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29th Sep '17 9:01:32 PM BobSaget9
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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'''s Season 4 two-parter, "Inside Probe", had pre-series Earl talk about having a dream about being sent to jail, getting out, getting hit by a car and being in a coma. Earl comments that how no one would want to watch it. [[TakeThat Season 3, which many agree to be the worst season, had Earl in jail, then in a coma, for several episodes.]]

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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'''s Season 4 two-parter, two-part episode "Inside Probe", Probe" had pre-series Earl talk about having a dream about being sent to jail, getting out, getting hit by a car and being winding up in a coma. Earl comments that how no one would want to watch it. [[TakeThat Season 3, which many agree to be the worst season, had Earl in jail, then in a coma, for several episodes.]]
29th Sep '17 9:00:43 PM BobSaget9
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* An season 4 episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' had pre-series Earl talk about having a dream about being in a coma and commenting about how no one would want to watch it. [[TakeThat Season 3, which many agree to be the worst season, had Earl in a coma for several episodes.]]

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* An season ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'''s Season 4 episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' two-parter, "Inside Probe", had pre-series Earl talk about having a dream about being sent to jail, getting out, getting hit by a car and being in a coma and commenting about coma. Earl comments that how no one would want to watch it. [[TakeThat Season 3, which many agree to be the worst season, had Earl in jail, then in a coma coma, for several episodes.]]
7th Sep '17 10:07:45 AM DracoKanji
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* ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', has a dig at the widely hated movie ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}''. Near the beginning of the movie, the Japanese Defense Force is being briefed on the history of Godzilla. One cadet whispers to another "Didn't Godzilla attack America a couple years ago?" The other's response: "No, that wasn't really him." Interestingly this had the effect of doubling as a ContinuityNod; it established 'Zilla as his own separate canon creature, allowing fans to warm up to the monster as a concept, whatever their feelings about the film.

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* ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', has a dig at the widely hated movie ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}''. Near the beginning of the movie, the Japanese Defense Force is being briefed on the history of Godzilla. One cadet whispers to another "Didn't Godzilla attack America a couple years ago?" The other's response: "No, that wasn't really him." Interestingly this had the effect of doubling as a ContinuityNod; it established 'Zilla as his own separate canon creature, allowing fans to warm up to the monster as a concept, whatever their feelings about the film. ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' followed up on this by having both versions fight each other, with the original Big G winning against his FragileSpeedster American version.
29th Aug '17 4:22:58 PM CASCHero
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** Another much reviled episode, "The Principal and the Pauper", involved Skinner being revealed as taking the name of an army lieutenant he thought killed during Vietnam with his real name being Armin Tamzarian. Ultimately the show goes back to the [[StausQuoIsGod status quo]] by putting the real Skinner on a train and "Armin" resuming the name with there even being a law that no one will speak of the incident again. In a later ep, "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" , Lisa sees two cats she has being killed before her eyes before finally getting another and deciding to dub it Snowball II to avoid having to get a new dish. Skinner, walking by, notes this.

