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  • 1000 Ways to Die revels in this in its later seasons. In one particular example, a burglar attacks the owner of the house he is breaking into with a bat. The victim's wife tries to revive him with CPR, but to no avail: he is dead, and the segment's death name and number appears...BUT, the victim regains consciousness only moments later, for he had Lazarus Syndrome, a condition that causes a spontaneous return of circulation and, with it, life and consciousness. The victim gives chase after the burglar, who, freaked out that the guy he had just murdered is alive, falls off a balcony and to his own death.
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  • In the beginning of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "Making Friends and Influencing People", we're led to believe that Simmons has defected to HYDRA, complete with her coming home to find Coulson waiting for her demanding "you thought I wouldn't find out?". Turns out, he's just concerned about the fact that she's not been eating well while working undercover.
  • Angel: "Double or Nothing" has Angel give Cordelia a stake saying "you know what to do." It's implied that he is telling her to stake him if he loses the game and loses his soul, as well as Gunn's. (It Makes Sense In Context .) When he does lose, Cordelia stakes the demon he was playing with through the hand. This gives Angel the opportunity to cut off the demon's head.
  • In The A-Team episode "Double Heat", after the A-Team realizes that one of the crime bosses bugged Jenny's phone and now knows where her father is hidden, the scene switches to Mr. Olsen waiting for room service at the hotel. The viewer might think it's one of their men when the doorbell rings... and then Hannibal's voice comes from the other side of the door.
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  • In The Big Bang Theory, as Amy and Leonard bring Sheldon back from his cross-country trip:
    Amy: Sheldon, I'm your girlfriend, but when you needed help you called Leonard and not me. You hurt my feelings.
    Sheldon: Amy, could you give us some privacy?
    Amy: We're in a car.
    Sheldon: Cover your ears. [she grudgingly does so] Leonard, as soon as we get home, I want to have intercourse with Amy. [Leonard stares at him in shock, Sheldon glances at Amy] Okay, she can't hear us, we can talk.
  • Blackadder has a lot.
    • This one from "Potato" is particularly clever.
      Sir Walter: To my mind, there is only one seafarer with few enough marbles to attempt that journey.
      Edmund: Ah yes, and who is that?
      Sir Walter: Why, Rum, of course. Captain Redbeard Rum.
      Edmund: Well done. Just testing. And where would I find him on a Tuesday?
      Sir Walter: Well, if I remember his habits, he's usually up the Old Sea Dog.
      Edmund: Ah yes, and where is the Old Sea Dog?
      Sir Walter: Well, on Tuesdays he's normally in bed with the Captain.
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    • The last episode of series II, "Chains", has a Running Gag of Evil Prince Ludwig introducing himself to a character, and telling them that back in the past, when they were interacting with an old friend, he... was another person associated with the acquaintance with whom they slept (or, in the case of Melchett, a sheep). Then, this is turned on its head with Queenie, when he does this, reminding her of a horse she used to ride when she was a little girl, which she kissed, and he... was the German stable boy.
    • The episode opens with Edmund yelling at the Queen and Lord Melchett. After he is finished the Queen replies "And what did you say to him?"
  • Boardwalk Empire:
    • The show intercuts between two Internal Revenue agents getting a tax evasion warrant and what seem to be a group of tax collectors going to Salvatore Maranzano's office acting on that warrant. Only when they're in his office are they revealed to be assassins sent to kill him and the two agents getting the warrant are actually talking about Al Capone.
    • An interesting one in "The Ivory Tower". Near the beginning of the episode, Jimmy buys a necklace. Later on, he gives his wife an also expensive bracelet instead of that necklace, so it's already fishy. Then, he can't have sex with her because his son is napping in the same room. He looks frustrated, so he goes to a Broadway rehearsal. Backstage, a great-looking woman is jumping with joy when he sees her, so the audience assumes it's an old flame and Jimmy's there for a booty call. He gives her the necklace from the beginning of the episode. And then it turns out it's his mother. This sets up their underlying Oedipus Complex.
    • In "21" Mrs. Van Alden is visibly aroused after watching Nelson perform a raid of a restaurant selling illegal liquor. We cut to a shot of a headboard rhythmically pounding...from Nelson testing out the springs by pressing with his hand. However, the scene ends how you think it would.
    • In "Age of Reason", Lucy's water has broken, and we see Van Alden in the hospital, looking like he's shitting a brick with nerves. He's allowed into the hospital room....of the Prohibition agent who was burned in the explosion.
