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2nd Jul '16 3:36:39 PM WillKeaton
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* FanFic/OhGodNotAgain! features copious amount of lampshade hanging, paralleling your average abridged series.
* FanFic/OnceUponATimeAbridged: The lampshades are placed where you don't expect them, making it an interesting twist.

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* FanFic/OhGodNotAgain! ''FanFic/OhGodNotAgain!'' features copious amount of lampshade hanging, paralleling your average abridged series.
* FanFic/OnceUponATimeAbridged: ''FanFic/OnceUponATimeAbridged'': The lampshades are placed where you don't expect them, making it an interesting twist.
20th Jun '16 4:50:45 PM DarkPhoenix94
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%%* ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows.'' Like the top example, written by a troper.
%%** ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', written by the same [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn author]], dials it back a little, but still features a ''lot'' of this.

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%%* * ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows.'' Like the top example, written by a troper.
%%** ** ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', written by the same [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn author]], dials it back a little, but still features a ''lot'' of this.this - you can pretty much guarantee at least one lampshade per chapter.
2nd Jun '16 2:08:21 PM ScrewySqrl
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%%* ''Film/TheMuppets''

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%%* ''Film/TheMuppets''* 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.
2nd Apr '16 7:06:16 AM NoxSky12599
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-->'''Princess Zelda''': ''(to Link)'' You have a very important mission ahead of you. I will wait here. That's what we princesses have always done. From what I understand, it's kind of a family tradition.
27th Mar '16 4:04:30 PM ading
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* FanFic/GraveAcademy, Jack, Samantha and Luke usually have this job.

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* %%* FanFic/GraveAcademy, Jack, Samantha and Luke usually have this job.



* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' also does this.
* ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows.'' Like the top example, written by a troper.
** ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', written by the same [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn author]], dials it back a little, but still features a ''lot'' of this.

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* %%* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' also does this.
* %%* ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows.'' Like the top example, written by a troper.
** %%** ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', written by the same [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn author]], dials it back a little, but still features a ''lot'' of this.



* ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' did this often enough that you might have mistaken it's author as a troper. By the time of its sequel, ''FanFic/BraveNewWorld'', he WAS a troper, and the GenreSavvy [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Leo]] occasionally indulges in this (and he isn't the only one - chief Badass [[TheCaptain Captain Briny]] also does this at times, and other Pokémon occasionally throw it out)

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* %%* ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' did this often enough that you might have mistaken it's author as a troper. By the time of its sequel, ''FanFic/BraveNewWorld'', he WAS a troper, and the GenreSavvy [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Leo]] occasionally indulges in this (and he isn't the only one - chief Badass [[TheCaptain Captain Briny]] also does this at times, and other Pokémon occasionally throw it out)



* A common occurrence throughout ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum: Battle Of The Smithsonian''.

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* %%* A common occurrence throughout ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum: Battle Of The Smithsonian''.



* ''Film/TheMuppets''

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* %%* ''Film/TheMuppets''



* ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' does nothing but [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]], being a [[BooksOnTrope Book on Trope]]
* Both the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' and ''Literature/NurseryCrime'' series by Creator/JasperFforde. [[PostModernism Hoooo boy.]]
* 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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* ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' does nothing but [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]], being a [[BooksOnTrope Book on Trope]]
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Trope]].
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Both the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' and ''Literature/NurseryCrime'' series by Creator/JasperFforde. [[PostModernism Hoooo boy.]]
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series hangs lampshades on and/or subverts practically every trope it uses.
** As
uses, as befits a series in which characters have scientifically proven (and [[TropeNamer named]]) the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.



* ''Series/BostonLegal''. Denny could open a lighting store.

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* %%* ''Series/BostonLegal''. Denny could open a lighting store.



* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''. This isn't because the show is bad by any means, but because the [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger source footage]] is so ridiculously cheesy that ''not'' doing so would almost be an insult, given [[DarkerAndEdgier the nature of the show]]. Lampshades hung include the cutesy-animal mecha, the transformation callphrase, the prerequisite explosions behind them after transforming (which was brilliantly turned into an actual plot point). Impressively, most of the lampshades also come with {{justifi|edTrope}}cations wherein the cliches of the franchise are given semi-plausible explanations.
** And then Toei tried their hand at the trope with ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''.
* ''Series/StargateSG1 loves'' its lampshades. Particularly notable is its use of ''Wormhole Xtreme,'' a ShowWithinAShow that pokes fun at the series, the creative process, and the entire SciFi genre.
** Plus "Citizen Joe" which contains many a TakeThat at earlier episodes and "200" which somehow manages to push the ideas introduced in "Wormhole Xtreme" even further. Basically, the older the series got, the more lampshades were hung.
*** At one point, they even ''explain the term LampshadeHanging as part of the plot.''
*** After the names of the most-recurring props, cast, and crew (and pronouns and prepositions, of course), "lampshade" may just be the most frequently uttered word on all SG-1 DVD commentaries and behind-the-scenes material. Unless you limit that to only material featuring frequent director and story consultant Peter [=DeLuise=], in which case "regular" (as in bowel movement) might just pip "lampshade".

