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24th Mar '18 5:38:01 PM Demongodofchaos2
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' tends to do this a lot, though notably in a more BlackComdey style way then normal due to the presence of [[BearsAreBadNews Mono]] [[MascotCharacter kuma]].

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' tends to do this a lot, though notably in a more BlackComdey BlackComedy style way then normal due to the presence of [[BearsAreBadNews Mono]] [[MascotCharacter Mono]][[SeriesMascot kuma]].
24th Mar '18 5:36:49 PM Demongodofchaos2
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' tends to do this a lot, though notably in a more BlackComdey style way then normal due to the presence of [[BearsAreBadNews Mono]] [[MascotCharacter kuma]].
21st Mar '18 7:36:56 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** Also lampshaded is the mysterious absence of Solanum from the news; the companies that own them didn't want to cause a panic. This disregards just about everything about how the news works, the entire Internet, and the tendency of news to gyrate towards more sensationalist stories, even if it means sacrificing accuracy. The walking dead would be the Holy Grail for any news organization.

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** Also lampshaded is the mysterious absence of Solanum from the news; the companies that own them didn't want to cause a panic. This disregards just about everything about how the news works, the entire Internet, and the tendency of news to gyrate gravitate towards more sensationalist stories, even if it means sacrificing accuracy. The walking dead would be the Holy Grail for any news organization.
21st Mar '18 7:34:37 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** The reasoning behind that particular joke - which is ''not'' explained in the film - makes this a case of reality being weird combined with a TakeThat at the lawyers.[[note:Under legal agreements, primarily to avoid a war with the IP holders of ''Star Wars'', Mel Brooks had to agree that ''Spaceballs'' would not be allowed to engage in any merchandising. So, both to deal with that albatross around his neck and have some fun at the lawyers' expense, the merchandising scene was used for some gleeful, if heavily veiled, mockery.]]

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** The reasoning behind that particular joke - which is ''not'' explained in the film - makes this a case of reality being weird combined with a TakeThat at the lawyers.[[note:Under lawyers, making this a very peculiar case of a joke simultaneously being a bare bulb ''and'' lampshaded at the same time. [[note]]Under legal agreements, primarily to avoid a war with the IP holders of ''Star Wars'', Mel Brooks had to agree that ''Spaceballs'' would not be allowed to engage in any merchandising. So, both to deal with that albatross around his neck and have some fun at the lawyers' expense, the merchandising scene was used for some gleeful, if heavily veiled, mockery.]][[/note]]
21st Mar '18 7:32:59 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** The reasoning behind that particular joke - which is ''not'' explained in the film - makes this a case of reality being weird combined with a TakeThat at the lawyers.[[note:Under legal agreements, primarily to avoid a war with the IP holders of ''Star Wars'', Mel Brooks had to agree that ''Spaceballs'' would not be allowed to engage in any merchandising. So, both to deal with that albatross around his neck and have some fun at the lawyers' expense, the merchandising scene was used for some gleeful, if heavily veiled, mockery.

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** The reasoning behind that particular joke - which is ''not'' explained in the film - makes this a case of reality being weird combined with a TakeThat at the lawyers.[[note:Under legal agreements, primarily to avoid a war with the IP holders of ''Star Wars'', Mel Brooks had to agree that ''Spaceballs'' would not be allowed to engage in any merchandising. So, both to deal with that albatross around his neck and have some fun at the lawyers' expense, the merchandising scene was used for some gleeful, if heavily veiled, mockery.]]
21st Mar '18 7:32:31 PM Scifiwriterguy
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**The reasoning behind that particular joke - which is ''not'' explained in the film - makes this a case of reality being weird combined with a TakeThat at the lawyers.[[note:Under legal agreements, primarily to avoid a war with the IP holders of ''Star Wars'', Mel Brooks had to agree that ''Spaceballs'' would not be allowed to engage in any merchandising. So, both to deal with that albatross around his neck and have some fun at the lawyers' expense, the merchandising scene was used for some gleeful, if heavily veiled, mockery.
29th Jan '18 10:40:21 AM Adven1966
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* ''VideoGame/ClarencesBigChance'': Due to the game's parodic and humourous nature, Pseudolonewolf is able to [[UpToEleven hang even more lampshades than he usually does]].
10th Jan '18 1:58:23 AM Ninamarie124
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5th Dec '17 1:33:15 PM merotoker
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->'''[[ThePaladin Artix]]:''' No problem at all, my friend! We can solve this the same way we justify all the plot holes and bugs in the game.
->'''[[HelloInsertNameHere The Hero]]:''' How do we do that?

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->'''[[ThePaladin Artix]]:''' ->'''Artix:''' No problem at all, my friend! We can solve this the same way we justify all the plot holes and bugs in the game.
->'''[[HelloInsertNameHere The Hero]]:''' ->'''The Hero:''' How do we do that?



* ''Film/TheresNothingOutThere'', in which a group of teenagers stay at a cottage in the woods and then get attacked by an alien. The twist is the GenreSavvy protagonist, who points out the absurdities of the CatScare, predicts DeathBySex, and eventually figures out that [[spoiler: [[TrappedInTVLand they're all literally trapped inside a horror movie.]]]]

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* ''Film/TheresNothingOutThere'', in which a group of teenagers stay at a cottage in the woods and then get attacked by an alien. The twist is the GenreSavvy protagonist, who points out the absurdities of the CatScare, predicts DeathBySex, and eventually figures out that [[spoiler: [[TrappedInTVLand they're all literally trapped inside a horror movie.]]]]movie]]]].



* Every movie involving Franchise/TheMuppets hangs enough {{Lampshades}} in its 90-or-so minutes to open a store with more than a week's inventory.

