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->''"I actually recognize this wall. It's been redressed a number of times, most recently for a scene in the ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' series finale 'These are the Voyages...', but it's also been used as a backdrop on a Son'a ship in ''[[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Insurrection]]''... This wall, I think, deserves an Emmy for withstanding so much crap."''
-->-- ''Website/TheAgonyBooth'', [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Star_Trek/Deep_Space_Nine/Let_He_Who_Is_Without_Sin___.aspx?Page=5 recap]] of "[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Let He Who is Without Sin...]]"

The Hollywood version of "Waste Not, Want Not". When elaborate sets, costumes or props are made for one production, they may turn up again and again in other productions that may need elaborate props but don't have the budget to design and build their own.

The prop may be altered slightly by repainting it or adding or removing widgets but it usually remains recognizable, especially if the original production was well known. While an understandable cost-saving measure, there's something about the practice that just screams "low budget".

Can overlap with WholeCostumeReference if the costume is recycled from an earlier work. If it's a real item, then it's OffTheShelfFX. If it's everything in the room, it's a RecycledSet. For when video games reuse "models" of the polygonal kind in the same work, see YouALLLookFamiliar. Compare StockFootage, PaletteSwap and CaliforniaDoubling.

This is utterly ubiquitous in live theatre, so a section for this would be hopelessly long, and utterly pointless. Just take it as a given that live theatre companies save and re-use ''everything.''



* The ''Advertising/BatmanOnStarCommercials'' reused the same Batmobile from ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns'', as well as a repainted version of the main Batsuit from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The 8th Doctor's TARDIS console from ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie Doctor Who: The TV Movie]]'' is now in the hands of some ''Series/DoctorWho'' cosplay enthusiasts using it for {{fan film}}s. Seen notably in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18pHTzjHhMk "Doctor Who and the Universal Vacation"]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The folks at Creator/{{Pixar}} are fond of reusing props, sets, even whole characters from their previous movies ([[EarlyBirdCameo and even from their upcoming ones]]), usually as a ShoutOut, as well as for practical measures. The most famous example is the Pizza Planet delivery truck from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', which has found its way into almost every film. Other popular props include the yellow ball with the blue stripe and red star from ''WesternAnimation/LuxoJr'', as well as both Luxo lamps from the same short.
* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'':
** Two vehicles from this movie actually made a reappearance in ''Disney/TheAristocats'': The Baduns' truck (as a milk truck the cats ride in at one point while heading back to Paris) and the moving van (as the truck that comes to pick up Edgar and take him to Timbuktu at the end of the film). These were actual physical props, painted white with "outlines" drawn on the edges, that were filmed in front of white backgrounds and photocopied onto the cels in a manner similar to {{Rotoscoping}}.
** Cruella de Vil's car also made a brief cameo near the beginning of ''Disney/TheRescuers'' as the car Madame Medusa used to drive to the airport. Possibly an artifact of an early script where Medusa ''was'' Cruella until they rewrote the story to have a new villain.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Robby the Robot. Originally created for the 1956 film ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', Robby continued to be reused in many movie and TV productions up to the present day (although since the 1960s a lightweight replica has been used). Its two appearances in ''Series/LostInSpace'' are particularly ironic in that Robby and Robot B-9 were both designed by Robert Kinoshita. Robby is so memorable that it is less a prop and more of an actual character. Along with all the sci-fi shows he turns up in, Robby also appears in, of all things, one of the NBC era ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episodes as a robot built by a child genius at a think tank and even as a hotdog vendor in the ''animated'' feature ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''. He's even [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1119475/ listed on IMDB]] as an actual ''actor''.
* The uniforms from ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' were used in the sci-fi BMovie ''Film/QueenOfOuterSpace''.
* The ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' was built atop the ship used for the ''Black Pearl'' in the previous films.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'' used several sets from ''Film/DarkCity'' (filmed at the same Sydney studio a few months before, and exploring some similar themes), most notably the roof-case from the teaser chase scene and the spiral staircase in the Lafayette Hotel.
* ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' had the thing with lights that go back and forth. Seen in the background in some Sci-Fi series. Was also in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. There is a site detailing its [[http://starringthecomputer.com/computer.php?c=73 numerous appearances]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The Homestead set from ''Film/ANewHope'' was unearthed (as in, literally disinterred from the sands of Tunisia) for ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
** Another Tatooine prop, the krayt dragon skeleton, while not re-used in filming ''was'' left there; the winds periodically bury and uncover the thing. Rumor has it that a scientist at one point mistakenly reported the thing as a newly discovered dinosaur. One can only imagine his reaction when he learned what it actually was.
** IG-88's head was originally used as a drink dispenser in Ep. IV.
** Darth Vader's lightsaber in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' is a repainted prop of Luke's saber from the previous two movies (the two props were similar, but not identical, in shape). Apparently the original prop of Vader's lightsaber was stolen.
** Bossk's suit in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was originally created for a human pilot in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Tenth Planet".
* Creator/MelBrooks reused Kenneth Strickfaden's original electrical equipment from the 1931 version of ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' in his AffectionateParody, ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. This was done not to save money but as an homage to the original film.
* ''Film/CarryOnCleo'' used abandoned sets from ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'', which had moved its production base from London to Rome. This at least ensured that the construction costs on the original sets were not completely wasted.
* The multiwheeled Landmaster vehicle from ''Film/DamnationAlley'' reappeared in various movies and TV episodes. (It almost had a better career than the human star Jan-Michael Vincent.)
* The gate featured in the original ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}'' saw multiple uses in other movies, starting with Merian C. Cooper's next movie ''Film/{{She|1935}}'', ultimately being used as kindling in burning of Atlanta scene in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. (It was the burning wall that narrowly avoided crushing Rhett and Scarlett in a passing wagon.)
* ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'' reused at least two sets from ''Hello, Dolly.''
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' reused the sets from Franco Zefferelli's ''Jesus of Nazareth''.
* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':
** The sets to Axis chemical factory in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' were from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
** Another reused prop from ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is a console in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Earthshock".
** The griddle-like corridor panels have shown up in ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Series/BlakesSeven'' and ''Series/RedDwarf'' ''at least'', and probably in various other productions.
* Defied by ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': all the original props were unavailable for the sequel ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' because Stanley Kubrick deliberately destroyed them all, along with any design notes, after filming was completed, specifically to avert this trope. The prop department for ''2010'' had no choice but to make replicas of everything from scratch based on examining what was visible in the film. In spite of which, the audio commentary for ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' claims that one of the original ''Discovery'' EVA pods can be seen in Watto's scrapyard on Tatooine. More likely it's the EVA pod built for ''2010''.
* Creator/RogerCorman's ''The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'' re-used sets from ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' and ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''. Corman actually had the resources of a studio behind him, and probably could have built new sets, but stuck to cost-saving measures out of habit.
* The Minigun in ''Film/{{Predator}}'' was reused in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. While all guns are prone to reuse in film, miniguns in particular are very prone to it due to their rarity in the civilian market. Every single one in the civilian market has made a movie or TV appearance at some point.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' reused several cars from other "futuristic" movies in its 2015 set.
* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'':
** The chase scene at the end of the silent film version uses sets from Lon Chaney's previous film, ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' (most notably the cathedral facade).
** The opera stage set built for the film was reused in several pictures, including the 1943 ''[[Film/PhantomOfTheOpera1943 Phantom]]'' film, the Chaney biopic ''Film/ManOfAThousandFaces1957'', and, get this, ''Film/TheMuppets''.
* ''Film/JustImagine'', a sci-fi musical from the 1930s, had a lavish set costing a quarter million Depression-era dollars, but flopped in the theaters. Producers recouped some of their money by reusing StockFootage of the cityscape in the Universal film serials ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|Serial}}'' and ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'', while Z-4's Rocket Plane was recycled as Zarkov's rocketship.
* The colored "Michelin Man" spacesuits from ''Film/DestinationMoon'' were later used in cheaper sci-fi efforts like ''Flight to Mars'', the TV series ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', and the spoof ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''. The last film also re-used the Loch Ness Monster puppet from ''Film/TheLochNessHorror'' in one of its sketches.
* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. The original Marvin the Paranoid Android from the TV series was reused in a crowd scene in the 2006 movie as a MythologyGag. Movie!Arthur notices and does a clearly visible double-take.
* Miho's swords from ''Film/SinCity'' were the Crazy 88's from ''Film/KillBill''. Creator/QuentinTarantino, who special guest directed a segment in the film, had them in his garage and loaned them to the production.
* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
** The PKE meters are used as...
*** ... walkie-talkies by the alien security guards in ''Film/TheyLive''.
*** ... a tracking device in ''Film/SuburbanCommando''.
*** ... and so does an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Yes, an ''animated series'' used this trope.
** ''Film/GhostbustersII'' features a device colloquially known as the "Tripod Trap". It appears in a few other things, including an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
* In ''Film/MulhollandDrive'', when Betty Elms arrives at the movie studio for her audition, the car from ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'' is parked at the entrance.
* Creator/SteveMartin's dentist instruments from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' were reused as gynecological tools in ''Film/DeadRingers'', then surgical instruments for the Joker in Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''.
* The monster penis from ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet'' is reused in ''Film/CitizenToxieTheToxicAvengerIV''.
* The armors from ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' gets around a lot...
** Worn by the soldiers in ''Film/{{Impostor}}''.
** The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' movie ''Film/GSaviour'' also recycled the uniforms from ''Starship Troopers''.
** A few other examples below in TV series.
** ...before finally being purchased off the used-props market to be used in ''Film/StarshipTroopers3Marauder''. And no-doubt being sold-off again. Such is the [[Disney/TheLionKing Circle of Props]].
* ''Film/HarryPotter'':
** The Room of Requirement in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' recycles every set and prop from the previous movies (for instance, the giant chess pieces from the first, Snape's storage from the fourth, and the wedding decorations from part 1 of the seventh).
** CGI example: Buckbeak's wings are re-used as the wings of the flying horses pulling the Beauxbatons carriage.
** Speaking of ''Harry Potter'', sections of the Diagon Alley set were redressed and rearranged for the barricade scenes in the new ''Film/LesMiserables2012''.
* The teddy bear Jack Ryan gets for his daughter at the end of ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (credited as [[CharacterAsHimself Stanley]]) is the same teddy bear John [=McClane=] was bringing for his kids in the first ''Film/DieHard'' film. Both films were directed by John [=McTiernan=].
* ''Galaxina'' features the Batmobile from the Adam West TV series.
* As mentioned above, the Burning of Atlanta in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' was actually the Burning of Many Old Set Pieces on the Backlot that were due to be demolished anyway.
** After ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' almost bankrupted the studios where it was filmed, the costumes and props were re-used for a not-very-good film of ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice''. Never mind the fact that the two novels are set about 70 years apart (one circa 1790s, one in the 1860s and 70s), and on different continents, with radically different fashions, it was all the olden days, wasn't it?
* The external and interior sets from ''Film/DasBoot'' have been reused.
** Steven Spielberg rented the exterior set for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''; someone forgot to tell the German production crew, leading to a bit of panic when they found it was missing.
** The interior set was used for the World War I submarine U-20 in the TV movie ''Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic''. Interestingly, in real life, the Type VIIC of World War II and Type U-19 of World War I had similar internal dimensions.
* In the Creator/DorisDay film ''Film/ItsAGreatFeeling'', Patricia Neal has a cameo [[AsHimself As Herself]], and she is wearing the [[PrettyInMink ermine-trimmed]] LittleBlackDress from the film of ''Literature/TheFountainhead'' (as she just came from the set of that movie to film this scene).
* Kathy's car in ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' was previously Film/AndyHardy[='s=] car. Don Lockwood's mansion is filled with furniture from ''Film/FleshAndTheDevil''.
* The alien slavers' ships in ''Film/RobinsonCrusoeOnMars'' are clearly the Martian tripods from the better-known 1953 film Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds with a PaletteSwap (silver body with blue and red lights instead of dark metal with green lights) and the eyestalk removed.
* A rather forgettable 1963 [[KingArthur Arthurian]] flick, ''Film/SiegeOfTheSaxons'' recycled props, costumes and [[StockFootage footage]] from 1954 film [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Knight_%28film%29 The Black Knight]] and 1963 film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancelot_and_Guinevere Lancelot and Guineviere]]'' (a.k.a. ''Sword of Lancelot'').
* The yellow Oldsmobile Delta 88 used in most films directed by Creator/SamRaimi.
* The ''Golden Hinde II'', the 1973 replica of the ship in which SirFrancisDrake circumnavigated the globe, was used in ''Swashbuckler'', ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' (film and TV series), ''Drake's Venture'' and ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold''.
* Slightly-modified North American AT-6 trainer aircraft (different cockpit canopies) standing as Mitsubishi [=A6M=] "Zeros"/"Zekes" quite got around. They were originally rebuilt to [[WeaponsUnderstudies impersonate]] [=A6M2=] "Zekes" for the 1970 movie ''Film/ToraToraTora'' Despite being noticeably larger and somewhat differently-shaped aircraft than a Zero, those [=T-6s=] were later used in the series ''Series/BlackSheepSquadron''. They later showed up in the 1980 time-travel movie ''Film/TheFinalCountdown'', which had the nuclear carrier ''USS Nimitz'' warped back to the late afternoon of December 6, 1941, just west of Hawaii...
* The entire town in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' was orignally built for ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma2007''.
* The Aqaba set constructed for ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' in Spain was left standing for several decades, turning up in films like ''The Hill'' and ''Film/TheWindAndTheLion''.

[[folder: {{Literature}}]]
* Referenced in ''The Art Of Literature/{{Discworld}}'', in Creator/TerryPratchett's comments on what inspired {{Uberwald}}. Remarking on the influence of Film/HammerHorror on this region of the Disc, he recalls how a very large, distinctively-ornate candlestick appeared in ''every single movie''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The UsefulNotes/ColdWar DayOfTheJackboot mini-series ''Series/{{Amerika}}'' has the DirtyCommunists flying over the United States in helicopters reused from ''Film/BlueThunder''. Except they're [[BlackHelicopter no longer blue]].
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' re-used spacesuits from ''2010''. They didn't realize where the costumes were from at first, and did what they could to disguise them, but ultimately, they were what they were. Ironically, the second time ''Babylon 5'' needed the ''2010'' spacesuits they weren't available, so they had to make new replicas anyway. They also, interestingly, used the blue suit, the only one left unused in the earlier films - ''2001'' and ''2010'' had used the red and yellow suits (the blue belonging to a dead crewmember).
* A skit in ''Series/TheBasilBrushShow'' where Basil attempts to scale the Himalayas, is saved by a [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Yeti]] from an avalanche and then they all have a DancePartyEnding uses the Yeti [[PeopleInRubberSuits suit]] from the Second Doctor ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear]]". Because of this, it's available as a special feature on the DVD release of another Second Doctor serial, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]".
* The Ford Futura concept car was originally used in the 1959 film ''It Started with a Kiss''. The car was subsequently transformed into the Batmobile for the 1966 ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series and was seen as a normal car again in ''Series/{{Viper}}''.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'':
** The CIC set for the Battlestar Pegasus in the 2000s ''Battlestar Galactica'' was originally built as the bridge of the Jupiter 2 for an unaired pilot of a ''Series/LostInSpace'' remake directed by John Woo; the set was put in storage, and underwent only minor alteration for its use on ''BSG''.
** ''Galactica'' itself averted this trope by auctioning off a huge number of props, uniforms, set pieces, and curios to raise money for ''Series/{{Caprica}}''. [[ShaggyDogStory Which was canceled after less than one season.]]
** The 1970's series of ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' used the botanical ships from ''Film/SilentRunning'' as part of the rag-tag fleet fleeing the Cylon tyranny.
** Scenes from the original ''Battlestar Galactica'', including use of the ship, the shuttle, and Vipers were all re-used to make the movie ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', which was then parodied by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'':
** Uniforms belonging to Viper pilots on ''Battlestar Galactica'' are worn by guards in the episode, "Cosmic Whiz Kid".
** The distinctive throttles from the Vipers themselves also turned up in ''Roger'''s enemy starfighters.
** The land vehicle that resembles a tank/personnel carrier from ''Battlestar Galactica'' is used in the pilot movie.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': D'Hoffryn was originally dubbed "Mr. Hodgepodge" by the makeup artists because they used pieces from The Judge, a demon of Jhe, and the Rage Monster (Pete) to make him.
* At the end of the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' pilot episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes", Prue is seen holding the same newspaper from ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', [[LineOfSightName where Daniel Hillard gets his eponymous alias from]].
