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Occasionally Lampshaded in old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes where the camera would zoom out and we see the characters running on a a treadmill powering the background causing the characters to jump off the treadmill and continue the chase.

It's rarely found in anime, which when cutting animation costs mostly [[InactionSequence avoids long running sequences]] or uses an abstract background when doing so ([[SpeedStripes speed lines]], pastel versions of cityscapes, and other easy-to-draw things).

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Occasionally Lampshaded in old This trope was lampshaded even ''before'' it saw widespread uses, with some older WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes where having the camera would zoom out and we for us to see the characters running on a a treadmill powering the background causing background, before the characters to themselves notice and jump off the treadmill and to continue the chase.

chase properly.

It's rarely found in anime, which when cutting animation costs mostly where the tendency is to [[InactionSequence avoids long running sequences]] to begin with, or uses to instead use an abstract background when doing so ([[SpeedStripes speed lines]], pastel versions of cityscapes, and other easy-to-draw things).
things) in order to cut costs.


Today, largely a DiscreditedTrope. Compare CutAndPasteEnvironments for video games.

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Today, largely a DiscreditedTrope. Compare CutAndPasteEnvironments for video games.
games, and UnnaturallyLoopingLocation, for locations looping in-universe.


Today, largely a DiscreditedTrope.

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Today, largely a DiscreditedTrope.
DiscreditedTrope. Compare CutAndPasteEnvironments for video games.

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* In the documentary ''Film/TheHollywoodClowns'', this was used in silent film, and one shot shows a chase taking place on what's almost a carousel with a background painted onto it, and another with a cowboy riding on a mechanical horse, with a wraparound backdrop like the one that would be seen decades later in the music video ''Shiny Happy People'' mentioned below.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': Parodied in one of the segments in "Charlie's Halloween Thing 2". The Baby Bears are running from a wolfman as part of a ''Scooby Doo'' parody, when the wolfman suddenly stops and [[MediumAwareness seems to notice the wraparound background]]. Then the Bears run out the left side of the screen and back in on the opposite side.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' skewered it. The background behind Bart and Lisa repeats itself, complete with the same janitor, while they take a tour of the ''Itchy and Scratchy Show'' cartoon studio. And of course, during this scene, the tour guide mentions the fact that backgrounds are often recycled to keep costs down, thus driving the point home. The commentary mentions that they had to put the woman mopping because people are almost trained NOT to look at the backgrounds. They had to use a very short loop and movement in the background to draw attention to it. Also the CouchGag where the family runs past their own living room over and over.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' skewered it.it in "The Front". The background behind Bart and Lisa repeats itself, complete with the same janitor, while they take a tour of the ''Itchy and Scratchy Show'' cartoon studio. And of course, during this scene, the tour guide [[LampshadeHanging mentions the fact that backgrounds are often recycled to keep costs down, down]], thus driving the point home. The commentary mentions that they had to put the woman mopping because people are almost trained NOT to look at the backgrounds. They had to use a very short loop and movement in the background to draw attention to it. Also the CouchGag where the family runs past their own living room over and over.


* During the model train chase in Franchise/WallaceAndGromit's ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers''. {{Justified|Trope}} in that the train is actually going around in circles around the edges of the same room. The creators even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this in the DVD audio commentary.

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* During the model train chase in Franchise/WallaceAndGromit's WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit's ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers''. {{Justified|Trope}} in that the train is actually going around in circles around the edges of the same room. The creators even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this in the DVD audio commentary.


* Parodied in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures]] that lampooned ''Scooby-Doo''. During a chase scene, Mighty Mouse runs past the same clock and window several times before the camera pulls back and reveals that the hallway has several of them spaced few feet apart.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures]] Adventures]]'' that lampooned ''Scooby-Doo''. During a chase scene, Mighty Mouse runs past the same clock and window several times before the camera pulls back and reveals that the hallway has several of them spaced few feet apart.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures]] that lampooned ''Scooby-Doo''. During a chase scene, Mighty Mouse runs past the same clock and window several times before the camera pulls back and reveals that the hallway has several of them spaced few feet apart.

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* Some theories suggest the universe itself may work like this, being finite and recursive. Which means if you went in the same direction long enough you would end up in the same place where you started.


* Music/REM's [[https://youtu.be/YYOKMUTTDdA?t=148 video]] for "Shiny Happy People" features an old man on a bicycle powering the wraparound backdrop of stage.

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* Music/REM's [[https://youtu.Music/{{REM}}'s music video for "[[https://youtu.be/YYOKMUTTDdA?t=148 video]] for "Shiny Shiny Happy People" People]]" features an old man on a bicycle powering the soundstage's wraparound backdrop of stage.backdrop.


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* One showing of the musical adaptation for ''Literature/BenHur'' used a wraparound background (on a drum) for the chariot race sequence.

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* One showing of Music/REM's [[https://youtu.be/YYOKMUTTDdA?t=148 video]] for "Shiny Happy People" features an old man on a bicycle powering the musical adaptation for ''Literature/BenHur'' used a wraparound background (on a drum) for the chariot race sequence.backdrop of stage.


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* One showing of the musical adaptation for ''Literature/BenHur'' used a wraparound background (on a drum) for the chariot race sequence.
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' did this in the early 1980s Muppet song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql5JDzSFLZc Let's Go Driving]]."

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' did this in the early 1980s Muppet song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql5JDzSFLZc com/watch?v=95W7cXehn6o Let's Go Driving]]."


* ''Series/SesameStreet'' did this in the early 1980s Muppet song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql5JDzSFLZc Let's Go Driving]]."



* Subverted, with LampshadeHanging, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' that was itself an {{Homage}} to ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''. Dee Dee asks her imaginary friend Koosalagoopagoop (whom she is also using as her vehicle) why the background keeps repeating. Koos explains that it used to be a popular cost-cutting measure, but then the racers discover that they are stuck in a trap set up by Mandark, in the form of a treadmill surrounded by holograms of various rocks going by them again and again. Koosie even mentioned the industry name "the Repeat Pan".

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* Subverted, with LampshadeHanging, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' that was itself an {{Homage}} to ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''. Dee Dee asks her imaginary friend Koosalagoopagoop (whom she is also using as her vehicle) why the background keeps repeating. Koos explains that it used to be a popular cost-cutting measure, but then the racers discover that they are stuck in a trap set up by Mandark, in the form of a treadmill surrounded by holograms of various rocks going by them again and again. Koosie even mentioned the industry name "the Repeat Pan".Pan" and gave Hanna and Barbera a ShoutOut.


* Played straight many times in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The stretch of corridor running between the Ten Forward set and the crew quarters set was only about thirty feet long, and when "walk and talk" scenes were filmed there, the actors would frequently walk off-camera at one end of the set only to re-enter (after a cut) at the opposite end. The most {{egregious}} example of this comes at the end of the two-part episode "Gambit," with Picard, Riker, and Data discussing the fate of the mercenaries.

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* Played straight many times in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The stretch of corridor running between the Ten Forward set and the crew quarters set was only about thirty feet long, and when "walk and talk" scenes were filmed there, the actors would frequently walk off-camera at one end of the set only to re-enter (after a cut) at the opposite end. The most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this comes at the end of the two-part episode "Gambit," with Picard, Riker, and Data discussing the fate of the mercenaries.

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