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24th Sep '16 1:38:34 PM nombretomado
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** Brooker's ''Series/DeadSet'', in which ''Series/BigBrother'' contestants face a ZombieApocalypse, was also made by Zeppotron and was broadcast on [[ChannelFour E4]].
* Although not a comedy, ''Series/TheBill'' had a moment where two character were checking a hotel's CCTV cameras during an undercover operation. They were making comments related to the order of channels on the TV set. [=BBC2=] was gardening, ITV (the show's own channel, before it became [=ITV1=]) was adverts and the final conclusion to the joke was that ChannelFour (not named) was sex, as they discovered Dave and Polly kissing in a hotel room. Taking the joke further, ChannelFive equals porn (although, not as much... [[CSIVerse these days]].)

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** Brooker's ''Series/DeadSet'', in which ''Series/BigBrother'' contestants face a ZombieApocalypse, was also made by Zeppotron and was broadcast on [[ChannelFour [[Creator/Channel4 E4]].
* Although not a comedy, ''Series/TheBill'' had a moment where two character were checking a hotel's CCTV cameras during an undercover operation. They were making comments related to the order of channels on the TV set. [=BBC2=] was gardening, ITV (the show's own channel, before it became [=ITV1=]) was adverts and the final conclusion to the joke was that ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 (not named) was sex, as they discovered Dave and Polly kissing in a hotel room. Taking the joke further, ChannelFive equals porn (although, not as much... [[CSIVerse these days]].)
15th Sep '16 10:08:26 AM Josef5678
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* The "merchandising" gag in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' was this. Creator/GeorgeLucas gave his blessings to loan out some of the more distinct special effects for this parody on the proviso that there be no real licensed merchandise, and the gag was Brooks' way of tweaking his nose about it.
31st Aug '16 4:54:05 PM twilicorn
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* After the announcement of the as-yet-untitled 2017 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', which features numerous Trekkies among cast, crew, and viewership, used one of its {{Vanity Plate}}s to [[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116821698597553773070 show their opinion]] of Creator/{{CBS}}' decision to make it exclusive to their streaming service CBS All Access:

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* After the announcement of the as-yet-untitled 2017 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', which features numerous Trekkies among cast, crew, and viewership, used one of its {{Vanity Plate}}s to [[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116821698597553773070 show their opinion]] of Creator/{{CBS}}' decision to make it ''Discovery'' exclusive to their streaming service CBS All Access:
27th Aug '16 8:07:46 AM erforce
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* Defied in Grantland's [[http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/summer-movie-preview-staff-picks-pans-and-predictions/ preview of the Summer 2014 movies]], where after the [[WidgetSeries weird concept for]] ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is given there is:

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* Defied in Grantland's [[http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/summer-movie-preview-staff-picks-pans-and-predictions/ preview of the Summer 2014 movies]], where after the [[WidgetSeries weird concept for]] ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is given there is:
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):
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