    • Nucky, Eli, and Manny Horvitz pull it on Jimmy in "To the Lost": Manny isn't a prisoner and Eli's really on Nucky's side. Unfortunately, Jimmy doesn't care.
    • Manny Horvitz is set up for an apparent long arc in the Season 3 premiere, having become an enforcer for Nucky between seasons, and convincing him to let Manny part ways with Mickey and give him his own distillery in exchange for killing a rival. He's shot by Richard Harrow at the end of the episode, just as he opens the door to go looking for that rival.
    • In one episode, Van Alden knocks on the door of a bathtub moonshiner, ostensibly to raid his house and arrest him...only to attempt to sell him a clothes iron using a fake name.
    • Arnold Rothstein is mad at Nucky for failing to keep his part of an arrangement and makes another agreement with his rival, Gyp Rosetti. He's actually giving Rosetti a false sense of security before he orders a hit on him.
    • "Sunday Best" opens with Eli secretly stashing unseen objects around his yard, looking suspiciously over his shoulder each time. It turns out that they're just Easter Eggs.
  • Throughout season 2 of Breaking Bad, we get small glimpses of a future incident. The full sequence shows that something happened in the White residence. A group of people in hazmat suits clean up the house's pool, Walt's car for some reason has a broken windshield, and there are two bodies which the audience is led to believe are Walter's and Jesse's. What actually happened was that two planes crashed mid-air and the bodies were two passengers unrelated to the main plot, even though the accident was an indirect result of the characters' actions.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • In "Earshot", Jonathan takes out a large gun and it's implied that he intends to shoot up the school. He doesn't.
    • In "Lovers Walk", Cordelia falls through a stairway and is impaled on a piece of rebar. There's a sad scene of her getting weaker and passing out, played out exactly as if she were dying. Cut to a funeral service being held at an open grave... and then the camera pans away to show Buffy and Willow walking past the Cemetary chatting about how Cordelia survived.
    • In the final episodes of Season 6, it's initially implied that Spike went to Africa and underwent the Demon Trials so he could have his chip removed and go back to being evil again. As it turns out, in the season finale, he actually went there to get his soul back so he could give Buffy "what she deserved."
  • In Season 6 of Caïn, Borrel's gun is stolen by bikers. Since they're more interested in bullying an Arab cop than doing anything illegal with the gun, they tell him he can get it back if he wins a fight, leaving Borrel to choose the weapons. The next day, Borrel comes to meet his opponent, they stare at each other, another biker announces the rules... "No spinning, no jarring, no reaching." They're playing table football (and Borrel turns out to be awesome at it).
  • Cheers had an example that also happened In-Universe. Woody has a cast on his arm and Frasier asks him what happened. Woody explains that he was playing pool with a patron and he made a bet that he could make a trick shot. Frasier assumes that while he was trying to make the trick shot, he fell and injured his arm. Actually, he made the shot perfectly and won the bet. Then Frasier assumes that the patron was so mad, he attacked Woody and injured his arm. No, the patron accepted the loss gracefully and paid the bet. It turns out that Woody left the bar afterwards and slipped on the ice.
  • In one episode of Chopped, during the judging of the Dessert round, Scott Conant makes a remark to one of the chefs that the sauce he made with his dessert tasted like baby aspirin. The chef took that as a bad thing and hung his head in shame until Scott added, "...which is something I loved when I was a kid."
  • Community:
    • Two students look at a problem on a chalkboard and say that it's unsolvable. After they leave, Troy looks at the problem and picks up a piece of chalk... then puts the chalk in his pocket and walks away.
    • When Annie leaves the room, and Troy glances in her purse.
      Troy: Uh, guys, what does a pregnancy test look like?
      Jeff: [distracted] Eh, it looks like a thin piece of plastic with a thing on the end of it?
      Troy: Okay, so this is definitely A GUN!
  • In the CSI: Miami episode, "Smacked", the show changes (Commerical Cut typically right before a commercial break) from the main plot to clips of an unidentified man doing things that would be needed to make something out of wood and metal. As the story continues, the Killer Of The Week turns out to be the cousin of the serial killer who committed murders similar to the current ones. When the episode comes to an end, the unidentified man in the aforementioned changes turns out to be the serial killer's coffin maker. Or rather, the maker of his coffin. The killer wanted Caine's team to focus in on his cousin - who he knew was killing people to make up for his "short-comings" in a previous tag-team killing. {{Anticlimax Then the serial killer commits suicide via a peanut butter sandwich.
