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1st Dec '16 6:14:09 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The pilot of ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: Next Class]]'' begins with Maya quoting the song "Started from the Bottom" by Music/{{Drake}} -- who is not only a former ''Degrassi'' cast member himself (he was credited by his real name, Aubrey Graham, during his run on the show), but is probably the most famous of them all. Likely a deliberate MythologyGag.
19th Nov '16 12:48:26 PM LtFedora
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** Jay Jackson is unimpressed by nerdy old white guy Professor Stein and sarcastically says he can put on the ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' soundtrack for him. Stein is played by Victor Garber, who played the Titanic's chief engineer Thomas Andrews in the film. Interestingly, ''Legends of Tomorrow'' also does a similar reference without the paradox element, as it's talking about the real ship.

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** Jay Jackson is unimpressed by nerdy old white guy Professor Stein and sarcastically says he can put on the ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' soundtrack for him. Stein is played by Victor Garber, who played the Titanic's chief engineer designer Thomas Andrews in the film. Interestingly, ''Legends of Tomorrow'' also does a similar reference without the paradox element, as it's talking about the real ship.
16th Nov '16 5:46:46 PM nombretomado
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*** Within the ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' episode, there is no ''CampRock'' or [[Music/TheJonasBrothers Jonas Brothers]]. (Selena stars in a different version, called "Camp Hip Hop" about dancing - a kind of funny shout out to ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory'' which stars Gomez - instead of singing, with three Jonas Brothers look alikes, despite the fact that Joe Jonas guest starred as himself in the Christmas episode.)

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*** Within the ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' episode, there is no ''CampRock'' ''Film/CampRock'' or [[Music/TheJonasBrothers Jonas Brothers]]. (Selena stars in a different version, called "Camp Hip Hop" about dancing - a kind of funny shout out to ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory'' which stars Gomez - instead of singing, with three Jonas Brothers look alikes, despite the fact that Joe Jonas guest starred as himself in the Christmas episode.)
4th Nov '16 5:38:02 AM hyphz
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*** Indeed, it's remarkable that he didn't notice that his computer-matched girlfriend not only looks like the actress he previously admired but ''studies the same academic subject''.

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*** Indeed, it's remarkable that he Sheldon didn't notice that his computer-matched girlfriend not only looks like the actress he previously admired but ''studies the same academic subject''.
30th Oct '16 11:26:22 AM dmcreif
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*** In "World on Fire," Detective Blake sarcastically refers to Wilson Fisk as "King Freakin' Kong." Andy Serkis, who played King Kong in the [[Film/KingKong2005 Peter Jackson 2005 film]], is Ulysses Klaue in the MCU.

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*** In "World on Fire," Detective Blake sarcastically refers to Wilson Fisk as "King Freakin' Kong." Andy Serkis, who played King Kong in the [[Film/KingKong2005 Peter Jackson 2005 film]], remake]], is Ulysses Klaue in the MCU.



*** Music/MethodMan makes a cameo AsHimself in a scene where Luke stops a convenience store robbery. The paradox is that Method Man played Cheese in ''Series/TheWire'', and many of that show's alumni have guest-starred in the MCU, including Frankie Faison (Ervin Burrell / Henry "Pops" Hunter), Sonja Sohn (Kima Greggs / Captain Betty Audrey), and Michael Kostroff (Maurice Levy / Dr. Noah Burstein) in ''Luke Cage''; Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon / Det. Oscar Clemmons) in ''Series/JessicaJones2015''; Domenick Lombardozzi (Herc / Bill Fisk) and Peter Gerety (Judge Phelan / Silke) in ''Series/Daredevil2015''; Idris Elba (Stringer Bell / Heimdall) in the ''Thor'' films; and Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale / Gale) in ''Film/AntMan''.

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*** Music/MethodMan makes a cameo AsHimself [[Music/WuTangClan Method Man]] cameos as himself in a scene where Luke stops a convenience store robbery. The paradox is that Method Man played Cheese in ''Series/TheWire'', and many of that show's alumni have guest-starred in the MCU, MCU Netflix shows and some of the films, including Frankie Faison (Ervin Burrell / Henry "Pops" Hunter), Sonja Sohn (Kima Greggs / Captain Betty Audrey), and Michael Kostroff (Maurice Levy / Dr. Noah Burstein) in ''Luke Cage''; Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon / Det. Oscar Clemmons) in ''Series/JessicaJones2015''; Domenick Lombardozzi (Herc / Bill Fisk) and Peter Gerety (Judge Phelan / Silke) in ''Series/Daredevil2015''; Idris Elba (Stringer Bell / Heimdall) in the ''Thor'' films; and Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale / Gale) in ''Film/AntMan''.



