- *cue generic sounding hard rock* My Name is Trope-tan, and this is my website. For this sort of Opening Narration, we talk about what kind of tropes we're dealing with, and how long we have been doing so. It's a bit like an Expository Theme Tune, but with a monologue instead of lyrics. Leaning on the Fourth Wall is normal, so don't get yourself in a bind if I sound like I'm addressing the audience directly, cause I most likely am. Anyway, that's how I roll and this is where we start the examples.
- Bonnie and Clyde
This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.
- Sunset Boulevard
Yes, this is Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California. It's about 5 0'clock in the morning. That's the homicide squad, complete with detectives and newspaper men.
- The Dresden Files
My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange... give me a call. I'm in the book.
- American Pickers
I'm Mike Wolfe and I'm Frank Fritz, and we're pickers...
- American Restoration
Remember back in the day when things were made by hand and people took pride in their work? My name is Rick Dale, and I bring these things back to life...
- Dirty Jobs
My name is Mike Rowe, and this is my job...
- Doctor Who (International Opening)
When I was little girl, I had an imaginary friend, and when I grew up he came back. He's called The Doctor and he comes from somewhere else. He's got a box called the TARDIS that's bigger on the inside and can travel anywhere in time and space. I ran away with him, and we've been running ever since.
- My Name Is Earl:
That's when I realized that I had to change, so I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and one by one I'm gonna make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My Name Is Earl.
Who are the Mythbusters? Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Between them over thirty years of special effects experience...
- Pawn Stars
I'm Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man, and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I've learned after twenty-one years—you never know what is gonna come through that door.
- Star Trek TOS
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Ever wish you could live your last week over again? Well, my name's Frank B. Parker and I get to all the time. I work for a secret government project experimenting in time travel. When things really get messed up, I'm the guinea pig they send back to fix everything. Catch is, I can only go back seven days.
- Chuck, every episode.
Hi, I'm Chuck. Here's a few things you need to know about me.
- ''Alias had a similar thing in the intro.
My name is Sydney Bristow. Seven years ago I was recruited by a secret branch of the CIA called SD-6. I was sworn to secrecy, but I couldn't keep it from my fianc". And when the head of SD-6 found out, he had him killed. That's when I learned the truth: SD-6 is not part of the CIA. I've been working for the very people I thought I was fighting against. So, I went to the only place that could help me take them down. Now I'm a double agent for the CIA, where my handler is a man named Michael Vaughn. Only one other person knows the truth about what I do, another double agent inside SD-6. Someone I hardly know - my father.
- Burn Notice
My Name is Michael Weston and I used to be a spy
- Cake Boss:
This is Carlo's Bakery ... This is the crew, mia famiglia. We're going to take this bakery to the top. They call me Buddy. I'm the boss.
- The Looney Tunes "Bunny and Claude," a parody of Bonnie and Clyde.
We're Bunny and Claude. We rob carrot patches.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.