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* The children's game show ''Series/IncredibleGames'' had a game where an object had to be identified at first from an extreme close-up; then the camera would slowly move away, revealing more of the object. Once, this object looked like a ball, but was actually a potato peeler, filmed from the handle end.

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* [[https://i.imgur.com/rx1PTte.png This teddy bear]], which was advertised as being 6'6" tall, but the product image was carefully photographed to make it look like the legs were in similar proportion to the arms, hiding that fact that about 4' of the advertised 6'5" foot height is just its absurdly-long legs.


* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', the toys are watching the kids attending Andy's birthday party, and panic over how large and impressive the gifts are. Slinky Dog points out one kid with what appears to be a small, cube-shaped present. But then the kid turns to the side, revealing that the present is really long. Cue more screaming and wailing from the toys.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory1'', the toys are watching the kids attending Andy's birthday party, and panic over how large and impressive the gifts are. Slinky Dog points out one kid with what appears to be a small, cube-shaped present. But then the kid turns to the side, revealing that the present is really long. Cue more screaming and wailing from the toys.



* A truly ''[[NightmareFuel horrific]]'' example of this appears in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' when Thanos brings Gamora in to see her imprisoned sister Nebula, who initially appears to be suspended in midair by a forcefield but otherwise unharmed. Then as Gamora walks around Nebula, it's revealed that Nebula's cybernetic body only ''appears'' whole from the front and she has been ''[[BodyHorror deconstructed]],'' stretched out lengthways like an exploded-view schematic drawing.

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* A truly ''[[NightmareFuel horrific]]'' example of this appears in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' when Thanos brings Gamora in to see her imprisoned sister Nebula, who initially appears to be suspended in midair by a forcefield but otherwise unharmed. Then as Gamora walks around Nebula, it's revealed that Nebula's cybernetic body only ''appears'' whole from the front and she has been ''[[BodyHorror deconstructed]],'' stretched out lengthways lengthwise like an exploded-view schematic drawing.

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* The classic ''Franchise/TomAndJerry'' short ''WesternAnimation/HeavenlyPuss'' has the JudgementOfTheDead for cats. One unfortunate is Aloysius, who initially looks like just a very rotund cat... until the Heavenly Gatekeeper clarifies that he 'didn't see the steamroller coming,' whereupon Aloysius promptly turns side on, showing that he was SquashedFlat and was presumably a normal feline shape before his unfortunate demise.


* Panniers from the 18th century can have this effect. Sideways, they're pretty unnoticeable. Up front, they can be as wide as two dinner tables. Cartoonists from the 18th century had a field day with this.

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* Panniers [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannier_(clothing) Panniers]] from the 18th century can have this effect. Sideways, they're pretty unnoticeable. Up front, they can be as wide as two dinner tables. Cartoonists from the 18th century had a field day with this.


* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': According to Professor Poopypants, the human brain contains a lobe called the "Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatus", which controls laughter. He builds a ray to destroy this lobe in whoever it zaps so that people will stop laughing at him. When he shoots it at George and Harold, it doesn't work like it did with the other kids. Poopypants is dumbfounded, so he flips around his diagram of George and Harold's brains to find that their Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatuses take up ''most of their brains'', with the other parts flat on one side.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': According to Professor Poopypants, the human brain contains a lobe called the "Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatus", which controls laughter. He builds a ray to destroy this lobe in whoever it zaps so that people will stop laughing at him. When he shoots it at George and Harold, it doesn't work like it did with the other kids. Poopypants is dumbfounded, so he flips around his diagram of George and Harold's brains to find that their Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatuses take up ''most ''[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale most of their brains'', brains]]'', with the other parts flat on one side.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'': When Sweet Mayhem's spaceship approaches the Systar System, at first we only see a lone, ordinary round planet. But then we get a side view, and the system is revealed to be composed of many planets with fantastic shapes, which were previously aligned perfectly.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'': When Sweet Mayhem's spaceship approaches the Systar System, at first we only see a lone, ordinary round planet. But then we get a side view, and the system is revealed to be composed of many planets with fantastic shapes, which were previously aligned perfectly.


* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': According to Professor Poopypants, the human brain contains a lobe called the "Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatus", which controls laughter. He builds a ray to destroy this lobe in whoever it zaps so that people will stop laughing at him. When he shoots it at George and Harold, it doesn't work like it did with the other kids. Poopypants is dumbfounded, so he flips around his diagram of George and Harold's brains to find that [[spoiler:their Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatuses take up ''most of their brains'', with the other parts flat on one side.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': According to Professor Poopypants, the human brain contains a lobe called the "Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatus", which controls laughter. He builds a ray to destroy this lobe in whoever it zaps so that people will stop laughing at him. When he shoots it at George and Harold, it doesn't work like it did with the other kids. Poopypants is dumbfounded, so he flips around his diagram of George and Harold's brains to find that [[spoiler:their their Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatuses take up ''most of their brains'', with the other parts flat on one side.]]


