History HilariousInHindsight / Comedy

25th Sep '16 1:31:12 AM Tron80
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* Similarly, ''[[http://www.kryptonsite.com/ Kryptonsite's]]'' annual April Fool's news articles regularly foretell actual developments on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. The introduction of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Pete Ross leaving, and the Lex/Lana relationship were joked about in 2004, Dean Cain appearing on the show was foretold in 2005, 2006 spoke of an episode called (and including) Bizarro, while 2007 suggested an episode called 'Kara' might introduce {{Supergirl}} to the show, while 2008's April Fools mentioned an episode called '[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion]]'. In some way or another, every one of those has come true...

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* Similarly, ''[[http://www.kryptonsite.com/ Kryptonsite's]]'' annual April Fool's news articles regularly foretell actual developments on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. The introduction of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Pete Ross leaving, and the Lex/Lana relationship were joked about in 2004, Dean Cain appearing on the show was foretold in 2005, 2006 spoke of an episode called (and including) Bizarro, while 2007 suggested an episode called 'Kara' might introduce {{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} to the show, while 2008's April Fools mentioned an episode called '[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion]]'. In some way or another, every one of those has come true...
30th Jul '16 5:34:06 PM nombretomado
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* For his column the day after the 2000 election, humorist DaveBarry did an election result analysis, which had lots of blanks and instructions to the editor to fill them in with the winner. The joke was supposed to be that he just watched ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' instead of election coverage and didn't bother to find out who actually won. The way it actually turned out made it a lot funnier.

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* For his column the day after the 2000 election, humorist DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry did an election result analysis, which had lots of blanks and instructions to the editor to fill them in with the winner. The joke was supposed to be that he just watched ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' instead of election coverage and didn't bother to find out who actually won. The way it actually turned out made it a lot funnier.
8th May '16 11:19:26 AM nombretomado
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* Every line Angus Deayton ever read on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' that made fun of someone for a drug or sex scandal. Website/YouTube commenters never miss a reference; even Ian Hislop and Paul Merton get in on it on the DVD commentary. (Paul, during a clip from the end of the first Christmas special, when a bunch of fake snow was dropped onto the set: "OH LOOK, what's all that white stuff falling on Angus?") The most infamous example: Angus asking John Simpson, after the Richard Bacon scandal, "What's your take on TV presenters doing drugs, then?"

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* Every line Angus Deayton ever read on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' that made fun of someone for a drug or sex scandal. Website/YouTube commenters never miss a reference; even Ian Hislop and Paul Merton get in on it on the DVD commentary. (Paul, during a clip from the end of the first Christmas special, when a bunch of fake snow was dropped onto the set: "OH LOOK, what's all that white stuff falling on Angus?") The most infamous example: Angus asking John Simpson, after the Richard Bacon scandal, "What's your take on TV presenters doing drugs, then?"
9th Mar '16 1:12:37 PM Hossmeister
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* ''NevermindTheBuzzcocks'': When Mark Lamarr introduced guest Simon Amstell, he listed his achievements and joked "He's stealing my act!". Exactly three years later, guess who took over hosting the show...

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* ''NevermindTheBuzzcocks'': ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'': When Mark Lamarr introduced guest Simon Amstell, he listed his achievements and joked "He's stealing my act!". Exactly three years later, guess who took over hosting the show...
9th Mar '16 1:08:57 PM Hossmeister
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28th Feb '16 3:23:38 PM Kitchen90
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* In 2001 Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish spoofed a show about a family living in an Edwardian era house with a sketch about ''The 1980's House'', where a modern family try to cope with being 'reduced' to living with primitive 1980s technology. In 2009 BBC Four present '[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/electricdreams/about.shtml Electric Dreams]]', about a family trying to live with 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s levels of technology: 'Will they get used to tech-free bedrooms and embrace life outside the home or will they miss their 21st Century electronic distractions?'. Or, as Adam put it: "People in the 'eighties had to take ''two'' bottles into the shower!".

