History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / LiveActionTV

16th Jan '17 8:00:24 PM DustSnitch
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** In the Season 4 premiere, Chuck is cornered by 10 armed {{Mook}}s who already know he's a dangerous guy. Their boss has Sarah and Casey hostage and gives the order, by radio, to kill Chuck. The next thing to come over the radio is Chuck saying something like "Clearly you don't know who I am because you only sent 10 men," in his best BadAss voice. Sure, it's funny, but why couldn't we see it?

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** In the Season 4 premiere, Chuck is cornered by 10 armed {{Mook}}s who already know he's a dangerous guy. Their boss has Sarah and Casey hostage and gives the order, by radio, to kill Chuck. The next thing to come over the radio is Chuck saying something like "Clearly you don't know who I am because you only sent 10 men," in his best BadAss badass voice. Sure, it's funny, but why couldn't we see it?
21st Dec '16 2:45:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.

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** The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} badass when Abby is in trouble.



* On Series/{{Leverage}} this occurs in the pilot, as Eliot's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Establishing Moment of]] [[{{Badass}} Awesome]]. Eliot is in a restaurant calmly sipping coffee while facing an unidentified guy surrounded by mooks. The guy refuses to hand over the thing Eliot's there for. The lights go out, there are a few muzzle flashes, the lights go on. Eliot is still sipping coffee and the mooks are all unconscious. The unidentified guy immediately hands over the thing. This all serves to create DramaticIrony for the first third of the episode, as Hardison keeps repeating "I don't even know what you ''do."''

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* On Series/{{Leverage}} this occurs in the pilot, as Eliot's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Establishing Moment of]] [[{{Badass}} of Awesome]]. Eliot is in a restaurant calmly sipping coffee while facing an unidentified guy surrounded by mooks. The guy refuses to hand over the thing Eliot's there for. The lights go out, there are a few muzzle flashes, the lights go on. Eliot is still sipping coffee and the mooks are all unconscious. The unidentified guy immediately hands over the thing. This all serves to create DramaticIrony for the first third of the episode, as Hardison keeps repeating "I don't even know what you ''do."''
10th Dec '16 8:25:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the episode "Ceremonies of Light and Dark", [[{{Badass}} Marcus Cole]] goes to question an entire {{bad guy bar}} about the whereabouts of [[spoiler:[[NumberTwo Ivonova]]]]. He calmly states that, if he doesn't get any answers, then "[[BadassBoast In ten minutes, I'll be the only conscious person in this room]]". Sure enough, the next time we see him...

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** In the episode "Ceremonies of Light and Dark", [[{{Badass}} Marcus Cole]] Cole goes to question an entire {{bad guy bar}} about the whereabouts of [[spoiler:[[NumberTwo Ivonova]]]]. He calmly states that, if he doesn't get any answers, then "[[BadassBoast In ten minutes, I'll be the only conscious person in this room]]". Sure enough, the next time we see him...
13th Nov '16 5:06:12 PM skybox
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* On ''Series/{{Bones}}'', the [[spoiler: UST that makes up the bulk of the character interaction gets resolved ''completely off-screen''.]]

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* On ''Series/{{Bones}}'', the [[spoiler: UST that makes up the bulk of the character interaction gets resolved ''completely off-screen''.]] This was most likely due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the writers needing to do a rush job after the actress became pregnant.]]
1st Sep '16 8:03:41 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* No big time heroics is shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.
* The main storyline of most episodes of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' involve Red describing the various adventures he and his Possum Lodge buddies get involved in.

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* No big time big-time heroics is are shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.
* The main storyline of most episodes of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' involve Red describing the various adventures he and his Possum Lodge buddies get involved in.in.
* PlayedForLaughs in one episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. The boys buy loads of fireworks to pop off in the desert, including a comically massive artillery shell called the "Komodo 3000." We mostly get to see their reactions when the entire stockpile is accidentally ignited all at once, but we know when the Komodo 3000 goes off because the entire countryside ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYng9T8EpS0 cuts to full daylight]]'' for about five seconds.
5th Jul '16 12:01:46 AM C2
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* No big time heroics is shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.

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* No big time heroics is shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.aftermath.
* The main storyline of most episodes of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' involve Red describing the various adventures he and his Possum Lodge buddies get involved in.
19th May '16 8:05:32 PM nombretomado
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* Also happens on ''MyNameIsEarl'' in the episode My Name is Alias. Earl is tranquillized [[spoiler: by Darnell and his father and taken along on a series of missions, but passes out of consciousness, allowing us to only see fragments of the mission, as we watch from his point of view]].
* In the Blitzgiving episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': we are sadly not allowed to see our heroes grease up Lily with butter and slide her down the hallway.

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* Also happens on ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', in the episode My "My Name is Alias.Alias". Earl is tranquillized [[spoiler: by Darnell and his father and taken along on a series of missions, but passes out of consciousness, allowing us to only see fragments of the mission, as we watch from his point of view]].
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
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In the Blitzgiving episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': "Blitzgiving" episode, we are sadly not allowed to see our heroes grease up Lily with butter and slide her down the hallway.
18th May '16 3:43:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the Fifth Season Penultimate Episode, We have the BigBad, [[PhysicalGod Glory the HellGod,]] engaging in a epic against an army of [[TheKnightsTemplar Modern Day Knights]] in order stop her from obtaining [[BarrierMaiden Dawn]]... or we can assume that, as we watch Buffy viewing the battle helplessly through a barrier.

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** In the Fifth Season Penultimate Episode, We have the BigBad, [[PhysicalGod Glory the HellGod,]] engaging in a epic against an army of [[TheKnightsTemplar Modern Day Knights]] Knights in order stop her from obtaining [[BarrierMaiden Dawn]]... or we can assume that, as we watch Buffy viewing the battle helplessly through a barrier.
13th Apr '16 8:03:44 PM HiddenWindshield
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** we never see the Telepath War or most of the Drakh War even though other characters vaguely refer to it all the time, leaving us only with some of the fallout. The details get [[ExpandedUniverse expanded on]] somewhat in the spinoff books, but it's still not actually shown.

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** we We never see the Telepath War or most of the Drakh War even though other characters vaguely refer to it all the time, leaving us only with some of the fallout. The details get [[ExpandedUniverse expanded on]] somewhat in the spinoff books, but it's still not actually shown.


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** In the episode "Ceremonies of Light and Dark", [[{{Badass}} Marcus Cole]] goes to question an entire {{bad guy bar}} about the whereabouts of [[spoiler:[[NumberTwo Ivonova]]]]. He calmly states that, if he doesn't get any answers, then "[[BadassBoast In ten minutes, I'll be the only conscious person in this room]]". Sure enough, the next time we see him...
---> '''Marcus:''' Bugger! Now I have to wait for someone to ''wake up''!
13th Apr '16 7:51:12 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.
* At the end of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Frame-Up", Abby takes down Chip, her lab assistant [[spoiler: who had framed Tony for murder]] and hog-ties him off-screen. Before the scene cut away from them, [[spoiler:Chip had been lunging at Abby with a knife]].

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* The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.
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At the end of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' the episode "Frame-Up", Abby takes down Chip, her lab assistant [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Chip]], who had framed Tony for murder]] murder and hog-ties him off-screen. Before the scene cut away from them, [[spoiler:Chip [[spoiler:Chip]] had been lunging at Abby with a knife]].knife.


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** The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.
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