  • Daredevil (2015):
    • In the season 2 premiere "Bang", the Kitchen Irish guys are set up to be the series' antagonists, as their leader gives a speech inciting his troops to a campaign of violence to retake Hell's Kitchen. Then Frank Castle machine-guns them all in about a minute.
    • In "Dogs to a Gunfight", the NYPD Emergency Service Unit has set up a trap for Frank Castle, using a lowly Irish mob grunt named Grotto as bait. A semi truck cab comes barreling into the yard where the cops are waiting. The ESU officers light the truck up, riddling it with bullets. They open the cab door, and find not Frank Castle, but the body of the Dogs of Hell biker we'd seen a few scenes earlier cleaning the truck while listening to "The Price of Punishment" on his headset. It's a diversion, making the police look the other way while Castle takes his shot from a nearby water tower.
    • In "No Regrets", Stan Gibson's Yakuza bodyguards, who got knocked out by Matt and Elektra in the bathroom, are summoned along with Gibson to Hirochi's office to be lectured for their failure. The bodyguards tie pieces of string around their pinkie fingers, awaiting their amputation. Hirochi instead shoots the bodyguards in the head.
    • The season 3 episode "Karen" starts with a 30 minute long extended flashback of Karen's time in Fagan Corners up until the death of her brother. Given that she had earlier just taunted Fisk into coming for her by revealing she killed James Wesley, it seems like she's going to die at the end of the episode. At the end of the episode, Dex comes to the church where Karen is hiding, intent on killing her. Just as his path to her is clear, he throws one of his batons at her, and it seems like she's going to bite the dust a la "Guardian Devil", Karen's eyes widen in fear, and then the camera pulls back to reveal that it hit Father Lantom instead.
  • Most of the deaths in Dead Like Me. Doomed fry cook picks up a very large knife and brings it down — on a potato. The stove won't light so he pulls out a match — and lights it without a hitch. He then proceeds to choke on a sandwich.
  • Doctor Who:
    • Episode titles sometimes do this. "The Next Doctor"note , "The Doctor's Daughter"note  and "The Doctor's Wife"note , for instance.
    • "Partners in Crime": After Stacey Campbell is converted into Adipose, Miss Foster realizes someone stole one of the necklaces containing transmitters to cause parthenogenesis from her company, so she reviews the surveillance footage and identifies a woman as the thief. Since Donna earlier snuck into the Adipose Industries office and stole a necklace, it seems she's been rumbled... but no, the thief Foster spotted on the recording was actually Intrepid Reporter Penny Carter, as revealed during the Searching the Stalls scene.
    • "A Good Man Goes to War": Amy, held hostage by Madame Kovarian, consoles her newborn daughter Melody by promising her, "There's a man who's never going to let us down. And not even an army can get in the way." Her speech sounds like she's talking about the Doctor, until she tells Melody, "That man is your father. He has a name, but the people of our world know him better... as the Last Centurion." At which point the audience realizes that she was talking about Rory.
    • During Steven Moffat's time as showrunner, people who seem to talk about the Doctor while meaning someone else became commonplace. Most notably, the opening narration of "A Town Called Mercy" is ultimately revealed to refer to the Monster of the Week, who is more of an Anti-Villain on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, and quite noble once his hunt is over.
    • "Hell Bent" is framed by the Doctor recounting the events of the episode to a waitress at a diner in Nevada. As the waitress is Clara Oswald, the situation seems to be that the Doctor is telling her the story because either she has amnesia, or the waitress is one of her many temporal echoes. By the end, it turns out to be just the opposite: the Doctor is the one with Laser-Guided Amnesia, which he had to get for his own sanity, and Clara, who is the real deal, is checking to see what he remembers.
    • "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" opens with a YouTube video posted by Ryan Sinclair wherein he says he's going to talk about "the greatest woman [he] ever knew". It appears he's talking about the recently gender-bent Doctor... until, at the climax of the episode, Ryan's grandmother Grace dies while helping fight the villain. Afterwards, more of the video is shown, where Ryan makes it clear he's talking about his nan.
    • "Rosa": The episode's intro makes it seem like the conflict will be about Rosa Parks getting attacked by a bus driver... because the intro takes place twelve years before the rest of the episode and the real conflict.
