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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': BJ is desperate to keep a dying patient alive through the day so that his children will not have to remember Christmas as the day their father died. He manages to keep the man alive until sometime past 11 pm, and then turns the clock forward so that he can declare the time of death as being on December 26.


* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': This is basically the heart of the ''time-travelling'' cheat, where you manipulate the console's clock and calendar to get seasonal insects, fishes and season-limited items sold at Nook's Cranny early. Some people also do it to manipulate the Stalk Market, the game's turnip gambling minigame. And of course some do it to exploit the CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit. Later games can detect this and will punish you by making your turnips become rotten and thus worthless if you attempt to do this and slip up (largely by detecting that the calendar and clock has regressed from the last save, a telltale sign that you attempted to travel back through time), and your villagers will allegedly guilt you by telling you that there is a rumor that you are a time traveller. A later update to VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons would severely nerf the bank interests so that the compound interest time travel gambit is not as profitable as in previous games.


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**''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': This is basically the heart of the ''time-travelling'' cheat, where you manipulate the console's clock and calendar to get seasonal insects, fishes and season-limited items sold at Nook's Cranny early. Some people also do it to manipulate the Stalk Market, the game's turnip gambling minigame. And of course some do it to exploit the CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit, since the game has a banking system that awards you a monthly interest based on the money you have in your account. Later games can detect this and will punish you by making your turnips become rotten and thus worthless if you attempt to do this and slip up (largely by detecting that the calendar and clock has regressed from the last save, a telltale sign that you attempted to travel back through time), and your villagers will allegedly guilt you by telling you that there is a rumor that you are a time traveller. A later update to VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons would severely nerf the bank interests so that the compound interest time travel gambit is not as profitable as in previous games.


* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': This is basically the heart of the ''time-travelling'' cheat, where you manipulate the console's clock and calendar to get seasonal insects, fishes and season-limited items sold at Nook's Cranny early. Some people also do it to manipulate the Stalk Market, the game's turnip gambling minigame. And of course some do it to exploit the CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit. Time Later games can detect this and will punish you by making your turnips become rotten and thus worthless if you attempt to do this and slip up (largely by detecting that the calendar and clock has regressed from the last save, a telltale sign that you attempted to travel back through time), and your villagers will allegedly guilt you by telling you that there is a rumor that you are a time traveller. A later update to VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons would severely nerf the bank interests so that the compound interest time travel gambit is not as profitable as in previous games.

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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': This is basically the heart of the ''time-travelling'' cheat, where you manipulate the console's clock and calendar to get seasonal insects, fishes and season-limited items sold at Nook's Cranny early. Some people also do it to manipulate the Stalk Market, the game's turnip gambling minigame. And of course some do it to exploit the CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit. Time Later games can detect this and will punish you by making your turnips become rotten and thus worthless if you attempt to do this and slip up (largely by detecting that the calendar and clock clock has regressed from the last save, a telltale sign that you attempted to travel back through time), and your villagers will allegedly guilt you by telling you that there is a rumor that you are a time traveller. A later update to VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons would severely nerf the bank interests so that the compound interest time travel gambit is not as profitable as in previous games.


* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': This is basically the heart of the ''time-travelling'' cheat, where you manipulate the console's clock and calendar to get seasonal items like insects, fishes or even season-limited items sold at Nook's Cranny early. Some people also do it to manipulate the Stalk Market, the game's turnip gambling minigame. Later games can detect this and will punish you by making your turnips become rotten and thus worthless if you attempt to do this and slip up (largely by detecting that the calendar and clock has regressed from the last save, a telltale sign that you attempted to travel back through time), and your villagers will allegedly guilt you by telling you that there is a rumor that you are a time traveller.

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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': This is basically the heart of the ''time-travelling'' cheat, where you manipulate the console's clock and calendar to get seasonal items like insects, fishes or even and season-limited items sold at Nook's Cranny early. Some people also do it to manipulate the Stalk Market, the game's turnip gambling minigame. And of course some do it to exploit the CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit. Time Later games can detect this and will punish you by making your turnips become rotten and thus worthless if you attempt to do this and slip up (largely by detecting that the calendar and clock clock has regressed from the last save, a telltale sign that you attempted to travel back through time), and your villagers will allegedly guilt you by telling you that there is a rumor that you are a time traveller.traveller. A later update to VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons would severely nerf the bank interests so that the compound interest time travel gambit is not as profitable as in previous games.

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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'': This is basically the heart of the ''time-travelling'' cheat, where you manipulate the console's clock and calendar to get seasonal items like insects, fishes or even season-limited items sold at Nook's Cranny early. Some people also do it to manipulate the Stalk Market, the game's turnip gambling minigame. Later games can detect this and will punish you by making your turnips become rotten and thus worthless if you attempt to do this and slip up (largely by detecting that the calendar and clock has regressed from the last save, a telltale sign that you attempted to travel back through time), and your villagers will allegedly guilt you by telling you that there is a rumor that you are a time traveller.