* Parodied by Conan O'Brien; some time after doing a sketch that involved the use of a large animatronic whale, Conan informed his viewers that NBC had instructed him to re-use the whale in order to make up their investment on it, and thus launched "Whale Week", wherein the whale was used repeatedly in several gags each night. There was also a running joke where they kept using a costume over and over again over one season. It started out as a Giant Grub costume, then turned into a Surrendering Croissant, a Victorious Connoli, a Liposuctioned Jabba the Hutt, a pissed off kreplach, and a Beach Rock. Conan kept asking for suggestions, and even gave out a button as a prize for it.
* Following the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2010 Winter Olympics]] in Vancouver, Creator/{{CTV}}'s Vancouver station repurposed portions of CTV's Olympic set for its news studio.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has several examples of this. Creator/TheBBC has large amounts of props and costumes in storage, so the original series has quite a few examples of prop recycling, both in show, and across other BBC series.
** The spacesuits worn by the astronauts in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet "The Tenth Planet"]] show up again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace "The Wheel in Space"]] for no reason. They then got recycled in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** The robots in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]] are reused from a BBC adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Reason".
** Not all of them were BBC originals in the first place; for example the BBC bought a load of ex-Gerry Anderson props in the early '70s, so one sonic screwdriver prop was from the movie ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Are Go'', and various control panels from ''Series/{{UFO}}'' turn up occasionally up to the mid '80s.
** In the seventies and eighties, ''every'' UK sci-fi show would at some point (or more likely, at several points) use a distinctive triangular grid wall [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ybDxjNPS4uY/Uc_eZ2VVDpI/AAAAAAAAV8g/68CSa-Vqn3c/s800/mut4.jpg originally seen]] in the Skybase from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]". The interesting thing about this one is that it wasn't necessarily the ''same'' wall, but would have been made from the same moulds, which were specially built for the ''Doctor Who'' serial.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen]]":
*** A stylised insignia based on Celtic knotwork used by the Vogans in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen]]" appears again in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]" as a Gallifreyan symbol ... and in just about every Gallifrey-set story afterwards, since it becomes the Seal of Rassilon. The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' [[RetCon explain]] that the Vogans borrowed the design from the Time Lords.
*** The phone hidden in a shoe brush used by Kellerman was the one used by Roger Moore on ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''. Apparently, Moore had offered it to the BBC props department, and the propmaster had [[FailedASpotCheck not recognised him]] and offered him [[UsefulNotes/OldBritishMoney two shillings and sixpence]] for it.
** This is most prominent in the late '70s and early '80s between ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'', where the shows shared an excessive amount of props and costumes. Romana I and Servalan wore the same white feather cloak, the guards in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E3Frontios "Frontios"]] wore the Federation guards' helmets from B7, and certain idiosyncratic wall panels show up ''all the time''. Of course, the series shared writers and producers as well, and Creator/TerryNation even planned a real crossover at one point. The most controversial example of this was the use of a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils Sea Devil]] costume for the monster in the ''Blake's 7'' fourth season opening, "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS4E1Rescue Rescue]]". The ''Doctor Who'' team at the time were reportedly extremely angry that no permission had been requested (and also wouldn't have granted it).
** The King of Hearts outfit that the Fourth Doctor wears in his CostumeTestMontage in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]] originates from a 1972 musical version of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', although he's wearing it with the hat worn by the Knave of Hearts (presumably because of his unusually large hat size).
** Most of the Sontaran technology in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment "The Sontaran Experiment"]] is reused from the sets built for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior "The Time Warrior"]], although ironically not the Sontaran costumes that the serial was written to reuse.
** The monster in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom "The Seeds of Doom"]] is just an Axon from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos "The Claws of Axos"]], but painted green.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara The Androids of Tara]]", the faceless android is based on the robot head used for the Sarah Jane robot in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion The Android Invasion]]", a story that was only a couple of years old at that point.
** The vacuum-formed cryogenic pods used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace "The Ark in Space"]] show up again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon "The Horns of Nimon"]].
** K-9 in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion "School Reunion"]] is the same prop used in the original series.
** The [[spoiler:Sontaran cloning table on which Martha was held]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]] is obviously made from a Cyber Conversion Unit.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]], Amy is strapped into the Cyberking's throne from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]].
** Although it's not likely to have real significance, some fans have made a to-do over the fact that part of the rocketship seat used by Jenny at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] is reused for Oswin's escape pod in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]].
*** The levers that seal the doors in the escape pod from the ''Alaska'' was first seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], when the Master shuts down the bunker's defences.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks]]" features the Special Weapons Dalek originally from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]] -- the only Dalek reused between the Classic and New series.
*** It makes a reappearance in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]], along with many other classic series Daleks.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]] features a large variety of alien creatures in a space market. Some of the aliens are made by combining costume pieces from many other species from the show -- [[http://bruceandmary.tumblr.com/post/47295766539/either-ive-gone-crazy-or-thats-a-hoix-hath one in particular]] has the head of a Hoix, the breathing apparatus of a Hath, and the tentacle-beard of an Ood.
** In the minisode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay "The Last Day"]], the POVCam main character has a premonition of his or her impending disintegration by the Daleks, their face replaced by a skull. The normal Dalek disintegration effect used in the series is CGI, but the skull we see in the shot is the practical skull mask used to represent the Vashta Nerada-ised spacesuits from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], with the helmet part altered to Gallifreyan colours.
** Clara wears a badge in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] which was originally a Space Corps Super Infinity Fleet badge from the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Trojan".
*** Also from that episode, the soldiers are seen using the communicators from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]].
** Orson's space suit in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen "Listen"]] is one of the suits from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], with even the logo intact. So are the space suits used by the Doctor and his crew in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]], though the logo has been removed by this point.
** The miniaturized TARDIS's "siege mode" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]] looks suspiciously like the hypercube from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]].
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' uses props from ''Stargate SG-1'' and ''Stargate Atlantis'', especially in the realm of "futuristic" weaponry. Most noticable is a triple-barreled assault rifle first used by the Genii and Satedan against the Wraith, shows up in ''Eureka'' with Jo the police woman holding it.
* The Family Channel may take the cake for prop recycling for three game shows they aired in 1994; ''Boggle'', ''Shuffle'', and ''Jumble''. All three of them used the exact same glass tiled walls, contestant podiums, and telephone keypad set piece, redressed each time in an attempt to make each show look unique. The props weren't all that got recycled; all three also shared the same music package, sound effects, host, and announcer.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** The Alliance armour in the episode "[[Recap/FireflyE02TheTrainJob The Train Job]]" came from ''Film/StarshipTroopers''.
** There were three spacesuits in ''Serenity'''s inventory on ''Firefly''. Two were recycled from a previous space series, but the big yellow one worn by Jayne was originally Creator/DolphLundgren's flight suit.
** Jayne's gun Vera originally appeared in the 2002 movie ''Showtime''.
** Zoe's sawn-off Winchester rifle is the same one used by Bowler in ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr''.
* The Vogon spaceship interiors in the TV version of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' are from ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
* The Submarine set in the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode "Shadow" was the one built for the movie ''Film/CrimsonTide''.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** The franchise has recycled settings several times the last couple of series. That river under the bridge? The construction site full of concrete pipes? That building with all the windows? {{Tokusatsu}} in general is kind of bad about this. Despite every ''Kamen Rider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series supposedly using a distinct set of enemies and for the most part being distinct some costumes have clearly been used in at least a dozen series over the years. There's one in particular (yellowy brown with lots of spiky appendages sticking out) that seems to have been used at least once every couple of years since the early nineties.
*** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Area_Outer_Underground_Discharge_Channel Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel]] has appeared prominently a few times, including Series/KamenRiderDecade's [[TimeStandsStill high-speed]] battle with [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto TheBee]], the music video for ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''[='s=] movie's theme song, and as part of the spaceship XV-Two in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''[='s=] movie.
*** The office set belonging to ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''[='s=] BigGood Kousei Kougami has been redressed and reused in almost every subsequent series; it's also been used by [[Series/KamenRiderWizard government]] [[Series/KamenRiderDrive agents]], [[Series/KamenRiderBuild politicians]], and [[Series/KamenRiderGaim corporate]] [[Series/KamenRiderExAid CEOs]]. In short, if someone with any authority appears in modern-era ''Kamen Rider'', they'll more than likely be in Kougami's office.
