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16th Mar '17 2:49:47 PM frogpatrol
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Anyway, thanks for your time... on to a couple examples, in which I shall kindly stop smashing your computer screen with a hammer:



* ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'' do this OnceAnEpisode, during the ending credits. Usually for the humorous asides and general funnyness.

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* ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'' do this OnceAnEpisode, during the ending credits. Usually credits, usually for the humorous asides and general funnyness.
5th Feb '17 11:04:44 AM DustSnitch
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when [[spoiler:Turbo]] is giving his MotiveRant to Vanellope, he [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130703184119/scratchpad/images/5/57/Turbo_Thumbs_Up.jpg mugs for your attention]] right the hell out of nowhere [[FreezeFrameBonus in one single frame]].

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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when [[spoiler:Turbo]] is giving ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'':
** At the very start of the film, Kubo does
his MotiveRant signature "if you must blink" speech, but tacks on a few things to Vanellope, he [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130703184119/scratchpad/images/5/57/Turbo_Thumbs_Up.jpg mugs for your attention]] right provide some backstory exposition, which makes it seem like he's directing this specific speech at us. As mentioned below in the hell out of nowhere [[FreezeFrameBonus {{Foreshadowing}} entry, it's like he's telling us to pay attention.
** At the end, Kubo says "TheEnd"
in one single frame]].voice over.


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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when [[spoiler:Turbo]] is giving his MotiveRant to Vanellope, he [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130703184119/scratchpad/images/5/57/Turbo_Thumbs_Up.jpg mugs for your attention]] right the hell out of nowhere [[FreezeFrameBonus in one single frame]].
14th Jan '17 2:35:06 PM DaibhidC
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* In TheBBC's remake of ''Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel'', Michael Roberts, playing [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] playing Waldorf T. Flywheel, would often ad-lib in character as Groucho. On at least one occasion he commented on what had been a topical reference in 1932, and its complete failure to get a laugh in 1990.

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* In TheBBC's remake of ''Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel'', Michael Roberts, playing [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] playing Waldorf T. Flywheel, would often ad-lib in character as Groucho.Groucho, but not necessarily as Flywheel. On at least one occasion he commented on what had been a topical reference in 1932, and its complete failure to get a laugh in 1990.
14th Jan '17 2:34:42 PM DaibhidC
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* "John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme" uses this fairly regularly, especially in the latest episodes.

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* "John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme" ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' uses this fairly regularly, especially in the latest episodes.



** Series 2, episode 4: Margaret Cabourn-Smith gets grumpy about the fact that her only role in the last sketch is as an owl