* In ''Film/{{Exam}}'', [[spoiler:Deaf]] changes the clock when no one is looking, so when [[Spoiler:White]] talks to the Invigilator as soon as he thinks he's won, he disqualifies himself because they are still within the time limit.

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* In ''Film/{{Exam}}'', [[spoiler:Deaf]] changes the clock when no one is looking, so when [[Spoiler:White]] [[spoiler:White]] talks to the Invigilator as soon as he thinks he's won, he disqualifies himself because they are still within the time limit.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', Mickey's alibi for a crime is that there's a photo in the newspaper of him shaking hands with a senior policeman, whose watch clearly shows that it's the time the crime took place. The OnceMoreWithClarity flashback shows him secretly adjusting the watch as they shake hands.


* ''Literature/TheClocks'': the murder victim is surrounded by six clocks, four of which have been stopped at 4:13. [[spoiler: These clocks turn out to be {{Red Herring}}s. The unpublished book that the clocks imitated, however, directly implicated the killer as she was one of only a few people who had access to it.]]

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''Literature/TheClocks'': the murder victim is surrounded by six clocks, four of which have been stopped at 4:13. [[spoiler: These clocks turn out to be {{Red Herring}}s. The unpublished book that the clocks imitated, however, directly implicated the killer as she was one of only a few people who had access to it.]]]]
** Every time the old whodunnit trope where the victim's watch was stopped by the force of the murder, thereby giving the time of death, gets raised in a Christie book, someone will point out what an easy clue it is to fake.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'' episode, "[[Recap/DennisTheMenace1986S1E30 A Step Ahead]]", Dennis sets his alarm clock back one hour so that he can stay up for another hour before having to go to bed. Marty, his babysitter, is prepared for this, as he has his watch with a built-in alarm for 9:00 P.M. set to the correct time.

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* In ''Film/{{Exam}}'', [[spoiler:Deaf]] changes the clock when no one is looking, so when [[Spoiler:White]] talks to the Invigilator as soon as he thinks he's won, he disqualifies himself because they are still within the time limit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldWithWillyFog'': During the voyage across the Pacific Ocean, Rigodon discovers that his watch (which he has not altered since leaving London) appears to show the local time and accuses Tico of interfering with it. However, Fog explains that, because the travellers have reached the halfway point on their journey, there is a twelve-hour difference between the local time and the time in London.

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* In ''Fanfic/HolidaysWithHolmes'', Holmes sets Watson's clock back several hours on his birthday so as to allow the doctor a long rest after the exhausting previous night and to give Mrs. Hudson more time to prepare.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': In "The Time Bandit", a RecycledScript from the ''[=DuckTales=]'' example above, Baloo alters the clocks and calendars (and even bribes a radio show host to say the incorrect day) to trick Rebecca into thinking it's Saturday and pay him so he can attend a party at Louie's. This causes a chain of events that end with Rebecca nearly getting executed in Thembria.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'':
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In "The Time Bandit", a RecycledScript from the ''[=DuckTales=]'' example above, Baloo alters the clocks and calendars (and even bribes a radio show host to say the incorrect day) to trick Rebecca into thinking it's Saturday and pay him so he can attend a party at Louie's. This causes a chain of events that end with Rebecca nearly getting executed in Thembria.
** In "Flying Dupes", Baloo is tasked with delivering a package to the Thembrian High Marshall by 3:00, unaware that the package contains a bomb. When he, Col. Spigot and Sgt. Dunder stop at Ivan's bar, Spigot refuses to leave until after 3:00, when the showgirls perform. Baloo alters the clock at Ivan's to 3:00 and [[DisguisedInDrag disguises himself and Dunder as the showgirls]].



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** Later, when it becomes clear the main character has only a couple of days to live, [[spoiler:the Planet Council decide to put all the major clocks forward to make sure that the ship carrying medications arrives in time to save him]].

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** Later, when it becomes clear the main character has only a couple of days to live, [[spoiler:the Planet Council decide to put all the major clocks forward to make sure that the ship starship carrying medications arrives in time to save him]].him. It is eventually revealed that many people put their small clocks and watches forward as well, because the ship lands five hours earlier than expected]].



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* In ''Literature/ThisIsHowFloodsBegin'':
** A young man tampers with the clock of the city tower to make it go slower. [[spoiler:It makes dawn arrive late, thanks to the planetís bizarre laws of space and time]].
** Later, when it becomes clear the main character has only a couple of days to live, [[spoiler:the Planet Council decide to put all the major clocks forward to make sure that the ship carrying medications arrives in time to save him]].

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