->''"I love Creator/DrewCarey, but I have a hard time watching his show because they used our set and they have all our furniture. I'll be watching the show and suddenly I'm like, ''''...That's my fucking lamp!''''"''
-->-- '''Creator/MargaretCho''', on her sitcom's replacement with ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''

Since all of television and film works around a budget, there often isn't enough money to pay for all those expensive sets to be designed, constructed, and decorated and then be used for only one scene. When this is the case, the producers and/or director may opt for a Recycled Set.

A Recycled Set is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pretty much what you would expect:]] a set that is either entirely or in large part composed of the main sets of the project. Since walls, windows, and door tend to be fairly simple and unremarkable, it's typically easy for set designers to rearrange specific pieces of furniture or strategically cover wall segments to create an entirely unique look.

Except in very rare circumstances, i.e. unless PlayedForLaughs, this set similarity is never noticed or remarked upon by any of the show's characters on-camera. They simply go on their merry way, unconcerned that Bob's front door looks strikingly similar to Officer John's office door.

Compare HeyItsThatPlace and ThreeWallSet. For the videogame equivalent, see CopyAndPasteEnvironments.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQUpg795iBo The Official PS4 Unboxing]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr12u1tk_rM Random Access Memories Unboxed]] use the exact same set. This makes sense, since Music/RandomAccessMemories was released by Creator/ColumbiaRecords, which is owned by Sony, which owns the Playstation brand.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Yes, there are ''animated'' examples of this too. ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' does this when the heroes reach the site of their ultimate battle, only to find an exact replica of their command satellite.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Jean-Pierre Jeunet likes to use a certain picturesque crossroads in Montmartre as a setting in his films (e. g. ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' and ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement''), but usually takes care to show it from different angles.
* The alien nest and colony from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' was reused as the set for the Axis Chemicals facility in Creator/TimBurton's ''{{Film/Batman}}''.
* Sets from ''Film/DarkCity'' (1998), including rooftops, buildings and others exteriors sets, were used in ''Film/TheMatrix'' (1999). The rooftops that Trinity runs across at the beginning of the film are the same ones that John Murdoch runs across in ''Dark City''.
* In the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series:
** In a weird example, the hospital wing was represented in the first film by the interior of Oxford Divinity School. In the fourth film, by which time the hospital wing had been redesigned and built as a permanent set in Leavesden Studios, the interior of Oxford Divinity School was used again, but as a different room in Hogwarts.
** A straight example occurs in the third film. The room in which Lupin teaches Harry to defend against dementors is a rather obvious redress of Dumbledore's office. Some fans were even confused as to whether it was meant to be Dumbledore's office.
** Ollivander's in the first film, Flourish and Blotts in the second film, and Honeydukes in the third film are all the same set. Note the same bay windows out front and the same staircase leading up to the same balcony. (Honeydukes hides the balcony by lowering the ceiling.) They just kept repainting the set and changing the set dressing.
** Moaning Myrtle's bathroom from the second film, the prefects' bath from the fourth film, and the "Sectumsempra" bathroom from the sixth film are all obviously the same set. Apparently, the girls' bathroom from the first film has different architecture than every other bathroom in Hogwarts.
** The spiral staircase at St. Paul's Cathedral has been used as a location more than once. Since the room it leads to is always different (the Divination classroom in the third film, the Defense classroom in the fourth film, and the Ravenclaw common room in the eighth film), they're presumably three separate, similar-looking staircases in-universe. Either that or the staircases moved, as they tend to do at Hogwarts.
* One of the sets used in ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerTheMovieTheFlyingGhostShip'' is obviously the same one seen at the beginning of ''Film/EngineSentaiGoOngerVsGekiranger''. Since in both movies, the heroes are trapped in an AlternateDimension, this is probably not a coincidence.
* Silent film serial ''Les Vampires'' constantly reuses the same sets for every single room in Paris, with absolutely no attempts to hide it.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', the bridge of the ''Reliant'' was in fact the bridge set for the ''Enterprise'' with a few tweaks. Justified, as keeping bridge layouts standardized would simplify the orientation process for transfers from other Starfleet ships.
*** The Torpedo Bay is an important set piece but has unusual architecture for Starfleet. The set originated as the Klingon Bridge from ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''.
** In ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', the Torpedo Bay goes full circle and becomes the Klingon Bridge.
** ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' and ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' were shot while ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' was still in production. As a result the movies share sets with the TV show. Some of them, such as Enterprise corridor, engineering, transporter room, and sickbay were originally designed for the movies, re-purposed for TNG, then re-purposed again for the movies, and back to television. Some sets were built specifically for TNG and found their way into the movies. For example, the Federation President's office is Ten-Forward from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', with some curtains. The Enterprise-D's observation lounge became the Enterprise-A's officer's mess. Later the Enterprise-D's observation lounge became the Enterprise-E's starting with ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** The Enterprise-B bridge in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' is the Enterprise-A bridge with repainted Enterprise-D consoles.
** The USS ''Voyager''s sickbay in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' was used as the Enterprise-E's sickbay ''Series/StarTrekFirstContact'' and ''Series/StarTrekInsurrection''. In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', they used a totally new set since ''Voyager'' ended its run by that time.
* To create expansive ruins in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', especially the city of Osgiliath, the set team would often reuse pieces left over from previously filmed scenes.
** The full-scale sets for Minas Tirith were a rebuild of the full-scale set for Helm's Deep. The second gates of Minas Tirith are little more than a redressing of the gates of the Hornburg.
** There were both location shoots and set shoots for Emyn Muil. The set was designed to look very different when shot from different angles, allowing one set to take the place of a large number of locations within Emyn Muil.
** The Dead Marshes and the Gates of Moria were built on the same parking lot as wet sets when the marshes originally found for the Dead Marshes turned out to be as hard to operate in as the real thing would have been.
* The exterior of "Pete's Luncheonette" from ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'' is used as the locale for the restaurant where Jerry and his friends meet in the original ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' pilot.
* The Conn-Pods of all the Jaegers in ''Film/PacificRim'' are the same set. While they built two sets for the production, the sets were intended for different stunts, meaning both had to be redressed and relit to portray the four Jaeger Conn-Pods shown in the film.
* ''Film/CarryOnCleo'' was shot on sets built for ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' which became surplus to requirements when ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' moved its production to Rome.
* Recent David [=DeCoteau=] films including his soft-core erotic ''1313'' series and talking animal films like Film/ATalkingCat all use the same house, which is [=DeCoteau=]'s summer house in Los Angeles. Things like the half-car couch, the backyard pool, the spiral staircase, the upstairs bedroom, and the side table made out of a boot make appearances in all of these movies. The place is often referred to as "THAT HOUSE" by David [=DeCoteau=] fans.
* The Crank House in Altadena, CA, also known as Fair Oaks Ranch, has been used for Miss Trunchbull's house in ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the Omega Beta Zeta sorority house in ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'', and Roger Strong's house in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''.
* The wrecked plane set from ''Film/ScaryMovie4'' is actually from the movie they were parodying, ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. It has also been used in at least two music videos. First by Ayumi Hamasaki for "do it again", then by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna for "Fly".
* Likewise, the bathroom from the ''Film/SawI'' parody in ''Scary Movie 4'' was later used by the producers of ''Film/SawIII'' to save money.
* Done deliberately in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. The set and most of the props are from ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''. The crew obtained them at great expense to keep true to ''Frankenstein''.
* With the exception of Rick's cafe, which was a purpose-built set, most of ''{{Film/Casablanca}}'' was filmed on sets recycled from earlier Creator/WarnerBros productions. Also, for the Paris flashback, the set used as a Casablanca street was redressed to become a Parisian street.
* The dream sequences from ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' short ''Mama's Little Pirate'' utilized sets previously used the previous year in the feature ''Theatre/BabesInToyland'', which was also produced by Creator/HalRoach.
* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' makes use of an angular wall twice in the same film. First it appears as part of the hangar of Kylo Ren's Star Destroyer, during Finn and Poe's escape. Later, it is redressed and used as a wall of the oscillator room aboard the Starkiller Base when Kylo confronts Han.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Done for a laugh in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "[[{{Recap/AngelS05E20TheGirlInQuestion}} The Girl in Question]]": Angel and Spike visit the Rome branch of Wolfram and Hart, and it's entirely identical to the Los Angeles branch.
* This is kind of a TV/movie crossover - but the BBC appears to have recycled the set of an earlier adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's ''Literature/BalletShoes'' for the show ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy''. If you've watched ATGB before you watch ''Ballet Shoes'', you can't help but say, "Hey, they live in Jean and Lionel's house!". Or vice versa, I suppose.
