's "secret side" while showing him assaulting Squidward, [[spoiler:though that was really just one runaway gag.]]
9th Mar '16 2:21:53 AM Pichu-kun
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* Some home videos containing episodes of ''Disney's Doug'' open with promos for ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', both of which show footage that doesn't appear in a single episode of either series.
** This is due to both shows using clips from their respective pilots (Most evident with ''Recess'', due to the [[YouDontLookLikeYou very different appearances of T.J. and the gang]]) than from actual episodes.

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* Some home videos containing episodes of ''Disney's Doug'' open with promos for ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', both of which show footage that doesn't appear in a single episode of either series.
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series. This is due to both shows using clips from their respective pilots (Most evident with ''Recess'', due to the [[YouDontLookLikeYou very different appearances of T.J. and the gang]]) than from actual episodes.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' show promos for that made it seem like that upcoming episodes were humorous. Once the actual episode airs the plot soon becomes completely serious.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' show promos ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
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for that made the series tend to make it seem like that upcoming look more comedic than it really is. It has a lot of humor but it isn't on par with ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Several episodes were humorous. Once have humorous promos however once the actual episode airs the plot soon becomes episodes have completely serious.serious plots.
27th Jan '16 5:26:15 PM Ugolino
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** Stevenbomb 4 was advertised as "Steven's Birthday Week." Of the five episodes that aired that week, only two took place on Steven's birthday, one of which was primarily a flashback to thousands of years in the past with only about a minute of time actually being on Steven's birthday, and the episode that ''did'' take place on Steven's birthday was by far the least plot-relevant of the five. The much more notable event of Stevenbomb 4 [[spoiler:(Peridot becoming a Crystal Gem)]], which dominated three of the five, was only implied by some of the footage.
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