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26th Aug '16 1:20:47 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Berkley Breathed went so far as to introduce a character into ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' to serve this purpose, W. A. Thornhump III, the fictional CEO of ''Bloom County Industries''. Thornhump was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who represented not only the perceived hypocrisy of money-grubbing corporate America, but also the unreasonable demands of the cartoon syndicate bosses. One example of this hypocrisy occurs in a Sunday strip that showed the results of drug tests of employees of the cartoons and even Breathed himself, who Thornhump [[DisproportionateRetribution thinks should be executed]] because the drug test revealed that he ate "one marijuana brownie six years ago." Thornhump's own test reveals that he is a serious alcoholic (driven home when Opus appears with his six-martini lunch) but declares him to be "drug free." He also used whatever "gimmicks" he could put into the strip to make a quick buck or increase ratings, regardless of legal, moral, or ethical issues, even going so low as to schedule a field trip to the "Acme Stewardess Academy" during a "Nudeness Week" in the strip.
** Also numerous highly-unflattering depictions of newspaper operators. The editor of the ''Bloom Picayune'' was offended that Milo would even consider bumping his [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver Jack Kemp adultery rumor story to page two]] in order to cover an oncoming AlienInvasion.

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* Berkley Breathed, creator of ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', loved this Trope:
** One arc had Milo having nightmares about being a syndicated cartoonist, where he was forced to draw cartoons in a dungeon where a sadistic editor-slash-torturer whipped and racked him for grammar mistakes and drawing cartoons that weren't funny. (As a MythologyGag, [[ComicStrip/{{Doonsbury}} Gary Trudeau]] - whose strip was on hiatus - was in the dungeon as well.)
** Also numerous highly-unflattering depictions of newspaper operators. The editor of the ''Bloom Picayune'' was offended that Milo would even consider bumping his [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver Jack Kemp adultery rumor story to page two]] in order to cover an oncoming AlienInvasion.
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Breathed went so far as to introduce a character into ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' to serve this purpose, W. A. Thornhump III, the fictional CEO of ''Bloom County Industries''. Thornhump was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who represented not only the perceived hypocrisy of money-grubbing corporate America, but also the unreasonable demands of the cartoon syndicate bosses. One example of this hypocrisy occurs in a Sunday strip that showed the results of drug tests of employees of the cartoons and even Breathed himself, who Thornhump [[DisproportionateRetribution thinks should be executed]] because the drug test revealed that he ate "one marijuana brownie six years ago." Thornhump's own test reveals that he is a serious alcoholic (driven home when Opus appears with his six-martini lunch) but declares him to be "drug free." He also used whatever "gimmicks" he could put into the strip to make a quick buck or increase ratings, regardless of legal, moral, or ethical issues, even going so low as to schedule a field trip to the "Acme Stewardess Academy" during a "Nudeness Week" in the strip.
** Also numerous highly-unflattering depictions of newspaper operators. The editor of the ''Bloom Picayune'' was offended that Milo would even consider bumping his [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver Jack Kemp adultery rumor story to page two]] in order to cover an oncoming AlienInvasion.
20th Aug '16 12:09:37 PM pinkdalek
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'':
**Season 3 contains a b-plot that seems to be mocking Netflix Original's ''Series/FullerHouse''. Eddie, the actor who played Ethan in ShowWithinAShow 90s horse-raises-three-human-orphans sitcom ''Horsin' Around'', wants to do a reboot series called ''Ethan Around'' about his grownup character raising three horses.
** "The [=BoJack=] Horseman Show" has a gag where Mr Peanutbutter is going to be on a "Blockbuster Original Series" where you go to the video store and rent one DVD of a series at a time...
15th Aug '16 4:09:39 PM Andyroid
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* After ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' was dropped by ABC the show retroactively dubbed [[BigBad Megabyte's]] forces "'''A'''rmored '''B'''inome '''C'''arriers. Which leads to the line:
-->It's the [=ABCs=], they've turned on us.\\
Treacherous dogs.