* When ''Series/{{Batman}}'' moved to "Londinium" for a three-part episode, Superintendent Watson's office at "Ireland Yard" is an obvious redress of Commissioner Gordon's office set. So obvious that Gordon lampshades the similarity, noting that due to the similar demands of police work worldwide, ''all'' police commissioners' offices are essentially the same!
* In ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', the Pegasus interior sets were originally made for the abandoned ''Series/LostInSpace'' reboot, and were later recycled within the Galactica series for the interiors of the basestars. This is what ultimately led to the decision to have the Pegasus destroyed.
* In ''Series/BostonLegal'', when Denny and Alan go to the LA Branch of Crane, Poole and Schmidt, the offices look exactly the same as the Boston offices. This is lampshaded as Alan and Denny do discuss it (Denny wanted the offices to all look the same so no matter where someone was in trouble they could walk into the offices and feel at home).
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had several instances. For example, the senior hallway from season 5 is almost exactly the same as the school hallway from seasons 2-4 but shot from a different angle. Also, for a little while Mr. Turner and Mr. Feeny had the same classroom, just flipped around with a few different props.
** Mr. Turner's apartment was lightly renovated into Jack and Eric's apartment.
** The 'Chubby's' set (with a bit of new furniture and a fresh coat of paint) was used for pretty much every hang out location from Seasons 2-5. Lampshaded in "Things Change", where the set is transformed from the Chubby's set-up into a pirate-themed restaurant set-up during the course of a conversation.
* In ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', Estevez and Zimmerfield's police station seems to be Vancouver PD HQ from ''{{Series/Continuum}}''. Specifically, the office which belongs to Estevez and Zimmerfield in ''Dirk Gently'' appears to be Betty's office from ''Continuum''. This is unsurprising, as both shows were filmed in Vancouver.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler "The Time Meddler"]] reused the set of the Doctor's TARDIS for the Meddling Monk's. During the Pertwee era and again in the eighties, the Master's TARDIS used the Doctor's TARDIS set as well.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"]] recycled multiple Dalek sets from ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks''. Due to dates, the serial actually aired before the film came out, making this the sets' first appearance.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]], the villain, a fascistic industrialist, has a factory/headquarters in London, and a factory in the countryside which looks identical on the inside. The Doctor's companion Jamie points this out, and the villain says something like that efficiency and uniformity are important.
** Due to the relatively high expense, bits of the sets constructed for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace "The Ark in Space"]] show up in various places during the Tom Baker years. And the vacuum-formed cryogenic pods from the cryogenic chamber reappear in the climax of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon "The Horns of Nimon"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E2PlanetOfEvil "Planet of Evil"]] recycles the Thal spaceship doors from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E4PlanetOfTheDaleks "Planet of the Daleks"]] for the geology ship exterior, and floor panels and structural components from "The Ark in Space" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants "The Mutants"]] in the ship interior. In particular, a distinctive set of walls with a waffle-like triangular embossing first used in "The Mutants" appear in many episodes well into the eighties, and even turned up on ''Series/BlakesSeven'' as well.
** Various locations around Cardiff have been recycled time and again across all three series of Nu-Who.
*** Of particular note, a distinctive tiled floor and black fluted square pillars place [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld Platform One]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock the New New York Senate]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii the Sybilline temple]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth the Silurian]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood city]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler the Hotel Adlon]] as having all been filmed in the same building, Cardiff's Temple of Peace.
*** Cardiff Castle has been in five different stories, playing five different buildings.
*** There's a pedestrian underpass that has appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters "Love & Monsters"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion"]].
** Harriet Jones once [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion made an emergency broadcast]] from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime Joshua Naismith's office]]. The paintings of Kings Henry VII and VIII on the walls really helped.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth The New New York hospital lobby]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited the Red Waterfall reception area]] are almost identical. The episodes even share an identical shot down the length of the room which highlights this.
** The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem Sontaran]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky teleporter]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter Jenny's ship]] (from Series 4) are the same set with different props and details.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] both have the same theatre being repurposed as military barracks.
** The football game in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]] was filmed in a park previously seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]]. The gazebo Donna and Miss Evangelista speak in can be seen in the background.
** A series of hexagonal corridors has been used in both [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife the TARDIS]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar Demon's Run]].