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** Another much reviled episode, "The Principal and the Pauper", involved Skinner being revealed as taking the name of an army lieutenant he thought killed during Vietnam with his real name being Armin Tamzarian. Ultimately the show goes back to the [[StausQuoIsGod [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]] by putting the real Skinner on a train and "Armin" resuming the name with there even being a law that no one will speak of the incident again. In a later ep, "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" , Lisa sees two cats she has being killed before her eyes before finally getting another and deciding to dub it Snowball II to avoid having to get a new dish. Skinner, walking by, notes this.
29th Aug '17 4:21:43 PM CASCHero
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** Another much reviled episode, "The Principal and the Pauper", involved Skinner being revealed as taking the name of an army lieutenant he thought killed during Vietnam with his real name being Armin Tamzarian. Ultimately the show goes back to the [[StausQuoIsGod status quo]] by putting the real Skinner on a train and "Armin" resuming the name with there even being a law that no one will speak of the incident again. In a later ep, "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" , Lisa sees two cats she has being killed before her eyes before finally getting another and deciding to dub it Snowball II to avoid having to get a new dish. Skinner, walking by, notes this.
--> '''Skinner''': That's really a cheat, isn't it?
--> '''Lisa''': Hmm maybe your right, Principal ''Tamzarian''.
--> '''Skinner''': I'll just be moving along, Lisa. Snowball II.
22nd Aug '17 6:30:35 PM Saurubiker
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* ''Western/TheSimpsons''
**The two-part episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" had two endings animated for it. The ending that was shown to the press had Smithers being revealed to be the culprit, which differs from the actually aired ending. This unaired alternate ending was referenced in a later episode.
-->'''Marge:''' Homer, I don't want guns in my house! Don't you remember when Maggie shot Mr. Burns?\\
'''Homer:''' I thought Smithers did it?\\
'''Lisa''' (quietly, with disdain): That would have made a lot more sense...
12th Aug '17 1:02:39 AM Vir
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** Notably, the opening of the new ''Battle of Gods'' movie depicts early comedic villain Pilaf and his two minions, Shu and Mai, as having wished themselves back to elementary school-age. The main plot hook of ''GT'' was an aged Pilaf accidentally wishing ''Goku'' back to a child.

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** Notably, the opening of the new ''Battle of Gods'' movie depicts early comedic villain Pilaf and his two minions, Shu and Mai, as having wished themselves back to elementary school-age. The main plot hook of ''GT'' was an aged Pilaf accidentally wishing ''Goku'' back to a child.
12th Aug '17 12:51:50 AM Vir
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* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' runs on NegativeContinuity, so it's fitting that in one episode of season 2 Meow references everyone in the universe being turned into a zombie in episode 4 before everything went back to normal the following episode.

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* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' runs on NegativeContinuity, so it's fitting that in one episode of season 2 Meow references everyone in the universe being turned into a zombie zombies in episode 4 before everything went back to normal the following episode.



** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is the subject of many new Discontinuity Nods, now that the franchise is in something of a revival and Creator/AkiraToriyama is supervising it more closely. The ''Xenoverse'' video games explicitly refer to it as a sort splinter timeline caused by Trunks' time machine shenanigans, and the much-beloved Future Trunks has a lot to say about his less-beloved counterpart's methods, although he does come around.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is the subject of many new Discontinuity Nods, now that the franchise is in something of a revival and Creator/AkiraToriyama is supervising it more closely. The ''Xenoverse'' video games explicitly refer to it as a sort of splinter timeline caused by Trunks' time machine shenanigans, and the much-beloved Future Trunks has a lot to say about his less-beloved counterpart's methods, although he does come around.
30th Jul '17 12:02:12 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Raiden, the surprise protagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' who replaced Solid Snake for the main portion of the game, would be the subject of numerous digs throughout the next few games and promotional material after [[ReplacementScrappy reception of the character turned out to be last than welcomed.]]

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** Raiden, the surprise protagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' who replaced Solid Snake for the main portion of the game, would be the subject of numerous digs throughout the next few games and promotional material after [[ReplacementScrappy reception of the character turned out to be last than welcomed.fans gave him a rather cold reception.]]
29th Jul '17 7:33:02 PM merotoker
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* {{Deconstructed}} in [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Madoka's Rebellion Story]]. While it rendered Madoka [[spoiler:becoming a Goddess and disappearing forever]] non-canon, they made it a very in-universe discontinuity nod by having [[spoiler:the DarkMagicalGirl do the retconning by basically usurping God and becoming Satan in the process,]] with nobody, not even the BigBad [[spoiler:(mainly because of them [[EvilerThanThou getting upended by said Satan]]) and [[SelfInflictedHell said Satan]]]] enjoying a single moment of it.

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* {{Deconstructed}} {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Madoka's Rebellion Story]].Story]]''. While it rendered Madoka [[spoiler:becoming a Goddess and disappearing forever]] non-canon, they made it a very in-universe discontinuity nod by having [[spoiler:the DarkMagicalGirl do the retconning by basically usurping God and becoming Satan in the process,]] with nobody, not even the BigBad [[spoiler:(mainly because of them [[EvilerThanThou getting upended by said Satan]]) and [[SelfInflictedHell said Satan]]]] enjoying a single moment of it.



