No Segue
When a segue is expected, yet doesn't happen.
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(permanent link) added: 2013-09-14 04:16:10 sponsor: justanid (last reply: 2013-09-14 07:26:50)

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An expected Flashback or Fantasy Sequence fails to appear. Medium Aware characters will comment on this, otherwise awkward silence occurs as nothing happens when a character stares into space (because normally other people can't see thoughts).

The in-universe version gets the same reactions after a segue, when it is revealed that only the audience saw it and not the other characters. If the audience is left out while characters reminisce, then it's a Noodle Incident.

Contrast with Imagine Spotting & Third Person Flashback.


Examples:

Live Action Television
  • In the 30 Rock episode "Klaus and Greta", after three characters have flashbacks, Tracy Morgan starts his own only to have it stopped by other characters mid-transition.
    Tracy: "I had a pretty amazing New Years too. My wife and I are trying for a daughter, and on New Years Eve I think I got Angie pregnant."
    Others: "No! No."

Video Games

Western Animation
  • Family Guy episode "Saving Private Brian":
    Stewie: "They'll come after you like Peter went after that hockey coach! [beat] Oh? No clip? Oh. Thought we had a clip. Nope. Ok..."


Indexes: Comedy Tropes, Fourth Wall, Flashbacks and Chronology
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