** The back of Cass' ship in "[[{{Recap/TheNightofTheDoctor}} The Night of the Doctor]]" is the same corridor and door as the Cybermen's ship at the beginning of "[[{{Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeofTheDoctor}} The Time of the Doctor]]" with completely different lighting and a different paint job.
*** Speaking of "The Time of the Doctor", does the outside of Clara's apartment building [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose look familiar?]]
** Missy's garden in "[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath}} Deep Breath]]" is the same set as the garden Amy encounters in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl Who Waited"]]. This is one of the most noticeable examples yet, and led to a lot of {{Jossed}} fan speculation that it was deliberately meaningful.
* A unique hall tree seen in the Winslow home of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' is seen again in the near-same position of the Biggs home in ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', which also seems to share the same first floor layout of the ''Family Matters'' home.
* Done for major creepiness in an episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' set on a relative of the LivingShip that's been infested by all manner of nastiness.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' Crane lives at 1901 Elliot Bay Towers. We have seen 2001 (Cam Winston's apartment, directly above Frasier's) and 1801 (directly below Frasier's). Naturally all 3 have the same layout [[JustifiedTrope due to the way the building is built]], but whereas 2001 has different furniture, 1801 is a direct copy. The only difference is the lack of Martin's ugly chair.
* The different floors of Series/{{House}}'s hospital is the same set with a different colour palette.
* ''Series/{{iCarly}}[=/=]Series/{{Victorious}}'': As both shows are exclusively filmed on the same set (as opposed to ''Zoey 101'' which was filmed on location), they have reused locations, many of which first appeared in ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''.
** The sidewalk where Josh ran around in "Dinner With Bobo" is the same sidewalk Carly rode her electric-powered scooter in "iGo Nuclear." It also showed up on an episode of Victorious where Jade and Tori sing in Spanish.
** The dirt roadway in ''The Wedding'' where Drake and Josh got stranded in their car is also the spot "Somewhere Outside Tokyo" where Carly, Sam, and Freddie were ditched by Kyoko and Yuki in ''iGo To Japan''.
** Pretty much any big room ends up a redress of the main iCarly studio set. Examples include Freddie's room from "iSaved Your Life".
* The pilot episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' featured a run through a damaged gas laboratory. Said laboratory was a heavily redressed Torpedo Bay from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' (and much more, as said in the Film section). The cast even climb out the torpedo hatch to escape.
* In an episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Kelly gives to some producers an idea for a ShowWithinAShow based on ''Married With Children'' itself.
* Parodied in the famous ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Parrot Sketch, in which the customer walks into the second pet shop and finds it identical to the first pet shop... right down to the bird cage he left on the floor earlier in the sketch.
* An eagle-eyed viewer can see that the harbour scenes for ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' were from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and can see them in Universal Studios Hollywood's studio tour.
* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Several bedrooms of witnesses/family members/otherwise involved characters--when shown--are repeated several times.
** When they needed an NSA office, it was a slight redress of the set from ''Series/BostonLegal''.
* The German science-fiction series ''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}}'' also reused a lot of sets, for example:
** The bridge set was not only used for ''Orion 7'' (destroyed in episode 2) and its successor ''Orion 8'', but also for the ''Hydra'' (e. g. in episode 2) and the ''Tau'' (episode 7).
** The smaller ''Lancet'' was reused with some additions as a similar craft from the planet Chroma (episode 5) on the rationale that this was a lost colony using technology based on earlier Earth designs.
** The same former lignite mine was used for exterior shots on different small planets visited in episode 5 and 6.
* Though they did a good job of dirtying it up, the virtual reality game center where the ''Series/RedDwarf'' crew wake up in "Back to Reality" is clearly a repainted version of the hologrammatic ship bridge from the earlier episode "Holoship".
** Series X repurposed the same set for the titular ship from ''Trojan'', the market from ''Lemons'' and the simulant ship from ''The Beginning''.
* After ''Serries/SavedByTheBell'' finished, the main school hallway set was not destroyed when the show finished and went on to be redressed and reused on multiple school based shows. It was used in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' for approximately 5 years before being used on ''Series/ICarly''. The only functional difference between ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' and ''iCarly'' is that ''iCarly'' doesn't use an entire extra hallway off to the right of where the new double door entrance is on ''iCarly''. After ''iCarly'' ended, the set was repainted for use on sister show ''SerieS/{{Victorious}}''.
* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', bizarro Jerry's apartment was similar to Jerry's, but with some opposites (eg, the little statue of Superman is now a statue of bizarro Superman, the bicycle on the wall is now a unicycle). The layout was also, and unsettlingly, a ''mirror image''.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** The Kent barn, obviously. It has been used for so many different purposes we have lost count. Including as a prison camp. The Talon also counts before it slowly slips out of continuity.
** In an episode, a possibly-psychic woman sees Lex Luthor in the [[TheWhiteHouse Oval Office]]. Rather than build an oval office set for only a few seconds of screen time, they flew Creator/MichaelRosenbaum (the actor playing Lex) from Vancouver to LA in order to use the standing set from ''Series/TheWestWing''.
* Franchise/StargateVerse:
** In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Out of Mind/Into the Fire", the Recycled Set was a replica of the SGC, complete with a fake Stargate, built by Hathor in a FakedRipVanWinkle ploy.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' also uses a Recycled Set in the episode "The Tower", where it is an Ancient city-ship identical to Atlantis.
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Mark of Gideon". Apparently a world that is overpopulated with wall-to-wall people has the space and resources to build an entire fake Enterprise just to teach Kirk a lesson.
** To reduce overpopulation by introducing disease into their society again, actually, so there was a logical reason for getting Kirk down there, though there was a simpler way to do it.
** Starting in the second season, the Enterprise sets doubled as various other ships: the Constellation ("The Doomsday Machine"); the [[MirrorUniverse mirror-Enterprise]] ("Mirror, Mirror"); the Lexington ("The Ultimate Computer"); the Exeter ("The Omega Glory"); and the Defiant ("The Tholian Web").
** Star Trek as a franchise has had a long tradition of redressing pre-existing sets. Many of the sets built for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" went through various until the end of Star Trek: Enterprise. It was also good for reusing various sets of buildings on one planet for buildings on another from episode to episode.
*** One prominent example: the ceiling of the transporter pads on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is the ''floor'' of the transporter pads from TOS.
*** The ship's chapel in the TOS episode "Balance of Terror" was a redress of the transporter room.
** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Where Silence Has Lease", an Away Team beams to a replica of the USS ''Yamato'', the Enterprise's sister ship, allowing the show to reuse the Enterprise bridge set.
*** Interestingly, the next time we see the ''Yamato'', the bridge is noticeably different, with some sort of [[TheBigBoard large display board]] visible behind the captain's chair. It's never seen again; presumably, in-universe it was some sort of experimental feature added to later models of Galaxy-class starship that didn't work out.
** And used yet again in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', with Empok Nor, which is exactly like the titular space station, except abandoned and therefore sideways (even though [[FridgeLogic it's in space...]]).
** Encounters with the Prophets on [=DS9=] tended to involve visions of the Prophets appearing as other characters, in an area that is just like a recurring set only red-lit.
** The USS ''Valiant'' was a Defiant-class ship, allowing them to reuse the sets for the USS ''Defiant''.
** A few ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' sets found their way onto ''Deep Space Nine''. In an episode where Bashir was subjected to experiments by Section 31 Voyager's holodeck set was reused. In another episode, Bashir traveled to Romulus aboard an Intrepid class ship (same as Voyager) called the USS ''Bellerophon''. Voyager's bridge, mess hall, and Janeway's ready room underwent some cosmetic changes to differentiate the two ships; they kept the CGI model, however, right down to the serial number, prompting ''Website/SFDebris'' to rename it the USS ''Dancing On Voyager's Grave''.
** The original series used the same hallways to represent interiors on industrialized planets.
** Lampshaded in ''The Adventures of Captain Proton'', a ShowWithinTheShow homaging sci-fi {{Film Serial}}s of the 1930's. Harry Kim points out that "Planet X" looks identical to "The Mines of Mercury" that they visited in the last adventure. Tom Paris points out that sets were expensive in the days when you couldn't just create them on the holodeck.
** Mayberry from ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' appears in two seperate episodes of the original series. In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E28TheCityOnTheEdgeOfForever The City On the Edge of Forever]]", Mayberry portrays an [[ArtisticLicenseGeography amazingly skyscraper-less]] version of 1930s New York. Also, [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110628042042/memoryalpha/en/images/5/50/Floyd%27s_Barber_Shop.jpg Floyd's Barber Shop appears unaltered]].
** From ''Next Generation'' on the same set was used for almost every cave. This got ridiculous in ''Deep Space Nine'', since a dozen different conspiracies were clearly using the same hideout which hosted at least one major firefight a season.
