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11th Dec '17 8:52:32 AM LadyNomad
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10th Dec '17 11:44:12 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' "Bye Bye Beavers" was never filmed because it broke two of Nickelodeon's rules. One being that a show doesn't acknowledge an episode is the last episode, so kids keep watching and hoping for new episodes, and the other rule being a show doesn't break the fourth wall. "Bye Bye Beavers" did both. However, a recording of the actors reading the script exists online. This episode, even only as an audio, is one of the most unique deconstructions ever made. It starts off somewhat normal, with Norbert explaining to Daggett that they're fictional characters in a cartoon, that has just been cancelled. The insanity begins when you hear the voice actors laughing as they're reading their lines, and then having a conversation. Norbert and Daggett are talking to each other about how their lives are just a show, joking about common tropes in cartoons, while each character's voice actors are talking to each other about other shows and their future plans. This doesn't just break the fourth wall, it completely deconstructs the show in a bizarre meta way.
10th Dec '17 7:48:05 AM LaszloZapacik
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* Frank Miller's 1998 graphic novel ''300'' and the subsequent [[Film/ThreeHundred film adaptation]] portrayed the glory and heroism of the warriors of Ancient Sparta at its height in the Battle of Thermopylae. In 2013, Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly's rather deliberate deconstruction ''Three'' portrayed the horrific conditions of the helot slave class that Spartan society depended on, as well as a much-weakened Sparta for which Thermopylae was a distant memory.
28th Nov '17 6:24:28 PM Divra
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* ''{{Theatre/Brigadoon}}'' shows what happens when the people of the VanishingVillage don't want to vanish. Or are stuck in a village surronded by people who hate and despise them and want nothing more than to leave. This makes Harry Beaton the primary antagonist, in about as many words.

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* ''{{Theatre/Brigadoon}}'' shows what happens when to the people of the VanishingVillage don't want to vanish. Or VanishingVillage. The most tragic examples are stuck in a village surronded surrounded by people who hate whom they have no connection to except a low-level mutual loathing, and despise them have to watch their true love marry someone else, and want nothing more than can't go off to leave. This do something else or try to get away.

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* The well-known {{Aesop}} "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor" operates in this way. Person X
makes Harry Beaton the primary antagonist, in about as many words.wish Y. Wish Y is granted to person X. Wish Y then manages to have sufficiently negative unintended consequences on person X's life that wish Y now looks like a ridiculous thing to wish for. Thus, Wish Y is deconstructed.



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* The well-known {{Aesop}} "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor" operates in this way. Person X makes wish Y. Wish Y is granted to person X. Wish Y then manages to have sufficiently negative unintended consequences on person X's life that wish Y now looks like a ridiculous thing to wish for. Thus, Wish Y is deconstructed.
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28th Nov '17 6:21:19 PM Divra
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* ''{{Theatre/Brigadoon}}'' shows what happens when the people of the VanishingVillage don't want to vanish. Or are stuck in a village surronded by people who hate and despise them and want nothing more than to leave. This makes Harry Beaton the primary antagonist, in about as many words.
13th Nov '17 10:30:37 PM AHI-3000
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* DeconReconSwitch: The point at which a work shifts from deconstructing a genre to reconstructing it.



* DeconstructorFleet: Works which go out of their way to subvert, deconstruct or otherwise play with as many tropes as they can.

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* DeconstructorFleet: DeconstructionCrossover: Works which go out of their way involve crossovers from multiple fictional universes in order to subvert, deconstruct or otherwise play with as many tropes as they can.those fictional universes.



* DeconstructionGame: Video games which deconstruct some aspect of the video game medium itself.



* DeconstructionCrossover: Works which involve crossovers from multiple fictional universes in order to deconstruct those fictional universes.
* DeconstructionGame: Video games which deconstruct some aspect of the video game medium itself.
* DeconReconSwitch: The point at which a work shifts from deconstructing a genre to reconstructing it.

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* DeconstructionCrossover: DeconstructorFleet: Works which involve crossovers from multiple fictional universes in order go out of their way to subvert, deconstruct those fictional universes.
* DeconstructionGame: Video games which deconstruct some aspect of the video game medium itself.
* DeconReconSwitch: The point at which a work shifts from deconstructing a genre to reconstructing it.
or otherwise play with as many tropes as they can.
7th Nov '17 12:34:48 PM quackytrope
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** Their parodies of ''Popeye, Archie'' and ''Mickey Mouse'' were similarly brutal and funny, exposing the nasty subject of BettyAndVeronica as a classic adolescent male fantasy, and the wholesome, squeaky-clean depiction of the "typical American teenager" seen in Archie Comics as having little-to-no basis in reality.

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** Their parodies of ''Popeye, Archie'' and ''Mickey Mouse'' were similarly brutal and funny, exposing the nasty subject of BettyAndVeronica as a classic adolescent male fantasy, and the wholesome, squeaky-clean depiction of the "typical American teenager" seen in Archie Comics as having little-to-no basis in reality.fantasy.
7th Nov '17 11:56:36 AM VisitorAlex
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* ''Series/TheSopranos'' serves largely as a deconstruction of UndyingLoyalty in TheMafia. Easily one of the biggest deconstructions. Instead of portray TheMafia as synonym of loyalty (like ''Film/TheGodfather''), here is the opposite. [[spoiler:Very few members are really loyal (it's telling something that Silvio was the single most loyal member of the mob) and most of them are more than willing to betray their partners for vengeance, resentment or {{greed}}.]]

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'' serves largely as a deconstruction of UndyingLoyalty in TheMafia. Easily one of the biggest deconstructions. Instead of portray TheMafia as synonym of loyalty (like ''Film/TheGodfather''), here is the opposite. [[spoiler:Very few members are really loyal (it's telling something that Silvio was the single most loyal member of the mob) and most of them are more than willing to betray their partners for vengeance, resentment or {{greed}}.]]{{greed}}]].
7th Nov '17 11:54:54 AM VisitorAlex
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* ''Series/TheSopranos'' serves largely as a deconstruction of UndyingLoyalty in TheMafia. Easily one of the biggest deconstructions. Instead of portray TheMafia as synonym of loyalty (like ''Film/TheGodfather''), here is the opposite. [[spoiler:Very few members are really loyal (it's telling something that Silvio was the single most loyal member of the mob) and most of them are more than willing to betray their partners for vengeance, resentment or {{greed}}.]]
6th Nov '17 8:57:34 PM quackytrope
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** Their parodies of ''Popeye, Archie'' and ''Mickey Mouse'' were similarly brutal and funny, exposing the nasty subject of BettyAndVeronica as a classic adolescent male fantasy.

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** Their parodies of ''Popeye, Archie'' and ''Mickey Mouse'' were similarly brutal and funny, exposing the nasty subject of BettyAndVeronica as a classic adolescent male fantasy.fantasy, and the wholesome, squeaky-clean depiction of the "typical American teenager" seen in Archie Comics as having little-to-no basis in reality.
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