History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / WesternAnimation

23rd Mar '17 10:09:13 AM Chadius
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* This trope is intentionally lampooned in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Escape to the House of Mummies, Part II". The Venture family escape a deadly cultist trap in some ancient ruin but Dr Venture is the only one able to leave the pyramid. While he manages to go back home ("to get help") he forgets he's supposed to go back to get the rest of the family because he is distracted into making a bet with his neighbor (for bragging rights). Meanwhile, the abandoned heroes have somehow made it safely out of captivity and are now accompanied by the Perfect Man, UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, a time-lapsed Brock Sampson duplicate and a friendly {{mummy}}. They are now ready to carry out the final and climactic ultimate badass battle against the Cult of Osiris...but then we simply cut back to the REAL story which is Dr Venture and his buddies talking about the bet and then going for some brews, oblivious that they had forgotten to do something.

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* This trope is intentionally lampooned in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Escape to the House of Mummies, Part II". The Venture family escape a deadly cultist trap in some ancient ruin but Dr Venture is the only one able to leave the pyramid. While he manages to go back home ("to get help") he forgets he's supposed to go back to get the rest of the family because he is distracted into making a bet with his neighbor (for bragging rights). Meanwhile, the abandoned heroes have somehow made it safely out of captivity and are now accompanied by the Perfect Man, UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, a time-lapsed Brock Sampson duplicate and a friendly {{mummy}}. They are now ready to carry out the final and climactic ultimate badass battle against the Cult of Osiris...but then we simply cut back to the REAL story which is Dr Venture and his buddies talking about the bet and then going for some brews, oblivious that they had forgotten to do something. By the way, there is no "Escape to the House of Mummies, Part I"!
28th Feb '17 6:27:56 AM Galiris8198
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** Also the [[MiraculousLadybugS01E23PrincessFragrance Magician of Misfortune]].
25th Sep '16 8:08:08 AM Vir
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* The ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' episode "Except for Cooper" has the main characters do various incredible things only for Uncle Grandpa to turn the camera away each time because he's furious at a fan named Cooper for not eating his vegetables.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' episode "Except for Cooper" has the main characters do various incredible things only for Uncle Grandpa to turn the camera away each time because he's furious at a fan named Cooper for not eating his vegetables.vegetables.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Da Boom", one of the changes that happens when the Griffins and several other characters survive a nuclear apocalypse is that Joe has gone from being paralyzed to being fused into his driveway from the waist up. He then prepares to get into a fight with a giant mutated rat, and he apparently wins because he's shown alive and chiseled out of the ground later on.
13th Aug '16 2:19:39 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the FiveEpisodePilot ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', Cobra Commander tries to punish Ramar - a huge, muscular slave - by forcing him to fight a bigger, nasty, scary robot armed with a small arsenal of weapons. The cartoon switches scenes as it approaches, but a later scene shows that Ramar, while exhausted, has ''torn it to pieces.'' (In the finale, Ramar proceeds to mop the floor with COBRA mooks after ''all'' the slaves are liberated, which is ''not'' done offscreen.)
7th Aug '16 6:27:00 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Superman proving his smarts in the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Mxyzpixilated". Nothing like seven minutes of punking an [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien all-powerful]] {{Jerkass}} to point out that Big Blue has brains to go with that brawn. The capper is when Mxy tries to attack him with a HumongousMecha (for his scale anyway) that takes him months to build, and Supes sends him back in ''[[EpicFail less than five seconds]]!''
14th Jun '16 10:36:17 PM PantaroP
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', Chat Noir helps the eponymous protagonist break into the mayor's house by beating up the ''dozen'' cops guarding it...but the battle is just getting started when the camera cuts away. Several minutes later, it cuts back to Chat walking away from a pile of unconscious policemen- apparently so unharmed that he can bow mockingly to them and then immediately jump into the fray to help Ladybug. For reference, Chat is a ''fifteen-year-old'' boy.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', Chat Noir helps the eponymous protagonist break into the mayor's house by beating up the ''dozen'' cops guarding it...but the battle is just getting started when the camera cuts away. Several minutes later, it cuts back to Chat walking away from a pile of unconscious policemen- apparently so unharmed that he can bow mockingly to them and then immediately jump into the fray to help Ladybug. For reference, Chat is a ''fifteen-year-old'' boy.boy.
* The ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' episode "Except for Cooper" has the main characters do various incredible things only for Uncle Grandpa to turn the camera away each time because he's furious at a fan named Cooper for not eating his vegetables.
19th Apr '16 7:03:31 AM Argon2
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* In the finale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Bulkhead, Wheeljack, and Ultra Magnus [[spoiler: are groundbridged off of the bridge of the Decepticon warship, and into a room full of what looks the the entire remaining force of vehicons. We don't see them again until near the end of the episode, where they are completely unscathed. What a fight that must have been.]]

