"On the Next Episode of..." Catch Phrase
Usually, a TV series will will try to find a way to distinguish itself from the rest of the crowd. One of the ways is to build audience anticipation for the next episode. But how do they keep it? Add a Catch-Phrase
, of course. Usually after the preview of the show's next episode
, we're treated with somewhere along the line "Next! On (insert show name here)! (insert episode title here)!". Afterward, there's that one phrase that this show keeps repeating in the end of every preview just once. And it's this trope. Sometimes, they pick a certain character to say the phrase, though sometimes the speaker changes.
A Sister Trope
to Signing-Off Catch-Phrase
See also On the Next
Anime and Manga
has its own page.
- "Gokutai Kudasai" (Please don't miss it) or "Otanoshimi (ni)" (Look forward to it) is a phrase that is commonly used in anime or Japanese live action previews, the former more prominent in the 70's. Examples of the former's phrase can be seen here (up to Kamen Rider Amazon).
- So does "Jikai (Next time on), (Show title), (Episode name)!" Most anime and toku will use this.
- Batman ('60s series): "Same bat-time... same bat-channel!"
- This was also used in the animated series, but in the Cartoon Network shorts, rather than in the show itself, which was more serious.
- The Beverly Hillbillies: "Y'all come back now, y'hear?"
- Choujinki Metalder: "Koitsu wa Sugoize!" ("He's amazing!")
- Hawaii Five-O: "Be there. Aloha."
- Kaiketsu Zubat: "Zubat's stunts are very dangerous, so do not try them at home!"
- Kamen Rider:
- Quantum Leap: "Oh boy!"
- "These questions — and many others — will be answered in the next episode of Soap."
- Also, each episode begins with an often long-winded explanation of events so far, ending with the line "Confused? You won't be, after this week's episode of...Soap"
- In the Snuff Box next time... [X]... [Y].. and... pleasurrrrre.
- Super Sentai:
- A Show Within a Show example: On The Muppet Show, every episode of "Veterinarian's Hospital" ended with the announcer saying "Tune in next time to hear Dr Bob say..."
- Ultraman Taro and Ultraman Leo (which share a narrator) end their next episode previews with "Saa! Minna de miyou!" (roughly translates as "All right! Let's all watch it!")
- Arrested Development: Most episodes ended with the narrator, Ron Howard, saying, "On the next Arrested Development." Seasons ended with, "On the next season of Arrested Development." The last Fox episode ended with "On the epilogue."
- The Lone Ranger: "Will the Lone Ranger triumph as he fights on for justice, law and order? Tune in next week when General Mills brings you another exciting episode of The Lone Ranger!"
- Epic Meal Time used to end its episodes with "Next time, we eat [strange thing]!" This stopped after the five-year anniversary episode, because several episodes before that, Harley admitted that he only had a few unused "Next times" left and couldn't think of any new ones.
- Game Grumps: Where either Egoraptor or JonTron scream "NEXT TIME ON GAME GRUMPS!", only to either mumble incomprehensibly or spout a Non Sequitur, never really describing what might happen on the next episode. In-fact, when they actually do have something to say for the next episode, they point it out. Since he took on the role of Not-so-grump, Danny's been using this to express his increasingly large amount of pessimism at Arin's skill at games.
- Achievement Hunter: "LLLLLLLets Stop!"
- "Be sure to watch the next exciting episode with... Clutch Cargo!note