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* In the companion movie to the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show, Commodore Schmidlapp, an aged sailor with poor eyesight and partial dementia, is held prisoner by the villains completely unbeknown to him. They rig up his cell to make him think he's still on his yacht, and convince him that the Joker is just a pallid steward.

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* In the companion movie to the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/Batman1966'' show, Commodore Schmidlapp, an aged sailor with poor eyesight and partial dementia, is held prisoner by the villains completely unbeknown to him. They rig up his cell to make him think he's still on his yacht, and convince him that the Joker is just a pallid steward.

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* In a commercial for Doritos, a little kid offers to give a man a trip in a time machine in exchange for a bag of Doritos. The kid has the man get in a cardboard box and shakes it. Apparently, the kid set up the box in the yard of a cranky old man who vaguely resembles him. When the old man comes out to yell at the kid, the kid takes off, leaving the man in the box behind. The man in the box gets out, sees the old man, and assumes that he's the future version of the kid.



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* In ''VideoGame/Prey2017'', the opening of the game features the player character being picked from their apartment with a helicopter, given a scenic view of a futuristic San Francisco before landing on the Talos Corporation headquarters. They are then led through several areas in the building and ultimately enter the test facilities where the plot kicks in. Shortly afterwards [[spoiler: the player finds out that all those experiences were an elaborate simulation created through moving setpieces, hi-def screens and other gimmicks. In truth, the player never left the same, hangar-sized area holding facility they were being kept]]. This ends up becoming a significant foreshadowing for the game's themes around player perceptions.


** In the episode "Ready, Set, Ed!", the Eds use this trick to convince the other kids they're being taken on a trip around the world in Eddy's new "rocket car". For the most part, the scam works because the "rocket car" is so cramped (or, as Double D thought, "compact") and there's only one tiny window outside. The best the kids could get are small glimpses... until Kevin sees Ed standing while the background still moves.

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** In the episode "Ready, Set, Ed!", the Eds use this trick to convince the other kids they're being taken on a trip around the world in Eddy's new "rocket car". For the most part, the scam works because the "rocket car" is so cramped (or, as Double D thought, put it, "compact") and there's only one tiny window outside. The best the kids could get are small glimpses... until Kevin sees Ed standing still while the background still moves.keeps moving.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had the Ghostbusters capturing, then having to take the place of, the ghosts from Dickens' ''A Christmas Carol''. The one replacing the Ghost of Christmas Past took Ebenezer Scrooge on a FauxtasticVoyage using a wheelchair and a Viewmaster.
* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "A Room With a Moose" features a reversal, where the kids are shipped via bus into a tunnel leading to another dimension (the titular "room with a moose"), but the windows depict [[WrapAroundBackground a loop of mundane Earth scenery]] to keep them from realizing such.
* A twist on this plot was featured in a 1955 Creator/TexAvery cartoon short ''WesternAnimation/{{Cellbound}}''. A convict trying to escape from prison is hiding from the prison warden by pulling the innards out of the warden's office TV and climbing inside. The warden then decides to turn on the TV, forcing the con to quickly act out almost a dozen different TV shows to keep the ruse going.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'': "Xmas Marks the Spot" had the Ghostbusters capturing, then having to take the place of, the ghosts from Dickens' ''A Christmas Carol''. The one replacing Ray, standing in for the Ghost of Christmas Past Past, took Ebenezer Scrooge on a FauxtasticVoyage fake trip to the past using a wheelchair and a Viewmaster.
* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "A Room With a Moose" features a reversal, where the kids are shipped via bus into a tunnel leading to another dimension (the titular eponymous "room with a moose"), but the windows depict [[WrapAroundBackground a loop of mundane Earth scenery]] to keep them from realizing such.
* A twist on this plot was featured in a 1955 Creator/TexAvery cartoon short ''WesternAnimation/{{Cellbound}}''. A convict trying to escape from prison is hiding from the prison warden by pulling the innards out of a TV set (which the warden's office TV warden bought as an anniversary gift for his wife) and climbing inside. The warden then decides to turn on the TV, forcing the con to quickly act out almost a dozen different TV shows to keep the ruse going.


* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' episode "The Chimes of Big Ben" follows the title character as he escapes from The Village and makes his way back to report his experiences to his former employers. [[spoiler:The fact that the "escape" is a sham is revealed when the chimes of Big Ben sound the same hour shown on Number Six's watch... a watch he obtained when he was supposedly in Poland, which is in a different time zone from his agency office in London.]]

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' episode "The Chimes of Big Ben" follows the title character as he escapes from The Village and makes his way back to report his experiences to his former employers. [[spoiler:The fact that the "escape" is a sham is revealed when the chimes of Big Ben sound the same hour shown on Number Six's watch... a watch he obtained when he was supposedly in Poland, which is in a different time zone from his agency office in London.]]


* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Stratagem", the NX-01 crew use a rigged shuttlepod to pull the wool over Degra's eyes: [[spoiler:not only do they make him think he's in space, they convince him that he's lost his memory, that Archer is a FireForgedFriend, and [[FakedRipVanWinkle that it's the future]].]]


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* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Stratagem", the NX-01 crew use a rigged shuttlepod to pull the wool over Degra's eyes: [[spoiler:not only do they make him think he's in space, they convince him that he's lost his memory, that Archer is a FireForgedFriend, and [[FakedRipVanWinkle that it's the future]].]]


* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Stratagem", the NX-01 crew use a rigged shuttlepod to pull the wool over Degra's eyes: [[spoiler:not only do they make him think he's in space, they convince him that he's lost his memory, that Archer is his best friend, and that it's the future (FakedRipVanWinkle]].

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Stratagem", the NX-01 crew use a rigged shuttlepod to pull the wool over Degra's eyes: [[spoiler:not only do they make him think he's in space, they convince him that he's lost his memory, that Archer is his best friend, a FireForgedFriend, and [[FakedRipVanWinkle that it's the future (FakedRipVanWinkle]].future]].]]



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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In the episode "Gold", a luxury starliner is used to secretly transport gold shipments. The passengers are drugged and shown videos of the planets they're supposedly passing, while the starliner makes a direct journey to its destination.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has a scientist doing a video chat to a classroom from Antartica, talking in his tent as a storm rages outside. The students are horrified when a massive shape attacks him, thinking the guy has been gorged by a bear. Castle and Beckett are confused when they're called to investigate...and then learn that the guy was broadcasting from a fake set in his New York apartment. It turns out he's been scamming colleges for years by getting them to pony up for "research trips" and then faking the journeys in his own home.


* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'' features [[spoiler:a variant of this in the form of faux time travelling (FakedRipVanWinkle?) as part of a BatmanGambit that's masterminded by the antagonist of the game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'' features [[spoiler:a [[spoiler: a variant of this in the form of faux time travelling traveling (FakedRipVanWinkle?) as part of a BatmanGambit that's masterminded by the antagonist of the game.]]



** In the episode "Ready, Set, Ed!", the Eds use this trick to convince the other kids they're being taken on a trip around the world in Eddy's new "rocket car".

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** In the episode "Ready, Set, Ed!", the Eds use this trick to convince the other kids they're being taken on a trip around the world in Eddy's new "rocket car". For the most part, the scam works because the "rocket car" is so cramped (or, as Double D thought, "compact") and there's only one tiny window outside. The best the kids could get are small glimpses... until Kevin sees Ed standing while the background still moves.


* The Creator/RayBradbury short story ''The Rocket'' uses this idea.

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* The Used in the Creator/RayBradbury short story ''The Rocket'' uses this idea.for an entirely non-malevolent purpose -- the protagonist just wants to take his children on the space adventure they asked for.



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* In the third novel of ''TheDemonPrinces'' series the protagonist and others are taken from a spaceport to the villain's planet via a spaceship with no windows in the passenger compartment. He deduces that they are really on just another continent on the same planet after doing a few orbits around it as the gravity feels exactly the same as the planet they had left and the pilot neglected to perform the standard procedure of gradually equalizing the air pressure of the craft to the outside atmosphere when landing on a different planet.


* The "Movie" of Series/EvenStevens has a variation as the Stevens think they're on a big island vacation, unaware they're actually on a reality prank show. It turns out they're less than a hundred miles from their home as the plane just flew around in wide circles for a day.

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* The "Movie" of Series/EvenStevens has a variation as the Stevens think they're on a big island vacation, unaware they're actually on a reality prank show. It Instead of a distant tropical island, it turns out they're less than a hundred miles from their home as the plane just flew around in wide circles for a day.

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* The "Movie" of Series/EvenStevens has a variation as the Stevens think they're on a big island vacation, unaware they're actually on a reality prank show. It turns out they're less than a hundred miles from their home as the plane just flew around in wide circles for a day.


* An example of the dramatic sort: The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" features a WellIntentionedExtremist who plans to wipe out industrial civilisation with AppliedPhlebotinum and start afresh; in a corner of his ElaborateUndergroundBase is a mock spaceship in which a group of volunteers are on a [[FauxtasticVoyage Fauxtastic Space Voyage]] to "colonise a new planet".

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* An example of the dramatic sort: The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" features a WellIntentionedExtremist who plans to wipe out industrial civilisation with AppliedPhlebotinum and start afresh; in a corner of his ElaborateUndergroundBase is a mock spaceship in which a group of volunteers are on a [[FauxtasticVoyage Fauxtastic Space Voyage]] to "colonise a new planet". They buy the idea of a "new type of drive" able to cross such distances but Sarah Jane (who has traveled through space for real) is able to see through the sham quickly.

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