History BreakingTheFourthWall / WesternAnimation

11th Apr '17 9:37:32 AM TheFallofElDorado
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* ''BreakingTheFourthWall/{{Chowder}}''



* ''BreakingTheFourthWall/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''



* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' holds the record as the #1 Cartoon Network show with the most Fourth Wall jokes. To name a few:
** In "Prank Call of Cthulhu", Grim is shown having a phone conversation with a monster who speaks entirely in beat-boxing. As he hangs up, Mandy asks how he could understand him, to which Grim replies that he read the subtitles.
** In "He's Not Dead, He's My Mascot!", Mandy remarks, "Great, another episode about pets. That's it, I'm out of this cartoon," as the camera zooms out and she walks out of the frame.
-->'''Billy:''' Grim, Mandy left. What do I do now?
-->'''Grim:''' ''(offscreen)'' I'm not in this scene, Billy. Just go on.
** In "Wishbones", as the episode is going to a commercial break, Thromnambular says "Let's watch some commercials, then get back to the show."
** In "Keeper of the Reaper", as Fred Fred Burger is at the urinal, the judge comes out of the toilet and tells the viewers to take a bathroom break during the commercials.
** In one episode where Billy went missing, and Mandy was asked as to why they needed to get Billy back, she says, "Because ''The Grim Adventures of'' '''Irwin''' ''and Mandy'' doesn't sound like a very good show title."
** Grim combines this with a CallBack in one episode. When he tries to pull a prank on Boogie by putting hot sauce in his milk, Mandy cautions him; Grim replies, "Don't worry, I saw this in the HalloweenEpisode." (Of course, he obviously didn't remember it all too well; Mandy did indeed try to pull the same trick in that one, but it didn't work ''quite'' as she expected it to.)



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}.'' Sweet Jesus, '''Chowder.''' The fourth wall was broken in almost every episode. One of the best examples is when Chowder ''writes on the screen'', prompting Gazpacho to clean it. Chowder then notices the Creator/CartoonNetwork logo in the corner of the screen, asks about it, and Gazpacho replies, "Oh, that one doesn't come off."
** In the brain food episode, Chowder becomes so smart he [[spoiler:changes the show into a boring talk show and other things, evidentally making the viewers cry.]] And in a later episode, he ''references this event'' in a glorious example of breaking the fourth wall:
--> '''Chowder:''' And then there was the ''episode'' where my brain got big and I [[spoiler:changed the show!]]
** And in another episode, they ''run out of money to animate the show''! The voice actors are shown discussing the issue in the sound booth and then raising money with a car wash to get the animation back.
11th Apr '17 9:22:42 AM TheFallofElDorado
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* ''BreakingTheFourthWall/EdEddNEddy''



