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* Season 3 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' suffers from this, as some storylines have to wait for others to reach a certain point before they can move forward. So we get quite a few scenes that repeat information that's already been revealed, or just bizarre bits of fluff (like a RunningGag about Podrick's sexual skills). Part of this can be chalked down to Season 3 being an adaptation of only half of the third book.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Season 2 caused a problem when adapting the second book, as there was a sudden explosion of plotlines, and established characters from the previous season needed their roles expanded. Daenerys in particular only appeared in four chapters, resulting in more padding for the Qarth storyline - where she is first refused entry into the city and her dragons are stolen once she's allowed in. Jon also spends a lot of time wandering around in the north with Ygritte, the two of them just sniping at each other.
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Season 3 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' suffers from this, as some storylines have to wait for others to reach a certain point before they can move forward. So we get quite a few scenes that repeat information that's already been revealed, or just bizarre bits of fluff (like a RunningGag about Podrick's sexual skills). Part of this can be chalked down to Season 3 being an adaptation of only half of the third book.


* ''Film/ShandraTheJungleGirl'' has too longish scenes that could be removed without affecting the plot in anyway. The first where Karen sits in her bath watching a JiggleShow on television. The second is where Shandra goes to the strip club in search of a victim and there is an entire [[YouCanleaveYourHatOn striptease act]] shown before she attacks the fat patron outside.

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* ''Film/ShandraTheJungleGirl'' has too two longish scenes that could be removed without affecting the plot in anyway. The first where Karen sits in her bath watching a JiggleShow on television. The second is where Shandra goes to the strip club in search of a victim and there is an entire [[YouCanleaveYourHatOn striptease act]] shown before she attacks the fat patron outside.


* ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' features many loooong sequences of the main character simply driving his van across country or riding his motorcycle across the salt plain. The much-longer rough cut that screened at Cannes sparked a notoriously hostile response, apparently against what must have been interminably padded scenes.
* ''Film/{{Djinn}}'': Two Arab guys and an American friend visit the Djinn's dwelling grounds, with two of them getting killed but the third managing to strike a DealWithTheDevil. This scene has precisely zero bearing on the A-plot of Sarah and Khalid, and never becomes relevant again.



* Dear God, ''[[Film/DaftPunksElectroma Electroma]]''. The total runtime is for 72 minutes, but it can actually be coherently condensed into ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl7rpJANHTs nine]]''.



* Creator/EdgarWright admitted that when his very first film, the indie ''Film/FistfulOfFingers'', came out to be 71 minutes long, he went back and created more content to pad out its length an extra 7 minutes, including an extended opening credits sequence and a whole new scene in which characters talk to each other in the dark over an entirely black screen.



* ''Film/RobotHolocaust'' opens with a [[TheThunderdome fight to the death]] between two beefy guys...but it's so overlong & boring that it's practically another example of, [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E08LostContinent "Rock climbing,]] [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel".]]



* ''Film/ShandraTheJungleGirl'' has too longish scenes that could be removed without affecting the plot in anyway. The first where Karen sits in her bath watching a JiggleShow on television. The second is where Shandra goes to the strip club in search of a victim and there is an entire [[YouCanleaveYourHatOn striptease act]] shown before she attacks the fat patron outside.



* ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' features many loooong sequences of the main character simply driving his van across country or riding his motorcycle across the salt plain. The much-longer rough cut that screened at Cannes sparked a notoriously hostile response, apparently against what must have been interminably padded scenes.



* ''Film/RobotHolocaust'' opens with a [[TheThunderdome fight to the death]] between two beefy guys...but it's so overlong & boring that it's practically another example of, [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E08LostContinent "Rock climbing,]] [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel".]]
* Dear God, ''[[Film/DaftPunksElectroma Electroma]]''. The total runtime is for 72 minutes, but it can actually be coherently condensed into ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl7rpJANHTs nine]]''.
* Creator/EdgarWright admitted that when his very first film, the indie ''Film/FistfulOfFingers'', came out to be 71 minutes long, he went back and created more content to pad out its length an extra 7 minutes, including an extended opening credits sequence and a whole new scene in which characters talk to each other in the dark over an entirely black screen.
* ''Film/{{Djinn}}'': Two Arab guys and an American friend visit the Djinn's dwelling grounds, with two of them getting killed but the third managing to strike a DealWithTheDevil. This scene has precisely zero bearing on the A-plot of Sarah and Khalid, and never becomes relevant again.


* A {{Recap}} of [[PreviouslyOn a previous episode, season, or arc]].

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** ''Anime/DragonBall'' would feature this as well. The later two Tenkaichi Budokais would often add in additional bouts between the manga ones, and feature many staredowns, boasting, and cutting to Bulma worrying about the outcome of the match.

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** ''Anime/DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' would feature this as well. The later two Tenkaichi Budokais would often add in additional bouts between the manga ones, and feature many staredowns, boasting, and cutting to Bulma worrying about the outcome of the match.