*** Al Pacino's name is on the list of "celebrities who get their haircut for free" at Pop's Barbershop. Pacino has acted in real life alongside many MCU cast members.

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*** Al Pacino's name is on the list of "celebrities who get their haircut for free" at Pop's Barbershop. Pacino has acted in real life alongside many MCU cast members.members, like Adrian Pasdar (Agents of SHIELD's Glenn Talbot) in ''Film/CarlitosWay''.
*** When Pop is telling his backstory to Luke in "Code of the Streets", he says to Luke "I thought you was innocent, Shawshank," obviously comparing Luke to Andy from ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. That movie's cast included Creator/BobGunton, Creator/ClancyBrown (who appeared in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' as Leland Owlsley and the Blacksmith, respectively) and Creator/WilliamSadler (who appeared in the MCU films as President Matthew Ellis).
21st Oct '16 6:17:40 AM hyphz
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*** Indeed, it's remarkable given his belief in [[Cloudcuckoolander aliens and conspiracies]] that he didn't notice that his computer-matched girlfriend not only looks like the actress he previously admired but ''studies the same academic subject''.

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*** Indeed, it's remarkable given his belief in [[Cloudcuckoolander aliens and conspiracies]] that he didn't notice that his computer-matched girlfriend not only looks like the actress he previously admired but ''studies the same academic subject''.
21st Oct '16 6:16:15 AM hyphz
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*** Indeed, it's remarkable given his belief in [[Cloudcuckoolander aliens and conspiracies]] that he didn't notice that his computer-matched girlfriend not only looks like the actress he previously admired but ''studies the same academic subject''.
15th Oct '16 8:20:30 AM Tron80
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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', Kara and Alex are fans of ''Series/{{Homeland}}''. David Harewood played David Estes, the Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, on ''Homeland'', but also plays DEO Director Hank Henshaw on Supergirl. Melissa Benoist herself also appeared in an early episode of ''Homeland''.

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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'':
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Kara and Alex are fans of ''Series/{{Homeland}}''. David Harewood played David Estes, the Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, on ''Homeland'', but also plays DEO Director Hank Henshaw on Supergirl. Melissa Benoist herself also appeared in an early episode of ''Homeland''.
10th Oct '16 9:18:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Idiot's Lantern," the Doctor refers to Kylie Minogue. Kylie later appeared in the ChristmasEpisode "Voyage of the Damned" playing Astrid Peth opposite the Tenth Doctor. No one seemed to mention this.

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** In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The Idiot's Lantern," Lantern]]", the Doctor refers to Kylie Minogue. Music/KylieMinogue. Kylie later appeared in the ChristmasEpisode "Voyage "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned" Damned]]" playing Astrid Peth opposite the Tenth Doctor. No one seemed to mention this.



*** Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played John Lumic in the two-part episode "Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel", played Barty Crouch Sr. in the film adaptation of ''Goblet of Fire''. However, Lumic exists in an alternate dimension where there are zeppelins everywhere and England has a President instead of a Prime Minister, so it's entirely possible Roger Lloyd-Pack never existed in that dimension/someone else played Barty Crouch Sr.
** In "The Lazarus Experiment," while wearing a tux, the Doctor acts annoyed at Martha comparing him to James Bond. Timothy Dalton, the fourth Bond, appeared in "The End of Time" as the Narrator, Lord President of the Time Lords.
** Just to further twist the self-reference, the original series episode "Remembrance of the Daleks" was set a few weeks after the TV show actually launched. (23rd November, 1963) Ace, the companion, turns on a TV, and the announcer is briefly heard saying, "This is BBC Television, the time is quarter past five, and Saturday viewing continues with an adventure in the new science fiction series, Do-" before it is cut off.
** In the episode "Army of Ghosts," ''Series/EastEnders'' exists as a fictional television series. The character of Peggy Mitchell bars a ghost she presumes to be Den Watts from The Queen Vic. In the real ''EastEnders'', Watts was killed by his wife Chrissie, who is played by Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appears in "Army of Ghosts" as Yvonne Hartman.
*** There's an even more explicit overlap in the form of "Dimensions in Time", the IntercontinuityCrossover of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/EastEnders'', which aired between the end of "old" Who and TheMovie.

