History BreakingTheFourthWall / LiveActionTV

21st Jun '17 6:33:01 PM PufflePalooza
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*The Series/FullHouse sequel, Series/FullerHouse breaks the fourth wall a couple times. One is when DJ wants to know where her little sister Michelle is and is told by her father Danny that "she's in New York running a fashion empire." Followed by everyone on screen staring into the camera in unison. This is a blatant nod to the actresses of Michelle Tanners fashion company and how they did not want to join the rest of the cast for the reunion episode/series. Michelle's missing presence caused another fourth wall breaking during a season 2 Thanksgiving special when DJ offers a blessing that includes that fact that she misses Michelle. This causes Uncle Jesse to turn and say to the camera "Come it'll be fun". Once again referencing how the Olsen twins weren't there for the second season as well.
23rd Apr '17 4:01:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/MagnumPI'', often after some event, Thomas Magnum (played by TomSelleck) would look directly at the camera and grin.

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* In ''Series/MagnumPI'', often after some event, Thomas Magnum (played by TomSelleck) Creator/TomSelleck) would look directly at the camera and grin.
12th Apr '17 7:14:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** A unique-footage trailer for "The Web of Fear" had the Second Doctor warning children that the story would be even scarier than usual and advising them to "hold mummy's hand if she's frightened". It ended with him hearing shouting off-camera and rushing off to help. The visual of the trailer is lost, but the soundtrack was used for a [[https://youtu.be/HRBWOTFNotM fan-animation project]].

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** A unique-footage trailer for "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear" Fear]]" had the Second Doctor warning children that the story would be even scarier than usual and advising them to "hold mummy's hand if she's frightened". It ended with him hearing shouting off-camera and rushing off to help. The visual of the trailer is lost, but the soundtrack was used for a [[https://youtu.be/HRBWOTFNotM fan-animation project]].



** In the Eighth Doctor MadeForTVMovie, Grace shoots an AsideGlance at the camera after the Doctor acts confusing.

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** In the Eighth Doctor MadeForTVMovie, [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie The TV Movie]], Grace shoots an AsideGlance at the camera after the Doctor acts confusing.



** A special 2005 interactive episode available to digital TV viewers had the Tenth Doctor inviting the viewer aboard the TARDIS to help solve a mystery using their remote controls. The episode was shot from the viewer's POV, with the Doctor talking into camera, though this "episode" is generally not considered {{canon}}.

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** A special 2005 interactive episode available to digital TV viewers "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005RBSAttackOfTheGraske Attack of the Graske]]" had the Tenth Doctor inviting the viewer aboard the TARDIS to help solve a mystery using their remote controls. The episode was shot from the viewer's POV, with the Doctor talking into camera, though this "episode" is generally not considered {{canon}}.



** He also acknowledged the audience following his previous regeneration. He's checking out his new self, looks in the mirror and comments that "That's the trouble with regeneration: you never quite know what you're going to get." Thing is, he's not looking at himself in the mirror, but into the camera.

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** He also acknowledged the audience following his previous regeneration.regeneration in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]". He's checking out his new self, looks in the mirror and comments that "That's the trouble with regeneration: you never quite know what you're going to get." Thing is, he's not looking at himself in the mirror, but into the camera.



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]] when [[spoiler:the Doctor is flying the Pandorica into the exploding TARDIS]], for a moment Matt Smith looks right down the camera lens.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]] when [[spoiler:the Doctor is flying the Pandorica into the exploding TARDIS]], for a moment Matt Smith Creator/MattSmith looks right down the camera lens.



*** "Deep Breath" has the Doctor glaring directly at us after the Half-Face Man is dealt with.
*** In the prologue of ''Listen'' he could conceivably be talking to himself, but he still addresses the camera while talking about his theory of perfect hiding. As the episode begins, he intones the title of the episode straight into the camera, as well.
*** In the ColdOpen of ''Before The Flood'' he unambiguously breaks the fourth wall to deliver a lecture to the audience on the [[StableTimeLoop bootstrap paradox]]. At one point he even encourages viewers to google the term. The ensuing opening credits features the Doctor playing along on his guitar on the soundtrack. At the end of the episode he also looks at the audience and shrugs.

