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* ''Film/FourRooms'' grabs bonus points for night being the [[NewYearsHasCome New Year Eve]] and doubles them, since it's Ted's first day at the job, triples since he's the sole hotel staff member on duty. Over the course of the night, he's seduced by cultist witches, gets coerced into kinky sex, has a pair of kids vandalize their suite, find a dead body and start fire there on his watch, and finally acts as a hatchet man in a Hitchcock-movie-inspired bet.

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* ''Film/FourRooms'' grabs bonus points for night being the [[NewYearsHasCome [[NewYearHasCome New Year Eve]] and doubles them, since it's Ted's first day at the job, triples since he's the sole hotel staff member on duty. Over the course of the night, he's seduced by cultist witches, gets coerced into kinky sex, has a pair of kids vandalize their suite, find a dead body and start fire there on his watch, and finally acts as a hatchet man in a Hitchcock-movie-inspired bet.


If the events of the plot take place over more than 24 hours, [[CaptainObvious it isn't this trope]]. Subtrope of both ExtremelyShortTimespan and ASimplePlan. The WildTeenParty will often overlap with this. Compare and contrast with WhatDidIDoLastNight, where the character pieces together a similar adventure the morning after. Compare ItWasADarkAndStormyNight.

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If the events of the plot take place over more than 24 hours, [[CaptainObvious it isn't this trope]].trope. Subtrope of both ExtremelyShortTimespan and ASimplePlan. The WildTeenParty will often overlap with this. Compare and contrast with WhatDidIDoLastNight, where the character pieces together a similar adventure the morning after. Compare ItWasADarkAndStormyNight.


* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' is set during a single night, [[JustifedTrope because the main character is a ghost who will fade away at dawn]]. Sissel saves an innocent man from prison, uncovers a foreign conspiracy, meets some other ghosts, and finds out WhodunnitToMe. [[spoiler:Subverted when the climax moves to the past, and when the epilogue moves to a parallel timeline. Oh, and Sissel won't fade when the dawn comes; that was a MotivationalLie.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' is set during a single night, [[JustifedTrope [[JustifiedTrope because the main character is a ghost who will fade away at dawn]]. Sissel saves an innocent man from prison, uncovers a foreign conspiracy, meets some other ghosts, and finds out WhodunnitToMe. [[spoiler:Subverted when the climax moves to the past, and when the epilogue moves to a parallel timeline. Oh, and Sissel won't fade when the dawn comes; that was a MotivationalLie.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' is set during a single night, [[JustifedTrope because the main character is a ghost who will fade away at dawn]]. Sissel saves an innocent man from prison, uncovers a foreign conspiracy, meets some other ghosts, and finds out WhodunnitToMe. [[spoiler:Subverted when the climax moves to the past, and when the epilogue moves to a parallel timeline. Oh, and Sissel won't fade when the dawn comes; that was a MotivationalLie.]]
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* WillFriedle's character in ''Film/MyDateWithThePresidentsDaughter'' asked a random girl at the mall to go to the dance with him. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin She turned out to be]] the President's daughter. She talks him into ditching the Secret Service agents and they spend the rest of the night en route to the dance while dodging the agents and other people looking for trouble.

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* WillFriedle's Creator/WillFriedle's character in ''Film/MyDateWithThePresidentsDaughter'' asked a random girl at the mall to go to the dance with him. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin She turned out to be]] the President's daughter. She talks him into ditching the Secret Service agents and they spend the rest of the night en route to the dance while dodging the agents and other people looking for trouble.



* RoughNight: The women try to have a bachelorette weekend (albeit a crazy one in it's own way). Then they kill the stripper...

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* RoughNight: ''Film/RoughNight'': The women try to have a bachelorette weekend (albeit a crazy one in it's own way). Then they kill the stripper...


** "No Sweat" has the camp unable to sleep during a miserable heat wave; B.J. stays up muttering about the letter he got from Peggy with a list of household chores for when he returns home, Klinger stays up taking apart and putting back together the P.A. system, Potter reluctantly takes a sleeping pill to help him sleep, and Margaret suffers from a severe case of prickley heat on her butt.

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** "No Sweat" has the camp unable to sleep during a miserable heat wave; B.J. stays up muttering about the letter he got from Peggy with a list of household chores for when he returns home, Klinger stays up taking apart and putting back together the P.A. system, Potter reluctantly takes a sleeping pill to help him sleep, and Margaret suffers from a severe case of prickley prickly heat on her butt.



* ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'': In "Dreams and Dramas", the group attempt to keep Fly out of the house while they organise her surprise party. This resulys in Fly and Heath getting stranded miles from home, being caught in the rain, taking shelter in a caravan, the owner of the caravan towing it away, and them accidentally setting wire to the van while they attempt to signal the driver. Meanwhile, the others are holding a party without the guest of honour, which turns into a WildTeenParty when gatecrashers arrive.

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* ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'': In "Dreams and Dramas", the group attempt to keep Fly out of the house while they organise her surprise party. This resulys results in Fly and Heath getting stranded miles from home, being caught in the rain, taking shelter in a caravan, the owner of the caravan towing it away, and them accidentally setting wire to the van while they attempt to signal the driver. Meanwhile, the others are holding a party without the guest of honour, which turns into a WildTeenParty when gatecrashers arrive.


Stories like this take the conflict that could be stretched our several days and compress it into only a few hours.

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Stories like this take the a conflict that could be stretched our out over several days and compress it into only a few hours.


** An even better example comes from "Boom Goes The Ed". Ed blames a blackout on mutant man-eating moles. Everyone except for Edd and Eddy fall for it, and chaos inevitably ensues.

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** An even better example comes from "Boom "Boom, Boom, Out Goes The Ed". Ed blames a blackout on mutant man-eating moles. Everyone except for Edd and Eddy (and Rolf and Kevin, the former of whom ropes the latter into helping him restore power) fall for it, and chaos inevitably ensues.



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* RoughNight: The women try to have a bachelorette weekend (albeit a crazy one in it's own way). Then they kill the stripper...


The plan is simple. It's an average night and the hero is settling in for a quiet, peaceful night. Maybe they want to go to a party, Maybe they need to pick up their friend. Maybe they just want to make through the night.

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The plan is simple. It's an average night and the hero is settling in for a quiet, peaceful night. Maybe they want to go to a party, Maybe maybe they need to pick up their friend. Maybe they just want to make through the night.


** In ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', Harold and Kumar get the munchies after lighting up and go out to get White Castle burgers. What follows is an epic comic adventure that involves, among other things, racist cops, a jailbreak, hang gliding off a cliff, an escaped cheetah, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy sexy British twins]] with [[FanDisservice diarrhea]], and NeilPatrickHarris AsHimself.
** In ''Film/AVeryHaroldAndKumar3DChristmas'', the heroes accidentally wreck Harold's elaborate Christmas tree, which means they have to go out and get a new one on Christmas Eve. Cue another epic adventure which involves waffle-making robots, TheMafiya, beer pong, babies getting high on coke, an encounter with SantaClaus, and NeilPatrickHarris AsHimself.

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** In ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', Harold and Kumar get the munchies after lighting up and go out to get White Castle burgers. What follows is an epic comic adventure that involves, among other things, racist cops, a jailbreak, hang gliding off a cliff, an escaped cheetah, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy sexy British twins]] with [[FanDisservice diarrhea]], and NeilPatrickHarris Creator/NeilPatrickHarris AsHimself.
** In ''Film/AVeryHaroldAndKumar3DChristmas'', the heroes accidentally wreck Harold's elaborate Christmas tree, which means they have to go out and get a new one on Christmas Eve. Cue another epic adventure which involves waffle-making robots, TheMafiya, beer pong, babies getting high on coke, an encounter with SantaClaus, and NeilPatrickHarris Creator/NeilPatrickHarris AsHimself.



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* ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'': In "Dreams and Dramas", the group attempt to keep Fly out of the house while they organise her surprise party. This resulys in Fly and Heath getting stranded miles from home, being caught in the rain, taking shelter in a caravan, the owner of the caravan towing it away, and them accidentally setting wire to the van while they attempt to signal the driver. Meanwhile, the others are holding a party without the guest of honour, which turns into a WildTeenParty when gatecrashers arrive.


* The ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Deal Me Out", centers around a poker game. In between, the characters have to deal with a con man, a violent soldier and a paranoid CID officer.

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The ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Deal Me Out", centers around a poker game. In between, the characters have to deal with a con man, a violent soldier and a paranoid CID officer.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. In "A Glass of Warm Ed," Double D and Eddy spend nearly an entire night trying to keep Ed under control as he sleepwalks and eats almost all of the food he can in the cul-de-sac. Although the episode ends with the aftermath the following morning, most of the episode takes place that one night.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
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In "A Glass of Warm Ed," Double D and Eddy spend nearly an entire night trying to keep Ed under control as he sleepwalks and eats almost all of the food he can in the cul-de-sac. Although the episode ends with the aftermath the following morning, most of the episode takes place that one night.


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* Non-comedic example: upon waking on Christmas morning in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', Scrooge is surprised and delighted to find that "the spirits have done it all in a single night!"

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