* ''Disney/PlutosJudgementDay'': In the courtroom nightmare sequence, a plump-looking cat testifies against Pluto, claiming that Pluto chased him right into a steamroller, causing him to get SquashedFlat. The cat turns to the side, revealing that he is actually flat as paper.

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* ''Disney/PlutosJudgementDay'': "WesternAnimation/PlutosJudgementDay": In the courtroom nightmare sequence, a plump-looking cat testifies against Pluto, claiming that Pluto chased him right into a steamroller, causing him to get SquashedFlat. The cat turns to the side, revealing that he is actually flat as paper.



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* Towards the end of the 1964 ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon "Freeway Fracas", the antagonist, a construction worker trying to get rid of Woody's tree, ends up getting SquashedFlat by a steamroller. In the following scene, he is shown facing the camera as his boss congratulates him for getting the freeway built. The construction worker then turns and walks away, revealing he is still flattened.

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* Towards the end of the 1964 ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon "Freeway Fracas", the antagonist, a construction costruction worker trying to get rid of Woody's tree, ends up getting SquashedFlat by a steamroller. In the following scene, he is shown facing the camera as his boss congratulates him for getting the freeway built. The construction worker then turns and walks away, revealing he is still flattened.

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* One of the cutscenes featuring VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper in the spinoff sequel ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy'' has his crush Sunny Funny holding up a dress she would like to wear. [=PaRappa=] expresses his pleasure and asks to see it from the side. [[PaperPeople Predictably]], she turns and appears line-thin; [=PaRappa=] continues the compliments regardless.

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* An episode of Series/WorldsDumbest had someone walking out of an electronic store in an oddly stiff fashion, always facing the security cameras. When he got outside, a different angle revealed why; he was carrying a very thin but very large TV under one arm, relying on this effect to avoid detection by the people watching the cameras. (It didn't work.)

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* A TerribleIntervieweesMontage had actors auditioning for an advertisement for air freshener. One man is so awful he doesn't get the part until he turns his head to sniff and reveals his enormous nose.


* One ''[[Creator/{{Gotlib}} Rubrique-à-Brac]]'' strip was a FracturedFairyTale where a handsome prince sees a beautiful sheperdess (always from the front, as does the reader), but never manages to get close enough to talk to her. He finally approaches her from the side, suddenly mumbles an apology and gets the hell out of there, the confused sheperdess turning her head to look at him and revealing her nose juts out of her face like a trireme's ram. The dejected prince then laments that you can't see people from the side and the front at the same time... and turning his head to face the audience for the first time, revealing his own face is half-handsome, half-ugly.

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* One ''[[Creator/{{Gotlib}} Rubrique-à-Brac]]'' strip was stripis a FracturedFairyTale where a handsome prince sees a beautiful sheperdess (always from the front, as does the reader), but never manages to get close enough to talk to her. He finally approaches her from the side, suddenly mumbles an apology and gets the hell out of there, the confused sheperdess turning her head to look at him and revealing her nose juts out of her face like a trireme's ram. The dejected prince then laments that you can't see people from the side and the front at the same time... and turning his head to face the audience for the first time, revealing his own face is half-handsome, half-ugly.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'': When Sweet Mayhem's spaceship approaches the Systar System, at first we only see a lone, ordinary round planet. But then we get a side view, and the system is revealed to be composed of many planet with fantastic shapes, which were previously aligned perfectly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'': When Sweet Mayhem's spaceship approaches the Systar System, at first we only see a lone, ordinary round planet. But then we get a side view, and the system is revealed to be composed of many planet planets with fantastic shapes, which were previously aligned perfectly.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'': When Sweet Mayhem's spaceship approaches the Systar System, at first we only see a lone, ordinary round planet. But then we get a side view, and the system is revealed to be composed of many planet with fantastic shapes, which were previously aligned perfectly.



* A truly ''[[NightmareFuel horrific]]'' example of this appears in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' when Thanos brings Gamora in to see her imprisoned sister Nebula, who initially appears to be suspended in midair by a forcefield but otherwise unharmed. Then as Gamora walks around Nebula, its revealed that Nebula's cybernetic body only ''appears'' whole from the front and she has been ''[[BodyHorror deconstructed]],'' stretched out lengthways like an exploded-view schematic drawing.

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* A truly ''[[NightmareFuel horrific]]'' example of this appears in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' when Thanos brings Gamora in to see her imprisoned sister Nebula, who initially appears to be suspended in midair by a forcefield but otherwise unharmed. Then as Gamora walks around Nebula, its it's revealed that Nebula's cybernetic body only ''appears'' whole from the front and she has been ''[[BodyHorror deconstructed]],'' stretched out lengthways like an exploded-view schematic drawing.



** The gag was repeated in another "books-come-to-life" short, ''Have You Got Any Castles''; only this time, Powell walks into a cookbook to eat, and he emerges with his side view now having a very large bulge in the back.

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** * The gag was repeated in another "books-come-to-life" short, ''Have You Got Any Castles''; only this time, Powell walks into a cookbook to eat, and he emerges with his side view now having a very large bulge in the back.

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