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* ''VideoGame/TheGhostTrain'': Whenever [[PlayerCharacter Kensuke Tanaka]] interacts with something that he's supposed to, the screen fades to black, and then fades back in.

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* ''VideoGame/TheGhostTrain'': Whenever [[PlayerCharacter Kensuke Tanaka]] interacts with something most things that he's supposed to, the screen fades to black, and then fades back in.


* ''VideoGame/TheGhostTrian'': Whenever [[PlayerCharacter Kensuke Tanaka]] interacts with something that he's supposed to, the screen fades to black, and then fades back in.

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* ''VideoGame/TheGhostTrian'': ''VideoGame/TheGhostTrain'': Whenever [[PlayerCharacter Kensuke Tanaka]] interacts with something that he's supposed to, the screen fades to black, and then fades back in.

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* ''VideoGame/TheGhostTrian'': Whenever [[PlayerCharacter Kensuke Tanaka]] interacts with something that he's supposed to, the screen fades to black, and then fades back in.

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* The first Nationalist mission in ''VideoGame/COD2SpanishCivilWarMod'' ends with Shabah and his unit capturing the enemy commander loyal to the Madrid government. Then the screen fades to black and you hear the narrator saying that the captive has just been executed by a firing squad.

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* In the ''Series/{{Titans}}'' episode "[[Recap/TitansS1E5Together Together]]", Dick is coming out of the shower in a ModestyTowel to find Starfire in his room. They soon start making out, Dick's [[DressHitsFloor towel hits the floor]] and they fall onto the bed as the screen fades to black. The next shot, they're getting dressed and Kory asks Dick to [[ZipMeUp zip up her dress]].

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* ''VideoGame/AWalkInTheWoods'': If your character dies, the shot fades to black, then fades back in once you respawn.

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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Just about every episode ended with a SmashToBlack, except for fifth-season finale "[[Recap/CheersS5E26 I Do, Adieu]]". That episode was the end of Creator/ShelleyLong's five years on the show and the end of the Sam-Diane romance as Diane leaves Boston to write her book. The show ends with an ImagineSpot of an elderly, HappilyMarried Sam and Diane dancing, with the fade to black emphasizing the DownerEnding melancholy of a happy marriage that will never be.


* Any twenty-four-minute episodes of ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' used this before a commercial, and sometimes used in various episodes for a scene transition.

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* Any twenty-four-minute episodes of ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'' used this before a commercial, and sometimes used in various episodes for a scene transition.

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* ''Film/TheBurning'': Except when they decide to do red on scenes of bloody murder.

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* Similarly, in ''Videogame/Gamer2'', fading to black indicates normal level transitions while FadeToWhite indicates [[spoiler:Hailey waking up from the virtual reality machine she was trapped in.]]


[[IThoughtItMeant Sometimes used to mean]] declining to describe a sex scene in textual media; for that, see SexyDiscretionShot.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Sometimes used to mean]] declining to describe a sex scene in textual media; for that, see SexyDiscretionShot.


* ''Series/HeeHaw'': In a goofy, corny comedy series where silly bumper gags always sent the show into a commercial, there were a few instances where they did a "fade to black" with no applause or audience reaction. The most famous of these was in the early 1978 episode where the cast paid tribute to ElvisPresley, who had died just months earlier; the cast was gathered as Elvis' father, Vernon, talked about how much of a fan his son was of ''Hee Haw'' and how he wanted to be a guest on the show (a show that, had it come to pass, likely would have been the highest-rated in its history). Several of the Hee Haw Honeys were shown crying, and the others saddened or struggling to keep check of their emotions, as Vernon spoke about his son's musical legacy and how much of a fan he was of Roy Clark and Buck Owens. A light piano fare played just as the camera pulled away from the cast and faded to commercial.

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* ''Series/HeeHaw'': In a goofy, corny comedy series where silly bumper gags always sent the show into a commercial, there were a few instances where they did a "fade to black" with no applause or audience reaction. The most famous of these was in the early 1978 episode where the cast paid tribute to ElvisPresley, Music/ElvisPresley, who had died just months earlier; the cast was gathered as Elvis' father, Vernon, talked about how much of a fan his son was of ''Hee Haw'' and how he wanted to be a guest on the show (a show that, had it come to pass, likely would have been the highest-rated in its history). Several of the Hee Haw Honeys were shown crying, and the others saddened or struggling to keep check of their emotions, as Vernon spoke about his son's musical legacy and how much of a fan he was of Roy Clark and Buck Owens. A light piano fare played just as the camera pulled away from the cast and faded to commercial.


* Creator/{{Yuriofwind}} often comes across these in his Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment. He lampshades it in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TcmFMEKJg0&t=7m40s Haunted Ocarina of Time]]".

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* Creator/{{Yuriofwind}} WebVideo/{{Yuriofwind}} often comes across these in his Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment. He lampshades it in "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TcmFMEKJg0&t=7m40s Haunted Ocarina of Time]]".


* ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' used it as a transition when crossing the lake on the boat.



* ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' used it as a transition when crossing the lake on the boat.

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* ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' used it as a transition when crossing the lake on the boat.In any ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' game, this momentarily happens whenever you fall an edge. This is {{averted}} from ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' on.

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* ''Series/HeeHaw'': In a goofy, corny comedy series where silly bumper gags always sent the show into a commercial, there were a few instances where they did a "fade to black" with no applause or audience reaction. The most famous of these was in the early 1978 episode where the cast paid tribute to ElvisPresley, who had died just months earlier; the cast was gathered as Elvis' father, Vernon, talked about how much of a fan his son was of ''Hee Haw'' and how he wanted to be a guest on the show (a show that, had it come to pass, likely would have been the highest-rated in its history). Several of the Hee Haw Honeys were shown crying, and the others saddened or struggling to keep check of their emotions, as Vernon spoke about his son's musical legacy and how much of a fan he was of Roy Clark and Buck Owens. A light piano fare played just as the camera pulled away from the cast and faded to commercial.

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