* The same diner set was used in ''Series/StargateSG1'' (the Ascension Diner), ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' (Der Wafflehaus), and Warehouse 13 (the diner where Artie meets the Regents).
* Howard's house in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is the same as Buzz Aldrin's and Creator/{{Wil Wheaton}}'s houses.
** ''The Big Bang Theory'' is famous for its WalkAndTalk scenes in which the characters climb four flights of stairs because their apartment's elevator is perpetually broken. Of course, every level except the lobby is the same set.
* LampshadeHanging on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqCiYZpuugY here]].
* In ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea'', every single time the MonsterOfTheWeek had a WombLevel, it used the exact same set.
* Does the alley where everyone skates on ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' look familiar? That's because it first showed up in Season 3 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* The first series of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' liked to reuse a lot of props and sets but most notable would be the space ship interior which is always the same; including stock sound effects which later appeared in ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}''.
* The garage in ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan'' is the same garage as in ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
* If the house from ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' isn't the same house from ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', then it's a pretty close approximation.
* Every ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and by extension, ''Franchise/PowerRangers'') series shot since around 2000 will use the same set of about 15 locations from around Tokyo: a path high on a hill, part of a street next to a train track, the carpark, stairs and occasionally interior of a stadium, a curving road around a hill, and so on. Most fights in all three shows take place outside for safety and budget reasons, and to the shows' credit, they never use the same location two episodes in a row.
** Especially gratuituous is the use of an [[JidaiGeki Edo-era Japanese village]] set, which shows up about once a year and requires some excuse to get the characters there; whether it's a dream sequence, time travel, or whatever.
* One Coach Kreetin sketch on ''Series/AllThat'' utilized the front yard set from ''Series/GullahGullahIsland''. {{Lampshaded}} when Coach kicked a tree and moaned "Stupid Gullah Gullah tree!"
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' was ''notorious'' for this. Almost every large room was a redress of the council chamber, and of course all of the corridors on different levels were the same few corridors with different coloring. There's a particular type of grille partition that's seen on both B5 itself and several Minbari ships (presumably justified in-story by assuming the Minbari supplied some of the station's interior decor).
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', Roseanne and Dan visit their neighbors' house and Roseanne becomes green with envy at how much better it looks. Needless to say it's a redress of their own house, as lampshaded at the end of the episode with wipes from one dressing to the other.
* ''Series/{{Mannix}}'': "Hardball," the last episode of the series, uses a barely redressed ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' house set.
* The {{pilot}} for ''Series/{{Cristela}}'' had NoBudget, so they used the set for the Baxter house in ''Series/LastManStanding'' with minimal changes made.
* Three of The Family Channel's interactive games from 1994 ''Boggle'', ''Jumble'' and ''Shuffle'' shared the exact same set pieces. They were just moved around on the stage so it looked like they were different.
* ''Series/{{Whammy}}'' recycled pieces of its set from the 2001 revival of ''Series/CardSharks''. Both shows also had Gary Kroeger as TheAnnouncer.
* The Ray Combs-hosted version of ''Series/FamilyFeud'' (1988-94) recycled most of its set from the original Richard Dawson-hosted version (1976-85). Also, when Dawson returned for the 1994-95 season, they used a special set that was originally built for when the Combs version taped at Opryland USA in 1993.

* The unreleased ''Pinball/GoldenCue'' reused the layout from its [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual predecessor]], ''Pinball/EightBall Deluxe,'' but with the addition of a ramp that diverts to two sets of rails.
** When the game was eventually released as ''Pinball/SharkeysShootout'', it reused the layout from ''Pinball/GoldenCue'' with minor cosmetic changes.
* Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/JackBot'' uses a redecorated version of the playfield from its predecessor, ''Pinball/PinBot''.
* The ''Pinball/{{Gamatron}}'' conversion kit reuses the playfield from ''Pinball/{{Flight 2000}}'' with only minor modifications (and a new theme).
* ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty'' was re-themed as ''Pinball/TheBrain'', a promotional pinball for a science museum.
* ''Pinball/FamilyGuy'' was re-themed as ''Pinball/{{Shrek}}'', as well as a one-off ''Good Morning America'' pinball. The only changes were to the graphics and sounds; the layout and rules remained the same.