    • "Arachnids in the UK": Corrupt Corporate Executive Jack Robertson initially appears to be an ally of the Giant Spiders attacking people in Sheffield, as indicated by an off-limits area in the basement of his hotel and his firing Yaz's mum Najia after she walks in on a sensitive conversation, and later trapping her and Yaz in a room with a mutated spider. In actuality, he's arachnophobic, and unintentionally caused the mutation due to his illegal activities.
    • "The Witchfinders":
      • The episode starts with a mysterious masked man watching the events from afar, and it's implied he's in some way connected to what's happening in Bilehurst Cragg. He's actually King James, who's arrived in the area to help in response to the massive witch hunt.
      • Between Willa's grandmother's unusual last words to her about being there for her in four elements, and the mud first manifesting when Willa repeats it at her grave, it's implied her death is somehow linked to the bizarre events. The words are just a prayer, and the attack was random.
  • In audience quiz games on her show, Ellen Degeneres often uses bait and switch questions that seem to be related to one topic but then change to something only marginally-related to the original topic, such as talking about Barack Obama's trip to Cuba, but then asking for movies Cuba Gooding was in.
  • On ER, Carter and Maggie Doyle's relationship appears to be classic Belligerent Sexual Tension … until she takes him to a shooting range and suddenly freaks out because she's just spotted her insanely jealous ex-girlfriend. Meaning that they were just basically two people who just couldn't get along.
  • There's a great example in the Father Ted Christmas Special: A Christmassy Ted. Father Ted states he wants a nice normal Christmas with no excitement or unexpected interruptions whatsoever. There's an awkward lengthy pause, and then the doorbell rings. An abandoned baby has been left on the doorstep, causing Ted to start. Then a woman appears out of the darkness, picks up the baby and asks, "Is this Mrs. O'Reilly's house?" and Ted directs her next door. On returning indoors he says to Dougal, "Can you imagine how funny it would have been if it had been an abandoned baby? We'd have had real laughs getting into all sorts of scrapes." Dougal replies: "Well, no Ted, it wouldn't have been that funny."
  • In the Firefly episode "Objects in Space" a fight in the corridor wakes Jayne up and he whips a bed sheet off his wall revealing an arsenal of weapons (complete with heroic leitmotif). Then he wraps himself up in the bed sheet and goes back to sleep.
  • Frasier: In the episode after Roz first announces her pregnancy, Daphne and Martin repeatedly question her on whether or not she's told the father, and on each occasion either Frasier or Niles suddenly walks in on their conversation, strongly implying that one of them is the father (more likely Frasier, since she still didn't get along too well with Niles at this point). As it actually turns out, the father is a previously-unmentioned barista at the local coffee shop.
  • In a Reunion Show of Friday Night Live for Comic Relief 1993, Harry Enfield brings back his Loadsamoney character but he's uncharacteristically subdued and appears to have been hit by the recession, talking about how his plastering business failed when the bottom dropped out of the housing market. And then...
    Loadsamoney: THANK GOD! I've got a much better job now — I'm a BAILIFF! And I've STILL got LOADSAMONEY!!
  • A staple of Chandler's jokes on Friends, especially when he talks about his parents and seems to be talking about his mother, but is actually talking about his (transvestite) father.
  • One of the many Catch Phrases on Get Smart was the "Would you believe [improbable statement]?" routine, which almost invariably ended with Max being beaten down to something far more plausible than his opening line.
    • At one point, he claims that "One of our agents was lost in the Pentagon for five days, would you believe it? Five days!" After the obligatory I-find-that-very-hard-to-believe... he begins attempting to remember on which day he entered the Pentagon. Of course, Max is a Genius Ditz of the first order, so...
    • And then the movie Get Smart Again pulled one on that very gag: At the end, Max tells 99 "I love you more than the whole world. Would you believe it?" To which wife 99 replies "I believe it!"
    • And then the remake movie uses it twice. The latter occurrence pulls this on the gag as above, when Max is asked about the whereabouts of a nuclear bomb and in turn asks, "Would you believe... in the piano?" It is. The first time plays it completely straight and delivers a Funny Moment in the process:
      Max: I think it's only fair to warn you, this facility is surrounded by a highly trained team of 130 Black Op Snipers.
      Siegfried: I don't believe you.
      Max: Would you believe two dozen Delta Force Commandos?