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*** "Deep Breath" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" has the Doctor glaring directly at us after the Half-Face Man is dealt with.
*** In the prologue of ''Listen'' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen Listen]]", he could conceivably be talking to himself, but he still addresses the camera while talking about his theory of perfect hiding. As the episode begins, he intones the title of the episode straight into the camera, as well.
*** In the ColdOpen of ''Before The Flood'' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood Before the Flood]]", he unambiguously breaks the fourth wall to deliver a lecture to the audience on the [[StableTimeLoop bootstrap paradox]]. At one point he even encourages viewers to google the term. The ensuing opening credits features the Doctor playing along on his guitar on the soundtrack. At the end of the episode he also looks at the audience and shrugs.



** In ''Heaven Sent'', at one point he says "I'd be nothing without an audience" and gives the camera a sly glance as he rushes around the TARDIS. The episode also features the Doctor's narration throughout, something the series never otherwise features; however, as the episode progresses we learn he's actually speaking to [[spoiler: the now-dead Clara]] during these sequences.
** His companion, Clara, isn't averse to this. In "Hell Bent" she tells Ohila that she has no plans of telling her the private message she had just given the Doctor, "or anybody else." When she says this her eyes flick towards the camera and the viewer. (This is easier to notice when watching in HD, due to the dim lighting of the scene.) Doubles as a metafictional moment as Creator/JennaColeman has steadfastly refused to reveal what it is Clara supposedly said to the Doctor.

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** In ''Heaven Sent'', "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]", at one point he says "I'd be nothing without an audience" and gives the camera a sly glance as he rushes around the TARDIS. The episode also features the Doctor's narration throughout, something the series never otherwise features; however, as the episode progresses we learn he's actually speaking to [[spoiler: the now-dead Clara]] during these sequences.
** His companion, Clara, isn't averse to this. In "Hell Bent" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]", she tells Ohila that she has no plans of telling her the private message she had just given the Doctor, "or anybody else." When she says this her eyes flick towards the camera and the viewer. (This is easier to notice when watching in HD, due to the dim lighting of the scene.) Doubles as a metafictional moment as Creator/JennaColeman has steadfastly refused to reveal what it is Clara supposedly said to the Doctor.
31st Mar '17 3:33:02 AM Doug86
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' broke the fourth wall plenty of times, especially in the episode "The French Mistake", when Sam and Dean crash through a window and [[RealWorldEpisode land in an Alternate Reality]] where they're actors Creator/JaredPadalecki and JensenAckles for the show ''Supernatural''. When they look for Castiel, the end up finding Creator/MishaCollins, the Website/{{Twitter}} addicted actor who plays Castiel.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' broke the fourth wall plenty of times, especially in the episode "The French Mistake", when Sam and Dean crash through a window and [[RealWorldEpisode land in an Alternate Reality]] where they're actors Creator/JaredPadalecki and JensenAckles Creator/JensenAckles for the show ''Supernatural''. When they look for Castiel, the they end up finding Creator/MishaCollins, the Website/{{Twitter}} addicted actor who plays Castiel.
19th Mar '17 1:17:47 PM nombretomado
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--> '''Kenan''': "Oh, man! Your insides are more orange than the {{Nickelodeon}} logo!"

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--> '''Kenan''': "Oh, man! Your insides are more orange than the {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} logo!"
12th Mar '17 1:44:47 PM nombretomado
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* It's fair to say that ''{{Moonlighting}}'' did not break the fourth wall as it never had a fourth wall to begin with. It was the show that ended with a scene in which an ABC suit walks on stage to inform the characters that they have been canceled and will cease to exist in six minutes while stagehands are tearing down the set around them.