---->'''Torch''': Or the time when Occulus stole Doc Ock's adamantium arms and became Doctor Occulus and then the two of us had to...
---->'''Spider-Man''': That wasn't me.
---->'''Torch''': What do you mean that wasn't...
---->'''Spider-Man''': That was my clone.
---->'''Torch''': Well what about the time when the power Skrull and the multi-colored symbiotes...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''': When Quasimodo rebuilt your Spider-armor...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''': When Demogoblin and Diablo...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''': Hmm. I guess it's probably for the best if we...
---->'''Spider-Man:''' Skip over that whole period? Couldn't agree with you more.

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---->'''Torch''': --->'''Torch''': Or the time when Occulus stole Doc Ock's adamantium arms and became Doctor Occulus and then the two of us had to...
---->'''Spider-Man''':
to...\\
'''Spider-Man''':
That wasn't me.
---->'''Torch''':
me.\\
'''Torch''':
What do you mean that wasn't...
---->'''Spider-Man''':
wasn't...\\
'''Spider-Man''':
That was my clone.
---->'''Torch''':
clone.\\
'''Torch''':
Well what about the time when the power Skrull and the multi-colored symbiotes...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''':
symbiotes...\\
'''Spider-Man''': Clone.\\
'''Torch''':
When Quasimodo rebuilt your Spider-armor...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''':
Spider-armor...\\
'''Spider-Man''': Clone.\\
'''Torch''':
When Demogoblin and Diablo...
---->'''Spider-Man''': Clone.
---->'''Torch''':
Diablo...\\
'''Spider-Man''': Clone.\\
'''Torch''':
Hmm. I guess it's probably for the best if we...
---->'''Spider-Man:'''
we...\\
'''Spider-Man:'''
Skip over that whole period? Couldn't agree with you more.



* ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|Expanded Universe}}'' comics:

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* ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|Expanded Universe}}'' Who|ExpandedUniverse}}'' comics:



* There was a better-off-forgotten ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' miniseries called ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherPurgatory Purgatory]]'', where Frank was killed and turned into an avenging angel who went after demons. It was quietly dropped when Creator/GarthEnnis took over writing for Frank. Years later, in ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Frank is on death's door when [[ItMakesSenseInContext an angel feather acquired by Deadpool]] is instantly drawn to him, healing all his wounds. When everyone wonders why the feather was drawn to Frank, he just says, "Don't want to talk about it." Olivier, the BigBad of ''Purgatory'', also went on to cameo in ''Nightcrawler'' and ''ComicBook/FearItself''.

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* There ComicBook/ThePunisher was involved in a better-off-forgotten ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' miniseries called ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherPurgatory Purgatory]]'', where Frank was killed and turned into an avenging angel who went after demons. It was quietly dropped when Creator/GarthEnnis took over writing for Frank. Years later, in ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Frank is on death's door when [[ItMakesSenseInContext an angel feather acquired by Deadpool]] is instantly drawn to him, healing all his wounds. When everyone wonders why the feather was drawn to Frank, he just says, "Don't want to talk about it." Olivier, the BigBad of ''Purgatory'', also went on to cameo in ''Nightcrawler'' and ''ComicBook/FearItself''.



* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' toes the line with this. Originally, it was envisioned as "a reboot ''and'' a sequel" to 2003's ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', which meant that ''Hulk'' would be canon, but subject to BroadStrokes in order to better tie to the feel of the original TV show. Ultimately, the final product had little to do with the previous film, so the one tie-in that remained is that at the end of ''Hulk'', Bruce Banner is in Brazil, and at the start of ''Incredible Hulk'', Bruce Banner is still in Brazil. EdwardNorton himself rewrote parts of the script, which included adding the flashback to the experiment which created Hulk with the express purpose of portraying it as different from the previous film.