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* In the finale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Bulkhead, Wheeljack, and Ultra Magnus [[spoiler: are groundbridged off of the bridge of the Decepticon warship, and into a room full of what looks like the the entire remaining force of vehicons. We don't see them again until near the end of the episode, where they are completely unscathed. What a fight that must have been.]]



** "The Last Mabelcorn", Mabel and her friends [[spoiler: fight the selfish unicorns that had lied to them about Mabel's purity, and refused to give them the unicorn hair that they need offscreen.]]

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** "The Last Mabelcorn", Mabel and her friends [[spoiler: fight the selfish unicorns that had lied to them about Mabel's purity, and refused to give them the unicorn hair that they need offscreen.]]]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', Chat Noir helps the eponymous protagonist break into the mayor's house by beating up the ''dozen'' cops guarding it...but the battle is just getting started when the camera cuts away. Several minutes later, it cuts back to Chat walking away from a pile of unconscious policemen- apparently so unharmed that he can bow mockingly to them and then immediately jump into the fray to help Ladybug. For reference, Chat is a ''fifteen-year-old'' boy.
9th Apr '16 10:24:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is about to go into a massive and very violent battle between mushroom-harvesting dwarves and cookie-making elves, but a DrillSergeantNasty ([[HeyItsThatVoice played by]] R. Lee Ermey) pops onscreen and deems the fight will be too graphic to show to the younger, more sensitive viewers... [[RelaxOVision so he has the scene cut to footage of a cute pink koala]] while he comments on how epic the battle is. However, when he thinks the battle is about over, he jumps the gun and we catch a glimpse of the mayhem- until the sarge cuts right back to the koala. ("Woah, that was entirely my bad! I misread the signals!") The next time he switches scenes, it really is over.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is about to go into a massive and very violent battle between mushroom-harvesting dwarves and cookie-making elves, but a DrillSergeantNasty ([[HeyItsThatVoice played by]] (played by R. Lee Ermey) pops onscreen and deems the fight will be too graphic to show to the younger, more sensitive viewers... [[RelaxOVision so he has the scene cut to footage of a cute pink koala]] while he comments on how epic the battle is. However, when he thinks the battle is about over, he jumps the gun and we catch a glimpse of the mayhem- until the sarge cuts right back to the koala. ("Woah, that was entirely my bad! I misread the signals!") The next time he switches scenes, it really is over.
23rd Mar '16 7:59:55 PM Eddy1215
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* ''RockosModernLife: One episode revolved around the idea of Rocko sending his parents back in Australia a video of his daily life. During one scene, he focused on Spunky, telling him to "do his trick" for the camera. We don't get to see said trick as the camera battery dies out and fades to black, but we do get to here Rocko and Heifer's utter amazement at whatever it was.

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* ''RockosModernLife: ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': One episode revolved around the idea of Rocko sending his parents back in Australia a video of his daily life. During one scene, he focused on Spunky, telling him to "do his trick" for the camera. We don't get to see said trick as the camera battery dies out and fades to black, but we do get to here hear Rocko and Heifer's utter amazement at whatever it was.
7th Jan '16 4:36:57 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the Creator/CartoonNetwork Super Bowl spoof ''Big Game XXVIII''. Much of the pre-game and first half are spent hyping this huge halftime show featuring Music/TomJones, Carol Channing, Evel Knievil and a dancing monkey. Due to a camera snafu, we only see [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo's]] Fred and [[SpaceGhost Space Ghost's]] Moltar bantering in the control truck.

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* Parodied in the Creator/CartoonNetwork Super Bowl spoof ''Big Game XXVIII''. Much of the pre-game and first half are spent hyping this huge halftime show featuring Music/TomJones, Carol Channing, Evel Knievil and a dancing monkey. Due to a camera snafu, we only see [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo's]] Fred and [[SpaceGhost Space Ghost's]] WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost's Moltar bantering in the control truck.
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