One of the best examples of all times is Baywatch, where to the fans the plot was nothing (yes, there was a plot - allegedly) and bouncing boobs on the beach in slow motion was everything.
How many people who watch nascar really know what "track bar adjustment" and "bump drafting" mean, and how many just want to see the big wreck?
This happens to a lot of bands when they have a popular song, especially if it's a One-Hit Wonder or Black Sheep Hit.
Lifeforce is remembered as the "Naked Space Vampire movie" exactly for this trope.
Some people watched Edge of Tomorrow just to see Tom Cruise get killed several times.At least it's balanced out by those who want to see Jessica Alba.In Universe Paige in FoxTrot goes to see The Return of the King just because Orlando Bloom is in it, and wishes the movie would stop wasting time with that "filler stuff about a ring." Similarly, Peter takes Jason and Marcus to see Thor because.FernGully: The Last Rainforest : The few fans it has mainly just watch it to see Robin Williams as Batty Koda and/or Tim Curry as Hexxus.Plenty only watch the Spike Video Game Awards for the trailers and announcements.In 19th-century French opera, the selling point was the mandatory ballet sequence, to the point where the big-money patrons often skipped the rest of the show to dine at their clubs and only came out to watch the ballet (in large part because they had.Jackson deliver his line, or even just the film's title.Most of the people watching this AT T ad are there to see Gumball Watterson make his first commercial appearance.Many people who watch Hamtaro only watch it for its human characters (mainly Laura wellfleet gift shops and Kana).
And so starts off every concert by doing some country songs and his grandfather's hits.
However, in practice, this works fine - the serial was to be the return of the Daleks, who at the time had spawned a craze, and the audience could care less about the Doctor and his companions and just wanted to see Daleks fighting people.
Depending on your opinion G4Tv is only good for X-Play, Attack of the Show!, Totally Outrageous Behavior or Movies That Don't Suck.
Later, the success of the 2006 Steve Martin reboot was a case of Just Here For Steve Martin, considering the sequel's disappointing performance.
The Star Wars Expanded Universe does this.But then he turned heel and returned to SmackDown to feud with Jeff, so a returning Christian took over the place.There are subplots that lead to nothing and very scatological humans.The bulk of viewers only watch them for Peter Sellers and, to a lesser extent, the animated title sequences.A lot of people got into the card game just because they wanted to find a rare/holographic Charizard, which were legendarily rare (hence why they would sell for 100s of dollars even though they were mass produced).Dave Chappelle famously would get incensed with people showing up to this shows demanding bits from his sketch show (particularly the Rick James sketch) and yelling out the catch phrases, interrupting his set.Also, you picked up Battle Moon Wars because you wanted to see the Nasuverse fight with/against itself.Even other fans want to solve puzzles.For that matter, who else is just going to watch this movie just to see Morgan Freeman voice an animated character for the first time?