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* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' toes the line with this. Originally, it was envisioned as "a reboot ''and'' a sequel" to 2003's ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', which meant that ''Hulk'' would be canon, but subject to BroadStrokes in order to better tie to the feel of the original TV show. Ultimately, the final product had little to do with the previous film, so the one tie-in that remained is that at the end of ''Hulk'', Bruce Banner is in Brazil, and at the start of ''Incredible Hulk'', Bruce Banner is still in Brazil. EdwardNorton Creator/EdwardNorton himself rewrote parts of the script, which included adding the flashback to the experiment which created Hulk with the express purpose of portraying it as different from the previous film.



* ''Film/{{Deadpool}} '' has the titular protagonist mention at one point that things went sideways in the worst way possible. Then he decides he spoke too soon when the camera cuts to an action figure of his InNameOnly incarnation from the now non-canon ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. In fact, Deadpool makes fun of ''Origins'' a number of times; this is Justified by his FourthWallObserver nature being a key part of his character.

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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}} ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}} '' has the titular protagonist mention at one point that things went sideways in the worst way possible. Then he decides he spoke too soon when the camera cuts to an action figure of his InNameOnly incarnation from the now non-canon ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. In fact, Deadpool makes fun of ''Origins'' a number of times; this is Justified by his FourthWallObserver nature being a key part of his character.



** "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar" makes a point of using every Dalek type from the Classic series, New series and a few more besides, but the [[SpecialEffectsFailure reviled]] 'New Paradigm' Dalek design pointedly makes no appearance. In fact, blogger [=Dalek6388=] wryly observed that the "The Daleks"-style corridors are deliberately designed such that the 'fat' New Paradigm Daleks wouldn't be able to get through them.

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** "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar" makes a point of using every Dalek type from the Classic series, New series and a few more besides, but the [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure reviled]] 'New Paradigm' Dalek design pointedly makes no appearance. In fact, blogger [=Dalek6388=] wryly observed that the "The Daleks"-style corridors are deliberately designed such that the 'fat' New Paradigm Daleks wouldn't be able to get through them.



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', when Sam and Dean meet the prophet Chuck, he initially thinks he's a god, and that he caused it all, rather than just writing it down. He apologizes for all the pain and suffering, "the bugs", as well as "that ghost ship."
*** Turns out [[spoiler: Chuck IS God]].
** In the 200th episode, Dean recaps to a supernatural fangirl everything that happened since season 5 (In this universe the author stopped publishing books after "Swan Song"). The girls replies "Wow... That is some of the [[SeasonalRot WORST fanfictions I have ever heard!]]".

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', when ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** When
Sam and Dean meet the prophet Chuck, he initially thinks he's a god, and that he caused it all, rather than just writing it down. He apologizes for all the pain and suffering, "the bugs", as well as "that ghost ship."
***
" Turns out [[spoiler: Chuck IS God]].
** In the 200th episode, Dean recaps to a supernatural fangirl everything that happened since season 5 (In this universe the author stopped publishing books after "Swan Song"). The girls replies girl replies, "Wow... That is some of the [[SeasonalRot WORST fanfictions I have ever heard!]]".



* On the 1000th Raw episode, we saw Mae Young's all grown up child...that's right; the hand returned!

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* On the 1000th Raw episode, we saw Mae Young's Wrestling/MaeYoung's all grown up child...that's right; the hand returned!



** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', [[EvilSorceror Shang]] [[ShapeShifting Tsung's]] first fatality has him transform into a MonsterClown and [[BoomHeadshot blast the top of his opponent's head off with a gun]]. The fatality trainer mentions that Tsung "picked up a few tricks from previous opponents". Aside from the [[CaptainErsatz changed model]] (and the [[BloodierAndGorier lack of censorship]]), this fatality is the exact same as one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', which takes place outside of series continuity.

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** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', [[EvilSorceror Shang]] [[ShapeShifting Tsung's]] first fatality has him transform into a MonsterClown and [[BoomHeadshot blast the top of his opponent's head off with a gun]]. The fatality trainer mentions that Tsung "picked up a few tricks from previous opponents". Aside from the [[CaptainErsatz changed model]] (and the [[BloodierAndGorier lack of censorship]]), this fatality is the exact same as one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', which takes place outside of series continuity.
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