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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various joint [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, Zack's ability to plant highly convincing [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] onto cassette tapes, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various joint [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].


* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various join [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various join joint [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various join [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].


Originally coined by CyberPunk author Bruce Sterling, Slipstream is often referred to as "the fiction of strangeness," and that's about as clear a definition as you can get. It falls somewhere between SpeculativeFiction and mainstream or LitFic, depending on the work. Above all, Slipstream is about a feeling of surreality.

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Originally coined by CyberPunk author Bruce Sterling, Creator/BruceSterling, Slipstream is often referred to as "the fiction of strangeness," and that's about as clear a definition as you can get. It falls somewhere between SpeculativeFiction and mainstream or LitFic, depending on the work. Above all, Slipstream is about a feeling of surreality.

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Not to be confused with the 1989 sci-fi movie ''[[Film/Slipstream1989 Slipstream]]''.


* The 1976 ''Film/FreakyFriday'' provides no explanation for the FreakyFridayFlip; it simply happens after the mother and the daughter make a simultaneous wish that they could be in the other's shoes for a day.

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* The 1976 ''Film/FreakyFriday'' ''Film/{{Freaky Friday|1976}}'' provides no explanation for the FreakyFridayFlip; it simply happens after the mother and the daughter make a simultaneous wish that they could be in the other's shoes for a day.


* Any film by Creator/DavidLynch (Save Film/TheElephantMan and Film/TheStraightStory).

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* Any film by Creator/DavidLynch (Save Film/TheElephantMan ''Film/TheElephantMan'' and Film/TheStraightStory).''Film/TheStraightStory'').


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* The 1976 ''Film/FreakyFriday'' provides no explanation for the FreakyFridayFlip; it simply happens after the mother and the daughter make a simultaneous wish that they could be in the other's shoes for a day.


* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.

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* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.[[note]]In the original script the time loop was caused by a curse put on the protagonist by his bitter ex-girlfriend. This was dropped from the movie.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', and its associated films, is this concept PlayedForLaughs. Various incidents of surreal weirdness occur in mundane real-world locations. Most sketches are presented in a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]], matter-of-fact fashion as if there's nothing particularly strange about any of it, and there's often NoFourthWall.


* ''Film/GroundhogDay''

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* ''Film/GroundhogDay''In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.


* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is generally like this, by virtue of the title character being a sort of [[WeirdnessMagnet Weirdness]] ''[[RealityWarper Generator]]'', while simultaneously being too rational to notice any of the weirdness she created. So, there are time travelers, but we never get to see what time machines or time-travel look like. The "alien" characters ''appear'' completely human, but are really StarfishAliens with [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens incomprehensible abilities]]. Other random oddities like spontaneous laser-vision or formerly extinct species of birds tend to pop up whenever Haruhi gets bored (a very frequent occurrence). All the character have competing [[HandWave meaningless explanations]] for her abilities.

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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is generally like this, by virtue of the title character being a sort of [[WeirdnessMagnet Weirdness]] ''[[RealityWarper Generator]]'', while simultaneously being too rational to notice any of the weirdness she created. So, there are time travelers, but we never get to see what time machines or time-travel look like. The "alien" characters ''appear'' completely human, but are really StarfishAliens with [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens incomprehensible abilities]]. Other random oddities like spontaneous laser-vision or formerly extinct species of birds tend to pop up whenever Haruhi gets bored (a very frequent occurrence). All the character characters have competing [[HandWave meaningless explanations]] for her abilities.

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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is generally like this, by virtue of the title character being a sort of [[WeirdnessMagnet Weirdness]] ''[[RealityWarper Generator]]'', while simultaneously being too rational to notice any of the weirdness she created. So, there are time travelers, but we never get to see what time machines or time-travel look like. The "alien" characters ''appear'' completely human, but are really StarfishAliens with [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens incomprehensible abilities]]. Other random oddities like spontaneous laser-vision or formerly extinct species of birds tend to pop up whenever Haruhi gets bored (a very frequent occurrence). All the character have competing [[HandWave meaningless explanations]] for her abilities.
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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'': The only fantastic elements in the game are Max's time travel powers and their apparent connection to the coming storm, which are never given any explanation. Take those out, and you have a fairly mundane (if very dark, towards the end) high school teen drama.
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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. Most of the, well, events aren't strictly impossible, other than the occasional fabricated species of snake; but things get... rather odd, and more than a little sadistic, as you get further into the series. A lake filled with ravenous leeches? [[MorePredatorsThanPrey What are they subsisting off of?]]. Probably the most surreal bit is when they're hunted by a sea monster shaped like a question mark. The narrator/author [[NoFourthWall breaks the fourth wall constantly]] and is supposedly a journalist of some sort within the universe; he seems to be nearly as unlucky as the protagonists. The weirdness is [[PlayedForLaughs mostly for comedy]], but it [[CerebusSyndrome gets increasingly serious]] towards the end.

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. Most of the, well, events aren't strictly impossible, other than the occasional fabricated species of snake; but things get... rather odd, and more than a little sadistic, as you get further into the series. A lake filled with ravenous leeches? [[MorePredatorsThanPrey What are they subsisting off of?]]. of?]] Probably the most surreal bit is when they're hunted by a sea monster shaped like a question mark. The narrator/author [[NoFourthWall breaks the fourth wall constantly]] and is supposedly a journalist of some sort within the universe; he seems to be nearly as unlucky as the protagonists. The weirdness is [[PlayedForLaughs mostly for comedy]], but it [[CerebusSyndrome gets increasingly serious]] towards the end.


* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. Most of the, well, events aren't strictly impossible, other than the occasional fabricated species of snake; but things get... rather odd, and more than a little sadistic, as you get further into the series. A lake filled with ravenous leeches? [[MorePredatorsThanPrey What are they subsisting off of?]]. Probably the most surreal bit is when they're hunted by a sea monster shaped like a question mark. The narrator/author [[NoFourthWall breaks the fourth wall constantly]] and is supposedly a journalist of some sort within the universe; he seems to be nearly as unlucky as the protagonists. The weirdness is [[PlayedForLaughs mostly for comedy]], but it [[CerebusSyndrome gets increasingly serious]] towards the end.

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