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' breaks the fourth wall often in the later episodes. One example is Rolf saying "Rolf finally feels safe to appear in this episode!" in "Look Before You Ed"
** The episode "One Plus One Equals Ed" was largely devoted to breaking the fourth wall, with the Eds making observations about the things they could do that broke the laws of physics (Stealing Jimmy's outline, going from the foreground to behind the background and crushing stuff), taking notes, and eventually warping all of reality, until the balloon they were using to fly pops on the animator's pencil.
** "Every Which Way but Ed" has them parodying the {{Flashback}} technique in a way that has to be seen to be believed. For instance, they manage to get caught in a flashback that's in a flashback that's in a flashback that's in a flashback that Eddy's having.
** In "Key to My Ed", {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Johnny is found sleeping in the middle of the street. The second time the Eds encounter him, Eddy asks "Does this kid sleep through the whole show?"
** In "Mama's Little Ed", Eddy apologizes to Edd for an earlier outburst of bad temper, blaming it on Ed and Kevin, and Edd points out "Kevin wasn't in this show, Eddy."
** In "Ed Overboard", Eddy is being sworn in as a temporary member of the Urban Rangers, and remarks, "I'd swear, but [[ThinkOfTheCensors Standards won't let me]]."
** Kevin gets one in as well in "For Your Eds Only". After the Eds tie him to a tree so he doesn't blab about Eddy stealing Sarah's diary, Eddy shouts "[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Hasta la vista, baby!]]" and Double D apologizes before following, ending with "C'est la vie!"
--->'''Kevin:''' This show needs subtitles.
** In "Run, Ed, Run" the fourth wall is literally smashed to pieces when the Eds are thrown into the sky - and hit it. The "sky" then breaks and falls away to reveal television static.
** One episode ends with Edd saying, "An iris-in would be appropriate now, donít you think?" ''iris out on Eddy'' "Thank you."
** ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'''s relationship with the fourth wall seems to be something between a regular TV show and NoFourthWall. The best way to think of it is a show where Peach Creek is a regular town and some TV director decided to make a documentary about their neighborhood. He tells them not to do anything they wouldn't do if the camera wasn't trained on them but from time to time, they will comment about their status in the show, which doesn't get edited out because it doesn't break the flow of the show (in other words they're still being themselves).
5th Apr '17 3:26:42 PM Ninja857142
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*** Then in the very next epísode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone "The Lost Treasure of Grifosntone"]], when Gilda [[spoiler:agrees to help Pinkie save Rainbow Dash]], and insists that it doesn't make them friends. Pinkie waits for Gilda to walk off before turning to the camera and gleefully exclaiming, "Except it doooooes!"

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*** Then in the very next epísode, episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone "The Lost Treasure of Grifosntone"]], when Gilda [[spoiler:agrees to help Pinkie save Rainbow Dash]], and insists that it doesn't make them friends. Pinkie waits for Gilda to walk off before turning to the camera and gleefully exclaiming, "Except it doooooes!"



** Discord is a fan of this. During [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn "Keep Calm and Flutter On"]], he [[ItMakesSenseInContext brainwashes some beavers]], then grins right at the screen and whispers "Whoopsie!" In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E2PrincessTwilightSparklePart2 "Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2"]], while eating some popcorn, he looks at the camera and says he'll need more popcorn.
*** He's at it again in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 "To where and back again"]] where he utters "Well isn't this quite the combination of secondary characters?"

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** Discord is a fan of this. During [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn "Keep Calm and Flutter On"]], he [[ItMakesSenseInContext brainwashes some beavers]], then grins right at the screen and whispers "Whoopsie!" In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E2PrincessTwilightSparklePart2 "Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2"]], while eating some popcorn, he looks at the camera and says he'll need more popcorn.
*** He's at it again in
popcorn. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 "To where and back again"]] where Where And Back Again"]], he utters "Well isn't this quite the combination of secondary characters?"
5th Apr '17 3:19:39 PM Ninja857142
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** Quite a few characters do this, but the pony Pinkie Pie is easily the reigning champion; for her, there's pretty much NoFourthWall at all. In only the second episode, she interrupts the IrisOut and babbles to the audience about how much fun it's going to be having Twilight Sparkle living in Ponyville.

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** Quite a few characters do this, but the pony Pinkie Pie is easily the reigning champion; for her, there's pretty much NoFourthWall at all. In only the second episode, she interrupts the IrisOut and babbles to the audience about how much fun it's going to be having Twilight Sparkle living in Ponyville. Playing with the IrisOut sort of became Pinkie's shtick after this, such as in the episodes "Swarm of the Century" and "The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows"; in the former, she even plays a closing SadTrombone.
3rd Apr '17 6:25:46 PM nombretomado
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* The end of the animated ''PunkyBrewster'' episode "The Bermuda Tangle" has Punky winking to us.

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* The end of the animated ''PunkyBrewster'' ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'' episode "The Bermuda Tangle" has Punky winking to us.
29th Mar '17 6:14:33 AM Andyroid
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** In "Ed Overboard", Eddy is being sworn in as a temporary member of the Urban Rangers, and remarks, "I'd swear, but [[MediaWatchDog standards]] won't let me."