** Additionally, movie-exclusive Villain Riders from the Heisei era (2000 onwards) tend to use modified versions of the hero Rider's costume and gear. It's easiest to spot with ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', simply because it's had so many movies: Gaoh, Yu-Ki[[note]]Technically Yu-Ki is a remodel of Gaoh; it seems Toei modified the last/only Gaoh costume they had, which is why he's never appeared since[[/note]], and G Den-O all use modified Den-O suits, but the most obvious is Nega Den-O, whose suit is literally just Den-O's Sword Form with purple armor instead of red and blue, flame-like decals applied to it.
*** Special mention also goes to ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''; not only does the Summer movie feature a [[PaintItBlack black]] Gaim, but it introduces Mars and Kamuro, whose apple-themed Golden and Silver Arms suits would later be repurposed for Jam's Darkness Arms in the final episode, Idunn's Ringo Arms and Saviour's Blood Zakuro in the Gaim Gaiden direct-to-video movies. On top of this, Darkness and Blood Zakuro Arms use repainted versions of Gaim's Daidaimaru sword while Ringo Arms wields Mars' sword and shield.
*** ''Ex-Aid'' features several special one-off costumes (based off of past Riders and Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment video games) which ended up getting repainted and used in different contexts. The BigBad Kamen Rider Chronus' costume was made from Gemn's Series/KamenRiderWizard form (made obvious by the fact that it has Wizard's BadassLongcoat); likewise, Ex-Aid's movie-exclusive VR Gamer form was made from a spare Chronus suit. The Namco classic suits were repaints of the Riders' normal Level 3 forms[[note]]for example, Ex-Aid's ''VideoGame/PacMan'' suit is made from Gekitotsu Robots, but with two of its gauntlets instead of one. On top of that, the gloves were repainted orange to match Pac-Man's current appearance.[[/note]]; the post-series ''Another Ending'' movies repainted the Pac-Man suit into the fighting game-based Knock-Out Fighter 2 suit for Ex-Aid, while his [[MiniMecha Maximum Mighty X]] suit was painted black and purple to become Genm's God Maximum X form.
** Besides villains, movie-exclusive Rider suits are more often than not repaints/modifications to existing suits. ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' does this in spades, as all three of his movies feature forms that are modified from his standard All Dragon Style (two of them also being modifications of his ultimate form, Infinity Style).
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' has this built right in naturally. Decade can turn into past Riders, [[TheRival Diend]] can summon copies of them, and visiting AlternateUniverse versions of past series allowed the re-use of Rider '''and''' MonsterOfTheWeek costumes and props. In a smaller example, Diend's card holder originally belonged to [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kamen Rider Zeronos]], the only change being a small disc with Diend's logo being put on the front.
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' borrows the masks of the [[Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban Kinclons]] / [[Series/VRTroopers Skugs]].
** The Zectrooper uniforms from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' have been reused in bulk, likely because Toei just has ''so many'' of them. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', ''Series/KamenRiderW'', and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' used them as the {{Mooks}} for the Leo Imagin, Commander Dopant, and Megahex respectively.
** An odd example comes from the ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' movie ''The Onigashima Warship'', where the villains' {{Mook}}s are Raydragoons from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. The costume design book "Detail of Heroes" explains that this happened because Toei had lots of Raydragoon suits left over from the American series ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', the Man of the Beginning costume worn by [[spoiler:Kouta at the end of the series]] combines Gaim's [[SuperMode Kiwami Arms]] suit (minus the helmet and sporting a new cape) with the chestplate from Kurokage (painted silver). This actually makes for a weird irony, since Kiwami Arms is by far the strongest character in the series and Kurokage is by far the weakest.
*** Another example from ''Gaim'' comes from it's stage show, where the rider exclusive to said show, Maja, uses a recolored version of the suit and weapons worn by Kamen Rider Fifteen.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the rusted sword that becomes Kamen Rider Brave's Gashacon Sword is a modified version of [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]'s Titan Sword.
*** ''Ex-Aid'' has a few more obvious examples. Meanwhile, ''Series/KamenRider555''[='s=] Riotroopers had their {{Swiss Army Weapon}}s repainted for use by ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''[='s=] Ganma, and then they were repainted again to be wielded by ''Ex-Aid''[='s=] Ride-Players. Finally, in the summer move, Kamen Rider True Brave's sword was originally used by the Fire Ganmizer in ''Ghost''.
* The producers of ''Film/{{UHF}}'' struck a deal with KOED-11, the PBS station (part of a statewide network) in Tulsa to build a news set in their studio. The Tulsa station used the set for their own broadcasts for a couple years afterward.
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' literally ''will not'' "be taking another run". [[http://now.msn.com/entertainment/0309-love-boat-ship-scrapped.aspx It was scrapped (recycled!) in March of 2012]].
* Another (or possibly the same?) prop newspaper has been [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2010/06/07/the_story_behind_the_recycled_newspaper_prop.html used for decades]]. Recently [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524930587536399&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1&ref=nf someone noticed]] that Ed O'Neill was reading it in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' and is still reading it in ''Series/ModernFamily''.
* The BBC's 1980s adaptation of ''Literature/MissMarple'', in "4.50 From Paddington", has one of the main characters dressed in the distinctive red polka-dot velvet smoking jacket that the Fourth Doctor wore in "The Talons of Weng-Chiang".
* A episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'' featured Davy Jones wearing one of the distinctive Happy Fingers beanies from ''Film/The5000FingersofDrT''.
* ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' shared a set involving a large sign and associated metalwork on top of a building.
* ''Series/TheMunsters'' episode "If a Martian Answers, Hang Up" features a gag at the end of the episode in which one of the alien suits from the original ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' makes a cameo appearance.
* ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'', an anthology series, does this with their own props so much you can practically make a drinking game of it.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' tends to use costumes from other Saban works to fit the need of the story.
** The soldiers' armor in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' also came from ''Film/StarshipTroopers''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' had several of these leading many fans to form EpilepticTrees.
*** The A-Squad suits used repaints of the ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' helmets.
*** Also from ''in Space'', Andros' [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Spiral Saber]] and [[InTheHood cloak]] were used in a scene were a MysteriousProtector saves Z leading many fans to believe it was Andros at first, it wasn't. [[spoiler:It was Doggie.]]
*** The ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' Red Ranger suit was used in a flashback as the suit worn by Sky's father, leading many fans to think he was Wes's son. Nothing in the series ever contradict this, but it is still just WMG.
** The Machine Generals in "Forever Red" were gutted from various outfits from ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}''.
** One of the ''Beetleborgs'' blasters used in "Forever Red" returned in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' as a creation of Dr. K's, getting used several times.
** The Red Rangers helmet from ''[[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Operation Overdrive]]'' was used as set dressing in one episode of ''RPM''.
** A futuristic car (based on a Dodge Stealth, but styled after the Pontiac "Banshee" concept car) originally built for the ''Series/KnightRider'' revival ''Knight Rider 2000'' was later painted in police car colors and given police lights to appear in the TV series ''Series/{{Timecop}}''. In this form, it would appear years later as Alex's futuristic police car in the first episode of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
** Ecliptor's second sword turns up a few times. Darkonda's becomes Villamax's the very next season, completely unaltered, and retaining it's dagger-to-sword transformation ability (not ''directly'' witnessed, but it's a small dagger except when he needs it to be a sword).
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD,'' the orange Krybots trade in their snowflake-shaped swords for what looks a lot like the Chrono Sabers from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'', the SixthRanger's TransformationTrinket was actually the Trinket from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', a series that didn't get a ''Power Rangers'' equivalent (though its HumongousMecha and SixthRanger were used in the second season of ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin']]'').
** The Mobile Command Center in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' was an 18-wheeler truck that was re-used in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' as the Triceramax Command Center Truck.
** Also, a jeep first used in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' as Dr. Oliver's car reappeared in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' as a squad car, ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' as the Jungle Karma pizza truck; and ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' as a military vehicle.
** ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'': Master Org's costume was used in ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' before, for Emperor Gohma XV.
*** Speaking of ''Wild Force'', the Mut-org suits used in the ''Time Force'' crossover were created using a combination of parts from suits of previous ''Power Rangers'' monsters (as well as one ''Beetleborgs'' monster and an unused monster from ''[=GoGoV=]''). [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The crossover originally intended to use the suits]] from the ''Gaoranger'' summer movie, but the suits were lost in a fire, and it was too expensive to recreate the suits for the crossover, resulting in the Mut-orgs being created.