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*** Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played John Lumic in the two-part episode "Rise "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Cybermen]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel The Age of Steel", Steel]]", played Barty Crouch Sr. in the film adaptation of ''Goblet of Fire''. However, Lumic exists in an alternate dimension where there are zeppelins everywhere and England has a President instead of a Prime Minister, so it's entirely possible Roger Lloyd-Pack never existed in that dimension/someone else played Barty Crouch Sr.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment The Lazarus Experiment," Experiment]]", while wearing a tux, the Doctor acts annoyed at Martha comparing him to James Bond. Timothy Dalton, the fourth Bond, appeared in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time" Time]]" as the Narrator, Lord President of the Time Lords.
** Just to further twist the self-reference, the original series episode "Remembrance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks" Daleks]]" was set a few weeks after the TV show actually launched. (23rd November, 1963) Ace, the companion, turns on a TV, and the announcer is briefly heard saying, "This is BBC Television, the time is quarter past five, and Saturday viewing continues with an adventure in the new science fiction series, Do-" before it is cut off.
** In the episode "Army "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts Army of Ghosts," Ghosts]]", ''Series/EastEnders'' exists as a fictional television series. The character of Peggy Mitchell bars a ghost she presumes to be Den Watts from The Queen Vic. In the real ''EastEnders'', Watts was killed by his wife Chrissie, who is played by Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appears in "Army of Ghosts" as Yvonne Hartman.
*** There's an even more explicit overlap in the form of "Dimensions "[[Recap/DoctorWho30thASDimensionsInTime Dimensions in Time", Time]]", the IntercontinuityCrossover of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/EastEnders'', which aired between the end of "old" Who and TheMovie.



** In the Series 7 finale, "The Name of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor meets [[spoiler:another incarnation of himself]], played by John Hurt. However, the Doctor and [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Toshiko Sato]] have mentioned John Hurt before, so he obviously exists. Maybe he just looks different?
*** The Twelfth Doctor is appalled to discover that there's a horror movie called ''Alien''. He'll be even more offended when he learns the horrible death suffered by someone who [[spoiler:looks just like his secret incarnation]].

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** In the Series 7 finale, "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor The Name of the Doctor", Doctor]]", the Eleventh Doctor meets [[spoiler:another incarnation of himself]], played by John Hurt. However, the Doctor and [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Toshiko Sato]] have mentioned John Hurt Creator/JohnHurt before, so he obviously exists. Maybe he just looks different?
*** The Twelfth Doctor is appalled to discover that there's a horror movie called ''Alien''.''Film/{{Alien}}''. He'll be even more offended when he learns the horrible death suffered by someone who [[spoiler:looks just like his secret incarnation]].



** The Doctor mentions Arthur Dent in "The Christmas Invasion", commenting that "he" was a NiceGuy. If this is assumed to be a reference to Douglas Adams instead of the actual Arthur Dent (whose universe is perhaps too silly even for ''Doctor Who''), this is a problem, since Adams got his start writing episodes of ''Doctor Who'' during the Tom Baker era. And either way, it makes it troubling when Rory references "the Restaurant at the end of the Universe" in "The God Complex".
** "Victory of the Daleks" concerns the Doctor being a friend of Winston Churchill. [[ActorAllusion One of the previous Doctors, Jon Pertwee, actually was a top British spy in real life who answered directly to Winston Churchill--and Churchill suggested he become an actor.]]

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** The Doctor mentions Arthur Dent in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion The Christmas Invasion", Invasion]]", commenting that "he" was a NiceGuy. If this is assumed to be a reference to Douglas Adams Creator/DouglasAdams instead of the actual Arthur Dent (whose universe is perhaps too silly even for ''Doctor Who''), this is a problem, since Adams got his start writing episodes of ''Doctor Who'' during the Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker era. And either way, it makes it troubling when Rory references "the Restaurant at the end of the Universe" in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex".
Complex]]".
** "Victory "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks" Daleks]]" concerns the Doctor being a friend of Winston Churchill. [[ActorAllusion One of the previous Doctors, Jon Pertwee, actually was a top British spy in real life who answered directly to Winston Churchill--and Churchill suggested he become an actor.]]



** Alec Baldwin once guest starred in an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as an almost fourth wall breaking character. Constantly commenting on the characters almost as if he watched them on TV...

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** Alec Baldwin Creator/AlecBaldwin once guest starred in an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as an almost fourth wall breaking character. Constantly commenting on the characters almost as if he watched them on TV...



* Averted in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', where the characters are quite aware they are in a sitcom which is being broadcast. In fact, in one episode Neil's parents upbraid him for appearing in such an offensive sitcom and asked why he couldn't be in something nice like ''The Good Life''.

