Clock Wipe YKTTW Discussion

Clock Wipe
The screen is wiped in a similar matter as that of a clock face to indicate that time has passed.
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(permanent link) added: 2013-12-01 17:46:19 sponsor: CaveCat (last reply: 2014-05-12 11:27:50)

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Sometimes, when you're doing a project, it takes a lot of time, maybe even a few hours. In fiction, the best way to depict the passing of time is to have the screen become wiped in a similar matter as a clock face in order to indicate how fast time has passed.

Internal Subtrope of Idiosyncratic Wipes

Compare Cartoonland Time

See also Spinning Clock Hands


  • Used more than once in each of the Star Wars films.

Live-Action TV

Western Animation
  • Used in the third act of Mr. Bogus episode "B-TV", where Tommy and his father have made a complete mess of the kitchen in a chaotic attempt to follow the instructions on Mole's cooking show on TV.
  • Happens twice in the Angry Birds Toons episode "Oh Gnome!", both after Matilda's attempts to get rid of the gnome backfire.

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