** Though it only showed up in Sentai footage, there's this big neon orb thing styled after an atom that kept showing up. It first appeared in ''Jetman'' in the villain's lair- it returned for ''Zyuranger'' and therefore MMPR, installed in the base of the Repulsascope. It showed up again in ''Dairanger'', as a part of the Dairenoh cockpit- this wasn't seen in ''Power Rangers'', as they didn't use the Dairanger costumes. It next showed up in ''Ohranger'' and/or ''Zeo'', again at the back of a cockpit, albeit this time it was the cockpit of King Pyramider/Pyramidas. It then popped up in ''Megaranger''/''In Space'', but only in one episode, as part of Gurail/Darkonda's lab. It's final appearance was in ''[=GoGoV=]''/''Lightspeed Rescue'', in a corner of the demon's lair. The ball has appeared since then in Japan, though. Some fans were quite nostalgic to see it return.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', several recycled monsters are visible in Sledge's prison. One of the most obvious being Necrolai/Vancuria (difference unclear) in 'Wishing For Hero'.
** ''Ninja Steel'' brings back past monsters as alien audience members. Necrolai, Behemoth, and Beevil are especially recognizable, as they were also frequently seen as Sledge's prisoners. We also get completely unaltered costumes of ''major'' past villains used in the first episode, one getting to be the first MonsterOfTheWeek.
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' is another Toku example in that one set of Mooks is togged out in long robes and hoods over some very familiar masks: the Golem Hei/Putty Patrollers from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''/''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Queen Serenity's crown was another ''Zyuranger'' holdover, having been worn by Princess Yui in flashbacks.
* In ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' several different side characters in various episodes are seen wearing the same number badges. This was due to a simple budgetary reason as they reused the same limited pool of printed badges throughout the series. At the same time, it is perfectly in line with the spirit of the series that people would come and go and the numbers be reassigned.
* In ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Stuart buys Vince a replica of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' RobotBuddy K-9 in an attempt to buy his affection, and it plays a prominent MacGuffin role in the last couple of episodes. The replica is the BBC's actual K-9 prop.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** The badge seen on all of Arnold Rimmer's uniforms is a Golgafrinchum hat badge from ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' turned upside-down.
** The Tank guard helmets seen throughout Series 8 are exact replicas of Hudzen-10's helmet from Series III's "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITheLastDay The Last Day]]".
** The machinery walls the crew run past in Series V's "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVQuarantine Quarantine]]" are also run by during "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVTheInquisiter The Inquisiter]]" and Series IV's "[[RedDwarfSeasonIVJustice Justice]]".
** The GELF ships from Series 7's "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIOuroborous Ouroborous]]" are made of parts from Ace Rimmer's gun and motorcycle from "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIStokeMeAClipper Stoke Me A Clipper]]".
* ''Series/RemoteControl'' used game stage props from earlier seasons as decorations in the StudioAudience section in later seasons; the show also used props from ''Series/FindersKeepers'' on the set.
* The duck lamp seen in Newman's apartment in some episodes of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' comes from the little-known 1980s sitcom ''The Duck Factory''.
* {{Series/The Sentinel}} uses some prop cars from {{Series/Viper}} like the Dodge Intrepid police cars. Both series were filmed in Vancouver.
* A phone from the failed ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' pilot was [[http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=3124 recycled]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
** For a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' scene showing Lex Luthor in the future as the President of the United States, rather than building a whole new set for a short scene they flew Lex's actor to from Vancouver to L.A. and shot it on ''Series/TheWestWing'''s standing Oval Office set.
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' reused the cockpit from the execrable live-action ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' movie ''G-Saviour''.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' got most of the set from ''Blade: Trinity''. The most prominent example is a curved bridge that shows up several times, such as in the hurricane episode.
** The long, thin energy weapons with the ridged undersides on their grips, that taper to a point instead of having a barrel and look vaguely like emaciated vacuum cleaners, initially appeared in an early episode where SG-1 encounter a planet where two religious factions are at war over beliefs concerning their planet's Stargate. Since then, these weapons have become "that one prop", appearing in different, totally unrelated episodes over, and over, and over... until finally from mid-season 3 onwards they completely replaced the Wraith stunner rifles in ''Stargate Atlantis'', which to begin with had original, completely different looking props.
** The Ancient space suits from ''Series/StargateUniverse'' originally appeared as power armor used by the [[spoiler:rogue Asgard]] in one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** The Federation transporter pads in the various series all use parts of the original one from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', usually flipping it or swapping out decals. This sort of thing was done fairly often, using parts of one show's sets for the ones that follow.
** The propmasters of all incarnations of ''Trek'' were rather quite, well, masterful at prop recycling; most props were recycled either from other shows or movies or even recycled from other episodes of any given preceding ''Trek'' incarnation including itself. Starship models, even in the CGI era, were particularly prone to this, the end result being several different alien races, separated by the entire length of the galaxy or even by centuries in some cases (or even both) used variations of the same ship design in various scales (or their medical scanner or communications relay would bear an odd resemblance to a certain race's ship). In addition, one gets the impression that Starfleet never throws ''anything'' out, with starship designs introduced in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' shown still being widely used by Starfleet a century later in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** Most of the sets from the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' era of ''Trek'' owe their existence to ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''. Almost every single subsequent starship interior, including those of Picard's ''USS Enterprise,'' ''USS Voyager'' and so on, and even Klingon ship interiors, were redresses of the ''Enterprise'' interior from that film (namely, all eponymous ships [but not stations] shared the same hallway interiors, and Klingon bridges were actually the redress of the engineering room from the film). These 30+ year old sets survived until shortly after ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' wrapped up, in which they were destroyed by having accidentally been left out in the rain; some were painstakingly recreated for the final episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
** [[http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies.htm This site]] has a massive list of re-used ''Trek'' props, sets, [[RubberForeheadAliens make-up]], etc. Just scroll down and click on anything that starts with "Re-Used". [[https://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.asp?dept=195&category=290&item=1 These bad boys]] (a.k.a. the Blinky double tube that serve no purpose) have to be the ''patron saint'' of recycled props.
** This also occurs with special effects and models. A {{Retcon}} was made to justify why both Klingons and Romulans had the same D-7 Battle Cruiser, just so they could reuse the model. The ''Voyager'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E7DragonsTeeth}} Dragon's Teeth]]" has a series of subspace corridors that was simply a different color and miscellaneous debris thrown into the quantum slipstream drive effect. In the ''Voyager'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E9Warlord}} Warlord]]", they reused a ship model from the ''Next Generation'' episode "Unification". And especially as the series tilted towards CG ships, many different ships were recolored, resized and/or slightly modified from prior CG models to save time and money.
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' they sent out some people to go get unusual salt and pepper shakers for the mess hall scenes, so to look "futuristic". The ones they got were rejected because it was decided this would just confuse the viewers and they wound up using normal looking ones. The weird ones were moved to the sick bay and became advanced tech medical instruments.
** The bombardier-like window of a spacecraft in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was reused as a portal to the Xindi aquarians the following season.
** A piece of Borg debris in the episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS02E023Regeneration}} Regeneration]]" was a spare ''Enterprise-E'' saucer section left over from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''.
** An example that has gone unnoticed for decades: Paramount altered Col. Philip Green's jumpsuit from the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Savage Curtain" into [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork's spacesuit]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo4WjJDjE5w Ya rly. And that's not the only thing they recycled...]] This is also a bit of hilarious irony to ''Star Trek'' fans, since Col. Philip Green is, in the ''Star Trek'' universe, the 21st century answer to ''Hitler'', who organized the extermination of 30 million radiation-mutated people and was a symbol of xenophobic sentiment for centuries.
** Another bit from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' to show up on ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' was the spacesuit from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E9TheTholianWeb}} The Tholian Web]]". Mindy's dad showed up wearing it in one episode.
** In the ''Next Generation'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E15PenPals}} Pen Pals]]", the spectral analyzer used by a survey team in one scene is in fact the Oscillation Overthruster from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. This may have been a shout-out, as prop-master Michael Okuda was a huge BB fan.
** The ''Enterprise''-D Engineering Master Systems Display table AKA the "pool table" was the Starfleet Command Center console from ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''.
* In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon "Hollywood Babylon"]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the set of of the horror movie ''[[ShowWithinAShow Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning]]'' has items from other ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes including the water tower from [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E08CrossroadBlues "Crossroad Blues" (S02, Ep08)]] and the cabin from [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E16Roadkill "Roadkill" (S02, Ep16)]].