      Siegfried: No.
      Max: How about Chuck Norris with a BB gun?
  • Harrow: an episode starts with an older gentleman backing his car out of his garage while a young lad skateboards along the street. There is a thump. The old man gets out of his car to see... the kid with a skateboard, fine but staring at the dead crocodile under the car's wheels.
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • In "Slap Bet" the gang find a tape of Robin which initially plays out as though it were porn. It's far worse — she was a teen pop star. Though the line gets blurred a bit when they locate her later work, which has the visuals of a kids' educational show but a script that doesn't quite match.
    • In "Intervention" the gang talks about some of the damage to the apartment, including a hole in the wall covered by a picture. They flash back to the incident in which Robin had gotten drunk and started acting more stereotypically Canadian. As she plays around with a hockey stick and tries to shoot a puck down the hallway, we're led to believe she missed and hit the wall. Then Lily jumps in and intercepts the puck and gets into a physical altercation with Robin. So, the hole was caused during the fight? No, that doesn't happen either since Ted breaks up the fight. Then Barney yells at him that you never break up a girl fight and punches the wall himself.
  • Iron Fist (2017):
    • In the second episode, Colleen Wing appears to get ambushed by a group of thugs, and dispatches them with ease... who turn out to be her students, who she's teaching to apply their skills in the real world.
    • In another episode, Colleen finds some of her students watching a video of her cage match on their cell phone. Naturally, she's not pleased...because cell phone use is forbidden in her dojo (she's also not pleased about her cage matches either, since she participates in them to pay the bills and she has to admit she's a hypocrite).
    • In "Felling With Tree Routes", Madame Gao arrives at the executive suite in the Rand Enterprises building, walks into Danny's office, and tells Danny that he needs to take better care of himself...because his office has terrible feng shui. Madame Gao, a woman who leaves men like Wilson Fisk, James Wesley, and Harold Meachum scared out of their wits, is complaining about interior decorating. She leaves Danny a bonsai tree and reminds him to water it.
  • One of the more brilliant examples is from the sketch comedy The Kids in the Hall, in which two characters start the "Who's on First?" skit, but before long one of them realises what's going on and explains at length what the names of the players are and what bases they're playing.
  • Law & Order
    • One of those two-chatting-bystanders-stumble-across-a-body segments had two cops discussing the elaborate party which the male officer and his wife just threw for their little guy's birthday. He's telling his partner about how the birthday boy made a mess of the cake, but managed to open his own presents, when she breaks in to suggest that, maybe, it's time the couple should start thinking about having kids, not just a dog.
    • An episode of Special Victims Unit opens with a guy being woken up by loud moaning as his freeloader roommate watches pay-per-view porn in his living room while he's trying to sleep. They quickly get into an argument and the guy who was just woken up gets a cleaver from his kitchen to force his roommate to leave, seemingly setting him up as this episode's antagonist. Out of nowhere, the roommate gets fatally shot as collateral damage from a gun fired in the next apartment over, where the actual crime that the episode focuses on took place.
  • At first, we're led to think that Henry "Pop" Hunter in Luke Cage (2016) got his nickname from his father figure tendencies. Luke even seems to think that. Actually, it was because that was the sound his fists made when he was a young street brawler. Snap. Crackle. Pop.
  • M*A*S*H: Hawkeye flirts with a nurse, as B.J. and Margaret look on.
    B.J.: Look at that brazen hussy over there. And the woman he's with!
  • In an episode of New Girl, Cece is extremely horny and wants to have sex with Schmidt, who for once insists that he has too much work to do. Eventually, she says that she's willing to have sex "anywhere". He asks her if that includes "Fantasy Location Number Three". She hesitates, rolls her eyes and says "All right." It turns out that he meant the trunk of his car.
  • A notable one at the start of the second season of Noah's Arc. Noah is talking about this guy who he may be in love with, and based on the first season its implied to be Wade (the One True Pairing). When we actually see the guy its Malik, who Noah cheated on Wade with earlier as part of a random hookup.
  • In NUMB3RS, the following dialogue occurs between Charlie and a rival mathematician:
    Charlie: You're wrong. Its structure lacks originality or integrity.
    Archrival: It's a classic organization based on tested and proven elements.
    Charlie: It's a chain! It's a chain with irregularities that come with maintaining complex matrices.
    Archrival: Oh, so you propose that a single point mechanism provides superior output?
