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Ununnilium: What about situations where, for instance, the movie Macross: Do You Remember Love is a movie made by the "normal people" in the Super Dimension Fortress Macross universe about the events of the series? (At least, that's what I've heard.)
  • In the universe of Fringe, Star Trek is referenced occasionally. In fact, one delusional character believes that he is a reincarnation of Spock. However, nobody in-universe seems to comment on the fact that ultra-rich industrialist William Bell is played by Leonard Nimoy.

That's Celebrity Paradox.

Prfnoff: And this is just a Show Within a Show with the same name:
  • The film of the musical The Band Wagon (with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse) supposedly tells how the stage musical was made. The songs are mostly justified as rehearsals...

DoomTay: I just want to be clear: this is basically when a work is retconned into being a Show Within a Show?


Fire Walk: Without going into too much detail, would the episode of Supernatural count, where a writer turns out to be a prophet who unwittingly writes the characters plotlines as a series of novels?


The Defenestrator: since when is this true?
  • Weird example: Nick makes a reference to Half-Life when picking up a crowbar. Odd when you consider that the events of Half-Life are canon to Left 4 Dead 2's alternate universe.