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' is famous for recycling pieces of the set. Some examples:
** The staircase can be seen in " [[Recap/TheTwilightZone1959S1E4TheSixteenMillimeterShrine The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine]]", "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E19ThePurpleTestament The Purple Testament]]" and "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E20Elegy Elegy]]".
** The fireplace, and big wooden doors are seen in numerous episodes.
** The soda fountain seen in the pilot episode ("[[Recap/TheTwilightZone1959S1E1WhereIsEverybody Where Is Everybody?]]") is also seen in "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E5WalkingDistance Walking Distance]]".
** The series made also multiple use of props from ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' including the uniforms, the spaceship and Robby the Robot. One of the VFX models of the ship even turned up in "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E51TheInvaders The Invaders]]" as a miniature spaceship that threatens a woman ([[spoiler:well, actually a full-size spaceship from Earth that a giant woman mistakes for a threat, but that's the TwistEnding]]).
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'':
** One of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''[='=]s earliest monster battles was against Jirass, a monster that was very clearly an old Franchise/{{Godzilla}} costume painted green and a neck frill added. Said frill is ripped off very early in the fight, presumably because the special effects crew knew how obvious it looked, so they just decided to roll with the idea of "[[CoolVsAwesome Ultraman vs. Godzilla]]". In fact, Jirass has a lot of fans, ''[[TropesAreNotBad because]]'' he looks like Godzilla.
** Prior to Jirass was Gomess from ''Series/UltraQ'' (the very first Ultra {{kaiju}}), another repurposed Godzilla. Unlike Jirass, they did a better job of disguising the suit with horns, tusks, fur, and the spines removed. And in the same episode as Gomess was a giant bird named Litra, a repurposed Rodan flight puppet given feathers. In fact, a large number of ''Ultra Q'' creatures were modified from Creator/{{Toho}} suits as Creator/EijiTsuburaya owned the suits, not the studio, so he was free to borrow them if suit-making costs needed to be cut.
** One of the most famous examples among fans from the franchise's early days was the frequent usage of Toho's [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} Baragon]] suit. The suit was used by Tsuburaya to play four different monsters: the uranium-eating Pagos from ''Series/UltraQ'', as well as three ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' opponents, the electricity-eating Neronga, the mole-like Magular, and the cone-headed Gabora. Every time, the suit was given a different head, and sometimes the body received minor modifications like spikes or different colours. Unfortunately, Tsuburaya's usage of the Baragon suit ended up damaging it beyond use, so when Toho recalled the suit for ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', Baragon was relegated to a few quick cameos. In the 2000s, Creator/TsuburayaProductions brought back the tradition when they created the Baragon-like Geronga for ''Series/UltramanMax'' and modified the suit for Neronga and Magular's reappearances in ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle''. This time, the suits have stayed in good condition for a longer period.
** Many other monster costumes were also recycled, most often for modification into newer monsters (the list is very long). But since 2005, Tsuburaya has dropped the constant churn-out of new monsters in favour of bringing back [[EnsembleDarkhorse iconic,]] [[MascotMook popular,]] and [[BreakoutVillain classic monsters]] from all the dozen or so previous main entries (some of which hadn't reappeared in decades) and reusing the suits for multiple movies and TV series (occasionally with minor artistic adjustments). Popular monsters like Gomora, Red King, and Zetton have been seen in every entry since their returns. [[TropesAreNotBad Saves on budget and entertains older fans while introducing the younger ones to iconics that hadn't been seen since their debuts.]] The same also applies with the Ultramen suits.
* [[https://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.asp?dept=195&category=290&item=1 This thing.]] No telling what it does, but it's shown up in ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'', ''Series/KnightRider'', ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'', ''Film/AlienNation'', ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', and several ''Star Trek'' series -- just to name a few. Once you see it, you can never ''stop'' seeing it in the background. It's like the Wilhelm scream of props.
* Most of the set from the failed 2001 revival of ''Series/CardSharks'' was reused for ''[[Series/{{Whammy}} Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck]]'', as was announcer Gary Kroeger.
* In season 25, ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' introduced a special electronic wedge called the Big Money Wedge, which featured neon and a video screen that alternated among dollar amounts. When it was retired at the end of the season, the wedge was recycled for a redesign of the Jackpot Wedge.
** For a few casino-themed weeks in the mid-2000s, they replaced the usual video wall behind the contestants with a giant replica of a slot machine that featured three video walls for tumblers. This prop was recycled in 2006 when a {{pilot}} was shot for a revival of ''Series/TheJokersWild'', but said pilot was not picked up for series.
* A few times, the Eubanks/Rafferty ''Series/CardSharks'' used trip skins from ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' whenever a vacation was offered in the BonusRound in lieu of a car (normally during Young People's Week).
** ''Price'', meanwhile, has reused a few props over the years. For instance, the spotlights used around the Big Doors on the 1986 primetime specials were used in the same role for the 1993 ''New Price Is Right'' pilots, then appeared in an October 1998 Showcase where Kathleen played a studio tour guide.
* After the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} game ''All-Star Secrets'' got canned in 1979, most of the set was reused for a revival of ''Series/YouBetYourLife'' the following year.
* In the ''Series/RipperStreet'' episode "The Strangers' Home", the character of Eleonora Freeman [[https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/ripper-street-season-4-premiere.jpg?w=620 appears to be wearing]] Mina Harker's [[http://68.media.tumblr.com/10506fb09e57aa8bb751c1fcfda42498/tumblr_inline_og6boh3uRm1rr2095_500.png triangular jacket thing]] from the 1968 ITV adaptation of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
* The Golden Pontiac from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' was used in four episodes and everytime involved in car crashes. It became so famous that Lostpedia even gave the car its own [[http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Golden_Pontiac page]]. Fans started to speculate about this car and going by the mysterious approach of the series the believed that this car was also exactly the same in terms of story. However as the accidents happened in three different US states (Iowa, California and New York) it was deemed to be either supernatural or just prop recycling. It was confirmed in an interview with Damon Lindelof on September 21, 2005 that the same prop car was used for all four accidents.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* The animatronic puppet used in the Music/DaftPunk clip [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtdWHFwmd2o "Technologic"]] is Chucky's skeleton from the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' movie ''Film/SeedOfChucky''.

* The [=WayneTech=] mini-playfield in Creator/SternPinball's ''[[Pinball/BatmanStern Batman]]'' is a redecorated version of the "Path of Souls" from Stern's earlier ''Pinball/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* In ''Pinball/ScaredStiff'', the pile of skulls on the playfield originally came from a [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney World]] "Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean" toy.
* ''[[Pinball/TeedOff Tee'd Off]]'' recycles several props from earlier Creator/{{Gottlieb}} games, including the curved ramp from ''Pinball/HollywoodHeat'' and the roulette wheel from ''Monte Carlo''.
* During TheEighties, several of Ward Pemberton's games had a feature where the player could press a button to temporarily block an outlane and prevent the ball from draining. It originally appeared in ''BMX,'' and was later reused on ''Hardbody'' and ''Pinball/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* The backboxes for ''Pinball/TimeFantasy'' and ''Pinball/{{Defender}}'' were taken from leftover stock from the production of ''Pinball/{{Hyperball}}''.
* The crossbow launcher from the limited edition versions of ''Pinball/TheWalkingDead'' is the Laser Cannon from Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/AustinPowers''.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Averted in the case of the WWF Hardcore Title. For years, many fans believed that the title was the same broken title belt smashed by Mr. Perfect on an episode of "Saturday Night's Main Event". WWE has confirmed that this is not the case.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* On ''Series/SesameStreet'', the train prop used in "The Ballad of Casey [=McPhee=]" would be re-used in the "Beat the Time" skit with Cookie Monster.
* Of course, with puppets, producers are not just restricted to recycling things. They can recycle ''characters'' -- a quick dye job, switch out the eyes, put the head onto a differently-dressed body, and ''voila'', a new hero/villain/bystander. Gerry Anderson's series are well-known for this, particularly for the ''Series/{{Stingray|1964}}'' episode in which the hero of the previous GA series, Steve Zodiac of ''Series/FireballXL5'' fame, is re-used with dark hair as, of all things, an actor! Where this can be a problem is when the puppets' features change over time. Zodiac, for instance, had a rather large head and cruder facial features than the ''Stingray'' puppets. Once Anderson moved to proportionally-sized heads for ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' et seq., he couldn't use the older puppets any more, but did use the ''Scarlet'' puppets in subsequent series.
