History BreakingTheFourthWall / WesternAnimation

30th Aug '17 4:49:41 AM Andyroid
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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.
*** At the end of the episode "Over a Barrel", Pinkie does a similar thing while Twilight Sparkle is reading aloud her letter to Princess Celestia. [[spoiler:When Twilight says 'you've got to share. You've got to care', Pinkie, annoyed, pops out of the closing iris and says 'Hey! That's what I said!' Earlier on in the episode, she sang a song with the same title.]]
*** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], Pinkie Pie does this again, angry about her lack of a mouth. Twilight joins in on the action, creating a portal into the black screen and using her magic to give Pinkie her mouth back. Pinkie happily opens her mouth to say something right before the end credits start playing. Earlier in the same episode, Trixie removes Pinkie's mouth by ''dragging the Flash file with the mouth into the computer's trash bin!''
*** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E7MakeNewFriendsButKeepDiscord "Make New Friends But Keep Discord"]], Pinkie doesn't just ''look'' at the camera; she '''grabs it and starts shaking it up and down'''.
*** Then in the very next 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!"

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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 excited she is to be having have 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.
*** At the end of the episode "Over a Barrel", Pinkie does a similar thing while Twilight Sparkle is reading aloud her letter to Princess Celestia. [[spoiler:When When Twilight says 'you've quotes Pinkie's song from earlier in the episode by saying "you've got to share. You've got to care', care", Pinkie, annoyed, pops out of the closing iris and says 'Hey! "Hey! That's what I said!' Earlier on in the episode, she sang a song with the same title.]]
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*** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], Pinkie Pie does this breaks through the iris-out again, angry about her lack of a mouth. Twilight joins in on the action, creating a portal into the black screen and using her magic to give Pinkie her mouth back. Pinkie happily opens her mouth to say something right before the end credits start playing. Earlier in the same episode, Trixie removes Pinkie's mouth by ''dragging the Flash file with the mouth into the computer's trash bin!''
*** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E7MakeNewFriendsButKeepDiscord "Make New Friends But Keep Discord"]], Pinkie makes an excited AsideComment about how Discord wants "all the cakes" at Sugar Cube Corner. She doesn't just ''look'' at the camera; she '''grabs it and starts shaking it up and down'''.
*** Then in the very next episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone "The Lost Treasure of Grifosntone"]], when Griffonstone"]], 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!"



** Sweetie Belle gets one in during the so-called 'fan-pandering' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife "Slice of Life"]]. She, along with a large group of other secondary characters, are watching the main six "stars" of the show gathered together and discussing something. Sweetie suggests, "Maybe it's a friendship problem and it'll be wrapped up in half-an-hour or so."

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** Sweetie Belle gets one in during the so-called 'fan-pandering' FandomNod-loaded episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife "Slice of Life"]]. She, along with a large group of other secondary characters, are watching the main six "stars" of the show gathered together and discussing something. Sweetie suggests, "Maybe it's a friendship problem and it'll be wrapped up in half-an-hour or so."
22nd Aug '17 11:56:25 AM BugsFan17
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* Rick of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' often talks directly to the audience or makes reference to having a CatchPhrase like "Wubba-lubba-dub-dub!"
22nd Aug '17 3:31:36 AM TommyTiger
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' breaks the fourth wall as much as ''Arthur'', if not more. In fact, there's an episode titled "It's About Time", where Nermal goes back in time to get Jon to adopt him, so he can get his own TV show. That episode also has Garfield ask himself "When did Jim [as in Davis] start making comics?".
2nd Aug '17 4:10:11 PM LemonRoseGirl96
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** Played straight in "Pygmoelian," when Moe is upset about his picture being covered up on the Duff Calendar, and he realizes he's ugly. Carl tries to cheer him up, inadvertently insulting Lenny, Barney, and Homer. All four start sobbing, and Carl turns to the camera and says, "[[UnwantedAssistance See this is why I don't talk much]]." Later in the same episode, a TV exec (not actually on TV himself) says "What the fudge?" with the word "fudge" beeped. And at the end, Moe lampshades the show's ResetButton and is cut off by the credits.

