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** Spoofed in the episode "The Good Ol' Ed", which had the Eds collecting things from previous episodes for a time capsule and reminiscing about past misadventures. While events of actual episodes were mentioned, all the "flashbacks" were to events never seen in previous episodes (a fake time machine scam, Edd getting a bad case of the hiccups, and the Eds trying to make the world's biggest pancake), all of which ended with one of the three protesting that said event never happened. The only {{flashback}} to something that actually happened was Ed remembering the opening of the ''current'' episode, which was interrupted by Eddy smacking Ed with a fish and shouting "I ''hate'' clip shows!"

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** Spoofed in the episode "The Good Ol' Ed", which had the Eds collecting things from previous episodes for a time capsule and reminiscing about past misadventures. While events of actual episodes were mentioned, all the "flashbacks" were to [[UnInstallment events never seen in previous episodes episodes]] (a fake time machine scam, Edd getting a bad case of the hiccups, and the Eds trying to make the world's biggest pancake), all of which ended with one the other members of the three trio protesting that said event never happened. The only {{flashback}} to something that actually happened was Ed remembering the opening of the ''current'' episode, which was interrupted by Eddy smacking Ed with a fish and shouting "I ''hate'' clip shows!"

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* The second aftermath episode in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour'' features the characters trying to raise enough money to refuel the Total Drama Jumbo Jet. To help the cause, Geoff and Bridgette sing a song called "Save This Show", which explains why the viewers should donate money. For most of the song, clips from all of the past episodes (besides "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan") play.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'': In the 100th episode, ''Music/OneDirection'' lock themselves in a room, in order to focus on writing a great song. However, ''MAD'' comes on the TV, and they are mysteriously unable to turn it off. As they're forced to watch clips of the show, they sing "Worst Show Ever", a parody of "Best Song Ever".


* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': As the finale of the first 22 movies comprising the Infinity Saga, Endgame plays with this by [[spoiler: having the characters travel through time to collect the Infinity Stones. We get some clips, and some old scenes from new angles from Avengers 2012, Thor 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy. But once the time traveling present day Avengers start altering events there's plenty of new content too.]]

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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': As the finale of the first 22 movies comprising the Infinity Saga, Endgame ''Endgame'' plays with this by [[spoiler: having the characters travel through time to collect the Infinity Stones. We get some clips, and some clips of old scenes scenes, [[OnceMoreWithClarity occasionally seen from new angles or with a twist]], from Avengers 2012, Thor 2, ''Avengers 2012'', ''Thor 2'', and Guardians ''Guardians of the Galaxy. Galaxy''. But once the time traveling present day present-day Avengers start altering events there's plenty of new content too.]]


** The 1994 special, "Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!" shows clips from various episodes and sketches, with the [[FramingDevice over-arching story]] being about the citizens of Sesame Street attempting to save the neighborhood from the Creator/DonaldTrump {{Expy}} Ronald Grump and his plan to turn it into the Grump Tower.

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** The 1994 special, "Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!" shows clips from various episodes and sketches, with the [[FramingDevice over-arching story]] being about the citizens of Sesame Street attempting to save the neighborhood from the Creator/DonaldTrump {{Expy}} [[{{Trumplica}} Ronald Grump Grump]] and his plan to turn it into the Grump Tower.


* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': When Justine Bateman hosted, they did a "Family Ties" skit. The Keatons would reminisce about a previous episode which was another clip show which would flash back to '''another''' episode. Which then flash backed into an episode of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' which was itself a clip show...

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': When Justine Bateman hosted, they did There have been various themed compilation specials of popular sketches with a "Family Ties" skit. The Keatons would reminisce about specific theme, such as a previous episode which was another clip holiday (NBC ''always'' brings out Halloween and Christmas-themed specials, inevitably featuring classics such as the [[Creator/DanAykroyd Irwin Mainway]] "Consumer Probe" sketches, "[[Music/TheLonelyIsland Dick in a Box]]", and "[[BallsGag Schweddy Balls]]"), sports, commercial parodies, game show which would flash back to '''another''' episode. Which then flash backed into an episode of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' which was itself a clip show...parodies, etc.


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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': When Justine Bateman hosted, they did a "Family Ties" skit. The Keatons would reminisce about a previous episode which was another clip show which would flash back to '''another''' episode. Which then flash backed into an episode of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' which was itself a clip show...


-->'''Homer:''' Heh heh, what a week.

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* The Season 3 finale and series finale of ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' were self-contained episodes ("The Blackout" and "Wedding Bells For Brandon") which used clips of past episodes.


* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' had two episodes that were clip shows. One was "Humanitarian of the Year", where Cruella attempts to win the mentioned title for publicity, while the pups find photographs she ordered Horace and Jasper to hide of her being her usual cruel self, bringing up clips from previous episodes (Oddly, there were no cameras present to take pictures of these situations). Next was "Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move", where Horace and Jasper try to find new jobs, bringing up events of previous episodes. "The Making Of..." uses a few clips from previous episodes at first, but then goes off on its' own.

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* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'' had two episodes that were clip shows. One was "Humanitarian of the Year", where Cruella attempts to win the mentioned title for publicity, while the pups find photographs she ordered Horace and Jasper to hide of her being her usual cruel self, bringing up clips from previous episodes (Oddly, there were no cameras present to take pictures of these situations). Next was "Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move", where Horace and Jasper try to find new jobs, bringing up events of previous episodes. "The Making Of..." uses a few clips from previous episodes at first, but then goes off on its' own.


