Expository Opening Narration


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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.


Examples:

Film
  • 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.

Literature
  • 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.

Live Action Television
  • 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.
  • MythBusters
    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.
  • 7Days
    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.

Western Animation
  • The Looney Tunes "Bunny and Claude," a parody of Bonnie and Clyde.
    We're Bunny and Claude. We rob carrot patches.

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