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** Played straight in "Pygmoelian," when Moe is upset about his picture being covered up on the Duff Calendar, and he realizes he's ugly. Carl tries to cheer him up, inadvertently insulting Lenny, Barney, and Homer. [[EverybodyCries All four start sobbing, sobbing]], and Carl turns to the camera and says, "[[UnwantedAssistance See this is why I don't talk much]]." Later in the same episode, a TV exec (not actually on TV himself) says "What the fudge?" with the word "fudge" beeped. And at the end, Moe lampshades the show's ResetButton and is cut off by the credits.
26th Jul '17 1:45:48 PM Metallix
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', during the episode "The Night:, when we see Sussie's dream. She dreams of the actual production set of the show, right as they're wrapping up a shot of her character. As Sussie is a Chinikin, still in character, Sussie is horrified to realize that she's now part of Aurelie Charbonnier's body (The person responsible for Sussie's motion capture in the show), and runs off the set screaming that she's transformed into a monster, much to the confusion of the production crew.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', during the episode "The Night:, Night", when we see Sussie's dream. She dreams of the actual production set of the show, right as they're wrapping up a shot of her character. As Sussie is a Chinikin, still in character, Sussie is horrified to realize that she's now part of Aurelie Charbonnier's body (The person responsible for Sussie's motion capture in the show), and runs off the set screaming that she's transformed into a monster, much to the confusion of the production crew.
26th Jul '17 1:01:09 PM Metallix
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', during the episode "The Night:, when we see Sussie's dream. She dreams of the actual production set of the show, right as they're wrapping up a shot of her character. As Sussie is a Chinikin, still in character, Sussie is horrified to realize that she's now part of Aurelie Charbonnier's body (The person responsible for Sussie's motion capture in the show), and runs off the set screaming that she's transformed into a monster, much to the confusion of the production crew.
21st Jul '17 2:24:03 PM Axelmania
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*''WesternAnimation/TheDeerskins : in "Creme Brulee" after chasing out The der and ripping the mirror off the wall to throw at him, she says to herself while looking down "I do not have more wrinkles than him" She then shifts her gaze toward viewer. "And these aren't liver spots they're beauty marks." She then adopts a questioning gaze as if responding to a remark or skeptical expression, And rushes toward the camera. "They are too!"
20th Jun '17 2:35:32 AM RacattackForce
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** Kim does it one time herself during the second season, interrupting ''the opening titles'' to double-take at the scientists wanting to study ''Ron'' as the secret to her success.

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** Kim does it one time herself during the second season, interrupting ''the ''pushing away the opening titles'' to double-take at the scientists wanting to study ''Ron'' as the secret to her success.
20th Jun '17 2:33:34 AM RacattackForce
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** Kim does it one time herself, interrupting ''the opening title'' to double-take at the scientists wanting to study ''Ron'' as the secret to her success.

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** Kim does it one time herself, herself during the second season, interrupting ''the opening title'' titles'' to double-take at the scientists wanting to study ''Ron'' as the secret to her success.
17th Jun '17 1:39:52 PM nombretomado
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** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has an intermittent tendency to lean on the fourth wall. Example 1: In "Christmas Critters", Stan is arguing with the narrator of the story over the ridiculous plot (the narrator wins) (although considering Cartman was telling the story this could be considered a slight subversion), Example 2: Kyle deconstructs the entire episode structure in "Butt Out", trying to get everyone else to realize that they go through the same formula every week, and bemoaning the fact that he's always the one to deliver the Aesop... Look, it's TreyParkerAndMattStone. There's gonna be leaning on the fourth wall.

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** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has an intermittent tendency to lean on the fourth wall. Example 1: In "Christmas Critters", Stan is arguing with the narrator of the story over the ridiculous plot (the narrator wins) (although considering Cartman was telling the story this could be considered a slight subversion), Example 2: Kyle deconstructs the entire episode structure in "Butt Out", trying to get everyone else to realize that they go through the same formula every week, and bemoaning the fact that he's always the one to deliver the Aesop... Look, it's TreyParkerAndMattStone.Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone. There's gonna be leaning on the fourth wall.
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