    [Fleinhardt walks in]
    Fleinhardt: Enough! Surely, two eminent mathematicians can find ways to calmly discuss theory.
    Charlie: ... We're not discussing theory.
    Archrival: No. We're talking hamburgers.
    Charlie: Pie n' Burger's the best, man. There's no question about it.
    Archrival: In and Out is far superior.
  • Pretty Little Liars: In the final scene of "Game Over, Charles", the action jumps to five years later - all the Liars except Alison have left Rosewood, and Alison's now a teacher. Suddenly, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily rush into her classroom and warn her "he's" coming. That episode premiered in August 2015. That scene finally appears in "Farewell, My Lovely" - a June 2017 episode, and the last episode before the Grand Finale. Although still a Wham Episode, its not because of that... the classroom scene is a nightmare Emily has when she and Alison fall asleep.
  • QI: "There are LOADS of female comedians, you just don't see them because they are rounded up and kept in a pen outside Harridge. You can adopt one online."
  • In The Rookie a waitress slips Nolan a note with her number after his first day on the job. He gives her a considering look and the scene cuts to a trail of feminine clothing leading up to Nolan's house, heavily implying he took her up on the offer. It is then revealed the clothes belonged to fellow rookie Chen and that the two have been involved for two months.
  • On an episode of Selfie, Henry is standing at his desk talking to someone off-camera, praising them. The camera cuts to his assistant (and a small, elephant shaped lozenge) Charlie who says "Thanks, I feel like I'm still on a journey of discovery and-" Henry cuts him off and says he was talking to the lozenge. It fits with Henry's Workaholic nature and his tendency to get excited about his work,
  • Six Feet Under does the same thing as Dead Like Me, setting up a death to make you think someone will die in one way, only for someone else to die in a completely unexpected fashion. Example: a father and his daughter release a pigeon into the air. Pigeon craps on an actor's hat. The actor goes into a convenience store and uses the out-of-order bathroom to clean his hat, even using the broken toilet. The storeowner goes into the bathroom to start cleaning up while talking on the phone with his wife. The wife goes outside, still on the phone, and gets hit by frozen airplane waste.
  • The Smallville episode "Nocturne" has a really good one. For the first half, it's about Clark and Lana trying to rescue a boy named Byron from his abusive parents, who keep him locked in the basement and claim he drowned years ago. However, when they do get him out of the house (they'd only met him at night before this), it turns out his parents weren't abusive. Ever since he was part of a LexCorp experiment to handle antisocial behavior, entering sunlight causes him to get some freaky big abs with a side order of Unstoppable Rage and super-strength that rivals Clark's.
  • Sons of Guns: Steph uses a shotgun to win an accuracy contest while the guys use Handguns.
    Kris: I've been bamboozled!
  • The Steven Banks Show: In the preshow segment, Steven and Pepper are talking about if they were forced to kiss one of the Monkees, Steven picked Peter, which Pepper thought was a bad choice. Later on in the episode, Steven meets Peter Tork in the flesh, and the first thing he says to him is, “Hi. Want a kiss?” It seemed awkward at first, but he was actually referring to a bag of Hershey’s Kisses he happened to have with him.
  • True Blood: Bill Compton is forced to turn Jessica Hamby into a vampire as punishment for staking another vampire. In trying to explain to Jessica what this means, he tells her that unfortunately she can't go home to her family anymore. Jessica sounds crestfallen...and then overly excited at the fact that she's been freed from her abusive dad, making her insufferable to Bill and Eric.
  • One recurring sketch on TV To Go features an ex-con ranting about how much the world changed while he was in prison. One sketch had him going on a lengthy rant about the huge increase in surveillance and CCTV in the UK, which he follows by him relating how he and an accomplice had recently scouted a jewelry store, made sure it was clear then broke in by throwing a brick wrapped in newspaper at the window. The next day, the accomplice was arrested. Why? Because the newspaper was delivered to his house and still had his address written in the front page.
  • The Twilight Zone (1959): In "Spur of the Moment", Anne Henderson chooses to remain with her fiancé Robert Blake instead of running away with her ex-fiancé and childhood sweetheart on June 13, 1939. After a Time Skip to 1964, Anne is a miserable alcoholic who blames her husband for running her family estate into the ground and ruining her life. David then walks in, revealing that she married him rather than Robert. A Flashback reveals that they eloped during her engagement party, only hours after she rejected him.

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