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* After ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' was dropped by ABC ABC, the show retroactively dubbed [[BigBad Megabyte's]] forces "'''A'''rmored '''B'''inome '''C'''arriers. Which leads to the line:
-->It's -->'''Algernon:''' It's the [=ABCs=], they've turned on us.\\
us!\\
'''Binky:'''
Treacherous dogs.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Know Your Fusion", [[LargeHam Sardonyx]] puts on a mock-ShowWithinAShow in order to learn more about [[spoiler: Smoky Quartz, the fusion of Steven and Amethyst]], and provides some clips from previous episodes, taking the time to poke fun at Cartoon Network's habit of pulling the plug on shows that don't sell enough merchandise.
-->'''Sardonyx:''' Don't those cartoon characters make you wanna buy those products? I sure hope so, or else I'll be off air.
15th Aug '16 2:00:10 PM DarkHunter
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* Colbert continued with this on ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'', promising in the first episode that "we will try to honor [Letterman's] achievement by doing the best show we can and occasionally making the network very mad at us."
14th Aug '16 8:54:39 PM SWFMax
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* WebVideo/MatthewSantoro uploads all of his videos on Website/YouTube. In his video "Catching Up: With Matt! (#1)," he says that he'll take questions posted from his fans on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He then says that he was gonna take questions from Google +, the social network that is associated with Website/YouTube, but since nobody uses Google +, he didn't bother.
22nd Jul '16 1:57:50 PM Mario1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' took aim at network execs in general in its very first episode:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' took aim at network execs in general in its very first episode:episode (which aired on Creator/{{CBS}}, ironically):
17th Jul '16 4:56:54 PM mightymewtron
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu starts to sing "It's A Small World." Scar freaks out and demands him to sing [[AnythingButThat anything else but that]]. [[Theatre/TheLionKing The stage musical]] uses "Be Our Guest". It doubles as a MythologyGag, since "Be Our Guest" was from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the first Disney animated film that became a musical and paved the way for Lion King to come on Broadway]]. When ''Beauty and the Beast'' closed, it got replaced with [[Film/MaryPoppins "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."]] In later runs, it was replaced with [[Disney/Frozen "Let It Go".]]

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu starts to sing "It's A Small World." Scar freaks out and demands him to sing [[AnythingButThat anything else but that]]. [[Theatre/TheLionKing The stage musical]] uses "Be Our Guest". It doubles as a MythologyGag, since "Be Our Guest" was from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the first Disney animated film that became a musical and paved the way for Lion King to come on Broadway]]. When ''Beauty and the Beast'' closed, it got replaced with [[Film/MaryPoppins "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."]] In later runs, it was replaced with [[Disney/Frozen [[Disney/{{Frozen}} "Let It Go".]]
17th Jul '16 4:56:08 PM mightymewtron
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu starts to sing "It's A Small World." Scar freaks out and demands him to sing [[AnythingButThat anything else but that]]. [[Theatre/TheLionKing The stage musical]] uses "Be Our Guest". It doubles as a MythologyGag, since "Be Our Guest" was from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the first Disney animated film that became a musical and paved the way for Lion King to come on Broadway]]. When ''Beauty and the Beast'' closed, it got replaced with [[Film/MaryPoppins "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."]] In later runs, it was replaced with [[Film/Frozen "Let It Go".]]

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu starts to sing "It's A Small World." Scar freaks out and demands him to sing [[AnythingButThat anything else but that]]. [[Theatre/TheLionKing The stage musical]] uses "Be Our Guest". It doubles as a MythologyGag, since "Be Our Guest" was from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the first Disney animated film that became a musical and paved the way for Lion King to come on Broadway]]. When ''Beauty and the Beast'' closed, it got replaced with [[Film/MaryPoppins "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."]] In later runs, it was replaced with [[Film/Frozen [[Disney/Frozen "Let It Go".]]
17th Jul '16 4:55:21 PM mightymewtron
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu starts to sing "It's A Small World." Scar freaks out and demands him to sing [[AnythingButThat anything else but that]]. [[Theatre/TheLionKing The stage musical]] uses "Be Our Guest". It doubles as a MythologyGag, since "Be Our Guest" was from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the first Disney animated film that became a musical and paved the way for Lion King to come on Broadway]]. When ''Beauty and the Beast'' closed, it got replaced with [[Film/MaryPoppins "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."]]

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu starts to sing "It's A Small World." Scar freaks out and demands him to sing [[AnythingButThat anything else but that]]. [[Theatre/TheLionKing The stage musical]] uses "Be Our Guest". It doubles as a MythologyGag, since "Be Our Guest" was from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the first Disney animated film that became a musical and paved the way for Lion King to come on Broadway]]. When ''Beauty and the Beast'' closed, it got replaced with [[Film/MaryPoppins "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."]]"]] In later runs, it was replaced with [[Film/Frozen "Let It Go".]]
7th Jul '16 4:37:43 PM twilicorn
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* The episode "Reptar 2010" of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' shows Reptar rampaging through a city and destroying a skyscraper with Viacom's name on it. The owner of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Networks, Creator/{{MTV}} and Paramount Pictures.

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* The episode "Reptar 2010" of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' shows Reptar rampaging through a city and destroying a skyscraper with Viacom's name on it. The [[DontExplainTheJoke Viacom being owner of of]] Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Networks, Creator/{{MTV}} and Paramount Pictures. (and its sister networks).
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