* Game Plan, a smaller pinball manufacturer from TheSeventies, did this frequently to save costs. ''Family Fun!'' and ''Star Ship'' shared the same layout, while ''Sharpshooter, Old Coney Island,'' and ''Sharpshooter II'' all used the same layout or a mirrored copy. The games were often released together, which highlighted how recycled they were.
* Creator/SternPinball took the soccer-based ''Pinball/StrikerXtreme'' and re-released it a year later as the UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball-based ''NFL''.
* ''Pinball/{{NASCAR}}'' was re-themed and re-released as both ''Grand Prix'' and ''Dale Jr.'' While the audio/visual aspects were changed, the table layout and rules were the same,
* The playfield for Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/{{NBA}}'' is an updated version of the one used for Creator/SegaPinball's ''Space Jam.''
* Both ''Pinball/{{Hyperball}}'' and its competitor ''Rapid Fire'' had their backboxes recycled for use on other games, mostly re-releases of other Williams and Bally games.

* In ''Film/HolidayInn'', the Recycled Set was an actual set for a [[ShowWithinAShow movie within a movie]] based on Bing's hotel.
* In ''Film/OnTheTown'', Diamond Eddie's Nightclub, the Congacabana and the Slam-Bang Club are obviously the same set with minimal changes to the scenery. All three are playing some variation on "I Wish I Was Dead."
* University theatre departments do this all the time. New sets are constantly being built out of pieces of old sets.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* One of the biggest criticisms against ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' was the massive reuse of floor plans for interiors, caves and dungeons.
* ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' recycle scenery props from previous Bethesda games, mostly ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. This is most notable in the caves, which reuse the textures, rocks, and various other bits of set dressing practically unchanged from ''Oblivion''. Consider how the interior of the caves are often shades of green, but that New Vegas's predominant color is brown....
** ''FNV'' not only reuses building interior layouts from ''FO 3'', but some of its own as well.
* The barbershops in ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 2'' look the same everywhere that Larry goes.
* ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'' reused screens from the first ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry''.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' is quite notorious for having all your fights on planets take place on the same 3 or so pre-fab building floorplans -- the "mine with one large room full of enemies and two deeper chambers", "specialist base with one large room full of enemies and two deeper chambers ''connected by a corridor''", and "identical exterior buildings that closely resemble a tissue box with a door". It also made frequent use of a Kowloon-class freighter, which broke up the monotony by having ''three'' chambers that could have stuff once you got through the large room, not just two. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the second game, with a volus and an asari on Illium playing the market regarding stocks in prefabs after the attacks on Freedom's Progress and Horizon.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' reuses the same layout for most of their caves. Several cave designs have been introduced, but essentially all caves with ogres in them use a single layout, and a second layout with multiple levels accounts for most of the rest of the caves.
* All the hosptials you can enter in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' use the same interior.
* ''VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas 2'' recycles four maps from ''Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield'', namely the Refinery, Airport (now a junkyard), Island Estate, and Import/Export Warehouse, as well as a few areas from ''R6 Vegas 1''.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' reuses several maps from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''. Justified since it's a direct sequel that takes place in the same region.
* ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'': A lot of rooms, especially in dungeons, have the exact same layout with different props and enemies.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Inevitable in the ''WebAnimation/PimpLando'' series due to ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDMovieMaker 3D Movie Maker]]'' (which was used to create the series) having only about nine sets to choose from without mods. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Lando when he remarks that Boston (and later Orbisonia) look just like Wall Street, due to them all being the same "city" set. A title comes up once declaring a scene to be on "A Different Street" despite said street looking identical to the one in the previous scene.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* A take on this trope appears in the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Trilogy of Error". Lisa is mistakenly dropped at West Springfield Elementary, which looks exactly identical to Springfield Elementary. One of the students notes that all schools in the area were drawn from the same floorplan. This is TruthInTelevision in some areas, especially areas with a lot of schools built at the same time. In some areas of California, you're likely to find that all the elementary schools look exactly the same, minus the color they use on the outside trim of the buildings.
* In-universe, in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', the Season 3 episode "Temporary Insanity" has Kadic's production of ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' reuses [[CallBack the sets from the previous year's play]] ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' [[NoBudget because of a lack of money.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' reuses a few different set layouts from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. Specifically, the establishing shot of Gotham City and the warehouse in ''Downtime'' and Roy's apartment in ''Auld Acquaintance'' and ''Salvage''. Freely admitted by the showrunners if asked -- one of them, Brandon Vietti, was the director of ''Under the Red Hood.''