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** "Gump Roast" (Season 13): Homer is honored at a Friars' Club Roast, when Kang and Kodos invade so they can enslave humanity. Not much to write home about, except for the end song, sung by Creator/DanCastellaneta, parodying Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and the lyric: "We're sorry for the clip show!" Also has a HilariousInHindsight moment where the song mentions an episode with a "crazy wedding" involving Patty, Selma, and Grampa getting married to each other. Selma and Grampa would marry each other in season 18's "Rome-Old and Juli-Ech." Patty, on the other hand, would get married in season 16's "There's Something About Marrying," but in that episode [[spoiler:she would almost marry a man who looks like a woman and break up with her near-husband/wife because Patty just revealed to Marge that she was a lesbian -- despite her and Selma's crush on Series/MacGyver]]. Also of note that this is the last clip show the writers have done, according to the season 13 [[WordOfGod DVD commentary]], as the writers have now taken to doing "trilogy" episodes [episodes with three separate stories for each act], such as "Margical History Tour," "Tales From The Public Domain," "Love: Springfieldian Style," "Simpsons Christmas Stories," "Four Great Women and a Manicure," and "The Fight Before Christmas."

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** "Gump Roast" (Season 13): Homer is honored at a Friars' Club Roast, when Kang and Kodos invade so they can enslave humanity. Not much to write home about, except for the end song, sung by Creator/DanCastellaneta, parodying Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and the lyric: "We're sorry for the clip show!" Also has a HilariousInHindsight moment where the song mentions an episode with a "crazy wedding" involving Patty, Selma, and Grampa getting married to each other. Selma and Grampa would marry each other in season 18's "Rome-Old and Juli-Ech." Patty, on the other hand, would get married in season 16's "There's Something About Marrying," but in that episode [[spoiler:she would almost marry a man who looks like a woman and break up with her near-husband/wife because Patty just revealed to Marge that she was a lesbian -- despite her and Selma's crush on Series/MacGyver]].Series/{{MacGyver|1985}}]]. Also of note that this is the last clip show the writers have done, according to the season 13 [[WordOfGod DVD commentary]], as the writers have now taken to doing "trilogy" episodes [episodes with three separate stories for each act], such as "Margical History Tour," "Tales From The Public Domain," "Love: Springfieldian Style," "Simpsons Christmas Stories," "Four Great Women and a Manicure," and "The Fight Before Christmas."

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* "The Podcast/RiffTrax Yule Log", released in 2018, alternates clips from previous [=RiffTrax=] {{Christmas Episode}}s with newly-riffed clips from other famous Christmas-related movies and TV shows (i.e. ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', ''Film/GoodFellas'', ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''), along with audio skits and songs.


* ''Series/ThePretender'', "Mr. Lee": Mr. Lee tries to find Jarod by interviewing people from past episodes.

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* ''Series/ThePretender'', ''Series/ThePretender'' did three.
** "Amnesia" (Season 2): Confronting a drug trafficker responsible for a deadly hit-and-run, Jarod gets knocked out and left to freeze. He's saved by Argyle, but he can't remember who he is and experiences flashes of previous events. Meanwhile, the Centre Pursuit Team is put on trial for failing to catch Jarod, and their previous exploits are put under the microscope.
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"Mr. Lee": Lee" (Season 3): Mr. Lee tries to find Jarod by interviewing people from past episodes.episodes: Bernie Baxley ("Curious Jarod"), Susan Granger ("To Protect and Serve"), Rachel Newton ("Potato Head Blues"), Dr. Fein ("Back from the Dead"), and J.R. Miller ("Red Rock Jarod"); Mr. Lyle (a recurring character) is also interviewed. When the pursuit team learns of what he's doing, they track Lee's movements and intercept the list to talk to the same people. Notably, Jarod doesn't appear in new footage until the very end of the episode.
** "Ghosts from the Past" (Season 4): [[TheEmpath Angelo]] senses that a foe from Jarod's past is coming back for revenge. Looking over materials recovered from past episodes, Angelo experiences flashes of various prior one-off villains with sizable scores to settle.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JayJayTheJetPlane'' episode "Snuffy's Seasons" has Snuffy remember several memories of past episodes as the others teach him about the seasons.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' combines this with LiteraryAgentHypothesis. In an episode, Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs himself visits Africa, looking for inspiration, and various characters from the show tell him about Tarzan's previous adventures.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' combines this with LiteraryAgentHypothesis.DirectLineToTheAuthor. In an episode, Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs himself visits Africa, looking for inspiration, and various characters from the show tell him about Tarzan's previous adventures.


** "Find Your Own Song" also utilizes the same method for the ''Noddy's Toyland Adventures'' segments as "Sing Yourself to Sleep". The episode lacks such a segment and clips from that series are shown over the songs "You've Got Talent" and "Follow Your Voice" instead.

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** "Find Your Own Song" also utilizes the same method for the ''Noddy's Toyland Adventures'' segments as "Sing Yourself to Sleep". The episode lacks such a segment and Sleep", where clips from that series are shown over the songs "You've Got Talent" and "Follow Your Voice" instead.

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