* Achmed the Dead Terrorist from the routines of Creator/JeffDunham has a very interesting pair of eyes. They're interesting because they're spare eyes from ''Film/MarsAttacks''.
* Franchise/TheMuppets regularly reuse puppets from earlier productions in newer ones, sometimes as background cast and sometimes as new characters. Justified on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' as (in-universe) all the characters are actors.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/UniversalStudios Hollywood was built on this trope -- the {{Theme Park|s}} was originally created to allow visitors to see the actual sets and filming used by the studio. Nowadays, the rides get more attention, and the tram tours avoid areas with actual filming, but the sets themselves are still frequently used. People familiar with the Tram Tour are able to recognize [[Film/BackToTheFuture Courthouse Square]], [[Series/DesperateHousewives Wisteria Lane]], and other parts of the studio when they appear in movies and TV shows.
* Ride/DisneyThemeParks:
** In the Disneyland version of ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'', the organ in the dining room is the same one used in Disney's version of ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''.
** Also, several animatronics from the now-closed ''America Sings'' show were reused in [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Splash Mountain]].
** Sometimes props are recycled as [[MythologyGag a nod to the attraction before it.]] For instance, one of the aliens in the pre-show at ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'' was Skippy, who was in the pre-show of the ''Ride/ExtraTERRORestrialAlienEncounter''. ''Stitch's Great Escape!'' itself reuses many components from ''Alien Encounter'' -- it's basically the former attraction with [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] as [[LighterAndSofter a more child-friendly substitute]] for the alien.
** ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror'' [[ContinuityPorn is filled to the brim with props from the original show.]]
* Many roller coasters at the Ride/SixFlags theme parks often get re-themed, with repaints of the tracks and/or cars. For example, ''Poison Ivy's Tangled Train'' at Six Flags New England got re-themed and re-painted to become ''Catwoman's Whip''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* When Telltale designed their games for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, they needed to recycle their 3D models due to the console's limited memory..
* ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max]]'':
** Played with in the second episode of Season One. One of the props in a prop warehouse is a sign from the developer's previous game, ''Bone''. So it's a recycled prop being used as a recycled prop.
** Used more straight, the cow from that same episode can be briefly seen in the third episode of ''VideoGame/WallaceAndGromitsGrandAdventures''. Although it's hidden behind a door, you can see it and it's extremely obvious it's the same cow since it doesn't fit the art style at all.
* Creator/{{Activision}}:
** There are obviously re-used props in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', like American police cars from the Virginia levels appearing on the tarmac at a Moscow airport. Or American taxicabs [[MindScrew appearing in Afghanistan]].
** ''Modern Warfare 3'' follows suit, with multiple returning weapons reusing their ''[=MW2=]'' models at various times despite having new ones used everywhere else - in particular, the new USP model doesn't show up ''anywhere'' in the campaign.
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' directly lifts some of its flashback and VideoGame/NaziZombies arsenal from [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps the previous game]], with only new animations and slightly-changed models -- though one weapon model from ''Modern Warfare 2'' also sneaks its way into TheEighties. In turn, the first ''Black Ops'' reuses some weapons from ''World at War'' for its Zombies maps and the "Project Nova" flashback level.
** The ''Film/JamesBond'' licensed games occasionally get in on the prop recycling as well. ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|Wii}} Reloaded'' reuses, for instance, both the "TND-16" model from the game adaptation of ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', and props from inside a German dam in ''Call of Duty 2''; it even reuses weapon models from the Wii version in the weapon cases at the Dubai level. ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends'', in turn, reuses nearly the entire ''Reloaded'' arsenal.
* Creator/ValveSoftware:
** Valve in general reuses props, textures, and [[StockSoundEffect sound effects]] across franchises whenever they can, mostly because nearly all of their games started out as mods of others. Since every game except ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has essentially the same visual style, and the engine itself does not support significantly higher-detail graphics than it did when it was first created, it still looks natural. Open up Hammer's prop browser for either of the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' games or ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' if you're so inclined; many of the props that were lifted from ''VideoGame/CounterStrike: Source'' are still in folders named for their respective maps.
** The "Aperture Science High-Energy Pellet" in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' uses the same sprite and sounds as the Combine orbs in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. The orbs used to fuel the security systems, at least, appear to be completely harmless, so they can't be the same as the OneHitKill High-Energy Pellet.
** ''Portal 2'' seems to even have an in-universe example: In the informative looping videos that display in the elevator areas, the "animal king" the voiceover describes is a turret made giant-size and painted over with a leopard skin.
** Incidentally, ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[InvertedTrope does the opposite]] when other Valve games cross over; when [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Bill's hat, the frying pan, Ellis's cap]] and the [[VideoGame/CounterStrike AWP]] were included in the game, they all got unique models to fit ''[=TF2=]''[='=]s art style.
** The turrets in ''Portal'', while using different models and some different sound effects, have the same basic shape and properties as those in ''Half-Life 2''.
** The plants from Chell's room in ''Portal 2'' sometimes show up in later animations featuring the ''Team Fortress'' cast. Like the earlier Telltale example, it stands out, because the art styles don't quite mix. You can see them in the "Meet The Pyro" trailer, as well as the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mraRO_BNQG4 Steam Link]] introduction video.
* ''Creator/{{Bethesda}}'' does this from time to time:
** Cave and skeleton from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' were later used in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
*** The Pip-Boy, Vault designs, and other stuff such as indoor areas and vertibird from Fallout 3 reused to appear in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' where it's jarring to see its appearance among the mostly different setting. As for ''New Vegas,'' it also adds in the extremely short 18 months done by a different developer (though Bethesda Game Studios who developed Fallout 3 still assist during its development) to make the game as it saves a ton of time to create props.
** The skeleton in ''Videogame/Fallout4'' along with several sound (such as picking bottles) are directly reused from ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. [[spoiler: Aboard Prydwen, you can also find "experimental plant" which is basically Nirnroot from Skyrim]].
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''
** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'', a sprite of the (broken) TokyoTower used on a ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' chapter is later re-used as a (broken) Eiffel Tower for a ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' one. Except ''the Eiffel Tower isn't red''.
** ''W'' in general reused a lot of sprites from series' it shared with ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment''. ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK K]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL L]]'' also did the same. Most of the games did however add to or improve the animations and effects for many attacks. J is the first game using that engine.
** The series is quite fond of reusing things if they can. The only time this is averted are the original UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance OG games, each with their own engine with very little if anything used.
* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2: Arrival'' DLC, the animation and prop seen when Dr. Amanda Kenson breaks out of her restraints after being rescued by Shepard uses the same motions (she uses both hands to rip the neck collar off, and grimaces while doing so, before staggering to her feet) as Jack does during her recruitment mission in the same game.
* Some of the objects and scenery in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'' were actually taken from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam 3 BFE'' uses many props and models from a cancelled generic military shooter which the developer Croteam had to cancel after the original publisher encountered financial difficulties. The game also has [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXTUhvkX0AEMPE-.jpg:large several models repurposed]] from a failed ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 4'' pitch.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' series is notorious for not redrawing a character unless they have to. This was especially notable in the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever games, where Morrigan's sprite always stood out against the newer sprites of other characters. ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' greatly amused many gamers as, due to the game being in 3D, Capcom finally ''had'' to re-animate her. How much model and motion data was retained for Morrigan, [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]], and [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]] (not to mention [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu and Chun Li]]) from ''Tatsunoko'' to ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' varies.
* The galaxy seen in World 4's map screen in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' is actually taken from the Final Destination stage from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' recycles nearly ''every'' character model from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', as well as the pause screen and a few other models, and yet it still manages to create an almost completely different game. Mainly by making Termina some kind of strange BizarroUniverse counterpart of Hyrule where everyone has different names and their personalities are changed.
* The Dice[=/=]EA ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' series re-uses props throughout the series:
** ''VideoGame/BattlefieldPlay4Free'', in addition to reusing levels from ''Battlefield 2'', also reuses weapons and vehicles from it, as well as from ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'' and, after it came out, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}''.
** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' re-uses a tonne of content from Battlefield 3 in the singleplayer trailer. The animations for knifing an enemy, reloading the shotguns, the assault rifles, the jeep the squad takes over, and the enemy vehicles are all direct copies from the previous game.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' uses the same skit portraits for the original cast as in the first game. This is rather odd in Regal's case, as by the time he joins your party he's no longer wearing the prison uniform his skit portrait shows him wearing (though he eventually just changes into his prison garbs anyway).