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** Series 2, episode 4: Margaret Cabourn-Smith gets grumpy about the fact that her only role in the last sketch is as an owlowl.
* In TheBBC's remake of ''Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel'', Michael Roberts, playing [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] playing Waldorf T. Flywheel, would often ad-lib in character as Groucho. On at least one occasion he commented on what had been a topical reference in 1932, and its complete failure to get a laugh in 1990.
13th Jan '17 6:34:44 PM doggieboy9
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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' hen Monokuma starts expositing on the backstories of the culprit and victim in Chapter 2, he says to hold O (or Ctrl in the PC version) to skip it in case you didn't want to hear all this.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' hen when Monokuma starts expositing on the backstories of the culprit and victim in Chapter 2, he says to hold O (or Ctrl in the PC version) to skip it in case you didn't want to hear all this.
3rd Jan '17 1:25:51 PM Willbyr
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12th Dec '16 7:21:11 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[http://youtu.be/Ff2QRD3nIXo Brawl of the Objects]]'':
** In the ColdOpening to episode 5, Boat is attempting to speak French with Baguette using the dictionary he purchased in a previous episode. Once Boat asked Baguette to repeat what he had just said, Baguette asked Boat if he couldn't see the subtitles. At which point the subtitles ''themselves'' address Boat. After witnessing Baguette getting hugged by the subtitles, Boat proceeds to break a wall labelled 4.
** Becomes a BrickJoke in TheStinger. When Boom Box mentions how some of the characters there (him, Party Hat and Shieldy) were recommended characters and Party Hat agrees (while looking at the screen to boot), Boat once again breaks the same wall.
* In an episode of ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'', Deine called the show itself crap when it started "evolving".
* LetsPlay/TacoMan frequently references his cartoon state.
* ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'':
** In episode 6, Team RWBY is shocked when [[spoiler:Pyrrha, [[SparedByTheAdaptation who was killed off in the main series but is alive here]], shows up with the rest of Team JNPR]]. When Ruby goes to mention it, Nora cuts her off with a rant.
--->'''Nora:''' Nope! Never happened! Everything's FINE! [[spoiler:Pyrrha]]. Is. FINE! And nothing bad. Ever. Happened. ''(Turns to face the viewer.)'' '''''EVERRRR...'''''
** Episode 23 goes completely and utterly nuts with this trope as Nora downs an entire pot of coffee and ends up travelling through various dimensions she ends up in ''the real world''. She's brought back to "relative" normal when her voice actress drinks coffee.
* ''WebAnimation/EVTVWeather'' has a few occasional 4th wall breaks. Along with the character of Maggot Man, who serves as a pseudo-narrator.
* ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'' does this occasionally.
** In sooper appisote 3, the ''entire series’ font'' gets changed midway through the sooper appisote, due to someone pressing a button that said "CHANGE FONT".
** And in A.18, Liteslayer and Deine indirectly break the fourth wall by acknowledging the live “evolution” happening to them. It starts by a text-to-speech-translator, getting colored, then spelling properly, then so on and so forth until [[spoiler:Lite kills himself to stop any more "evolution" from happening]].
* The fourth wall is broken continuously in the ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'' series. Alfred address the audience as "boys and girls" and in the movie, Dictator Pickles personally introduces Alfred to the audience.
* The eponymous Emperor of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' breaks the wall oftentimes, from lamenting that he can't make any more [[LampshadeHanging fourth-wall-breaking jokes]] anymore to commenting on the new opening the series gets in episode 12.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' does this, particularly in the "Virus" Strong Bad e-mail where the format of the web page gets tampered with. Also, "My mouth was a broken JPEG!" Happens literally in some of the iTunes openings, where Strong Bad will either press his face against the screen, leaving a print, or literally try to break your screen!
* At one point in a ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' interactive minigame, a character is killed when they're ''crushed against'' the fourth wall.
* In ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'', the fourth wall is broken enough that Mitri complains about Nar breaking the fourth wall, and Nar retorts that pointing it out would also be, as he says, self-referencing.
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11th Dec '16 11:35:49 AM AsForMyHandle
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'''Major Monogram:''' [[LampshadeHanging What did I tell you about breaking the fourth wall, Carl?]] \\

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'''Major Monogram:''' [[LampshadeHanging What did I tell you about breaking the fourth wall, Carl?]] \\Carl?\\
10th Dec '16 7:40:46 AM Gosicrystal
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[[caption-width-right:239:Yes, [[YouTalkinToMe they're talkin' to you]]. \\
''[[MindScrew And so are we.]]'']]
29th Nov '16 10:06:36 AM StFan
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* ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'' does this occasionally.
** In sooper appisote 3, the ''entire series’ font'' gets changed midway through the sooper appisote, due to someone pressing a button that said "CHANGE FONT".
** And in A.18, Liteslayer and Deine indirectly break the fourth wall by acknowledging the live “evolution” happening to them. It starts by a text-to-speech-translator, getting colored, then spelling properly, then so on and so forth until [[spoiler:Lite kills himself to stop any more "evolution" from happening]].
* The fourth wall is broken continuously in the ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'' series. Alfred address the audience as "boys and girls" and in the movie, Dictator Pickles personally introduces Alfred to the audience.
* The eponymous Emperor of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' breaks the wall oftentimes, from lamenting that he can't make any more [[LampshadeHanging fourth-wall-breaking jokes]] anymore to commenting on the new opening the series gets in episode 12.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' does this, particularly in the "Virus" Strong Bad e-mail where the format of the web page gets tampered with. Also, "My mouth was a broken JPEG!" Happens literally in some of the iTunes openings, where Strong Bad will either press his face against the screen, leaving a print, or literally try to break your screen!
* At one point in a ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' interactive minigame, a character is killed when they're ''crushed against'' the fourth wall.
* In ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'', the fourth wall is broken enough that Mitri complains about Nar breaking the fourth wall, and Nar retorts that pointing it out would also be, as he says, self-referencing.
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