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* In 2001 Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish Creator/AdamAndJoe spoofed a show about a family living in an Edwardian era house with a sketch about ''The 1980's House'', where a modern family try to cope with being 'reduced' "reduced" to living with primitive 1980s technology. In 2009 BBC Four present '[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/electricdreams/about.shtml Electric Dreams]]', about a family trying to live with 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s levels of technology: 'Will they get used to tech-free bedrooms and embrace life outside the home or will they miss their 21st Century electronic distractions?'. Or, as Adam put it: "People in the 'eighties had to take ''two'' bottles into the shower!".
8th Jan '16 6:10:09 PM nombretomado
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** ''Saturday Night Live'' also accidentally predicted the (eventual) existence of SpikeTV in a sketch where fake commercials for "The Man Channel" showed nothing but cars crashing, driving off cliffs, and generally [[EveryCarIsAPinto exploding]] at the slightest provocation in SloMo.

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** ''Saturday Night Live'' also accidentally predicted the (eventual) existence of SpikeTV Creator/SpikeTV in a sketch where fake commercials for "The Man Channel" showed nothing but cars crashing, driving off cliffs, and generally [[EveryCarIsAPinto exploding]] at the slightest provocation in SloMo.
1st Jan '16 5:35:52 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, ''[[http://www.kryptonsite.com/ Kryptonsite's]]'' annual April Fool's news articles regularly foretell actual developments on ''{{Smallville}}''. The introduction of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Pete Ross leaving, and the Lex/Lana relationship were joked about in 2004, Dean Cain appearing on the show was foretold in 2005, 2006 spoke of an episode called (and including) Bizarro, while 2007 suggested an episode called 'Kara' might introduce {{Supergirl}} to the show, while 2008's April Fools mentioned an episode called '[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion]]'. In some way or another, every one of those has come true...

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* Similarly, ''[[http://www.kryptonsite.com/ Kryptonsite's]]'' annual April Fool's news articles regularly foretell actual developments on ''{{Smallville}}''.''Series/{{Smallville}}''. The introduction of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Pete Ross leaving, and the Lex/Lana relationship were joked about in 2004, Dean Cain appearing on the show was foretold in 2005, 2006 spoke of an episode called (and including) Bizarro, while 2007 suggested an episode called 'Kara' might introduce {{Supergirl}} to the show, while 2008's April Fools mentioned an episode called '[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion]]'. In some way or another, every one of those has come true...
10th Dec '15 11:12:32 AM FF32
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** A sketch in 1995 had Ellen [=DeGeneres=] (played by KidsInTheHall regular Mark [=McKinney=], who was also on SNL) & Anne Heche (Chris Kattan) on Oprah Winfrey's (Tim Meadows) show talking about their relationship, with the sketch implying that Heche wasn't really a lesbian and had only become one to get fame. Seeing as what happened several years later, SNL was on the ball with this one.

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** A sketch in 1995 had Ellen [=DeGeneres=] (played by KidsInTheHall Series/TheKidsInTheHall regular Mark [=McKinney=], who was also on SNL) & Anne Heche (Chris Kattan) on Oprah Winfrey's (Tim Meadows) show talking about their relationship, with the sketch implying that Heche wasn't really a lesbian and had only become one to get fame. Seeing as what happened several years later, SNL was on the ball with this one.
6th Dec '15 11:42:09 AM nombretomado
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* During the White House Press Correspondents' Dinner in 2011, SethMeyers made a joke that Osama bin Laden went into hiding [[TakeThat by taking up a show on political network C-SPAN]]. Within twenty-four hours, bin Laden was located and killed, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xun9UYCO7es the joke - along with the President's reaction to it]] - became more infamous and awesome.

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* During the White House Press Correspondents' Dinner in 2011, SethMeyers Creator/SethMeyers made a joke that Osama bin Laden went into hiding [[TakeThat by taking up a show on political network C-SPAN]]. Within twenty-four hours, bin Laden was located and killed, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xun9UYCO7es the joke - along with the President's reaction to it]] - became more infamous and awesome.
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