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* Averted in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', where the characters are quite aware they are in a sitcom which is being broadcast. In fact, in one episode Neil's parents upbraid him for appearing in such an offensive sitcom and asked why he couldn't be in something nice like ''The Good Life''.''Series/TheGoodLife''.



** In the episode "The Prom" Tucker Wells has trained hell hounds to attack people wearing formal wear. He has done so by showing them various movies, including ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'' -- which features Creator/JulietLandau (Drusilla) and Creator/SethGreen (Oz).
** In "What's my line, part two" Buffy warns Kendra not to watch the in-flight movie if it's got dogs or Chevy Chase in it, referencing the film ''Funny Farm'', which Creator/SarahMichelleGellar had an uncredited cameo in.

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** In the episode "The Prom" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm}} The Prom]]" Tucker Wells has trained hell hounds to attack people wearing formal wear. He has done so by showing them various movies, including ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'' -- which features Creator/JulietLandau (Drusilla) and Creator/SethGreen (Oz).
** In "What's my line, part two" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E10WhatsMyLinePart2}} What's My Line, Part 2]]", Buffy warns Kendra not to watch the in-flight movie if it's got dogs or Chevy Chase in it, referencing the film ''Funny Farm'', which Creator/SarahMichelleGellar had an uncredited cameo in.



** In one episode, Sarah and Chuck are watching ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' and Chuck specifically mentions Creator/DanAykroyd and Chevy Chase, he failed to notice that Chevy Chase looks a lot like season two villain, Ted Roark.

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** In one episode, Sarah and Chuck are watching ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' and Chuck specifically mentions Creator/DanAykroyd and Chevy Chase, Creator/ChevyChase, he failed to notice that Chevy Chase looks a lot like season two villain, Ted Roark.



** In Season 3, Chuck scoffs when a bad guy chooses "Ivan Drago" as his fake name, but in the season 4 pilot he pays no mind when Dolph Lundgren shows up as Marco. Marco even uses some of Drago's quotes, "I must break you" and "If [they] die, [they] die".

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** In Season 3, Chuck scoffs when a bad guy chooses "Ivan Drago" as his fake name, but in the season 4 pilot he pays no mind when Dolph Lundgren Creator/DolphLundgren shows up as Marco. Marco even uses some of Drago's quotes, "I must break you" and "If [they] die, [they] die".



** Wu-Tang Clan songs have been heard playing on stereos, and yet Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man has a recurring role on the show as Cheese Wagstaff.

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** Wu-Tang Clan Music/WuTangClan songs have been heard playing on stereos, and yet Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man has a recurring role on the show as Cheese Wagstaff.



* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Hollywood A.D.," Scully is played by Téa Leoni, who is actor David Duchovny's wife in real life.

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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Hollywood A.D.," Scully is played by Téa Leoni, who is actor David Duchovny's Creator/DavidDuchovny's wife in real life.



* In ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' both Joanna Lumley and Patsy Stone were minor Bond Girls. It remains unknown whether or not they were the same minor bond girl.

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* In ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' both Joanna Lumley Creator/JoannaLumley and Patsy Stone were minor Bond Girls. It remains unknown whether or not they were the same minor bond girl.



** Happens in ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' itself (a spinoff of ''Series/TheCosbyShow''). Dwayne and Whitely go to L.A. for their honeymoon and encounter a cut out of Bill Cosby. No one seems to wonder about the uncanny resemblance with Cliff Huxtable.

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** Happens in ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' itself (a spinoff of ''Series/TheCosbyShow''). Dwayne and Whitely go to L.A. for their honeymoon and encounter a cut out of Bill Cosby.Creator/BillCosby. No one seems to wonder about the uncanny resemblance with Cliff Huxtable.
2nd Oct '16 1:30:38 PM dmcreif
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*** Tone likens his shooting up of Pops' barbershop to the Candyland massacre in ''Film/DjangoUnchained''. Creator/SamuelLJackson, who plays Nick Fury in the MCU, played the house nigga Stephen. And Jackson's wife [=LaTanya=] Richardson Jackson plays Mama Mabel in the flashbacks to Stokes' childhood.

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*** Tone likens his shooting up of Pops' barbershop to the Candyland Candieland massacre in ''Film/DjangoUnchained''. Creator/SamuelLJackson, who plays Nick Fury in the MCU, played the house nigga Stephen.Stephen in ''Django Unchained''. And Jackson's wife [=LaTanya=] Richardson Jackson plays Mama Mabel in the flashbacks to Stokes' childhood.
***The fact that Quentin Tarantino's films exist in the MCU is already a paradox, as Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) played Brett in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
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