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* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''. This isn't because the show is bad by any means, but because the [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger source footage]] is so ridiculously cheesy that ''not'' doing so would almost be an insult, given [[DarkerAndEdgier the nature of the show]]. Lampshades hung include the cutesy-animal mecha, the transformation callphrase, the prerequisite explosions behind them after transforming (which was brilliantly turned into an actual plot point). Impressively, most of the lampshades also come with {{justifi|edTrope}}cations wherein the cliches of the franchise are given semi-plausible explanations.
** %%** And then Toei tried their hand at the trope with ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''.
* ''Series/StargateSG1 loves'' its lampshades. Particularly notable is its use of ''Wormhole Xtreme,'' a ShowWithinAShow that pokes fun at the series, the creative process, and the entire SciFi genre.
genre. After the names of the most-recurring props, cast, and crew (and pronouns and prepositions, of course), "lampshade" may just be the most frequently uttered word on all SG-1 DVD commentaries and behind-the-scenes material. Unless you limit that to only material featuring frequent director and story consultant Peter [=DeLuise=], in which case "regular" (as in bowel movement) might just pip "lampshade".
** Plus "Citizen Joe" which contains many a TakeThat at earlier episodes and "200" which somehow manages to push the ideas introduced in "Wormhole Xtreme" even further. Basically, the older the series got, the more lampshades were hung.
***
hung. At one point, they even ''explain explain the term LampshadeHanging as part of the plot.''
*** After the names of the most-recurring props, cast, and crew (and pronouns and prepositions, of course), "lampshade" may just be the most frequently uttered word on all SG-1 DVD commentaries and behind-the-scenes material. Unless you limit that to only material featuring frequent director and story consultant Peter [=DeLuise=], in which case "regular" (as in bowel movement) might just pip "lampshade".



-->'''Jef''': Abed! [[HypocriticalHumor Stop being so meta all the time! Why do you have to take everything that happens and shove it up its own ass?]]

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-->'''Jef''': -->'''Jeff''': Abed! [[HypocriticalHumor Stop being so meta all the time! Why do you have to take everything that happens and shove it up its own ass?]]



* ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' has extensive LampshadeHanging, including references about how much the villain resembles monster-movie star Creator/BorisKarloff (who acted the role during the play's initial run on Broadway but not in the film adaptation). There is also a bit where the hero, a theater critic, lampshades his scene by discussing the same scene in a play he recently saw, which is the play in which he is acting. Confused yet?
** Karloff's absence from the film was in fact ''because'' he was doing the play on Broadway - his contract stopped him.

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* ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' has extensive LampshadeHanging, including references about how much the villain resembles monster-movie star Creator/BorisKarloff (who acted the role during the play's initial run on Broadway but not in the film adaptation). adaptation. Karloff's absence from the film was in fact ''because'' he was doing the play on Broadway - his contract stopped him.) There is also a bit where the hero, a theater critic, lampshades his scene by discussing the same scene in a play he recently saw, which is the play in which he is acting. Confused yet?
** Karloff's absence from the film was in fact ''because'' he was doing the play on Broadway - his contract stopped him.
yet?



* This was one of the signatures of George M. Cohan's shows (besides flag-waving, that is).
* ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}''. Considering [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail the source material]], it's not surprising ''at all''.

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* %%* This was one of the signatures of George M. Cohan's shows (besides flag-waving, that is).
* %%* ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}''. Considering [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail the source material]], it's not surprising ''at all''.



* There are two dungeons in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' which feature countless billboards lampshading almost every known dungeon cliché, including the overdose on billboards itself.

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* There are two dungeons in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' which feature countless billboards lampshading almost every known dungeon cliché, including the overdose on billboards itself.



* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is pretty much about this.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is pretty much about this.



* [[http://www.nodwick.com/ Nodwick]] also runs hilariously headlong into this trope.

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* %%* [[http://www.nodwick.com/ Nodwick]] also runs hilariously headlong into this trope.



* The work of [[WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC Its Just Some Random Guy]].

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* %%* The work of [[WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC Its Just Some Random Guy]].



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in later seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''
* ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' has a lot of this type of humor.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' gets into this, particularly in the later seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'': Dear Lord, the movie pretty much ''is'' the trope. The entire damn thing.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in later seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''
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Lampshading common cartoon tropes is the whole point of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''.
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''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' has a lot of this type of humor.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' gets into this, particularly in the later seasons.
*
seasons, [[TropesAreNotGood to the point that it feels like the writers use pointing out the problems with the show as a substitute for actual good writing.]]
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''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'': Dear Lord, the movie pretty much ''is'' the trope. The entire damn thing.



* This more or less was the point of ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''.

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* %%* This more or less was the point of ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''.


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* Characters on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' often point out how contrived certain plot points are.
18th Mar '16 4:00:45 AM Noelemahc
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* Its fellow DS SpinOff of Videogame/SuperRobotWars, ''Videogame/SupaRoboGakuen'", uses its gimmick of being Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[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'", ''Videogame/SupaRoboGakuen'', uses its gimmick of being Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[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.
18th Mar '16 3:59:46 AM Noelemahc
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* Its fellow DS SpinOff of Videogame/SuperRobotWars, ''Videogame/SupaRoboGakuen'", uses its gimmick of being Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[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.
17th Mar '16 8:16:12 AM ObsidianFire
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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 DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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 DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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.]]]]
28th Feb '16 12:49:29 PM ading
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* WesternAnimation/{{The Amazing World Of Gumball}} does this a lot.

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* WesternAnimation/{{The Amazing World Of Gumball}} ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' does this a lot.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.
12th Feb '16 4:27:24 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' Like the top example, written by a troper.

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* ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows.'' Like the top example, written by a troper.troper.
** ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', written by the same [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn author]], dials it back a little, but still features a ''lot'' of this.
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