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* Many [=YouTube=] videos may deliberately pad out the length in various ways in order to reach the 10 minute mark and monetize the video.

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* Director [[Creator/NeilBreen Neil Breen's]] debut feature, ''Double Down'', would be roughly 30 minutes long had he not made extensive use of stock footage and not inserted unused takes of previous sequences throughout the runtime.


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* The second Film/JuOn film made, ''Ju-On: the Curse 2'', begins it's 80 minute runtime with a 25 minute recap of the events of the first film.


* Speaking of ''Series/AmericanGladiators'', one of their favorite padding techniques is interviewing each contestants before ''each'' challenge and the winner after said challenges. As an episode will have 4 contestants, and, including the eliminator, about 4 events ''per pair'' of contestants, this adds up to at least 32 interviews. Assuming these interviews are merely a short 45 seconds long (Enough for 1-3 questions) and not including each contestant's intro at the beginning of the episode (which can run from 1 to 2 minutes each) or interviews with the actual gladiators; that padding can count for almost 24 min of a 42 minute ''American Gladiators'' episode's airtime. To put this in perspective, 24 minute is the average run time, without commercials, of a normal half-hour show - meaning the difference between a half hour show and an hour-long episode of American Gladiator is entirely made of padding. These interviews end up being very redundant (how many different ways can a person say "I'll try my best" or "Yeah I'm going to win!"). Note also that said padding served another important purpose in the newest iteration of the show: they gave celebrity host HulkHogan and Laila Ali screentime.

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* Speaking of ''Series/AmericanGladiators'', one of their favorite padding techniques is interviewing each contestants contestant before ''each'' challenge and the winner after said challenges. As an episode will have 4 contestants, and, including the eliminator, about 4 events ''per pair'' of contestants, this adds up to at least 32 interviews. Assuming these interviews are merely a short 45 seconds long (Enough for 1-3 questions) and not including each contestant's intro at the beginning of the episode (which can run from 1 to 2 minutes each) or interviews with the actual gladiators; that padding can count for almost 24 min of a 42 minute ''American Gladiators'' episode's airtime. To put this in perspective, 24 minute is the average run time, without commercials, of a normal half-hour show - meaning the difference between a half hour show and an hour-long episode of American Gladiator is entirely made of padding. These interviews end up being very redundant (how many different ways can a person say "I'll try my best" or "Yeah I'm going to win!"). Note also that said padding served another important purpose in the newest iteration of the show: they gave celebrity host HulkHogan and Laila Ali screentime.


* In the PBS educational game show ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'', if the game concluded faster than expected, they would usually trot out some StockFootage of in-house a capella band Rockapella singing "Zombie Jamboree".

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* In the PBS educational game show ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'', if the game concluded faster than expected, they would usually trot out some StockFootage of in-house a capella acapella band Rockapella singing "Zombie Jamboree".


-->'''Theme Song:''' ''Hens love roosters, geese love ganders, everyone else loves Ned Flanders!''

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-->'''Theme --->'''Theme Song:''' ''Hens love roosters, geese love ganders, everyone else loves Ned Flanders!''

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* ''Manga/BlackClover'': The beginning arcs of the anime have this in spades. The first chapter was expanded to last through three episodes, including an entire episode to a flashback that is one page long in the manga. Episode four also adds about 4 minutes of Asta and Yuno walking around the city.


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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'':
** The author outright admits to using this, as he believes he has to fill a word quota. More specifically, he believes [[InsaneTrollLogic that every chapter has to be an equivalent length to a half-hour TV episode, with no exceptions.]]

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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'':
''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'':
** The author [[Creator/DakariKingMykan author]] outright admits to using this, as he believes he has to fill a word quota. More specifically, he believes [[InsaneTrollLogic that every chapter has to be an equivalent length to a half-hour TV episode, with no exceptions.]]


* The "Grace's Birthday Party" arc of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is 90% Dan Shive [[AuthorAppeal drawing with one hand]] and 10% character development that could have happened anywhere else. It has gotten better eventually, particularly once the job of MrExposition was removed as a general trait and given almost entirely to a single character.



* If every ''Webcomic/{{minus}}'' strip that didn't contribute to the overall resolution was removed, the comic would be less than a third its actual length -- and that's being generous.


This is more easily identifiable in television shows, when a scene is obvious padding to get the episode up to sufficient length. In film, it's often entirely a matter of opinion; for instance, many people wonder why the movie ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' wasted time showing the detective's husband fixing her breakfast when there was a compelling ReverseWhodunnit in the works, whereas the movie's most ardent fans feel that such scenes were the whole point.

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This is more easily identifiable in television shows, when a scene is obvious padding to get the episode up to sufficient length.length, sometimes involving the use of StockFootage, which allows the producers to pad multiple episodes with a scene they only have to pay to shoot once. In film, it's often entirely a matter of opinion; for instance, many people wonder why the movie ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' wasted time showing the detective's husband fixing her breakfast when there was a compelling ReverseWhodunnit in the works, whereas the movie's most ardent fans feel that such scenes were the whole point.

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