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* It's fair to say that ''{{Moonlighting}}'' ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' did not break the fourth wall as it never had a fourth wall to begin with. It was the show that ended with a scene in which an ABC suit walks on stage to inform the characters that they have been canceled and will cease to exist in six minutes while stagehands are tearing down the set around them.
14th Feb '17 4:34:54 PM PetroleumJerry
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** He also acknowledged the audience following his previous regeneration. He's checking out his new self, looks in the mirror and comments that "That's the trouble with regeneration: you never quite know what you're going to get." Thing is, he's not looking at himself in the mirror, but into the camera.
27th Dec '16 10:01:15 AM Origin
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*** In ''Heaven Sent'', at one point he says "I'd be nothing without an audience" and gives the camera a sly glance as he rushes around the TARDIS. The episode also features the Doctor's narration throughout, something the series never otherwise features; however, as the episode progresses we learn he's actually speaking to [[spoiler: the now-dead Clara]] during these sequences.
*** His companion, Clara, isn't averse to this. In "Hell Bent" she tells Ohila that she has no plans of telling her the private message she had just given the Doctor, "or anybody else." When she says this her eyes flick towards the camera and the viewer. (This is easier to notice when watching in HD, due to the dim lighting of the scene.) Doubles as a metafictional moment as Creator/JennaColeman has steadfastly refused to reveal what it is Clara supposedly said to the Doctor.

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*** ** In ''Heaven Sent'', at one point he says "I'd be nothing without an audience" and gives the camera a sly glance as he rushes around the TARDIS. The episode also features the Doctor's narration throughout, something the series never otherwise features; however, as the episode progresses we learn he's actually speaking to [[spoiler: the now-dead Clara]] during these sequences.
*** ** His companion, Clara, isn't averse to this. In "Hell Bent" she tells Ohila that she has no plans of telling her the private message she had just given the Doctor, "or anybody else." When she says this her eyes flick towards the camera and the viewer. (This is easier to notice when watching in HD, due to the dim lighting of the scene.) Doubles as a metafictional moment as Creator/JennaColeman has steadfastly refused to reveal what it is Clara supposedly said to the Doctor.
27th Dec '16 10:00:40 AM Origin
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-->'''The Doctor:''' So there's this man. He has a time machine. Up and down history he goes, zip-zip-zip-zip-zip; getting into scrapes. Another thing he has... is a passion for the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. And, one day, he thinks, ''"what's the point in having a time machine if you don't get to meet your heroes?"'' So off he goes to 18th Century Germany. But he can't find Beethoven anywhere. No-one's heard of him! Not even his ''family'' has any idea who the time traveller is talking about. Beethoven literally... doesn't exist. ''[The Doctor strides up to the camera]'' This didn't happen, by the way. I've met Beethoven. Nice chap, very intense. Loved an arm wrestle! No, this is called... ''The Bootstrap Paradox''. Google it. The time traveller panics! He can't bear the thought of a world without the music of Beethoven. Luckily, he brought all of his Beethoven sheet music for Ludwig to sign! So he copies out all the concertos and the symphonies... and ''he'' gets them published. He becomes Beethoven. And history continues with barely a feather ruffled! ''[The Doctor grabs a guitar and fires up an amplifier...]'' But my question is this: who put those notes and phrases together? Who ''really'' composed... Beethoven's Fifth? ''[...then plays the opening chords of Beethoven's Fifth]''
3rd Nov '16 10:54:25 AM MovieNut14
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** At the very end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], the Doctor looks directly at the camera and tells the audience his video warning to Sally Sparrow: "Don't blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't blink. Good Luck." Just to add the icing to the cake, the very last shot is of the Doctor himself ''blinking''. The effect can cause the viewer to never go near a statue again.\\\
This episode also breaks the fourth wall in a way that will manage to terrify the viewers even more. There are times when the Weeping Angels are on screen but none of the characters are looking at them. ''You, the audience, are looking at them.'' (Consider the scene in which the Angels move only when Sally blocks ''our view of them''.)

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** At the very end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], the Doctor looks directly at the camera and tells the audience his video warning to Sally Sparrow: "Don't blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't blink. Good Luck." Just to add the icing to the cake, the very last shot is of the Doctor himself ''blinking''. The effect can cause the viewer to never go near a statue again.\\\
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This episode also breaks the fourth wall in a way that will manage to terrify the viewers even more. There are times when the Weeping Angels are on screen but none of the characters are looking at them. ''You, the audience, are looking at them.'' (Consider the scene in which the Angels move only when Sally blocks ''our view of them''.)



*** "Deep Breath" has the Doctor look directly at us after the Half-Face Man is dealt with.

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*** "Deep Breath" has the Doctor look glaring directly at us after the Half-Face Man is dealt with.
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