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* Every movie involving Franchise/TheMuppets hangs enough {{Lampshades}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}s in its 90-or-so minutes to open a store with more than a week's inventory.



* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series hangs lampshades on and/or subverts practically every trope it uses, as befits a series in which characters have scientifically proven (and [[TropeNamer named]]) the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series hangs lampshades on and/or subverts practically every trope it uses, as befits a series in which characters have scientifically proven (and [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers named]]) the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' does this, thanks largely to having a cast with purposefully vague characterization, especially with both the major heroines being JerkAss DeadpanSnarker MetaGuy characters. In ''Subterranean Animism'', Marisa and Alice's storyline consisted of the two of them insulting each other and making fun of everything they ran across to the point where they never actually uncovered what the plot was, they simply blew everything up because they know it's a game where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou, and that the motives really didn't matter, [[KleptomaniacHero so long as they got all the loot they could find in the end]].
** This form of conversation continues in the Extra Stage, where Marisa asks why the hell she's visiting the Moriya Shrine, and Alice outright tells her that it's the BonusDungeon. Marisa's response is along the lines of [[NoFourthWall 'Haven't I already done enough by beating the game already?']]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' does this, thanks largely to having a cast with purposefully vague characterization, especially with both the major heroines being JerkAss DeadpanSnarker MetaGuy characters. In ''Subterranean Animism'', Marisa and Alice's storyline consisted of the two of them insulting each other and making fun of everything they ran across to the point where they never actually uncovered what the plot was, they simply blew everything up because they know it's a game where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou, with EverythingTryingToKillYou, and that the motives really didn't matter, [[KleptomaniacHero so long as they got all the loot they could find in the end]].
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end]]. This form of conversation continues in the Extra Stage, where Marisa asks why the hell she's visiting the Moriya Shrine, and Alice outright tells her that it's the BonusDungeon. Marisa's response is along the lines of [[NoFourthWall 'Haven't I already done enough by beating the game already?']]



* Its fellow DS SpinOff of Videogame/SuperRobotWars, ''Videogame/SupaRoboGakuen'', uses its gimmick of being Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[JustForFun/XMeetsY with]] {{Super Robot}}s to lampshade the heck out of {{Mons}}, mecha anime conventions, school anime conventions and anything else they can get their hands on, including its parent series.

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* Its fellow DS SpinOff of Videogame/SuperRobotWars, ''Videogame/SupaRoboGakuen'', uses its gimmick of being Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[JustForFun/XMeetsY with]] {{Super Robot}}s Robot|Genre}}s to lampshade the heck out of {{Mons}}, {{Mon}}s, mecha anime conventions, school anime conventions and anything else they can get their hands on, including its parent series.



* ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is supposedly a dramatic story about a Warrior Of Light rising to save Palamecia. The problems? There's several hundred people who claim to be the ChosenOne, everyone else is just trying to reassure the people of the world that they are going to be saved, and the ExpositionFairy outright uses NoPlotNoProblem as a ShrugOfGod over the fact that some of it is literally a RandomEventsPlot, and even your loyal companion seems to not have a clue what he's doing half the time.
** It even allows for it's own SnarkBait status... by having the player character constantly let rip with some of the more obvious snarks!

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* ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is supposedly a dramatic story about a Warrior Of Light rising to save Palamecia. The problems? There's several hundred people who claim to be the ChosenOne, TheChosenOne, everyone else is just trying to reassure the people of the world that they are going to be saved, and the ExpositionFairy outright uses NoPlotNoProblem as a ShrugOfGod over the fact that some of it is literally a RandomEventsPlot, and even your loyal companion seems to not have a clue what he's doing half the time.
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time. It even allows for it's own SnarkBait status... by having the player character constantly let rip with some of the more obvious snarks!



* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' does this a lot, too, and a lot of the humor ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' comes from hanging Lampshades on some of the more JustForFun/{{egregious}} things in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** And so, naturally, it was only a matter of time before they got around to [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0353.html Lampshading their own attachment]] to this trope. It's like some sort of infinite recursion of {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing.

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* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' does this a lot, too, and a lot of the humor ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' comes from hanging Lampshades on some of the more JustForFun/{{egregious}} things in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
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''Franchise/StarWars''. And so, naturally, it was only a matter of time before they got around to [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0353.html Lampshading their own attachment]] to this trope. It's like some sort of infinite recursion of {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing.



* ''WebComic/MuhPhoenix'': The comic takes a dig at most of the incongruences of ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen, and comic books in general.

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* ''WebComic/MuhPhoenix'': The comic takes a dig at most of the incongruences of ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen, ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', and comic books in general.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' does this a lot. Unlike most examples, the Lampshading of the show's weird aspects is often relevant or even central to the plot; in these cases, it will usually be explained by the episode's end, but if not, it'll just get left as RuleOfFunny.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' does this a lot. Unlike most examples, the Lampshading lampshading of the show's weird aspects is often relevant or even central to the plot; in these cases, it will usually be explained by the episode's end, but if not, it'll just get left as RuleOfFunny.
11th Aug '17 3:10:11 PM Gouken20xx
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* ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is supposedly a dramatic story about a Warrior Of Light rising to save Palamecia. The problems? There's several hundred people who claim to be the ChosenOne, everyone else is just trying to reassure the people of the world that they are going to be saved, and the ExpositionFairy outright uses NoPlotNoProblem as a ShrugOfGod over the fact that some of it is literally a RandomEventsPlot, and even your loyal companion seems to not have a clue what he's doing half the time.
** It even allows for it's own SnarkBait status... by having the player character constantly let rip with some of the more obvious snarks!
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