* Various {{Metroidvania}} entries in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series (especially ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', the DS games and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'') have been known to take the same spriteset for an enemy and, at most, change the palette. For example, take a look at all the similar [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/Werewolf Werewolf sprites]].
* Anyone who played ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' will probably notice that a certain very characteristic texture of grating was reused for walls that Pey'j from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' can cut with his tool.
* Many units in ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'' share the same animations while looking nothing like each other, in addition to the usual UndergroundMonkey reskinning.
* Creator/{{Gameloft}}: The worst offender is their 1st-generation (pre-iOS 5.1) FPS games. One M2 machinegun model is used in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell Conviction'', ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Shadow Vanguard'', and two of their ''Modern Combat'' games.
* Modern Creator/{{Ubisoft}} games like to do this whenever they can. Parts of the ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Conviction'' armory are reused from ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas'' (most notably the AK-47 and AKS-74U prominently used in the flashback level set during UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar) with appropriate updates like actually changing the magazine model when the player upgrades their magazine capacity. ''Blacklist'' follows suit, grabbing the models for the "Goblin" and ACE 53 from ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', and possibly the SA-58 OSW from ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Future Soldier''. ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' is probably the most notable, taking models from all of the above, up to and including a ''fictional'' design from ''Future Soldier''.
* ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin]]'' has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reuse of the first game's "AT-14" pistol in the final level. The burst-firing ASP rifle also shows up, model unchanged, in multiplayer.
* ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' recycles a large number of (largely environmental) assets from ''Videogame/{{Crysis}}'' despite being a total conversion mod. Prop recycling was part of the decision to remain as a game mod rather than going as a full standalone [[GameEngine CryEngine]] game, as they would have had to remove and replace all the recycled ''Crysis'' props and audio effects.
* This becomes a DiscussedTrope in ''VideoGame/GettingOverItWithBennettFoddy''. The game has you play as a recycled man, in a recycled cauldron, using a recycled hammer to climb a mountain made entirely of recycled assets. Early in the game, the narration points out that games aren't normally assembled from premade components [[AnyoneRememberPogs despite predictions of such]], because once an asset is recognized as reusable, it becomes "trash", much the same way food becomes trash when you put it in the sink.
* The UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar port of ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', as part of its attempt to upgrade the game's presentation, borrowed a couple of first-person weapon sprites from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' to act as those for the pistol, chaingun and rocket launcher. The pistol and launcher at least had some work done to them to more resemble weapons that existed during the war (the pistol having bits cut off of the sides to resemble a German WWII-issue pistol, and the launcher was simplified into basically a tube with only the muzzle resembling the ''Doom'' weapon), but since hand-held Gatling-style cannons are ''still'' purely in the realm of fiction even after legitimate attempts to make them fifty years after the real war, the chaingun sprite was essentially unmodified.
* ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'' recycles much of its minor character art from ''VideoGame/FallenLondon''. This usually works, although it leads to cases like the Bright-Eyed Sequencer's portrait not lining up with her text description.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is a Flash series mainly animated through the use of flat "objects" that are manipulated much like paper cutouts, so this crops up fairly often. The Gremlin, for example, started out as part of a story Bubs was telling on Halloween, but later became part of the actual ''Homestar Runner'' universe when the script called for a car. Their sister Karen joked about it in the commentary for one cartoon: "These guys are so lazy, they're pulling stuff out of the hat that they used five years ago."
* This is common in Website/GoAnimate because of obvious limitations. For example, headbands are often used to make letters such as the hat "M" for Mario and the "A" on Alvin's shirt, along with forming Dora's backpack (it's very obvious if she bends slightly and no actual bag structure exists). Dinner plate covers with crude lines or screamer masks are used to become electrode "hats" for execution, and black/grey boxes are restructured into restraining duct tape. Simple shapes such as circles and squares are re-formed by some video makers to become crude body forms. It is also common to use [=FedEx=] boxes to represent VHS or DVD cases, as well as bibles as homework or reading material.
** A trend to make the grounded characters more accurate to their actual versions, started by Alan the Video Maker, uses this in spades; While roses are now used to recreate the ruffles on Doris' shirt, chef hats are used to recreate long sleeves, and headbands (and MS Paint sketching) are now used to make the hair of Mami (and Dora). However, problems ensue as these props do not have a structure, causing them to go out of place when the character is moving.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Happens in-universe in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''. Pete spends most of the Episode IV campaign wondering where his space dreadnought went. Upon reaching Mos Eisley, he's horrified to discover that the GM took apart the dreadnought model and incorporated those parts into the city model.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'':
** The good doctor's freeze/death ray is an Alliance stun gun from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' held upside-down. The gun later appeared on an episode of ''Series/TheMiddleman''.
** And his lab coat was from the ''Firefly'' episode "Ariel".
* Gets an offhand mention in WebVideo/RedLetterMedia's review of ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
* In the final episode of ''WebVideo/FranceFive'', this trope is combined with ActorAllusion. A {{BFG}} used to dispose of a minor villain is recycled from another French Web series, ''Series/FlandersCompany''. Said villain is played by Rudy Pomarède, creator of ''Flander's Company'', and whose character in it is the main user of the aforementioned BFG.
* The [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] dress has made the rounds in WebSite/ChannelAwesome headquarters, with Malcolm wearing it in WebVideo/DemoReel, Doug wearing it in the "What's with All the Princess Hate" title card and Tamara wearing it in ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004'' review.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':
** The commentary for the episode "Splicers" noted that the gun design was reused for some ''Justice League Unlimited'' episodes.
** And the other way around: robot drones from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' had the same design as the "V-headed" [[WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject Zeta]] model that first appeared in ''Batman Beyond''. They're referred to as Z-8 combat training drones (get it?) In JLU. The implication being that Zeta himself is a recycled prop: an old drone with new software, bells and whistles added.
** ''Batman Beyond'' also reused the Batmobile from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as the elder Bruce Wayne's limousine, but they flipped it upside-down.
* [[SceneryPorn The Prop Room]] from ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', which consists of props from every single animated Disney film up to 2001's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''.
* Utilized to rather impressive extent in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''.
** For Example, the "Ed's Hive Bee Gone" jumpsuits as seen in "Pop Goes the Ed" later make a reappearance in "It's Way Ed" as a part of the fad freaker suit (sans inscription) and later in "To Sir with Ed" this time with the aforementioned inscription scribbled out in favor of "Snake be Gone".
** The "En-O-Gee Drinks" stand from "Over Your Ed" was reused similarly as "Ed Mart" in "A Glass of Warm Ed".
** One episode used made good use of this to send up the classic ClipShow formula. All the props were from previous episodes, but all the flashbacks referred to previously unseen shenanigans involving the same props.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' tends to reuse a lot of the same figures and sets for unrelated sketches. One example would be a figure of [[IWasQuiteALooker an older]] WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} which was later used at least twice, once as "your mom" and again as another unrelated woman.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' often uses prototype character designs for [[RedShirtArmy interns]] and other extremely minor background characters.
* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' has Hoggish Greedly attack Captain Planet with a hose that spew toxic waste; it looks very similar to the neutrona wands on ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''[='=] proton packs (both series were made by [=DiC=], although ''Captain Planet'' moved to Hanna-Barbera later on).
* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when Farnsworth decodes an alien message using the same machine that was used to make glow-in-the dark fake noses earlier in the episode.
-->'''Fry:''' Isn't that the machine that makes noses?\\
'''Farnsworth:''' It can do other things! Why shouldn't it!?
* Some of the models from ''WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}}'' were modified to create different characters, like Bluenose/Sea Rogue and Boomer/Sea Rogue's uncle. Years later, many of the props appeared on ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' - O.J. and Izzy Gomez were turned into generic boats, while Big Mickey the crane became a fixture in harbor scenes even after the move to CGI, eventually regaining the ability to speak in Season 21 (though with a face instead of a megaphone).
* ''WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet'' carries on the fine old Gerry Anderson tradition by having the futuristic-looking truck from the pilot episode show up in the background whenever named characters were driving on a freeway. There were also no less than three separate episodes whose plot involved a massive Russian super-tank, also from the pilot, being used to blow something up.
* In various episodes, ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' will have various models used in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' reused in different episodes, including a viking ship, Heather'ís lamb-chops and a ''Maces and Talons'' board. WordOfGod confirms that they do not share a universe and that they are simply "office neighbors" from whom they "steal props."