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** In "Ed Overboard", Eddy is being sworn in as a temporary member of the Urban Rangers, and remarks, "I'd swear, but [[MediaWatchDog standards]] [[ThinkOfTheCensors Standards won't let me.me]]."
24th Mar '17 2:05:56 PM Mitis
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** Done at least three times in the episode "Samurai Quack", a one-off expy of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.

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** Done at least three times repeatedly in the episode "Samurai Quack", a one-off expy an AffectionateParody of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.
24th Mar '17 2:00:36 PM Mitis
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* Marvin the Martian does this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''. He details his evil plot and laughs evilly when one of his henchmen comes up and asks who he's talking to. He stammers out a brief "You know...them! The people watching us!" before the henchman goes "Oooooookaaaay,' and whispers to his fellow goon that Marvin is insane because he thinks there are people watching them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'':
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Marvin the Martian does this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''.one episode. He details his evil plot and laughs evilly when one of his henchmen comes up and asks who he's talking to. He stammers out a brief "You know...them! The people watching us!" before the henchman goes "Oooooookaaaay,' and whispers to his fellow goon that Marvin is insane because he thinks there are people watching them.them.
** Done at least three times in the episode "Samurai Quack", a one-off expy of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.
9th Mar '17 6:51:31 PM KatanaCat
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** The ''WesternAnimation/{{Uncle Grandpa}}'' crossover episode "Say Uncle" declares itself to be non-canon
** In "Know Your Fusion," Sardonyx starts out by pointing out a hole in the fourth wall, right before the episode gets *incredibly* meta
** In "Steven's Dream," Steven and Greg are taking a tour of a Korean animation studio, which Greg ends abruptly when he sees *himself* being animated...

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** The ''WesternAnimation/{{Uncle Grandpa}}'' crossover episode "Say Uncle" declares itself to be non-canon
non-canon.
** In "Know Your Fusion," Sardonyx starts out by seeming pointing out a hole in the fourth wall, right before wall[[note]]"You've made quite the impression already. In fact, there's one in the wall over there *points at screen*, and there *points to the right*..."[[/note]], though there is a literal wall in that direction as well which she could also be referring to. The rest of the episode gets *incredibly* meta
is ''incredibly'' meta. This case is a little more ambiguous than most - she might not actually be aware of the fourth wall of the show itself, but she does act like a game show host, and this makes it very easy for the writers to throw a lot of self-reference into her dialogue.
** In "Steven's Dream," Steven and Greg are taking a tour of a Korean animation studio, which Greg ends abruptly when he sees *himself* ''himself'' being animated...
4th Mar '17 7:48:52 PM NightShade96
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* ''BreakingTheFourthWall/PhineasAndFerb''
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' did this in their video game episode, where the characters could see their own life bars.
** LampshadeHanging near the beginning of ''Make Play'': "What did I tell you about breaking the fourth wall, Carl?"
** When the episode's song blames Baljeet for forgetting to bring marshmallows, he starts talking back to it, until Phineas says "Baljeet, would you stop arguing with [[MediumAwareness the soundtrack]]?"
** When they're building a giant robot dog, Baljeet says, "Like when you made that title sequence."
** Subverted in [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension the movie]] when we're treated to a duet by the two Dr. Doofenshmirtzes. The original Doof ends the song with, "Twice the evil... Double Doofenshmirtz, comin' at you Fridays!" Alt-Doof replies, "What, are we doing a TV show?" (It should be noted, Friday is typically the day new episodes premiere on the Disney Channel.)
*** Though the song does contain a line about [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Meap's]] voice actor.
** "Meapless in Seattle" gives us this gem:
-->'''Meap:''' My word, [[IFellForHours we've been falling for a long time!]]
-->'''Dr. Doofenshmirtz (in [[SuperDeformed chibi form]]):''' Yeah, it's been almost the whole commercial break.
** Another episode ended with everyone except Candace turning into a baby. Candace then hopes that [[{{SnapBack}} this doesn't carry onto the next episode.]]
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